On TV this New Year’s Eve: SVU and Doctor Who each sneak in a last 2014 marathon, Ryan Seacrest and so many others welcome the new year in New York, Pitbull ushers in a booty-shaking 2015 from Miami and Jennifer Lopez kicks up her heels on HBO. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
What to Watch Tonight
New Year's Bashes, Today Toast, JLo Dance Docu and More
Law & Order SVU 'Resolve to Watch' Marathon
Through Thursday 6 am | If we resolve to watch, will SVU resolve to bring back Stabler? Hmmph — yeah, we didn’t think so.
Doctor Who Marathon
Through Thursday 6 am | Who needs a Swarovski-covered ball when you’ve got a TARDIS?
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2015
Taylor Swift, Bastille, One Direction, Idina Menzel, Meghan Trainor and Nick Jonas — among others — perform during this annual, bicoastal, end-of-year celebration. (Note: After a break for local news at 11 pm, the special continues at 11:30.)
Pitbull's New Year's Revolution
Mr. Worldwide performs in Miami with Enrique Iglesias, Fall Out Boy, Fifth Harmony, The Band Perry and others. (Note: After a break for local news at 10 pm, the special continues at 11.)
A Toast to 2014!
Today‘s Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb review the year’s biggest stories and talk with some of 2014’s most notable personalities, including Starlord Chris Pratt (Parks and Rec) and Sharknado conquerer Ian Ziering.
Live From Lincoln Center
This year, the New York Philharmonic’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration concert celebrates the Gershwins and features jazz singer Dianne Reeves and Broadway star/Olivia Pope ex Norm Lewis.
New Year's Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin
Come for Cooper completely ditching his news-anchor gravitas, stay for Griffin’s plethora of jokes regularly revolving around the word “ball.”
Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again
Part documentary, part concert film, this special goes behind the scenes on the American Idol judge’s first world tour.
New Year's Eve With Carson Daly
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Voice coaches Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams, and Family Guy mastermind-turned-crooner Seth MacFarlane all appear on the Peacock’s year-ending broadcast. (Note: After a break for local news at 11 pm, the special continues at 11:30.)
New Year's Eve 2015
Victoria Justice (Eye Candy) and Charlamagne (Guy Code) usher in 2015 from New York’s Times Square. The broadcast also will include a sneak peek at the network’s new Broke A$$ Game Show.