Friday, December 19, 2014

ION Television Expands Hours in January 2015; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 22, 2014)

ION Television

This January ION Television is going to bring in two more hours each day to its line-up. Currently ION Television airs programming from 11am-3am each day, but starting Monday, January 5, 2015, ION will expand to 9am-3am. In addition, the short-lived Criminal Minds spin-off series Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior will join the line-up and air Saturdays at 9pm & 10pm beginning Jan. 10. On Mondays and Tuesdays, Flashpoint will air 9am-1pm into Criminal Minds from 1pm-11pm. Monday nights from 11pm-3am is more Flashpoint, while Tuesdays will have The Listener. Wed-Sat will have dramas from 9am-6pm, with NUMB3RS on Wednesdays, Blue Bloods on Thursdays, Rookie Blue on Fridays, and Criminal Minds on Saturdays. Then from 6pm-3am, its more drama stacks with Cold Case on Wednesdays, Blue Bloods on Thursdays, Law & Order: Criminal Intent on Fridays, and Criminal Minds on Saturdays (with Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior at 9pm & 10pm). The Listener actually also airs Saturdays from 11pm-3am. On Sundays, we have a children's E/I block from 9am-12pm then it is ION Television at the movies, with blockbuster films from 12pm-3am. There could be a Married...with Children filler in late night around 2am or 2:30am, if needed. Stay with us for any further updates.


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 Dec. 22-26, 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!


Monday, December 22, 2014

  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Watch Steve on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Martin appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Christine Baranski (Cybill/Welcome to New York) - Christine talks about Into the Woods on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie is a guest on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 3am on BET.
  • Donald Faison (The Exes/Scrubs) - Donald drops by The Better Show, so check your local listings.
  • Don Most (Happy Days) - Don talks about his NYC show at 54 Below on Saturday, December 27 on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York between 7-10am.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Catch Jerry on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ashton Kutcher (Two and a Half Men/That '70s Show) and Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) - Ashton and Jon are guests on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Nick talks about the series Kingdom on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Chris Rock (Everybody Hates Chris) - Chris talks about Top Five on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Juliette Lewis (I Married Dora) - Juliette stops by The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil dishes on his role in Gone Girl on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Jay Thomas (Cheers/Love & War/Murphy Brown) - Jay visits The Better Show, so check your local listings.
  • Amy Yasbeck (Wings) - Amy chats on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Krysten talks about Big Eyes on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Up All Night) - Vivica will be on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Tim Conway (McHale's Navy/Rango) - Tim talks about Hallmark Channel's Surprised by Love on Good Day LA in Los Angeles. Surprised by Love premieres on Saturday, January 3 at 9/8C.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
  • Marisa Tomei (A Different World) - Watch Marisa on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Marcus Scribner (black-ish) - Marcus is a guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch/Clarissa Explains It All) - Melissa talks about Lifetime's The Santa Con on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family/The Knights of Prosperity/Hot Properties) - Sofia reveals the secret to how she snagged her hunky actor boyfriend and dishes on celebrating her birthday in style with her family and co-stars on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Tune in to see Patricia on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 3am on BET.
  • Laurence Fishburne (black-ish) - Laurence appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso will be on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Caroline Rhea (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Caroline appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
  • Jay Thomas (Cheers/Love & War/Murphy Brown) - Catch Jay on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation/The Office) - Rashida is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Mindy appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • John Goodman (Roseanne/The Normal in Ohio) - John is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Cristin Milioti (A to Z/How I Met Your Mother) - Tune in to see Cristin on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Scott Foley (The Goodwin Games/A.U.S.A.) - Scott and the rest of the cast of Scandal are guests on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jennie Garth (Mystery Girls/What I Like About You) and Tori Spelling (Mystery Girls) - Jennie and Tori are guests on a repeat of The Better Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
Friday, December 26, 2014
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Watch Cristela on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Christine Baranski (Cybill/Welcome to New York) - Christine is a guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Haley Joel Osment (Thunder Alley/The Jeff Foxworth Show) - Haley Joel is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Lena Dunham (Girls) - Lena appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly) - Tune in to see Melissa on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Laurie Metcalf (The McCarthys/The Norm Show/Roseanne) - Laurie is a guest on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 3am on BET.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly will be part of the Plugged In panel on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Tim Conway (McHale's Navy/Rango) - Tim talks about Hallmark Channel's Surprised by Love on Home & Family at 10am on Hallmark Channel. Surprised by Love premieres on Saturday, January 3 at 9/8C.
All listings are subject to change. Visit our blog and main site for daily updated listings. Leave us comments on our message board or Tweet/Facebook us to let us know what you think of this Friday feature! We do listen!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Sunday, April 21

The Simpsons - "Cremains of the Day" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When someone in Homer's life passes away, he and some guys from Moe's go on a road trip to scatter the ashes.

Krapopolis - "Muse Your Illusion" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
A plague of Muses descends upon Krapopolis; Deliria struggles to endure Shlub's centennial molting.

The Great North - "High Expectations Adventure" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Judy and Kima accidentally get high during a school field trip, they are sent on a mission to find treasure by a talking tub of cottage cheese named Beth; Wolf's signature sandwich is removed from the menu at Lydia's sandwich shop.

Grimsburg - "The Big Trouble With Lil' Betsy" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Marvin and the team investigate the death of a morning TV host, in which former child star Lil' Betsy is the main suspect; Marvin becomes consumed with his newfound celebrity status.

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Sunday, April 21

  • Selenis Leyva (Lopez vs Lopez/Taina) - Catch Selenis on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen at 3:30am on Bravo.


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