'Fox's New Year's Eve Toast & Roast 2021': All you need to know about special hosted by Ken Jeong and Joel McHale

The special will pay an ode to the highest highs and the lows of 2020 and will celebrate and honor the ones on the frontlines


                            'Fox's New Year's Eve Toast & Roast 2021': All you need to know about special hosted by Ken Jeong and Joel McHale
Ken Jeong and Joel McHale (Getty Images)

2020 just flew by us and we are standing on the brink of entering a new decade. This past year was pretty heavy on everyone globally. The coronavirus pandemic gripped the world by fear and claimed many lives, and even though things started to look up in the second half of the year, things will never be the same again. The holiday season has already set in but things aren't looking up. Covid-19 hospitalizations on Thanksgiving surged past 90K, for the first time during the pandemic and CDC has forecast another 57K deaths in the coming weeks. To top that there's Dr. Fauci's warning that the US is in for a "dark few weeks". To make up for the canceled holidays, TV networks are going all out to ensure they have a plan ready to keep the audiences entertained. On Tuesday, December 1, FOX announced 'Fox's New Year's Eve Roast & Toast 2021'. Here's all you need to know about it and decide if this is how you'd like to ring in 2021. 

Release Date 

'Fox's New Year's Eve Toast & Roast 2021', Part 1 will air on Thursday, December 31, from 8 to 10 pm ET live. Part 2 will air on Thursday, December 31, from 11 pm to 12:30 am ET live.

Premise

Some of the top music artists and surprise celebrity guests will be coming together to ring in the New Year. The special will pay an ode to the highest highs and the lows of 2020 and will celebrate and honor the ones on the frontlines trying to make the world a better place. 

Performers/Special Acts

The lineup of performers is yet to be announced by the network, we will update this article as and when it happens. 

Hosts 

Ken Jeong

Ken Jeong attends The Women's Cancer Research Fund's 'An Unforgettable Evening' at Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel on February 27, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California (Getty Images)

Ken "Wrong Answers Only" Jeong is TV gold. His outing as a judge on 'The Masked Singer' for four seasons has proved it and there's no one quite like him. His popularity has grown massively, to a point that FOX gave him a hosting gig with their latest offering 'I Can See Your Voice' and he will also be seen on the judging panel of 'The Masked Dancer'. 

Ken also appeared in the smash-hit comedy 'Crazy Rich Asians' and reteamed with the award-winning film's director, John M Chu, on his first-ever comedy special, 'Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho,' which launched globally on Netflix in 2019. Jeong is best known for his roles on 'Dr Ken' for which he also served as the creator, writer and executive producer; the network comedy 'Community'; and 'The Hangover' franchise. He will next be seen on the big screen in 'My Spy' and 'Scoob' according to FOX's press release. 

Joel McHale

 

Joel McHale attends the Cadillac Oscar Week Celebration at Chateau Marmont on February 6, 2020 in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

Just like his co-host, Joel McHale is one of the comedic geniuses on TV. He's currently hosting 'Card Sharks' on NBC. Joel and Ken share great camaraderie, as can be heard on the podcast 'The Darkest Timeline,' which they co-host. McHale's popularity equally matches that of Ken. Just recently he'd appeared on two consecutive episodes of 'The Masked Singer' as a guest judge and audiences went into a frenzy with how funny he was and demanded that he be brought in a permanent host. 

Creators

'Fox's New Year's Eve Toast & Roast 2021' (working title) will be produced by FOX Alternative Entertainment. Carol Donovan will serve as executive producer. This is the first year that FOX's New Year's Eve special will be produced entirely by FOX Alternative Entertainment.

Trailer

There is no trailer yet for this special. We will update this article with the same as soon as the network releases it. 

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