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 (April/May)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

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
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, May 23

Downward Dog - "Boundaries" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Nan installs an automatic dog door so she can take away Jason’s key but still keep him as Martin’s dog walker, Martin is convinced he can suddenly open doors with his mind, and the new-found power goes to his head.  Meanwhile at work, Nan’s boss is unable to understand the new ad campaign Nan sold to the corporate bosses, and he spirals into confusion.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Bank Job" / "Crime & Punishment" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Jake and Rosa continue their search for a bank-robbing operation with Lieutenant Hawkins (guest star Gina Gershon), they realize there’s more to her team than meets the eye. After discovering a dangerous secret, they call for back-up from Holt and Pimento (guest star Jason Mantzoukas). Meanwhile, Boyle objects to Gina’s new boyfriend (guest star Ryan Phillipe). Then, Jake and Rosa are framed for a crime they didn’t commit, it’s up to the Nine-Nine to find a way to bust them out.

Great News - "Carol Has a Bully" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Carol (Andrea Martin) has a midterm she must pass in order to keep her internship. Katie (Briga Heelan) needs to choose between helping her mom and focusing on her hacking story, which she can't seem to crack. Meanwhile, Greg's (Adam Campbell) wealthy estranged grandmother (guest star Christina Pickles) pays a visit to the office. Chuck (John Michael Higgins) finds her cold and cruel, but almost immediately falls in love with her.

Great News - "Carol's Eleven" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Katie (Briga Heelan) makes a huge discovery about the story she's been chasing and, with the help of Carol (Andrea Martin) and the rest of the staff, concocts a scheme to get the story out. Greg (Adam Campbell) struggles with balancing his conflicting loyalties to his family, co-workers and conscience.

Mann & Wife - "Mann, Shut Yo Mouth" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Struggling to solve a tough case, an exhausted Daniel falls asleep and wakes up in a 70's blaxploitation cop show.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 22)

Tuesday, May 23

  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Catch Terry on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Rob Huebel (Trasparent/Burning Love) - Rob appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to The Captain/Gary Unmarried), Andrew Santino (I'm Dying Up Here/Sin City Saints) and Erik Griffin (I'm Dying Up Here) - Al, Andrew and Erik are guests on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here/Bad Teacher) - Ari stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ben Falcone (Nobodies/A to Z/Joey) - Ben drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Abigail Breslin (Scream Queens) - Abigail appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Mayim talks about her new book Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular and The Big Bang Theory on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • William Shatner ($#*! My Dad Says) - William is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Kyle Chandler (What About Joan?) - Kyle teams up with Clinton Kelly to grill up a great entrĂ©e on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Nicole Byer ( Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • The Love Boat Cast - The cast of The Love Boat reunites on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Debra chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Zoe Lister-Jones (Life in Pieces/Friends with Better Lives/Whitney) - Zoe talks about her new comedy Band Aid on the AOL Build Show 1pm.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie talks about Beat Shazam on AOL Build Show 4pm.