NBC is airing three special shows Thursday night to help raise awareness about Red Nose Day, an annual cause devoted to aiding children in poverty internationally.
The network kicks off its special Red Nose Day lineup at 8 p.m. Eastern, with a celebrity version of American Ninja Warrior. Nine celebrities will compete on the obstacle course for charity.
At 9 p.m. Eastern, Running Wild With Bear Grylls for Red Nose Day will air. Julia Roberts will join Bear Grylls in distributing vaccinations to a village in Kenya. At 10 p.m. Eastern, during the Red Nose Day special and fundraiser, the cast of Love Actually reunites for the short film sequel Red Nose Day, Actually.
Comic Relief, founded by comedians in the U.K., hosted the first Red Nose Day in 1988 with a televised special that raised 15 million pounds, approximately 19.4 million dollars. Last year, initiatives in the U.S. raised more than $36 million for Red Nose Day.
For those interested in participating in the Red Nose Day fundraiser, check out the website for the cause here.
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