Thursday TV: College Football Playoffs, TV Marathons, New Year’s Eve Specials & More

by Jason the TVaholic on December 31, 2015

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News & Notes

Get a College Football Playoff Flag at AmazonTonight, ABC has the Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2016 special, FOX has the Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution special, and NBC has A Toast to 2015! special and a New Year’s Eve Game Night With Andy Cohen special.

In late night, truTV has the fourth season finale of Billy on the Street.

Find out what new and returning shows will be hitting our TV screens in January, February and early March by checking out the latest episode of TV times Three: Ep.304, “Winter TV Preview” On this episode I am joined by @kyool and @TheTeleverse to preview the 2016 Winter TV Schedule.

Prime Pick

Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2016 (ABC): New Special. Festivities from New York City and Los Angeles with hosts Ryan Seacrest and Fergie host the festivities in New York City and Los Angeles with correspondent Jenny McCarthy and featuring a music performance from Carrie Underwood and others. Runs three hours.

Solid Selections

Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution, Part 1 (FOX): New Special. Pitbull hosts the festivities in Miami at Bayfront Park with performances by Jussie Smollett, Shawn Mendes, Austin Mahone, Pia Mia, Prince Royce and R. City. Runs two hours.

New Year’s Eve Game Night With Andy Cohen (NBC): New Special. Andy Cohen from 30 Rock in New York City as celebrities including John Stamos, Bob Saget, Bob Harper, Chris Parnell, Whitney Cummings, JB Smoove, Rob Riggle and Sasheer Zamata plays party games.

Sports Notes

  • CBS Sports has college basketball action today with Providence at Butler.
  • ESPN has three college football games with the Peach Bowl with Houston vs. Florida State, the College Football Playoff: Orange Bowl with Clemson vs. Oklahoma State and the College Football Playoff: Cotton Bowl with Alabama vs. Michigan State.
  • ESPNU has college basketball action today with Drake at Wichita State and later tonight has BYU at St. Mary’s California.
  • FS1 has doubleheader college basketball action today with Xavier at Villanova followed by Creighton at St. John’s.

Late Night

  • Ash vs Evil Dead (Starz Edge): Repeat. This past Saturday night’s episode, “Bound in the Flesh,” replays. Runs 30 minutes. Plays again later. The previous eight episodes replay right before tonight.
  • Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2016 (ABC): New Special. Ryan Seacrest hosts. Runs 99 minutes.
  • Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution, Part 2 (FOX): New Special. Pitbull hosts the festivities in Miami at Bayfront Park. Runs 90 minutes.

New Year’s Eve TV Marathons

Ash vs Evil Dead (Starz Edge): Nine episodes.
The A-Team (Encore Classic): Has 28 episodes starting tonight and all day tomorrow.
Episodes (SHO2): Has 16 episodes.
Drunk History (Comedy Central): Has 31 episodes.
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (IFC): Has 13 episodes.
Last Man Standing (CMT): Has 12 episodes tonight.
Law & Order (SundanceTV): Has 12 episodes tonight into late night.
NCIS (USA Network): Has 16 episodes.
Saving Hope (ION): Has 12 episodes.
The Simpsons (AMC): Has 56 episodes starting tonight and all day tomorrow.
The Twilight Zone (Syfy): Has episodes all day everyday thru Sunday afternoon, except for WWE SmackDown tonight night.
The Walking Dead (AMC): Has 21 episodes.

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