1) Rose Parade, morning. Three traditions have crumbled: The parade (shown here from a previous year) has been around since 1890, the Rose Bowl game has been in Pasadena since 1916 (plus a 1902 experiment) and the Rose Bowl stadium has held it since 1923. Not this time. The parade was canceled; the game was moved to Texas. Three networks, however, will show past parades, plus new music. Revised plans have that from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on ABC, NBC and Hallmark; on the West Coast, however, ABC will be 8-10 a.m.
2) Bowl games. ESPN has a three big bowls, back-to-back. The Peach Bowl, at noon ET, has undefeated Cincinnati (ranked No. 8) and Georgia (No. 9). Then are the games to decide who’s in the Jan. 11 national championship game: At 4 p.m., the transplanted Rose Bowl has top-ranked Alabama and Notre Dame (No. 4); at 8, the Sugar Bowl has Clemson (No. 2) and Ohio State (No. 3). Also, ABC has the Citrus Bowl at 1 p.m. ET, with Northwestern (No. 14) and Auburn.
3) “Great Performances,” 9 p.m., PBS (check local listings). Here’s the annual New Year’s Day concert by the Vienna Philharmonic. There will be a dozen numbers, nine of them by Johann Strauss Jr. or his father. Vienna Ballet dancers will perform from various landmarks. There’s at least one accomodation to COVID: Hugh Bonneville will host from a British mansion, instead of going to Vienna.
4) “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season-opener, 8-10 p.m., CW and VH1. In its first 12 seasons, this lip-sync show has piled up 19 Emmys, including three straight for best reality competition. Now, in a late change, CW will simulcast this opener; it’s the 13 season and has 13 competitors.
5) Comedies, Turner Classic Movies. Here are back-to-back nominees for best-screenplay Oscars. Mel Brooks won for “The Producers” (1967) at noon ET; others are “The Fortune Cookie” (1966) at 1:45 p.m., “Born Yesterday” (1950) at 4 and “Lover Come Back” at 6. There were also Oscar-winning performances fromWalter Matthau in “Fortune Cookie” and Judy Holliday in “Born Yesterday.”