The Grammy nominations are once again going primetime.
CBS today announced plans for the return of "The Grammy Nominatons Concert Live– Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night," a one-hour special featuring musical performances and the revelation of this year’s Grammy nominees.
The Recording Academy and CBS introduced the idea of a primetime nomination special last year. And while the special itself wasn’t a blockbuster, it did help build enough momentum to allow CBS to substantially grow the ratings for last year’s Grammycast.
The 2009 special will air Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m., in place of CBS’s normal comedy block. John Cossette and Ken Ehrlich will serve as the executive producers.
Meanwhile, CBS also confirmed airdates for two other 2009-10 specials. The Kennedy Center Honors will air Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 9 (among the honorees: Bruce Springsteen and Robert DeNiro), while the Tonys are set to return Sunday, June 13.