#Steve Harvey is slated to host the #New Year’s Eve special on Fox network, a new offering to both local and international viewers. The show will be aired live from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. and from 11 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. on December 31, Deadline reported.

The show will be called “Fox’s New Year’s Eve with Steve Harvey: Live From Times Square.” Harvey will also join surprise musical performers, celebrities and other personalities who will be revealed during the event. Together, they will wrap up this year and welcome the New Year.

There will be a delayed telecast in the other time zones as well. Furthermore, this New Year’s Eve special will be produced by IMG, the talent agency that has been partnered with Fox.

Replacing Pitbull’s show

International singer Pitbull has been hosting the network’s New Year’s Eve special since 2014. Usually held in his hometown in Miami, “Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution” has been gracing America’s celebrations at midnight for several years before the network decided to replace this with Harvey’s stint.

In 2016, Pitbull was joined by fellow celebrities such as Queen Latifah and Snoop Dog. During the previous editions, the show also featured Timbaland, some actors from hit TV series “Empire,” Salt-N-Pepa, and Sean “P-Diddy” Combs.

Fox first had this kind of programming in 2004 before having Pitbull as a regular host. The rapper’s gig has gained high ratings among household viewers but still lagged behind the program hosted by Ryan Seacrest which happened during the same timeslot.

Harvey’s appearance is expected to compete with CNN’s version of this kind of programming. The cable news network earlier announced that it is tapping Bravo network personality Andy Cohen to co-host the show with news correspondent and anchor Anderson Cooper. Cohen has replaced Kathy Griffin amid a controversial exchange of tirades against each other regarding this project. Griffin was “fired” from the program after her controversial act that featured president Donald Trump with a decapitated head.

After Miss Universe

Steve Harvey’s appearance on this special will be his biggest project after Miss Universe 2017 on November 26. He will return to host the worldwide event alongside IMG model Ashley Graham who will take charge of backstage commentary.

This comedian and talk show host currently headlines other programs such as “#Little Big Shots,” “Steve,” “Family Feud,” “Celebrity Family Feud,” “Steve Harvey’s Funderdome,” and “Little Big Shots: Forever Young.” He will welcome 2018 with good news as he is also set to return to “Showtime at the Apollo” as host scheduled to make its premiere on Fox.