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Grammys 2012: What time is the show? Allow us to explain

February 11, 2012 |  2:01 pm
Adele is among Grammys 2012 nominees. The show is at 5 p.m., but you'll probably have to wait until 8 to see it.

What time are the 2012 Grammy Awards? It's a seemingly simple question, since the show starts at 5 p.m. Pacific on Sunday at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. But unless you have a ticket to the show or access to the East Coast feed, if you live in Southern California, you'll have to wait till 8 p.m. to see the Grammys on TV. Just like the East Coast, which gets to see the show live on CBS.

Got it?

Regardless of the time, Adele, Kanye West, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Lil Wayne and Skrillex are among the nominees, and country music legend Glen Campbell is being honored with a lifetime achievement award.

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LL Cool J will host the 54th Grammy Awards, the first time in seven years that the Grammys have opted to have a host.

But there's more to the Grammys than the telecast itself, including a ceremony in the afternoon in which most of the awards are handed out, which you can follow live on the Pop & Hiss blog.

On TV, coverage and related programming begin early on CMT and pick up on E! and TV Guide Channel. See the list below.

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“CMT Celebrates: Country Music at the Grammys,” 8 a.m. Sunday, CMT (5 a.m. on satellite systems): CMT takes a look at the country categories for this year's Grammy Awards. Included are videos for nominated country songs and artists. 

“Countdown to the Red Carpet: The 2012 Grammy Awards,” 5 p.m. Sunday, E! (2 p.m. on satellite systems)

“Grammy Awards Red Carpet Countdown,” 5 p.m. Sunday, TV Guide: Fashion, performers, nominees, snubs and surprises; hosted by Tim Kash and Maria Sansone.

“Live From the Red Carpet: The 2012 Grammy Awards,” 6 p.m. Sunday, E! (3 p.m. on satellite systems)

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“Grammy Awards Red Carpet With Chris Harrison,” 6 and 11 p.m. Sunday, TV Guide: Exclusive footage; interaction between artists and fans; featuring Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Adele and more.

“On the Red Carpet,” 6:30 p.m. Sunday, ABC: The best of the week in the world of celebrity and style.

“The 54th Annual Grammy Awards,” 8 p.m. Sunday, CBS: Festivities at Staples Center honor excellence in the recording industry; LL Cool J hosts. 

“CBS This Morning,” 7 a.m. Monday, CBS: Gayle King interviews Grammy winners in Los Angeles.

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“Access Hollywood,” 7:30 p.m. Monday, NBC: Grammy Award highlights: red-carpet arrivals, fashions and winners.

“Grammy Awards Fashion Wrap,” 8 and 11 p.m. Monday, TV Guide: Ali Landry and her team critique the night's fashion.

“Fashion Police,” 10 p.m. Monday, E! (7 p.m. on satellite systems): Fashion do's and don'ts from the Grammy Awards, and insight into who is a fashion winner and a fashion victim.


Full coverage

And the winner is...

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-- Compiled by Ed Stockly

Photo: Adele. Credit: Joel Ryan / Associated Press

Note: Some satellite TV systems provide their customers with the East Coast feeds for some channels.