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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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, December 18

Kevin Can Wait - "The Might've Before Christmas" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
While Vanessa and the Gable family gather around the Christmas tree, Vanessa and Kevin reminisce about their first patrol together.

Man with a Plan - "Adam Gets Neighborly" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Adam and Andi try to get back in their neighbors’ good graces after no one shows up to their potluck. Sherri Shepherd and Tim Meadows guest star as Joy and Rudy Randall, the Burns’ new neighbors.

Superior Donuts - "Electile Dysfunction" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Arthur suddenly decides to run against Fawz in a local election, his campaign manager, Franco, tries to help his boss bring home a win. Also, Tush and Randy realize they crossed paths long before the donut shop, and the encounter was hardly sweet.

9JKL - "It Happened One Night" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Josh and Nick coach their friend Luke (Tone Bell) on how to amicably break up with his girlfriend, Sydney (Ginger Gonzaga), so that it won’t jeopardize Josh’s spot in her coveted spin class. Also, Judy and Harry invite their rivals, Dick (Fred Willard) and Lenore (Christina Pickles) Stevenson, over to play bridge, and Andrew and Eve celebrate their anniversary with their own gift-giving tradition.

Tarantula - "Pajattery" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Echo discovers Paja's secret and decides to share it with the rest of the Tarantula residents, with unforeseen consequences.

Tarantula - "Frog Flog" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
A rift develops in their friendship when Echo and Booty build their own hot springs.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 18)

Monday, December 18

  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Watch Jim on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mark Hamill (The Texas Wheelers) - Mark is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation) - Jenny appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Laura Dern (F Is for Family/Enlightened) - Laura is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti performs the holiday classic Don't Save It All For Christmas Day on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Monty/Out of Practice) - Henry drops by Access Hollywood Live and Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Big Day) - Leslie is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Jenifer Lewis (black-ish) - Jenifer chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy/American Dad!/The Cleveland Show) - Seth appears on the BUILD Series at 5pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December)

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
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