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Around the remote: Plenty of choices for New Year’s Eve

Christina Aguilera will perform live minutes before the ball drops on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” (Charles Sykes / Charles Sykes/Associated Press)
Christina Aguilera will perform live minutes before the ball drops on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” (Charles Sykes / Charles Sykes/Associated Press)
By Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

DON’T MISS: New Year’s Eve celebrations – There’s really no shame in staying home on the big night and partying in front of your TV. Just remember to vacuum up the confetti in the morning. Among the festive telecasts is “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2019” (8 p.m. Monday, ABC), which has Christina Aguilera, Bastille, Dan + Shay and New Kids On The Block among its performers. Other specials include “Fox’s New Year’s Eve With Steve Harvey: Live From Times Square” (8 p.m., Fox) headlined by Sting, Jason Aldean and Florence + the Machine, and “New Year’s Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen” (5 p.m., CNN) featuring reports from around the globe. Launching late will be “NBC’s New Year’s Eve” (10 p.m., NBC) with performances by Diana Ross, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Blake Shelton.

OTHER BETS

SUNDAY: “The Orville” returns for more kooky adventures in space. During Season 2, Ed and Kelly’s relationship takes a new turn, while the ship’s crew meets never-before-seen aliens and makes first contact with a new civilization. (5 p.m., Fox).

MONDAY: Brace yourself for the “Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour.” This concert film invites viewers to the pop star’s epic show, which features pyrotechnics, multiple stages and, of course, a 63-foot cobra named Karyn. (Netflix).

TUESDAY: The documentary “Love, Gilda” warmly recalls the life and career of Gilda Radner, who gained fame as a member of the first “Saturday Night Live” cast. The film relies on diaries, personal audio recordings, home movies and videotapes, along with interviews of friends and colleagues. (6 and 8 p.m., CNN).

WEDNESDAY: When Season 2 of “grown-ish” begins, Zoey embarks on her sophomore year in college. She, Ana and Nomi move into a less-than-stellar apartment and have to adjust to each other as roommates. (8 p.m., Freeform).

WEDNESDAY: We don’t know what to make of “The Masked Singer,” a show that’s part singing competition, part guessing game and many parts ridiculous. Celebrities face off against each other with one big twist: They’re clad in elaborate costumes to conceal their identities. (9 p.m., Fox).

THURSDAY: As the final season of “Gotham” begins, Jim Gordon and Bruce Wayne face a world of chaos. Their mission to keep the city safe becomes more complicated, as the villains who survived the attack on the city begin to resurface and claim various territories. (8 p.m., Fox).

THURSDAY: In the new athletic competition “The Titan Games,” host Dwayne Johnson puts contestants through a series of grueling challenges that push their bodies to the limit – all while we veg out on the couch. (8 p.m., NBC).

FRIDAY: Dean Cain hosts “The Hollywood Walk of Fame Honors.” The special celebrates folks who earned star status this past year on the sidewalks of Tinseltown, including Jennifer Garner, Gillian Anderson, Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Mark Hamill, Carrie Underwood and more. (9 p.m., The CW).

SATURDAY: Shhh! Keep it down for “A Quiet Place.” In this scary 2018 post-apocalyptic horror film, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt are tormented by blind monsters with an acute sense of hearing. (8 p.m., Epix).

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