With Andy Cohen stepping as Anderson Cooper's co-host after Kathy Griffin was ousted from CNN, many on social media prayed for her return. Though A&A are best friends in real life, fans weren't seeing that at home, calling their banter "awkward" and "cringeworthy" on Twitter.
Here's a sampling of the social media roasting:
Tuned into #CNNNYE for a few minutes and there's absolutely no chemistry between Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper. @kathygriffin was soooooo much better, funnier, relatively edgier...she deserved a raise for carrying the show, not to be blackballed. pic.twitter.com/8kj5gVG4zP
Anderson and Andy might be best friends but they suck as a hosting team. Cohen goes on and on like a 10 year old girl. I wish he would go pee and send Kathy Griffin in. Anderson obviously misses her. #CNNNYE
The two appeared in Nashville during the CNN show, where Nicole Kidman threw some shade at Cohen when he asked about her awkward clap at the Oscars. "I wish that there were more important things to be concerned about instead of clapping. That would be what I would say," she responded, before trying to divert attention to the crowd behind her instead.
They brought a little naughty banter to the show as well, when Keith Urban revealed what presents he got his wife for Christmas. "I gave Nic a backpack, some amazing jewelry, and umm, things we can't talk about," he said.
Urban also reportedly joked, "Well, there's only one ball dropping tonight!" when asked how cold it was in Tennessee, prompting Kidman to say she was "taking over" the interview from there.
Faring better on CNN was Randi Kaye, who was sent to Denver to cover the holiday aboard a Canni-bus. The party was packed with weed lovers, one of whom was sporting a gas mask bong which Kaye lit on air.
It's worth noting that marijuana use is legal in Denver, but it was still quite a sight for people watching at home.
Britney Spears started trending during both of what appeared to be pre-taped performances on ABC's "New Year's Rockin' Eve." First, she "sang" "Work Bitch" before midnight, before returning to the stage for "Toxic" after the ball dropped.
Though she looked flawless as ever, she continued her trend of lip-synching and, at one point, was even spotted with what looked like green gum inside her mouth.
Mariah Carey also performed on ABC, though - unlike Britney - her performance was live. After the massive debacle that was her 2016 NYE gig on the same show, Carey was out for redemption, and she got it.
The singer hit the stage to sing both "Vision of Love" and "Hero," sounding great for both of them. Between songs, there were some classic Carey diva antics as well, as she complained about the lack of hot tea.
"I was told there would be tea. Oh, it's a disaster!" she exclaimed. "Okay, well we'll just have to rough it. I'm gonna be like everybody else with no hot tea."
And like that, a meme was born.
Ugh don't you hate it when you have to be just like 'everybody else' with no hot tea
And last, but not least, Maria Menounos had a surprise wedding during Fox's New Year's Eve coverage with Steve Harvey.
Six months after having surgery to remove a brain tumor, the TV host tied the knot with boyfriend of 20 years Kevin Undergaro on live television. Maria wore a gorgeous, strapless lace gown from Pronovias for the ceremony, which Harvey officiated, while both of their parents watched on the sidelines.
Menounos revealed her wedding plans to her parents, Constantine and Litsa Menounos - who is battling stage-4 brain cancer - during an emotional moment in the telecast.
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See all the photos from their televised "I dos" below: