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Tonight's TV Hot List: Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009

Orange Bowl8:30 pm/ET FOX While the ACC and the Big East may not have been college football's most high-profile conferences this season, they were certainly among the most competitive, with teams knocking each other off with abandon. Read on for previews of Tournament of Roses Parade, Great Performances, Dear Genevieve and Iron Chef America.

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Orange Bowl
8:30 pm/ET FOX
While the ACC and the Big East may not have been college football's most high-profile conferences this season, they were certainly among the most competitive, with teams knocking each other off with abandon. Both of these teams battled throughout the season, with Virginia Tech starting 6-4 and Cincinnati going through five quarterbacks. — Dave Roeder
Get analysis of the Orange Bowl matchup in our Online Video Guide.
Tournament of Roses Parade
11 am/ET ABC, NBC, HGTV, Travel, Univision
Cloris Leachman continues her hot streak into 2009 as she serves as grand marshal for this year's parade, which is themed "Hats Off to Entertainment." Joining the 5.5-mile procession are several impressive floats, including a 49-foot-tall robot, a skateboarding bulldog and a Sesame Street float. Alaska celebrates its 50-year anniversary as a state with an inaugural float. Marching bands, equestrian units, and the Rose Queen and her court top off the event. — Brie Hearn
Look back on Cloris' Dancing days in our Online Video Guide.
Great Performances
2:30 pm/ET PBS
From the Musikverein in Vienna, Daniel Barenboim and the Vienna Philharomic celebrate the New Year with a mix of classic waltzes, marches and polkas, including pieces by Joseph Hadyn (Symphony No. 45, Fourth Movement), Joseph Hellmesberger ("Spanish Dance"), Johann Strauss II ("Blue Danube," "Thunder and Lightning," the "Gypsy Baron" overture) and Johann Strauss Sr. ("Zampa Gallop"). Julie Andrews hosts. — Jeff Gemmill
For more PBS programs, visit our Online Video Guide.
Dear Genevieve
1 pm/ET HGTV
Today, as many folks plan to make changes in the upcoming year, HGTV offers a new source of makeover madness. Former Trading Spaces favorite Genevieve Gorder takes the reins of this new home-design series, aiming to help homeowners fall back in love with their homes. In today's opener, Gorder helps a family reorganize their great room to create a more functional and welcoming space. — Brie Hearn
For clips of Dear Genevieve, visit our Online Video Guide.
Iron Chef America
9 pm/ET Food Network
Luckily for those New Year's resolutions, the Food Network allows us to eat with our eyes, not with our stomachs. So indulge in an eight-hour Iron Chef America marathon (beginning at 2 pm/ET), which wraps up with the premiere of this new episode, featuring a culinary face-off between Iron Chef Michael Symon and San Francisco chef Nate Appleman. Former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason is on hand to help judge the Symon-Appleman battle. — Karen Andzejewicz
For clips of Iron Chef America, visit our Online Video Guide.