Country newcomer Brad Hawkins will take on the lead role in the CBS-TV mini-series Shake, Rattle & Roll (An American Love Story). Production began in mid-June with music portions completed in Los Angeles and filming done in North Carolina. The first half of the mini-series will air Sunday after Thanksgiving, with the conclusion on the following Tuesday. A compilation record from the soundtrack will also be released simultaneously with the film. The series is a rollicking love story about America's love for its music and a couple's love for each other.