It’s time to already get excited for next year’s Grammys! The 55th Annual Grammy Awards will take place Sunday February 10, 2013, with the nominees announced at the Grammy Nominations Concert on Wednesday December 10. This past year’s ceremony drew the largest viewing audience since 1984, which may have something to do with the public’s curiosity of how the show would handle the death of Grammy winner and music icon Whitney Houston, who passed away only the day before. And now a new behind-the-scenes film will show how producers dealt with the late singer’s death and how they prepared her tribute in only a matter of hours.
A Death in the Family: The Show Must Go On is the first behind-the-scenes film the Recording Academy has ever created. The 26-minute film covers the 48 hours between Friday night’s rehearsals, the announcement of Houston’s death on Saturday, and the last minute rewrites and preparations that took place before the show on Sunday.
A Death in the Family: The Show Must Go On will premiere June 11 at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood, California. The documentary will also be posted on Grammy.com, and will be screened regularly at the Grammy Museum.