Happy New Year! Here’s what’s on TV:

NBC has the premiere of “The Biggest Loser” at 8 p.m. At 10 History starts up “Life After People” again, and Discovery has the start of the new “Howe & Howe Tech” builder show.

“The Simpsons” has a milestone on Sunday with the show’s 450th episode “Once Upon a Time in Springfield” at 8 p.m. followed by a 1-hour documentary called “The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special in 3-D on Ice.” The show is TV’s longest-running scripted primetime series over “Gunsmoke” and “Law & Order.”

The Donald has a third season of “Celebrity Apprentice” starting March 14 at 9 p.m. on NBC. Celebrities competing for charity include: Darryl Strawberry, Cyndi Lauper, Bret Michaels, Sharon Osbourne, Michael Johnson, Holly Robinson Peete, Goldberg, Carol Leifer, Sinbad, Summer Sanders, Rod Blagojevich, Maria Kanellis, Curtis Stone and Selita Ebanks.

The Versus network made a deal with the NBA to air D-League games starting January 16.

ABC is working on a pilot for a new crime crama called “1-8-7 Detroit” about homicide detectives filmed by a mock-documentary crew.

James Van Der Beek will start a recurring role that may lead to a regular gig on NBC’s new medical drama “Mercy.”

CBS isn’t afraid of college football. “NCIS” and NCIS: Los Angeles” have new episodes airing tonight to compete with the Orange Bowl.

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John Guilfoil is the editor-in-chief of Blast: Boston's Online Magazine and the Blast Magazine Network. He can be reached at [email protected]. Tweet @johnguilfoil.

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