Friday, February 19, 2016

Late Night Comedy Night Class on History; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 22, 2016)

History

HISTORY presents Night Class, a short-form, late-night comedy block premiering Thursday, February 25 at 11:30PM ET/PT. Night Class premieres with three original short-form comedy series and additional series will be added to the block. The first to premiere include: Great Minds with Dan Harmon - Created by Dan Harmon (Community, Rick and Morty) and Richard Korson (The Daily Show, Those Who Can't), the series follows Harmon who invests in a time machine and is subsequently visited by history's greatest minds. Harmon discusses his visitors' lives and brings them out into the modern world, embarking on an adventure that drops these famous historical figures right into today's advanced society. The series features a stellar group of comedic performers including: Jack Black as Ludwig Van Beethoven, Sarah Silverman, Jason Sudeikis, Dana Carvey, Aubrey Plaza, Kristen Schaal, Nick Kroll, Scott Adsit as Ernest Hemingway, Andy Dick, Ron Funches, Paul F. Tompkins, Thomas Middleditch and Robert Smigel.

Then we have Crossroads of History - Created and written by Elizabeth Shapiro, the scripted short form series examines the fascinating and largely unknown moments in history that have shaped the world. Crossroads of History will lift the veil on famous events and expose little known but historically accurate facts of the story, such as: how President Lincoln's alcoholic bodyguard, John Parker, chose the wrong night to leave his post at the Ford Theatre and how rejection from art school set a young artist, Adolf Hitler, on a very different career path. The series will include talent such as, Lou Diamond Phillips), Brian Baumgartner, Angela Kinsey, Keir O'Donnell, Jack McBrayer, Wayne Knight, Lloyd Ahlquist and Paul Scheer).

And finally How to Lose the Presidency - Throughout the history of presidential elections there are always those inspirational moments that propel a candidate to victory. These are not those moments. How to Lose the Presidency showcases real clips of embarrassing moments and mistakes from Howard Dean's scream heard round the world and Rick Perry's time of forgetfulness to outrageous moments in the current presidential campaign.


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 Feb. 22-26, 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!


Saturday, February 20, 2016

  • Telma Hopkins (Gimme a Break/Family Matters/Bosom Buddies) - Telma is featured on Oprah: Where Are They Now? at 10pm ET/PT on OWN.
Sunday, February 21, 2016
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - Catch NeNe on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, February 22, 2016
  • Cristin Milioti (A to Z/How I Met Your Mother) - Watch Cristin on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mark Duplass (Togetherness/The League/The Mindy Project) - Mark and his brother Jay are guests on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Paul Rust (Love/Super Fun Night) - Paul appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Rachael Harris (Surviving Jack/My Boys/Notes from the Underbelly) - Rachael discusses Lucifer on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael (check your listings) and on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • David Duchovny (Californication) - David stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Diana-Maria Riva (Telenovela/Rob) - Diana-Maria is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony cooks with Michael Symon on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Michael McKean (Laverne & Shirley) - Michael appears on HuffPost Live at 2pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Tamela and David Mann (Mann & Wife/Meet the Browns) - Tamela and David are guests on The Real, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Watch Debra on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She also appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo, NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Bobby Cannavale (Nurse Jackie/Will & Grace) - Bobby visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Kurt Braunohler (Bob's Burgers) - Kurt appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Mary Lynn Rajskub (How to Be a Gentleman/Veronica's Closet/The Larry Sanders Show) - Mary is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Debra visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She also talks about The Mysteries of Laura on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea talks about the Netflix documentary series Chelsea Does on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Kaley appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Wendy Raquel Robinson (The Game/The Steve Harvey Show) - Wendy is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William discusses his new book Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patricia Richardson (Home Improvement/Eisenhower and Lutz/Double Trouble) - Patricia appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Nat Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band) - Nat is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Mike Epps (Survivor's Remorse) - Mike appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
  • Jurnee Smollett-Bell (On Our Own/Full House) - Watch Jurnee on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Zachary Levi (Less Than Perfect) - Zachary appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • The Cast of The Big Bang Theory - Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch are guests on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Alison Brie (Community) - Alison is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Katy Colloton and Katie O'Brien (Teachers) - Katy and Katie are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Boris Kodjoe (The Last Man on Earth/Second Time Around) - Boris appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT and on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Charlie Sheen (Anger Management/Two and a Half Men) - Charlie discusses disturbing rumors about him and angry texts he sent his ex-wife and children on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Nico talks about TV Land's Younger on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • The Cast of Fuller House - The entire cast of Fuller House will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
Thursday, February 25, 2016
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Catch Kelly on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation) - Jenny appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tim Daly (Wings) - Tim stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Krysten talks about Marvel's Jessica Jones on Netflix on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS and on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show/Malcolm & Eddie) - Malcolm-Jamal talks about The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC. He will also be on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tom Papa (Come to Papa) - Tom stops by The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace, Jodie and Andrea are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. Jodie will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Jake Lacy (Girls/The Office/Better with You) - Jake whips up a dish with Mario Batali on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig gives the scoop on his new show Join or Die on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna shares three tips for being a working mom on People Now.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee is a guest on Essence Live at 2:45pm.
  • Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne) - Johnny chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Friday, February 26, 2016
  • Nathan Lane (Modern Family/Encore Encore/Charlie Lawrence) - Watch Nathan on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Mary Lynn Rajskub (How to Be a Gentleman/Veronica's Closet/The Larry Sanders Show) - Mary visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Full House) - Jodie cooks with Clinton Kelly on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • The Cast of Fuller House - Candace Cameron Bure and the cast of Fuller House including Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber, Soni Bringas, Michael Campion and Elias Harger are guests on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber and creator Jeff Franklin discuss Fuller House on the AOL Build Show at 4:45pm. NBC's Today previews Fuller House sometime between 7-9am.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva talks about Telenovela on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation) - Jenny talks about Zootopia on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, December 14

Fresh Off the Boat - "Cousin Eddie" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The battle begins between mother and son when Eddie informs Jessica that he wants to spend Christmas with friend Nicole in New York. But Jessica insists that tradition prevails and he needs to spend the holiday with the family, so he does everything within his power to try and get her to crack and allow him to go. Meanwhile, Louis and Evan do their best to try and help an overwhelmed Emery decide on which one of his numerous friends to invite to the family’s Christmas Eve dinner.

Speechless - "J-I-- JINGLE T-H-- THON" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
A Christmas tree fire leads Maya to tell a small lie with big consequences. Meanwhile, Ray struggles to live in Pepper’s shadow as Dylan twists the knife, and JJ encourages Kenneth to stand up to his sisters (guest stars Niecy Nash and Lisa Leslie).

I Love Lucy - "I Love Lucy Christmas Special" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL features “The Christmas Episode” and the newly colorized “Pioneer Women.” Both were colorized with a nod to the 1950s period in which they were filmed. The main titles and end credits are seamlessly combined into one set at the beginning and end of the hour, with no interruption between the episodes.

“The Christmas Episode” finds the Ricardos and Mertzes decorating Lucy and Ricky’s Christmas tree and reminiscing about how their lives have changed since the arrival of the Ricardos’ son, Little Ricky (Keith Thibodeaux). Flashbacks recall the night Lucy tells Ricky she is pregnant, the time Lucy shows up unexpectedly as part of a barbershop quartet, and the day Ricky and the Mertzes rehearse taking Lucy to the maternity ward.

“The Christmas Episode” was first broadcast on CBS on Christmas Eve, 1956. The episode was not included in the series’ long history of rebroadcasts, first on CBS Daytime and later in syndication. Long thought to be lost, the program was rediscovered by CBS in 1989.

In “Pioneer Women,” Lucy and Ethel’s hopes of joining the posh Society Matrons’ League leads to a bet with their husbands over which sex – the men or the women – had it harder living in a bygone era. They select the turn of the last century, and as Lucy and Ethel start to bake their own bread and churn their own butter, the men become acquainted with straight-blade shaving and riding home from work on horseback. They all have some “‘splainin’” to do when two ladies from the Society Matrons’ League stop by for an unexpected visit.

“Pioneer Women” was originally broadcast on March 31, 1952, and became an immediate viewer favorite.

The Dick Van Dyke Show - "The Dick Van Dyke Show -- Now in Living Color!" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The special features the season one episode “Where Did I Come From,” written by Carl Reiner, and the season four episode “Never Bathe on Saturday,” also written by Reiner. The main titles and end credits of the two episodes are seamlessly combined into one set – at the beginning and end of the hour – with no interruption between the episodes.

The Emmy Award-winning series starred Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore as television comedy writer Rob and his wife, Laura Petrie; Larry Matthews as their son, Ritchie; Morey Amsterdam and Rose Marie as Buddy Sorrell and Sally Rogers, co-writers on the fictional “The Alan Brady Show”; Carl Reiner as Alan Brady; Richard Deacon as Mel Cooley; Jerry Paris as Dr. Jerry Helper; and Ann Morgan Guilbert as Millie Krumbermacher Helper.

In “Where Did I Come From,” 6-year-old Ritchie asks his parents the inevitable “where did I come from?” question, and they recall the days before his birth. The episode was first presented on Jan. 3, 1961 during the series’ first season.

In “Never Bathe on Saturday,” the Petries’ romantic second honeymoon becomes a disaster when Laura’s toe gets caught in a bath spout. The episode was first presented on March 31, 1965, during season four.

Last Man Standing - "The Gift of the Mike Guy" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Vanessa helps the family realize the importance of its long-standing holiday family traditions.

The Cool Kids - "Margaret Dates the Zodiac Killer" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Margaret begins dating Karl, a fellow resident who may or may not be the "Zodiac Killer."

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 10)

Friday, December 14

  • Karen Gillan (Selfie) - Watch Karen on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. She talks about The Party's Just Beginning on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • Tony Shalhoub (Wings/We Are Men) - Watch Tony on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle, Laura Linney (The Big C) and Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Bryan, Laura and Nick make special guest appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bill Burr (F Is for Family/Townies) - Bill is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Romany Malco (Weeds/Blunt Talk) - Romany is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Kathryn talks about the film Private Life on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Minnie Driver (Speechless/About a Boy) - Minnie is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah visits The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Angela Kinsey (The Office/Haters Back Off/Your Family or Mine/The Hotwives of Orlando) - Angela and her husband Joshua Snyder serve up monkey bread and chocolate peppermint cupcakes on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless) - Vanessa talks about Second Act on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Chris Elliott (Schitt's Creek/Get a Life) - Chris talks about Clara's Ghost on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Tia Mowry (Instant Mom/The Game/Sister, Sister) - Tia talks about Hallmark Channel's A Gingerbread Romance on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Christine Lakin (Hollywood Darlings/Step by Step) - Christine is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.


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The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection Alice - The Complete Eighth Season Step by Step - The Complete Third Season

10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 6th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 7th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 8th Season
10/02 - Ghosted - The Complete First Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Community - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/23 - Alice - The Complete Eighth Season
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Two
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Three
10/31 - The Bad News Bears - The Complete Series - All 26 Episodes
11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/16 - Man with a Plan - Season One
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
12/04 - Family Guy - Season Sixteen
12/04 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season
12/18 - Our Cartoon President - Season One
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