Sunday, December 27, 2020

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of December 28, 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 December 28, 2020-January 1, 2021, 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 28
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Watch Tom on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Central Park/Big Day) - Leslie appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Nick Kroll (Big Mouth/The League/Cavemen) - Nick is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Chris Rock (Everybody Hates Chris) - Chris will be on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • John C. Reilly (Moonbase 8) - John is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Accidentally on Purpose/Courting Alex/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) - Lily is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea will be on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jeff Foxworthy (The Jeff Foxworthy Show) - Jeff talks about Relative Insanity: See What I Mean?! on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Denis Leary (Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll/The Job) - Denis talks about the realities of fire danger and how viewers can support first responders in their communities on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, December 29
  • Daveed Diggs (Central Park/black-ish) - Catch Daveed on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jenny Slate (Big Mouth/Married/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Craig Roberts (Red Oaks) - Craig appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Zach Braff (Alex, Inc./Scrubs) - Zach will be on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jurnee Smollett (On Our Own) - Jurnee is a guest on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken talks about The Masked Singer and I Can See Your Voice on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen will be on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Brandy (Zoe Ever After/The Game/Moesha/Thea) - Brandy is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken is a guest on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On) - Laura talks about HBO Max's Homeschool Musical: Class of 2020, a special based on the social media movement she started giving students whose spring musicals were cancelled due to the pandemic the opportunity to perform on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, December 30
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing House/Gary Unmarried) - Watch Keegan-Michael on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • The original cast of Saved by the Bell - Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Tiffani Thiessen and Elizabeth Berkley are guests on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Laci Mosley (Florida Girls) - Laci will be on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Tim Robbins (The Brink) - Tim is a guest on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Alexandra Wentworth (Nightcap) - Alexandra appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Rainn Wilson (Mom/The Office) - Rainn talks about the series Utopia and the film Blackbird on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Patrick Dempsey (Fast Times) - Patrick is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Susan Kelechi Watson (Louie) - Susan appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil talks about the inspiration behind Box One, an ever-evolving game of trivia, codes, puzzles and discovery that he co-created on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michaela Watkins (The Unicorn/Casual/Trophy Wife) - Michaela appears on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
Thursday, December 31
  • George Clooney (Roseanne/The Facts of Life/ E/R) - Catch George on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Lea Michele (The Mayor) - Lea appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Arsenio/Out All Night) - Vivica talks about the film The Wrong Cheerleader Coach on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie talks about her new film The Stand-In on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
Friday, January 1
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Watch Whoopi on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Faith Ford (Murphy Brown/Hope & Faith/Maggie Winters) and Ted McGinley (Hope & Faith/Married with Children/Happy Days) - Faith and Ted share memories of working with Kelly Ripa on Hope & Faith on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Joey McIntyre (Return of the Mac/The McCarthys) - Joey is a guest on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie) - Peter talks about losing 30 pounds during quarantine, what motivated him to get in better shape and his new film The Vanished on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen talks about her new children's book The World Needs More Purple People on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.

All listings are subject to change. Visit our blog and main site for daily updated listings. Leave us comments on our message board or Tweet/Facebook us to let us know what you think of this Sunday feature! We do listen!


Sitcoms Airing This Week

Sunday, December 27

Family Guy - "Undergrounded" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Peter secretly gets a credit card and overspends the family money, so Lois grounds him; to plan the perfect escape, Peter builds a tunnel leading directly to The Drunken Clam.


Monday, December 28

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Bully" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Grover gets into a fight with a bully at school, Gemma is torn between her role as principal and wanting to protect her son. Also, Calvin encourages Marty to stand up to his own bully, only to be shocked when he learns who it is.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Ice Cream for Breakfast" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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.


Tuesday, December 29

none scheduled


Wednesday, December 30

The Goldbergs - "The Prettiest Boy in School" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Adam, now a senior, returns to William Penn Academy as he wrestles with the fact that he is a cool kid and no longer a nerd while his original friend group isn’t as lucky. Meanwhile, Beverly attempts to have a more grown-up relationship with Erica and Barry before they head back to college.

American Housewife - "The Bromance Before Christmas" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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.

The Conners - "Keep on Truckin' Six Feet Apart" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Conners are back and dealing with the pandemic, and life’s financial troubles loom over the family. Dan is still trying to catch up on back-mortgage payments and avoid a potential eviction, while the Lunch Box is closed for everything but takeout and delivery. Becky and Darlene are both forced to search for additional income at the newly reopened Wellman Plastics plant.

The Conners - "Plastics, Trash Talk & Darlene Antoinette" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Darlene isolates herself from her co-workers at Wellman Plastics, leaving them with the impression she is an elitist snob, while Louise decides to teach Harris an expensive life lesson. Jackie has invested everything she has into The Lunch Box and is determined to keep the restaurant running no matter what, leaving some family members to question her actions.

The Conners - "Birthdays, Babies and Emotional Support Chickens" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
It’s Beverly Rose’s first birthday – but it’s not all cake and candles – when Becky and Emilio disagree on what kind of party they should have. Meanwhile, Jackie is introduced to someone who wants to be more than friends.

The Conners - "Friends in High Places and Horse Surgery​" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Darlene begins to develop a friendship with a manager at Wellman Plastics, which lands her in an awkward situation between the boss and her sister, Becky. Meanwhile, Louise’s brother, Neville, tries to win over Jackie by making a thoughtful gesture, creating uncomfortable tension.

Young Sheldon - "David, Goliath and a Yoo-hoo from the Back" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon uses his new friendship with the school bully to boss Georgie around. Also, Missy steals Meemaw’s makeup for picture day.

Mom - "Sparkling Banter and a Failing Steel Town" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Christy is the only one without plans on Valentine’s Day, Bonnie takes her on a mother-daughter date. Also, Marjorie’s attempt to have a quiet night in is ruined when everyone calls on her for help.

Tyler Perry's House of Payne - "Parenting 101" (BET, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Calvin demands that the family not have contact with Miranda at all.

Tyler Perry's Assisted Living - "A Fight for Honor" (BET, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Mr. Brown prepares dinner for the kids.


Thursday, December 31

Young Sheldon - "A Secret Letter and a Lowly Disc of Processed Meat" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon discovers that Mary’s been keeping a secret about his future. Also, Meemaw is furious when she learns Dale fired Georgie.

B Positive - "Die Alysis" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Drew’s condition worsens, he needs to make sure Gina is still serious about donating her kidney and winds up making her an offer she can’t refuse.

Mom - "Texas Pete and a Parking Lot Carnival" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bonnie worries about her therapist, Trevor (Rainn Wilson), when his life hits a serious rough patch. Also, Christy comes to Marjorie’s aid when she has trouble adjusting to a new job.

The Unicorn - "Worst Case Scenario" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Wade decides to redo his will, he is conflicted about who should get custody of his children. Also, Michelle tries to convince Ben to get a vasectomy after they have a pregnancy scare.


Friday, January 1

none scheduled


Saturday, January 2

none scheduled


Sunday, January 3

Call Me Kat - "Plus One" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Series Premiere)
Kat's former crush and good friend returns to town.

The Great North - "Sexi Moose Adventure" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Series Premiere)
The family's plans to celebrate Judy's 16th birthday on the family fishing boat go awry after a moose breaks into the Tobins' home.

The Simpsons - "The Dad-Feelings Limited" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Comic book guy and his wife, Kumiko, debate having a baby; his origin story is revealed.

Last Man Standing - "Time Flies" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Season Premiere)
A series of time jumps finds Mike and Vanessa with two new grandchildren as well as Mandy and Kyle living with them; Vanessa and Mandy clash over Vanessa's "helpfulness"; Chuck desperately hopes it's last call on Ed's mixology happy hour.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, November 30

The Last O.G. - "Smush" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
After they find a suspicious hat in Amira's room, Tray and Josh decide to follow her and find out whose it is.

Tyler Perry's House of Payne - "Paynefully Honest" (BET, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Calvin and Miranda are in uncharted waters as they begin navigating co-parenting; Ella and a reluctant Curtis work on their intimacy.

Tyler Perry's Assisted Living - "Little Miss Sunshine" (BET, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After Cora struggles to get the residents of Pleasant Days to partake in activities, a new resident comes in and breathes new life into everyone.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 29)

Tuesday, November 30

  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Catch Billy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jay Ellis (Insecure/The Game) - Jay appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Maya Rudolph (Forever/Up All Night) - Maya will be on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Rita Moreno (One Day at a Time/Happily Divorced) - Rita is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Nicholas Braun (10 Things I Hate About You) - Nicholas will be on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Schmigadoon!/Trial & Error/Kristin) - Kristin appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. He will also be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kal Penn (Sunnyside/Deadbeat/We Are Men) - Kal is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Harry Hamlin (Movie Stars) - Harry will be on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo. He talks about The Hot Zone: Anthrax on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah guest co-hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tisha Campbell (Dr. Ken/Rita Rocks/My Wife and Kids/Martin) - Tisha is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenifer Lewis (black-ish/The PJs) - Jenifer appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) - Brooke is a guest on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - NBC's Today catches up with Mario in the 9am hour.
  • Elizabeth Berkley (Saved by the Bell) - Elizabeth talks about Peacock's Saved by the Bell on Access Daily, so check your local listings.


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

Young Sheldon - The Complete Fourth Season Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Mom - The Eighth and Final Season Punky Brewster (1984-88) - The Complete Series (2021 Release) I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

08/20 - The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet - Deluxe Edition (100 Episodes) (Time Life)
08/20 - The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet - Standard Edition (50 Episodes) (Time Life)
08/24 - The Jim Gaffigan Show - Season 2
09/07 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
10/19 - Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
11/02 - The Honeymooners Specials - A Christmas Carol
11/02 - Mom - The Eighth and Final Season
11/02 - Punky Brewster (1984-88) - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
11/02 - Sex and the City - The Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
11/09 - Saved by the Bell (2020) - Season One
11/09 - Younger - The Complete Series
11/16 - Kevin Can F*** Himself - Season 1 (Blu-ray)
11/23 - Dead Pixels - Seasons One and Two
11/30 - I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Mill Creek) (2021 Release) (Blu-ray)
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Recent SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Posts

11/29 - Who's the Boss? Now on GAC Family; black-ish Farewell Season Starts Jan. 4
11/28 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of November 29, 2021)
11/27 - SitcomsOnline Digest: MacGruber Series Premiere Date Set; Saved by the Bell Pays Tribute to Dustin Diamond
11/26 - 2021 Antenna TV Christmas and New Year's Schedule
11/25 - 2021 Thanksgiving TV Marathons on TV This Holiday Weekend Include The Jeffersons on Starz Encore Black
11/24 - First Look at Peacock's Bel-Air; Dollface Returns Feb. 11 on Hulu
11/23 - Paramount+ Celebrates the Holidays with Sitcom Classics; HBO Max Gets in Holiday Spirit as Well with Christmas Comedy Series
11/22 - Apple TV+ Announces The Afterparty Premiere Date; SNL Closes Out 2021 with 2 New December Episodes
11/21 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of November 22, 2021)
11/20 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Netflix Orders Last Blockbuster Video Comedy Series; Party Down Revival Set at Starz
11/19 - Fri-Yay: Sitcom Thanksgiving Episodes to Be Thankful For; Live in Front of a Studio Audience Returns Dec. 7 with The Facts of Life and Diff'rent Strokes
11/18 - COZI TV's 2021 Unexpected Guests Thanksgiving and Christmas; How I Met Your Father Premieres January 18 on Hulu
11/17 - Freeform Announces January Schedule; Starz Releases Premiere Date for Shining Vale with Courteney Cox
11/16 - MeTV Network Loses Columbo, Adds Andy Griffith and M*A*S*H Sundays; Remembering Gavan O'Herlihy, the Original Chuck Cunningham on Happy Days
11/15 - NBC Winter Midseason 2022 Schedule; And Just Like That... Premieres Dec. 9 and Airs Thursdays
11/14 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of November 15, 2021)
11/13 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Night Court Reboot Set for 2022-2023 Debut on NBC; The Harper House Cancelled at Paramount+
11/12 - The Newlywed Game Coming to BUZZR; Nick Renews Tyler Perry's Young Dylan for Season 3
11/11 - CBS Winter 2022 Midseason Schedule; The Wonder Years Series Premiere Grows in Multi-Platform Viewing
11/10 - HBO Max's Search Party Sets Final Season Launch on Jan. 7; The Wall Returns to Fill in on NBC
11/09 - Fox Winter Midseason 2022 Schedule; The Righteous Gemstones Returns Jan. 9 on HBO
11/08 - The CW Midseason 2022 Schedule; Dolly Parton to Appear on Final Season of Grace and Frankie
11/07 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of November 8, 2021)
11/06 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Season 2 Premiere Date Set for The Righteous Gemstones; Complete Series of The Andy Griffith Show Headed to Blu-ray
11/05 - Fri-Yay: black-ish to Debut Final Season in January; Fox's Fantasy Island Gets Holiday Special and 2nd Season
11/04 - NBC Slates Comedy Previews in December, Including American Auto & Grand Crew; It's Always Sunny to Surpass Ozzie & Harriet for Live-Action Comedy
11/03 - 2021 Freeform's 25 Days of Christmas Schedule - The 25th Anniversary; The Simpsons in Plusaversary Special
11/02 - ABC Winter Midseason 2022 Schedule; HBO Max Acquires Mr. Cooper, Martin, Jamie Foxx and More
11/01 - Ovation TV Acquires Hart to Hart; MC Lyte Sitcom Premieres on ALLBLK
10/31 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of November 1, 2021)
10/30 - SitcomsOnline Digest: IMDb TV Orders Comedy from Creator of The Good Place; ABC Gives Full Season Orders to The Wonder Years and Home Economics
10/29 - Fri-Yay: Curb Your Enthusiasm Still Produces Reliable Laughs 11 Seasons In; Jon Hamm Fox Animated Comedy Coming in 2023