Friday, November 11, 2016

Barbara Eden Gets Animated on Nickelodeon; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 14, 2016)

Summer and Shine

Legendary TV icon Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeannie) revisits her genie roots and gets animated in a brand-new episode of Nickelodeon's hit preschool series Shimmer and Shine. In "The Crystal Queen," premiering Friday, Nov. 18, at 11 a.m. (ET/PT), Eden plays Empress Caliana, a quirky genie empress and mentor to Samira, the genie princess. When power-hungry sorceress Zeta traps Samira in a magical crystal cave, Shimmer, Shine and Leah team up with Empress Caliana to save the day. Shimmer and Shine follows the adventures of twin genies-in-training, Shimmer and Shine, and features a social-emotional curriculum highlighting the importance of teamwork, resilience and overcoming obstacles. Shimmer and Shine currently ranks as the number-one preschool show in its timeslot across all TV.



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 Nov. 14-18, 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, November 12, 2016

  • Alan Ruck (Spin City) - Alan will be featured on Oprah: Where Are They Now? at 10pm ET/PT on OWN.
Monday, November 14, 2016
  • Billy Bob Thornton (Hearts Afire) - Watch Billy Bob on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He also talks about Bad Santa 2 on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am. The cast of Bad Santa 2 will be on the AOL Build ShoW at 1pm.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Billy visits Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Adrian Grenier (Entourage) - Adrian appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Arden Myrin (Working) - Arden is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly) - Billy guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle talks about Window Warriors on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT and on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Katey Sagal (8 Simple Rules/Married with Children) - Katey talks about Bleed For This on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James talks about Hallmark's I'll Be Home for Christmas on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys, Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) and Mike Epps (Uncle Buck/Survivor's Remorse) - The Original Kings of Comedy reunite on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Ben Vereen (Webster) - Ben is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
  • Billy Bob Thornton (Hearts Afire) - Catch Billy Bob on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about Bad Santa 2 on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Friends) - Matt is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Emeril Lagasse (Emeril) - Emeril will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ben Vereen (Webster) - Ben is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Lori Loughlin (Fuller House/Full House) - Lori talks about why Michael Phelps was over her house on People Now at 8:30am.
  • George Lopez (Lopez/Saint George/George Lopez) - George is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Fortune Feimster (The Mindy Project) - Fortune appears on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Billy is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Jack Griffo (The Thundermans) - Jack appears on the AOL Build Show 11am.
  • Juliette Lewis (I Married Dora) - Juliette is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Watch Michael on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Thomas Haden Church (Divorce/Wings) - Thomas visits Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Dan Fogler (Man Up!) - Dan stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. He also talks about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Ashton stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Skylar Astin (Graves/Ground Floor) - Skylar is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jessie T. Usher (Survivor's Remorse) - Jessie appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Andrew Rannells (Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch/Clarissa Explains It All) - Melissa talks about Broadcast Christmas on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Tim Allen (Last Man Standing/Home Improvement) - Tim is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Alia Shawkat (Search Party/Arrested Development) - Alia appears on the AOL Build Show 12pm.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Catch Billy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent/Arrested Development/The Larry Sanders Show) - Jeffrey visits Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!), Norm Macdonald (Norm) and Rob Schneider (Rob) - David, Norm and Rob are guests on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah is a guest on Chelsea on Netflix.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James talks about Hallmark's I'll Be Home for Christmas on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Billy joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Danica stops by a special holiday primetime Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 8pm ET/PT.
  • Tony Danza (Who's the Boss?/Taxi) - Tony will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Sinbad (A Different World/The Sinbad Show) - Sinbad is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Margaret Cho (All-American Girl) - Margaret appears on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 5pm.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry will be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
Friday, November 18, 2016
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love) - Watch Jamie Lee on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Friends) - Matt appears on Chelsea on Netflix.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi visits Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Danica is a guest on a rebroadcast of a special holiday Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT. She also talks about My Christmas Dream on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Dan Fogler (Man Up!) - Dan chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • David Alan Grier (The Carmichael Show/Bad Teacher/Life with Bonnie/DAG) - David is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick talks about Loving on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) - Sarah is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry will be on Good Morning Football on the NFL Network.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, October 24

The Middle - "Halloween VIII: Orson Murder Mystery" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Halloween approaches, Frankie discovers that a woman had died in the bathtub of the Heck house close to 50 years ago; Frankie and Brick become convinced that she was murdered and, much to Mike’s chagrin, attempt to track down and find the murderer. Meanwhile, Axl and Lexie become frustrated over losing their alone time when Sue insists on hanging out with them wherever they go.

Fresh Off the Boat - "It's a Plastic Pumpkin, Louis Huang" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
On Halloween, Louis is disappointed that Evan doesn’t take his childish delight in the holiday; Eddie and the gang plot to crash a cool older girl’s party; Jessica and Emery are spooked when they hear a strange man’s voice emanating from Grandma’s room, and things get even creepier when a mysterious group of costumed strangers whisk Grandma away, making them suspect the supernatural worst.

black-ish - "Advance to Go (Collect $200)" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dre brings everyone together for a rowdy family game night and the competition is fierce. The game of choice is Monopoly and as the night progresses, alliances are formed and some are pushed to their limits. Meanwhile, Bow makes it clear how she feels about Junior’s girlfriend.

The Mayor - "City Hall-oween" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
As Halloween approaches, Mayor Courtney Rose and Police Chief Fox (Kristen Johnston) find themselves at odds on how to handle the community’s first annual spook-tacular celebration at City Hall. During the night of the bash, it dawns on Courtney that throwing a party to keep kids safe doesn’t address the bigger issues in Fort Grey and plans to work with Chief Fox going forward. Meanwhile, Dina gets into the spirit by dressing up as Congresswoman Maxine Waters, while Jermaine and T.K. set out to prank Val who has the last laugh when she outsmarts the guys at their own game.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 23)

Tuesday, October 24

  • Ted Danson (The Good Place/Becker/Cheers) - Catch Ted on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World) - Sabrina is a musical guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody/The Suite Life on Deck) - Cole visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C) - Gabourey chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael drops by The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette talks about her LA road rage, her love life and more on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/CafĂ© Americain/One Day at a Time) - Valerie is in the kitchen with three super-easy slow cooker dishes – like Sloppy Joes and a Pasta Bake on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Joanna Garcia Swisher (Reba/Better with You) - Joanna talks about her show Kevin (Probably) Saves the World – and her friendship with Lea Michele on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Denis Leary (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/The Job) - Denis is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 4pm.
  • J. B. Smoove (The Millers/'Til Death/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - J. B. is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Debra appears on Daily Pop on E! at 12pm.


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