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Wednesday, May 20, 2020 1:00 am


'Us' stars Moore, Hartley to host Red Nose Day

Staff, news services

“This Is Us” stars Mandy Moore and Justin Hartley will co-host NBC's Red Nose Day special to raise money and awareness for children in need.

The network's sixth annual event, airing 9 to 11 p.m. Thursday, will include musical performances, sketches and short films that illustrate how donations are used for children living in poverty in America and other countries.

Among the actors and musical artists taking part: Julia Roberts, John Legend, Bryan Cranston, Kelly Clarkson, Paul Rudd, One Republic, Steve Martin, 5 Seconds of Summer, Sarah Silverman, Ray Romano, Sam Smith and James Taylor.

Funds raised by this year's Red Nose campaign will be directed to help combat the effect of COVID-19 on youngsters and the organizations that aid them.

Red Nose Day has raised $200 million annually for programs including Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Children's Health Fund and Feeding America.

CBS announces 2 new fall series

CBS announced two new series for its fall schedule on Tuesday.

The comedy “B Positive” from Chuck Lorre and drama “The Equalizer” starring Queen Latifah will join returning series in the fall. The network previously announced that 23 shows from its lineup would return for the 2020-21 season.

Shows debuting later in the season include new drama “Clarice” starring Rebecca Breeds.

New 'Star Trek' show coming

CBS All Access is bringing back Spock for its third full live action show in the “Star Trek” universe, ordering a new series set in the years before Capt. James T. Kirk helmed the U.S.S. Enterprise.

“Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” will star Anson Mount as Capt. Christopher Pike, Rebecca Romijn as Number One and Ethan Peck as Science Officer Spock.

It will be the third show in the Alex Kurtzman-pioneered Trekverse after “Star Trek: Discovery” and “Star Trek: Picard.” Peck, Mount and Romijn will be reprising their respective roles from Season 2 of “Discovery.”

There's also an animated series in the works, “Star Trek: Lower Decks.”

Williams taking break from show

Wendy Williams is taking a break from her daytime talk show to receive treatment for a previously announced health condition.

Williams has been experiencing fatigue because of symptoms from Graves' disease, a spokesperson for “The Wendy Williams Show” said Monday.

As a precautionary measure, the spokesperson said, Williams is taking time off from the show that she's been taping remotely from her home in New York City during the pandemic.

Reruns of Williams' show will air during her absence.

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