New Year’s Eve is upon us, and there is a veritable cornucopia when it comes to choosing who to spend the evening with on television.
Below, our guide.
ABC: “Dick Clark‘s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012″ 10PM-2AM with a local news break
The title is a bit wordy, but still the gold standard after 40 years, even if Clark is limited to a handful of awkward appearances from a studio. Seacrest can more than hold his own. Musical guests include Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, LMFAO and Will.i.am.
NBC: “New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly” 10PM-12:30AM with a local news break
The former “TRL” host and current “Last Call” host holds down the fort on NBC, with appearances by Jimmy Fallon, Brian Williams, The Roots and Cee Lo Green.
Fox: “American Country New Year’s Eve Live” 11PM-12:30AM
Fox’s special is hosted by a comedian named Rodney Carrington and “Paws Stars” Rick Harrison and “Chumlee.” Toby Keith will perform.
Univision: “¡Feliz 2012!” 10PM-3:15AM
Hosted by “Sábado Gigante’”s Don Francisco, musical acts will include Gloria Trevi, Prince Royce and Chino y Nacho.