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Susan Lucci to compete on ‘Celebrity Jeopardy’

Other stars include Martin Short, pitcher Curt Schilling and Regis Philbin
/ Source: The Associated Press

Martin Short, Susan Lucci, Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and CNN host Nancy Grace are among the boldfaced names slated to compete on “Celebrity Jeopardy!” this fall.

The two-week competition, with winnings going to charity, will be taped at Radio City Music Hall on Oct. 5, 7 and 8, and will be broadcast beginning Nov. 8, it was announced Tuesday.

Also on the roster: Regis Philbin, Rachael Ray, James Denton, Doug Savant, Christopher Meloni, Drew Lachey, Carson Kressley, Neil Patrick Harris, Jane Kaczmarek, Joely Fischer, Dana Delany, Mario Cantone, Steve Schirripa, Bebe Neuwirth, Paul Shaffer, Sam Waterston, Soledad O’Brien of CNN and fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi.

“I’m looking forward to these special weeks of shows, not only because of the fun celebrity element but also because so many good causes will benefit from the stars’ participation,” host Alex Trebek said. “These celebrities are not afraid to go out on a limb, take a risk and still have a good time.”

Each celebrity will earn a guaranteed $25,000 for the charity of his or her choice, and the winner of each show gets a $50,000 charitable pay-off.