50 Pop Culture Events to Get You Excited for 2020

Taylor Swift, Nick Jonas, Jennifer Lopez, Hilary Duff and more celebrities are making us extra excited for a brand-new year. Find out why in our 2020 preview.

By Mike Vulpo, Cassie Esparza Dec 31, 2019 11:00 AMTags
Pop Culture Events in 2020, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, Hilary Duff, Joanna Gaines, Nick Jonas Getty Images; Melissa Herwitt/E! Illustration

It's time to say hello to a new decade!

As the holiday season is wrapping up, we cannot help but get excited for everything that comes with a brand new year.

There's already so much anticipation for this year's award season, and we can't wait to see some of our favorite stars take home Hollywood's biggest awards. If you're more into music, maybe this holiday season brought you a pair of tickets to see your favorite musician on his or her's upcoming 2020 tour.

Whether you're an avid fan of pop culture or simply ready for some nostalgia, this upcoming year will also bring back some of TV's most iconic shows—we've missed you Lizzie McGuire—for a much needed reunion.

It's already looking like the start of another roaring 20's!

But ‘till the clock strikes 12, take a look at the 50 pop culture events that will have people talking all year long.

Married at First Sight Returns

January 1: For the first time ever, Lifetime will follow 10(!) individuals who decide to get Married at First Sight. After eight weeks, the five couples will have to decide if they want to stay married or get a divorce. Spoiler alert: The Kinetic Content reality show has provided more than a few success stories.

Oprah's 2020 Vision Tour

January 4: Oprah Winfrey is traveling the country and guiding attendees through a series of self-reflections, leading to a personal 2020 action plan. Special guests like Lady Gaga and Michelle Obama will join in and an inspiring speaker will energize audiences with tools and insights to move them toward their healthiest and best lives. 

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt's Reunion

January 5: Although the iconic Hollywood couple broke up back in the '90s, we simply cannot let them go! Both actors are nominated at this year's 2020 Golden Globes, so we can only keep our fingers crossed for a long-awaited reunion.

E! News Returns

January 6: After a move from the west to the east coast, E! News will return with new hosts Lilliana Vazquez and Scott Tweedie. The new morning show will keep its focus on pop culture, lifestyle and all things entertainment.

Intimate Knowledge Podcast Debuts

January 6: iHeartRadio, which is No. 1 for podcasts, debuts their latest program titled Intimate Knowledge. Featuring Brooke Burke, Real Housewives of Orange County's Meghan King Edmonds and Lila Darville, the podcast will explore sex, intimacy, relationships, marriage and so much more.

Peter Weber Becomes The Bachelor

January 6: After facing a heartbreak that left all of Bachelor Nation in shock, Peter is ready to find love again. The airline pilot will make his debut as the new Bachelor and we can't wait for all the ups and downs to come.

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Premieres

January 7:  In NBC's new show, Zoey Clarke—played by Jane Levy—starts to hear the desires of those around her through songs. Starring Pitch Perfect's Skylar Astin and Glee's Alex Newell, the show is sure to be the next musical hit!

Selena Gomez's New Album

January 10:  The beloved pop star will release her latest album titled Rare. In the weeks leading up to the big reveal, Selena released two singles including "Lose You To Love Me" and "Look At Her Now," which she performed at the 2019 American Music Awards.

Tan France's Collaboration WIth EyeBuyDirect

January 13: Celebrity stylist and Queer Eye star Tan France will collaborate with EyeBuyDirect on a collection of eyewear centered on uplifting messages of inclusivity. Tan's collaboration also encourages shoppers to embrace their originality and express themselves with complimentary eyewear.

Taylor Swift: Miss Americana Premieres

January 23:  2019 came with many ups and downs for the "Lover" singer,  but 2020 is looking epic! Taylor's first documentary, which will premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival before hitting Netflix, will show how she's changed not only as a performer, but as a woman. And no…we can't calm down!

Billie Eilish at the Grammys

January 26: The 17-year-old singer scored a whopping six nominee's for music's biggest night. We're definitely rooting for the "bad guy" singer to take home one (or more!) of the coveted trophies.

Ryan Hurd's Headlining Tour

January 30: Before he officially becomes a parent with wife Maren Morris, the "To a T" country singer will kick off his headlining Platonic tour. Bring your cowboy hats and boots for a rockin' good night of music.

Luann de Lesseps' New Song

January 2020: The Real Housewives of New York star will be releasing a track called "Viva La Diva" to kick off her new cabaret show F, Marry Kill. "It's an amazing song," Luann teased to People. "It's totally different from anything I've done before, but still very much me. I can't wait for people to hear it."

BTS' New Campaign

January 2020: The global superstars will appear in a FILA ad campaign, which is set to launch in early 2020. "We decided to offer a surprise sneak peek of the campaign,
in an effort to express our appreciation to the support," a FILA spokesperson shared with E! News. "With an undeniable synergy between FILA and BTS and the positive feedback we've received from consumers, we look forward to sharing more in the coming year." 

Top Chef All Stars Premieres

March 19: Your favorite chefs from years past including Jennifer Carroll and Brian Malarkey will return to compete in a special season. Plus, Bravo is teaming up with Universal Studios Hollywood for the first-ever Bravo's Top Chef Food & Wine festival on March 19-20. 

Super Bowl Halftime Show

February 2: The NFL's 2020 Super Bowl will be all about the girl power! Renowned singers Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will take the stage during the Pepsi halftime show and we can't wait to see what this power duo brings to the house!

2020 Oscars

February 9:  After a host-less 2019 Oscars amidst the Kevin Hart controversy, we can't wait to see what this year's show has in store. And while nominations have yet to be revealed, it's hard not to be excited for Hollywood's biggest award show of the year.

NBA All-Star 2020 Game

February 16: Chicago natives Chance The Rapper and Common will headline musical performances at the 2020 NBA All-Star Game. As for the basketball game, it will reach fans in more than 200 countries.

Nick Jonas Joins The Voice

February 24: Although we will definitely miss fellow coach Gwen Stefani, we can't wait to see Nick in the big red chair for NBC's hit show.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Tequila

March 2020: It's almost here! The Rock will be rolling out his highly-anticipated new tequila, Teremana. "Our goal is to create a tequila that is the best of quality and taste, but done the right way—by hand," the actor previously teased on Instagram.

Carrie Underwood's New Book

March 3: The American Idol winner's upcoming book will share secrets for fitting diet and exercise into a packed routine. Find Your Path is also packed with meal plans, recipes, weekly workout programs and guidelines for keeping a weekly food and workout journal. It also introduces readers to Carrie's signature Fit52 workout.

Jonas Brothers Release a Memoir

March 17: Nick, Kevin and Joe Jonas are ready to tell their story in BLOOD, a memoir that details the incredible true story of the Jonas Brothers, from the band's creation, phenomenal rise to superstardom, break up at the height of their fame and now reunification. 

Supernatural's Final Season

March 18: After 14 seasons of following the Winchester brothers through their fantastical lives, the beloved sci-fi show will come to a close. The series will end its 15th season amounting to over 320 episodes of mystery, action and terrors beyond this world.

Live Action Mulan

March 27: Fans have been waiting for years to see this classic Disney movie come to life. Liu Yifei will be leading the live-adaptation as Mulan, and we can't wait to see the brave warrior make her way back to the big screen.

Pussycat Dolls Reunion Tour

April 5:  After an iconic X Factor appearance, The Pussycat Dolls announced the first dates of their U.K. reunion tour. The girl group will hit cities from Dublin to London and we can't wait to see what they'll get up to now that they're all grown up!

Wendy's Breakfast

Spring 2020: Wendy's promises to deliver a better, bolder breakfast nationwide. The menu features signature items that takes the best of Wendy's and creatively delivers them to fans for breakfast. Signature items include the Breakfast Baconator, Frosty-ccino, Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit and Seasoned Potatoes.

Planet Hollywood Cancun Opens

Spring 2020: Wanna getaway? Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun is set to open its doors and offer guests of all ages an upscale and unforgettable all-inclusive vacation.

Coachella 2020

April 10-12: Although there's no line-up for the iconic music festival just yet, we know this year's gonna be a good one! Between the fashion, star-studded parties and epic musical guests, there is something for everyone in the desert.

Harry Styles Kicks Off Tour

April 15: Harry will be performing in cities all over the world in support of his newest album Fine Line. We can't wait to see the former One Direction singer back on the stage! 

Stagecoach 2020

April 24-26: The country music festival will be back and better than ever with headliners like Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett and Eric Church. Grab your cowboy boots and get ready for the throw down of the year!

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So, anybody else really excited for what's to come? Pop culture fans: We have a lot to look forward to!

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