Friday, October 24, 2014

Rare Game Show on GSN with TV Veterans; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 27, 2014)

Game Show Network has uncovered a TV gem for fans of comedy and game shows, airing back-to-back the first-ever game show appearances of Rosie O'Donnell and Arsenio Hall, from the syndicated 1986 series Crosswits. Airing Sunday, October 26 at 11pm and 11:30pm ET (8:00/8:30pm PT), the vintage episodes have not been televised since their original run. Currently host of The View, "rising new comedian Rosie O'Donnell" (as she is introduced on Crosswits) is joined in the first half-hour by celebrity '80s sitcom guests Joanna Kerns (Growing Pains), Ilene Graff (Mr. Belvedere) and Charles Shaughnessy (The Nanny, but then a star of Days of Our Lives). David Sparks served as host of Crosswits.

Rosie O'Donnell on Crosswits 1986 from David Packman on Vimeo.

The second episode, featuring Arsenio Hall's first-ever game show appearance, includes celebrity guests John Schuck, Roberta Leighton (The Young and The Restless) and the late comedian Charlie Callas. Crosswits was a show where the game was about crossword puzzles. Gameplay was based on a giant crossword puzzle board. Two teams, each made up of three contestants, competed to solve the puzzle. Teams earned points for every letter of each word they guessed correctly. Tune in this Sunday for this very rare show with some great TV sitcom guests!

Arsenio Hall on Crosswits 1986 from David Packman on Vimeo.




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 Oct. 27-31, 2014, 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!


A Different World Reunion on Oprah: Where Are They Now?

Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • The Cast of A Different World - The cast of A Different World reunites on Oprah: Where Are They Now? at 9pm ET/PT on OWN.
Monday, October 27, 2014
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Amy on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly) - Melissa visits Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Max Greenfield (New Girl/Modern Men) - Max is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Norman Lear (Producer of All in the Family/Sanford and Son/The Jeffersons) - Norman chats on Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Corddry (The Winner/Ben and Kate) - Rob is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Andrea Martin (Working the Engels) - Andrea stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Nathan Lane (Modern Family/Encore! Encore!/Charlie Lawrence) - Nathan appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Laurence Fisburne (black-ish) - Laurence chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Sean Hayes (The Millers/Sean Saves the World/Will & Grace) - Sean is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) - Sarah dishes about a red carpet celebrity mix up and opens up about the adversity she's facing in her personal life on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Out All Night) - Vivica reveals which actor was the worst kisser and why she chose to throw herself an outrageous 50th birthday party on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso drops by The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 2am on BET.
  • Haley Joel Osment (Thunder Alley/The Jeff Foxworthy Show) - Haley Joel will be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Zendaya (Shake It Up) - Zendaya is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Kieran Culkin (Go Fish) - Kieran will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Out of Practice/Monty) - Henry appears on NewsNation on MSNBC at 11am.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) - Catch Amy on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She talks about Parks and Recreation and her book (Yes Please) on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings. Finally, she is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Ashton Kutcher (Two and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Ashton appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Krysten visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • The Cast of The McCarthys - Tyler Ritter, Joey McIntyre, Jimmy Dunn, Kelen Coleman, Jack McGee and Laurie Metcalf are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT. Joey's other appearances include CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am, LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, HuffPost Live at 4:30pm, and Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Steve stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation) - Jenny visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Christopher Meloni (Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Christopher is a guest on The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 2am on BET.
  • Jay Harrington (Benched/Better Off Ted) - Jay provides a look at his new USA Network comedy series Benched on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT. He will also appear with Oscar Nunez (The Office) on KTLA Morning News in Los Angeles.
  • Eliza Coupe (Benched/The Millers/Happy Endings) - Eliza discusses Benched on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri appears on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Tracy Pollan (Family Ties) - Tracy, her mom Corky and sisters Lori and Dana discuss their family's new cookbook (The Pollan Family Table) on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Soleil is tentatively scheduled to appear on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Clark Gregg (The New Adventures of Old Christine) - Clark will be on SI Now at 1pm.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
  • Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) - Watch Jon on Conan at 11pm on TBS. He will also appear with Ashton Kutcher on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey performs with M. Ward on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Will Arnett (The Millers/Up All Night/Arrested Development) - Will appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) - Lisa visits Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Michael J. Fox (The Michael J. Fox Show/Spin City/Family Ties and Tracy Pollan (Family Ties) - Michael and Tracy are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. Tracy also joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Justin Long (Mom/Ed) - Justin drops by The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tone Bell (Bad Judge) - Tone is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ashton Kutcher (Two and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Ashton appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jennie Garth (Mystery Girls/What I Like About You) - Jennie reveals behind the scenes secrets of 90210, how she became a DIY queen and life post divorce on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri stops by The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 2am on BET.
  • Tyler Ritter (The McCarthys) - Tyler talks about his new comedy series The McCarthys on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Debra and Rach take on their stickiest challenge yet – a grape-stomping competition - on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Kyra Sedgwick (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Kyra talks about Brooklyn Nine-Nine on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Soleil will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Fran Drescher (The Nanny/Happily Divorced) - Fran talks about Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Inner Strength on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Nick is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Norman Lear (Producer of All in the Family/Sanford and Son/The Jeffersons) - Norman will be on Larry King Now at 2/5pm PT/ET on Ora.tv and Hulu.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
  • Scott Foley (The Goodwin Games/A.U.S.A.) - Catch Scott on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Watch Cedric on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jayma Mays (The Millers) - Jayma is a guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. Zooey and M. Ward perform live on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ken Marino (Marry Me/Party Down) - Ken visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Judy Greer (Married/Arrested Development/Miss Guided) - Judy stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Wendell Pierce (The Michael J. Fox Show/The Weber Show/The Gregory Hines Show) - Wendell stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Fran Drescher (The Nanny/Happily Divorced) - Fran dishes about her wedding and talks about the Yes organization on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Joey McIntyre (The McCarthys) - Joey spills secrets of being a teenage heartthrrob during his New Kids on the Block days and more on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) - Jon appears on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am. He will also be on HuffPost Live at 2:30pm. Finally, he is a guest on Larry King Now at 2/5pm PT/ET on Ora.tv and Hulu.
  • Allison Williams (Girls and Sandy Duncan (The Hogan Family/The Sandy Duncan Show) - Allison, Sandy and Cathy Rigby are guests on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Tia Mowry (Instant Mom/The Game/Sister, Sister) - Tia will be on Fox & Friends on Fox News Channel in the 7am hour. She will then be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:45am. Finally, she is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
Friday, October 31, 2014
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Watch Andy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Olivia visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ted Danson (Cheers/Becker) - Catch Ted on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • J.K. Simmons (Growing Up Fisher) - J.K. appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ana Gasteyer (Suburgatory) - Ana is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Leah Remini (The Exes/The Family Tools/The King of Queens) - Leah appears on The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 2am on BET.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Reno 911!) - Niecy tells how to look younger on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jim Gaffigan (My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Tune in to see if Jim and Rach can survive New York's scariest house on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Ken Marino (Marry Me/Party Down) - Ken will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, October 19

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Nigerians Don't Do Useless Things" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
While Bob waits for Abishola to make the next move, her Auntie Olu and Uncle Tunde make it hard for her by stalking him.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "A Bird May Love a Fish" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bob attempts to learn more about Nigerian customs while Abishola has to contend with gossip spreading about her relationship with Bob.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 14)

Friday, October 18

  • Chris O'Dowd (Family Tree/The IT Crowd) - Watch Chris on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Kal Penn (Sunnyside/Deadbeat/We Are Men) - Kal appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Regina King (227) - Regina visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Julie Andrews (Julie) - Julie speaks about her book Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/The Millers/Sean Saves the World) - Sean guest hosts The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Pam Grier (Bless This Mess) - Pam drops by The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Sara Gilbert (The Conners/Roseanne/Living Biblically/Bad Teacher) - Sara appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Angela Kinsey (The Office/Haters Back Off/Your Family or Mine) and Jenna Fischer (Splitting Up Together/The Office) - Angela and Jenna talk about the Office Ladies Podcast on ABC's GMA 3: Strahan, Sara & Keke at 1pm.
  • Kal Penn (Sunnyside/Deadbeat/We Are Men) - Kal visits Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Marcus Scribner (black-ish) - Marcus appears on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • William Jackson Harper (The Good Place) - William can be heard on The Morning Mashup on SiriusXM.
  • Billy Bob Thornton (Hearts Afire) - Billy Bob talks about Goliath on Couch Surfing at 8am.


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08/20 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Six
08/27 - Baskets - The Complete Season Four
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09/03 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 9th Season
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09/03 - The Goldbergs - The Complete Sixth Season
09/03 - Single Parents - The Complete Season One
09/03 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Second Season
09/04 - What We Do in the Shadows - The Complete First Season
09/10 - American Dad! - Volume 14
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09/11 - My Three Sons - The Fourth Season - Volume One
09/11 - My Three Sons - The Fourth Season - Volume Two
09/17 - Friends - The Complete Series (25th Anniversary)
09/17 - Modern Family - The Complete Tenth Season
09/19 - Angel from Hell - The DVD Edition
10/08 - Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series
10/08 - Life with Lucy - The Complete Series
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