Lucy Hale to Host ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’s’ First Countdown From New Orleans (Exclusive)
Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale has signed on to host Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest‘s first-ever live Central Time Zone countdown, from New Orleans.
Meanwhile, Panic! at the Disco and Jason Derulo are set to perform from the Allstate Fan Fest in New Orleans, where locals and tourists annually celebrate the new year ahead of the Allstate Sugar Bowl. The New Orleans segments also will include exclusive celebrity and fan interviews leading up to the midnight countdown and a fleur-de-lis drop near Jackson Square to ring in the new year.
Ryan Seacrest will lead the traditional countdown to midnight live from New York, with Jenny McCarthy reporting live from Times Square, while Fergie returns to host the Billboard Hollywood Party in Los Angeles. The live telecast kicks off at 8 p.m. (live on the East Coast; tape-delayed in the Pacific Time Zone) Saturday, Dec. 31, on ABC.
The broadcast is produced by Dick Clark Productions, with Seacrest, Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan serving as executive producers and Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco as co-executive producers. Larry Klein is producer.