Michael Buble will headline his first network television variety special in December on NBC to promote an upcoming holiday CD.
The one-hour special, which does not yet have an air date, will feature holiday songs and sketch comedy segments. His label, 143/Reprise, has not released any details on the holiday album.
Buble has recorded a duet on "White Christmas" with Shania Twain and a version of Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You" for the album. His first holiday album, the EP "Let it Snow," was released in 2003. He has said in interviews he will be more involved in the arrangements on the new album.
The Canadian crooner has had a long relationship with NBC, having first appeared on "Today" on Valentine's Day in 2003. A January 2010 appearance on "Saturday Night Live" featured a duet with Sharon Jones on and "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)" and a solo performance of "Haven't Met You Yet." His last album, "Crazy Love," which was his fifth studio effort, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart in October 2009.