Primeval

Primeval
9/8c BBC America
The fourth season premiere heralds a homecoming, albeit a really late one, for Abby (Hannah Spearritt) and Connor (Andrew Lee Potts), who return from the Cretaceous period to find out the hard way that most employers don't like it when you take off for a year, even if your excuse is that you were stuck in the ancient past. — Michael Chant

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Tournament of Roses Parade
11 a.m./10c ABC
Culinary queen Paula Deen whips up excitement today as grand marshal of this year's parade, which is themed "Building Dreams, Friendships and Memories." The 5.5-mile procession through Pasadena, Cal., features many lavish floral floats, marching bands, equestrian units and the Rose Queen (Evanne Friedmann) and her court. — Brie Hearn

Oprah's Guide to OWN: The New Oprah Winfrey Network
Noon/11 a.m. c OWN
Oprah Winfrey has teamed up with Discovery Communications (and Discovery Health), and now has a cable channel of her OWN, which launches today with sneak peeks of a number of its shows. Among them: Kidnapped By the Kids (kids try to humanize their workaholic parents); Oprah Presents: Master Class (notables — Jay-Z is first up — discuss what made them notable); Miracle Detectives (a believer and a skeptic assess miracle claims); Oprah 25: Behind the Scenes (backstage during the final season of Oprah's talk show); and the advice show In the Bedroom with Dr. Laura (no explanation necessary). — Paul Droesch

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Capital One Bowl
1/Noon c ESPN
It's out with the old and in with the new, as BCS-baby ESPN kicks off a big heaping bowl of New Year's Day football festivities with the Capital One Bowl between Alabama (9-3) and Michigan State (11-1) in Orlando, and concludes with the Fiesta Bowl this evening. Expect to see a lot of the Big Ten, with conference teams involved in five of today's six games, including what could be the day's main event...the Rose Bowl, featuring conference champ Wisconsin taking on TCU in Pasadena. The Badgers offense ended the regular season on a huge roll, while the Horned Frogs boast the nation's top defense. — Dave Roeder

NHL Hockey
1/Noon c NBC
Two of the most exciting players in the game face off as Sidney Crosby and the Penguins host Washington and Alex Ovechkin in the Winter Classic at Heinz Field, which holds 67,000. Crosby and the Pens are no stranger to the annual outdoor game, having won the inaugural contest in a 2008 shoot-out in Buffalo. — Kelly McGettigan

Great Performances
8/7c PBS
The annual Vienna Philharmonic concert of Strauss family favorites, which has been broadcast every year since 1959 (and on Great Performances since 1985), continues with conductor Franz Welser-Möst leading the orchestra at Vienna's Musikverein. News personality Paula Zahn, who attended college on a cello scholarship, hosts. — Jeff Gemmill

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Suze Orman Show
9/8c CNBC
Many New Year's resolutions are destined to be broken by the time February arrives, but here's one well worth sticking with: being better with money in 2011 than 2010. Tonight, Suze offers tips for starting the year on sound financial footing. She also helps a bride-to-be with the financial stresses of her impending wedding and, in the "Can I Afford It?" segment, talks to callers about the World Series of Poker and a $7500 front door. — Jeff Gemmill