Ryan Seacrest will continue as co-host and one of the executive producers of ABC’s iconic New Year’s programming when the newly-titled special, "Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest," airs this holiday season. Ryan joined the show December 31, 2005 (ringing in 2006). Dick Clark will also continue to co-host and executive-produce the program.
"The name change of the program to ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest’ reflects the success of the co-hosting responsibilities of one of America’s most time-honored traditions. We are thrilled to extend Ryan’s contract as co-host of the ‘party of the year’ with Dick," stated Orly Adelson, executive producer and president of dick clark productions.
The show marks its 37th anniversary Wednesday, December 31, 2008 when Ryan and Dick Clark lead America into the New Year at 10:00 p.m., ET with three-and-a-half hours of specials and the legendary countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City.