Air Farce New Year’s Eve, CBC
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau gives his thumbs-up to the yearâ€™s biggest movies; YouTube superstar Lilly Singh (Superwoman) avoids her parentsâ€™ New Yearâ€™s Eve curfew; Heartland star Amber Marshall saves the ranch from the path of the Keystone pipeline; and itâ€™s all downhill when Canadian Olympic heroes Maxime, ChloÃ©, and Justine Dufour-Lapointe introduce their fourth skiing sister. Jon Montgomery stars in The Amazing Raceâ€™s new spin-off, where Canadaâ€™s political leaders run for officeâ€”literallyâ€”with special appearances by this summerâ€™s winners, Mickey Henry and Pete Schmalz, as well as celebrity chef Vikram Vij from Dragonsâ€™ Den. Singing sensation Nikki Yanofsky takes part inÂ the annual dropping of the infamous F-Bomb.
The Big Picture, CBC
Comedian Ron James weighs in on the year that was – the fall of Rob Ford, the rise of Netflix, and the sequel no one saw coming, Iraq 2: The Redeployment. He looks at World Cup madness, reporting news in the era of “click bait,” and his well-meaning but doomed attempts to “take time for mindfulness” while keeping half a dozen plates in the air at the daily circus of multi-tasking.