When and How to Watch CNN’s ‘New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen’

The CNN celebration added Cohen in place of Kathy Griffin this year

Last Updated: December 31, 2017 @ 5:47 PM

Another year in the books, and another long night with Anderson Cooper is in store for everyone who tunes to CNN on New Year’s Eve.

It’s the same scene as usual, with CNN’s ubiquitous Cooper ushering in the new year with a five-hour show talking about the year that was and chatting with correspondents around the country to see how everyone is celebrating. But there’s one big difference this time: Andy Cohen is taking Kathy Griffin’s place by Cooper’s side.

Griffin was bumped after that whole kerfuffle with the mockup of President Donald Trump’s head, and so CNN switched to Cohen, another comedian with good chemistry with Cooper. We’ll see how it goes.

Otherwise it should be the same scene you’re used to seeing: Cooper and Cohen in a party-like studio in Times Square on CNN, with correspondents all over checking into various happenings, like a couple getting married in Las Vegas by a minister who looks an awful lot like Elvis Presley.

The event kicks off at 8 p.m. and lasts through the midnight ball drop. Celebrity guests will stop by, music will happen, and so on and so forth.

You’ll be able to watch the event on CNN broadcast, or streaming on the CNNgo service, online and via the CNNgo apps on smart devices and streaming boxes, but you’ll need a TV provider login for that. If you don’t have one of those but still want to watch, you can try to snag a free trial of a streaming service like Sling TV.

If you’re not in the mood for Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen, you’ll have many other New Year’s celebrations to watch, including ABC’s “New Year’s Rockin Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” Fox’s “New Year’s Eve with Steve Harvey” also from Times Square, “Feliz 2018!” on Univision featuring Pitbull, and Fox News’ “All-American New Year.” And let’s not forget, of course, the standard Times Square ball drop stream, which will include performances by Andy Grammer and Lauren Alaina, which you can stream for free.