On TV this first day of 2015: FXM brings you all of Fargo Season 1 (dontchaknow!), Shameless kicks off an every-episode marathon, Bad Judge and A to Z return, and more. Here are 14 programs to keep on your radar as you recover from any revelry.
What to Watch Today
Fargo and Shameless Marathons, Bowl Games and More
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.)
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.)
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]
Through midnight | With Season 5 starting Jan. 11, Showtime is marathoning one season per day this weekend, starting with the Gallaghers’ freshman follies.
Among the day’s college football contests, here you have No. 8 Michigan State taking on No. 5 Baylor.
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.
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.
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.
In the oldest of the bowl games — is this its 100th occurrence, already?! — No. 2 Oregon butts helmets with No. 3 Florida State.
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!”)
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.
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.
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.
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.”