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Kathy Phillips decorates a float called "Wonderful Indonesia" in Irwindale, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, as volunteers and workers continue to work on the floats for the 123rd Tournament of Roses Parade scheduled for Jan. 2 in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Monday on TV: Who told you you're allowed to rain on the Rose Parade?

It wouldn't be New Year's without the Tournament of Roses Parade. Well, this year it wouldn't be Jan. 2 without the parade, given that Jan. 1 fell on a Sunday.

And there are plenty of ways to watch the floats, bands, horses and more.

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You can watch it live at 9 a.m. on ABC/Ch. 4, NBC/Ch. 5, HGTV, RFDTV and the Hallmark Movie Channel.

And if you aren't up that early, you can watch it tape-delayed at 1 p.m. on the Hallmark Channel and 5 p.m. On RFDTV.

Elsewhere on TV ...

HGTV Dream Home 2012 (11 a.m., HGTV): This year's Dream Home — built right here in Utah — is unveiled.

College football: TicketCity Bowl - Houston vs. Penn State (noon, ESPNU); Outback Bowl - Georgia vs. Michigan State (11 a.m., ABC/Ch. 4); Capitol One Bowl - Nebraska vs. South Carolina (11 a.m., ESPN); Gator Bowl - Florida vs. Ohio State (11 a.m., ESPN2); Rose Bowl - Oregon vs. Wisconsin (3 p.m., ESPN); Fiesta Bowl Oklahoma State vs. Stanford (6:30 p.m., ESPN)

How I Met Your Mother (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Marshall visits his father's grave; Barney and Ted open a bar.

The Bachelor (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): A new season begins with 25 women competing for the heart of Ben Flajnik - including Utahn Monica Spannbauer.

NBA (7 p.m., ROOT): New Orleans Hornets at Utah Jazz

The Layover (7 and 10 p.m., Travel): Anthony Bourdain spends 24 hours in Amsterdam.

2 Broke Girls (7:30 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Caroline learns the secret ingredient in Max's cupcakes.

Two and a Half Men (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Walden's mother and ex-wife try to take over his company.

Fear Factor (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Mmm, mmm - insect smoothies.

Mike & Molly (8:30 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Carl panics at the thought of romantic commitment.

Hawaii Five-0 (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A teenager is murdered.

Celebrity Wife Swap (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): In the premiere of this new take on this show, Tracey Gold and Carnie Wilson trade lives for a week. (Another episode airs Tuesday at 8 p.m.)

Rock Center with Brian Williams (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5):

Pretty Little Liars (9 and 11 p.m., ABC Family): Everything changes after Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer are arrested.

The Lying Game (10 p.m., ABC/Family): Sutton disappears; Char's aunt returns.

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