Hudson Will Return To Chicago To Film TV Special

Jennifer Hudson returns to her hometown of Chicago for an ABC prime-time special, “Jennifer Hudson: I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” that will air in December.

The network says the 28-year-old singer-actress will share childhood memories of the music, people and places that set the stage for her career. Musical performances will be filmed on location throughout the city.

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Hudson, who gained fame first as a top contender on “American Idol,” won an Oscar for her role in “Dreamgirls” and a Grammy for best R&B album for her self-titled debut CD.

The network says a date and time for the hour-long music special hasn’t yet been scheduled.

Hudson’s mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew were slain in Chicago last year.