Music on TV this week: Sharon Van Etten, Lucy Dacus perform on 'Austin City Limits'; New Year's Eve specials; St. Paul and the Broken Bones; more encores

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Sharon Van Etten and Lucy Dacus on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS
The second half of season 45 on PBS music program 'Austin City Limits' begins January 4, 2020, with a double bill featuring indie-rock artists Sharon Van Etten (left) and Lucy Dacus. (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)

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This week's schedule


When Saturday comes, PBS music mainstay launches into the second half of its 45th season with a double bill featuring indie-rock powerhouses Sharon Van Etten and Lucy Dacus.

Tuesday brings New Year's Eve specials to ABC and NBC, each featuring a long lineup of musical guests. Beyond that, most shows continue their holiday hiatuses, but there are notable reruns: Look for encore broadcasts of performances by the 1975, Mark Ronson and Anderson.Paak, Wilco, Brittany Howard, White Reaper, Hozier and Chance the Rapper.

Here's the complete rundown. Check your local listings for broadcast times (schedule subject to change).

Monday, December 30

The 1975, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert; note: rerun from Nov. 18 (CBS) | Photos: The 1975 play the hits at the Armory, May 8, 2019

Mark Ronson feat. Anderson.Paak, Jimmy Kimmel Live!; note: rerun from Dec. 12

Camila Cabello feat. DaBaby, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon; note: rerun from Dec. 12 (NBC)

Wilco, Late Night with Seth Meyers; note: rerun from Nov. 4 (NBC) | watch Wilco in concert at the Palace Theatre, 2017

Hollywood Vampires, The Late Late Show with James Corden; note: rerun from Oct. 31 (CBS)

Tuesday, December 31


Maddie & Tae, Today (NBC)

Camila Cabello, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon; note: rerun from Dec. 5 (NBC)

Post Malone, BTS, Sam Hunt, Alanis Morissette, Paula Abdul, Kelsea Ballerini, Blanco Brown, Dan + Shay, Green Day, Dua Lipa, Ava Max, Megan Thee Stallion, Anthony Ramos, Salt-N-Pepa, SHAED, Usher, Sheryl Crow, Jonas Brothers, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020 (ABC)

X Ambassadors, Brett Eldredge, Julianne Hough, NE-YO, Leslie Odom Jr., Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, The Struts, Keith Urban, NBC's New Year's Eve 2020 (NBC)

Keane, The Late Late Show with James Corden; note: rerun from Sept. 4

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

She & Him, Jimmy Kimmel Live!; note: rerun from Dec. 10 (ABC) | in studio at The Current, 2010

EarthGang, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon; note: rerun from Nov. 4 (NBC)

Brittany Howard, The Late Late Show with James Corden; note: rerun from Oct. 10 (CBS) | watch Brittany Howard in concert at the Palace Theatre, Sept. 19

Thursday, January 2


Lady Antebellum, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert; note: rerun from Nov. 21

Ben Platt, The Late Late Show with James Corden; note: rerun from Oct. 7 (CBS)

Friday, January 3

David Byrne's American Utopia, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon; note: rerun from Nov. 19 (NBC)

White Reaper, Jimmy Kimmel Live!; note: rerun from Dec. 19 (ABC) | in studio at The Current, Oct. 12

Hozier, Late Night with Seth Meyers; note: rerun from Nov. 20 (NBC) | Hozier in studio at The Current, 2019

half•alive, The Late Late Show with James Corden; note: rerun from Sept. 10 (CBS)

Saturday, January 4


St. Paul and the Broken Bones, CBS This Morning Saturday Sessions (CBS) | watch St. Paul and the Broken Bones performing live at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minn., March 23, 2019

Chance the Rapper, Saturday Night Live; note: rerun from Oct. 26 (NBC) | Album review: Chance the Rapper, The Big Day, by David Safar, July 29, 2019

Sharon Van Etten; Lucy Dacus, Austin City Limits (PBS)
watch Sharon Van Etten perform a MicroShow in Minneapolis, March 2019
watch Lucy Dacus perform in studio at The Current, April 2018


Watch again: See last week's highlights.

External Links

Today - NBC
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon - NBC
Late Night with Seth Meyers - NBC
A Little Late with Lilly Singh - NBC
Saturday Night Live - NBC

Jimmy Kimmel Live! - ABC
The View - ABC
Good Morning America - ABC

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - CBS
The Late Late Show with James Corden - CBS
The Talk - CBS
CBS This Morning - CBS
CBS Sunday Morning - CBS

Independent Lens - PBS
Austin City Limits - PBS

Watch What Happens Live - Bravo
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah - Comedy Central
Busy Tonight - E!
Conan - TBS

The Ellen DeGeneres Show - network varies; check local listings
The Real - network varies; check your local listings
Live with Kelly and Ryan - network varies; check your local listings
The Wendy Williams Show - network varies; check your local listings

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19 Photos

  • The 1975 performing on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'
    The 1975 performing on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS)
  • Mark Ronson and Anderson.Paak perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live
    JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! - The guests for Thursday, December 12, included musical guest Mark Ronson and Anderson .Paak. (Randy Holmes/ABC)
  • Wilco performing on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'
    LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 907 -- Pictured: (l-r) Nels Cline, Mikael Jorgensen, Jeff Tweedy, Glenn Kotche, John Stirratt and Pat Sansone of musical guest Wilco on November 4, 2019. (Lloyd Bishop/NBC)
  • Hollywood Vampires on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
    JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! - The guests for Wednesday, June 19, 2019, included musical guests Hollywood Vampires. (Randy Holmes/ABC)
  • Camila Cabello performing on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
    THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 1171 -- Pictured: Musical guest Camila Cabello performs on December 5, 2019. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
  • Keane perform on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'
    'The Late Late Show with James Corden' from Wednesday, June 12, 2019, with music from Keane. (Terence Patrick/CBS)
  • She and Him perform on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on ABC
    She & Him performing on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on ABC on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Randy Holmes/ABC)
  • Atlanta hip-hop duo EarthGang
    Atlanta's psychedelic rap duo EarthGang. (courtesy Dreamville Records)
  • Brittany Howard performs on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'
    Brittany Howard performs on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. (Ella DeGea/CBS)
  • Lady Antebellum perform on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'
    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and musical guest Lady Antebellum on Thursday, November 21, 2019. (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS)
  • Ben Platt performing on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'
    'The Late Late Show with James Corden' airing Monday, October 7, 2019, with musical guest Ben Platt. (Terence Patrick/CBS)
  • David Byrne performing on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
    THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 1159 -- Pictured: Musical guest David Byrne's American Utopia performing on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
  • White Reaper perform on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
    White Reaper performing on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on ABC on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. (Randy Holmes/ABC)
  • Hozier performs on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'
    LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 917 -- Pictured: Musical guest Hozier performs on November 20, 2019. (Lloyd Bishop/NBC)
  • Half Alive
    Half Alive (courtesy the artists)
  • St Paul and the Broken Bones on CBS This Morning
    St. Paul and the Broken Bones performing on CBS This Morning's Saturday Sessions, airing Jan. 4, 2020. (CBS News)
  • Chance the Rapper on 'Saturday Night Live' on Oct. 26, 2019
    SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Chance The Rapper" Episode 1771 -- Pictured: Musical guest Chance The Rapper performs on Saturday, October 26, 2019. (Will Heath/NBC)
  • Sharon Van Etten performs on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS
    Sharon Van Etten performs on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS, airing January 4, 2020. (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)
  • Lucy Dacus performs on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS
    Lucy Dacus performs on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS, airing January 4, 2020. (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)