What to Watch: New Year’s Eve 2022 TV Specials

2022 is right around the corner, and luckily for us, there are a lot of viewing options to help ring in the new year! Let me break them all down for you with who’s performing, who’s hosting, and how to watch each show.

2022 is right around the corner, and luckily for us, there are a lot of viewing options to help ring in the new year! Let me break them all down for you with who’s performing, who’s hosting, and how to watch each show.

“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2022” on ABC

Times Square (hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Liza Koshy)

  • LL Cool J: medley of his iconic hits
  • Chlöe: “Have Mercy”
  • Journey: medley of their notable hits
  • Karol G: medley of her fan-favorite hits
  • Ja Rule & Ashanti: “Mesmerize”

Los Angeles (hosted by Ciara with Club Quarantine’s D-Nice)

  • AJR + Daisy The Great: “Record Player”
  • Avril Lavigne + Travis Barker: “Sk8er Boi” + “Bite Me”
  • Big Boi + Sleepy Brown: “The Way You Move” + “Animalz”
  • Don Omar: “Danza Kuduro”
  • Don Omar + Nio Garcia: “Se Menea”
  • French Montana: “FWMGAB” + “Unforgettable”
  • Macklemore + Ryan Lewis: “Can’t Hold Us”
  • Macklemore + Ryan Lewis + Windser: “Next Year”
  • Måneskin: “Beggin’” + “Mamma Mia”
  • Mae Muller + Polo G: “Better Days”
  • Polo G: “RAPSTAR” + “Smooth Criminal”
  • Masked Wolf: “Astronaut in the Ocean” + “Pandemonium”
  • OneRepublic: “Counting Stars” + “Run”
  • Walker Hayes: “Fancy Like” + “AA”

Puerto Rico (hosted by Roselyn Sanchez)

  • Daddy Yankee: special hometown performance

New Orleans (hosted by Billy Porter)

  • Billy Porter: new single + a new song TBA

Watch the show live December 31 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.


“Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party Hosted by Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson” on NBC


  • Jack Harlow
  • Saweetie
  • Brandi Carlile
  • 24kGoldn
  • Billie Joe Armstrong
  • Anitta
  • Kitty Ca$h
  • Miley Cyrus

Watch the show live from Miami December 31 at 10:30PM ET on NBC and Peacock.


“New Year’s Live: Nashville’s Big Bash” on CBS


  • Blake Shelton
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Carly Pearce
  • Chris Janson
  • Cole Swindell
  • Darius Rucker
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Elle King
  • Gabby Barrett
  • Ingrid Andress
  • Jason Aldean
  • Jimmie Allen
  • Jon Pardi
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • King Calaway
  • Lady A
  • Lainey Wilson
  • Luke Bryan
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Riley Green
  • Sam Hunt
  • Zac Brown Band

The five-hour broadcast hosted by Bobby Bones and Rachel Smith will feature more than 50 back-to-back performances live from Nashville with once-in-a-lifetime collaborations and surprise special guests from Nashville’s Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

Watch this Friday, December 31 from 8-11PM ET/PT and 11:30PM-1:30AM ET/PT on CBS and Paramount+.


“CNN New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen” on CNN

Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen will host the show live from Times Square starting at 8PM ET on CNN. At 12:30am ET, they will hand over to CNN’s Don Lemon and Alisyn Camerota, and comedian Dulce Sloan, who will continue the celebration in New Orleans as the Central Time Zone rings in the New Year.

Katy Perry will headline the show from her new Las Vegas Residency titled PLAY at Resorts World in Vegas.

Performers and special guests set to make appearances include:

  • Katy Perry
  • William Shatner
  • Patti LaBelle
  • Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Duran Duran
  • Amanda Gorman
  • Patti LuPone
  • David Arquette
  • Leslie Jordan
  • Cheri Oteri
  • + many more

Watch the show on CNN starting at 8PM ET.


“TikTok New Year’s Eve” on TikTok


  • Charlie Puth
  • Kali Uchis
  • Rico Nasty

Watch on TikTok starting at 9PM ET.


“2021: It’s Toast! With Hoda and Jenna” on NBC

Featuring interviews with celebrities, personalities, and anchors including:

  • Michael Bublé
  • Andrea Canning
  • Mike Cabellon
  • Akbar Gbajabiamila
  • Willie Geist
  • Brad Goreski
  • Jonathan Graziano & Noodle
  • Savannah Guthrie
  • Ed Helms
  • Lester Holt
  • Matt Iseman
  • Sheinelle Jones
  • Carson Kressley
  • Preacher Lawson,
  • Harry Lennix
  • Loni Love
  • Vella Lovell
  • Howie Mandel
  • Josh Mankiewicz
  • Chris Mann
  • Craig Melvin
  • Alex Moffat
  • Keith Morrison
  • Dennis Murphy
  • Amber Ruffin
  • Al Roker
  • Jana Schmieding
  • Ainsley Seiger
  • Chris Sullivan
  • Mike “The Miz” Mizanin
  • Mike Tirico
  • Lisa Vanderpump
  • Johnny Weir

Watch Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager raise a glass to 2022 starting Friday, December 31 at 8PM ET on NBC.


“Feliz 2022 con El Gordo y La Flaca” on Univision


  • Nacho
  • Calibre 50
  • Gloria Estefan
  • Guaynaa
  • Farruko
  • CNCO
  • Carlos Vives

Hosted by Lili Estefan and Raúl de Molina with coast-to-coast coverage from Tanya Charry (Los Angeles), reporter Gelena Solano (New York) and reporter Elizabeth Curiel (Mexico)

Watch the show on Univision starting at 11PM ET/PT.


“2021 And Done With Snoop Dogg And Kevin Hart” on Peacock

Peacock’s New Year’s Eve special is already up and running, and they’ve reunited Snoop Dogg and Kevin Hart after their hilarious team-up for the Olympics earlier this year. With funny and edgy takes on everything from the past 12 months, they’re tackling politics, sports, fashion, and everything in between.

The special is now streaming on Peacock.


“Weverse Con 2022” on Venew Live

HYBE is ringing in the new year with an all-star lineup of musical performers with their Weverse Con: New Era 2022 special from the Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX).


  • Justin Bieber
  • TXT
  • fromis_9
  • Lee Hyun
  • Bumzu
  • DVWN

The show will begin streaming on the streaming platform Venew Live at 5:30PM KST / 3:30AM ET.


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