2014 Kennedy Center Honors: Stephen Colbert hosts, Tom Hanks, Lily Tomlin, Sting honored

CBS -Looking for something to watch on Tuesday night? While it may be relatively slim pickings on the major networks, if you enjoy people being honored for various achievements you may still find something to like courtesy of the annual Kennedy Center Honors airing over on CBS.

What can you expect this year? First and foremost, a little bit of entertainment when it comes to the host. Anytime that you can get Stephen Colbert on board something, you know that it has the potential to be very good. This will perhaps be even more interesting, given that this is his first real chance on the network since leaving “The Colbert Report” behind to actually be himself. Since this is the tone he is taking for his own version of “The Late Show,” this could be a nice trial run for him.

As for the lineup of performers, it is at least a group of names some out there should be more than familiar with:¬†Al Green, Tom Hanks, Patricia McBride, Lily Tomlin and Sting. Some of these people are famous enough, you’d think that they would have been honored already. This may be one of the last major honor groups out there to not give something to Hanks.

This is never an event that necessarily has great fanfare, but if you are looking for casual entertainment the day before New Year’s Eve, there are probably worse ways to spend your time. Also, there will be some tributes and musical performances in the process.

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