CBS will offer a host of special programs of interest to theatre fans through the end of the year.
The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS, featuring portions of the 91st annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, will be broadcast live from New York City November 23 at 9 AM ET. The three-hour program will also include performances from the casts of the Broadway musicals Come From Away and Waitress, featuring Grammy Award winner Jason Mraz.
On November 24 at 9 PM ET, CBS will air Grammys Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special. The two-hour broadcast will feature highlights from the past 59 years of the Grammy Awards. Expect archival footage, interviews, and special appearances by Grammy winner Bruce Springsteen, currently making his Broadway debut in his solo concert, as well as Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Sting, and Keith Urban, among others.
The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the award-winning series The Carol Burnett Show, will air December 3 at 8 PM ET. In the two-hour special, filmed on the show's original soundstage, Burnett reminisces about her favorite sketches, Q&As with the studio audience, guest stars, her memorable wardrobe and bloopers, and more. Original cast members Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner and costume designer Bob Mackie will be joined by Jim Carrey, Kristin Chenoweth, Stephen Colbert, Harry Connick Jr., Bill Hader, Jay Leno, Jane Lynch, Bernadette Peters, Maya Rudolph, and Martin Short, who will discuss how the revolutionary series paved the way for their careers.
Actor, dancer, and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, singer-songwriter and actor Gloria Estefan, hip hop artist LL Cool J, television writer and producer Norman Lear, and musician and record producer Lionel Richie will be honored during The 40th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, which will be broadcast December 26 at 9 PM ET. CBS has broadcast the special each year since its debut 40 years ago.