Sunday, August 06, 2017

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of August 7, 2017)

It's Sunday, 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 August 7-11, 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, August 7
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Friends) - Watch Matt on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Laura Dern (F Is for Family/Enlightened) - Laura appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Leah Remini (The King of Queens/The Exes/Family Tools) - Leah visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Billy stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Bob Newhart (The Bob Newhart Show/Newhart/Bob) - Bob is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Julie Klausner (Difficult People) - Julie appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Billy chats about Difficult People on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jason Sudeikis (Son of Zorn/The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Jason is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Colin Hanks (Life in Pieces) - Colin is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girls) - Beth is in the kitchen with your new go-to summer snack – healthy (and budget friendly!) citrus smoothie bowls on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Raven-Symoné (Raven's Home/That's So Raven/The Cosby Show) - Raven-Symoné opens up about the pressures she used to face to look a certain way on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Masiela Lusha (George Lopez) - Masiela talks about Sharknado 5: Global Swarming on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Danny Pudi (Community) and Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) - Danny and Ben talk about DuckTales on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • David Alan Grier (The Carmichael Show/Bad Teacher/Life with Bonnie/DAG) - David will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. He also talks about GSN's Snap Decision on the AOL Build Show at 12pm.
  • Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) - Cynthia talks about The Only Living Boy in New York on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Kevin Bacon (I Love Dick) - Kevin is a guest on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Tuesday, August 8
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Catch Billy on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Chris O'Dowd (Family Tree) - Chris is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings and on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Max Greenfield (New Girl/Modern Men) - Max visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent/Arrested Development/The Larry Sanders Show) - Jeffrey drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mädchen Amick (Freddie) - Mädchen is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh (Atypical) - Jennifer appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?), Ben Falcone (Joey), Rachel Ramras (Nobodies), Hugh Davidson (Nobodies) and Larry Dorf (Nobodies) - Melissa, Ben, Rachel, Hugh and Larry are guests on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) and Suzy Nakamura (Dr. Ken/Go On/Help Me Help You) - Ken and Suzy are guests on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda teams up with Clinton Kelly to make Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Tichina Arnold (Survivor's Remorse/Happily Divorced/Everybody Hates Chris/Martin) - Tichina appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) - Cynthia talks about The Only Living Boy In New York on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey talks about Ingrid Goes West on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Billy talks about Difficult People on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) and Keir Gilchrist (Atypical) - Michael and Keir talk about Netflix's Atypical on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Danny Pudi (Community) and Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) - Danny and Ben talk about DuckTales on the AOL Build Show at 12pm.
Wednesday, August 9
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Watch Jim on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Brie Larson (United States of Tara/Raising Dad) - Brie is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She also discusses the film The Glass Castle on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Marlon Wayans (The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Maya Rudolph (Up All Night) - Maya visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) - Eugene appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/The Louie Show/Life with Louie) - Louie appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Billy is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Malin Åkerman (Trophy Wife/Sin City Saints) - Malin appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men/Bosom Buddies) - Holland talks about Mr. Mercedes on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Andy Buckley (Odd Mom Out/The Office) - Andy visits Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan & Kel) - Kenan is a guest on a repeat of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) - Lisa appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Thursday, August 10
  • John Lithgow (Trial & Error/Twenty Good Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - Catch John on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jay Baruchel (Man Seeking Woman/Undeclared) - Jay appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jim Jefferies (Legit) - Jim visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Chris O'Dowd (Family Tree) - Chris appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham (Playing House/Best Friends Forever) - Jessica and Lennon are guests on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcom in the Middle) - Bryan drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) and Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Jennifer and Chris are guests on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Peter Krause (Sports Night) - Peter appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Emeril Lagasse (Emeril) - Emeril guest co-hosts a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Christopher Meloni (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Christopher will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Marlon Wayans (The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon talks about Naked on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Brie Larson (United States of Tara/Raising Dad) - Brie talks about The Glass Castle on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Sinbad (A Different World/The Sinbad Show) - Sinbad is a guest on a repeat of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Topher Grace (That '70s Show) - Topher appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Friday, August 11
  • Molly Shannon (Divorce/Kath & Kim/Cracking Up) - Watch Molly on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lamorne Morris (New Girl) - Lamorne appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Max Greenfield (New Girl/Modern Men) - Max chats about the film The Glass Castle on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Meagan Good (Cousin Skeeter/Raising Dad) - Meagan dishes about her new Lifetime movie Love by the 10th Date on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Zosia Mamet (Girls) - Zosia appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jessie T. Usher, Erica Ash and Teyonah Parris (Survivor's Remorse) - Jessie, Erica and Teyonah are guests on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Lori Loughlin (Fuller House/Full House) - Lori talks about the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Garage Sale Mystery on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT. She will also be on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Alexandra Wentworth (Nightcap) - Alexandra guest co-hosts a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, August 6

Bob's Burgers - "Like Gene for Chocolate" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Gene learns that the formula for his favorite chocolate has changed, he works with the head of the company in an attempt to remedy the situation. Meanwhile, Bob gets wrapped up in one of Teddy’s less-than-perfect plans.

Bob's Burgers - "The Grand Mama-Pest Motel" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Linda jumps at the chance to chaperone Tina’s weekend away at a heroine conference, but Tina’s new friend could put Linda’s perfect weekend in jeopardy. Meanwhile, the younger Belchers have plans for their weekend alone with Bob.


Monday, August 7

Kevin Can Wait - "Ring Worm" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Kevin learns Chale took a job to buy Kendra an engagement ring, he decides to make good on his overdue promise to buy Donna a proper ring, but his plan backfires when he tries to surprise her.

Superior Donuts - "The Amazing Racists" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Franco is subjected to a stop-and-frisk for no reason, Randy invites her fellow cops to a community outreach meeting to discuss profiling. Also, Arthur must consider his own unconscious bias when a piece of his sports memorabilia goes missing, and he suspects Franco’s friend stole it.

Mom - "Sparkling Water & Ba-Dinkers" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bonnie fears she’s become undesirable when she catches Adam smoking pot before sex, and Christy tries to smooth things over between them.

Life in Pieces - "Sleepover Dream Light Haze" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Matt and Colleen take a strong sleep aid, they start experiencing crazy sleepwalking adventures. Also, Greg gets upset when Jen reveals she had a sex dream about a member of the family; Tim regrets missing a slumber party when he was a kid so he insists on helping Sophia make it through a friend’s sleepover; and John installs a motion-sensor light in the yard that flashes repeatedly, keeping them up at night. Fortune Feimster returns as Colleen’s roommate, Dougie, and J.B. Smoove returns as John and Joan’s neighbor, Darryl.

American Dad - "Family Plan" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Francine reconnects with her birth family when she starts craving the experience of having a big family; Stan becomes a Picker based on his obsession with ``American Pickers.''

People of Earth - "Uneasy Alliance" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Gerry returns to Earth but Yvonne has a rule about not dating other experiencers; Gerry returns to StarCrossed; Father Doug and Chelsea go on their first real date; Ozzie and Agent Foster make contact with Jonathan Walsh.


Tuesday, August 8

The Middle - "True Grit" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sue has had enough of boyfriend Jeremy and wants to break up with him. But not knowing how to do it, she asks Axl for some of his worldly advice. Meanwhile, Brick tries his best to show school spirit and fit in with his fellow high schoolers but is thwarted when best friend Troy gets noticed instead and is drafted by the football team; and Frankie becomes a bit embarrassed when she accidentally purchases some racy graphic underwear.

Fresh Off the Boat - "The Best of Orlando" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Louis is named “Small Businessman of the Year,” Jessica is overflowing with pride and invites everyone they know to join them at the awards ceremony. But when Louis forgets to thank Jessica during his acceptance speech, he suffers the repercussions at home. Meanwhile, Eddie, Emery and Grandma start their own clothing line and quickly discover the challenges of running their own small business.

black-ish - "Lemons" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The nation is still reeling after the outcome of the presidential election, and tensions are particularly high at Dre’s work. Much to his frustration, they haven’t been able to get anything done since election night – eight weeks ago. Meanwhile, Junior is dealing with a disenfranchised student body as class president, and when he is asked to deliver Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech at school, Pops teaches him there is more to the speech than Junior thought.

black-ish - "God" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Dre discovers that Zoey is questioning her belief in God, he undergoes a crisis of faith and leans on family members and coworkers for their input. Meanwhile, Bow’s brother Johan comes to stay with The Johnsons after living abroad and becomes an instant thorn in Dre’s side.

The Mick - "The Grandparents" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Pemberton kids learn some lessons in “tough love,” when Mickey calls in their overly strict grandmother (guest star Concetta Tomei) to discipline them. Meanwhile, Mickey reunites with Jimmy and brings Alba along for the ride.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Cop Con" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The precinct packs up and heads to the Tri-State Police Officers’ annual Cop-Con, which is usually the Nine-Nine’s excuse for a big annual party. But the squad’s fun is threatened this year when Holt asks them to be on their best behavior. Meanwhile, Scully meets the woman of his dreams at the convention, but might need some help to get her attention.

Wrecked - "Speed" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
After Todd and Jess decide to get married, Florence and Owen struggle to define their new romance; Casey returns to officiate the wedding; Pack and Steve make a discovery that threatens to tear them apart.

Still the King - "Trayning Day" (CMT, 1:00AM ET/PT)
A TV movie is being made about Vernon’s exploits and he will be portrayed by none other than Trayne Crostown! Vernon and Trayne spend the day together as Trayne researches Vernon’s character.

Still the King - "Reign of Tears" (CMT, 1:30AM ET/PT)
When Vernon sees Trayne’s portrayal of him in the TV movie, he and Walt set out to sabotage the production.

In The Cut - "Switcheroo" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Smitty and Mable switch jobs in a competition to prove who is the more skilled worker; Kenny and Stella make a big relationship decision.


Wednesday, August 9

The Goldbergs - "The Dynamic Duo" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Feeling left out, Barry attempts to create a divide between Adam and Pops’ relationship, as they debate the merits of the recently released Batman movie. Meanwhile, Erica purposely blows her college interview at Penn State so she will go to her first choice, Carneige Mellon. Hoping Murray will help as an alumni donor, Beverly and Erica learn a secret about Murray.

Speechless - "S-U-R-- SURPRISE!" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dylan asks Maya not to have their annual birthday party for her, but Maya holds an amazing surprise party anyway and soon learns the real reason why Dylan didn’t want to have a party. Elsewhere, Ray is put in charge to watch JJ but panics when his brother has a day of independence at the mall to buy Dylan a birthday present while Jimmy and Kenneth struggle to find something they have in common.

The Carmichael Show - "Three Year Anniversary" (NBC, 10:00PM ET/PT)
When the family discovers the unique way in which Jerrod (Jerrod Carmichael) and Maxine (Amber Stevens West) celebrated their dating anniversary, their disapproval forces Jerrod and Maxine to explore their potential inabilities to meet each other's expectations.

The Carmichael Show - "Gold Diggers" (NBC, 10:30PM ET/PT)
When Bobby (Lil Rel Howery) brings home his new girlfriend, a debate about the effects of money ensues that uncovers something about Maxine's (Amber Stevens West) financial situation that Jerrod (Jerrod Carmichael) never knew and doesn't know if he can handle.

Swedish Dicks - (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Former stuntman Ingmar Andersson is trying to make a living as a private investigator; during an investigation, Ingmar encounters Axel Kruse, an incredibly annoying disc jockey, who decides he wants to become a partner in Ingmar's detective firm.

Swedish Dicks - (Pop, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Ingmar and Axel get a classic cheating spouse case to solve, it's time for Axel to prove himself as a private investigator; Ingmar runs into his rival, Jane McKinney; Axel is challenged to a duel.

Younger - "Fever Pitch" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza discovers an exciting new author, whose pitch takes an unexpected turn. Kelsey avoids the wrath of Charles, and escapes upstate with Josh and Lauren.

Odd Mom Out - "Jury Doody" (Bravo, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Jill is riddled with guilt when Candace makes her dramatic return from sequestration and tells the family the lurid details of the cruise ship murder trial.


Thursday, August 10

The Big Bang Theory - "The Locomotion Reverberation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Leonard and Wolowitz try to distract Sheldon when he slows the progress of their guidance system. Also, Penny and Amy take Bernadette out for the night, leaving Raj and Stuart to care for baby Halley. Dean Norris returns as Colonel Williams.

Kevin Can Wait - "Neighborhood Watch" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Kevin and Chale get jobs working in the warehouse at an electronics store to help pay for the wedding, Chale’s quick promotion to the sales floor kick-starts Kevin’s competitive side.

Superstore - "All-Nighter" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After a long day, the entire staff is waiting for a truck to deliver new Cloud 9 signage that they'll have to hang throughout the store by morning. Everyone has somewhere to be, tensions are running high and it's only made worse when Glenn (Mark McKinney) announces that the truck is delayed and they're in for a long night. With hours to kill in an empty Cloud 9, our gang finds themselves bonding in the most unusual and creative ways...

The Guest Book - "Story Three" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Phyllis and her husband's weekend retreat with his boss and the boss' much younger wife becomes unbearable for Phyllis, until she finds an unlikely escape by helping stranger Marcia run away from a plural marriage.


Friday, August 11

Raven's Home - "The Bearer of Dad News" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Raven has a vision of Booker and Nia being upset over their dad's move, she goes overboard trying to do all of the fun activities Devon normally did with the kids.

K.C. Undercover - "KC Under Construction" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Unbeknownst to K.C., Marisa leaks classified information; Judy's disagreement with Diane over the tooth fairy jeopardizes the sophisticated robot's disguise as an everyday 10-year-old.

Bizaardvark - "Frankie and Amelia's Fun Friend Weekend" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Paige and Dirk decide to go camping with Bernie and his Grandmother, Frankie and Amelia are left behind to formulate their own weekend plans.


Saturday, August 12

School of Rock - "Minimum Wage" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Summer tries to get a job at her favorite store in the mall to earn money for a new phone, but Tomika gets the job offer instead.

Love Thy Neighbor - "Number Five Sixty-Seven" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Danny confronts Sam and Drew about their relationship.

Love Thy Neighbor - "The Same Old Sam" (OWN, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Convinced that he's in love with Drew, Sam does the unthinkable.


Sunday, August 13

The Simpsons - "Trust But Clarify" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Lisa and Bart investigate Krusty’s suspicious new “Krustaceans” candy. Meanwhile, Homer wants a promotion at the nuclear plant and asks Marge to help him dress the part, and news anchor Kent Brockman struggles to find his feet in the changing media world.

Bob's Burgers - "Aquaticism" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Tina learns that the aquarium is in danger of closing, the Belcher children devise a scheme to keep it running. Meanwhile, Bob realizes that he could learn a thing or two from Linda’s customer service skills.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, December 14

Fresh Off the Boat - "Cousin Eddie" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The battle begins between mother and son when Eddie informs Jessica that he wants to spend Christmas with friend Nicole in New York. But Jessica insists that tradition prevails and he needs to spend the holiday with the family, so he does everything within his power to try and get her to crack and allow him to go. Meanwhile, Louis and Evan do their best to try and help an overwhelmed Emery decide on which one of his numerous friends to invite to the family’s Christmas Eve dinner.

Speechless - "J-I-- JINGLE T-H-- THON" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
A Christmas tree fire leads Maya to tell a small lie with big consequences. Meanwhile, Ray struggles to live in Pepper’s shadow as Dylan twists the knife, and JJ encourages Kenneth to stand up to his sisters (guest stars Niecy Nash and Lisa Leslie).

I Love Lucy - "I Love Lucy Christmas Special" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL features “The Christmas Episode” and the newly colorized “Pioneer Women.” Both were colorized with a nod to the 1950s period in which they were filmed. The main titles and end credits are seamlessly combined into one set at the beginning and end of the hour, with no interruption between the episodes.

“The Christmas Episode” finds the Ricardos and Mertzes decorating Lucy and Ricky’s Christmas tree and reminiscing about how their lives have changed since the arrival of the Ricardos’ son, Little Ricky (Keith Thibodeaux). Flashbacks recall the night Lucy tells Ricky she is pregnant, the time Lucy shows up unexpectedly as part of a barbershop quartet, and the day Ricky and the Mertzes rehearse taking Lucy to the maternity ward.

“The Christmas Episode” was first broadcast on CBS on Christmas Eve, 1956. The episode was not included in the series’ long history of rebroadcasts, first on CBS Daytime and later in syndication. Long thought to be lost, the program was rediscovered by CBS in 1989.

In “Pioneer Women,” Lucy and Ethel’s hopes of joining the posh Society Matrons’ League leads to a bet with their husbands over which sex – the men or the women – had it harder living in a bygone era. They select the turn of the last century, and as Lucy and Ethel start to bake their own bread and churn their own butter, the men become acquainted with straight-blade shaving and riding home from work on horseback. They all have some “‘splainin’” to do when two ladies from the Society Matrons’ League stop by for an unexpected visit.

“Pioneer Women” was originally broadcast on March 31, 1952, and became an immediate viewer favorite.

The Dick Van Dyke Show - "The Dick Van Dyke Show -- Now in Living Color!" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The special features the season one episode “Where Did I Come From,” written by Carl Reiner, and the season four episode “Never Bathe on Saturday,” also written by Reiner. The main titles and end credits of the two episodes are seamlessly combined into one set – at the beginning and end of the hour – with no interruption between the episodes.

The Emmy Award-winning series starred Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore as television comedy writer Rob and his wife, Laura Petrie; Larry Matthews as their son, Ritchie; Morey Amsterdam and Rose Marie as Buddy Sorrell and Sally Rogers, co-writers on the fictional “The Alan Brady Show”; Carl Reiner as Alan Brady; Richard Deacon as Mel Cooley; Jerry Paris as Dr. Jerry Helper; and Ann Morgan Guilbert as Millie Krumbermacher Helper.

In “Where Did I Come From,” 6-year-old Ritchie asks his parents the inevitable “where did I come from?” question, and they recall the days before his birth. The episode was first presented on Jan. 3, 1961 during the series’ first season.

In “Never Bathe on Saturday,” the Petries’ romantic second honeymoon becomes a disaster when Laura’s toe gets caught in a bath spout. The episode was first presented on March 31, 1965, during season four.

Last Man Standing - "The Gift of the Mike Guy" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Vanessa helps the family realize the importance of its long-standing holiday family traditions.

The Cool Kids - "Margaret Dates the Zodiac Killer" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Margaret begins dating Karl, a fellow resident who may or may not be the "Zodiac Killer."

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 10)

Friday, December 14

  • Karen Gillan (Selfie) - Watch Karen on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. She talks about The Party's Just Beginning on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • Tony Shalhoub (Wings/We Are Men) - Watch Tony on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle, Laura Linney (The Big C) and Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Bryan, Laura and Nick make special guest appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bill Burr (F Is for Family/Townies) - Bill is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Romany Malco (Weeds/Blunt Talk) - Romany is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Kathryn talks about the film Private Life on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Minnie Driver (Speechless/About a Boy) - Minnie is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah visits The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Angela Kinsey (The Office/Haters Back Off/Your Family or Mine/The Hotwives of Orlando) - Angela and her husband Joshua Snyder serve up monkey bread and chocolate peppermint cupcakes on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless) - Vanessa talks about Second Act on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Chris Elliott (Schitt's Creek/Get a Life) - Chris talks about Clara's Ghost on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Tia Mowry (Instant Mom/The Game/Sister, Sister) - Tia talks about Hallmark Channel's A Gingerbread Romance on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Christine Lakin (Hollywood Darlings/Step by Step) - Christine is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.


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The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection Alice - The Complete Eighth Season Step by Step - The Complete Third Season

10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 6th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 7th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 8th Season
10/02 - Ghosted - The Complete First Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Community - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/23 - Alice - The Complete Eighth Season
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Two
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Three
10/31 - The Bad News Bears - The Complete Series - All 26 Episodes
11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/16 - Man with a Plan - Season One
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
12/04 - Family Guy - Season Sixteen
12/04 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season
12/18 - Our Cartoon President - Season One
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