New Year's Eve: What to Watch on TV
Who is performing in Times Square on Dec. 31? THR rounds up the broadcast and cable networks' special New Year's Eve programming.
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From Ryan Seacrest to Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin, New Year's Eve is bound to be one to remember with scheduled performers like headline-makers Miley Cyrus, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Robin Thicke and Blake Shelton expected to take the stage.
The Hollywood Reporter compiles a compete guide to the networks' special New Year's Eve specials and programs.
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2014 (10 p.m., ABC)
Hosts: Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy from Times Square; Fergie from the West Coast
Performers: Miley Cyrus, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Blondie and Icona Pop (Times Square); Ariana Grande, Capital Cities, Daughtry, The Fray, Robin Thicke, Enrique Iglesias, Jason Derulo, Fall Out Boy, Florida Georgia Line and Jennifer Hudson (West Coast); Pitbull (Miami); Billy Joel (Brooklyn)
Beginning 8 p.m., Seacrest, McCarthy and Fergie will co-host a two-hour New Year's Rockin' Eve Presents the 30 Greatest Women in Music, counting down the best female musical artists.
New Year's Eve With Carson Daly (10 p.m., NBC)
Hosts: Carson Daly and Jane Lynch
Performers: Mariah Carey, Blake Shelton
Natasha Leggero and Anthony Anderson will also appear as guests during the two-hour telecast. Today's Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb will lead into Daly's countdown with a two-hour NBC News-produced special at 8 p.m., A Toast to 2013! It will take a look at the year that was, including the biggest stories, scandals, celebrities and more. A slew of stars, including Jane Lynch, Michael Buble, Sheryl Sandberg, Pharrell Williams, Questlove and Ian Ziering are expected to be featured.
New Year's Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin (9 p.m., CNN)
Hosts: Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin
CNN correspondents will also report from around the country and world. Isha Sesay reports from Times Square, Brooke Baldwin will be in New Orleans, Susan Hendricks from Nashville and Gary Tuchman from Vincennes, Ind. for the Watermelon Drop. At 8 p.m., an Anderson Cooper 360 special titled "All the Best, All the Worst 2013" will highlight the highs and lows of the past year in politics, pop culture, economy and entertainment hosted by Tom Foreman. Following the countdown, Baldwin takes over at 12:30 a.m.
New Year's Eve Live (11 p.m., Fox)
Host: Mario Lopez
Performers: J. Cole, Krewella, New Politics and Panic! at the Disco
The special will be broadcast from Las Vegas, with performances from Light Nightclub at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Fox will also broadcast the Times Square ball drop to welcome 2014.
All-American New Year's Eve (9 p.m., Fox News Channel)
Hosts: Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Bill Hemmer
Performers: Rodney Atkins, Blues Travelor and Susan Boyle
Fox News' Kimberly Guilfoyle, Bob Beckel, Ainsley Earhardt and Rick Leventhal will contribute.
TeenNick Top 10: New Year’s Eve Countdown (11 p.m., Nickelodeon)
Host: Nick Cannon
Performers: Nick Cannon, 4Count and Echosmith
The one-hour telecast -- broadcast across all Nickelodeon networks in the U.S. -- will take place in New York City overlooking Times Square and count down the year's top music videos. Cannon will take the stage for “Looking for a Dream," Southern California indie pop band Echosmith will perform “Cool Kids” and boy band 4Count will close out the evening with "Epic.”
Girl Code Presents: New Year's Code (10 p.m., MTV)
Hosts: Carly Aquilino (Girl Code) and Charlamagne tha God (Guy Code)
Girl Code and Guy Code castmembers will also talk about the "code" for New Year's Eve parties, midnight kisses, resolutions and how to recover from a hangover. They will also highlight the best moments in pop culture from the past year, with celebrities sharing New Year's Eve stories.
New Year's Eve Dance Party (9 p.m., Fuse)
Need some music to help ring in 2014? Fuse has scheduled a night-long "dance party" featuring the year's top tunes.
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