Friday, July 29, 2016

VH1 Classic Renaming to MTV Classic; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 1, 2016)

MTV Classic

MTV announced it will rebrand VH1 Classic as MTV Classic. MTV Classic will feature an eclectic mix of fan-favorite MTV series and music programming drawn from across its rich history, with a special focus on the 1990s and early 2000s. The rebrand takes effect on Monday, August 1 - 35 years to the day that MTV first debuted - at 6:00 a.m. when MTV Classic will air "MTV Hour One," MTV's first hour of programming from 1981. On Monday, August 1, MTV Classic will again re-air "MTV Hour One" at 12:00 p.m. ET before airing the Total Request Live retrospective The TRL Decade. Following will be a marathon of some of the most memorable episodes of MTV Unplugged - many of which haven't aired in years - including artists Bob Dylan, Alice In Chains, Erykah Badu, Oasis, Neil Young, Nirvana and more, that will lead into a primetime animated programming block including Daria, Beavis & Butt-head and Aeon Flux. "MTV Hour One" will also air on MTV's Facebook page via Facebook Live.

At launch, the network will feature primetime "from the vault" programming blocks Mondays through Thursdays from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. that will include series such as Daria, Beavis & Butt-head, Aeon Flux, Run's House, Pimp My Ride, Cribs, Jackass, Punk'd, Wonder Showzen, Clone High and more. Every Friday, MTV Classic will feature classic music series in primetime including MTV Unplugged, Storytellers, live music performances and more. On the weekends, the network will serve up binge-worthy marathons of fan favorites including full seasons of The Real World, Laguna Beach, Road Rules and more. Additionally, MTV Classic will continue to run movies, concerts and music videos from the past that speak to the last three decades of music.


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 Aug. 1-5, 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!


Monday, August 1, 2016

  • Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) - Watch Simon on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about Florence Foster Jenkins on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Shiri Appleby (Sunday Dinner) Constance Zimmer (Entourage/Good Morning, Miami) - Shiri and Constance are guests on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. They also talk about UnREAL on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. Constance will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanjiani and Zach Woods (Silicon Valley) - Thomas, Kumail and Zach are guests on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jack Black (The Brink) - Jack appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Olivia is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Will and the cast of Suicide Squad are guests on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jessie T. Usher (Survivor's Remorse) - Jessie shares his One Last Thing on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Anna Gunn (Down the Shore) - Anna is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher (Take My Wife) - Cameron and Rhea discuss their new Seeso original comedy series Take My Wife on the AOL Build Show at 2:30pm.
  • John Corbett (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/United States of Tara/Sex and the City) - John discusses his role of Flash, the much-acclaimed former lead guitarist of The Heathens, the band he formed with Johnny (Denis Leary) in the FX hit comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll on the AOL Build Show at 4pm.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Catch Will on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Mark Consuelos (Hope & Faith) - Mark visits Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Craig Robinson (Mr. Robinson/The Office) - Craig visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about Morris From America on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Bradley Cooper (Kitchen Confidential) - Bradley drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Paul Feig (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch/The Jackie Thomas Show) - Paul appears on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Milana Vayntrub (Other Space) - Milana is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Steve appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Suzy Nakamura (Dr. Ken/Help Me Help You/Daddio) - Suzy stops by Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • John Corbett (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/United States of Tara/Sex and the City) - John can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on Sirius XM at 10:20am.
  • Thomas Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911) - Thomas guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Eve (Eve) - Eve appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show/Thunder Alley) - Ed is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
  • Aziz Ansari (Master of None/Parks and Recreation) - Watch Aziz on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Carla Gugino (The Brink/Spin City) - Carla is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Denis Leary (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/The Job) - Denis appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Will and the cast of Suicide Squad are guests on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Josh Gad (1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Anna Gunn (Down the Shore) - Anna is a guest on Popcorn with Peter Travers on ABC News.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • John Corbett (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/United States of Tara/Sex and the City) - John stops by People Now at 8:30am.
  • Craig Bierko (Unhitched/Madman of the People/Sydney) - Craig is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Suburgatory) - Cheryl talks about Nine Lives on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 10am.
Thursday, August 4, 2016
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Catch Anthony on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Hahn (Happyish/Free Agents) - Kathryn is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Josh Gad (1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Carla Gugino (The Brin/Spin City) - Carla visits LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • David Alan Grier (The Carmichael Show/Bad Teacher/Life with Bonnie/DAG) - David is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12:00am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Regina King (227) - Regina appears on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri guest co-hosts a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones) - Sarah prepares easy baking treats for children on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Suburgatory) - Cheryl is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Denis Leary (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/The Job) - Denis stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry guest co-hosts Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Adam Pally (The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Adam talks about Joshy on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 3:30pm.
  • Tony Danza (Who's the Boss?/Taxi) - Tony will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
Friday, August 5, 2016
  • George Lopez (Lopez/Saint George/George Lopez) - Watch George on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Denis Leary (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/The Job) - Denis is a guest on Chelsea on Netflix.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James appears on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Reno 911!) - Niecy is a guest on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Busy Phillips (Cougar Town) - Busy gives a Flashback Friday to her audition tape from Freaks and Geeks on People Now at 8:30am.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, October 20

The Goldbergs - "An Itch Like No Other" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
With Beverly’s encouragement, Mr. Glascott moves in next door to the Goldbergs and slowly goes from friendly neighbor to cluelessly intrusive. Adam and Murray become increasingly disgruntled while Beverly comes up with a plan to occupy Mr. Glascott’s time with a new friend, Mr. Woodburn. Meanwhile, Barry lands in urgent care with a case of poison ivy in a compromising area – his rear end. Erica and Geoff are called to task to take care of Barry and his ridiculous demands – inadvertently testing their parenting skills and patience with one another.

The Wonder Years - "The Lock In" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Dean is reluctant to attend the annual church lock-in until Kim tells him it’s where she got her first kiss. He enlists his friends to help him pair up with Keisa, but his plans are thwarted when he instead gets paired up with the pastor’s daughter, Charlene.

The Conners - "Trucking Live in Front of a Fully Vaccinated Studio Audience -- East Coast" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Lights, Camera, Action: “The Conners” is going live for both the East and West Coast broadcasts of the season four premiere episode. This iconic TV family continues to deal with the current pandemic while navigating breakups and newfound sobriety, all while planning an upcoming wedding.

Home Economics - "Giant Jenga, $120" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Tom spirals when Connor dates a woman who broke his heart at summer camp. Then, family game night becomes an all-or-nothing competition between Marina and Denise.

Superstar - "Robin Williams" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT)
The new episode recounts his life through Robin Williams’ own voice, describing “the spark of madness” which defined his life. From his early days in the San Francisco Bay Area comedy scene to his meteoric rise on “Mork & Mindy,” the one-hour special explores the experiences that made Williams into a one-of-a-kind talent and reveals what gave voice to the characters in his mind. It also chronicles the creative force driving critically acclaimed films like “Good Will Hunting” and “Dead Poets Society,” as well as fan favorites such as “Aladdin.” The special explores his personal struggles, including substance abuse and depression, and his battle with Lewy Body Dementia before his tragic death in 2014. “Superstar: Robin Williams” features interviews with famous comedians and actors who knew and admired Williams, including Margaret Cho, Howie Mandel, Lewis Black, Jimmie Walker, Paula Poundstone, Gina Hecht and Pauly Shore, as well as Barry Levinson, director of multiple films starring Williams including “Good Morning, Vietnam.” The program also contains interviews with Williams from the ABC News archives, in which he opens up about his life and the highs and lows of his distinguished career.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 18)

Wednesday, October 20

  • Rami Malek (The War at Home) - Watch Rami on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Billy Bob Thornton (Hearts Afire) - Billy Bob is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jamie Foxx (Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!/The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick is a guest on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace/Ned & Stacey) - Debra talks about her latest project: how self-care can change the world on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Howard (Arrested Development/Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) and Clint Howard (Gung Ho) - Ron and Clint discuss their new book, The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family, on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Amy Sedaris (No Activity/BoJack Horseman/Strangers with Candy) - It's a TV exclusive with sister and brother duo Amy and David Sedaris appearing together for the first time on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory) - Jeremy talks about FBI on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • David Eigenberg (Sex and the City) - David talks about NBC's Chicago Fire on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick talks about Where the Deer and the Antelope Play: The Pastoral Observations of One Ignorant American Who Loves to Walk Outside on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June-October)

Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Young Sheldon - The Complete Fourth Season Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release)

06/08 - The Critic - The Complete Series
06/08 - Fuller House - The Fifth and Final Season
06/08 - Fuller House - The Complete Series
06/08 - Our Cartoon President - Season 3
06/15 - The Office - Season 1 (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
06/15 - Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
07/07 - No Activity - Season 2
07/13 - The Unicorn - Season 2
07/20 - Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season
07/27 - Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
07/27 - Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
07/27 - The Neighborhood - Season Three
08/20 - The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet - Deluxe Edition (100 Episodes) (Time Life)
08/20 - The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet - Standard Edition (50 Episodes) (Time Life)
08/24 - The Jim Gaffigan Show - Season 2
09/07 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
10/19 - Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
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