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“Stand Up To Cancer” Returns September 5

An extraordinary lineup of actors, musicians, athletes and journalists banded together for "Stand Up To Cancer," the groundbreaking initiative aimed at raising funds to accelerate innovative cancer research bringing new therapies to patients quickly that will save lives now. (credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images)

An extraordinary lineup of actors, musicians, athletes and journalists banded together for “Stand Up To Cancer,” the groundbreaking initiative aimed at raising funds to accelerate innovative cancer research bringing new therapies to patients quickly that will save lives now. (credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - How often do your favorite TV outlets all carry the same show at the same time — and in prime time, without ads?

Tune in to just about any channel on September 5 at 7:00 p.m. Central to see for yourself. Dozens of broadcast and cable networks will again donate a simultaneous hour of commercial-free airtime to carry the fundraiser “Stand Up to Cancer.”

Participants will include CBS, ABC, FOX, NBC, HBO, Showtime, Lifetime, ESPNews and many others. A Canadian broadcast is being added this year.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Joel Gallen are returning to produce the telecast for a second time and other stars from television, film and music will encourage and accept donations from the public. The money raised supports cross-disciplinary research toward new cancer treatments.

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