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"Scambushed" offers tips on avoiding pickpockets and others who prey on vacationers. Don't leave home without watching it. 7 and 7:30 p.m. Travel
"Call the Midwife" delivers another special holiday episode. 7:30 p.m. KOCE
Piano man Billy Joel, guitar man
There will be twerking! "Pop Goes the Year" is a Miley-to-Kanye survey of 2013's biggest personalities, stories and scandals. 10 p.m. E!
All the Internet's a stage, as you will see in "Webstars II: More Kids Who Are Online Hits" on a new "Nick News With Linda Ellerbee." 8 p.m.
"Independent Lens" presents "How to Survive a Plague," David France's inspiring 2012 doc about the early days of the
This just in: Silver fox and flame-haired vixen will reunite for "New Year's Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin." 6 and 10:05 p.m. CNN
Yo-Yo Ma lends his mad cello-playing skills to the New York Philharmonic's opening-night gala concert on "Live From Lincoln Center." 8 p.m. KOCE
Our New Year's resolution? No more "twerking" references. Speaking of which,
Why watch the rest when you can watch the best?
A big batch of New Year's Day college-football games includes Michigan State vs. Stanford in the Rose Bowl and Baylor vs. Central Florida in the Fiesta Bowl. 2 and 5:30 p.m.
A school-age sorceress practices her craft in the new fantasy-comedy series "Every Witch Way." 7:30 p.m. Nickelodeon; also Thu., Fri.
There will be waltzing when Julie Andrews hosts "Great Performances From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2014." 8 p.m. KOCE
"Dance Moms" doubles up with a preview special and a season premiere, followed by the new pageant-themed reality series "Kim of Queens." 8, 9 and 10 p.m. Lifetime
After the special "My Strange Addiction: I'm a Living Doll" — nothing creepy about that — "My Strange Addiction" is back with two new episodes. 9, 10 and 10:30 p.m. TLC
The most dangerous game? A former Navy SEAL attempts to elude highly-skilled pursuers in the new reality series "Lone Target." 10 p.m. Discovery
"Patt Morrison on Downton Abbey" features the L.A. Times columnist and assorted experts waxing rhapsodic about everyone's favorite British melodrama. 7 p.m. KOCE
Homecoming: Recent grad Jeff Winger (
Two many cooks? Anthony Bourdain,
Those who laughed in the face of death and lived to tell the tale do so in the new reality series "Do or Die." 10 and 10:30 p.m.
Get the skinny on two BFFs and their fledgling fitness empire in the new reality series "Toned Up." 10:30 p.m.
Joan Rivers and company try to predict the celebrity style trends they'll be ragging on in 2014 on a new "Fashion Police." 9 p.m. E!
Good ol' boy: Billy Bob Thornton directs and stars in the Southern-set 2012 drama "Jayne Mansfield's Car." 9 p.m. Starz
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… "MythBusters." Adam and Jamie have a go at the "Star Wars" saga in the season premiere. 8 p.m. Discovery
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