New Year’s Eve celebrations, The Golden Globes, ‘The Masked Singer’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week


Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve with Ryan Seacrest: The classic way to spend New Year’s Eve. Seacrest will ring in 2019 with a performance by Christina Aguilera. Part 1: 7 p.m., Part 2: 9 p.m., ABC

New Year’s Eve with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen: Daddy New Year’s. 7 p.m., CNN

A Toast to 2018!: The “highlights” of 2018. Get out of here, 2018. 7 p.m., NBC

Fox’s New Year’s Eve with Steve Harvey: Sting, Robin Thicke, Florence + the Machine, and Jason Aldean will perform. 7 p.m., & 10 p.m., Fox

NBC’s New Year’s Eve: Carson Daly and Chrissy Teigen don’t even get their names in the title? What bullshit is that? 10:30 p.m., NBC


A Series of Unfortunate Events: The third and final season of the dark children’s series is here. Netflix

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo: HERE TO MAKE YOU CLEAN YOUR DAMN HOUSE AND CRY. Season premiere. Netflix

Doctor Who New Year’s Day Special: This is what happens when the Doctor is a lady: no more Christmas specials, only New Year’s Day specials. 7 p.m., BBC America

All of the College Football: bllllleeeeeaaaaaaaaah 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:45 p.m., ESPN

Rose Bowl Parade: Flowers. 10 a.m., ABC & NBC

Lethal Weapon: Mid-season premiere. 7 p.m., Fox

The Gifted: Mid-season premiere. 8 p.m., Fox


The Masked Singer: This show looks bonkers. Celebrities dress in weird costumes and sing something and then other celebrities try to guess who they are? I don’t even know but those costumes are nightmare fodder. Series premiere. 8 p.m., Fox

grown-ish: Season two premiere. 7 p.m., Freeform

Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back: Season two premiere. 7 p.m., Fox

Project Runway All Stars: If I’m not mistaken, this will be Project Runway‘s last hurrah on Lifetime before it returns to Bravo. Now I am wondering if Bravo will do All Stars? This is being described as All Stars “final season” so, I don’t know? 8 p.m., Lifetime

SEAL Team: Mid-season premiere. 8 p.m., CBS

Criminal Minds: Mid-season premiere. 9 p.m., CBS


Gotham: The rise of the Dark Knight begins in the final season. 7 p.m., Fox

The Big Bang Theory: Mid-season premiere. 7 p.m., CBS

Young Sheldon: Mid-season premiere. 7:30 p.m., CBS

The Last Days of JFK Jr.: According to some crazy people, JFK Jr. isn’t dead, so this is just all an exercise in nonsense. 8 p.m., ABC

Surviving R. Kelly: A six-part documentary about that monster, R. Kelly. Series premiere. 8 p.m., Lifetime

The Blacklist: Liz and her sister investigate the night the real Raymond Remington died. Season premiere. 9 p.m., NBC

S.W.A.T.: Mid-season premiere. 9 p.m., CBS

The Titan Games: The Rock hosts this new reality show in which “hard work and determination” are rewarded. OK. 7 p.m., NBC


Fresh Off the Boat: Mid-season premiere. 7 p.m., ABC

Last Man Standing: Mid-season premiere. 7 p.m., Fox

MacGyver: Mid-season premiere. 7 p.m., CBS

The Cool Kids: Mid-season premiere. 7:30 p.m., Fox

Speechless: Mid-season premiere. 7:30 p.m., ABC

Hawaii Five-0: Mid-season premiere. 8 p.m., CBS

Blue Bloods: Mid-season premiere. 9 p.m., CBS


Super Troopers 2: I’m not sure that they needed to make a sequel to Super Troopers, but here we are. 7p.m., HBO

Tootsie: I’m actually curious how this holds up in today’s environment. If I remember correctly, there are plenty of #MeToo parallels in this classic. (Which, if you think about it, is kinda depressing that things haven’t improved in nearly forty years. 5 p.m., Showtime Women


The 2019 Golden Globes: Oh hey! The dumbest awards are here! 7 p.m., NBC

The Golden Globes red carpet: They begin at 5 on E! and at 6 on NBC.If that’s your thing.

God Friended Me: Mid-season premiere. 7 p.m., CBS

The Simpsons: Mid-season premiere. 7 p.m., Fox

Bob’s Burgers: Mid-season premiere. 7:30 p.m., Fox

Family Guy: Mid-season premiere. 8 p.m., Fox

NCIS: Los Angeles: Mid-season premiere. 8 p.m., CBS

Madam Secretary: Mid-season premiere. 9 p.m., CBS

One thought on “New Year’s Eve celebrations, The Golden Globes, ‘The Masked Singer’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week

  1. I saw Tootsie again a few months ago, and it depressed me. It reminded me of an interview with Hoffman where he discussed getting gussied up as the character in order to pitch the film. He saw himself in the mirror and insisted they make him prettier. When they said that was as pretty as he was going to get, he was struck with the realization that he wouldn’t have given a woman who looked like that the time of day and how ridiculous that was – to silence those stories and that voice because it wasn’t coming from a swimsuit model. And then, of course, Hoffman has his own #metoo ghosts now, huh? This film is still classic and entertaining…. if you can ignore that it’s one big mansplaining event and exercise in white male privilege rolled together.

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