Madonna's 'Confessions' Coming to NBC
Two-hour concert special scheduled for NovemberPASADENA, Calif. --
The pop icon will star in a two-hour special on NBC that's scheduled for November sweeps, the network announced Friday. Camera crews will capture her performance at London's Wembley Stadium (she's playing eight dates there) in August.
"Madonna is one of the greatest artists of our time and never fails to generate excitement," says Kevin Reilly, president of NBC Entertainment. "We think this is going to be a big event for television."
Madonna and CBS announced plans for a concert special from her "Reinvention" tour at the May 2004 upfronts to air in the 2004-05 season. Those plans went down a few months later, reportedly because of differences between the network and the artist over how the concert would be presented.
That may not be an issue this time, as Madonna is one of the executive producers of the NBC special, along with Guy Oseary and Angela Becker. Reilly says NBC won't ask her to make any changes in the live show, but it will edit the package so as not to invite any broadcast-standards questions.
"We've discussed exactly what content will be in and what is out," he says. "And we've come to, I think, a healthy place that represents her show, but is appropriate for television."