Friday, December 29, 2006

New Year's Eve/Day Marathons; Sony TV-DVD Poll; Be 'Ugly' in 2007!

This is our 500th news post! We are close to 500 days of non-stop posting, too. There were a few days where we posted two news items, so that is why the number of posts exceed the number of days. Anyhow, this is a big milestone for us! And we look to continue to post non-stop everyday in 2007 and beyond!

Today we will take a look at the end of the current year/start of the new year marathons. Sci-Fi Channel will air its annual Twilight Zone marathon. Starting New Year's Eve at 9 a.m., back-to-back episodes of the cult TV series hosted by Rod Serling are featured. First up: a murderer loses his memory in "In His Image." The marathon doesn't end until Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 6 AM! Talk about a marathon!!
TBS will close the year with Seinfeld. A 12-episode block of the "show about nothing" opens with four stories built around riding New York's subway. Included: A beauty picks up George; Jerry befriends a naked guy; Kramer is tipped to a hot horse; and Elain gets stuck en route to a lesbian wedding. This will air New Year's Eve from 7 p.m. to 12 midnight. ABC Family and SOAPnet will have Ugly Betty marathons on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, see our Ugly Betty story below.
Comedy Central will have a South Park New Year's Eve Rock-a-thon featuring six episodes from the past year starting at 10 p.m. New Year's Eve.
TNT will bring 'law & order' to the new year, with a 17-episode block of the absorbing police-and-lawyers procedural--Law & Order. Things get fishy in the first hour when a caviar entrepreneur is found dead the day after he marries a much younger woman. The suspects include his bride and his daughter from a previous marriage. The crime stopping starts 11 p.m. New Year's Eve.
TV Land will encore the 5-part Top 100 Catchphrases special from 7p-12a on New Year's Eve. Other notable marathons include Court TV's Cops marathon and USA Network's New Year's Day Monk marathon.
I saved the best for last...us New Yorkers can catch the classic sitcom The Honeymooners on WPIX from 12 midnight to 5 p.m. on New Year's Day! What better way to spend the first day of 2007! Click here for episode info!

Sony Home Entertainment has a new poll featuring shows like What's Happening Now!!, Cupid, Bette, The Rookies, and Police Story. You choose the top three shows from that list and they will consider putting them on DVD! Come on What's Happening!! fans we need What's Happening Now!! on DVD! So vote for the grown-up Raj, Rerun and the gang by clicking HERE.

Ugly Betty, the Golden Globe nominated and most watched new comedy of the fall season, proves ugly is the new beautiful. On Sunday, Dec. 31 ABC will launch "Be Ugly '07," a pro-social campaign that asks America to resolve to be real, be smart, be passionate, be true to yourself and be ugly, just like Ugly Betty in 2007. "Be Ugly '07" will turn the word "ugly" upside down and challenge conventional perceptions and stereotypes of real beauty. Promoting self esteem and empowerment, the effort kicks off with cross-network support, an original song, stunts, appearances, interstitials, a dedicated web site (www.BeUgly07.com), and an event designed to create awareness for the movement.
"Be Ugly '07" starts on-air during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, and hundreds of Betty look-alikes will be in Times Square and Walt Disney World handing out Ugly Betty masks to help people see the world through Betty's eyes, where ugly is beautiful. ABC will air the last three episodes to date on Saturday, December 30 from 8 to 11 p.m. Also on Dec. 31, ABC Family will feature a marathon of all the episodes to date from 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET. January 1 look-alikes will distribute masks at the Rose Bowl Parade, with a SOAPnet marathon airing all the episodes to date from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET. Finally, an original half-hour special The Beauty of Ugly Betty will made available to ABC affiliates and The Walt Disney Companies' wholly owned cable channels in English and Spanish. The special will feature interviews with the cast and editors of the magazine, who take a look at how Ugly Betty has become a phenomenon and how the show has redefined "ugly." Haven't seen all the episodes yet and won't be able to watch the marathons? That is OK, you can catch all the episodes to date on abc.com before Jan. 5! This is truly the year to be ugly!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Wednesday, June 19

The Conners - "When Sisters Collide and the Return of the Grifters" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Darlene crashes Mark’s college trivia night to prove how smart she is. Elsewhere, Neville finds out the money he loaned Dan was used for something other than its intended purpose.

The Conners - "Hanging in Dorms With Boys and the Secret Life of Men" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Darlene urges Ben to make some male friends as he feels anxious about turning 50. Elsewhere, Mark asks Harris to buy him and his friends beer for their dorm room.

Abbott Elementary - "Career Day Part 1" / "Career Day Part 2" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
It’s a new year at Abbott Elementary, and Janine is as eager as ever. She plans a district-wide initiative – Career Day – and is anxious for it to be a success. Meanwhile, Ava has a new approach to her job, and Melissa is asked a surprising question.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 17)

Wednesday, June 19

  • Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate) - Watch Dakota on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Mr. Corman/3rd Rock from the Sun) - Joseph appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Ebon Moss-Bachrach (The Bear/Girls) - Ebon is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Abby Elliott (The Bear/Indebted/Odd Mom Out) - Abby appears on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen at 10:15pm on Bravo.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jason Biggs (Outmatched/Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Jason is a guest on CBS Mornings some time between 7-9am.
  • Austin Butler (Ruby & the Rockits/Zoey 101/Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide) - Austin talks about The Bikeriders on NBC's Today some time between 7-9am.
  • Joe Manganiello (How I Met Your Mother) - Joe chats about hosting the new Deal or No Deal Island on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Sterling K. Brown (Solar Opposites/Starved) - Sterling is joining Drew and telling her all about receiving his first Oscar nomination, his most surreal moment on the red carpet and raising his two sons on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore ShoW, so check your local listings.
  • Jenny Slate (The Great North/Big Mouth/Married/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny is joining Drew and telling her all about being a mom to a three-year-old and her new comedy special Seasoned Professional on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Teri Hatcher (The Odd Couple/Sunday Dinner/Karen's Song/The Love Boat) - Teri talks about Lifetime's The Killer Inside: The Ruth Finley Story on a repeat of Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Schmigadoon!/Friends from College/Playing House/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael discusses hosting NFL Honors and book, The History of Sketch Comedy: A Journey through the Art and Craft of Humor, on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray

Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series Check It Out! - The Complete Series The Jeffersons - The Complete Series (2024 Release) Welcome Back, Kotter - The Complete Series (2024 Release)

01/09 - South Park - Seasons 11-15 (Blu-ray)
01/16 - Ghosts (UK) - Season Five
02/13 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
02/27 - The Really Loud House - Season One
03/12 - Ghosts (UK) - The Complete Series
03/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 3 (Blu-ray)
03/12 - Rick and Morty - Season 7 (Blu-ray Steelbook) (Blu-ray) (DVD)
04/03 - Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series (VEI)
04/08 - Check It Out! - The Complete Series (VEI)
05/21 - Frasier (2023) - Season One
06/11 - The Jeffersons - The Complete Series (2024 Release)
06/11 - Welcome Back, Kotter - The Complete Series (2024 Release)

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