On TV this New Year’s Eve: Ryan Seacrest, Anderson Cooper and Pitbull all ring in the new year, Julianna Margulies turns up on Billy on the Street, Kathie Lee and Hoda make a Toast to 2015 and Comedy Central gets Drunk early. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:
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Drunk History Marathon
Through Friday at 3:05 am | Slur in the new year with flawed interpretations of the Watergate scandal, Lewis and Clark’s treacherous journey west and more.
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest
Ryan Seacrest, Jenny McCarthy and Fergie return to host a bicoastal celebration counting down to midnight; Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Demi Lovato, Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth perform; Taylor Swift debuts the music video for “Out of the Woods.”
New Year's Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin
The eponymous duo return for their ninth consecutive year as cohosts, live from Times Square.
Pitbull's New Year's Revolution
The Miami-based countdown’s guest list includes Shawn Mendes, Austin Mahone, Pia Mia, Prince Royce, R. City and Empire‘s Jussie Smollett; Pitbull, Terry Crews and Wendy Williams host.
Live From Lincoln Center
Alan Gilbert and Susan Graham join the New York Philharmonic to usher in 2016 with the sounds of Paris.
A Toast to 2015!
Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb reminisce about 2015; interviews include Zooey Deschanel, Eva Longoria, Michael Bublé, Blake Shelton, Taylor Kinney, Katherine Heigl, Colin Quinn, Howie Mandel and Misty Copeland.
TeenNick Top 10
A series of music videos is interlaced with performances by Silento, Dawin, Conrad Sewell and Amanda Dilks.
New Year's Eve Game Night With Andy Cohen
John Stamos, Bob Saget, Whitney Cummings, JB Smoove, Rob Riggle, Chris Parnell, Sasheer Zamata and Bob Harper participate in a series of party games; Andy Cohen hosts; Panic! at the Disco performs.
Billy on the Street
Season 4 finale (two episodes): Julianna Margulies joins Billy for a game called “That’s Not Sia, It’s Julianna Margulies!” (Not yet renewed.)
New Year's Eve With Carson Daly
Carson Daly returns as host of the Peacock’s annual countdown; The Voice coach Gwen Stefani performs.