ABC goes Gaga for Thanksgiving


Will this become a beloved holiday tradition? ABC announced that it will air “A Very Gaga Thanksgiving” on November 24th. So stuff yourself with turkey and then settle back in an easy chair to watch Lady Gaga for 90 minutes (9:30-11:00 pm ET).

The Alphabet Network says the special broadcast was conceived and directed by Lady Gaga, who will perform eight songs before a small audience for close friends and family. Performances include a duet of “The Lady is a Tramp” with Tony Bennett as well as her newest single, “Marry the Night,” “You and I,” “The Edge of Glory” and the holiday classic “White Christmas,” among other hits.

Also,  Katie Couric sits down with Lady Gaga at her alma-mater, Sacred Heart Catholic School in Manhattan, as the two discuss the meaning and inspiration behind some of Gaga’s biggest hits. Gaga also opens up about her relationships with family and friends and shares heartfelt stories from her past, as well as what her life is like now living in the public eye. Legendary chef Art Smith stops by to help Gaga prepare a Thanksgiving feast of deep-fried turkey and waffles for her guests. “This ‘Gaga-fied’ Thanksgiving celebration reveals the traditional side of one of today’s most innovative artists,” said the ABC announcement.

“We all know Lady Gaga is a phenomenon,” said Couric. “This is a chance to see more of who she is beneath the wild costumes and staged musical numbers… Lady Gaga as a high school student still bruised by being excluded from the party, Lady Gaga as a devoted daughter and caring sister, Lady Gaga as a 25-year-old woman embracing fame and fortune that seemed to come overnight. She will impress you, delight you and surprise you.”

“A Very Gaga Thanksgiving” is produced by Steven Johnson of Factory Films and ABC’s Lincoln Square Productions, with Rudy Bednar and David Saltz as executive producers.