Actress, producer and animal advocate Hilary Swank and Michael Levitt are re-teaming with FOX to executive-produce the second annual THE ALL-STAR DOG RESCUE CELEBRATION, a one-of-a-kind event celebrating America’s rescue dogs, airing Thanksgiving night, Thursday, Nov. 26 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Throughout the two-hour family-friendly special, celebrity guests will introduce the audience to adoptable rescue dogs and honor the people who dedicate their lives to caring for animals in need.
THE ALL-STAR DOG RESCUE CELEBRATION will also raise awareness of dog-related issues and encourage people to adopt one of the more than eight million rescue animals currently in the U.S. shelter system.
Viewers will be provided with information regarding adoptable animals in their local areas. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to make donations to the Petfinder Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization that supports shelters and rescue groups nationwide. Donations will be accepted during the broadcast and for a period of time after the show. Specific details regarding donations and featured charity organizations will be announced soon.
The successful inaugural two-hour adoption special, co-hosted by Hilary Swank and Jane Lynch, generated more than 4,500 adoption applications for the rescue dogs featured on the special. Participants included Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Miley Cyrus, Josh Duhamel, Fergie, Paula Abdul, Kristen Bell, Kristin Chenoweth, Whitney Cummings, Max Greenfield, Kathy Griffin, Julianne Hough, Randy Jackson, Kesha, Miranda Lambert, Queen Latifah, Cesar Millan, Jerry O’Connell, Kelly Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne, P!nk, Amber Riley, LeAnn Rimes, Rebecca Romijn, Emmy Rossum, Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Betty White.