Friday, March 04, 2016

Early ABC Renewals for 2016-17 Season; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 7, 2016)

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The ABC Television Network has issued early pick-up orders for the following series for the 2016/2017 season: America's Funniest Home Videos, The Bachelor, black-ish, Dancing with the Stars, Fresh Off the Boat, The Goldbergs, Grey's Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Middle, Modern Family, Once Upon a Time, Scandal, Shark Tank and freshman drama Quantico. ABC has not announced a decision yet on veterans Castle, Nashville and Last Man Standing, but it is likely a few or even all three will return in 2016-17. Quantico was the only current freshman series to get an early pick-up, so no word yet on series like Dr. Ken, Galavant, Agent Carter, American Crime and The Muppets. Stay tuned in the coming months when ABC announces its 2016-17 line-up during the upfront in May.


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 7-11, 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, March 5, 2016

  • John O'Hurley (Seinfeld/The Mullets) - John will be featured on Oprah: Where Are They Now? at 10pm ET/PT on OWN.
Sunday, March 6, 2016
  • Kim Fields (The Facts of Life/Living Single) - Catch Kim on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Michael Rapaport (The War at Home) - Michael is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, March 7, 2016
  • Will Arnett (Flaked/Arrested Development/Up All Night/Running Wilde) - Watch Will on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Max Greenfield (New Girl/Modern Men) - Max visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) - Rebel appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Fred Savage (The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. She will also be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jillian Bell (Workaholics/Eastbound & Down/Partners) - Jillian stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) - Ilana and Abbi are guests on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Sally Field (Gidget/The Flyning Nun) - Sally talks about Hello, My Name Is Doris on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Miriam Shor (Younger/Big Day/Inside Schwartz) - Miriam drops by The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Steve talks about Little Big Shots on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 9am hour. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Laura Prepon (That '70s Show/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Laura cooks up two dishes from her new cookbook on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Emily Osment and Aimee Carrero (Young & Hungry) - Emily and Aimee talk with Rachael Ray about her star turn on their show on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Martha Plimpton (The Real O'Neals/Raising Hope) - Martha talks about The Real O'Neals on the AOL Build Show at 2pm.
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show/Malcolm & Eddie) - Malcolm-Jamal is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason appears on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/Sparks) - Kym is part of the Plugged-In panel on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Chris Meloni (Surivivng Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Chris previews WGN America's Underground on HuffPost Live at 4pm.
  • Tamela Mann (Mann & Wife/Meet the Browns) - Tamela is a guest on Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Keke appears on People Now.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Catch Ray on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • J.B. Smoove (The Millers/Curb Your Enthusiasm/'Til Death) - J.B. appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jay Duplass (Togetherness/The League/The Mindy Project) - Jay and his brother Mark are guests on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Mayim appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric visits The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore at 11:30pm on Comedy Central. He also joins HuffPost Live at 1pm for a small dose of comedy and to chat about his newest tour, The Comedy Get Down.
  • Paul F. Tompkins (DAG) - Paul is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Kim Richards (Hello, Larry) - Kim stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Tina appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She also talks about Whiskey Tango Foxtrot on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Will Arnett (Flaked/Arrested Development/Up All Night/Running Wilde) - Will talks about Netflix's Flaked on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Hilary Duff (Younger/Lizzie McGuire) and Sutton Foster (Younger) - Hilary and Sutton are guests on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sophia Bush (Partners) - Sophia stops by HuffPost Live at 2pm on International Women's Day to champion female empowerment worldwide.
  • Sally Field (Gidget/The Flying Nun) and Max Greenfield (New Girl/Modern Men) - Sally and Max talk about Hello, My Name Is Doris on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. Sally will also be on the AOL Build Show at 4:30pm.
  • Jerrod Carmichael (The Carmichael Show) - Jerrod appears on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Nathan Lane (Modern Family/Encore! Encore!/Charlie Lawrence) - Nathan chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Martha Plimpton (The Real O'Neals/Raising Hope) - Martha is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • The Cast of Fuller House - The Fuller House girls have a confess sesh on People Now.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
  • Louis C.K. (Louie) - Watch Louis on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Connie Britton (Spin City/The Fighting Fitzgeralds/Lost at Home) - Connie appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Sally Field (Gidget/The Flying Nun) - Sally is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jerrod Carmichael (The Carmichael Show) - Jerrod stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jason Sudeikis (The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Jason is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Martin appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Will Arnett (Flaked/Arrested Development/Up All Night/Running Wilde) - Will visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ron Funches (Undateable) - Ron is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Tom Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911!) - Tom appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Chris Meloni (Surivivng Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Chris stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings. He also dishes about WGN America's Underground on People Now and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Felicity Huffman (Sports Night) - Felicity is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911) - Wendi visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) - John talks about 10 Cloverfield Lane and Trumbo on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • The Cast of Girls - The cast of Girls talks about the last time they splurged on People Now.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
  • Connie Britton (Spin City/The Fighting Fitzgeralds/Lost at Home) - Catch Connie on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. She will also be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Sally Field (Gidget/The Flying Nun) and Max Greenfield (New Girl/Modern Men) - Sally and Max are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/The Louie Show/Life with Louie) - Louie appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Kirstie Alley (Flaked/Kirstie/Veronica's Closet/Cheers) - Kirstie talks about her Netflix comedy Flaked on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tori Spelling (Mystery Girls) - Tori talks about Tori & Dean's Spring Picnic on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Arsenio Hall (Arsenio) - Arsenio talks about The Bet Honors on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Wendell Pierce (The Odd Couple/The Michael J. Fox Show/The Weber Show) - Wendell is a guest on Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
  • The Cast of Girls - The cast of Girls will be on People Now.
  • Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Soleil appears on People Now at 8:30am.
Friday, March 11, 2016
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Watch Jason on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Betty White (Hot in Cleveland/The Golden Girls/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Betty appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Amanda Peet (Togetherness/Bent) - Amanda visits on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ellen Burstyn (The Ellen Burstyn Show) - Ellen talks about House of Cards on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on HuffPost Live at 1pm.
  • Martha Plimpton (The Real O'Neals/Raising Hope) - Martha gives the scoop on her new show The Real O'Neals on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Keke discusses the release of her first single Enemiez on the AOL Build Show at 12pm.
  • Tori Spelling (Mystery Girls) - Tori gives People Now the details on joining David Tutera’s WE tv show CELEBrations.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (February/March)

227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season

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
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 - Unbrekable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, March 29

The Goldbergs - "A Night to Remember" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s prom night, and all three Goldberg kids have big plans, which go awry.  Barry plans big romantic gestures for Lainey while Erica and Geoff try to go to prom together, but it doesn’t go as planned. Meanwhile, Adam is thrilled when a nerdy but cute junior asks him out, but he is horrified when Beverly gets involved.

Imaginary Mary - "Pilot" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
A fiercely independent career woman, Alice has her life turned upside-down when she meets Ben, a divorced father with three children, and soon falls head-over-heals for him. This triggers more upheaval when the imaginary friend she created as a child, Mary, suddenly reappears as she is nervous to meet Ben’s kids for the first time.

Modern Family - "Five Minutes" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
So much can happen to the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan in five minutes! Mitch and Cam have five minutes to catch a new flight while fighting the effects of sleeping pills they took prematurely. Then at Rainer’s birthday dinner, Haley and Rainer are forced to reevaluate their entire relationship in the five minutes before the birthday cake arrives. Meanwhile, Phil and Claire pay a surprise visit to Alex and are given a five-minute surprise introduction to her new boyfriend. Finally, with only five minutes to catch a movie, Manny has to find the perfect parking space and endure Jay and Gloria’s backseat argument.

black-ish - "Richard Youngsta" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Dre is excited about doing a campaign with a popular rap star but becomes conflicted when Bow and Ruby provide feedback suggesting it plays on stereotypes. Meanwhile, Bow is determined to get the family to stop eating so much take-out food, but realizes the family may be too accustomed to eating whatever they want.

Nobodies - "Mr. First Lady" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
After years toiling away writing on a kids cartoon, “The Fartlemans”, Groundlings Alums Larry, Rachel and Hugh finally get their big break: A chance to pitch their film script “Mr. First Lady” at Paramount.

Lopez - "Leaving Las Vegas" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
George quits his Las Vegas residency, causing big problems. Manolo gets out of jail and introduces his roommate, Hector, to everyone.

Schitt's Creek - "Friends & Family" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Johnny and Moira look for a location for the family portrait; David hosts a soft launch for the new store.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 27)

Wednesday, March 29

  • Andrew Rannells (Girls/The New Normal) - Watch Andrew on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Emma Roberts (Scream Queens/Unfabulous) - Emma is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) - Lisa visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Paul F. Tompkins (DAG) - Paul is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Milana Vayntrub (Other Space) - Milana appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Andy Daly (Review/Eastbound & Down) - Andy appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Brooklyn Decker (Grace and Frankie/Friends with Better Lives) - Brooklyn is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Accidentally on Purpose/Courting Alex/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig is a guest on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • George Lopez (Lopez/George Lopez) - George discusses the second season of Lopez on the AOL Build Show at 5:30pm.