The CW Kicks Off Its Fall Season on Monday, October 1 With a Special Telecast of the 'iHeartRadio Music Festival'

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September 28th, 2012

via press release:



The Star-Studded Event Features Performers, Including No Doubt, P!nk, Rihanna, Pitbull, Taylor Swift,

Usher, Mary J. Blige with Prince, Psy and Many More


September 28, 2012 (Burbank, California) — The CW Network announced the first group of musical acts that are slated to appear in the two-hour IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL special, which will kick off the network’s fall season on Monday, October 1, (8:00-10:00pm, ET).


The CW’s telecast of the iHeartRadio concert extravaganza will feature a line-up of today’s hottest artists, including No Doubt, P!nk, Rihanna, Pitbull, Taylor Swift, Usher, Mary J. Blige and Prince, along with many others.    Additionally, Korean and Internet pop sensation Psy will perform his "Gangnam Style" viral song and dance onstage.


Cast members from The CW’s series, including Nina Dobrev of “The Vampire Diaries,” will be on hand to help get the party started.


The second annual iHeartRadio Music Festival took place during September 21 and 22 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas after more than 10 hours of back-to-back diverse performances by some of the biggest names in the music industry as well as a number of unprecedented collaborations by superstars across musical genres.

  • Jared

    I wish the CW would consider doing more specials like this.

  • Kaylie

    I will definetly be watching. It would be nice to see them do stuff like this more often.

  • Michael

    CW airing “Iheartradio” is a good way to kick off the fall season!

  • david

    I will watch it too. I hope alot of people will be watching it too. Good idea to start the fall season for them. I have seen promoes for the this on CW this week.

  • ZmaX

    heard about this on the radio yesterday, I was pleasantly surprised that the CW was involved, but they should have started promoting it a bit sooner.

  • Jason50

    I am really behind on the music scene. Who or what is Pitbull? Is 80’s Metal music making a comback?! Hell Yeah!!
    Ok showing my age, I’m going to Google now.

  • j

    lol I wonder if theyll be showing green day show his ass : )

  • Potato

    It will be interesting to see what they do with Green Day…

  • coolioni

    Can’t wait for Wednesday ! Supernatural !!!!

  • Ethan

    Will they show the green day thing?…I hope they at least show a couple of their songs


    @ Jason50

    Pitbull is a rap star, his latest hit was “International Love” w/ Chris Brown


    This is a serious lineup & glad it’s on for two hours

    ONO! The Old Man will be watching the CW


  • Bruce Blitz vs. Da Truth

    This won’t work especially if it was pre-taped. They should’ve tried this with a big live special.

    That’s another reason why CW can’t move the ratings needle no live specials like this. It’s just shows every night on a limited network with a bad reputation.

  • MG

    Yes Yes Yes thank you CW this may be ratings glory for you

  • Kaylie

    It wont go past 3 million viewers because its pre recorded. If it was live, that’d be a different story. But still happy for them.

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