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What's on TV for New Year's Eve and beyond

Rihanna will perform with Jay-Z on Carson Daly's

Rihanna will perform with Jay-Z on Carson Daly's NBC New Year's Eve show. (Dec. 10, 2009) Credit: Getty Images

Ringing in the new year: Jennifer Lopez and Daughtry perform in Times Square on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., 11:30 p.m.-2:05 a.m., ABC/7).

Jay-Z and Rihanna team up on "New Year's Eve With Carson Daly" (10-11 p.m., 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., NBC/4).

Kris Allen, Allison Iraheta, Carmen Electra and Eva Longoria celebrate "Billboard's New Year's Eve Live" (11 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Fox/5).

Remember the old, ring in the new with "06 & Party" (11 p.m.-1 a.m., BET).

Circle the globe in "New Year's Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin" (11 p.m.-12:30 a.m., CNN), with new-year reports from far-flung correspondents.

Bill O'Reilly and Glenn Beck headline "All American New Year" (11 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Fox News).

Spanish-speakers celebrate in "Feliz 2010" (10 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Univision/41) and "Fiesta de Ano Nuevo" (10 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Telemundo/47).

And ESPN gets extreme on "New Year, No Limits" (11 p.m.-midnight, ESPN).

 

THURSDAY ALTERNATIVES

Don't want to watch other people party? Make your own kind of merry with other Thursday marathons. Vintage buffoons Larry, Moe and Curly slap and stick each other around the clock in "The Three Stooges" (Thursday 7 a.m.-Friday 6 a.m., AMC).

Rod Serling guides us through "The Twilight Zone" (Thursday 8 a.m.-Friday 7 p.m., Syfy).

William Powell and Myrna Loy solve murder mysteries in all six entries of their timeless '30s-'40s film series "The Thin Man" (Thursday 8 p.m.-Friday 7 a.m., Turner Classic Movies).

Celebrities are lampooned in eight episodes of "South Park" (Thursday 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Comedy Central).

Westerns fans get new fare with the arrival of the '60s hit "The Virginian" (Thursday night at midnight-Friday night midnight, Encore Westerns), where 90-minute episodes feature stars like Bette Davis, Ricardo Montalban, George C. Scott and Lee Marvin.

And of course, WPIX revisits "The Honeymooners" (Thursday night at midnight-Friday at 5 p.m., Ch. 11).

FRIDAY MARATHONS

Some choices: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (6 a.m.-midnight, LOGO); "Summerland" (6 a.m.-Saturday 6 a.m., Universal HD); "The Unit" (6 a.m.-Jan. 4 at 6 a.m., Sleuth); "Barney Miller" (7 a.m.-9 p.m., WGN); "One Tree Hill" (2 p.m.-midnight, SOAPnet).

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