Pitbull and Hot Chelle Rae will join previously announced Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber as performers, live from New York, on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012.” Jenny McCarthy will once again join the celebration by reporting live from Times Square with hosts Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest, celebrating 40 years of “Rockin’ Eve” history on Saturday, December 31 on the ABC Television Network. Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas will return to host the Los Angeles-based portions of the specials.
The bi-coastal celebration will include over 5 1/2 hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe, as well as the American tradition of Dick Clark counting down to midnight from Times Square in New York City.
To mark the 40th anniversary of the cherished New Year’s Eve celebration, the festivities will begin at 8:00 p.m., ET with a special two-hour event hosted by Jenny McCarthy and Fergie entitled “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve: The 40th Anniversary Party.”
The complete lineup beginning Saturday night, December 31 on ABC is:
“New Year’s Rockin’ Eve: The 40th Anniversary Party” (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET)
“Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012” (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET)
“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012, Part 1” (11:30 p.m. – 1:08 a.m., ET)
“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012, Part 2” (1:08-2:11 a.m., ET)