Friday, August 05, 2016

ABC at 2016 TCA Summer Press Tour; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 8, 2016)

ABC

We're recapping some of the big news from the ABC portion of the 2016 TCA Summer Press Tour. The ABC Television Network announced pickup orders for summer sensations Celebrity Family Feud, The $100,000 Pyramid, Match Game and To Tell the Truth. ABC has also ordered straight-to-series ten episodes of Skydance Television's all-new Ten Days in the Valley, which will star and be executive produced by Emmy and Golden Globe winner Kyra Sedgwick. Skydance Television anticipates that the series, which is created, written, and executive produced by Tassie Cameron (Rookie Blue), who also serves as showrunner, will debut on ABC in 2017. Ten Days in the Valley marks Sedgwick's return to headlining a drama series following her seven-season tenure on The Closer. It could be a contender for next summer's schedule.

Moving to digital, we have some news for ABCd (ABC Digital) series. ABC Entertainment is announcing that it is ordering additional installments of its new ABCd comedy series Forever 31, created by and starring comedian Iliza Shlesinger; I Can Find $3000 In Your Home, featuring eBay millionaire Linda Lightman; and Newborn Moms, created by and starring Aurora Browne and Nadine Djoury. Additionally, the network has acquired American Koko, from Diarra Kilpatrick and Viola Davis' JuVEe Productions, and I Like You Just the Way I Am, from New York Times best-selling author and actress Jenny Mollen. ABCd series are exclusive to the newly re-launched ABC app for desktop, mobile and connected TV devices. In addition to Forever 31, I Can Find $3000 In Your Home and Newborn Moms, current ABCd series include: All My Gay Friends are Getting Married, Boondoogle, Tastemade's Get Cookin and On The Record.


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. 8-12, 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 8, 2016

  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - Watch David on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Episodes/Friends) - Matt is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Alison Brie (Community) - Alison appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Jason is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Jim guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Marlon Wayans (The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kirstie Alley (Kirstie/Veronica's Closet/Cheers) - Kirstie appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12:07am on BET or on your local stations.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe is a guest on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Brandy Norwood (Zoe Ever After/The Game/Moesha) - Brandy appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) - Simon chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. He also talks about his film Florence Foster Jenkins on the AOL Build Show at 1:15pm.
  • Julie Klausner (Difficult People) - Julie is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) - Jon talks about Ghost Team on the AOL Build Show at 5pm.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
  • Geena Davis (The Geena Davis Show/Buffalo Bill) - Catch Geena on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) and Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jesse and Jane perform Carpool Karaoke on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Steve is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Justin Long (Ed) - Justin stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Natasha Leggero (Another Period/Free Agents) and Riki Lindhome (Another Period) - Natasha and Riki are guests on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Joe Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Joe visits LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Kim Fields (The Facts of Life/Living Single) - Kim appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12:07am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show/Malcolm & Eddie) - Malcolm-Jamal is a guest on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Robyn Lively (Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street/George & Leo) and Sloane Morgan Siegel (Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street) - Robyn and Sloane are guests on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • John Corbett (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/United States of Tara) - John talks about if there will be a My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 and opens up about Garry Marshall on People Now at 8:30am.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
  • Tim Robbins (The Brink) - Watch TIm on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Marc Maron (Maron) - Marc appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • David Krumholtz (Partners/The Trouble with Normal/Chicago Sons) - David is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Adrian Grenier (Entourage) - Adrian drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe visits LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • John Krasinski (The Office) - John is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) - Simon is a guest on Popcorn with Peter Travers on ABC News.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones) - Sarah makes movie night desserts on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Heather Dubrow (Stark Raving Mad) - Heather is a guest on a repeat of Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Ashley Tisdale (Clipped/The Suite Life of Zack & Cody/Clipped) - Ashley discusses her new comedy Amateur Night on People Now at 8:30am.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
  • Andy Garcia (Ballers) - Catch Andy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ben Schwartz (House of Lies/Parks and Recreation) - Ben appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Eric AndrĂ© (Man Seeking Woman/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Eric is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) - Simon visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Ed O'Neill (Modern Family/Married with Children) - Ed stops by LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show/Malcolm & Eddie) - Malcolm-Jamal is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Craig Robinson (Mr. Robinson/The Office) - Craig chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane joins the Chew Crew on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mann & Wife/Mr. Box Office/Out All Night) - Vivica talks about her Hallmark Channel original movie Summer in the City on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Jessie T. Usher (Survivor's Remorse) - Jessie is a guest on a repeat of Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Geena Davis (The Geena Davis Show/Buffalo Bill) - Geena appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Friday, August 12, 2016
  • Mark Consuelos (Hope & Faith) - Watch Mark on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Julie Klausner (Difficult People) - Julie is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Rob Reiner (All in the Family) - Rob is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Thomas Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911) - Thomas appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • David Duchovny (Californication) - David is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Instant Mom/Moesha/It's a Living) - Sheryl guest co-hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Skai Jackson (Bunk'd) - Skai joins the Chew Crew on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) - Simon guest co-hosts a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Marilu Henner (Taxi/Evening Shade) - Marilu appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, October 18

The Big Bang Theory - "The Planetarium Collision" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Amy doesn’t have time to work on super-asymmetry, Sheldon goes to great lengths to ensure she’s available to work with him even it if means accidentally sabotaging her career in the process. Also, Koothrappali doesn’t want Wolowitz to join him in hosting a show at the planetarium. Emmy Award winner Bob Newhart returns as Arthur Jeffries.

Young Sheldon - "A Research Study and Czechoslovakian Wedding Pastries" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Dr. Sturgis (Wallace Shawn) recommends Sheldon and Missy for a university research study on twins, and Mary is unhappy when the test results go to Sheldon’s head.

Mom - "Big Sauce and Coconut Water" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy is certain that Bonnie is in over her head when she invites a freshly paroled Tammy (Kristen Johnston) to stay with them.

Murphy Brown - "Three Shirts to the Wind" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Murphy and the team weigh the pros and cons of accepting the offer to have the first interview with a headline-grabbing former White House senior advisor (David Costabile) who wants to promote his divisive book and agenda on “Murphy in the Morning.” Also, Avery moderates a lively political discussion on his show with locals in Buffalo, N.Y.. Original series cast member Charles Kimbrough returns as Jim Dial in his first of three episodes, and Merle Dandridge guest stars as the team’s arrogant network boss, Diana Macomber.

Superstore - "Toxic Workplace" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) get combative to keep their new relationship hidden from their co-workers. Meanwhile, Glenn (Mark McKinney) spirals when he learns Kelly (Kelly Stables) wants to transfer to a new store, and Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) struggles to organize a Cloud 9 carpool.

The Good Place - "Jeremy Bearimy" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The group explores the three main branches of ethical thought.

Will & Grace - "Tex and the City" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Will (Eric McCormack) and Jack (Sean Hayes) visit Jack’s grandson, Skip (guest star Samuel Faraci), in Texas to watch him perform at his church’s talent show. But when Jack learns Skip plans on singing “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend,” he becomes afraid for his grandson’s safety. Karen (Megan Mullally) tags along to check out the portion of the border wall she sponsored, only to discover that Beverley Leslie (guest star Leslie Jordan) has claimed it as his own. Back home, Grace (Debra Messing) and Noah (guest star David Schwimmer) try to figure out if something is wrong in their relationship because their numerous attempts to have sex have failed.

I Feel Bad - "I'm Vain A.F." (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
An upcoming launch party at GamePunch throws Emet’s vanity into overdrive. Intent on scrubbing a bad picture off the company website, Emet is dead set on redeeming herself and getting the perfect photo at this year’s party – that means getting her hair done, professional make-up and toning up a problem area: her husband.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 15)

Thursday, October 18

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Catch Julia on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On/Starved) - Laura stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - John appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Meredith Hagner (Search Party/Men at Work) - Meredith is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Maya Rudolph (Forever/Up All Night) - Maya drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Stockard Channing (Out of Practice/The Stockard Channing Show/Stockard Channing in Just Friends) - Stockard visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jenna Fischer (Splitting Up Together/The Office) - Jenna appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • John Stamos (Grandfathered/Jake in Progress/Full House) - John talks about You on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Fishman and Maya Lynne Robinson (The Conners/Roseanne) - Michael and Maya Lynne are guests on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET. Michael and Lecy Goranson can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM.
  • John Goodman (The Conners/Roseanne/The Trouble in Normal, Ohio) - John talks about The Big Lebowski reunion on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Bailee Madison (Trophy Wife) - Bailey talks about Hallmark Channel's Good Witch: Tale of Two Hearts on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (September/October)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season Step by Step - The Complete Second Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season

09/04 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season 12
09/04 - Mom - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Superstore - Season Three
09/04 - Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season
09/11 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray)
09/11 - The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - People of Earth - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - Community - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
09/18 - Step by Step - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fourth Season
09/25 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series
09/25 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season
10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
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