New Year's Eve countdown specials 2019: Where to watch, who has the best celebrity guests

 
 
Updated 12/31/2018 9:37 AM
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Staying in for New Year's Eve? If so, there are quite a few TV options, and it just depends on your mood: Do you want to see Christina Aguilera on ABC's "New Year's Rockin' Eve" for the first time in a decade? Snoop Dogg on Fox? Jennifer Lopez on NBC? Here's a rundown of all the countdown specials to ring in 2019:

- Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019 (ABC)

When: 8 to 11 p.m., break for local news, then 11:30 p.m. to 1:09 a.m.

Where: New York City.

Host: Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg in New York; Ciara in Los Angeles; Lucy Hale in New Orleans.

Performers: Christina Aguilera, Bastille, Dan + Shay, Post Malone and New Kids on the Block in New York; Lauren Alaina, Kelsea Ballerini, Bazzi, Kane Brown, Camila Cabello, The Chainsmokers, Ciara, Foster the People, Halsey, Dua Lipa, Ella Mai, Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth, Weezer, Macklemore and Skylar Grey from Los Angeles; Florida Georgia Line and Maren Morris in New Orleans.

NBC's New Year's Eve

When: 10 to 11 p.m., break for local news, then 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Where: New York City.

Host: Carson Daly, Chrissy Teigen and Leslie Jones.

Performers: Diana Ross, Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Clarkson, Andy Grammer, John Legend, Blake Shelton and Bebe Rexha in New York; Keith Urban and Brett Young in Nashville.

Extras: At 8 p.m., "Today" hosts Hoda Kotb and the soon-to-be-departing Kathie Lee Gifford will host the two-hour special "A Toast to 2018," which looks back at the year's pop culture highlights; they'll be joined by Michael Buble, Ellie Kemper, Kenan Thompson and Busy Philipps.

Fox's New Year's Eve with Steve Harvey: Live from Times Square

When: 8 to 10 p.m., break for local news, then 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Where: New York City.

Hosts: Steve Harvey and Maria Menounos.

Performers: Sting, Snoop Dogg, Robin Thicke, Florence + the Machine, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Juanes and Why Don't We.

Extras: There will be cameos from Gordon Ramsay, Ken Jeong, Nicole Scherzinger, Kenan Thompson and the "NFL Sunday" commentating crew.

New Year's Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen (CNN or CNN.com)

When: 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Where: New York City.

Hosts: Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen.

Performers: Gwen Stefani in Las Vegas; Keith Urban in Nashville; Patti LaBelle, Jack Black and Dave Chappelle.

Extras: When Cooper and Cohen sign off at 12:30 a.m., Brooke Baldwin and Don Lemon will stick around for another 35 minutes in New Orleans to ring in 2019 in Central Time.

Countdown Feliz 2019 (Univision)

When: 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Where: New York City.

Hosts: Nearly 20 different hosts in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Las Vegas.

Performers: Mau y Ricky, Lali Espósito and Paulina Rubio in New York; Joss Favela, Lupita Infante and Mariachi Divas in Los Angeles; Pitbull, DJ Chino and Chyno Miranda in Miami; Anuel AA, Banda Los Recoditos, Calibre 50, Luis Coronel, Karol G, Christian Nodal and Sebastian Yatra in Las Vegas.

All-American New Year (Fox News Channel)

When: 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Where: New York City.

Hosts: Lisa "Kennedy" Montgomery and Pete Hegseth.

Performers: Bebe Rexha, Lovelytheband and Ninja.

Extras: At 8 p.m., Carley Shimkus hosts "Countdown to All-American New Year," and Fox News correspondents will provide coverage from celebrations around the country.

New Year's Eve webcast from Times Square (https://www.timessquarenyc.org)

When: 6 p.m. to 12:15 a.m.

Where: New York City.

Host: TV personality Allison Hagendorf.

Performers: Bebe Rexha, Lovelytheband and dance crew The Lab.

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