Darren Criss Scheduled To Perform On August 2 TODAY Show

Darren Criss will perform during the 9AM hour.

Darren Criss for Hairspray Live | Chris Haston/NBC

The initial listings for the August 2 TODAY Show advertised a performance by “magician Darren Criss.”

While it seemed likely the error concerned the “magician” part rather than the “Darren Criss” part, the possibility still existed that NBC was referring to “magician Criss Angel.”

NBC just issued a revised lineup for the episode, and it removes the ambiguity.

It will be musician Darren Criss performing on the show.

Criss will take the stage during the 9-10AM (“Today’s Take”) hour of the broadcast. The block will also feature appearances by Will Poulter and Algee Smith as well as Dean Cain.

NBC’s TODAY listings follow:

Monday, July 31

(7-9 a.m.) Jessica Biel on The Sinner. Relief from the Heat for our Pets. Today Food. Rossen Reports.

(9-10 a.m.) Eric Dane on Today. Jumpstart Your August. Today Food. Sticky Situations. Picture This.

(10-11 a.m.) Kellie Pickler on I Love Kellie Pickler. Fan of the Week. Today’s Buzz. Pro Tips Series: Your Hair. What To Buy Now. Favorite Things.

Tuesday, August 1

(7-9 a.m.) Sneakers are the New Sandals. Today Food. Marijuana Moms. Julia Michaels Performs on Today.

(9-10 a.m.) Famous Firsts. Backyard Makeovers Under $100. Princeton Review’s best College Rankings.

(10-11 a.m.) Toni Collette, Molly Shannon, Bridget Everett and Katie Aselton on Fun Mom Dinner. Julia Michaels performs on Today. Pro Tips Series: Makeup. Today Food with Alon Shaya. Give It Away.

Wednesday, August 2

(7-9 a.m.) Best in Camping Gear with Matt Bean. Today Food. Rossen Reports. CPR Saved my Life.

(9-10 a.m.) Will Poulter and Algee Smith on Detroit. Dean Cain on Today. Today Summer Style Hacks. Sticky Situations. Darren Criss performs on Today.

(10-11 a.m.) James Van Der Beek on What Would Diplo Do? Jesse Metcalfe on Chesapeake Shores. Who Knew. Pro Tips Series: Your Wardrobe. Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders: Making the Team.

Thursday, August 3

(7-9 a.m.) Gabby Douglas Gives Jenna Bush Hager a Tour of the New Nike Facility in NYC. Today Food. Rossen Reports. What’s In Your Medicine Cabinet.

(9-10 a.m.) Redbook Real Women Style Awards. National Watermelon Day. Your Summer Checklist.

(10-11 a.m.) Ian Ziering & Tara Reid on Sharknado 5. Ambush Makeover. Lori Loughlin on Garage Sale Mystery. Today Food with Craig Strong. Ok or Not Ok. Pro Tips Series: Manicures & Pedicures.

Friday, August 4

(7-9 a.m.) Rossen Reports. What to Know Before You Buy Direct-to-Consumer Products. Brad Paisley performs on Today.

(9-10 a.m.) Brad Paisley on Today. In the Kitchen with Al. Making the Most of Summer. Ultimate Summer Savings.

(10-11 a.m.) Paula Dofat, Cori Grainger and Tayla Solomon on Step. Lilliana’s Luxe for Less. Pro Tips Series: Your Skin. Home Medical Tests.

Monday, August 7

(7-9 a.m.) Summer of Yes. Why Your Diet Isn’t Working. Brett Eldredge performs on Today.

(9-10 a.m.) Brett Eldredge on Today. David Alan Grier on Today. Today Food.

(10-11 a.m.) Lisa Edelstein on Girlfriends Guide To Divorce. Fan of the Week. Today’s Buzz. Favorite Things. Brett Eldredge performs on Today.

Tuesday, August 8

(7-9 a.m.) Brie Larson on The Glass House. Dr. Evan Antin on Today. Jill’s Steals and Deals. Summer of Yes. Latest Trends in Mattresses. Today Food.

(9-10 a.m.) Derek Hough on World of Dance. Aubrey Plaza and Lizzie Olsen on Ingrid Goes West. Rice Krispie Art.

(10-11 a.m.) Billy Eichner on Billy on the Street. Brainteaser Tuesday. Today Food with Seamus Mullen. Lindsay Ell performs on Today. Give It Away.

Wednesday, August 9

(7-9 a.m.) Brie Larson on The Glass House. Dr. Evan Antin on Today. Jill’s Steals and Deals. Summer of Yes. Latest Trends in Mattresses. Today Food.

(9-10 a.m.) Holland Taylor on Mr. Mercedes. World of Dance Winners. Al Throws First Pitch at Mets Game.

(10-11 a.m.) Brie Larson and Jeanette Walls on The Glass House. Aly and Josh on Rattled. Squire Rushnell on Godwinks. Joy’s Diet SOS. Who Knew.

Thursday, August 10

(7-9 a.m.) Naomi Watts on The Glass Castle. Today Style. Today Food.

(9-10 a.m.) Marlon Wayans on Naked. Rachael Leigh Cook on Summer in the Vineyard. Charcoal For Your Skin.

(10-11 a.m.) Nate Schoemer and Laura London on Rescue Dog to Super Dog. Ambush Makeover. National S’mores Day. Ok or not ok.

Friday, August 11

(7-9 a.m.) Summer of Yes. Feel Good Friday. Today Food. TBD.

(9-10 a.m.) Robert Frank on Secret Lives of the Super Rich. In the Kitchen with Al. TBD.

(10-11 a.m.) Lilliana’s Luxe for Less. Laughter Yoga. 100 Calorie Smackdown: Movie Treats.

Saturday, July 29


Sunday, July 30

Sean Combs.

Saturday, August 5


Sunday, August 6

Bette Midler.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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