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 (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 - The Exes - Seasons 1 & 2
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 / Read Our Review
11/06 - Kenan & Kel - The Best of Seasons 3 & 4
11/11 - Dads - The Complete Series
11/11 - Dharma & Greg - The Complete Season 2
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 - Broad City - Season 1
12/02 - Happy Days - The Sixth Season
12/02 - The Simpsons - The Seventeenth Season (Blu-ray)
12/09 - Barney Miller - The Complete Sixth Season
12/09 - Family Guy - Volume 13
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

Friday, December 19

Last Man Standing - "War Games" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
hen Boyd gets sent home early from a birthday party for starting a game of “war,” Ryan insists Mike stop exposing his son to action movies and video games. Meanwhile, Vanessa hopes budding fashion designer, Mandy, can help her look awesome when she meets with her still hot-looking college roommates.

Cristela - "Pilot" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Cristela’s dream of becoming a lawyer is something her traditional Mexican-American family doesn't quite understand. She’s entering her sixth year of law school after juggling home obligations and working multiple jobs to pay her way. Cristela lives in cramped quarters with her sister Daniela, her long-suffering brother-in-law Felix and their two young kids. The senior member of this extended family, all living under one roof in Dallas, is Cristela’s old school mom, Natalia. After six years of setbacks, her mom Natalia worries that becoming a lawyer might not be in the cards for her and doesn't want Cristela to be hurt by a dream that might not come true. Then, Cristela’s life begins to look up. Lawyer Trent Culpepper, who is unapologetically politically incorrect about Latinos and just about everyone else, offers her an internship at his prestigious firm. She’ll be working – unpaid – with Culpepper’s pampered daughter Maddie and good-natured fellow intern Josh.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 15) (All times ET unless noted)

Friday, December 19

  • Jay Thomas (Cheers/Love & War/Murphy Brown) - Watch Jay on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Damon Wayans (Damon) - Damon appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Brie Larson (United States of Tara/Raising Dad) - Brie is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) - Josh appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Chris Rock (Everybody Hates Chris) - Chris talks about raising two daughters and the controversy surrounding his SNL appearance on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Kevin dishes on behind the scenes antics on Celebrity Apprentice on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tom Arnold (Roseanne/Tom/The Tom Show) - Tom appears on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 2am on BET.
  • Freddie Prinze Jr. (Freddie) - Freddie is a guest on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 2am on BET.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat/Veep/Supah Ninjas) - Randall talks about The Interview on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Donald Faison (The Exes/Scrubs) - Donald appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Krysten is a guest on Big Morning Buzz Live on VH1 at 9am.