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For Immediate Release
December 31, 2017
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dick clark productions:

Kelly Striewski

310-255-4602, kstriewski@dickclark.com
Lydia Baskharoon

310-255-0319, lbaskharoon@dickclark.com

ABC Media Relations:

Ashley Kline

818-460-6783, Ashley.R.Kline@disney.com
Katherine Taylor

818-460-7920, Katherine.Taylor@abc.com

Ryan Seacrest Productions:

Kelly Mullens Brown

818-684-6910, kmbrown@seacrestproductions.com



(Black PR Wire) Los Angeles, CA  dick clark productions and ABC today announced that America’s favorite TV/radio broadcaster Ryan Seacrest will return to host television’s largest live broadcast New Year’s celebration, “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018,” again joined by actress and comedian Jenny McCarthy. America’s largest celebration of the year will take place on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31 beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST on the ABC Television Network.

The show also announced that multi-platinum music superstar Ciara will officially ring in the New Year from the west coast as the new host of the Hollywood Party on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018.” Ciara returns to the New Year’s Eve celebration for the first time since 2005 where she performed her debut single “Goodies” from her studio album of the same name, as well as her Billboard Hot 100 hit track “1, 2 Step.”

“When I performed on this show back in 2005 I was so young and it was so special and exciting to be part of such an iconic show,” said Ciara. “Over 10 years later, it’s a really great feeling to say I’ve had the opportunity to host and perform on the show and I can’t wait to ring in the New Year with the world.”

“We are excited to have Ryan and Jenny back in Times Square and are thrilled to welcome Ciara to the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve family as our west coast host!” said Mark Bracco, co-Executive Producer and Executive Vice President of Programming & Development at dick clark productions. “An American tradition for 46 years, we look forward to an incredible night of entertainment, musical performances and New Year’s Rockin’ Eve celebrations that will unite the country from coast to coast.”

“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Even with Ryan Seacrest 2018” marks the 46th anniversary of America’s largest celebration of the year and will include 5 ½ hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe. Ryan Seacrest will host the primetime festivities and lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City, as he has for the last 12 years, with live onsite reporting from actress and comedian Jenny McCarthy.


dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with over 60 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.



ABC Entertainment airs compelling programming across all day parts, with new shows including fall’s No. 1 new drama, “The Good Doctor”; as well as “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” and “The Mayor”; and current hits such as groundbreaking dramas “Designated Survivor,” “Quantico,” “Scandal” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “Once Upon a Time.” The ABC Television Network is also home to the Emmy® Award-winning “Modern Family” and trailblazing comedy favorites “black-ish,” “American Housewife,” “Fresh Off the Boat,”  “The Goldbergs,” “The Middle” and “Speechless”; hit game shows “$100,000 Pyramid,” “Celebrity Family Feud,” “Match Game” and “To Tell the Truth”; reality phenomenon “Shark Tank,” iconic “The Bachelor” franchise, long-running hits “Dancing with the Stars” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” and the return of “American Idol”; “General Hospital,” which has aired for over 50 years on the network, along with daytime talk show “The Chew”; and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” The network also boasts some of television’s most prestigious awards shows, including “The Oscars®,” “The CMA Awards,” “The American Music Awards” and “The Billboard Music Awards.”