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 (February/March)

227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season

02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbrekable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, March 27

The Big Bang Theory - "The Brain Bowl Incubation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After a successful experiment combining their genes, Sheldon will stop at nothing to convince Amy they should procreate. Also, Koothrappali is embarrassed to tell the gang what the new woman he’s dating does for a living.

Kevin Can Wait - "Kevin's Bringing Supper Back" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin’s resolve to spend more quality time with his family is put to the ultimate test when his buddies surprise him with concert tickets to his favorite musician, fellow Long Islander Billy Joel. Multiple Grammy Award-winning pianist, singer and songwriter Billy Joel appears as himself.

Superior Donuts - "Get It, Arthur" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Randy’s mom comes to town, Franco encourages Arthur to go out on his first date in years. Brenda Vaccaro guest stars as Helen, Randy’s mom.

The Great Indoors - "Aaron Wolf" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Jack watches the millennials’ journalistic integrity slip away when they fall under the spell of his nemesis, Aaron Wolf (Chris D’Elia), a former magazine staffer turned famous outdoor reality TV host who returns to guest edit the magazine.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 27)

Monday, March 27

  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Chris on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Richard Dreyfuss (Your Family or Mine) - Richard appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) and Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Lily and Jane are guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. They also chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Rachel Dratch (Imaginary Mary) - Rachel is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Accidentally on Purpose/Courting Alex/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Ron Funches (Powerless/Undateable) - Ron is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Kaitlin Olson (The Mick/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Kaitlin drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi appears on a repeat of Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) - Lisa is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Tahj Mowry, Derek Theler and Jean-Luc Bilodeau (Baby Daddy) - Tahj, Derek and Jean-Luc are guests on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Tika Sumpter (The Game) - Tika appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Vanessa Bell Calloway (Rhythm & Blues) - Vanessa is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie) - June talks about Grace and Frankie on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) and Ben Falcone (Joey) - Melissa and Ben talk TV Land's Nobodies on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Brooklyn Decker (Grace and Frankie/Friends with Better Lives) - Brookyln stops by People Now at 8:30am.
  • Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife) - Marcia opens up about her favorite part of being in the 50 Shades movies on People Now at 8:30am.
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  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee dishes about her Golden Globe win on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.