What to Watch This Weekend: Tons of New Year's Eve Coverage, Chuck, and the Premiere of HBO's Angry Boys

Here we go: 2012. Should be interesting! Here are our final TV picks for 2011 as well as a list of what New Year's Eve coverage you can expect to find on your TV. Enjoy, and we'll see you next year! (Not a year from now, but on Monday when the date will have a different year attached to it. That's why it's funny to say that.)

What to watch on Friday, December 30...



8pm, NBC
Chuck
In "Chuck Versus the Baby," Sarah decides to face her past head-on by dealing with her original handler whose presence threatens to harm her loved ones. Also, presumably a baby factors in somehow, but nobody knows yet. Someone will get back to you about that part.

9pm, HBO
The Life and Times of Tim
Tonight Tim finds himself employed at the same golf course he once worked at as a teenager, only to immediately develop a new teenage nemesis. In the second segment, Tim will somehow fabricate a career for himself as a sausage salesman in order to impress Amy's dad. (Who hasn't done that?)

10pm, Discovery Fit & Health
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
In tonight's installment of Dr. G: Medical Examiner, the eponymous M.E. will lead us through the investigation of a woman's burnt corpse, and later the case of a man whose body was found by his ex-wife. (Note: This is not CSI, so don't expect Dr. G to grill suspects or get into shoot-outs. I mean, if it happens, fine, just don't expect it.)

SERIES PREMIERE, 11pm, History
Abandoned
In this new History series, host Jay Chaikin and his two buddies travel across America looking to scavenge interesting items from abandoned places. Okay, just watch out for angry ghosts, fellas!


PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
America's Most Wanted, 9 p.m., Lifetime
Infested!, SERIES PREMIERE, 9 p.m., Animal Planet
Tyler Perry's House of Payne, 9 p.m., TBS
Confessions: Animal Hoarding, 10 p.m., Animal Planet
Dateline NBC, 10 p.m., NBC
Deadly Women, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery
Four Weddings, 10 p.m., TLC
House Hunters: Houseboat, 10 p.m., HGTV
Sanctuary, 10 p.m., Syfy
Marvel Anime: X-Men, 11 p.m., G4
Starving Secrets with Tracey Gold, 11 P.M., Lifetime



What to watch on Saturday, December 31...

NEW YEAR'S EVE PROGRAMMING...

For those of you who'll be ringing in the new year from your couch, the TV universe will be offering a plethora of depression-inducing exciting coverage! Here are your best options for watching others celebrate the ball drop, in chronological order:

8pm, PBS
Live From Lincoln Center

8pm, ABC
New Year's Rockin' Eve: The 40th Anniversary Party

10pm, Univision
¡Feliz 2012!

10 & 11:30pm, ABC
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2012


10pm, Fuse
Fuse New Year's Eve Dance Party

10pm & 11:30pm, NBC
New Year's Eve With Carson Daly

11pm, Fox News Channel
All American New Year

11pm, Fox
American Country New Year's Eve Live


11pm, PBS
Coldplay New Year's Eve: An Austin City Limits Special

11pm, CNN
New Year's Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin

11pm, MTV
NYE IN NYC 2012

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
iCarly, 8 p.m., Nickelodeon
Strange Sex: The Year's Best, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 8 p.m., TLC
Suze Orman Show, 9 p.m., CNBC


What to watch on Sunday, January 1...


9pm, TNT
Leverage
Timely! Tonight Nate and his squad infiltrate a cash-for-gold company by luring a crooked brother-sister team into an intricate treasure hunt.

SERIES PREMIERE, 9pm, OWN
Oprah's Next Chapter
Ever since her eponymous talk show ended in May, many have wondered what Oprah's next chapter would be. Well, it's Oprah's Next Chapter, a chat show during which she visits celebrities, newsmakers, and leaders on their own turf. Tonight she'll visit Aerosmith's Steven Tyler at his New Hampshire home, where he'll open up about his lifelong enthusiasm for sex, drugs, rock, roll, and singing competitions.

SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, HBO
Angry Boys
Tonight's the one-hour premiere of Chris Lilley's follow-up to the great mockumentary series Summer Heights High! In Angry Boys Lilly plays six different characters in an exploration of the 21st-century male. These include farm twins Daniel and Nathan, as well as a guard at a youth detention center and an aggressively ambitious Korean mother.


10pm, AMC
Hell on Wheels
In "Derailed," Elam and Cullen embark on a mission of vengeance at the request of Durant. Elsewhere, Lily attempts to adapt to settlement life. Not much else to say about this.


PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
Today, HOLIDAY COVERAGE, 8 a.m., NBC
Mob Wives, SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 8 p.m., VH1
Baseball Wives, 9 p.m., VH1
Hoarding: Buried Alive, 9 p.m., TLC
Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 9 p.m., Food Network
All-American Muslim, 10 p.m., TLC
Chef Roblé & Co., 10 p.m., Bravo
Finding Bigfoot, SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 10 p.m., Animal Planet
Inside Portlandia, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 10 p.m., IFC
Iron Chef America, 10 p.m., Food Network
Kourtney and Kim Take New York, 10 p.m., E!



What are you watching this weekend?

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SHERLOCK WAS AMAZING!
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Sherlock starts again on Sunday??? I'm so there!
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Yes Sherlock premieres on New Years Day, and I have no interest in watching, that must be annoying........
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Icarly, Angry Boys
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Doesn't the new season of Sherlock premier on Sunday if you're in England? If that's the case, I'm super jealous. I'll trade you everything that's on here for one hour of Sherlock.
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Chuck, Angry Boys
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Chuck , Sanctuary, repeat of Grimm, Leverage
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Chuck , Sanctuary
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Friday: Chuck, Sanctuary.

Saturday: best of DVR.

Sunday: Leverage, not the Rose Parade because it will be on Monday (local rule about not doing it on Sundays because it would scare the horses tied up at the churches on the street).
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Abandoned looks interesting

Infested! is a fun show to watch, very interesting!

Sanctuary's season finale!

Oprah's Next Chapter to see Steven Tyler

Angry Boys

And of course Finding Bigfoot!
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Sanctuary, Chuck, Leverage and Hell on Wheels
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Fri: Sanctuary, Chuck, The Life and Times of Tim and Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness.

Sat: -

Sun: Hell on Wheels, Hoarding: Buried Alive and Inside Portlandia.
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Chuck, Sanctuary.
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Sanctuary, ICarly, Hell on Wheels plus the bowl games, and the NFL, and all those New Year Eve's party shows are for the birds!!
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I'll be watching the re-run of Fringe on Friday and the Bronco's game on Sunday.
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Chuck tonight. Leverage and Hell on Wheels on Sunday.
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Dick Clark has been doing a lousy job of covering the ball drop the past few years, mostly because they run way too many ads particularly before just before the ball drop. And as much as I like Clark he tends to ruin the drop by talking over it. The NBC coverage has been better.
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Chuck.



I've not started Leverage yet - it's on my list to catch up on, along with a dozen others!
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Chuck & Leverage
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Friday: Chuck, maybe Sanctuary, reruns... Saturday: reruns... Sunday: Leverage, reruns...
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Chuck and Leverage
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I resolve not to switch my TV on till 2012.

After which I will watch Leverage & Hell On Wheels :-)
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Chuck, Angry Boys, Inside Portlandia special
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Chuck, Hell on Wheels
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Leverage

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Chuck and iCarly
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Friday: Chuck and The Life & Times of Tim.



Sunday: T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle.
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Friday: Chuck and Sanctuary



Sunday: Leverage
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Friday: Chuck, Flying Wild Alaska, Sanctuary, X-Men anime



nothing Saturday.. or Sunday
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Chuck & Hell on Wheels
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