Madonna got out of the groove with CBS, where plans for a concert featuring the Material Girl have been scrapped.
Eye, which announced the special at its upfront presentation in New York last May, had planned to air a Madonna concert from her current “Reinvention” tour. Taping was scheduled to take place next week in Lisbon, Portugal, for later broadcast on the network. But Madonna and CBS couldn’t come to terms and have parted ways.
According to a CBS spokesman, the singer wanted the broadcast to run beyond two hours and commercial-free, similar to concert specials on HBO. The Eye balked at the requests, specifically wanting to keep the broadcast to within a two-hour time frame.
Madonna has previously appeared in three concert specials for HBO: 2001’s “Madonna Live: The Drowned World Tour,” “Madonna — Live Down Under: The Girlie Show” (1993) and “Madonna — Live! Blonde Ambition World Tour ’90” (1990).