Friday, November 18, 2016

Bounce TV Acquires The Cosby Show for December; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 21, 2016)

The Cosby Show

For the first time in well over a year, The Cosby Show will be back on television this December. Bounce TV has acquired the rights to the '80s classic starring Bill Cosby. The sitcom will begin on December 19, airing weekdays at 6:00pm & 6:30pm. This will be the first time the sitcom has aired on a digital multicast network. Bounce TV previously aired reruns of the '90s Bill Cosby sitcom, Cosby. Of course with the sexual allegations against Bill Cosby, all of his series were removed on television by July 2015, as networks like Centric and TV Land removed The Cosby Show from its lineup, while Aspire TV stopped airing the '70s sitcom The Bill Cosby Show. Bounce TV has issued this statement regarding their decision to air The Cosby Show:

"Following the results of a qualitative research study which indicated demand from a vast majority of Bounce viewers to see The Cosby Show on television again, the network has made the decision to begin airing the series next month. While we take very seriously the accusations against Bill Cosby, our research showed that African-American consumers see a distinction between Bill Cosby, the man, and the iconic TV character Cliff Huxtable. Research and direct viewer feedback were the deciding factors in the network’s decision to move forward. The desire among African Americans to see the show on TV again is being reinforced on social media based upon overwhelmingly positive viewer response since the announcement."



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 19, 2016

  • Billy Ray Cyrus (Still the King) and Danielle Spencer (What's Happening!!) - Billy Ray and Danielle will be featured on Oprah: Where Are They Now? at 10pm ET/PT on OWN.
Monday, November 21, 2016
  • Shia LaBeouf (Even Stevens) - Watch Shia on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jason Sudeikis (Son of Zorn/The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Jason appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Billy is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Max Greenfield (New Girl/Modern Men) - Max guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Maura Tierney (NewsRadio/The Van Dyke Show) - Maura talks about The Affair on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Molly Ringwald (Townies/The Facts of Life) - Molly will be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Billy Bob Thornton (Hearts Afire) - Billy Bob talks about Bad Santa 2 on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Tate Donovan (Partners) - Donovan will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Debi Mazar (Younger/Entourage/Working) - Debi is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) and Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Watch Kristen Neil on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Scott Patterson (Aliens in America) - Scott visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Matt Braunger (Up All Night) - Matt is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Max Greenfield (New Girl/Modern Men) - Max guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Kristin Davis (Sex and the City) - Kristin chats about the Hallmark movie A Heavenly Christmas on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings. She will also be on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Lauren Graham (The Odd Couple/Conrad Bloom/Townies) - Lauren appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Emeril Lagasse (Emeril) - Emeril the most-requested Thanksgiving questions on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Billy Bob Thornton (Hearts Afire) - Billy Bob will be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy appears on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. She also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. Finally, she will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Nicolas Bechtel and Cerina Vincent (Stuck in the Middle) - Nicolas and Cerina are guests on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
  • Danny DeVito (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Taxi) - Watch Danny on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Max Greenfield (New Girl/Modern Men) - Max appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Billy is a guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Dana Carvey (One of the Boys) - Dana visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Arden Myrin (Working) - Arden is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Joe Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Joe guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Kristin Davis (Sex and the City) - Kristin discusses A Heavenly Christmas, a Hallmark Hall of Fame original movie, on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT and on People Now at 8:30am.
  • John O'Hurley (Seinfeld/The Mullets) - John talks about The National Dog Show on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on People Now at 8:30am.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James, star of the Hallmark Channel original movie I'll Be Home for Christmas, cooks black bean pudding on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Luis Guzman (How to Make it in America/Luis) - Luis is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Bernadette Peters (Mozart in the Jungle/All's Fair) - Bernadette talks about Mozart in the Jungle on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Mary McCormack (Welcome to the Family) - Mary is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Harry Hamlin (Movie Stars) - Harry appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Betsy Brandt (Life in Pieces/The Michael J. Fox Show) - Betsy appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Leah Remini (The King of Queens/The Family Tools/The Exes) - Leah is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Scott Patterson (Aliens in America) - Scott appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) and Albert Tsai (Dr. Ken/Trophy Wife) - Watch Ken and Albert on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kevin James (Kevin Can Wait/The King of Queens) - Catch Kevin on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Andy appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jason Sudeikis (Son of Zorn/The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Jason is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Mark Consuelos (Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Juliette Lewis (I Marrie Dora) - Juliette appears on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
Friday, November 25, 2016
  • Elijah Wood (Wilfred) - Watch Elijah on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Billy Bob Thornton (Hearts Afire) - Billy Bob appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • J.K. Simmons (Growing Up Fisher/The Family Tools) - J.K. appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Craig Bierko (Unhitched/Madman of the People/Sydney) - Craig is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Jill Kargman (Odd Mom Out) - Jill chats on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim, star of Once Upon a Sesame Christmas, talks about why Elmo is just like Jimmy Fallon on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Peter Engel (Producer of Saved by the Bell/Hang Time/City Guys) - Peter will be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, June 20

The Big Bang Theory - "The Decision Reverberation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Koothrappali is worried people won’t take him seriously in his own field after publishing a paper that suggests he may have discovered alien life. Also, Leonard wants to be the principal investigator on a plasma physics study.

Young Sheldon - "Albert Einstein and the Story of Another Mary" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Inspired by his hero, Albert Einstein, Sheldon tries his hand at the violin. Also, Mary and Meemaw secretly buy a pregnancy test when Mary thinks she’s pregnant.

Life in Pieces - "Letter Promise Adult Seventy" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Matt and Colleen treat Jen and Greg to a fancy dinner as a “thank you” for writing a recommendation letter, Jen and Greg are mortified when they realize they never wrote it. Also, Sophia asks Tim and Heather to get her a pig; Clementine wants Tyler to stop going to his pediatrician for medical care now that he is an adult; and John’s parents decide to get a divorce.

Life in Pieces - "Clean Pens Grandma Guys" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Jen and Greg hire Edna (Mary Pat Gleason), the cleaning lady who has worked for John and Joan for years, Jen is horrified at her strange habits. Also, Matt, Heather, and Greg race to find the valuable souvenir pens John brought them when they were kids; Lucas is terrified of Joan; and when Tim invites Matt over to watch a sporting event on television, it takes a weird turn.

Baskets - "Baby Chip" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Chip picks up Pedialyte.

Bunk'd - "Who da Boss? Lou da Boss!" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Lou takes over as director of Camp Kikiwaka and welcomes new camper Gwen and camp counselors Noah and Ava.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 17)

Thursday, June 20

  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Catch Kumail on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/The Louie Show/Life with Louie) - Louie is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about Baskets on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Cobie Smulders (Friends from College/How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie speaks about the film Spider-man: Far from Home on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Brie Larson (United States of Tara/Raising Dad) and Bradley Cooper (Kitchen Confidential) - The Ellen DeGeneres Show has favorite moments with actors who star in superhero films, including Brie and Bradley, so check your local listings.
  • Diedrich Bader (American Housewife/The Drew Carey Show) - Diedrich appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Tony Hale (Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony talks about Toy Story 4 on People Now at 12pm.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) and Tim Allen (Last Man Standing/Home Improvement) - Tom and Tim talk about Toy Story 4 on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Justin Long (The Conners/F Is for Family/Ed) - Justin talks about Life is Short on Access Live, so check your local listings.


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