TV This Week, Dec. 28-Jan. 3: 'The Kennedy Center Honors' and more

TV This Week, Dec. 28-Jan. 3: 'The Kennedy Center Honors' and more
Tom Hanks and others collect kudos at "The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors" on CBS; with President and Mrs. Obama, right. (John Paul Filo / CBS)

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Batter goes in the pan, pan goes in the oven, and then Bob's your uncle, it's "The Great British Baking Show." 8 p.m. KOCE

Secrets are revealed by the "Nanny Cam" in this new thriller. 9 p.m. Lifetime

She came back, she saw, she conquered: Lisa Kudrow's "The Comeback" ends its second season. See you in another nine years, Ms. Cherish. 10 p.m. HBO


Behold a pale horse, and his name that sat on him was Death, and the two-night miniseries "Revelation: The End of Days" followed with him. 9 p.m. History Channel; also Tue.

Meltdown alert! "Restaurant: Impossible" looks back at some of the show's most dramatic moments in this special episode. 10 p.m. Food Network

There's famous, and then there's "Branson Famous." This new reality show focuses on a family-run musical revue in the entertainment mecca in Missouri. 10 p.m. Tru TV


Attend a Hindu ritual in India and a Yoruba ceremony in Nigeria on the final installments of "Sacred Journeys With Bruce Feiler." 8 and 9 p.m. KOCE

Two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks, soul singer Al Green, ballerina Patricia McBride, Police-man Sting and funny lady Lily Tomlin are feted at "The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors" hosted by Stephen Colbert. 9 p.m. CBS


The dynamic duo/old married couple is back at it on "New Year's Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin." 6 and 10:05 p.m. CNN

Broadway's Christine Ebersole and "Glee's" Darren Criss help ring in the new on "Michael Feinstein's New Year's Eve at the Rainbow Room." 7 and 10 p.m. KOCE

"Today's" Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb raise their wine glasses for "A Toast to 2014!" 8 p.m. NBC

Taylor Swift, Elton John, Florida Georgia Line, Idina Menzel, Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX, One Direction and Meghan Trainor take it to the stage on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2015." 8, 10 and 11:30 p.m. ABC

The Band Perry, Enrique Iglesias and Fall Out Boy will be in Miami for "Pitbull's New Year's Revolution." 8 and 11 p.m. Fox

The New York Philharmonic gets its Gershwin on, with a little help from jazz great Dianne Reeves and Broadway's Norm Lewis, on the annual New Year's Eve edition of "Live From Lincoln Center." 8 p.m. KOCE

Get up close and personal with the gal they call J.Lo in the new behind-the-scenes concert-tour doc "Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again." 9 p.m. HBO

Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams perform on "NBC's New Year's Eve With Carson Daly 2014." 10 and 11:30 p.m. NBC


Why watch the rest when you can watch the best? Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards host "The 126th Tournament of Roses Parade." 8 a.m. KTLA

The rest? Other "Rose Parade" coverage is hosted by: "Today's" Al Roker and Hoda Kotb; "SportsCenter's" Hannah Storm and John Anderson; and "Entertainment Tonight's" Nancy O'Dell with "Property Brothers'" Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott. 8 a.m. NBC, ABC, HGTV

Pro hockey thinks outside the arena as the Washington Capitals host the Chicago Blackhawks in the "2015 Winter Classic." 10 a.m. NBC

College football playoffs? Who'da thunk it?! Florida State faces Oregon in the "Rose Bowl" and Alabama plays Ohio State in the "Sugar Bowl," with the winners advancing to the national championship game on Jan. 12. 2:10 p.m. and 5:50 p.m. ESPN

Expect wall-to-wall waltzes when Vienna City Ballet joins the Vienna Philharmonic for "Great Performances From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2015" hosted Julie Andrews. 8 p.m. KOCE

"Little Women: LA" is back with new episodes. And then, they're all about that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble, in the new series "Big Women: Big Love." 9 and 10:02 p.m. Lifetime

A new "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" looks back at the civil-rights era, followed by the new special "Race on the Oprah Winfrey Show With Tamron Hall." 9 and 10 p.m. OWN


Thar be "Whale Wars" here with the return of this docu-series about the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. 8, 9 and 10 p.m. Animal Planet

Give him a prize, he's the "Piano Man": The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter is saluted in the special "Billy Joel: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize." 9 p.m. KOCE


Mr. and Mrs. Macaw: Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway supply the voices of the computer-animated lovebirds in the 2014 sequel "Rio 2." 8 p.m. HBO

A teen temptress puts the moves on a high school teacher — like, totes inappropes — in the 2014 thriller "Damaged." With Chris Klein and Merritt Patterson. 8 p.m. Lifetime

Surprise! "One Tree Hill's" Hilarie Burton is "Surprised by Love" in this new TV movie. 9 p.m. Hallmark Channel