Thursday, December 28, 2017

New Year's Eve 2017 and New Year's Day 2018 TV Marathons

Welcome to a special New Year's style edition of the News Blog! As we end 2017 and start 2018, 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 Newhart Year's Eve Marathon on New Year's Eve from from 5am-5am and New Year Kick-off with Coach marathon on New Year's Day from 5am-11:30pm. COZI TV will have a launch marathon of The Nanny on New Year's Day, as we mentioned, from 9am-8m. getTV launches three Norman Lear classics: All in the Family, Good Times and Sanford & Son with a New Year's Day marathon from 6am-4am. TV One will have a New Year's Eve A Different World marathon from 9am-5pm. OWN has its 227 Sunday marathon binge from 2pm-3am. 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 10pm on New Year's Eve night through 9pm on New Year's Day for the sixth straight year.

E! has a Parks and Recreation New Year's Eve marathon from 2am (late Saturday night) into 6am (early Monday morning). Decades Network has its weekend binge, with Diagnosis Murder this weekend on Saturday and New Year's Eve. 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 on New Year's Eve running from 6am-8pm. Then on New Year's Day, IFC will have a Two and a Half Men marathon from 12am-12am. Comedy Central rings in the new year with Chappelle's Show on New Year's Day starting at 9am with all 28 episodes. USA Network has a Law & Order: SVU Resolve to Watch New Year's Eve and Day marathon starting at 9am New Year's Eve through 8pm on New Year's Day. Syfy has its annual Twilight Zone New Year's Eve and Day marathon that starts at 4am New Year's Eve continuing through Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 4am. ASPiRE will have an In Living Color New Year's Eve marathon from 12pm-1am and on New Year's Day from 6pm-1am.

Some others include: Family Feud marathon on New Year's Day from 2-10pm. ION Television will also have a New Year's Day marathon of Criminal Minds from 10am-2am. WE tv has crime dramas on both days, with CSI: Miami, Criminal Minds and Monk airing. AMC has a Breaking Bad marathon on New Year's Eve and Day, both days from 2pm-1am. Viceland will air a marathon of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia on New Year's Day from 8am-5am. Movie franchises marathons include The Hunger Games and The Hobbit on TNT on New Year's Eve Day, respectively and Smokey and the Bandit movies on CMT New Year's Day. BBC America will air Titanic on New Year's Eve, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. TBS will air the movie New Year's Eve on New Year's Eve at 8pm, but earlier in the day there are marathons of The Detour from 10am-4pm and Family Guy from 4-8pm. Reality wise, E! has a Keeping Up with the Kardashians marathon on New Year's Day beginning at 6am, while WGN America has a Cops New Year's Eve marathon from 11am-7pm.

Other notable TV marathons and specials include ABC's Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2018 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 Sunday and Monday for all of this!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, January 18

Fresh Off the Boat - "Driver's Eddie 2: Orlando Drift" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Eddie finally gets his driver’s license; but instead of freedom, he finds an endless list of errands to run for his mom. Will he be done in time to take his friends to the Insane Clown Posse concert? Louis is excited for a boy’s weekend at Chili Con with Marvin, until Honey tags along; and Jessica faces off with her nemesis, Jamie, at the school fundraiser.

Speechless - "H-- HEY, YOU" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Maya is less than thrilled when Kenneth interferes with her business plans with Melanie. Ray begs JJ to cast him opposite his new crush, Izzy, in his next movie, which has unexpected consequences. Meanwhile, Dylan is impressed with Jimmy’s band.

Last Man Standing - "Dreams vs. Realty" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mandy comes close to forgetting her fashion designer dreams when she is confronted with rejection and sends herself in a spiral; Vanessa feels regret as she reflects on her own career path; Mike helps the women in his family achieve their dreams.

The Cool Kids - "Thanksgiving at Murray's" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mike and Ryan are forced to get along together when Boyd proposes a compromise to their plans to take him on separate trips by all three going on a trip together; Mandy and Kyle attempt to solve a mystery like a pair of detectives.

Andi Mack - "I Got Your Number" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Andi gets in over her head when she attends a high school party with Amber, causing Bowie's plans for a romantic outing with Bex to go awry; Cyrus tries to mend a longtime rift between Jonah and T.J.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 14)

Friday, January 18

  • Maura Tierney (NewsRadio) - Watch Maura on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Elizabeth Banks (Scrubs) - Elizabeth visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She talks about The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Andy appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) and Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Lily and Jane are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Molly Ringwald (Townies/The Facts of Life) - Molly talks about All These Small Moments on People Now at 12pm.
  • Don Cheadle (Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Don talks about Black Monday on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Dave Franco (Scrubs/Do Not Disturb) - Dave talks about If Beale Street Could Talk on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Adam Pally (Champaign ILL/Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) and Sam Richardson (Champaign ILL/Detroiters/Veep) - Adam and Sam talk about Champaign ILL on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


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

Step by Step - The Complete Third Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season Fuller House - The Complete Third Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season The Game - The Complete Series

11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/16 - Man with a Plan - Season One
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
11/28 - The Great Indoors - Season 1 (The Complete Series)
12/04 - Family Guy - Season Sixteen
12/04 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season
12/18 - Our Cartoon President - Season One
01/08 - Family Guy - 20 Greatest Hits
01/22 - Fuller House - The Complete Third Season
01/22 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season (WBShop.com)
01/29 - Ballers - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
01/29 - Crashing - The Complete Second Season
01/29 - The Game - The Complete Series
01/29 - Kidding - Season One
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