Bruno Mars Announces First Primetime TV Special ‘Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live At The Apollo’
Bruno Mars certainly knows how to put on a show, so it comes as no surprise that he was tapped by CBS to star in his first primetime television special later this year. The must-see event, called Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live At The Apollo, is set to debut on November 29 and was announced today (September 12). Heralded as “the ultimate live performer of this generation” by Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events of CBS, it is clear that the network is prepared for a night of TV magic with the “That’s What I Like” crooner.
“He is the very definition of event television. He burns the roof off the Apollo while paying respect to its tradition and history,” Sussman went on, adding that “We at CBS are proud to be broadcasting his first TV special.” Co-executive producer Ben Winston shared a similar sentiment. “For me, Bruno Mars is the greatest performer in the world,” he said, looking forward to the forthcoming event.
The special is set to feature a bevy of never-before-seen performances as the 31-year-old takes the stage at the historic venue, but he and his band The Hooligans have a handful of surprises to come. As one of the greatest showmen in recent memory, the “Versace on the Floor” hitmaker is planning a grand entrance that is bound to get people talking. He will open the show in a blaze of glory by performing atop the venue’s iconic marquee amidst his band and impressive pyrotechnics. The evening will also take him onto the streets of New York City to perform for and interact with the locals. Sounds like they’re pulling out all the stops for his debut, and Bruno is sure to deliver something electrifying.