Tonight on the Tube: 41 TV Marathons to Start Your Year Off With

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Get Better Off Ted Season 1 on DVD at AmazonHappy New Year!

Tonight, ABC has new episodes of Better Off Ted and Scrubs following the Rose Bowl and PBS has the sixth season premiere of Now on PBS.

Over on cable, Food Network has an Iron Chef America special episode, HGTV has an HGTV Dream Home 2010 special, the series premiere of Outdoor Room With Jamie Durie and a The Antonio Treatment special, and Showtime has a Jake Johannsen: I Love You comedy special.

In late night, VH1 has the series premiere of Friday Night Alright.

Below find a list of 41 New Year’s Day TV marathons to start your year off with. There are some pretty good ones like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Criminal Minds, The Golden Girls and more.

Prime Picks

Better Off Ted (ABC): New. Follows the Rose Bowl. Ted and Linda get falsely accused of sexual harassment due to a misunderstanding.

Scrubs (ABC): New. With J.D. away, Turk is trying to find a new best friend.
Better Off Ted (ABC): Repeat. In “Love Blurts” from earlier this season, Veridian tries their hand at matchmaking for their employees. Ted’s made up language is very funny, as is the bear bit.

The Soup (E!): New. Joel McHale (Community) skewers the week in celeb news and pop culture. Plays twice and again later. Runs 30 minutes.

Other Option

  • Iron Chef America (Food Network): New. Iron Chef Symon and Chef Michael Psilakis take on the Carro Brothers. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has the Capitol One Bowl with Penn St. vs. LSU followed by the Rose Bowl Game Presented by Citi with Ohio St. vs. Oregon.
  • CBS has the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl with West Virginia vs. Florida St. in Bobby Bowden’s last game as coach of the Seminoles.
  • ESPN has the Outback Bowl with Northwestern vs. Auburn.
  • FOX has the Allstate Sugar Bowl with Cincinnati vs. Florida.
  • NBC has the NHL Winter Classic with the Boston Bruins taking on the visiting Philadelphia Flyers outside at Fenway Park.

TV Marathons

A&E has 20 episodes of Criminal Minds.
ABC Family has six episodes of America’s Funniest Home Videos.
AMC is playing The Matrix Trilogy twice.
Animal Planet has six episodes of Pit Bulls and Parolees.
BBC America has episodes of Doctor Who all day.
BET is replaying their Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2009 countdown twice.
Biography has 11 episodes of American Gangster.
Bravo has 10 episodes of The Biggest Loser.
Cartoon Network has 11 hours of Looney Tunes.
CMT has 14 episodes of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?.
Discovery Channel has 14 episodes of MythBusters.
Disney Channel has 24 episodes of Sunny With a Chance.
DIY has episodes of Disaster House all day long.
E! has 12 episodes of various Kardashian crap today.
ESPN2 has six episodes of 30 for 30.
FLN has episodes of The Biggest Loser all day.
Food Network has eight episodes of The Next Iron Chef.
FOX Reality Channel has seven episodes of American Idol 2009 early.
G4 has 24 episodes of Cheaters.
Green has six episodes of Fearless Planet.
GSN has 12 episodes of The Family Feud early.
Hallmark Channel has four Christmas/Holiday themed movies.
History has 12 episodes of Ice Road Truckers.
Logo has episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer all day.
ID has six episodes of Wicked Attraction followed by nine episodes of Deadly Women.
National Geographic has seven episodes of National Geographic’s Most….
NBA TV has 14 episodes of Dunk Contest early.
Oxygen has 12 episodes of Dance Your Ass Off.
Science has episodes of How It’s Made all day long.
SOAPnet has 10 episodes of One Tree Hill.
Speed has Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction all day.
Spike is playing Lethal Weapon 1, 2, 3 & 4.
Style has six episodes of Supernanny early.
Syfy continues their The Twilight Zone marathon all day.
Travel Channel has seven episodes of Ghost Adventures.
truTV has six episodes of Most Shocking.
TV One has episodes of Martin all day.
USA has episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit all day.
VH1 has the five-part 100 Most Shocking Music Moments.
WE has 18 episodes of The Golden Girls early.

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1 comment… add one
  • Morjana Jan 1, 2010, 3:52 pm

    Hi, Jason!

    Happy New Year! Thank YOU so much for all that you do with TVaholic. It’s very greatly appreciated.

    Just a note – the Encore Western channel is airing the first season of The Virginian today, the first (and part of the 2nd) seasons of Have Gun – Will on Saturday, and the seventh season of Gunsmoke on Sunday (Matt, Chester, Kitty, Doc and Thad).

    Best wishes!

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