Taylor Swift announces Thanksgiving Special

Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:48pm EST
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By Jason Lipshutz

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Beyonce's Thanksgiving TV special has just earned a bit of friendly competition: Taylor Swift has announced her own "Taylor Swift: Speak Now" primetime musical show, set to air Thanksgiving night on U.S. network NBC.

The hour-long special will feature the country star performing nine songs from third album "Speak Now" in various locations, including the tour of a Hollywood tour bus and New York's Central Park.

The show will also include behind-the-scenes footage of Swift recording "Speak Now" and her recent publicity tour.

Meanwhile, Beyonce's "I Am .. World Tour," which is the singer's second annual primetime special on Thanksgiving, will air on U.S. network ABC and feature appearances by Kanye West and Jay-Z.

Although the specials are airing on separate networks, fans of both singers are in luck: Swift's show runs from 8-9 p.m. EST, while Beyonce's special starts at 9:30 EST.

(Editing by Zorianna Kit)