Ryan Seacrest, Lucy Hale, Billy Porter, Ciara hosting NYRE 2020 | The Music Universe

Ciara returns to host Los Angeles celebration

Dick Clark Productions and ABC have announced that award-winning actress Lucy Hale, who previously served as host the New Orleans festivities, will join Ryan Seacrest in Times Square as new co-host in New York for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020. Emmy, Tony, and Grammy Award-winning actor, singer, director, composer, and playwright Billy Porter will also join the show, taking the reins in the Central time zone and making his debut as host the New Orleans countdown. Returning to the show for her third year, multi-platinum selling artist Ciara will once again oversee the Los Angeles festivities. Ryan Seacrest, who returns as host for his 15th year, will lead the traditional countdown to midnight live from New York City on Tuesday, December 31st beginning at 8 pm EST on ABC.

“As we ring in a new decade and my 15th year hosting the show, I’m so excited to welcome the talented Lucy Hale to the stage with me,” states Seacrest. “It’s going to be a powerhouse year with Billy and Ciara and we can’t wait to celebrate with everyone!”

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 half hours special performances and reports on New Year’s festivities from around the globe. The lineup performances will be announced in the coming weeks.

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020 is produced by Dick Clark Productions with Ryan Seacrest, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco serving as executive producers. Larry Klein is producer.