ABC projects again new year’s eve Sydney celebrations this Friday night with fireworks at 9pm and midnight and a concert of Australian favorites.
Nine screens Melbourne party to viewers in Victoria.
There are also 2021 news specials, music specials, movie nostalgia, and SBS’s annual treat. Dinner for one.
Here is a selection of highlights for your consideration.
7:30 p.m. The Annual with Charlie Pickering 2021 rpt
8:30 p.m. The show of the beginning of the night (also ABC ME)
Hosted by Hunter Page-Lochard and Chenelle Carr (The Wonder Gang) culminating with a special 9pm fireworks display and Welcome to Country.
9 p.m. 9 p.m. Fireworks (also ABC ME / ABC News)
9:15 p.m. Concert
From 9:15 p.m. the perfect soundtrack for your New Year’s Eve begins. As part of the festivities, we’ll be saying thank you to our frontline workers and gifting two Australian icons, the Sydney Harbor Bridge and the ABC, a happy 90e birthday. Broadcast live from the stunning Sydney Opera House location, the all-star lineup includes Tina Arena, Missy Higgins, Casey Donovan, hip hop sensation Genesis Owusu, Budjerah, Gordi, Tyne James Organ, the revolutionary electronic music duo Shouse , as well as country music favorites Beccy Cole and Adam Harvey.
11:45 p.m. Countdown to midnight
12h Midnight fireworks
At midnight, and in collaboration with the City of Sydney, the night sky will light up with a live fireworks display as we say a final goodbye to 2021.
00:17 New Year’s Rage
ABC TV Plus
8:45 p.m. Film: The fire of St. Elmo rpt
7:30 p.m. The world in 2021
7 p.m. Big Bash League
11 p.m. Film: The full Monty rpt
8:30 p.m. Film: Dirty dance rpt
10:40 p.m. Film: I can’t stop the music rpt
10:30 p.m. Kath & kim rpt
11 o’clock in the evening Melbourne: New Years 2021
the largest in Melbourne New Year Day before The party will be on Channel 9 and 9Now, when the city counts down to 2022 with Australia’s biggest drone show and star-studded guest lineup. Countdown to the midnight fireworks display from 11:00 p.m. on Friday, December 31, with hosts Catriona Rowntree and Clint Stanaway giving viewers the best seat in town at the City of Melbourne’s New Year Day before 2021 celebrations. Australian comedy troupe Sooshi Mango will join Australian electronic music duo Shouse for an evening of performances and laughs as Melbourne news legend Peter Hitchener reflects on the best and worst of 2021. Reporters roving Seb Costello, Allan Raskall and Madeline Slattery will be present on the ground in the city’s celebration areas in Docklands, Flagstaff Gardens, Alexandra Gardens and Treasury Gardens – giving viewers a frontline ticket to Melbourne’s biggest party.
12:07 AM Movie: I can’t stop the music rpt
8:30 p.m. Film: Ben hur rpt
6.30 p.m. The project
8:30 p.m. The Graham Norton Show rpt
12h The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
11:30 p.m. The Late Late Show with James Corden
6:10 p.m. Dinner for one rpt
7:35 p.m. The greatest hits of the 80s dbl
The stories behind 12 iconic songs from the decade, examining George Michael’s Careless Whisper, Ultravox’s Vienna, Culture Club’s Do You Really Want to Hurt Me, Sade’s Smooth Operator, Eurythmics’ Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) and 1999, which was published by Prince in 1982. Contributors include Midge Ure, Shirlie Kemp, Steve Levine, Paul Morley, Malcolm Gerrie, David Grant and Katie Puckrik.
9:25 p.m. Film: The blue brothers rpt
11:50 p.m. 8 out of 10 cats are counting down rpt
00:45 The big quiz of everything rpt
10:15 p.m. The big quiz of everything rpt
7:30 p.m. Petit J & Grand Cuz
7:45 p.m. Film: Wild hunt rpt
7:30 p.m. Robbie Williams remembers rpt
8:30 p.m. Aretha franklin rpt
9:30 p.m. An audience with Diana Ross rpt
10:30 p.m. The Who: Live at Kilburn 1977
23:39 Coldplay: live in Sao Paulo rpt
BBC World News
9:30 p.m. Mel Brooks: Who Dares To Win rpt
11:30 p.m. 2021 report
7:30 p.m. Decisive moments