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[12/04/13 - 01:46 PM]
NBC to Air "WWE Tribute to the Troops" on Saturday, Dec. 28 (8-9 P.M. ET)
The special will feature musical guest Daughtry, as well as "Access Hollywood's" Michelle Beadle and comedian Jeff Dunham, along with WWE's biggest superstars and divas.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC TO AIR "WWE TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS" ON SATURDAY, DEC. 28 (8-9 P.M. ET)

Telecast to Honor U.S. Armed Forces and Will Feature Daughtry, Michelle Beadle and Jeff Dunham

NEW YORK - Dec. 4, 2013 - NBC and WWE will once again honor the United States Armed Forces with the annual "WWE Tribute to the Troops" holiday celebration. The one-hour television special will air on Saturday, Dec. 28 (8-9 p.m. ET) on NBC.

"WWE Tribute to the Troops" will feature musical guest Daughtry, as well as "Access Hollywood's" Michelle Beadle and comedian Jeff Dunham, along with WWE's biggest superstars and divas. Thousands of military personnel and their families will be in attendance for the special that will tape at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Celebrity shout-outs from some of the today's biggest names in Hollywood, including Will Ferrell, Bruce Willis, Ryan Seacrest, Christina Applegate and Stephen Colbert, will also be a part of the special.

"Tribute to the Troops is WWE's way of thanking those who have sacrificed so much for our country as well as those who continue to defend our freedom today," said WWE Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Vince McMahon. "We are proud to continue this annual tradition with our partners at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Governor Inslee."

WWE worked with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee in selecting the joint base for this show. The largest operational base in the world, Joint Base Lewis-McChord houses more than 100,000 civilians, troops and family members from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps.

"WWE Tribute to the Troops" will also chronicle WWE's goodwill visit to U.S. troops overseas. McMahon, WWE Superstars Big Show and R-Truth and WWE Divas Eva Marie and Alicia Fox will travel overseas to spread some much needed holiday cheer to the men and women serving our country far from home during the holiday season.

For more information on "WWE Tribute to the Troops," visit www.nbc.com/specials and the NBC Universal Media Village website at www.nbcumv.com

Please follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NBC and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/NBC

ABOUT NBC ENTERTAINMENT:

NBC Entertainment develops and schedules programming for the network's primetime, late-night, and daytime schedules. NBC's quality programs and balanced lineup have earned the network critical acclaim, numerous awards and ratings success. NBC has earned more Emmy Awards than any network in television history. NBC's roster of popular scripted series includes the critically acclaimed "Parks and Recreation" and "Community," as well as new comedies "The Michael J. Fox Show," "Sean Saves the World" and "About a Boy." NBC's drama slate is highlighted by the buzzworthy new series "The Blacklist" and "Crisis," veteran series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Parenthood" and "Grimm," and the acclaimed recent additions "Chicago Fire" and "Revolution." Unscripted series for NBC include the vocal competition hit and 2013 Emmy winner "The Voice," "The Biggest Loser" and the perennial #1 most-watched summer series, "America's Got Talent."

In late-night, NBC regularly delivers #1 broadcast results with "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "Last Call with Carson Daly" and "Saturday Night Live." NBC Daytime's "Days of our Lives" consistently ranks among daytime's top programs in the valuable women 18-34 category. The five-time, Emmy Award-winning NBC.com streams full episodes and provides original content for NBC entertainment shows online and through apps for mobile and tablet devices. NBC recently launched NBC Kids, a new Saturday morning programming block designed specifically to address the developmental needs of preschool-aged children. Programmed by the kids' experts at Sprout, the nation's first 24-hour preschool television channel, this new three-hour block will feature educational series that promote active, healthy lifestyles for younger children.

ABOUT WWE:

WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 150 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Miami, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Istanbul and Tokyo. Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.





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