Are you more of a J-Lo or a Mariah fan? Things could get ugly at your New Year’s Eve party if people start wrestling with the remote, given that both pop divas perform on New Year’s TV specials this year. Either way, as you ponder where to watch the countdown to 2017, here’s a complete guide to help you decide which channel has the best celebrity guests:
– Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016 (ABC) When: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., break for local news, then 11:30 p.m. to 2:13 a.m. Where: New York City, Los Angeles, New Orleans Hosts: Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy in New York; Fergie in Los Angeles; Lucy Hale in New Orleans Performers: Mariah Carey, DNCE, Thomas Rhett and Gloria Estefan with the cast of “On Your Feet!” in NYC; Alessia Cara, Flo Rida featuring Macy Kate, Fifth Harmony feat. Kid Ink and Ty Dolla $ign, G-Eazy featuring Bebe Rexha, Martin Garrix also with Bebe Rexha, Niall Horan, John Legend, Lukas Graham, Shawn Mendes, Mike Posner, Emeli Sande and Hailee Steinfeld in LA; Lionel Richie in Vegas; Jason Derulo and Panic! At the Disco in New Orleans; Demi Lovato from a cruise in the Caribbean.
– New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly (NBC and Telemundo) When: 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Where: New York City Host: Carson Daly with Mel B Performers: Jennifer Lopez, which is technically a performance from her Vegas residency. Plus, “The Voice” coaches Alicia Keys and Blake Shelton, along with “The Sing-Off” alums, Pentatonix. Extras: At 8 p.m., Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb host “A Toast to 2016!” to review the most important stories of the year. At 10 p.m., Seth Meyers hosts a special “Late Night” with Jennifer Lawrence, Leslie Jones and upcoming “Celebrity Apprentice” star Arnold Schwarzenegger; later, Kelly Clarkson performs.
– Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution (Fox) When: 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Where: Miami Hosts: Queen Latifah and Snoop Dogg Performers: Biz Markie, Coolio, Naughty By Nature, Rob Base, Salt-N-Pepa, Tone Loc and Young MC Extras: Pitbull will be there, of course, in some fashion. It’s his revolution!
– New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin (CNN) When: 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Where: New York City Hosts: Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin celebrate their 10th year as hosts/frenemies. Performers: Keith Urban performs from Nashville Extras: Correspondents around the country report on New Year’s celebrations, including New Orleans, Miami and Dallas. At 7 p.m., the network airs a retrospective called “All the Best, All the Worst 2016.”
– All-American New Year (Fox News Channel) When: 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Where: New York City Hosts: Kimberly Guilfoyle and Eric Bolling of “The Five.” Extras: Reports from other cities, from Miami to Nashville.
– New Year’s Eve webcast from Times Square (Watch here or here) When: 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. Where: New York City Hosts: “Mean Girls” star Jonathan Bennett and TV personality Allison Hagendorf Performers: Gavin DeGraw, Rachel Platten, Silentó, Jojo Abot Extras: Lots of dispatches from the activity and behind-the-scenes in Times Square.