Jerry Lewis Telethon

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Jerry Lewis Stepping Down From Labor Day Telethon

Jerry Lewis, The Labor Day Telethon

Will Labor Day ever be the same? A television fixture at the end of summer since 1966, Jerry Lewis is relinquishing his role as host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethon.

The 85-year-old Lewis announced Monday that this year's show will be his last, promising that he'll still perform his signature song, "You'll Never Walk Alone." He'll continue to serve as the Muscular Dystrophy Association's national chairman as he has the early 1950s. "I'll never desert MDA and my kids," he said.

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Tonight's TV Hot List: Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010

Leverage

Leverage
9/8c TNT
The schemes and scams draw to a close in tonight's summer finale. (No worries, Leverage lovers: The series has been renewed for a fourth season, to follow this one, which resumes in December.) The shakedown is on when Nate Ford's scheme team work to defeat a rogue financier who has reputed ties to their top prize — top-level evildoer and International Man of Misery Damien Moreau. The game plan to locate and squash Moreau involves a faux-murder frame-up, with Parker moving to the forefront of the mission...but beware, there could be an unfortunate turn of events. Jonathan Frakes, he of Star Trek: The Next Generation fame, directed the episode.

Read on for previews of All American Handyman, 9/11: After the Towers Fell, Mel B: It's a Scary World, Jerry Lewis Telethon, Freaky Eaters and Mad Men. read more

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Premiered: September 05, 2010
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Premise: The comedy legend's 45th annual fund-raiser for muscular-dystrophy research, telecast from Las Vegas with local segments telecast on "Love Network" stations. Scheduled performers include David Archuleta, Enrique Iglesias, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Barry Manilow, John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting, OneRepublic and War, plus comedians Charlie Callas, Carrot Top, Norm Crosby, Terry Fator, John Pinette, Jeff Trachta, George Wallace and Bob Zany. Also: profiles of families affected by muscular dystrophy.

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