For the twelfth straight year, American Idol and Live with Kelly and Ryan host, Ryan Seacrest, will ring in the New Year for ABC.
dick clark productions and ABC announced on Thursday (Nov 30) that Ryan will return to host television’s largest live broadcast New Year’s celebration, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018, again joined by actress and comedian Jenny McCarthy. America’s largest celebration of the year will take place on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31 beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST on the ABC Television Network.
The show also announced that multi-platinum music superstar Ciara will officially ring in the New Year from the west coast as the new host of the Hollywood Party on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018. Ciara returns to the New Year’s Eve celebration for the first time since 2005 where she performed her debut single “Goodies” from her studio album of the same name, as well as her Billboard Hot 100 hit track “1, 2 Step.”
I suppose Fergie, who has hosted the west coast portion of the telecast in the past, will be busy getting ready to host the new competition reality show, The Four, for FOX.
“When I performed on this show back in 2005 I was so young and it was so special and exciting to be part of such an iconic show,” said Ciara. “Over 10 years later, it’s a really great feeling to say I’ve had the opportunity to host and perform on the show and I can’t wait to ring in the New Year with the world.”
“We are excited to have Ryan and Jenny back in Times Square and are thrilled to welcome Ciara to the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve family as our west coast host!” said Mark Bracco, co-Executive Producer and Executive Vice President of Programming & Development at dick clark productions. “An American tradition for 46 years, we look forward to an incredible night of entertainment, musical performances and New Year’s Rockin’ Eve celebrations that will unite the country from coast to coast.”
Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 marks the 46th anniversary of America’s largest celebration of the year and will include 5 ½ hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe. Ryan Seacrest will host the primetime festivities and lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City, as he has for the last 12 years, with live onsite reporting from actress and comedian Jenny McCarthy.