Tonight on the Tube: New Year’s Day TV Marathons and College Football Bowl Games

M*A*S*H - Martinis and Medicine Complete Collection on DVDHappy New Year! Today you will find six different college football bowl games to keep you entertained throughout the day. But what if you are not a big sports fan and you just need something to watch on the tube today? Well check out the list of New Year’s Day TV Marathons below and I am sure there is something of interest for you. A few of the best marathons today are the continuation of The Twilight Zone on the Sci Fi Channel along with Season Two of Wildfire on ABC Family, Throwdown With Bobby Flay for the foodies and M*A*S*H on both Hallmark and TV Land. All in all I was able to find 37 different channels with TV show marathons on today, some with multiple show marathons. What will you be watching today?

Update 01.01.2008: Check out the 2008 New Year’s Day TV Marathons.

Prime Picks

Heroes (NBC): Repeats. Tonight you will find three episodes beginning with “Hiro’s” followed by “Better Halves” and then “Nothing to Hide.” This is one of the best new shows of the season. Great fun told in comic book style with outstanding episodic cliffhangers each week. This is one show you should be watching.

Solid Selections

How I Met Your Mother (CBS): Repeat. A very good episode from the first season has Ted out on a date with “Mary the Paralegal” at a function to honor Robin.
The Class (CBS): Repeat. Ethan and Kat hijack a couple of blind dates.

Two and a Half Men (CBS): Repeat. Alan has to go see the principal when Jake draws a picture he probably shouldn’t have leaving Charlie to watch the boy.
The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS): Repeat. Christine sets about dating again when she learns of Richard’s relationship.

CSI: Miami (CBS): Repeat. The CSIs find evidence against a man who had been originally charged with his wife’s death but it could not be proven.

Cable Choices

Wildfire (ABC Family): Season Premiere. The third season kicks off tonight and plays twice after a marathon showing of Season Two during the day.

Friends (TBS): Repeats. Two of four episodes of the classic sitcom play tonight in this hour of primetime.

Scrubs (Comedy Central): Repeats. Two episodes of one of my favorite sitcoms play tonight in this hour of primetime.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has the Capital One Bowl with Arkansas vs. Wisconsin and then the Rose Bowl with Michigan vs. USC.
  • CBS has the Toyota Gator Bowl with Georgia Tech vs. West Virginia.
  • ESPN has the Outback Bowl with Penn State vs. Tennessee early followed by Oklahoma at Alabama in college basketball action.
  • ESPN2 has Bobby Knight trying for his 880th win as Texas Tech takes on New Mexico.
  • FOX has the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic with Auburn vs. Nebraska early and later on has the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl with Boise State vs. Oklahoma.
  • NBA TV has the Boston Celtics at the Portland Trail Blazers tonight.
  • Versus has an NHL Hockey doubleheader.

Tournament of Roses Parade Coverage

  • ABC has the 118th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade coverage with George Lucas as the Grand Marshall.
  • HGTV has The Making of the Rose Parade 2007 followed by the Rose Parade 2007 with hosts Rob Weller and Paul James.
  • MyNetworkTV has the 118th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade.
  • NBC has the 118th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade with hosts Nancy O’Dell and Billy Bush.
  • Travel Channel has the Tournament of Roses Parade 2007: Pre-Show followed by three airings of the Tournament of Roses Parade 2007.

New Year’s Day TV Marathons

Update 01.01.2008: Check out the 2008 New Year’s Day TV Marathons.

A&E has 13 episodes of CSI: Miami.
ABC Family has 15 episodes of Wildfire, which includes the 13 episodes of Season Two followed by the Season Premiere episode of Season Three that plays twice.
BBC America has 13 episodes of Cash in the Attic.
BET has 12 hours of Notarized: Top 100 Video Countdown of 2006.
Biography has 21 hours of Murder, She Wrote.
Bravo has all but the first episode of Season Three of The Biggest Loser on today.
Cartoon Network continues showing episodes of Metalocalypse early in the morning, which begin last night.
CMT has 14 hours of Dukes of Hazzard.
Court TV has 20 episodes of Beach Patrol.
Discovery Times has seven episodes of Guests of the Ayatollah.
Disney Channel has 24 episodes of Hannah Montana.
E! has 13 episodes of Dr. 90210.
ESPN2 has 19 episodes of World’s Strongest Man Competition followed by six episodes of 2006 World Series of Poker.
Fine Living has 10 episodes of All That’s Fit.
Food Network has 14 episodes of Throwdown With Bobby Flay followed by three episodes of Iron Chef America with Bobby Flay being challenged that play twice.
FOX Reality has the nine-episode season of Solitary.
G4 has 13 episodes of Ninja Warrior.
Golf Channel has 10 episodes of Countdown to 2007 to get you ready for the coming year in golf.
GSN has 10 episodes of the game show Lingo.
Hallmark Channel has 20 episodes of M*A*S*H followed by seven episodes of Walker, Texas Ranger.
History Channel has 10 episodes of Modern Marvels later in the day.
History International has 12 episodes of Days That Shook the World.
Lifetime has four of their Original Movies today.
MTV has 12 straight episodes of Next with more episodes later on.
MTV2 has 11 episodes of Pimp My Ride and later 12 episodes of Yo Mamma.
Oxygen has 12 episodes of The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency.
Science Channel has nine episodes of 100 Greatest Discoveries.
Sci Fi Channel continues playing The Twilight Zone all day and into tomorrow.
Speed has 22 hours of Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction coverage.
Spike has 10 hours of UFC’s Ultimate Fight Night.
Style has six episodes of Extreme Makeover early.
TLC has seven episodes of Moving Up followed by 22 episodes of Flip That House.
TNT has Law & Order most of the day with five episodes of Charmed thrown in the middle towards the end of the day.
Travel Channel plays the Tournament of Roses Parade 2007 three times and then later has eight episodes of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, which includes multiple showings of the first episode of the new season.
TV Land has 15 episodes of M*A*S*H starting tonight.
USA has 15 episodes of Monk.
VH1 has the nine episodes of Season Two of Beauty and the Geek.

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