Sunday, October 04, 2020

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of October 5, 2020)

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 October 5-9, 2020, 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, October 5
  • John Slattery (Maggie/Ed) - Watch John on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about Fox's Next on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy/American Dad!/The Cleveland Show) - Seth appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Rainn Wilson (The Office) - Rainn will be on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Rory Scovel (Robbi e/Ground Floor) - Rory is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Watching Ellie/Seinfeld) - Julia and Veep executive producer and showrunner Dave Mandel have a virtual reunion on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/CafĂ© Americain/Sydney/One Day at a Time) - Valerie is making onion rings and a wedge salad on the side on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry talks about his book Is This Anything? on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones) - Sarah will be on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, October 6
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Catch Marlon on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Timothy Olyphant (Santa Clarita Diet) - Timothy is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Thomas Middleditch, Martin Starr and Zach Woods (Silicon Valley) - Thomas, Martin and Zach are guests on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Method Man (Method & Red) - Method Man appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Maya Rudolph (Bless the Harts/Forever/Big Mouth/Up All Night) - Maya is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Alyssa chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kal Penn (Sunnyside/We Are Men) - Kal talks about Kal Penn Approves This Message on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jurnee Smollett (On Our Own) - Jurnee is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings. She talks about reviving the popular game show The Weakest Link, meditation and more on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Mindy talks about her new book Big Shot on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Monty/Out of Practice/Barry) - Henry talks about his new book Alien Superstar: Lights, Camera, Danger! on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Kate Walsh (Bad Judge/The Drew Carey Show) - Kate and Liam Neeson talk about Honest Thief on ABC's GMA3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Jane Seymour (The Kominsky Method/Modern Men) - Jane talks about The War with Grandpa on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/Family Tools/The King of Queens) - Leah reveals secrets from inside the Church of Scientology and why she’s worried that its children may be at risk on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Judy Gold (All-American Girl) - Judy will be on The Doctors, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, October 7
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Watch Billy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Maya Rudolph (Bless the Harts/Forever/Big Mouth/Up All Night) - Maya is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Craig Roberts (Red Oaks) - Craig will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jensen Ackles (Mr. Rhodes) - Jensen is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Alyssa appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Joe Pantoliano (The Fanelli Boys) - Joe is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Lakeith Stanfield (Atlanta) - Lakeith talks about Island Man on ABC's GMA3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace/Ned and Stacey) - Debra talks about I am a Voter on ABC's GMA3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Monty/Out of Practice/Barry) - Henry talks about his new book Alien Superstar: Lights, Camera, Danger! on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones) - Sarah will be on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Fam/Instant Mom/It's a Living) and Vanessa Bell Calloway (Rhythm & Blues) - Sheryl and Vanessa talk about the stigma of breast cancer in the black community on The Doctors, so check your local listings.
Thursday, October 8
  • Kal Penn (Sunnyside/We Are Men) - Catch Kal on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Mindy is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Jim appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Sarah is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jeff Foxworthy (The Jeff Foxworthy Show) - Jeff will be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones) - Sarah is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sabrina Carpenter (Girls Meets World) - Sabrina will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali is getting real about mom life and dishing out advice to viewers on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Alec talks about Match Game on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jason Schwartzman (Bored to Death) - Jason talks about Fargo on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso talks about ABC's America's Funniest Home Videos on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family) - Julie talks about Netflix's Hubie Halloween on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Carlos PenaVega (Big Time Rush) and Alexa PenaVega (Ruby & the Rockits) - Carlos and Alexa are guests on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Monty/Out of Practice/Barry) - Henry appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Friday, October 9
  • Kevin James (Kevin Can Wait/The King of Queens) - Watch Kevin on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine), Martin Sheen (Grace and Frankie/Anger Management) and Bradley Whitford (Trophy Wife) - Allison, Martin and Bradley are guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Sarah appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Tiffany guest hosts The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Jane is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show/Thunder Alley/Working Class) - Ed is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) - Justina talks about Dancing with the Stars and One Day at a Time on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/Sparks) - Kym appears on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane talks about NBC's The Weakest Link on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Alyssa talks about her long-haul battle against COVID-19 and its lingering effects on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Andrew Rannells (Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew talks about The Boys in the Band on Couch Surfing at 8am.

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Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, October 4

black-ish - "Election Special Pt. 1" / "Election Special Pt. 2" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Junior is excited for his first time voting but discovers he has been purged from the voter polls so he does a deep dive into why – trying to understand the systems in place for voter registration.

In a special animated episode, Dre’s colleague Stevens (Peter Mackenzie) makes an ill-advised decision to run for Congress, so Dre enlists his family’s help and campaigns against him but gets caught up with fundraising and private interest groups.

The Simpsons - "I, Carumbus" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
At a museum exhibit of Ancient Rome, Marge and Homer get into an argument about Homer's lack of ambition.

Bless the Harts - "Violet's Secret" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When a chain restaurant called Lord Lobster moves into a new location right off the highway, Greenpoint and the Last Supper fear they are in danger of financial ruin.

Bob's Burgers - "Worms of In-Rear-Ment" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Linda tries to take her family to the symphony on free admission night, but her efforts are thwarted by a pinworm epidemic.

Family Guy - "The Talented Mr. Stewie" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Stewie breaks up with Rupert after learning that he used to belong to Chris; unable to get over his feelings of betrayal, Stewie decides to take action.


Monday, October 5

none scheduled


Tuesday, October 6

none scheduled


Wednesday, October 7

Tyler Perry's House of Payne - "Hard Lessons" (BET, 8:00PM ET/PT)
House of Payne is the hilarious comedy about Retired fire chief Curtis Payne and his lovely wife Ella. Together the loving couple navigate the problems of life with their quirky modern day family.

Tyler Perry's Assisted Living - "A Lamb to Slaughter" (BET, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Leah and Jeremy learn that Philip and Sandra have left the facility without their knowledge or their permission.

Family Time - "Empty Nest" (Bounce TV, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Lisa starts to have baby fever, Tony remind her how much work a baby can be; Lori contemplates plastic surgery.

Family Time - "Show Me the Money" (Bounce TV, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Tony needs of a caterer and Lisa wants a shot at the job; Devin uses his new credit card.


Thursday, October 8

Young Sheldon - "A Boyfriend’s Ex-Wife and a Good Luck Head Rub" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Meemaw meets Dale’s ex-wife, June (Reba McEntire). Also, Sheldon is forced to work on a group project with reluctant college students.

Mom - "Judy Garland and a Sexy Troll Doll" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bonnie helps Christy gain perspective as she considers a life-changing decision. Also, Jill fears she’s running out of time to have a baby and consults a fertility doctor.

Connecting... - "Pilot" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As the friend group gathers at the start of quarantine for its new-normal virtual hang, Annie contemplates opening up to Ben about her feelings for him; everyone worries about Jazmin, who's been MIA.


Friday, October 9

none scheduled


Saturday, October 10

none scheduled


Sunday, October 11

The Simpsons - "Livin La Pura Vida" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Simpsons join other Springfield families on the Van Houtens' annual trip to Costa Rica, which they obviously can't afford; Homer befriends Patty's new girlfriend; Lisa tracks down the real reason the Van Houtens can go on this trip every year.

Bob's Burgers - "Boys Just Wanna Have Fungus" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Unable to afford a rare gourmet mushroom for a Burger of the Day, Bob and Gene jump into the cutthroat world of mushroom foraging; Tina's powerful new prescription glasses lead her to believe she has a superpower.

The Simpsons - "Now Museum, Now You Don't" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Lisa stays home from school to explore the wonders of Western art; each family member takes on the persona of a famous artist.

Bless the Harts - "My Best Frienda" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The ladies of Greenpoint hire Jenny to help run their gala; Jenny's desire to fit in leads to a strain in her relationship with Brenda; Betty becomes self-conscious about her age; Wayne takes Violet to his new job as a window washer.

Bob's Burgers - "Copa-Bob-bana" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bob agrees to be the temporary chef at the Fischoeders' new nightclub; the kids decide to throw a party in the restaurant basement.

Family Guy - "Boys & Squirrels" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Peter injures himself and a family of squirrels in a chainsaw accident; Chris and Stewie try to nurse one of the injured rodents back to health; a chiropractor fixes Peter's injury by realigning his spine -- and restoring him to his "true height."

Complete TV Listings


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, August 3

The Goldbergs - "Alligator Schwartz" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Erica fears that Geoff has moved on from their breakup and started dating someone else. Meanwhile, Adam decides to find Dave Kim a date to prom, once he remembers his pact with Dave that they won’t go to prom if they both don’t have dates.

Home Economics - "Bounce Hospital Rental, $250" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Connor invites all the cousins over for an epic sleepover to cheer up his daughter, Gretchen. Meanwhile, Tom is determined to prove he can be a fun uncle too.

The Conners - "A Cold Mom, a Brother Daddy and a Prison Baby" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Ben’s mom, Barb, arrives in town after an unexpected death and unveils shocking information from the past. Meanwhile, Becky and Emilio spend more time together.

black-ish - "Snitches Get Boundaries" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After one of Dre’s secrets with Pops is spilled to Ruby, he realizes that his relationships with each of his parents have changed since they got married and he no longer knows in whom to confide. Meanwhile, Bow surprises Jack and Diane with a brand-new car and tries to teach the twins how to drive.

Miracle Workers - "Oregon Trail: What Happens in Branchwater" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
The wagon train stops in the sinful town of Branchwater, luring Ezekiel into a night of debauchery and temptation; Benny finds his favorite saloon has transformed into an inauthentic tourist trap.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 2)

Tuesday, August 3

  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony guest hosts a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Catch Christian on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen/The Ellen Show) - Ellen is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) and Dax Shepard (Bless This Mess) - Kristen and Dax chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • John Corbett (Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll/United States of Tara/Lucky/Sex and the City) - John appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Mr. Corman/3rd Rock from the Sun) - Joseph talks about his role in the new series Mr. Corman on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kat Dennings (Dollface/2 Broke Girls/Raising Dad) - Kat appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Pooch Hall (The Game/Accidentally on Purpose) - Pooch is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tisha Campell (Outmatched/Dr. Ken/My Wife and Kids/Martin) and Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood/Survivor's Remorse/Happily Divorced/Everybody Hates Chris/Martin) - A repeat of Tamron Hall celebrates the power of friendships with actresses and childhood friends Tisha Campell and Tichina Arnold, who co-starred in the classic sitcom Martin and are now working on a new talk show, so check your local lisitngs.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison appears on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Prepon (Are You There, Chelsea?/That '70s Show) - Laura talks about the joys and challenges of being a new mother of two, and makes a quick and easy Mediterranean salad on Access Daily, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (April-August)

Fuller House - The Complete Series Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Release)

04/20 - 'Til Death - The Complete Series
05/11 - Dead to Me - Season Two
06/08 - The Critic - The Complete Series
06/08 - Fuller House - The Fifth and Final Season
06/08 - Fuller House - The Complete Series
06/08 - Our Cartoon President - Season 3
06/15 - The Office - Season 1 (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
06/15 - Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
07/07 - No Activity - Season 2
07/13 - The Unicorn - Season 2
07/20 - Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season
07/27 - Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Re-Release)
07/27 - Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Re-Release)
07/27 - The Neighborhood - Season Three
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