Friday, December 24, 2010

2010 Christmas Eve and Christmas Day TV Marathons/Movies; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 27, 2010)

Welcome to a special Christmas Eve edition of the News Blog! That means we will recap all of the holiday episode stunts, marathons and holiday movie stunts on TV today and tomorrow (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)!
Some of the major TV stunts we mentioned already were ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas concluding today and tomorrow after 25 days. That is our pick of course! TV Land's 11th Annual Merrython starts tonight and runs into tomorrow with classic holiday episodes of many TV series! TV One will also celebrate the holidays with holiday episodes tonight starting at 7pm and tomorrow morning and afternoon! Yesterday we mentioned that ReelzChannel will have an 11-hour Brothers & Sisters marathon with the first 11 episodes. Centric will have a Sister, Sister marathon today beginning at 9am and a Proud Family marathon starting at 12 noon on Christmas Day.

Some of the stuff we have not mentioned are Boomerang's Christmas Party starting at 4pm today with many holiday animated episodes and specials! MTV has a short That '70s Show block starting at 4pm. WE tv spends Christmas Day with The Golden Girls starting at 6pm. BET has a Girlfriends marathon tomorrow starting at 9am and on Sunday they will give us a marathon of The Jamie Foxx Show starting at 12 noon. Syfy has a Star Trek: The Next Generation marathon today starting at 8am. Logo has a Buffy the Vampire Slayer marathon on Christmas Day beginning at 7:30am. And hello angels, spend Christmas Day with the '70s classic series Charlie's Angels with a marathon on Christmas Day on Universal HD starting at 6am!

Other notable TV marathons include Bravo's Real Housewives of New Jersey marathon tomorrow and both A&E and ION will air Criminal Minds marathons today. BBC America will showcase Doctor Who today starting at midnight. GMC will give us 24 straight hours of The Yule Log starting tonight. On local TV, of course KTLA has an Antenna TV preview on Sunday from 1pm-4pm PT, that we mentioned. But a station in Hartford, CT (WCCT) will have Christmas episodes of Paramount classics on Christmas Day from 4pm-8pm with The Brady Bunch, Family Ties, Laverne & Shirley, Happy Days and Cheers.

Movie wise, for the 14th year in a row Turner will have its annual A Christmas Story (1983) 24-hour movie marathon on TBS from 8pm tonight through 8pm Christmas night! There are some others on the other networks doing holiday movie marathons for large amount of encores as well. FX is planning to run the movie Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who starting at 4pm today lasting to 7pm Christmas Day. AMC will have two movie marathons. Today they will air the 1954 classic White Christmas and Miracle on 34th Street. Then all day tomorrow they will air the 1988 film Scrooged starting at 10am. Spike TV will spend today and tomorrow with a Star Wars movie marathon starting at 9am. Comedy Central's 13 Days of Christmas continues today starting at 1:30pm. While other networks such as TCM, Lifetime, WGN America, Hallmark Channel, and USA Network have movie marathons today. Lifetime and Hallmark continue holiday movie marathons on Christmas Day, with TNT and Syfy also joining the movie fun on Christmas Day. Hallmark Movie Channel will air a McBride movie marathon on Christmas Day and a Jane Doe movie marathon the following day.
Check out a full holiday marathon list from our friends at TVTango.com, which even includes holiday episodes of series airing on their normal time.

Stay tuned this time next week for our annual look at marathons on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day! Join us then!


It's Friday, 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 (but we won't cover movie stars like Tom Hanks or John Travolta, since they won't be talking about their past sitcoms likely), so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of Dec. 27-31, 2010, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! So get your DVR's (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!

Monday, December 27, 2010
  • Jack McBrayer (30 Rock) - Watch Jack on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years) - Catch Dan on an all-new Good Morning America on ABC sometime between 7-9am.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Doogier Howser MD) - Catch Neil on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family/Knights of Prosperity/Hot Properties) - Watch a repeat of Sofia The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Catch Jerry on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family) - Watch a repeat of Julie on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ted Danson (Cheers/Becker/Bored to Death/Help Me Help You) - Ted will be on a repeat of The Rachel Ray Show so check your listings.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
  • Danny DeVito (Taxi/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Watch Danny on a repeat of the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS at 12:37am.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell) - Watch a repeat of Mario on The Ellen DeGeneres Show...check listings.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Catch Ray on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Dick Van Dyke (The Dick Van Dyke Show) - Watch Dick on a repeat of Late Late Show with Craig Ferugson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Watch a repeat of Jim on LIVE! with Regis & Kelly so check listings.
Friday, December 31, 2010
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock/SNL) - Watch a repeat of Tina on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle/Help Me Help You) -Watch Jane on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your listings or watch on cable on BET at 12am ET.

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New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, May 29

Kevin Can Wait - "Pilot" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin James stars as a newly retired police officer looking forward to spending carefree, quality time with his wife and three kids, only to find he faces tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets.

Man with a Plan - "Adam Steps Up" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Adam’s oldest daughter experiences a momentous occasion while Andi is unavailable, he tries to keep his cool and gingerly guide her through it. Also, Andi takes Emme and Teddy to the zoo, but instead gets stuck in traffic along with Emme’s annoying talking toy.

Superior Donuts - "Crime Time" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Franco encourages Arthur to increase his security when Fawz’s dry-cleaning store is robbed, but becomes concerned when Arthur buys a gun. Also, Tush offers Maya his personal approach to protecting herself.

2 Broke Girls - "And the Himmicane" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When a hurricane approaches the area, Caroline fears that a big divorce party she’s planning for a wealthy couple will get broken up when the unhappy pair get stranded in close quarters at the dessert bar. Also, Max worries that Randy really did break up with her when she suspects he’s blocking her calls, and Oleg is jealous when Sophie is stuck at home during the storm with their handsome new “manny.”

American Dad - "Bazooka Steve" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Steve becomes the town pariah after he convinces the star quarterback of the arena football team to stop playing; Roger forces Hayley to become a cab driver to pay him back for her gambling debts.

Angie Tribeca - "If You See Something, Solve Something" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
A naked woman crawls out of a child's backpack and doesn't remember a thing; Geils and Tanner track down a murderer on the run from prison.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 29)

Monday, May 29

  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Watch Bryan on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Mayim appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) - Ike appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/Courting Alex/Accidentally on Purpose/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Keesha Sharp (Are We There Yet?/Girlfriends) - Keesha appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • The Love Boat Cast - The cast of The Love Boat reunites on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Mike Epps (Uncle Buck/Survivor's Remorse) - Mike is a guest a repeat of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.