TV Gord’s WHAT’S ON for the week of December 30th to January 5th, 2018

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All times eastern; PBS time slots may vary on your station.

As the holidays wind down, the return of many shows ramp up, including new seasons of The Orville, grownish, Marvel’s Runaways, Gotham, The Blacklist, and a special New Year’s Day Doctor Who. Also, a film about the life of Gilda Radner that premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this year makes its television premiere on CNN on the first day of 2019. Happy viewing!


The Orville – 8 to 9:02pm on Fox/City – 2nd Season Premiere

An additional episode airs Thursday at 8pm in its regular time slot.


Air Farce New Year’s Eve – 8 to 9pm on CBC

A Toast to 2018 – 8 to 10pm on NBC

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb host this celebrity-filled look at the events of the past year

The Beaverton’s Year in Review: 2018 – 10 to 11pm on CTV

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019 – 8pm on ABC/City

New Kids on the Block and Dan and Shay are among the performers in this annual countdown to the new year, interrupted at 11pm for news.

New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen – 8pm on CNN

Fox’s New Year’s Eve with Steve Harvey: Live from Times Square – 8pm on Fox

Sting, Robin Thicke, Jason Aldean and Florence + the Machine are among the performers. Interrupted at 10pm for an hour of news.

NBC’s New Year’s Eve – 10pm on NBC

Carson Daly, Chrissy Teigen, Leslie Jones and Keith Urban emcee this countdown to the new year, interrupted for news at 11pm.

Live From Lincoln Center: New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve with Renee Fleming – 9 to 10:30pm on PBS

Austin City Limits Hall of Fame New Year’s Special – 10:30 to 11:30pm on PBS

Ray Charles, Los Lobos and Marcia Ball are inducted into the ACL Hall of Fame, with tribute performances including Boz Scaggs, Gary Clark Jr., and Norah Jones.

Canada’s New Year’s Eve: Countdown to 2019 – 11pm on 12:10am on CBC

A cross-country celebration leading to the clock striking midnight.


Doctor Who: Resolution – 8 to 9:30pm on Space

A new New Year’s special follows The Doctor and her companions as they return home to battle a terrifying evil that threatens the planet.

My Big Fat Fabulous Life – 8 to 10:02pm on TLC – 6th Season Premiere

I Am Frankie – 8:30 to 9pm on YTV – Series Premiere

Frankie is an android who escapes from her owners and tries to blend in unnoticed in a high school.

Love, Gilda – 9 to 10:40pm on CNN

Never-before-heard audio, home movies and new interviews with friends and celebrity-fans including Melissa McCarthy, Amy Poehler, and Bill Hader highlight this American-Canadian documentary profile of the much-loved original Saturday Night Live Not Ready For Prime Time Player Gilda Radner, whose life inspired many laughs and whose 1990 death inspired a network of support groups for cancer survivors.

Flipping Profit – 9 to 10pm on BBC Canada – Series Premiere

This reality series follows a team that searches for bargains they can flip for cash.

Married at First Sight – 9 to 10pm on Lifetime/Friday at 8 to 11pm (three episodes) on Slice – 8th Season Premiere

Hit Properties with Nathan Morris – 9 to 10pm (two episodes) on DIY – Series Premiere

This reality show follows the renovation of a neglected mansion in Orlando, Florida.

Chopped – 10 to 11pm on Food Network – 40th Season Premiere

I Am Jazz – 10:02 to 11:04pm on TLC – 5th Season Premiere


grownish – 8 to 9pm (two episodes) on ABC Spark – 2nd Season Premiere

My 600-Lb. Life – 8 to 10pm on TLC – 7th Season Premiere

Family by the Ton – 10 to 11pm on TLC – 2nd Season Premiere

Gordon Ramsay’s 24-Hour to Hell and Back – 8 to 9pm on Fox – 2nd Season Premiere

The Masked Singer – 9 to 10pm on Fox – Series Premiere

Six celebrity singers are disguised in head-to-toe costumes to win a talent competition.

Marvel’s Runaways – 8 to 10:15pm (two episodes) on Showcase – 2nd Season Premiere

Nova – 9 to 10pm on PBS – 46th Season Premiere

Guy’s Grocery Games – 9 to 10pm on Food Network – 17th Season Premiere

Little Women: Atlanta – 9 to 10pm on Lifetime – 4th Season Premiere

The Rap Game – 10 to 11pm on Lifetime – 4th Season Premiere


The Titan Games – 8 to 10pm on NBC/Global – Series Premiere

Dwayne Johnson presides over this reality competition series that pits exception but everyday men and women against each other in games of athleticism.

Gotham – 8 to 9pm on Fox/CTV Two – 5th and Final Season Premiere

The Blacklist – 10 to 11pm on NBC/Friday at 10pm on Global – 6th Season Premiere

This season premiere is at a special time; a second episode airs at its new time on Friday at 9pm on NBC.

Dr. Pimple Popper – 8 to 10:02pm (two episodes) – 2nd Season Premiere

The Last Days of John F. Kennedy Jr. – 9 to 11pm on ABC

An ABC News documentary on the final days of John F. Kennedy Jr. and his wife, Carolyn Bessette promises to contain new details and rare footage.

Beat Bobby Flay – 9 to 10pm (two episodes) on Food Network – 18th Season Premiere

Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles – 9 to 10:30pm on Slice – 11th Season Premiere

60 Days In – 10 to 11:13pm on A&E – 5th Season Premiere


Hunting ISIS – 9 to 11pm (two episodes) on History – Series Premiere

This documentary series follows a group of veteran and civilian volunteers who travel to Syria and Iraq to fight ISIS alongside local militias.

Live at the Apollo – 10 to 11pm on BBC Canada – 13th Season Premiere


Say Yes to the Dress – 8 to 10:02pm on TLC – 17th Season Premiere

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