NEW YORK — Music giants Elvis Costello and Elton John are joining forces for a talk-and-tunes series to air on Sundance Channel.
“Spectacle: Elvis Costello With …” will be a 13-week series on which Costello plays host to artists and other personalities for an hour of discussion and performance.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to talk in complete thoughts about music, movies, art or even vaudeville, then frame it with unique and illustrative performances,” Costello said in a statement.
John, who also will appear, will be an executive producer of the series, which is scheduled to premiere in December. No guests were announced.
“Spectacle” is one of a slate of upcoming programs unveiled Wednesday by Sundance Channel.
Seven series are in development for 2009, including “Eco-Trip: The Real Cost of Living,” which will examine the carbon footprint of items such as toilet paper, roses or a cup of coffee, tracing the “eco-story” behind each item from its origination to disposal.
“Johnny Weir: Black Swan Rising” follows the three-time U.S. figure skating champion as he seeks to become the 2010 Olympic champ.
“Toy Design” peeks inside top-secret workshops where the next big toy is being invented.
In June, “Live From Abbey Road” is back with a new season of performances and interviews filmed at London’s Abbey Road Studios.
In October, “Iconoclasts” returns for its fourth season of pairing innovators from different fields as they explore each other”s worlds.