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How to Watch Ball Drop, More

Another year, one other New Year’s Eve from residence. After the highs and lows of 2021, we’re proper again the place we rang within the year — at residence below the advice of medical professionals owing to but one other COVID-19 surge. (You weren’t planning to go to that packed membership, have been you?) But New Year’s Eve has at all times been a great vacation to spend at residence: Just take your decide of a TV particular, put in your pajamas, pop a bottle of Champagne, and also you’re set. And talking of the specials, they’re bountiful this year, from the same old suspects in Times Square to Miley Cyrus in Miami. (One casualty of the Omicron surge? Fox’s Toast & Roast, which was set to return for a second year with hosts Joel McHale and Ken Jeong. Sorry, Community heads!) Here’s your information to all of the New Year’s Eve specials you may watch to ring in 2022.

Who: Ryan Seacrest, Liza Koshy, Ciara, Billy Porter, Roselyn Sánchez, and Jessie James Decker host; Chlöe, Avril Lavigne & Travis Barker, Daddy Yankee, Big Boi, Polo G, Karol G, Måneskin, Walker Hayes, French Montana, Journey, AJR & Daisy the Great, Don Omar & Nia Garcia, Masked Wolf, Macklemore, OneRepublic, and Mae Muller carry out
What: The conventional Times Square performances and ball drop, plus celebrations from Los Angeles, New Orleans, and San Juan, Puerto Rico
Where: ABC
When: 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. ET
Why: If you’re one for custom, there’s no higher choice than New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, which celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this year. And in the event you’re down to strive one thing new, it’s acquired that lined too, with plans to ring in 2022 from San Juan, Puerto Rico, for the primary time at midnight Atlantic normal time, or 11 p.m. ET. (Never could make it to midnight anyway? This is the particular for you!) Just strive not to pay an excessive amount of thoughts to the 1000’s gathered to watch the ball drop in Times Square amid the Omicron surge.

Who: Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson host; Cyrus, Saweetie, Jack Harlow, Billie Joe Armstrong, Brandi Carlile, 24kGoldn, Anitta, and Kitty Ca$h carry out
What: Some surprises, given the team-up of Cyrus and Davidson and that it’s the particular’s first year
Where: NBC, Peacock
When: 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. ET
Why: Why not? That appears to be the angle of NBC, which booked the odd couple of Miley Cyrus and [checks notes] Pete Davidson, to host a particular from [checks notes again] Miami, that includes performances by everybody from [checks notes yet again] Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong to Grammy–successful singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile to rapper Jack Harlow. You can’t truthfully suppose it received’t be entertaining. (And possibly we’ll even get a brand new Miley cover.)

Who: Bobby Bones and Rachel Smith host; Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt, Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Lady A, Zac Brown Band, Brooks & Dunn, Blake Shelton, Kelsea Ballerini, Jon Pardi, Gabby Barrett, Carly Pearce, Jimmie Allen, Cole Swindell, Ingrid Andress, Breland, Chris Janson, Lainey Wilson, Riley Green, and King Calaway carry out
What: Country performances from throughout Nashville, together with honky-tonks, rooftop bars, and the Bicentennial Mall, culminating within the metropolis’s midnight music-note drop
Where: CBS, Paramount+
When: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET
Why: Central time tends to be a second thought on New Year’s Eve specials. (And don’t get began on the poor people out in Mountain time.) Not this year, with CBS betting huge on Nashville for its first New Year’s Eve particular in over 20 years. Let’s simply hope you want nation music, as a result of the community plans to pack in 5 hours of it.

Who: Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen, Don Lemon, Alisyn Camerota, and Dulce Sloan host; Katy Perry, Patti LaBelle, Duran Duran, Earth, Wind & Fire, Patti LuPone, William Shatner, Amanda Gorman, Leslie Jordan, David Arquette, and Cheri Oteri carry out
What: Cooper and Cohen host from Times Square; Lemon, Camerota, and Sloan host from a Central-time celebration in New Orleans; Perry headlines the performances from her Las Vegas residency Play; CNN reporters go stay from celebrations throughout the nation
Where: CNN
When: 8 p.m. ET
Why: Yes, we nonetheless miss Kathy Griffin, however the comedic energy of watching normally severe information hosts like Cooper and Lemon get drunk on tv is simple.

Who: Pete Hegseth, Rachel Campos-Duffy, and Will Cain host; Emily Compagno, Judge Jeanine Pirro, the Gutfeld! workforce, Dan Bongino, Griff Jenkins, Lawrence Jones, Jimmy Faila, Ainsley Earhardt seem; John Rich, Eddie Montgomery, John Elefante, Ken Block & Drew Copeland, Lindsey Ell, and Sixwire carry out
What: Fox News hosts helm a celebration from Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon, full with musical performances, comedy from Failla and the Gutfeld! workforce, line dancing, and a Times Square scavenger hunt
Where: Fox News
When: 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. ET
Why: If you’re a fan of Sister Hazel (two of the band’s members, Block and Copeland, are performing), a devoted Gutfeld! viewer, or somebody searching for fodder for a sick and twisted ingesting recreation, right here’s that particular.

Who: Phish!
What: Three full units streamed from Madison Square Garden in lieu of the Phish’s standard New Year’s Eve exhibits, offered as a part of the jam band’s “Dinner and a Movie” collection full with lemon-themed recipes
Where: YouTube, SiriusXM Phish Radio, Phish.com
When: 8:30 p.m. ET
Why: Resolved to get into jam bands in 2022? Already planning to finish the year by lighting up? Looking for an excuse to make some lemon bars? Regardless, would possibly as effectively begin the New Year with a great soundtrack.

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