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New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Channel 5

I wonder if Dick Clark, who died in April, ever dreamed that a TV special in his honor would be hosted by Jenny McCarthy and Fergie. The pair will salute Clark with a retrospective on “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Celebrates Dick Clark” at 8 p.m. Then, at 10, ABC will air “Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2013” with a half-hour break for the local news at 11. That annual special will round up performances by Carly Rae Jepsen, Taylor Swift, PSY, Flo Rida, and Jason Aldean. Pictured (from left): Fergie, Seacrest, and McCarthy.

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