Musical group FUN. and three-time GRAMMY® Award winner Ne-Yo have been added to the lineup for THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE! — COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT®. They join previously announced performers Luke Bryan and three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning group Maroon 5. LL COOL J and Taylor Swift will co-host the one-hour concert special. The show, which will announce nominations in several categories as well as feature performances by past GRAMMY® Award winners and/or nominees, will take place live for the first time ever at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., Wednesday, Dec. 5 (live 10:00 – 11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT/9:00 PM, CT) on the CBS Television Network. Additional performers and presenters will be announced shortly.
Following the one-hour live broadcast, guests will experience a one-hour exclusive concert by Maroon 5. Tickets for THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE! — COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT® are on sale now and are available online at www.ticketmaster.com or via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at 800-745-3000.
This concert special marks the fifth time nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards® will be announced live on primetime television. Last year’s broadcast of the nominations special helped lead to increased ratings for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards, which attracted 39.9 million viewers, the largest GRAMMY audience since 1984 and the second-largest in history. The broadcast was also the biggest social event in the history of television at that time, drawing 13 million social media comments, with the conversation on Twitter reaching a record high at 160,341 tweets per minute during the live broadcast.
LL COOL J has hosted The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night since its inception in December 2008, and also hosted the annual GRAMMY Awards broadcast for the first time earlier this year. Swift co-hosted the first GRAMMY nominations special with LL COOL J in December 2008.
The road to Music’s Biggest Night begins with The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live! and culminates with the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10 and broadcast on CBS (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT).
The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ken Ehrlich is the executive producer. LL COOL J is producer.
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Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.
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For all those CBS Television Show fans, viewers and lovers, remember to tune in your TV sets to watch the finales of your favorite action, drama, comedy and reality season finales starting April 29 to May 17, 2012 on CBS. Please read exclusive summary of what will happen on each show finale.
On Thursday, March 22, 2012 CBS announced the dates and storylines for its 2011-12 series’ season finales. (All times are ET/PT.)
SUNDAY, APRIL 29
9:00-10:00 PM THE GOOD WIFE – Lockhart & Gardner faces its biggest challenge yet when Patti Nyholm (Martha Plimpton) returns, joining forces with Louis Canning (Michael J. Fox) to drive Alicia’s (Julianna Margulies) firm into bankruptcy.
SUNDAY, MAY 6
8:00-10:00 PM THE AMAZING RACE – After traveling five continents, 22 cities and nearly 40,000 miles, the series’ 20th installment concludes in a special two-hour season finale as the final four Teams race through Japan and onto Honolulu where one Team will win the $1 million prize. Hosted by Phil Keoghan. (Two Hours)
MONDAY, MAY 7
8:00-9:00 PM 2 BROKE GIRLS – Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline (Beth Behrs) use Caroline’s invite to a Manhattan gala as a means to meet Martha Stewart and present their cupcake business. Martha Stewart guest stars. (One Hour)
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9
10:00-11:00 PM CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION – When a friend of the Sheriff becomes a prime suspect in his wife’s brutal murder, the investigation’s political fallout reveals the truth behind Russell’s (Ted Danson) troubled history with Finlay (Elisabeth Shue). Also, an old foe of the CSIs resurfaces and threatens the team.
THURSDAY, MAY 10
8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY – Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) makes his final preparations to launch into space.
FRIDAY, MAY 11
8:00-9:00 PM UNDERCOVER BOSS – Jose Mas, the CEO of Mastec, one of the largest builders of telecommunication and energy systems in North America, goes undercover in his own company where he experiences a “jolting” revelation.
9:00-10:00 PM CSI: NY – When Mac (Gary Sinise) is shot, he finds himself in limbo as he fights for his life.
10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS – Frank (Tom Selleck) races against the clock when he learns there’s solid intel indicating a terrorist attack, but no indication of the place or means.
SUNDAY, MAY 13
8:00-10:00 PM SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD – In the two-hour season finale, the remaining castaways vie for the chance to be named Sole Survivor and take home the million-dollar grand prize. Hosted by Jeff Probst. (Two Hours)
10:00-11:00 PM SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD LIVE REUNION SHOW
MONDAY, MAY 14
8:00-9:00 PM HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER – On Barney’s (Neil Patrick Harris) wedding day, his wife is finally revealed, and the gang reminisces about the time they encouraged Ted to follow his heart and go after the one that got away. (One Hour)
9:00-9:30 PM TWO AND A HALF MEN – Jake (Angus T. Jones) graduates from school and makes a huge decision about what to do with his life.
9:30-10:00 PM MIKE & MOLLY – Will Mike (Billy Gardell) and Molly (Melissa McCarthy) finally make it down the aisle?
10:00-11:00 PM HAWAII FIVE-0 – Five-0 goes on a manhunt when one of their own is killed in the line of duty.
9:00-11:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES – The L.A. team is drawn into a deadly mind game against a master criminal motivated by revenge. (Two Hours)
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16
9:00-11:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS – When a federal bank is under attack, the BAU is called to negotiate a hostage situation. As events unfold in real-time, tensions rise as one of the team becomes a hostage. Also, Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster) says goodbye. (Two Hours)
THURSDAY, MAY 17
8:30-9:00 PM RULES OF ENGAGEMENT – Jen (Bianca Kajlich) volunteers to throw Audrey (Megyn Price) a baby shower, but puts the wrong date on the invitation; Jeff (Patrick Warburton) takes a liking to Audrey’s maternity clothes; and Russell (David Spade) accomplishes great things when he decides to give up women.
9:00-10:00 PM PERSON OF INTEREST – As the clock ticks down, Reese (Jim Caviezel) winds up trapped with his POI in the most heavily surveilled part of the city, forced to rely on the help of Finch (Michael Emerson), Carter (Taraji P. Henson) and Fusco (Kevin Chapman) to fend off the FBI, corrupt cops and a slew of old foes.
10:00-11:00 PM THE MENTALIST – After another failed attempt to defeat Red John, Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) hits rock bottom, finds a lover and shoots one of his own.
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