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What to Watch Tonight: Happy New Year, Charlie Brown, Beavis and Butt-head, and the New Syfy Series Three Inches

What to watch on Thursday, December 29...

Don't think about how weird and quiet and unfun this week has been (because it totally has, right?) and think instead about the upcoming new year! It's almost here, and it's gonna be fun! Meantime, check these out:

HOLIDAY SPECIAL, 8pm, ABC
Happy New Year, Charlie Brown
Tonight ABC rebroadcasts this 1986 Peanuts special in which Charlie Brown spends a New Year's Eve party reading War and Peace. Plus, appended to the special is the Peppermint Patty short She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown, in which Snoopy helps the brusque brunette train for her first ice-skating competition.

SERIES PREMIERE, 9pm, Syfy
Three Inches
It's hard to say what exactly Syfy's intentions are in dumping this long-awaited new series onto the schedule during a holiday week. Heck, Syfy hasn't even set up an official show page yet on its website. So, whatever: Three Inches is a comedic superhero tale starring Buffy's James Marsters. It's about a team of superheroes with underwhelming powers, including one man who can use his mind to move any object three inches. Don't get too attached?

SEASON 8 FINALE, 10pm, MTV
Beavis and Butt-head
The boys conclude their triumphant comeback season with a pair of new segments. In the first, they attempt to enter a bordello, and in the second they find themselves stuck in an elevator with a beautiful woman. Come back soon, Mike Judge!

SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, TLC
Hook, Line, and Sisters
In TLC's newest documentary series about lady fishermen, the cameras follow a commercial fishing family (which includes two daughters) as they prepare for salmon season in Alaska.

10pm, PBS
Independent Lens
This installment of Independent Lens is titled "These Amazing Shadows" and focuses on the National Film Registry and its collection of movies considered to be culturally significant. In addition to clips from these occasionally weird films, we'll get expert commentary from such luminaries as Christopher Nolan, Rob Reiner, Tim Roth, John Singleton, Zooey Deschanel, and John Waters. Finally, something classy on PBS!

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
Braxton Family Values, 9 p.m., WE
How It's Made, 8 p.m., Science
I (Almost) Got Away With It, 9 p.m., Investigation Discovery
Man, Woman, Wild, 9 p.m., Discovery
NY Ink, SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 9 p.m., TLC
Selling LA, 9 p.m., HGTV
The First 48, 9 p.m., A&E;
This Old House Hour, 9 p.m., PBS
Selling New York, 9:30 p.m., HGTV
Alaska: The Last Frontier, SEASON PREMIERE, 10 p.m., Discovery
Beyond Scared Straight, 10 p.m., A&E;
Biography: Natalie Portman, 10 p.m., A&E;
Hostage: Do or Die, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery
How Do They Do It?, 10 p.m., Science
Good Vibes, SEASON 1 FINALE, 10:30 p.m., MTV
Funny or Die's Billy on the Street, 11 p.m., Fuse
Kerri Kenney-Silver on Chelsea Lately, 11 p.m., E!

 

What are you watching tonight?

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WOW James Marsters career has really hit a new low hasn't it?

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My best friend's mom makes $77 an hour on the computer. She has been out of job for 9 months but last month her check was $7487 just working on the computer for a few hours. Read about it here NuttyRich.com
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Three Inches was great. Syfy is really doing it a disservice by not paying it more attention. There is no way I will even try Lost Girl, but Three Inches is universally interesting in so many ways. And like someone else mentioned, it has a great cast. Andrea Martin as the mom, in particular, is really relatable.
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3 Inches doesn't even have a Wikipedia page. And I haven't seen a single ad for it. That ought to tell you something.
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It's a show Sy Fy didn't pick up in 2010 but promised to show the pilot.
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Thanks for reminding me of Charlie Brown. Now I can DVR it for her.

I'll be watching wrestling, basketball and I (almost) got away with it.
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Chelsea and I'll give 3 Inches a look for James Marsters aka Captain John Hart.
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Beavis and Butthead for the win
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Three Inches sounds hilarious
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all boring, maybe i check up 3inches.
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Beavis & Butt-head, 3 Inches
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some good repeats on tonight. Such as the Bones season finale of last season. I missed it when it was originally on TV and then had to rely on a DVD from the library to watch it for the first time since it was nowhere to be found online.
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The synopsis of Three Inches sounds amusing and cool enough that I'll maybe check it out. Nothing else.
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Watching The Vampire Diaries repeat of the episode "Homecoming" in preparation for next week, and I'm also going to join in on the CW's marathon of the Secret Circle with the Pilot episode they are airing tonight, which also happens to be one of my favorite episodes.
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Weed wars?
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"Three Inches" has a cast of mostly recognizable actors, Stephanie Jacobsen (Razor and the best thing about the Melrose Place reboot(she was the med student/prostitute)), Brandon Jay McClaren (The Killing), Andrea Martin (SCTV, television comedy legend), Naoko Mori (Torchwood)and James Marsters? Worth giving a chance at least.
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Three Inches sounds interesting. Like estella87, if you hadn't mentioned it I wouldn't know it exists.
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Three inches...
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Beavis and Butt-Head and Three Inches.
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Three Inches. If you hadn't mentioned it, I wouldn't even know it existed, so yeah, I'm not getting too attached... T_T
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Three Inches maybe? I'm kind of desperate here.
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maybe Charlie Brown and Three Inches, not sure though.. might just watch a movie since I've seen the Charlie Brown special before and nothing else is on
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Person of Interest rerun, The Mentalist rerun, maybe Three Inches, maybe the Charlie Brown special...
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Beavis and Butt-head, Good Vibes.
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Beavis & Butthead, Three Inches
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Beavis and Butt-Head. And I think I'll give Three Inches a shot.
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