or


[11/15/11 - 10:05 AM]
NBC Rings in the Holidays With Grammy Award Winning Singer Michael Buble in His First Holiday Christmas Special, "A Michael Buble Christmas," on Tuesday, December 6th from 8-9 PM ET
Justin Bieber, Kellie Pickler, Thalia, Oscar the Grouch, The Puppini Sisters and Naturally 7 are among those featured.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC RINGS IN THE HOLIDAYS WITH GRAMMY AWARD WINNING SINGER MICHAEL BUBLÉ IN HIS FIRST HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, "A MICHAEL BUBLÉ CHRISTMAS," ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6TH FROM 8-9 PM ET

Justin Bieber, Kellie Pickler, Thalia, Oscar the Grouch, The Puppini Sisters, Naturally 7 and others will join Bublé as he sings holiday classics

NEW YORK - November 15, 2011 - Michael Bublé will host his first holiday Christmas show in a star studded special airing on Tuesday, December 6th from 8-9 pm ET. The multi-Grammy Award winning Canadian will sing songs from his new Christmas album including such classics as "White Christmas, "Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Feliz Navidad," and "Jingle Bells," and will be joined by guest stars Justin Bieber, Kellie Pickler, Thalia, Oscar the Grouch, The Puppini Sisters and Naturally 7. The special will also include comedy shorts featuring Michael and NBC stars Tracy Morgan ("30 Rock") and Ed Helms ("The Office").

"I'm truly excited to be sharing my favorite time of year with millions of people" said Bublé. "Doing this Christmas special is a long-time dream of mine."

"We are very excited to partner with Michael Buble on his first holiday special," said Doug Vaughan, SVP of Special Programs and Late Night for NBC. "We invite our viewers to ring in this holiday season with this incredibly talented performer."

"A Michael Buble Christmas" is produced by Brad Lachman Productions ("Christmas in Rockefeller Center," "The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade"), and Electus ("Fashion Star," "Mob Wives").

"We could not be more excited to partner with NBC and Michael Bublé to bring this all-star Christmas special to audiences this holiday season," said Ben Silverman, Founder of Electus.

Bublé's lifelong dream of creating an album to honor his favorite holiday was realized with the recently released CD "Christmas" which entered the Billboard Top 200 charts at No. 3. The multi-Grammy Award winning artist's previous CD "Crazy Love" sold seven million copies worldwide and won two Grammy Awards in 2011 for Best Traditional Pop Vocal album and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for his No. 1 self-penned single, "Haven't Met You Yet". Bublé also wrote two previous Number One singles, "Everything" and "Home". The Vancouver native's recent "Crazy Love" Tour sold out 80 cities and was seen by over a million people in the US alone. A superstar in his native Canada as well, Bublé is the recipient of 10 Juno Awards including a Juno Album of The Year for "It's Time." In less than a decade, Michael Bublé's international record sales have topped 30 million. Bublé arrived on the music scene nine years ago with the release of his self-titled debut cd which was followed up by the multi-platinum "It's Time". He also performed at the 2010 Olympics Ceremony which was seen by an audience of over one billion people.

ABOUT THE GUESTS:

Justin Bieber - Justin's latest album, "Under the Mistletoe" is his third #1 album debut in just 18 months! It follows "My World 2.0" (April, 2010) and "Never Say Never: The Remixes" (February, 2011). "Never Say Never: The Remixes" was the accompaniment to Justin's concert documentary film "Never Say Never" which went on to become the highest grossing concert film in US history. "Under the Mistletoe," Justin's first Christmas album, features duets with Mariah Carey (on her # 1 holiday classic, "All I Want for Christmas is You"); Usher on "The Christmas Song" ("Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire"); Boyz II Men on "Fa La La"; Busta Rhymes on "Drummer Boy"; and The Band Perry on "Home This Christmas." Justin has sold over 11 million albums worldwide to date, and has amassed over 2.2 billion video views on YouTube, over 36 million Facebook fans and has more than 13 million Twitter followers.

Kellie Pickler - Kellie's first two albums quickly established her as both a singer and songwriter to be reckoned with co-writing her hits "Red High Heels," I Wonder" and the Top 10 hit "Best Days of Your Life" which sold more than one million single downloads. Each album showed growth not only as an artist but also as a woman. It starts with talent, drive and star quality, that undefinable but clearly identifiable trait she possess in abundance. She combines beauty, wit, humor and guilelessness in a way that attracted fans from her first days in the national spotlight, and she has proven over and over that there is a great deal of substance under the blond-haired, light-hearted exterior. Kellie returns with "Tough" her first new single in more than a year, and Her third album, "100 Proof" is set for release on January 24.

Thalia - A dynamic singer, gifted actress and inspired businesswoman, Thalia Sodi, better known to her countless fans as just Thalia, is an international superstar. This beloved Latina's career has spun almost three decades, which began when she was just 9 years old. She has sold over 40 million records worldwide. She has had 15 top 10 singles, 6 of which went to number one. Thalia has received numerous awards and accolades including, 2 Latin Billboard awards and several Premios Juventud awards. She is considered Mexico's most famous telenovela actress with legions of followers from the Americas to Europe to Asia and the Far East. She has been named one of People Magazine's Most Beautiful (Mas Bellos) a record eight times. Thalia is a spokesperson for the March of Dimes and is a supporter of such non-profit organizations as The Robin Hood Foundation, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and most recently Casita Maria, an afterschool program and facility serving primarily Hispanic children of the South Bronx.

Oscar the Grouch - "Sesame Street's," Oscar the Grouch, despises all things nice and sweet. He loves collecting junk, standing in line, arguing, rainy days, and anchovy milk shakes.

The Puppini Sisters - The Puppini Sisters - real names Stephanie O'Brien, Marcella Puppini and Kate Mullins - have always had a fascination with the idols and history of early Hollywood, but the rearrangements and vivacity that the classically trained performers have brought to the album ensures each classic number is being heard here as if for the very first time. The glamour and lights of Hollywood's golden age are celebrated with the Puppini Sisters' new album, which was released on November 7 via Verve. "Hollywood" is a gloriously evocative record that pays homage to the music of the silver screen in the Puppini Sisters' inimitably stylish manner that has been dazzling audiences worldwide since the release of their debut album, 2006's "Betcha Bottom Dollar."

Naturally 7 - Naturally 7 has a distinct a cappella style they call "vocal play". With the unique ability to blend their rich harmonies and replicate the sound of instruments, Naturally 7 have gone from quiet success in Europe to the world stage. Their music incorporates a range of styles from R&B to pop, gospel to jazz. The groundbreaking "Ready II Fly" CD featuring the now famous Paris subway YouTube hit, "Feel It (In the Air Tonight)" led to the much-coveted opening slot for Michael Bublé for the past 3 years. They have been invited to perform at the prestigious Royal Variety Performance, the TED conference, BET Honors and at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Week celebrations. Naturally 7 has also teamed up with Quincy Jones and Ludacris for Quincy's CD, "Soul Bossa Nostra". The group has released 6 CD's including "Wall of Sound", "Vocal Play" and "Christmas: A Love Story".

About Electus:

Electus is the first integrated multimedia entertainment studio to unite producers, creators, advertisers and distributors under one roof and produce all forms of content for distribution across a variety of platforms around the world. Headed by Ben Silverman, in partnership with IAC (NASDAQ: IACI), the company connects advertisers, distributors and content creators early on in the development process, enabling marketers and advertisers to be a true partner in campaigns and content creation. Electus/Engine Distribution, Electus' global distribution arm, will retain all international distribution rights. For more information on Electus, visit www.electus.com.

For more information on the "A Michael Bublé Christmas" visit NBC.com's "Movies & Specials" site: http://www.nbc.com/specials.

Please follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NBC and on Twitter at @NBC.





  [november 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· 30 ROCK (NBC)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)





[07/29/14 - 04:58 PM]
Tiger Woods to Appear in First-Ever Exclusive Interview with FOX Sports, Tonight on FOX Sports 1
Woods discussed a range of topics over the course of the conversation, including where he is both mentally and physically at this stage of his return.

[07/29/14 - 03:39 PM]
TV Land Picks Up 10 Episodes of "The Gaffigan Show" Starring Comedian Jim Gaffigan
Ashley Williams, Adam Goldberg and Michael Ian Black also star in the project, which was previously set up at CBS.

[07/29/14 - 02:44 PM]
"Laughs," A Weekly Roundup of the Best Stand-Up Comedy in America, Premieres This Saturday, August 2nd on the Fox Television Stations
Steve Hofstetter hosts the series, which will share the funniest, laugh-out-loud moments from comedy clubs in Los Angeles, Washington DC, New York, Phoenix, Houston, Louisville, Chicago and more!

[07/29/14 - 01:27 PM]
Syfy's "12 Monkeys" to Commence Series Production in Toronto
The network also confirms additional casting, inking Tom Noonan and Emily Hampshire for recurring roles.

[07/29/14 - 12:57 PM]
VH1's "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" Is on Fire! All-New Episode Airing on a Special Night: Thursday, July 30th 8:00 PM ET/PT
Said installment will then encore in its regular time period on Monday, August 4 at 8:00/7:00c.

[07/29/14 - 12:52 PM]
Shawn Doyle Tapped as a Recurring Guest Star in USA Network's Globe-Trotting Espionage Drama "Covert Affairs"
He'll play Aleksandre Belenko, a Georgian diplomat educated in the U.S. and celebrated for his work with charitable organizations worldwide.

[07/29/14 - 12:35 PM]
FXX Sets Premiere Date for "The League" Season 6
The series will return on Wednesday, September 3 at 10:00/9:00c followed by new episodes of "Ali G Rezurection."

[07/29/14 - 12:02 PM]
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers to Perform on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Thursday, July 31 on ABC
That evening, Kimmel will also welcome actress Kerry Washington from ABC's "Scandal."

[07/29/14 - 11:33 AM]
"The World Dog Awards" Makes Its Television Debut in January, 2015 on The CW
For the first time, dogs will be celebrated for their work in entertainment, health services and the military, along with everyday dogs who found fame on the internet.

[07/29/14 - 10:45 AM]
"Does Someone Have to Go?" Will Air on CNBC on August 20
The short-lived FOX series will rebroadcast on the network beginning on said Wednesday at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/29/14 - 10:34 AM]
NBC's Summer Hit "America's Got Talent" Adds Voting and Instant Save on Google Search Starting Tonight July 29 and 30
The new "Snapple Save" in the results shows completely changes the game in how fans choose the fate of the acts.

[07/29/14 - 10:34 AM]
"Anger Management" Partners with "Partners" Beginning Monday, August 4 on FX
Both Lionsgate-produced comedies will air back-to-back episodes for five consecutive weeks.

[07/29/14 - 10:28 AM]
Original Unscripted Series "Parents Just Don't Understand" to Premiere August 23 on the Hub Network
The unique reality series gives real kids and their parents a chance to find out what it feels like to be in the other person's shoes.

[07/29/14 - 10:25 AM]
American Heroes Channel Celebrates Best July Ever in Prime and Total Day Delivery Among P2+ and HH
American Heroes Channel spins the numbers for the month to date.

[07/29/14 - 10:00 AM]
VH1 Picks Up "Hit the Floor" for a Third Season
Season 3 of VH1's "Hit the Floor" is expected to premiere in May 2015 with 10 new episodes.