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What’s Hot on TV Tonight – New Year’s Day Without the Rose Bowl?

IT just doesn’t seem like I properly rang in the new year if I can’t wake up hungover and watch the Rose Bowl parade. Oh sure, I’m still hungover, but we’ll have to wait until tomorrow for the Rose Bowl. Catch up on your other favorite shows at TV-Links

1. NFL Football. New York Jets at Miami Dolphins. 12:00 PM CT CBS

2. NFL Football. Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings 12:00 PM CT Fox

3. Tropic Thunder. Actors in a war movie find themselves in the middle of the Vietnamese jungle, not acting anymore. It was much better than I thought it would be. Stars Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., and Jack Black. Tom Cruise is nearly unrecognizable here. 12:00 PM CT FX

4. Pineapple Express. I don’t think I’ve seen Seth Rogen in a movie that I didn’t thoroughly enjoy, and this one is no different. James Franco co-stars, making it just that much better and a great buddy movie. 2:30 PM CT FX

5. NFL Football. Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos. 3:00 PM CT CBS

6. NFL Football. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons 3:00 PM CT Fox

7. The Caesars Tribute II: A Salute to the Ladies of the Ice. Nance Kerrigan, Tara Lipinski, and Sarah Hughes are featured in this event held at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. 3:00 PM CT NBC

8. 60 Minutes. Featured tonight are House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a man who took others’ college admissions exams, and rock climber Alex Honnold. 6:00 PM CT CBS

9. Dr. G: Inside the Caylee Anthony Case. Exploring the forensics of the Caylee Anthony case. 7:00 PM CT TLC

10. When Vacations Attack. A vacation of a lifetime for two childhood friends who dreamed of running with the bulls in Pamplona turns tragic when one of them slips and is gored. Then, aparaglider pilot is soaring over Idaho when the winds shift and he comes crashing down, and a helpless calf is stuck on thin ice when a helicopter races to the rescue. 7:00 PM CT Travel Channel

11. NFL Football. Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants. 7:15 PM CT NBC

12. Leverage. The team sends corrupt siblings through an elaborate treasure hunt. 8:00 PM CT TNT

13. Oprah’s Next Chapter. Oprah visits with Steven Tyler’s at his home in New Hampshire. 8:00 PM CT OWN

14. How to Start a Revolution. This timely documentary by Ruardih Arrow features the untold story of Nobel Peace Prize nominee Gene Sharp, the world’s leading expert on nonviolent revolution. Sharp’s writings on civil disobedience have inspired uprisings across the globe, providing people with tools to topple dictators. 8:00 PM CT Current

15. Hoarding: Buried Alive. A woman loses her husband to her hoarding, and could lose her children and home as well. 8:00 PM CT TLC

16. Hot Spots 2012. In this fast-paced one-hour special, Johnny Jet takes you to the places you must see in 2012–London, where they’ll be celebrating the Olympics, Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee and the opening of the Harry Potter Studio Tour; Belize, where many believe the end of the Maya calendar also means the end of the world; the British Virgin Islands where Richard Branson’s private island will cost you more than $50,000 per night; New Zealand, where thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies are continually testing the limits; and Spaceport America, where the first paying customers will be blasted into space. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

17. My Fair Wedding with David Tutera. 8:00 PM CT WE

18. Kourtney & Kim Take New York. Kris has concerns about Jonathan’s sexuality, Scott does some impulsive shopping, and Kourt becomes interested in couponing. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

19. Chef Roblé & Co. The team does parties for a dog wedding and a naked statue unveiling. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

20. All-American Muslim. The Dearborn community gets ready for a painful anniversary, and Shadia and Bilala travel to New York to get Ami James tattoos. 9:00 PM CT TLC

21. Finding Bigfoot. The team investigates a baby bigfoot video in New York. 9:00 PM CT Animal Planet

22. Hell on Wheels. Cullen and Elam are out for vengeance, and Lilly tries to find her place. 9:00 PM CT AMC

23. Angry Boys. Shot in mod documentary style, this comedy explores the lives, dreams and aspirations of males in present-day society, spotlighting six characters, all portrayed by Lilley, from a pair of 17-year-old twin boys in Australia to a 24-year-old Los Angeles-based rapper. 9:00 PM CT HBO

24. After Lately. Chris is confronted by James Van Der Beek, the writers don’t care for the new PA, and Josh tries to prove to his son that he’s funny. 10:00 PM CT E!

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