Fifty Years Ago Today a Pivotal TV Show Aired — and Now a Follow-Up Is in the Works

Dec 3, 2018  •  Post A Comment

NBC is invoking memories of a landmark program that aired on Dec. 3, 1968 — exactly 50 years ago — as it announces plans for a new program that’s something of a follow-up.

The original program was Elvis Presley’s “’68 Comeback Special,” which was a key event both for television and for the King’s relaunched career.

The new program is NBC’s “Evis All-Star Tribute,” set to air Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. Blake Shelton will host the two-hour show.

“The special will feature an all-star group of music superstars who will pay tribute to Elvis, re-creating the spectacle — even the staging — of that legendary night,” NBC said, adding: “The A-list musicians who are participating in the special will be announced in early 2019.”

Click here to see today’s full announcement.


  1. Pivotal TV show…Simon & Simon?

  2. Blake Shelton?? Who dafuq wants to watch that garbage? Just replay the actual ELVIS 68 Special. I’m sure it would rate higher.

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