TV Guide Network announced that it has obtained US rights for the first one-hour television special featuring singer Susan Boyle, the Scot whose first CD is currently topping the album charts in the US and UK.
The worldwide premiere of “I Dreamed a Dream: The Susan Boyle Story” airs on Sunday, December 13 at 9:00 pm on ITV1 in the UK, followed by the North American premiere on TV Guide Network at 8:00 pm ET/PT. The show will celebrate the woman’s journey from a small village in rural Scotland to international fame and fan-fare following her inspiring performance on “Britain’s Got Talent,” the British reality competition series executive produced by Simon Cowell that rocketed Boyle to superstardom.
“Susan Boyle is one of those rare personalities who has captivated millions of fans around the world with her undeniable vocal talent and incredible life story,” said Ryan O’Hara, President of TV Guide Network and TVGuide.com. “For the first time ever, fans will have an opportunity to see Susan Boyle shine on stage in her own spotlight, witness amazing musical performances in a concert setting, as well as gain insight into the challenges she overcame as she rose to an international phenomenon,” he added.
A co-production between talkbackTHAMES, the UK production company owned by FremantleMedia, and Simon Cowell’s Syco TV, “I Dreamed a Dream: The Susan Boyle Story” will include interviews with Susan, friends and celebrity fans such as Simon Cowell, alongside performances with special guests and other surprises. Susan will premiere songs from her new CD including, “Cry Me a River” and the Rolling Stones classic “Wild Horses” as well as a very special performance of the song that launched her to global superstardom; “I Dreamed A Dream,” with the London West End cast of Les Miserables.
“It was my greatest ambition to release an album and I have finally achieved it. There is happiness out there for everyone who dares to dream,” said Boyle.