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, August 17

Abbott Elementary - "Pilot" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
In this workplace comedy, a group of dedicated, passionate teachers — and a slightly tone-deaf principal — are brought together in a Philadelphia public school where, despite the odds stacked against them, they are determined to help their students succeed in life. Though these incredible educators may be outnumbered and underfunded, they love what they do — even if they don’t love the school district’s less-than-stellar attitude toward educating children.

Abbott Elementary - "Work Family" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Jacob reveals a detail about his personal life, Janine realizes she doesn’t know the other teachers as well as she thought. Meanwhile, as Gregory’s stern teaching approach is causing his whole class to underperform, Barbara and Melissa teach him how to relax and make his lessons more fun.

Abbott Elementary - "Step Class" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Janine is thrilled when Ava asks to help her teach the after-school step class, but the two don’t see eye to eye on how to run the program. Later, when Barbara, Melissa and Jacob plan an “eat-off” to decide who makes the best pizza in Philadelphia, Gregory is forced to reveal a secret.

Abbott Elementary - "Desking" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the students start participating in a new online trend that causes disruption to the school, the teachers band together to put an end to it. Meanwhile, Mr. Johnson provides comforting life advice to Gregory; and later, the teachers finally meet Jacob’s boyfriend, Zach, who joins in to help stop the students “desking”.

Wellington Paranormal - "Mobots" (The CW, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Officer Minogue meets Officer O'Leary's mom when they use her house for a stakeout to investigate why a mass quantity of obsolete electronics goes missing.

Wellington Paranormal - "The Invisible Fiend" (The CW, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Minogue and O'Leary investigate a mysterious home invasion with no visible signs of entry, managing to arrest an invisible creature and bring it back to the station for questioning.

grown-ish - "You Don't Know Me" (Freeform, 10:00PM ET/PT)
The girls enlist Junior's help to find their shady roommate, Lauryn, who has a habit of mysteriously disappearing; Junior wonders if Annika is starting to catch feelings for him; Aaron suspects that Doug isn't being honest with him.

Everything's Trash - "Rom-Coms Are Mostly Trash" (Freeform, 10:30PM ET/PT)
After Phoebe suddenly sees Michael in a new light, she attempts to set him up with Malika, who already has her eye on an old flame; Jayden worries that he and Jessie have lost their spark, so they decide to spice things up.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 15)

Wednesday, August 17

  • Alison Brie (GLOW/Community) - Watch Alison Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Sasheer Zamata (Home Economics/Woke) - Sasheer appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Nicole Byer (Grand Crew/Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi co-hosts The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan/Kenan & Kel) - Kenan will be on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) - Zazie appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Simu Liu (Kim's Convenience) - Simu chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Susan Walters (Dear John/The War Next Door) - Susan is a guest on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Blair Underwood (The New Adventures of Old Christine) - Blair will be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kel Mitchell (Game Shakers/Kenan & Kel) - Kel appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect/Suddenly Susan) - Sherri guest hosts a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Josh Peck (Grandfathered/Drake & Josh) and Rhea Perlman (Cheers/Pearl/Kirstie) - Josh and Rhea talk about Netflix's 13: The Musical on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Murray Bartlett (Physical/Looking) - Murry talks about White Lotus on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (April-August)

Up All Night - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) The Danny Thomas Show (aka Make Room for Daddy) - The Complete Fourth Season Becker - The Complete Series (2022 Release) The Neighborhood - Season Four The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Three

04/05 - Up All Night - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
04/26 - The Danny Thomas Show (aka Make Room for Daddy) - The Complete Fourth Season
04/26 - Jackie Gleason TV Treasures - 70th Anniversary Collection (including Honeymooners Rarities)
05/03 - No Activity - Season Three
05/13 - The Donna Reed Show - The Complete Seasons 1-5 (Time Life)
05/31 - Becker - The Complete Series (2022 Release)
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 / 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 / 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)
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07/22 - Ghosts Dives Into the Metaverse with a Game; Jo Koy Gets 4th Netflix Special; Remembering Rebecca Balding of Soap
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07/19 - Apple TV+ Comedy Central Park Returns in September; Leah Remini Game Show Is Back on Aug. 1
07/18 - Paramount+ Revives Criminal Minds; AMC Network Sizzling in August with Hot Originals
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