Friday, February 12, 2016

The CW Spring 2016 Midseason Notes; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 15, 2016)

Containment

The CW announced its midseason schedule for the spring, including the midseason premieres of the limited series Containment, the return of Reign, the summer debut of the final season of Beauty & the Beast, plus the season finale dates for critical favorites iZombie and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. The all-new limited series event Containment premieres Tuesday, April 19 at 9:00 pm ET/PT, paired with The CW's number one series The Flash. A week earlier, iZombie will conclude its sophomore season with back to back episodes on Tuesday, April 12, at 8:00pm ET/PT and 9:00pm ET/PT. Reign returns with original episodes on a new night, Monday, April 25 at 8:00pm ET/PT, as Crazy Ex-Girlfriend wraps its critically acclaimed first season the previous week on Monday April 18 at 8:00pm ET/PT. And finally, this summer, Beauty & the Beast returns for its final season beginning on Thursday, June 2 at 9:00pm ET/PT.


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. 15-19, 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!


Monday, February 15, 2016

  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - Watch David on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig drops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jason Sudeikis (The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Jason appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry is a guest on a repeat of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Jim Jefferies (Legit) - Jim appears on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Kevin Nealon (Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Brandy Norwood (Zoe Ever After/The Game/Moesha) - Brandy chats about Zoe Ever After on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Fran Drescher (The Nanny/Happily Divorced) - Fran plays accomplice to co-host Clinton Kelly during a mystery ingredient party on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Fred Savage (The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William discusses his new book Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour and on HuffPost Live at 2:00pm.
  • Giacomo Gianniotti (Selfie) - Giacomo is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Alison Brie (Community) - Alison visits ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • The Cast of The Facts of Life - It's a special Facts of Life Reunion with cast members including Charlotte Rae, Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields and Geri Jewell on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT. Lisa Whelchel cooks a Mexican corn bread; DIY blinged roller skates; how to achieve Blair's fabulous hair from The Facts of Life; a prep school inspired fashion show; singer Gloria Loring performs The Facts of Life theme song; how to make a personalized DIY diary. There will be a few guest surprises along the way...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
  • Zach Galifianakis (Baskets) - Catch Zach on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer (Broad City) - Abbi and Ilana are guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. They will also be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. Anthony and Tracee Ellis Ross will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Selma Blair (Anger Management/Kath & Kim/Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane) - Selma drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ben Feldman (Superstore/A to Z/Living with Fran) - Ben appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Keke is a guest on a repeat of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Michaela Watkins (Casual/Trophy Wife) - Michaela appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. He also talks about History Channel's Join or Die on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Meagan Good (Mr. Robinson/Raising Dad/Cousin Skeeter) - Meagan is a guest on Good Day L.A. on KTTV in Los Angeles.
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show/Malcolm & Eddie) - Malcolm-Jamal appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Brandy Norwood (Zoe Ever After/The Game/Moesha) - Brandy talks co-parenting with her ex on People Now.
  • Malin Akerman (Sin City Saints/Trophy Wife) - Malin is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jason Sudeikis (The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Jason talks about Race on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and the AOL Build Show at 5:30pm.
  • Fuller House) - NBC's Today has a first look at Fuller House sometime between 7-9am.
  • The Cast of Girls - Zosia Mamet, Jemima Kirke, Jenni Konner, Jake Lacy and Alex Karpvosky discuss the fifth season of Girls, which returns February 21 to HBO, on HuffPost Live at 4pm and on the AOL Build Show at 4:30pm.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
  • Megan Fox (New Girl/Hope & Faith) - Watch Megan on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Jennifer appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ron Funches (Undateable) - Ron is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony visits LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Michael Chiklis (Daddio) - Michael shares his One Last Thing on People Now.
  • Hayley Orrantia (The Goldbergs) - Hayley discusses her role on the hit ABC series The Goldbergs, her songwriting and upcoming EP on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig discusses History Channel's Join or Die on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/Sean Saves the World) - Sean talks about Must See TV: An All-Star Tribute to James Burrows on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Marsai Martin and Miles Brown (black-ish) - Marsai and Miles are guests on The Real, so check your local listings.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
  • Téa Leoni (The Naked Truth/Flying Blind) - Catch Téa on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Amanda Peet (Togetherness/Bent) - Amanda appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She also talks about HBO's Togetherness on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on the AOL Build Show at 12pm.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Community) - Gillian visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Anders Holm (Workaholics/The Mindy Project) - Anders is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Marlon Wayans (The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon appears on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Oliver Hudson (Rules of Engagement/My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star) - Oliver appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jason Sudeikis (The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Jason stops by Tavis Smiley on PBS (check your local listings) and on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig cooks up some festive fare with Mario Batali on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael opens up about the health scare that nearly killed his dad and why it was a wakeup call for him on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William discusses his new book Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva is a guest on HuffPost Live at 2pm.
Friday, February 19, 2016
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Watch Bryan on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Zosia Mamet (Girls/United States of Tara) - Zosia stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Mark McKinney (Superstore) - Mark is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Lori Loughlin (Fuller House/Full House) - Lori talks about Fuller House on NBC's Today in the 10am hour, on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael (check your local listings) and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Marsha Mason (The Middle/Frasier) - Marsha is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • The Cast of Dr. Ken - Ken Jeong, Tisha Campbell-Martin and Dave Foley are guests on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) - Rebel appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
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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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