Sunday, December 24, 2017

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of December 25, 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 December 25-29, 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, December 25
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Jennifer guest hosts a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Zendaya (K.C. Undercover/Shake It Up) - Zendaya appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Bob Newhart (The Bob Newhart Show/Newhart/Bob) - Bob appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry guest co-hosts a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Instant Mom/Moesha/It's a Living) - Sheryl is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace, Jodie and Andrea are guests on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Big Day) - Leslie appears on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, December 26
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa guest hosts a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Dave Franco (Scrubs/Do Not Disturb) - Dave appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jenna Fischer (The Office) - Jenna appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Nick chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda guest co-hosts a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus (Still The King) - Billy Ray appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT. He will also be on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Carly Hughes (American Housewife) - Carly stops by Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Emeril Lagasse (Emeril) - Emeril cooks a classic Italian dinner on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, December 27
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee guest hosts a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jason Alexander (Seinfeld/Bob Patterson/Listen Up!) - Jason appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Mark is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Miley appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Judah Friedlander (30 Rock) - Judah is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Andy appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael is a guest on a repeat of Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Denis Leary (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/The Job) - Denis chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jason George (Eve) - Jason is a guest on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Jussie and Jake Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie and Jake are guests on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
Thursday, December 28
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil guest hosts a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Janina Gavankar (The League/Traffic Light) - Janina appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Carmichael Show) - Tiffany is a guest on a repeat of Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Eric McCormack and Sean Hayes (Will & Grace) - Debra, Megan, Eric and Sean are guests on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • J. B. Smoove (The Millers/Bent/'Til Death/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - J. B. appears on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings.
Friday, December 29
  • Mila Kunis (That '70s Show/Family Guy) - Watch Mila on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Rosie O'Donnell (Gimme a Break!) - Rosie appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Adam Scott (Ghosted/Parks and Recreation) - Adam is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • George Foreman (George) - George appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Carmichael Show) - Tiffany is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • James Burrows (Director of Will & Grace, Friends, Cheers and many more) - James is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Bernard David Jones (The Mayor) - Bernard visits Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, December 24

The Simpsons - "The Nightmare After Krustmas" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Krusty and his daughter spend Christmas with the Simpsons; Reverend Lovejoy tries to attract converts after church attendance drops; a spooky Christmas toy haunts Maggie.

Family Guy - "How the Griffith Stole Christmas" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Peter gets power hungry when he's asked to fill in for a mall Santa; Stewie and Brian decide to crash holiday office parties for free food, fun and women.

Bob's Burgers - "The Last Gingerbread House on the Left" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bob unexpectedly gets involved in an intense gingerbread house-building competition with Mr. Fischoeder's friends; Linda and Teddy take the kids caroling.

I Love Lucy - "I Love Lucy Christmas Special" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, a new one-hour special featuring two back-to-back colorized episodes of the classic series, will be broadcast Friday, Dec. 22 (8:00-9:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL features “The Christmas Episode” and the newly colorized “The Fashion Show.” 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 “The Fashion Show,” Lucy convinces Ricky to allow her to spend up to $100 on a dress at the fashionable Don Loper Salon in Beverly Hills. However, when an opportunity arises for Lucy to participate in a Loper fashion show featuring glamorous movie star wives, Lucy winds up spending five times that! Lucy hopes that if she gets a mild sunburn, Ricky will feel sorry for her and forgive her for spending so much, though, as always, she goes a bit too far!

“The Fashion Show” was originally broadcast Feb. 28, 1955, and became an immediate favorite not only of viewers, but of Lucille Ball herself. The episode features a few of her real-life personal friends: Mrs. Gordon MacRae, Mrs. William Holden, Mrs. Van Heflin, Mrs. Forrest Tucker and Don Loper himself.

The Dick Van Dyke Show - "The Dick Van Dyke Show -- Now in Living Color!" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW – NOW IN LIVING COLOR!, a new one-hour special with two newly colorized back-to-back classic episodes of the beloved 1960s series, will be broadcast Friday, Dec. 22 (9:01-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Series creator and co-star Carl Reiner personally selected the two episodes to showcase the tremendous comedic talents of the late Mary Tyler Moore.

“I picked two of the funniest episodes we did, and I remember them fondly because they both showcased our wonderful Mary. I treasure her memory,” said Reiner.

The special features the season one episode “My Blonde-Haired Brunette,” written by Reiner, and the season three episode “October Eve,” written by Bill Persky and Sam Denoff. 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 “My Blonde-Haired Brunette,” Laura dyes her hair blonde when she fears the romance between Rob and her is fading. The episode was first presented on Oct. 10, 1961, during the series’ first season.

In “October Eve,” a painting of Laura returns to haunt her when, despite her having posed fully clothed, the artist (played by Reiner) takes the liberty of “undraping” her. The episode was first presented on April 8, 1964, during season three.

“In ‘October Eve,’ I got a chance to perform on the show as someone other than Alan Brady, and I loved the character of Carpetna the artist as soon as I read it,” said Reiner. “When I saw it in color, it was better than I ever dreamed it could be.”


Monday, December 25

black-ish - "Just Santa, Baby" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Zoey is college-bound, so Dre sets out to create the best family Christmas ever, even having Johan and his best friend, Gigi, over for the celebration. Meanwhile, Bow babysits Gigi’s newborn and remembers just how difficult mothering a baby is.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Emotion Detection Automation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon beta-tests an MIT invention after hearing it can help him read people’s emotions. Also, Leonard can’t hide his feelings when Penny announces her brother is coming to town, and Raj invites his ex-girlfriends over to give him dating advice. Laura Spencer, Katie Micucci, Alessandra Torresani and Katie Leclerc return as Raj’s ex-girlfriends.

Kevin Can Wait - "Kevin Goes Nuts" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Vanessa suggests that Sara has a secret boyfriend, Kevin goes undercover to find out the truth. Also, Jack desperately searches for an illness he can claim as his own after the “cool” kids with peanut allergies learn he’s been lying about sharing their malady. Nick Turturro guest stars as Vanessa’s old friend, Vinnie.

Young Sheldon - "Pilot" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
9-year-old Sheldon Cooper is a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science but learns that isn’t always helpful growing up in East Texas, a land where church and football are king.

Man with a Plan - "Winter Has Come" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When a blizzard prevents the Burns family from visiting the grandparents’ house for Christmas, Adam and Andi scramble to avoid an epic holiday disaster.

American Dad - "Santa, Schmanta" (TBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When the Smiths are too busy preparing for Christmas to pay attention to Roger, Roger turns his attention to Steve's friend Snot. Snot teaches Roger about Hanukkah, prompting Roger to convert to Judaism. Roger then decides that he can make Hanukkah more popular than Christmas by stealing Santa Claus' powers and becoming Schmanta Claus. But, being Roger, he abuses his new Schmanta powers leading the Smiths and Snot to find the real Santa Claus in an attempt to take down Roger.

Tarantula - "Shabzinzo" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Echo sets out on a journey to rid himself of a very fancy gift that proves to be a burden.

Tarantula - "Pig Head" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Echo reckons with his past.


Tuesday, December 26

The Mick - "The Friend" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mickey and Alba's relationship is put to the test when divorcée Trish becomes a seemingly perfect friend for Mickey to spend some time with.

The Mick - "The Visit" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mickey and Sabrina go visit her mother in jail in the hopes of getting Sabrina some closure, but Mickey seems to need it more than she does.


Wednesday, December 27

The Goldbergs - "Goldberg on the Goldbergs" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Beverly confronts Coach Mellor who reveals his strained relationship with his own brother Coach Nick, so she intervenes prompting Nick to face off with Rick. Adam and Barry join in, each one siding with one of the coaches. After a fight breaks out, Beverly points out to Adam and Barry this could be them as adults. Meanwhile, Geoff and Erica struggle with their relationship long distance.

Speechless - "F-I-- FIRST S-E-- SECOND F-- FIRST DAY" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Maya encourages the parents of the new special needs kids at Lafayette High to demand full-time aides, the school administrators tell her anything the new students get will spell losses for her beloved JJ. Meanwhile, Dylan develops a hooky habit, unprepared as she is to return to the same school for a second year; JJ pushes Kenneth toward romance with his teacher; and Jimmy endeavors to enjoy a long-awaited uninterrupted shower.

Modern Family - "The Long Goodbye" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Phil and Claire realize that Alex may be more self-sufficient in college than they give her credit for when they drop in for a quick visit. Meanwhile, Manny is determined to avoid a long tearful goodbye after Gloria and Jay move him into his college dorm. Finally, Mitch may have accidentally accelerated a planned renovation, and Hayley gets an unexpected opportunity when she befriends a wealthy female member at the country club.

American Housewife - "The Uprising" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Katie struggles with Taylor and Anna-Kat’s defiance, as Anna-Kat decides she’s now a vegetarian (under the influence of Tara Summers) and Taylor dies her hair blonde without Katie’s permission. Greg and Katie help Oliver come to terms with embarrassment after Oliver has a humiliating moment in ballet class.


Thursday, December 28

The Big Bang Theory - "The Separation Agitation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Howard and Bernadette have a hard time leaving Halley in day care when Bernadette returns to work. Also, Bert (Brian Posehn) introduces the gang to his new girlfriend, Rebecca (April Bowlby).

Young Sheldon - "Rockets, Communists, and the Dewey Decimal System" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
To appease his worried mother, Sheldon employs the techniques of a self-help book to try and make a friend.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Cognition Regeneration" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Leonard isn’t thrilled when Penny considers taking a new job offered by her ex-boyfriend, Zack (Brian Thomas Smith).

Mom - "Bad Hand and British Royalty" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy and Bonnie have their hands full when Adam’s hard-partying friends come for a visit. Emmy Award winner Bradley Whitford guest stars as Mitch and Nicole Sullivan guest stars as Leanne, Adam’s old party buddies.

Superstore - "Christmas Eve" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Trying to prove how "wild" she can be, Amy (America Ferrera) turns a boring Christmas Eve at Cloud 9 into a holiday adventure. Meanwhile, Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Garrett's (Colton Dunn) roommate issues boil over; and Glenn (Mark McKinney) tries to prove to Mateo (Nico Santos) that Christmas is more than just "fine."

Will & Grace - "A Gay Olde Christmas" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Will (Eric McCormack), Grace (Debra Messing), Karen (Megan Mullally), and Jack (Sean Hayes) wish they could have experienced Christmas in old New York City, but realize the past was not quite as romantic -- or open to diversity -- as they pictured it.

Will & Grace - "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Grace (Debra Messing) tries for her biggest job yet: decorating a string of boutique hotels for an obnoxious mogul (guest star Max Greenfield). Meanwhile, Will (Eric McCormack) is surprised at his reaction to making Senior Partner; Beverly Leslie (Leslie Jordan) discloses his secret to Karen (Megan Mullally); and Jack (Sean Hayes) owns half of a winning lottery ticket.

Great News - "Love Is Dead" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Carol (Andrea Martin) is devastated to learn that her parents are getting a divorce after 70 years of marriage. Katie (Briga Heelan), still hurting from her breakup with Jeremy (guest star Reid Scott), is convinced that love is dead, but Carol is determined to prove that it's never too late to have a happy ending. Meanwhile, Chuck (John Michael Higgins) discovers that the reason for Justin's (Horatio Sanz) newfound happiness is the cute new barista at the coffee shop and proceeds to compete for her affection at the expense of his and Justin's friendship.


Friday, December 29

none scheduled


Saturday, December 30

none scheduled


Sunday, December 31

none scheduled

Complete TV Listings


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, May 22

Roseanne - "Knee Deep" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Roseanne’s knee gets worse so Dan is forced to a make an important work decision; but when a major storm hits Lanford, their fortunes change for the better. Later, Darlene realizes she has to go back to her first passion … writing.

The Middle - "A Heck of a Ride: Part One" / "A Heck of a Ride: Part Two" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After nine hilarious and heartfelt seasons, a Heck leaves the nest as the family takes a road trip to Denver, where Axl will start his new job – and new life away from home.

Splitting Up Together - "Heat Wave" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lena and Martin choose to share the house for the summer while the children are away at camp despite Lena’s reservations, but both soon realize it might not be the worst idea. Meanwhile, they collectively agree to throw their annual backyard piña colada party where they will celebrate their independence from their children. Elsewhere, a friendly face returns back home and Martin can’t help but see it as a sign.

The Last O.G. - "That Backslide" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Left reeling from the error of his ways, Tray goes into a tailspin and turns to Bobby for support.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 21)

Tuesday, May 22

  • Chris Hardwick (Guys Like Us) - Catch Chris on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Cristin Milioti (A to Z/How I Met Your Mother) - Cristin is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia talks about the series finale of The Middle on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. Mychael Symon cooks with Patricia on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • David Spade (The Mayor/Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Geena Davis (The Geena Davis Show/Buffal Bill) - Geena is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Nolan Gould (Modern Family) - Nolan talks about Modern Family on Chatter on PeopleTV at 8pm.
  • Dan Fogler (Man Up!) - Dan talks about his new book Brooklyn Gladiator on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Will Arnett (Arrested Development/The Millers/Up All Night) and Tony Hale (Arrested Development/Veep) - Will and Tony talk about Arrested Development on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian talks about her new film Ibiza on the BUILD Series at 5pm.


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

Atlanta - The Complete First Season Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season One Day at a Time - Season Two Perfect Strangers  - The Complete Third Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) Season

03/06 - Atlanta - The Complete First Season
03/06 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season
03/13 - The New Adventures of Old Christine - The Complete First Season
03/27 - One Day at a Time - Season Two
04/03 - Ballers - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/03 - 90's Sitcom (Just Shoot Me!/The Larry Sanders Show/Wings) Starter Set - Season 1 & 2 Bundle
04/10 - Vice Principals - The Compelte Series
04/17 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Third Season
05/08 - Dear White People - Season 1
05/08 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) Season
05/29 - I'm Dying Up Here - Season 1
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