Thursday, December 31, 2009
First, let's start off with the marathons on TV today -- New Year's Eve (Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009). Most of the marathons don't start until after midnight tonight, but there are some that start during the day today. Bio TV has a classic Biography episodes marathon from 8am-5am today. Find out the stories on Ozzie & Harriet, Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Aaron Spelling, Charlie's Angels, Farrah Fawcett, Alan Alda, Florence Henderson, The Brady Bunch, Cheers, Bea Arthur, Betty White, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Carol Burnett. As we mentioned before, WGN America will have a marathon of In the Heat of the Night movies today from 10am-8pm ET. TNT heads to Vegas with a Las Vegas marathon from 11am-7pm today. Syfy Channel has a two day marathon of the classic series The Twilight Zone that starts at 8am today and runs until 6am Saturday! In other marathons for today are: USA Network's Burn Notice from 6am-6am, Sleuth's Royal Pains marathon from 6am-8pm, ABC Family's America's Funniest Home Videos marathon from 3pm-11pm both today and tomorrow, Chiller TV's Wolf Lake marathon from 10am-7pm, GSN's 1 vs. 100 marathon from 9am-3pm, Nick's SpongeBob marathon from 9am-8pm, and TV One celebrates the life of Michael Jackson from 8pm-3am.
Then at midnight tonight when we ring in the new year, we get the best marathons! First off, WPIX in NYC will have its annual The Honeymooners marathon from 12am-6am and again from 9am-5pm. As mentioned above, Syfy has The Twilight Zone. It's not time to celebrate a new year without these two shows! WGN America has a marathon of Barney Miller from 8am-10pm on New Year's Day. TV Land has three classic movies from 9am-4:30pm, followed by Married...with Children from 4:30-9pm. In other sitcom marathons on New Year's Day, TV One has Martin from 9am-5:30am, WE tv has a Golden Girls marathon from 10am-7pm, Gospel Music Channel has an Amen marathon from 12:30am-2pm, and Disney Channel has a Sonny with a Chance marathon from 12pm-12am. And Nick at Nite has a George Lopez Lopez-olutions marathon, but that's all night on Jan. 2 and 3. Non-sitcom wise for New Year's Day, we have plenty of goodies! Logo starts their Buffy the Vampire airings wih a marathon from 6am-12am with a New Year's Slay, GSN has a Family Feud marathon from 9am-3pm, SOAPnet has One Tree Hill from 2pm-12am, style has Supernanny from 12pm-6pm, Sleuth has The Unit from 6am-6am, USA Network has Law & Order: SVU from 6am-6am then NCIS takes over on Jan. 2, A&E has Criminal Minds from 8am-4am, as well as ION from 4pm-11pm, TeenNick has Degrassi from 1pm-6am, and Looney Tunes will be on from 8am-7pm on Cartoon Network, while Tom & Jerry on Boomerang from 6am-6am! Looking for even more, American Idol on Fox Reality Channel from 12pm-9pm, Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader on CMT from 2pm-9pm, and The Biggest Loser on Bravo from 8am-8pm
Movie wise, we have a Jennifer Aniston movies marathon on Lifetime from 11am-11pm, Chiller has Alfred Hitchcock movies from 8am-4am, Spike TV has a Lethal Weapon and Die Hard franchise marathons starting at 9am, AMC has The Matrix movies starting at 11am, and classic movie wise go with James Stewart films on TCM starting at 6:45am.
And of course we have sports today and tomorrow, mainly college football bowl games, and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest tonight at 10pm ET and 11:35pm-2:05am on ABC! Everyone should be watching the latter as usual. On the networks in primetime, after the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day catch new episodes of sitcoms Better off Ted and Scrubs at 8:30pm ET/PT.
And that's our last post of 2009...see you in 2010!
New on DVD/Blu-ray (December/January)
12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season
01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight
Friday, January 20
Last Man Standing - "A House Divided" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Mike and Vanessa ask newlyweds Mandy and Kyle to tone down their constant displays of affection, Mandy agrees but only if her parents become more discreet in the way they express their feelings to each other. Meanwhile, Kristen gets Eve a gig playing at the Grill, but Ed wants to fire her after a lackluster performance.
Dr. Ken - "A Day in the Life" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Amy (guest star Yvette Nicole Brown), the producer of a documentary health series, follows Ken around to record a typical day at an HMO, giving Ken his big moment in the limelight. But much to Ken’s chagrin, a series of the less than thrilling day-to-day parts of the job at Welltopia leads Ken to doubt his own career choice.
Friday, January 20
- Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Catch Anthony on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
- JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Reba/Better with You) - JoAnna visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
- Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
- Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela drops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
- John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun/Twenty Good Years) - John is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
- Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
- Nicole Byer (Loosely, Exactly Nicole) - Nicole appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
- Joe Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Joe guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
- Bernadette Peters (Mozart in the Jungle/All's Fair) - Bernadette is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
- Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah is a guest on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
- Andrew Dice Clay (Bless This House/Hitz) - Andrew stops by Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
- Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne - Johnny discusses his role in the new film, Rings, and dishes on this season of The Big Bang Theory on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.