Ryan Seacrest to Host FOX’s ’25th Anniversary Special’
via press release:
Hugh Laurie from HOUSE, Kelsey Grammer from THE SIMPSONS
and “Back To You” and Tommy Davidson from “In Living Color”
Added to Star-Studded Lineup of FOX Talent
Host of AMERICAN IDOL, national radio personality and television producer Ryan Seacrest will serve as the host of FOX’s 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, airing Sunday, April 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).
“Who better than Ryan Seacrest – America’s best television host and 11-year member of our FOX family – to lead our 25th anniversary celebration,” said Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “This is going to be an amazing trip down memory lane filled with plenty of surprises that will showcase our hits, our misses and everything in between.”
Hugh Laurie from HOUSE; Kelsey Grammar from THE SIMPSONS and “Back To You”; and Tommy Davidson from “In Living Color” join previously announced participants Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon and Wilmer Valderrama from “That ’70s Show”; Keenen Ivory Wayans, Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans from “In Living Color”; Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler from AMERICAN IDOL; Christina Applegate, David Faustino, Ed O’Neill and Katey Sagal from “Married…With Children”; Kiefer Sutherland from “24” and TOUCH; Calista Flockhart from “Ally McBeal”; Gabrielle Carteris, Shannen Doherty, Jason Priestley and Ian Ziering from “Beverly Hills, 90210”; Seth MacFarlane from FAMILY GUY, THE CLEVELAND SHOW and AMERICAN DAD; and Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny and creator Chris Carter from “The X-Files.”
The star-studded special will pay tribute to FOX’s most memorable moments with appearances by FOX talent, highlights from iconic series and specials and reunions with cast members from some of the network’s fan-favorite series, among other surprises.
FOX’s 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL is executive-produced by Don Mischer and Charlie Haykel. Juliane Hare will serve as producer and Louis J. Horvitz will direct the special.