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What to Watch on TV: Wetpaint Entertainment’s Hottest Shows for the Week of December 26

Saturday, December 31

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Jersey Shore, almost all day on MTV: If you already watched Jersey Shore for 24 hours straight on Friday, what’s another 23 hours on Saturday?

Kourtney and Kim Take New York, 1-5 PM and 6-10 PM on E!:
Catch eight repeat episodes of this popular Keeping Up With the Kardashians spinoff.

New Year’s Rockin’ Eve: The 40th Anniversary Party, 8-10 PM on ABC:
Jenny McCarthy and Fergie host this special honoring 40 years of Rockin’ Eve history.

Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2012, 10-11 PM and 11:30 PM-1 AM on ABC:
Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest watch the ball drop in New York City's Times Square, with special correspondent Jenny McCarthy; Fergie hosts from Los Angeles. Performers include Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Pitbull, Florence + the Machine, Taio Cruz, Nicki Minaj, and Gym Class Heroes.

Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden, 9-11 PM on HBO: Lady Gaga performs at Madison Square Garden with a 10-piece band and 10 backup dancers. (Taped in February 2011)

New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly, 10-11 PM and 11:30 PM-12:30 AM on NBC: The Voice host Carson Daly hosts a New Year’s Eve special.

True Blood, 10 PM-2 AM on HBO:
Get your freaky fix with four repeat episodes from Season 4: “I Wish I Was the Moon,” “Cold Grey Light of Dawn,” “Spellbound,” and “Let’s Get Out of Here.”

New Year’s Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin, 11 PM-1 AM on CNN:
Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin host coverage of the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square, as well as other parties across the United States.

NYE in NYC 2012, 11 PM-12:05 AM on MTV:
Demi Lovato and Teen Wolfs Tyler Posey co-host MTV’s New Year’s Eve special from Times Square, featuring performances from Jason Derulo and Selena Gomez.

Coldplay New Year’s Eve:
An Austin City Limits Special, 11 PM-12:30 AM on PBS: Coldplay rings in the New Year with a range of hits — old and new.

Tuesday, December 27

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Kennedy Center Honors, 9-11 PM on CBS: Caroline Kennedy hosts the 34th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, which this year pay tribute to Barbara Cook, Neil Diamond, Yo-Yo Ma, Meryl Streep, and Sonny Rollins. Performers and presenters include Sarah Jessica Parker, Bill Cosby, Robert De Niro, Herbie Hancock, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Nettles, Lionel Richie, and James Taylor.

Teen Mom 2, 10-11:30 PM on MTV:
The teen mama drama continues in “No Looking Back.” Leah gets the results of Ali’s MRI, Jenelle deals with her mother and Keiffer, Chelsea fends for herself after surgery, and Kailyn tries a new form of birth control. [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

Sunday, January 1

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Jersey Shore, 1:05 AM-8 PM on MTV: The Jersey Shore marathon continues!

Teen Mom 2, 8 PM-midnight on MTV: The Teen Mom 2 girls get their mama drama on in four repeat episodes.

PREMIERE! Angry Boys, 10-10:30 PM on HBO: Summer Heights High creator/star Chris Lilley plays six characters in this hilarious new comedy about the lives of 21st century males.

Kourtney and Kim Take New York, 10-11 PM on E!: In the all-new Season 2 episode “Questionable Actions,” Kris H. questions Jonathan’s sexuality, Scott makes an impulse purchase, and Kourtney takes up couponing. Not the most logical hobby...

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Friday, December 30

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Jersey Shore, all day on MTV: Have you ever wanted to watch Jersey Shore for 24 hours straight? Now’s your chance!

Chuck, 8-9 PM on NBC:
In the all-new Season 5 episode “Chuck Versus the Baby,” Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) encounters her old handler while on a solo mission. She fears he may try to harm her loved ones — including her mother (Cheryl Ladd).

Top 10 Weddings of 2011, 8-9 PM on TLC:
Say Yes to the Dress host Randy Fenoli counts down the top 10 nuptials of 2011.

True Blood, 9:30 PM-2:20 AM on HBO:
Catch five more repeat episodes from Season 4: “I’m Alive and on Fire,” “Me and the Devil,” “I Wish I Was the Moon,” “Cold Grey Light of Dawn,” and “Spellbound.”

Thursday, December 29

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The Real Housewives of New York City, 8 AM-midnight on Bravo: Have a entire Thursday to spare? Get your full fix of NYC Housewives drama with 16 back-to-back episodes from Season 4.

True Blood, 8-11 PM on HBO:
Catch three repeat episodes from Season 4 of the hit supernatural drama: “She’s Not There” (the Season 4 premiere), “You Smell Like Dinner,” and “If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin’?”

Monday, December 26


Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, 8-11 PM on ABC Family: It doesn’t get much better than Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow.

Fascinating Celebrity Weddings, 9-10 PM on E!:
Wedding planners and dress designers dish on Hollywood’s most lavish ceremonies.

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Happy Monday, TV lovers! Wetpaint Entertainment is here with a rundown of all the shows you need to watch this week.

Monday, December 26 | Tuesday, December 27 | Wednesday, December 28 | Thursday, December 29 | Friday, December 30 | Saturday, December 31 | Sunday, January 1

Wednesday, December 28

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New Girl, 9-10 PM on FOX: Watch two repeat episodes of this hilarious new comedy starring the eminently quirky Zooey Deschanel: “Pilot” and “Kryptonite.”