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 (December/January)

American Dad! - Volume 11 Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One

12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh 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
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, January 16

Kevin Can Wait - "Kevin vs. the Dutch Elm" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Kevin tries to charm his neighbor into giving him permission to cut down one of her trees, he becomes intimidated by her imposing son, Rutger (retired MMA Fighter and UFC Heavyweight Champion Bas Rutten), and invites them over for a non-existent party.

Man with a Plan - "A Dinner Gone Wrong" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Andi and Marcy realize they were rivals in high school, Adam and Don are dragged into the feud and forced to take sides.

2 Broke Girls - "And the Stalking Dead" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Max and Caroline get their big break when they’re cast as zombie extras after they finally arrive at the movie set in Texas where Randy is working. Back at home, Han and Oleg try their hand at construction after they fire the contractor working on the dessert bar. Beth Littleford guest stars as Bonnie, the assistant director of the zombie movie.

The Odd Couple - "Batman vs. The Penguin" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Murph gets Oscar to agree to participate in a regular TV segment where he competes with a penguin at the zoo to predict the winners of hockey games. Also, Emily and Felix take their first steps to becoming just friends. Former professional hockey player Luc Robitaille guest stars as himself.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 16)

Monday, January 16

  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Watch Michael on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • B.J. Novak (The Office) - B.J. visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • John Hodgman (Married) - John is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) - Eugene appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Mark Consuelos (Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Tituss will be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Margo Martindale (The Millers) - Margo chats on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Craig Robinson (Mr. Robinson/The Office) - Craig is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael talks about The Founder on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Mario appears on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Kaitlin Olson (The Mick/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Kaitlin is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.