New Year's Eve 2012 TV Guide: Justin Bieber on 'Dick Clark,' 'The Walking Dead' Marathon & More
"The Walking Dead" Marathon (11 a.m. to 12 midnight EST on AMC)
If you've missed out on the critically-acclaimed zombie drama or are just trying to avoid all of the other soulless, dead-eyed beings that congregate on New Year's Eve, it's your lucky night: AMC is re-airing "The Walking Dead" in its entirety, from the premiere episode to the recently-aired midseason finale. It's a gory way to celebrate 2012, but it's probably less messy than going out for the night.
"Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012" (8 p.m. to 2:13 a.m. EST on ABC)
Those intro tradition can keep it locked on the alphabet network for nearly 5.5 hours of bi-coastal New Year's festivities, presided over by the eponymous Dick Clark and the ever-present Ryan Seacrest. Things kick off at 8 p.m. with "New Year's Rockin' Eve: The 40th Anniversary Party," hosted by Jenny McCarthy in Times Square and Fergie in Los Angeles. While The Band Perry, blink-182, Christina Perri, Florence + The Machine, Gym Class Heroes, LMFAO, OneRepublic, Nicki Minaj, Taio Cruz and will.i.am will take the stage in L.A, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Pitbull and Hot Chelle Rae will be performing from New York.
"iCarly" (8 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST on Nickelodeon)
This two-parter, titled "iStill Psycho," is a follow-up to the Season 3 special "iPsycho," as obsessive fan Nora is released from prison to torment the iCarly gang once more.
"NBC's New Year's Eve With Carson Daly" (10 p.m. to 12:35 a.m. EST on NBC)
Carson has quite the star-studded lineup on Dec. 31, with something for all ages. Drake, British superstar Jessie J, "The Voice" coaches Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green, "Smash" star Megan Hilty, Jimmy Fallon's Grammy-winning late night band The Roots, and the legendary Tony Bennett will help him usher in 2012.
"NYE in NYC 2012 Live" (11 p.m. to 12:05 a.m. EST on MTV)
For the teen set, Demi Lovato and "Teen Wolf" star Tyler Posey will host MTV's New Year's party, with Lovato pulling double duty as a performer along with Selena Gomez, J Cole, Jason Derulo and Mac Miller. Viewers will also get a sneak peek at the revival of "Punk'd," and "America's Best Dance Crew" winners I.aM.mE will also take the stage.
"American Country New Year's Eve Live" (11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. EST on Fox)
If you like your NYE with some twang, Fox is going a little bit country (albeit from Las Vegas and New York) with comedian Rodney Carrington and "Pawn Stars" hosts Rick Harrison and Austin "Chumlee" Russell playing host. Expect musical performances from Joe Nichols, Lauren Alaina, Rodney Atkins, Eli Young Band and Toby Keith.
"New Year's Eve Live With Anderson Cooper And Kathy Griffin" (11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. EST on CNN)
TV's snarkiest odd couple will once again ring in the New Year from Times Square and for sarcasm breaks, look for reports from celebrations across the globe and closer to home, from Central Park to Nashville.
"106 & Party: New Year's Eve Special 2011" (11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. EST on BET)
Following an all-day marathon of the "Top 100 Videos of 2011," BET rings in the New Year with a "106 & Park" special. Terrence and Rocsi will host and there will be performances from Diggy Simmons, Young Jeezy, Wale and more.
And, since everyone likes getting something for nothing, social media site GetGlue.com has teamed with eight different TV networks for a series of special New Year's Eve-themed stickers for all of the shows listed here. Just check into whatever you're watching on Sat., Dec. 31 to earn the holiday stickers.
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