Well here’s a link to Channel Guide Magazine‘s 2017 Fright Guide.
Every year the staff at puts their heads together to produce the most comprehensive list of Daily Listings, Movies, Specials and this year, a bonus. Read about the 13 Most Shocking Horror Movies you may have missed.
While NBC shows the Super Bowl 49 (starting at 12pm CST), other stations will be running regular scheduled programming and still others will be running marathons. Here’s a list of marathons (and other special programming) to distract you while your living room is occupied by jocks and other folk watching Super Bowl 2015.
If you get the channel POP, Boomer Esiason and Katharine McPhee will host a countdown of the best ‘old school’ and ‘new school’ Super Bowl commercials of 2015 at 10:30am CST. It’s a great way to see the “best part of the Super Bowl” without having to actually watch the game.
Note, most programming can be confirmed by going to http://www.locatetv.com and some channels that listed “TBA” when I was compiling this list may now have more details on what’s showing.
All programming listed is in CST unless otherwise noted.
A&E: 11am Criminal Minds all day Marathon
ABC Family: 6am Miss Congeniality; 8am Doctor Doolittle; 10am Beauty Shop; 12:30pm What to Expect When You’re Expecting; 3pm The Blind Side; 6pm Back to the Future; 8:30pm Back to the Future Part II
AMC: 9am The Walking Dead (Ssn 1, Ep 1); 3:30 The Walking Dead (Ssn 2, Ep 1) Marathon continues till 4am, Feb. 2
American Heroes Channel: 8am Patriots Rising: The American Revolution; 11am America: Facts vs. Fiction; 1pm How We Got Here; 3pm Egypt’s 10 Greatest Discoveries; 5pm Secrets of the Bible
Animal Planet: 11am Too Cute!; 2pm Annual Puppy Bowl XI
Audience Channel: 11am Taxi; 1pm Off Camera with Sam Jones; 2pm NYPD Blue; 7pm Beautiful Girls; 9pm A Walk in the Clouds; 11pm Beautiful Girls
BBC America: 12am Star Trek: The Next Generation; 5am The Making of Planet Earth; 11am Star Trek: The Next Generation
BET: 10:30am It’s a Mann’s World; 12:30pm Meet the Browns; 3pm The Pursuit of Happyness; 6pm A Time to Kill; 10pm Super Bowl Gospel 2015; 11pm Rev. Peter Popoff
Bravo: 11am The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Centric: 10:30am The Rosa Parks Story; 1pm Super Bowl Gospel 2015; 2pm Lady Sings the Blues; 5pm TBA Movie; 7pm TBA Movie; 9:30pm The Women of Brewster Place
Chiller: 10am Black Cadillac; 12pm CLONED: The Recreator Chronicles; 2pm Bloodwork; 4pm Godsend; 6pm The X Files; 10pm Godsend
Cloo: 5am COPS all day marathon
Cooking Channel: 7am Dinner: Impossible; 7:30am Ultimate Food Showdown; 8am Donut Showdown; 9am Rebel Without a Kitchen; 9:30am The Originals With Emeril; 10am Good Eats; 12pm Unique Eats; 12:30pm Unique Sweets; 1pm Man, Fire, Food; 1:30pm Emeril’s Florida; 2pm Chuck’s Eat the Street; 3pm My Grandmother’s Ravioli; 4pm Cupcake Wars; 5pm Donut Showdown; 6pm Carnival Eats; 7pm Real Girl’s Kitchen; 8pm The Best Thing I Ever Ate; 9pm Unique Sweets; 10pm Carnival Eats
Destination America: 9am Buying the Beach; 5pm Buying Hawaii
Discovery Life: 9am 50 Ways to Kill Your Mother; 11am Toddler Bowl; 11:30am World’s Worst Mom; 1pm Untold Stories of the ER; 6pm Outrageous Births: Tales from the Crib
The Discovery Channel: 9am TBA; 9pm Alaskan Bush People
DIY: 7am Bath Crashers; 8am Kitchen Crashers; 11am Tiny House Builders; 12pm Renovation Realities; 4pm Rehab Addict
E!: 8:30am Hairspray; 11am Enchanted; 1pm Total Divas; 7pm Ghost; 9:30 Ghost
Food Network: 8am The Pioneer Woman; 8:30am Trisha’s Southern Kitchen; 9am Southern at Heart; 9:30am Giada at Home; 10am Guy’s Big Bite; 10:30am Brunch at Bobby’s; 11am Daphne Dishes; 11:30am Farmhouse Rules; 12pm The Kitchen; 1pm Chopped; 3pm Guy’s Grocery Games; 4pm Best. Ever; 5pm Worst Cooks in America; 10pm Cutthroat Kitchen
FX: 11:30am The Bourne Legacy; 2:30pm We Bought a Zoo; 5pm Ice Age: Continental Drift: 7pm How To Train Your Dragon; 9pm How To Train Your Dragon; 11pm Death at a Funeral
FXM: 10:25am Teenage Rebel; 12pm Decline & Fall … of a Bird Watcher; 2pm Chronicle; 3:41pm FXM Presents; 4pm Underworld Awakening; 5:42pm FXM Presents; 6pm Star Trek; 8:33pm FXM Presents; 9pm Star Trek
FXX: 10am American Pie 4: Reunion; 12:30pm 13 Going On 30; 2:30pm The Simpsons; 6:30pm Marley & Me; 9pm Marley & Me; 11:30pm In Living Color
FYI: 1pm Married at First Sight: The First Year; 4pm Food Factory USA; 6pm Food Tech; 7pm TBA
Great American Country: 11am Top 20 Country Countdown; 1pm Friday Night Impossible with Jerry Rice; 2pm West End Salvage; 5pm Endless Yard Sale 2014; 7pm Flea Market Flip
GSN: 11am Family Feud Marathon; 4pm Idiotest; 6pm Family Feud
Hallmark Channel: 11am Kitten Bowl II; 8pm Puppy Love; 10pm My Boyfriends’ Dogs
HGTV: 6am Fixer Upper; 10am Ellen’s Design Challenge; 11am Property Brothers; 7pm Beachfront Bargain Hunt; 8pm Caribbean Life; 9pm Island Life; 10pm House Hunters; 11pm Caribbean Life
History: 6am Swamp People all day marathon
H2: 11am The Universe; 3pm Bigfoot: The Definitive Guide; 5pm America’s Book of Secrets
Investigation Discovery: 5am DATELINE: Real Life Mysteries Marathon; 3pm Wives with Knives
ION Channel: 11am The Karate Kid III; 1:30pm Romeo Must Die; 4pm The Transporter 2; 6pm Space Cowboys; 9pm The Guardian;
The Learning Channel: 11am Toddler Bowl; 11:30am Say Yes to the Dress; 5pm Untold Stories of the ER; 7pm Sex Sent Me to the E.R.
Lifetime: 9am The Holiday; 12pm Stolen From the Womb; 2pm Killing Daddy; 4pm Whitney; 6pm With This Ring; 8pm Beautiful & Twisted; 10:02pm With This Ring
Lifetime Movie Network: 7am Dead at 17; 9am Missing at 17; 11am Fugitive at 17; 1pm Betrayed at 17; 3pm Guilty at 17; 5pm A Haunting at Silver Falls; 7pm Big Driver; 9pm Cold Spring; 11pm Big Driver
LOGO: 5am The Golden Girls; 9am Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders; 9pm The Brady Bunch Movie; 11pm Living Single
Nat Geo: 8am Ultimate Survival Alaska; 10am Remote Survival; 11am Southern Justice; 6pm Alaska State Troopers; 9pm Remote Survival; 10pm Alaska State Troopers; 11pm Remote Survival
Nat Geo Wild: 6am The Incredible Dr. Pol; 5pm Fish Bowl II; 9pm The Incredible Dr. Pol
Ovation: 11am Persuasion; 1pm Pride & Prejudice (Episode 16); 2pm P&P (Episode 17); 3pm P&P (Episode 18); 4pm P&P (Episode 19); 5pm P&P (Episode 20); 6pm P&P (Episode 21); 7pm The American President; 9:30pm Notting Hill
OWN: 11am Help Desk with Dr. Michael Beckwith; 12pm Super Soul Sunday; 2pm Oprah’s Master Class; 7pm Oprah: Where Are They Now?
Oxygen: 7am My Wife & Kids; 9am Snapped
Pivot: 11am Cesar’s Last Fast; 1pm Panoramica: Crossing Over; 2pm History of the Earth; 4pm Inside Job; 6:30pm Winter’s Bone; 9pm Fortitude; 11pm Deadliest Journeys
POP: 10:30am Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials 2015; 11:30am The Love Boat; 12:30pm Patch Adams; 3pm The Birdcage; 5:30pm Patch Adams; 8pm The Birdcage; 10:30pm Kindergarten Cop
Reelz Channel: 10am Hollywood Buzz; 10:30am Hollywood Scandals; 11:30am Celebrity Damage Control; 1:30pm Steven Seagal Lawman; 2pm Gangsters: America’s Most Evil; 10pm XXX
Science Channel: 2:01am How It’s Made Marathon all day
Spike TV: 10am COPS
Syfy: 8am Chupacabra vs. The Alamo; 10am Mega Python vs Gatoroid; 12pm Mega Shark vs Crocosaurus; 2pm Mega Shark vs Mecha Shark; 4pm Airplane vs Volcano; 6pm Asteroid vs Earth; 8pm Abraham Lincoln vs Zombies; 10pm Airplane vs Volcano
TBS: 11am Just Married; 1pm She’s the Man; 3pm 17 Again; 5pm Shrek; 7pm Shrek 2; 9pm Shrek the Third; 11pm 17 Again
TCM: 8:30am The Four Feathers; 10:45am The Wind and the Lion; 1pm The Great Race; 3:45pm Around the World in 80 Days; 7pm And the Oscar Goes To …. (The history of the Academy Awards); 9pm Wings; 11:30pm All Quiet on the Western Front;
TNT: 2am Law & Order (the original); 5pm Tyler Perry Madea Goes to Jail; 7pm The Help; 10pm The Help
The Travel Channel: 11am Adam Richman’s Fandemonium Super Bowl Tailgate Takeover; 12pm Food Paradise; 7pm The Layover with Anthony Bourdain; 9pm Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations; 11pm The Layover with Anthony Bourdain
truTV: 9am Hardcore Pawn; 2pm Kart Life; 3pm Impractical Jokers; 7pm Branson Famous; 9pm Kart Life; 10pm Harcore Pawn; 11pm Branson Famous
TV ONE: 10am Girlfriends all day marathon
USA Network: 10am Law & Order: SVU; 10pm Modern Family
Velocity: 11am What’s My Car Worth?; 11:30am MotorWeek; 12pm Naked Speed; 1pm Desert Car Kings; 9pm Fast N’ Loud: Demolition Theater; 10pm Desert Car Kings; 11pm Street Outlaws
WE TV: 9am Will & Grace; CSI: Miami;
WGN America: 8am Law & Order (the original); 10am Parks & Recreation; 11am How I Met Your Mother; 10pm Salem; 11pm Bones
Planning a night out this New Year’s Eve? With gas prices at an all time low pretty much all over the county, experts say many will travel by car up to 50 miles for a night out this New Year’s Eve. If you’re planning a party and are wondering what might be on TV to keep your kids occupied, or perhaps be the center of entertainment, here’s a list of TV marathons on New Year’s Eve (December 31).
If you need a theme for your party, how about a Zombie Theme. AMC is starting a Walking Dead Marathon tomorrow, yes, I said tomorrow, Tuesday, December 30 at 8am, beginning with the first episode and continuing through Friday, January 2, 12am. I hope your guests don’t expect to stay that long.
All times listed are Central, and networks are listed alphabetically. If you want to confirm anything listed here, or want to know what’s coming on January 1 or any other days, you can click on the link above. You’ll probably have to put in your satellite/cable provider and your timezone, and may have to register (I’m not sure about that part). It’s quite an invaluable resource.
Of course if you’re still in Christmas mode, and many of us still are, and you’re looking for good quality Christmas programming, then you should head over to the Hallmark Channel. In addition to showing original Holiday movies on New Year’s Eve, they’ll be showing Episode 506 and 505 of Home & Family starting at 9am (CST) (That’s 4 hours worth of good advice at a time of year when you might need it). Talking about something to celebrate, they just did … celebrate … their 500 episode of Home & Family. Congrats Hallmark Channel … that’s quite a milestone.
A&E: Dec. 31, 9am Criminal Minds; 11am CSI: Miami; 1pm Wahlburgers; 5pm Duck Dynasty
ABC Family: Dec. 31, 6am The Middle; 10am New Year’s Eve; 12:30pm The Wedding Planner; 3pm Miss Congeniality; 5pm The Proposal; 7:30pm Pretty Woman; 10pm The 700 Club
AHC: Dec. 31, 8am 10 Commandments of the Mafia; 10am Mafia’s Greatest Hits; 4pm FBI’s 10 Most Wanted: Manhunts; 6pm I (Almost) Got Away With It
AMC: Dec. 30, 8am CST: The Walking Dead Marathon starting with the very first episode from Season 1, Days Gone Bye. Continues through Friday, Jan. 2, 12am
Animal Planet: Dec. 31, 6am Africa; 1pm Frozen Planet; 4pm North America
Audience: Dec. 31, 1am The History Boys; 3am GCS Wiz Khalifa; 4am GCS Ziggy Marley; 5am GCS Phantogram; 6am JFK: A President Betrayed; 8am The Dan Patrick Show; 11am The Rich Eisen Show; 2pm The Box Score; 2:30pm ten x ten; 3pm Off Camera with Sam Jones: Jessica Chastain; 4pm GCS The Gaslight Anthem; 6pm 24 (Ssn 6 Ep 21: Day 6 2-3am); 6pm Locker Room Addiction; 7pm 54; 9pm The Clearing; 11pm NYPD Blue (Ssn 1, Ep 1 Pilot); 11:51pm NYPD Blue (Ssn 1, Ep 2 4b or Not 4b)
BBC America: Dec. 31, 12am Star Trek: The Next Generation – Ssn 5, Ep 8, Pt 2; 1am Ssn 5, Ep 9; 2am Ssn 5, Ep 10; 3am Ssn 5, Ep 11; 4am Ssn 5, Ep 12; 5am BBC World News; 8am Doctor Who Ssn 2, Ep 8; 9am Ssn 2 Ep 9; 10am Ssn 2 Ep 11; 11am Ssn 2 Ep 12; 12pm Ssn 2 Ep 13; 1pm Doctor Who: Voyage of the Damned; 2:30pm Doctor Who Season 8 Ep 1; 4:15pm Doctor Who Season 8 Ep 11; 5:15pm Ssn 8 Ep 12; 6:30pm Doctor Who: Last Christmas; 8pm Doctor Who: The End of Time; 11pm Doctor Who: The Time of The Doctor
BET: Dec. 31, 7am Nellyville; 10am Top 100 Videos of 2014; 10pm 106 & Party: New Year’s Eve 2014
Bravo: Dec. 31, 5am The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills; 6am Black Swan; 8:30 Gangs of New York; 12pm Hannibal Rising; 2:30pm The Prestige; 5pm Shutter Island; 8pm The Prestige; 10:30pm Gangs of New York
Cloo: Dec. 31, 5am NCIS: Los Angeles New Year’s Eve Marathon
CMT: Dec. 31, 10:30am Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge; 9pm Cops Reloaded
Destination America: Dec. 31, 8am Railroad Alaska all day/all night
Discovery HD: Dec. 31, 7am Joyce Meyer: Enjoying Everyday Life; 7:30am It’s Supernatural! with Sid Roth; 8am Dual Survival; 2pm Naked & Afraid
DIY: Dec. 31, 12am Holmes Makes It Right (Ssn 1, Episode 11: Breaking Through); 3am Paid Programming; 3:30am Renovation Rookies (Ssn 1, Episode 1: Mudroom Madness); 4am Paid Programming; 6am The Vanilla Ice Project; 6pm Rev. Run’s Renovation
E!: Dec. 31, 6am Kourtney & Khloe Take the Hamptons; 11pm Sex & the City
ElRey: Dec. 31, 9am Dark Angel; 3pm Lucha Underground; 11pm Miami Vice
Esquire: Dec. 31, 6am Weekend Fix; 7:30am Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief; 10am 21; 12:30pm Red Dawn; 3pm Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief; 5:30pm 21; 8pm Snakes on a Plane; 10pm Best of Running of the Bulls 2014; 11pm Best Bars in America
Food Network: Dec. 31, 8:30am Throwdown with Bobby Flay (Grinders); 9am 5 Ingredient Fix (Reservations For Brunch); 9:30am Hungry Girl (Just Desserts); 10am Cupcake Wars (Dodgers Cupcakes); 11am The Pioneer Woman (Little School House on the Prairie); 11:30am Barefoot Contessa (Rehearsal Dinner); 12pm Semi-Homemade Cooking (Brunch for a Bunch); 12:30pm Ten Dollar Dinners (Dixie on a Time); 1pm Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Crispy Stuffed Chicken Breasts); 1:30pm 30 Minute Meals; 2pm Giada at Home; 3pm Barefoot Contessa; 4pm The Pioneer Woman (Gathering Bulls); 4:30pm Southern at Heart (Pizza Party); 5pm Diners, Drive-ins & Dives; 6pm Cutthroat Kitchen; 3am Kitchen Casino
FX: Dec. 31, 6am The Insider; 9am The Tourist; 11am Salt; 1pm How I Met Your Mother; 3pm Anger Management; 4pm Two & a Half Men; 5pm Mike & Molly
FXM: Dec. 31, 7:55am Wabash Avenue; 9:30am The I Don’t Care Girl; 10:50am The Farmer Takes a Wife; 12:15pm High Time; 2pm Twilight; 4:30pm The Twilight Saga: New Moon; 10pm The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
FXX: Dec. 31, 6am Sports Night; 7am Parks & Recreation; 10:30am The Taking of Pelham One Two Three; 1pm Tropic Thunder; 3:30pm Click; 6pm The Simpsons Movie; 8pm The Simpsons
Hallmark Channel: Dec. 31 7am All I Want for Christmas; 9am Home & Family; 1pm Help for the Holidays; 3pm Matchmaker Santa; 5pm Meet the Santas; 7pm The Christmas Ornament; 9pm The Middle; 10pm The Good Witch’s Gift
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries: Dec. 31, 12am Finding John Christmas; 2am When Angels Come to Town; 4am Fallen Angel; 6am What I Did for Love; 8am A Kiss at Midnight; 10am Christmas Wishes; 12pm Finding John Christmas; 2pm Fallen Angel; 4pm Anne Tyler’s Saint Maybe; 6pm A Season for Miracles; 8pm A Kiss at Midnight; 10pm Christmas Wishes
HGTV: Dec. 31, 5:30am House Hunters International; 8pm-3:30am House Hunters
History: Dec. 31, 7am Brad Meltzer’s Decoded: Lincoln Assassination; 8am Lost History: White House Cornerstone; 9am Lost History: D-Day Footage; 10am Lost History: Moon Landing Tapes; 11am Lost History: Lee Harvey Oswald’s Ring; 12pm Lost History: Geronimo’s Skull; 1pm Lost History: Hitler’s Photo Album; 2pm Lost History: Missing Moon Rocks; 3pm Lost History: JFK’s Brain; 4pm American Pickers
H2: Dec. 31, 7am Mega Movers; 8am Ancient Discoveries
Investigation Discovery: Dec. 31, 5am Blood Relatives; 1pm My Dirty Little Secret; 7pm Momsters: When Moms Go Bad
IFC: Dec. 31, 12:30am Halloween (2007); 3am Saw VI; 5am Trapped in Paradise; 7:30am Comedy Bang! Bang! 8:45am Caddyshack; 11am Trapped in Paradise; 1:30pm House Party; 3:45pm Caddyshack; 6pm The Three Stooges
ION: Dec. 31, 12pm Rookie Blue; 3pm-11pm Cold Case; Jan. 1, 10am-1am (Jan. 2) Criminal Minds
Lifetime: Dec. 31, 12:02am Biography; 1:02am G.I. Jane; 4:04am Biography; 5:04-8:30am Informational Programming; 8:30am The Balancing Act; 9am Unsolved Mysteries; 10am How I Met Your Mother; 3pm The Surrogacy Trap; 5pm The Nightmare Nanny; 7pm Accused at 17; 9pm Missing at 17; 11pm Guilty at 17
LMN: Dec. 31, 12am Intervention; 2am Escaping Polygamy; 4am Intervention; 5-6:30am Informational Programming; 7am Fatal Desire; 9am Too Close to Home; 11am Murder at My Door; 1pm Murder in a College Town; 3pm Maid of Honor; 5pm Vows of Deception; 7pm The Preacher’s Mistress; 9pm The Good Mistress; 11pm Dark Desire
Logo: Dec. 31, 5am: T-Shirt Stories; 6am The ANTICS Roadshow; 7am Kylie Minogue: Aphrodite Tour; 9am RuPaul’s Drag Race
Nat Geo Wild: Dec. 31, 6am Dog Whisperer; 7am Monster Fish; 8am Wild Wives of Africa; 11am Caught in the Act; 4pm Animals Gone Wild
Ovation: Dec. 31, 12:30am A Dangerous Method; 2:30am Music Mavericks (Neil Diamond); 6am Raiders of the Lost Art (Leonardo da Vinci); 7am Raiders of the Lost Art (Vermeer); 8am Johnny Cash in San Quentin; 9am Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison; 11am Lonesome Dome Season 1, Episodes 1-4; 7pm Return to Lonesome Dove, Episodes 1-3 (Episode 4 airs at 1am on January 1)
OWN: Dec. 31, 5am Dr. Phil; 1pm Undercover Boss; 6pm Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse
Oxygen: Dec. 31, 5am Love & Other Drugs; 7:30am My Wife & Kids; 10am Why Do Fools Fall in Love?; 12pm Soul Plane; 2pm Love Jones; 4pm Soul Plane; 6pm Magic Mike; 8:30 Magic Mike; 11pm Love & Other Drugs
Pivot Channel: Dec. 31, 1am Buffy the Vampire Slayer; 5am The Operatives; 6am Friday Night Lights; 8am Farscape; 8pm Angry Planet; 9pm Future of Water Part 1; Part 2 (10pm); Part 3 (11pm)
Reelz Channel: Dec. 31, 7am Access Hollywood LIVE; 8am TMZ Hollywood Sports; 8:30am Mansion Hunters; 9am EP Daily; 9:30am OK! TV; 10am Access Hollywood LIVE; 11am OK! TV Specials; 11:30am Holiday Movie Preview Review; 12pm Hatfields & The McCoy’s: Bad Blood; 2pm True Grit (1969); 5pm OK! TV; 6pm The Shooter; 8pm True Grit (1969); 11pm TMZ Hollywood Sports; 11:30pm OK! TV Specials; 12pm OK! TV Specials
Science: Dec. 31, 12am MythBusters, all day/all night
Spike: Dec. 31, 1:30pm Jail; 2pm Cops; 3pm World’s Wildest Police Videos; 5pm Cops; 6:30pm Jail; 7pm Cops; 7:30pm Jail; 8pm Cops
Syfy: Dec. 31, 8am The Twilight Zone all day/all night
TBS: Dec. 31, 5am Rules of Engagement; 5:30am Married with Children; 6:30am Lord of the Rings: Return of the King; 11am The Cleveland Show; 12pm American Dad; 1:30pm Family Guy; 2pm The King of Queens; 3pm Friends; 5pm Seinfeld; 7pm Family Guy; 7:30pm Big Bang Theory; 10pm Conan; 11pm Cougar town; 11:30pm Conan (repeat) 12pm Cougar Town
TLC: Dec. 31, 5am Hoarding: Buried Alive; 1pm Untold Stories of the ER; 7pm Strange Sex: The Year’s Best; 8pm Secret Sex Lives
TNT: Dec. 31, 12am CSI: NY; 5am Law & Order (the original); 7am Charmed; 9am The Mechanic; 10:45am The Fast & the Furious; 12:45pm Fast & Furious; 2:45pm Clash of the Titans; 4:45pm 300; 7pm The Expendables; 9pm Red; 11pm Law & Order (the original)
Travel: Dec. 31, Tastiest Places to Chowdown – Chowdown Countdown: 10am – Lobster Shack in Main, the BBQ Capital of Texas, Sausage; 11am – Big Red in Alabama; 12pm – soul food in Nebraska, a BBQ join with 100 years of pit experience, steak join in the south; 1pm – Brooklyn style pizza, the best lobster roll in New Hampshire, how the president likes his chili; 2pm – top 20 spots in the Chowdown Countdown; 3pm Booze Traveler; 9pm Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmerman; 11pm Booze Traveler
TruTV: Dec. 31, 9am World’s Dumbest; 11am Top 20 Most Shocking; 1pm Barmageddon; 3pm South Beach Tow7pm Hardcore Pawn; 10pm Barmageddon (New); 12am Hardcore Pawn
TV Land: Dec. 31, 8am The Andy Griffith Show; 10am Hogan’s Heroes; 12pm Gunsmoke; 1pm Bonanza; 3pm Walker, Texas Ranger; 7pm Family Feud; 8pm Everybody Loves Raymond; 9pm The Year: 2014; 11pm Friends
TV One: Dec. 31, 7am A Different World; 8am News One Now; 9am Martin
UP: Dec. 31, 8am Heartland; 9am Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman; 11am Touched by an Angel; 12pm Judging Amy; 2pm Heaven is Waiting; 4pm Fireproof; 6:30pm Facing the Giants; 9pm Courageous; 11:30pm King’s Faith
USA: Dec. 31, 12:30am Law & Order: Special Victims Unit all day
Velocity: Dec. 31, 7am South Beach Classics; 8am Wheeler Dealers
weTV: Dec. 31, 10:30am Judge Hackett; 11am Roseanne; 1pm Will & Grace; 3pm SWV Reunited
WGN America: Dec. 31, 8am America’s Funniest Home Videos
Every Thanksgiving, the sound of the television has always been in the background. If not a football game, it’s the Macy’s Day Parade, a cooking show or a favorite series or holiday movie. Here’s a list of just a few of the marathons scheduled for this upcoming Thanksgiving weeked.
All times are Eastern. You can always check to see what’s on your favorite channels by Googling their schedule (for example: Cloo Schedule). Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Thursday, Nov. 27
Adventure Time: 9am–2pm on Cartoon Network
Portlandia: 9am-2:30pm on IFC
Friends: 10am-5pm on TBS
Seinfeld: 5-8pm on TBS
Friday Night Lights: 10am–9pm on Pivot
Jurassic Park: 10am–2am Friday on AMC (I bet they air the trailer from the upcoming Jurassic Park movie coming to theaters this summer)
Modern Family: 10am-12am (Midnight) on USA
Transporter the Series: 11am-11:03pm on TNT
Alaska: The Last Frontier: 12pm-3am Friday on Discovery Channel
My Dirty Little Secret: 12pm-8pm on Investigation Discovery
The Millionaire Matchmaker: 3-10:30pm on Bravo
The Simpsons: 4-10pm followed by The Simpsons Movie on FXX
The Brady Bunch: 5:30-9pm on TV Land
Friday, Nov. 28
Helix: 6am–8pm on Syfy
Deadly Women: 6am–9pm on Investigation Discovery
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: 9am–10pm on Pivot
Rambo: 11am–midnight on AMC
Star Trek: The Next Generation: 12pm–6am Saturday on BBC America
American Pickers: 1–11pm on History
Tanked: 2–9pm on Animal Planet
Gilligan’s Island: 3–9pm on TV Land
Gold Rush: 3–10pm on Discovery Channel
Mysteries: 3pm–4am Saturday on Travel Channel
Blue Bloods: 11am on Ion
Rookie Blue: 10pm on Ion
Saturday, Nov. 29
House: 6am–6am Sunday on Cloo
Manzo’d with Children: 6–10am on Bravo
The Leftovers: 8:45am–6:45pm on HBO Signature
NCIS: 11am–midnight on USA
The Matrix: 11am–5am Sunday on AMC
Veronica Mars: 12pm–5pm on Pivot
Vikings: 3pm–4am Sunday on History
Homeland: 3pm–12am on Showtime
Z Nation: 11pm–5:30am Sunday on Syfy
Law & Order: Criminal Intent: 11am on Ion
Sunday, Nov. 30
NCIS: 6am-6am Monday on Cloo
Ax Men: 7am–1pm on History
Law & Order: SVU: 9am–11pm on USA
Roseanne: 10am–4pm on weTV (also on TV Land from 12–6pm)
Man v. Food Nation: 2–8pm on Travel Channel
The Walking Dead (Season 5): 1–10pm on AMC
The Real Housewives of Atlanta: 3–11:30pm on Bravo
The Affair: 4–11pm on Showtime
Nat Geo has put together a superb two hour special that’s riveting on the Boston Bombers. Today is the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. The 2014 Boston Marathon will be run on Monday, April 21.
The Nat Geo special was on Sunday night and replayed immediately after and will be replayed on Wednesday, April 16 at 9pm ET/8pm CT. You don’t want to miss this 2-hour special which focuses primarily on the impeccable work done by the FBI, the Mass. State Police, the City of Boston police and the people of Boston who pulled together to overcome this tragedy.
Then be sure to go to http://www.bostonglobe.com and check out the interactive photo with survivors, emergency workers, runners, spectators, law enforcement personnel and all those who were touched by the bombing one year ago today. I guarantee it will bring the bombing into focus for you.
Below is the url of the Nat Geo page for the special which airs again on Wednesday. You won’t want to miss it, so set your DVR. Please say a prayer today for the three people who lost their lives and observe a moment of silence at 2:42pm ET for the survivors.
Watch Sunday’s Walking Dead marathon and you can vote in the “Which Zombie Scares You the Most” Tournament?
The Well Walker is one my personal favorites, followed by the two Michonne had as pets.
Next Sunday, The Walking Dead is back with new episodes. It’s about time, though I have been enjoying the array of games and articles at the AMC website.
They have this great game where they want you to guess which zombie goes with which season. I did pretty good when I was concentrating and not trying to show off to Eddie, my UPC man. I think I got 100% in Season 1 and then I got cocky.
You can find that feature under Games, Polls and Quizzes at the AMC site. If you’re not already getting the Walking Dead newsletter, you should sign up for that and possibly win some swag.
If you don’t feel like watching zombies on Sunday, there’s always Kittens, Puppies and of course, football. You choose.
Having a hard time waiting till February 9 when The Walking Dead returns? I definitely sympathize. I was overjoyed that the marathon was on so I could record the Season 3 episodes and watch those at my leisure (and delete the commercials).
I myself was busy writing, working on my own “assignment” as it were, so having The Walking Dead as a back drop served as inspiration. No, I’m not writing a zombie novel. I’m just saying I write better with something good playing on TV.
If you need something to tied you over until February 9, you should check out The Walking Dead‘s fan site at http://www.amctv.com. There’s plenty there that will satisfy your zombie craving including full episodes from Season 1 in black and white, blogs, photos, some really cool games, apps, and, now that Christmas is over, shopping.
Amazon has some great deals on Seasons 1, 2 and 3 in DVD and Blu ray formats. There are also some Limited Editions that are reduced in price, including this Season 3 LE Blu ray which Amazon is listing for $79.99 (down from $149.99).
The Season 2 LE Blu ray remains at a very high price, $389.99 and features a head with a screwdriver in his eye. When you lift the head, the Blu ray boxes are inside a cavity of the head. There are other prices for this one, slightly used, slightly discounted, still pricey.
You should go to Amazon and check out all their Walking Dead merchandise, 27+ pages of it. They also have a poster book which I’m seriously contemplating about purchasing. It contains 40 posters at a cost of about 50 cents per ($21.24 + shipping unless you’re a Prime Member, then shipping is free).
What didn’t materialize last year, will be featured this year, on AMC starting at 8am on Tuesday, Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve). Days Gone Bye, the first episode of Season 1 will start the marathon (8am-9:30am). Season 1, which only had six episodes in it when it premiered, will conclude at 1:30pm, Dec. 31 with TS-19.
One of my favorite episodes out of four seasons plays at 11:30am, Vatos, can’t be missed. It shows what The Walking Dead is all about – relationships, the human experience and where you were when the world went to hell, what you did afterward, and how you decided to carry on to survive and help those around you.
There’s a great line in there about buying some dogs from Satan at his yard sale.
Season 4 begins at 8pm with 30 Days Without an Accident and continues till 3am with Too Far Gone, the mid-season finale. Season 4 continues Sunday February 9.
So get busy and clean off your DVR. Here’s your chance to get every episode and watch it from beginning to end. Share it with your friends (and family). Let it be the background of your New Year’s Eve party.
I’m not even going to suggest that you get out your zombie recipes. I did that last year and the marathon never happened so let’s just say I’m sending you the vibe to do so, if you feel like it.
I watched Season 1 & 2 while on a train to New Orleans a couple of weeks ago so I probably won’t jump in until Season 3 begins.
- Norman Reedus: ‘Walking Dead’ Marathon Airs Next Week! (justjared.com)
- Survive a Zombie Apocalypse?? I’m Just Trying to Survive The Walking Dead Mid-Season Break (theyearofhalloween.com)
Next to laying in bed and sleeping most of the day, watching television is on my list of what to do on Christmas Day. To round out the top 3 … laying on the couch. I bet you thought it was going to be “eating,” didn’t you? But since I got the word from my sister that she wasn’t doing Christmas this year, that would mean I would have to be fixing my own Christmas dinner.
No worries, I can cook just fine, even if I’m cooking for one. Here’s the list I’ve accumulated so far of who’s having a marathon on Wednesday, December 25 (all times are Eastern):
8am: Rodeo Girls
3:30pm: Duck Dynasty Marathon
8am: The Rifleman
9:30am: Rio Bravo
12:30pm: The Cowboys
3:30pm Cahill, United States Marshal
6pm: El Dorado
9pm: The Sons of Katie Elder
12am: North America
6am: Beasts of the Bible
8am: Meerkat Manor
9am: Gator Boys: Xtra Bites
3am: Doctor Who – Season 7.1 Episode 1 – Asylum of the Daleks
4am: Doctor Who – Season 7.1 Episode 2 – Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
5am: Doctor Who – Season 7.1 Episode 3 – A Town Called Mercy
8am: Doctor Who – Season 7.1 Episode 4 – The Power of Three
9am: Doctor Who – Season 7.1 Episode 5 – The Angels Take Manhattan
10am: Doctor Who – Season 7.2 Episode Marathon starting with episode 6 and concluding with episode 13 The Name of the Doctor
8pm: NEW – Doctor Who: Farewell to Matt Smith
9pm: NEW – Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor
Biography (this seems to be their normal line-up for a Wednesday)
8am: Inside Story: The Santa Clause
10am: Find & Design
11am: Sell This House
1pm: Confessions of a Matchmaker
3pm: Cold Case Files
4pm: City Confidential
7pm: The First 48
5am: White Collar Marathon
9am: Monsters vs. Aliens
11am: How to Train Your Dragon
1pm: Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
3pm: Shrek Forever After
5pm: Kung Fu Panda
7pm: Kung Fu Panda 2
9pm: How to Train Your Dragon
Hallmark Channel (a serious Holiday movie marathon)
8am: Hats Off to Christmas
10:30am Catch a Christmas Star
12pm The Christmas Spirit
1:30pm: Finding Christmas
3pm: Fir Crazy
4:30pm: Snow Bride
6pm: Window Wonderland
7:30pm: A Very Merry Mix-up
9pm: The Christmas Ornament
10:30pm: Let It Snow
7am: Food Tech
8am: History’s Mysteries
10am: The Real Story of Christmas
11am: Banned from the Bible
1pm: Banned from the Bible II
3pm: Pawn Stars
5pm: Bible Secrets Revealed
10pm: Bible Secrets Revealed NEW
11am: Mandie & The Forgotten Christmas
1pm: Christmas Mail
3pm: A Christmas Kiss
5pm: A Golden Christmas
7pm: A Golden Christmas 2
9pm: A Golden Christmas 3
11pm: Holiday Road Trip
1pm Christmas Town
5am: Rescue Ink
9am: Brain Games
12am: Futurescapes with James Woods
3am: The Unexplained Files
3pm: Survivorman’s Survival Secrets
9pm: Survivorman: Lost Pilots
9am: Coming to America
11:32am: The Mummy
2:32pm: The Mummy Returns
5:30pm: Forrest Gump
9pm: Forrest Gump
8am: The Twilight Zone
9am: Movie Marathon
2012: Ice Age
Syfy Original Movies
11am: Ice Spiders
1pm: Ice Road Terror
5pm: Snow Beast
7pm: Ice Quake
11pm: Ice Twisters
6am-6pm 24 Hours of A Christmas Story
8pm-10:30pm: Big Bang Theory
6am: Extreme Christmas Trees
7am: Crazy Christmas Lights
8am: Invasion of the Christmas Lights
9am: Invasion of the Christmas Lights 2
10am: My Crazy Obsession: Christmas Collection
12pm: Undercover Boss Marathon
TNT: Limited Commercial Movie Marathon
9am: Race to Witch Mountain
10:45am: The Time Machine
2:45pm: Rush Hour 3
4:15pm: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
7pm: End of the Limited Commercial – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
10pm: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
USA: Character Feast
8am: Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins (Uncut)
10:30am: Little Fockers
12:30pm: No Strings Attached (Uncut)
3pm: The Back-up Plan (Uncut)
5:30pm: Couples Retreat (Uncut)
8pm: Commercial Free Bridesmaids
10pm: Modern Family Marathon
1am: Replay of Couples Retreat Uncut
- “10 days until the Doctor Who Christmas Special” (amcpress.me)