Tonight on the Tube: New Year’s Eve Specials, Bowl Games & TV Marathons

The Twilight Zone - The Definitive Collection on DVDHappy New Year’s Eve everyone, today you will find listings of late night New Year’s Eve specials and holiday TV marathons. There are a few really good marathons that start today and run into tomorrow, like The Beverly Hillbillies on TV Land, Law & Order on USA, and The Twilight Zone on Sci Fi. Now, those are some serious TV marathons. Also, if you haven’t yet, check out the Buy One TV DVD, Get One Free deal going on at Amazon right now that was mentioned yesterday. There are some pretty sweet deals.

Prime Picks

Saturday Night Live in the ‘90s: Pop Culture Nation (NBC): Repeat. A retrospective of the decade of the nineties with interviews with cast members Dana Carvey, Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, and others. Runs two hours.

Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve (ABC): New. Host Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest present Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers, Fergie and OneRepublic for your performing pleasure.

Solid Selections

How I Met Your Mother (CBS): Repeat. The “Columns” episode from last season replays, where the gang finds out about a naked picture Lily did of Marshall and Barney wants one.
The Big Bang Theory (CBS): Repeat. The “Pilot” episode replays, where Leonard and his roommate meet their new neighbor Penny.

Two and a Half Men (CBS): Repeat. An episode from last season with guest star Brooke Shields replays.
Rules of Engagement (CBS): Repeat. Jeff finds out the hard way not to get a message from a woman that isn’t his wife in this episode from last season.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC): Repeat. The “Avatar” episode replays, where Benson and Stabler use a victim’s online identity to track her kidnapper.

Other Options

  • Aliens in America (The CW): Repeat. The “The Metamorphosis” episode replays, where Raja convinces the hottest girl in school that she shouldn’t dress so provocatively, to the dismay of the rest of the guys at school.
  • Friends (TBS): Repeats. Two episodes play. The first is “The One With the Vows” and the second is “The One With Chandler’s Dad.”

Sports Notes

  • CBS has the Brute Sun Bowl with Oregon vs. South Florida.
  • ESPN has the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl with Air Force vs. California followed by the Gaylord Hotels Motor City Bowl with Florida State vs. Kentucky and then the Chik-Fil-A Bowl with Auburn vs. Clemson.
  • ESPN2 has the Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl with Fresno State vs. Georgia Tech.
  • NBA TV has the Toronto Raptors at the New Orleans Hornets.
  • NFL Network has the Insight Bowl with Indiana vs. Oklahoma State.
  • Versus has NHL action.

Late Night

  • 10 Items or Less (TBS): Repeats. The five-episode first season replays.
  • 106 & Party: New Year’s Eve ’07 Special (BET): Special. Runs two hours.
  • Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN): Special. A 90 minute New Year’s Eve Special.
  • Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2008 (ABC): Special. Host Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest present musical performances by Akon, Fergie, Carrie Underwood and others. Runs 2½ hours.
  • NBC’s New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly (NBC): Special. Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz will perform. Runs 60 minutes.
  • New Year’s Eve in the Virtual Lower East Side (MTV2): Special. Runs eight hours.
  • New Year’s Eve Live (FOX): Special. Performers include Blake Lewis, Fallout Boy and Lifehouse. Hosted by DJ Cat Deeley. Runs 90 minutes.
  • Tila Tequila’s New Year’s Eve Masquerade 2008 (MTV): Special. Mary J. Blige, Kid Rock, Paramore, Wyclef Jean and more perform. Runs 90 minutes.

New Year’s Eve TV Marathons

A&E has six episodes of The First 48 early followed by eight episodes of Intervention.
Bravo has 14 episodes of Project Runway.
Court TV has nine episodes of Party Heat followed by six episodes of Most Shocking.
CMT has 24 episodes of Country Fried Home Videos.
Discovery Channel has 13 episodes of MythBusters.
Food Network has the nine-episode second season of The Next Food Network Star.
FOX Reality has nine hours of Biggest Loser Australia early followed by nine hours of There’s Something About Miriam.
G4 has 16 episodes of Cheaters early.
GSN has 16 episodes of The $100,000 Pyramid.
History Channel has parts 1-5 of the ten part series The States playing twice today.
Military Channel has 13 episodes of Futureweapons.
MTV has 10 episodes of Run’s House and then later tonight has five episodes of A Shot of Love With Tila Tequila.
Oxygen switches between episodes of The Bad Girls Club and The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency all day.
Sci Fi has The Twilight Zone episodes all day, all night and all day tomorrow.
Spike TV has 14 episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
TLC has nine episodes of Jon & Kate Plus 8.
TNT has six episodes of Without a Trace early and then is followed by 35 hours of Law & Order episodes that run thru tomorrow night.
Travel Channel has 14 episodes of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.
TV Land starts playing 27 hours of The Beverly Hillbillies episodes this evening.
USA has 15 episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
VH1 has episodes of I Love New York all day long.
WE has 12 episodes of Platinum Weddings.

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  • Laura Dec 31, 2007, 11:00 am

    You forgot one… Mojo TV is having a Three Sheets special!! They are going on a pub crawl in New York City. What better way to bring in the New Year?? It is on Mojo TV at 10pm. All the info is on Happy New Year!!!

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