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

Wednesday, May 22

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Kerry Washington joins “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons,’” the live sitcom special coming from late-night host Jimmy Kimmel and television icon Norman Lear. Washington is set to play Helen Willis in the special, airing live WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 (8:00-9:31 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. This historic event will take viewers down memory lane, recreating an original episode from each of the Emmy® Award-winning series “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons.” This legendary night of television will be hosted by Lear and Kimmel, directed by 10-time Emmy winner James Burrows and produced by Sony Pictures Television.

Previously announced stars include Woody Harrelson (Archie Bunker), Marisa Tomei (Edith Bunker), Jamie Foxx (George Jefferson), Wanda Sykes (Louise Jefferson), Ellie Kemper (Gloria Stivic), Will Ferrell (Tom Willis), Justina Machado (Florence Johnston), Ike Barinholtz (Meathead), Sean Hayes (Mr. Lorenzo), Amber Stevens West (Jenny Willis Jefferson), Jovan Adepo (Lionel Jefferson), Anthony Anderson (Uncle Henry), Stephen Tobolowsky (Mr. Bentley) and Jackée Harry (Diane Stockwell).

All About "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After the star-studded live sitcom special “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons,’” “Nightline” will take a special look at the cultural and historical significance of the two iconic series. Participants in the live sitcom special along with modern-day comedians, television stars and journalists reminisce about each show’s groundbreaking impact and legacy.“Nightline” Presents “All About ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’” airs WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 (9:31–10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

The prime-time special features interviews with “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” creator Norman Lear; host and executive producer Jimmy Kimmel and stars Anthony Anderson, Ike Barinholtz, Jackée Harry, Ellie Kemper and Kerry Washington; comedians and actors Raven-Symoné, David Alan Grier, Lil’ Rel and John Amos; original “The Jeffersons” cast member Marla Gibbs; and journalists Deborah Roberts, Chris Connelly, Marc Lamont Hill and Joe Levy.

What We Do in the Shadows - "The Orgy" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Tensions run high as the vampires prepare to host the Biannual Vampire Orgy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 20)

Wednesday, May 22

  • John Travolta (Welcome Back, Kotter) - Watch John and his daughter Ella Bleu on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kaitlyn Dever (Last Man Standing) - Kaitlyn appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She also talks about Booksmart on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • John Lithgow (Trial & Error/Twenty Good Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Beanie Feldstein (What We Do in the Shadows) - Beanie is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She also talks about Booksmart on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • Elizabeth Banks (Scrubs/30 Rock) - Elizabeth visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Bradley Whitford (Happyish/Trophy Wife) - Bradley drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus (Still the King) - Billy Ray appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Logan Browning (Dear White People/Meet the Browns) - Logan is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback/Web Therapy) - Lisa stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Tracy Pollan (Family Ties) - Tracy appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin talks about The Secret Life of Pets 2 on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation) and Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Jenny and Patton talk about The Secret Life of Pets 2 on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Ed Asner (Dead to Me/Center of the Universe/Thunder Alley/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Ed and his son Matt are guests on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April/May)

Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season Alice - The Complete Ninth Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season Evening Shade - The Complete Collection Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons

03/05 - Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season (WBShop.com)
03/12 - Alice - The Complete Ninth Season (WBShop.com)
03/26 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
04/02 - Archer: Danger Island - The Complete Season Nine
04/09 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fifth Season
04/12 - Evening Shade - The Complete Collection
04/16 - The Big C - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
05/07 - Baskets - The Complete Season Three
05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume One
05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume Two
05/14 - The Donna Reed Show - Seasons 1-5
05/14 - Petticoat Junction - Seasons 1-3
05/28 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons
05/28 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Second Season (Blu-ray)
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