On TV this Sunday: Ryan Seacrest, Steve Harvey, Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper count down to 2018, Syfy hosts its annual Twilight Zone-athon and SMILF wraps its freshman run. Here are 12 programs to keep on your radar:
Your Guide to TV's Big New Year's Eve Countdowns and More
Dave Chappelle: Equanimity/The Bird Revelation
Ring in the new year with not one, but two new specials from the legendary stand-up comedian. (Watch trailer.)
Who Year's Eve Marathon
Six episodes: The streaming service is offering the ultimate Doctor Who “playlist” to close out 2017, featuring the regeneration of the first six Doctors (1966’s “The Tenth Planet,” 1969’s “The War Games,” 1974’s “Planet of the Spiders,” 1981’s “Logopolis,” 1984’s “The Caves of Androzani” and 1987’s “Time and the Rani.”)
The Twilight Zone Marathon
Through Tuesday at 4 am | The annual marathon features 90 classic episodes, including “Twenty-Two” and “Nightmare At 20,000 Feet.” (View full line-up.)
New Year's Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen
Anderson Cooper is joined by new co-host Andy Cohen, who takes over for the ousted Kathy Griffin.
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest
Ryan Seacrest, Jenny McCarthy, Lucy Hale and Ciara host a bicoastal celebration/countdown; Mariah Carey returns; additional performances include Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, BTS and Shawn Mendes.
Countdown to 2018
Dean Cain, Ed Henry and Lisa Boothe host the first two hours of the basic cabler’s festivities; Jesse Watters and Lisa Kennedy Montgomery take over at 10 pm.
The Four: Battle for Stardom
Sneak preview (six minutes): Ahead of its Jan. 4 debut, the network previews its latest singing competition, featuring judges DJ Khaled, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Meghan Trainor and record label exec Charlie Walk. (Who’s hosting?)
Fox's New Year's Eve With Steve Harvey: Live From Times Square
Pitbull’s reign is over! Steve Harvey, who isn’t on TV quite enough, presides over the network’s Times Square-based countdown.
Live From Lincoln Center: New York Philharmonic New Year's Eve
Two hours: This year, a tribute to the music of Leonard Bernstein, including music from the Broadway shows West Side Story and On the Town.
Frank starts a new business; Fiona contemplates moving into her own place; Lip interviews potential new sponsors.
Season 1 finale: Bridget matches with her estranged father on a dating app; Tutu prepares for a cruise; Rafi moves in with Nelson. (Get renewal status.)
The Graham Norton Show
Special night and time: Toast the new year with guests Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Suranne Jones and Gary Oldman; Leading Ladies perform.