Spectacle: Elvis Costello with…‘s second season includes interviews with Neko Case, Sheryl Crow, Ron Sexsmith, Jesse Winchester, Nick Lowe, Richard Thompson, Allen Toussaint, Levon Helm, Bono and The Edge of U2, John Prine, Lyle Lovett and Ray Lamontagne.
Bruce Springsteen rates a two-part interview. Mary-Louise Parker of Weeds even interviews Costello in one episode. Spectacle: Elvis Costello with…‘s second season is seven episodes long, which makes the high-profile guest appearances all the more impressive.
Special features include a behind-the-scenes documentary, mounted by Spectacle executive producer David Furnish. Spectacle‘s DVD and Blu-ray releases will also contain bonus songs, not a surprising extra for a music-oriented talk show.
I’m not sure how well Spectacle‘s second season will sell. Spectacle‘s second season aired Saturdays at 10:00 PM ET on CTV. That’s a traditional death slot for any show. Mind you, Spectacle also aired Sundays at 8:00 PM ET on Bravo!, but CTV’s the commercial draw.
Frankly, it’s a minor miracle that 20 episodes of Spectacle were produced in the first place. Elvis Costello is a good interviewer, but the show’s middle-of-the-road guests might have prevented this show from becoming more than niche. If Spectacle comes back for a third season, I’ll be amazed.