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New Year’s Eve countdown specials 2022: Where to watch and who has the best celebrity guests

The recent rise in coronavirus cases leaves much up in the air, including our New Year’s Eve plans. Several TV networks are still having their annual countdown shows with live performances and guests, but there are echoes of last year as the world puts contingency plans in place. (Fox canceled their “Toast & Roast 2022″ last week because the omicron surge “made it impossible to produce a live special in Times Square that meets our standards,” while it was announced Thursday that Zac Brown Band, Elle King and Sam Hunt would no longer participate in “Nashville’s Big Bash” on CBS.)

For viewers who want the option to watch celebrations from home, here are the details for who is performing on each show so you can take your pick between virtually ringing in 2022 with Avril Lavigne and Travis Barker in Los Angeles, Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson in Miami or Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen in New York City. (Times are Alaska time).

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2022 (ABC)

When: 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., with a break for local news at 10 p.m.

Where: Los Angeles

Host: Ryan Seacrest, Liza Koshy and Ciara

Performers: The 50th anniversary celebration includes performances from AJR and Daisy the Great, Avril Lavigne and Travis Barker, Big Boi and Sleepy Brown, Don Omar, French Montana, Macklemore with Ryan Lewis and Windser, Mae Muller, Maneskin, Masked Wolf, OneRepublic, Polo G, and Walker Hayes.

Extras: Back in Times Square, Chlöe, Journey, and Karol G will perform, and LL Cool J will take the stage right before midnight. Co-host Billy Porter is live from New Orleans and will sing his new record.

Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party (NBC or Peacock)

When: 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m..

Where: Miami

Hosts: Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson

Performers: The singer rings in 2022 with the “Saturday Night Live” star and performances from Brandi Carlile, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, Saweetie, Jack Harlow and more.

Extras: Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager will host the two-hour special “2021: It’s Toast!” beforehand. Kick this dumpster fire of a year to the curb starting at 8 p.m. with a collection of the year’s best viral videos, trends, bloopers and more. Expect lots of guest appearances, including Michael Bublé, Al Roker, Lisa Vanderpump, Johnny Weir, Savannah Guthrie and more.

All-American New Year 2022 (Fox News)

When: 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Where: Nashville

Hosts: Will Cain, Rachel Campos-Duffy and Pete Hegseth

Performers and appearances: Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry; John Elefante, the former lead singer of Kansas; Ken Block and Drew Copeland of Sister Hazel; Lindsay Ell and Sixwire.

Extras: The main show is live from the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville (featuring a comedy set from Jimmy Failla), with Fox contributors and personalities stationed across the country in New York City, New Orleans, Charleston and Tampa Bay.

New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen (CNN or CNN.com)

When: 8 p.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where: New York City

Hosts: Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen

Performers and appearances: Pop star Katy Perry performs from her “PLAY” residency in Las Vegas. Other guest stars in the lineup include Patti LaBelle, Earth, Wind & Fire, Duran Duran, Amanda Gorman, Patti LuPone, David Arquette, Leslie Jordan, William Shatner, Cheri Oteri and more.

Extras: At 12:30 a.m., CNN’s Don Lemon, Alisyn Camerota and comedian Dulcé Sloan will be in New Orleans for the Central time zone celebration.

New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash (CBS or Paramount Plus)

When: 7 p.m. to 12:30 A.M..

Where: Nashville

Host: Bobby Bones

Performers: Jason Aldean, Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, and Cole Swindell.

Extras: Lady A, Ingrid Andress, Breland, King Calaway, Riley Green, Chris Janson, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, and Lainey Wilson will perform.

Feliz 2022 con El Gordo y La Flaca (Univision)

When: 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Where: New York City, Los Angeles, Mexico

Hosts: Lili Estefan and Raúl de Molina

Performers: Actor Gabriel Soto is joined by popular music artists Carlos Vives, Mau & Ricky, Nacho, Caliber 50, Gloria Estefan, Guaynaa, CNCO, Banda Los Recoditos and more.

Extras: At 10 p.m., Natalia Jiménez performs in a special entitled “Natalia Jiménez, Mexico of my Heart, Volume II” and will be joined by Ana Bárbara, Banda MS, Joss Favela and Gerardo Ortiz.

Times Square New Year’s Eve webcast

When: 6 p.m. to 12:15 a.m.

Where: New York City

Host: Jonathan Bennett and Jeremy Hassell

Performers: Performers on TV telecasts can also be seen on the annual New Year’s live stream, including LL Cool J, Karol G and Journey. KT Tunstall headlines the musical lineup for the feed, with additional performances from Liza Koshy, USO Show Troupe and Sino-American Friendship Association.

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