Pitbull To Host Live New Year's Eve Show On FOX
Posted by Joseph Lee on 05.12.2014
He's ready to un-mute New Year's Eve...
According to The Hollywood Reporter, FOX has signed a deal with Pitbull (real name Armando Christian Perez). The program, Pitbull's New Year's Revolution, begins at 8 PM on New Year's Eve live from Miami. Pitbull will perform and be joined by several big musicians and DJs. It will air during the network's primetime block for two hours and return after the news from 11 PM to 12:30 AM.
Pitbull said: "The world needs to get ready to un-mute New Year's Eve, because we are taking the party from the Big Apple to the Pineapple. New Year's Eve is officially in Miami and hosted by yours truly, Mr. Worldwide. P.S. Whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but whatever happens in Miami never happened, Daleee!"
Revolution will be produced by Pitbull's production company, Honey I'm Home, in association with Endemol Live. It's the latest project from Endemol North America, which is run by co-CEOs Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin. Abrego and Corwin signed an exclusive overall deal with Pitbull in January and became co-CEOs just seven months before. The New Year's special is their first collaboration with Pitbull and their first live special.
Abrego said: "Pitbull's New Year's Revolution is the start of a new tradition, as people around the globe gather for the biggest celebration of the year. This special will be unlike anything else you have ever seen on television and we are thrilled to be partnering with Honey I'm Home."
Corwin added: "Launching Endemol Live reflects a larger plan to continue to evolve Endemol North America into a studio for next-generation success and profitability. We look forward to partnering with Fox on our first Endemol Live presentation."
Pitbull has sold over five million albums and has #1 hits in over fifteen countries. His videos have been viewed over three billion times and has 16.5 million Twitter followers.
FOX's executive VP of alternative entertainment SImon Andreae concluded: "Pitbull is one of the most charismatic entertainers in the world. We are thrilled he has chosen Fox as the home from which to launch this New Year's Revolution. This event will be packed with chart-topping acts and can't-miss surprises. With Pitbull in charge, it's sure to be the hottest party on the planet."