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

Thursday, April 25

The Big Bang Theory - "The Decision Reverberation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Koothrappali is worried people won’t take him seriously in his own field after publishing a paper that suggests he may have discovered alien life. Also, Leonard wants to be the principal investigator on a plasma physics study.

Young Sheldon - "A Political Campaign and a Candy Land Cheater" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Unhappy that school funds are going towards football rather than academics, Sheldon decides to run for class president.

Mom - "Triple Dip and an Overhand Grip" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie and Tammy revisit childhood memories on a trip to their old foster home. Also, Christy and Jill regret accepting a date with two guys from their AA meeting.

Life in Pieces - "Misery Turd Name Pills" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
While Joan is bedridden recovering from surgery, she persuades Sophia to spend time with her, which she quickly regrets. Also, Jen and Greg select a name for their new baby only to learn that Matt and Colleen chose the same one; Colleen and Matt invite the family over to get to know Morgan (Joey King); and Heather has a new business idea.

Superstore - "QuinceaƱera" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jonah (Ben Feldman) struggles to find his place at Amy’s (America Ferrera) daughter Emma’s quinceaƱera, while Dina (Lauren Ash) proves very popular with some teenage boys. Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) and Mateo (Nico Santos) are obsessed with seeing Amy cry.

A.P. Bio - "Sweet Low Road" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When budget cuts threaten to gut Whitlock and put his job in jeopardy, Jack recruits Mary, Stef, and Michelle to take down the Superintendent. Durbin plans an appeal to the heart, while the students plan an appeal to the soul.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Tickling Clocks" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
In an episode that takes place in real time, Jake and the squad must track down a hacker who has infiltrated the Nine-Nine's servers. Rosa deals with relationship issues. Hitchcock and Scully attempt to cook the perfect lasagna.

Abby's - "Mail Bin" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Abby finds a letter from her estranged father in a pile of unopened mail and opens up to the group about their fraught relationship.

Better Things - "The Unknown" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam gets theatrical.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 22)

Thursday, April 25

  • Paul Rudd (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/Wild Oats) - Catch Paul on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Susan Kelechi Watson (Louie) - Susan is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lake Bell (Bless This Mess/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/How to Make It in America) - Lake visits E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan (Tacoma PD) - Steve and Kevin are guests on E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Bradley Cooper (Kitchen Confidential) - Bradley stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Diedrich Bader (American Housewife/Veep/The Drew Carey Show) - Diedrich visits The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Margo Martindale (The Millers) - Margo appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James talks about Life in Pieces on People Now at 12pm.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Laurie Metcalf (The Conners/The McCarthys/Getting On/Roseanne) - Laurie talks about Hillary & Clinton on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on the BUILD SERIES at 3pm.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali is a guest on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) and Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) - Billy and Ben talk about Standing Up, Falling Down on the BUILD Series at 1pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (February/March/April)

Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season Alice - The Complete Ninth Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season

02/05 - Family Guy - Part 1 - Volumes 1-5
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 2 - Volumes 6-10
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 3 - Seasons 10-14
02/05 - First Lady of Television - Betty White Collection (40 rare and acclaimed episodes from her early days in television)
02/05 - Mama's Family - Seasons 1-6 - The Complete Series
02/12 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-3 (Blu-ray)
02/12 - Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season
02/26 - What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season
03/05 - Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season (WBShop.com)
03/12 - Alice - The Complete Ninth Season (WBShop.com)
03/26 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
04/02 - Archer: Danger Island - The Complete Season Nine
04/09 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fifth Season
04/12 - Evening Shade - The Complete Collection
04/16 - The Big C - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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