'New Year's Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen': How to live stream, time, hosts and all about CNN's countdown to 2021

Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper come together for the fourth time to ring in the New Year at Times Square


                            'New Year's Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen': How to live stream, time, hosts and all about CNN's countdown to 2021
Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper (Rob Kim/Getty Images)
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It's time to get the New Year's celebrations going and CNN has you covered with two of its finest hosts — Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen. The pair will be counting down the end of 2020 in America and their show will be broadcast on CNN this New Year's Eve.

We take a look at how you can watch the show live and when to start watching, who will be performing and everything else you need to know about the special year-end sendoff.

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Broadcast time

New Year's Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen begins at 8 pm ET on CNN.

How To Live Stream

Going by all the buzz, Cooper and Cohen will carry the East Coast celebrations until 12.30 am ET and then hand it over to the CNN personalities Brooke Baldwin and Don Lemon. Baldwin and Lemon will then take it forward and kickstart the New Year celebrations for the Central Time Zone.

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If you want to be a part of the celebrations, say goodbye to 2020 on Twitter using the hashtags #CNNNYE and catch your message on the CNN ticker. Wondering where to live stream? Log on to the CNN homepage or the CNN app on iPhone and Android. What's more, you can also tune in via CNN.com/go through Amazon Fire, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, and iPads. 

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Hosts

Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper (Getty Images)

Anderson Cooper is a journalist and the primary anchor for 'Anderson Cooper 360°' on CNN, usually from New York City, though he also often broadcasts from Washington, DC, in times of key political moments. He also serves as a correspondent for '60 Minutes' on CBS.

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Andy Cohen

Andy Cohen (Getty Images)

Andy Cohen is a radio and television show host, best known for his late-night talk show on Bravo, 'Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen'. He also hosts his own channel on SiriusXM Radio called Radio Andy, where he co-hosts a two-hour show with John Hill. He is also an executive producer for such shows as 'Top Chef' and the 'Real Housewives' franchise. 

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Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen will be co-hosting the New Year's Special for the fourth time this year.

Synopsis

According to CNN, "Ringing in the new year together for the fourth time, Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen will co-host CNN’s New Year’s Eve Live from New York City’s Times Square. Cooper and Cohen will help us say goodbye to 2020 and usher in 2021 on Thursday, December 31, starting at 8 pm ET.

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At 12.30 am ET,  they will hand over to CNN’s Brooke Baldwin and Don Lemon, who will continue the celebration as the Central Time Zone rings in the New Year. CNN encourages all to watch from the safety of their own homes, as there is no public audience for this in Times Square. 

"Cooper and Cohen will be live from Times Square where celebrations will be historic this year due to the pandemic. Unlike prior years which had large crowds of revelers, this year’s event will be closed to the public."

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Performances

The list of performers includes John Mayer, Snoop Dogg, Patti Labelle, Jimmy Buffett, Carole Baskin, Josh Groban, Leslie Jordan, Dulce Sloan, Desus & Mero, Kylie Minogue, Aloe Blacc, Goo Goo Dolls and Jon Bon Jovi. The program will also feature CNN’s Ana Cabrera, Stephanie Elam, Randi Kaye, Richard Quest, Gary Tuchman, and Bill Weir from locations around the world.

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The 'New Year's Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen' begins on Thursday, December 31, starting at 8 pm ET.