Cast of “Jersey Shore” (Charles Sykes/CHARLES SYKES/INVISION/AP)

Of course, Seaside Heights is also home to the show “Jersey Shore,” and the cast — Snooki, The Situation, etc. — will be on hand during the special.

This announcement comes a few days after the networks of NBC Universal hosted a telethon, in which HBO also participated, and as ABC kicked off a “Day of Giving” Monday, dedicating time in all their programs to encourage donations to the Red Cross.