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Get ready for a binge-watching weekend

Nothing says binge-watch more than New Year’s weekend.

With that in mind, several networks have announced marathons of classic and instant classic programs.

Here are some of the more interesting marathons:

HBO2 started airing the first of six seasons of its instant classic, “Game of Thrones,” on the day after Christmas and it continues with season four Thursday, season five Friday and season six on New Year’s Eve day.

Syfy’s 22nd annual “The Twilight Zone” marathon of 128 classic episodes -- including “Twenty-Two” and “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” -- begins at 6 a.m. Saturday and ends at 4 a.m. Monday.

In a new wrinkle, Syfy is letting  fans choose which episodes will air during prime time from 8 p.m. Sunday. Viewers can vote via Twitter on which of two competing episodes will air. Twelve episodes will battle for six slots.

On Monday, when many people are off to celebrate New Year’s Day a day later, it will be time for “Bond, James Bond.” Starting at 7 a.m., Esquire Network is presenting a full day of Pierce Brosnan as Bond in “Goldeneye,” “Tomorrow Never Dies,” “World is not Enough” and “Die Another Day.”

The critically-acclaimed and award-winning ESPN Films documentary, “O.J: Made in America,”  about the rise and fall of former Buffalo Bills star O.J. Simpson, will air on “Viceland” with two intermissions from 4 p.m. to midnight on New Year’s Day.

It was named Best Documentary by the National Board of Review and the New York Film Critics Circle and is expected to earn a 2017 Emmy Award when it becomes eligible.

The marathons don’t end with New Year’s weekend, either.

The USA Network, which has the same owner as NBC, will air a “This is Us” marathon from 1 p.m. until 11 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, three nights before the popular program returns with original episodes on NBC.

The local PBS, WNED-TV, also is offering a bonus to WNED, WBFO and WNED-FM subscribers who have donated $60 or more. Called Passport, it gives those subscribers the ability to watch all seven episodes of the new “Masterpiece” series “Victoria” when the first one premieres on Jan. 15.

WNED-TV also has an alternative to all the New Year’s marathons. It airs the first of the three episode, fourth season of “Sherlock” at 9 p.m. Sunday It repeats at 10:30 p.m.  Jan. 7 and 7 p.m. Jan. 8. The second episode premieres at 9 p.m. Jan. 8 and the third and final episode at 7 p.m. Jan. 15.

email: apergament@buffnews.com

 

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