Friday, December 29, 2006

New Year's Eve/Day Marathons; Sony TV-DVD Poll; Be 'Ugly' in 2007!

This is our 500th news post! We are close to 500 days of non-stop posting, too. There were a few days where we posted two news items, so that is why the number of posts exceed the number of days. Anyhow, this is a big milestone for us! And we look to continue to post non-stop everyday in 2007 and beyond!

Today we will take a look at the end of the current year/start of the new year marathons. Sci-Fi Channel will air its annual Twilight Zone marathon. Starting New Year's Eve at 9 a.m., back-to-back episodes of the cult TV series hosted by Rod Serling are featured. First up: a murderer loses his memory in "In His Image." The marathon doesn't end until Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 6 AM! Talk about a marathon!!
TBS will close the year with Seinfeld. A 12-episode block of the "show about nothing" opens with four stories built around riding New York's subway. Included: A beauty picks up George; Jerry befriends a naked guy; Kramer is tipped to a hot horse; and Elain gets stuck en route to a lesbian wedding. This will air New Year's Eve from 7 p.m. to 12 midnight. ABC Family and SOAPnet will have Ugly Betty marathons on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, see our Ugly Betty story below.
Comedy Central will have a South Park New Year's Eve Rock-a-thon featuring six episodes from the past year starting at 10 p.m. New Year's Eve.
TNT will bring 'law & order' to the new year, with a 17-episode block of the absorbing police-and-lawyers procedural--Law & Order. Things get fishy in the first hour when a caviar entrepreneur is found dead the day after he marries a much younger woman. The suspects include his bride and his daughter from a previous marriage. The crime stopping starts 11 p.m. New Year's Eve.
TV Land will encore the 5-part Top 100 Catchphrases special from 7p-12a on New Year's Eve. Other notable marathons include Court TV's Cops marathon and USA Network's New Year's Day Monk marathon.
I saved the best for last...us New Yorkers can catch the classic sitcom The Honeymooners on WPIX from 12 midnight to 5 p.m. on New Year's Day! What better way to spend the first day of 2007! Click here for episode info!

Sony Home Entertainment has a new poll featuring shows like What's Happening Now!!, Cupid, Bette, The Rookies, and Police Story. You choose the top three shows from that list and they will consider putting them on DVD! Come on What's Happening!! fans we need What's Happening Now!! on DVD! So vote for the grown-up Raj, Rerun and the gang by clicking HERE.

Ugly Betty, the Golden Globe nominated and most watched new comedy of the fall season, proves ugly is the new beautiful. On Sunday, Dec. 31 ABC will launch "Be Ugly '07," a pro-social campaign that asks America to resolve to be real, be smart, be passionate, be true to yourself and be ugly, just like Ugly Betty in 2007. "Be Ugly '07" will turn the word "ugly" upside down and challenge conventional perceptions and stereotypes of real beauty. Promoting self esteem and empowerment, the effort kicks off with cross-network support, an original song, stunts, appearances, interstitials, a dedicated web site (www.BeUgly07.com), and an event designed to create awareness for the movement.
"Be Ugly '07" starts on-air during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, and hundreds of Betty look-alikes will be in Times Square and Walt Disney World handing out Ugly Betty masks to help people see the world through Betty's eyes, where ugly is beautiful. ABC will air the last three episodes to date on Saturday, December 30 from 8 to 11 p.m. Also on Dec. 31, ABC Family will feature a marathon of all the episodes to date from 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET. January 1 look-alikes will distribute masks at the Rose Bowl Parade, with a SOAPnet marathon airing all the episodes to date from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET. Finally, an original half-hour special The Beauty of Ugly Betty will made available to ABC affiliates and The Walt Disney Companies' wholly owned cable channels in English and Spanish. The special will feature interviews with the cast and editors of the magazine, who take a look at how Ugly Betty has become a phenomenon and how the show has redefined "ugly." Haven't seen all the episodes yet and won't be able to watch the marathons? That is OK, you can catch all the episodes to date on abc.com before Jan. 5! This is truly the year to be ugly!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, January 16

The Middle - "Mommapalooza" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Frankie decides that she needs to find something new that she’s passionate about – life’s third act – and Reverend TimTom offers the perfect solution. Meanwhile, tired of hearing Sue and Brick argue because of the giant hole between their bedroom walls, Mike orders them to fix it; and after Axl refuses to let rich girlfriend Lexie pay for some extravagant outings, Lexie finds a way to fool him into thinking he’s becoming lucky when money and other high priced items suddenly make their way into his hands.

Fresh Off the Boat - "The Car Wash" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With Jessica’s career as an author taking off, Louis worries that she is losing interest in him and attempts to rekindle the flame under Marvin’s guidance. Evan skips his way into Emery’s seventh grade English class with a particularly hard-to-please teacher, Ms. Doris (Tig Notaro). When neither can win her over, they seek advice from an unusual source.

black-ish - "Bow Knows" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dre is selected to run point on a campaign that focuses on “The Talk,” which refers to the conversations that Black parents have with their children through the decades to prepare them for the racial bias they may face in the world. Meanwhile, Bow finds an online group of women that she leans on for advice and support.

Modern Family - "Sex, Lies & Kickball" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jay’s best friend, Shorty, is back from Costa Rica and stays at the house so they can catch up and reconnect. However, Shorty is spending more time with Gloria and seems to be avoiding Jay. Meanwhile, Alex is ready to shed her good-girl image and is going to prove to Claire that her relationship with Ben is definitely a sexual relationship.

LA to Vegas - "Two and a Half Pilots" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
While Capt. Dave is absent, his staunch rival is given the responsibility of covering the flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas; Artem and Nichole decide to assist Colin while he plans a special birthday party for his son.

The Mick - "The City" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
While Mickey and the gang visit New York City, they learn that Jimmy has become quite successful at an investment firm, but Mickey tries convincing the firm's partners to give him a promotion; Chip goes to see his biological father.

Teachers - "Labor Pains" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
After Mrs. Adler announces she’s pregnant, we’re taken back in time to the 1940s, where the women of Fillmore fight for better treatment at work.

K.C. Undercover - "Revenge of the Van People" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Ernie hosts a group of young international agents while KC is away on a mission.

The Paynes - "A Surprise for the Paynes" (OWN, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Curtis and the rest of the Payne family take a road trip to Florida where Ella receives a stunning surprise.

The Paynes - "Revelations of Paynes" (OWN, 13:00PM ET/PT)
Ella fumes after Curtis makes a life-changing decision without her input; Curtis discovers that he was duped into a bad investment.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 15)

Tuesday, January 16

  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Catch Kristen on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Tracy Letts (Divorce) - Tracy appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Esther Povitsky (Alone Together) - Esther is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Molly Shannon (Divorce/Kath & Kim/Cracking Up) - Molly visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Rob Riggle (Golan the Insatiable/Gary Unmarried) - Rob guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Mike Epps (Survivor's Remorse/Uncle Buck) - Mike talks about the BET Social Awards on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Jackée Harry (The Paynes/The First Family/The Game/227) - Jackée talks about OWN's The Paynes on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Jamie Lee (Crashing) - Jamie is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • John Lithgow (Trial & Error/Twenty Good Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John talks about Broadway's Stories By Heart on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On) - Clinton Kelly cooks with Laura on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) and Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Lily and Jane talk about Grace and Frankie on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.


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

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
01/09 - Girlfriends - The Complete Series
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