MTV and Showtime have
teamed up to present an exclusive 75 minute concert featuring Eminem to support
his upcoming album, Curtain Call.
MTV and MTV2 will air "Eminem: The Final Countdown,"
on Dec. 3 at 8:30pm EST, while a concert Eminem taped last August titled "Eminem
Live From New York City," will air on Showtime at 9:00 PM.
The concert was filmed at the Madison Square Garden stop of
the Anger Management Tour. The concert was directed by Grammy nominated director
Hamish Hamilton, who has also produced and directed for such artists as Madonna,
Peter Gabriel and U2.
The half-hour pre-show will be hosted by Damien Fahey and will
feature in-depth interviews with Eminem and his fellow Detroit natives D12.
MTV has also slated
a block of programming hosted by the chart-topping rapper this week, including
an MTV News segment titled “The Evolution of Eminem.”
In related news, MTV2 is preparing “Sucker Free Shout Out Week,”
which will feature new Hip-Hop videos each day.
The week long special runs Dec. 5th-11th and will feature videos and appearances
by Young Jeezy, Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Busta Rhymes and others.
Additionally, on Dec. 11, MTV2 will spotlight the music hub of the Atlanta,
with the MTV News special, “My Block.”