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Fireworks explode over the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
New Year's Eve/New Year's Day on TV: Fireworks, football and floats

Dick Clark is gone, but Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve lives on. More now than ever.

Tuesday night, there's New Year's Rockin' Eve presents the 30 Greatest Women in Music (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4). Then it's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4). And, finally, it's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest (10:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4).

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Elsewhere on Tuesday ...

NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly (7 p.m., 11:35 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): From Times Square.

Live from Lincoln Center (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): The New York Philharmonic's opening gala concert with cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

All-American New Year (7 p.m., FNC): Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Bill Hemmer host.

A Toast to 2013 (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): A look back at the year.

New Year's Eve Live (11 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Mario Lopez hosts.

Wednesday on TV ...

Tournament of Roses Parade (9 a.m., ABC/Ch. 4, Hallmark, HGTV & RFDTV; 9:30 a.m., NBC/Ch. 5; College football: Gator Bowl - Georgia vs. Nebraska (10 a.m., ESPN2); Heart of Dallas Bowl - North Texas vs. UNLV (10 a.m., ESPNU); Capital One Bowl - South Carolina vs. Wisconsin (11 a.m., ABC/Ch. 4); Outback Bowl - Iowa vs. LSU (11 a.m., ESPN); Rose Bowl - Michigan State vs. Stanford (3 p.m., ESPN); Fiesta Bowl - Baylor vs. Central Florida (6:30 p.m., ESPN)

Men's college basketball (6 p.m. ROOT): Utah State at Air Force

Revolution (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Monroe's motives are questioned.

Great Performances (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Tthe Vienna Philharmonic in a New Year's celebration performance.

Kirstie (11 p.m., TV Land): Kirstie is threatened when Kathy Griffin looks at the apartment across the hall.

The Exes (11:30 p.m., TV Land): Stuart's sister gives him a big surprise.

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