Tuesday TV: Rose Parade and then Bowl

RoseParadeThe most covered parade of the year might be the 130th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade (ABC, NBC, Hallmark, 11 a.m.) which also comes with a preshow, “Countdown to the 130th Rose Parade” (Hallmark, 10 a.m.). But the hilarious take on the parade by Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon portraying commentators Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Cattigan is no longer on streaming services, but it is online at Funny or Die at 11 a.m.

As for the Rose Bowl itself, it has  Washington vs. Ohio State (ESPN, ESPN2, 5 p.m.). Other big bowl games today are Mississippi State vs. Iowa (ESPN2, noon) in the Outback Bowl, Kentucky vs. Penn State (ABC, 1 p.m.) in the Citrus Bowl, LSU vs UCF (ESPN, 1 p.m.) in the Fiesta Bowl and Texas vs. Georgia (ESPN, ESPN2, 8:45 p.m.) in the Sugar Bowl.

Personal audio diaries and plenty of “Saturday Night Live” clips are employed in Lisa D’Apolito’s acclaimed documentary on Gilda Radner, “Love, Gilda” (CNN, 9 p.m.) has a premiere on cable news. It comes with a preview of a new series to debut Jan. 13, “American Style” (CNN, 10:40 p.m.).

Hugh Bonneville hosts a “Great Performances” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) from Vienna, where the traditional New Year’s Celebration concert of 2019 has the Vienna Philharmonic playing Strauss family waltzes. It’s followed by the shorter “Symphony for Nature: The Britt Orchestra at Crater Lake” (PBS, 10:30 p.m., check local listings).

There have been standalone Christmas Day episodes of “Doctor Who” (BBC America, 8 p.m.) in the past; today’s new feature-length episode is the first to come on New Year’s Day, capping the eight-day marathon.

Still cleaning up after last night’s party? Here’s “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” (Netflix, streaming)

It’s followed by the “World Darts Championship” (BBC America, 9:30 p.m.).

Here’s an odd new show for the new year: “Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club” (MTV, 8 p.m.) in which the former child star and troubled tabloid figure enters the realm of Snooki, et al.

A sixth season starts for “My Big Fat Fabulous Life” (TLC, 8 p.m.) with a visit by Whitney to see Buddy in D.C.

The only new scripted episode on broadcast TV are “Lethal Weapon” (Fox, 8 p.m.) and “The Gifted” (9 p.m.).

Two men look for the people who helped them settle in the U.S. after leaving Cuba years ago on a new episode of “We’ll Meet Again” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings).

International comics are highlighted on “Comedians of the World” (Netflix, streaming).

Prime pooches compete in the four-hour AKC National Championship 2018 (Animal Planet, 6 p.m.) hosted by Mario Lopez and Shawn Johnson. 4

A mountain home in Montana is on stake in the “HGTV Dream Home 2019” (HGTV, 8 p.m.).

The new series “Windy City Rehab” (HGTV, 9 p.m.), a couple takes on renovation projects in Chicago. Other new shows on the network today include “Off the Grid at the Beach” (HGTV, 5 p.m.) and “Pool in My House” (HGTV, 6 p.m.).

A new season starts for “Married at First Sight” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.).

A slew of new shows on Investigation Discovery include “Killing Time” (ID, 7 p.m.), “American Nightmare” (ID, 9 p.m.), “Hometown Homicide” (ID, 11 p.m.).

Paranormal investigator Zac Bagans should have been suspect when he learned his new home was named “Demon House” (Travel, 9 p.m.), a two hour show which is followed by the additional “Demon House: Lost Footage” (Travel, 11 p.m.).

In yet another new show starting today, custom car enthusiast Chad Hiltz builds specific assignments on “Bad Chad Customs” (Discovery, 10 p.m.).

“I Am Jazz” (TLC, 10 p.m.) returns for its fifth season, followed by the initial 2015 episode at 11.

Two shows cross over on the almost timely 2012 movie “Austin & Jessie & Ally All Star New Year” (Disney, 11 p.m.).

The thriller “The Wrong Teacher: Back to School” (Lifetime Movie Channel, 8 p.m.), is supposedly based on a true story, and premiered Dec. 28, but is shown again tonight with an alternate ending. Dominique Swain, Dee Wallace, Eric Roberts and Vivica A. Fox all pop up.

Turner Classic Movies marks the 100th anniversary of Carole Landis’ birth. The actress was born Frances Lillian Mary Ridste in Fairchild, Wis., on New Year’s Day, 1919. She died of suicide at 29. Among her movies were “It Happened in Flatbush” (8 p.m.), “Turnabout” (9:30 p.m.), “One Million B.C.” (11:15 p.m.), “Topper Returns” (12:45 a.m.), “Having Wonderful Crime” (2:30 a.m.) and “A Scandal in Paris” (3:45 a.m.).

Earlier are screwball comedies from the 1930s, “Libeled Lady” (8:30 a.m.), “Bringing Up Baby” (10:30 a.m.), “His Girl Friday” (12:30 p.m.), “You Can’t Take It With You” (2:15 p.m.), “The Awful Truth” (4:30 p.m.) and “Twentieth Century” (6:15 p.m.).

Hockey’s great tradition of the outdoor Winter Classic has Boston vs. Chicago (NBC, 1 p.m.). Later it’s Philadelphia at Nashville (NHL, 8:30 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball includes Notre Dame at Virginia Tech (ESPNU, 1 p.m.) and Marquette at St. John’s (Fox Sports 1, 7 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

All reruns: Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Matthew McConaughey. The Talk: Arsenio Hall. Ellen DeGeneres: Simon Cowell, Olivia Wilde, Jason Mraz, Meghan Trainor. Wendy Williams: Nick Cannon. The Real: Katy Mixon.

Late Talk

Reruns all: Stephen Colbert: Jude Law, Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Jimmy Kimmel: Seth MacFarlane, Andrea Savage, Kodak Black. Seth Meyers: Milo Ventimiglia, Jahana Hayes, Lukas Graham, Todd Sucherman. James Corden: Beth Behrs, Taran Killam, Boy George and Culture Club. Carson Daly: Bruce Campbell, American Aquarium, Simon Gibson.


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