New Year's weekend TV 2011: Football, marathons and new shows

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new-years-tv-2011.jpgSome people like to go out and get crazy on New Year's. But did you know there is a plethora of fun TV to stay home and watch? We know! So pick your poison - pro and college football, the entire second season of "The Walking Dead," Pam Anderson's tour de force "V.I.P." or your favorite shows returning from reruns on Monday, Jan. 2. Zap2it's got you covered.

All times Eastern.

Friday, Dec. 30

A&E: "Criminal Minds" marathon, noon to 4 a.m. the next day

ESPN: College football, Armed Forces Bowl BYU vs. Tulsa, noon to 3:30 p.m., Pinstripe Bowl Iowa State vs. Rutgers, 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Music City Bowl Mississippi State vs. Wake Forest, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Insight Bowl Iowa vs. Oklahoma, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Logo: "Awkward" marathon, noon to 6 p.m.

MTV: "Jersey Shore" Season 4 marathon, midnight to midnight

NBC: New "Chuck," Chuck versus the Baby, 8 p.m.

Spike TV: "Best of PRIDE Fighting" marathon 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Syfy: "Sanctuary" marathon, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

USA: "CSI" marathon, 6 a.m. to 4 a.m. the next day


Saturday, Dec. 31

ABC: College football Liberty Bowl Cincinnati vs. Vanderbilt, 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., New Year's Rockin' Eve: The 40th Anniversary Party, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

AMC: "The Walking Dead" marathon, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. the next day

Bravo: "Real Housewives" marathon, 1 p.m. to midnight

CBS: College basketball, Louisville at Kentucky, noon to 2:30 p.m., college football Sun Bowl Georgia Tech vs. Utah, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Chiller: "Fear Factor Australia/South Africa/UK" marathon 6 a.m. to 6 a.m.

Cloo: "Monk" marathon, 6 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day

Cooking: "Unique Sweets" marathon 5 p.m. to 4 a.m. the next day

ESPN: College football, Texas Bowl Northwestern vs. Texas A&M, noon to 3:30 p.m., Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Illinois vs. UCLA 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Chick-Fil-A Bowl Auburn vs. Virginia, 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

ESPN2: College basketball, noon to midnight

Food: "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" marathon, 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. the next day

FOX: America Country New Year's Eve Live, 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

G4: "Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan" marathon, noon to 10 p.m.

HGTV: "House Hunters" marathon, 7 a.m. to 4 a.m. the next day

IFC: "The Three Stooges" marathon, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day

MTV: "Jersey Shore" marathon, midnight to 11 p.m., NYE in NYC 2012" live, 11 p.m. to midnight, rebroadcast

NBC: NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly, 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

SCI: "Oddities" marathon, 6 a.m. to 3 a.m. the next day

Speed: "Barrett-Jackson Auction Marathon 2011," 8 a.m. to midnight

Spike TV: "Jaws" movies marathon, 9 a.m. to 4 a.m. the next day

Style: "America's Next Top Model" marathon, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Syfy: "The Twilight Zone" marathon, 9 a.m. to midnight

TBS: "The Big Bang Theory" marathon, 7 p.m. to midnight

USA: "NCIS" marathon 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. the next day


Sunday, Jan. 1

A&E: "Storage Wars" marathon, noon to 4 a.m. the next day

ABC: "Once Upon a Time" Marathon, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

ABC Family: "The Lying Game" marathon, 9 a.m. to  7 p.m.

AMC: "Hell on Wheels" marathon, 3 p.m. to midnight

BBC America: "Absolutely Fabulous" marathon, 7:30 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day

BET: "The Game" marathon, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Bravo: "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" marathon, noon to 10 p.m.

CBS: NFL football, Jets at Dolphins, Chiefs at Broncos, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Cloo: "Psych" marathon, 6 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day

Discovery: "Gold Rush" marathon, 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. the next day

FOOD: Premiere of "Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off," 9 p.m., "Iron Chef America" new episode, 10 p.m.

FOX: NFL football, Lions at Packers, Buccaneers at Falcons, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

LOGO: "V.I.P." marathon, 4 a.m. to

MTV: "Jersey Shore" marathon, midnight to 8 p.m.

NBC: NFL football, Cowboys at Giants, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

OWN: "Oprah's Next Chapter" premiere, "Steven Tyler," 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Oxygen: "House" Season 1 marathon, 8 a.m. to 3 a.m. the next day

SCI: "How It's Made" marathon, 6 a.m. to

Spike TV: "Star Wars" movies marathon, 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. the next day

Syfy: "The Twilight Zone" marathon, midnight to 6 a.m. the next day

Teen Nick: "Degrassi: The Next Generation" marathon, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

USA: "Law & Order: SVU" marathon, 6 a.m. to 4 a.m. the next day

VH1: "Mob Wives" premiere, 8 p.m.


Monday, Jan. 2

A&E: "Intervention" marathon, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., 'Hoarders" marathon, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., new "Hoarders" and "Intervention," 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

ABC: 123rd Tournament of Roses Parade, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., College football Outback Bowl Georgia vs. Michigan State, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., new primetime lineup ("The Bachelor" premiere, "Celebrity Wife Swap"), 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

ABC Family: "Pretty Little Liars" marathon, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., new "Pretty Little Liars" and "The Lying Game," 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

BBC America: "Top Gear" marathon, 8 a.m. to 5 a.m. the next day

Bravo: "The Rachel Zoe Project" marathon, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" marathon, 5 p.m. to

CBS: New primetime programs ("HIMYM," "2 Broke Girls," "Two and a Half Men," "Mike & Molly," "Hawaii Five-0"), 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Discovery: "Mythbusters" marathon, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., "Moonshiners" marathon 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

ESPN: College GameDay, live from Pasadena, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Capital One Bowl Nebraska vs. South Carolina, 1 p.m to 4:30 p.m., Rose Bowl Oregon vs. Wisconsin 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Fiesta Bowl Oklahoma State vs. Stanford, 8:30 p.m. to midnight

ESPN2: College football Gator Bowl Florida vs. Ohio State, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

HGTV: Rose Parade 2012, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

History
: "American Pickers" marathon, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., new "American Pickers" and "Pawn Stars," 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

NBC: 123rd Tournament of Roses Parade, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., NHL hockey Rangers at Flyers, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., new primetime lineup ("Who's Still Standing," "Fear Factor," "Rock Center"), 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Oxygen: "The Bad Girls Club" marathon, 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., "Bad Girls Need Love Too" marathon, 6:30 p.m. to midnight

PBS: New "Antiques Roadshow" season premieres, 8 p.m.

Spike TV: "1000 Ways to Die" marathon, 9 a.m. to 4 a.m. the next day

Style: "Project Runway" marathon, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., new "How Do I Look?", 10 p.m.

Syfy: "Star Trek: The Next Generation" marathon, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., "Serenity" 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

USA: "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" marathon, 4 a.m. to 5 p.m., new WWE Monday Night Raw," 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.


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