Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Close Out 2008 and Ring in 2009 with New Year's TV Marathons!

It is the last day of 2008 and it is time to close out 2008 and open 2009 with some TV marathons! We told you about many of them already, too! Let's start with New Year's Eve, which is today. If you don't want to watch any of the College Football Bowl games, you're in luck because we have many TV marathons, including sitcoms! WGN America has a Honeymooners marathon, as we mentioned previously, starting at 8pm running until 3:30am ET before starting up again on New Year's Day at 10am through 10pm. WPIX in New York will also have its annual Honeymooners marathon as well of course starting at midnight to 5am tonight and then again tomorrow from 9am-8pm. And we mentioned yesterday that Me-Too in Chicago will have a Three Stooges marathon today from 9am-3am and a movie marathon on New Year's Day. TV Land closes out 2008 with an I Love Lucy marathon, and also the show ends its run on TV Land, as the show moves to Hallmark Channel this weekend. Oxygen has a morning block of Roseanne from 9am-3pm. Not in the mood for comedy? Sci Fi has a Twilight Zone marathon starting today at 8am and running all the way until Friday at 6am...wow! Then Sci Fi has an all-day marathon of Stargate Atlantis on Friday. GSN has a block of the Dick Clark game show $100,000 Pyramid. Who said that the ball drop is all that Dick Clark can be seen in on New Year's Eve? TV One has a marathon block of Divorce Court today from 11am-5pm. You know TBS has a 24-hour marathon of A Christmas Story? Well now USA will start their own tradition and have a 24-hour marathon of Elf starting at 6am. Versus will have another Rocky movie marathon from 11am-10pm, with the first five films. Other notable marathons today include CSI on Spike TV, Drake & Josh on Nick, Project Runway on Bravo and Keeping Up With the Kardashians on E! The Spiderman animated series marathon will be for two straight days on Toon Disney.

On New Year's Day, we mentioned a lot already, too. But we didn't mention The Andy Griffith Show marathon in Los Angeles on KDOC starting at 10am! Me-TV in Chicago we mentioned will also have an Andy Griffith Show marathon, as that show launches on that station with a marathon from 9am-11pm. We won't repeat the continuation marathons from above that start on New Year's Eve and go into New Year's Day, since we mentioned that above. But the other New Year's Day marathons we mentioned were the launch of The Jeffersons on TV One from 10am-6am. Sanford & Son launches the next night with a 24-hour marathon. TV Land says welcome to "Jan" 1st with a Jan Brady centric marathon of The Brady Bunch from 12pm-6pm! The N welcomes its newest sitcom, What I Like About You, with a big marathon celebration that will last for over a week! SOAPnet will repurpose all of the season two episodes so far of the ABC hit Private Practice from 9am-7pm, as you get ready for all-new episodes on its new night--Thursdays, the following week on ABC. Spike goes with a CSI: NY marathon on New Year's Day, while TNT goes digging for some Bones, USA goes crime watching with Monk, and Bravo welcomes the new year with a resolution for Americans trying to lose weight with a block of The Biggest Loser. Other notables include a Looney Tunes marathon on Cartoon Network (wow, they are airing classic stuff for one day?), South Park on Comedy Central, Iron Chef on Food Network, and American Idol on Fox Reality. And if you missed the Rocky movies on Versus on New Year's Eve, catch them on A&E on Thursday and Friday starting 3pm on Thursday.

Close out 2008 in style! Don't forget to tune in at least for the last few minutes of 2008 as the ball drops in Times Squares. Dick Clark is the way to go on ABC for that. What's your New Year's Resolution? Start thinking!


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

Dr. Ken - Season One Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season The Lucy Show - The Complete Series The Mindy Project - Season Four

10/04 - The Andy Griffith Show - The Christmas Special (Colorized)
10/04 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #1 (Colorized)
10/11 - Dr. Ken - Season One
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Series
10/11 - Nurse Jackie - Seasons One and Two
10/11 - Weeds - Seasons One and Two
11/01 - Schitt's Creek - Seasons One and Two
11/08 - Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season
11/08 - Your Family or Mine - Season One
11/15 - Community - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Lucy Show - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Mindy Project - Season Four
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, December 9

Last Man Standing - "Help Wanted" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Since losing her teaching job, Vanessa has been spending her time hovering over the family, and it’s driving everyone nuts. Over at Kristin and Ryan’s house, Ryan and Kyle are wrapped-up in a zombie face-off to determine who knows the most about zombies and how to survive an apocalypse. Unable to land a new gig, Vanessa becomes discouraged, but Mike does everything he can to get her back doing what she loves.

Dr. Ken - "Ken's Apology" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Ken wants to apologize to a patient for missing an important medical detail, Pat advises against it, and the situation gets out of hand. Meanwhile, D.K. shakes things up at Dave’s parent/teacher conference.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 5)

Friday, December 9

  • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Watch Olivia on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tom Papa (Come to Papa) - Tom is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin appears on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) - Bella is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones) - Sarah whips up a delicious treat on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Richard Kind (Spin City/Mad About You) - Richard is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Jennifer Aniston (Friends) - Jennifer appears on Chelsea on Netflix.