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Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden will be on hand to help ring in the New Year.

The President-elect and future first lady will make a special appearance on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2021 Thursday night, speaking with host Ryan Seacrest for "their last interview of the year." The couple will deliver "a special message of hope, unity and best wishes for the year ahead," according to a press release.

“In a year marked with many challenges, we are honored that President-elect Joe Biden and Dr. Biden will join America’s most-watched tradition — Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve — to share an inspiring message as we come together to close out 2020 and look ahead with hope to 2021,” dick clark productions president Amy Thurlow and Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment president Craig Erwich said in a joint statement.

Like many events throughout 2020, this year's New Year's Rockin' Eve — the 49th iteration of the popular special — will look a bit different, with Times Square closed to the public due to the pandemic. However, the festivities will go on: Lucy Hale and Billy Porter are hosting this year's special alongside Seacrest, with Ciara covering festivities in Los Angeles. Jennifer Lopez will headline the musical performances from New York, joined by Porter, Cyndi Lauper, Jimmie Allen, and Machine Gun Kelly. Miley CyrusMegan Thee StallionNellyMaluma, and Doja Cat will perform on the West Coast.

New Year's Rockin' Eve kicks off at 8 p.m. ET Thursday on ABC.

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