Looks like every celebrity on Planet Earth is getting ready to welcome the new year tonight, from Shaquille O’Neal arrive Andy Cohen. Maybe in Times Square or Facebook’s online portal metadataThese A-listers plan to shower you with bougainvillea, make funny jokes about resolutions, and offer suggestions to keep drinking—and we’ve got all the details on what you should to watch.
The best, by far, is Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen’s walk. While we miss Kathy Griffin, Cohen was an interesting replacement for her, especially when he convinced Cooper to take a photo at that hour. Correct, CNN is cutting down on their alcohol consumption aired this year, but the duo is still, like Cohen said New York Post Officepromises to “have a BLAST.”
But there are plenty of other options, including those available for free streaming and via mobile. Here’s everything you need to know about celebrating New Year’s Eve in front of the TV, from NBC to Facebook.
New Year’s Eve Live
A repeat of the CNN New Year’s Eve special has always been a personal favorite of mine, and while they’re planning on cutting back on some of the drunken fun, this year is sure to be as good as last year. We may not receive it another rant from Andy Cohen about Bill DeBlasio—but, hey, maybe we’ll get something even more sinister. Guests are posing New Year’s Eve Live turned into a truly wild event, from Jean Smart to “Sweet but Psycho” singer Ava Max.
New Year’s Eve Live will begin streaming at 8 p.m. ET and continue until about 12:30 p.m. ET.
How to watch: Andy and Anderson’s New Year’s Eve special will be broadcast live on CNN for those with cable. If you want to watch it online, the live show will also stream on CNN’s website, which you can access with a paid cable subscription. The show will be made available on request the day after its premiere, in case you want to celebrate on January 2nd.
Toast to the year 2022!
Toast to the year 2022! It may not be a real New Year’s Eve party—it happens before the clock strikes midnight—but you can fool the kids into thinking it is. Today’s show Hosts Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager will tackle this special, attracting guests like Martha Stewart, George Lopez, Dolly Parton and primetime host Miley Cyrus. Instead of counting down to the new year, this special aims to highlight the things we all are most nostalgic for from 2022.
The pre-NYE celebration will begin streaming at 8:30 p.m. ET and continue until 10:30 p.m. ET, leading up to Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party.
How to watch: You will be able to watch Toast to the year 2022! on NBC, but it will also be streamed on Peacock. You can watch it on TV or online via NBC’s websiteaccessible by cable login.
Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party
Pete Davidson got the ax this year, but Miley Cyrus will be back to host NBC’s NYE party from Miami. Dolly Parton will replace SNL actor, host of rockin’ with her goddaughter until midnight strikes. Both women are amazing in Dolly Parton’s Magic Mountain Christmas, so they could be very charming here. Hope there isn’t another wardrobe malfunction.
Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party will begin streaming at 10:30 p.m. ET and continue until 12:30 p.m. ET.
How to watch: Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party will broadcast on NBC with a live stream also on Peacock. You can watch it on TV or online via NBC’s websiteaccessible by cable login.
New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash
Party at America’s hottest bachelorette party venue, Nashville, with CBS’s live show for the New Year. If you love country music, this will be your hit. Jimmie Allen, Elle King and Rachel Smith host the special with 50 guests performing music throughout the night. Do we even have enough time to see them all? Expect to hear from Flo-Rida, the Zac Brown Band, Luke Bryan and some surprise guests.
New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash will begin streaming at 8 p.m. ET and continue until 1:30 a.m. ET.
How to watch: New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash will broadcast on CBS for anyone tuning in over cable. Not in front of a television? No problem. Visit Paramount+ to stream or watch more CBS’s website with a cable login.
Dick Clark’s New Year’s Eve with Ryan Seacrest
Ryan Seacrest is going to Puerto Rico for the second year in a row to cover the news New Year’s Eve by Dick Clark, marking his 19th time hosting the ABC event. You name a celebrity, they’ll be there: Liza Koshy, Ben Platt, Aly & AJ, Halle Bailey, Billy Porter, Finneas, Dove Cameron, and many more will appear. This special seems to span the entire platform — with five hours of content and production in several locations — if Ryan Seacrest is your thing.
Dick Clark’s New Year’s Eve with Ryan Seacrest will start streaming at 8 p.m. ET and continue until about 2 a.m. ET.
How to watch: If you’re watching on TV, go to ABC to watch New Year’s Eve by Dick Clark. Otherwise, the special will be streamed for free (!) on ABC’s website.
By far the most entertaining bonkers of the day, Special Shaq’tacular is what I chose as my annual view while New Year’s Eve Live on commercial leave. Because nine o’clock, Shaquille O’Neal will appear in the Metaverse. Yes, you will be able to participate via VR if you have the right headset. Good luck convincing you into the Metaverse.
Special Shaq’tacular will begin streaming at 3:30 p.m. PT and continue into the new year.
How to watch: There are different ways to watch Special Shaq’tacular. You can tune in via O’Neal’s Facebook and Instagram pages to view live, which is the easiest (and free) way to do so. But if you have a Meta Quest 2 headset, you can too RSVP to attend events in virtual reality.
Countdown to drop balls online
Simple, free, and accessible, the old-fashioned online drop countdown is easy enough if you don’t have cable—or you’re tired of hearing the voices of TV characters. It’s just a video about Times Square. Need anything more?
The online drop-ball countdown will begin at 5:55 p.m. ET and continue until the ball drops in NYC!