Sunday TV: Mariah Carey Tries Again

mariah-carey-new-years-eve-20170101Mariah Carey tries to redeem herself after bungling her performance a year ago on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” (ABC, 8 p.m.). The cumbersomely-named, six hour event eats up all of prime time before returning after local news to ride out the time change in Times Square to Las Vegas to the West Coast.

Camilla Cabello, Nick Jonas and Sugarland cope with the subfreezing temperatures in New York, hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCartny. Britney Spears checks in from Vegas, and then Ciara hosts the West Coast countdown ties Alessia Cara, Florida Georgia Line, Halsey, Portugal, The man, Hailee Seinfeld, Zedd, G-Eazy, Bebe Rexha, Alesso, Kane Brown, BTS, Charlie Puth, Shawn Mendes, Kelly Clarkson, Khalid and Fitz & the Tantrums. Lucy Hale hosts a segment from New Orleans with Imagine Dragons and Walk the Moon performing.

“Fox’s New Year’s Eve with Steve Harvey: Live from Times Square” (Fox, 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.), co hosted with Maria Menounos, has performances from Maroon 5, the Backstreet Boys, Celine Dion, Flo Rida, Macklemore, Zac Brown Band, Neil Diamond and Jamie Foxx.

Pitbull hosts Feliz 2018! (Univision, 10 p.m.) opposite Bienvenido 2018 (Univision, 10 pm.) with performances from Zion & Lennox, Gerardo Ortiz, Jencarlos, any Cantú, Victor Manuelle, Nacho and Gente de Zona.

Kathy Griffin is out and the Bravo guy is in on “New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen” (CNN, 8 p.m.).

It’s opposite Fox News Channel’s All-American New Year (Fox News, 8 p.m.) with performances by Andy Grammar and Lauren Alaina and a possible declaration that the war on New Year is over.

The New York Philharmonic celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s best-loved works on Broadway to ring in the new year (that will also be the centenary of his birth) on “Live from Lincoln Center” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings).

Amid all the celebration, there are still new episodes of “Shameless” (Showtime, 9 p.m.), on which Fiona mums moving out, and “SMILF” (Showtime, 10 p.m.), where Tutu prepares for a cruise.

The greatest gift of the night may be two new standup specials from Dave Chappelle, who put out two good ones earlier this year as well. “Dave Chappelle: Equanimity” (Netflix, streaming) and “Dave Chapelle: The Bird Revelation” (Netflix, streaming) dabble more in politics and the racial divide.

The online comedy nobody saw, “No Activity” (CBS All Access, streaming) ends its first season.

With no Sunday Night Football, NBC reverts to a two hour repeat of “Dateline” (NBC, 8 p.m.) and the game show “The Wall” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

There is a new “60 Minutes” (CBS, 8 p.m.), but it’s followed by reruns of “S.W.A.T.” (CBS, 9 p.m.) and “SEAL Team” (CBS, 10 p.m.).

Some special crime programming for the evening include “New Year’s Evil” (Investigation Discovery, 8 p.m.) and “A Wicked New Year” (Investigation Discovery, 9 p.m.) and “Gone on New Year’s Eve” (Investigation Discovery, 10 p.m.).

Some DWI words of warning come in a pair of episodes of “North Woods Law: You Booze, You Lose” (Animal Planet, 8, 9 and 10 p.m.).

The annual 48-hour marathon of “The Twilight Zone” (Syfy, 4 a.m.) will be a nice palette cleanser between episodes of “Black Mirror” (Netflix, streaming). Even longer is a marathon of “Breaking Bad” (AMC, 2 p.m.) marking its 10th anniversary, running every episode in order all day today and continuing every Saturday and Sunday in January. And there’s a 16 hour marathon of “Parks and Recreation” (E!, 2 a.m.).

The Latin American Music Awards 2017 (Telemundo, 7 p.m.) get a replay.

Turner Classic Movies continues its classy New Year’s Eve tradition of a night of the Thin Man mysteries with William Powell and Myrna Loy: “The Thin Man” (8 p..), “After the Thin Man” (9:45 p.m.), “Another Thin Man” (11:45 p.m.), “Shadow of the Thin Man” (1:45 a.m.), “The Thin Man Goes Home” (3:30 a.m.) and “Song of the Thin Man” (5:15 a.m.).

NFL action today includes Washington at Giants (Fox, 1 p.m.), Cleveland at Pittsburgh (CBS, 1 p.m.), Carolina at Atlanta (Fox, 4:25 p.m.) and Cincinnati at Baltimore (CBS, 4:25 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball includes Providence at Creighton (Fox Sports 1, 2:30 p.m.), Memphis at Cincinnati (ESPNU, 4 p.m.), UCF at East Carolina (ESPNews, 4 p.m.), St. John’s at Seton Hall (Fox Sports 1, 5 p.m.), Virginia Tech at Syracuse (ESPNU, 6 p.m.), Georgia at Kentucky (ESPN, 6 p.m.), South Carolina at Mississippi (ESPN2, 6 pm.), South Florida at SMU (ESPNU, 8 p.m.), Washington State at USC (ESPN2, 9 p.m.).

Women’s games include Tulane at South Florida (ESPNU, noon), Texas Tech at Baylor (ESPNU, 2 p.m.), Indiana at Ohio State (ESPN2, 2 p.m.) and Florida at Auburn (ESPN2, 4 p.m.).

In hockey’s IIHF World Junior Championship, it’s Switzerland vs. the Czech Republic (NHL, noon), U.S. vs. Finland (NHL, 4 p.m.) and Russia vs. Sweden (NHL, 8 p.m.).

And there are U.S. Olympic trials in ski jumping (NBC, 1 p.m.).

Sunday Talk

ABC: Former joint chiefs of staff chairman Mike Mullen. CBS: Sen. Lindsey Graham, Reps. Joe Crowley, Debbie Dingell, Will Hurd and Mark Meadows. CNN: Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci.


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