Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Even with Ryan Seacrest Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Even with Ryan Seacrest

Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest
10/9c ABC
It just wouldn't be New Year's Eve without Dick Clark in Times Square. He'll be counting down the dropping of the ball as usual, along with cohost Ryan Seacrest and correspondent Melissa Rycroft. In addition, Fergie shares hosting duties of this bicoastal party as she checks in from Las Vegas. Jennifer Lopez and Daughtry are among the NYC performers, while the Las Vegas acts include the Black Eyed Peas, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Keri Hilson, Colbie Caillat, Orianthi and Robin Thicke. — Jennifer Sankowski

New Year's Eve with Carson Daly
10/9c NBC
Here's the Daly report: The countdown commences when late-night talker Carson Daly rings in 2010 with a cork-poppin' year-end celebration from Times Square in New York City. Slated performers for Daly's sixth annual bash include rockers Green Day as well as songstress Rihanna and hip-hop master Jay-Z, who team up to sing "Umbrella" and "Run This Town." As a New Year's bonus, Jay-Z also premieres his music video, "On to the Next One." Natalie Morales and Alison Stewart are on hand to deliver on-location reports. A local-news break airs at 11/10c, after which the special continues at 11:35/10:35c. — Dean Maurer

New Year's Eve Live
11/10c Fox
Over the years, New Year's Eve has had its share of stellar, iconic hosts and performers — Dick Clark, Guy Lombardo, Ryan Seacrest — welcoming the next annum. This year, FOX adds Carmen Electra to the mix as she bids hello to 2010 from Las Vegas, where Kris Allen, Allison Iraheta and Sean Kingston are slated to perform. Also on the bill are Eva Longoria Parker, who celebrates the opening of her Vegas restaurant and nightclub, and Kim Kardashian. There's also coverage of the ball drop from New York City's Times Square. — Ray Stackhouse

Three Stooges
7/6c AMC
Does a Three Stooges marathon sound like a fun way to ring out the old and ring in the New Year? Why soitenly! The Nyuk-Nyuk-Nyukleheads who put the slap in slapstick comedy are featured in 23 hours of frenetic mayhem. (Some episodes will be repeated.) Things get underway with "A-Plumbing We Will Go," as the boys attempt to reconnect pipes during a high-society soiree. Among the highlights, the Oscar-nominated "Men in Black" (12:25/11:25c), in which they tickle funny bones as Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine and Dr. Howard. — Ray Stackhouse

New Year's Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin
11/10c CNN
Tart-tongued comic Kathy Griffin once again joins CNN newsman Anderson Cooper to ring in the New Year from New York City's Times Square. The cable news network covers celebrations across the country---with reporters in Honolulu and Key West in addition to NYC's Central Park and Times Square, and Griffin's pal Lance Bass appearing from Las Vegas. — Helen Danicki