TV keeps finding new ways to create social-distance entertaiment.
Coming next weekend (May 15-16) are a video show and (really) a graduation ceremony, with the Obamas (shown here) as speakers.
Before that, the emphasis will be on at-home music. On Sunday, ABC has “Disney Family Singalong II” at 7 p.m. and “American Idol” from 8-10 p.m.; on Monday and Tuesday, NBC has “The Voice.” Then come the variations:
– Friday (May 15): Cedric the Entertainer hosts “Greatest Stayathome Videos,” at 8 p.m. on CBS. It will include funny ones and emotional ones.
– Saturday (May 16): “Graduate Together: America Honors the Class of 2020” is 8 p.m. on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox, plus YouTube, Facebook, Tik Tok and more.
LeBron James put this together, because the pandemic is leaving more than three million people graduating without a real prom or graduation ceremony. Now Barack and Michelle Obama will be the commencement speakers. Music people will include the Jonas Brothers, Pharell Williams and H.E.R.