Wednesday, December 30, 2020

New Year's Eve 2020 and New Year's Day 2021 TV Marathons

Three's Company New Year's Eve Bash Marathon

Welcome to a special New Year's style edition of the News Blog! As we (finally) end 2020 and start 2021, 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 Three's Company New Year's Eve Bash Marathon starting at 8pm through 5am on New Year's Eve. Then on New Year's Day, AnTENna TV turns 10! Celebrate TV how it was meant to be with "AnTENna TV's Birthday Blowout" marathon of shows from Antenna TV's ten years of classic sitcoms. Since October, Antenna TV fans have cast their votes in Top Ten polls from favorite Antenna TV shows to catchphrases, theme songs, child stars, and more. All will be revealed on January 1 with a marathon of the Top Ten Favorite Shows and the rest of the voters' choices. Tune in from 12pm-10pm on New Year's Day! COZI TV says good riddance to 2020 and welcomes in 2021. Starting at 4 p.m. on New Year's Eve tune in to watch memorable goodbyes and farewells of Little House and the Prairie, The Munsters, Frasier, Roseanne and The Nanny. Then get a fresh start at 6 a.m. on New Year's Day, for the all-day New Year's marathon "The Firsts for the First," to watch where it all began for the hilarious casts of The Nanny and Roseanne. BUZZR rings in the new year with Match Game! It's BUZZR's BLANK in the New Year! 2021 is looking extra bright as America's favorite retro game show network kicks-off the start of a new year with 6 new Match Game episodes! The party gets going on New Year's Eve at 8:00p ET and features a whole string of Match Game episodes spotlighting your favorite gang of 70's celebrity panelists!

Syfy has its 25th annual Twilight Zone New Year's Eve and Day marathon that starts New Year's Eve at 6am continuing through the first few days of the new year. IFC will have a Three's Company New Year's Day marathon from 2pm-12am, with various sitcom blocks on New Year's Eve. 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 (with a break for news in the morning from 4:30am-9am). 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 9th straight year.

TV One has a New Year's Eve marathon of One on One starting at 9am through 3am, followed by a New Year's Day marathon of In Living Color also from 6am-3am. TV Land will go with multiple marathons on New Year's Eve with M*A*S*H from 9am-2pm, The Andy Griffith Show from 2pm-8pm and The King of Queens from 8pm-3am. Then on New Year's Day, it's 3 more shows: The Golden Girls from 9am-2pm, The Andy Griffith Show from 2pm-8pm and Everybody Loves Raymond from 8pm-3am. FXX will air nothing but The Simpsons on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day starting at 1pm on NYE and ending at 11:59pm on NYD. Comedy Central ends the year with a South Park marathon from 9am-5am and then starts the year with The Office on New Year's Day from 9am-8pm. E! will air every episode of drama Las Vegas starting at 1pm on New Year's Eve lasting through Jan. 5 at 11pm. USA Network has a Law & Order: SVU Resolve to Watch New Year's Eve and Day marathon starting at 8am on New Year's Eve. Other notable marathons on New Year's Eve include Quantum Leap marathon on Comet, Chicago P.D. on ION, more Twilight Zone on Decades, Law & Order marathon on Sundance, Little House on the Prairie marathon on UPtv, Dateline: Secrets Uncovered marathon on Oxygen and a Doctor Who marathon on BBC America that has already started and runs through 6am on Jan. 2.

It won't be the end of the year and the start of the year without ABC's Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2021 special on New Year's Eve from 8pm-10pm, followed by its annual specials at 10pm and 11:30pm. NBC and Fox air their own New Year's Eve specials hosted by Carson Daly and Ken Jeong/Joel McHale, respectively. Movie wise, AMC, TNT, 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 Thursday and Friday for all of this!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, February 1

Abbott Elementary - "Holiday Hookah" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
On the last day of school before winter break, Janine is convinced by her friend to go to a popular Hookah Club where she runs into unexpected colleagues. Elsewhere, Jacob crashes Barbara and Melissa’s traditional holiday dinner and in the process begins to learn the true meaning of Christmas.

Abbott Elementary - "Read-A-Thon" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The competition heats up between Melissa and Janine as their classrooms go head-to-head in a read-a-thon sponsored by a local pizza shop. Both teachers encourage their students to hit the books hard but face some unexpected obstacles on their path to pizza glory. Meanwhile, Jacob and Gregory join forces and attempt to get their student-podcasting club off the ground.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 30)

Wednesday, February 1

  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Nick on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Harrison Ford (Shrinking) - Harrison appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Natasha Lyonne (Poker Face/Russian Doll) - Natasha is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Adam Pally (Indebted/Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Adam will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jenny Slate (The Great North/Big Mouth/Married/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • D. L. Hughley (The Hughleys/Double Rush) - D. L. guest hosts Comedy Central's The Daily Show at 11pm.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Abbott Elementary/Fam/Instant Mom/Moesha/It's a Living) - Sheryl is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Alan Cumming (Schmigadoon!) - Alan appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your local listings.
  • Jay Ellis (Insecure/The Game - Jay will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show/The Good Life) - Drew is a guest on The Jennifer Hudson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Urie (Shrinking/Younger/Partners) - Michael talks about the new Apple TV+ Shrinking on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Abby Quinn (Mad About You) - Abby will be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:50am.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - NBC's Today catches up with Terry in the 9am hour.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October-January)

Abbott Elementary - The Complete First Season Frasier - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Ghosts - Season One The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - 70th Anniversary Ultimate Christmas Collection Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

10/04 - Mr. Mayor - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) (DVD)
10/04 - The Munsters - Marineland Carnival with The Munsters TV Cast
10/18 - Abbott Elementary - The Complete First Season
11/08 - Frasier - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
11/08 - Young Rock - Season Two (Blu-ray) (DVD)
11/15 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Seven / The Complete Season Eight
11/22 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/29 - Ghosts - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
12/06 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - 70th Anniversary Ultimate Christmas Collection
12/13 - And Just Like That... - The Complete First Season
12/13 - Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
01/03 - Andy Richter Controls the Universe - The Complete Series (2023 Release)
01/27 - Master of None - Season Three / The Complete Series
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