Friday TV: Bloom Off the Rose Parade

The Vienna Philharmonic with guest conductor Riccardo Muti play the annual holiday concert “From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2021” on “Great Performances” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings). Hugh Bonneville hosts. Julie Andrews used to have that gig, but now she’s narrating “Bridgerton” (Netflix, streaming). 

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1, 8 p.m.) begins a socially distanced new season with an instant lip synch competition for all 13 contestants. 

A second season comes for the Mexican import “Monarca” (Netflix, streaming) about the family of a tequila magnate.

In the Korean comedy “What Happened to Mr. Cha?” (Netflix, streaming), a star tries to regain his luster.  

From Russia comes the new sci-fi series “Insomnia” (Crackle, streaming) about strangers who play a deadly game. 

The “HGTV Dream Home 2021” (HGTV, 8 p.m.) is in Portsmouth, R.I.

Vivica A. Fox stars in the made for TV “The Wrong Real Estate Agent” (Lifetime Movie Network, 8 p.m.). 

The new series “Mystery at Blind Frog Ranch” (Discovery, 10 p.m.) looks at paranormal activity in the area. 

“The Office” (Peacock, streaming) moves to a different service. 

William Shatner returns with a new episode of “The UnXplained” (History, 9 p.m.), beginning with one about the Bible. 

A lot of comics have metaphorically died onstage at the Comedy Store, but that doesn’t mean “Ghost Adventures” (Travel, 10 p.m.) should go there. 

On “Gold Rush” (Discovery, 8 p.m.), Parker returns to the Klondike. 

The first primetime theme of the year for Turner Classic movies is “A Fresh Start,” though I’m not sure how all these fit that. Anyway: “It’s a Gift” (8 p.m.), “Please Don’t Eat the Daisies” (9:15 p.m.), “Murphy’s Romance” (11:30 p.m.), “The Sundowners” (1:30 a.m.) and “The Big Chill” (4 a.m.). 

During the day are comedies: “A Night at the Opera” (6 a.m.), “Twentieth Century” (8 a.m.), “The Awful Truth” (10:15 a.m.), “The Producers” (noon), “The Fortune Cookie” (1:45 p.m.), “Born Yesterday” (4 p.m.) and “Lover Come Back” (8 p.m.). 

Basketball includes Lakers at San Antonio (NBA, 8 p.m.) and Portland at Golden State (NBA, 10:30 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball has Central Michigan at Akron (CBS Sports, 7 p.m.), 

In men’s college hockey, it’s Denver at Colorado College (CBS Sports, 9 p.m.). 

Daytime Talk

All reruns: Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Eva Larue, Susan Lucci, Finora Hughes, Cameron Mathison, Walt Wiley, Dondre Whitfield, Faith Ford, Ted McGinley. The Talk: Tyra Banks. Ellen DeGeneres: Jimmy Kimmel, Guillermo Rodriguez. Drew Barrymore: Kristen Bell, Jenn Lyons, Amirah Kassem. Kelly Clarkson: Natalie Portman, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Joey McIntyre. Tamron Hall: Tyra Banks, Peter Facinelli. Wendy Williams: Darren Grand. The Real: Jesse Williams, Killer Mike, Eboni K. Williams. 

Late Talk

Reruns all: Stephen Colbert: Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen, Whoopi Goldberg. Jimmy Kimmel: Carey Mulligan, Alanis Morissette. Jimmy Fallon: Post Malone, Phoebe Robinson, 2 Chainz. Seth Meyers: The Chicks, Jamie Demetrio, Christina Aguilera. James Corden: Neil Patrick Harris, Ziggy Marley with Ben Harper. Lilly Singh: Barbie Ferreira, Alexa Demie. 

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