Celebrity Charity: Kevin Hart to Host Relaunch of (Renamed) Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon

Celebrity Charity: Kevin Hart to Host Relaunch of (Renamed) Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon

Celebrity Charity:

The Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon has been revived, and now this could occasionally dangle some added Hart.

The MDA announced on Wednesday morning the relaunch of their legendary Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, with Kevin Hart serving as this year’s host.

The MDA Kevin Hart Teenagers Telethon, because the 2-hour relaunch could be called, will air globally on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 8/7c, with celeb appearances by Eva Longoria, Jack Murky, Jillian Mercado, Josh Gad, Michael B. Jordan and Usain Trudge, among others. The telethon will make stronger the elemental work of both the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the host’s accumulate Support From the Hart charity.

This trace’s the telethon’s first world telecast in bigger than six years. Comedian/actor/filmmaker Jerry Lewis was removed as host and national chairman in 2011, after iconically shepherding the event since its Labor Day 1966 inception; a truncated, six-hour telethon proceeded with co-hosts Nigel Lythgoe, Jann Carl, Alison Sweeney and Nancy O’Dell.

The next year, the veteran telethon (which in Lewis’ day could additionally lunge bigger than 20 hours!) was replaced by a three-hour particular, now called the MDA Uncover of Strength and hosted by O’Dell and native Los Angeles deejay Shawn Parr.

In 2013 and 2014, the MDA Uncover of Strength aired nationally on ABC for the predominant time — though the latter edition marked the telethon’s final broadcast. (Some native stations in some unspecified time in the future of the country dangle since persisted the tradition, at the side of this year, where MDA’s St. Louis chapter on Sept. 6 set up on a in the community produced, 90-minute telethon.)

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