The show, dubbed A Celebration of Democracy, will air on the network and be live-streamed across various platforms, celebrating the power of voting through music, dance, and dialogue, with the goal of uplifting civic action ahead of the November 3rd election.
It will feature musical performances from Keys, Dan + Shay, Offset, and Shawn Mendes, along with cameos from stars including Amy Schumer, Chris Rock, Cobie Smulders, Coldplay, Condoleezza Rice, and Eva Longoria.
Jennifer Lopez, John Kasich, Kelly Clarkson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Natalie Portman, Shaquille O’Neal, Tan France, and Wilmer Valderrama will also feature in the show, with Washington hoping it will “amplify voters’ voices and provide resources for all Americans as they participate in our democratic process”.
Ferrera adds: “Our right to vote has never been more precious or vital. This celebration is an opportunity to uplift our country and to inspire one another to joyfully act on our most fundamental right and responsibility as Americans. Our vote is our voice. And ‘Every Vote Counts.'”
The show will air at 9 pm ET on CBS Television Network and will also be live-streamed simultaneously on CBS All Access and be available on iHeartMedia radio stations and app, Apple Music, Apple TV App, NowThis, YouTube, Twitter, TIDAL, and Facebook.