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 (January/February)
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 / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight
Tuesday, February 21
The Middle - "Dental Hijinks" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Frankie tries to get a stubborn Mike to go see Dr. Goodwin to take care of his toothache, Mike convinces the good doctor to leave his tooth alone and tell Frankie that everything was ok. But the two find themselves fabricating a story that’s so ludicrous that they fear Frankie will figure out the truth. Meanwhile, since they are nearing the end of their senior year at college, Axl, Hutch and Kenny decide it’s time to sell the fabled Winnebago; Sue tries her best to let college golf cart driver Tyler know that she likes him; and Brick attempts to write a historic Scottish rap musical – a la “Hamilton” – focusing on the life of Sergeant Charles Stuart MacKenzie.
American Housewife - "The Man Date" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Greg is delighted to finally have made a friend in Westport, fellow history buff Stan (guest star Timothy Omundson), but Katie isn’t as happy, especially since Stan is married to her nemesis, Chloe Brown Mueller (Jessica St. Clair).
Fresh Off the Boat - "The Gloves Are Off" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jessica accidentally befriends Marvin’s ex-wife, Sarah (Heather Locklear), and tries to help her and Honey settle their longstanding rift. Meanwhile, Louis and the boys are on a mission to determine Grandma’s true age in hopes of surprising her with a new, free motorized wheelchair.
The Real O'Neals - "The Real Confirmation" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Shannon asks VP Murray to be her godfather leading up to her confirmation, Eileen fears her own relationship with him might be moving too fast. Shannon’s big day also has a surprising effect on Kenny’s relationship when Brett says, “I love you,” sending Kenny into a tailspin. Meanwhile, the return of a hot former babysitter puts Pat and Jimmy at odds when she constantly makes passes at Pat.
New Girl - "Rumsprings" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Jess gets nervous about starting her new position as principal, Nick and Schmidt decide to take her on a relaxing day trip to Solvang, which quickly goes “sideways.” Meanwhile, with Cece’s help, Winston tries to finalize his divorce from Rhonda, but finds that he and Aly are caught in a series of never-ending pranks.
The Mick - "The Baggage" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Mickey’s unwanted suitors team up to thwart her new romance. Meanwhile, Sabrina and Alba teach Ben a lesson in responsibility.
The Detour - "The City" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Robin isn't thrilled about Nate's new job in New York City, but the family heads out from Syracuse anyway.
Teachers - "Brokebitch Mountain" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Ms. Feldman can’t make ends meet on her salary and takes a second job. Ms. Watson notices a romantic spark between two of her second grade students. The Teachers take advantage of Principal Pearson.
Tuesday, February 21
- Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Catch Tom on a repeat of the 2011 Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars special at 11:35pm on ABC.
- Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Will visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
- Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
- Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison talks about Girls and Get Out on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings. Finally, she will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
- Mae Whitman (Arrested Development) - Mae visits LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings. She also talks about Rock Dog on the AOL Build Show at 12pm.
- Zach Braff (Scrubs) - Zach guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
- NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
- Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason talks about The Detour on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
- Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 1pm. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
- Malin Akerman (Trophy Wife/Sin City Saints) - Malin chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
- Judd Hirsch (Superior Donuts/Dear John/Taxi) and Jermaine Fowler (Superior Donuts) - Judd and Jermaine are guests on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
- Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/Sparks) - Kym and Kim Gravel help a woman snoop through two bachelors' homes in order to choose which she should date on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
- Ashley Gerasimovich (The Detour) - Ashley is a guest on Cheddar at 12:15pm. Ashley and Liam Carroll will be on Facebook Live on the TBS Facebook account at approx. 4:00pm. Ashley, Liam, Jason Jones and Natalie Zea will be on Facebook live at approx. 8:00PM EST on the official The Detour Facebook page.