For the 38th consecutive year, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2010 will lead America into the New Year when Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest host specials beginning at 10:00 p.m., ET on Thursday, December 31 on the ABC Television Network.
Jennifer Lopez and Daughtry will perform live from Times Square—the crossroads of the world. Daughtry will perform four songs live, and Jennifer Lopez will sing her hits live from Times Square just before the ball drops. In addition, the shows will feature performances from Las Vegas' new venue, Aria at City Center, including The Black Eyed Peas, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Keri Hilson, Colbie Caillat, Orianthi and Robin Thicke.
Singer/songwriter Fergie of the Black-Eyed Peas returns to host the Las Vegas-based party portions of the specials. The Vegas lineup includes performances by The Black Eyed Peas, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Keri Hilson, Colbie Caillat, Robin Thicke and Orianthi.
Good Morning America special correspondent, the just-married Melissa Rycroft, will join the celebration reporting live on the evening's festivities in and around Times Square.
The bi-coastal celebration will include three and one-half hours of special performances and reports on New Year's celebrations from around the globe, as well as the American tradition of Dick Clark counting down to midnight from Times Square in New York city.
The festivities will kick off with Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2010 from 10:00-11:00 p.m., ET, featuring performances live from New York's Times Square and performances from Las Vegas.
During Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2010, Part 1 (11:30 p.m. - 1:05 a.m., ET), in addition to reporting on the final minutes of 2009 and the traditional Times Square countdown to midnight, the show will feature music performances from both Las Vegas and Times Square in New York.
Wrapping the night's activities will be Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2010, Part 2 (1:05-2:05 a.m., ET), when musical acts will continue the party into the early hours of the New Year with additional performances from Las Vegas.
Orly Adelson, President of dick clark productions, and Larry Klein, producer of the specials, said: "2010 will be an exciting year in music, and we are celebrating the beginning of the new year with a packed lineup featuring today's best artists and some talented newcomers to the scene."