Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Eve 2009 and New Year's Day 2010 TV Marathons

It's the last day of 2009 today and tomorrow it's the first day of 2010! So to celebrate the end of 2009 and the start of 2010 we will let you know the notable marathons on TV!

December 31
First, let's start off with the marathons on TV today -- New Year's Eve (Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009). Most of the marathons don't start until after midnight tonight, but there are some that start during the day today. Bio TV has a classic Biography episodes marathon from 8am-5am today. Find out the stories on Ozzie & Harriet, Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Aaron Spelling, Charlie's Angels, Farrah Fawcett, Alan Alda, Florence Henderson, The Brady Bunch, Cheers, Bea Arthur, Betty White, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Carol Burnett. As we mentioned before, WGN America will have a marathon of In the Heat of the Night movies today from 10am-8pm ET. TNT heads to Vegas with a Las Vegas marathon from 11am-7pm today. Syfy Channel has a two day marathon of the classic series The Twilight Zone that starts at 8am today and runs until 6am Saturday! In other marathons for today are: USA Network's Burn Notice from 6am-6am, Sleuth's Royal Pains marathon from 6am-8pm, ABC Family's America's Funniest Home Videos marathon from 3pm-11pm both today and tomorrow, Chiller TV's Wolf Lake marathon from 10am-7pm, GSN's 1 vs. 100 marathon from 9am-3pm, Nick's SpongeBob marathon from 9am-8pm, and TV One celebrates the life of Michael Jackson from 8pm-3am.

January 1
Then at midnight tonight when we ring in the new year, we get the best marathons! First off, WPIX in NYC will have its annual The Honeymooners marathon from 12am-6am and again from 9am-5pm. As mentioned above, Syfy has The Twilight Zone. It's not time to celebrate a new year without these two shows! WGN America has a marathon of Barney Miller from 8am-10pm on New Year's Day. TV Land has three classic movies from 9am-4:30pm, followed by Married...with Children from 4:30-9pm. In other sitcom marathons on New Year's Day, TV One has Martin from 9am-5:30am, WE tv has a Golden Girls marathon from 10am-7pm, Gospel Music Channel has an Amen marathon from 12:30am-2pm, and Disney Channel has a Sonny with a Chance marathon from 12pm-12am. And Nick at Nite has a George Lopez Lopez-olutions marathon, but that's all night on Jan. 2 and 3. Non-sitcom wise for New Year's Day, we have plenty of goodies! Logo starts their Buffy the Vampire airings wih a marathon from 6am-12am with a New Year's Slay, GSN has a Family Feud marathon from 9am-3pm, SOAPnet has One Tree Hill from 2pm-12am, style has Supernanny from 12pm-6pm, Sleuth has The Unit from 6am-6am, USA Network has Law & Order: SVU from 6am-6am then NCIS takes over on Jan. 2, A&E has Criminal Minds from 8am-4am, as well as ION from 4pm-11pm, TeenNick has Degrassi from 1pm-6am, and Looney Tunes will be on from 8am-7pm on Cartoon Network, while Tom & Jerry on Boomerang from 6am-6am! Looking for even more, American Idol on Fox Reality Channel from 12pm-9pm, Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader on CMT from 2pm-9pm, and The Biggest Loser on Bravo from 8am-8pm
Movie wise, we have a Jennifer Aniston movies marathon on Lifetime from 11am-11pm, Chiller has Alfred Hitchcock movies from 8am-4am, Spike TV has a Lethal Weapon and Die Hard franchise marathons starting at 9am, AMC has The Matrix movies starting at 11am, and classic movie wise go with James Stewart films on TCM starting at 6:45am.

And of course we have sports today and tomorrow, mainly college football bowl games, and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest tonight at 10pm ET and 11:35pm-2:05am on ABC! Everyone should be watching the latter as usual. On the networks in primetime, after the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day catch new episodes of sitcoms Better off Ted and Scrubs at 8:30pm ET/PT.

And that's our last post of 2009...see you in 2010!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, July 3

The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now in Living Color! - (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
CBS will honor the memory of legendary actor, producer, director, writer, comedian and Emmy Award winner Carl Reiner with THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW – NOW IN LIVING COLOR! A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO CARL REINER, featuring two colorized back-to-back classic episodes of the beloved 1960s series, Friday, July 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. As series creator and co-star, Carl Reiner personally supervised the original colorization of the episodes.

The special features “Coast to Coast Big Mouth,” which ranked #8 on TV Guide’s list of the “100 Greatest TV Episodes of All-Time,” and “October Eve,” which Mr. Reiner considered to be one of the series’ funniest episodes. Both were written by Bill Persky and Sam Denoff.

In “Coast to Coast Big Mouth,” Laura Petrie blurts out a top secret on a national television quiz show, revealing that comedian Alan Brady wears a toupee. The episode, which was the show’s fifth and final season premiere, was originally broadcast on Sept. 15, 1965. “Coast to Coast Big Mouth” won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series in 1966.

In “October Eve,” a painting of Laura returns to haunt her when, despite her having posed fully clothed, the artist (played by Carl Reiner) takes the liberty of “undraping” her. The episode was first presented on April 8, 1964, during season three.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 29)

Friday, July 3

  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Watch Kevin on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12:35am on ABC.
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Tina appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Laura Dern (Enlightened) - Laura is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mark Duplass (Togetherness/The Mindy Project/The League) - Mark appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa guest hosts a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Brett Gelman (Camping/Fleabag/Love/Married/Go On) - Brett appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Tika Sumpter (mixed-ish/The Game) - Tika talks about the season finale of mixed-ish and her latest project helping new moms on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Peter Gallagher (Grace and Frankie/The Secret Lives of Men) - Peter talks about Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist and Grace and Frankie on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.


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Martin - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Seventh and Final Season The Good Place - The Final (Fourth) Season Head of the Class - The Complete First Season Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season

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04/14 - Police Squad! - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
04/14 - The Righteous Gemstones - The Complete First Season
04/21 - Step by Step - The Complete Seventh and Final Season (WBShop.com)
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05/19 - The Good Place - The Final (Fourth) Season
05/19 - The Good Place - The Complete Series - Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
05/26 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
05/26 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Series
06/02 - Work in Progress - Season 1
06/09 - Head of the Class - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
06/09 - Letterkenny - Seasons 3 & 4
06/09 - Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season
06/23 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Third Season (Blu-ray)
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