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 (March)

Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series Bewitched - Seasons 5 & 6 (Mill Creek) Maude - The Complete Series WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete First Season (Shout! Factory) The Donna Reed Show - Season 2 (MPI Home Video)

03/03 - CHiPs - The Complete Third Season
03/10 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series
03/10 - Hey Dude - The Complete Series (Walmart Exclusive)
03/10 - Petticoat Junction - Family Favorite Episodes
03/17 - Bewitched - Season 5 (Mill Creek)
03/17 - Bewitched - Season 6 (Mill Creek)
03/17 - Bewitched - Seasons 5 & 6 (Mill Creek)
03/17 - Maude - The Complete Series (Shout! Factory)
03/17 - WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete First Season (Shout! Factory)
03/17 - WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Second Season (Shout! Factory)
03/24 - The Donna Reed Show - Season 2 (MPI Home Video)
03/31 - Silicon Valley - Season 1 (Blu-ray)
03/31 - Veep - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, March 31

Fresh Off the Boat - "Blind Spot" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jessica's college boyfriend, Oscar Chow (guest star Rex Lee), comes to visit. She’s a bit miffed that Louis isn’t a little more jealous….but she’s got a blind spot and is completely oblivious to the fact that Oscar is gay. Meanwhile, Eddie goes to great lengths to get out of the school science fair.

New Girl - "The Right Thing" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jess crashes a funeral, hoping to delete a “sext” she recently sent to the deceased. Then, Schmidt’s mom, Louise (Nora Dunn), arrives in town for a visit to demand he write thank-you notes for his bar mitzvah gifts, and Winston is desperate to be off-duty friends with his police partner, Aly (guest star Nasim Pedrad).

Weird Loners - "Weird Pilot" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Find out what happens when a high-strung romantic, a serial womanizer, a free-spirited heartbreaker and a sheltered man-child are unexpectedly thrust into a Queens, NY, townhouse.

Undataeable - "An Imaginary Torch Walks Into a Bar" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
ustin's (Brent Morin) world is rocked when Nicki (guest star Briga Heelan) returns to Detroit and announces that she's engaged. To prove that he is cool with her moving on, Justin offers up the bar for her engagement party and Danny (Chris D'Elia) helps him make an important realization. Meanwhile, Burski (Rick Glassman) his miguided pursuit of Leslie (Bianca Kajlich), but Candace (Bridgit Mendler) helps the gang see his romantic side.

One Big Happy - "Crushing It" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
On a group trip to the gym, Lizzy (Elisha Cuthbert) spies her secret crush, Kate (guest star Erinn Hayes) and with the help of Luke (Nick Zano ), and Prudence(Kelly Brook), she initiates a conversation that leads to some plans for group bowling. Later, Luke and Prudence help get Lizzy an appointment with the best OB-GYN in the city and Lizzy is ecstatic - until they arrive to a big surprise. Meanwhile, Prudence realizes that Lizzy's pregnancy is making her feel left out and Leisha (Rebecca Corry) helps her explain her feelings to Luke.

Cougar Town - "Mary Jane's Last Dance" TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Grayson is determined to prevent Jules from running her birthday, but it will it be possible when everyone has major changes in their lives?

Sirens - "Six Feet Over/Under" (USA Network, 10:00PM ET/PT)
When Johnny's father goes into a coma, his mother places bets on the time of his death; the guys suffer an ear worm.

Younger - "Pilot" / "Liza Sows Her Oates" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
"Pilot" - 40-year-old Liza (Sutton Foster) passes herself off as 26 to land a job in the field of her dreams. Now she just has to make sure no one discovers her secret. Also stars Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Nico Tortorella and Miriam Shor.
"Liza Sows Her Oates" - As she settles into her new 26 year-old life, Liza is tasked with marketing an older writer to a younger audience. Although she has a perfect date with Josh, she tries to convince herself to aim for someone more age-appropriate.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 30) (All times ET unless noted)

Tuesday, March 31

  • Josh Gad (The Comedians/1600 Penn/Back to You) - Catch Josh on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about The Comedians on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. He can be heard on The Morning Jolt with Larry Flick on Sirius OutQ channel 106 sometime between 7-11am.
  • Thomas Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911!) and Matthew Perry (The Odd Couple/Go On/Mr. Sunshine/Friends) - Thomas and Matthew are guests on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Rick Glassman, Bianca Kajlich and Ron Funches (Undateable) - Rick, Bianca and Ron are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Chris D'Elia (Undateable/Whitney) - Chris visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on the AOL Build Show.
  • Mario Cantone (Sex and the City) - Mario joins Meredith to chat about the hottest celebrity beauty treatments and if they could be right for you on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Hilary Duff (Younger/Lizzie McGuire) - Hilary joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristn discusses On the 20th Century on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Elisha Cuthbert (One Big Happy/Happy Endings) and Nick Zano (One Big Happy/What I Like About You) - Elisha and Nick talk about One Big Happy on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. Nick can be heard on Wake Up with Taylor on Sirius Stars channel 109 sometime between 6-9am. He will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie) - Peter talks about American Odyssey on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Debi Mazar (Younger/Entourage/Working) - Debi can be heard on The Morning Jolt with Larry Flick on Sirius OutQ channel 106 sometime between 7-11am.
  • Sutton Foster and Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Sutton and Nico talk about TV Land's Younger on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Mo'Nique (The Parkers) - Mo'Nique is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Raven-SymonĂ© (That's So Raven/Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/The Cosby Show) - Raven-SymonĂ© guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Caroline Rhea (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Caroline guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kal Penn (We Are Men/How I Met Your Mother) - Kal appears on VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live at 9am.