If you're one of those who eschews the New Year's Eve party, who dislikes the cliche of the countdown, and would rather begin the new calendar year with some zombies, well, AMC is here for you. The cable network is here to give you a television-viewing experience that won't involve watching Ryan Seacrest interview the crowd in Times Square or subject you to the parade of pop music that will undoubtedly be happening there. Instead, AMC wants you to ring in the New Year with a marathon of The Walking Dead.
Starting December 31 at 9/8c, the network will air the eight episodes that have aired as a part of season 3 thus far. Season opener "Seed" will kick off the night, followed by second episode "Sick" at 10pm. "Walk with Me" will be the final episode of 2012 for east coasters, who will ring in the new year with the bloody good episode "Killer Within." Central time-zoners will have to wait for "Say the Word" to be officially in 2013. "Hounded," "When the Dead Come Knocking," and "Made to Suffer" will play into the wee hours of the morning.
While I'm not exactly sure that a Walking Dead marathon would be my festive choice for the new year, it's definitely the most lucrative way AMC could handle the busy night.
The Walking Dead's third season will resume with "The Suicide King" on February 10.