Friday, May 12, 2017

Barry Williams to Host Summer of Me on MeTV; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 15, 2017)

The Summer of MeTV with Barry Williams

MeTV kicks off its 2017 The Summer of Me on Monday, May 29 (as we mentioned), with Barry Williams of the beloved family TV comedy The Brady Bunch joining as host. The network will feature a special block of classic comedies weekday afternoons and weeknights all summer long. To ensure that its summer schedule is both classic and fresh as an ocean breeze, MeTV has added a number of shows to new time periods, including the out-of-this-world comedy ALF, which joins the network line-up for the very first time. As host, Barry Williams will appear on MeTV in interstitials and promotional announcements throughout the summer. In addition, Barry will select his favorite and most memorable episodes to air as part of a week-long special event in July, "The Brady Bunch – Barry's Best." Beginning Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 14, from 5:00 to 5:30pm ET/PT, Barry will share touching and entertaining anecdotes from inside The Brady Bunch as he presents his personal favorites from the 117 episodes spanning five seasons of the iconic series. Extended commentary will be featured on MeTV.com.


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 May 15-19, 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!


Sunday, May 14, 2017

  • Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Catch Tituss on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, May 15, 2017
  • Ed Helms (The Office) - Watch Ed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent/Arrested Development/The Larry Sanders Show) - Jeffrey drops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Danny McBride (Vice Principals/Eastbound & Down) - Danny appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Tracy visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Michael McKean (Laverne & Shirley) - Michael stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Steve appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Laura Linney (The Big C) - Laura stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) - Cynthia appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) - Amy chats on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Mayim talks about her new book Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular and The Big Bang Theory on KTLA Morning News in Los Angeles at 7:45am.
  • Emeril Lagasse (Emeril) - Emeril is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie Smulders talks about her new Broadway show Present Laughter on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Caroline Rhea (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Caroline opens up about how she keeps up with the Sabrina, the Teenage Witch cast – and how Taylor Swift is a fan of the show on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Ben Falcone (Nobodies/A to Z/Joey) - Ben talks about his new book Being a Dad is Weird on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva talks about Lowriders on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky talks about David Brent: Life on the Road on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Steven Weber (Wings/The Weber Show) - Steven is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
  • Matthew Perry (The Odd Couple/Go On/Mr. Sunshine/Friends) - Catch Matthew on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jon Glaser (Girls/Parks and Recreation) - Jon appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ben Falcone (Nobodies/A to Z/Joey) - Ben is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also chats about his book Being a Dad is Weird on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Horatio Sanz (Great News) - Horatio visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Mädchen Amick (Freddie) - Mädchen stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C) - Gabourey appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Rhea Seehorn (I'm with Her/Whitney) - Rhea is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent/Arrested Development/The Larry Sanders Show) - Jeffrey speaks about the memoir Are You Anybody? on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and 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.
  • Zach Woods (Silicon Valley/The Office) - Zach is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Mayim talks about her new book Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular and The Big Bang Theory on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT, E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm, The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT, People Now at 8:30am and KCBS/KCAL News in Los Angeles at 12pm.
  • Chyler Leigh (That '80s Show) - Chyler and Nathan West perform on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/Café Americain/One Day at a Time) - Organizer Peter Walsh takes on Valerie's house on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Ben Feldman (Superstore/A to Z/Living with Fran) - Ben cooks with Michael Symon on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Minnie Driver (Speechless/About a Boy) and Micah Fowler (Speechless) - Minnie and Micah chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. Minnie talks about Speechless on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Judith Light (Transparent/Phenom/Who's the Boss?) - Judith will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda weighs in on the latest Hot Topics and talks about her new show, Talk Show the Game Show on Tru TV, on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Nolan Gould (Modern Family) - Nolan is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Watch Bryan on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Matt Walsh (Veep) - Matt is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about Veep on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and the AOL Build Show at 10am.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) - Eugene visits Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Debra talks about the TV film Dirty Dancing on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Yara Shahidi (black-ish) - Yara appears on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Kate Flannery (American Housewife/The Office) - Kate is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ben Falcone (Nobodies/A to Z/Joey) - Ben talks about his new book Being a Dad is Weird on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Miley talks about The Voice on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 9am hour.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane talks about Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Laurie Metcalf (The Big Bang Theory/The Millers/Roseanne) - Laurie talks about A Doll's House, Part 2 on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras (Nobodies) - Hugh, Larry and Rachel are guests on the AOL Build Show at 2:30pm.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Catch Ellie on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent/Arrested Development/The Larry Sanders Show) - Jeffrey appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Debra visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jessica St. Clair (Playing House/Best Friends Forever/In the Motherhood) and Lennon Parham (Playing House/Best Friends Forever/Accidentally on Purpose) - Jessica and Lennon are guests on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Matthew Perry (The Odd Couple/Go On/Mr. Sunshine/Friends) - Matthew stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Reid Scott (Veep/My Boys) - Reid appears on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Growing Pains Cast - Actor Alan Thicke died suddenly last year leaving behind his wife and 3 sons. Today, his co-stars from Growing Pains are speaking out together for the first time in a tribute to the man they all loved on and off camera on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Aziz Ansari (Master of None/Parks and Recreation) - Aziz cooks with Mario Batali on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi teams up with Clinton Kelly for a delicious bite on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Mario Cantone (Sex and the City) - Mario is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 2pm.
  • Jessica Capshaw (Odd Man Out) - Jessica guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Friday, May 19, 2017
  • Zach Galifianakis (Baskets) - Watch Zach on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee is a guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Josh Charles (Sports Night) - Josh stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to The Captain/Gary Unmarried) - Al visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Cheryl Hines (Son of Zorn/Suburgatory/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Cheryl is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie appears on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Tituss talks about Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras (Nobodies) - Hugh, Larry and Rachel are guests on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Topher Grace (That '70s Show) - Topher talks about War Machine on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane talks about Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on the AOL Build ShoW at 12pm.
  • Jon Glaser (Girls/Parks and Recreation) - Jon appears on the AOL Build Show at 1:30pm.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 4pm.
  • Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent/Arrested Development/The Larry Sanders Show) - Jeffrey chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, May 25

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kerry Washington joins “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons,’” the live sitcom special coming from late-night host Jimmy Kimmel and television icon Norman Lear. Washington is set to play Helen Willis in the special, airing live WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 (8:00-9:31 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. This historic event will take viewers down memory lane, recreating an original episode from each of the Emmy® Award-winning series “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons.” This legendary night of television will be hosted by Lear and Kimmel, directed by 10-time Emmy winner James Burrows and produced by Sony Pictures Television.

Previously announced stars include Woody Harrelson (Archie Bunker), Marisa Tomei (Edith Bunker), Jamie Foxx (George Jefferson), Wanda Sykes (Louise Jefferson), Ellie Kemper (Gloria Stivic), Will Ferrell (Tom Willis), Justina Machado (Florence Johnston), Ike Barinholtz (Meathead), Sean Hayes (Mr. Lorenzo), Amber Stevens West (Jenny Willis Jefferson), Jovan Adepo (Lionel Jefferson), Anthony Anderson (Uncle Henry), Stephen Tobolowsky (Mr. Bentley) and Jackée Harry (Diane Stockwell).

All About "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After the star-studded live sitcom special “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons,’” “Nightline” will take a special look at the cultural and historical significance of the two iconic series. Participants in the live sitcom special along with modern-day comedians, television stars and journalists reminisce about each show’s groundbreaking impact and legacy.“Nightline” Presents “All About ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’” airs WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 (9:31–10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

The prime-time special features interviews with “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” creator Norman Lear; host and executive producer Jimmy Kimmel and stars Anthony Anderson, Ike Barinholtz, Jackée Harry, Ellie Kemper and Kerry Washington; comedians and actors Raven-Symoné, David Alan Grier, Lil’ Rel and John Amos; original “The Jeffersons” cast member Marla Gibbs; and journalists Deborah Roberts, Chris Connelly, Marc Lamont Hill and Joe Levy.

Game Shakers - "Bug Tussle" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Dub goes to Vegas and leaves Trip behind, the Game Shakers take Trip to Dub's awesome apartment to show him a good time.

Game Shakers - "Why Tonya" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The Game Shakers are approached by a fan who demands that they make changes to one of their games.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 20)

Friday, May 24

  • Dana Carvey (One of the Boys) - Watch Dana on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He talks about The Secret Life of Pets 2 on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • The Cast of The Big Bang Theory - Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch are guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bill Hader (Barry) - Bill appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Newton (Gary Unmarried) - Kathryn is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Adam Scott - Adam appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • John Travolta (Welcome Back, Kotter) - John and his daughter Ella Bleu are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Hollywood Darlings/Full House) - Jodie guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Logan Browning (Dear White People/Meet the Browns) - Logan stops by The Real, so check your local listings. She will also be on the BUILD Series at 5:30pm
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan talks about Broadway's Network on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jackée Harry (Tyler Perry's The Paynes/The First Family/Sister, Sister/227) - Jackée talks about Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm and on People Now at 12pm.
  • Justin Long (F Is for Family/Ed) - Justin talks about Life is Short with Justin Long on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Beanie Feldstein (What We Do in the Shadows) and Kaitlyn Dever (Last Man Standing) - Beanie and Kaitlyn talk about Booksmart on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Alexa & Katie/Good Morning, Miami/Saved by the Bell) - Tiffani is in the kitchen on Pickler & Ben, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April/May)

Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season Alice - The Complete Ninth Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season Evening Shade - The Complete Collection Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons

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)
05/07 - Baskets - The Complete Season Three
05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume One
05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume Two
05/14 - The Donna Reed Show - Seasons 1-5
05/14 - Petticoat Junction - Seasons 1-3
05/28 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons
05/28 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Second Season (Blu-ray)
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