What's on TV on New Year's Day? January 1 May Become Your Favorite Day of 2015

My favorite thing to do on New Year’s Day is to park myself on the couch and enjoy all of the special TV programming. Now some people may find that not to be the most productive way to start their new year, but once you hear what’s on TV on New Year’s Day, you may feel differently. Marathons and college football galore await you as you recover from your well-earned New Year's Eve hangover.

Yeah, yeah. I get that you can watch anything you want on Netflix at anytime. But there's something fascinating about the TV networks choosing what shows and movies they think we want to begin our 2015 with. So embrace having a Thursday off and check out what will be on TV on Jan. 1, 2015.

Please note that all times listed are ET, so make sure you check your local listings.

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'The Tudors' on BBC America

Get your historical sexy on with BBC America’s marathon of The Tudors. Starting at 8 a.m., you can watch every episode of Seasons 3 and 4.

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'Home Alone 2: Lost in New York' on ABC Family

Still not over the fact that Christmas has officially come and gone? ABC Family will be airing Home Alone 2: Lost in New York at 8:30 p.m.

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'Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons' on E!

Watch the two Kardashian sisters (and Kourtney’s beau Scott Disick) make drama out of nothing on Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons. The New Year’s Day marathon (because there is a marathon on NYE too — of course) starts at 11 a.m. The mindlessness is the perfect hangover cure.

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'Real Husbands of Hollywood' on BET

If satire is more your speed (guilty as charged), every episode of the Kevin Hart-led parody Real Husbands of Hollywood will air on BET from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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'Futurama' on Comedy Central

Ring in the future of 2015 with the animated show Futurama. Comedy Central will be showing the series from 9:21 a.m. until around 6 p.m.

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'21 Jump Street' on FX

21 Jump Street will be on at 7 p.m. with an encore at 9:30 p.m. for those looking to end their New Year’s Day on a note of hilarity.

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'Kindergarten Cop' on TVGN

But if you need your undercover police movie earlier in the day, tune into TVGN at 1 p.m. to watch Arnold Schwarzenegger (when he was lovable) in Kindergarten Cop.

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'The Simpsons' on FXX

If you are still going through withdrawal from the 12-day Every Simpsons Ever marathon that FXX ran at the end of the summer, you’re in luck. The network will be airing a The Simpsons marathon starting on Dec. 31 and during the entire day of Jan. 1. It all ends with The Simpsons Movie at 10 p.m. on Jan. 1.

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'Portlandia' on IFC

The hysterically eccentric Portlandia will have a marathon on IFC for a full 24 hours. It starts at 6 a.m. on Jan. 1 and ends at 6 a.m. on Jan. 2. So get your fill of Fred and Carrie’s outrageous characters before Season 5 premieres on Jan. 8.

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The 2015 Rose Parade on Lots of Channels

A New Year’s Day tradition, the Rose Parade is held in Pasadena, Calif. (where the Rose Bowl Game is also hosted). The parade will be airing on ABC, NBC, Hallmark Channel, and HGTV all starting at 11 a.m. The Hallmark Channel will also have an encore of the parade at 1 p.m.

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Football Bowls on the ESPNs

College football fans, rejoice! Michigan State and Baylor will battle in the Cotton Bowl on ESPN from 12:45 to 4:15 p.m. Then the Rose Bowl will be played from 5:10 to 8:40 p.m. between Oregon and Florida State. ESPN will wrap it up with the Sugar Bowl between Alabama and Ohio State from 8:50 p.m. to 12:20 a.m. If that’s not enough, go to ESPN2 to watch Auburn play against Wisconsin in the Outback Bowl from 12 to 3:30 p.m.

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Citrus Bowl on ABC

Still needing college football? Missouri will face Minnesota from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on ABC in the Citrus Bowl.

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NHL Winter Classic on NBC

If hockey is more your speed, the Chicago Blackhawks will play the Washington Capitals at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. The outdoor game airs from 1 to 4 p.m. and is the seventh game in the NHL Winter Classic’s history.

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'The Walking Dead' on AMC

But if you’d rather see people get eaten by zombies than slammed on the field or ice, AMC will be playing the entire series of The Walking Dead so far. It actually starts on Tuesday, Dec. 30 and will last until Friday, Jan 2. Rick Grimes for President!

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'Back to the Future' Trilogy on ABC Family

Go back in time (yet also to the future) with the amazing Back to the Future trilogy. The first Back to the Future starts at 11 a.m. with Back to the Future Part III ending at 6:30 p.m.

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'Rocky' on Encore

For those who pay a bit extra for their cable and get Encore, you can get catch Rocky I through Rocky V starting at 9 a.m. (Sorry, Rocky Balboa, you didn’t make the cut.)

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'Heroes' and 'Lost' on G4

Go nerdy with the cult TV shows of Heroes and Lost on G4. Two episodes of Heroes air from 1 to 3 p.m. and Lost (pictured) is on from 3 to 5 p.m.

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'The Twilight Zone' on Syfy

The best marathon on television on New Year’s Day has always been The Twilight Zone on Syfy. Rod Serling with his on point narration never lets me down. The marathon starts on New Year’s Eve and picks back up for 24 hours at 6 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

You’ve just crossed over into 2015, so enjoy!

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