Sunday, December 15, 2019

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of December 16, 2019)

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 16-20, 2019, 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 16
  • Keri Russell (Running Wilde) - Watch Keri on Jimmy Kimmel Live After Darth: A Star Wars Special at 10:00pm on ABC.
  • Lea Michele (The Mayor/Scream Queens) - Lea visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. She will also be on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete is a panelist on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Ron Funches (Powerless/Undateable) - Ron stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial and Error/Kristin) - Kristin drops by The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Abby Quinn (Mad About You) - Abby talks about the Mad About You revival and the Little Women movie on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Sally Field (Gidget/The Flying Nun) - Sally is interviewed by Gayle King on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Brie Larson (United States of Tara/Raising Dad) - Brie talks about Just Mercy on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe is a guest on ABC's GMA 3: Strahan, Sara & Keke at 1pm.
  • Paul Reiser (Mad About You/Red Oaks/My Two Dads) and Helen Hunt (Mad About You/It Takes Two) - Paul and Helen talk about Mad About You on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
Tuesday, December 17
  • Karen Gillan (Selfie) - Catch Karen on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • John Lithgow (Trial and Error/Twenty Good Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John drops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about Just Mercy on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken guest hosts The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenny Slate (Big Mouth/Married/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kristen Schaal (The Last Man on Earth/Bob's Burgers/The Flight of the Conchords) - Kristen stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Big Day) - Leslie is a guest on A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela is a panelist on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Harry Hamlin (Movie Stars) - Harry appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Brie Larson (United States of Tara/Raising Dad) - Brie chats about the film Just Mercy on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) - Rebel talks about Cats on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Juan Pablo Di Pace (Fuller House) - Juan is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Wednesday, December 18
  • Brie Larson (United States of Tara/Raising Dad) - Watch Brie on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Paul Reiser (Mad About You/Red Oaks/My Two Dads) and Helen Hunt (Mad About You/It Takes Two) - Paul and Helen are guests on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - John visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa guest hosts The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Laura Dern (F Is for Family/Enlightened) - Laura stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mark Duplass (Togetherness/The Mindy Project/The League) - Mark is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Susan Kelechi Watson (Louie) - Susan chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Annie Potts (Young Sheldon/Love & War/Designing Women) - Annie appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Harry Hamlin (Movie Stars) - Harry is a guest on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • John Lithgow (Trial and Error/Twenty Good Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John talks about Bombshell on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love/Like Family/Love, Inc.) - Holly talks about A Family Christmas on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
Thursday, December 19
  • John Lithgow (Trial and Error/Twenty Good Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - Catch John on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) and Ron Funches (Powerless/Undateable) - Nicole and Ron are panelists on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Lea Michele (The Mayor/Scream Queens) - Lea visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Boris Kodjoe (The Last Man on Earth/Second Time Around) - Boris chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Rhea Butcher (Take My Wife) - Rhea is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tatyana Ali (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Love That Girl!/Second Generation Wayans) - Tatyana talks about Lifetime's Christmas Hotel on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Karen Gillan (Selfie) - Karen talks about Jumanji: The Next Level on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Fam/Instant Mom/Moesha/It's a Living) - Sheryl guest co-hosts Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Friday, December 20
  • Aisling Bea (Living with Yourself) - Watch Aisling on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jenny Slate (Big Mouth/Married/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Hahn (Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Kathryn is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Paul Reiser (Mad About You/Red Oaks/My Two Dads) and Helen Hunt (Mad About You/It Takes Two) - Paul and Helen chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Karen Gillan (Selfie) - Karen visits The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love/Like Family/Love, Inc.) - Holly talks about A Family Christmas Gift on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT and on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Tatyana Ali (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Love That Girl!/Second Generation Wayans) - Tatyana talks about It's a Wonderful Lifetime on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle guest co-hosts Access Daily, so check your local listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, December 15

The Simpsons - "Bobby: It's Cold Outside" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sideshow Bob gets contracted as the mall Santa; someone steals all the Christmas packages off people's front porches.

Bless the Harts - "Miracle on Culpepper Slims Boulevard" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Louise invites the Harts and Brenda to her annual Christmas party in lieu of a bonus, the extravagance makes Jenny feel insecure; Betty tries to figure out how to give the family the best Christmas presents on a budget.

Bob's Burgers - "Have Yourself a Maily Linda Christmas" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Linda works a temp job at the post office to make extra money for the holidays; Bob and Tina get trapped at home with Linda's fussy family; Gene and Louise scramble to find the perfect gift for Tina.

Family Guy - "Christmas Is Coming" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Meg has a surprising response after she takes Stewie to the mall to meet Santa; Brian must help Stewie process the experience.


Monday, December 16

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Scooter" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When the Johnsons’ Christmas present for Grover is stolen, Calvin and Dave team up to recover the gift in time for the holiday. Also, a nostalgic Tina tries to get into the Christmas spirit by reviving traditions from when Malcolm and Marty were kids.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Splitting the Hairs" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Bob, Douglas and Christina try to get Dottie to make a will. Also, Abishola and Kemi’s friendship is tested after Abishola catches Kemi in a lie.


Tuesday, December 17

The Conners - "Smoking Penguins and Santa on Santa Action" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dan is disappointed when everyone but Becky forgets about his birthday. Meanwhile, Darlene and Ben face an issue at work, and Dan takes advantage of the family Christmas Santa photo to force Jackie to befriend Louise.

Bless This Mess - "459" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mike and Rio host the big event of college football season: the town’s Huskers kickoff party. But no one in Bucksnort believes they can pull it off. They might be right when Rio loses Portia, the pig that’s been selected for the lucky pig race. Beau and Kay frantically try to hide the fact that they’ve split up, with mixed results.


Wednesday, December 18

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: "All in the Family" and "Good Times" - (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
“Live in Front of a Studio Audience,” the live broadcast television event that captivated audiences with its all-star cast recreating episodes of “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” last spring, is set to return to ABC with newly recreated, live installments of Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin’s Emmy® Award-winning series “All in the Family” and groundbreaking sitcom “Good Times,” created by Mike Evans, Eric Monte and developed by Lear. The holiday-inspired live event produced by Sony Pictures Television, will reunite executive producers Norman Lear, Jimmy Kimmel, Brent Miller, Will Ferrell and Justin Theroux. Kerry Washington, who portrayed Helen Willis of “The Jeffersons” in the original special in the spring, will join as an executive producer.

black-ish - "Good-ish Times" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dre is left exhausted after wrestling with a lot of stress at work, and, while at home, he drifts to sleep watching a TV marathon of “Good Times” – cue the dream sequence. The Johnson family goes back in time to the 1970s, transforming into the classic TV show’s characters.

mixed-ish - "Do They Know It's Christmas?" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Alicia and Paul strive to maintain their winter solstice traditions from the commune, but their parents want to have a more traditional Christmas with the kids. Meanwhile, Alicia’s dad, Lynwood, competes with Harrison to be the kids’ favorite granddad.

mixed-ish - "Papa Don't Preach" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Paul struggles when Rainbow and Santamonica want to participate in a beauty pageant. Meanwhile, Johan gets teased for crying after a martial arts tournament, and Alicia and Harrison struggle with the best way for him to fight back.


Thursday, December 19

Young Sheldon - "A Loaf of Bread and a Grand Old Flag" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Things spiral out of control when Sheldon boycotts his favorite bread company. Also, Georgie offers Veronica a shoulder to cry on when she’s dumped by her boyfriend.

The Unicorn - "The Unicorn and the Catfish" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Wade changes the password to his online dating profile because his friends become too involved, Forrest goes to great lengths to keep tabs on him. Also, Grace and Natalie are torn when their favorite romance-themed reality show they watched with their mom returns for a new season.

Mom - "Big Floor Pillows and a Ball of Fire" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy and Bonnie are suspicious when Adam’s best friend, Mitch (Bradley Whitford), returns, insisting he’s a changed man.

Carol's Second Act - "Marathon Day" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Dr. Jacobs collapses after running a marathon, Carol becomes her doctor and they clash over her course of treatment. Also, Daniel and Lexie try to help Caleb conquer an old phobia.

Last Man Standing - "Cards on the Table" / "A Moving Finale" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mike begrudgingly invites Ryan to his weekly poker game but immediately regrets it; Mandy and Kyle are hesitant to move out of the Baxter household and into their own place.


Friday, December 20

I Love Lucy - "I Love Lucy Christmas Special" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Featuring two back-to-back episodes of the classic series, the colorized “The Christmas Episode” and newly colorized “Paris at Last.” “The Christmas Episode” (first presented in black and white on Christmas Eve, 1956) finds the Ricardos and Mertzes decorating Lucy and Ricky’s Christmas tree and reminiscing about how their lives have changed since the arrival of the Ricardos’ son, Little Ricky. In “Paris at Last” (originally aired Feb. 27, 1956) the Ricardos and Mertzes arrive in the French capital, where Lucy encounters a sidewalk artist, who sells multiple copies of the same “original” oil painting, and a con man, who offers a better exchange rate for her American dollars than the one offered in the banks. Later, her attempt to have a quiet lunch in an outdoor café finds her not only unwittingly ordering a plate of snails, but paying the check with counterfeit French francs.


Saturday, December 21

Young Sheldon - "An 8-Bit Princess and a Flat Tire Genius" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
A video game takes over Sheldon and Meemaw’s life. Also, George Sr. is jealous when Georgie bonds with Herschel (Billy Gardell) at the auto shop.

The Unicorn - "Pilot" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Walton Goggins stars in a comedy about a tight-knit group of best friends and family who helps Wade (Goggins) embrace his “new normal” in the wake of the loss of his wife one year ago.

Carol's Second Act - "Pilot" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Carol Kenney enthusiastically begins her first day as an internal medicine intern, but has a rocky start when she disregards direct orders from her boss in order to help a patient. Also, Carol meets Dr. Frost, a senior attending physician who may be the ally Carol needs in her second act.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Pilot" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bob, a middle-aged compression-sock businessman from Detroit, unexpectedly falls for his cardiac nurse, Abishola, a Nigerian immigrant, while recovering from a heart attack and sets his sights on winning her over.


Sunday, December 22

Last Man Standing - "The Gift of the Mike Guy" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mike has trouble finding a Christmas gift for Ed; Eve returns to visit; Vanessa helps the family realize the importance of its long-standing holiday family traditions.

The Simpsons - "'Tis the 30th Season" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After a failed Black Friday shopping spree, Marge is determined to fix Christmas; Homer and the kids surprise Marge with a vacation to a Florida resort.

Bless the Harts - "Yes Without My Zeke" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Zeke gets into trouble, the Belcher kids and Jimmy Jr. try to prevent him from being sent to a disciplinary school; Tina tries to thwart their mission, so she can have Jimmy Jr. to herself; Randy rents out Bob's Burgers to shoot a film.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, December 14, 2019

SitcomsOnline Digest: HBO Max Developing Comedy Series Based Upon Vacation Films; Beverly Hillbillies Mansion Sells for $150 Million

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're learning about a new sitcom for HBO Max based upon a classic film series, a revival of Steve Harvey's daytime talk show, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • We're surprised it took this long for it to happen, but it looks like the National Lampoon's Vacation film series may be on the verge of becoming a TV series, called The Griswolds, with Johnny Galecki (who actually played Rusty Griswold in Christmas Vacation) as executive producer. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • The mansion from The Beverly Hillbillies has sold for $150 million, to one of the sons of Rupert Murdoch. (CNN)
  • Carroll Spinney, who played Big Bird on Sesame Street, has died. (NY Times)
  • Philip McKeon, who played Tommy on Alice, has also died at age 55. (People)
  • Steve Harvey will never go away, and now, he is reviving his daytime talk show as a Facebook Watch series. (Variety)
  • Reno 911 is returning with new episodes. (SitcomsOnline)   

WEEKLY PLANNER (DECEMBER 14 - DECEMBER 20)

  • FXX will begin airing an end of the year marathon with almost all of the episodes of The Simpsons (so far) starting Tuesday night, but it will be missing the episode "Stark Raving Dad," which featured Michael Jackson.
  • Last weekend it was Facts of Life, and this weekend, Decades has a binge of Diff'rent Strokes.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Fri-Yay: Hope for Sitcoms of the 2020s; Good Times Cast Announced for Next Live in Front of a Studio Audience

It's time for another edition of Fri-Yay! That means we will take a look back on some sitcom happenings in recent days or weeks or other fun sitcomy stuff. It's a sitcom lover's paradise! Happy Fri-Yay!

30 Rock - Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey

by Vincent

This year is winding down, which believe it or not, also means this decade is winding down! Next week, I'll do a retrospective on my favorite sitcoms of the 2010s. However, before I get to that, I'd like to offer what I want to see from sitcoms as we go into the 2020s. And one thing is clear to me: I just want sitcoms to be light, silly and funny again.

Don't get me wrong - I really love a lot of the social issue-focused sitcoms we have today. And I even love the dramedies that toe the line between comedy and drama. However, rewatching sitcoms from last decade like 30 Rock or Arrested Development has made me long for series that just simply have the goal of being funny, and are really, really good at it. I've been watching a lot of classic Simpsons lately, and I'm not sure there's anything on TV right now that can keep up with the joke-a-minute pace of a show like that. I don't need every series to be that way - but it feels like a while (maybe since 30 Rock or Happy Endings ended) that we've had a show at that level. I would love for that kind of sitcom to make a comeback as we enter another decade of sitcoms. In the meantime, though, I'll still enjoy all of the shows we do have and the things they do quite well.


Live in Front of a Studio Audience - All in the Family & Good Times

Yesterday we gave you the All in the Family casting update, today we have the update for Good Times casting! Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family and Good Times adds even more star power to the highly anticipated live sitcom holiday special airing on ABC, Wednesday, Dec. 18 from 8:00-9:32 p.m. EST. In this one-night-only event, an all-star lineup of talent will tackle the roles first portrayed in the iconic television sitcom Good Times, including Viola Davis and Andre Braugher as Florida Evans and James Evans, Jay Pharoah as J.J Evans, Asante Blackk as Michael Evans, Corinne Foxx as Thelma Evans and Tiffany Haddish recreating the role of Willona Woods. Jharrel Jerome is also confirmed to join the star-studded cast. Joining forces for a show-stopping musical performance will be ABC's Anthony Anderson and the legendary Patti LaBelle singing the show's classic theme song. This holiday-inspired live event produced by Sony Pictures Television will recreate installments of Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin's Emmy(R) Award-winning series All in the Family and groundbreaking sitcom Good Times, created by Mike Evans, Eric Monte and developed by Lear.

Previously announced cast members taking on the famed All in the Family roles include Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Ellie Kemper and Ike Barinholtz who are set to reprise their iconic roles as Archie and Edith Bunker, Gloria Stivic and Meathead, along with Kevin Bacon, Jesse Eisenberg and Justina Machado whose roles will be announced live.


Thursday, December 12, 2019

All in the Family Cast Announced for Next Live in Front of a Studio Audience; Curb Returns Jan. 19

Live in Front of a Studio Audience - All in the Family & Good Times

After their unforgettable live performances charmed audiences last May, all-star cast members Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Ellie Kemper and Ike Barinholtz are set to reprise their iconic All in the Family roles as Archie and Edith Bunker, Gloria Stivic and Meathead in Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family and Good Times, set to return to ABC on Wednesday, Dec. 18 (8:00 p.m. EST). Esteemed cast members joining the All in the Family cast include Kevin Bacon, Jesse Eisenberg and Justina Machado. This holiday-inspired live event produced by Sony Pictures Television will recreate installments of Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin's Emmy(R) Award-winning series All in the Family and groundbreaking sitcom Good Times, created by Mike Evans, Eric Monte and developed by Lear. Talent taking on the iconic roles featured in Good Times will be announced at a later date.

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family and Good Times will be produced by Kimmelot, ACT III Productions, Gary Sanchez Productions, D'Arconville, Simpson Street and Sony Pictures Television. Norman Lear, Jimmy Kimmel, Brent Miller, Kerry Washington, Will Ferrell, Justin Theroux and Jim Burrows will executive produce, with Pam Fryman and Andy Fisher set to direct the live show.


Curb Your Enthusiasm returns Sunday, Jan. 19 from 10:30-11:07 p.m., exclusively on HBO. Larry David is back - as Larry David - stumbling through one faux-pas after another in an all-new season of the award-winning, hit comedy series. As candid, unsparing and outrageous as ever, Curb Your Enthusiasm revolves around a fictionalized, gleefully misanthropic version of David as a ubiquitous camera chronicles the private, often banal world of this (relatively) public man. The series continues to prove how seemingly trivial details of one's day-to-day life - a cold cup of coffee, a stained shirt, a missing toothbrush - can precipitate a chain of misfortune to hilarious effect. To keep the narrative spontaneous, the series is shot without a script and cast members are given scene outlines and often improvise lines as they go.

Returning series regulars include Emmy(R) nominee Larry David (Seinfeld), Susie Essman (Broad City), Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs), Emmy(R) nominee Cheryl Hines (Suburgatory), Richard Lewis (Anything But Love) and JB Smoove (The Millers).

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Reno 911 Returning with New Episodes; Remembering Philip McKeon of Alice

Reno 911

Beloved comedy series Reno 911! has been greenlit for a new, seventh season by Quibi, it was announced by Quibi and producing partner Comedy Central Productions. The ensemble comedy was created by and stars Robert Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney-Silver and Thomas Lennon, all of whom are attached to write and star in the new season. Peter Principato of Artists First will executive produce the series along with Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher of Jersey Television. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

A critically acclaimed, hit series which ran for six seasons on Comedy Central, Reno 911! let viewers ride shotgun with the courageous men and women of the Reno Sheriff's Department as they lay down the law and put their lives on the line. The Reno 911! camera doesn't blink - and when the bullets start flying, the Reno Sheriff's Department will be right behind you. Quibi is a mobile-first media technology platform bringing together the best of Silicon Valley and Hollywood. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Quibi is the first entertainment platform built for easy, on-the-go mobile viewing, allowing today's leading studios and creative talent to tell original stories in an entirely new way.


Philip McKeon

Actor Philip McKeon, who starred as Tommy Hyatt in Alice, has died. He died in Texas on December 10 after battling a long illness. Mr. McKeon was 55.

Alice

McKeon starred as Tommy Hyatt, the son of Alice Hyatt (Linda Lavin), in the 1976-1985 CBS sitcom Alice. Tommy was a talented guitarist and basketball player. He later attended Arizona State University on a basketball scholarship.

Alice was based on the 1974 film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. Alfred Lutter played the role in the film and pilot episode. McKeon appeared in 108 of the 202 episodes during the show's nine seasons. His younger sister, Nancy (The Facts of Life), guest starred in two episodes in two different roles. The series also starred Vic Tayback, Beth Howland, Polly Holliday (1976-1980), Diane Ladd (1980-1981), Celia Weston (1981-1985) and Charles Levin (1983-1985).

Some of his television guest appearances included CHiPs, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat and Amazing Stories (with guest star Charlie Sheen). He starred in the 1982 TV special Leadfoot and 1988 mini-series Favorite Son. He appeared on game shows such as The Hollywood Squares and The $10,000 Pyramid.

His film credits included Return to Horror High (1987), Red Surf (1989), 976-EVIL 2: The Astral Factor (1992), Sandman (1993) and Ghoulies IV (1994). He worked as a producer for the films Where the Day Takes You (1992), Teresa's Tattoo (1994, starring his sister Nancy), Murder in the First (1995) and The Jacket (2005).

McKeon worked on radio after 2000. He worked in the news department at KFWB AM 980 in Los Angeles for 10 years. He later co-hosted the morning radio show The Breakfast Taco on KWVH-LP 94.1FM in Wimberley, Texas.

Philip and Nancy McKeon

Survivors include his sister, Nancy, and his mother, Barbara. His father, Donald, died in October.

Mr. McKeon was very good and funny as Tommy Hyatt in Alice. Our thoughts and prayers are with the McKeon family during this difficult time. He will be greatly missed.

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Alice currently airs on Antenna TV weeknights at 8pm ET/5pm PT. The complete series is available on DVD from Warner Archive and online streaming from Amazon Video.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

77th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominees; Hugh Laurie HBO Comedy Set for January

77th Annual Golden Globe Awards

The 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards nominations were announced yesterday. Here are the television portion nominees. The 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards airs Sunday, Jan. 5 on NBC.

Best Television Series - Musical Or Comedy
Barry, HBO
Fleabag, Amazon
The Kominsky Method, Netflix
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Amazon Prime Video
The Politician, Netflix

Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series - Musical Or Comedy
Christina Applegate, Dead to Me (Netflix)
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Kirsten Dunst, On Becoming a God in Central Florida (Showtime)
Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll (Netflix)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag (Amazon)

Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series - Musical Or Comedy
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
Bill Hader, Barry (HBO)
Ben Platt, The Politician (Netflix)
Paul Rudd, Living with Yourself(Netflix)
Ramy Youssef, Ramy (Hulu)

Best Television Series - Drama
Big Little Lies, HBO
The Crown, Netflix
Killing Eve, BBC America
The Morning Show, Apple TV+
Succession, HBO

Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series - Drama
Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show (Apple TV+)
Olivia Colman, The Crown (Netflix)
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve (BBC America)
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies (HBO)
Reese Witherspoon, The Morning Show (Apple TV+)

Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series - Drama
Brian Cox, Succession (HBO)
Kit Harrington, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot (USA Network)
Tobias Menzies, The Crown (Netflix)
Billy Porter, Pose (FX)

Best Television Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
Catch-22, Hulu
Chernobyl, HBO
< Fosse/Verdon, FX
The Loudest Voice, Showtime
Unbelievable, Netflix

Best Performance By An Actress In A Limited Series Or A Motion Picture Made For Television
Kailtyn Dever, Unbelievable (Netflix)
Joey King, The Act (Hulu)
Helen Mirren, Catherine the Great (HBO)
Merrit Weaver, Unbelievable (Netflix)
Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon (FX)

Best Performance By An Actor In A Limited Series Or A Motion Picture Made For Television
Christopher Abbott, Catch-22 (Hulu)
Sacha Baron Cohen, The Spy (Netflix)
Russell Crowe, The Loudest Voice (Showtime)
< Jared Harris, Chernobyl (HBO)
Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verson (FX)

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Series, Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
Patricia Arquette, The Act (Hulu)
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown (Netflix)
Toni Collette, Unbelievable (Netflix)
Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies (HBO)
Emily Watson, Chernobyl (HBO)

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Series, Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
Kieran Culkin, Succession (HBO)
Andrew Scott, Fleabag (Amazon)
Stellan Skarsgård, Chernobyl (HBO)
Henry Winkler, Barry (HBO)


Avenue 5

New HBO comedy series Avenue 5 debuts Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 from 10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on HBO. Created by Armando Iannucci of Veep, comedy Avenue 5 is set 40 years in the future when traveling the solar system is no longer the stuff of sci-fi fantasy, but a booming, multibillion-dollar business. The series stars Hugh Laurie as Ryan Clark, the confident and suave captain of "Avenue 5," a space cruise ship with luxury amenities like gourmet buffets, a spa, an observation deck and yoga classes. As the series begins, Avenue 5's eight-week journey around Saturn is underway and its systems are optimal. But when the ship suddenly encounters technical difficulties, it's up to Ryan and his crew to calm the disgruntled passengers and find a way to deal with unexpected events onboard - though they may or may not be equipped for the task.

The cast includes Hugh Laurie (Emmy(R) nominee for Veep, Golden Globe winner for House M.D.); Josh Gad (Murder on the Orient Express), Zach Woods (HBO's Silicon Valley), Rebecca Front (Poldark, BAFTA winner for The Thick of It), Suzy Nakamura (Dr. Ken), Lenora Crichlow (Being Human), Nikki Amuka-Bird (CINEMAX's Quarry) and Ethan Phillips (Inside Llewyn Davis).

Monday, December 09, 2019

Remembering René Auberjonois of Benson; Brady Bunch Star to Give Tour of White House on HGTV

René Auberjonois

Actor René Auberjonois, who starred as Clayton Endicott III in Benson, has died. He died from metastatic lung cancer at his home in Los Angeles on December 8. Mr. Auberjonois was 79.

Auberjonois' early television drama guest appearances included Mod Squad, McMillan and Wife, Night Gallery, Harry O, Ellery Queen, The Rookies, Black Sheep Squadron, Delvecchio, The Bionic Woman, Starsky and Hutch, The Rockford Files, Wonder Woman, Family, Hart to Hart and Charlie's Angels. Some of his early sitcom guest appearances included Love, American Style, The Jeffersons, The Bob Newhart Show, Rhoda, Stockard Channing in Just Friends.

Benson

He starred as Clayton Endicott III in the ABC sitcom Benson. Clayton Endicott III was Governor James Gatling's (James Noble) snobbish and high-handed chief of staff. Auberjonois joined the series in the second season in 1980. His character replaced John Taylor (Lewis J. Stadlen) who appeared in the first season as chief of staff. Auberjonois received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for the role in 1984. The series also starred Robert Guillaume, Missy Gold, Inga Swenson, Caroline McWilliams (1979-1981), Ethan Phillips (1980-1985), Didi Conn (1981-1985) and Billie Bird (1984-1986).

Some of his later sitcom guest appearances included Doogie Howser, M.D., Frasier (two episodes as Professor William Tewksbury), It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and 1600 Penn (two episodes as Winslow Hannum).

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

He starred as Odo in the 1993-1999 syndicated science fiction series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Constable Odo was the station's chief of security. He was a Changeling, capable of assuming any shape he wishes, but usually assumed a shape of a male adult humanoid. Auberjonois also directed eight episodes of the series from 1995 to 1999. The series also starred Avery Brooks, Terry Farrell, Cirroc Lofton, Colm Meaney, Armin Shimerman, Alexander Siddig, Nana Visitor, Michael Dorn and Nicole de Boer.

Boston Legal

Auberjonois starred as Paul Lewiston the 2004-2008 ABC drama Boston Legal. Paul Lewiston is a senior partner at the law firm of Crane, Poole & Schmidt. He starred in the first three seasons and had a recurring role in the final two seasons. The series also starred James Spader, William Shatner, Candice Bergen, Monica Potter, Rhona Mitra, Lake Bell, Julie Bowen, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Constance Zimmer, Craig Bierko, Gary Anthony Williams, Tara Summers and John Larroquette.

He received his second Emmy nomination in 2001 for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Judge Mantz in The Practice. Some of his other drama guest appearances included Murder, She Wrote, L.A. Law, Eerie, Indiana, Matlock, The Outer Limits, Chicago Hope, Stargate SG-1, Nash Bridges, Judging Amy, Star Trek: Enterprise, Warehouse 13, Criminal Minds, Grey's Anatomy and The Good Wife. He appeared as Walter Nowack in four episodes of Madam Secretary in 2016.

Auberjonois was also known for his voice acting. He voiced Chef Louis in 1989's The Little Mermaid and Flanagan in 1997's Cats Don't Dance. Some of his television voice credits included Wildfire, Snorks, The Pirates of Dark Water, Xyber 9, The Legend of Tarzan, Xiaolin Showdown and Pound Puppies.

He made his credited film debut as Father John Mulcahy in M*A*S*H in 1970. He played expedition scientist Roy Bagley in 1976's King Kong. Some of his other film credits included Brewster McCloud, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Images, Pete 'n' Tillie, The Hindenburg, The Big Bus, Eyes of Laura Mars, Where the Buffalo Roam, Walker, The Ballad of Little Jo and The Patriot.

Survivors include his wife, Judith, and their two children, Tessa and Remy.

Mr. Auberjonois was a talented and versatile actor. He was wonderful as Clayton Endicott III in Benson. We thank him for the laughs and entertainment he brought us during his long career. He will be greatly missed.

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Benson currently airs on Antenna TV weekdays at 4pm ET/1pm PT and Sundays at 4am ET/1am PT. We'll keep you posted if any tributes are planned.



Maureen McCormick and Alison Victoria

Sparkling silver stars, glistening gold ornaments and illuminated glass panels etched with snowy scenes deck the halls of America's most iconic home in White House Christmas 2019. Premiering on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 5 p.m. ET/PT, the annual HGTV special follows Maureen McCormick -- from the classic television series The Brady Bunch and, most recently, HGTV's hugely successful series A Very Brady Renovation -- and Alison Victoria, star of Windy City Rehab, on an exclusive room-by-room tour of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue's magnificent holiday transformation.

This year's décor theme, The Spirit of America, is a tribute to the traditions, customs and history that shape our nation and celebrates the courageous individuals who have kept the American spirit alive. For example, the famed gingerbread replica of the White House features landmarks from around the country, such as the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore, while the East Room trees take inspiration from the American flag with gilded eagle tree toppers and red and blue ribbons. During the special, Maureen and Alison craft handmade topiaries and ornaments, create a chocolate tree for the gingerbread display, and hang signs and paper flowers representing their home states on the official Blue Room Christmas tree.

Sunday, December 08, 2019

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of December 9, 2019)

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 9-13, 2019, 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!


Sunday, December 8
  • Eva Marcille (Born Again Virgin) - Catch Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo.
Monday, December 9
  • Aisling Bea (Living with Yourself) - Watch Aisling on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ali Wong (American Houswife) - Ali appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tony Shalhoub (Wings/We Are Men) - Tony visits A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Laurence Fishburne (black-ish) - Laurence stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Stephen Dorff (What a Dummy) - Stephen is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/The Millers/Sean Saves the World) - Sean drops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Romeo Miller (Romeo!) - Romeo appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jai Rodriguez (Dollface/Malibu Country) - Jai will be on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial & Error/Kristin) - Kristin appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Josh Segarra (AJ and the Queen/The Moodys/The Other Two/Sirens) - Josh talks about AJ and the Queen on the New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Marla Sokoloff (Fuller House/Big Day/Over the Top/Full House) - Marla talks about The Road Home to Christmas on People Now at 12pm.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace talks about Christmas Town on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Esther Povitzky (Dollface/Alone Together) - Esther is a guest on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
Tuesday, December 10
  • Alex Borstein (Family Guy/Getting On) - Catch Alex on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tom Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911!) - Tom is a guest on A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Aisling Bea (Living with Yourself) - Aisling stops by A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Stephen Rannazzisi (The League/Big Day) - Stephen is a panelist on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Rory Scovel (Ground Floor/Wrecked) - Rory appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Marla Gibbs (The Jeffersons/Checking In/227) - Marla chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kathy Bates (Disjointed) - Kathy talks about Richard Jewell on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. She will also be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sally Field (Gidget/The Flying Nun) - Sally is interviewed by Gayle King on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • David Arquette (In Case of Emergency/Double Rush/Parenthood) - David talks about Mob Town on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Tia Mowry-Hardict (Family Reunion/Instant Mom/The Game/Sister, Sister) - Tia is a guest on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, December 11
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Watch Kevin on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Keri Russell (Running Wilde) - Keri stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas) - Nick visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation/The Office) - Rashida is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony guest hosts The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Giancarlo Esposito (Bakersfield P.D.) - Giancarlo drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Guys with Kids/Entourage) - Jamie-Lynn is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Wilmer talks about his role on NCIS on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Robin Givens (Head of the Class) - Robin talks about OWN's Ambitions on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Andrea Barber (Fuller House/Full House) - Andrea reveals her struggles with anxiety and depression while playing D.J. Tanner’s best friend, Kimmy, on Full House on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti shares her comfort food secrets and how to entertain without breaking a sweat on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
Thursday, December 12
  • Ryan Reynolds (Two Guys and a Girl) - Catch Ryan on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. He also talks about 6 Underground on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Keri Russell (Running Wilde) - Keri stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Sam Rockwell (F Is for Family) - Sam visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mary Lynn Rajskub (Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy/How to Be a Gentleman/Veronica's Closet) - Mary Lynn is a panelist on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • John Lithgow (Trial and Error/Twenty Good Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • The Cast of The Brady Bunch - The Cast of The Brady Bunch are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Kathy Bates (Disjointed) - Kathy appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace stops by The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patricia Heaton (Carol's Second Act/The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - The Heaton is on – Patricia is back and Rach has a surprise in store for her on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Guys with Kids/Entourage) - Jamie-Lynn talks about Mob Town on NBC's Today in the 9am hour, on the BUILD Series at 1pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Madison Iseman (Still the King) - Madison talks about Jumanji: The Next Level on People Now at 12pm and on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana performs on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
Friday, December 13
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Watch Ana on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Paul Rudd (Living with Yourself/Wild Oats) - Paul appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Danny DeVito (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Taxi) - Danny is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin visits The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Craig Bierko (Madman of the People/Pride & Joy/Sydney) - Craig talks about Harry Townsend’s Last Stand on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Barry Williams, Maureen McCormick, Eve Plumb, Christopher Knight, Mike Lookinland and Susan Olsen (The Brady Bunch) - The Cast of The Brady Bunch talk about HGTV's A Very Brady Holiday on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, December 8

none scheduled


Monday, December 9

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Digital Drive" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Calvin reluctantly agrees to let Marty create a website for his auto shop in the hopes of drumming up more business. Also, with Gemma out of town for a school retreat, Dave makes it his mission to prove to his son, Grover, that there’s more to life than his favorite gadgets.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Ice Cream for Breakfast" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Bob must gain the confidence to fight for Abishola when she goes on another date with Chukwuemeka (Toni Tambi). Also, Uncle Tunde finds an unlikely friend in Dottie in the aftermath of his fight with Auntie Olu.

The Moodys - "Episode 3" / "Episode 4" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When an unexpected guest shows up to the Moody house, caroling takes a embarrassing turn; Sean Jr. finally agrees to join Sean Sr.'s Moody Heating and AC business, but trouble ensues when a rival company infringes on their territory.


Tuesday, December 10

The Conners - "Smoking Penguins and Santa on Santa Action" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Dan is disappointed when everyone but Becky forgets about his birthday. Meanwhile, Darlene and Ben face an issue at work, and Dan takes advantage of the family Christmas Santa photo to force Jackie to befriend Louise.

Bless This Mess - "Goose Glazing Time" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Mike and Rio are thrilled about having their first Christmas alone together as a married couple, but a wrench is thrown into their romanticized holiday plans as they are interrupted by crisis after crisis. Meanwhile, Kay invites Beau home for Christmas so that they can give Jacob a proper holiday.

mixed-ish - "Do They Know It's Christmas?" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Alicia and Paul strive to maintain their winter solstice traditions from the commune, but their parents want to have a more traditional Christmas with the kids. Meanwhile, Alicia’s dad, Lynwood, competes with Harrison to be the kids’ favorite granddad.

black-ish - "Father Christmas" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Pops doesn’t do Christmas, so when he shows up to the house full of holiday cheer with Lynette (Loretta Devine), Dre is thrown off. Pops wants to make up for lost time and go all out this Christmas. The whole family gets into the holiday spirit until someone from Lynette’s past shows up.

The Moodys - "Episode 5" / "Episode 6" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
With Christmas quickly approaching, Sean Sr. receives the top honor of being the lector of Midnight Mass; when Sean Sr. invites some unexpected guests to Christmas Eve dinner, Ann starts to unravel.


Wednesday, December 11

The Goldbergs - "It's a Wonderful Life" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Hoping to outdo the Kremp family, Beverly decides the Goldbergs must do an even better family holiday card, but Geoff is surprised he is not invited to be in the photo. Meanwhile, a pranking war with Barry and JTP quickly spirals out of control.

Schooled - "Beanie Babies" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
CB hopes getting Lainey a Beanie Baby for Christmas will show his true feelings for her, but it doesn’t go as planned. Meanwhile, Principal Glascott tries to convince Felicia that she needs to participate and sing a song in a Kwanza play he has written for the students.

Modern Family - "The Last Christmas" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Cameron is hoping to keep everyone happy for their annual Christmas dinner as he hides and prepares for his big interview for a head coaching position out of state. Meanwhile, Haley is excited to finally be reunited with wine; and Mitchell is suspicious of Cam’s holiday trip to visit his family in Missouri.

Single Parents - "Good Holidays to You" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Graham writes a letter to Santa asking for either a white Christmas or to meet his father, Angie goes on a mission to find snow in Southern California with the help of Will and Sophie. Meanwhile, after Rory, Emma and Amy find out that Poppy and Douglas are romantically involved, the kids use this knowledge to their advantage to guilt their parents into buying them more Christmas presents…


Thursday, December 12

Young Sheldon - "Teenager Soup and a Little Ball of Fib" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon fakes being sick to avoid a swim test at school. Also, Dr. Sturgis spies on Meemaw’s new boyfriend.

The Unicorn - "Anna and the Unicorn" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Wade is giddy, his daughters are amused and his friends are excited when he has his first crush since becoming single again. Also, Grace and Natalie take advantage of their dad going on dates by having friends over and it starts to get out of hand.

Mom - "Higgledy-Piggledy and a Cat Show" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie is forced to relive painful Christmas memories when Christy recounts tales from her childhood to Bonnie’s sponsee, Patty (Kate Micucci).

Carol's Second Act - "Merry December 19th" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Carol excitedly plans an early Christmas celebration for Jenny, but Jenny’s preoccupied with her secret first date with Daniel. Also, the doctors investigate a case of food poisoning at an office holiday party.

Superstore - "Negotiations" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jonah and Sandra represent the Cloud 9 employees at union contract negotiations with corporate. Worried about the union’s fate, Amy, Dina and Cheyenne distract themselves by looking for the perfect Christmas tree. Mateo, Garrett and Glenn compete to see who can sell an unsellable item.

Perfect Harmony - "Merry Jaxmas" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Reverend Jax is visited by his charismatic parents, Arthur helps him overcome his lifelong feelings of living in their shadow, and encourages him to embrace his way of ministering in time for their Christmas performance. Meanwhile, Ginny and Wayne decide to have a secret fling.


Friday, December 13

American Housewife - "The Bromance Before Christmas" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Katie looks forward to sharing her favorite childhood Christmas tradition with Taylor, but a surprise visit from her mom, Kathryn (Wendie Malick), threatens her holiday cheer. Meanwhile, Greg is blindsided by Katie’s good intentions; and to make matters worse, Oliver and Anna-Kat break a family heirloom.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Jessica Town" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jessica is thriving in the merriment of Christmas, the time of year she takes full control of the household and everything is perfect, until Louis does the unthinkable – tries to help – turning her Christmas dream into a holiday nightmare. Meanwhile, Eddie, Emery and Evan find themselves on the naughty list for breaking an expensive gift, which might just require the assistance of elves or Grandma Huang to fix.

Sydney to the Max - "How the Syd Stole Christmas" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With the help of the memory of her late mother and some long-forgotten advice, Sydney rediscovers her love of Christmas for the first time since her mother passed away.

Gabby Duran & the Unsittables - "The Party King and Timbuk, Too" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Gabby decides to throw a party for Jeremy at the Duran house, things quickly get out of hand with some unexpected guests.


Saturday, December 14

none scheduled


Sunday, December 15

The Simpsons - "Bobby: It's Cold Outside" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sideshow Bob gets contracted as the mall Santa; someone steals all the Christmas packages off people's front porches.

Bless the Harts - "Miracle on Culpepper Slims Boulevard" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Louise invites the Harts and Brenda to her annual Christmas party in lieu of a bonus, the extravagance makes Jenny feel insecure; Betty tries to figure out how to give the family the best Christmas presents on a budget.

Bob's Burgers - "Have Yourself a Maily Linda Christmas" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Linda works a temp job at the post office to make extra money for the holidays; Bob and Tina get trapped at home with Linda's fussy family; Gene and Louise scramble to find the perfect gift for Tina.

Family Guy - "Christmas Is Coming" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Meg has a surprising response after she takes Stewie to the mall to meet Santa; Brian must help Stewie process the experience.

Complete TV Listings

Saturday, December 07, 2019

SitcomsOnline Digest: New Sitcom from Chuck Lorre Under Development at CBS; Remembering Legendary TV Producer Leonard Goldberg

Welcome to SitcomsOnline Digest! This week, we're hearing about a new sitcom from Chuck Lorre for CBS, the death of a TV producing icon, and more. Let's get going!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SITCOMSONLINE.COM AND AROUND THE WEB
  • CBS is running low on Chuck Lorre sitcoms, but no need to worry, a new one is already in the pipeline. (Deadline)
  • Leonard Goldberg, who famously produced numerous series with Aaron Spelling in the 1970s and continued to work up until his death as executive producer for the current CBS series Blue Bloods, has died at age 85. (USA Today)
  • While ABC and NBC are keeping with the tradition of broadcasting their nightly evening news from New York, CBS is trying something new as they are now broadcasting from Washington DC. (CBS News)
  • It's official, Viacom and CBS are one company again for the third time in their history, and they are going by the name ViacomCBS. (Variety)
  • Following up on a Halloween preview event, Roseanne is set to permanently join the Cozi TV lineup in January. (SitcomsOnline)  

WEEKLY PLANNER (DECEMBER 7 - DECEMBER 13)

  • Decades is airing The Facts of Life all this weekend.
  • It's J.Lo's turn to host Saturday Night Live this weekend.
  • Vanna White makes her debut as temporary host of Wheel of Fortune this week, while Pat Sajak recuperates from surgery.

Friday, December 06, 2019

Fri-Yay: The Good Place Nearing the End; TBS Orders More Misery Index

It's time for another edition of Fri-Yay! That means we will take a look back on some sitcom happenings in recent days or weeks or other fun sitcomy stuff. It's a sitcom lover's paradise! Happy Fri-Yay!

The Good Place

by Vincent

This week, I'd like to give a special shout out to the 4th and final season of The Good Place. I was able to catch up with the excellent series this past weekend, and I was reminded of just how inventive, funny and lovable it is. I'm really going to miss it when it's gone after Jan. 30, but I'm also glad it gets to go out on its own terms on a high note. And so far, this season has been a really high note.

To be fair, the season got off to somewhat of a rough start, at least in terms of Good Place standards. It wasn't a bad stretch of episodes by any means, but it was a little repetitive and "just okay." It felt like the show was repeating some of the same beats from Season 1, and although the characters were still funny, the new characters left something to be desired. And yet, I should've known there was a plan all along. Around the 5th episode, things really started to pick up, and now, the entire world of the show has yet again been busted open. It's incredible just how often the show successfully pulls the rug out from under us at this point. I won't spoil the plot details here, but the show is going to some really exciting and intense places. As we enter the last few episodes of the series, I'm comfortable calling The Good Place one of the shows of the decade. If it sticks the landing, it'll cement its place as that. So far, it really looks like it's going to.


Misery Index

TBS is ordering another dose of misery with a second season of the outrageously entertaining comedy game show The Misery Index hosted by Jameela Jamil (The Good Place). Currently in its first season, the original series is a top-five new cable comedy and has reached nearly 28 million viewers across linear, VOD, and digital platforms. Inspired by the card game Sh*t Happens, The Misery Index is the only game show where contestants can make a fortune out of other people's mis-fortune. Teams compete against each other by attempting to rate hilarious and miserable real-life events based on the "misery index," a ranking system created by a team of therapists. Jameela Jamil will return as host along with stars of truTV's Impractical Jokers, comedy troupe The Tenderloins – Brian "Q" Quinn, James "Murr Murray, Joe Gatto and Sal Vulcano – as panelists.


Thursday, December 05, 2019

Antenna TV's News Year's Day with NewsRadio Marathon; American Housewife Star Gets Netflix Comedy Specials

NewsRadio

Ring in 2020 with laughter as NewsRadio returns to Antenna TV on New Year's Day with an all-day marathon starting at 5:00am EST on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. NewsRadio aired on Antenna TV in the past in 2011-2012 and now will make its return to the schedule, as we previously mentioned. The sitcom follows the work lives of the staff at an AM news radio station and stars Dave Foley, Stephen Root and Phil Hartman. Guest stars who will appear throughout the "News Year's Day with NewsRadio" marathon include Norm McDonald, Jane Lynch, John Ritter, Al Roker, Ben Stiller, Jon Stewart, Katie Couric and Jerry Seinfeld. Starting the very next day on Thursday, January 2, 2020, NewsRadio will air weeknights at 12:30am EST on Antenna TV. Stay with us for more on the January 2020 Antenna TV schedule, as more shows are joining!


Ali Wong

Actress, comedian, and writer Ali Wong (American Housewife) has set a deal to bring her next two standup comedy specials to Netflix. The first of the two new specials will launch on Netflix globally in 2020. Ali Wong is a stand-up comic from San Francisco, now living in Los Angeles. Her first Netflix stand-up special Baby Cobra was filmed when she was 7 months pregnant. According to the New York Magazine, "The special's arrival on Netflix is the sort of star-making moment that unites the tastes of the unlikeliest fans." Elle applauded it as a "comic genius gem" while Vogue called it "The special that everyone is talking about." Emily Nussbaum hailed it as "funny and refreshingly rude." The day before its premiere, Wong's interview with Marc Maron on his podcast WTF was released. He called the special "the most honest, rawest, funniest special I've seen in years."

She soon after became a very popular Halloween costume. Fans, both male and female, dressed up in Wong's iconic red glasses, black and white striped dress and pregnant belly. The Smithsonian has asked Wong to donate the actual dress, shoes and necklace she wore in the Baby Cobra, to the Museum of American History in Washington, DC. Ali's second stand-up special, Hard Knock Wife premiered on Netflix on Mother's Day, 2018. Her feature film, Always Be My Maybe, which she co-wrote and co-stars in, debuted on Netflix May 2019 to wide critical acclaim with co-star Randall Park (Fresh off the Boat). In the first four weeks, it was seen by 32 million viewers. This Halloween, fans have continued to dress up as Wong in the striped dress, in the leopard dress and as her character, Sasha Tran, from Always Be My Maybe. Wong continues to be seen each week on ABC's comedy American Housewife and was a writer on Fresh off the Boat for its first three seasons.

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

ABC's Schooled Gets Full Sophomore Year; Pop TV Rings in the New Year with Schitt's Creek

Schooled

ABC has given a full-season order to Wednesday night comedy Schooled. The additional order brings the season total to 22 episodes for Schooled, the The Goldbergs spinoff, in its sophomore season on the network. The series is from Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios. On the next episode of Schooled, "The Pokemon Society," Coach Mellor encourages Toby (guest star Mason McNulty) to be competitive in CB's Pokemon Club and becomes an overbearing sports-type father. Meanwhile, Lainey supplements her salary as a teacher by working at the local video store and learns an important lesson tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 8:30 p.m. EST on ABC.

Schooled, set in 1990-something, follows the hilarious faculty of William Penn Academy, led by music teacher and WP graduate Lainey Lewis (AJ Michalka), Principal John Glascott (Tim Meadows), Coach Rick Mellor (Bryan Callen) and young, enthusiastic English teacher CB (Brett Dier). Despite their eccentricities and crazy personal lives, these teachers are heroes to their students.


Schitt's Creek

Ring in the new year with the Rose family by catching up on your favorite comedy series Schitt's Creek. Ahead of its sixth and final season, Pop TV is reliving the entire critically acclaimed hit comedy series, Schitt's Creek. All 66 episodes of the Emmy® nominated series will air back-to-back beginning Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 12 pm ET/PT until Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at 9:30 pm ET/PT. The final season of Schitt's Creek premieres Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 9 p.m. ET/PT now on Pop TV. Co-created by Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy, Schitt's Creek is a half-hour, single-camera comedy starring an ensemble cast including Emmy-nominated Eugene Levy, Emmy-nominated Catherine O'Hara, Daniel Levy, Annie Murphy, Chris Elliott, Emily Hampshire, Jennifer Robertson, Noah Reid, Dustin Milligan, Sarah Levy and Karen Robinson.

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Special Guest Hosts on Late Late Show; A Very COZI Christmas Marathon on COZI TV

The Late Late Show with James Corden

A stellar line-up of Hollywood talent will help to make the holiday season bright when they guest-host The Late Late Show with James Corden Monday, Dec. 9 - Wednesday, Dec. 18 (12:37-1:37AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Some of the most respected names in music, film and television will fill in for host James Corden on the Emmy Award-winning series while he is in production on the upcoming film The Prom. Those taking a turn behind Corden's desk include 15-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer and returning Grammy host Alicia Keys; three-time Grammy Award winner Chance the Rapper; Emmy-nominated actor and musician Jeff Goldblum; scene-stealing actor, producer and writer Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community); Oscar-nominated actress Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly); and multi-platinum recording artist Harry Styles, who previously guest-hosted the show in December 2017. Each will take on hosting duties for one night. Specific airdates will be announced shortly.


A Very COZI Christmas

COZI TV invites their loyal fans to light up the tree, throw on an ugly sweater and snuggle up in front of the television for a special marathon filled with many of television's most beloved Christmas moments from The Office, Will & Grace and more. The national multicast network's A Very COZI Christmas marathon will kick off Monday, December 9 at 8:00 p.m. ET and continue select days through Christmas Eve (check local listings).

A Very COZI Christmas will include the two-hour COZI TV premiere of the Little House: Bless All the Dear Children television movie and several Roseanne holiday episodes (before its January 2020 premiere!). Viewers can also watch episodes from Murder She Wrote, Six Million Dollar Man and Highway to Heaven. For full lineup information, please visit COZITV.com for your local schedule.

Monday, December 02, 2019

Roseanne Coming to COZI TV in January; Comedy Central Brings Back 31 Days of Holiday Survival

Roseanne - COZI TV

COZI TV will begin 2020 with a new addition to the lineup! All ten original seasons of Roseanne are coming to one network for the very first time. This means, COZI TV will air all nine original Roseanne seasons (1988-1997) as well as the tenth season from 2018. A celebration of the heart, grit and humor of the working-class American family, the series Roseanne gave a realistic voice to the joys and the struggles of work and family. They were inimitable and hilarious: Roseanne and Dan Connor, Becky (and Becky!), Darlene, D.J., Jackie and all the rest of the extend family and friends of Lanford that came and went over the years. Discovered as a "Domestic Goddess" from Denver doing local stand-up, Roseanne became an overnight star with her gritty, sarcastic humor that was the foundation of the show.

Roseanne had a preview on COZI TV this past Halloween with a Halloween episodes marathon. Stay tuned for more info on the loudest, most loving family from Lanford, Illinois coming to COZI TV this January as a regular. We'll have premiere date and airtimes soon!


31 Days of Holiday Survival

Comedy Central announced that Blake Griffin, professional basketball star and accomplished Roaster, will host "31 Days of Holiday Survival," a month of programming dedicated to getting you through the holidays with your sanity intact. As host, Griffin will star in interstitial sketches complementing "31 Days" programming on Comedy Central, with additional content rolling out on social and digital platforms throughout the month. This is the second consecutive holiday season of "31 Days" on Comedy Central, and Chappelle's Show will again kick off the new year with a full-day marathon on January 1.

Programming for "31 Days of Holiday Survival" includes (subject to change):

Movie Stunts:
Saturday, 12/7: Bad Santa 2 Double Dip
Saturday, 12/14: Dynamic Duos Saturday. Movies include Chips, Wedding Crashers, 21 Jump Street
Saturday, 12/21: Family Insanity Saturday. Movies include Meet the Parents, Dirty Grandpa, additional TBA.
Saturday, 12/28 and 12/29: At Home with the Fam Weekend (working title). Movies include Office Space, Meet the Parents, The Internship, 21 Jump Street, Wedding Crashers and more

Seasonal Episodes, Movies and Specials:
Tuesday, 12/24: The Office Christmas Party - Holiday-themed episodes of The Office back-to-back
Wednesday 12/25: Holiday-themed episodes of South Park, Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special back-to-back, Bad Santa 2
Tuesday, 12/31: South Park New Year's Eve Marathon
January 1: Chappelle's Show New Year's Day Marathon

Sunday, December 01, 2019

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of December 2, 2019)

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 2-6, 2019, 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!


Sunday, December 1
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Catch Tiffany on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 12:05am on NBC.
  • Lakeith Stanfield (Atlanta) - Lakeith appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 12:05am on NBC.
  • David Alan Grier (The Cool Kids/The Carmichael Show/Bad Teacher/Life with Bonnie) - David is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo.
Monday, December 2
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - Watch John on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • John Lithgow (Trial and Error/Twenty Good Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) and Norm Macdonald (Norm/A Minute with Stan Hooper) - Kevin and Norm are panelists on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Adam Scott (Ghosted/Parks and Recreation/Party Down) - Adam visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She will also be on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Dern (F Is for Family/Enlightened) - Laura talks about Little Women and Marriage Story on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • B. J. Novak (The Office) - B. J. talks about My Book with No Pictures on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Sam Rockwell (F Is for Family) - Sam talks about Richard Jewell on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial and Error/Kristin) - Kristin reveals the medical mystery that has caused her drama on and off the stage on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kate Flannery (The Office) - Kate is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Andrea Barber (Fuller House/Full House) - Andrea talks about her book Full Circle on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Kevin Quinn (Bunk'd) and Jennifer Aspen (Rodney/Bob Patterson/Claude's Crib) - Kevin and Jennifer talk about A Christmas Love Story on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Dennis Quaid (Merry Happy Whatever) and Ashley Tisdale (Carol's Second Act/Merry Happy Whatever/Clipped/The Suite Life of Zack & Cody) - Dennis and Ashley talk about Merry Happy Whatever on the BUILD Series at 11am.
  • Justin Long (F Is for Family/Ed) - Justin talks about the movie After Class on the BUILD Series at 12pm.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri is a guest on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, December 3
  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Catch Steve on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ted Danson (The Good Place/Becker/Cheers) - Ted appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob is a panelist on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Jay Baruchel (The Moodys/Man Seeking Woman/Undeclared) - Jay stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Elizabeth Perkins (The Moodys/Truth Be Told/How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)/Weeds) - Elizabeth appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She also talks about The Moodys on the BUILD Series at 12pm.
  • Dennis Quaid (Merry Happy Whatever) - Dennis chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. He also talks about Merry Happy Whatever on ABC's GMA 3: Strahan, Sara & Keke at 1pm.
  • Laura Linney (The Big C) - Laura visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Susan Kelechi Watson (Louie) - Susan appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace drops by Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Justin Long (F Is for Family/Ed) - Justin talks about the movie After Class on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Tony Shalhoub (Wings/We Are Men) - Tony talks about The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 9am hour.
  • Alex Borstein (Borderland/Family Guy) - Alex talks about The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Lea Michele (The Mayor) - Lea performs on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Harry Hamlin (Movie Stars) - Harry talks about the play One November Yankee on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Julie Andrews (Julie) - Julie is at the kitchen table on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Big Day) - Leslie appears on the BUILD Series at 5pm.
  • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Danica talks about Hallmark Channel's Christmas at Dollywood on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, December 4
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Watch Ana on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Sam Rockwell (F Is for Family) - Sam appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • John Travolta (Welcome Back, Kotter) - John visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat) - Constance is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Andrea Savage (I'm Sorry/Significant Others) and Brent Morin (Merry Happy Whatever/Undateable) - Andrea and Brent are panelists on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial & Error/Kristin) - Kristin is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ashley Tisdale (Carol's Second Act/Merry Happy Whatever/Clipped/The Suite Life of Zack & Cody) - Ashley visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She also talks about Merry Happy Whatever on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Harry Hamlin (Movie Stars) - Harry drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) and Martin Lawrence (Martin/Partners) - Will and Martin are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Arica Himmel (mixed-ish) - Arica is a guest on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil sits down at the kitchen table to chat with Rach about his family and The Magical Misfits book series on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Mario will be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Danica talks about Christmas at Dollywood on ABC's GMA 3: Strahan, Sara & Keke at 1pm and on the BUILD Series at 4pm. She talks about the Bathtime Mathtime: Shapes book on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane talks about The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Rami Malek (The War at Home) - Rami talks about No Time to Die on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
Thursday, December 5
  • Sam Rockwell (F Is for Family) - Catch Sam on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Lizzy Caplan (Party Down/The Class) - Lizzy appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) - Rebel drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • John Lithgow (Trial and Error/Twenty Good Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John visits Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Casey Wilson (The Hotwives/Marry Me/Happy Endings), Nico Santos (Superstore) and Chris Hardwick (Guys Like Us) - Casey, Nico and Chris are panelists on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Lea Michele (The Mayor) - Lea appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. She talks about Same Time Next Christmas on ABC's GMA 3: Strahan, Sara & Keke at 1pm.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/The Millers/Sean Saves the World) - Sean appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon) - Iain is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial and Error/Kristin) - Kristin talks about Hallmark Channel's A Christmas Love Story on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT and on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Friday, December 6
  • Chris Parnell (Happy Together/Suburgatory) - Watch Chris on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jesse Plemons (No Activity) - Jesse appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Laura Dern (F Is for Family/Enlightened) - Laura is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/The Millers/Sean Saves the World) - Sean appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sandra Bernhard (Roseanne) - Sandra stops by The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tisha Campbell (Dr. Ken/Rita Rocks/My Wife and Kids/Martin) - Tisha guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee visits The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane appears on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial and Error/Kristin) - Kristin is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Danica talks about Christmas at Dollywood on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Instant Mom/Moesha/It's a Living) - Sheryl talks about Showtime's Ray Donovan on Access Daily, so check your local listings.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, December 1

The Simpsons - "The Winter of Monetized Content" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When a video of Bart and Homer fighting goes viral, they begin a journey as social media celebrities; Lisa battles the school's new industrialized detention system.

Bob's Burgers - "P.T.A. It Ain't So" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Linda attempts to become more involved with the P.T.A.; Bob tries to cheer up a hardware store owner after unknowingly making a joke about his pet parrot that recently flew away.

The Simpsons - "Todd, Todd, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Todd blames God for the death of his mother and rejects his faith, Ned sends him to live with the Simpsons in an attempt to scare him back into God's arms.

Bob's Burgers - "All That Gene" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Gene auditions for a small role in a local theater production, but things backfire when he discovers that Linda actually bargained with the director to get Gene the part.

Family Guy - "Island Adventure" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
In search of Stewie's big wheel tricycle, Stewie and Brian embark on an adventure to a giant floating mass of trash out in the sea; Lois tries to help Quagmire elevate his dating game.


Monday, December 2

none scheduled


Tuesday, December 3

none scheduled


Wednesday, December 4

The Goldbergs - "The Beverly Goldberg Cookbook: Part 2" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Beverly is approached by a publishing company for her cookbook, but they don’t like how she writes, so Adam must rewrite her work. Meanwhile, Barry and Erica cannot stop fighting as roommates and they make themselves crazy. Geoff tries to moderate the situation and they come up with a housing plan that changes everything.

Schooled - "The Pokémon Society" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Learning he’s not into baseball cards, Coach Mellor encourages Toby to be competitive in CB’s Pokemon Club and becomes an overbearing sports-type father. Meanwhile, Lainey supplements her salary as a teacher by working at the local video store and learns an important lesson.

Modern Family - "Tree's a Crowd" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The Dunphy house is bursting at the seams when Dylan’s hippie mom moves in and Claire’s lonely stepdad, Jerry, wants to pay them a visit. Meanwhile, Jay and Gloria attempt to help Manny get over his big breakup with Sherry.

Single Parents - "A Place Where Men Can Be Men" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Graham brings Douglas’ box of 1950s Playboy magazines for show and tell, Angie fears she is a bad mom and knows she has to give “the talk” to Graham. However, Graham has other plans and asks to hear about it from Will and Douglas, which brings out Will’s own insecurities when he discovers some kept secrets about his own father’s relationships. Meanwhile, Poppy tries to become closer with the twins by helping them discover their individual personalities.

The Moodys - "Pilot" / "Episode 2" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Freshly single, Dan returns to his childhood home for Christmas to find it's in various stages of disarray; Dan meets and instantly clicks with Cora, but she's dating his cousin; Bridget returns to her childhood home after a fight with her husband.


Thursday, December 5

Young Sheldon - "A Party Invitation, Football Grapes and an Earth Chicken" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mary gets Pastor Jeff involved when Sheldon isn’t invited to Billy’s birthday party. Also, George Sr. has “male-bonding time” with Dr. Sturgis.

The Unicorn - "No Pressure" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Wade pretends to be dating Caroline (Betsy Brandt) to avoid being set up on blind dates by Delia. Also, Ben and Michelle throw an anniversary party for themselves, but have issues with the catering.

Mom - "Tuna Florentine and a Clean Handoff" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy and the ladies rally around Tammy when she has trouble adjusting to early release from parole. Also, Bonnie is disappointed when her perfect birthday gift for Adam gets a lukewarm response.

Carol's Second Act - "Therapy Dogs" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
As the hospital hosts therapy dogs to help care for their patients, Carol helps Lexie when the emotional burden of being a doctor becomes too “ruff."


Friday, December 6

Raven's Home - "Bah Humbugged" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The Baxter-Carter-Grayson clan is in the holiday spirit, but Booker and Nia are at odds over new versus old family traditions; Raven and Garrett butt heads in the kitchen.

Just Roll With It - "Merry Christmas, Mr. Gooch" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the radio station owner unexpectedly comes to town and fires Byron, Blair and Owen try to get him to change his mind.

Gabby Duran & the Unsittables - "It's Christmas, Gabby Duran!" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Olivia and Gabby are excited to see their father for the holidays, but a snowstorm barrels down on Havensburg ruining their plans.


Saturday, December 7

none scheduled


Sunday, December 8

none scheduled

Complete TV Listings


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, December 15

The Simpsons - "Bobby: It's Cold Outside" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sideshow Bob gets contracted as the mall Santa; someone steals all the Christmas packages off people's front porches.

Bless the Harts - "Miracle on Culpepper Slims Boulevard" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Louise invites the Harts and Brenda to her annual Christmas party in lieu of a bonus, the extravagance makes Jenny feel insecure; Betty tries to figure out how to give the family the best Christmas presents on a budget.

Bob's Burgers - "Have Yourself a Maily Linda Christmas" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Linda works a temp job at the post office to make extra money for the holidays; Bob and Tina get trapped at home with Linda's fussy family; Gene and Louise scramble to find the perfect gift for Tina.

Family Guy - "Christmas Is Coming" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Meg has a surprising response after she takes Stewie to the mall to meet Santa; Brian must help Stewie process the experience.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 9)

Friday, December 13

  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Watch Ana on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Paul Rudd (Living with Yourself/Wild Oats) - Paul appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Danny DeVito (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Taxi) - Danny is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin visits The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Craig Bierko (Madman of the People/Pride & Joy/Sydney) - Craig talks about Harry Townsend’s Last Stand on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Barry Williams, Maureen McCormick, Eve Plumb, Christopher Knight, Mike Lookinland and Susan Olsen (The Brady Bunch) - The Cast of The Brady Bunch talk about HGTV's A Very Brady Holiday on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.


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

Life with Lucy - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Fifth Season The Big Bang Theory - The Twelfth and Final Season The King of Queens - The Complete Series (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete Fourth Season

10/08 - Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series
10/08 - Life with Lucy - The Complete Series
10/15 - Mom - The Complete Sixth Season
10/16 - Our Miss Brooks - Season 1 - Volume 1
10/16 - Our Miss Brooks - Season 1 - Volume 2
11/05 - The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang - The Complete Animated Series
11/05 - Laverne & Shirley in the Army (Animated Series) - The DVD Edition
11/05 - Letterkenny - Seasons 1 & 2
11/05 - Step by Step - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
11/12 - The Big Bang Theory - The Twelfth and Final Season (Blu-ray)
11/12 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Series (Blu-ray Limited Edition)
11/18 - The Guest Book - Season Two
11/19 - The King of Queens - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/19 - The Kominsky Method - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
12/03 - The Simpsons - The Nineteenth Season
12/03 - The Simpsons - Seasons 1-20: Limited Collector's Set
12/10 - Family Guy - Season Seventeen
12/17 - Fuller House - The Complete Fourth Season
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