This story originally appeared on EW.com.
Grease is the one CBS wants to fill in for one of the most beloved American awards shows.
The network has announced a singalong version of the classic 1978 musical (starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John) will air on Sunday, June 7 at 8:30 p.m. ET, in place of the originally scheduled 2020 Tony Awards ceremony. CBS, which has broadcast the Tony Awards ceremony since the year of Grease's theatrical release, previously postponed the Broadway-focused awards telecast in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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CBS' broadcast of Grease — part of the channel's Sunday Night Movies series — will feature follow-along lyrics to the movie's iconic tunes, like "Summer Nights," "Greased Lightnin'," and more. Additional titles airing during Sunday Night Movies include Mission: Impossible (May 17), Titanic (May 24), and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (May 31).
In addition to the prior postponement of the Tony Awards, as The Broadway League, a trade group representing Broadway producers and theater owners, announced earlier this week that the famed theatrical sector would remain closed until at least Sept. 6.
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