Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Year's Eve 2015 and New Year's Day 2016 TV Marathons

Welcome to a special New Year's style edition of the News Blog! As we end 2015 and start 2016, today we will give you a marathon recap on TV today and tomorrow (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 8pm New Year's Eve and lasting into New Year's Day morning at 5am. On New Year's Day, they will have 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 5am ET-11pm ET leading into the premiere of Johnny Carson on Antenna TV. The A-Team joins the Encore Classic Network with a New Year's Eve marathon beginning at 7pm through 7pm New Year's Day. That's not all for The A-Team, though, as COZI TV launches it with a marathon on New Year's Day beginning at 6am. TV One will have a New Year's Day Girlfriends marathon from 8am-9pm. 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 fourth straight year.

FXX will bring us another marathon of The Simpsons that starts on New Year's Eve at 6pm and runs through New Year's Day at 11:59pm. IFC will turn it over to comedy with a That '70s Show marathon on New Year's Eve from 6am-1am and 12am-5:30am, while on New Year's Day it will be a 24-hour Portlandia marathon starting at 6am. Todd Margaret will air in between the two stunts. Comedy Central rings in the new year with Drunk History on New Year's Eve from 11am-3am. USA Network has a Law & Order: SVU Resolve to Watch New Year's Eve marathon starting at 6am New Year's Day through 6am Saturday, while a NCIS marathon airs on New Year's Eve. Syfy has its annual Twilight Zone New Year's Eve marathon that started last night at 7pm and continuing through Jan. 3 at 12pm. The longest one ever with every episode! ASPiRE will premiere Soul Food with a three day New Year's marathon.

Some others include: A&E spends New Year's Day with Criminal Minds from 10am-10pm. ION Television will also have a New Year's Day marathon of Criminal Minds from 1pm-1am. TV Land has a marathon of the first season of its comedy Younger on New Year's Day from 3pm-9pm. Universal HD will have a marathon of White Collar on New Year's Eve starting at 6am, followed by a Burn Notice New Year's Day marathon starting at 6am. BBC America has a Doctor Who marathon on New Year's Eve beginning at 6am lasting 24-hours. AMC has a Walking Dead marathon that began Dec. 29 and lasting all the way to 5am on Sunday as every single episode to-date will air, including the spin-off series Fear the Walking Dead. Boomerang once again has a 24-hour Scooby-Doo marathon on New Year's Eve starting at 6am and a Looney Tunes marathon on New Year's Day. Reality wise, E! has a Keeping Up with the Kardashians marathon on New Year's Eve beginning at 8:30am and a Botched marathon on New Year's Day.

Other notable TV marathons and specials include ABC's Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2016 special tonight 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 tonight and tomorrow for all of this!


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January/February)

I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season

01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, February 20

Kevin Can Wait - "Neighborhood Watch" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Donna’s cousin, Irene (Claire Coffee), comes to visit with her chatty husband, Stuart (Alexander Chaplin), Kevin concocts an elaborate plan to avoid spending time with them by forming a neighborhood watch group with his buddies, including his neighbor, Rootger (Bas Rutten).

Man with a Plan - "Kate's First Date" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Kate is asked out on her first date, Adam can’t curb his overprotective ways. Also, Don enlists Lowell’s help to buy the perfect anniversary gift for Marcy.

Superior Donuts - "Trust Me" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Arthur is reluctant to let Franco make the shop’s bank deposit, Franco accuses his boss of not trusting him. Also, James regrets confiding in Randy after she shares an embarrassing secret about him with other cops at the station.

2 Broke Girls - "And the Jessica Shmessica" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Bobby (Christopher Gorham) invites Caroline to a party to meet his family, she is eager to make a good impression but isn’t prepared for the torch that his mother and sisters still carry for Bobby’s ex-girlfriend. Also, Caroline’s nerves are even more frayed when the diner gang decides to tag along. Guest stars include Nora Dunn as Bobby’s mother, Teresa, and Kerri Kenney-Silver as his sister, Denise.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Monday, February 20

  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Watch Jason on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Norm Macdonald (The Norm Show/A Minute with Stan Hooper) - Norm is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Keke appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Mike Farrell, Loretta Swit and Jamie Farr (M*A*S*H) - Mike, Loretta and Jamie are guests on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Anne-Marie Johnson (What's Happening Now!!) - Anne-Marie discusses diversity at the Oscars on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) - Adam joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Rosie Perez (Search Party) - Rosie is a guest on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Regina Hall (Grandfathered) - Regina appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/The Louie Show/Life with Louie) - Louie is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.