Life in the Slow Lane

December 23, 2008

New Year’s Eve TV roundup

Filed under: Television — pauljlane @ 4:57 pm

No big plans for New Year’s Eve? Fret not. Here are the plans for each major network for holiday coverage.

• ABC: Dick Clark will be unfrozen to once again co-host the “Rockin’ New Year’s Eve” with Ryan Seacrest. Performers will include Will.I.Am, Natasha Bedingfield, Fall Out Boy, Jesse McCartney, Ne-Yo, the Pussycat Dolls, Solange and Robin Thicke. prime time special will air from 10-11 p.m., with Clark’s gang taking over the network again from 11:30 p.m. to about 2 a.m.

• CBS: No special here, just a broadcast of “Late Show with David Letterman.”

• FOX: Daughtry and Lynyrd Skynyrd will headline “New Year’s Eve Live” being hosted in las Vegas by Spike Feresten and Mark Thompson. David Cook and Scott Weiland are also slated to perform, with Robbie Knievel set to defy death with a motorcycle jump. The show will begin at 11 p.m.

• NBC: “New Year’s Eve Live with Carson Daly” will be hosted by, well, you get it. Elton John will headline and be supported by katy Perry, ludacris, the Ting Tings and T.I. Daly will kick off the night with a primetime broadcast from 10-11 p.m., then return from 11:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m.

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