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New Year's Day Marathons, New Episodes: What's On?

31 December 2011 8:26 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

New Year's Day is a time for making resolutions, drinking a lot of water and sitting in front of the television for hours.

Along with a full slate of NFL action, what are networks offering to ring in 2012? Consider the following listings and set your DVR accordingly before you pop any bubbly tonight...

ABC: Once Upon a Time marathon, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

ABC Family: The Lying Game marathon, 9 a.m. to  7 p.m.

AMC: Hell on Wheels marathon, 3 p.m. to midnight (new episode at 10 p.m.)

USA: Leverage, new episode, 9. p.m.

Bet: The Game marathon, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Bravo: The Real Housewives of Atlanta marathon, noon to 10 p.m.

Cloo: Psych marathon, 6 a.m. to 6 a.m.

Oxygen: House Season 1 marathon, 8 a.m. to 3 a.m. the next day

USA: Law & Order: Svu marathon, 6 a.m. to 4 a. »

- matt@mediavine.com (Matt Richenthal)

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The TVLine-Up: Your Guide to 78 New Year's Weekend Marathons and Specials

31 December 2011 1:00 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

If your New Year’s resolution is to watch less TV, you can pretty much consider it broken already. The networks are pulling out all the stops to lure you to the couch over the holiday weekend, lining up enough tantalizing marathons and specials to keep you glued to the tube until 2013, never mind 2012! What’s what, and when is it? Scroll down through our round-up — TVLine has you covered for everything except that pesky Jan. 1 hangover.

Sunday, Jan. 1

Ufc (Fuel TV, midnight – midnight) | Fuel TV kicks off its partnership with the Ultimate Fighting Championship with a 24-hour marathon. Which, »

- Vlada Gelman

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New Year's weekend TV 2011: Football, marathons and new shows

29 December 2011 7:22 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Some people like to go out and get crazy on New Year's. But did you know there is a plethora of fun TV to stay home and watch? We know! So pick your poison - pro and college football, the entire second season of "The Walking Dead," Pam Anderson's tour de force "V.I.P." or your favorite shows returning from reruns on Monday, Jan. 2. Zap2it's got you covered.

All times Eastern.

Friday, Dec. 30

A&E: "Criminal Minds" marathon, noon to 4 a.m. the next day

Espn: College football, Armed Forces Bowl Byu vs. Tulsa, noon to 3:30 p.m., Pinstripe Bowl Iowa State vs. Rutgers, 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Music City Bowl Mississippi State vs. Wake Forest, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Insight Bowl Iowa vs. Oklahoma, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Logo: "Awkward" marathon, noon to 6 p.m.

MTV: "Jersey Shore" Season 4 marathon, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Charisma Carpenter Talks The Lying Game, Haunted High, and the Buffy Remake

28 December 2011 5:42 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

When the ABC Family drama series The Lying Game returns on January 2nd, actress Charisma Carpenter (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) will be a recurring guest star as Char’s (Kirsten Prout) aunt, Anne Rebecca Sewell, who has come back to town after years of being estranged from her family. Having overcome being the girl who was treated poorly in high school, she wants a fresh start after her split from her husband, and returns with a confidence and success that makes a lot of people uncomfortable. During a recent interview to promote her appearance on the popular show, Charisma Carpenter talked about her desire to find a home on a television series, that she hadn’t been familiar with the series prior to being cast but quickly caught up on episodes, the similarities between her character on The Lying Game and Cordelia from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, that working on »

- Christina Radish

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Midseason debut dates: When to expect more zombies, hoarders and ... Kenny Powers!

28 December 2011 3:14 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Good riddance, cheesy holiday specials: The midseason lineup can’t start soon enough!

Lucky for you esteemed TV lovers, originals of some cable shows begin before you get all blotto on Dec. 31. But the ball really starts rolling the next day, when we’re treated to more fresh episodes of Hoarding: Buried Alive and Baseball Wives. Joy!

Here are the premiere dates for broadcast and cable shows through the end of February:

Dec. 28

True Life (season premiere, MTV)

Dec. 29

Urban Oasis Giveaway (series premiere, Hgtv)

The Best Place I Ever Sold (series premiere, Hgtv)

NY Ink (season premiere, TLC)

Hook, »

- Lynette Rice

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Alexandra Chando Teases Return of The Lying Game

28 December 2011 4:46 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Is it hot in here? Or is it the returning action of The Lying Game?

Indeed, the mysterious ABC Family drama drops viewers back in to Phoenix on January 2, as Alexandra Chando told us in an exclusive interview that viewers can expect new twists and turns on the episode ahead, many of which were not included in the book series.

“Questions are answered," the star teased. "But new questions arise from there.”

The Lying Game Clip: "O Twin, Where Art Thou"

The winter season picks up right where The Lying Game left off this summer at Sutton’s birthday party. Look for Ethan, Thayer and Emma to try to locate the latter's twin, but Chando gave us one big reason why 2012 will be very different from 2011:

"This is the first time we won’t be privy to Sutton’s whereabouts.”

Other developments to come include Charisma Carpenter’s turn as Char’s Aunt Rebecca. »

- leigh.raines@gmail.com (Leigh Raines)

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Charisma Carpenter Talks The Lying Game

26 December 2011 3:04 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The ABC Family series The Lying Game returns for the second half of Season 1 with Episode 1.11: O Twin, Where Art Tho? on Monday, January 2 at 8 Pm Et. Actress Charisma Carpenter, who plays Ann Rebecca Sewell on the series, recently held a conference call where she discussed the second half of The Lying Game's first season. Here's what she had to say.

Can you give us some insight into why Annie has been gone so long and her relationship with Phyllis?

Charisma Carpenter: Her relationship with Phyllis is sister. She's been gone so long because I think when she was there, she was in high school, and things did not go well for her. She was treated poorly, not well received. I think some very bad things happened to her and what they are exactly has not at this point been revealed to me. It's just touched on »

- MovieWeb

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TV Fanatic Staff Round Table: The Best Couple of 2011

22 December 2011 10:50 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

What is that under the Christmas true? It's a box full of love... or laughter... or entertaining drama.

That's right, readers, after weighing on on Best Show, Breakout Star, Best Villain and Funniest Show of 2011, our staff is back with a look at the year's top tandems. Read through the debate below and then chime in yourself:

Who Comprised The Best Couple Of 2011?

Matt Richenthal: Eric and Tami Taylor from Friday Night Lights. This is my answer for 2011 and would have been for 2010, 2009, 2008... 

Eric Hochberger: Jaime and Cersei Lannister from Game of Thrones. Man, that's some good looking incest.

Carissa Pavlica: Emma and Ethan on The Lying Game. From the moment they met, their spirits were intertwined. He never thought she was her sister, and saw all of the unique and good qualities she had in an instant. They have a deep trust and it makes it incredibly easy to cheer them on. »

- matt@tvfanatic.com (TV Fanatic Staff)

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Charisma Carpenter Teases Her 'The Lying Game' Stint: 'I Can Ruffle Ted's Feathers And I Love It'

21 December 2011 11:00 PM, PST | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

When The Lying Game returns to ABC Family next year, things are really going to be shaken up. Sure, there's the matter of Sutton disappearing, but there's also the return of a face from Ted (Andy Buckley) and Alec's (Adrian Pasdar) past that could reveal more secrets.

Charisma Carpenter -- you might've seen her recently on Supernatural, and you definitely remember her from Buffy and Angel -- is headed to the show as Rebecca "Annie" Sewell, Char's (Kirsten Prout) aunt who left Phoenix many years ago, and whose return will definitely ruffle some feathers. She recently talked to reporters about what to expect from Annie, including whether the fact that she looks very much like Alexandra Chando means anything -- could she be Sutton and Emma's actual parents? Highlights start in the next paragraph: »

- editor@buddytv.com

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The Lying Game Winter Premiere Promo, Official Synopsis

21 December 2011 1:25 PM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

We've gone far too long without The Lying Game in our lives, haven't we?

There's been a void of mystery and duplicity in the world of ABC Family viewers that will be filled again when this drama returns on January 2 with its winter premiere, "O Twin, Where Art Thou." What can you expect from new episodes? Check out the official network preview below, followed by the official network description...

The Lying Game Promo: "O Twin, Where Art Thou"

It's been a tough night for Emma and Ethan, and things are about to get tougher when they find Sutton has disappeared after their argument and the Mercer family car is missing from the garage. When the police find the car at the bottom of the lake, Emma and Ethan look to each other for support, but Thayer threatens to tear them apart with his accusations against Ethan. Meanwhile, Char's aunt, Rebecca »

- matt@mediavine.com (Matt Richenthal)

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TVLine Items: Glee's Missing Christmas Tune Is Found, Pan Am Flies Free and More

21 December 2011 11:29 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Gleeks, rejoice! Santana’s cover of Santa Baby has been uncovered!

In the missing number, which was cut from last week’s Christmas episode for time, Santana joins Finn at a jewelry store. But the real gem here is Santana’s slinky, sexy rendition of the Christmas classic.

Glee Exclusive: Oscar Winner Helen Mirren Set to Guest Star as [Spoiler Alert]

Check out the video below and then hit the comments with your reviews.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

ABC Family will run a marathon of the first 10 episodes of The Lying Game on Jan. 1 from 9 am – 7 pm. »

- Vlada Gelman

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The Lying Game Marathon to Air New Years Day

21 December 2011 11:20 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

The Lying Game Marathon to Air New Years Day

This past summer, ABC Family debuted The Lying Game, its second adaptation of a popular Sara Shepard book series. It didn't quite break through in the same way that the other adaptation, Pretty Little Liars, did, but for those of you either behind on the show or looking to add another show to your midseason schedule, it's not too late to hop on board.

Especially since ABC Family will be airing a marathon of the first 10 episodes of The Lying Game on New Years Day. Beginning at 9:00 Am, you'll be able to delve into the world of Emma and Sutton, twins separated at birth that have teamed up to find their birth mother. Along the way, they're confronted with the fact that Sutton's well-to-do, seemingly loving family may be hiding critical information and a whole host of secrets. The marathon concludes at 7:00 Pm, »

- Shilo Adams

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Exclusive First Look: Charisma Carpenter Plays a Sexy Lying Game With Adrian Pasdar

21 December 2011 11:03 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

ABC Family’s addictive The Lying Game resumes its freshman run on Monday, Jan. 2 at 9/8c, and with it comes the addition of beloved Whedonverse alumna Charisma Carpenter as Char’s mysterious aunt Rebecca Sewell, whose sudden return to town rattles the über-secretive Ted and Alec — and TVLine has your exclusive first look at the lovely lady in action opposite Adrian Pasdar.

No word on what Rebecca’s agenda is — or whether her slight resemblance to Sutton and Emma could be a plot point — but expect to see her and Alec to take an interest in one another pretty early on. »

- Megan Masters

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Gay Girl's Goggles: "Homeland" SnapCap (1.12)

20 December 2011 6:17 AM, PST | AfterEllen.com | See recent AfterEllen.com news »

The Homeland producers promised us two things for the season finale: that we would have a sense of resolution and that new developments would leave us chomping at the bit for Season 2. Mission accomplished.

Afterellen Bait

If good acting is as sexy to you as it is to me, you needed to sit on a towel by the end of Homeland Season 1. I’m still in shock that the Screen Actors Guild failed to recognize Claire Danes and Damian Lewis. At least the foreign press watched the show and came through with Golden Globe nominations. I hope that’s enough to get the Academy’s attention.

The only nominally lesbian thing I can pull out this week (dirty!) is that the smartest, most intuitive person on the show next to Carrie is Dana Brody, who a few weeks ago said she thinks she’s a lesbian because boys disgust her. »

- the linster

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Midseason Premiere Dates 2012: New Shows & Season Premieres

14 December 2011 8:13 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Midseason Premiere Dates 2012: New Shows & Season Premieres

It's nearly the end of 2011 and January 2012 will bring the series premieres or new seasons of many television shows.  To help you keep track and organize your viewing calendar, we've put together a handy midseason premiere dates list for you, organized by date.

Sunday, January 1

10:00 p.m. Angry Boys (HBO)

Monday, January 2

8:00 p.m. The Bachelor (ABC)

8:00 p.m. Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family)

9:00 p.m. The Lying Game (ABC Family)

Tuesday, January 3

8:00 p.m. The Biggest Loser (NBC)

8:00 p.m. Switched at Birth (ABC Family)

8:30 p.m. Work It (ABC)

9:00 p.m. Celebrity Wife Swap (ABC)

9:00 p.m. Jane by Design (ABC Family)

Thursday, January 5

8:00 p.m. Winter Wipeout (ABC)

10:00 p.m. American Stuffers (Animal Planet)

Friday, January 6

10:00 p.m. Merlin (Syfy)

10:00 p.m. Portlandia (IFC)

10:30 p. »

- Clarissa

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Jane By Design Promo: Will You Watch?

14 December 2011 5:46 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Jane By Design is coming to ABC Family.

The new drama premieres January 3 and stars Erica Dasher as a quirky teenager who gets mistaken for an adult... and ends up working as a fashion house, while also trying to finish high school. Can she have the best of both the professional and the academic worlds? While keeping one secret from the other?

The series also stars India De Beaufort, Andie MacDowell, Matthew Atkinson, Rowly Dennis and Nicholas Roux. Look for interviews with Dasher and McDowell to go live on TV Fanatic in the coming days. For now, check out the official ABC Family preview for what this network hopes will follow The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game as its next big hit.

Will you tune in?

Jane By Design Preview »

- matt@mediavine.com (Matt Richenthal)

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Gay Girl's Goggles "Homeland" SnapCap (1.11): The Vest

13 December 2011 9:35 AM, PST | AfterEllen.com | See recent AfterEllen.com news »

Finally, the Brody family takes a vacation to one of my favorite childhood spots: Gettysburg. How could a day of history and happiness and hamburgers turn sinister? On Homeland, even a small town diner can be across the square from a master bomb maker.

Afterellen Bait

This episode was devoid of Sapphic subtext, but if you ever had a shadow of a doubt that Claire Danes deserves an Emmy, this week settled the issue. Give her all the awards. While we're waiting for the nominations, let's enjoy the beatific smile of Morena Baccarin. Happy Jess makes us happy.

Feelings, Feelings, Feelings!

Carrie's hospital treatment after nearly being blown to bits last week did not include her meds for bipolar disorder and by the time Saul arrives to take her home, her mania is full-blown. She's bouncing off the walls because the staff can't find a green pen for her to »

- the linster

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Alexandra Chando: 'I prefer to be surprised by The Lying Game plots'

12 December 2011 10:21 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Alexandra Chando has insisted that she does not know much about what will take place in The Lying Game's second season. The actress, who plays the dual roles of twins Emma and Sutton on the ABC Family drama, confessed that while the new episodes will see certain plot points from the first season finally revealed, she prefers to learn about events as they come up. "Every now and then I'll talk to Chuck Pratt, who's our executive producer and creator, and he'll give me some tidbits," Chando told The Huffington Post. "But honestly, I don't even like to know. I like to sit down and find out for the first time what (more) »

- By Jennifer Still

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Alexandra Chando Spills On ‘Awesome’ New ‘Lying Game’ Co-Star Charisma Carpenter

12 December 2011 11:57 AM, PST | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

Watch our exclusive video interview with Alexandra Chando & Blair Redford! There are going to be a few new faces in Phoenix when The Lying Game returns Jan. 2, but the one we're most looking forward to is Charisma Carpenter as Char's (Kirsten Prout) estranged aunt Ann! HollywoodLife.com caught up with Alexandra Chando and Blair Redford at ABC Family's Winter Wonderland event Dec. 4 in NYC for the scoop on what Charisma will bring to the show, as well as what viewers can expect from Ethan and Emma's rocky relationship. While Alexandra couldn't give too much away about Charisma's character, she was more than happy to gush about working with her. "She is very sweet," Alexandra told us. "We only did one scene together, and it was kind of in passing, but I think we're going to have more in the future. She's awesome, she's great." As for whether or not »

- Andy Swift

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5* picks up UK rights to 'The Lying Game', 'Gilmore Girls'

9 December 2011 2:55 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

5* has announced that it has picked up the UK rights to The Lying Game. The drama, which airs in the Us on ABC Family, stars Alexandra Chando as a young girl called Emma who discovers that she has an identical twin sister. While Emma is a foster child, her sister Sutton has been adopted and brought up with an apparently ideal lifestyle. Emma agrees to impersonate Sutton while she pursues a lead on their birth mother, but when Sutton goes missing Emma has to decide whether or not to reveal her true identity. Charisma Carpenter and Heroes actor Adrian Pasdar are among the other stars who appear in the (more) »

- By Catriona Wightman

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