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Archive for Saturday, January 1, 2005

It’s a new year, so get remodeling already!

January 1, 2005

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The fact that New Year's Day lands on a Saturday should make it the laziest day of the year. But don't tell those busy beavers at HGTV. The Home and Garden Network will rouse you out of bed with a parade and have you drilling, nailing and spackling your way to self-improvement before last night's champagne buzz evaporates.

Something called "The Making of the Rose Parade 2005" actually begins at 6 o'clock in the morning. On New Year's Day! What kind of person wakes up at the crack of dawn to watch a documentary about making parade floats? For "late" risers, it repeats at 9 a.m.

Since some see New Year's Day as a day of renewal and resolutions, why not make room for renovations? Hosted by designer Karen McAloon, "Design Remix" (2:30 p.m. today, HGTV) offers fun and affordable ideas for fixing up attics, basements and other neglected spaces. Once the contents of the room are dumped on the front lawn, McAloon and her crew, and members of the participating household, refurbish and renovate the space using some discarded pieces as well as touches from the rest of the house. Why recycle old stuff? Because every makeover on "Remix" costs $50 or less.

Today's highlights

  • Candice Bergen guest stars on "Law & Order" (7 p.m., NBC).
  • College football teams meet in The Fiesta Bowl (7 p.m., ABC).
  • A police officer becomes a suspect in a serial shooting on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (8 p.m., NBC).
  • A mission to Cuba on "Navy: NCIS" (8 p.m., CBS).
  • An abused boy admits to abusing another on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (9 p.m., NBC), guest starring Kyle MacLachlan.

Sunday's highlights

  • Scheduled on "60 Minutes" (6 p.m., CBS): profiles of Google's founders; Bombay film star Aishwarya Rai.
  • JJ can't leave the war behind on "American Dreams" (7 p.m., NBC), guest starring 112 as The Four Tops.
  • Owen Wilson and Gene Hackman star in the 2001 combat drama "Behind Enemy Lines" (8 p.m., CBS).
  • A real estate hotshot meets a grisly end on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (8 p.m., NBC).
  • A mass murder without apparent motive on "Crossing Jordan" (9 p.m., NBC).

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