New Year’s Rockin’ Eve: The 40th Anniversary Party: This two-hour special looks back at the first 40 years (8 p.m. ABC).
New Year’s Eve Live: (8 p.m. CNN).
All American New Years: (8 p.m. Fox News Channel).
New Year’s Eve Live Coverage: (9:30 p.m. CNN).
New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly: (10 p.m.; 11:30 p.m. NBC).
Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve: (10; 11:30 p.m. ABC).
American Country New Year’s Eve Live: (11 p.m. Fox).
Coldplay New Year’s Eve: Austin City Limits: (11 p.m. KOCE).
NYE in NYC 2012: (11 p.m. MTV).
Jaws: Nothing says “Happy New Year!” like a shark attack. Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw star in this 1975 blockbuster directed by Steven Spielberg (7:06 p.m. Spike).
The Eagle: Channing Tatum stars as a Roman soldier determined to find a golden icon that would inspire his legion in this 2011 adventure (8 p.m. HBO).
College basketball: Louisville at Kentucky (9 a.m. CBS); Virginia Tech at Oklahoma State (9 a.m. ESPN2); Providence at Georgetown (11 a.m. ESPN2); Illinois at Purdue (1 p.m. ESPN2); UCLA at California (1 p.m. FS Prime); Ohio State at Indiana (3 p.m. ESPN2); USC at Stanford (3:30 p.m. FSN); Gonzaga at Xavier (5 p.m. ESPN2); Oregon at Washington (7 p.m. ESPN2).
College football: Meineke Car Care of Texas Bowl: Northwestern vs. Texas A&M (9 a.m. ESPN); Sun Bowl: Georgia Tech vs. Utah (11 a.m. CBS); Liberty Bowl: Cincinnati vs. Vanderbilt (12:30 p.m. ABC); Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: Illinois vs. UCLA (12:30 p.m. ESPN); Auburn vs. Virginia (4:30 p.m. ESPN).
Pro basketball: The Nuggets visit the Lakers (12:30 p.m. FSN).
Pro hockey: The Colorado Avalanche visit the Ducks (5 p.m. FS Prime); the Vancouver Canucks visit the Kings (7 p.m. FSN).