Carrie Underwood to Star in TV Variety Show
Carrie Underwood is coming to the small screen this holiday season.
The fourth American Idol winner headlines her first variety television special Dec. 7 -- performing material from her upcoming album Play On, plus earlier hits and holiday songs.
Joining the Grammy-winning country star? Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley and fellow Idol David Cook, according to a statement released to Usmagazine.com. The spectacular will be co-directed by So You Think You Can Dance's Nigel Lythgoe and Adam Shankman.
Although Play On won't be released until Nov. 3, Underwood, 26, is already having a blockbuster year: the album's debut single "Cowboy Casanova" is country-music's fastest rising hit of 2009 and the year's only country digital single to sell more than 100,000 copies in its first week.
The two-hour special airs Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.