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

Tuesday, December 11

The Conners - "O Sister, Where Art Thou?" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Becky helps Harris keep a secret from Darlene, it opens up a can of worms that causes a rift between the two sisters. Jackie supports Peter with his Nordic history project, and Dan reunites with an old friend.

The Kids Are Alright - "Christmas 1972" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Peggy’s successful brother, Tom, drops in for Christmas, Mike immediately oozes with jealousy. Thus begins Mike’s one-sided competition with Tom, using his kids as pawns to help. After Tom gives the Clearys an extravagant Christmas gift, pride prevents Mike from taking it – putting him at odds with the rest of the family. Meanwhile, Timmy mistakenly receives $100 from his great-aunt for Christmas and contemplates whether he should do “the right thing” or keep it. Elsewhere, Eddie forgets to get Wendi a Christmas present and panic sets in.

black-ish - "Christmas in Theater Eight" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The Johnsons have a tradition of going to the movies on Christmas and they can never agree on what to see. Dre wants to see an important film about Rosa Parks, but they all want to see the latest action-packed superhero blockbuster. Meanwhile, Junior becomes embarrassed about taking a gap year after he runs into his ex-girlfriend Megan at the theater.

Splitting Up Together - "Messy" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After Lena and Vlad’s unexpected kiss, things get more complicated as they begin their new work partnership while working with a new client. Elsewhere, Martin goes to Paige’s house for more privacy and gets a glimpse into what a more typical divorced home life is, causing him to become uneasy. Back at home, Mason and Mae go head-to-head after Mae finds out that Mason has a crush on a pretentious girl at school.

The Guest Book - "Everybody Loves Clark" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Tommy surprises Nikki with a spontaneous wedding ceremony; both are blithely oblivious to the fact that Vivian is kidnapping their child; some familiar faces from Mt. Trace return to sort things out.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 10)

Tuesday, December 11

  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk/Search Party) - Catch Ron on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Adam Pally (Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Adam is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless) - Vanessa stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen/The Ellen Show) - Ellen drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Maura Tierney (NewsRadio) - Maura is a guest on E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Kathy Bates (Disjointed) - Kathy chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That 70s Show) - Ashton guest co-hosts The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Eugene Levy (Schitt's Creek/Greg the Bunny/Hiller and Diller) and Catherine O'Hara (Schitt's Creek) - Eugene and Catherine are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso and his wife Angela discuss holiday hacks on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah talks about Second Act on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela talks about The Good Place on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Dan Bucatinsky (Marry Me/Web Therapy/The Comeback) - Dan talks about Second Act on People Now at 12pm.
  • Marlo Thomas (That Girl) - Marlo discusses the season of giving thanks and the amazing efforts of St. Jude on the BUILD Series at 2pm.


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The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection Alice - The Complete Eighth Season Step by Step - The Complete Third Season

10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
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10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
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10/23 - Alice - The Complete Eighth Season
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Two
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Three
10/31 - The Bad News Bears - The Complete Series - All 26 Episodes
11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/16 - Man with a Plan - Season One
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
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