Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Eve 2010 and New Year's Day 2011 TV Marathons; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 3, 2011)

Welcome to a special New Year's Eve edition of the News Blog! As we end 2010 and start 2011, today we will give you a marathon recap on TV today and tomorrow (New Year's Eve and New Year's Day)!
Some of the major TV stunts we mentioned already were ABC Family's two day America's Funniest Home Videos marathon from 11am-11pm today and 7am-1am tomorrow to start the year. Laughs is certainly the way to go! New multicast network Antenna TV launches later tonight with The Three Stooges airing through tomorrow and then Benny Hill. Meanwhile, the Me-TV Network showcases a "Day of Firsts" with first episodes of their series on New Year's Day. Local station in Chicago has a Three Stooges marathon today and an Andy Griffith Show marathon tomorrow to ring in the new year. TV Land has a Hot in Cleveland marathon from 8pm-11pm on New Year's Day followed by a special at 11pm. TV One will ring in the new year with Martin on New Year's Day Saturday for 24-hours starting at 6am. We mentioned that WPIX in New York will of course have their annual The Honeymooners marathon starting at 12 midnight tonight. CMT has a nice marathon weekend in store with The Dukes of Hazzard today, Dallas on New Year's Day and Green Acres on Sunday--all starting at 2pm ET! Yeehaw! BET says hello to 2011 with a New Year's Day marathon of The Game starting at 11am on Saturday and continues on Sunday (Jan. 2). Sister network Centric will have an In Living Color marathon today beginning at 6am and an A-Team marathon tomorrow starting at 11am on New Year's Day. IFC launches The Larry Sanders Show with a marathon tomorrow on New Year's Day starting at 6am. And ION gives us a marathon of Without a Trace starting at 3pm. All of these were mentioned on our regular news posts.

Some of the stuff we have not mentioned include another marathon of The Three Stooges, this time on AMC on New Year's Day starting at 9am. GMC has an All-Star marathon of 227 on New Year's Day starting at 9am with guest stars galore. A&E spends New Year's Eve with Criminal Minds for the last day of the year starting at 8am. USA Network has a House marathon starting 6am today and a NCIS marathon on New Year's Day, while Sleuth spends the last day of the year today with a Monk marathon starting at 6am. Syfy has its annual Twilight Zone marathon today starting at 8am and continues on New Year's Day as well! Reality wise, Chiller has a Fear Factor marathon on New Year's Day beginning at 6am. Universal HD will air a marathon of the short-lived drama Life is Wild starring Leah Pipes starting at 6am today. And it may be Friday today, but spend New Year's Eve with a marathon of Saturday Night Live from 7am-2am on VH-1! BBC America says hello to 2011 with a Doctor Who marathon on Saturday starting at 6am. TNT has a Law & Order marathon to start off 2011, while SOAPnet has an One Tree Hill marathon to kick-off the new year tomorrow. Animation wise, Boomerang has a Tom & Jerry marathon on New Year's Day starting at 6am. Good fun!

Other notable TV marathons include ABC's V block tomorrow night from 8pm-11pm and Discovery Channel will air The Deadliest Catch marathon today from 9am-11pm. Movie wise, AMC has the Back to the Future trilogy movie marathon starting at 10:30am this morning! Chiller has a Zombie movie marathon all-day today, while Encore has a Jaws movie franchise marathon today going on now through end of the day tomorrow. Hallmark Channel continues to air Christmas movies this weekend. Lifetime has a best of 2010 movie marathon starting at 11am with Sundays at Tiffany's. TCM has New Year's Eve with the Marx Brothers starting at 8pm. On Comedy Central, it's National Hangover Day tomorrow starting at 10:30am with funny movies.
Check out a full New Year's marathon list from our friends at TVTango.com.


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 Jan. 3-7, 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, January 3, 2011
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Everybody Loves Raymond/Back to You) - Watch Patty on the return of all-new episodes of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12:06am on ABC.
  • Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Catch Ron on an all-new Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC at 11:35pm.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) - Catch Lisa on a new Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS at 12:37am.
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Watch Ray on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Zachary Levi (Less than Perfect) - Watch a repeat of Zachary on Conan on TBS at 11pm.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
  • Matt LeBlanc (Episodes/Friends/Joey/Top of the Heap/Vinnie & Bobby) - Catch Matt on an all-new Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12:06am on ABC.
  • Bob Saget (Full House/Raising Dad/Surviving Suburbia/Weeds) - Watch a repeat of Bob on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Cloris Leachman (Raising Hope/Phyllis/Mary Tyler Moore Show/Facts of Life) - Cloris will be on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show so check your listings or watch on BET at 12am.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Out of Practice/Arrested Development/Monty) - Watch Henry on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS at 12:37am.
  • Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family) - Watch Rico on an all-new The Ellen DeGeneres Show...check listings.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
  • Roseanne Barr (Roseanne) - Watch Roseanne on LIVE! with Regis & Kelly so check listings.
Friday, January 7, 2011
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Watch Jim on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC at 11:35pm.
  • Mila Kunis (That '70s Show/Family Guy) -Watch Mila on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS at 12:37am.
  • Michael J. Fox (Family Ties/Spin City) - Watch a repeat of Michael on ABC's The View at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Episodes/Friends/Joey/Top of the Heap/Vinnie & Bobby) - Watch Matt on LIVE! with Regis & Kelly so check your listings.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Doogie Howser MD) - Watch Neil co-host with Kelly Ripa on LIVE! with Regis & Kelly this morning, so check listings.
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock/SNL) - Watch a repeat of Tina on ABC's The View at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.

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New on DVD/Blu-ray (September)

New Girl - The Complete Season Three The Goldbergs - The Complete First Season The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Seventh Season Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season One How I Met Your Mother - The Ninth and Legendary Final Season

Modern Family - The Complete Fifth Season Mom - The Complete First Season Mike & Molly - The Complete Fourth Season

09/02 - Benson - Season 1 (Mill Creek) / Season 2 / Seasons 1 & 2
09/02 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Halloween Episodes Collection
09/02 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season Nine
09/02 - The League - The Complete Season Five
09/02 - New Girl - The Complete Season Three
09/02 - Soap - Season 1 (Mill Creek) / Season 2 / Seasons 1 & 2
09/02 - What's Happening!! - Season 1 (Mill Creek) / Season 2 / Seasons 1 & 2
09/09 - The Goldbergs - The Complete First Season
09/11 - Growing Up Fisher - Season One
09/16 - About a Boy - Season One
09/16 - Awkward - Season 3
09/16 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Seventh Season (Blu-ray/DVD)
09/16 - South Park - Season 17 (Blu-ray)
09/23 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season One
09/23 - How I Met Your Mother - The Ninth and Legendary Final Season / The Complete Series
09/23 - Mama's Family - The Complete Fifth Season / The Complete Collection
09/23 - Modern Family - The Complete Fifth Season
09/23 - Mom - The Complete First Season
09/30 - The Donna Reed Show - Season 1 (MPI)
09/30 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Fourth Season
Other TV Series:
09/02 - Grey's Anatomy - The Complete Tenth Season
09/09 - Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
09/16 - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - The Fourteenth Season
09/16 - Castle - The Complete Sixth Season
09/23 - Nashville - The Complete Second Season
09/23 - Scandal - The Complete Third Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, October 1

The Middle - "The Loneliest Locker" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Frankie and Mike scramble to find second jobs in a desperate attempt to afford sending Sue to a good college next year. Sue and Brad strive to do something different and important while writing, directing and starring in the senior play, entitled “The Loneliest Locker,” instead of eating the family out of house and home, Axl literally begins to take the home apart when he removes -- without asking -- as many household items as he can to furnish his and Hutch's new rented house, and Brick drives the family crazy when he finds a box containing all of his noisy and annoying childhood toys -- that were purposely stowed away by Frankie -- and begins playing with them.

The Goldbergs - "Mama Drama" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Adam’s desire to be the lead in the school musical, “Jesus Christ Superstar,” goes unfulfilled when he’s cast in something other than the leading role. Insistent her son is a star, Beverly casts Adam in a rival show, but when he becomes too self-obsessed for the rest of the cast, Beverly makes a drastic decision. Meanwhile, Murray’s disdain for traffic results in leaving every sporting event early much to Barry’s dismay, including a Flyers game that ends with an unprecedented event. Actor and comedienne Ana Gasteyer guest stars.

Modern Family - "Do Not Push" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Jay and Gloria’s anniversary and they can’t seem to get on the same page on what kind of gift to give – sentimental or expensive? And, the Dunphys head to Caltech for Alex’s college tour and while Claire is busy convincing her to choose this school and stay close to home, Phil, Luke and Haley branch off to participate in a psyche experiment. Mitch and Cam are taking a new family portrait with Lily to replace the old one above their mantel, but Lily gives some serious face.

black-ish - "The Talk" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Dre, disappointed that Bow has already given Andre Jr. “the talk” because she thinks he’s too big of a prude to do it, decides to rectify matters by giving his son HIS version of “the talk.” But Dre soon finds himself wishing he’d left well enough alone when Andre Jr. starts to drive him crazy with non-stop questions about sex.

The League - "The Hot Tub" (FXX, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Kevin and Jenny get a hot tub, Taco shops for a new home, Pete tries to put an end to hand holding.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "Shawn" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Though Shawn thought she was looking for a man named Marcus, Todd discovers that Shawn is actually carrying his child.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 29) (All times ET unless noted)

Wednesday, October 1

  • Cristin Milioti (A to Z/How I Met Your Mother) - Watch Cristin on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - John appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tim Allen (Last Man Standing/Home Improvement) - Tim stops by Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil continues to make the rounds on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about Gone Girl on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton drops by The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lena Dunham (Girls) - Lena is a guest on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Nasim Pedrad (Mulaney) - Tune in to see Nasim on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Tom Lennon (Sean Saves the World/Reno 911!) - Tom is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Ana Gasteyer (Suburgatory) - Ana visits LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings. She will also be on The Better Show, so check your local listings.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda chats on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Christopher Meloni (Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Christopher talks about being crowned the "best butt in primetime" and shares who he still keeps in touch with from SVU on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Entusiasm) - Jeff chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. He will also be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York between 7-10am.
  • James Van Der Beek (Friends with Better Lives/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - James dishes with Rach on his new show, CSI: Cyber, and shares an adorable pic of his kids on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Reed Between the Lines/Girlfriends) - Tracee is a guest on Larry King Now at 2/5pm PT/ET on Ora.tv and Hulu.
  • Craig Robinson (The Office) - Craig discusses the USO Comedy Tour on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Kate Walsh (Bad Judge) - Kate will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • William Shatner ($#*! My Dad Says) - William discusses his new project Brown Bag Wine Tasting on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia is a guest on The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 2am on BET.