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What's On Tonight Extra: New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Special Events

by Rich Keller, posted Dec 30th 2010 11:00AM
ABC presents the annual 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest' starting at 11:30.With the East Coast and Midwest recovering from snowstorms, the West Coast getting deluged by winter rains and the mountain states about to get hit with a chilling cold snap, there probably won't be much entertaining done outside the home this New Year's holiday. Luckily, television is stepping up in its usual way to provide all manner of visual entertainment.

From series marathons, to New Year's Eve specials to college bowl game upon college bowl game, the major networks and cable outlets are preparing for your immobility come Friday. On top of that, some networks have decided sneak in a few season and series premieres. Plus, Oprah launches her new OWN network on the first day of 2011.

To keep track of all these happenings, here's a breakdown of special programming for New Year's Eve 2010 and New Year's Day 2011.
New Year's Eve

Marathons
A&E: Episodes of 'Criminal Minds' run for 19 hours starting at 8AM.
AMC: A fifteen hour marathon of 'Back to the Future' trilogy movies starting at 10:30AM.
Animal Planet: Nineteen hours of animal law-related series, including 'Animal Precinct,' 'Animal Cops' and 'Confessions: Animal Hoarding.'
BBC America: All 'Doctor Who' all the time from 1AM Friday until 8PM New Year's Day.
Bravo: Thirteen hours of 'The Real Housewives' of Orange County, New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C. and Atlanta starting at 8:30AM.
Cartoon Network: A marathon of 'Adventure Time With Finn and Jake' from 4 until 8:30PM.
CMT: A twelve hour 'The Dukes of Hazard' marathon begins at 2PM.
Comedy Central: 'Tosh.0' gets the marathon treatment from with three hours of episodes starting at 8:47PM.
Discovery: Seventeen hours of 'Deadliest Catch' starting at 9AM.
E!: Episodes of 'Kendra' and 'Married to Rock' run for 8 hours staring at 11AM.
Food Network: Fourteen hours of 'The Next Food Network Star' begin at 12:30 PM.
HGTV: 'House Hunters International' and 'House Hunters' go into marathon starting at 6:30AM and run for 21 hours.
ID: Twenty-three hours of 'Disappeared' start at 6AM.
Ion: A 'Without A Trace' marathon from 3PM until midnight.
MTV: A mega 'Jersey Shore' marathon starts 9:30AM and runs into Sunday.
Spike: '1000 Ways to Die' hits the marathon trail with an eleven-hour run starting at 11AM.
SyFy: The annual 'Twilight Zone' marathon begins at 8AM and ends Sunday morning.
Travel Channel: Eleven hours of 'Ghost Adventures' begins at 9AM.
USA: Twenty-three hours of 'House' begins at 6AM.

Bowl Games
'Meineke Car Care Bowl' (ESPN) -- Noon start for Clemson vs. South Florida
'Sun Bowl' (CBS) -- 2PM kickoff for Miami vs. Notre Dame
'Liberty Bowl' (ESPN) -- 3:30PM for Central Florida vs. Georgia
'Chick-Fil-A Bowl' (ESPN) -- 7:30PM start for Florida State vs. South Carolina

Festivities
'Shake It Up New Years' (Disney) -- (120 minutes) Favorite episodes and music videos of the past year are featured as well as previews of events for 2011. Starts at 6PM.
'Live From Lincoln Center' (PBS) -- (120 minutes) New York Philharmonic New Year's performance begins at 8PM.
'Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2011' (ABC) -- Join Ryan and Dick at 10PM in the longest-titled New Year's Eve primetime special with correspondent Jenny McCarthy in Manhattan, Fergie in Los Angeles and performances by Ke$ha, Willow Smith and Train.
'New Year's Eve With Carson Daly' (NBC) -- Also a 10PM start. Carson hosts the festivities from Times Square. Continues at 11:30 after local news. Also broadcast on CNBC.
'Watch What Happens Live' (Bravo) -- (120 minutes) Andy Cohen hosts this event at the Bravo Clubhouse. Starts at 10:30
'MTV's New Year's Eve Bash 2011' (MTV) -- (90 minutes) Starts at 10:30
'New Year's Eve Live' (FOX) -- (90 minutes) Nancy O'Dell hosts from Las Vegas with performance by Travie McCoy and David Archuleta. Starts at 11PM
'106 & Party: New Year's Eve Special' (BET) -- (120 minutes) Starting at 11PM, ring in the New Year with performances by Lil Wayne, Drake and Nicki Minaj
'New Year's Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin' (CNN) -- (120 minutes) Reports from Time Square, Central Park and Nashville. 11PM start
'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2011' (ABC) -- (98 minutes) 11:30 start with performances by Jennifer Hudson, Ne-Yo, New Kids on the Block and The Backstreet Boys

Alternate Programming
'Anderson Cooper's 360 All the Best, All the Worst 2010' (CNN) -- A recap of the news-worthy events of 2010 at 10PM with rebroadcasts throughout the weekend.
'Tom Arnold: That's My Story and I'm Sticking To It' (Showtime) -- The former 'Roseanne' actor who's been around for two decades debuts his first ever stand-up special at 9PM.
'WWE Friday Night SmackDown!' (SyFy) -- The 'Twilight Zone' marathon takes a break from 8 to 10PM for the WWE's weekly broadcast.

New Year's Day

Marathons:
ABC: The network presents three episodes of 'V' starting at 8PM.
A&E: It's a 15-hour 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' marathon starting at noon.
AMC: More than 24 hours of 'Three Stooges' episodes that begin at 4AM and don't end until Sunday morning.
Animal Planet: Non-stop episodes of 'Pit Bulls and Parolees' that start at 9AM and run for 21 hours.
BET: Offers up a 19-hour marathon of 'The Game' beginning at 8AM.
Bravo: 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' get their own marathon from 11AM to 6PM. That's followed by three airings of the movie 'The Green Mile.'
Cartoon Network: The network presents a marathon of made-for-TV animated movies from 8AM to 7:30PM.
CMT: Five episodes of 'Dallas' start their run at 3PM.
Discovery: Seventeen hours of 'MythBusters' starting at 9AM.
GSN: The network for games (you remember them) has a marathon of new game show 'Baggage' from 9AM to 6PM.
ID: Seven episodes of 'Wicked Attraction' from 6AM to noon. Then, from 1PM until early Sunday morning it's a marathon of 'Deadly Women.'
IFC: Insomniacs can watch ten episodes of 'Mr. Show' from midnight until 5AM. Then, it's a 24-hour marathon of 'The Larry Sanders Show' starting at 6AM.
NatGeo: Fourteen hours of 'Locked Up Abroad' starts at 9AM.
TCM: The commercial-free movie network presents a marathon of the film series 'The March of Time' from 2PM to 7:50PM.
TLC: Nine hours of 'Sister Wives' beginning at 5PM.
USA: Twenty-one hours of 'NCIS' episodes start at 6AM.

Bowl Games
'TicketCity Bowl' (ESPNU) -- Noon start for Northwestern vs. Texas Tech
'Outback Bowl' (ABC) -- 1PM kickoff for Penn State vs. Florida
'Capital One Bowl' (ESPN) -- Another 1PM start, this time for Alabama vs. Michigan State
'Gator Bowl' (ESPN) -- 1:30PM for Michigan vs. Mississippi State
'Rose Bowl' (ESPN) -- 5PM beginning for Wisconsin vs. TCU
'Fiesta Bowl' (ESPN) -- Kickoff is at 8:30PM for Connecticut vs. Oklahoma

Festivities
'The Tournament of Roses Parade' -- Broadcast on ABC, NBC, Hallmark Channel and HGTV starting at 11AM
'From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2011' (PBS) -- The Vienna Philharmonic presents its annual New Year's Day performance at 8PM.

Alternate Programming
Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) -- Noon is the official start of Oprah's new cable outlet, which replaces Discovery Health. Shows premiering are 'Oprah Presents Master Class,' 'Enough Already! With Peter Walsh,' and 'Miracle Detectives.'
'NHL Winter Classic' (NBC) -- 1PM start for the Penguins and Capitals at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.
'All Premiere New Year' (HGTV) -- From 8AM until 8:30PM the home and garden network will premiere a number of its shows, including 'House Hunters,' 'House Hunters International,' 'HGTV Dream Home 2011,' 'Cash and Cari,' 'Candice Tells All,' and 'Dear Genevieve.'
'House of Anubis' (Nick) -- Premiere of a new show set in a mysterious British boarding school.

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