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Julia Roberts helps expand Rose Nose Day charity telecast

Associated Press logo Associated Press 4/5/2017 By LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer
In this March 31, 2017 photo released by NBC, Chris Hardwick wears a red nose for NBC's third annual "The Red Nose Day Special," which will air on May 25, from 10-11 p.m. EDT. Hardwick, host of Comedy Central's "@midnight," will host. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP) © The Associated Press In this March 31, 2017 photo released by NBC, Chris Hardwick wears a red nose for NBC's third annual "The Red Nose Day Special," which will air on May 25, from 10-11 p.m. EDT. Hardwick, host of Comedy Central's "@midnight," will host. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC is expanding its Red Nose Day charity programming with help from Julia Roberts and other stars.

In this image released by NBC, actress Julia Roberts, left, interacts with a child while filming a special edition of the survival series "Running Wild with Bear Grylls," in Kenya called, "Running Wild with Bear Grylls for Red Nose Day," airing on May 25. (Mia Collis/NBCUniversal via AP) © The Associated Press In this image released by NBC, actress Julia Roberts, left, interacts with a child while filming a special edition of the survival series "Running Wild with Bear Grylls," in Kenya called, "Running Wild with Bear Grylls for Red Nose Day," airing on May 25. (Mia Collis/NBCUniversal via AP)

The network said Wednesday that its prime-time schedule on May 25 will be devoted to the Comic Relief fundraiser for children in need.

"Running Wild with Bear Grylls for Red Nose Day," with Roberts joining the host in Africa, will air at 9 p.m. EDT.

A celebrity edition of "American Ninja Warrior" with Derek Hough, Natalie Morales and others will precede it at 8 p.m. EDT.

The night will be capped by NBC's third annual "The Red Nose Day Special," hosted from 10-11 p.m. EDT by Chris Hardwick of Comedy Central's "@midnight."

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