Preview: New Year's Eve Programming Guide!
Ryan Seacrest and Dick Clark, New Year's Rockin' Eve; Tila Tequila, New Year's Eve Masquerade
If you're of a mind to sidestep the rowdy revelers and overpriced drinks and stay home this New Year's Eve, you'll catch one of the strongest NYE lineups in recent memory, with big names such as Alicia Keys, Plain White T's and Mary J. Blige scheduled to perform. ESPN even has a daredevil doing a backflip in a truck! What more do you need? Here's the night's auld lang lineup.
New Year, No Limits (11 pm/ET & 2 am/ET, ESPN): ESPN jumps into 2008 — literally — by presenting two daredevil stunts. At midnight Eastern time, motorcyclist Robbie Maddison attempts to soar over the length of a football field on his bike, while stunt driver Rhys Millen tries to pull off a 360-degree backflip in a truck at the stroke of midnight on the West Coast.
New Year's Eve Live (11 pm/ET, FOX): Fox's Saturday-night funnyman Spike Feresten handles street-side interviews, while host Cat Deeley prowls above Times Square. Rock outfit Lifehouse, American Idol winner Jordin Sparks and her runner-up, Blake Lewis, are among the performers.
New Year's Eve with Anderson Cooper (11 pm/ET, CNN): Anderson rings in 2008 in Times Square, while a host of correspondents, including Kiran Chetry and Erica Hill, check in on celebrations in Key West, New Orleans, Las Vegas and overseas.
Tila Tequila's New Year's Eve Masquerade 2008 (11 pm/ET, MTV): The MySpace minx turned reality-TV star returns to MTV to host this New Year's costume party, with help from fellow online personality Perez Hilton. Mary J. Blige, Kid Rock, Good Charlotte and Paramore provide the music.
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2008 (11:35 pm/ET, ABC; preshow starts at 10 pm/ET): Each year we become more and more grateful watching the classic Mr. Clark count down to midnight. He's joined once again by heir apparent Ryan Seacrest in Times Square, where Carrie Underwood, Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers perform. Fergie hosts and performs in Hollywood, along with Akon, Natasha Bedingfield, Sean Kingston, OneRepublic, Plain White T's, Taylor Swift and Will.I.Am.
New Year's Eve with Carson Daly (11:35 pm/ET, NBC): Alicia Keys takes to the rooftop of Rockefeller Center for a performance during Carson's fourth-annual special, while rocker Lenny Kravitz burns it up in Times Square. Tiki Barber and Amy Robach handle reporting duties.
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