Start the new year with plenty of TV

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Off the Wall welcomes another year of more TV than ever.

MISSING CHRISTMAS? You don't have to. It's still ongoing at Hallmark Channel as movies like "The Christmas Card" (Saturday night at 6, Sunday at noon) run 24/7 through Wednesday at 10 a.m. Check titles and times at

'80s GREATS You remember the movies. So does VH1 Classic, which lines 'em up Saturday -- "The Breakfast Club" (1:30 p.m.), "Pretty in Pink" (4 p.m.) and "Sleepless in Seattle" (6 p.m.). And VH1, which lines 'em up Sunday -- "Pretty in Pink" (8 a.m. and 3 a.m.), "Dirty Dancing" (10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.), "Ghostbusters" (12:30 and 10 p.m.) and "Ghostbusters II" (3 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.). There's also Eddie Murphy in "Beverly Hills Cop" and its sequel (Sunday at 7 and 9:30 p.m., VH1 Classic). More '80s memories all week, so check both lineups at

SEX STUFF Send the kids to bed before these shows. This new series' title seems self-explanatory: "Sex Sent Me to the ER" (Saturday night at 10, TLC). There's also the half-hour special "Sex//Now" (Thursday at 11 p.m., HBO), exploring how people are making money in the online sex industry. "ER" preview at

THINK BIG THOUGHTS So, the news release calls Saturday night's two-hour special "The Big History of Everything" (10 p.m.-midnight, H2) "an epic journey through time and space. It pulls all that we know about science and history into one grand narrative of the universe and humanity, and uncovers the mysterious link between eight critical thresholds on the path from the Big Bang to modern civilization." Good enough for me. More at

MOVIE MEMORIAM Stars who passed away in 2013 are honored in film-screening tributes on Turner Classic Movies -- Sunday's Joan Fontaine (6:30 a.m.-8 p.m.) and Peter O'Toole (8 p.m.-6 a.m.), followed Monday night by Deanna Durbin (8 p.m.), Annette Funicello (9:45 p.m.), Peter Falk (11:30 p.m.), Rod Steiger (1:15 a.m.), Karen Black (3:30 a.m.), and Julie Harris (Tuesday 5:15 a.m., all on TCM). Also launching: January's weekly TCM salutes -- Joan Crawford as star of the month, with her 1920s silent/sound starters like the Lon Chaney creep-out "The Unknown" (Thursday 8 p.m.-Friday 8 p.m.) and a new Friday Night Spotlight on science in the movies, led by 1943's "Madame Curie" and 2001's "A Beautiful Mind" (Friday at 8 and 10:15 p.m., TCM). Details at

MARATHONS Tom Selleck aces the brooding investigator in TV movies as "Jesse Stone" (Sunday 9 a.m.-Monday 5 a.m., Hallmark Movie Channel). There's another run of Season 3 of the U.S. version of "Being Human" (Monday 8 a.m.-4 a.m., Syfy). If you're among the mourners, catch an extended run of ABC's canceled-too-soon comedy "Happy Endings" (Tuesday at 8 p.m.-Wednesday night 12:30 a.m., VH1). Looking for more New Year's Eve/Day marathons? Look in Tuesday's Newsday for our comprehensive roundup of TV's auld-lang-syne events

CLEAR OUT YOUR DVR! Right now! Otherwise, you won't have room to record the entire run so far of "The Walking Dead" (Tuesday 9 a.m.-Thursday 5 a.m., AMC). The marathon runs nearly two days nonstop, catching us up for the series' return Feb. 9. See

LOTS MORE 'LUCY' If last week's colorized episode piqued your interest, be aware the carrothead comic returns for 2014 in weekday doses of her sitcom classic, "I Love Lucy" (Thursday 6-8 a.m., Friday 5-8 a.m., Hallmark). More at

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