What to Watch Today

Doctor Who Special, Bowl Games, Rose Parade, RuPaul, Cobra Kai Returns and More

Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks

On TV this Friday: The Whoniverse rings in the new year with the Revolution of the DaleksCobra Kai and RuPaul’s Drag Race kick off new seasons, and Notre Dame takes on Alabama in the annual Rose Bowl. Here are 12 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • Netflix
    Cobra Kai

    Season 3 premiere (all 10 episodes): In the aftermath of the violent high school brawl, Daniel searches for answers, while Johnny seeks redemption. (Get scoop on Miguel’s “rough road ahead” and [Spoiler]’s departure.)

  • Disney+
    Earth to Ned

    Season 1B premiere (all 10 episodes): Ned dreams for the first time, hosts his own award show, and speaks with the likes of Ginnifer Goodwin, D’Arcy Carden, Yvette Nicole Brown, Ben Feldman and Mayim Bialik.

  • HBO Max
    Gossip Girl

    All six seasons of the CW drama migrate to the WarnerMedia-owned streamer. (What else is coming to HBO Max in January?)

  • Netflix
    Headspace Guide to Meditation

    Series premiere (eight animated episodes): Former Buddhist monk Andy Puddicombe takes viewers through the benefits and science of meditation.

  • Netflix
    The Minimalists: Less Is Now

    The docu-sequel checks in with longtime friends Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, who share how our lives can be better with less.

  • Peacock
    The Office

    All nine seasons of the workplace comedy are now available to Premium subscribers; Seasons 1 and 2 are free of charge. (Best Characters Ranked!)

  • NBC
    Rose Parade

    Sheryl Crow, Tori Kelly, Lady A and Rascal Flatts perform; Emeril Lagasse and Gary Sinise serve as Grand Marshals; Al Roker and Hoda Kotb host.

  • ESPN
    Rose Bowl

    The Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-1) take on the Alabama Crimson Tide (11-0), live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

  • ESPN
    Sugar Bowl

    The Ohio State Buckeyes (6-0) play the Clemson Tigers (10-1), live from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

  • BBC America
    Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks

    In Bradley Walsh and Tosin Cole’s final episode, the Doctor remains tucked away in a high-security alien prison, as Yaz, Ryan and Graham uncover a disturbing plan. John Barrowman and Chris Noth reprise their roles as Captain Jack Harkness and the disgraced Jack Robertson. (Watch trailer.)

  • VH1; simulcast on The CW, Logo, MTV, MTV2, Pop TV
    RuPaul's Drag Race

    Season 13 premiere: Thirteen new queens must defend their place in the competition with six lip syncs for their lives. (Watch sneak peek.)

  • PBS
    Washington Week

    Robert Costa wraps his run as moderator (to write a book with Bob Woodward), with guests Yamiche Alcindor (PBS Newshour), Peter Baker (New York Times) and Susan Page (USA Today).