'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve' 2015 on ABC: Time, Host, Performers and How to Watch

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ABC will ring in 2016 with a star-studded Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest televised special. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the special will air live on ABC starting at 8 p.m. on Thursday, and the 38 performances will take place in both Los Angeles and in front of a jam-packed Times Square, according to ABC. The special is slated to run past 2 a.m.

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Who will appear: At the Billboard Hollywood Party in Los Angeles, which is hosted by Fergie, One Direction, Fall Out Boy, Ellie Goulding and Walk the Moon are set to perform, ABC reported. 

Jenny McCarthy will join Seacrest in reporting New York's festivities, where Jimmy Buffett will perform from Brooklyn's Barclays Center, and Carrie Underwood, Demi Lovato and Wiz Khalifa will perform from Times Square, Billboard reported.

Fans of Taylor Swift should be on the lookout for the premiere of her music video for her song "Out of the Woods," off her hit album 1989, sometime during the special, USA Today reported. 

"It's amazing," McCarthy told Billboard on Wednesday. "If you're a country fan, Times Square is the place to be."

This is the 44th annual broadcast for the television special, which was hosted by Dick Clark until 2004, People reported. Clark still made appearances until his death in 2012.

This is Seacrest's 11th year hosting, and McCarthy's sixth, according to Billboard.  

The promo for the special is below: