NBC schedules Oklahoma Tornado benefit concert; 'Cult' returns to CW schedule
"Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert," to be headlined by Shelton, will air live on NBC at 9 p.m. ET on May 29, the network announced Friday (May 24). Shelton will be joined by Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire and Vince Gill, though additional musical guests will be announced at a later date. The concert, raising funds for the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund, will also air on Style, G4, Bravo, E! and CMT on either a live or delayed basis.
More TV news and notes:
- The CW hopes you'll rejoin "Cult" when it returns to the air June 28, with the six remaining unaired episodes set to run in two-hour blocks from 8-10 p.m. on three Fridays. Actually, considering that it was creator Rockne S. O'Bannon who revealed the news via Twitter, rather than the network, The CW probably doesn't much care if you watch or not.
- ABC Family's upcoming murder drama series "Twisted" has added "Greek" alum Aaron Hill in a recurring role. Hill will play Eddie, described as "the kind of guy that you would bring home to meet your parents who is also a brave and fearless cop." [ Deadline]
- Ian Anthony Dale ("Hawaii Five-0," "The Event") has signed on as a series regular in TNT's drama pilot "Murder In The First"," a murder mystery co-created by Steven Bochco that stars Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson as San Francisco PD homicide detectives as they take on a case that seems more like a maze. Dale will play Lieutenant Jim Koto, a no-nonsense homicide police lieutenant with movie star good looks who is Diggs and Robertson's superior.
- Starz has set a premiere date for its limited series BBC co-production "The White Queen." The 10-episode costume drama, adapted from Phillipa Gregory's best-selling novels based on England's War of the Roses will premiere Saturday, August 10 at 9 p.m. ET.