Costello to follow Flashpoint

CTV's new Spectacle will see Elvis Costello interview musicians and other notable guests, starting with his exec producer Elton John.

CTV has set a date with Elvis Costello, and will premiere his musically minded Spectacle: Elvis Costello with… talk show on Apr. 3 – putting the series in the Friday 10 pm slot following Flashpoint and taking the place of Steven Bochco’s mid-seasoner Raising the Bar.

Costello will start off by interviewing his executive producer Elton John. Other guests include Canuck crooner Diana Krall, Bill Clinton, Tony Bennett and Lou Reed.

Spectacle debuted on the Sundance Channel and on Channel 4 late last year, and has played well with critics. CTV says it will rerun the 13-part talker on Bravo, after the similar Inside the Actors Studio.

Spectacle is a Canada/UK co-pro by Tri-Fi Productions in Toronto and Rocket Pictures, the production shingle of Elton John and David Furnish. It was created and exec produced by Canadian music journalist Stephen Warden.

From Playback Daily