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

Thursday, December 5

Young Sheldon - "A Party Invitation, Football Grapes and an Earth Chicken" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mary gets Pastor Jeff involved when Sheldon isn’t invited to Billy’s birthday party. Also, George Sr. has “male-bonding time” with Dr. Sturgis.

The Unicorn - "No Pressure" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Wade pretends to be dating Caroline (Betsy Brandt) to avoid being set up on blind dates by Delia. Also, Ben and Michelle throw an anniversary party for themselves, but have issues with the catering.

Mom - "Tuna Florentine and a Clean Handoff" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy and the ladies rally around Tammy when she has trouble adjusting to early release from parole. Also, Bonnie is disappointed when her perfect birthday gift for Adam gets a lukewarm response.

Carol's Second Act - "Therapy Dogs" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
As the hospital hosts therapy dogs to help care for their patients, Carol helps Lexie when the emotional burden of being a doctor becomes too “ruff."

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 2)

Thursday, December 5

  • Sam Rockwell (F Is for Family) - Catch Sam on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Lizzy Caplan (Party Down/The Class) - Lizzy appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) - Rebel drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna is a guest on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • John Lithgow (Trial and Error/Twenty Good Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John visits Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Casey Wilson (The Hotwives/Marry Me/Happy Endings), Nico Santos (Superstore) and Chris Hardwick (Guys Like Us) - Casey, Nico and Chris are panelists on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Lea Michele (The Mayor) - Lea appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. She talks about Same Time Next Christmas on ABC's GMA 3: Strahan, Sara & Keke at 1pm.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/The Millers/Sean Saves the World) - Sean appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon) - Iain is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial and Error/Kristin) - Kristin talks about Hallmark Channel's A Christmas Love Story on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT and on Access Daily, so check your local listings.


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

Life with Lucy - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Fifth Season The Big Bang Theory - The Twelfth and Final Season The King of Queens - The Complete Series (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete Fourth Season

10/08 - Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series
10/08 - Life with Lucy - The Complete Series
10/15 - Mom - The Complete Sixth Season
10/16 - Our Miss Brooks - Season 1 - Volume 1
10/16 - Our Miss Brooks - Season 1 - Volume 2
11/05 - The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang - The Complete Animated Series
11/05 - Laverne & Shirley in the Army (Animated Series) - The DVD Edition
11/05 - Letterkenny - Seasons 1 & 2
11/05 - Step by Step - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
11/12 - The Big Bang Theory - The Twelfth and Final Season (Blu-ray)
11/12 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Series (Blu-ray Limited Edition)
11/18 - The Guest Book - Season Two
11/19 - The King of Queens - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/19 - The Kominsky Method - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
12/03 - The Simpsons - The Nineteenth Season
12/03 - The Simpsons - Seasons 1-20: Limited Collector's Set
12/10 - Family Guy - Season Seventeen
12/17 - Fuller House - The Complete Fourth Season
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