Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve 2012 and New Year's Day 2013 TV Marathons

Welcome to a special New Year's style edition of the News Blog! As we end 2012 and start 2013, today we will give you a marathon recap on TV today and Tuesday (New Year's Eve and New Year's Day)! Some of the major TV stunts we mentioned already were Antenna TV's New Year's Eve marathon of Burns & Allen and Jack Benny Program beginning at 11am today and lasting into New Year's Day morning at 7am. On New Year's Day, they will have their annual The Three Stooges marathon starting at 7am and running to 3am, as the network celebrates its second birthday (and enters its third season)! Cloo will have a 24-hour New Year's Eve marathon of MacGyver today starting at 6am. Meanwhile, ABC Family showcases a Bunheads marathon on New Year's Day from 11am-6pm on Tuesday, and a New Year's Eve marathon of The Lying Game today beginning at 11:30am. We mentioned that WPIX in New York will of course have their annual The Honeymooners marathon starting at 12 midnight tonight through 6pm on Tuesday (only a break from 4am-9am for news). Also in New York City, WLNY-TV 55/10 will have a marathon of The Odd Couple starting at midnight tonight through 9pm on New Year's Day. That will be a nice tribute to the late Jack Klugman.

The MeTV Network will have a Bewitched marathon, as the sitcom joins the line-up tonight, New Year's Eve, at 8pm. The marathon will air on New Year's Day on Tuesday from 11am-6pm. And if that's not enough Bewitched, cable network Logo will have a New Year's Day marathon from 10am-10pm. TV Land will have a New Year's Baby Boom marathon starting today and into tomorrow with episodes of births on The Dick Van Dyke Show, Roseanne, The Cosby Show, The Andy Griffith Show and Everybody Loves Raymond. Nick at Nite has a New Year's Eve marathon with Full House, Friends and George Lopez from 8pm-6am. MTV2 will have a Saved by the Bell New Year's Eve marathon today from 4pm-9pm and then on New Year's Day from 9am-2pm. CMT will have a New Year's Day marathon of Reba on Tuesday from 3pm-11pm. WGN America will celebrate the New Year with a New Year's Day marathon of Cheers on Tuesday from 9am-7pm ET.  Norm!  TV One will ring in the new year with an original series marathon of Love That Girl on New Year's Day from 11am-5:30am. Syfy has its annual Twilight Zone New Year's Eve marathon today starting at 8am and continuing into New Year's Day as well into Wednesday morning at 5am. FEARnet will have a New Year's Shockin' Eve marathon of Tales from the Crypt from 4pm-6am.

Some of the stuff we have not mentioned include: Style says hello to 2013 with Carrie and the girls with a New Year's Day marathon of Sex and the City starting at 8pm on Tuesday through 3am. A marathon of Tia & Tamera will air today on New Year's Eve from 5pm-3am. GMC has a New Year's Eve marathon of Touched by an Angel today from 12pm-3am, followed by a 7th Heaven marathon on New Year's Day from 12pm-8pm. On IFC, they will have a Portlandia marathon on New Year's Day starting at 6pm through 6am. A&E spends New Year's Eve and New Year's Day with Storage Wars starting at 6pm tonight. USA Network has a NCIS New Year's Eve marathon starting at 6am and a Law & Order: SVU "Resolve to Watch" marathon on New Year's Day starting at 6am. ION Television will solve crimes with a New Year's Eve marathon Criminal Minds today from 4pm-12am and on New Year's Day from 2-11pm, while The Hub will have a New Year's Eve marathon of Hercules starring Kevin Sorbo from 8pm-6am. Universal HD will have a marathon of The Unit on New Year's Day starting at 6am. BBC America has a Doctor Who marathon on New Year's Eve today beginning at 9am. Reality wise, Chiller has a Fear Factor marathon on New Year's Eve beginning at 6am. Lifetime will have a New Year's Eve marathon of Wife Swap beginning today at 8am through 8pm. OWN will have a marathon of The Oprah Winfrey Show on New Year's Day from 8am-3pm. And DIY will have a New Year's Day marathon of The Bronson Pinchot Project from 11am-3pm. Nothing's going to stop HIM now!

AMC has a Walking Dead marathon on New Year's Eve from 9pm-5am. G4 gets lost with a New Year's Day marathon of Lost from 10am-5am on Tuesday. Science Channel will air a Fringe marathon starting at 10:30am on New Year's Day. America's Next Top Model gets a New Year's Day marathon on Oxygen from 10am-10pm. TeenNick has a Rugrats marathon to start off 2013 from 12am-4am on both nights, while SOAPnet has a New Year's Day After-Party with series like Veronica Mars, One Tree Hill, Beverly Hills 90210 to kick-off the new year from 10am-7pm. MTV has a Catfish marathon on New Year's Day, if you actually like that, while Boomerang has a Scooby-Doo marathon on New Year's Day starting at 6am. And Comedy Central will have a Tosh.0 New Year's Day marathon beginning at 6:30pm. Good fun!

Other notable TV marathons and specials include ABC's salute to New Year's Rockin' Eve Celebrates Dick Clark special tonight from 8pm-10pm, followed by its annual specials at 10pm and 11:30pm. Movie wise, TMC has an Abbott & Costello movie marathon today and Spike TV has the Stars Wars marathon today! AMC has a New Year's Day Mad Max Movie Marathon. Talk about a lot of M's. Hallmark Channel continues to air Christmas movies, while LMN has a viewer's choice "Pick a Flick" movie marathon starting at 6am on New Year's Eve through 4am.
Check out a full New Year's marathon list from our friends at TVTango.com.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January)

The Cosby Show - Seasons 5 & 6 (Mill Creek) Married with Children - Seasons 7 and 8 (Mill Creek) The Facts of Life - The Complete Series Welcome Back, Kotter - The Complete Second Season

01/06 - The Cosby Show - Season 5 (Mill Creek)
01/06 - The Cosby Show - Season 6 (Mill Creek)
01/06 - The Cosby Show - Seasons 5 & 6 (Mill Creek)
01/06 - Girls - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
01/06 - Married with Children - Season Seven (Mill Creek)
01/06 - Married with Children - Season Eight (Mill Creek)
01/06 - Married with Children - Seasons Seven and Eight (Mill Creek)
01/13 - The Big House - The Complete Series
01/13 - Episodes - The Third Season
01/13 - The Facts of Life - The Complete Series (Shout! Factory
01/20 - Welcome Back, Kotter - The Complete Second Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, January 25

The Middle - "Death After Brunch" and "It's All in the Executions" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
"Death After Brunch" - Thinking about being in a relationship, Isabella wants Galavant to try to impress her parents with attentive small talk, but he’s confident that breaking everyone out of prison will impress them and save them from certain death. Galavant gets his opportunity for a hero moment when King Richard challenges his brother to a duel and needs a champion to fight for him.

"It's All in the Executions" - Galavant enlists King Richard in a plot to kill Kingsley before the duel… but ends with a drunken whimper. Will Gareth kill King Richard in the duel? Will Galavant rescue everyone? Will Madalena find a new “boy toy?” The answers are very different from what you expect.

Mulaney - "Power Moves" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT)
John takes Lou’s advice about how to gain the upper hand with his roommates. Meanwhile, Motif shows Jane how to get her new cat to like her.

The Simpsons - "Blazed and Confused" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bart faces a tough test at school when he gets a new teacher, Mr. Lassen (guest voice Willem Dafoe), who vows to crush his spirit .

The Simpsons - "The Musk Who Fell to Earth" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When inventor Elon Musk lands in Springfield, he and Homer become fast friends and revolutionize the town’s nuclear plant. But when Musk goes overboard and Mr. Burns wants him removed, Homer must figure out a way to break up with him.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Defense Rests" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Sophia’s (guest star Eva Longoria) job gets in the way of her relationship with Jake, Jake tries to smooth things over with her boss (guest star Chris Parnell). Meanwhile, Wuntch (guest star Kyra Sedgwick) needs Holt’s help for a job recommendation.

Family Guy - "This Little Piggy" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Meg is thrilled to be recruited as a model, but it turns out to be for a very specific type of modeling: the foot-fetish industry. Meanwhile, Brian accompanies Stewie on an open-road adventure when Stewie decides he wants to experience life outside of preschool.

Bob's Burgers - "Late Afternoon in the Garden of Bob and Louise" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
In order to become an accepted member of the Community Garden, Bob must make a deal that results in giving Louise's enemy a job at the restaurant. Father and daughter are at odds and a choice must be made.

Austin & Ally - "Mattress Stores & Music Factories" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Drifting Austin has to work in his parents' mattress store; Ally struggles to keep up with music students; Trish and Dez try to help.

K.C. Undercover - "My Sister From Another Mother...Board" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
K.C. insists that her smart but clumsy brother is ready for the spy world; Craig and Kira introduce a robot disguised as a 10-year-old.

Liv and Maddie - "Upcycle-a-Rooney" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Maddie loses her twin charm bracelet; when Liv tries to make her feel guilty, Maddie teaches her a lesson; Parker gets a new older brother and Joey is not pleased.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 26) (All times ET unless noted)

Monday, January 26

  • Louis CK (Louie) - Watch Louis on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Martin appears on The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tony Danza (Taxi/Who's the Boss?) - Tony is a guest on The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Alan Alda (M*A*S*H) - Alan visits The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Maya Rudolph (Up All Night) - Maya appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ken Marino (Marry Me/Party Down), John Gemberling (Broad City/Marry Me) and Tymberlee Hill (Marry Me/The Hotwives of Orlando) - Ken, John and Tymberlee are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Amanda Peet (Togetherness/Bent) - Amanda stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin chats on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Olivia appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Bob Saget (Full House/How I Met Your Mother) - Bob is a guest on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 3am on BET.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly visits The Real, so check your local listings. She also guest-hosts Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Mary Steenburgen (The Last Man on Earth/Ink) - Mary appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The New Class) - Mario and his wife Courtney are guests on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York between 7-10am.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal - NeNe talks about the highlights of the SAG Awards on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.