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 (September)

New Girl - The Complete Season Three The Goldbergs - The Complete First Season The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Seventh Season Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season One How I Met Your Mother - The Ninth and Legendary Final Season

Modern Family - The Complete Fifth Season Mom - The Complete First Season Mike & Molly - The Complete Fourth Season

09/02 - Benson - Season 1 (Mill Creek) / Season 2 / Seasons 1 & 2
09/02 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Halloween Episodes Collection
09/02 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season Nine
09/02 - The League - The Complete Season Five
09/02 - New Girl - The Complete Season Three
09/02 - Soap - Season 1 (Mill Creek) / Season 2 / Seasons 1 & 2
09/02 - What's Happening!! - Season 1 (Mill Creek) / Season 2 / Seasons 1 & 2
09/09 - The Goldbergs - The Complete First Season
09/11 - Growing Up Fisher - Season One
09/16 - About a Boy - Season One
09/16 - Awkward - Season 3
09/16 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Seventh Season (Blu-ray/DVD)
09/16 - South Park - Season 17 (Blu-ray)
09/23 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season One
09/23 - How I Met Your Mother - The Ninth and Legendary Final Season / The Complete Series
09/23 - Mama's Family - The Complete Fifth Season / The Complete Collection
09/23 - Modern Family - The Complete Fifth Season
09/23 - Mom - The Complete First Season
09/30 - The Donna Reed Show - Season 1 (MPI)
09/30 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Fourth Season
Other TV Series:
09/02 - Grey's Anatomy - The Complete Tenth Season
09/09 - Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
09/16 - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - The Fourteenth Season
09/16 - Castle - The Complete Sixth Season
09/23 - Nashville - The Complete Second Season
09/23 - Scandal - The Complete Third Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, September 17

The Middle - "The Wonderful World of Hecks" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The ultimate prank battle is on between brother and sister when Sue discovers that Axl stole the high school's Thundering Hens mascot head over a year ago, forcing Sue to wear an embarrassing chicken head in her role as the school mascot. Meanwhile, a friendless Dr. Goodwin tries to make friends with a reluctant Frankie and invites her to accompany him to after-work social gatherings, Frankie agrees to attempt to find her dog Colin Firth's owner if Mike tries - and fails - to make friends with him; and Brick tries to muster some interest in a recommended book on Debbie Reynolds.

The Goldbergs - "Livin' on a Prayer" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Murray learns his high school free throw record has been broken, he begrudgingly attends a banquet as the guest of honor. Reliving his glory years, his school spirit is re-energized until he is mocked by the crowd. Elsewhere at home, Barry decides to throw a party where he quickly loses the spotlight and it is up to Erica’s friend Lainey to help him get it back.

Modern Family - "The Wedding, Part 1" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Wedding planner extraordinaire Pepper Saltzman (guest star Nathan Lane) and assistant Ronaldo are busy coordinating Mitch and Cam's big day and wondering why that "boozy huss-hag" Sal (guest star Elizabeth Banks) is officiating. When a wildfire near the wedding site forces Pepper to push up the ceremony by four hours, Mitch, Cam and Lily are left scrambling to retrieve Cam's tux from the dry cleaners, which happens to be closed.

Modern Family - "The Wedding, Part 2" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The wedding day chaos continues as the entire party shifts from one contingency plan to another. Guests start to get testy, Mitchell and Cameron are feeling discouraged and poor Claire shows physical wear and tear, but an unexpected turn of events leads to the ceremony that everyone has been waiting for.

The League - "The Height Supremacist" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Andre gets punished by the rest of the League, Jenny picks her team based on height, Ellie invites Darren Sproles to a dance, Pete needs the help of TacoCorp.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "Too Much Sex" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Marcus accidentally takes canine fertility pills; Angela can only handle so much sex.

Complete TV Listings


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

Wednesday, September 17

  • Ty Burrell (Modern Family/Back to You/Out of Practice) - Watch Ty on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. He will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Cera (Arrested Development) - Michal appears on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Paul Reiser (Mad About You) - Paul is a guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Aimee Garcia (George Lopez/Greetings from Tucson) - Aimee visits The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Tina stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Adam Pally (The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Adam appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also talks about The Mindy Project on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. He will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. He also talks about Celebrity Name Game on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Hank Azaria (The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank drops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tamera Mowery-Housley (Sister/Roommates) - Tamera and the ladies of The Real are guests on 106 & Park on BET at 6pm.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Debra talks about The Mysteries of Laura on NBC's Today between 7-9am and in the 10am hour.
  • Dawn Wells (Gilligan's Island) - Dawn discusses her new book (What Would Mary Ann Do? A Guide to Life) on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Cybill Shepherd (Cybill) - Cybill discusses her latest project on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.