The TVLine-Up: Your Guide to 78 New Year's Weekend Marathons and Specials

If your New Year’s resolution is to watch less TV, you can pretty much consider it broken already. The networks are pulling out all the stops to lure you to the couch over the holiday weekend, lining up enough tantalizing marathons and specials to keep you glued to the tube until 2013, never mind 2012! What’s what, and when is it? Scroll down through our round-up — TVLine has you covered for everything except that pesky Jan. 1 hangover.

UFC (Fuel TV, midnight – midnight) | Fuel TV kicks off its partnership with the Ultimate Fighting Championship with a 24-hour marathon. Which, frankly, exhausts us just thinking about it

Red Eye New Year’s Special (Fox News, 12:30 – 1 am) | After the fireworks are over, cool down with this special edition of Greg Gutfeld’s talk show.

Law & Order (TNT, 4 am – 2 pm) | It may be a new year, but some things never change.

V.I.P. (Logo, 4 am – 10 pm) | The Pamela Anderson classic. Camp classic, that is.

Degrassi: The Next Generation (TeenNick, 6 am – 4 pm) | So many secret hookups, pregnancies and emotional traumas! It’s like a Monday at the TVLine office…

How It’s Made (Science Channel, 6 am – Monday, 3 am) | Wonder how they make tequila? You’ll find out if you watch this marathon.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (USA Network, 6 am – Monday, 4 am) | See: Law & Order (above).

Psych (Cloo, 6 am – Monday, 6 am) | If you prefer your procedural with quirk, Cloo has you covered.

Torchwood: Miracle Day (Starz Edge, 6 am – 3:14 pm) | Jack and Gwen go to America in the latest incarnation of the hit British series.

Absolutely Fabulous Hangover Helper (BBC America, 7:20 am – Monday, 6 am) | Edina and Patsy are almost back with new episodes (Jan. 8!), but until then, let these oldies-but-goodies distract you from your aching head.

House (Oxygen, 8 am – Monday, 3 am) | Has Dr. Crankypants gotten grouchier over time? Find out when Oxygen reairs the first 10 episodes of Season 1.

Looney Tunes (Cartoon Network, 9 am – 6 pm) | Oh, how we’ve missed this tune.

The Lying Game (ABC Family, 9 am – 7 pm) | Your last chance to get up to speed on all the scandals and twin-swapping before the Season 1.5 premiere Monday at 9 pm.

Gold Rush (Discovery, 10 am – Monday, 3 am) | Get started with Gold Rush: Alaska before returning to the original.

One Life to Live (SoapNet, 10 am – midnight) | Remember the gold old days with these classic episodes featuring Marcia Cross and Nathan Fillion.

The Game (BET, 11 am – 11 pm) | What dies on The CW lives on at BET.

Samantha Who? (TV Guide Network, 11 am – 5 pm) | What’s Barry Watson up to these days? Let’s get him a show, people!

Storage Wars (A&E, noon – Monday, 4:02 am) | New Year’s resolution: to stop fighting over other people’s junk.

George Lopez (Ion Television, 1 pm – Monday, 3 am) | Take heart, George. Your talk show was canceled, but you’re still in syndication.

My Fair Wedding With David Tutera (WE tv, 2 pm – Monday, 5 am) | This marathon is followed by a new episode at 9 pm.

Hell on Wheels (AMC, 3 – 11 pm) | Catch all of the previously aired episodes of the recently renewed series, leading into a new installment at 10 pm. Whee!

Once Upon a Time (ABC, 4 – 6 pm, 7 – 11 pm) | Evil Queen, Shmevil Shmeen. Fall under Snow White’s spell instead as ABC airs six choice episodes of the freshman hit.

Pawn Stars (History, 7 pm – Monday, 4:02 am) | Not to be confused with Prawn Stars.


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  1. Tamika says:

    I will be watching the BBT marathon!!! Love that show!!!

  2. Templar says:

    So. out of that huge list, I get TBBT, OUAT and Psych. Not bad, not bad at all.

  3. Bad Breaker says:

    Rats. I was hoping to see a marathon of this past season of Sons of Anarchy.

    • Matt Webb Mitovich, Editor-at-Large says:

      I checked with FX very recently and there are no plans to repeat Season 4 anytime soon. Probably this summer.

  4. alyssa897 says:

    Degrassi – “So many secret hookups, pregnancies and emotional traumas! It’s like a Monday at the TVLine office…”

    LOL. Who came up with that? :D

  5. Heather says:

    Actually, ABC is airing at least six, if not all seven of the OUAT eps this weekend. The marathon starts at 4 m EST and I for one cannot wait to watch them all again! If only ABC could do a Revenge marathon next somehow, LOL ;)

    • Rachel says:

      I thought I had heard that, too – that they were airing all of the episodes so far. (I hope that’s the case, because I know a few people who really need to catch up!!)

    • Templar says:

      According to Direct TV schedule OUAT starts at 4 EST/3C and continues to 11 E/10C with a 1 hour break for national and local news. So that is 6 episodes.

    • Vlada Gelman says:

      The OUAT listing has been updated. Thanks!

  6. Daveedt says:

    Same here. Why is FX not repeating S4, soon? There’s only the last 3 eps ON DEMAND, from Verizon!! 1.99/episode, on!!

  7. Trisha says:

    I’ll be watching HBO’s True Blood S4… can hardly wait for Alex Skarsgard as Eric Northman. Waiting for S5 does suck… but this will most surely help! LOL

  8. Anonymous says:

    Even though I’ve watched them all already, I’m going to catch The Secret Circle marathon just for the fun of it again. It’ll be fun starting with the Pilot tonight!

  9. courtney says:


  10. spikesgrl says:

    I completely agree with you about Barry Watson. Love that man!!
    Someone please give him a show soon……

  11. Deena says:

    I never get sick of Law & Order marathons. Bring ’em on! I will now have to battle my mom for the recliner & good TV as she will be eying up that Twilight Zone marathon like she does every year.

  12. Max says:

    There’s a Batman marathon ? So: nananananananana NA Batman =D

  13. Let us not forget the Marx Brothers movie marathon on TCM until 8PM tonight!

  14. Malcom says:

    That little line about the Walking Dead zombie soap opera was pretty spot on. Well done, sir.

  15. ACE says:

    Monk was not canceled! The series ended.

  16. jennifer says:

    There is a Diagnosis Murder marathon on Encore Suspense. It ends at 8 pm tonight.

  17. Hugh says:

    I’ll be watching Degrassi with my pants down and the lotion andtowel close by. I love masturbating to that show.

  18. JB says:

    What happened to the Honeymooners?!

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