What to Watch Tonight

Victorian Sherlock, Banshee Binge, Bowl Games and More

  • IFC
    Portlandia Marathon

    Through Saturday at 7 am | Relive every episode (thus far) of the Fred Armisen-Carrie Brownstein collaboration — albeit out of order. (Find return date.)

  • USA Network
    Law & Order: SVU Marathon

    Through Saturday at 6 am | The basic cable network is airing 24 hours of SVU, many of which feature Stabler. What more do you need to know? (Find return date.)

  • TBS
    New Girl Marathon

    Through noon | Relive Jess’ relationship with Justin Long, Nick’s relationship with Lizzy Caplan, and Schmidt’s school bus party. (Season 5 scoop.)

  • ABC, NBC
    Tournament of Roses Parade

    This year’s theme is “Find Your Adventure,” and ABC’s coverage features host Chris Harrison and a nauseating decked-out Bachelor float; NBC’s coverage features Al Roker, Hoda Kotb and other, more interesting floats.

  • Showtime
    Shameless Marathon

    Through midnight | Ahead of the series’ Jan. 10 return, Showtime kicks off a weekend of Gallagher-thons with all of Season 1. (Watch Season 6 trailer.)

  • Cinemax
    Banshee Marathon

    Through 10 pm | Binge on a season per day this weekend, beginning with the very first one. (Watch the final season trailer.)

  • ESPN
    BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl

    Among the day’s (many) college football contests, here you have No. 7 Notre Dame taking on No. 8 Ohio State.

  • NBC
    NHL Winter Classic

    The eighth edition of the outdoor hockey showcase pits the Montreal Canadiens against the Boston Bruins, live from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

  • PBS
    From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2016

    This festive Great Performances celebration features the Vienna Philharmonic, the Vienna Boys’ Choir and the Vienna State Ballet; Julie Andrews hosts.

  • ESPN
    Rose Bowl

    The Iowa Hawkeyes (12-1) take on the Stanford Cardinal (11-2) live from Pasadena, Calif.

  • VH1
    Saturday Night Live Marathon

    Through midnight | Watch Justin Timberlake make his way into the five-timers club with each and every one of his impressive hosting stints. (Who is SNL‘s next host?)

  • ESPN
    Sugar Bowl

    The Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-2) face off against the Mississippi Rebels (9-3) live from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

  • PBS
    Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

    Don’t question why Sherlock and Watson are in 1890s London and instead just enjoy this 90-minute standalone, Victorian-era special ahead of Season 4. (Watch trailer.)

  • A&E
    Unforgettable

    Time slot premiere: Carrie and Al investigate a convenience store robbery that culminated in the death of a tabloid cameraman. (On the bubble. Yes, again.)