Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Happy New Year, Charlie Brown" on ABC
AULD AQUAINTANCE: The Peanuts gang celebrates the holiday in the animated special “Happy New Year, Charlie Brown” at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Community: The study group gets trapped inside a flight simulator in this repeat (8 p.m. NBC).
Nikita: Our heroine (Maggie Q) uncovers a Washington, D.C., sex scandal in this repeat (9 p.m. KTLA).
Food Feuds: St. Louis is the latest stop for this culinary challenge (10 p.m. Food).
Brad Meltzer’s Decoded: The team searches for a treasure trove of Confederate gold and silver coins in this new episode (10 p.m. History).
Top 20 Most Shocking: Jokes practical and impractical are enumerated in this new episode (10 p.m. Tru).
When Harvey Met Bob: The efforts of Bob Geldof and Harvey Goldsmith to mount the transatlantic 1985 Live Aid concerts are recalled in this docudrama (6 and 8 p.m. BBC America).
Untraceable: Diane Lane tries to stop a webcasting serial killer in this 2008 thriller (8 p.m. KDOC).
Lord of War: Nicolas Cage portrays a shady arms dealer in this 2005 drama (8 p.m. IFC).
The Professional: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman and a young Natalie Portman star in director Luc Besson’s top-notch 1994 thriller (11:40 p.m. Encore).
College football: Army meets Southern Methodist in the Armed Forces Bowl (9 a.m. ESPN); Kansas State faces Syracuse in the Pinstripe Bowl (12:20 p.m. ESPN); North Carolina takes on Tennessee in the Music City Bowl (3:40 p.m. ESPN); and Nebraska battles Washington in the Holiday Bowl (7 p.m. ESPN).
Basketball: The Knicks visit the Magic (4 p.m. TNT) and the Mavericks host the Spurs (6:30 p.m. TNT).
Hockey: The Kings welcome the Flyers (7:30 p.m. FSN).
Photo: United Feature Syndicate