Ryan Seacrest and Fergie, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve
Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2009
10 pm/ET ABC
Start off your New Year's Eve party by joining Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest in Times Square. Kellie Picker will be on hand, too, serving as a correspondent from the streets of Manhattan, and Fergie handles hosting duties out in Hollywood. Taylor Swift, Lionel Richie, will.i.am and the Pussycat Dolls are all scheduled to perform before the ball drops. — Jennifer Sankowski
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9 pm/ET Sundance
Elvis Costello welcomes the inimitable Tony Bennett for this classy hour of music and conversation. The legendary 82-year-old crooner sings several standards, including Jerome Kern's "The Way You Look Tonight," and reflects on the legacy of the great American songs and the people responsible for them. — Michael Scheinfeld
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New Year's Eve with Carson Daly
10 pm/ET NBC
Here's the Daly news: Late-night talk maven Carson Daly rings in 2009 with a rockin', rappin', cork-poppin' year-end celebration from New York City. Slated performers in Daly's fifth annual special include rappers T.I. and Ludacris; music vet Elton John (via satellite); pop rocker Katy Perry; and indie band the Ting Tings. Amy Robach and Luke Russert — son of the late, admired newsman Tim Russert — provide reports from Times Square. A local-news break airs at 11 pm/ET, after which the special continues at 11:35 pm/ET. — Dean Maurer
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New Year's Eve Live
11 pm/ET Fox
Talkshow's Spike Feresten and Mark Thompson (Hole in the Wall) ring in 2009 with a variety of festivities from Las Vegas and check in with Times Square for the dropping of the ball. Musical performers in Vegas include David Cook, Daughtry, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Scott Weiland. Plus, there's a performance of a different kind when daredevil Robbie Knievel attempts a 200-foot motorcycle jump over the erupting volcano at the Mirage. — Fred Mitchell
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10 pm/ET HBO
It's not quite the ball-drop in Times Square, but the New Year's Eve Entourage marathon has become something of a tradition. Tonight HBO presents the entire fifth season, which began with Vince hiding out in a tropical paradise to escape the scathing Medellin reviews. And while there was really nowhere to go but up, it ultimately took another retreat, this time to the boys' hometown of Queens, before Vince could get his out-of-control career back on track. — Joe Friedrich
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