Thursday’s TV highlights: ‘Great Performances’ and more

Zubin Mehta and the Vienna Philharmonic
Maestro Zubin Mehta leads the Vienna Philharmonic on “Great Performances” on KOCE.
(Terry Linke / PBS)

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Little Women: LA The reality series returns with a recap special followed by the season premiere. 8 and 9 p.m. Lifetime

Oprah: Where Are They Now? Notable figures from the civil rights era are profiled in the season premiere, followed by the new special “Race on the Oprah Winfrey Show With Tamron Hall.” 9 and 10 p.m. OWN

Big Women: Big Love Plus-sized gals search for romance and acceptance in this new unscripted series. 10:02 p.m. Lifetime



The 126th Tournament of Roses Parade Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards are back to host live, local coverage of annual procession in Pasadena. 8 a.m. KTLA; other coverage on NBC, ABC, Hallmark Channel and HGTV at 8 a.m.

Great Performances Zubin Mehta conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in “From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2015" hosted by Julie Andrews. 8 p.m. KOCE


Hockey The Washington Capitals host the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2015 Winter Classic at Nationals Park. 10 a.m. NBC

College Football Florida State faces Oregon in the Rose Bowl and Alabama plays Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl, with the winning teams moving on to the national championship game on Jan. 12. 2:10 and 5:50 p.m. ESPN


Horse Feathers A mini-marathon of Marx Brothers flicks kicks off with this campus-set 1932 comedy. 5 p.m. TCM



Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC

CBS This Morning (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Marie Osmond; magician Joshua Jay; life coach Valorie Burton; Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri (“Cousins Undercover”). (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

Good Day LA (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

The Wendy Williams Show Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi; Johnny Gill performs. 9 a.m. KCOP

The Dr. Oz Show Ovarian cancer. 10 a.m. KCOP, 2 p.m. KTTV

The Doctors Anti-aging procedure; flesh-eating bacteria. 11 a.m. KCAL


The Wendy Williams Show Russell Brand. 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk Roseanne Barr; Ellen K. 1 p.m. KCBS

The Queen Latifah Show Jordin Sparks; fashion finds; Melissa Etheridge performs. 2 p.m. KCBS

The Meredith Vieira Show Padma Lakshmi; Bobbi Brown; “Shark Tank” judge Barbara Corcoran. (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

Rachael Ray Bob Harper (“The Biggest Loser”). 2 p.m. KABC

Dr. Phil A man claims his mother causes too much drama. 3 p.m. KCBS

Steve Harvey Chandra Wilson (“Grey’s Anatomy”); women who have not seen each other since grade school reunite. 3 p.m. KNBC

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wanda Sykes; Alison Sweeney; Jason Aldean performs. 4 p.m. KNBC

To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbé 5:30 p.m. KOCE

Tavis Smiley Carl and Rob Reiner. 11 p.m. KOCE

Charlie Rose (N) 11 p.m. KVCR, 11:30 p.m. KOCE, 1 a.m. KLCS

Conan Jake Gyllenhaal; Judy Greer; the War on Drugs performs. 11 p.m. TBS

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Chris Rock; Carrie Underwood performs. 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show With David Letterman Meryl Streep; Rebel Wilson; J. Cole performs. 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Ethan Hawke; Timothy Spall; Walk the Moon performs. 11:35 p.m. KABC

Late Night With Seth Meyers Bill O’Reilly; Krysten Ritter; Jungle performs. 12:36 a.m. KNBC

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Jimmy Kimmel; Yvette Nicole Brown. 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Nightline (N) 12:37 a.m. KABC

Last Call With Carson Daly Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer; La Sera performs. 1:37 a.m. KNBC

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