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Your Guide to TV's Big New Year's Eve Countdowns — Plus Cobra Kai, The Lost Daughter and More

Ryan Seacrest New Year's Eve 2022

On TV this Friday: Ryan Seacrest, Bobby Bones, Miley Cyrus, Pete Davidson, Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen count down to 2022, the Fab Five head to the Lone Star State, and Maggie Gyllenhaal makes her directorial debut. Here are 14 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • Syfy
    The Twilight Zone Marathon

    Through Sunday at 6 am | Enter a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity with 104 consecutive episodes of the sci-fi classic. (View schedule.)

  • Netflix
    Cobra Kai

    Season 4 premiere (all 10 episodes): Thomas Ian Griffith reprises his role as Karate Kid Part III baddie Terry Silver. (Read preview; watch trailer.)

  • Prime Video
    The Expanse

    A controversial decision is uncovered, placing Holden at odds with his crew. (Get January TV Calendar!)

  • Netflix
    The Lost Daughter

    Written and directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal (in her feature film directorial debut), this Elena Ferrante adaptation centers on a woman (played by Oscar winner Olivia Colman) who grows obsessed with a young mother (Fifty Shades‘ Dakota Johnson) and her daughter while on a quiet seaside vacation.

  • Netflix
    Queer Eye

    Season 6 premiere (all 10 episodes): Antoni, Bobby, Jonathan, Karamo and Tan work their life-changing magic in the Lone Star State. (What’s streaming in January?)

  • Netflix
    Stay Close

    Limited series premiere (all eight episodes): The Harlan Coben adaptation centers on a photojournalist, a soccer mom and a homicide detective whose lives are upended by a terrible event from the past; Richard Armitage (Berlin Station), Cush Jumbo (The Good Fight) and James Nesbitt (The Missing) star.

    College Football

    Four games: Wake Forest vs. Rutgers in the Gator Bowl (11 am, ESPN); Washington State vs. Central Michigan in the Sun Bowl (12 pm, CBS); Alabama vs. Cincinnati in the Cotton Bowl Classic (3:30 pm, ESPN); Michigan vs. Georgia in the Orange Bowl (7:30 pm, ESPN).

  • NBC
    2021: It's Toast!

    Two hours | Today‘s Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager reflect on some of the more lighthearted moments from the past 12 months; talking heads include Michael Bublé, Ed Helms, Harry Lennix, Alex Moffat, Amber Ruffin, Ainsley Seiger, Chris Sullivan, Mike “The Miz” Mizanin and Johnny Weir.

  • ABC
    Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest

    Through 2:14 am | LL Cool J, Chloe, Karol G, Journey, Ashanti and Ja Rule perform in Times Square; Billy Porter performs in New Orleans; Daddy Yankee performs in Puerto Rico; AJR and Daisy The Great, Avril Lavigne and Travis Barker, Big Boi and Sleepy Brown, Don Omar and Nio Garcia, French Montana, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis with Windser, Måneskin, Mae Muller, Polo G, Masked Wolf, OneRepublic and Walker Hayes perform in Los Angeles.

  • CNN
    New Year's Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen

    Katy Perry headlines the countdown; William Shatner, Patti LaBelle, Earth, Wind & Fire, Duran Duran, Amanda Gorman, Patti LuPone, David Arquette, Leslie Jordan and Cheri Oteri also appear; Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen host from New York City’s Times Square; Don Lemon, Alisyn Camerota and Dulce Sloan take over hosting duties at 12:30 am, live from New Orleans.

  • CBS
    New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash

    Through 1:30 am | Ingrid Andress, Jason Aldean, Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley, BRELAND, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Riley Green, Sam Hunt, Chris Janson, Elle King, King Calaway, Lady A, Miranda Lambert, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Cole Swindell, Lainey Wilson, Zac Brown Band perform; Bobby Bones and Rachel Smith host.

  • Fox News
    All-American New Year

    Through 1:30 am | In addition to performances by Eddie Montgomery, John Elefante, Lindsey Ell, Ken Block and Drew Copeland, the cabler’s NYE countdown includes (oof) a comedy workshop with the Gutfeld! team; Will Cain, Rachel Campos-Duffy and Pete Hegseth host, live from the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville. (Fox’s New Year’s Eve Toast & Roast cancelled.)

  • HBO
    How to With John Wilson

    Season 2 finale: John’s attempt at spontaneity doesn’t go according to plan. (Not yet renewed.)

  • NBC
    Miley's New Year's Eve Party Hosted by Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson

    Through 12:30 am | Brandi Carlile, Billie Joe Armstrong, Saweetie, Anitta, Jack Harlow, 24kGoldn and Kitty Ca$h are slated to appear during the Miami-based special.