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!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, October 24

The Middle - "Halloween VIII: Orson Murder Mystery" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Halloween approaches, Frankie discovers that a woman had died in the bathtub of the Heck house close to 50 years ago; Frankie and Brick become convinced that she was murdered and, much to Mike’s chagrin, attempt to track down and find the murderer. Meanwhile, Axl and Lexie become frustrated over losing their alone time when Sue insists on hanging out with them wherever they go.

Fresh Off the Boat - "It's a Plastic Pumpkin, Louis Huang" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
On Halloween, Louis is disappointed that Evan doesn’t take his childish delight in the holiday; Eddie and the gang plot to crash a cool older girl’s party; Jessica and Emery are spooked when they hear a strange man’s voice emanating from Grandma’s room, and things get even creepier when a mysterious group of costumed strangers whisk Grandma away, making them suspect the supernatural worst.

black-ish - "Advance to Go (Collect $200)" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dre brings everyone together for a rowdy family game night and the competition is fierce. The game of choice is Monopoly and as the night progresses, alliances are formed and some are pushed to their limits. Meanwhile, Bow makes it clear how she feels about Junior’s girlfriend.

The Mayor - "City Hall-oween" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
As Halloween approaches, Mayor Courtney Rose and Police Chief Fox (Kristen Johnston) find themselves at odds on how to handle the community’s first annual spook-tacular celebration at City Hall. During the night of the bash, it dawns on Courtney that throwing a party to keep kids safe doesn’t address the bigger issues in Fort Grey and plans to work with Chief Fox going forward. Meanwhile, Dina gets into the spirit by dressing up as Congresswoman Maxine Waters, while Jermaine and T.K. set out to prank Val who has the last laugh when she outsmarts the guys at their own game.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 23)

Tuesday, October 24

  • Ted Danson (The Good Place/Becker/Cheers) - Catch Ted on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World) - Sabrina is a musical guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody/The Suite Life on Deck) - Cole visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C) - Gabourey chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael drops by The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette talks about her LA road rage, her love life and more on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/CafĂ© Americain/One Day at a Time) - Valerie is in the kitchen with three super-easy slow cooker dishes – like Sloppy Joes and a Pasta Bake on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Joanna Garcia Swisher (Reba/Better with You) - Joanna talks about her show Kevin (Probably) Saves the World – and her friendship with Lea Michele on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Denis Leary (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/The Job) - Denis is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 4pm.
  • J. B. Smoove (The Millers/'Til Death/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - J. B. is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Debra appears on Daily Pop on E! at 12pm.


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