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NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly

NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly

Photo Credit:  NBC
  • Premiered: 
    December 31, 2004
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  • Network: NBC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Special, Annual
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Holiday
  • Tags: New Year's Eve/Day

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Plot Synopsis

Carson Daly rings in the New Year from Times Square, accompanied by some of the biggest names in music. Daly has hosted NBC's New Year's Eve live coverage from Times Square since welcoming New Year 2005. After hosting MTV's New Year's Eve party for five years and then taking one year off, Daly returned to TV to host NBC's New Year's Eve primetime special from 10-11pm on December 31, 2004. Following the success of that special, Daly has hosted late-night coverage every year -- except in 2017 (to ring in 2018) -- with additional primetime pre-party specials some years. Drawing on his musical connections from MTV's TRL, THE VOICE and LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY, Daly draws spectacular featured performers:
2019 (ringing in 2020): X Ambassadors, Brett Eldredge, Julianne Hough, NE-YO, Leslie Odom Jr., Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and The Struts
2018: Diana Ross, Kelly Clarkson, Andy Grammer, John Legend, Jennifer Lopez, Bebe Rexha, and Blake Shelton
2017: no telecast;
2016: Alicia Keys, Pentatonix, Blake Shelton, and Jennifer Lopez
2015: Gwen Stefani
2014: Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Seth MacFarlane, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams
2013: Mariah Carey and Blake Shelton
2012: Train and Cassadee Pope
2011: Drake, Jessie J, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green, Megan Hilty, The Roots and Tony Bennett
2010: Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and My Chemical Romance
2009: Jay-Z, Rihanna and Green Day
2008: T.I., Ludacris, Elton John, Katy Perry and the Ting Tings
2007: Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz
2006: Panic! At the Disco and Mary J. Blige
2005: Mary J. Blige
2004: Avril Lavigne, Maroon 5 and Duran Duran
On Thursday, December 31, 2020 from 10-11pm ET (live)/PT (tape) and 11:30pm-12:30am ET (live)/PT (tape), NBC aired two live, one-hour specials that rang in 2021 from Times Square, hosted by Carson Daly, along with co-hosts Amber Ruffin and Stephen "tWitch" Boss, from the heart of Times Square.

The night features performances from around the country by AJR, Busta Rhymes featuring Anderson .Paak, Chloe x Halle, CNCO, Jason Derulo, Goo Goo Dolls, Kylie Minogue, Pentatonix, Bebe Rexha featuring Doja Cat, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Sting featuring Shirazee.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Universal Television


  • Times Square - Manhattan, New York USA