Sun, November 23
Pitbull returns as host as the annual event airs from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. As usual, the three-hour special -- whose winners are determined by fan voting -- will be stuffed with stars and categories representing various music genres. Among those slated to appear: Taylor Swift (offering the world-premiere performance of her tune "Blank Space"), Fergie, Lorde, One Direction, Iggy Azalea, Mary J. Blige, Sam Smith, Charli XCX and 5 Seconds of Summer.
By the time the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix goes off, the Formula One championship may already belong to Lewis Hamilton, making today's 55 laps on the 21-turn, 3.451-mile Yas Marina Circuit but a formality. As of early November, the only driver left to challenge him was Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg. Still, viewers can get one last racing fix and take in some impressive island scenery before F1 signs off for another year.
In this new special, it's not just a matter of youngsters saying that Mommy or Daddy skates professionally, since the kids lace up and hit the ice with them. Nancy Kerrigan, Ekaterina Gordeeva, Ilia Kulik, Kurt Browning, Paul Wylie, Linda Fratianne and Todd Eldredge are among veterans of the sport who participate in the show, taped at the Pegula Ice Arena at Penn State. Country-music veteran Amy Grant gives them an in-person soundtrack during the program.