TV Weekly cover: around the dial on New Year's Eve

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26 December 2014

Expect the unexpected from Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin on New Year's Eve.

By Kellie Freeze

Put on your dancing shoes, or even your party sweats! This year’s hottest New Year’s events promise performances from the world’s biggest stars to enjoy as the backdrop for your own wild NYE bash or from the quiet comfort of your couch. Let’s go around the dial and check out the night’s lineups.

FOX — Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution
One of the most charismatic performers on the planet, Pitbull, a.k.a. Armando Christian Pérez, is heading to his hometown of Miami for the world’s hottest New Year’s celebration. The event will feature performances by Enrique Iglesias, Fall Out Boy, Fifth Harmony, The Band Perry and Becky G, with Pitbull performing his biggest hits throughout the night. It may be cold and snowy in the Big Apple, but “The Pineapple” will be en fuego!

ABC — Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2015
It’s more than a mouthful of a title — it’s an event chock full of music’s biggest stars! The night boasts Times Square performances by Florida Georgia Line, Magic!, Idina Menzel and headliner Taylor Swift in the annual bash hosted by Ryan Seacrest. Jenny McCarthy will report live from amid Times Square revelers and Fergie will host and perform from Hollywood, where she will be joined by chart-toppers including Train, Charli XCX, Iggy Azalea, Bastille, One Direction, Jason Derulo and Meghan Trainor. Performing live from Nashville are Lady Antebellum presented by Nashville’s Charles Esten, and Gavin DeGraw. And just after the ball drops, Elton John will perform live from his concert in Brooklyn.

CNN — New Year’s Eve With Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin
TV news anchor and dreamy silver fox Anderson Cooper tries to contain TV’s most unpredictable redhead, but whenever Kathy Griffin is allowed into a party, something outrageous is bound to happen. The twosome will cohost from Times Square as CNN personalities Brooke Baldwin and Don Lemon report live from New Orleans; Gary Tuchman is in Easton, Md., for the crab drop; Pamela Brown visits Memphis’ Beale Street for the guitar drop; and Richard Quest is on a cruise ship in the Bahamas.

NBC — New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly
The Voice host will celebrate the arrival of 2015 from Times Square with the help of yet-unnamed musical guests and surprise celebrity guests.

FOX News Channel — All-American New Year
Cohosts Kimberly Guilfoyle, Bob Beckel, Kennedy, Anna Kooiman and Jesse Watters will ring in 2015 live from Times Square.

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