New Year’s Eve TV: College Football Bowl Games, New Year’s Eve Specials & More

by Jason the TVaholic on December 31, 2012

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News & Notes

Get a Wilson NCAA Football at AmazonTonight, ABC has a New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Celebrates Dick Clark special and a Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2013 special and NBC has a New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly special.

Over on cable, Cartoon Network has the series premiere of Incredible Crew and Showtime has an Andrew Dice Clay: Indestructible comedy special.

Prime Picks

New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Celebrates Dick Clark (ABC): New Special. A tribute to Dick Clark, who hosted the first Rockin’ Even in 1972. Performances include Carly Rae Jepsen, Flo Rida, Justin Bieber and others. Runs two hours.

Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2013 (ABC): New Special. Ryan Seacrest hosts in New York and Fergie in Los Angeles. Performances include Psy, Jusitn Bieber and Pitbull.

Other Option

  • New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly 2012 (NBC): New Special. Carson Daly rings in the New Year with performances by Train, Cassadee Pope and more. Also, appearances by Jimmy Fallon, Amy Poehler and more.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has college football action with the Sun Bowl with Georgia Tech vs. USC.
  • ESPN has tripleheader college football action with the Music City Bowl with North Carolina State vs. Vanderbilt, the Liberty Bowl with Iowa State vs. Tulsa and the Chick-Fil-A Bowl with Clemson vs. LSU.
  • ESPN2 has five college basketball games today with Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Michigan State at Minnesota, Indiana at Iowa, Gonzaga at Oklahoma State, and Harvard at St. Mary’s (Cal).

Late Night

  • Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2013 (ABC): New Special. Ryan Seacrest in New York and Fergie in Los Angeles ring in the New Year. Performances include Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Jason Aldean and more. Starts after the late local news and runs 162 minutes.
  • New Year’s Eve Live (FOX): New Special. Performances include Carmen Electra, Lifehouse and Phillip Phillips. Runs 60 minutes.

New Year’s Eve TV Marathons

Check out the list of 200 TV marathons for the 4-day New Year’s holiday weekend. Today’s best bets include: Doctor Who, MacGyver, Portlandia, Roseanne, Strike Back, and The Walking Dead.

What will you watch on New Year’s Eve TV?

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