Friday, May 26, 2017

HBO Renews Veteran Comedies for 2018; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 29, 2017)

Silicon Valley

HBO has renewed Silicon Valley for a fifth season and Veep for a seventh season, with both shows returning in 2018. The Emmy(R)-winning and Golden Globe-nominated Silicon Valley takes a comic look at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. A collaboration between Mike Judge and Alec Berg, the show concludes its ten-episode fourth season Sunday, June 25 at 10:00pm ET/PT. Series regulars include Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, Amanda Crew, Matt Ross, Jimmy O. Yang and Suzanne Cryer.

Veep

The Emmy(R)-winning comedy series Veep concludes its ten-episode sixth season Sunday, June 25 at 10:30 pm ET/PT. The show stars Emmy(R) and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, the former vice president and president, who is struggling to navigate uncharted political territory. The ensemble cast also includes two-time Emmy(R) winner Tony Hale, Emmy(R) nominee Anna Chlumsky, Emmy(R) nominee Matt Walsh, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, Kevin Dunn, Emmy(R) nominee Gary Cole and Sam Richardson.


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 29-June 2, 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, May 29, 2017

  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Watch Bryan on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Mayim appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) - Ike appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/Courting Alex/Accidentally on Purpose/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Keesha Sharp (Are We There Yet?/Girlfriends) - Keesha appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • The Love Boat Cast - The cast of The Love Boat reunites on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Mike Epps (Uncle Buck/Survivor's Remorse) - Mike is a guest a repeat of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
  • Keri Russell (Running Wilde) - Catch Keri on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Tina is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ben Falcone (A to Z/Joey) - Ben appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Chris Gethard (Broad City/Big Lake) - Chris appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Brooklyn Decker (Grace and Frankie/Friends with Better Lives) - Brooklyn is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Horatio Sanz (Great News) - Horatio appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Blake Anderson (Workaholics) - Blake stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here/Bad Teacher) - Ari chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Joey McIntyre (Return of the Mac/The McCartyhs) - Joey guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kal Penn (We Are Men/How I Met Your Mother) - Kal chats about hosting the competition series Superhuman on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ariana Grande (Sam & Cat/Victorious) - The Ellen DeGeneres Show presents her favorite duos from Season 14, featuring Ariana, so check your local listings.
  • Victoria Justice (Victorious/Zoey 101) - Victoria is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Bacon (I Love Dick) - Kevin joins Mario Batali to make Orechiette with Sweet Sausage and Rapini on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Tia Mowry (Instant Mom/The Game/Sister, Sister) - Tia makes a grilled watermelon salad on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Al Franken (LateLine) - Al chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. He will also be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Full House) - Jodie is a guest on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • The Brady Bunch Cast - The cast of The Brady Bunch reunites on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 9am hour.
  • Laurie Metcalf (The Big Bang Theory/The McCarthys/Roseanne) - Laurie talks about A Doll's House Part 2 on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Judd Hirsch (Superior Donuts/Taxi) and Jermaine Fowler (Superior Donuts) - Judd and Jermaine are guests on a repeat of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/The Parkers) - Kym helps a woman snoop through two bachelors' homes in order to choose which she should date on a repeat of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
  • Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C) - Watch Gabourey on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kyle Chandler (What About Joan?) - Kyle appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Michaela Watkins (Casual/Trophy Wife) - Michaela is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Logan Browning (Meet the Browns) - Logan visits Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Paul F. Tompkins (DAG) - Paul is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/The Louie Show/Life with Louie) - Louie appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sam Elliott (The Ranch) - Sam stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Tia Mowry (Instant Mom/The Game/Sister, Sister) - Tia cooks roasted chicken with maple bacon sauce on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee is a guest on a repeat of Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
Thursday, June 1, 2017
  • Kevin Hart (The Big Houe/Undeclared) - Catch Kevin on Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night at 8pm on ABC.
  • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Sarah visits Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent) - Kathryn appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Alec is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Sophia Bush (Partners) - Sophia appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Zach Woods (Silicon Valley/The Office) - Zach is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Dan Mintz (Bob's Burgers) - Dan appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback/Web Therapy) - Lisa is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kevin Bacon (I Love Dick) - Kevin visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Mary Steenburgen (The Last Man on Earth/Ink) - Mary previews the film Dean on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana), Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) and Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - The Ellen DeGeneres Show presents the best moments from the biggest stars from Season 14, featuring Miley, Drew and Chelsea, so check your local listings.
  • Courtney Thorne-Smith (According to Jim) - Courtney talks about Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' Site Unseen: An Emma Fielding Mystery on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Josh Gad (1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh talks about Murder on the Orient Express on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Sandra Bernhard (Roseanne) - Sandra weighs in on the latest Hot Topics and talks about her Sirius XM radio show, Sandyland and whether she will appear in the Roseanne reboot on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
Friday, June 2, 2017
  • Ed Helms (The Office) - Watch Ed on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Rob Corddry (Ballers/The Winnder) - Rob appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Tracy is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Michael McKean (Laverne & Shirley) - Michael appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) - Adam is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here/Bad Teacher) - Ari appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Leighton Meester (Making History) - Leighton is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Clinton Kelly chats up Kristen and her husband, Dax Shepard, co-stars in CHiPs,” and serves up Peas & Carrots Over Polenta on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Alexa PenaVega (Ruby & the Rockits) - Alexa talks about the Hallmark Channel original movie Destination Wedding on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT. She will also be on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Carrie Preston (Emeril) - Carrie talks about Claws on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Miley is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Laurie Metcalf (The Big Bang Theory/The McCarthys/Roseanne) - Laurie appears on a repeat of Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Mary Steenburgen (The Last Man on Earth/Ink) - Mary talks about the film Dean on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, May 22

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
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)
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.

What We Do in the Shadows - "The Orgy" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Tensions run high as the vampires prepare to host the Biannual Vampire Orgy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 20)

Wednesday, May 22

  • John Travolta (Welcome Back, Kotter) - Watch John and his daughter Ella Bleu on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kaitlyn Dever (Last Man Standing) - Kaitlyn appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She also talks about Booksmart on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • John Lithgow (Trial & Error/Twenty Good Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Beanie Feldstein (What We Do in the Shadows) - Beanie is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She also talks about Booksmart on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • Elizabeth Banks (Scrubs/30 Rock) - Elizabeth visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Bradley Whitford (Happyish/Trophy Wife) - Bradley drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus (Still the King) - Billy Ray appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Logan Browning (Dear White People/Meet the Browns) - Logan is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback/Web Therapy) - Lisa stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Tracy Pollan (Family Ties) - Tracy appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin talks about The Secret Life of Pets 2 on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation) and Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Jenny and Patton talk about The Secret Life of Pets 2 on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Ed Asner (Dead to Me/Center of the Universe/Thunder Alley/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Ed and his son Matt are guests on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


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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05/22 - Los Espookys Premieres June 14 on HBO; NBC's 5th Annual Red Nose Day Special Brings Out the Stars
05/21 - Nightline Primetime Special Profiles All in the Family & The Jeffersons; Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader Premieres June 10 on Nick
05/20 - Comedy Central Heads to the South Side This July; Catch the Big Bang Finale Again Tonight
05/19 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of May 20, 2019)
05/18 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Broadcast Network Fall Lineup at a Glance; Rick & Morty Returns in November
05/17 - Fri-Yay: Big Bang Ends With No Hype?; ABC to Air Farrah Fawcett Documentary
05/16 - The CW Upfront 2019-20: Fall 2019 Schedule; Notes from TBS and TNT Upfront
05/15 - CBS Upfront 2019-20: Fall 2019 Schedule; Remembering Doris Day and Tim Conway
05/14 - ABC Upfront 2019-20: Fall 2019 Schedule; Disney Channel Sets Premiere Dates for Raven's Home and Bunk'd
05/13 - Fox Upfront 2019-20: Fall 2019 Schedule; Antenna TV's Father Knows Best Father's Day Marathon
05/12 - NBC Upfront 2019-20: Fall 2019 Schedule; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of May 13, 2019)
05/11 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Looking at Sitcom Cancellations Ahead of Upfronts; Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Returning for Interactive Special
05/10 - Fri-Yay: Upfronts 2019: Questions for Sitcoms; getTV Celebrates All in the Family Ahead of ABC Live Special
05/09 - More Pre-Upfront Pick Ups from NBC, ABC and The CW; Fox Schedules BH90210
05/08 - NBC Picks Up 2 Series Before Upfront; FX Gets 2nd Season of What We Do in the Shadows
05/07 - AXS TV's The Very VERY Best of the 70s; Who Do You Think You Are? Returns to NBC with More Celebs
05/06 - Kevin Hart Bounce Series Debuts Tonight; Set Sail with Kimmy Schmidt
05/05 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of May 6, 2019)
05/04 - Pluto TV Adds Special Versions of Popular Viacom Channels; Perfect Strangers to Finish on DVD
05/03 - Fri-Yay: Ramy Gets 2nd Season on Hulu; ABC Orders black-ish and Spinoff mixed-ish for 2019-20
05/02 - Hulu 2019 Upfront; Suits and Spinoff to Air Back-to-Back
05/01 - Fox Gets Unique Fred Savage Series; BH90210 Gets Shannen Doherty for Revival
04/30 - CBS Announces Big Bang Special on Finale Night; Showtime Gets 2nd Season of Black Monday with Don Cheadle
04/29 - Disney Channel's Just Roll With It Premieres in June; Alyssa Milano Launches Podcast
04/28 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of April 29, 2019)
04/27 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Santa Clarita Diet and Wrecked Both Cancelled; Remembering Dallas Actor Ken Kercheval
04/26 - Fri-Yay: Status of Sitcoms on Disney+; Gabriel Iglesias Sitcom Launches June 21 on Netflix
04/25 - Lifetime's Book to Screen Titles in June; The CW Renews Four More for 2019-20
04/24 - MeTV Network Brings Back The Dick Van Dyke Show; The Detour Returns for Season 4 in June
04/23 - Antenna TV's Hazel Mother's Day Marathon; Netflix Celebrates Laugh-In's 50th Anniversary
04/22 - Last Man Standing Renewed for Season 8; NBC Moves Tuesday Series Timeslots