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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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