TV Watch List: Monday, December 30


‘Happy New Year, Charlie Brown’
MOVIE. Old Blockhead and the gang ring in the new year in this 1986 special. Of course, Charlie’s new year can’t be entirely happy — he’s been assigned a book report on Leo Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” over the holiday break and it’s messing with his plans. We’re sure Lucy will help him out… for five cents.
8 p.m., ABC

‘Cake Boss’
REALITY. In a two-episode season premiere, the team is tasked with creating an 800-pound alligator-shaped cake. Elsewhere, they bake a cake for Willie Nelson’s 80th birthday. Will it be a “special” cake? Either way, they should probably bake one extra, to account for the munchies.
Season Premiere, 9 p.m., TLC

‘Charles Manson’
SPECIAL. This is a repeat of a chilling profile of the infamous and terrifying mass murderer who has no blood on his own hands. Hey, you need something to cut all the sweetness and light of the holiday season, right?
10 p.m., BIO

‘All the Best, All the Worst 2013’
NEWS. CNN’s Tom Foreman looks back at the highs and lows of the year in headlines. Alas, there were more lows than highs, but as 2014 dawns, it’s worth a look back at the year that was all the same.
10 p.m., CNN


Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico

A powerful earthquake struck Mexico Friday, shaking buildings and sending people running into the street, although there were no reports of major damage.


OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…


Jews in eastern Ukraine ordered to register, Kerry…

Secretary of State John Kerry condemned reports that Jews in eastern Ukraine had been ordered to register with the authorities "or suffer the consequences."


Chelsea Clinton pregnant with first child

Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child.

The Word

Kate Middleton made fun of Prince William's bald…

Kate Middleton and Prince William are in Sydney, Australia, right now, and it sounds like that brash Aussie sense of humor might be rubbing off.

The Word

Is Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

"Mission: Impossible" star Cruise is said to be dating Laura Prepon, star of "Orange is the New Black."


'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

Sally is Jesus, Olivia caused global warming, and Mellie's still drunk. Let's recap the Scandal finale. A church full of Washington insiders is about to…


Review: 'Transcendence' is not stupid but sometimes lacks…

The cyberthriller "Transcendence" explores artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and other ethical quandaries, but has too much ambition, if anything.


MLB video highlights: Red Sox score two in…

Lester shines in Red Sox win over White Sox


2014 Boston Marathon preview: Elite American, International runners…

2014 Boston Marathon: Elite American, International runners to watch


2014 NBA Finals odds: Ranking which playoff teams…

2014 NBA Finals odds: Ranking which playoff teams have the best shot at a championship. The Thunder, Clippers, Heat and Rockets lead the way.


2014 Patriots, full NFL schedule release date announced

2014 Patriots, full NFL schedule release date announced


Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.


Why is dance cardio taking off in NYC?

Instructors at some of the city's hottest classes explain why.


Earth Day travel in the Florida Keys

See why this eco-friendly destination deserves your attention.


Sorry, Facebook — FarmVille goes mobile with 'Country…

Zynga has released a version of the hit "FarmVille" tailored for smartphones and tablets in the hope of reaping a bumper crop of players.