Timberlake, U2 and Hayek join ‘Super School Live’ TV special

FILE - In this April 11, 2017, file photo, actress Cate Blanchett poses during a photocall ahead of a diner for the launch of a Louis Vuitton leather goods collection in collaboration with artist Jeff Koons at the Louvre Museum, in Paris. Blanchett, Justin Timberlake, U2 and Salma Hayek are among the stars joining an hour-long live television special about reinventing American high schools. Organizers announced Thursday, Sept. 7, that Kelly Clarkson has also been added as a performer to the star-studded "EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live" show. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Timberlake, U2, Cate Blanchett and Salma Hayek are joining an hour-long live television special about reinventing American high schools.

Organizers announced Thursday that Kelly Clarkson has also been added as a performer to the star-studded “EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live ” show. It will air simultaneously on all four major broadcast networks Friday at 8 p.m. Eastern and is tape-delayed on the West Coast.

More than five dozen celebrities including sports figures Marshawn Lynch and Chris Paul will appear on the show, which will be a mixture of live music, comedy sketches and documentary segments.

The special will highlight the efforts of the XQ Institute, which was co-founded by billionaire philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs and a former assistant education secretary in President Barack Obama’s administration.