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This weekend on TV: Ariana Grande’s Manchester benefit will air live on Freeform — with highlights on ABC

First Published      Last Updated Jun 02 2017 01:59 pm

American TV viewers can tune into Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester benefit concert on Sunday on a couple of channels.

Cable's Freeform will air the event live beginning at noon MT — and it's a big event.

In addition to Grande, scheduled performers include Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, the Blacked Eyed Peas, Take That, Pharrell Williams, Usher and Niall Horan of One Direction. It's a benefit for the victims of the May ww terrorist bombing in Manchester, England, which killed 22 people and injured many more.

"This Sunday, when Ariana Grande and her friends return to the stage, the world will stand united with families in Manchester and across the United Kingdom," said Ben Sherwood, president of Disney/ABC Television Group, in a prepared statement.

In addition to the live telecast on Freeform, sister network ABC — Ch. 4 here in Utah — will air an hour of highlights from the event after Game 2 of the NBA playoffs. (So probably beginning sometime between 8:30 and 9 p.m.)

Friday on TV …

• Primary Children's Medical Center telethon (6 p.m., Ch. 5): Three hours; live

• The Peabody Awards (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Rashida Jones hosts this event, which honors powerful, enlightening and invigorating stories in TV, radio and digital media.

• "The Originals" (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Klaus asks his estranged siblings Rebekah and Kol to return home to standagainst the Hollow.

• "Reign" (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Mary launches a counterattack on her conspirators; Elizabeth suffers a major setback.

• "Andi Mack" (9:30 p.m., Disney): Jonah asks Andi for help picking out a birthday gift for his girlfriend, and Andi asks Bex for her advice on the matter.

Saturday on TV …

• UEFA Champions League Final (12:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Juventas vs. Real Madrid

• MLS (6 p.m., KMYU): Real Salt Lake at FC Dallas

• Stanley Cup Finals (6 p.m., NBCSN): Game 3 — Pittsburgh Penguins at Nashville Predators

• "20/20: In an Instant" (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): A blizzard traps a young couple and their newborn son in the desolate Nevada wilderness for eight days.

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