New Years with Cooper and Griffin was a ratings bonanza for CNN and expanded in length over the years so that the 2016 edition started at 8:00 PM ET. A CNN spokesperson did not respond as to whether this year’s edition will start at the same time.
While this will be the first year for Cohen and Cooper to co-host New Years Eve, it will not be their first time co-hosting together. The two have gone on tour as AC2 since 2015.
“Andy is the life of the party wherever he goes, and what bigger party is there than New Year’s Eve? It is going to be a blast!” Cooper said in a statement.
Cohen added, “I’ve been friends with Anderson for twenty-five years. We’ve travelled the world together and performed in 30 plus cities with “AC2″ and it’s all led to this one huge night.”
Recently, Brooke Baldwin and Don Lemon have contributed coverage from New Orleans and acted as secondary co-hosts throughout the evening with their presence growing over the years. A CNN spokesperson did not respond as to whether they would appear again this year.