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Livestream, TV Schedule, How to watch – Deadline

Times Square in New York will be closed to the public Thursday night for New Years celebrations, the first time that there will be no crowds at this iconic location on December 31 since the first bullet drop in 1907 (the first celebration at One Times Square in Manhattan was in 1904). But in a year when the entertainment industry has had to adapt to a virtual stage, the show will continue and the ball will still fall at midnight.

Times Square New Year’s Eve official co-organizers, Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, will present a six-hour ad-free webcast (closed to the public and following New York State health protocols), with Jonathan Bennett of back as a host. It will include performances by Andra Day, Gloria Gaynor, the USO Show Troupe and The Waffle Crew. Other New York-based artists on the night among the various broadcast and cable networks, who air elements of the webcast, include Jennifer Lopez, Billy Porter, Cyndi Lauper, Jimmie Allen, and Machine Gun Kelly for ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Years Eve with Ryan Seacrest, in its 49th year; and Anitta and Pitbull for Univision’s ¡Feliz 2021!.

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The Times Square 2021 webcast will begin at 6 p.m. ET and end at 12:15 p.m. ET on January 1. The Countdown Entertainment / Times Square Alliance show will be broadcast live on TimesSquareNYC.org, NewYearsEve.nyc, Livestream.com/2021, TimesSquareBall.net and on Facebook Live at facebook.com/timessquarenyc. Deadline also provides the livestream here:

Here’s a look at tonight’s shows:

ABC

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin ‘Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021 is the 49th annual show produced by Dick Clark Productions and ABC. This year’s highlights include a Seacrest interview with President-elect Joe Biden and future First Lady Jill Biden and a reigning performance by Jennifer Lopez. Former Naughty boots cohorts Billy Porter and Cyndi Lauper will be a duet, and Jimmie Allen and Machine Gun Kelly will also perform in the event which is closed to the public due to Covid-19 restrictions. Porter and Lucy Hale return as co-hosts to New York City, while Ciara hosts LA festivities which will include Saweetie, Brandy, Lewis Capaldi, Ella Mai, Maluma, Miley Cyrus, Megan Thee Stallion, Dojo Cat, Nelly, Noah Cyrus, 24KGoldn, JP Saxe and Julia Michaels. Big Freedia and performer PJ Morton will anchor the New Orleans portion of the show. The show starts at 8 p.m. ET / PT and continues until 2 a.m.

CNN

Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen return to co-host CNN Live New Years Eve from Times Square starting at 8 p.m. ET, handing over tasks to Brooke Baldwin and Don Lemon at 12:30 p.m. to continue the celebration as the central time zone strikes in the New Year. Performances and appearances include John Mayer, Snoop Dogg, Patti Labelle, Jimmy Buffett, Carole Baskin, Josh Groban, Leslie Jordan, Dulce Sloan, Desus & Mero, Kylie Minogue, Aloe Blacc, Goo Goo Dolls and Jon Bon Jovi.

Fox

Ken Jeong and Joel McHale reteam (go Greendale Human Beings!) To host Fox’s New Years Eve Toast and Roast live from Los Angeles. Among the guests are LeAnn Rimes, who just won this network season The masked singer on which Jeong is judge. Gloria Estefan and Instagramer Doctor Elvis are also performing. IHeartRadio performances by John Legend, Ava Max, Green Day and Gabby Barrett will be mixed with performances featuring talent from upcoming Fox shows, with musical numbers from Mayim Bialik and Cheyenne Jackson from Call me Kat and host Jane Krakowski and band leader Randy Jackson of Name this tune. Part 1 of broadcasts produced by Fox Alternative Entertainment from 8-10 ET / CT Live (delayed MT / PT) and Part 2 from (11:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET live (CT / MT / PT delayed on tape )).

NBC

NBC’s New Years Eve 2021 returns host Carson Daly with co-hosts Amber Ruffin and Stephen “tWitch” Boss and will feature performances from across the country by AJR, Busta Rhymes with Anderson .Paak, Chloe x Halle, CNCO, Jason Derulo, Goo Goo Dolls, Kylie Minogue, Pentatonix, Bebe Rexha with Doja Cat, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Sting with Shirazee. The show will air from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET / PT, with a break for local news, and then return from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. It is preceded by the NBC News special during prime time. New Year’s Eve: escape 2020, hosted by Koda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

TBS

Snoop Dogg, taking a break after killing him as boxing analyst in Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr fight, will host virtual celebration ‘Go-Big Show’ Presents Snoop’s New Years Virtual Special. Bert Kreischer, Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Nettles and Cody Rhodes will join to roast 2020 and dance into the New Year with Los Angeles-based The Compound at Snoop. Will feature sets from DJ Cassidy, Fredwreck and DJ Battlecat with Snoop in addition to special guests such as Tyson, Martha Stewart Pharrell Williams. Runs 11:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. PT.

Univision

¡Feliz 2021! will be hosted by Raúl de Molina and Alejandra Espinoza in New York and Rafael Araneda and Angélica Vale in Miami. The three-hour program begins at 10 p.m. ET / PT (9 p.m. CST). Pitbull and Anitta on the front page of Times Square, with Greeicy, Mike Bahía, Cali y El Dandee, Camilo, Carmen DeLeon, Chesca, Joss Favela, Kany García, Matisse, Joey Montana, Natalia Jiménez, Llane, Pitizion, Chiquis Rivera, Ivy Queen, Manuel Turizo and Yennis will perform from Miami.

Youtube

Hello 2021: Americas will broadcast live from 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT on the YouTube Originals channel with Juanpa Zurita and Storm Reid. Dua Lipa, J Balvin, YG, Karol G and Kane Brown will perform live, and a host of guests to roster of speeches, performances, comedy moments and dance parties on the stream include Alexandra Shipp, Bubba Wallace , Chelsea Peretti, David Blaine, Demi Lovato, Jimmy Fallon, Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Campbell, Ne-Yo, Rob Riggle, RuPaul, Shangela and Yungblud.

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