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Billy Porter to host the Fourth Annual Central Time Zone Countdown

Dick Clark Productions and ABC have announced that multi-platinum selling artists Sheryl Crow and Usher will perform on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020, live from the Allstate Fan Fest in New Orleans, where locals and tourists gather each year to celebrate the New Year in advance the annual Allstate Sugar Bowl. As previously announced, Billy Porter will host the Central Time Zone celebration from New Orleans, providing viewers with exclusive performances and interviews leading up to the countdown, plus stunning fleur-de-lis drop at midnight to ring in the New Year. Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020 will be broadcast live on Tuesday, December 31st beginning at 8 pm EST/7 pm CST on ABC.

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020 marks the 48th anniversary America’s biggest celebration the year and will include five and a half hours special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe In addition to Ciara on the West Coast, Ryan Seacrest will continue his reign as host the primetime festivities for his 15th year and lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City, joined by newly announced co-host, Lucy Hale. Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award-winning actor, singer, director, composer and playwright Billy Porter will host the 4th annual Central Time Zone celebration from New Orleans, providing viewers with exclusive performances and celebrity and fan interviews leading up to the midnight countdown and stunning fleur-de-lis drop at the dawn the New Year.

Additionally, country artist Jessie James Decker will reveal the first-ever First Powerball Millionaire the Year during this year’s live broadcast Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020. Decker will provide live updates from the First Powerball Millionaire the Year party throughout ABC’s live telecast and the big reveal announcing the winner will air just after midnight on January 1, 2020.

Special content produced by YouTube will run throughout the broadcast. Announcements on creators and talent featured will come at a later date.

Times Square and New Orleans performances to be announced in the coming weeks.

The complete lineup Tuesday, December 31st on ABC is:

8-10 pm EST – Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020 – Part 1

10-11 pm EST – Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020 – Part 2

11:30 pm-1:09 am EST – Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020 – Part 1

1:09-2:13 am EST – Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020 – Part 2

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