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, October 5

The Conners - "Driving, Dating and Deceit" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mark is anxious to get his driver’s license when a job opportunity presents itself across town. Darlene attempts to teach him to drive, but her frantic energy sends him running to Ben for help. Meanwhile, Harris meets a new guy online, whom Becky recognizes from her past.

The Golbergs - "Jenkintown After Dark" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Despite promising to keep distance from Brea so they can each establish themselves at college, Adam calls her, sending Beverly into a tailspin. Meanwhile, Joanne lands a coveted job at a posh Philly law firm and Barry takes full advantage of the perks of her new gig, blinding him from the reality of the situation.

Abbott Elementary - "Story Samurai" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
A traveling storytelling troupe Jacob used to be in visits Abbott Elementary for a day of education and entertainment. Jacob can’t wait to share this part of his past with his colleagues; but when he realizes they think the performers are corny, Janine does her best to help him embrace his nerdy side. Meanwhile, Melissa struggles with the new normal of her combined second and third grade class.

Home Economics - "Sushi for Twelve, $482 Plus Delivery" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
With a house full of Hayworths, nothing is off limits for discussion – including Tom and Marina’s lives in, and out, of the bedroom. Connor’s patience as host is running thin so as a thank you, Sarah and Denise strategize a creative way to show their appreciation.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 3)

Wednesday, October 5

  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Watch Kevin on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Fred Armisen (Los Espookys/Forever/Final Space), Ana Fabrega (Los Espookys) and Julio Torres (Los Espookys) - Fred, Ana and Julio are guests on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lena Dunham (Girls) - Lena is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jennifer Tilly (Out of Practice) - Jennifer appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 3:30am on Bravo.
  • Lea Thompson (Caroline in the City) - Lea is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kal Penn (Sunnyside/Deadbeat/We Are Men/How I Met Your Mother) - Kal discusses his impressive journey from former White House staffer and actor to author, and why he chose to share details about his engagement to his fiancĂ©, Josh, in his book, You Can't Be Serious, on Tamron Hall, so check your local istings.
  • Utkarsh Ambudkar (Ghosts/White Famous) - Utkarsh talks about Ghosts on CBS Mornings sometime between 7-9am.
  • Wendell Pierce (The Odd Couple/The Michael J. Fox Show/The Weber/The Brian Benben Show/The Gregory Hines Show) - Wendell talks about Death of a Salesman on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Tamera Mowry-Housley (Sister, Sister/Roommates) - Tamera talks about You Should Sit Down For This on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


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

The Neighborhood - Season Four Young Sheldon - The Complete Fifth Season The Adventues of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Five Mr. Mayor - The Complete Series (DVD) Abbott Elementary - The Complete First Season

06/14 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Eleventh Season
06/14 - Hacks - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
06/14 - Rutherford Falls - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
06/21 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season One / The Complete Season Two
07/19 - The Neighborhood - Season Four
07/19 - Reno 911! - The Hunt for QAnon (Blu-ray) (DVD)
07/26 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Three / The Complete Season Four
08/16 - And Just Like That... - The Complete First Season (Warner Bros. - Canada)
08/16 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Fourth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
09/06 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
09/20 - Kim's Convenience - The Complete Series
09/27 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Five / The Complete Season Six
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
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09/11 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of September 12, 2022)
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09/09 - Dancing with the Stars Season 31 Cast; Great Scott! Back to the Future Reunion at New York Comic Con This Fall
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