What to Watch on New Year’s: Bowls, Marathons, Specials & More

by Jason the TVaholic on December 31, 2011

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News & Notes

Get The Walking Dead S.1 on DVD at AmazonAs I mentioned yesterday, if you are in the Seattle area and were wondering what happened to Chuck, King 5 aired a local news special in its place last night and will play the episode of Chuck today at noon.

New Year’s Eve Specials

  • All American New Year’s (FOX News)
  • American Country New Year’s Eve Live 2011 (FOX)
  • Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2012 (ABC)
  • Live From Lincoln Center: Bernstein & Gershwin (PBS)
  • NBC’s New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly (NBC)
  • New Year’s Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin (CNN)
  • New Year’s Rockin’ Eve: The 40th Anniversary Party (ABC): Clips from past New Year’s Eve specials are shown.
  • NYE in NYC 2012 Live (MTV)

Sports Notes

  • ABC has college football action with the Liberty Bowl featuring Cincinnati vs. Vanderbilt.
  • CBS has college basketball action with Louisville at Kentucky followed by college football action with the Sun Bowl featuring Georgia Tech vs. Utah.
  • ESPN tripleheader college football action with the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas featuring Northwestern vs. Texas A&M, the Fight Hunger Bowl featuring Illinois vs. UCLA and the Chick-Fil-A Bowl featuring Auburn vs. Virginia.
  • ESPN2 has six college basketball games with Virginia Tech at Oklahoma State, Providence at Georgetown, Illinois at Purdue, Ohio State at Indiana, Gonzaga at Xavier and Oregon at Washington.
  • NBA TV has the Utah Jazz at the San Antonio Spurs.

New Year’s Eve TV Marathons

There are lots of holiday movies and marathons over the New Year’s weekend and here are the best of today’s bunch:

AMC has 13 episodes of The Walking Dead.
Centric has episodes of The A-Team all day today and tomorrow.
Cloo has episodes of Monk all day.
ION has six episodes of Psych tonight.
Syfy has episodes of The Twilight Zone all day today and tomorrow.

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