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TV Junkie: Happy New Year! TV Marathons Galore This Weekend

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We're ringing in the new year with TCM's Marx Brothers Marathon but there's plenty of others to choose from, see the listings.


We're ringing in the new year with TCM's Marx Brothers Marathon but there's plenty of others to choose from, see the listings.
Tonight we're not interested in watching the animatronic cadaver that Dick Clark has morphed into so we'll be watching old Marx Brothers movies, one of the countless marathons various networks have put together for New Years weekend. See the "full" listings and the Must-Watch plan in our full post.

Starting tomorrow Universal Sports will be running an Olympic documentary by the late Bud Greenspan every night until the 9th of January. The problem is that it's on Universal Sports which is available to a tiny minority of households, something we hope changes in 2011. We're also happy that the holiday drought of new programming will be ending on Monday with several season and series premieres almost every night for the next month.

Be sure to check out ourTop Ten Interviews of 2010 and our Top Ten Events of 2010 lists that we put together for you. 2010 was an incredible year for the TV Junkie, thank you for your readership, your comments, and your continued support. Please let us know how we can better serve you in the new year.

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The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: Tonight - Marx Brothers Marathon, "The Soup," Marx Brothers Marathon. Saturday - Three Stooges Marathon, "Bud Greenspan Presents: Los Angeles '84," "The Graham Norton Show" (Louis Walsh, Alan Davies, Eliza Doolittle). Sunday - NFL, "Bud Greenspan Presents: Calgary '88."

Tonight

6:45pm- Marx Brothers Marathon TCM - Classic Marx Brothers films starting with Monkey Business, then on to Horse Feathers, Duck Soup, A Night At The Opera, A Day At The Races

7:00pm Stand-Up Marathon Showtime - Starting at 7 is Jamie Kennedy, then on to Tom Arnold, Kathleen Madigan, and more

10:00pm The Soup E! - It's the clip wrap-up of the year!

10:00pm Live From Lincoln Center PBS/KCET - New York Philharmonic New Year's Eve With Lang Lang Alan Gilbert conducts Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with soloist Lang Lang and the second act of "The Nutcracker."

10:00pm Twilight Zone Marathon Syfy - Starts at 10pm and then goes on through New Years Day

11:00pm New Year's Eve Live Fox - Nancy O'Dell hosts a countdown to 2011, featuring special guests and performances

11:30pm Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2011 ABC - A bicoastal celebration counts down to midnight and features special performances by Ke$ha, Taio Cruz, Willow Smith and Train.

12:00am Mr. Show With Bob and David Marathon IFC - A marathon of the indie comedy classic with Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, followed by a "Larry Sanders Show" marathon on New Years Day.

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Saturday

All Day The Three Stooges Marathon AMC - Yup, the Three Stooges, all day

6:00pm Bud Greenspan Presents: Los Angeles '84 Universal Sports - An amazing documentary on the 1984 Olympic Games held in Los Angeles by the late Bud Greenspan.

8:00pm V Marathon ABC - Catch up with the "V" series remake before next week's season premiere.

9:00pm Primeval BBC America - Abby and Connor escape, only to be followed; a new ARC team springs into action.

10:00pm The Graham Norton Show BBC America - New Year's Eve Show TV personality Louis Walsh; actor Alan Davies; singer Eliza Doolittle.

Sunday

All Day NFL Football

All Day Big Love Marathon HBO - Get caught up with these extreme Mormons as we head into the final season

6:00pm Bud Greenspan Presents Calgary '88 Universal Sports - An amazing documentary on the 1988 Olympic Winter Games held in Calgary, Canada by the late Bud Greenspan.