There isn’t a new “The Blacklist” this week on NBC because the Peacock Network is devoting tonight’s schedule to celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit” Issue. That of course is the once a year issue of Sports Illustrated where the newest bodies and swimsuits are put on display for the American male. The cover of the issue can be a career making experience. Tonight’s special, titled “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful”, is hosted by former cover model Heidi Klum. Here’s a brief promo of tonight’s special from NBC.
Tonight’s special feels like NBC’s answer to the very successful Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show that airs on CBS. NBC is banking on the fact that viewers love to watch beautiful people. The special isn’t just going to be interviews with models about wearing string bikinis. There’s a great group of musical performances in store from artists like Enrique Iglesias, looking for his next girlfriend no doubt, and Lady Antebellum. Here’s the preview of tonight’s swimsuit love fest from NBC.
NBC and Time Inc. present “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful,” a two-hour TV special celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit franchise – one of the most hotly anticipated annual fixtures in American pop culture.
Former swimsuit cover model and “Project Runway” star Heidi Klum will host the special, which features appearances from fellow swimsuit icons Tyra Banks, Christie Brinkley, Kathy Ireland, Marisa Miller, Kate Upton and more of the most celebrated models in the franchise’s history. Musical guests performing on the show include Grammy Award-winning, chart-topping artists Enrique Iglesias, Lady Antebellum, the Fray, John Legend and Tim McGraw.
We might not get to see NFL Cheerleaders until next September, so why not fill that void with the beautiful women of Sports Illustrated.
Date: Monday, February 3rd
Episode Title: “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful”
Start Time: 9:00 pm ET
Online Stream: NBC.com