Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Year's Eve 2014 and New Year's Day 2015 TV Marathons

Welcome to a special New Year's style edition of the News Blog! As we end 2014 and start 2015, today we will give you a marathon recap on TV tomorrow and Thursday (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 Wednesday 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 fourth birthday (and enters its fifth season)! But that's not all...they will also bring in once again "The Fresh Start Marathon," which will be pilot episodes of your favorite shows followed by another "first" that happened on each show from 11am ET-5am ET. The MeTV Network will show yours firsts, too. Tune in all day on Thursday, January 1, for MeTV's "Classic Firsts on the 1st." UP TV will have a launch marathon for Growing Pains on New Year's Day with a marathon from 8am-2pm. Hart to Hart joins the Hallmark Mystery & Movies Network with a New Year's Day marathon from 6am-5am. TV One will have a New Year's Eve marathon of Martin starting at 10am through 1am to ring in 2015 and then on New Year's Day, TV One will hand it over to Girlfriends from 10am-1am. Lifetime will showcase a How I Met Your Mother New Year's Eve marathon from 9am-2pm. We mentioned that WPIX in New York will of course have their annual The Honeymooners marathon starting at 11pm on New Year's Eve through 5pm on New Year's Day (only a break from 5am-9am for news). Also in New York City, WLNY-TV 55/10 will have a marathon of The Odd Couple once again starting at midnight on New Year's Eve night through 6pm on New Year's Day for the third straight year.

FX will have a Mike & Molly New Year's Eve marathon from 6pm-1am to ring in 2015. Sister network FXX will bring us another marathon of The Simpsons that starts on New Year's Eve at 9am and runs through New Year's Day at 12am. IFC will turn it over to some slapstick on New Year's Eve with a Three Stooges marathon from 7pm-5am. Then on New Year's Day, we have a 24-hour marathon of Portlandia beginning at 6am. Comedy Central rings in the new year with South Park on New Year's Eve from 8pm-5am and then Futurama on New Year's Day from 9:21am-5:56pm. MTV2 will have a Saved by the Bell marathon from 9am-2pm on New Year's Eve, followed by Everybody Hates Chris from 2-6pm and Nick Cannon's Wild 'N Out from 6pm-1am. USA Network has a Law & Order: SVU Resolve to Watch New Year's Eve marathon starting at 12am tonight actually through 6am on Thursday, while a NCIS marathon airs on New Year's Day marathon from 6am-4am. CMT will have a New Year's Eve marathon of Cops from 10pm-1am, but then a bigger marathon on New Year's Day from 11am-10pm. Syfy has its annual Twilight Zone New Year's Eve marathon starting at Wednesday 8am and continuing into New Year's Day as well into Friday morning at 5am.

Some others include: A&E spends New Year's Eve with Duck Dynasty starting at 6pm. ION Television will have a New Year's Day marathon of Criminal Minds from 11am-1am. Universal HD will have a marathon of Burn Notice on New Year's Eve starting at 6am, followed by a House New Year's Day marathon starting at 6am. BBC America has a Doctor Who marathon on New Year's Eve beginning at 8am and a Tudors marathon on New Year's Day. AMC has a Walking Dead marathon beginning today actually (Dec. 30) at 9am and lasting all the way to 5am on Saturday as every single episode to-date will air. Boomerang once again has a 24-hour Scooby-Doo marathon on New Year's Day starting at 6am. Reality wise, E! has a Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons marathon on New Year's Eve beginning at 7am.

Other notable TV marathons and specials include ABC's Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2015 special tomorrow from 8pm-10pm, followed by its annual specials at 10pm and 11:30pm. Movie wise, TBS, ABC Family and many others will air movies on new Year's Day, while Hallmark Channel continues to air Christmas movies on New Year's Eve. Tune in tomorrow and Thursday for all of this!


New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April)

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, April 23

The Simpsons - "The Cad and the Hat" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Bart betrays Lisa, he has to deal with his guilt – literally. Meanwhile, Springfield is in awe when Homer is revealed to be a chess savant.

Bob's Burgers - "Zero Lap Thirty" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
When Linda wins a contest to spend a dream weekend at the home where her favorite television show is filmed, things don’t go quite as planned. Back at home, Teddy’s back problems leave him stuck on the floor.

Bob's Burgers - "The Laser-inth" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Gene accompanies Bob on the last-ever rock-and-roll laser show at the planetarium, but the night takes an unexpected turn. Meanwhile, Linda takes the girls out for dinner and Louise has a surprise revelation.

Making History - "The Godfriender" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dan, Deb and Chris find themselves stuck in 1920s Chicago, with Al Capone (guest star Tim Robinson) holding their time travel bag hostage. Chris opts for a play-it-safe plan, using history to take out Capone, while Dan and Deb befriend him instead. As they teach him how to be a better mobster – and husband – they quickly realize that proving their loyalty may not be as easy as they thought.

Family Guy - "Hot Shots" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
In order to “save” Stewie from autism, Peter and Lois decide not to vaccinate him and then proceed to convince the rest of Quahog to follow suit. Stewie runs away to save himself from diseases until Sean Penn (guest-voicing as himself) swoops in to save the day and brings vaccines to the whole town.

The Last Man on Earth - "Name 20 Picnics...Now!" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
The gang throws a huge celebration canvassing every major holiday, but Tandy and Todd’s bro-mance hits a rough patch that threatens to end the fun.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 24)

Monday, April 24

  • Kathryn Hahn (Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Watch Kathryn on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She also talks about the new series I Love Dick on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Andrea Martin (Great News/Difficult People/Working the Engels) - Andrea stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Briga Heelan (Great News/Ground Floor) - Briga is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Matt Walsh (Veep), Mary Holland (Blunt Talk) and Timothy Simons (Veep) - Matt, Mary and Timothy are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie talks about making her Broadway debut in Present Laughter on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Katie Gill (Baby Daddy) - Katie is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) - Lisa joins Clinton Kelly in the kitchen to make a delicious dessert with an ingredient she’s never had before—Rhubarb on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Kate Walsh (Bad Judge/The Drew Carey Show) - Kate talks about 13 Reasons Why on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Ron is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.