BWW TV's Guide to NEW YEAR'S EVE Celebrations
Ryan Seacrest hosts the year's biggest celebration at the crossroads of the world when Carly Rae Jepsen and Neon Trees join headliner Taylor Swift performing live in Times Square. Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas returns to host the west coast party, featuring performances by Brandy, Flo Rida, Karmin, OneRepublic, Pitbull and even more artists to be announced at a later date for both east and west coast parties.
The New Year's festivities kick off at 8:00 p.m., ET with a two-hour celebration of Dick Clark, hosted by Fergie and Jenny McCarthy, "New Year's Rockin' Eve Celebrates Dick Clark." The special celebrates, through clips and reminiscences, the legendary television personality and producer who rang in the New Year for four decades and launched and nurtured the careers of countless artists. Ryan Seacrest makes a special appearance.
Beginning at 10:00 p.m., ET, Ryan Seacrest will host "Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013" from New York, with Jenny McCarthy returning to interview The Revelers in Times Square. Some of America's hottest artists and groups will perform throughout the night. The bi-coastal events will include over 5 1/2 hours of special performances and reports on New Year's celebrations from around the globe, and Ryan Seacrest will lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City.
The complete lineup on Monday night, December 31 is:
8:00-10:00 p.m., ET -- "New Year's Rockin' Eve Celebrates Dick Clark"
10:00-11:00 p.m., ET -- "Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013"
11:30 p.m.-1:08 a.m., ET -- "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013, Part 1"
1:08-2:12 a.m., ET -- "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013, Part 2"
NBC's NEW YEAR'S EVEN WITH Carson Daly - Beginning 10:00 pm/ET
NBC will ring in 2013 with Grammy Award-winning group Train, performing "Mermaid" and John Lennon's "Imagine," and, Cassadee Pope, the winner of NBC's "The Voice," as well as some of the best musical performances from 2012. The two-hour special will air live on Monday, December 31, beginning in primetime from 10-11 p.m. (ET), and continuing from 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (ET) with the first performances of the New Year.
"NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly" will broadcast in high definition from the middle of the world's most famous New Year's Eve destination -- Times Square in New York City.
Angela Kinsey (NBC's "The Office") will join Daly with live reports from the heart of Times Square among the one million spectators.
The 2012 musical retrospective includes Justin Bieber in Mexico City, Coldplay from the Paralympics Closing Ceremony, Madonna's halftime show at the Super Bowl XLVI, Adele from Albert Hall, The Spice Girls from the Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony, PSY from the MTV European Music Awards, Beyonce from World Humanitarian Day and David Guetta from Copacabana Beach in Rio De Janeiro.
Among other highlights from the show's segments will be: coaches Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, CeeLo Green and Christina Aguilera from NBC's "The Voice" talking about their New Year's parties; Jay Leno and Nick Offerman (NBC's "Parks and Recreation") talking about New Year's resolutions; Donald Trump (NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice") offers real estate advice for buyers in the New Year; Amy Poehler and Adam Scott (NBC's "Parks and Recreation") explain "Auld Lang Syne" and NBC's "Parenthood" cast giving new celebrity mothers parenting advice. Jimmy Fallon from NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" also appears.