TV Type: Underwood, McGraw to headline country festival in England
BY RITA SHERROW World Television Editor
Friday, December 07, 2012
12/07/12 at 4:51 AM
Carrie Underwood and Tim McGraw have signed up for the "C2C: Country to Country" music festival in England, according to contactmusic.com.
Also headlining will be country artists Darius Rucker, Vince Gill, Little Big Town and LeAnn Rimes. The festival will be held at London's The O2 venue next March, the website reported Wednesday.
"I love the idea of a country music festival in London, and I'm so excited that so many amazing artists are coming together for Country to Country," the Checotah native said.
"I feel honored to help represent country music, and I know it's going to be a really fun weekend."
McGraw, who also has numerous awards, including three Grammys and 14 Academy of Country Music awards, said he is looking forward to bringing his music to the event.
"Our trip to the U.K. is one of the things I'm looking forward to the most for next year," he told the website.
"I love being able to take my music to other countries, and I think there are a lot of new songs on 'Two Lanes of Freedom' that fans over there will really dig. It's going to be a blast."
The "C2C: Country to Country" festival will be staged on March 16-17 with tickets on sale starting this Friday.
For more information, go to tulsaworld.com/carrieunderwoodc2c.
ABC plans to switch up lineup on four nights
ABC is shuffling its midseason lineup on four nights and breaking up its ratings-starved Tuesday comedy block, reports deadline.com.
The new half-hour comedies "Family Tools," starring Kyle Bornheimer, and "How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)," starring Sarah Chalke, Elizabeth Perkins and Brad Garrett, will join the Wednesday night lineup. That means lots of maneuvering to work the new shows in with the already hit series airing that night of the week.
The new drama "Red Widow," with Radha Mitchell in the lead, will take over the "666 Park Avenue" time slot on Sundays. "Zero Hour," which marks Anthony Edwards' return to network TV, will take over the 7 p.m. Thursday slot from the canceled "Last Resort." And, after "Private Practice" ends its run, a new and improved "Body of Proof" will be back at 9 p.m. Tuesdays.
No word yet on what will happen with unaired episodes of "Don't Trust The B... in Apt. 23" and "Happy Endings."
So get your score card ready. Here are the lineup changes by date. Tuesday, Jan. 22
7-9 p.m. "The Taste" (two-hour premiere)
TUESDAY, JAN. 29
7-8 p.m.: "The Taste" (time period premiere)
TUESDAY, FEB. 5
9-10 p.m.: "Body of Proof"
THURSDAY, FEB. 14
7-8 p.m.: "Zero Hour"
SUNDAY, MARCH 3
8-10 p.m.: "Red Widow" (two-hour premiere)
SUNDAY, MARCH 10
9-10 p.m.: "Red Widow" (time period premiere)
MONDAY, MARCH 18
7-9 p.m.: "Dancing with the Stars"
TUESDAY, MARCH 19
7-8 p.m.: "Celebrity Diving"
TUESDAY, MARCH 26
8-9 p.m.: "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show"
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3
7:30-8 p.m.: "Suburgatory" (new time period)
8:30-9 p.m.: "How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)"
WEDNESDAY, MAY 1
7:30-8 p.m.: "Family Tools"
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World Television Editor Rita Sherrow tulsaworld.com/tvtype
Original Print Headline: Carrie, McGraw to headline festival in England
Country music star Carrie Underwood performs last month at the BOK Center. The Checotah native is heading to England this spring for a music festival. MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World