Friday, November 01, 2013

New NBC Tina Fey-Produced Comedy Starring Ellie Kemper in 2014; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 4, 2013)

Tina Fey

NBC has ordered 13 episodes of a new single-camera comedy from multiple Emmy Award winners Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. Ellie Kemper is set to star. Produced by Universal Television and Little Stranger, Inc., and set to debut in fall 2014, the series will center on a woman (Kemper) who escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York City. Fey and Carlock, who will serve as writers for the series, will executive produce with David Miner. Fey, who created and executive produced the critically beloved NBC comedy 30 Rock, recently won an Emmy, along with Tracey Wigfield, for co-writing the series finale episode, "Last Lunch." As an actress, writer and executive producer on both 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live, Fey has won eight Emmys. Kemper is also an NBC alum, having co-starred in the Emmy-winning comedy The Office. Stay with us for continued updates, but we won't know a night and time until next May during upfront week.

Ellie Kemper




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 Nov. 4-8, 2013, 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, November 4, 2013

  • Woody Harrelson (Cheers) - Watch Woody on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Seth Green (Dads/Greg the Bunny) - Seth chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Brad Garrett ('Til Death/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Brad guest co-hosts The View on Monday-Wednesday on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Zachary Levi (Less Than Perfect) - Zachary stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly) - Melissa appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tim Conway (McHale's Navy/Rango) - Tim talks about his new book, What's So Funny?: My Hilarious Life, on The Better Show, so check your local listings. It will re-air on Hallmark Channel on Tuesday at 12pm.
  • Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) - Aziz talks about his life, comedy and his new special on Katie, so check your local listings.
  • Tasha Smith (Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse/The Tom Show/Boston Common) - Tasha guest co-hosts The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie) - Peter is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Catch Kathy on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS. She also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jayma Mays (The Millers) - Jayma is a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • John Goodman (Roseanne) - John appears on The Colbert Report at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Ted Danson (Cheers/Becker) - Ted stops by The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Melissa Joan Hart (Baby Daddy/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Melissa reveals drug use, wild partying in Hollywood and her past celebrity hookups on Bethenny, so check your local listings.
  • Tasha Smith (Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse/The Tom Show/Boston Common - Tasha is part of the guest panel on Bethenny, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Marano (Austin & Ally/Back to You) - Laura is a guest on The Better Show, so check your local listings. It will re-air on Hallmark Channel on Wednesday at 12pm.
  • Katey Sagal (Married with Children/8 Simple Rules) - Katie talks about Sons of Anarchy and her passion for singing on Katie, so check your local listings.
  • Brad Garrett ('Til Death/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Brad will play Who Wants to Be a Millionaire during a special Celebrity Week on Tuesday and Wednesday, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation) - Rob will be a guest on Larry King Now at 2/5pm PT/ET on Ora.tv and Hulu.
  • Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls) - Kat appears on The Queen Latifah Show, so check your local listings.
  • Zachary Levi (Less Than Perfect) - Zachary is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Seth Green (Dads/Greg the Bunny) - Seth will be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York between 7-9am.
  • The Cast of The Love Boat - Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange, Fred Grandy, Lauren Tewes and Jill Whelan will reunite on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT. Singer Jack Jones performs the original theme song live.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
  • Chris Elliott (Get a Life/The Weber Show) - Watch Chris on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen) - Ellen appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) - Aziz is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Sara Gilbert (Roseanne/The Big Bang Theory) - Sara visits The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) - Tune in to see Casey on The Pete Holmes Show at midnight on TBS.
  • Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation) - Rob drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Ashton Kutcher (Two and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Ashton appears The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy dishes about the NY Comedy Festival and gives her take on the latest celebrity Hot Topics on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Eric AndrĂ© (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Eric will be on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Dan Cortese (Veronica's Closet/What I Like About You) - Dan talks about the second season of Guinness World Records Unleashed and see an attempt to break two records live in-studio on Katie, so check your local listings.
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray visits The Queen Latifah Show, so check your local listings.
  • Katey Sagal (Married with Children/8 Simple Rules) - Katey appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Catch Kelly on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie stops by The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Andy appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Bailee Madison (Trophy Wife) - Bailee visits The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation) - Rob is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls) - Tune in to see Kat on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Elizabeth Berkley (Saved by the Bell) - Elizabeth is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Nia Long (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Nia chats on Tavis Smiley on PBS, but check listings for time.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta is part of the guest panel on Bethenny, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Kaley is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy will play Who Wants to Be a Millionaire during a special Celebrity Week on Thursday and Friday, so check your local listings.
  • Skylar Astin (Ground Floor) - Skylar is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Dan Cortese (Veronica's Closet/What I Like About You) - Dan discusses the new season of Guinness World Records Unleashed on The Couch on WLNY 10/55 in New York between 7-9am.
  • Zachary Levi (Less Than Perfect) - Zachary will be on Larry King Now at 2/5pm PT/ET on Ora.tv and Hulu.
Friday, November 8, 2013
  • Mary Steenburgen (Ink) - Watch Mary on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jennifer Coolidge (2 Broke Girls) - Jennifer appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation) - Rob wraps up his appearances this week on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jerry Ferrara (Entourage) - Jerry is a guest on The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tim Conway (McHale's Navy/Rango) - Tim talks about his new book, What's So Funny?: My Hilarious Life, on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am.
  • Bailee Madison (Trophy Wife) - Bailee stops by for some fun on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am.
  • Zachary Levi (Less Than Perfect) - Zachary talks about his movie, Marvel's Thor: The Dark World, and his star turn in the Broadway musical First Date on The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) - Casey is a guest on Bethenny, so check your local listings.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Wednesday, February 28

The Conners - "Shrinks Don't Talk and Kids Don't Sing" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mark adjusts to his first day of college as a commuter student; meanwhile, Becky gets into a disagreement with Beverly Rose’s music teacher over a song.

Not Dead Yet - "Not Polite Yet" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Lexi combines the first two floors of the newsroom, leaving Nell to share a cubicle with T.J., a popular sportswriter who’s friends with everyone … except her.

Abbott Elementary - "Breakup" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Barbara’s church choir uses the gym for rehearsals, Ava notices tensions in the group. Jacob’s eagerness for a full social calendar worries Gregory. Melissa and Janine investigate a new substitute.

That Girl Lay Lay - "Lay Lay Goes Away-Way" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Needing a best friend to talk to, Sadie wishes that phone avatar Lay Lay was real and could help teach her how to stand out; when Lay Lay is magically brought to life, the two friends learn that when they are together, they can accomplish anything.

That Girl Lay Lay - "Out the App 2: E-Lay-Lay-tric Boogaloo" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Needing a best friend to talk to, Sadie wishes that phone avatar Lay Lay was real and could help teach her how to stand out; when Lay Lay is magically brought to life, the two friends learn that when they are together, they can accomplish anything.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 26)

Wednesday, February 28

  • Bob Odenkirk (The Larry Sanders Show) - Watch Bob on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Carrie Preston (Crowded/Happyish/Emeril) - Carrie is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She talks about Elsbeth on CBS Mornings some time between 7-9am.
  • Austin Butler (Ruby & the Rockits/Zoey 101/Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide) - Austin appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jenny Slate (The Great North/Big Mouth/Married/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Fred Armisen (Los Espookys/Forever/Final Space) - Fred sits in with The 8G Band on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Fortune Feimster (Kenan/Bless the Harts/Champions) and Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Fortune and Tig are guests on After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Son of Zorn/Suburgatory) and Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Broad City/Baby Boom) - Cheryl and Susie are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo
  • Zendaya (K.C. Undercover/Shake It Up) - E! News has an interview with Zendaya at 11pm on E!.
  • Alan Cumming (Schmigadoon!) - Alan is joining Drew and Ross Mathews at the Drew'ss News desk to discuss headlines like the Romy and Michele's High School Reunion sequel in the works and the American alternative to the Irish exit on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kim Fields (The Upshaws/Living Single/The Facts of Life/Baby, I'm Back) - Kim discusses her wellness retreat and the upcoming new season of Netflix's The Upshaws on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Arsenio/Out All Night) and Michael Beach (The Game) - The cast of Soul Food reunite and discuss Hulu's new Black Stories Always on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Diane Farr (Splitting Together/Like Family/The Job) - Diane discusses the CBS drama series Fire Country on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November-February)

Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Father Knows Best - The Complete Series The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

11/07 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Sixth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
11/14 - Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/05 - Father Knows Best - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/12 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - The Complete Series
12/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 2 (Blu-ray)
12/12 - That Girl - The Complete Series
12/15 - Letterkenny - Season 11
12/19 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series
12/22 - Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection (includes The Ropers and Three's a Crowd)
01/09 - South Park - Seasons 11-15 (Blu-ray)
01/16 - Ghosts (UK) - Season Five
02/13 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
02/27 - The Really Loud House - Season One

That Girl - The Complete Series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series

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