Friday, December 23, 2016

2016 Christmas Eve and Christmas Day TV Marathons & Movies; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 26, 2016)

Welcome to a special Christmas marathon style edition of the News Blog! That means we will recap all of the holiday episode stunts, marathons and holiday movie stunts on TV this holiday on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

Some of the major TV stunts we mentioned already were Freeform's 25 Days of Christmas 2016 edition, concluding on Sunday after 25 days. That is always a fan favorite pick of course! Some of the stuff that will air on Christmas Eve and Day on Freeform include The Santa Clause 3 and Christmas Vacation. However, our pick of the marathons is once again on Antenna TV! Starting tomorrow they have a Christmas episode marathon beginning at 1pm on Christmas Eve running all the way into Christmas night of many classics from Webster to All in the Family to Wings to Three's Company! The MeTV Network will also have holiday episodes of their series like Happy Days and Family on Christmas Day, as they have had all month on Sundays. It's a Christmas conundrum! COZI TV has its Holidozi marathon and it continues tomorrow and lasting through Christmas Day with shows like Knight Rider, Hart to Hart, Frasier, and Baywatch. TBS has a Holiday Comedy Binge beginning Christmas Day through Dec. 30 of their new original comedies. TV Land's will have holiday episodes of its series on Christmas Day, but it's not being called its annual Merrython though, but look for holiday episodes of Roseanne, The Golden Girls and Everybody Loves Raymond all on Christmas Day.

Some of the other stuff include Decade's December Comedy Binge continuing through Jan. 1. VH1's The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Christmas Eve marathon starting at 9:30am. WGN America's AFV marathon on Christmas Day from 9am-11pm. On Christmas Eve on TBS beginning at 6am through 8pm will be holiday episodes of their series like Married with Children, Seinfeld, Friends, and 2 Broke Girls. Christmas episodes of The Facts of Life and Designing Women on Christmas Eve will be just some of the items you will see on Logo. Nick at Nite has Christmas episodes of their sitcoms on Christmas Eve starting at 10pm and also on Christmas Day starting at 9pm with regulars like Friends, George Lopez, Full House and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. BBC America has a Doctor Who marathon that has already started and lasting all the way to 8:30am on Monday morning! USA Network has a NCIS marathon on Christmas Eve starting at 10am lasting through 11pm. Cloo has a House Christmas Eve marathon starting at 6am for 24 hours and then NCIS on Christmas Day.

Boomerang continues to air holiday episodes and specials with airings such as Smurfs: A Christmas Carol, Christmas Flintstone and Tom & Jerry Nutcracker on Christmas Eve and Day. Comedy Central goes for laughs of course with the Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special marathon beginning at 9am Christmas Eve. FXX will have a Simpsons Christmas episodes marathon on Christmas Day from 4-8pm. GSN will present a marathon of Family Feud on Christmas Eve beginning at 4pm.

Movie wise, for the 20th year in a row Turner will have its annual A Christmas Story (1983) 24-hour movie marathon on TBS from 8pm Christmas Eve through 8pm Christmas night! TNT will also air the stunt! IFC will give us a Lethal Weapon movies marathon on Christmas Eve. FX is doing a movie marathon featuring movies like The Santa Clause 2 & Kung Fu Panda 2 starting on Christmas Eve. Syfy Channel has a snow monster marathon beginning at 12pm on Xmas Eve with films like Abominable Snowman continuing through Xmas Day. Sundance Channel has a Xmas movie marathon on Christmas Day with classics like A Christmas Carol, but on Christmas Eve they have a marathon of The Andy Griffith Show! Lifetime, LMN, ION, AMC, UP, Spike, Freeform, THIS tv, Hallmark and Hallmark Movie Channel continue holiday movies marathons on Christmas Eve and Day.

Stay tuned this time next week for our annual look at marathons on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day! Join us then but of course keep coming back every day until then for news!




It's Friday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of Dec. 26-30, 2016, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!


Monday, December 26, 2016
  • Rami Malek (The War at Home) - Watch Rami on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Gael Garcia Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle) - Gael appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • January Jones (The Last Man on Earth) - January is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • John C. McGinley (Scrubs/Ground Floor) - John appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Bradley Cooper (Kitchen Confidential) - Bradley is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin James (Kevin Can Wait/The King of Queens) - Kevin appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Don Most (Happy Days) - Don gives a special music performance on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin joins the Chew Crew on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Tituss will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys), Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) and Mike Epps (Survivor's Remorse/Uncle Buck) - D.L., Cedric and Mike are guests on a repeat of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle talks about Hollywood's health fads on a repeat of The Doctors, so check your local listings.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Catch Billy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Olivia is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tom Papa (Come to Papa) - Tom appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • John Stamos (Grandfathered/Jake in Progress/Full House) - John is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio (Growing Pains) - Leonardo appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Cheryl Hines (Son of Zorn/Suburgatory/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Cheryl appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Tituss will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Victoria Justice (Victorious/Zoey 101) and Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Vicotira, Nico and and other celebrities unite to help children combat cyber-bullying on social media by sharing their own stories of being bullied and how they coped on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry is a guest on a repeat of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Vicki Lawrence (Mama's Family) - Mama of Mama's Family gives advice to celebrities on a repeat of The Doctors, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Watch Neil on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) - Megan appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Constance Zimmer (Entourage/Good Morning, Miami) - Constance is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorced/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah appears on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family/The Knights of Prosperity/Hot Properties) - Sofia appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C) - Gabourey is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Keesha Sharp (Are We There Yet?/Girlfriends) - Keesha visits Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Justin Bartha (The New Normal) - Justin joins the Chew Crew on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Tituss will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Bill Engvall (The Bill Engvall Show) - Bill is a guest on a repeat of The Doctors, so check your local listings.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Catch Jennifer on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) - Ben appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly is a guest on a repeat of Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) and Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Anthony and Tracee are guests on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jessie T. Usher (Survivor's Remorse) - Jessie appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Danica is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • David Alan Grier (The Carmichael Show/Bad Teacher/Less Than Perfect/DAG) - David joins the Chew Crew on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
Friday, December 30, 2016
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Champs/Hiller and Diller) - Watch Kevin on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) - Sarah appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin guest co-hosts a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Martin is a guest on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana appears on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Erinn Hayes (Kevin Can Wait/Guys with Kids/Worst Week) - Erinn plays a celeb guessing game on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • George Lopez (Lopez/Saint George/George Lopez) - George is a guest on a repeat of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Fortune Feimster (The Mindy Project) - Fortune appears on a repeat of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, August 16

Marlon - "Pilot" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Exes Marlon (Marlon Wayans) and Ashley (Essence Atkins) try a friendly divorce for their children's sake, but things get tricky when Ashley decides to date again. Marlon struggles to keep a sponsor for his online channel, The Marlon Way.

Marlon - "Cleaning Out the Closet" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Ashley (Essence Atkins) is shocked to learn that Marlon (Marlon Wayans) has a storage unit crammed full of things from when they were married and challenges him to have a yard sale to part with it all.

Swedish Dicks - (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Ingmar's daughter, Sarah, helps the guys get a case at an advertising agency to find out who is stealing secret data; the undercover job takes a turn when Ingmar and Axel's client makes a fatal decision; Sun works on the firm's marketing strategy.

Swedish Dicks - (Pop, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Haunted by the ghost of his former stunt buddy, an unstable Ingmar makes an embarrassing mistake; Axel takes it upon himself to infiltrate a cult.

Younger - "The Gelato and the Pube" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza receives a great opportunity at work, but there’s a catch. Josh meets someone new. Maggie ruffles some feathers.

Odd Mom Out - "Dadderall" (Bravo, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Faced with an impossible work deadline on the night of his Dad's Committee Night Out, Andy takes stimulants; Jill and Vanessa learn the cruel definition of Med Spa as they visit their college friend, Ollie, at his new venture.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 14)

Wednesday, August 16

  • Zach Galifianakis (Baskets) - Watch Zach on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Lake Bell (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/How to Make It in America/Childrens Hospital) - Lake appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Marc Maron (GLOW/Maron) - Marc is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Andrew Dice Clay (Dice/Hitz/Bless This House) - Andrew stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Carl Reiner (The Dick Van Dyke Show) - Carl is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • James Van Der Beek (What Would Diplo Do?/Friends with Better Lives/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - James appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin performs Smile off her new album, The Art of Elegance, and faces her fear of crawfish on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Tasha Smith (Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse/The Tom Show/Boston Common) - Tasha will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET. She will also be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:45am.
  • Ben Falcone (Joey/A to Z) - Ben talks about his new book, Being a Dad Is Weird, on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Brandy (Moesha/The Game/Thea) - Brandy talks about Chicago on Broadway on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman and Brendan Hines (The Tick) - Peter, Griffin and Brendan talk about Amazon's The Tick on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.