Justin Timberlake, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Kelly Clarkson Join ‘XQ Super School Live’ Telecast

The one-hour telecast seeks to rethink the future of public schooling in the US

Justin Timberlake
Photograph by Robby Klein

Who isn’t participating in the upcoming “EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live” telecast?

The XQ Institute and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) announced Thursday that Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ringo Starr and more are set to participate in the upcoming special, which will air across all four major networks on Friday.

Here’s the full giant list of the stars announced Thursday:  J.J. Abrams, Kelsea Ballerini, Maria Bello, Cate Blanchett, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Michael Ealy, Matt FX, Salma Hayek Pinault, Sean Hayes, Allison Janney, JAX, DJ Khaled, Gayle King, Norman Lear, Marshawn Lynch, Joel McHale, Alano Miller, Hasan Minhaj, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Maren Morris, David Muir, Chris Paul, Tanika Ray, Conrad Ricamora, Adam Rodriguez, Al Roker, Ian Somerhalder, Karla Souza, Ringo Starr, Justin Timberlake, U2, Chris Wallace, Matt Walsh, Reggie Watts, D’Wayne Wiggins, and Jesse Williams.

Kelly Clarkson, Jordan Fisher and Hunter Hayes will be performing. Clarkson will sing a new song from her upcoming album.

The telecast will feature a finale performance from Jennifer Hudson with Sheryl Crow, Max Weinberg and Max Weinberg’s Jukebox, Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma, MC Hammer, Jon Boogz and Sheila E.

“East Los High” stars Ashley Campuzano, Jorge Diaz, and Danielle Vega will also be in attendance.

They’ll be joining previously-announced guests  Mahershala Ali, Common, Miranda Cosgrove, Portia Doubleday, Kevin Frazier, Bill Hader, Tony Hale, Tom Hanks, Samuel L. Jackson, Rami Malek, Thomas Mann, Randall Park, Melissa Rivers, Christian Slater and Anna Deavere Smith.

The one-hour telecast, led by the XQ Institute, the EIF, Viola Davis and Julius Tennon, seeks to rethink the future of public schooling in the US.

It’ll broadcast live on ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC Friday at 8 p.m. ET (and on a tape delay PT). It’ll also stream live on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube beginning with a pre-show at 6:30 p.m. ET.