Should old TV viewing habits be forgot and never brought to mind? Just sit right down and veg out for Auld Lang Syne.
After all, there is no better way to ring in 2017 than with a variety of entertaining small-screen options. From college bowl games to the return of Sherlock on PBS, there are viewing options on and around New Year’s Day that shouldn’t be missed.
Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017 – Countdown to the new year with a bevy of stars and performances. It airs Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
A Toast to 2016! – Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb are slated to host this two-hour primetime NBC News special featuring interviews with Wanda Sykes, Michael Buble, Simone Biles, and more. It airs Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution – The chart topping rapper will host this new holiday special to help viewers party into the new year. It airs Dec. 31 at 11 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.
NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly (pictured) – New Year’s programming event features The Voice host and Today show co-host Carson Daly and former Spice Girl Mel B welcome musical guests Alicia Keys, Pentatonix, and Blake Shelton. It airs Dec. 31 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
128th Rose Parade Presented by Honda – Who can resist all the pomp and circumstance of this flowery Pasadena, California–set tradition when it airs Jan. 2 at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT on ABC?
Animal Kingdom – If you missed the sexy crime family drama starring Ellen Barkin when it debuted this summer, you’re in luck. TNT is re-airing all 10 episodes of the show’s first season Dec. 28 beginning at 1 p.m. ET on TNT.
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives – Join Guy Fieri as he samples plenty of American comfort foods from chicken to beef and everything in between. The marathon airs Dec. 31 from 6 p.m. ET to 3 a.m. ET on the Food Network.
Premiere New Year – The Investigation Discovery channel is sending a love letter to fans with a full day of true crime tales. The marathon begins Jan. 1 at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT and features Homicide Hunter: Joe Kenda kicking off the programming block. A sneak peek of the new series Murder Chose Me airs at 8 p.m. ET.
Ransom – This internationally co-produced drama follows Eric Beaumont (Luke Roberts, Black Sails), an experienced crisis and hostage negotiator, and his team as they solve kidnap and ransom cases. The series premieres Jan. 1 at 8:30 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT on CBS.
Sherlock (pictured) – Star Benedict Cumberbatch returns as the titular detective in season 4, which features three new installments on PBS’ Masterpiece. The first episode, titled “The Six Thatchers,” promises a full range of emotions as Sherlock gets back to work on British soil and Doctor Watson (Martin Freeman) tackles fatherhood. Sherlock kicks off Jan. 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on PBS.
The Celebrity Apprentice – Action star and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is the new host and welcomes new advisers Steve Ballmer, Tyra Banks, Warren Buffett, and Jessica Alba. Contestants include comedian Jon Lovitz, retired WNBA star Lisa Leslie, and Boy George. It airs Jan. 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl– The No. 4-ranked University of Washington Huskies will play the No. 1-ranked University of Alabama Crimson Tide. The game airs Dec. 31 at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT on ESPN.
PlayStation Fiesta Bowl – No. 3-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes meets No. 2-ranked Clemson Tigers at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona. The game airs Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on ESPN.
Goodyear Cotton Bowl – Get riled up when the Western Michigan University Broncos play against the University of Wisconsin Badgers. It airs Jan. 2 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT on ESPN.
Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual – The USC Trojans against the Penn State Nittany Lions. It airs Jan. 2 at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT on ESPN.
Allstate Sugar Bowl – Check out the Auburn University Tigers versus the University of Oklahoma Sooners. The game airs Jan. 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT on ESPN.
The cold weather ushers in some familiar TV favorites like Homeland, Girls, and The Path that debut new seasons after the holidays, while fall titles like How to Get Away With Murder and The Walking Dead will return from a quick holiday break. Many new shows like The Mick, Planet Earth II, and The Young Pope will debut. Throw in a few TV movies (Beaches, Christmas special Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio) and some events (Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour, Hairspray Live!), and we’ll call it “Winter TV.” Here’s the big list of upcoming premiere dates, starting in December through February. We’ll update this list as more dates are announced.
Monday, Dec. 5
() 8 p.m., FOX (special event)
Timber Creek Lodge: Season 1 (2016) 10 p.m., Bravo
Thursday, Dec. 8
Gangland Undercover: Season 2 (2016) 10 p.m., A&E
Sunday, Dec. 11
The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses (2016) 100% 9 p.m., PBS
Friday, Dec. 16
Call Me Francis: Miniseries () Netflix
Crazyhead: Season 1 (2016) 100% Netflix
The Man in the High Castle: Season 2 (2016) 64% Amazon
No Second Chance: Miniseries (2015) Netflix
The OA: Season 1 (2016) 77% Netflix
Sunday, Dec. 25
Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio (2016) 89% BBC America
Monday, Jan. 2
My Knight and Me: Season 1 () 4 p.m., Cartoon Network
The New Celebrity Apprentice: Season 15 (2017) 17% 8 p.m., NBC
Shadowhunters: Season 2 (2017) 86% 8 p.m., Freeform
Beyond: Season 1 (2017) 42% 9 p.m., Freeform
Friday, Jan. 6
Coin Heist (2017) Netflix
Degrassi: Next Class: Season 1 (2016) Netflix
One Day at a Time: Season 1 (2017) 97% Netflix
Tarzan and Jane: Season 1 (2017) Netflix
Grimm: Season 6 (2017) 83% 8 p.m., NBC
Emerald City: Season 1 (2017) 38% 9 p.m., NBC
Sleepy Hollow: Season 4 (2017) 9 p.m., FOX
Saturday, Jan. 7
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2016) 100% 8 p.m., HBO
Wednesday, Jan. 11
Schitt's Creek: Season 3 (2017) 8 p.m., POP
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce: Season 3 (2017) 10 p.m., Bravo
Workaholics: Season 7 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., Comedy Central
Jeff and Some Aliens: Season 1 () 100% 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central
Thursday, Jan. 12
Colony: Season 2 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., USA
Friday, Jan. 13
Clinical (2017) Netflix
The Investigator: A British Crime Story: Season 1 () Netflix
Just Add Magic: Season 2 (2016) Amazon
A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 1 (2017) 94% Netflix
Sneaky Pete: Season 1 (2015) 97% Amazon
Wednesday, Jan. 18
SIX: Season 1 (2017) 62% 10 p.m., History
Thursday, Jan. 19
Baskets: Season 2 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., FX
Saturday, Jan. 21
Beaches (2017) 50% 8 p.m., Lifetime
Monday, Jan. 23
Quantico: Season 2 (2016) 60% 10 p.m., ABC (returning)
Thursday, Jan. 26
Grey's Anatomy: Season 13 (2016) 89% 8 p.m., ABC (returning)
Riverdale: Season 1 (2017) 88% 9 p.m., CW
Scandal: Season 6 (2017) 95% 9 p.m., ABC
How to Get Away With Murder: Season 3 (2017) 90% 10 p.m., ABC (returning)
Monday, Jan. 30
Adventure Time: Islands: Miniseries () 100% 7:30 p.m., Cartoon Network
Friday, Feb. 3
Santa Clarita Diet: Season 1 (2017) 78% Netflix
Sunday, Feb. 5
24: Legacy: Season 1 (2017) 60% 10 p.m., FOX
Monday, Feb. 6
APB: Season 1 (2017) 35% 9 p.m., FOX
Wednesday, Feb. 8
Legion: Season 1 (2017) 90% 10 p.m., FX
Sunday, Feb. 12
The Missing: Season 2 (2016) 96% 8 p.m., Starz
The Walking Dead: Season 7 (2016) 66% 9 p.m., AMC (returning)
Girls: Season 6 (2017) 90% 10 p.m., HBO
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Season 4 (2017) 100% 11 p.m., HBO
Monday, Feb. 13
Humans: Season 2 (2016) 94% 10 p.m., AMC
Tuesday, Feb. 14
The Mindy Project: Season 5 (2016) 80% Hulu (returning)
Project MC2: Season 1 (2017), Netflix
You Me Her: Season 2 (2017), 8:30 p.m., DirecTV
Wednesday, Feb. 15
Doubt: Season 1 (2017) 55% 10 p.m., CBS
Thurssday, Feb. 16
SuperMansion: Season 2 (2017) Crackle
Planet Earth II
Sunday, Feb. 19
The Good Fight: Season 1 (2017) 98% 8 p.m., CBS All Access
Big Little Lies: Season 1 (2017) 93% 9 p.m., HBO
Billions: Season 2 (2017) 89% 10 p.m., Showtime
Crashing: Season 1 (2017) 90% 10:30 p.m., HBO
Tuesday, Feb. 21
The Detour: Season 2 (2017) 100% 10 p.m., TBS
Friday, Feb. 24
Patriot: Season 1 (2015) 82% Amazon