The longest running music series in the history of American television is getting new digs thanks to a grant from the Moody Foundation of Galveston, Texas.
“Austin City Limits,” which has been taped at a 320-seat studio on the campus of the University of Texas since 1974, will move into a state-of-the-art 2,750 seat theatre in 2011.
The Moody Theatre, which is expected to include the latest in HD recording and broadcast equipment, is part of a planned downtown Austin development that will also feature a hotel and housing.
The show’s original studio was recently designated a landmark by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
To celebrate that honor and to mark ACL’s 35th season, PBS is streaming the pilot episode of the series, which featured Willie Nelson and aired Oct. 17, 1974, until Nov. 17.
Click here to watch ACL’s pilot.
Thursday, October 29
Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw –“The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
Brad Wollack, Whitney Cummings and Chris Hardwick– “Chelsea Lately”
Weezer – “Late Show with David Letterman”
The Swell Season – “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien”
Mastodon – “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
Rod Stewart – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Moby – “Last Call with Carson Daly”
Friday, October 30
Rick Springfield –“The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
Mike Epps, Brad Wollack, Natasha Leggero and Ryan Stout – “Chelsea Lately”
Weezer, Brian Regan – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Fruit Bats – “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”
Alice In Chains – “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien”
Andrew Bird – “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
Slipknot – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
The Duke Spirit – “Last Call with Carson Daly”
Saturday, October 31
M. Ward, Okkervil River – “Austin City Limits”
Lady Gaga – “Saturday Night Live” – rerun