Prefer to take in New Year's Eve revelry from the comfort of your couch? We won't judge. In fact, we'll help you out with a few TV options on Friday to help you ring in a brand spanking new year. JORDAN BARTEL, B
"Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2011" 10 p.m., WMAR/ABC (left)
If you have enough energy after reading that title, this is your old-school stop for New Year's watching, airing live from Times Square. This year, Jenny McCarthy joins Seacrest, and Ke$ha and Taio Cruz perform. "Screaming, rowdy fans are my natural habitat," Ke$ha told zap2it.com. Good to know. A Los Angeles segment is hosted by Fergie and features Jennifer Hudson, Drake, Natasha Bedingfield, Train, Willow Smith, La Roux and Far East Movement. A warning: Avril Lavigne will launch a new single, "What the Hell."
"New Year's Eve With Carson Daly" 10 p.m., WBAL/NBC
Carson's got a good musical lineup this year: Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and My Chemical Romance. Also, Bono and The Edge talk about writing the score and lyrics for Broadway's troubled musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark." We'll take more Lil Wayne instead, please.