Friday, December 30, 2016

New Year's Eve 2016 and New Year's Day 2017 TV Marathons; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 2, 2017)

Welcome to a special New Year's style edition of the News Blog! As we end 2016 and start 2017, today we will give you a marathon recap on TV for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day! Some of the major TV stunts include Antenna TV's New Year's Eve marathon of The Jack Benny Program beginning at 6pm New Year's Eve and lasting into New Year's Day morning at 5am. On New Year's Day, they will have a launch marathon of The Joey Bishop Show on Antenna TV from 5am-5am on New Year's Day. COZI TV will have two marathons as well. On New Year's Eve, they will have a Starsky & Hutch marathon from 10am-12am. Then on New Year's Day, as we mentioned, it's a Columbo launch marathon from 1pm-12am. The A-Team once again has a marathon on Encore Classic Network that has already started and will air through 9:30pm New Year's Day. TV One will have a New Year's Eve Good Times marathon from 6am-6pm, leading into Sanford & Son from 6pm-4am. 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. 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 9pm on New Year's Day for the fifth straight year.

Decades Network Comedy Binge continues with a marathon of Our Miss Brooks. 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 Three Stooges marathon starting at 6pm in New Year's Eve running through 3pm on New Year's Day. Comedy Central rings in the new year with Drunk History on New Year's Eve from 11am-3am. USA Network has a Chrisley Knows Best Resolve to Watch New Year's Eve marathon starting at 6am New Year's Eve through 12am, while a Law & Order: SVU marathon airs on New Year's Day from 12am-11pm. Syfy has its annual Twilight Zone New Year's Eve and Day marathon that starts at 6am New Year's Eve continuing through Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 7am. ASPiRE will have a Lincoln Heights New Year's Day marathon from 10am-8pm.

Some others include: ION Television will also have a New Year's Eve marathon of Law & Order: SVU from 1pm-1am, and then a Blue Bloods marathon the next day from 1pm-1am. BBC America has a Star Trek Voyager marathon on New Year's Day beginning at 5am lasting through 9am on Tuesday, Jan. 3. AMC has a Walking Dead marathon that begins tonight (Dec. 30) at 11pm and lasting all the way to 2:30am on Monday, Jan. 2. Viceland will air all seven hours of Ezra Edelman's award-winning documentary O.J.: Made in America from at 4 p.m. to midnight on New Year's Day. Movie franchises marathons include Ghostbusters on BBC America on New Year's Eve and James Bond on Esquire. Reality wise, E! has a Keeping Up with the Kardashians marathon on New Year's Day beginning at 10am, while WGN America has a Cops New Year's Day marathon from 9am-11pm.

Other notable TV marathons and specials include ABC's Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2017 special on New Year's Eve from 8pm-10pm, followed by its annual specials at 10pm and 11:30pm. Movie wise, Pop, TNT, TBS, Freeform 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 Saturday and Sunday for all of this!





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 Jan. 2-6, 2017, 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, January 2, 2017
  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Watch Joel on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) - Abbi appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T.J. appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Jennifer appears on a repeat of Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Meg Ryan (Curb Your Enthusiasm/One of the Boys) - Meg visits LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Laura Marano (Austin & Ally/Back to You) - People Now has an encore presentation of Laura's performance from August 18 at 8:30am.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
  • Louis C.K. (Louie/Lucky Louie) - Catch Louis on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ted Danson (The Good Place/Becker/Cheers) - Ted stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kaitlin Olson (The Mick/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Kaitlin appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Gabriel Iglesias (Cristela) - Gabriel is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah chats about the series Star on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Arsenio/Out All Night) - Vivica drops by Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Chris Messina (The Mindy Project) - Chris talks about Live by Night on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
  • Andy Richter (Andy Richter Controls the Univese/Andy Barker, P.I./Quintuplets - Watch Andy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Steve is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Chris Messina (The Mindy Project) - Chris appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Jim stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tom Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911!) - Tom is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Ron Funches (Undateable) - Ron is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie visits The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Connie Britton (Spin City/The Fighting Fitzgeralds/Lost at Home) - Connie is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Emeril Lagasse (Emeril) - Emeril guest co-hosts Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Keith Carradine (Complete Savages) - Keith talks about New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace, Jodie and Andrea stop by for a chat on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Margaret Cho (All-American Girl) - Margaret appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Jon Lovitz (Mr. Box Office/NewsRadio/Foley Square) - Jon is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Arsenio/Out All Night) - Vivica talks about her her Lifetime show Vivica’s Black Magic on the AOL Build Show at 5:30pm.
  • Rita Moreno (One Day at a Time/Happily Divorced) - Rita talks about Netflix's One Day at a Time on the AOL Build Show at 10am.
  • Charles Esten (The Crew) - Charles can be heard on SiriusXM.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Catch Martin on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Tracy appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Keith Carradine (Complete Savages) - Keith talks about Madam Secretary on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - D.L. is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Charles Esten (The Crew) - Charles performs on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. He talks about the new season of CMT's Nashville on the AOL Build Show at 3:00pm. He will also be on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Arsenio/Out All Night) - Vivica talks about her her Lifetime show Vivica’s Black Magic on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Betsy Brandt (Life in Pieces/The Michael J. Fox Show) - Betsy is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Rita Moreno (One Day at a Time/Happily Divorced) - Rita will be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
Friday, January 6, 2017
  • Andy Richter (Andy Richter Controls the Univese/Andy Barker, P.I./Quintuplets - Watch Andy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kevin James (Kevin Can Wait/The King of Queens) - Kevin is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken appears on a repeat The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Thomas Haden Church (Divorced/Wings) - Thomas is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Rita Moreno (One Day at a Time/Happily Divorced) - Rita visits New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Charles Esten (The Crew) - Charles will be on Fox and Friends on Fox News Channel.
All listings are subject to change. Visit our blog and main site for daily updated listings. Leave us comments on our message board or Tweet/Facebook us to let us know what you think of this Friday feature! We do listen!


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)
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, January 17

The Middle - "Pitch Imperfect" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Axl begins to panic when he realizes that he only has four months of college left before he graduates, and he hasn’t sent out any job resumes – something he should have started when he was a junior. Meanwhile, Brad agrees to lead Sue’s no-cut a cappella group as they enter a music competition, and Brick desperately asks for Frankie and Mike’s advice when girlfriend Cindy tells him that he reads too much, and if he doesn’t stop, she’ll break up with him.

American Housewife - "Surprise" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Oliver tells his parents that he’s so embarrassed by their modest house that he’d rather not have a birthday party at all. Katie decides to teach him a lesson by ambushing him with a surprise party at home with all his wealthy friends.

Fresh Off the Boat - "The Best of Orlando" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Louis is named “Small Businessman of the Year,” Jessica is overflowing with pride and invites everyone they know to join them at the awards ceremony. But when Louis forgets to thank Jessica during his acceptance speech, he suffers the repercussions at home. Meanwhile, Eddie, Emery and Grandma start their own clothing line and quickly discover the challenges of running their own small business.

The Real O'Neals - "The Real Acceptance" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After Kenny and Brett officially become a couple, Kenny starts to think of plan on how he should break the news to his parents. Meanwhile, Jimmy surprises everyone when he scores a high SAT score, forcing Eileen to hold up her end of a deal that she had previously made and takes Jimmy car shopping.

New Girl - "Cece's Boys" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Jess tries to find a new vice principal, she discovers that she has a real problem when it comes to making decisions. Meanwhile, Cece enlists Jess and Reagan to help her recruit new models, and the guys are in for a surprise when they enjoy a day at the spa.

The Mick - "The Fire" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Mickey tries to quit smoking. Meanwhile, Ben meets a new friend.

Teachers - "First Day Back" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
As the teachers return from summer break, Ms. Watson tries an ultra premium online dating service and Ms. Snap learns that she’s been given the worst group of kids in school. Mrs. Adler is assigned to a mobile classroom.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 16)

Tuesday, January 17

  • Katy Mixon (American Housewife/Mike & Molly) - Catch Katy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Billy is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Patrick Warburton (Crowded/Rules of Engagement/Less Than Perfect) - Patrick stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York.
  • Anders Holm (Workaholics) - Anders is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Rory Scovel (Ground Floor) - Rory appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/Life with Louie/The Louie Show) - Louie drops by LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Stark Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Andrew Dice Clay (Bless This House/Hitz) - Andrew is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/Sparks) - Kym visits Cleveland on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.