Television programmers know just how much we love yelling Happy New Year. It’s an appealing night for every demographic. To answer the demand they produce numerous shows to ring in 2014, but which one should you watch? Which host is right for you? Check out Hidden Remote’s list of the best New Year’s Eve programming for all the answers.
Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2014 – ABC at 10pm
The granddaddy of them all is “Rockin’ Eve”. The name of the show might be longer than ever, but the soul remains the same. You can always count on the ghost of Dick Clark drawing some of the biggest names in music. Some of the big stars Ryan Seacrest will be sucking up to are Jennifer Hudson, Miley Cyrus, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Icona Pop, Robin Thicke, and a special performance from Billy Joel. Helping Ryan out with the hosting duties are Jenny McCarthy and Fergie. If we needed to explain to aliens what happens on New Year’s Eve, we’d show them this show.
Perfect for: Anyone who has used the #Bieber.
New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly – NBC at 10
Carson Daly is like the humanoid version of Ryan Seacrest. His “New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly” on NBC is the biggest competition for the “Dick Clark” franchise. While they try to match the musical firepower of ABC’s show, the lineup always seems to be a step below. This year instead of quanitity the show is relying on qualiry with performances by Mariah Carey and Blake Shelton. And in the mold of CNN’s show, Daly will co-host the show with “Glee” star Jane Lynch.
Perfect for: People who watch the fourth hour of the “Today Show”
New Year’s Eve Live” – Fox at 11pm
Fox’s “New Year’s Eve Live” is the hip and cool show of the group. With performances by J. Cole, New Politics, Krewella and Panic! At the Disco, the show is guaranteed to confuse anyone over the age of thirty. Hosted by Mario Lopez and filmed on the Vegas Strip, this show is perfect counter programming for Seacrest and Daly.
Perfect for: People who’ve sent a Snapchat.
New Year’s Eve With Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin – CNN at 9pm
Why is CNN’s New Year’s Eve programming a must see event? For moments like this.
Perfect for: Bravo TV fans.
All-American New Year – Fox News Channel at 9pm
Finally a New Year’s Eve celebration for real Americans. Hosted by Fox News’ Barbie and Ken, Elizabeth Hasslebeck and Bill Hemmer, the show will look back on the year live from Times Square. Nothing says unity like a Fox News New Year’s.
Perfect for: People just getting out of rehab
New York Philharmonic Gala With Yo-Yo Ma – PBS at 8pm
New Year’s Eve isn’t really the classiest of holidays. It’s hard to look polished when vomiting into a metal trash can. However this year PBS takes a crack at infusing some classical music into the party with a special performance by the New York Philharmonic featuring Yo-Yo Ma.
Perfect for: People who tear up when they hear this.
Happy New Year’s from all of us at HiddenRemote.com