Here is a list of programming options to expect on TV this coming week, specifically the specials or movies that will air on New Year’s Day:
The new Hallmark Channel movie A Rose for Christmas will debut on January 1 at 8 PM. Andy (Rachel Boston) is a passionate and talented artist whose Pasadena family has been building Rose Parade floats for generations. But when her Dad gets sick and can’t lead this year’s efforts as usual, Andy has no choice but to take the helm and supervise the construction and decoration of their client’s float over Christmas with only a few weeks to go. And to make matters worse, she’s saddled with the extra challenge of dealing with Cliff (Marc Bendavid from Dark Matters), a demanding businessman whose company commissioned the float. Forced to work together, these two can’t help but clash – she’s a creative type who knows this flower-strewn process inside out, while he’s all business with no time for art. But working side-by-side over Christmas, they each learn the other is not who they seem. And together, with a ragtag team of volunteers, they might just have what it takes to create a magnificent Rose Parade float, if they can pull it together by New Year’s.
Also on January 1, Sherlock will be back with another New Year’s Day episode entitled The Six Thatchers at 9 PM on PBS. Season four begins with the mercurial Sherlock Holmes back once more on British soil as Doctor Watson and his wife Mary prepare for their biggest challenge yet: becoming parents.
Conviction will move to its new night (Sundays) at 10 PM on ABC on January 1.
Lastly on January 1, the new CBS drama Ransom will debut at approximately 8:30 PM after an NFL double-header. This series is a crime drama about a world-renowned crisis and hostage negotiator whose team is brought in to resolve the most difficult kidnap and ransom cases. The cast includes Brandon Jay McLaren (Graceland), Luke Roberts (Black Sails), Nazneen Contractor (Covert Affairs) and Sarah Greene (Penny Dreadful).
NOTE: The show will move to Saturdays at 8 PM starting on January 7.
Mark your calendars!