Since James Brown is dead, I think someone should officially name Ryan Seacrest the Hardest Working Man in Show Business. The host of American Idol, E! News, his own radio show and various red carpet telecasts, as well as future Olympics correspondent for NBC, has landed yet another gig. Seacrest will host FOX’s upcoming 25th Anniversary Special, airing Sunday, April 22 at 8pm.
It’s a fitting job since Ryan Seacrest hoists the biggest show in the history of FOX, American Idol. The special event will be preceded by two very special FOX episodes. At 7pm, FOX will air the pilot of Married… with Children, which was the very first program to air on FOX in prime-time on April 5, 1987. That will be followed be the 500th episode of The Simpsons, the network’s longest-running series.
The two-hour special will honor 25 years of FOX with appearances by many of the network’s past and current stars. Here’s a quick list of the people scheduled to attend.
-Ed O’Neill, Katey Sagal, Christina Applegate and David Faustino from Married… with Children
-Keenan Ivory Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans and Tommy Davidson from In Living Color
-Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Laura Prepon and Wilmer Valderrama from That ’70s Show
-Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler from American Idol
–Kiefer Sutherland from 24 and Touch
-Hugh Laurie from House
-Kelsey Grammer from The Simpsons and Back to You
-Calista Flockhart from Ally McBeal
-Shannen Doherty, Jason Priestley, Ian Ziering and Gabrielle Carteris from Beverly Hills, 90210
-David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and creator Chris Carter from The X-Files
-Seth MacFarlane from Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show
-Patrick Warburton from The Tick
Be sure to check out all these stars and more as FOX celebrates 25 years Sunday, April 22 at 8pm.
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