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'Stand Up to Cancer' telecast returns Sept. 5, airing simultaneously on broadcast and cable TV

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2010, file photo, actress Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at a ELLE magazine's 17th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute in Beverly Hills, Calif. Paltrow and Joel Gallen are returning to produce ‘Stand Up to Cancer’ for a second time and other stars from TV, film and music will encourage and accept donations from the public. The money raised supports cross-disciplinary research toward new cancer treatments. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2010, file photo, actress Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at a ELLE magazine's 17th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute in Beverly Hills, Calif. Paltrow and Joel Gallen are returning to produce ‘Stand Up to Cancer’ for a second time and other stars from TV, film and music will encourage and accept donations from the public. The money raised supports cross-disciplinary research toward new cancer treatments. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - How often do your favourite 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 Sept. 5 at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific 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 ABC, CBS, 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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