New Year’s Eve offers TV show marathons galore!

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New Year’s Eve means TV marathons of many of your favorite TV shows with many channels offering a non-stop marathon this weekend. For those of you who aren’t going anywhere New Year’s Eve, curl up on the couch and check out your favorite shows in these end of the year offerings! Whether you want to catch up, relive the entertainment or watch a TV show for the first time, with all the TV marathons offered, there’s something for everyone.

Some of the marathons start early Saturday morning like The Walking Dead from AMC. This show is full of horror and gore, but the story lines make it so entertaining. The Walking Dead marathon kicks off at 11 a.m. Saturday morning! If you’re looking for an even earlier TV marathon, Top Gear starts at 6 a.m. Saturday morning on BBC America with 40 non-stop episodes for all the car fanatics out there.

New Year’s Eve marathon’s offerings include some traditional shows that play non-stop every year on this day like The Twilight Zone. These back to back shows start at 9 a.m. Saturday morning on the SyFy Channel and go on until the wee hours of the morning on Sunday. The Honeymooners is another traditional marathon for New Year’s Eve, according to the NY Daily News, as WPIX, Channel 11 does this year after year. This classic TV show airs its first episode of the night at 11 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

The Discovery Channel, which offers many marathons throughout the year is offering Weed Wars, which will start at 2 p.m. on Saturday, followed by Moonshiners at 6 p.m. Both these shows are new, with Weed Wars delving into the world of medical marijuana growers and Moonshiners follows the people who run stills for making alcohol today, much like the days of Prohibition decades ago.

Bravo’s marathon pick is Desperate Housewives and these back to back shows start at 1 p.m. on Saturday and continue on through New Year’s Eve. Dog the Bounty Hunter is A&E’s pick for a marathon and this starts at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, Spike TV airs all the Jaws movies in a movie marathon that puts a bite in your New Year’s Eve. This marathon kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday morning with Jaws the Revenge. If it’s ghost’s you’d rather watch, then The Ghost Whisperer is right up your marathon alley! This starts at 9 a.m. Saturday morning on WE and goes through the day and night.

The Big Bang Theory marathon starts at 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve on TBS. This show will continue through the night. Mark Twain Prize Award WNET – Channel 13 starts this marathon at 10 p.m. Saturday night.

As far as a real New Year’s Eve celebration complete with watching the ball drop in Times Square, a few channels are offering you this venue. NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daily starts at 10 p.m., with CNN, MTV and Fox coming to you live at 11 p.m.

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