They were testing the New Year’s Eve ball today in Times Square ahead of Sunday’s celebrations, but the real spectacle was happening on the streets. With big NYE specials in the final stages, networks are gearing up for an anticipated unruly night. The signature global New Year’s event for decades, up to a million people could swarm Times Square on Sunday to bring in 2024. Contacted by Deadline, both networks deferred to the NYPD and the city on security matters arising out of the situation in the Middle East. “A lot can happen, we are prepared.”Restrictions on what can and cannot be brought into Times Square as well as road closures go into effect Sunday morning – AKA lose the backpack.