Tom Bergeron has been keeping himself busy ever since Dancing With the Stars fired him. DWTS is looking for a new host to replace Tyra Banks after ratings hit all time low. Ex-host Tom Bergeron wont be returning to DWTS as he has other good things going on. His latest project is all about honoring TV legend Ed Asner.

As we all know TV legend Ed Asner passed away on August 29 2021. Tom Bergeron will spend this holiday season hosting a noble event that not pays homage to Asner’s legacy but also gives back to the community.

The Ed Asner Family Center is honoring the seven-time Emmy winner by staging an online Zoom table reading of the classic holiday film “It’s A Wonderful Life”. The cast includes Jason Sudeikis, Rosario Dawson, Mark Hamill, Jean Smart, Martin Sheen, Mandy Patinkin, Lou Diamond Phillips, Ed Harris, George Wendt, and more.

The broadcast will celebrate the incredible life and legacy of Ed Asner while raising funds for The Ed Asner Family Center. The center provides a community and support to neurodivergent and special needs families.

According to Ed Asner Family Center website, the event will feature “a tribute to Ed Asner, surprise musical performances, an interactive, live Q&A with the cast and will honor Mike Darnell, president of Warner Bros. unscripted and alternative television, and his family”.

Tickets start at $25, you can buy tickets here. The highest $149 “Bailey Bonanza” package includes a Zoom code for the vent, an original cast art poster, the official Bailey family cookbook, Ernie’s Taxi Cab luxe shirt, and an “It’s A Wonderful Life” DVD. The event will take place on Sunday, December 5 at 8 p.m. Eastern and 5 p.m. Pacific.

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Shifa Jahan

Shifa Jahan is a freelance writer with a passion for pop culture and entertainment news. With a background in copywriting and academic writing, she brings a unique perspective to her work. Currently pursuing her Masters in Comparative Literature, Shifa also has a love for theatre, teaching, and exploring different cultures and languages.

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