Friday, November 18, 2016

Bounce TV Acquires The Cosby Show for December; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 21, 2016)

The Cosby Show

For the first time in well over a year, The Cosby Show will be back on television this December. Bounce TV has acquired the rights to the '80s classic starring Bill Cosby. The sitcom will begin on December 19, airing weekdays at 6:00pm & 6:30pm. This will be the first time the sitcom has aired on a digital multicast network. Bounce TV previously aired reruns of the '90s Bill Cosby sitcom, Cosby. Of course with the sexual allegations against Bill Cosby, all of his series were removed on television by July 2015, as networks like Centric and TV Land removed The Cosby Show from its lineup, while Aspire TV stopped airing the '70s sitcom The Bill Cosby Show. Bounce TV has issued this statement regarding their decision to air The Cosby Show:

"Following the results of a qualitative research study which indicated demand from a vast majority of Bounce viewers to see The Cosby Show on television again, the network has made the decision to begin airing the series next month. While we take very seriously the accusations against Bill Cosby, our research showed that African-American consumers see a distinction between Bill Cosby, the man, and the iconic TV character Cliff Huxtable. Research and direct viewer feedback were the deciding factors in the network’s decision to move forward. The desire among African Americans to see the show on TV again is being reinforced on social media based upon overwhelmingly positive viewer response since the announcement."



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 19, 2016

  • Billy Ray Cyrus (Still the King) and Danielle Spencer (What's Happening!!) - Billy Ray and Danielle will be featured on Oprah: Where Are They Now? at 10pm ET/PT on OWN.
Monday, November 21, 2016
  • Shia LaBeouf (Even Stevens) - Watch Shia on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jason Sudeikis (Son of Zorn/The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Jason appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Billy is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Max Greenfield (New Girl/Modern Men) - Max guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Maura Tierney (NewsRadio/The Van Dyke Show) - Maura talks about The Affair on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Molly Ringwald (Townies/The Facts of Life) - Molly will be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Billy Bob Thornton (Hearts Afire) - Billy Bob talks about Bad Santa 2 on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Tate Donovan (Partners) - Donovan will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Debi Mazar (Younger/Entourage/Working) - Debi is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) and Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Watch Kristen Neil on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Scott Patterson (Aliens in America) - Scott visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Matt Braunger (Up All Night) - Matt is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Max Greenfield (New Girl/Modern Men) - Max guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Kristin Davis (Sex and the City) - Kristin chats about the Hallmark movie A Heavenly Christmas on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings. She will also be on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Lauren Graham (The Odd Couple/Conrad Bloom/Townies) - Lauren appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Emeril Lagasse (Emeril) - Emeril the most-requested Thanksgiving questions on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Billy Bob Thornton (Hearts Afire) - Billy Bob will be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy appears on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. She also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. Finally, she will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Nicolas Bechtel and Cerina Vincent (Stuck in the Middle) - Nicolas and Cerina are guests on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
  • Danny DeVito (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Taxi) - Watch Danny on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Max Greenfield (New Girl/Modern Men) - Max appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Billy is a guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Dana Carvey (One of the Boys) - Dana visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Arden Myrin (Working) - Arden is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Joe Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Joe guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Kristin Davis (Sex and the City) - Kristin discusses A Heavenly Christmas, a Hallmark Hall of Fame original movie, on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT and on People Now at 8:30am.
  • John O'Hurley (Seinfeld/The Mullets) - John talks about The National Dog Show on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on People Now at 8:30am.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James, star of the Hallmark Channel original movie I'll Be Home for Christmas, cooks black bean pudding on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Luis Guzman (How to Make it in America/Luis) - Luis is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Bernadette Peters (Mozart in the Jungle/All's Fair) - Bernadette talks about Mozart in the Jungle on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Mary McCormack (Welcome to the Family) - Mary is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Harry Hamlin (Movie Stars) - Harry appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Betsy Brandt (Life in Pieces/The Michael J. Fox Show) - Betsy appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Leah Remini (The King of Queens/The Family Tools/The Exes) - Leah is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Scott Patterson (Aliens in America) - Scott appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) and Albert Tsai (Dr. Ken/Trophy Wife) - Watch Ken and Albert on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kevin James (Kevin Can Wait/The King of Queens) - Catch Kevin on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Andy appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jason Sudeikis (Son of Zorn/The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Jason is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Mark Consuelos (Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Juliette Lewis (I Marrie Dora) - Juliette appears on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
Friday, November 25, 2016
  • Elijah Wood (Wilfred) - Watch Elijah on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Billy Bob Thornton (Hearts Afire) - Billy Bob appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • J.K. Simmons (Growing Up Fisher/The Family Tools) - J.K. appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Craig Bierko (Unhitched/Madman of the People/Sydney) - Craig is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Jill Kargman (Odd Mom Out) - Jill chats on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim, star of Once Upon a Sesame Christmas, talks about why Elmo is just like Jimmy Fallon on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Peter Engel (Producer of Saved by the Bell/Hang Time/City Guys) - Peter will be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Wednesday, May 22

Abbott Elementary - "Party" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
It’s the last day of school! Ahead of summer vacation, Janine throws the perfect end-of-year party for her colleagues and friends, taking all their interests into consideration.

The Conners - "Less Money, More Problems" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Mark takes on odd jobs, determined to find a way to pay for school. Meanwhile, Darlene grapples with her emotions when she discovers her household is about to change dramatically.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 20)

Wednesday, May 22

  • Amy Poehler (Duncanville/Parks and Recreation) - Watch Amy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous/Champaign ILL) - Jay appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Busy Philipps (Girls5eva/Vice Principals/Cougar Town/Love, Inc.) - Busy is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Andy Richter (Andy Barker, P.I./Quintuplets/Andy Richter Controls the Universe) and Aasif Mandvi (The Brink) - Andy and Aasif are guests on After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Blockbuster/The Millers/Bent/'Til Death) - JB appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show at 11pm.
  • Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary) - Quinta is joining Drew for the whole show and we're celebrating her with all things Philadelphia on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings. She's also telling Drew about earning an honorary degree from Temple University, watching sitcoms growing up, and what kind of project she would like to write next.
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Keke (Master of Me out in November) and her sister, Loreal Palmer (Keep Living), tell Sherri all about their new books on Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Boris Kodjoe (The Last Man on Earth/Second Time Around) - Boris talks about Station 19 on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Casey Wilson (The Righteous Gemstones/Black Monday/The Hotwives/Marry Me/Happy Endings) and Jessica St. Clair (Space Force/Playing House/Best Friends Forever) - Casey and Jessica are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


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