New Year’s Marathons

Three over-the-air channels will celebrate New Year’s Day with Monday marathons: Cozi TV with The Nanny; Escape with Without a Trace; and GetTV with three Norman Lear-produced series: All in the Family, Sanford and Son and Good Times.

Cozi’s marathon wins our vote for most ambitious of the three, since it includes new segments with The Nanny’s Fran Drescher. In addition to 22 half-hour episodes of the sitcom running from 9 am to 8 pm ET, Cozi will include original vignettes on behalf of Drescher’s charity Cancer Schmancer, with the star providing “entertaining advice on how viewers can detox their bodies and homes.”

Here’s a Cozi TV promo, plus one of Cancer Schmancer’s own videos:

Escape’s Without a Trace marathon will air 12 episodes of the hour-long police procedural from noon to midnight.

GetTV will offer 44 episodes of the Lear sitcoms All in the Family, Sanford and Son and Good Times in one-hour blocks from 6 am to 4 am the next morning.

All five series will join their respective channels’ regular weekday lineups starting Tuesday, January 2.

The Nanny (145 episodes over six CBS seasons, 1993-1999) will air on Cozi TV in one-hour blocks at 10 am, 7 PM and midnight.

Two episodes of Without a Trace (160 episodes over seven CBS seasons, 2002-2009), will air on Escape at 9 pm. Without a Trace is the first scripted series in the channel’s four-year history.

The three Lear series (476 episodes over 21 combined CBS and NBC seasons, 1971-1979) will air in hour-long blocks on GetTV starting at 5 pm. Good Times goes first, followed by Sanford and Son and then All in the Family. All three shows have been running over the air on Antenna TV.

To find where to watch each channel, visit “Get Cozi TV,”  Escape’s “Find Us” and/or GetTV’s “Get the Channel.”

Tonight, incidentally, you can see Norma Lear (left) receive one of America’s highest accolades: a salute on the Annual Kennedy Center Honors, airing at 9 pm on CBS stations and streaming on CBS All Access.



About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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