Sunday, December 30
Science Channel – How It’s Made – 6am – Midnight*. The making of everything from giant tires and luxury chocolate to Stetson hats and deli meats. You may want to skip eating while watching that last one.
TNT – Law & Order – 4am-2pm*. Includes episodes with guest stars Julia Roberts and in an episode “ripped from the headlines” about the Robert Blake murder trial, Gary Busey.
USA – Law & Order: SVU – 6am – Midnight*. Reportedly includes the 12th season finale, Smoked, which was the end of the line for original SVU star Christopher Meloni.
*Not sure if these times are ET or CT. I suggest checking your EPG (electronic program guide) or your on-screen program guide. This will also tell you the name of each episode so you can set your DVR to record it, just in case you want to take a nap.
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 withMarvin 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 newStorage 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
Nat Geo – Doomsday Preppers, starting 1/1 at 8am, Diggersstarts at 9pm
Science Channel – Fringe, starting 1/1 at 9:30am
Spike – 1,000 Ways to Die, starting 1/1 at 8am