Friday, December 30, 2011

New Year's Eve 2011 and New Year's Day 2012 TV Marathons; Sitcom Stars On Talk Shows (Week of January 2, 2012)

Welcome to a special New Year's style edition of the News Blog! As we end 2011 and start 2012 this weekend, today we will give you a marathon recap on TV tomorrow and on Sunday (New Year's Eve and New Year's Day)!
Some of the major TV stunts we mentioned already were TBS' New Year's Eve The Big Bang Theory marathon from 7pm-12am on Saturday to close out 2011. Laughs is certainly the way to go! Antenna TV has a New Year's Eve marathon of Burns & Allen and Jack Benny Program beginning at 3am Saturday and lasting into Sunday morning at 8am. On New Year's Day, they will have a The Three Stooges marathon starting 8am and running to 12 midnight, as the network celebrates its first birthday! Meanwhile, the MeTV Network showcases a That Girl launch marathon on New Year's Day from 11am-5pm on Sunday. Bounce TV will launch Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids with a special "Hey! Hey! Hey! It's New Year's Day" Marathon on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 starting at Noon ET. TV Land has a Murder, She Wrote launch marathon from 2pm-8pm on New Year's Day. TV One will ring in the new year with its annual Martin marathon on New Year's Eve starting at 1pm and lasting into the night. We mentioned that WPIX in New York will of course have their annual The Honeymooners marathon starting at 12 midnight on Saturday night through 6pm on Sunday with 38 of the classic 39 episodes.

ABC has a nice six episode marathon of the number one new drama Once Upon a Time from 4-6pm ET (2-4pm PT) and in primetime from 7-11pm ET/PT. Get hooked! INSP has a Little House on the Prairie launch marathon on New Year's Day starting at 1pm and Happy Days will also join the line-up starting Jan. 2! The Hub will air a Batman marathon on New Year's Eve from 11pm-6am. Holy what an ending to 2011, Batman! And ION gives us a New Year's Day George Lopez marathon starting at 1pm and running through 3am. All of these were mentioned on our regular news posts.

Some of the stuff we have not mentioned include: BET says hello to 2012 with its annual New Year's Day marathon of The Game starting at 11am on Sunday through 11pm. Sister network Centric will have an A-Team marathon Saturday starting at 11am on New Year's Eve and it will last all day and night and will end early Monday morning at 6am. GMC has its regular 227 block from 2pm-7pm on Saturday, followed by Cosby from 7pm-1am. On New Year's Day starting at 1pm, GMC will have a Candid Camera marathon from 1pm-9pm. Another marathon of The Three Stooges, this time on IFC and on New Year's Eve starting at 6pm through 6am. TV Guide Network will have a Samantha Who? marathon on New Year's Day from 11am-5pm. A&E spends New Year's Day with The Sopranos for the first day of the year starting at 7am. USA Network has a NCIS New Year's Eve marathon starting at 10am and a Law & Order: SVU marathon on New Year's Day starting at 6am, while Cloo spends the last day of the year with a Monk marathon starting at 6am and the first day of the year with Psych. Syfy has its annual Twilight Zone marathon today starting at 9am on Saturday and continues on New Year's Day as well into Monday morning at 6am! Reality wise, Chiller has a Fear Factor Australia marathon on New Year's Eve beginning at 6am.

AMC has a Walking Dead marathon on New Year's Eve from 11am-1am. Universal HD will air Charlie's Angels marathon starting at 11am tomorrow. House joins Oxygen with a marathon on New Year's Day from 8am-3am. BBC America says hello to 2012 with a Absolutely Fabulous marathon on Sunday starting at 7am. TNT has a Law & Order marathon to start off 2012, while SOAPnet has an One Life to Live marathon to kick-off the new year on Sunday from 10am-12am. MTV has a Jersey Shore marathon, but what a bore that is, while TeenNick has a marathon of The Amanda Show. Animation wise, Boomerang has a Tom & Jerry marathon on New Year's Day starting at 6am. Good fun!

Other notable TV marathons and specials include ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 40th Anniversary special tomorrow night from 8pm-10pm, followed by its annual specials at 10pm and 11:30pm. Movie wise, Spike TV has the Jaws movie marathon on Saturday and the Stars Wars marathon on Sunday! Hallmark Channel continues to air Christmas movies this weekend. LMN has a viewer's choice "Pick a Flick" movie marathon starting at 12pm on New Year's Eve through 4am.
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, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of January 2-6, 2012, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. 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 2, 2012
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Watch Tina on a repeat of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi) - Whoopi visits The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Penny Marshall (Laverne & Shirley) - Penny stops by The Rosie Show at 7pm on OWN.
  • Marlo Thomas (That Girl) - Marlo will be on Today on NBC beween 7-9am ET/PT.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Jenny) - Jenny appears on Today on NBC between 7-9am ET/PT.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
  • Will Arnett (Up All Night/Arrested Development) - Catch Will on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Mindy Kaling (The Office) - Mindy drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show) - Drew appears onThe Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Jim guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Tracey Gold (Growing Pains) - Tracey visits ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am ET/PT.
  • Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) - Melissa chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Ellie Kemper (The Office) - Watch Ellie on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) - Melissa visits the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Catch Tina on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Tracy stops by Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Laura Prepon (That '70s Show) - Tune in to see Laura on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah visits ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am ET/PT.
Friday, January 6, 2012
  • David Cross (Arrested Development) - Watch David on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Laura Prepon (That '70s Show) - Laura appears on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kirstie Alley (Cheers/Veronica's Closet) - Kirstie is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April)

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
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
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, April 26

The Goldbergs - "Fonzie Scheme" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Murray is honored as one of Jenkintown’s top businessmen, his plaque is hung on a wall with all of the other honorees. And soon Beverly is dismayed to learn he has no discernable hobbies, and her attempts to help him find some backfire. Meanwhile, Barry creates a scheme stealing golf carts, but the situation goes awry and Erica comes to save the day.

Speechless - "R-U-N-- RUNAWAY" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Maya learns JJ attempted to run away, she is determined to help him complete the task as any able-bodied person could, but her actions exasperate JJ, as he longs for independence. Meanwhile, Jimmy struggles to have hard talks with the kids without Maya, and Dylan tries to get Kenneth to revive his glory days as a high school sports star.

black-ish - "Sister, Sister" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bow’s sister comes to town after filming a stint on a reality show, and they couldn’t have less in common. Meanwhile, Zoey suggests that Dre spend more time with Junior since she’s leaving for college, and Jack and Diane decide to rebrand themselves.

black-ish - "All Groan Up" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Zoey gets into several colleges around the country, Dre and Bow begin to feel worried and sentimental. They reflect back on memories they’ve had with the family and wonder what life will be like without her around all the time. Pops enlists the twins to try and sway Zoey to go to college in a city they want to visit.

Nobodies - "Not the Emmys" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Award season! Larry, Rachel and Hugh are going to the Annies… while all their Groundlings friends are going to the Emmys.

Lopez - "No Country Club for Young Men" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
George gets Hector a job at his country club, but he falls in with a bad crowd of rich kids. Olly's little sister rolls back into town while Manolo struggles to stay focused in his GED class.

Hollywood Darlings - "Driving Miss Jodie" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jodie must choose between a sports car and a minivan; Christine's dream of participating in an exclusive yoga class is thwarted by a loud-breathing celebrity classmate.

Return of the Mac - "The Wrong Stuff" (Pop, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Feeling threatened by newly appointed sidekick Joey Fatone, Joe heads to a comedy club to hone his comedy monologue skills.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 24)

Wednesday, April 26

  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Chris and the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Maria Bamford (Lady Dynamite) - Maria appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Henry Zebrowski (A to Z) - Henry is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Molly Ringwald (Townies/The Facts of Life) - Molly stops by LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna stops by Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri talks about the disease she won’t let destroy her on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your loclal listings.
  • Felicity Huffman (Sports Night) - Felicity makes pecan bars on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Full House) - Jodie is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.