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Countdown to 2012: What to watch on New Year’s Eve

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Taylor Bigler
Entertainment Editor

If you are planning to ring in 2012 on your couch rather than a club, you have a bevy of choices.

From the classic Dick Clark “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” special on ABC, to BET’s all-day music video marathon, here is a list of what’s on TV:

ABC: Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest host the 40th annual “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” special. The show starts at 10 p.m. EST and will broadcast from Los Angeles and New York. Lady Gaga, Nicki Manaj, Pittbull and the Black Eyed Peas are among 29 performances.

Fox: Y’all can celebrate 2012 with “American Country New Year’s Live,” which will feature performances from Toby Keith and Joe Nichols from Las Vegas and New York.

NBC: Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton, The Roots and Jimmy Fallon will make appearances on Carson Daly’s two-hour special from Times Square.

Fox News Channel: It’s another country-themed New Year’s Eve with hosts Megyn Kelly and Bill Hemmer. Performances by Trace Adkins and Big & Rich will be live from Times Square.

CNN: For the fourth year in a row, viewers will cringe as Kathy Griffin foul-mouths her way through the night with co-host Anderson Cooper.

MTV: Tweens will delight in the network’s lineup this year, which features performances from Selena Gomez, J Cole and Mac Miller from Times Square. Demi Lovato will host along with “Teen Wolf” star Tyler Posey.

BET: After a 12-hour marathon of music videos, the channel will broadcast “106 and Party” starting at 11 p.m.

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