Monday, December 30, 2013

New Year's Eve 2013 and New Year's Day 2014 TV Marathons

Welcome to a special New Year's style edition of the News Blog! As we end 2013 and start 2014, today we will give you a marathon recap on TV tomorrow and Wednesday (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 7pm Tuesday and lasting into New Year's Day morning at 3am. On New Year's Day, they will have their annual The Three Stooges marathon starting at 3am and running to 11am, as the network celebrates its third birthday (and enters its fourth season)! But that's not all...they will also bring a new element this year with the "The Fresh Start Marathon," which will be pilot episodes of your favorite shows followed by the second episode of each show from 11am ET-5am ET. TV One will have a New Year's Day marathon of Love That Girl & Everybody Hates Chris on Wednesday starting at 12pm. Centric will have a Girlfriends New Year's Day marathon on Wednesday from 9am-8pm, while on New Year's Eve they will showcase movies. Hallmark Channel will have a Home Improvement New Year's Day marathon on Wednesday from 4pm-6am. Meanwhile, ABC Family showcases a Ravenswood marathon on New Year's Day from 12pm-6pm on Wednesday, and a New Year's Eve marathon of The Fosters Tuesday beginning at 11am. We mentioned that WPIX in New York will of course have their annual The Honeymooners marathon starting at 12 midnight Tuesday night through 5pm on Wednesday (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 Tuesday night through 9pm on New Year's Day on Wednesday for the second straight year (with only a break from 7-9am on Wednesday for Live from The Couch).

VH1 will air a Happy Endings marathon on New Year's Eve beginning at 8pm and will run through the day on New Year's Day, as every single episode will air. See what you missed! If you're looking for more comedy in that style, then Bravo will have a Mindy Project New Year's Eve marathon on Tuesday from 11:30am-5pm. On New Year's Day, Bravo airs a Watch What Happens Live marathon from 7am-3pm. FX won't have a series marathon on New Year's Eve or Day, but tonight they have a Dads marathon from 6pm-11:30pm if you want to catch-up on that sitcom. Sister network FXX will have It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia New Year's Eve marathon from 7pm-12am. Movies air on New Year's Day on FX and FXX. USA Network has a Law & Order: SVU Resolve to Watch New Year's Eve marathon starting at 4am-7pm and a Modern Family "Kids Say the Darndest Things" marathon on New Year's Eve from 7pm-1am. On New Year's Day, USA will go the NCIS route with a Resolve to Watch marathon from 6am-2am. TV Land will have a New Year's Day marathon starting Wednesday with episodes of births, first loves, weddings, vacations and more of series like The Andy Griffith Show, The Brady Bunch, The Cosby Show, The Nanny, Roseanne, Golden Girls, Hot in Cleveland and The King of Queens. CMT will have a New Year's Day marathon of Cops 12pm-12am on Wednesday. WGN America will celebrate the New Year with a New Year's Day marathon of its newest weekday series Law & Order from 9am-4pm on Wednesday. In the Heat of the Night & Matlock will move to weekends as a result. WE tv will launch Law & Order as well on New Year's with a marathon beginning at midnight on New Year's Eve and lasting through New Year's Day. Syfy has its annual Twilight Zone New Year's Eve marathon starting at Tuesday 8am and continuing into New Year's Day as well into Thursday morning at 5am. FEARnet will have a New Year's Shockin' Eve marathon of Reaper from 10am-10pm on Tuesday.

Some others include: Encore Classic's New Year's Day marathon of Magnum P.I. starting the night of New Year's Eve at 2am until 12am on New Year's Day. GMC has a New Year's Eve marathon of 7th Heaven from 9am-12am on Tuesday. On IFC, they will have a Malcolm in the Middle marathon on New Year's Eve starting at 6:15am through 4:45pm. A&E spends New Year's Eve with Storage Wars starting at 6pm Tuesday, while a Duck Dynasty marathon airs on New Year's Day beginning at 7pm Wednesday. ION Television will launch a new series on New Year's Day with a Burn Notice marathon from 2pm-3am on Wednesday. Universal HD will have a marathon of House on New Year's Eve starting at 6am. BBC America has a Doctor Who marathon on New Year's Eve beginning at 9am and a Tudors marathon on New Year's Day. AMC has a Walking Dead marathon beginning New Year's Eve at 8am and lasting all the way to 5am on Thursday as every single episode to-date will air. Boomerang once again has a Scooby-Doo marathon on New Year's Day starting at 6am. Comedy Central will alternate between Futurama and Tosh.0 marathons on New Year's Eve and Day. Reality wise, Chiller has a Fear Factor marathon on New Year's Eve beginning at 6am. And DIY will have a New Year's Eve marathon of Vanilla Ice Project from 7am-4am

Other notable TV marathons and specials include ABC's New Year's Rockin' Eve 30 Greatest Women in Music special tomorrow from 8pm-10pm, followed by its annual specials at 10pm and 11:30pm. Movie wise, TBS has a Hangover marathon beginning at 11am through 8pm on New Year's Day, while Hallmark Channel continues to air Christmas movies on New Year's Eve. Tune in tomorrow and Wednesday for all of this!


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 - TARGET="_blank">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
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

Wednesday, October 22

The Middle - "The Table" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Frankie and Mike wish each other a happy 20-somethingth wedding anniversary, Axl decides that he and Hutch need to class up their broke-down house and find another roommate to help with expenses. But while helping Axl track down a dining room table to help spruce up his house, Frankie finds a full dining set on sale online for $50 and ends up giving Axl the Heck house dining room table, while she excitedly looks forward to her new purchase. Meanwhile, after being presented with a special necklace to proclaim his love, Sue becomes angry with her boyfriend, Darrin, when she discovers that he had also given the same gift to his former girlfriend. And Brick begins a podcast. Jimmy Kimmel guest stars as himself.

The Goldbergs - "Shall We Play a Game?" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Adam inadvertently gets Barry kicked out of the cool group (Jenkintown Posse) of friends at school and must come up with a plan to get his brother back in. Adam convinces Barry and his friends he has the skills to hack into the school computer system to change their grades, but does he? Later, Beverly is immediately jealous when she learns Erica hangs out with a friend’s cooler mom and sets out to show Erica she can be cool too.

Modern Family - "Won't You Be Our Neighbor" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Phil is selling the house next door and he and Claire are excited by the prospect of having wonderful new neighbors, but that quickly turns into panic when a loud and obnoxious couple (guest stars Steve Zahn and Andrea Anders) come to look at the house. Jay forbids Manny to see his new girlfriend when he realizes she’s the granddaughter of his biggest business rival, leading to a clash of the closet titans. Elsewhere, Mitch and Cam are determined to switch Lily out of Mrs. Plank’s (guest star Tyne Daly) class since she is known to rule with an iron fist – not to mention she scares them too.

black-ish - "Crime and Punishment" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Although Dre and Rainbow agreed they would no longer spank their kids, all bets might be off when Jack disobeys. Now, Zoey, Junior, Diane and a nervous Jack are afraid that their parents will go back on their word.

Melissa & Joey - "Witch Came First" (ABC Family, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mel's doctor drops in on Halloween and reveals that Mel was once a teenage witch.

Baby Daddy - "Strip or Treat" (ABC Family, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Ben, Danny and Tucker end up in jail when their plans to attend a big Halloween party go awry.

The League - "Man Land" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Jenny's dad (Corbin Bernsen) takes the guys camping. Andre and Russell go into business together. Pete's new team name offends Kevin who refuses to say it.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "The Restraining Order" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Keisha retaliates by serving Richard with a restraining order; Marcus brings in an attorney to help out his friend.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 20) (All times ET unless noted)

Wednesday, October 22

  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Watch Jason on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Mike Epps (Survivor's Remorse) - Mike drops by Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent/Arrested Development/The Larry Sanders Show) - Jeffrey appears on a repeat of The Colbert Report at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls) - Kat stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny chats on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Henry Zebrowski (A to Z) - Henry is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Ty Burrell (Modern Family/Back to You/Out of Practice) - Ty appears on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Fred Savage and Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Fred and Danica chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Tori Spelling (Mystery Girls) - Tori opens up about the cheating scandal that left her marriage in shambles, how she juggles four kids, business ventures and salvaging her relationship with her husband on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse visits The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Elise Neal (The Hughleys) - Elise is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.