Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest (formerly Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve) is a television program that airs every New Year's Eve on ABC. It had previously been hosted by Dick Clark since its first airing on Sunday, December 31, 1972. Ryan Seacrest has been the program's co-host since the December 31, 2005 telecast. The show features performances from various contemporary artists, as well as coverage of the dropping of the Times Square Ball in New York City's Times Square.
The program airs live in the Eastern Time Zone, and then on tape delay in the other areas of the United States so that the show is correlated to when midnight strikes in the other respective time zones. On April 18, 2012 the long-time host of the show, Dick Clark, died after suffering a heart attack. ABC has not yet commented on future New Year's coverage, nor has Dick Clark Productions has commented on the future of the franchise.
Early indications are that the show will go on, hosted by Ryan Seacrest.
It has been suggested that Taylor Swift will be one of the headline acts for 2013.