NBC Plans Michael Buble Holiday Special

by | August 1, 2011 at 12:55 PM | Fall TV Preview 2011

Michael Buble (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Michael Buble (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Grammy winner Michael Buble will star in his own NBC variety special this December, the network’s Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt announced Monday at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Beverly Hills.

Produced by Emmy winners Ben Silverman (“The Office”) and SNL boss Lorne Michaels, the one-hour special will reportedly feature a combination of performances from Buble’s holiday CD combined with various comedic sketches.

“Michael Buble’s popularity as a recording artist and performer transcends generations as he has entertained audiences across the world during his concert tours,” said Greenblatt. “His 2010 appearance on ‘SNL’ was the top-rated network telecast of the night and demonstrated that his considerable talents extend beyond singing.”

Indeed, as anyone who’s ever seen “Hamm and Buble” can attest – Buble displays an impressive knack for comedy:

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