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
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