“Cats” Stars Taylor Swift, Francesca Hayward, More Booked For December 17 TODAY SHow

Jennifer Hudson will also appear on the December 16 episode.

Taylor Swift in Cats, courtesy of Universal Pictures

As the December 20, 2019 opening day draws near, cast members from the film adaptation of “Cats” will appear on NBC’s TODAY Show.

According to NBC, Jennifer Hudson will appear during the 7-9AM window on December 16.

On December 17, she will accompany co-stars Taylor Swift, Francesca Hayward and Rebel Wilson for another “Cats”-themed segment. That, too, will air during the 7-9AM window.

NBC’s official TODAY listings follow:

Monday, December 16

(7-9 a.m.) Jennifer Hudson on Cats. Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser on Mad About You. Charlotte Nebres on Today. Brett Eldredge performs on Today. Today Food.

(9-10 a.m.) Faithful: Millennial Nuns. Make Ahead Monday with Alison Roman. Behind the Scenes of Times Square Ball. Brett Eldridge performs on Today.

(10-11 a.m.) Holiday Gift Guide with Bobbie Thomas. Binge Worthy Shows with Francisco Cáceres. In Search of Kindness. Holiday Drinks Quiz. Holding on During the Holidays.

Tuesday, December 17

(7-9 a.m.) Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Rebel Wilson and Francesca Hayward on Cats. Today’s Holiday Consumer Report. Philadelphia Boys Choir performs on Today.

(9-10 a.m.) Faithful: Alice Cooper. Samantha Bee on Today. People Helping People. Jonathan Pryce on The Two Popes.

(10-11 a.m.) Today Food with Alexandra Guarnaschelli. Ingrid Michaelson and Jason Mraz perform on Today.

Wednesday, December 18

(7-9 a.m.) Dan White on The Magician at the NoMad. On Week Until Christmas. Liam Payne performs on Today.

(9-10 a.m.) Dad’s Got This! Sophia Chang on The Baddest B**ch In the Room. Food for Thought. Holly Robinson Peete on A Family Christmas.

(10-11 a.m.) Self-Care During the Holidays. In Search of Kindness. Illusionists on Broadway. Liam Payne performs on Today.

Thursday, December 19

(7-9 a.m.) Greta Gerwig on Little Women. Today’s Holiday Kitchen with Ina Garten.

(9-10 a.m.) Marcus Samuelsson on Dylan vs. Samuelsson. Faithful. Roker’s Pie Challenge. NYC Children’s Choir performs on Today.

(10-11 a.m.) Today Food with Ina Garten. Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements. Hillsong Worship performs on Today. Ambush Makeovers.

Friday, December 20

(7-9 a.m.) Today’s Holiday Kitchen. Detroit Youth Choir performs on Today.

(9-10 a.m.) Cheat Day Friday with Joy Bauer. Super Seniors: Huntsman Senior Games. Detroit Youth Choir performs on Today. Maddie & Tae perform on Today.

(10-11 a.m.) Last Minute Gifts with Free or Cheap Shipping. In Search of Kindness. Jenna’s Book Club with Margaret Renkl.

Written by Brian Cantor

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