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Video: Local TV Station's Disastrous New Year's Eve Live Show

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Local independent station KDOC-TV certainly started off 2013 with a bang, specifically in the form of the bomb known as "First Night," their live New Year's Eve programming.

Channel 56, based in the OC but hailing themselves as an L.A. station, put together a NYE show hosted by funnyman Jamie Kennedy, who seemed to struggle, along with most of the folks involved in the production, with the notion of live TV. Hence this compilation of fails via YouTube that includes the many f-bombs dropped live on air, the camera flubs, some "underboob" views, Macy Gray unable to tell time while on stage, and the final fail: a brawl.

Folks were pretty peeved about Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper's shenanigans on CNN, but their antics pale in comparison to this hot mess that aired here in L.A.

Happy New Year, indeed. KDOC may want to consider putting "improve how we do live entertainment broadcasts" on their list of New Year's resolutions for 2013.

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UPDATE 1/3: The original video was been taken down, so we've replaced it with a new one.

Jamie Kennedy Explains His Live TV Disaster On New Year's Eve: 'It Was Totally Supposed To Be Like That'