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, April 25

The Big Bang Theory - "The Decision Reverberation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
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 - "A Political Campaign and a Candy Land Cheater" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Unhappy that school funds are going towards football rather than academics, Sheldon decides to run for class president.

Mom - "Triple Dip and an Overhand Grip" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie and Tammy revisit childhood memories on a trip to their old foster home. Also, Christy and Jill regret accepting a date with two guys from their AA meeting.

Life in Pieces - "Misery Turd Name Pills" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
While Joan is bedridden recovering from surgery, she persuades Sophia to spend time with her, which she quickly regrets. Also, Jen and Greg select a name for their new baby only to learn that Matt and Colleen chose the same one; Colleen and Matt invite the family over to get to know Morgan (Joey King); and Heather has a new business idea.

Superstore - "QuinceaƱera" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jonah (Ben Feldman) struggles to find his place at Amy’s (America Ferrera) daughter Emma’s quinceaƱera, while Dina (Lauren Ash) proves very popular with some teenage boys. Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) and Mateo (Nico Santos) are obsessed with seeing Amy cry.

A.P. Bio - "Sweet Low Road" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When budget cuts threaten to gut Whitlock and put his job in jeopardy, Jack recruits Mary, Stef, and Michelle to take down the Superintendent. Durbin plans an appeal to the heart, while the students plan an appeal to the soul.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Tickling Clocks" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
In an episode that takes place in real time, Jake and the squad must track down a hacker who has infiltrated the Nine-Nine's servers. Rosa deals with relationship issues. Hitchcock and Scully attempt to cook the perfect lasagna.

Abby's - "Mail Bin" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Abby finds a letter from her estranged father in a pile of unopened mail and opens up to the group about their fraught relationship.

Better Things - "The Unknown" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam gets theatrical.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 22)

Thursday, April 25

  • Paul Rudd (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/Wild Oats) - Catch Paul on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Susan Kelechi Watson (Louie) - Susan is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lake Bell (Bless This Mess/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/How to Make It in America) - Lake visits E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan (Tacoma PD) - Steve and Kevin are guests on E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Bradley Cooper (Kitchen Confidential) - Bradley stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Diedrich Bader (American Housewife/Veep/The Drew Carey Show) - Diedrich visits The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Margo Martindale (The Millers) - Margo appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James talks about Life in Pieces on People Now at 12pm.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Laurie Metcalf (The Conners/The McCarthys/Getting On/Roseanne) - Laurie talks about Hillary & Clinton on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on the BUILD SERIES at 3pm.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali is a guest on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) and Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) - Billy and Ben talk about Standing Up, Falling Down on the BUILD Series at 1pm.


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Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season Alice - The Complete Ninth Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season

02/05 - Family Guy - Part 1 - Volumes 1-5
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 2 - Volumes 6-10
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 3 - Seasons 10-14
02/05 - First Lady of Television - Betty White Collection (40 rare and acclaimed episodes from her early days in television)
02/05 - Mama's Family - Seasons 1-6 - The Complete Series
02/12 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-3 (Blu-ray)
02/12 - Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season
02/26 - What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season
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)
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