The most musical bang for your buck can be found at the ABC holiday mainstay Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve (8 PM), co-hosted by Ryan Seacrest, which starts incredibly early yet still goes very late. It will unfortunately not feature any musicians you’ve ever heard of — just Lady Gaga, LMFAO, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Hot Chelle Rae, Gym Class Heroes, Pitbull, will.i.am, Florence + The Machine — and, rumor has it, an appearance from a still-preggers Beyonce. Fergie will also present a segment looking back at the best performances in the show’s history. Rockin’, indeed.
But if all that’s a little too much for you, perhaps NBC’S New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly (10 PM) is more your scene. Carson’s got a rather rockin’ lineup of his own to share, with performances by Drake, Jessie J, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green,and Tony Bennett, along with a look back at the year in music (if you didn’t get quite enough in our coverage of such things).
BET’s 106th & Party (11 PM) naturally features a more hip hop-flavored lineup including Young Jeezy, Yelawolf, Tyga, Waka Flocka Flame, and B.o.B., if that’s your preference.
And if none of that quite does it for you, maybe MTV’s NYE In NYC (11 PM) will capture the frigid excitement of Times Square for you. Co-hosted by Demi Lovato, the broadcast will feature live sets from Selena Gomez, Jason Derulo, and J. Cole.
So let’s hear it — what are you doing New Year’s Eve?