Friday, November 11, 2016

Barbara Eden Gets Animated on Nickelodeon; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 14, 2016)

Summer and Shine

Legendary TV icon Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeannie) revisits her genie roots and gets animated in a brand-new episode of Nickelodeon's hit preschool series Shimmer and Shine. In "The Crystal Queen," premiering Friday, Nov. 18, at 11 a.m. (ET/PT), Eden plays Empress Caliana, a quirky genie empress and mentor to Samira, the genie princess. When power-hungry sorceress Zeta traps Samira in a magical crystal cave, Shimmer, Shine and Leah team up with Empress Caliana to save the day. Shimmer and Shine follows the adventures of twin genies-in-training, Shimmer and Shine, and features a social-emotional curriculum highlighting the importance of teamwork, resilience and overcoming obstacles. Shimmer and Shine currently ranks as the number-one preschool show in its timeslot across all TV.



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. 14-18, 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, November 12, 2016

  • Alan Ruck (Spin City) - Alan will be featured on Oprah: Where Are They Now? at 10pm ET/PT on OWN.
Monday, November 14, 2016
  • Billy Bob Thornton (Hearts Afire) - Watch Billy Bob on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He also talks about Bad Santa 2 on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am. The cast of Bad Santa 2 will be on the AOL Build ShoW at 1pm.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Billy visits Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Adrian Grenier (Entourage) - Adrian appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Arden Myrin (Working) - Arden is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly) - Billy guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle talks about Window Warriors on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT and on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Katey Sagal (8 Simple Rules/Married with Children) - Katey talks about Bleed For This on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James talks about Hallmark's I'll Be Home for Christmas on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys, Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) and Mike Epps (Uncle Buck/Survivor's Remorse) - The Original Kings of Comedy reunite on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Ben Vereen (Webster) - Ben is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
  • Billy Bob Thornton (Hearts Afire) - Catch Billy Bob on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about Bad Santa 2 on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Friends) - Matt is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Emeril Lagasse (Emeril) - Emeril will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ben Vereen (Webster) - Ben is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Lori Loughlin (Fuller House/Full House) - Lori talks about why Michael Phelps was over her house on People Now at 8:30am.
  • George Lopez (Lopez/Saint George/George Lopez) - George is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Fortune Feimster (The Mindy Project) - Fortune appears on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Billy is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Jack Griffo (The Thundermans) - Jack appears on the AOL Build Show 11am.
  • Juliette Lewis (I Married Dora) - Juliette is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Watch Michael on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Thomas Haden Church (Divorce/Wings) - Thomas visits Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Dan Fogler (Man Up!) - Dan stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. He also talks about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Ashton stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Skylar Astin (Graves/Ground Floor) - Skylar is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jessie T. Usher (Survivor's Remorse) - Jessie appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Andrew Rannells (Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch/Clarissa Explains It All) - Melissa talks about Broadcast Christmas on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Tim Allen (Last Man Standing/Home Improvement) - Tim is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Alia Shawkat (Search Party/Arrested Development) - Alia appears on the AOL Build Show 12pm.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Catch Billy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent/Arrested Development/The Larry Sanders Show) - Jeffrey visits Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!), Norm Macdonald (Norm) and Rob Schneider (Rob) - David, Norm and Rob are guests on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah is a guest on Chelsea on Netflix.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James talks about Hallmark's I'll Be Home for Christmas on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Billy joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Danica stops by a special holiday primetime Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 8pm ET/PT.
  • Tony Danza (Who's the Boss?/Taxi) - Tony will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Sinbad (A Different World/The Sinbad Show) - Sinbad is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Margaret Cho (All-American Girl) - Margaret appears on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 5pm.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry will be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
Friday, November 18, 2016
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love) - Watch Jamie Lee on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Friends) - Matt appears on Chelsea on Netflix.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi visits Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Danica is a guest on a rebroadcast of a special holiday Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT. She also talks about My Christmas Dream on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Dan Fogler (Man Up!) - Dan chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • David Alan Grier (The Carmichael Show/Bad Teacher/Life with Bonnie/DAG) - David is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick talks about Loving on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) - Sarah is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry will be on Good Morning Football on the NFL Network.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, October 20

The Simpsons - "Treehouse of Horror XXX" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Milhouse is trapped in another dimension; dead Homer's spirit tries some new bodies on for size; Selma finds love in an unlikely place.

Bless the Harts - "Cremains of the Day" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Violet, David and Leonard take Wayne on a ghost hunt to cure his fear of ghosts; Jenny and Betty honor Jenny's late father on his favorite holiday.

Bob's Burgers - "Big Trouble in Little Tina" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Things get spooky when Tina dissects a pig in science class; Bob and Linda battle a giant ball of ear wax.

Family Guy - "Disney's The Reboot" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After the network decides it is time to reboot the series, three versions of the reboot are shown to a focus group, which produces some surprising feedback.

Complete TV Listings


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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