You read that correctly. HBO is slipping in an end-of-the-year special with JLo herself. I guess she didn’t want to feel challenged by Beyonce, who graced HBO’s airwaves earlier in the year, so Mz Lopez has got the cleanup position for 2014 with a filmed concert of her own. Here is the official Press Release regarding her HBO Special.
JENNIFER LOPEZ WANTS YOU TO DANCE AGAIN THIS NEW YEAR’S EVE
WHEN HER HIGH-ENERGY SPECIAL
JENNIFER LOPEZ: DANCE AGAIN DEBUTS DEC. 31,
EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO
Award-winning superstar Jennifer Lopez will make you want to get up and dance this New Year’s Eve when her high-energy HBO special JENNIFER LOPEZ: DANCE AGAIN debuts simultaneously on HBO and HBO Latino, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31 from 9:00 to 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. In addition, the exclusive presentation will run in a 12-hour marathon on HBO Zone starting at 10:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and concluding at 10:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day.
The docu-concert goes behind the scenes of Lopez’s first world tour, which visits 65 cities and five continents, travelling 100,000 miles and reaching one million fans, producing 11,250 minutes of music, and requiring 500,000 sequins and 162 wardrobe changes. DANCE AGAIN combines riveting musical performances with a raw and candid look at Lopez’s personal and professional life over a defining six-month period, when she challenges herself to go on her first world tour with her two young children in tow. Says Lopez –
“I wanted to tell a story, to open myself up to people. The experience was more fulfilling than I could have ever imagined. This documentary brings back so many incredible memories and I am so excited to relive the tour, and once again, share these experiences with my fans.”
The special includes intimate documentary footage and interviews with Lopez and her closest friends, who accompanied her on the road, as well as spectacular in-concert renditions of many of her biggest hits, including “Get Right,” “Love Don’t Cost a Thing,” “I’m Into You,” “Goin’ In,” “Let’s Get Loud,” “On the Floor,” “I’m Real,” “Do It Well,” “All I Have” and “Dance Again.” Lopez, who is considered one of the most famous Latina entertainers in the world, begins the tour in South America and ends in Puerto Rico, where she held her first concert 11 years earlier.
JENNIFER LOPEZ: DANCE AGAIN is executive produced by Nuyorican Productions’ Jennifer Lopez, Benny Medina, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Priscilla Porianda and Tiana Rios, and The Weinstein Company’s Bob and Harvey Weinstein.
Other HBO playdates: 01.02 at 10:45pm; 01.04 at 4:45pm; 01.07 at 6:30pm; 01.10 at noon & 2:05am; 01.15 at 12:30am; 01.18 at 10:00am; 01.20 at 3:30pm; 01.23 at 4:30pm & 1:45am; 01.26 at 5:30pm and 01.29 at 9:00pm.
Now I don’t know if HBO is looking into planning any New Year’s Eve events in the future, but if Jennifer Lopez does well here, maybe they will consider. Of course, HBO is not cutting away to the Times Square Ball Drop or anything; a showing of 47 RONIN gets the midnight time spot.
Hell, Beyonce and Jay Z didn’t even get a marathon run of their concert, did they?