Friday, June 14, 2013

Seinfeld Reunion on Kirstie Alley TV Land Sitcom This Fall; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 17, 2013)

Kirstie

Looks like we have a Seinfeld mini-reunion on TV Land this fall. Jason Alexander has officially moved on from Vandalay Industries – now he's got a new job as Broadway star Maddie Banks' (Kirstie Alley) agent in TV Land's new sitcom Kirstie (formerly titled Kirstie's New Show) in a guest starring role. Set to tape later this month, the episode reunites Alexander with his former Seinfeld co-star Michael Richards who plays Alley's eccentric driver in the new comedy. The sitcom already was going to be a Cheers reunion since Alley and former Cheers co-star Rhea Perlman are in the main cast. Kirstie revolves around Madison "Maddie" Banks (Kirstie Alley, Cheers), a renowned Broadway star who finds her life turned upside down when Arlo (Eric Petersen), the son she gave up at birth, suddenly appears hoping to connect after his adoptive parents have died. However, Maddie doesn't exactly see nerdy and schlubby Arlo fitting in with her luxurious lifestyle. But when Maddie's assistant and best friend, Thelma (Rhea Perlman, Cheers), and outlandish driver Frank (Michael Richards, Seinfeld) encourage her to give Arlo a chance, Maddie is shocked to find that perhaps she has motherly instincts after all.

TV Land has ordered 12 episodes of the sitcom. We will have a premiere date very soon. In other TV Land news, just the other day we mentioned 'Til Death is coming to TV Land and we mentioned it would just be airing on Saturdays...but now it will be airing more. The sitcom will also air weekdays 7-8pm as well as the previously announced Saturday block from 5-8pm. The weekday block will lead-in to Everybody Loves Raymond, which also stars Brad Garrett. As a reminder, TV Land launches Friends tonight. Friends will also be part of the "Summer of Sitcoms Marathons," a four-nights-per-week extravaganza every Thursday through Sunday starting at 10pm ET/PT beginning June 20. TV Land has Doug and Carrie heading up Thursday nights on King of Queens, a super Friends Friday, Ray and his crazy (but loveable) family on Everybody Loves Raymond on Saturday, and your favorite seniors on The Golden Girls on Sunday. And finally, as we mentioned Three's Company is back on weekday mornings from 5-6am but it will also air Sunday mornings from 6am-10am starting June 30.


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 June 17-21, 2013, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVR's (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Catch Steve on a prime time special Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night on ABC at 7pm ET and following the NBA game on the west coast.
Monday, June 17, 2013
  • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Watch Alyssa on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Billy Crystal (Soap) - Billy visits The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Chris Messina (The Mindy Project) - Chris appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Sean Hayes (Sean Saves the World/Will & Grace) - Sean is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • The Cast of Hot in Cleveland - Betty White, Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick and Jane Leeves are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri tells us about her new comedy special Sherri Shepherd: It's My Time to Talk and her new book, Plan D: How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes (Even If You Don't Have It), on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Fiona Gubelmann (Wilfred) - Fiona stops by Home & Family at 10am on Hlalmark Channel.
  • John C. McGinley (Scrubs) - John discusses his recent role playing alongside Harrison Ford in the movie 42, and acting with Al Pacino on Broadway in Glengarry Glen Ross on Marie at 12pm on Hallmark Channel.
  • Kristen Johnston (The Exes/3rd Rock from the Sun) - Kristen is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
  • Don Rickles (C.P.O. Sharkey/Daddy Dearest) - Catch Mr. Warmth on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy drops by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly) - Billy appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry visits Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Jim Gaffigan (My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim stops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • Nolan Gould (Modern Family) - Nolan is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Arsenio Hall (Arsenio) - Arsenio guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Tom Arnold (Roseanne/Tom/The Jackie Thomas Show) - Tom discusses his issues with infertility on Katie, so check your local listings.
  • Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP) - Keke guest co-hosts a repeat of Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
  • Mark-Paul Gosselear (Saved by the Bell and Breckin Meyer (Married to the Kellys) - The stars of Franklin & Bash are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
  • Michael McKean (Laverne & Shirley) - Michael is a guest on Tavis Smiley, so check your local listings.
  • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Olivia appears on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea is a guest on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show - Cedric tells us about the new season of The Soul Man on TV Land and his new hosting duties of Millionaire on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Margaret Cho (All-American Girl) - Margaret guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Sean Hayes (Sean Saves the World/Will & Grace) - Sean visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Julia discusses marriage, aging and cursing on Katie, so check your local listings.
  • Busy Philipps (Cougar Town) - Busy appears on a repeat of Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
  • John Travolta (Welcome Back, Kotter) - Catch John on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Maggie Elizabeth Jones (Ben and Kate) - Maggie is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Margaret Cho (All-American Girl) - Margaret drops by The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations. She will also be on Joy Behar: Say Anything at 9pm on Current.
  • Penny Marshall (Laverne & Shirley) - Penny visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric continues to make the rounds on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Billy Crystal (Soap) - Billy continues to make the rounds on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
Friday, June 21, 2013
  • Adam Sandler, David Spade, Chris Rock and Kevin James - The cast of Grown Ups 2 are guests on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Melissa appears on a repeat of Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C) - Gabourey is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Bill Cosby (The Cosby Show/Cosby/The Bill Cosby Show) - Bill appears on a repeat of The Doctors, so check your local listings.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, February 19

The Goldbergs - "Dave Kim's Party" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
A big party is being thrown at Dave Kim’s house and Pops has a plan to make Adam cool for the big event. Meanwhile, Beverly’s cookbook has made her “famous,” leading her to become out of control and fame-hungry, but eventually she learns an important lesson.

Schooled - "Moving On" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Wilma steps in to help CB move on from Lainey with help from Coach Mellor, while Lainey learns she has unresolved issues from her past when mentoring a student.

Modern Family - "Spuds" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Phil and Claire take Haley and Dylan to dinner to reassure them they are not bad parents. While out to dinner, they run into Mitch and Cam who are chaperoning Lily’s first date, as well as Jay and Gloria after attending Joe’s school play.

Single Parents - "Hip$ for Dolores" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After rent on the Winebrary goes up, the gang all chip in in their own ways to help solve Poppy’s new financial problem, each learning a valuable lesson in the process.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 17)

Wednesday, February 19

  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Chris on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. He will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Lil Rel Howery (Rel/The Carmichael Show) - Lil Rel appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Laura Dern (F Is for Family/Enlightened) - Laura is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Tiffany appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • James Marsden (30 Rock) - James stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lizzy Caplan (Party Down/The Class) - Lizzy is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jane Levy (Suburgatory) - Jane visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Skylar Astin (Ground Floor) - Skylar appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Adam Pally (Indebted/Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Adam drops by The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jurnee Smollett-Bell (On Our Own) - Jurnee appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Da'Vine Joy Randolph (High Fidelity/People of Earth/Selfie) - Da'Vine talks about High Fidelity on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Suzanne Somers (Step by Step/She's the Sheriff/Three's Company) - Suzanne is a guest on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Lauren Ash (Superstore/Super Fun Night) - Lauren appears on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly is a guest on People Now at 12pm.
  • Lark Voorhies (Saved by the Bell/In the House) - The actress who portrayed Lisa Turtle on the iconic teen sitcom Saved by the Bell opens up about her mental health challenges and her reaction to being left out of the reboot of the show on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.


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