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'Blue Bloods' Collars Tony Bennett and Carrie Underwood, Adam Lambert Gets 'Behind The Music' Episode & More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 21st 2011 7:15PM
Carrie Underwood, Tony BennettCarrie Underwood and Tony Bennett have booked 'Blue Bloods' guest roles.

The Grammy winners will play themselves on the season premiere of the CBS police drama.

Look for the duo to perform at a fundraiser that Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) and Erin Reagan-Boyle (Bridget Moynahan) are attending in the new mayor's honor. Bennett and Underwood will sing 'It Had To Be You.'

"Having musical legend Tony Bennett and the hugely talented country music star Carrie Underwood perform on our show is a true gift. The talent that they bring together is amazing," Leonard Goldberg, 'Blue Bloods' executive producer, said in a statement. "We're looking forward to an exciting second season premiere with a story that is certain to provoke debate, and are thrilled that Tony and Carrie can be a part of it."

In other TV News ...

Adam Lambert is getting the 'Behind the Music' treatment. Didn't we learn all about him thanks to 'American Idol'? The episode airs Sun., Aug. 7 at 10PM on VH1. [THR]

Katie Couric's first ABC duty? Co-hosting 'The View.' Look for Couric to help close out Season 14 of 'The View' on Wed., Aug. 3 at 11AM ET. [ABC]

Animal Planet has renewed 'Finding Bigfoot.' Look for a 10-episode Season 2 in early 2012 thanks to an average rating of 1.2 million viewers per episode. [Variety]

Disney Channel is betting Debby Ryan. The network has ordered more episodes of Ryan's new series 'Jessie' before the show has even premiered. [Deadline]

'Playboy Club' star Laura Benanti may be gracing the cover of the 'Playboy.' "So excited to shoot the October cover of @playboy for @NBCPlayboyClub! Carol Lynne is coming to a news stand near you ;-)," she tweeted. [Laura Benanti via Twitter]

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I love Blue Bloods but I can't stand Tony Bennett after he mocked the USA by saying 9/11 is America's fault. I hope he'as not on any other TV show.

September 24 2011 at 1:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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