Lucy Hale and Ryan Seacrest are your new co-hosts for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020, dick clark productions and ABC announced today. Hale previously served as host of the New Orleans festivities of Rockin’ Eve. She replaces Jenny McCarthy, who left hosting duties to spend more time with her family ahead of filming the new season of The Masked Singer.
Emmy, Tony and GRAMMY Award-winning actor, singer, director, composer and playwright Billy Porter will also join the show, taking the reins in the central time zone and making his debut as host of the New Orleans countdown. Returning to the show for her third year, multiplatinum-selling artist Ciara will once again oversee the Los Angeles festivities. Ryan Seacrest, who returns as host for his 15th year, will lead the traditional countdown to midnight live from New York City on Tuesday, Dec. 31, beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST on ABC.
“As we ring in a new decade and my 15th year hosting the show, I’m so excited to welcome the talented Lucy Hale to the stage with me,” said Seacrest. “It’s going to be a powerhouse year with Billy and Ciara, and we can’t wait to celebrate with everyone!”
“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020” marks the 48th anniversary of America’s biggest celebration of the year and will include 5½ hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s festivities from around the globe. The lineup of performances will be announced in the coming months.
Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020 is produced by dick clark productions with Ryan Seacrest, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco serving as executive producers. Larry Klein is producer.