If you're planning to spend the first day of 2010 inside and you're not planning to watch any of five college football bowl games being televised, here's a quick guide to the best TV alternatives on Friday.
THE SHOW "Tournament of Roses Parade"
THE SHOW James Stewart movies
WHEN | WHERE 6:45 a.m.-8 p.m. on TCM
THE DEAL Aw, shucks! A chance to catch six movies starring the plain-spoken star: "Bell, Book and Candle" (6:45 a.m.) with Kim Novak; "Anatomy of a Murder" (8:30 a.m.) with Lee Remick; "The Stratton Story" (11:15 p.m.) with June Allyson; "The Man From Laramie" (1:15 p.m.); "The Man Who Shot Libery Valance" with John Wayne (3 p.m.); and "How the West Was Won" (5:15 p.m.)
THE SHOW "The Twilight Zone"
WHEN | WHERE The marathon continues on Syfy through 6 a.m. tomorrow
THE DEAL Best bets include: Ghosts of concentration camp victims confront a Nazi officer (1:01 p.m.); a man (Telly Savalas) is haunted by a talking doll (5:01 p.m.); a businessman on a train wakes up in 1888 (6:32 p.m.), and a woman (Donna Douglas) hopes surgery has given her a normal face (9:48 p.m.).
THE SHOW "The Honeymooners"
WHEN | WHERE The marathon resumes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on WPIX/11.
THE DEAL Best bets include: Ralph (Jackie Gleason) goes to the Raccoons' costume party as the man from space (1:30 p.m.); Ralph and Ed (Art Carney) share a TV (3:30); Ralph and Ed do a television commercial (4); and Ralph goes on a big-money quiz show (4:30).
THE SHOW "From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2010" on "Great Performances"
WHEN | WHERE 2:30 and 9 p.m. on WNET/13