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.
What to Watch Today
Your Guide to TV's Big New Year's Eve Countdowns — Plus Cobra Kai, The Lost Daughter and More
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.)
A controversial decision is uncovered, placing Holden at odds with his crew. (Get January TV Calendar!)
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.
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?)
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 Bandperform; Bobby Bones and Rachel Smith host.
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.)
How to With John Wilson
Season 2 finale: John’s attempt at spontaneity doesn’t go according to plan. (Not yet renewed.)
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.