Monday, February 15, 2016

The Facts of Life Cast Reunite on Home & Family; Jamie-Lynn Sigler Guests on Baby Daddy

The Facts of Life Reunion on Home & Family

It's The Facts of Life reunion show this morning on Hallmark Channel's Home & Family! Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare welcome actresses Charlotte Rae (Mrs. G), Lisa Whelchel (Blair), Kim Fields (Tootie), and Geri Jewell (Geri). In the episode taped on Friday, Lisa cooks a delicious Mexican cornbread, while decorator Ken Wingard and Kim make DIY blinged roller skates. Hollywood beauty specialist Kym Douglas and Lisa show you how to achieve her character Blair's fabulous hair and a prep school inspired fashion show from lifestyle expert Debbie Matenopoulos and men's fashion expert Lawrence Zarian. And wait there's more, singer Gloria Loring performs The Facts of Life theme song, too. There will be a few guest surprises along the way...see below.

From 1985-1987, future Oscar winner George Clooney starred on The Facts of Life as hunky handyman George Burnett. It's been decades since Clooney's seen his former co-stars, but the kind-hearted star never forgot his humble beginnings. George surprises Charlotte Rae, Kim Fields and Lisa Whelchel with a taped greeting in which he recalls his favorite backstage memory with Charlotte. And it's a doozy! Then, the last two times Kim Fields saw her Diff'rent Strokes pal Todd Bridges were during dark days -- visiting Todd in prison, and at a memorial service for actress Dana Plato. So it's no wonder Kim screams in shock when Todd walks in to surprise Kim, Charlotte Rae and Lisa Whelchel. Todd, who now hosts a live Las Vegas game show, and Kim - now appearing on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, reminisce about a crazy fan who attacked Kim. Watch all of this today at 10am ET (and repeating at 12pm on Tuesday) on The Hallmark Channel!

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Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Jamie-Lynn Sigler (The Sopranos) will guest star in two episodes of Freeform's hit comedy Baby Daddy. Sigler will portray Sarah Gilcrest, the "hot teacher" from Ben's (Jean-Luc Bilodeau) high school days. Ben sees Ms. Gilcrest again when he returns to school to finally take the one test he failed to finish and officially graduate. Baby Daddy airs new episodes Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. EST on Freeform. Sigler's episodes will air later this year. And of course the sitcom stars stars Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Derek Theler, Tahj Mowry, with Melissa Peterman and Chelsea Kane.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, August 16

Marlon - "Pilot" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Exes Marlon (Marlon Wayans) and Ashley (Essence Atkins) try a friendly divorce for their children's sake, but things get tricky when Ashley decides to date again. Marlon struggles to keep a sponsor for his online channel, The Marlon Way.

Marlon - "Cleaning Out the Closet" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Ashley (Essence Atkins) is shocked to learn that Marlon (Marlon Wayans) has a storage unit crammed full of things from when they were married and challenges him to have a yard sale to part with it all.

Swedish Dicks - (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Ingmar's daughter, Sarah, helps the guys get a case at an advertising agency to find out who is stealing secret data; the undercover job takes a turn when Ingmar and Axel's client makes a fatal decision; Sun works on the firm's marketing strategy.

Swedish Dicks - (Pop, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Haunted by the ghost of his former stunt buddy, an unstable Ingmar makes an embarrassing mistake; Axel takes it upon himself to infiltrate a cult.

Younger - "The Gelato and the Pube" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza receives a great opportunity at work, but there’s a catch. Josh meets someone new. Maggie ruffles some feathers.

Odd Mom Out - "Dadderall" (Bravo, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Faced with an impossible work deadline on the night of his Dad's Committee Night Out, Andy takes stimulants; Jill and Vanessa learn the cruel definition of Med Spa as they visit their college friend, Ollie, at his new venture.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 14)

Wednesday, August 16

  • Zach Galifianakis (Baskets) - Watch Zach on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Lake Bell (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/How to Make It in America/Childrens Hospital) - Lake appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Marc Maron (GLOW/Maron) - Marc is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Andrew Dice Clay (Dice/Hitz/Bless This House) - Andrew stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Carl Reiner (The Dick Van Dyke Show) - Carl is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • James Van Der Beek (What Would Diplo Do?/Friends with Better Lives/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - James appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin performs Smile off her new album, The Art of Elegance, and faces her fear of crawfish on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Tasha Smith (Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse/The Tom Show/Boston Common) - Tasha will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET. She will also be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:45am.
  • Ben Falcone (Joey/A to Z) - Ben talks about his new book, Being a Dad Is Weird, on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Brandy (Moesha/The Game/Thea) - Brandy talks about Chicago on Broadway on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman and Brendan Hines (The Tick) - Peter, Griffin and Brendan talk about Amazon's The Tick on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.