Tournament of Roses Parade Tournament of Roses Parade

Tournament of Roses Parade
11/10c ABC, NBC, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, RFD-TV, Travel Channel, Univision Beloved pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III descends on Pasadena today as grand marshal of this year's parade, which is themed "A Cut Above the Rest." The 5.5-mile procession features many lavish floats, including one with snowboarding dogs and others giving nods to the 2010 Olympics, the Boy Scouts of America and the Tuskegee Airmen. Marching bands, equestrian units and the Rose Queen and her court top off the event. — Brie Hearn

NHL Hockey
1/noon c NBC
Fenway Park has hosted the Fall Classic and plenty of other historic baseball action since opening its doors in 1912, but it will ring in 2010 with the NHL's third annual Winter Classic, featuring Eastern Conference foes Philadelphia and Boston. The specially created rink consists of more than 20,000 gallons of water and 3000 gallons of coolant. The high in Boston is expected to be in the upper 30s. The Flyers and Bruins last met Dec. 14, with Philly winning 3-1. — Kelly McGettigan

Great Performances
2:30/1:30c PBS
The Golden Hall in Vienna's Musikverein will be alive with music, as Georges Prêtrem and the Vienna Philharmonic continue a New Year's tradition by performing a few of their favorite things: selections by the Strauss family of composers. Julie Andrews hosts. — Jeff Gemmill

Sugar Bowl
8:30/7:30c Fox
There's no lack of good story lines in this matchup in New Orleans between Cincinnati (12-0) and Florida (12-1). Florida QB Tim Tebow finishes one of the great college careers of all time, but needs to bounce back from a devastating loss to Alabama in the SEC title game. The Bearcats missed the national title game by one controversial second in the Big 12 title game, then lost Brian Kelly, their head coach, to the lure of Notre Dame. And the dynamic spread-option Cincinnati offense goes up against one of the nation's top defensive units in the Gators. — Dave Roeder

Dog Town
10/9c National Geographic
Before the Atlanta Falcon morphed into a Philadelphia Eagle, pro footballer Michael Vick found his career sidelined for some very unsportsmanlike conduct, namely, his involvement in an illegal dog-fighting ring. While the scandal tarnished Vick as a sports star, it also turned one of his mistreated pooches into a reality star, as the fourth-season premiere focuses on the rehabilitation of Cherry, a pit bull mix rescued from Vick's compound in 2007. — Michael Chant