su2c 320 Stand Up 2 Cancer 2010 rehearsal picturesStand Up 2 Cancer is a television fundraising event airing Friday (Sept. 10) that will raise funds to accelerate innovative cancer research.

The live, one-hour fundraising event will be simulcast commercial-free on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Bio, Current TV, Discovery Health, E!, G4, HBO, HBO Latino, MLB Network, mun2, Showtime, Smithsonian Channel, The Style Network, TV One and VH1 and hosted by network news anchors Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer and Brian Williams. The broadcast will air in 195 countries, as well as on the Armed Forces Network.

Celebrities appearing on the telethon include: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dave Annable, Christina Applegate, David Archuleta, George Clooney, Sally Field, Laura Linney, Zachary Levi, Ray Liotta, Rob Lowe, Seth MacFarlane, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jim Parsons, Seth Rogen, The Simpsons, Will Smith, Eric Stonestreet, Maura Tierney, Sam Trammell, Sofia Vergara, Denzel Washington, Reese Witherspoon, Ren�e Zellweger and Ethan Zohn.

Musical guests include: Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Neil Diamond, The Edge, Delta Goodrem, Herbie Hancock, Kris Kristofferson, Lady Antebellum, Leona Lewis, Orianthi and Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson of Heart. These artists join previously announced performers including Natasha Bedingfield, Martina McBride, Aaron Neville, Dave Stewart and Stevie Wonder. Pictures of the musical acts rehearsing can be viewed here.

“SU2C” airs Friday, Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. ET and again at 8 p.m. PT.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."