Looking to tune into New Year's Eve specials on TV? Here's what's airing!

Be sure to tune in to ABC and CBS for the end of year festivities. Here's all you need to know about the specials ringing in 2024!
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Celebrating New Year's Eve might involve going out and having fun. But some of us like to commemorate the new year at home. And that can be just as fun! Thankfully, there's New Year's Eve specials that are put on for those of us who want to do just that. And this year, you'll want to make sure you tune in to both ABC and CBS to ring in the new year. 2024, here we come! Get ready for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2024 on ABC and New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash on CBS.

New Year's Eve special on ABC

The Dick Clark New Year's Eve special has become a tradition on the network. Since 2005, American Idol host Ryan Seacrest has been hosting the event to help us count down to the new year. And his contract has just been extended through Jan. 1, 2029, per a press release.

You can tune in to the ABC special Sunday, Dec. 31, 2023 starting at 8 p.m. ET, and the broadcast will keep going until about 2:15 a.m. ET. Seacrest is hosting the event live at Times Square, along with singer Rita Ora.

It's not just NYC that will be highlighted during the ABC event. New this year is a stage in Los Angeles, with Jeannie Mai co-hosting there. And those in the Atlantic time zone, get ready to party from Puerto Rico in a "Spanish-language countdown" with co-host Dayanara Torres. Join Seacrest and his fellow co-hosts for a night of fun!

Ellie Goulding
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Of course the festivities have to include performances, and we've got a great lineup! Those include Aqua singing "Barbie Girl," Ellie GOulding, Bebe Rexha, and more. Check out the full list below:

  • Aqua: Barbie Girl” and “Doctor Jones"
  • Doechii: “What It Is” and “Persuasive”
  • Ellie Goulding: “Burn, “Miracle” and “Midnight Dreams”
  • Green Day: “Basket Case," “Welcome to Paradise,” “American Idiot,” Holiday” and new song “Dilemma”
  • Janelle Monáe: “Champagne Shit” and “Haute”
  • Loud Luxury, Two Friends, and Bebe Rexha: “If Only I"
  • Ludacris: “Stand Up”
  • Nile Rodgers: “Le Freak," “Get Lucky,” “Everybody Dance,” “Good Times" and “Rapper’s Delight”
  • Paul Russell: “Lil Boo Thang”
  • Reneé Rapp: “Talk Too Much," “Tummy Hurts” with Coco Jones
  • Thirty Seconds to Mars: “The Kill," “Stuck, and “Seasons”
  • NewJeans: "Super Shy" and "ETA"
  • Post Malone: “Chemical," performing from Las Vegas
  • Ivy Queen, performing from the Puerto Rico Convention Center and DISTRITO T-Mobile
New Year's Eve Live Nashville's Big Bash
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New Year's Eve special on CBS

The second fun special of the night is New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash on CBS! Providing MC duties for the five-hour festivities are singer Elle King and Entertainment Tonight's Rachel Smith. You can tune in live from Music City on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2023 from 7:30 p.m. ET-10 p.m. ET and 10:30 p.m. ET-1:05 a.m. ET. The New Year's Eve event will be broadcast on CBS, as well as Paramount+ with Showtime. Those with the Paramount+ Essential plan can stream the special the following day.

So who's going to take the stage before the countdown and fireworks? There's almost 50 performances planned from artists like Lainey Wilson, HARDY, and Blake Shelton. Check out the list of performers we know so far below:

  • Thomas Rhett
  • Lynyrd Skynrd
  • Lainey Wilson
  • Old Dominion
  • Elle King
  • Trace Adkins
  • Grace Bowers
  • Kane Brown
  • Jackson Dean
  • Cody Johnson
  • Parker McCollum
  • Megan Moroney
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Jon Pardi
  • Carly Pearce
  • Blake Shelton
  • Trombone Shorty
  • Morgan Wallen
  • Bailey Zimmerman

CMT television and radio host Cody Alan and CBS anchor Lonnie Quinn will be on hand from Times Square in New York, with Dustin Lynch set to perform from the Big Apple. There's so many fun ways to celebrate. I think I'll be switching between the two special because both sound like fun! How will you be ringing in the new year?

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