Two-Hour Broadcast Highlights Extraordinary Moments & People In A Year Like No Other
NBC Primetime Special Airs December 31 at 8pm/7c
December 14, 2020 – NBC News’ TODAY with Hoda and Jenna co-hosts Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager will wave 2020 goodbye with New Year’s Eve: Escape From 2020 on Thursday, December 31 at 8pm/7c. The two-hour primetime special from NBC News will highlight the year’s most entertaining and talked about videos and trends that gave everyone a much-needed comedic break. Kotb and Bush Hager will also look back at the most inspirational moments of 2020 and the people whose resilience, kindness and strength helped the world band together during a year like no other.
New Year’s Eve: Escape From 2020 will feature interviews with celebrities across film, TV and music as they share their hopes for the new year, including: Lauren Ash, Skylar Astin, Andrea Canning, Carson Daly, Dylan Dreyer, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Kelly Clarkson, Willie Geist, Brad Goreski, Savannah Guthrie, Lester Holt, Matt Iseman, Sheinelle Jones, Carson Kressley, Preacher Lawson, John Legend, Jane Levy, Loni Love, Howie Mandel, Josh Mankiewicz, Chris Mann, Craig Melvin, Natalie Morales, Keith Morrison, Dennis Murphy, Alex Newell, Al Roker, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Chris Sullivan and Johnny Weir.
Viewers are invited to join the celebration using #Escape2020
New Year’s Eve: Escape From 2020 is an NBC News Production. David Corvo is the senior executive producer; Liz Cole is the executive producer; Adam Gorfain is the senior broadcast producer; Charmian Ling is the supervising producer; Justin Smith is the coordinating producer.
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