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.
SUNDAY, JAN. 1
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.