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NEW YORK –NBC won the rights to broadcast doomsday – May 21, 2011

After a week-long battle with ABC, CBS, FOX, CNN and the SYFY channel, NBC won the rights to broadcast the end of the world.  You’ll be able to catch it live at 8pm EST (7pm CST).

The U.S. evangelical Christian broadcaster predicting that Judgment Day will come on Saturday says he expects to watch the entire NBC broadcast, so he doesn’t miss a minute of the unfolding apocalypse.

Harold Camping, 89, previously made a failed prediction that Jesus Christ would return to Earth in 1994.  But this time he, and NBC, are sure that the world will end at exactly 11:45 – right after Saturday Night Live does its last opening sketch.

NBC is not revealing exactly what will happen or where they will be filming but they are sure an earthquake will shake the Earth to its core, sweeping true believers to heaven and leaving others behind to be engulfed in the world’s destruction over a few months.

“We know, without any shadow of a doubt that it is going to happen,”  NBC President Jeff Zucker said.

Brian Williams will be hosting “The Rapture!” – with his family sitting nearby.

Donald Trump will move up announcing the winner of Celebrity Apprentice on Saturday night at 9pm.  “We want to hire someone before the world ends,” Trump said.

Tina Fey will be reprising her Sarah Palin imitation in a special sketch moments before the world ends.  “Tina wants Sarah to be the voice that leads the world to utter destruction,” said Zucker.

So tune in on Saturday.  If you miss it, don’t worry – NBC plans to rebroadcast on Sunday at 8pm – unless, of course, we are all dead.