Friday, April 08, 2016

Freeform 2016 Upfront; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 11, 2016)

Freeform

The Freeform upfront presentation was yesterday and we have lots of programming updates. Heating up the summer are new blockbuster dramas Dead of Summer from Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis (Once Upon a Time, Lost), and Guilt from Lionsgate TV and Thunderbird Films, along with cheerleading docuseries Cheer Squad. Fan favorite comedies Young & Hungry and Baby Daddy bow first on Wednesday, June 1, followed by Guilt on Monday, June 13, and The Fosters one week later on Monday, June 20. Social phenomenon Pretty Little Liars will kick off its summer season with a supersized episode on Tuesday, June 21, with highly anticipated Dead of Summer debuting on Tuesday, June 28. On Monday, August 22, Cheer Squad will join the lineup airing weeknights at 10:00[m EDT. Procedural drama Stitchers is currently airing its second season Tuesdays at 10:00pm EDT and it will have its season finale Tuesday, May 24 with Monica the Medium, debuting its sophomore season later this month on Monday, April 25 at 10:00pm EDT and will air with all-new episodes through Monday, June 27.

Premiering in 2017 are sci-fi series Beyond and unscripted series The Letter. "Peabody Award -Winning Switched at Birth will end its five-season run after more than 100 episodes, in early 2017 with a special 90-minute series finale. Also returning is the hit epic saga Shadowhunters, which will premiere its recently announced second season. Adding to its history of addicting, soapy dramas, Freeform has picked up to series Famous in Love, from I. Marlene King, the executive producer of Pretty Little Liars, and starring superstar Bella Thorne. The network will also make its first venture into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with new series Marvel's Cloak and Dagger, a superhero love story. For the first time, Freeform will also launch original programming in late night with Alice, a half-hour weekly variety-style platform showcasing bold, groundbreaking and experimental short-form content. The network is also greenlighting a new pilot, Issues from Cosmopolitan editor in chief Joanna Coles.

Tentpole programming is another area the network continues to expand both with new content and additional events. Holiday-themed movie shorts will be added to the "25 Days of Christmas" lineup this year. Also during this year's holiday season, the network will premiere the latest installment in the popular Cinderella Story films, A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits, starring Sofia Carson (Disney's Descendants). In the tradition of "25 Days of Christmas," "Countdown to 25 Days," "13 Nights of Halloween" and "Funday," the network is adding two new tentpole movie stunts. First up is "Man Crush Movie Week" later this month, with such movie favorites as The Notebook and the network premiere of The First Time. "Harry Potter's Birthday" on July 31 will celebrate the birthday of everyone's favorite boy wizard.

Freeform is currently in development on its first late-night talk show, the fiercely funny Later Bitches, from longtime producers Jennifer Flanz (The Daily Show) and Elise Terrell (The Daily Show), as well as developing Freeform Presents: Snapshot, two one-hour documentaries focusing on big pop culture moments from the producers of "30 for 30" and ESPN Films. New scripted series development includes: Rising from executive producers Selena Gomez, Mandy Teefey and Aaron Kaplan; Nine Years Under from executive producer Will Packer; a spinoff of the network's popular sitcom Young & Hungry executive produced by and starring Ashley Tisdale; Misfits from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage; Alone Together from The Lonely Island's Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer; Made in LA from Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage and Mila Kunis; Lore from executive producer McG; comedy Paige One executive-produced by actress/director Elizabeth Banks; Hunted from Mila Kunis and Ed Bernero; mermaid thriller The Deep; and from executive producer Joel Silver and Lionsgate, New People. Getting back into the original movie game, Freeform currently has the movie Angry Angel in development, along with a holiday movie reuniting the characters from the network's original series GREEK.


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 April 11-15, 2016, 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!


Saturday, April 9, 2016

  • Mackenzie Phillips (One Day at a Time) - Mackenzie discusses her life after releasing her tell-all autobiography on Oprah: Where Are They Now? at 10pm ET/PT on OWN.
Sunday, April 10, 2016
  • Mike Epps (Uncle Buck/Survivor's Remorse) - Catch Mike on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, April 11, 2016
  • Selma Blair (Anger Management/Kath & Kim/Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane) - Watch Selma on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ben Feldman (Superstore/A to Z/Living with Fran) - Ben is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kevin Nealon (Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric chats about the film Barbershop: The Next Cut on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings. Cedric and the cast of Barbershop: The Next Cut will be on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Christopher Meloni (Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Christopher talks about his new show Underground on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Eve (Eve) - Eve drops by The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Kristen Bell (House of Lies) - Kristen discusses her new film The Boss and Showtime's House of Lies on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane talks about Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 9am hour.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason talks about The Detour on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 3:15pm.
  • Matthew Perry (The Odd Couple/Go On/Mr. Sunshine) and Thomas Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911!) - Matthew and Thomas chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
  • Clark Gregg (The New Adventures of Old Christine) - Catch Clark on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Eve (Eve) - Eve stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She also talks about talks about Barbershop: The Next Cut on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Martin appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Will Arnett (The Millers/Arrested Development/Up All Night/Running Wilde) - Will is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. He will also be on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Lamorne Morris (New Girl) - Lamorne appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Arden Myrin (Working) - Arden is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric drops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jerrod Carmichael (The Carmichael Show) - Jerrod visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Anne-Marie Johnson (Children's Hospital/Tyler Perry's House of Payne/What's Happening Now!!) - Anne-Marie stops by Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Wendell Pierce (The Odd Couple/The Michael J. Fox Show/The Weber Show) - Wendell talks about HBO's Confirmation on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly and her husband Rodney open up about the autism diagnosis of their son and the struggles to care for him on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Janet Hubert (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Janet is a guest on The Doctors, so check your local listings.
  • Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men/The Famous Teddy Z) - Jon appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
  • Don Cheadle (House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Watch Don on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Sally Field (Gidget/The Flying Nun) - Sally is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jerrod Carmichael (The Carmichael Show) - Jerrod appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken stops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Ilana Glazer and Paul F. Downs (Broad City) - Ilana and Paul are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight. Ilana and Abbi Jacobson are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Thomas Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911) - Thomas appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • George Lopez (Lopez/Saint George/George Lopez) - George discusses his new series Lopez on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Joey Lawrence (Melissa & Joey/Blossom/Gimme a Break!) - Joey chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown and Marsai Martin (black-ish) - The kids of black-ish chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - D.L. is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Keith Carradine (Complete Savages) - Keith discusses the season finale of his hit TV series Madam Secretary, in which he portrays US President Conrad Dalton opposite Tea Leoni's Secretary of State, on the AOL Build Show at 4pm.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
  • Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer (Broad City) - Catch Abbi and Illana on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • David Duchovny (Californication) - David appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Juliette Lewis (I Married Dora) - Juliette visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 4pm.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine) - Wanda is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) - Melissa appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jason Sudeikis (The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Jason visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin appears on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • The Cast of The Soul Man - Cedric the Entertainer, Niecy Nash, Missi Pyle, Wesley Jonathan and John Beasley are guests on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Shenae Grimes-Beech (Naturally, Sadie) - Shenae visits Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Sally Field (Gidget/The Flying Nun) - Sally discusses her new film Hello, My Name Is Doris on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT. She will also be on Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
  • The Cast of Veep - NBC's Today visits the set of Veep in the 9am hour. Reid Scott will be on in the 10am hour.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
Friday, April 15, 2016
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Watch Jesse on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Abbi Jacobson and Illana Glazer (Broad City) - Abbi and Illana are guests on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Paul Rust (Love/Super Fun Night) - Paul appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Miranda Cosgrove (Crowded/iCarly) - Miranda appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Debra is a guest on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Bailee Madison (Trophy Wife) - Bailee talks about Hallmark Channel's original series Good Witch on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Brenda Strong (The Help/Sports Night/Scorch) - Brenda talks about Hallmark Channel's original movie Love by Chance on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason talks about The Family Fang on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie will be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 9am hour.
  • Reid Scott (Veep) - Reid is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) - Rebel appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Andrew Dice Clay (Bless This House/Hitz) - Andrew is a guest on Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, March 22

The Conners - "Of Missing Minds and Missing Fries" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
It’s Thanksgiving at the Conners and Jackie must come to terms with her mother, Beverly, becoming ill. Meanwhile, Darlene is on the job hunt which proves to be more difficult than anticipated.

The Conners - "Crumbs and Couch Surfers" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Darlene, Ben, Becky and Beverly Rose move into the new house, where Darlene implements a new set of rules. Meanwhile, Harris welcomes a guest at Dan and Louise’s.

Abbott Elementary - "Fight" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
During a day of touchdowns and missed plays, the Abbott Elementary faculty find themselves learning lessons in teamwork. Two of Janine’s students aren’t getting along in class, leading her to seek advice from her colleagues on how to help repair their friendship. Meanwhile, Melissa and Ava plot to bring down Mr. Johnson in fantasy football.

Not Dead Yet - "Pilot" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Nell attempts to restart her life in a new place with a new job and a new roommate. She begins writing obituaries at the local paper and starts getting life advice from an unlikely source.

Tyler Perry's House of Payne - "Like New Money" (BET, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Curtis suspects his food truck was blown up intentionally, and he starts investigating the incident; Calvin must get to the bottom of Calvin Jr.'s mischievous deeds.

Tyler Perry's Assisted Living - "I Believe" (BET, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Philip learns about being accountable for one's actions and putting life's obstacles in perspective; Reginald must pick himself up out of his slump and find the strength to believe in love again.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 20)

Wednesday, March 22

  • Molly Shannon (I Love That for You/The Other Two/Divorce/Kath & Kim) - Watch Molly on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Giancarlo Esposito (Bakersfield P.D.) - Giancarlo is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Fred Armisen (Los Espookys/Forever/Final Space) - Fred appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Al Franken (LateLine) - Al guest hosts Comedy Central's The Daily Show at 11pm.
  • Jennifer Aniston (Friends/Muddling Through/Ferris Bueller/Molloy) - Jennifer chats about the highly anticipated sequel Murder Mystery 2 on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Mae Whitman (Up Here) - Mae catches up with the hosts to talk about her role in the upcoming Hulu series Up Here on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Zach Braff (Scrubs/Alex, Inc.) - Zach chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Do Not Disturb/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry will be on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Coco Jones (Good Luck Charlie) and Skai Jackson (Bunk'd/Jessie) - Coco and Skai are guests on The Jennifer Hudson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Max Greenfield (The Neighborhood/New Girl/Modern Men) - Max talks about his children's book on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Drew discusses the mystery of menopause on CBS Mornings sometime between 7-9am.
  • Melanie Lynskey (Two and a Half Men/Togetherness) - Melanie talks about Yellowjackets on CBS Mornings sometime between 7-9am.
  • Kelly Hu (In Case of Emergency) - Kelly discusses her roles on two television series BMF on Starz and East New York on CBS on Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Kyra Sedgwick (Call Your Mother) - Kyra discusses the film Space Oddity on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Schmigadoon!/Reboot/Friends from College/Playing House/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael talks about The Super Mario Bros. Movie on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am. Keegan-Michael and Cecily Strong talk about Schmigadoon! in the 9am hour.
  • Sophia Hammons (Up Here) - Sophia talks about Hulu's Up Here on WPIX in New York at 8:50am.


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

Frasier - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Ghosts - Season One Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Ten Growing Pains - The Complete Series

11/08 - Frasier - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
11/08 - Young Rock - Season Two (Blu-ray) (DVD)
11/15 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Seven / The Complete Season Eight
11/22 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/29 - Ghosts - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
12/06 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - 70th Anniversary Ultimate Christmas Collection
12/13 - And Just Like That... - The Complete First Season
12/13 - Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
01/03 - Andy Richter Controls the Universe - The Complete Series (2023 Release)
01/27 - Master of None - Season Three / The Complete Series
02/21 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Nine / The Complete Season Ten
02/28 - Growing Pains - The Complete Series
03/28 - Rick and Morty - Season 8 (Blu-ray) (DVD)
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