TV tonight: 'Lincoln Center,' 'Zone'
Posted December 30, 2012
Live From Lincoln Center
PBS, Monday, 8 ET/PT, times may vary
In a host of New Year's Eve musical specials, the standout promises to be this broadcast of Lincoln Center's salute to the late Marvin Hamlisch, the composer of, among other things, A Chorus Line and The Way We Were. Audra McDonald hosts the concert, which is scheduled to include performances from Kelli O'Hara, Michael Feinstein, Maria Friedman, Josh Groban, Megan Hilty and her Smash co-star Brian d'Arcy James. The live version won't take you to midnight, but your DVR can fix that if you like.
The Twilight Zone
Syfy, Monday, 9:30 ET/PT
Rather be scared than serenaded? Syfy greets the new year with a two-day marathon run of a TV classic, The Twilight Zone. You'll find many highlights along the way, but if you tune in Monday at 9:30, you'll get a great double bill: "To Serve Man," followed by "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet." Watching the Zone all night might give you nightmares, but it will keep you away from the night's other New Year's Eve specials, most of which sound even more frightening.
NBC, Tuesday, 10 ET/PT
The broadcast networks don't offer a lot of new scripted series episodes on New Year's Day, as they figure most viewers will either be watching football or nothing. But while that may indeed cover most viewers, it doesn't cover all - which is why NBC is running a new outing of Parenthood that finds Kristina and Adam sharing a date night while Sarah and Hank share an interesting evening of their own.
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