TV program: what to watch on TV for the New Year weekend?


Ready to ring the 12 strokes of midnight? With family or friends, New Year’s Eve will be lively for the next few hours. For once, the television channels are adapting their schedule to offer you a wide choice of programs. On TF1, you will find Karine Ferri and Christophe Beaugrand for Le Grand Bêtisier du 31. A new program where the duo of animators offers you a retrospective of the year 2022 and to (re) see the memorable sequences of the PAF. From Mask Singer to Dance with the stars, Tomorrow belongs to us and Here it all begins, or even Koh-Lanta, the menu of the festivities promises to be rich in surprises and fun. Among the guests of the program, some key figures of the chain like Denis Brogniart, Alexandre Devoise, Marie-Ange Nardi and the teaching staff of the Star Academy.

For lovers of music and heritage, Stéphane Bern gives you an appointment for La Grande Soirée du 31 in Fontainebleau on France 2. In the heart of the ballroom, the François I gallery and the Grand staircase of the Cour d honour, the host receives a host of artists to come and sing the greatest hits, from all generations. Jenifer, Patrick Bruel, Enrico Macias or even Patrick Hernandez and the Émile et Images group, you will dance until the end of the night in your living room.

The atmosphere will also be festive on M6 with Élodie Gossuin. The TV host presents M6 on her 31, let the party begin! Under the Dôme de Paris, several stars give a festive and frenzied three-hour concert before the passage in 2023. Among the guests: Slimane, Gilbert Montagné, Juliette Armanet, but also Soprano, Zazie and Zouk Machine. The West Indies will also be in the spotlight for New Year’s Eve on the Culture Box channel (France 4 in the evening) with La nuit de l’Outre-mer. Recorded in 2021 at the Accor Arena, this event concert brought together the great talents of Caribbean music, such as Francky Vincent, Slaï and Lucinaïs Jean. Later at 10:40 p.m., find the Kassav’ group show at Jazz à Vienne, shot in 2019.

If you prefer fiction and investigations, here is what you need. France 3 invites you to watch Murders in Toulouse again from 9:10 p.m. A detective television film from the collection that continues to attract millions of viewers to their stations on Saturday evenings. In this Toulouse component shot in 2020, actor Lionnel Astier, brother of Alexandre Astier, plays Simon Keller, a police commander who is investigating the deaths of several individuals found at dawn in different squares in the pink city. Supported by the young police major Cécile Gimet, played by Camille Aguilar, they will realize that their investigation could lead them to the words of a song by Claude Nougaro.

The first day of 2023 will mark the return of a monument of French song. This Sunday, January 1, a report devoted to Florent Pagny is broadcast. The opportunity for fans of the singer and historic coach of The Voice, in remission from cancer, to discover him in his intimacy. “This exceptional documentary, rich in anecdotes and revelations thanks to the rare testimonies of his family (his wife, his sister…) and his closest friends, you will discover all the secrets of the man who hides behind this exceptional artist. of the common”, indicates the press release of the chain. The famous artist would notably have an announcement to make to his audience. So do not miss this unique meeting at the beginning of the afternoon.

Among the programs to discover at the start of the evening, our favorite is the cult film from France 2: Grandpa makes resistance, directed by Jean-Marie Poiré in 1983. A classic of French comedy which brings together leading actors like Christian Clavier, Michel Galabru, Jacqueline Maillan, Gérard Jugnot and Jacques Villeret, during the Second World War. “In 1943, the Bourdelles were also invaded by the Germans, and found themselves housed in the cellar. The son, Guy Hubert, hidden behind the features of a homosexual hairdresser, was in fact Super-Resistant, a sort of Zorro of the moment, and who is plotting against the Nazis”, summarizes the Allociné site. An evening under the sign of humor for moviegoers.