Friday TV: Bloom Off the Rose Parade

The most covered parade each year will get the same kind of coverage this year, despite the lack of a parade. “The Rose Parade’s New Year’s Celebration” (ABC, NBC, Hallmark, RFD, 11 a.m.) will instead rely on clips from past parades, taped band performances and special guests. Like everything in the last eight months, it will be weird. 

And the Rose Bowl itself won’t be at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Instead the game of Notre Dame vs. Alabama (ESPN, 5 p.m.) will be played in Arlington, Texas. It’s one half of the college football playoff semifinals. The other is Ohio State vs. Clemson (ESPN, 8:45 p.m.) which stays put as the Sugar Bowl. Winners meet for the championship Jan. 11. 

Earlier bowl games have Georgia vs. Cincinnati (ESPN, noon) in the Peach bowl and Auburn vs. Northwestern (ABC, 1 p.m.) in the Citrus Bowl. 

“Doctor Who” (BBC America, 8 p.m.) is back with a holiday special with Jodie Whittaker continuing her title role, and John Barrowman returning as Capt. Jack Harkness. 

A new year may require some calm. In the new series “Headspace Guide to Meditation” (Netflix, streaming), a former Buddhist monk who invited the Headspace meditation app tries to guide viewers to a more peaceful place. 

The holidays are over, so it’s time to get rid of all that stuff. The documentary “The Minimalists: Less is Now” (Netflix, streaming) follows the work of Joshua Fields Milburn and Ryan Nicodemus who make do with less.

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