Friday, July 29, 2016

VH1 Classic Renaming to MTV Classic; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 1, 2016)

MTV Classic

MTV announced it will rebrand VH1 Classic as MTV Classic. MTV Classic will feature an eclectic mix of fan-favorite MTV series and music programming drawn from across its rich history, with a special focus on the 1990s and early 2000s. The rebrand takes effect on Monday, August 1 - 35 years to the day that MTV first debuted - at 6:00 a.m. when MTV Classic will air "MTV Hour One," MTV's first hour of programming from 1981. On Monday, August 1, MTV Classic will again re-air "MTV Hour One" at 12:00 p.m. ET before airing the Total Request Live retrospective The TRL Decade. Following will be a marathon of some of the most memorable episodes of MTV Unplugged - many of which haven't aired in years - including artists Bob Dylan, Alice In Chains, Erykah Badu, Oasis, Neil Young, Nirvana and more, that will lead into a primetime animated programming block including Daria, Beavis & Butt-head and Aeon Flux. "MTV Hour One" will also air on MTV's Facebook page via Facebook Live.

At launch, the network will feature primetime "from the vault" programming blocks Mondays through Thursdays from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. that will include series such as Daria, Beavis & Butt-head, Aeon Flux, Run's House, Pimp My Ride, Cribs, Jackass, Punk'd, Wonder Showzen, Clone High and more. Every Friday, MTV Classic will feature classic music series in primetime including MTV Unplugged, Storytellers, live music performances and more. On the weekends, the network will serve up binge-worthy marathons of fan favorites including full seasons of The Real World, Laguna Beach, Road Rules and more. Additionally, MTV Classic will continue to run movies, concerts and music videos from the past that speak to the last three decades of music.


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 Aug. 1-5, 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, August 1, 2016

  • Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) - Watch Simon on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about Florence Foster Jenkins on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Shiri Appleby (Sunday Dinner) Constance Zimmer (Entourage/Good Morning, Miami) - Shiri and Constance are guests on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. They also talk about UnREAL on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. Constance will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanjiani and Zach Woods (Silicon Valley) - Thomas, Kumail and Zach are guests on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jack Black (The Brink) - Jack appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Olivia is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Will and the cast of Suicide Squad are guests on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jessie T. Usher (Survivor's Remorse) - Jessie shares his One Last Thing on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Anna Gunn (Down the Shore) - Anna is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher (Take My Wife) - Cameron and Rhea discuss their new Seeso original comedy series Take My Wife on the AOL Build Show at 2:30pm.
  • John Corbett (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/United States of Tara/Sex and the City) - John discusses his role of Flash, the much-acclaimed former lead guitarist of The Heathens, the band he formed with Johnny (Denis Leary) in the FX hit comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll on the AOL Build Show at 4pm.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Catch Will on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Mark Consuelos (Hope & Faith) - Mark visits Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Craig Robinson (Mr. Robinson/The Office) - Craig visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about Morris From America on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Bradley Cooper (Kitchen Confidential) - Bradley drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Paul Feig (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch/The Jackie Thomas Show) - Paul appears on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Milana Vayntrub (Other Space) - Milana is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Steve appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Suzy Nakamura (Dr. Ken/Help Me Help You/Daddio) - Suzy stops by Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • John Corbett (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/United States of Tara/Sex and the City) - John can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on Sirius XM at 10:20am.
  • Thomas Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911) - Thomas guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Eve (Eve) - Eve appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show/Thunder Alley) - Ed is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
  • Aziz Ansari (Master of None/Parks and Recreation) - Watch Aziz on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Carla Gugino (The Brink/Spin City) - Carla is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Denis Leary (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/The Job) - Denis appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Will and the cast of Suicide Squad are guests on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Josh Gad (1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Anna Gunn (Down the Shore) - Anna is a guest on Popcorn with Peter Travers on ABC News.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • John Corbett (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/United States of Tara/Sex and the City) - John stops by People Now at 8:30am.
  • Craig Bierko (Unhitched/Madman of the People/Sydney) - Craig is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Suburgatory) - Cheryl talks about Nine Lives on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 10am.
Thursday, August 4, 2016
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Catch Anthony on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Hahn (Happyish/Free Agents) - Kathryn is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Josh Gad (1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Carla Gugino (The Brin/Spin City) - Carla visits LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • David Alan Grier (The Carmichael Show/Bad Teacher/Life with Bonnie/DAG) - David is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12:00am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Regina King (227) - Regina appears on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri guest co-hosts a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones) - Sarah prepares easy baking treats for children on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Suburgatory) - Cheryl is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Denis Leary (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/The Job) - Denis stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry guest co-hosts Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Adam Pally (The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Adam talks about Joshy on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 3:30pm.
  • Tony Danza (Who's the Boss?/Taxi) - Tony will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
Friday, August 5, 2016
  • George Lopez (Lopez/Saint George/George Lopez) - Watch George on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Denis Leary (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/The Job) - Denis is a guest on Chelsea on Netflix.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James appears on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Reno 911!) - Niecy is a guest on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Busy Phillips (Cougar Town) - Busy gives a Flashback Friday to her audition tape from Freaks and Geeks on People Now at 8:30am.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (December/January)

American Dad! - Volume 11 Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One

12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season
01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, January 24

The Middle - "A Tough Pill to Swallow" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When a devastated Sue discovers that she has been kicked out of college because she forgot to renew her financial aid, Mike tries to come to her rescue and convince a tough college bursar to reinstate her. Meanwhile, having only taken oral liquid medication all of his life, a frustrated Frankie does everything in her power to teach Brick how to swallow a pill when he gets an ear infection; and Hutch becomes angry with Axl after he keeps driving the Winnebago without permission to Orson to visit new girlfriend April – leaving Hutch without any means of transportation to get to class.

American Housewife - "Art Show" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Anna-Kat draws a super plus-sized portrait of Katie for the school art show, Katie sets out to retrieve it by any means necessary. Meanwhile, with Katie away, Doris is left in charge of Oliver and Taylor. She’s determined to whip them into shape with her Tiger Mom skills, but she may have met her match.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Coming From America" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Louis flies the entire family to Taiwan in an effort to make things right with Gene (Ken Jeong). Upon meeting Gene’s beautiful fiancĂ©, Margaret, and seeing the wonderful life he has built for himself, Louis questions whether his life in Orlando is just as great as it could be in Taiwan. Meanwhile, Jessica takes Eddie, Emery and Evan to her favorite childhood locales, including Dihua Street and Shilin Night Market.

The Real O'Neals - "The Real Match" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Jimmy recruits a reluctant Kenny to join his wrestling team for a one-time match, a surprise victory gives him the confidence to join the team full time to become the first, openly gay athlete at St. Barklays. Kenny’s newfound stardom makes Jimmy feel a bit replaced, but when an opponent refuses to wrestle his brother, Jimmy puts his feelings aside and rallies the team around Kenny. Meanwhile, Pat injures his back trying to help Eileen prepare for a weekend getaway, but things only get worse when she tries to be the perfect caregiver to impress VP Murray but fails miserably.

New Girl - "The Hike" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
While on a day hike, Jess and Robby (guest star Nelson Franklin) discover something unexpected about their relationship. Also, Winston throws a surprise welcome home party for Aly (guest star Nasim Pedrad). Meanwhile, Schmidt and Cece fail to impress their new neighbors.

The Mick - "The Master" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
All hell breaks loose, as the kids fight over who will take the master bedroom. Also, Mickey pursues a wealthy businessman who quickly discovers that she is not the prize he thought she was.

Teachers - "Stranger Danger" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
There’s a trespasser at Fillmore and a new security guard is hired. Ms. Snap and Ms. Bennigan hold a “Women Empowering Women” workshop, Mrs. Adler takes stranger danger too far, and Ms. Watson purchases a male safety dummy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 23)

Tuesday, January 24

  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Catch Retta on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Claudia O'Doherty (Love) - Claudia is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) - John talks about Patriots Day on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette visits Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jennifer Esposito (Samantha Who?/Spin City) - Jennifer appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) - Justina talks about the new Netflix series One Day at a Time on the AOL Build Show at 12pm.