It will be telecast on CBS in the United States on November 16. No details were given about international broadcasts.
Besides musical homages to Houston, the show will include "never-before-seen footage and exclusive interviews" featuring the six-time Grammy winner whose string of hits included "I Will Always Love You" in 1992.
Houston was found submerged in a bathtub at the Beverley Hills Hilton on the eve of this year's Grammy awards, which are administered by the Recording Academy.
Coronors ruled that she had drowned accidentally after taking cocaine which could have triggered a heart attack. She was buried a week after her death in her native New Jersey.