About the Show
NBC kicks off the new year with a star-studded lineup of musical guests for an evening of holiday fun with "NBC's New Year's Eve 2021."
The broadcast will feature performances from across 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.
Carson Daly will return to host NBC's New Year's Eve special live from the heart of Times Square. Joining Daly as co-hosts will be Amber Ruffin, star of Peacock's "The Amber Ruffin Show" and writer for "Late Night with Seth Meyers," and Stephen "tWitch" Boss, DJ and co-executive producer for "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
"NBC's New Year's Eve 2021" will air Thursday, December 31 from 10-11 p.m. ET/PT, will break for local news and return for the final countdown to the iconic ball drop from 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET/PT.
Prior to "NBC's New Year's Eve," NBC News' "TODAY with Hoda and Jenna" co-hosts Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager will host "New Year's Eve: Escape From 2020," a primetime NBC News special highlighting 2020's most entertaining and talked-about videos and trends, as well as the year’s most extraordinary and inspirational moments. The two-hour special airs from 8-10 p.m. and will feature interviews with Lauren Ash, Skylar Astin, Andrea Canning, Carson Daly, Dylan Dreyer, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, Kelly Clarkson, Willie Geist, Brad Goreski, Savannah Guthrie, Lester Holt, Matt Iseman, Sheinelle Jones, Carson Kressley, Preacher Lawson, John Legend, Jane Levy, Loni Love, Howie Mandel, Josh Mankiewicz, Chris Mann, Craig Melvin, Natalie Morales, Keith Morrison, Dennis Murphy, Alex Newell, Al Roker, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Chris Sullivan, Johnny Weir and more.
With health and safety the highest concern, there will be no public access to the New Year's Eve countdown to the ball drop in Times Square. The public is invited to view the national broadcast "NBC's New Year's Eve 2021" from home on NBC.
"NBC's New Year's Eve 2021" is executive produced by Carson Daly, Meredith McGinn and Nicholas Veneziale through Universal Television. It is directed by Adam Sorota.
Day & Time
Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Carson Daly, Amber Ruffin and Stephen "tWitch" Boss
Carson Daly, Meredith McGinn and Nicholas Veneziale