NBC will be paying tribute to the King of Rock and Roll next year, particularly focusing on the network’s incredibly successful 1968 special that marked Elvis Presley’s return to live television.
The 50th Anniversary of the Elvis Comeback Special is set to feature today’s biggest music artists recreating the spectacle and the staging of the original show. Additionally, the two-hour broadcast will include rare footage of the superstar and interviews from those who were involved in the event 50 years ago.
Singer Presents…ELVIS, which originally aired on December 3, 1968, was Presley’s first television performance in seven years, during which he focused on film. Presley was dressed in an iconic leather black jumpsuit and was backed by a full band. The telecast was the No. 1-rated show on NBC that season.
The broadcast will air in 2019.