Even More New Years Day TV Marathons (Updated)

Brandi from Storage Wars

Brandi from Storage Wars

It doesn’t matter what you’re doing or what  you have planned for New Years Eve or New Years Day, sooner or later, you’ll turn on the television. (Times are given in Central Time.)

I’ve been compiling some lists from some of my favorite channels to see who’s playing what all day December 31st and January 1st (2013). To start, AMC announced they were playing all three seasons of The Walking Dead beginning December 31. Bob82 posted a comment that it looked like that was cancelled, and I checked this morning. Bob82 was right, only Season 3 is on the schedule beginning at 8pm on December 31.

So here’s what I’ve come up with so far and I’ll keep adding to it as I find more. Hope I’ve hit on some of your favorites.

Updated: I googled “TV Marathons New Years Eve/Day” and I can not believe how many reliable sources are coming back unreliable. Most, if not all still have AMC running The Walking Dead Marathon. I’ve added a couple of other marathons that I checked out with DirecTV programming so I’m 90%+ they’re correct.

New Years Eve Day

AMC – The Walking Dead, Season 3, starting 12/31 at 8pm

Current – Final 24 Hours, starting 12/31 at 7pm mixed in with other programming: John Belushi @7pm; The 25 Best Things about 2012 8pm; followed by The Final 24 Hours every hour beginning at 9pm with Marvin Gaye; Jim Morrison at 10pm; repeat of The Best 25 Things at 11pm.

History Channel – Pawn Stars, starting 12/31 at 7am

Nat Geo – Locked Up Abroad, starting 12/31 at 8am
at 6pm on 12/31 – Evacuate Earth
at 8pm on 12/31 – Maya Underworld: The Real Doomsday
at 9m on 12/31 – The Mayan Apocalypse

Syfy – The Twilight Zone with Rod Serling, 1959-1963, starting 12/31 at 7am and continuing through Jan. 1

New Years Day

Moe, the foot doctor, from Storage Wars Texas.

Moe, the foot doctor, from Storage Wars Texas.

A&E – Storage Wars Marathon, starting 1/1 at 7am. Two new Storage Wars Texas at 8pm and two new episodes of the newest Storage Wars, SW: New York at 9pm.

Current – Tupac Shakur’s Final 24 at Midnight on 1/1; Biggie & Tupac at 1-3am; with a repeat of Tupac Shakur’s Final 24 at 3am; River Phoenix’s Final 24 at 4am; Janis Joplin’s Final 24 at 5am; Hunter S. Thompson’s Final 24 at 6am; David Koresch’s Final 24 at 7am.

History Channel – Swamp People, starting 1/1 at 6am

Investigation Discovery – Deadly Women, starting at 5am-5pm

ION East/West Feeds – Criminal Minds/Numbers almost all day, depending on which feeds you get, check your local listings

Military Channel – Clash of Wings, starting at 5am; Hitler’s Bodyguards, starting at 8am, Secrets of World War II, starting at 2pm

Nat Geo – Doomsday Preppers, starting 1/1 at 8am, Diggers starts at 9pm

Science Channel – Fringe, starting 1/1 at 9:30am

Spike – 1,000 Ways to Die, starting 1/1 at 8am

WGN – Cheers, starting at 8am and pretty much running all day

Cassadee Pope Wins The Voice Season 3 | Billboard

Cassadee Pope Wins The Voice Season 3 | Billboard.

This is from Billboard, a very well written article which stays on point about the music and not about the drama.

I’m pleased to know I was wrong and The Voice has a female winner and as the article says, it was the new voting system in which America casts the votes and not the judges that probably helped Cassadee Pope win. She’s also not carrying any baggage, which is equally refreshing.

As we saw with Chris Mann, (a runner-up from last year), I hope Terry McDermott, now that he’s showcased his talents, gets a chance to make some music other than just gigs in his hometown of New Orleans.

The Voice Sends One Home Tonight

Though the format has changed, the suspense hasn’t. Only Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green have contestants remaining in the semifinals. Adam Levine looked particularly handsome last night, as he continues to dish constructive criticism to those left in the competition.

Only one of my final four is still in the running and he is running S-T-R-O-N-G and I just happen to be listening to him as I’m “penning” my blog entry and that is Terry McDermott. I just checked the iTunes Top Songs and he’s running right behind Cassadee Pope’s stupid performance of Stupid Boy. I apologize, but I’m pulling for Terry all the way and I just won’t apologize.

Besides, as I mentioned in earlier posts, I don’t think The Voice is ready for a female winner – but then you never know.

On a much more solemn note, everyone stopped for a moment of silence last night (Monday) to remember Jenni Rivera who was a big part of The Voice Mexico. She died in a plane crash December 9. She was no featherweight when in comes to record sales, selling more than 15 million albums worldwide.

Team Cee Lo will be down by one come tonight (Tuesday) and I predict that Trevin Hunte will go home. From the numbers on iTunes, Trevin Hunte wasn’t in iTunes Top Singles and less than 500 people had purchased his song “Wind Beneath My Wings.” The other three were in the iTunes Top 10 Singles, Cassadee Pope at #1, Terry McDermott at #2 followed by Nicholas David at #5.

I’m not going to offer any advice or even begin to comment on what would have changed the outcome of this years competition. I picked my favorites weeks ago and only one of mine is in the final four.

Cody Belew

Cody Belew

I still think Cody Belew will go far and when I go out to Vegas next year I expect to see his name up in lights somewhere and I hope I’ll be able to sit in a theater and be utterly entertained by him.

The Voice (NBC) is Down to 8 – My Predictions Were Half Right

Last night (Tuesday, Nov. 20) was the elimination show that narrowed The Voice contestants down to eight. I did a quick and dirty watch of Monday’s two-hour show and in doing so, I completely missed one of my favorites (Cody Belew) performance. Thank goodness so many other blogs, radio show web sites and other e-spots are happy to slap together a recap (so what if grammar and correct spelling gets shot out the window in the process). I can’t condemn them, I’ve watched my share of them in the last few weeks to get updated as to what’s been going on.

After seeing Bryan Keith’s performance of the Billy Joel song, I can understand why he was not chosen to move forward. There’s no way of knowing who suggested that he sing that song. I know I read somewhere that he was (I’m only putting it in my own vernacular here) honoring his New York roots, but if that’s true, that are far better songs about New York that he could have sung. The goal was to get iTunes users to buy/vote and Billy Joel does not appeal to the age bracket that’s likely to do that, especially at this stage of the game.

As far as Sylvia Yacoub goes, I was struck dumb when she was eliminated. I felt she definitely had what it took to go all the way – far more than Melanie Martinez, but that’s where having the right coach comes in.

On Tuesday morning I went to iTunes and bought Cody’s song and Terry McDermott’s and that was just from “Previewing” them. I didn’t bother buying Bryan Keith’s, because in my opinion he had already lost the ability to move ahead (and I personally do not like Billy Joel’s music, I don’t care who’s singing it). Even from watching the Monday night show I knew Cassadee Pope and Amanda Brown would move forward due to their performance and THEIR SONG CHOICES.

So my predicitions were half right. I still think Cody and Terry will make it to the final four.

On another note I was thrilled to see a Kia commercial featuring Juliet Simms last night. I hope that means she’s still making music.