What to watch: Ring in 2017 with Disney, Netflix and much more


Now that we’ve devoured a healthy helping of this year’s Christmas specials, let’s take a look at what the New Year has to offer. It’s all about the kids on Disney Channel, which is launching its “Firsts on the First” marathon from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Here’s the full episode schedule:

8:00 a.m.: “Phineas and Ferb”
8:30 a.m.: “The Proud Family”
9:00 a.m.: “Kim Possible”
9:30 a.m.: “Gravity Falls”
10:00 a.m.: “Dog With a Blog”
10:30 a.m.: “Good Luck Charlie”
11:00 a.m.: “BUNK’D”
11:30 a.m.: “The Suite Life on Deck”
Noon: Shake “It Up”
12:30 p.m.: “So Random”
1:00 p.m.: “Girl Meets World”
1:30 p.m.: “I Didn’t Do It”
2:00 p.m.: “A.N.T. Farm”
2:30 p.m.: “Cory in the House”
3:00 p.m.: “Phil of the Future”
3:30 p.m.: “Best Friends Whenever”
4:00 p.m.: “Austin & Ally”
4:30 p.m.: “JONAS”
5:00 p.m.: “Sonny With a Chance”
5:30 p.m.: “That’s So Raven”
6:00 p.m.: “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody”
6:30 p.m.: “Hannah Montana”
7:00 p.m.: “Wizards of Waverly Place”
7:30 p.m.: “JESSIE”
8:00 p.m.: “K.C. Undercover”
8:35 p.m.: “Bizaardvark”
9:00 p.m.: “Liv and Maddie”
9:30 p.m.: “Stuck in the Middle”
10:00 p.m.: “Lizzie McGuire”
10:30 p.m.: “Even Stevens”

Meanwhile, on Netflix …

“The Eighties,” Season 1 (2016) – Friday, Dec. 30, 2017

DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Animation

Bee Movie (2007) – Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017
A loner bee, Barry B. Benson, who recently graduated from college, takes a special trip outside the hive where he is saved by a New York City florist, Vanessa. After discovering that humans consume the honey they work so hard to create, Barry decides to sue them.

Braveheart (1995) – Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to push himself on her, William Wallace (Mel Gibson) begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.

Caddyshack (1980) – Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017
An exclusive golf course has difficulty dealing with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher.

Hugo (2011) – Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017
In 1931 Paris, an orphan named Hugo Cabret who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

Ocean’s Twelve (2004) – Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017
In this sequel to Ocean’s 11, Daniel Ocean recruits one more team member to pull off three major European heists.

Superman Returns (2006) – Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017
After a long absence, Superman reemerges to face an old foe, who attempts to use Kryptonian technology for world domination.

Superman II (1980) – Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017
Superman sacrifices his powers to find love with Lois Lane. Unaware that he inadvertently released three Kryptonian criminals, the superhero finds himself in a bit of a pickle as they set out to conquer earth.

Superman III (1983) – Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017
Synthetic kryptonite laced with tobacco tar splits Superman in two: good Clark Kent and a misbehaving Man of Steel.

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) – Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017
The original Man of Steel (Christopher Reeves) crusades for nuclear disarmament — all the while going toe to toe with Lex Luthor’s latest creation, Nuclear Man.

Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

The Shining (1980) – Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and future.

V for Vendetta (2005) – Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017
In future Great Britain, a masked freedom fighter, known only by the alias of “V,” plots to overthrow the government with the help of a young woman (Natalie Portman).

Vanilla Sky (2001) – Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017
A self-indulgent publishing tycoon’s (Tom Cruise) privileged life unravels after a vehicular accident with a resentful lover.

Keep it locked for information on more specials to drop over the course of the week.

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