Jenny McCarthy will not co-host New Year's Eve broadcast in Times Square after 10 years on air

Who will co-host this year's New Year's Eve broadcast on ABC with Ryan Seacrest?

That's not clear yet, but we do know it won't be Jenny McCarthy, who's co-anchored alongside Seacrest for the past decade. McCarthy appeared on "Live with Kelly and Ryan" Tuesday to confirm she'll be absent from the festivities come December 31.

According to McCarthy, she decided to back out of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" after her 17-year-old son asked if the family could "please stay home this year," adding that pretty soon, once he turns 18, "he's going to want nothing to do with me."

PHOTOS: Jenny McCarthy through the years

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UNITED STATES - MARCH 18: Jenny McCarthy (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
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UNITED STATES - MARCH 18: Jenny McCarthy (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
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Jenny McCarthy at the Leo Carillo Beach in Malibu, California (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Jenny McCarthy during 'Evita' Los Angeles Premiere at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
American MTV presenter and model Jenny McCarthy at the MTV Awards ceremony at the Filaforum near Milan. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Jenny McCarthy during 13th Annual Carousel of Hope Ball Benefiting Childrens Diabetes at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
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Jenny McCarthy during The Event To Prevent: A Benefit Concert to Launch The Candie's Foundation at Roseland Ballroom in New York City, New York, United States. ***Exclusive*** (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
(Original Caption) Arrival of Jenny McCarthy. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
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Jenny McCarthy arriving at the MTV 20th Anniversary party, 'MTV20: Live and Almost Legal' at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on 8/1/01. Photo by Evan Agostini/ImageDirect
Jenny McCarthy during Premiere of Jackass: The Movie at Cinerama Dome in Beverly Hills, CA, United States. (Photo by Chris Weeks/FilmMagic)
Jenny McCarthy and husband John Asher during The 3rd Annual DVD Exclusive Awards at The Wiltern Theater LG in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage)
Jenny McCarthy arrives at the 31st Annual American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Actress Jenny McCarthy arrives at the VH1 Big In 2004 Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium. (Photo by Paul Mounce/Corbis via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 18: Actress Jenny McCarthy arrives at the LG All-Star Poker Showdown and Party at the Palms Casino Resort December 18, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McCarthy served as one of the hosts for about 50 poker players and celebrities as they competed in a high-stakes poker tournament to win an LG Electronics makeover for their home. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Jenny McCarthy during ABC Family Stars Celebrate the '25 Days of Christmas' Winter Wonderland Event at The Rock Center Cafe at Rockefeller Center in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jemal Countess/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 13: Actress Jenny McCarthy at Sapphire Gentlemen's Club 5 Year Anniversary on December 13, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 17: Actors Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy arrive to the Los Angeles premiere of 'Yes Man' at the Mann Village Theater on December 17, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 07: Actress Jenny McCarthy attends the ABC Family's world record elf party to promote Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe at Bryant Park on December 7, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
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THE VIEW - Pro-football player DeSean Jackson guest co-hosts; Jackson is reunited with PA teen Nadin Khoury whom he first met on The View in 2011 to discuss their anti-bullying efforts; Dr. Mehmet Oz (The Dr. Oz Show); Kiss & Tell with Jenny featuring Greg Behrendt and his wife Amira Ruotola-Behrendt (authors, Its Just a F***ing Date) airing Friday, January 31, 2014 on ABC's 'The View.' 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Heidi Gutman/ABC via Getty Images) DESEAN JACKSON, JENNY MCCARTHY, GREG BEHRENDT, AMIRA RUOTOLA-BEHRENDT
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Jenny McCarthy attends New Year's Eve 2012 in Times Square on December 31, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 29: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS SPECIAL RATES APPLY) Actress Jenny McCarthy (L) and 2012 Playboy Playmate of the Year Jaclyn Swedberg appear at Andrea's at Encore Las Vegas on March 29, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny Mccarthy attend Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014 on December 31, 2013 in New York, New York. (Photo by Roger Kisby/DCNYRE2014/Getty Images for DCP)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Actress Jenny McCarthy hosts 'Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's EveÓ at Times Square on December 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Host Jenny McCarthy speaks on camera at the Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016 on December 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/DCNYRE2016/Getty Images for dcp)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 02: Jenny McCarthy seen leaving her Sirius XM Radio station on December 02, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Jenny McCarthy attends Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve in Times Square on December 31, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Actress Jenny McCarthy arrives at the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy attend the Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 on December 31, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for dick clark productions)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 30: SiriusXM host Jenny McCarthy poses for a photo at the SiriusXM Studios on November 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Host Jenny McCarthy at Jenny McCarthy Show at SiriusXM Studios on September 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Jenny McCarthy attends the Annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald, BGC and GFI at Cantor Fitzgerald on September 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)
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Another factor in the switch is McCarthy's "Masked Singer" schedule: Season 3 of the show, which features McCarthy as a judge, will film in December and January. The (inarguably bizarre) reality show aired season 1 in early 2019 and is currently airing season 2, so production is moving rapidly.

During the yearly New Year's Eve broadcast, McCarthy always shares a midnight kiss with husband Donnie Wahlberg — so this year, that smooch will take place inside their Chicago home.

The drama-free announcement was a clear contrast to 2017's messy fallout on CNN, when longtime co-host Kathy Griffin was axed from her spot alongside Anderson Cooper. Griffin was replaced by Andy Cohen, who is expected to return for the third time this winter.

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: (L-R) Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin host 'New Year's Eve Live' on CNN during New Year's Eve 2017 in Times Square on December 31, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains profanity.) Anderson Cooper (L) and Kathy Griffin attend Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest in Times Square on December 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper host CNN's 'New Year's Eve Live' at Times Square on December 31, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: Host Anderson Cooper (L) and comedian Kathy Griffin speak on stage during CNN Heroes 2015 - Show at American Museum of Natural History on November 17, 2015 in New York City. 25619_022 (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for CNN)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: (L-R) Kelly Ripa, Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper attend CNN Heroes 2015 - Show at American Museum of Natural History on November 17, 2015 in New York City. 25619_022 (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for CNN)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: Host Anderson Cooper (L) and comedian Kathy Griffin speak on stage during CNN Heroes 2015 - Show at American Museum of Natural History on November 17, 2015 in New York City. 25619_022 (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for CNN)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 18: Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper attend the 2014 CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute at American Museum of Natural History on November 18, 2014 in New York City. 25214_002_0361.JPG (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for CNN)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Andy Cohen, Anderson Cooper, Kathy Griffin and Gloria Steinem attend Kathy Griffin's Carnegie Hall Performance official after party hosted by Anderson Cooper at Trattoria Dell Arte Restaurant on November 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - DECEMBER 31: Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper speak at Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013 in Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/DCNYRE2013/Getty Images for DCP)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: TV personalities Kathy Griffin (L) and Anderson Cooper walk at New Year's Eve 2013 in Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
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