Friday, January 27, 2017

The Middle Renewed for Season 9 on ABC; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 30, 2017)

The Middle

ABC has renewed the hit comedy series The Middle for next season. The show is currently in its eighth season on the network. Since its debut in 2009 when it helped launch ABC's hit Wednesday night comedy block, The Middle has been a strong performer and a dependable anchor in the 8 o'clock hour. In its move this season from Wednesday to Tuesday night in the 8:00 p.m. anchor position, The Middle launched yet another successful comedy block, with ABC claiming Tuesday's top comedies this season. Improving its half-hour by 22% year to year with Total Viewers, The Middle is ABC's most watched comedy in the Tuesday time period in 5 years - since 2011-12 with the debut season of Last Man Standing.

Two-time Emmy-winner Patricia Heaton stars in this warm and witty single-camera comedy about raising a family and lowering your expectations. Middle-aged, middle class and living in the middle of the country in Orson, Indiana, Frankie Heck is a harried wife and mother of three who uses her wry wit and sense of humor to get her family through each day intact. Frankie works as a dental assistant, and her unflappable husband, Mike, is manager at the local quarry and her sardonic partner in the daily grind that is raising their average - yes, most definitely average - family. The Middle stars Patricia Heaton as Frankie, Neil Flynn as Mike, Charlie McDermott as Axl, Eden Sher as Sue and Atticus Shaffer as Brick.




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 Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2017, 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, January 28, 2017

  • Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show/Cosby) - Phylicia will be featured on Oprah: Where Are They Now? at 10pm ET/PT on OWN.
Monday, January 30, 2017
  • Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless) - Watch Vanessa on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She will also be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 9am hour. She can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 11:20am.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris drops by Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show/The Good Life) - Drew appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Keke is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Bill Burr (F Is for Family) - Bill visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Arden Myrin (Working) - Arden is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Timothy Olyphant (Santa Clarita Diet) - Timothy appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Mario stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
  • Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) - Catch Adam on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate) - Dakota stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Colin Hanks (Life in Pieces) - Colin appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He talks about the documentary Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) on LIVE! with Kelly (check your listings) and on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Lauren Ash (Superstore) - Lauren is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne) - Johnny visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Timothy Olyphant (Santa Clarita Diet) - Timothy is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Keke chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. She also talks about Scream Queens on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. Finally, she will be on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Lea Thompson (Caroline in the City) - Lea discusses season 5 of her Freeform TV show Switched at Birth on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife) - Marcia talks about Fifty Shades Darker on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and and in the 10am hour, on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET and on the AOL Build Show at 2pm.
  • Stephen Dorff (What a Dummy) - Stephen is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Peter Engel (Producer of Saved by the Bell/California Dreams/Hang Time/City Guys) - Peter will be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:50am.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Watch Rob on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate) - Dakota is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She also talks about Fifty Shades Darker on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation) - Jenny appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jermaine Fowler (Superior Donuts) - Jermaine visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • David Koechner (Superior Donuts/The Office/Hank) and Maz Jobrani (Superior Donuts/The Knights of Prosperity) - David and Maz are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Blake Anderson (Workaholics) - Blake visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Keke is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She will also be on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations and on the AOL Build Show at 12pm.
  • Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne) - Johnny chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Carla Gugino (Spin City) - Carla talks about The Space Between Us on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patrick Warburton (Crowded/Rules of Engagement/Seinfeld) - Patrick stops by Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Stephen Dorff (What a Dummy) - Stephen talks about his new movie Wheeler on the AOL Build Show at 5pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James is a guest on 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.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Catch Mindy on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Rob Huebel (Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/Transparent) - Rob appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Will Sasso (Less Than Perfect) - Will is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken visits Conan at 11pm on TBS. He will also be on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Colin Hanks (Life in Pieces) - Colin drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Andrew Rannells (Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Suzy Nakamura (Dr. Ken/Go On/Help Me Help You) - Suzy is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Drew appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Thomas Sadoski (Life in Pieces) - Thomas talks about Life in Pieces on the AOL Build Show at 1pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Giovanni Ribisi (Dads/My Two Dads) - Giovanni talks about Sneaky Pete on the AOL Build Show at 3:30pm.
  • Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife) and Thomas Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911!) - Marcia and Thomas guest co-host The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Friday, February 3, 2017
  • Thomas Sadoski (Life in Pieces) - Watch Thomas on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Jason guest co-hosts on Guy Day Friday on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) - Edie talks about the film The Comedian on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Jace Norman (Henry Danger) - Jace appears on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - KeKe opens up about writing her first book, I Don’t Belong to You, on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Giovanni Ribisi (Dads/My Two Dads) and Margo Martindale (The Millers) - Giovanni appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. Giovanni chats about his new Netflix show Sneaky Pete on People Now at 8:30am. Giovanni and Margo will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - One of television’s funniest women gets serious. Behind the laughs, Sherri has been coping with a serious health issue and the stress of headlines about her divorce and court battles over a baby via surrogate and frozen embryos. Today, she finally sets the record straight on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant (The Santa Clarita Diet) - Drew and Timothy talk about The Santa Clarita Diet on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Out of Practice/Arrested Development) - Henry talks about the next installment in the Here's Hank, series, Here's Hank: Always Watch Out for the Flying Potato Salad, on the AOL Build Show at 5pm.
  • Clark Gregg (The New Adventures of Old Christine) - Clark is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Katy Mixon (American Housewife/Mike & Molly) - Katy appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, April 23

American Housewife - "Grandma's Way" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Katie gets sick, Greg enlists Kathryn’s (Wendi Malick) help in taking care of the kids, but Kathryn leaves the kids to fend for themselves while she entertains an old high school boyfriend. Meanwhile, Taylor gets a taste of her own medicine when she tries to help an unruly Katie.

Bless This Mess - "Pilot" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Newlyweds Rio and Mike drop everything (including their jobs and overbearing mother-in-law) to make the move from big city New York to rural Nebraska in search of a simpler life. They soon realize that becoming farmers isn’t as easy as they planned as they are faced with unexpected challenges.

black-ish - "Good in the 'Hood" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dre’s sister Rhonda takes Jack and Diane to her part of town in a black neighborhood and claims the twins are scared of their own community. Dre and Rhonda take them to a local diner to show them why it’s so special. Meanwhile, Bow becomes the “office mom” at work, and Junior tries to help her break the label.

Bless This Mess - "The Chicken and the Goat" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After weeks of researching soil revitalization and coming up with a wonderful plan to make their farm successful, Rio and Mike are forced to find a new strategy when the weather forecast is not in their favor. As Mike tries to focus on addressing the dead soil, Rio attempts to connect with new neighbors at the Bowman’s potluck but ends up spicing up her romantic relationship with Mike instead.

The Last O.G. - "Scenario" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Bobby blows an important loan meeting for Tray, who has to reconsider his business relationship with his cousin; Shay drags Amira to a birthday party so she can spend time with her new friend Faith.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 22)

Tuesday, April 23

  • Sophia Bush (Partners) - Catch Sophia on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tony Hale (Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Timothy Olyphant (Santa Clarita Diet) - Timothy is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Harvey GuillĂ©n (What We Do in the Shadows) - Harvey appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ben Feldman (Superstore/A to Z/Living with Fran) - Ben visits E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) - Brooke guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Brie Larson (United States of Tara/Raising Dad) - Brie stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • J. D. McCrary (The Paynes) - J. D. is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Alec appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Scott Foley (The Goodwin Games/A.U.S.A./Scrubs) - Scott is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Bob Saget (How I Met Your Mother/Surviving Suburbia/Raising Dad/Full House) - Bob talks about Benjamin on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the BUILD SERIES at 4pm.


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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
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04/16 - The Big C - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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