Friday, May 13, 2016

Upfront Update: Tons of News on Pick Ups and Cancellations; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 16, 2016)

Dr. Ken

We had so much news last night for the next TV season. Tons of new pick ups, renewals, and yes cancellations. We will have to do this by network. First up, CBS has canceled CSI: Cyber, while Supergirl will not return, but will move to The CW. CBS also picked up the traditional sitcom Kevin Can Wait starring Kevin James, Erinn Hayes, Lenny Venito and Taylor Spreitler. Life in Pieces was renewed for a second season. Not much else was announced for CBS as of yet. ABC had tons of updates yesterday. They have canceled Castle, Nashville, Agent Carter, The Muppets, Galavant and The Family. The first two are the only surprises, especially Castle. ABC did pick up new seasons of Dr. Ken, The Real O'Neals, American Crime and The Catch. ABC is expected to pick up Last Man Standing as well, but talks with 20th TV are still pending. As for the new series, here is the count so far: comedies - Downward Dog starring Allison Tolman, Untitled Sarah Dunn Project starring Katy Mixon, Imaginary Mary starring Jenna Elfman, and ABC also almost has Speechless starring Minnie Driver, pending a deal with 20th TV. For new ABC dramas, Conviction starring Hayley Atwell and Emily Kinney, Still Star-Crossed starring Wade Briggs, Time After Time starring Josh Bowman & Freddie Stroma, Notorious starring Piper Perabo and the previously announced Designated Survivor starring Kiefer Sutherland.

Fox didn't have a busy day as the day before, but there was a lot of bad news. They axed all of their current new comedies: Bordertown, Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life, Grandfathered and The Grinder. As we mentioned the other day, they have 6 new dramas and 2 new comedies ordered so far. Moving on to NBC, not much news yesterday but they had two drama pick ups, one is another Chicago franchise, this time Chicago Justice. They also picked up drama This Is Us starring Mandy Moore. These two dramas join the previously announced Emerald City and Taken. For NBC comedy, we told you about two of them yesterday, but they also have The Good Place starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson. Will NBC order more new series? We will know today. And finally for The CW, they will get Supergirl as we mentioned earlier. They have canceled Containment, but picked up some new dramas. Frequency starring Peyton List, No Tomorrow starring Tori Anderson & Josh Sasse, and Riverdale starring an ensemble including Lili Reinhart, Luke Perry, Marisol Nichols & M├Ądchen Amick. These all join the previously announced MADtv revival. Stay with us for continued updates!


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 May 16-20, 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!


Sunday, May 15, 2016

  • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Catch Wendi on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, May 16, 2016
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Watch Andy on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jason Sudeikis (The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Jason is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He talks about Angry Birds on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Connie Britton (Spin City/Lost at Home/The Fighting Fitzgeralds) - Connie appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Natasha Leggero (Dice/Another Period/Free Agents) - Natasha visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. She also discusses her new film Hard Sell on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony drops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Paul F. Tompkins (DAG) - Paul appears on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Sinbad (A Different World/The Sinbad Show) - Sinbad is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) -Sherri visits The Wendy Williams Show at 12:07am on BET or on your local stations. She also talks about WE's Match Made in Heaven on the AOL Build Show at 3:30pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith (A Different World) - Jada talks about Gotham on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
  • Josh Gad (1600 Penn/Back to You) - Catch Josh on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara (Schitt's Creek) - Eugene and Catherine are guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Andy visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He talks about Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour and on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Amanda Peet (Togetherness/Bent) - Amanda appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Lamorne Morris (New Girl) - Lamorne is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • George Hamilton (Jenny) and Ryan Merriman (The Mommies) - George and Ryan talk about The Congressman on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Martha Plimpton (The Real O'Neals/Raising Hope) - Martha joins Clinton Kelly to whip up a feast in a flash on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Paul Reiser (Mad About You) - Paul talks about Mad About You on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Tom Cavanagh (Ed/Scrubs) - Tom talks about The Flash on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 2pm.
  • Beau Mirchoff (Awkward) - Beau discusses the AOL Build Show at 12pm.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian discusses her new film Don't Think Twice on the AOL Build Show at 4:30pm.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
  • Josh Gad (1600 Penn/Back to You) - Watch Josh on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael (check your listings) and the AOL Build Show at 4pm. He can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM Hits 1 at 10:50am.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • David Schwimmer (Friends) - David visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Margaret Cho (All-American Girl) - Margaret appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Peter Krause (Sports Night) - Peter is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jason Sudeikis (The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Jason appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 4pm.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony drops by The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore at 11:30pm on Comedy Central. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Michael Rapaport (The War at Home) - Michael visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Tom Cavanagh (Ed/Scrubs) - Tom is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Michael Symon fixes a snapshot worthy meal with Wendi on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Krysten talks about Jessica Jones on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin chats on Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
  • Ariana Grande (Sam & Cat/Victorious) - Catch Ariana on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerrod Carmichael (The Carmichael Show) - Jerrod stops by on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Paul Scheer (The League/Fresh Off the Boat) - Paul visits The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • B.J. Novak (The Office) - B.J. visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Marilu Henner (Taxi/Evening Shade) - Marilu appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Margaret Cho (All-American Girl) - Margaret chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jaime Pressly (Mom/Jennifer Falls/My Name Is Earl) - Jaime guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • David Schwimmer (Friends) - David talks about Feed the Beast on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Josh Gad (1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh talks about Angry Birds on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Joe Morton (Grady) - Joe talks about Turn Me Loose on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan talks about ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda is a guest on Chelsea on Netflix.
Friday, May 20, 2016
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Watch Bryan on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Billy visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Krysten appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan & Kel) - Kenan is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girls) - Beth appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Connie Britton (Spin City/Lost at Home/The Fighting Fitzgeralds) - Connie chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Ariana Grande (Sam & Cat/Victorious) - Ariana kicks-off Good Morning America's summer concert series in Central Park's Rumsey Playfield.
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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

Thursday, September 21

The Big Bang Theory - "The Long Distance Dissonance" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The gang is concerned when Sheldon’s former admirer, Dr. Ramona Nowitzki (Riki Lindhome), resurfaces while Amy is away at Princeton.

Mom - "A Few Things and a Hawaiian Funeral" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy and Jill take Emily to see her biological mother, Natasha (Missi Pyle), in rehab where they make a surprising discovery, and Bonnie watches Adam’s dog while he’s out of town.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Recollection Dissipation" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon pushes himself to the limit when he collaborates on projects with Leonard and Wolowitz as well as Amy on the same day. Also, Bernadette is nearing the end of her maternity leave and must return to work.

Mom - "Lockjaw and a Liquid Diet" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy tries to help when Bonnie gets into trouble with the IRS but, realizing she’s in over her head, she encourages Bonnie to seek help from her newfound brother, Ray (Leonard Roberts).

The Guest Book - "Story Nine" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Jacob, an Amish kid on Rumspringa, follows the signs to God's Country and ends up at the cabin, where he is convinced God is directing him to meet the love of his life in any way possible.

Better Things - "Rising" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam clears her head.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 18)

Thursday, September 21

  • Dave Franco (Scrubs/Do Not Disturb) - Catch Dave on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory/Young Sheldon) - Jim appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kaitlin Olson (The Mick/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Kailtin is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 1:45pm.
  • Kyle MacLachlan (Sex and the City) - Kyle visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Amy Landecker (Transparent/The Paul Reiser Show) - Amy stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Minnie Driver (Speechless/About a Boy) - Minnie chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Essence Atkins (Marlon/Mr. Box Office/Are We There Yet?/Half & Half/Smart Guy) - Essence appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) and Zach Woods (Silicon Valley/Playing House/The Office) - Kumail and Zach are guests on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Pamela Adlon (Better Things/The King of Queens/The Facts of Life) - Pamela appears on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie) - Peter is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.