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 (October/November/December)

2 Broke Girls - The Complete Third Season Two and a Half Men - The Complete Eleventh Season WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Series Hot in Cleveland - Season Five Sgt. Bilko - The Phil Silvers Show - The Complete Series
Family Ties - The Complete Series Happy Days - The Sixth Season The Jeffersons - The Complete Series Mister Ed - The Complete Series Mork & Mindy - The Complete Series

10/07 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Classic Christmas Episodes
10/07 - The Flying Nun - The Complete First and Second Seasons (Mill Creek)
10/07 - The Middle - The Complete Fifth Season (Warner Archive)
10/07 - The Office - The Complete Series
10/07 - The Wonders Years - Season One
10/10 - The Wonder Years - The Complete Series - Read Our Review / The Signature Edition / Seasons 1-3
10/14 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Third Season
10/14 - Two and a Half Men - The Complete Eleventh Season
10/21 - Married with Children - Seasons 5 and 6 (Mill Crek)
10/21 - The Soul Man - The Complete Second Season
10/21 - Square Pegs - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/28 - WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Series / Read Our Review
11/04 - Hot in Cleveland - Season Five
11/04 - Napoleon Dynamite - The Complete Animated Series
11/04 - Sgt. Bilko (The Phil Silvers Show) - The Complete Series
11/11 - Dads - The Complete Series
11/11 - Family Ties - The Complete Series
11/11 - My Favorite Martian - Best of Collection
11/11 - Taxi - The Complete Series
11/11 - Wings - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/18 - King of the Hill - The Complete Seventh Season / The Complete Eighth Season
11/25 - Better Off Ted - The Complete Second Season
12/02 - Happy Days - The Sixth Season
12/09 - Barney Miller - The Complete Sixth Season
12/09 - The Jeffersons - The Complete Series
12/09 - Mister Ed - The Complete Series
12/09 - Mork & Mindy - The Fourth Season / The Complete Series
12/16 - The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis - The Final (Fourth) Season
12/23 - My Favorite Martian - Season Two - Collector's Edition
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, November 20

The Big Bang Theory - "The Champagne Reflection" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon says a tearful goodbye to “Fun with Flags.” Also, Leonard, Howard and Raj look for something significant in a dead professor’s research, and Bernadette is shocked to learn her co-workers’ true feelings from Penny.

Mom - "Forged Resumes and the Recommended Dosage" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
While Christy tries to get to the bottom of Violet's erratic behavior, Bonnie attempts to get a job. Kevin Pollak returns as Alvin.

Two and a Half Men - "Thirty-Eight, Sixty-Two, Thirty-Eight" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Walden and Alan meet a birth mother who’s considering them to adopt her baby. Maggie Lawson guest stars as a social worker helping Walden and Alan adopt a child.

The McCarthys - "Supporting Jackie" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Jackie gets a list from her doctor of the things she can’t do now that she’s pregnant, her family tries to show support and avoid doing them too.

Bad Judge - "The Cat's Out of the Bag" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Rebecca’s (Kate Walsh) rocker ex-husband Keith (guest star Jim Jefferies) re-appears in her life to let her know of the death of an old friend. With Gary’s (Ryan Hansen) help, Rebecca realizes she still carries anger toward her ex and is able to successfully let the past go. Tedward (Tone Bell) sees the courtroom as the perfect way to meet recently single women, but realizes he has gone too far when a convict’s girlfriend thinks he’s “Mr. Right.”

A to Z - "H Is for Hostile Takeover" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Andrew (Ben Feldman) begins to realize his choices are heavily influenced by his friends, specifically Stu (Henry Zebrowski) and Zelda (Cristin Milioti). With Zelda’s encouragement, Andrew confronts Big Bird (Christina Kirk) about his stand on Wallflower’s new business strategy, but his plan backfires when Big Bird promotes a young assistant Jordan (guest star Alex Wyse) in his position. Meanwhile, in an effort to have something all his own, Andrew tries to find a hobby he doesn’t share with his friends.

Instant Mom
- "Drill Team" (Nick at Nite, 8:00PM ET/PT)
In order to help Aaron with his fear of the dentist, Stephanie agrees to get checked out as well, despite being afraid herself. When she discovers their new dentist is someone from her past, she becomes even more scared.

See Dad Run - "See Dad Fire Original Katie...Again" (Nick at Nite, 8:30PM ET/PT)
David's former co-star who he fired from the show becomes Joe's slightly unhinged Spanish tutor. When Joe's grades suffer, David gets her a job on Amy's soap opera, where things go from bad to worse. Guest Star: Daniella Monet.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 17) (All times ET unless noted)

Thursday, November 20

  • Stephen Merchant (Hello Ladies) - Catch Stephen on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He talks about Hello Ladies 2 on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Watch Mayim on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback/Friends) - Lisa chats on Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Allison Janney (Mom) - Allison drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin chats and performs on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings. She will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. She is a guest on HuffPost Live at 3:10pm.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney weighs in on the latest Hot Topics and talks about her upcoming shows at The Venetian in Las Vegas on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Emeril Lagasse (Emeril) - Emeril co-hosts Rachael Ray for their Thanksgiving two-day event, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Urie (Partners) - Michael will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna discusses Pitch Perfect 2 on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Chelsea Peretti (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Chelsea is a guest on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York between 7-10am.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Martin appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.