Friday, January 08, 2016

Remembering Pat Harrington Jr. of One Day at a Time, Antenna TV to Air Tribute Marathon; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 11, 2016)

Pat Harrington Jr.

Actor Pat Harrington Jr., who was best known for his role as building superintendent Dwayne Schneider in One Day at a Time, has died. He died on January 6 in Los Angeles, California. He had Alzheimer's disease and fell in early November 2015. He suffered a small brain hemorrhage and spent three weeks in a hospital and nursing home. Mr. Harrington was 86.

Harrington played the recurring role of Pat Hannigan, a young nightclub performer who eventually married Terry Williams (Penney Parker), in The Danny Thomas Show from 1959-1960. He starred as Tony Lawrence in the 1969-1970 ABC sitcom Mr. Deeds Goes to Town. Some of his other early sitcom guest appearances included Grindl, The Bing Crosby Show, The Lucy Show, The Munsters, Hank, McHale's Navy, F Troop, The Beverly Hillbillies, Good Morning, World, The Flying Nun, Nanny and the Professor, The Courtship of Eddie's Father and The Partridge Family.

One Day at A Time

He starred as the affable building superintendent Dwayne Schneider in One Day at a Time. The popular CBS sitcom ran for 9 seasons from 1975-1984. It starred Bonnie Franklin, Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli. Schneider was known for his white T-shirt, blue vest, cigarette pack rolled up in his sleeve and tool belt that he rarely seemed to use to fix anything. Harrington won a Golden Globe Award for "Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series" in 1980 and an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series" in 1984. The cast reunited for the One Day at a Time Reunion retrospective special on CBS in 2005. They reunited once again on NBC's Today on February 26, 2008. In 2012, the cast accepted the Innovation Award at the TV Land Awards.

Harrington was also known for his voice actor work. He provided the voice of The Inspector and Deux-Deux in The Inspector, which was a series of animated shorts from 1965-1969. Some of his other voice credits included The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure, The New Scooby-Doo Movies, Wait Till Your Father Gets Home, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels and A Garfield Christmas Special.

Some of his later sitcom guest appearances included Who's the Boss?, Duet, Sydney (which starred Valerie Bertinelli), The Golden Girls, The George Carlin Show, Empty Nest, Kirk, The Wayans Bros., Curb Your Enthusiasm and The King of Queens. His final credit was a 2012 episode of TV Land's Hot in Cleveland, which reunited him with Bertinelli once again. He played Mr. Sherden, the innocent-minded manager of an apartment building.

Survivors include his second wife, Sally Cleaver; two sons, Patrick and Michael, and two daughters, Terry and Tresa, all from his first marriage to Marjorie Ann Gortner; and four grandchildren.

Schneider was a very funny and memorable character. Mr. Harrington played him to perfection. We thank him for the many laughs and entertainment he brought us over his long career. He will be deeply missed.

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Antenna TV Remember Pat Harrington Jr.

Antenna TV will commemorate the life of Pat Harrington Jr. with a One Day at a Time marathon airing tomorrow (Saturday, January 9) from 1pm-10pm ET. Antenna TV, which this year expanded to clearances on 125 stations across the country (including 49 of the top 50 markets) reaching 88% of TV households, will air a marathon of Schneider-centric episodes of One Day at a Time for this tribute. One Day at a Time regularly airs on Antenna TV at 4pm and 4:30pm ET weekdays and 7pm and 7:30pm Saturdays.


It's Friday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of Jan. 11-15, 2016, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!


Sunday, January 10, 2016

  • Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Catch Sherri on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, January 11, 2016
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Watch Ken on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • David Cross (Arrested Development/Running Wilde) - David is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jack McBrayer (30 Rock) - Jack stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • John Krasinski (The Office) - John previews the film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Heather Graham (Emily's Reasons Why Not/Scrubs) - Heather chats about the animated film Norm of the North on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT. She also talks about Telenovela on The Meredith Vieira Show (check your local listings), on People Now and on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Mo Collins (F is for Family/Parks and Recreation) - Mo appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Hilary Duff (Younger/Lizzie McGuire) - Hilary can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM Hits 1 at 10am.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger - Sutton talks about Younger on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • The Cast of Teachers - The cast of TV Land's Teachers are guests on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Charlie Sheen (Anger Management/Two and a Half Men) - In a daytime television event, Dr. Oz visits Charlie in his Los Angeles home to find out how he’s really doing since revealing to the world he is HIV positive. Nothing is off limits in this raw, real and emotional conversation. It’s the interview you’ll be talking about. Check your local listings.
  • Marilu Henner (Taxi/Evening Shade) - Marilu's super memory is put to the test on Fox and Friends on Fox News Channel sometime between 6-9am. She dishes on her Food Network special Marilu's Simple Good Food on HuffPost Live at 4pm.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Catch Kevin on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • David Duchovny (Californication) - David and Gillian Anderson are guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Jason Mantzoukas (The League) - Jason stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Betty White (Hot in Cleveland/The Golden Girls/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Betty appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Steve drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Paul F. Tompkins (DAG) - Paul is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Kirstie Alley (Kirstie/Veronica's Closet/Cheers) - Kirstie talks about her new Netflix series Flaked on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Deon Cole (black-ish) - Deon appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Full House) - Jodie guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane will be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Heather Graham (Emily's Reasons Why Not/Scrubs) - Heather discusses her new animated film Norm of the North on NBC's Today in the 10am hour, on the AOL Build Show at 3pm and on HuffPost Live at 3:30pm.
  • Hilary Duff (Younger/Lizzie McGuire) - Hilary talks about Younger on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken talks about Ride Along 2 on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Bob Saget (How I Met Your Mother/Surviving Suburbia/Full House) - Bob talks about guest starring on Grandfathered on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • George Lopez (George Lopez) - George talks about the World Dog Awards on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Charlie Sheen (Anger Management/Two and a Half Men) - Part 2 - In a daytime television event, Dr. Oz visits Charlie in his Los Angeles home to find out how he’s really doing since revealing to the world he is HIV positive. Nothing is off limits in this raw, real and emotional conversation. It’s the interview you’ll be talking about. Check your local listings.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
  • Danny DeVito (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Taxi) - Watch Danny on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Heather Graham (Emily's Reasons Why Not/Scrubs) - Heather is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tim Robbins (The Brink) - Tim drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Adam Devine (Modern Family/Workaholics) - Adam is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Brie Larson (United States of Tara/Raising Dad) - Brie discusses her film Room on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Miriam Shor (Younger/Inside Schwartz) - Miriam discusses Younger on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings. Miriam and Sutton Foster will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT. She also discusses Angel from Hell on the AOL Build Show at 2pm.
  • The Cast of Younger - Sutton Foster, Nico Tortorella, Miriam Shor, Debi Mazar, Hilary Duff, Peter Hermann, Molly Bernard, Dan Amboyer and Darren Star discuss Season 2 of the TV Land series Younger on the AOL Build Show at 4pm.
  • Saffron Burrows (Mozart in the Jungle) - Saffron is a guest on People Now.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin talks about Ride Along 2 on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 9am hour.
  • Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) - Brooke talks about Flower Shop Mysteries on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tiffani Theissen (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Tiffani discusses the second season of the Cooking Channel's Dinner at Tiffani's on HuffPost Live at 3pm.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
  • Ariana Grande (Sam & Cat) - Catch Ariana on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T.J. drops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation/The Office) - Rashida appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin visits Conan at 11pm on TBS. The cast of Ride Along 2 will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Nick Robinson (Melissa & Joey) - Nick appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Heather Graham (Emily's Reasons Why Not/Scrubs) - Heather stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) - Brooke is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She also joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Brandy Norwood (Zoe Ever After/The Game/Moesha) - Brandy guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Malin Akerman (Sin City Saints/Trophy Wife) - Malin talks about Billions on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Mike Epps (Survivor's Remorse) - Mike is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Wendell Pierce (The Odd Couple/The Michael J. Fox Show) - Wendell appears on Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
Friday, January 15, 2016
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Watch Kathy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Maria Bamford (Benched/Arrested Development) - Maria appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Amy Landecker (Transparent) - Amy is a guest on repeats of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. and Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • John Krasinski (The Office) - John visits LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones) - Sarah appears on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Atticus Schaffer (The Middle) - Atticus stops by The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mann & Wife/True Jackson, VP/Out All Night) - Vivica guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/One Day at a Time) - Valerie is a guest on People Now.
  • Heather Graham (Emily's Reasons Why Not/Scrubs) - Heather talks about her role in the new animated film Norm of the North on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation/The Office) - Rashida discusses her new comedy Angie Tribeca on NBC's Today in the 9am hour, on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT and on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri talks about Ride Along 2 on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Jay Mohr (Gary Unmarried/Action) - Jay discusses his Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album for Happy, And A Lot on HuffPost Live at 1pm.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (January/February)

I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season

01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, February 22

The Goldbergs - "So Swayze It's Crazy" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Adam sees his friend on television, he asks Beverly for her help to become an actor, so Beverly enlists his friend’s mom Edie, who is a kid talent agent in town. Unfortunately, Edie insists Adam can only get “nerd” roles, so Beverly goes on a quest to make Adam a teenage heartthrob. Meanwhile, Barry decides to embrace the punk lifestyle, and Murray attempts to become more involved in Erica’s life, but it backfires.

Speechless - "O-S-- OSCAR P-A-- PARTY" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the Dimeos throw their annual Oscar party with other special-needs families, Maya feels threatened by new mom Becca, who seems a little too perfect.  Meanwhile, Jimmy encourages the fathers at the party to let loose while Ray tries to impress a girl by pretending to be someone he is not.

Modern Family - "Heavy Is the Head" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Despite their lofty hopes, Phil and Jay’s property investment might turn out to be a bust, forcing Phil to rethink his original dream. Meanwhile, Cam lands in the hospital due to a head injury and refuses to have an MRI thanks to a traumatic incident with a well when he was a child. Determined to finally impress Claire and keep her from re-gifting her birthday present, Gloria surprises her with a day of luxury at the office. However, after Claire had to implement some rather harsh budget cuts at work, a massage at her desk may not be sending the right message.

black-ish - "One Angry Man" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Dre is forced to participate in jury duty after Junior responds to the summons that was thrown away. The case is supposed to be open and shut, but when Dre sees that the defendant is a young African American, he feels a civic responsibility to give him a fair trial. Meanwhile, Bow decides to let the kids swear in the house since they are more open with her that way, but she and Ruby soon regret the decision.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "The Gang Tends Bar" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
It's Valentine's Day and Paddy's is packed with customers. Dennis implores the gang to do one day of actual work but everyone else is distracted by a mystery crate Cricket spotted in the alley. Eventually, the gang becomes convinced Dennis really wants them to work on their relationships and everyone shares their grievances without much resolution.

Man Seeking Woman - "Dolphin" (FXX, 10:30PM ET/PT)
When her mom becomes obsessed with Josh's wedding, Liz seeks out her estranged father (Peter Gallagher).

Schitt's Creek - "General Store" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
David comes up with a new business venture; Alexis adjusts to her first day of school.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Wednesday, February 22

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) and George Clooney (The Facts of Life/Roseanne) - Tom and George are guests on a repeat of the 2012 Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars special at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ariana Grande (Sam & Cat) - Ariana drops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly)- Billy appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about Ultimate Beastmaster on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 2pm.
  • Ron Funches (Powerless/Undateable) - Ron is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Matt Shively (The Real O'Neals/True Jackson, VP) - Matt is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Justin Bartha (The New Normal) - Justin joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Will talks about The Last Man on Earth on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. He will also be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Rosie Perez (Search Party) - Rosie is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette dishes about the new season of SuperMansion on Crackle on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Mike Epps (Uncle Buck/Survivor's Remorse) - Mike is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Mark Consuelos (Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.