Talk show host Steve Harvey will ring in the new year once again on Fox, the network announced today. Along with co-host Maria Menounos, Harvey will count down to 2019 from Times Square beginning at 8 pm ET on Monday, Dec. 31st.
Fox’s New Year’s Eve with Steve Harvey: Live From Times Square marks Harvey’s second annual holiday special.
Joining the 3.5-hour festivities for a featured musical performance will be Sting. Others line up for the evening are Robin Thicke, Florence + the Machine, Jason Aldean, Juanes and Why Don’t We. Celebrity appearances also will include Ken Jeong, SNL‘s Kenan Thompson and Fox NFL Sunday commentators Curt Menefee, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Michael Strahan and Jimmy Johnson. Additional performers and celebrity guests to be announced.
Last year’s live broadcast included Menounos’ unannounced wedding, with Harvey officiating. The special scored 8.5 million total viewers, an all-time high for a Fox New Year’s special, according to the network.
Producers are IMG Original Content and Done + Dusted. Guy Carrington, Katy Mullan, Mike Antinoro, Dave Chamberlin and Orly Anderson serve as executive producers, and Eddie Delbridge is co-executive producer.
Fox’s New Year’s Eve with Steve Harvey: Live From Times Square airs Monday, Dec. 31 on Fox from 8-10:00 PM and 11 PM-12:30 AM ET (tape delayed for CT/MT/PT).