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[05/13/24 - 06:03 AM]
Anthony Anderson Rallies Fellow Male Celebrities to Bare All for Prostate, Testicular and Colorectal Cancer Testing and Research in "The Real Full Monty" on FOX
Anderson rallies a cast of male celebrities, including himself, Taye Diggs, Chris Jones, Tyler Posey, Bruno Tonioli and James Van Der Beek to encourage men to get checked and strip the stigma around prostate, testicular and colorectal cancer.

[via press release from FOX]

ANTHONY ANDERSON RALLIES FELLOW MALE CELEBRITIES TO BARE ALL FOR PROSTATE, TESTICULAR AND COLORECTAL CANCER TESTING AND RESEARCH IN "THE REAL FULL MONTY" ON FOX

STAR-STUDDED CAST INCLUDES ANDERSON, WHO ALSO EXECUTIVE-PRODUCES, PLUS TAYE DIGGS, NFL'S CHRIS JONES, TYLER POSEY, BRUNO TONIOLI AND JAMES VAN DER BEEK

ALL-NEW TWO-HOUR SPECIAL SET TO DEBUT FALL 2024



Inspired by the beloved, award-winning 1997 film, FOX's The Real Full Monty is an all-new two-hour special in which a daring group of male celebrities will volunteer to bare all to raise awareness for prostate, testicular and colorectal cancer testing and research. The special is set to debut Fall 2024 on FOX.

Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actor, comedian and producer Anthony Anderson (We Are Family, 75th Emmy Awards, black-ish) rallies a cast of male celebrities, including himself, Taye Diggs (All American, How Stella Got Her Groove Back), Chris Jones (Kansas City Chiefs), Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf), Bruno Tonioli (Dancing with the Stars) and James Van Der Beek (Varsity Blues) to encourage men to get checked and strip the stigma around prostate, testicular and colorectal cancer.

"Don't die of embarrassment. Get checked! That's the message behind The Real Full Monty special," said Anderson. "I am honored to lead the charge of rallying these fearless men to bare it all, in order to provoke, inspire and in this case, beg you to get screened for cancer. That's our goal... so what are you waiting for!?"

During the two-hour special, Anderson will lead Diggs, Jones, Posey, Tonioli and Van Der Beek as they train and rehearse for the most revealing performance of their careers, culminating with a big strip-tease dance, choreographed by Emmy Award-winner Mandy Moore, where they will bare all in front of a live audience. Leading up to the final disrobing, the men will push their limits of comfortability, modesty and brotherhood with a series of rehearsals and experiences, both private and public, designed to build confidence and remove them far from their comfort zone and strengthen their bond as a group. Along the way, each of the celebrities will share their personal stories of how cancer has impacted their lives.

FOX's all-new special is based on the international unscripted format first broadcast on the U.K.'s ITV in 2017, garnering awards, massive viewership and critical praise. The special has since been broadcast in the U.K. annually, and the format has successfully expanded into Australia, France and the Netherlands.

FOX's The Real Full Monty is produced by Spun Gold TV (a 53 Degrees Global company) and FOX Alternative Entertainment. The Real Full Monty is executive produced by Anthony Anderson, Dan Norris and Ashley Edens, who also serves as showrunner. Executive producers from Spun Gold include Nick Bullen and Daniela Neumann.

About Anthony Anderson:

Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actor Anthony Anderson is the host of FOX's game show, We Are Family, from executive producer Jamie Foxx. He also served as the host of the milestone 75th Emmy(R) Awards, which aired earlier this year on FOX. Anderson starred for eight seasons in the multi-award-nominated sitcom black-ish, in which he portrayed "Andre 'Dre' Johnson." He also served as an executive producer on the series. He recently completed a six-week journey around Europe with his mother for their reality series, Trippin' with Anthony Anderson and Mama Doris. Anderson also partnered with Cedric the Entertainer to launch their own barbecue label, AC Barbeque, and documented their journey to become barbeque masters in the unscripted series Kings of BBQ, which premiered in August 2023.

Anderson appeared in the Emmy Award-winning pair of live television specials, Live in Front of a Studio Audience. He first appeared as "Henry Jefferson" in Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons,' and then as himself in the second special, Live in Front of a Studio Audience: 'All in the Family' and 'Good Times,' performing the opening song with Patti LaBelle. Anderson also hosted the game show To Tell the Truth, a popular primetime re-imagination of the beloved classic game show of the same name, which ran for eight seasons. Additionally, he was executive producer of the black-ish spin off, grown-ish. In 2022, Anderson reprised his role as "Detective Kevin Barnard" on the highly anticipated 21st season of Law & Order. He also was featured in such prominent films as Transformers, The Departed and The Big Year. Additionally, Anderson has appeared in Me, Myself and Irene, the Barbershop franchise, Scary Movie 3, Kangaroo Jack, Exit Wounds, Cradle 2 the Grave, Two Can Play That Game, Malibu's Most Wanted, My Baby's Daddy, Agent Cody Banks 2, Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle, Small Town Crime, The Star and the Academy Award-nominated Ferndinand. Most recently, Anderson starred in and was the executive producer of the streaming film Beats, alongside Uzo Aduba and newcomer Khalil Everage. On the small screen, Anderson appeared on All About the Andersons, K-Ville, The Shield and Guys with Kids.

About Taye Diggs:

Taye Diggs is a renowned actor who made his film debut in How Stella Got Her Groove Back, starring opposite Angela Bassett as her younger love interest, "Winston Shakespeare." From there, he went on to build a successful career across film, television and theater. Currently, Diggs leads the two-part BET+ film Love & Murder: Atlanta Playboy, based on the true crime story of businessman Lance Herndon. He also will voice "King Triton," opposite Amber Riley as "Ursula" in the streaming animated series Ariel.

Other TV credits include the starring role of "Billy Baker," former NFL player-turned-high school football coach, on the hit show All American, and series regular roles in the Grey's Anatomy spinoff series, Private Practice, and serial crime drama Murder in the First. Diggs also had recurring roles in Ally McBeal, The West Wing, Will & Grace (as Eric McCormack's boyfriend in the show's final season), The Good Wife, Rosewood and Empire (as city councilman "Angelo Dubois," a love interest for Taraji P. Henson's character).

In addition to acting, Diggs has served as a producer on several projects, including the critically acclaimed series Kevin Hill, in which he played the title character, and Day Break. He also produced and starred in the films Til Death Do Us Part and Incarnation.

Diggs portrayed "The Bandleader" in Rob Marshall's film version of the Broadway musical Chicago. He also reprised the role he originated on Broadway, landlord "Benjamin Coffin III," in Chris Columbus' film version of the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Rent. He went on to appear in Broadway musicals, including Chicago, Rent, Wicked and Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Other notable film credits include Go, The Wood, The Best Man, House on Haunted Hill, Equilibrium, The Way of the Gun, Brown Sugar and The Best Man Holiday, among others.

About Chris Jones:

Chris Jones is a defensive tackle and three-time Super Bowl champion for the Kansas City Chiefs. The eight-year NFL veteran has also been voted to the Pro Bowl on five occasions, and was named first-team All-Pro twice and second-team All-Pro three times. He has previously appeared as himself on several television shows, including The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and NFL Football Fanatic.

About Tyler Posey:

Tyler Posey gained international acclaim as the title character in the long-running cable Teen Wolf, which was followed up by a hit film. He starred in the Blumhouse thriller Truth or Dare, produced by Jason Blum, and opposite Lucy Hale; co-starred in the comedy series Now Apocalypse, from Gregg Araki and Steven Soderbergh; and played the lead in the indie-thriller Alone, opposite Donald Sutherland. He also voices the lead of the animated series Fast & Furious: Spy Racers, executive-produced by the franchise's Vin Diesel, Neal H. Moritz, and Chris Morgan.

Other film credits include a starring role in Kevin Smith's Yoga Hosers and a co-starring role in the cult spoof franchise Scary Movie 5, alongside Charlie Sheen and Molly Shannon. Posey began his film career starring in the hit films Maid in Manhattan (as Jennifer Lopez's son) and Collateral Damage (alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger). He will next be seen in the independent film Queen of the Ring, opposite Josh Lucas.

About Bruno Tonioli:

Bruno Tonioli has been a popular judge on over twenty seasons of Dancing with the Stars and on Strictly Come Dancing, the U.K. version of Dancing with the Stars. He is a top choreographer and has worked on countless films, plays, music videos, commercials, concerts, trade shows and television series with such music icons as Elton John, Bananarama, Freddie Mercury, Tina Turner and Paul McCartney. He starred alongside Carrie Ann Inaba on Dance Wars: Bruno Vs. Carrie Ann, and recently presented the British documentary West Side Stories - The Making of a Classic, as well as the British radio program Bruno Tonioli at the Opera.

Tonioli started out as a dancer before becoming a successful choreographer. He has worked on such films as Ella Enchanted, What a Girl Wants, Little Voice, The Gathering Storm and Enigma and Blow Dry. In addition, his long list of music video credits includes Sheena Easton's "Giving Up, Giving In," Wyclef Jean and Bono's "New Day United Nations Video for Kosovo," Elton John's "Please," Sting's "This Cowboy Song," Michael Jackson's "Give in to Me," Tina Turner's "Steamy Windows," The Rolling Stones' "One Hit," Paul McCartney's "Hope of Deliverance" and many more. Among his numerous concert credits are Tina Turner's Foreign Affairs and Duran Duran's World Tour. He also works in theater and television, and is currently a judge with Simon Cowell on Britain's Got Talent.

About James Van Der Beek:

James Van Der Beek is an internationally acclaimed actor, writer and producer from Connecticut who got his start on the New York stage at age 16 in Edward Albee's Finding the Sun. He has starred in numerous films and television series, including Dawson's Creek, Varsity Blues, The Rules of Attraction, Don't Trust the B---- In Apartment 23, What Would Diplo Do?, which he also co-created, wrote and produced, and most recently, the Emmy Award-nominated Pose. He continues to work, write and develop from his 36-acre ranch outside of Austin, TX, where he lives with his wife Kimberly, their six children, five dogs, 32 chickens and a bearded dragon.

About Spun Gold:

Spun Gold is one of the U.K.'s most successful independent TV production companies, making hundreds of hours of exciting, dynamic and diverse programming for multiple platforms across the U.K. and international markets. Recent shows include: BAFTA Film and Television Awards (BBC One), Secrets of the Female Orgasm (Channel 4), MILF Manor (TLC/Discovery) The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebration (ITV), The Prince's Master Crafters: The Next Generation (Sky), Ancient Secrets of Althorp: Charles Spencer Channel 4), Inside Dubai: Playground of the Rich (BBC 2), Diana's Decades (ITV), Tom Parker: Inside My Head (Channel 4), I'm With The Band (BBC 1), World's Most Luxurious Hotels (Channel 4), Twenty-First Century Firsts (ITV), The Grand Party Hotel (BBC1), Inside Monaco: Playground of the Rich (BBC 2), Great Canal Journeys (Channel 4), Love Your Garden (ITV), Inside the QE2 (Channel 5), Meat The Family (Channel 4), Quizmaster (ITV), and Secrets of the Crown (ITV). Spun Gold is part of the 53 Degrees Global group.

About FOX Entertainment:

With a legacy spanning nearly 40 years, FOX Entertainment is one of the world's most recognizable media brands and a prolific content producer across its iconic broadcast network and both owned and third-party streaming platforms. Known for its independent, innovative spirit and provocative, groundbreaking storytelling, the company was reinvented in 2019 with the formation of FOX Entertainment. While maintaining its leadership in broadcast television (9-1-1: Lone Star, The Simpsons, The Floor, The Cleaning Lady, Hell's Kitchen, LEGO Masters), the company is building a portfolio of businesses and library of owned original content. To date, FOX Entertainment's long-term growth strategy has included the acquisitions of award-winning animation studio Bento Box Entertainment (Bob's Burgers, The Great North, Krapopolis, Grimsburg), entertainment platform TMZ (TMZ Investigates), and global production studio MarVista Entertainment (The Way Home), as well as the formation of the culinary and lifestyle content venture Studio Ramsay Global (Next Level Chef, Gordon Ramsay's Food Stars, Idiot Sandwich) in partnership with Gordon Ramsay. Alongside the network, the company also established FOX Entertainment Studios, which includes its in-house unscripted studio FOX Alternative Entertainment (The Masked Singer, We Are Family, I Can See Your Voice, Name That Tune), and its studio (Animal Control) to develop scripted content; as well as worldwide content sales unit FOX Entertainment Global.

-FOX-





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