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:
What to Watch Today
Victorian Sherlock, Banshee Binge, Bowl Games and More
Through Saturday at 7 am | Relive every episode (thus far) of the Fred Armisen-Carrie Brownstein collaboration — albeit out of order. (Find return date.)
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.)
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.)
Tournament of Roses Parade
This year’s theme is “Find Your Adventure,” and ABC’s coverage features host Chris Harrison and a
nauseatingdecked-out Bachelor float; NBC’s coverage features Al Roker, Hoda Kotb and other, more interesting floats.
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.)
Through 10 pm | Binge on a season per day this weekend, beginning with the very first one. (Watch the final season trailer.)
BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl
Among the day’s (many) college football contests, here you have No. 7 Notre Dame taking on No. 8 Ohio State.
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.
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.
The Iowa Hawkeyes (12-1) take on the Stanford Cardinal (11-2) live from Pasadena, Calif.
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?)
The Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-2) face off against the Mississippi Rebels (9-3) live from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
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.)
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.)