Tonight, NBC’s New Year’s Eve is going to be airing its annual broadcast, and maybe trying to up its game in the process.
For starters, let’s talk about some of the on-air talent appearing. Carson Daly will be hosting the festivities alongside Chrissy Tiegen, and we’re also going to be getting the comedy of one Leslie Jones over the course of the night. (Jones’ appearance here comes on the heels of Kathy Griffin saying, in a series of posts on Twitter, that Jones was close to getting the CNN co-hosting gig after she was forced to depart the role.) For some more details, including on the performers on the night, take a look below:
“NBC’s New Year’s Eve” will kick off 2019 with the biggest names in music as Jennifer Lopez and Bebe Rexha join the previously announced line-up that includes Diana Ross, Kelly Clarkson, Andy Grammer, John Legend and Blake Shelton, as well as Keith Urban and Brett Young, who will perform live from Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville.
In addition to the incredible musical slate, Carson Daly and Chrissy Teigen will host live from Times Square along with Leslie Jones. Lester Holt, from “NBC Nightly News” and “Dateline NBC,” will also appear on stage before the iconic ball drop.
Lopez will perform “Limitless,” the anthem from her upcoming comedy feature film, “Second Act,” which arrives in theaters Dec. 21. Rexha will perform “Imagine” in Times Square at midnight.
There’s going to be a lot of fun with this show, and you’re going to get a chance to see most of the action kick off starting at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time. Typically, the way that this show works is that you get an hour or so of festivities, following by a brief intermission at 11:00. After that, the focus goes back on Times Square and you get a chance to watch everyone up ’til the big ball drop at the very end of the night. It’s a fun, nostalgic, and sentimental evening — basically, it’s going to be a chance to really enjoy the New Year with a network and performers you may be very well familiar with.
How do I watch?
If you’re not at your television set, NBC does offer up a live-streaming option for those of you who want to check it out that way. With that being said, here’s a quick reminder that you do have to validate your cable plan in order to access it. Rest assured, we’re going to be offering up coverage throughout the night — stay tuned!
What do you want to see on NBC’s New Year’s Eve telecast? Be sure to share in the comments. (Photo: NBC.)