New Year’s Eve Specials To Watch While Ringing in 2021 From Home

Staying home for New Year’s Eve?  There are plenty of live specials to tune into. Pick one, or channel hop to find your favorites.

#1: Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2021: 8pm ET on ABC.

Jennifer Lopez will headline from Times Square and she’ll be joined by Porter, Cyndi Lauper, Jimmie Allen, and Machine Gun Kelly. Performing on the West Coast will be Miley Cyrus, Megan Thee Stallion, Nelly, Maluma, and Doja Cat.

#2: New Year’s Eve: Escape from 2020: 8pm ET on NBC.

Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager will look back on the most inspirational moments of 2020 and the buzziest trends and videos that gave everyone a much-needed comedic break.  Celebrity appearances include Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Jane Levy, Al Roker, Gwen Stefani, and more.

#3: CNN’s New Year’s Eve: 8pm ET on CNN
Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen will be hosting the celebration together for the fourth time with performances by John Mayer, Snoop Dogg, Patti LaBelle, Jimmy Buffett, Carole Baskin, Josh Groban, Leslie Jordan, Dulce Sloan, Desus & Mero, Kylie Minogue, Aloe Blacc, Goo Goo Dolls, and Jon Bon Jovi.

#4: NBC’S New Year’s Eve 2021: 10-11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET/PT on NBC
Carson Daly returns as host along with comedian Amber Ruffin and Stephen “tWitch” Boss from The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Watch for performances by AJR, Busta Rhymes featuring Anderson .Paak, Chloe x Halle, CNCO, Jason Derulo, Goo Goo Dolls, Kylie Minogue, Pentatonix, Bebe Rexha featuring Doja Cat, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, and Sting featuring Shirazee

#5: Fox’s New Year’s Eve Toast & Roast 2021: Part 1 airs Dec. 31 (8-10 p.m. ET/CT live MT/PT tape-delayed), and Part 2 airs Dec. 31 (11 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET live, CT/MT/PT tape-delayed)
Ken Jeong and Joel McHale host with performances from The masked Singer winner LeAnn Rimes, Gloria Estefan, and TMS competitor Doctor Elvis in a tribute to healthcare workers.