What to Watch Tonight

Fargo and Shameless Marathons, Bowl Games and More

  • IFC
    Portlandia Marathon

    Through Friday 6 am | With an eye on the Season 5 premiere (airing Jan. 8), here’s 24 straight hours of the offbeat comedy. (See line-up.)

  • Syfy
    Twilight Zone Marathon

    Through Friday 6 am | There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man…. You’ll hear that, lots, during this 24-hour spookathon. (See line-up.)

  • ABC
    Tournament of Roses Parade

    This year’s theme is “Inspiring Stories,” and ABC’s coverage features hosts Hannah Storm and John Anderson (from ESPN) and Olympic champion John Naber… and a float based on The Bachelor. [Groan]

  • Showtime
    Shameless Marathon

    Through midnight | With Season 5 starting Jan. 11, Showtime is marathoning one season per day this weekend, starting with the Gallaghers’ freshman follies.

  • ESPN
    Cotton Bowl

    Among the day’s college football contests, here you have No. 8 Michigan State taking on No. 5 Baylor.

  • NBC
    NHL Winter Classic

    Chicago laces up against Washington in the seventh edition of this outdoor hockey showcase, held this year at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

  • FXM
    Fargo Marathon

    Allison Tolman, Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton play just a few of the colorful denizens of this Emmy-winning mini. Here’s all 10 episodes, the first two presented without commercial interruption.

  • PBS
    From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2015

    Julie Andrews hosts for the sixth time this festive Great Performances celebration with the Vienna Philharmonic, from Vienna’s Musikverein.

  • ESPN
    Rose Bowl

    In the oldest of the bowl games — is this its 100th occurrence, already?! — No. 2 Oregon butts helmets with No. 3 Florida State.

  • ESPN
    Sugar Bowl

    And in one of the second-oldest bowl games (thanks, Wiki!), No. 1 Alabama takes on No. 4 Ohio State. (Family loyalty requires me to chant, “Go, Buckeyes!”)

  • NBC
    Bad Judge

    Rebecca tries to help a friend get over a divorce, though her advice isn’t what people want to hear; Hernandez takes a sexual-harassment course with Judy.

  • NBC
    A to Z

    In “J Is for Jan Vaughan,” Zelda and Andrew play matchmakers for Stu and a stenographer, but their efforts negatively impact Stephie.

  • OWN
    Race on The Oprah Winfrey Show with Tamron Hall

    With the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March nearing, OWN kicks off a month-long celebration of civil rights legends with this Hall-hosted special.

  • MTV

    Season 6 premiere: Singer/songwriter Ne-Yo avoids some “Ambush Assassins” while getting busy with “Sexy Love,” while Rob, Sterling, and Chanel learn how people can be protected by “Angel Bubbles.”

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    • Drew S. says:

      It’s too bad that was cancelled. I wonder how far down the alphabet they’ll get before they pull the plug on it?

    • GW says:

      Did you notice that the Katey Sagal opening dialogue changed from 8 months and some days to 6 months and some days? The end is near.

  1. Linda Marks Rogers says:

    Sugar Bowl, Roll TIde

  2. webly3 says:

    I will watch a little bit of the Shameless marathon and then part of the Fargo marathon because I still haven’t seen the last 5 episodes of Fargo.

  3. Joey says:

    How I wish I had Showtime to watch the Shameless marathon. Guess I’m stuck with my Blu-Rays. :P

  4. Tran says:

    NHL Winter Classic (GO CAPS!!!)

  5. Simon Jester says:

    No mention of the PENNY DREADFUL marathon? Really?

  6. Bella says:

    Hart to Hart marathon on Hallmark Movie Channel started at 9

  7. suzyku says:

    none of the above

  8. madbengalsfan85 says:

    Rose Bowl

  9. bj says:

    Captain America/Winter Soldier is on the movie network tonight. I have my popcorn made.