The theater awards show was previously postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

By Joey Nolfi
Updated May 18, 2020
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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., 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.

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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