Great Performances

PBS | 9:00 pm
Hugh Bonneville (‘Downton Abbey") returns as host as "Great Performances" continues a long-standing holiday tradition with "From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2019." Under the baton of guest conductor Christian Thielemann, the celebrated Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra rings in the New Year with a program of beloved Strauss Family waltzes from the opulent 19th century Musikverein music hall. The event also marks a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Vienna State Opera. Dancers from the Vienna City Ballet also are featured. […]

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Lethal Weapon

FOX | 8:00 pm
Reluctantly consigned to the new role of "rebound guy" in the wake of Natalie’s (Maggie Lawson) engagement news, Cole (Seann William Scott) discovers that Julie (guest star Haley Strode), a new romantic interest, has a connection to the local district attorney that poses a professional conflict in the winter premiere "There Will Be Bud." Elsewhere, Murtaugh (Damon Wayans) frets that Trish’s (Keesha Sharp) new venture with Leo Getz (guest star Thomas Lennon) could complicate his current murder investigation. […]

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Doctor Who

BBCA | 8:00 pm
Season 11 of this rebooted British sci-fi series launched on a groundbreaking note with Jodie Whittaker becoming the first actress cast in the role of the titular Time Lord, but once past some early controversy among fans, ratings have ticked up notably for these new episodes. This season also saw another change: eschewing the traditional Christmas episode in favor of this New Year’s Day special, called "Resolution." The story finds a terrifying evil stirring from across the centuries as a new year on Earth begins. […]

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Rose Bowl

ESPN | 5:00 pm
College football’s oldest bowl game, the Rose Bowl, is commonly referred to as "The Granddaddy of Them All." It’s a big one this year as Ohio State’s Urban Meyer coaches his final game for the No. 6 Buckeyes, who come in as the Big Ten champions. They’ll face the No. 9 Washington Huskies, the Pac-12 champs, and senior quarterback Jake Browning, who is likely to be playing football on Sundays next year in the NFL. […]

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NHL Hockey

NBC | 1:00 pm
Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana, home of the Fighting Irish football team, is the host of this year’s NHL Winter Classic outdoor hockey game between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks. Given their approximation to South Bend, Chicago and wingman Patrick Kane might have the home ice advantage. Notre Dame Stadium seats 77,622. Last year’s attendance was 41,821 at Citifield in New York. Michigan Stadium welcomed 105,491 hockey fans to the 2014 Classic. […]