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Deadline | ‘iHeartRadio Jingle Ball’ Special Moves To ABC

Olivia Rodrigo, Nicki Minaj, Usher, SZA & Niall Horan Headline Tour

After more than a decade on the CW, the iHeartMedia Jingle Ball television special is moving to ABC with a multi-year deal.

This year’s “iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour Presented by Capital One” will feature performances by Olivia Rodrigo, Usher, Nicki Minaj, SZA, Niall Horan, OneRepublic, AJR, Sabrina Carpenter, Miguel, Jelly Roll, Big Time Rush, NCT DREAM, Flo Rida and more. (The lineup for the TV special, which will include selected performances, is TBA.) The 2023 tour will stop in Tampa, Florida; Dallas/Fort Worth; Los Angeles; Chicago; Detroit; New York; Boston; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; Atlanta; and Miami/Fort Lauderdale.

The stops will be part of the exclusive two-hour network special, which will air Dec. 21 at 8:00-10:00 PM on ABC. It will be available on demand and on Hulu the following day.

ABC, along with Disney+, earlier this week were announced as the new home of another long-running music special, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which will be broadcast live.

Under its new ownership, the CW has changed its makeup and demo target, pulling away from its longtime focus on young audiences.

The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour Presented by Capital One is executive produced by Tom Poleman, chief programming officer for iHeartMedia; John Sykes, president of Entertainment Enterprises for iHeartMedia; and Bart Peters, senior vice president of Production and Development for iHeartMedia. The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball special on ABC is produced by OBB Pictures, a division of Michael D. Ratner’s OBB Media (Justin Bieber: Our World,, Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil).


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