What to Watch Today

Victorian Sherlock, Banshee Binge, Bowl Games and More


On TV this New Year’s Day: Sherlock is back in action, Justin Timberlake brings it on down to Omeletteville, Shameless and Banshee go back to the beginning and IFC binges on every Portlandia ever. Here are 14 programs to keep on your radar:

  • 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.)