What to Watch Tonight

Your Guide to TV's Big New Year's Eve Countdowns and More

  • Netflix
    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.)

  • BritBox
    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.”)

  • Syfy
    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.)

  • CNN
    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.

  • ABC
    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.

  • Fox News
    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.

  • Fox
    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
    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.

  • PBS
    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.

  • Showtime
    Shameless

    Frank starts a new business; Fiona contemplates moving into her own place; Lip interviews potential new sponsors.

  • Showtime
    SMILF

    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.)

  • BBC America
    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.