Bruno Mars Prepping First Primetime Special: Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo

Gil Kaufman | September 13, 2017

Bruno Mars is coming to your living room. The Grammy-winning "That's What I Like" singer announced on Tuesday (Sept. 12) that he's going to star in his first primetime TV special on Nov. 29, Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo, which will air from 10-11 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. 

The special was taped at the Apollo Theater in New York, with Mars kicking off the show from atop the legendary Harlem theater's iconic marquee. According to a release announcing the show, Mars and his band (the Hooligans) also perform on the streets, where they entertain locals in what is described as "exciting, intimate, must-see moments." The special will continue to tape for the next few weeks, with promises of never-before-seen performances throughout the hour-long show. 

“For me, Bruno Mars is the greatest performer in the world,” said Ben Winston, a co-executive producer of the special alongside Mars. "To be producing his first television special is a true honor. This will be a special show and a special night.” The show's producer is Fulwell 73 Productions.

“Bruno Mars is the ultimate live performer of this generation,” said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events at CBS Entertainment. “He is the very definition of event television. He burns the roof off the Apollo while paying respect to its tradition and history. We at CBS are proud to be broadcasting his first TV special.”

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