Fergie returns as host of the west coast party
Ryan Seacrest hosts the year's biggest celebration at the crossroads of the world in Times Square with Jenny McCarthy, while Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas will return to host the west coast party on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014," on Tuesday, Dec. 31, on the ABC Television Network. West Coast performances feature Jason Derulo, Fall Out Boy, Jennifer Hudson, Enrique Iglesias, and Robin Thicke. More artists to be announced at a later date, for both east and west coast parties.
"As the 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' legacy continues, it is an honor to be a part of the largest celebration of the year," Fergie said. "I am excited to share the stage with so many global stars."
The bicoastal celebration will include hours of special performances and reports on New Year's celebrations from around the globe, and Seacrest will lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City.
Here is the complete "NYRE" rundown for the evening:
"New Year's Rockin' Eve Presents The 30 Greatest Women In Music" - Seacrest, McCarthy and Fergie host a fascinating two-hour countdown of the 30 greatest female artists in music, through clips and interviews from the archives of dick clark productions. (8-10 p.m., ET)
"Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014" - Seacrest spotlights some of the year's hottest artists, groups and songs. Fergie hosts the Los Angeles party, and McCarthy is live with all the festivities in Times Square. (10-11 p.m., ET)
"Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014, Parts 1 & 2" - Seacrest counts down to midnight live from Times Square, and then the party continues with some of the year's hottest acts from Los Angeles and New York. (Part 1, 11:30 p.m. to 1:08 a.m., ET) (Part 2, 1:08-2:12 a.m., ET)