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Forget Ryan Seacrest: Spend New Year’s Eve with Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle (Photo: Mathieu Bitton)

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Sunday, December 31. All times are Eastern; Auld Lang Syne. 

Top pick

Dave Chappelle: Equanimity (Netflix): So some of the opinions expressed in Dave Chappelle’s first two Netflix specials were past their expiration dates, by 2017 standards. But Equanimity has a built-in advantage over The Age Of Spin and Deep In The Heart Of Texas: At midnight, 2017 will be past its expiration date, too. Let Chappelle serve as the unofficial emcee to your New Year’s festivities in Equanimity, which was taped at Washington, D.C.’s Warner Theater—the venue in the comic’s hometown where he recently wrapped a 10-night residency.


Regular coverage

Shameless (Showtime, 9 p.m.)

Wild card

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2018 (ABC, 11:30 p.m.): Aw, we’re just funnin’ you, Seacrest: You know we’ll all idly flip over to your annual telecast from the Time Square shitshow just as midnight approaches. Happy New Year, everybody.

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