Friday, April 07, 2017

Remembering Don Rickles - Antenna TV, getTV Pay Tribute; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 10, 2017)

Don Rickles

Stand-up comedian and actor Don Rickles, who starred in C.P.O. Sharkey, has died. He died of kidney failure on April 6 at his home in Beverly Hills, California. Mr. Rickles was 90.

Rickles starred as Don Robinson in the short-lived 1972 CBS sitcom The Don Rickles Show. Robinson was a New York advertising-agency executive who had a wife named Barbara (Louise Sorel) and a young daughter, Janie (Erin Moran). The series also starred Robert Hogan, Judy Cassmore, Joyce Van Patten and Barry Gordon.

C.P.O. Sharkey - Peter Isacksen and Don Rickles

He starred as Chief Petty Officer (C.P.O.) Sharkey in the NBC sitcom C.P.O. Sharkey. The series ran for two seasons and 37 episodes from 1976-1978. Sharkey was an abrasive, sharp-tongued 24-year veteran who was in charge of a company of new seaman recruits at Navy Training Center in San Diego. It starred Peter Isacksen, Jeff Hollis, Tom Ruben, David Landsberg, Elizabeth Allen (1976-1977), Harrison Page, Barry Pearl (1976-1977), Philip Simms (1977-1978), Richard Beauchamp, Jonathan Daly, Beverly Sanders and Richard X. Slattery (1977-1978).

Rickles played Al Mitchell in the short-lived 1993 Fox sitcom Daddy Dearest. He was the obnoxious father of Dr. Steven Mitchell (Richard Lewis). Al was a used car salesman who was recently separated from his wife Helen (Renée Taylor). The series also starred Sydney Walsh, Alice Carter, Carey Eidel, Jeffrey Bomberger and Barney Martin.

Some of his 1960s sitcom guest appearances included Hennesey, The Addams Family, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Munsters, The Beverly Hillbillies, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., The Andy Griffith Show, F Troop, Gilligan's Island, The Lucy Show, I Dream of Jeannie, Get Smart and The Mothers-in-Law. His later guest appearances included Archie Bunker's Place, Gimme a Break! (a spin-off attempt), Newhart, The Larry Sanders Show, The Single Guy, Murphy Brown, The Bernie Mac Show and Hot in Cleveland.

He also starred in a number of films. His prominent film roles included Run Silent, Run Deep (1958) and Kelly's Heroes (1970). He appeared in the popular Beach Party film series. He was the voice of Mr. Potato Head in the Toy Story franchise.

Rickles was sarcastically known as Mr. Warmth for his poking fun at people of all ethnicities and walks of life. He won a Primetime Emmy Award for the 2007 documentary Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Barbara; a daughter, Mindy; and two grandchildren, Ethan and Harrison Mann. His late son Larry Rickles (1970-2011) was a producer for his documentary.

Mr. Rickles was a true legend. He was always so funny to watch on the late night talk shows. We thank him for all of the laughter he brought us during his long career. He will be greatly missed.

Share your memories on our C.P.O. Sharkey message board. View photos in our galleries.

Don Rickles and Johnny Carson

Antenna TV, Tribune Broadcasting's multicast network, will pay tribute to the legendary comedian Don Rickles. Beginning last night, April 6 through Sunday, April 9, Antenna TV will air a classic Johnny Carson episode featuring Rickles. Antenna TV, which airs in 133 TV markets across the U.S. reaching 88% of TV households, will air the following Carson episodes:

Thursday, April 6: 10/2/73 Buddy Hackett/Burt Reynolds/Rickles/Dean Martin
Friday, April 7: 9/6/73 Glen Campbell/Rickles/Dom DeLuise/Jimmy Breslin
Saturday, April 8: 11/12/76 Rickles/Sinatra/Olivia Newton-John/ David Janssen
Sunday, April 9: 11/21/84 Rickles/Angie Dickinson/The Oak Ridge Boys

Johnny Carson airs on Antenna TV every night at 10p ET / 7p PT with a rebroadcast at 2a ET / 11p PT.

Don Rickles

getTV celebrates the life and legacy of comedy king Don Rickles with a Monday night variety block highlighting some of his most memorable Friars' Club Roasts, on Monday, April 10 starting at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. The tribute begins at 10 p.m. ET, as the infamous 'insult comic' extraordinaire gets a rare taste of his own medicine in 1970's The Friar's Club Roasts Don Rickles. The event is led by Rickles' good friend Johnny Carson, also who serves as guest roast master for the night, and features appearances by Henny Youngman, Dick Cavett, George C. Scott, and Milton Berle.


One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles

Spike TV, Comedy Central and TV Land will celebrate the life of legendary comedian Don Rickles with a re-broadcast of Spike TV's "One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles" on Sunday, April 9 on Spike at 11pm ET/PT and Comedy Central and TV Land at 1am ET/PT.

The special, which includes stand-up performances; short films; pre-taped tributes and personal stories as told by Rickles' closest friends, co-stars and comedians he has influenced, taped in May 2014 and honors one of Hollywood's most beloved icons - Don Rickles. The event features performances by Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Jerry Seinfeld, David Letterman, Jon Stewart, Tracy Morgan, Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Regis Philbin, Brian Williams, and Johnny Depp, along with toasts from Bob Newhart, Eddie Murphy, Ray Romano and Jimmy Kimmel.



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 April 10-14, 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!


Monday, April 10, 2017

  • John Stamos (Grandfathered/Jake in Progress/Full House) and Bob Saget (How I Met Your Mother/Full House) - Watch John and Bob on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Tim Robinson (Detroiters) - Tim visits Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Josh Gad (1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Emma Roberts (Scream Queens/Unfabulous) - Emma is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Margaret Cho (All-American Girl) - Margaret is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Jaleel White (Family Matters/Grown Ups) - Jaleel appears on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Courting Alex/Accidentally on Purpose/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • David Koechner (Superior Donuts/Hank/The Office) - David is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Kevin James (Kevin Can Wait/The King of Queens) - Kevin drops by The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on Sirius XM at 10:20am.
  • Richard Dreyfuss (Your Family or Mine) - Richard shares stories from some of his most iconic roles, like the movie Jaws on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings. Plus, he has a touching tribute to his best friend, Carrie Fisher.
  • Michael McKean (Laverne & Shirley) - Michael talks about Better Call Saul on the AOL Build Show at 1pm. He will also be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:50am and New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Matthew Lawrence (Boy Meets World/Brotherly Love/Gimme a Break!) - Matthew appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Reid Scott (Veep/My Boys) - Reid talks about Veep on the AOL Build Show at 2pm.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Catch Bryan on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • January Jones (The Last Man on Earth) - January appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea visits Conan at 11pm on TBS. She will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Rachel Dratch (Imaginary Mary) - Rachel is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • David Duchovny (Californication) - David chats about the book Bucky F*ing Dent on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Joey McIntyre (Return of the Mac/The McCarthys) - Joey talks about his new series Return of the Mac on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings. He will also be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Kirstie Alley (Kirstie/Veronica's Closet/Cheers) - Kirstie drops by Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Nia Long (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Nia is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Courting Alex/Accidentally on Purpose/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings. She will also be on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones) - Sarah is in the kitchen on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Charlie Hunnam (Undeclared) - Charlie talks about The Lost City of Z on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Reid Scott (Veep/My Boys) - Reid will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Mackenzie Phillips (One Day at a Time) - Mackenzie discusses addiction on The Doctors, so check your local listings.
  • Mary Steenburgen (The Last Man on Earth/Ink) - Mary is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Watch Anthony on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Andy Daly (Review/Eastbound & Down) - Andy is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tim Robinson (Detroiters) - Tim appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Rob Riggle (Golan the Insatiable) - Rob is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Ariel Winter (Modern Family) - Ariel visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank stops by LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris guest co-hosts Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff drops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Helen Hunt (Mad About You/It Takes Two) - Helen talks about Shots Fired on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Reid Scott (Veep/My Boys) - Reid is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation) - Jenny talks about her new movie gifted on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Beverley Mitchell (Hollywood Darlings) - Beverley appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Joey McIntyre (Return of the Mac/The McCarthys) - Joey talks about Return of the Mac on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
  • Keri Russell (Running Wilde) - Watch Keri on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She will also be on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Bradley Whitford (Happyish/Trophy Wife) - Bradley is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Milana Vayntrub (Other Space) - Milana appears on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) - Kunal visits Conan at 11pm on TBS. He will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Meagan Good (Cousin Skeeter/Raising Dad) - Meagan stops by Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Full House), Christine Lakin (Step by Step) and Beverley Mitchell (7th Heaven) - Jodie, Christine and Beverly open up about their new TV series Hollywood Darlings on People Now at 8:30am.
  • John O'Hurley (Seinfeld/The Mullets) - John is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Danny DeVito (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Taxi) - Danny talks about The Price on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Josh Henderson (One on One) - Josh talks about The Arrangement on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank talks about Brockmire on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Carlos PenaVega (Big Time Rush) and Alexa PenaVega (Ruby & the Rockets) - Carlos and Alexa are guests on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Natalie Zea (The Detour) - Natalie talks about The Detour on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
Friday, April 14, 2017
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Watch Chelsea on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jake Johnson (New Girl) - Jake appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Will Arnett (Arrested Development/The Millers/Up All Night/Running Wilde) - Will stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Betty Buckley (Eight Is Enough) - Betty appears on the AOL Build Show at 2pm. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Leah Remini (The King of Queens/Family Tools/The Exes) - Leah is a guest on a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Courting Alex/Accidentally on Purpose/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna celebrates Flashback Friday by talking about her upcoming 20 year anniversary of the sitcom Dharma & Greg on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Rita Moreno (One Day at a Time/Happily Divorced) - Rita shows off her dance and culinary moves with the C&C Food Factory on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Jonathan Lipnicki (Meego/The Jeff Foxworthy Show) - Jonathan is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Ariel Winter (Modern Family) - Ariel appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, May 24

Hollywood Darlings - "She's Not All That" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After years of pretending to be her own assistant to avoid saying ``no'' to people, a non-confrontational Beverley finally hires former child star Lori Beth Denberg to be her assistant; Jodie asks a stranger to pretend to be a fan of Christine's.

Return of the Mac - "An Offer Joe Can't Refuse" (Pop, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Joe is forced to book his own celebrity guests, he finds out there's a daytime mafia controlling the booking of celebrities.

Bunk'd - "Girl Meets World" (Disney Channel, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Xander and Emma learn two of their campers have a crush on one another.

Nobodies - "Devil in a Red Dress" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Larry, Rachel and Hugh, at their most fractured, turn to another writing team for help: fellow Groundlings alums Jim Rash and Nat Faxon.

Lopez - "Cuck You George Lopez" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
George’s friends have him worried that Lori wears the pants in their relationship. Pfeiffer complicates Olly’s work life, and Manolo gets laser eye surgery to please Wendy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 22)

Wednesday, May 24

  • Zoe Lister-Jones (Life in Pieces/Friends with Better Lives/Whitney) - Watch Zoe on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Hannibal Buress (Broad City) - Hannibal appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Topher Grace (That '70s Show) - Topher stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C) - Gabourey is a guest on a repeat of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Andree Vermeulen (Angie Tribeca) - Andree appears on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Steve is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • T. J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T. J. appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Lennon Parham (Playing House/Best Friends Forever/Accidentally on Purpose) - Lennon appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Eric Stonesteet (Modern Family) - Eric drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) - Sarah is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Abigail Breslin (Scream Queens) - Abigail is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jake Smollett (On Our Own) - Jake throws down spicy honey chicken on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan talks about Wakefield on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris and trainer Obi Obadike have tips to lose ten pounds in ten days on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank talks about his new hit, Brockmire, with Clinton Kelly on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie talks about Beat Shazam on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.