November 13, 2008

Fergie, Pickler Set for New Year’s Show

U.S. recording artists Fergie and Kellie Pickler will appear on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2009," ABC said.

Hip-hop star Fergie is to perform and act as host of the show's West Coast party, while country music singer Pickler has agreed to be a Times Square correspondent, the network said.

This is the 37th consecutive year Clark has helped ring in the new year on television. The show is to begin on ABC at 10 p.m. ET Dec. 31.

"New Year's Eve with Dick and Ryan is a time-honored tradition and all of us at dcp and ABC are delighted that Fergie will once again host our West Coast event and thrilled that Kellie Pickler will be amidst the revelry and party-goers at Times Square," Orly Adelson, president of dick clark productions, said in a statement.