Friday, March 18, 2016

CBS Finales, Returns and Summer 2016 Dates; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 21, 2016)

CBS

CBS announced finale dates, return dates and special event broadcasts for the remainder of the season, including the returns of Mike & Molly, Person of Interest and Undercover Boss, and three The Price is Right primetime specials. Sunday, May 8 is a full night of finales, beginning with the season finale of Madam Secretary at 8:00PM ET/PT, the series finale of The Good Wife at 9:00PM ET/PT and the season finale of Elementary at 10:00PM ET/PT. Mike & Molly returns Monday, April 25 at 8:00PM ET/PT and will then have new back-to-back episodes on Monday, May 2, Monday, May 9 and Monday, May 16 from 8:00-9:00PM ET/PT each night. The fifth season of Person of Interest returns with two weekly episodes on Tuesdays and Mondays at 10:00PM ET/PT, each night, effective Tuesday, May 3 and Monday, May 9. The Odd Couple expands to two nights a week with a new Monday broadcast beginning May 2 at 9:30 PM ET/PT, in addition to its regularly scheduled Thursday at 8:30PM ET/PT airing. Undercover Boss returns to the schedule Sunday, May 15 at 9:00PM ET/PT. The Price is Right will have three one-hour reality show-themed primetime specials, on Monday, May 23 (Survivor), Tuesday, May 24 (Big Brother), and Wednesday, May 25 (The Amazing Race) at 8:00 PM ET/PT each night.

Moving on to summer, CBS announced its summer schedule with original series across five nights of the week, including the new event series Braindead and American Gothic, the sophomore season of Zoo and the return of the summer reality hit Big Brother. First up, Braindead, premieres Monday, June 13 at 10:00PM ET/PT. The event series is a comic-thriller set in the world of Washington, D.C. politics that follows Laurel (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), a young, fresh-faced Hill staffer who discovers two things: the government has stopped working, and bugs are eating the brains of Congress members and Hill staffers. Big Brother will once again have three weekly episodes. It debuts with a special two-hour premiere, on Wednesday, June 22 from 8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT, followed by the Thursday broadcast on June 23 at 9:00PM ET/PT, Sunday's installment on June 26 at 8:00PM ET/PT and its regular Wednesday time period on June 29 at 8:00 PM ET/PT). The suspenseful new murder mystery American Gothic premieres Wednesday, June 22 at 10:00 PM ET/PT. The series, from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television, is about a prominent Boston family reeling in the wake of the chilling discovery that someone in their midst is linked to an infamous string of murders. As shocking secrets from the past and present are revealed, their mounting suspicion and paranoia that one of them is a killer threatens to tear the family apart. And finally, Zoo returns for its second season with a special two-hour premiere, Tuesday, June 28 from 9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT before moving to its regular Tuesday at 9:00 PM, ET/PT time period July 5.
View the full CBS dates for finales, returns, and summer premieres.


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 March 21-25, 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, March 21, 2016

  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Watch Chelsea on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Zosia Mamet (Girls/United States of Tara) - Zosia appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Miranda Cosgrove (Crowded/iCarly) - Miranda drops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jurnee Smollett-Bell (On Our Own/Full House) - Jurnee visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She will also be on People Now.
  • Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Life) - Nia talks about My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Malin Akerman (Sin City Saints/Trophy Wife) - Malin guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Ariel Winter (Modern Family) - Ariel drops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Debi Mazar (Younger/Entourage/Working) - Debi is a guest on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Greg Poehler (You Me Her/Welcome to Sweden) - Greg talks about AT&T Network's You Me Her on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. Greg, Rachel Blanchard, Priscilla Faia and showrunner John Scott Shepherd discuss the series on the AOL Build Show at 2pm.
  • Sally Field (Gidget/The Flying Nun) - Sally whips up a delicious Pea Pesto & Potatoes with Mario Batali on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Martha Plimpton (The Real O'Neals/Raising Hope) - Martha will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
  • Don Cheadle (House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Catch Don on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He also talks about Miles Ahead on NBC's Today someitme between 7-9am.
  • Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Life) - Nia is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She teams with fellow Greek Michael Symon to make a favorite meal on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Will Arnett (Arrested Development/Up All Night/Running Wilde) - Will is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Amanda Peet (Togetherness/Bent) - Amanda stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Lamorne Morris (New Girl) - Lamorne visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jeremy Piven (Entourage/Ellen) - Jeremy talks about Mr. Selfridge on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael (check your listings), on HuffPost Live at 12pm and the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane chats about the Broadway production She Loves Me on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • William Shatner ($#*! My Dad Says) - William appears on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Zachary Levi (Less Than Perfect) - Zachary talks about the Broadway production She Loves Me on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeannie) - Barbara talks about On the Magic Carpet with Barbara Eden on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch/Clarissa Explains It All) - Melissa talks about God's Not Dead 2 on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton talks about Younger on People Now.
  • Lori Loughlin (Fuller House/Full House) - Lori talks about Fuller House on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Soleil is a guest on People Now.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
  • Jon Bernthal (The Class) - Watch Jon on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She also talks about Girls on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Don Cheadle (House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Don sits in with The Roots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Will Arnett (Arrested Development/Up All Night/Running Wilde) - Will appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Max Greenfield (New Girl/Modern Men) - Max is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/The Louie Show/Life with Louie) - Louie appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC and The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Tony Hale (Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) - Melissa stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jeremy Piven (Entourage/Ellen) - Jeremy talks about Mr. Selfridge on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny is a guest on People Now.
  • Christopher Meloni (Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Christopher discusses his new series Underground on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Peter Krause (Sports Night/Cybill) - Peter will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am, on HuffPost Live at 11am and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Tori Spelling (Mystery Girls) - Tori is a guest on People Now.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton appears on People Now.
  • Jerrod Carmichael (The Carmichael Show) - Jerrod is a guest on Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
  • Peter Krause (Sports Night/Cybill) - Catch Peter on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. Clinton Kelly cooks with Peter on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Zoe Lister-Jones (Life in Pieces/Friends with Better Lives/Whitney) - Zoe visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Olivia appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T.J. is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Malin Akerman (Sin City Saints/Trophy Wife) - Malin appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) - Melissa drops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Rashida Jones (Angie Tribeca/Parks and Recreation/The Office) - Rashida visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Life) - Nia stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 12pm and HuffPost Live at 1pm.
  • Don Cheadle (House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Don discusses the film Miles Ahead on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael (check your listings) and on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Emeril Lagasse (Emeril) - Emeril serves up tons of new favorite recipes on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin is a guest on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly and her husband Rodney talk about For Peete's Sake on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT and on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Laine Kazan (My Big Fat Greek Life/The Nanny/Karen's Song) - Laine talks about My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Jeremy Piven (Entourage/Ellen) - Jeremy discusses Mr. Selfridge on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Debra is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Keke is a guest on Essence Live.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/The Louie Show/Life with Louie) - Louie appears on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
Friday, March 25, 2016
  • Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C) - Watch Gabourey on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Hayes MacArthur (Angie Tribeca/Go On/Perfect Couples) - Hayes is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show/Malcolm & Eddie) - Malcolm-Jamal appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jake Lacy (Better with You/The Office) - Jake is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie) - Peter is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil appears on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Bradley Whitford (Trophy Wife) - Bradley talks about I Saw the Light on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly shares details about her new series For Peete's Sake on People Now.
  • David Alan Grier (The Carmichael Show/Less Than Perfect/DAG) - David is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Life) - Nia appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April)

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, April 27

The Big Bang Theory - "The Cognition Regeneration" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Leonard isn’t thrilled when Penny considers taking a new job offered by her ex-boyfriend, Zack (Brian Thomas Smith).

The Great Indoors - "The Heartbreaker" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jack sets up a double date to get Eddie out of a post-divorce rut, but the night gets awkward when they run into Denise (Essence Atkins), Eddie’s ex-wife. Also, when Emma decides to breakup with her boyfriend, Greg (Andy Ridings), Clark is torn between making a move on her and salvaging his friendship with Greg.

Mom - "A Cricket and a Hedge Made of Gold" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Marjorie takes a break from the group, Bonnie becomes the go-to for everyone’s problems, and Christy tries to overcome a painful memory from her past.

Life in Pieces - "Ear Scorn Registry Manuscript" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Colleen goes to Tim for help with an embarrassing ailment, she begs him not to tell the family. Also, Dougie (Fortune Feimster) enlists Joan to help her buy a gift for Matt and Colleen’s wedding; Heather gets jealous when her friends want to include Jen in their mommy group; and Professor Sinclair Wilde (Cary Elwes) encourages Joan to ask her family to read a draft of her book.

Superstore - "Ladies' Lunch" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
During the morning meeting, Glenn (Mark McKinney) accidentally tells the employees the real reason Amy (America Ferrera) has been late to work lately. Meanwhile, Dina (Lauren Ash) tries to cheer up Amy by kidnapping her for a "ladies' lunch." Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Garrett (Colton Dunn) invent a game to pass the time, tricking Glenn and Mateo (Nico Santos) in the process. Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) helps Amy take a fearless step with a dramatic new look.

Superstore - "Cheyenne's Wedding" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
It's Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) and Bo's (recurring guest star Johnny Pemberton) dream wedding, but not everything goes according to plan. Meanwhile, relationships unravel as Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) dodge relationship rumors. Glenn (Mark McKinney) tries to change Jeff's (recurring guest star Michael Bunin) mind after learning of upcoming layoffs, Dina (Lauren Ash) talks her way into the wedding party and Mateo (Nico Santos) dodges Jeff throughout the wedding.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 24)

Thursday, April 27

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Catch Julia on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • John Benjamin Hickey (The Big C/It's All Relative) - John visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America chats about Superstore on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Geoff Stults (Enlisted) - Geoff is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael plays Pyramid on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Perrey Reeves (Entourage) - Perrey makes a kale salad on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Courting Alex/Accidentally on Purpose/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Geena Davis (The Geena Davis Show/Buffalo Bill) - Geena talks about A League of Their Own on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Anna Baryshnikov (Superior Donuts) - Anna talks about Superior Donuts on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Christopher Meloni (Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Christopher appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.