Sunday, December 16, 2018

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of December 17, 2018)

It's Sunday, 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 December 17-21, 2018, 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 17
  • Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy/American Dad!/The Cleveland Show) - Watch Seth on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Andrea Savage (I'm Sorry/Significant Others) - Andrea appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Adam Pally (Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Adam stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. He also talks about the YouTube original Champaign, ILL on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family) - Julie visits E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Marlo Thomas (That Girl) - Marlo chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Dan Levy (Schitt's Creek) and Eugene Levy (Schitt's Creek/Hiller and Diller) - Daniel and Eugene are guests on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Lil Rel Howery (Rel/The Carmichael Show) - Lil Rel talks about Netflix's Bird Box on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
Tuesday, December 18
  • Craig Robinson (Ghosted/Mr. Robinson/The Office) - Catch Craig on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Leslie Grossman (What I Like About You/10 Things I Hate About You) - Leslie drops by E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial & Error: Lady, Killer/Kristin) - Kristin chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Laurence Fishburne (black-ish) - Laurence appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones) - Sarah cooks up gingerbread latte cookies on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On/Starved) - Laura talks about My Fair Lady on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) and Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years/Sullivan & Son) - Danica and Dan talk about the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Christmas at Grand Valley on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Bill Engvall (The Bill Engvall Show) - Bill is a guest on a repeat of The Doctors, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, December 19
  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Watch Steve on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about Vice on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • Brian Posehn (The Sarah Silverman Program/The Big Bang Theory) - Brian stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tyler Alvarez (Every Witch Way) - Tyler appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Corbin Bernsen (Cuts), Harry Hamlin (Movie Stars) and Alan Rachins (Dharma & Greg) - Corbin, Harry, Alan and the cast of L.A. Law are guests on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial & Error: Lady, Killer/Kristin) - Kristin is a guest on a repeat of ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Brooke Nevin (Call Me Fitz) and Michael Cassidy (People of Earth/Men at Work) - Brooke and Michael talk about the Hallmark Channel original Jingle Around the Clock on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Thursday, December 20
  • Beth Behrs (The Neighborhood/2 Broke Girls) - Catch Beth on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kyle Richards (Down to Earth) and NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - Kyle and NeNe are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Keke stops by E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Faith Ford (Murphy Brown/Hope & Faith) - Faith appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Hollywood Darlings/Full House) - Jodie guest co-hosts a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah visits The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Steve talks about Welcome to Marwen and Vice on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/Sean Saves the World) - Sean and his husband and composer Scott Icenogle are guests on a repeat of ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Alexa PenaVega (Ruby & the Rockits/Ladides Man) - Alexa discusses the Hallmark original Christmas Made to Order onHome & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Friday, December 21
  • Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen/The Ellen Show) - Watch Ellen on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On/Starved) - Laura stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Alec is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • David Alan Grier (The Cool Kids/The Carmichael Show/Bad Teacher/Life with Bonnie/DAG) - David visits The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method) - Michael is a guest on a repeat of ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Lori Loughlin (Fuller House/Hudson Street/Full House) - Lori talks about Hallmark Channel's When Calls the Heart: The Greatest Christmas Blessing on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, December 16

none scheduled


Monday, December 17

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Fundraiser" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Tina gets carried away when she tries to help Gemma ace her first fundraiser as school principal. Also, Dave aids Calvin in his efforts to win a special silent-auction prize for his mom.

Happy Together - "A Claire-Free Lifestyle" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jake worries about their finances when Claire quits her job to pursue her passion. Also, Cooper turns to Bonnie and Gerald for financial advice.


Tuesday, December 18

The Conners - "Tangled Up in Blue" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dave is in an unhappy marriage and uses his family vacation as an excuse to finally stand up to his nagging wife; the stress of the event sends Dave on an adventure he never could have dreamed of.

The Kids Are Alright - "Pilot" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Lawrence, the prodigal eldest Cleary son, returns home from the seminary and breaks the news to his family that he’s dropping out for good, leaving Mike and Peggy upset and wondering why. Meanwhile, Timmy decides he wants to audition for a children’s theatre production but when Peggy finds out where it’s being held, she forbids him from participating. Elsewhere, Eddie tries to keep his girlfriend a secret after Frank finds out and tries to blackmail him.

black-ish - "Gap Year" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After dropping Junior off at college, Dre and Bow are beside themselves when they find him back at home announcing his decision to take a gap year. Meanwhile, Jack and Diane begin to question whether they should still be sharing a room.

Splitting Up Together - "Sign Language" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The morning after Lena and Martin sleep together, Lena searches for signs that they are or aren’t meant to be a couple. Their relationship is put to the test after she organizes a romantic beach getaway and it becomes apparent what’s meant to be. Meanwhile, Arthur and Camille trail Lisa Apple, hoping to determine if she is pregnant with Martin’s baby. Elsewhere, Maya struggles to decide if she should tell her new boyfriend, Frank, about her pregnancy.

The Guest Book - "Someplace Other Than Here" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Dave is in an unhappy marriage and uses his family vacation as an excuse to finally stand up to his nagging wife; the stress of the event sends Dave on an adventure he never could have dreamed of.


Wednesday, December 19

Modern Family - "I Love a Parade" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan are going to be setting off more than a few fireworks when they get together at the annual Fourth of July parade where Jay will be acting as the grand marshal. Meanwhile, Haley’s goodbye with Arvin before his trip to Switzerland doesn’t go as well as she pictured it and is distracted by the return of an old flame.

Single Parents - "Beyoncé Circa Lemonade" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After scolding Miggy for not being able to sleep-train baby Jack, Angie and Douglas engage in a competition to see who can sleep-train the baby in one night. While Angie and Douglas have the baby, Miggy takes over babysitting Graham, Rory, Sophie, Emma and Amy, which results in an impromptu kids’ party. Meanwhile, Poppy teaches Will how to take out his anger on the volleyball court.

The Goldbergs - "We Didn't Start the Fire" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Erica tells Beverly she is going to spend the first night of Hanukkah with Geoff and his family, Beverly worries and starts a competition for who hosts the best Hanukkah party. Meanwhile, Barry seeks advice from Pops on how to be cool and suggests entering into the school's talent show.

American Housewife - "Body Image" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After the previous “fattest housewife” in Westport gets plastic surgery to lose weight, Chloe Brown Mueller rubs it in Katie’s face that Katie has now assumed that title. In order to get revenge on Chloe, Katie goes through great lengths to dig up bad photos of Chloe from high school. In discussing body image with the kids, Katie and her mother, Kathryn, turn out to be bad influences on Anna-Kat and Taylor, unintentionally encouraging them to focus too much on the outward appearance. Over time, Katie realizes how judgmental she has become and that she is part of the problem.


Thursday, December 20

The Big Bang Theory - "The Tam Turbulence" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Sheldon won’t tell anyone why he’s never mentioned Tam (Robert Wu), his childhood best friend, Leonard takes matters into his own hands. Also, Bernadette and Penny take out Raj’s fiancĂ©e, Anu (Rati Gupta), for dinner to get the skinny on her. Jerry O’Connell returns as Sheldon’s brother, George.

Young Sheldon - "A High-Pitched Buzz and Training Wheels" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Sheldon dismantles the refrigerator to stop an annoying hum, he gets a paper route to pay for the repairs.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Comet Polarization" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon’s comic book store experiences changes when writer Neil Gaiman puts Stuart’s store on the map. Also, Koothrappali takes credit for Penny’s astronomical discovery, and friendships are threatened.

Murphy Brown - "Happy New Year" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
The gang tries to distract Murphy from worrying about Avery’s assignment in Kabul by getting her to attend the special 100th anniversary New Year’s Eve celebration at Phil’s Bar. Charles Kimbrough returns as Jim Dial. MSNBC anchor and host Lawrence O'Donnell and NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent and MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell guest star as themselves. The episode was directed by Barnet Kellman, who directed 76 episodes of the original MURPHY BROWN series, including its pilot and the second half of the two-part finale for the show’s initial 10-year run.


Friday, December 21

Last Man Standing - "Man vs. Myth" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After avoiding emotion after his father's death, Mike finally decides to have a heart-to-heart moment with him that he never had while he was alive.

The Cool Kids - "A Date with Destiny" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Charlie and Hank decide to create online dating profiles for themselves, but Sid takes the situation to an uncomfortable level.


Saturday, December 22

none scheduled


Sunday, December 23

Bob's Burgers - "Boywatch" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Tina decides to join the Junior Lifeguards but struggles with the training; business booms when Bob and Linda offer free Wi-Fi at the restaurant but it is soon threatened by a cyberattack.

The Simpsons - "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Marge has to spend all the family's Christmas present money getting Bart's tattoo removed, so Homer gets a job as Santa but bets all his wages on a dog with a festive name.

Bob's Burgers - "Tweentrepreneurs" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Tina, Louise and Gene get a taste of business when they join the school's Tweentrepeneurs club; Bob and Linda find themselves outsmarted by a dine-and-dasher.

Family Guy - "Don't Be a Dickens at Christmas" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
A selfish Peter loses his Christmas spirit and is visited by ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future.

Rel - "Kids First Visit" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Rel's kids come to visit for the first time since the split, he, Dad, Nat and Jess bring the kids to a Family Fun Center in Chicago.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, December 1

none scheduled

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 30)

Tuesday, December 1

  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - Catch John on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun/Twenty Good Years/Trial & Error) - John is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Central Park/Big Day) - Leslie appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) and Ben Falcone (Nobodies/Joey) - Melissa and Ben are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. They also talk about their new movie Superintelligence on E!'s Daily Pop at 11am.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Billy Gardell (Bob Hearts Abishola/Mike & Molly/Yes, Dear) - Billy will be on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Fam/Instant Mom/Moesha/It's a Living) - Sheryl appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Patricia Heaton (Carol's Second Act/The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia talks about Your Second Act on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Howard (The Andy Griffith Show/Happy Days/Arrested Development) - Ron talks about Hillbilly Elegy on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Missy Piggy and Kermit the Frog (The Muppets) - Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog teach the hosts how to do vocal warmups from their appearance this week on The Disney Holiday Singalong on E!'s Daily Pop at 11am.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (September/October/November/December)

Young Sheldon - The Complete Third Season Mom - The Complete Seventh Season The Flintstones - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Head of the Class - The Complete Second Season The Office - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

09/01 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Season 14
09/01 - What We Do in the Shadows - The Complete Second Season
09/01 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
09/15 - Mom - The Complete Seventh Season
09/15 - South Side - Season 1
09/22 - Brockmire - The Complete Second Season
09/22 - Brockmire - The Complete Third Season
09/22 - Brockmire - The Complete Fourth Season
09/22 - Man with a Plan - Season Three
09/29 - The Bob Newhart Show - The Complete Series (2020 Release)
10/13 - The Jetsons - The Complete Series (Diamond Collection)
10/13 - Our Cartoon President - Season Two
10/23 - Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em - The Complete Collection
10/27 - The Flintstones - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
10/27 - Head of the Class - The Complete Second Season (WBShop.com)
11/10 - Letterkenny - Seasons 5 & 6
11/10 - The Office - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
11/10 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Collection
11/17 - Carol's Second Act - The Complete Series
11/17 - Robbie - Season 1
11/24 - Corporate - Season 1
12/01 - The Neighborhood - Season Two
12/15 - Avenue 5 - The Complete First Season

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