New Year’s Eve is right around the corner, so MTV and Bravo have released details about their respective New Year’s Eve TV specials. MTV is planning on ringing in 2011 with the cast of Jersey Shore and a “Snooki Drop” at midnight. Over on Bravo, Andy Cohen opens up the Clubhouse for the network’s first ever New Year’s Eve special. Here’s the 411 on both upcoming specials.
MTV New Year’s Bash 2011:
Hosted by comedian and rising star Whitney Cummings, MTV’s New Year’s Bash 2011 will provide a comedic look back at 2010 and feature appearances by members of the cast of Jersey Shore, Saturday Night Live’s Bobby Moynihan, comedian Nick Kroll, Internet sensation Keenan Cahill, Pretty Little Liars cast members Ashley Benson, Troian Bellisario, Shay Mitchell plus two performances from hip-hop artist Flo Rida. The special will debut live on MTV and MTV2 from MTV’s Times Square Studio on December 31 at 10:30pm ET (tape delay PT).
Whitney will be joined outside by the hosts of MTV’s afternoon show The Seven, Kevin Manno & Julie Alexandria, along with members of the cast of Jersey Shore, who will not only work to entice the crowds of Times Square to set the Guinness World Record for the most people fist pumping, but also introduce an extended first look at the upcoming third season which returns on January 6. In addition, Pauly D will serve as the house DJ. Hip hop sensation Flo Rida will perform two songs, including his smash hit single “Club Can’t Handle Me.” Slightly before midnight, MTV viewers will watch Snooki as she is lowered in a ball to MTV’s rooftop deck to ring in the New Year.
Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live: Andy’s New Year’s Party:
Andy Cohen, the Bravo host of Watch What Happens: Live, who doubles as the network’s senior vice president of production and programming, will be hosting the network’s first New Year’s Eve party live from the Bravo clubhouse. Here’s who’s set to stop by on New Year’s Eve:
- Tamra Barney from The Real Housewives of O.C.
- Lisa Vanderpump from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
- Kim Zolciak from The Real Housewives of Atlanta will perform live
- Jenni Pulos from Flipping Out will perform live
- Comedian Sandra Bernhard
- Writer Megan McCain
- Jeff Lewis from Flipping Out
- 30 Rock star Cheyenne Jackson
- Late night talk host Jimmy Fallon
At midnight, Bravo will celebrate the arrival of 2011 with a “Wig Drop” and lots of champagne. Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live: Andy’s New Year’s Party airs live at 10:30 p.m. ET on December 31st on Bravo.
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