Music-related TV highlights for April 7, 2003.
Let's start the week off with some hot country music! Monday night on CMT we'll find out exactly who's the hottest on the "Flameworthy Music Video Awards." Videos by Faith Hill, Toby Keith, and Shania Twain are each nominated for five awards, and the show will feature hosts Keith and actress Pamela Anderson. Hill, Keith, Twain, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson, Rascal Flatts, and Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow will perform during the show.
The show will air live on CMT beginning at 8 p.m. ET, but be sure to tune in early for the "Flameworthy Awards Pre-Party." Hosted by Cledus T. Judd, Katie Cook, and Tara McNamara, the show will feature performances by Jennifer Hanson, Montgomery Gentry, and Blake Shelton, as well as reports from the red carpet as folks arrive for the big show in Nashville.
If it's a really big pop show you're looking for, it doesn't get much bigger than "Cher: Living Proof - The Farewell Tour," Tuesday night on NBC. This lavish extravaganza has been going on for months, and Cher swears it's the last time she'll take her career-spanning act out on the road, and thanks to the peacock network, she'll bring it right into your living room.
For a big rock show, tune into QVC a few times on Saturday night to see Bon Jovi. That's right, QVC, the shopping channel. Along with offering a limited
edition of the band's latest Island album, "Bounce," the television retailer will spend an hour behind-the-scenes with the band at San Jose, Calif.'s HP Pavilion (8 p.m. ET), the channel will also broadcast two half-hour live performance segments from that night's concert (11:30 p.m and 12:30 p.m. ET).
All of those boys from 'N Sync continue to stretch their wings, and on Friday night you can catch the latest to take flight. JC Chasez takes on an acting role on the WB sitcom "Greetings From Tucson" playing a wacky landlord (think of a younger version of Mr. Roper).
Get your first peek at the Folksmen on CBS' "The Late Show With David Letterman" on Tuesday night. The fictional group -- made up of "Spinal Tap" alums Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer -- stars in the feature film/mockumentary "A Mighty Wind," which opens in limited release April 16 in U.S. theaters.
A morning treat comes along on Wednesday when Shania Twain sits down with the ladies on "The View" on ABC. Other talk show highlights this week include Lucinda Williams (Monday), Godsmack (Tuesday), and the Foo Fighters (Wednesday) on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on NBC. Also on NBC, "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" has Sahara Hotnights (Wednesday) and Joe Jackson (Friday).
Lastly, if you still haven't seen the controversial, much-talked about "Living With Michael Jackson" documentary that aired in February on ABC, you can catch one of VH1's many repeat broadcasts of it on Monday night. This is the two-hour program made by journalist Martin Bashir for the Britan's ITV1 which Jackson says cast him in a bad light, and caused him to release his own footage of Bashir's interviews just weeks after this originally aired.