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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

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

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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