Kennedy Center Honors (9 p.m., CBS) – Always a great night of television, this 40th annual celebration honors Norman Lear, Lionel Richie, LL Cool J, Gloria Estefan and Carmen de Lavallade.
Also on tonight . . .
Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (8 p.m., ABC) – Charlie Brown rings in the new year reading Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” at a party in this 1986 special.
Rudolph’s Shiny New Year (9 p.m., ABC) – Red Skelton narrates this 1976 special in which Rudolph goes on a special mission for Santa.
All the Best, All the Worst 2017 (9 p.m., CNN) – The title pretty much says it all.
The Joker’s Wild (10 p.m., TBS) – Snoop and Wiz Khalifa read Dr. Seuss, and Snoop and Method Mann do ’80s Karaoke.