Ringing in the New Year
Opting to stay in this holiday night? We don’t blame you. Fortunately, there’s plenty of special programming to keep you company. Start off with some class as Yo-Yo Ma joins the New York Philharmonic for “Live at Lincoln Center” (7 p.m., TPT, Ch. 2). For something more contemporary, join Fergie and Jenny McCarthy for “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Presents the 30 Greatest Women in Music” (7 p.m., KSTP, Ch. 5). Stick with ABC for “Dick Clark’s New Year Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest” (11:30 p.m., KSTP, Ch. 5), with performances from Miley Cyrus, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Billy Joel and Jennifer Hudson, or switch over to “NBC’s New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly” with Mariah Carey, Blake Shelton and Train (10:30 p.m., KARE, Ch. 11). Fox offers up “New Year’s Eve Live” (11 p.m., KMSP, Ch. 9) featuring J. Cole and Panic at the Disco.
For a somewhat more serious take, see how much squirming our hunky anchor does during “New Year’s Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin” (8 p.m., CNN). Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Bill Hemmer helm coverage during “All-American New Year” (10 p.m., Fox News). Finally, if you’ve got youngsters staying up late, tune in for “TeenNick Top: New Year’s Eve Countdown” (10 p.m., Nick) with Nick Cannon helping to count down the year’s most popular videos.Neal Justin