The CW to air 'The Gulf is Back' special featuring 'American Idol' alums, Hasselhoff hosts

david-hasselhoff-tv-land-awards.jpgWe already know that The CW's stars like Ian Somerhalder, Sophia Bush, and  Austin Nichols are devoted to restoring the Gulf Coast after the devastating Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster.

Now, the network they call home will help to make some noise when The CW airs "The Gulf is Back," a concert special featuring some of our favorite stars along with real life stories from locals devastated by the catastrophe.

The concert will feature "American Idol" alums Taylor Hicks, Bo Bice, and Ace Young, along with Lonestar, Brian McKnight, Drake Bell, Rickey Skaggs, Terri Clark, and Kyle and Chris Massey. Hosted by David Hasselhoff, who was recently roasted on Comedy Central, the event will also feature appearances by B.B. King, Shannon Elizabeth, and Dean Cain.

Though the spill still poses a major threat to wildlife and demands urgent attention, it's important to support the beautiful coastline with continued tourism.  According to The CW, the one-hour special "focuses on the resiliency of the residents of the Gulf Coast region and how they are bouncing back from the worst oil spill in the nation's history while working tirelessly to restore their communities and lives."

The special airs at 8 p.m. on August 27 on The CW.

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