“Hot August Night/NYC,” an hourlong special filmed last summer during Diamond’s shows at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, will air Friday on CBS, the same day the DVD version of the show hits the shelves at WalMart.

Despite his legendary status as a performer, the singer said he’s got butterflies about going back on the tube.

“Basically I feel like an expectant father and I’m just nervously sitting around the waiting room hoping that the baby is healthy and happy,” Diamond explained.

“This is my first TV special in over 20 years, so I feel my heart beating a little faster. It’s exciting. I’m happy to still be here and doing it after all these years and I hope somebody tunes in on Friday night.”

Thursday, August 13
Rascal Flatts – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” – rerun
Jonathan Ross, Arden Myrin, Guy Branum, Matt Braunger – “Chelsea Lately”
Joshua Radin – “The Bonnie Hunt Show” – rerun
Paul McCartney – “Late Show with David Letterman” – rerun
Robin Williams – “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien”
“Avenue Q” – “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
Diane Birch – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” – rerun
Jay Mohr, Green Day – “Last Call with Carson Daly” – rerun

Friday, August 14
Vanessa Hudgens – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” – rerun
Kevin Hart, John Caparulo, Heather McDonald – “Chelsea Lately” – rerun
Gene Simmons – “The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos” – rerun
MSTRKRFT with John Legend – “Late Show with David Letterman” – rerun
Demetri Martin – “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien”
Liza Minnelli – “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”

Saturday, August 15
Manu Chao – “Austin City Limits” – rerun
Coldplay – “Saturday Night Live” – rerun