Friday, December 30, 2011

New Year's Eve 2011 and New Year's Day 2012 TV Marathons; Sitcom Stars On Talk Shows (Week of January 2, 2012)

Welcome to a special New Year's style edition of the News Blog! As we end 2011 and start 2012 this weekend, today we will give you a marathon recap on TV tomorrow and on Sunday (New Year's Eve and New Year's Day)!
Some of the major TV stunts we mentioned already were TBS' New Year's Eve The Big Bang Theory marathon from 7pm-12am on Saturday to close out 2011. Laughs is certainly the way to go! Antenna TV has a New Year's Eve marathon of Burns & Allen and Jack Benny Program beginning at 3am Saturday and lasting into Sunday morning at 8am. On New Year's Day, they will have a The Three Stooges marathon starting 8am and running to 12 midnight, as the network celebrates its first birthday! Meanwhile, the MeTV Network showcases a That Girl launch marathon on New Year's Day from 11am-5pm on Sunday. Bounce TV will launch Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids with a special "Hey! Hey! Hey! It's New Year's Day" Marathon on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 starting at Noon ET. TV Land has a Murder, She Wrote launch marathon from 2pm-8pm on New Year's Day. TV One will ring in the new year with its annual Martin marathon on New Year's Eve starting at 1pm and lasting into the night. We mentioned that WPIX in New York will of course have their annual The Honeymooners marathon starting at 12 midnight on Saturday night through 6pm on Sunday with 38 of the classic 39 episodes.

ABC has a nice six episode marathon of the number one new drama Once Upon a Time from 4-6pm ET (2-4pm PT) and in primetime from 7-11pm ET/PT. Get hooked! INSP has a Little House on the Prairie launch marathon on New Year's Day starting at 1pm and Happy Days will also join the line-up starting Jan. 2! The Hub will air a Batman marathon on New Year's Eve from 11pm-6am. Holy what an ending to 2011, Batman! And ION gives us a New Year's Day George Lopez marathon starting at 1pm and running through 3am. All of these were mentioned on our regular news posts.

Some of the stuff we have not mentioned include: BET says hello to 2012 with its annual New Year's Day marathon of The Game starting at 11am on Sunday through 11pm. Sister network Centric will have an A-Team marathon Saturday starting at 11am on New Year's Eve and it will last all day and night and will end early Monday morning at 6am. GMC has its regular 227 block from 2pm-7pm on Saturday, followed by Cosby from 7pm-1am. On New Year's Day starting at 1pm, GMC will have a Candid Camera marathon from 1pm-9pm. Another marathon of The Three Stooges, this time on IFC and on New Year's Eve starting at 6pm through 6am. TV Guide Network will have a Samantha Who? marathon on New Year's Day from 11am-5pm. A&E spends New Year's Day with The Sopranos for the first day of the year starting at 7am. USA Network has a NCIS New Year's Eve marathon starting at 10am and a Law & Order: SVU marathon on New Year's Day starting at 6am, while Cloo spends the last day of the year with a Monk marathon starting at 6am and the first day of the year with Psych. Syfy has its annual Twilight Zone marathon today starting at 9am on Saturday and continues on New Year's Day as well into Monday morning at 6am! Reality wise, Chiller has a Fear Factor Australia marathon on New Year's Eve beginning at 6am.

AMC has a Walking Dead marathon on New Year's Eve from 11am-1am. Universal HD will air Charlie's Angels marathon starting at 11am tomorrow. House joins Oxygen with a marathon on New Year's Day from 8am-3am. BBC America says hello to 2012 with a Absolutely Fabulous marathon on Sunday starting at 7am. TNT has a Law & Order marathon to start off 2012, while SOAPnet has an One Life to Live marathon to kick-off the new year on Sunday from 10am-12am. MTV has a Jersey Shore marathon, but what a bore that is, while TeenNick has a marathon of The Amanda Show. Animation wise, Boomerang has a Tom & Jerry marathon on New Year's Day starting at 6am. Good fun!

Other notable TV marathons and specials include ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 40th Anniversary special tomorrow night from 8pm-10pm, followed by its annual specials at 10pm and 11:30pm. Movie wise, Spike TV has the Jaws movie marathon on Saturday and the Stars Wars marathon on Sunday! Hallmark Channel continues to air Christmas movies this weekend. LMN has a viewer's choice "Pick a Flick" movie marathon starting at 12pm on New Year's Eve through 4am.
Check out a full New Year's marathon list from our friends at TVTango.com.


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 January 2-6, 2012, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVR's (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!

Monday, January 2, 2012
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Watch Tina on a repeat of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi) - Whoopi visits The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Penny Marshall (Laverne & Shirley) - Penny stops by The Rosie Show at 7pm on OWN.
  • Marlo Thomas (That Girl) - Marlo will be on Today on NBC beween 7-9am ET/PT.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Jenny) - Jenny appears on Today on NBC between 7-9am ET/PT.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
  • Will Arnett (Up All Night/Arrested Development) - Catch Will on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Mindy Kaling (The Office) - Mindy drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show) - Drew appears onThe Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Jim guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Tracey Gold (Growing Pains) - Tracey visits ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am ET/PT.
  • Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) - Melissa chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Ellie Kemper (The Office) - Watch Ellie on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) - Melissa visits the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Catch Tina on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Tracy stops by Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Laura Prepon (That '70s Show) - Tune in to see Laura on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah visits ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am ET/PT.
Friday, January 6, 2012
  • David Cross (Arrested Development) - Watch David on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Laura Prepon (That '70s Show) - Laura appears on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kirstie Alley (Cheers/Veronica's Closet) - Kirstie is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
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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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