Friday, November 25, 2016

Remembering Florence Henderson, America's Favorite TV Mom; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 28, 2016)

Florence Henderson

Actress Florence Henderson, who was best known for her role as Carol Brady in The Brady Bunch, has died. She died on November 24 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, surrounded by family and friends. The cause of death was heart failure. She had been hospitalized on November 23. Ms. Henderson was 82.

Henderson's career began on stage. She performed in musicals, such as the touring production of Oklahoma! and South Pacific at Lincoln Center. Her early Broadway roles included Wish You Were Here, Fanny and The Girl Who Came to Supper.

Some of her early television guest appearances included I Spy and The U.S. Steel Hour. She was a regular on the short-lived live weekly music show Sing Along in 1958. In 1959, she co-hosted Oldsmobile Music Theatre with Bill Hayes. She was a regular guest on Tonight Starring Jack Paar from 1958-1962. Henderson became the first woman to guest host The Tonight Show in 1962 after Jack Paar left as the show's host. She was a "Today Girl", doing weather and light news on The Today Show in 1959-1960.

The Brady Bunch

She starred as matriarch Carol Brady on the popular ABC sitcom The Brady Bunch, which aired for five seasons from 1969-1974. The series revolved around a large blended family with six children. It starred Robert Reed, Ann B. Davis, Barry Williams, Maureen McCormick, Christopher Knight, Eve Plumb, Mike Lookinland and Susan Olsen.

Henderson reprised her Carol Brady role in many spin-offs and TV movies. The Brady Bunch Hour was a variety show, which aired on ABC from 1976-1977. The Brady Girls Get Married 1981 TV reunion movie led to the short-lived sitcom The Brady Brides. A Very Brady Christmas was the highest-rated television film of 1988. The Bradys was a short-lived drama, which aired on CBS in 1990. She performed the third version of the theme song. In 1995, she had a cameo as Grandma (Carol's mother) in The Brady Bunch Movie.

Some of her later sitcom guest appearances included The Love Boat, Police Squad!, Alice, It's Garry Shandling's Show, Day by Day (as Carol Brady), Dave's World (as Beth's mom, Maggie Colby), Roseanne, Ellen, The King of Queens, Samantha Who?, Happily Divorced, 30 Rock, Trophy Wife, Instant Mom and K.C. Undercover.

Henderson hosted her own talk show, The Florence Henderson Show, and cooking show, Who's Cooking with Florence Henderson, on Retirement Living TV (RLTV). She co-hosted the talk show Later Today on NBC from 1999-2000.

Florence Henderson - Dancing with the Stars

She competed on the eleventh season of Dancing with the Stars in 2010. Henderson and Maureen McCormick performed a Brady Bunch-themed number in week two of this season. She appeared in the studio audience on November 21 to support McCormick.

Survivors include her four children, daughters Barbara and Elizabeth, sons Joseph and Robert; ten grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The Archive of American Television conducted an extensive interview with her in 1999.

Ms. Henderson was a lovely lady. She played Carol Brady to perfection. Mrs. Brady was a mother to us all. We thank her for all of the laughter and entertainment she brought us over the years. She will be deeply missed.

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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. 28-Dec. 2 , 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, November 28, 2016

  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - Watch America on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Friends) - Matt appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Reba McEntire (Reba/Malibu Country) - Reba guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Billy guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • James Marsden (30 Rock/Boogies Diner) - James is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso appears on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Martha Plimpton (The Real O'Neals/Raising Hope) - Martha chats on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane tries to "Stump the Rach" on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy is on The Dr. Oz Show with the best medicine she has to offer…laughter, so check your local listings. She will also be on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia is a guest on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Leah Remini (The King of Queens/The Family Tools/The Exes) - Leah talks about Scientology and the Aftermath on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am. She will also be on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Catch Anna on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Alia Shawkat (Search Party/Arrested Development) - Alia appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Chelsey Crisp (Fresh Off the Boat) - Chelsey is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Dana Carvey (One of the Boys) - Dana appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Lauren Graham (The Odd Couple/Conrad Bloom/Townies) and Scott Patterson (Aliens in America) - Lauren and Scott talk about Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life on NBC's Today in the 7-9am hour. Lauren will also be on in the 9am and 10am hours.
  • Shia LaBeouf (Even Stevens) - Shia talks about Man Down on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe is a guest on a repeat of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Scott Patterson (Aliens in America) - Scott discusses Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life on the AOL Build Show at 12:30pm. He can also be heard on The Morning Mash Up on Sirius XM.
  • The Cast of Mozart in the Jungle - Gael Garcia Bernal, Lola Kirke, Malcolm McDowell, Bernadette Peters, Hannah Dune and Monica Belluci are guests on the AOL Build Show at 5pm.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Watch Ken on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Michael Ian Black (Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/The Jim Gaffigan Show/Ed) and Janeane Garofalo ( Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp) - Michael and Janeane are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Tim Daly (Wings) - Tim talks about Madam Secretary on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Jennifer Aniston (Friends) - Jennifer is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jamie Lynn Sigler (Guys with Kids/Entourage) - Jamie chats on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Marcus Scribner and Yara Shahidi (black-ish) - Marcus and Yara are guests on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Scott Patterson (Aliens in America) - Scott appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Kristin Davis (Sex and the City) - Kristin dishes on the rumored Sex and the City spin-off on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Ricky Schroder (Silver Spoons) - Ricky talks about Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Betsy Brandt (Life in Pieces/The Michael J. Fox Show) - Betsy appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Marissa Jaret Winokur (Retired at 35/Stacked) - Marissa is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Martin visits Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie appears on a repeat of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Nadine Velazquez (My Name Is Earl) - Nadine talks about The Bounce Back on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
  • Lauren Graham (The Odd Couple/Conrad Bloom/Townies) - Catch Lauren on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Anne Heche (The Michael J. Fox Show/Save Me) - Anne appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea visits Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Kristen Schaal (The Last Man on Earth/Bob's Burgers/30 Rock) - Kristen is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) - Simon visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Leah Remini (The King of Queens/The Family Tools/The Exes) - Leah stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She will also be on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sally Field (Gidget/The Flying Nun) - Sally is a guest on Chelsea on Netflix.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Hilary Duff (Younger/Lizzie McGuire) - Hilary guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Mark Consuelos (Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T.J. is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Nico appears on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Keesha Sharp (Are We There Yet?/Girlfriends) - Keesha is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia makes cranberry cornbread bites and tells why there is an alpaca in the studio on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Colin Ferguson (Coupling/Then Came You) - Colin guest co-hosts Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Nadine Velazquez (My Name Is Earl) - Nadine is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
Friday, December 2, 2016
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Watch Chelsea on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) - John appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Andrew Rannells (Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men/The Powers That Be/Bosom Buddies) - Holland chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) - Melissa appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall stops by LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Scott Patterson (Aliens in America) - Scott is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Quinn (Bunk'd) - Kevin appears on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Miss Piggy (The Muppets) - NBC's Today catches up with Miss Piggy in the 10am hour.
  • Gaby Hoffmann (Transparent/Someone Like Me) - Gaby appears on Chelsea on Netflix.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, December 16

Will & Grace - "Grandpa Jack" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jack (Sean Hayes) is stunned to learn that his estranged son, Elliot (guest star Michael Angarano) has a son of his own, Skip (guest star Jet Jurgensmeyer). Moreover, Skip needs the kind of help only Will (Eric McCormack) and Jack can provide. Grace (Debra Messing) and Karen (Megan Mullally) behave badly with the hot new guy at work.

Superstore - "Brett's Dead" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Amy (America Ferrera) worries that Dina (Lauren Ash) may be struggling with anxiety while Jonah (Ben Feldman) tries to find out more about Garrett's (Colton Dunn) past. Meanwhile, Mateo (Nico Santos) and Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) avoid work by convincing Glenn (Mark McKinney) that they were close with Brett.

Stuck in the Middle - "Stuck in a Christmas Race" (Disney Channel, 10:00PM ET/PT)

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 11)

Friday, December 15

  • Jodie Foster (Paper Moon/The Courtship of Eddie's Father) - Watch Jodie on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Josh Gad (1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas L.A. - Nick chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. He will also be on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Hilary Duff (Younger/Lizzie McGuire) - Hilary guest co-hosts chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny and Donnie Wahlberg dish on their PDA packed relationship, Facetime sleeping and more on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Ben Feldman (Superstore/A to Z/Living with Fran) - Ben appears on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony talks about his 16-year battle with Type 2 diabetes on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Fiona Gubelmann (Wilfred) - Fiona talks about the Hallmark Channel original movie Christmas Next Door Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison cooks a festive dish on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Monty/Out of Practice/Arrested Development) - Henry is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Elizabeth Banks (Scrubs/30 Rock) - Elizabeth talks about Pitch Perfect 3 on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti will be on NBC's Megyn Kelly Today at 9am.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) and Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Rebel, Anna and the cast of Pitch Perfect 3 are guests on NBC's Megyn Kelly Today at 9am.
  • Ed Begley, Jr. (Your Family or Mine/Gary Unmarried) - Ed appears on NBC's Megyn Kelly Today at 9am.
  • Daniella Monet (Victorious/Listen Up!) - Daniella talks about Paradise Run on the BUILD Series at 3:30pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December)

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
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