Dick Clark is getting the word out early. The 78-year-old teenager will be back at Times Square on New Year’s Eve to ring in 2008. "Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve" is a 36-year tradition this year, of which only one (3 years ago) was missed by Clark himself due to health reasons. This year Clark and Ryan Seacrest will host specials starting at 10:00 pm ET on ABC.
The tradition of Dick Clark counting down to midnight will once again take place during the three-and-a-half hours of specials from Times Square in New York City. This year will include special performances from both New York and Hollywood. Additionally Marysol Castro, "Good Morning America Weekend’s" weather and features correspondent, will return to report on other happenings in and around New York City.
The special programming will kick off with "Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2008" from10:00-11:00 pm, ET, featuring performances live from New York’s Times Square.
During "Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2008, Part 1" (11:35 pm – 1:05 am, ET), in addition to reporting on the final minutes of 2007 and the traditional Times Square countdown to midnight, the show will feature music performances from both Hollywood, California and Times Square in New York.
Wrapping the night’s activities will be "Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2008, Part 2" (1:05-2:05 a.m., ET), when musical acts will continue the party into the early hours of the New Year with additional performances from Hollywood.
The specials are presentations of dick clark productions. Executive producers are Dick Clark, Ryan Seacrest and Terry Bateman. Larry Klein produces. Barry Glazer and Bruce Gowers direct. Production designer is Bruce Ryan. Talent producer is Melissa Trueblood.