Carrie Underwood, Tony Bennett to Guest Star on ‘Blue Bloods’

by | July 21, 2011 at 2:46 PM | TV News

Carrie Underwood, Tony Bennett (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Carrie Underwood, Tony Bennett (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

A music legend and an “American Idol” sensation are teaming up for a primetime duet.

Carrie Underwood and Tony Bennett will appear on the second-season premiere of “Blue Bloods,” which returns Friday, Sept. 23 at 10 p.m./EST on CBS, the network announced Thursday.

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Bennett and Underwood will play themselves, performing at a fundraiser that Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) and his daughter Erin (Bridget Moynahan) are attending for the newly appointed mayor, a recurring role to be played by “Dexter’s” David Ramsey. The duo will sing a duet of “It Had To Be You.”

Previously, the pair collaborated on this duet for Bennett’s new album, Duets II, due out on Sept. 20.

“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,” said Executive Producer Leonard Goldberg 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.”

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