New Year's Eve 2013 TV Lineup: Specials to Watch & Celebs to See

Ryan Seacrest Jenny McCarthy Fergie New Years EveWell, New Year's Eve 2013 officially marks our first without Dick Clark in four decades. Although Clark had given over most his NYE hosting duties to Ryan Seacrest after his 2004 stroke anyway, this year we're going to get a real taste of Seacrest solo at the reigns. Of course, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest and the annual Times Square ball drop isn't your only option for New Year's Eve TV viewing, celebrity sightings, and musical performances. There's lots of good stuff to see so get ready to channel surf or set the DVR.

Here's the New Year's Eve television lineup. Find out where you can watch Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Honey Boo Boo, Ke$ha, Snooki & JWowwNe-Yo, Fergie, Jimmy Fallon, and more, as they ring in the New Year!


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Here are all the New Year's Eve TV highlights* you don't want to miss as you ring in 2013:

New Year's Rockin' Eve Celebrates Dick Clark (8 p.m. ET, ABC): Here's the antidote for missing Dick Clark this year -- a two-hour tribute to the music icon. Singer Fergie of Black Eyed Peas fame and comedienne Jenny McCarthy host from West and East Coasts respectively.

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest (10 p.m. ET, ABC): With Ryan Seacrest in New York's Times Square and Fergie in Los Angeles, tune in while some of 2012's hottest numbers perform 15 No. 1 hits. From New York City, watch Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen ("Call Me Maybe"), Neon Trees ("Everybody Talks"), and Psy ("Gangnam Style") perform. From the West Coast, check out performances by Justin Bieber, Jason Aldean, Greyson Chance, Brandy, Flo Rida, Karmin, OneRepublic, Pitbull, Ellie Goulding, and the Wanted. The special carries on after midnight and wraps up around 3:15 a.m. ET.

New Year's Eve With Carson Daly (10 p.m. ET, NBC): Carson Daly hosts the night's other New York-based special, which includes musical performances by Train and The Voice winner Cassadee Pope, as well as appearances by The Voice coaches Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, and Maroon 5's Adam LevineAngela Kinsey of The Office reports live from Times Square, and some extra-special guests including Amy PoehlerNick OffermanJay Leno, and Jimmy Fallon appear in pre-recorded segments. Oh and Donald Trump's going to show up, too (now there's a man who should be glad to put 2012 behind him!). Additionally, a "Musical Retrospective" will include Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Madonna, Psy, Beyoncé, Adele, the Spice Girls, and David Guetta. Follow live tweets at @CarsonDaly and @AngelaKinsey and use hashtag #newyearsdares to tweet dares for Daly and Kinsey to carry out.

CNN New Years Live With Anderson Cooper (10 p.m. ET, CNN): Always one of the funniest duos, Anderson Cooper and comedienne Kathy Griffin return to Times Square for the sixth year. Bring on the unscripted hilarity! Plus, word has it that Honey Boo Boo and fam will be making an appearance LIVE from their home in Georgia, too! Follow hashtag #CNNNYE and Anderson @AC360 on Twitter or check out the AC360 Facebook page.

MTV's Club NYE 2013 (11 p.m. ET, MTV): Snooki, JWOWW, and Jeff Dye from Money With Strangers host. Don't miss performances from Ke$ha, Ne-Yo, Sean Kingston, Rita Ora, and Conor Maynard.

New Year's Eve Live! on FOX (11 p.m. ET, FOX): This 90-minute New Year's Eve special broadcasts from Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Tune in for performances by X Factor Season 2 winner Tate Stevens (who's replacing American Idol winner Phillip Phillips), Lifehouse, and Carmen Electra. They cut over for live coverage of the Ball Drop in NYC too. Follow hashtag #NYELIVE.

All-American New Year's Eve (11 p.m. ET, FOX): Bill Hemmer and Megyn Kelly host this 90-minute special, which includes musical performances by Pat Benatar (c'mon and "Hit Me With Your Best Shot!"), Sarah Brightman, and the cast of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet.

Live From Lincoln Center (7 p.m. ET, PBS): Feeling a little more chill this NYE? Tune in as the New York Philharmonic Orchestra dedicates its annual New Year's event to composer-conductor Marvin Hamlisch, who passed away in August 2012, in the Live From Lincoln Center all-star tribute, One Singular Sensation: Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch. Audra McDonald hosts and performs, along with Joshua Bell, Raul Esparza, Michael Feinstein, Maria Friedman, Josh Groban, Megan Hilty, Kelli O'Hara, and Frederica von Stade.

Feeling a little less chill or more like watching some bloody vampire or zombie apocalypse action? Then check out the New Year's Eve Walking Dead and True Blood marathons. Wow, there's something for everyone, isn't there?

What are you going to watch on New Year's Eve? Or are you headed out of the town?

*All times are based on Eastern Time. Check local listings for specific times in your city, as they may vary.


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