Happy New Year one and all. No doubt many of you are dolling yourselves up for a night on the town, but there is definitely a significant percentage of you lot that are happily avoiding the mayhem tonight and sitting in by the fire. For you, we have made this list of the best of the box tonight.
Check it out below;
Mrs Brown's Boys RTE1: 9.35pm
The second Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Special gets underway tonight, as we check in with the Irish mammy and her brood once more. Bono is being bullied at school so Mrs Brown decides to get involved, however her efforts only make things worse, so a mediation session is called for. Also, Cathy's new French boyfriend doesn't make a great first impression, which could be a problem if he is to survive meeting Mrs Brown, and Grandad is back from hospital with a new stairlift - and a prescription for marijuana. This can only end badly.
New Year's Eve Live - Centenary Special RTE1: 10.15pm
The countdown is on until we can finally bid farewell to this arsehole of a year. Here's hoping 2017 has better things in store for planet Earth. This was also the year however that marked the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising on our shores, so Claire Byrne will reflect on the centenary with a celebration live from Iveagh House on St Stephen's Green in Dublin. Aidan Power brings us the best from Dublin’s NYF Festival including the '3 Countdown Concert' featuring Walking on Cars. We also embrace Ireland’s community abroad with Bryan Dobson broadcasting live from New York and Kathryn Thomas from the heart of London.
The Graham Norton Show BBC1: 10.25pm
Graham Norton has an absolute cracker of a New Year's Eve Show in store tonight with plenty of A-list guests and even the O'Donovan brothers. Yep, the Cork Olympians wrangled their way on the show somehow and are bound to be a source of entertainment as always. As well as that, Graham is joined by Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, who will be talking about their new film Assassin's Creed. Also appearing are Fassbender's X-Men co-star James McAvoy, discussing his latest film Split, and Frank Skinner, who will be hosting a new series of Room 101. Music will be provided by Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra.
Jools' Annual Hootenanny BBC1: 11.20pm
If you're not arsed watching the coverage over on RTE, you can head on over to Jool's Hootenanny on BBC2 where the veteran entertainer hosts his annual New Year's Eve extravaganza. Gathering a star-studded audience at Maidstone Studios, he prepares to welcome in 2017 with help from his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, and an eclectic roster of guests performers including our own Imelda May, as well as Chaka Khan, who performs her classic I'm Every Woman, and Christine and the Queens, whose lead singer Heloise Letissier joins Jools and his Orchestra for a unique cover. There's also performances from Seasick Steve, Roy Wood, Gregory Porter and Martin Fry's ABC celebrate 35 years of their classic album The Lexicon of Love. As the midnight hour draws near, the Pipes and Drums of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards are on hand to announce the arrival of January 1st.
Alan Carr's New Year Specstacular 2016 Channel 4: 9.00pm
The chat show host returns with his signature New Year's Eve party, as he runs riot around Channel 4 HQ to welcome in 2017, with help from guests including Danny Dyer, Keith Lemon, Greg Rutherford, Laura Whitmore, Sinitta, Will Mellor and Gemma Collins. Alan sets out to entertain viewers with a selection of unpredictable stunts, party games and surprise appearances, and a variety of musical performances, including sets by Professor Green and Teiks.
And if you're not in the mood for any of it and just want to watch Jeremy Remner kick ass as I-can't-believe-it's-not-Jason-Bourne...
The Bourne Legacy RTE2: 9.35pm
It might have stalled at the box office, but The Bourne Legacy is an interesting if familiar take on the universe set up in the preceding Bourne films. Jeremy Renner plays Aaron Cross, an Outcome agent who's double-crossed by his handlers and left for dead when the CIA decides to shut down his programme. As per usual, they're wiping the slate clean by killing off anyone attached to the programme, which also includes one Rachel Weisz. The two quickly team up and go on the run across the globe. There's 100% less Matt Damon, sure, but it's still worth a watch.