Monday, December 24, 2012

2012 Christmas Eve and Christmas Day TV Marathons/Movies

Welcome to a special Christmas marathon style edition of the News Blog! That means we will recap all of the holiday episode stunts, marathons and holiday movie stunts on TV this holiday on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!
Some of the major TV stunts we mentioned already were ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas 2012 edition, concluding on Tuesday after 25 days. That is always a fan favorite pick of course! TV Land's 13th Annual Merrython starts tonight and runs into Christmas Day with classic holiday episodes of many TV series like Everybody Loves Raymond, King of Queens and Andy Griffith. However, our pick of the marathons is on Antenna TV! Starting today they have a Christmas episode marathon beginning today at 11am on Christmas Eve running all the way into Christmas night of many classics from Three's Company to All in the Family to WKRP to Father Knows Best! We just mentioned that new multicast network COZI TV has started a soft launch with holiday episodes running from Dec. 20-25, so you can check that out as well. MeTV Network will also have a holiday episodes of their series like Taxi and Brady Bunch in primetime tonight and continuing tomorrow on Christmas Day. The Hub will celebrate early on Christmas Day with holidays episodes of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch from 7-10am and The Hub will also launch Animaniacs with a marathon today starting at 4pm. And TV One will also celebrate the holidays with holiday episodes on Christmas Day starting at 6am with Christmas episodes of their sitcoms like The Jeffersons and Martin!

Some of the stuff we have not mentioned, include GSN's 50th anniversary of one of the most enduring and memorable classic shows in history... Match Game. GSN will air a marathon on Tuesday, December 25 from 8:00am ET to 5:00pm ET that includes two episodes that have never been seen on television! VH1 Classic will celebrate Christmas Bundy style, with a Christmas episode marathon of Married...with Children on Christmas Day from 2pm-8pm and some encores from 11:30pm-1:30am. WE tv will spend Christmas Eve with the Connors as the network airs a Roseanne Christmas Eve marathon from 10am-5am! Centric has holiday episodes of their sitcoms both today on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day with shows like Moesha, Cosby Show, Steve Harvey and Wayans Bros. Sister network BET will air a marathon of the classic mini-series Roots. Nick at Nite has Christmas episodes of their sitcoms on Christmas Eve starting at 8pm and also on Christmas Day starting at 8pm with regulars like Friends, George Lopez, The Nanny and Family Matters. Hey Hey Hey! Bounce TV will air the classic special Fat Albert Christmas on Christmas Eve (3pm) and Christmas Day (11pm). ReelzChannel TV will also showcase holiday episodes of their sitcoms starting at 7am on Christmas Eve and also on Christmas Day with Becker, Coach, Cheers Spin City, and Wings. USA Network has a NCIS marathon on Christmas Eve starting at 8am.

Hello Angels! Universal HD will air a marathon of Charlie's Angels today beginning at 5am lasting 24-hours! Cartoon Network continues to air holiday episodes and specials with airings such as Smurfs: A Christmas Carol and Tom & Jerry Nutcracker starting today at 6am. TLC has a Christmas Day marathon of Undercover Boss beginning at 12 noon, while style goes reality with a marathon of Tia & Tamera on Christmas Day starting at 6am. Science Channel will air a Firefly Christmas Eve marathon today starting at 7am and tomorrow they will air a Fringe Christmas Day marathon from 8am-2am.

Movie wise, for the 16th year in a row Turner will have its annual A Christmas Story (1983) 24-hour movie marathon on TBS from 8pm Christmas Eve through 8pm Christmas night! FX is doing a Holiday movie marathon featuring movies like Christmas with the Kranks & Deck the Halls starting at 8am to 4pm on Christmas Eve and then a movie marathon of How To Train Your Dragon on Christmas Day. G4 has a Karate Kid movie marathon on Christmas Day beginning at 9am. FEARnet goes for scary Christmas movies with a Killer Kringle marathon on Christmas Eve, while Encore Family goes for holiday movies for the family. AMC, Lifetime, LMN, ION, Hallmark and Hallmark Movie Channel continue holiday movies marathons on Christmas Eve and Day.
Check out a full holiday marathon list from our friends at TVTango.com, which even includes holiday episodes of series airing at 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 but of course keep coming back every day until then for news!


New on DVD/Blu-ray (August)

The Jeffersons - Season Eight Maude - The Complete Second Season 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fourth Season Mike & Molly - The Complete Fifth Season Welcome Back, Kotter - The Final (Fourth) Season

08/04 - The Comeback - The Complete Series
08/04 - I Love Lucy - Ultimate Season 2 (Blu-ray)
08/04 - Sgt. Bilko (The Phil Silvers Show) - Season Three
08/11 - The Jeffersons - Season Eight
08/11 - Maude - The Complete Second Season
08/11 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fourth Season
08/11 - The Jeff Foxworthy Show - The COmplete Series (Mill Creek)
08/18 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Fifth Season
08/18 - Welcome Back, Kotter - The Final (Fourth) Season
08/25 - King of the Hill - The Complete 11th Season
08/25 - The Mindy Project - Season Three
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, August 5


The Middle - "Operation Infiltration" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Frankie accompanies Brick on a school field trip and attempts to help her socially inept son make friends with a couple of boys. Meanwhile, when Devin scolds Axl for being mean to his sister, he tries to make it look like they are the best of friends when Sue spends the weekend at his house; and while trying to thin out some of their hoarding father’s massive stockpile of junk, Mike gets a sinking feeling that he may have bullied his brother Rusty (Norm Macdonald) a bit too much as kids and turned him into the hapless man that he is today.

The Goldbergs - "Dance Party USA" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Thinking Pop’s luck can rub off on him, Adam gambles at school and loses his toys as a result. Beverly replaces them but Adam knows better. He also learns something new about Pops that allows Adam to accept his grandfather for who he is. Meanwhile, Erica dreams to dance on a popular TV dance show, but her dream quickly turns into a nightmare when Barry gives her pink eye and she’s not in a condition to be on television.

Modern Family - "Grill, Interrupted" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jay’s birthday brings everyone together and Phil is beside himself over the super cool gift he got Jay, a high-tech outdoor grill. Claire and Mitch decide they will “offer” to pay back the money Jay loaned them ages ago as their gift not really thinking he will take them up on it, and Gloria teaches Manny and Luke a lesson about drinking, while Andy gets real awkward with Haley when she brings over her new doctor boyfriend.

black-ish - "Sex, Lies and Vasectomies" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bow learns from her colleague that Dre never had the vasectomy a few years back that he was supposedly scheduled, so she decides to see if he’ll come clean and tell the truth.


Mr. Robinson - "Pilot" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Series Premiere)
After a chance encounter, musician Craig (Craig Robinson) decides take a substitute music teacher gig to win over his high-school sweetheart, Victoria (guest star Meagan Good). Things don't go exactly as planned with Victoria, but he connects with the students and colorful faculty. Inspired by Craig's real-life experiences as a music teacher, the series also stars Peri Gilpin, Ben Koldyke, Amandla Stenberg, Brandon T. Jackson, Spencer Grammer and Tim Bagley. Asif Ali, Dante Brown, Ethan Lee, Francesca Maia, Lamonica Garrett, Aidan Cullen, Alvin Cowan and Gillian Shure also guest star. Read our review.

Mr. Robinson - "Flesh for Fantasy" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When rock legend Neville Rex (guest star Gary Cole) teases Nasty Delicious with a possible record contract, Craig (Craig Robinson) invites Neville to speak to his class in hopes of sealing the deal. But when Neville shows up at school, Craig learns that Principal Taylor (Peri Gilpin) used to date him. And when she falls into her old groupie habits, the faculty is forced to take action. Meanwhile, Victoria (guest star Meagan Good) advises the other teachers on a good investment, but their spending habits get out of control.


Melissa & Joey - "Double Happiness" (ABC Family, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Shocking news arrives just as Mel's senate campaign begins; Ryder receives his orders from the Navy.

Baby Daddy - "It's a Nice Day for a Wheeler Wedding" (ABC Family, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Tucker learns that Bonnie's friend is trying to sabotage her wedding; Ben gives an inspiring speech.


The Jim Gaffigan Show - "In the Name of the Father" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Jim and Jeannie agree to have dinner with Daniel and his father Art to serve as buffers in their tense father/son relationship. After finishing dinner Dave joins the group for their wild night.

Impastor - "Thou Shalt Not Steal" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
To pay off another gambling loss, Buddy steals a ruby necklace from a woman in a coffin. Dora and Alexa have a falling out over a church fashion show and Schmidt becomes smitten with a mystery woman.


Born Again Virgin - "No New Friends" / "Go Hard or Go Home" (TV One, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Series Premiere)
"No New Friends" - Jenna looks for support and joins a Modern Day Virgin group; Tara tests her acting skills; Kelly learns to get along with a new employee.

"Go Hard or Go Home" - Kelly lands a big client for the firm; Jenna's works on her blog; Tara tries to create her own reality show.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 3) (All times ET unless noted)

Wednesday, August 5

  • Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother) - Watch Jason on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Adam Pally (The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Adam appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent/Arrested Development/The Larry Sanders Show) - Jeffrey visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Louis C.K. (Louie) - Louis stops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • Jim Jefferies (Legit) - Jim is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/CafĂ© Americain/One Day at a Time) - Valerie stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Nick talks about discovered at 6-years-old, the craziest thing a fan has ever done and what feature he finds most attractive in the opposite sex on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • John O'Hurley (Seinfeld/The Mullets) - John talks about playing the infamous Mr. Peterman character, turning 60, fatherhood and more on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (The Soul Man/Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri is a guest on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jordan Hinson (Kevin from Work) - Jordan gives a peek at her new series Kevin from Work on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Dania Ramirez (Entourage) - Dania appears on a repeat of Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Craig Robinson (Mr. Robinson/The Office) - Craig talks about Mr. Robinson on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET..
  • Jerrod Carmichael (The Carmichael Show) - Jerrod talks about The Carmichael Show on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Peri Gilpin (Mr. Robinson/Frasier) - Peri appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.