We finally have some deets on the Carrie Underwood holiday special Nigel Lythgoe and Adam Shankman are producing for Fox television.
And the news is awesome. David Cook will be one of her special guests! Hooray! Brad Paisley and the fabulous Dolly Parton will also be joining Carrie on her first-ever TV special.
via Futon Critic:
LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) — FOX has locked down its December plans, which include a new special from “American Idol” alum Carrie Underwood as well as the fall finales of “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Glee.”
“Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special” (working title) is set to premiere on Monday, December 7 at 8:00/7:00c with a rebroadcast also set for Tuesday, December 22 at 8:00/7:00c. The two-hour event will feature appearances by Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley and David Cook with additional performers to be announced.
Glee will wrap its initial 13-episode run on Wednesday, December 9 at 9:00/8:00c and the So You Think You Can Dance two-part season finale is scheduled for Tuesday, December 15 (8:00-9:00 PM ET) and Wednesday, December 16 (8:00-10:00 PM ET).
Carrie and Cook–together! Yay.
Update: Even more deets from the Hollywood Reporter:
Underwood will perform previous hits, holiday classics and songs from her upcoming album and participate in comedy bits.
Musical guests signed so far to join her on stage include Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley — her co-host at the 2008 and the upcoming 2009 CMA Awards — and David Cook, last year’s “Idol” winner.
“Seinfeld” alumna Carol Leifer, former “Frasier” exec producer Jeffrey Richman and actor/writer Seth Morris are penning sketches for the special. It is is being produced by Big Red 2 Entertainment, the joint venture between Lythgoe and Fuller named after the red-colored jerseys of the Brits’ favorite soccer teams, Manchester United (Fuller) and Liverpool (Lythgoe).
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