Called “Hope For Haiti Now: A Global Benefit For Earthquake Relief,” the MTV Networks-sponsored telethon airs commercial free Friday night, Jan. 22 on just about every TV channel in the known universe, including CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, CNN, BET, the CW, HBO, VH1 and CMT. Show time is 8 p.m. Eastern / Pacific.
But the alphabet soup of channels and networks listed above isn’t the entire list, for the special will also air on pay channels HBO and Showtime as well as cable channels Comedy Central, Bravo, E! Entertainment Network, National Geographic Channel, Oxygen, Centric, Current TV, Fuse, MLB Network, Epix, G4, Palladia, SoapNet, Discovery Health, Planet Green and Style. Canada’s CTV, CBC Television, Global Television and MuchMusic will also air the telethon.
In addition to Springsteen, Jay-Z and Timberlake appearing, expect performances by Taylor Swift, U2’s Bono and The Edge, Rihanna, Kid Rock, Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow, Coldplay, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Shakira, Sting, Dave Matthews, John Legend, Stevie Wonder and Christina Aguilera. Expect more artists to be announced.
MTV is promising several one-of-a-kind collaborations as the telethon originates from two U.S. cities – New York and Los Angeles – as well as ground zero in Haiti. George Clooney will host from Los Angeles, Wyclef Jean from New York and CNN’s Anderson Cooper will report from Haiti.
While you’re thinking about how much you’ll donate to help Haiti’s earthquake victims, here’s what’s on the tube tonight and the rest of the week.
Wednesday, January 20
Ross Mathews, Heather McDonald, Lavell Crawford – “Chelsea Lately”
James Taylor & Carole King – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Selena Gomez – “The Jay Leno Show”
Switchfoot – “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
Pearl – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Jake Johannsen – “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”
Anya Marina – “Last Call with Carson Daly” – rerun
Thursday, January 21
Julie Andrews – “The View”
Sarah Colonna, Guy Branum, Michael Yo – “Chelsea Lately”
Omarion – “Lopez Tonight”
Julie Andrews – “The Daly Show with Jon Stewart”
Blind Boys of Alabama withLou Reed – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Billy Crystal – “The Jay Leno Show”
Ben Gleib – “Last Call with Carson Daly” – rerun
Friday, January 22
Ingrid Michaelson – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
Brad Wollack, Natasha Leggero, Matt Braunger – “Chelsea Lately” – rerun
The Heavy – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Heartless Bastards – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Tracy Ullman, Beach House – “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
HotRats – “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”
David Guetta, Gossip – “Last Call with Carson Daly” – rerun