Hurricane Sandy Benefit Concert To Preempt This Week's Smackdown

This week's Smackdown will be preempted in the United States as NBC Universal will be airing a benefit concert called "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" across all their networks on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 8 PM ET. Money collected from the program will be donated to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

The telethon will be hosted by "Today Show" anchor Matt Lauer and will feature live performances by Christina Aguilera, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Sting. Jimmy Fallon and Brian Williams will also be making appearances.

NBC Universal networks include NBC, Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, Style, Syfy and USA. The telethon will also be live-streamed at

  • MikeElliott94

    When will SmackDown! air?

  • rodneythomson

    What a load of crap. The whole northeast USA needs to put on their big boy pants and clean up and quit feeling sorry for themselves. They are not the center of the universe. Having survived Katrina i know what they are going thru but damn enough is enough

    • Kevin

      I'm sorry you had to endure Hurricane Katrina. That being said, I think it rude, especially coming from a hurricane survivor such as yourself, that you are so upset about Smackdown not being aired in lieu of a benefit concert for Hurricane Sandy survivors. Did you also complain when all those Hurricane Katrina benefit concerts aired? Granted, they aired on channels like CMT, but they aired nonetheless, interrupting regular programming that I'm sure people enjoy watching. You really should look in a mirror and reevaluate yourself; as a hurricane survivor, you should have a bit more compassion for others who are now in your shoes.

  • Benjs

    Many many times through out the week