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[03/18/08 - 10:21 AM]
Sixteen Celebrities Will Compete in "Secret Talents of the Stars," a Weekly Talent Show Featuring Unknown Talents of Well-Known Personalities, When the Series Premieres Live on Tuesday, April 8, on the CBS Television Network
The Eye confirms our report from yesterday as well as adds a special one-hour finale on Thursday, May 22 at 8:00/7:00c.

[via press release from CBS]

SIXTEEN CELEBRITIES WILL COMPETE IN "SECRET TALENTS OF THE STARS," A WEEKLY TALENT SHOW FEATURING UNKNOWN TALENTS OF WELL-KNOWN PERSONALITIES, WHEN THE SERIES PREMIERES LIVE ON TUESDAY, APRIL 8, ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Among the Supporting Headliners: The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Former Members of World-Renowned Cirque du Soleil and The Flying Karamazov Brothers Will Perform LIVE with Their Assigned Celebrity Act

Viewer Votes Will Determine Weekly Favorites

SECRET TALENTS OF THE STARS, a weekly celebrity talent show that reveals the unknown talents of sixteen well-known personalities, premieres live, Tuesday, April 8 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/tape delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Each week, celebrities will compete in a tournament-structured format to determine who has the BEST unknown talent. Each performer of SECRET TALENTS OF THE STARS will fulfill his/her dream by practicing, and then performing live, many supported by a headline production troupe. Each performance will be critiqued by three judges - but it's the viewers who get to vote for the celebrity that has impressed them the most. Each week, the "Viewer Vote" will determine which celebrities move on in the competition, and who will go home.

Celebrities competing in SECRET TALENTS OF THE STARS include Clint Black (country singer) performing stand-up comedy; George Takei (actor) crooning as a country singer; Malcolm-Jamal Warner (actor) accompanied by a Hip Hop Orchestra on bass guitar as they perform an original song; Marla Maples (actress/model) presenting her gymnastic abilities with The Anti-Gravity Troupe featuring unusual gear, aerials, flips and bungee mechanics; Sasha Cohen (Olympic medalist) exhibiting her agility as a contortionist by performing with the "New Shanghai Circus," a Chinese Acrobat Troupe featuring Kate Kong, renowned contortionists and additional background performers; Ric Flair (Wrestling Champion) surprising viewers with his salsa dancing skills; Joe Frazier (athlete/boxer) showcasing his smooth moves as a rhythm & blues singer; Bridget Marquardt (actress/model) soaring as a trapeze artist with the former masters of Cirque du Soleil; Mya (singer/actress) demonstrating her tap-dancing prowess; and Danny Bonaduce (actor/radio DJ) maneuvering a unicycle with members of The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

In addition, Sheila E. (singer/drummer) will juggle with The Flying Karamazov Brothers; Roy Jones, Jr. (boxing champion) will rap; Cindy Margolis (spokesmodel/actress) will perform magic; Ben Stein (pop culture personality) will dance The Jitterbug. Additional acts to be announced shortly.

SECRET TALENTS OF THE STARS will feature a seven week competition format:

Tuesday, April 8 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET LIVE, Tape Delayed PT) - Week 1

FOUR new acts will perform. Viewer votes will determine TWO Semi-Finalists.

Tuesday, April 15 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET LIVE, Tape Delayed PT) - Week 2

FOUR new acts will perform. Viewer votes will determine TWO Semi-Finalists.

Tuesday, April 22 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET LIVE, Tape Delayed PT) - Week 3

FOUR acts will perform (Semi-Finalists from Week 1 and Week 2). Viewers will vote to determine TWO FINALISTS.

Tuesday, April 29 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET LIVE, Tape Delayed PT) - Week 4

FOUR new acts will perform. Viewer votes will determine TWO Semi-Finalists.

Tuesday, May 6 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET LIVE, Tape Delayed PT) - Week 5

FOUR new acts will perform. Viewer votes will determine TWO Semi-Finalists.

Tuesday, May 13 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET LIVE, Tape Delayed PT) - Week 6

FOUR acts (Semi-Finalists from Week 4 and Week 5). Viewer votes will determine TWO FINALISTS.

Thursday, May 22 - Live - (8:00-9:00 PM/Tape Delayed PT) "SECRET TALENTS OF THE STARS" FINALE - Week 7

The Final Four (determined by the results from Week 3 and Week 6) will compete one last time for viewer votes to determine the winning SECRET TALENT OF THE STARS.

SECRET TALENTS OF THE STARS is produced by Magic Molehill Productions, Inc., in association with Robyn Nash Productions and Don Weiner Productions. Robyn Nash and Don Weiner are executive producers.

RATING: To Be Announced





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[03/06/15 - 01:16 PM]
NBC Announces Summer Tentpole Premiere Dates, Led by the Most-Watched Summer Show of the Last Nine Years, "America's Got Talent"
Also on tap are new seasons of "American Ninja Warrior" and "Hannibal" plus the premiere of "Aquarius."

[03/06/15 - 01:03 PM]
Date Changes for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Movie World Premieres
"A Bone To Pick: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery" will now premiere on Saturday, April 4 while "Garage Sale Mystery: The Deadly Room" is now due on Saturday, April 11.

[03/06/15 - 01:01 PM]
"Supergirl" First Images Revealed as Production Begins on New Pilot for CBS from Warner Bros. Television, Based on the Characters from DC Comics
Colleen Atwood said, "In designing Supergirl, I wanted to embrace the past, but more importantly, thrust her into the street-style action hero of today."

[03/06/15 - 01:00 PM]
Disney Channel Orders Comedy Series "Best Friends Whenever"
The project centers on teenagers Shelby and Cyd, who when a science experiment goes wrong, become unstuck in time, leaping forward and backward whenever they want - and sometimes even when they don't.

[03/06/15 - 12:51 PM]
Showtime(R) Comedy Documentary "Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro" to Debut on Friday, April 17
The film follows Notaro's travels as she embraces her most loyal fans by creating unique and intimate comedy experiences in their homes, backyards, barns, and basements.

[03/06/15 - 11:31 AM]
Crews Race for Crab and Battle Monstrous Storms Like Never Before in Discovery's Hit Series "Deadliest Catch"
The 13-time Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 11th season on Tuesday, April 14 at 9:00/8:00c on the Discovery Channel.

[03/06/15 - 10:25 AM]
"Dateline: The Real Blacklist" to Lead Into Hit Drama "The Blacklist" to Form Two-Hour Thursday-Themed Programming Block
Plus: "The Slap" will shift to 10:00/9:00c next week, replacing the hiatus-bound "Allegiance."

[03/06/15 - 09:31 AM]
"The Odd Couple" Grows in Its Third Week - Up 13% in Viewers and 7% in Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, March 5.

[03/06/15 - 08:53 AM]
"The Blacklist" Doubles Its Lead-In, Finishes Within a Tenth of Last Week's Fast-Affil Rating
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 5.

[03/06/15 - 08:43 AM]
Live + 3: ABC's "Secrets and Lies" Grows to a 2.1 in Adults 18-49 - Remains Sunday's Top Drama Debut
ABC further spins the numbers for Sunday, March 1.

[03/06/15 - 08:40 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, CBS Split the Demo Crown
The Alphabet's "American Crime" opens on top at 10:00/9:00c among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/06/15 - 08:25 AM]
ABC Is Up Sharply Year to Year and Finishes No. 1 for Its 6th-Straight Thursday
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 5.

[03/06/15 - 08:02 AM]
HBO Announces Featured Artists on Game of Thrones Mixtape Vol. 2
Produced by Launch Point Records, the 15-track mixtape features diverse artists representing Game of Thrones families, leveraging themes and highlights from season 4.

[03/05/15 - 02:44 PM]
Little Women Take a Bite Out of the Big Apple with Lifetime(R)'s "Little Women: NY" Premiering on March 25
Viewers first got a glimpse of New York's Lila Call, when she made waves with the "Little Women: LA" cast and now they'll get to see her in action on her home turf with her group of east coast besties.

[03/05/15 - 01:13 PM]
Samantha Bee Heading to TBS - Former "Daily Show" Correspondent Signs Up to Host Comedy Series
The new show, which is in the early stages of development, is being planned as a platform for Bee to apply her smart and satirical point of view to current and relevant issues.