PBS confirmed that Tom Bergeron will be the new host of its annual July 4 telecast from Washington, “A Capitol Fourth.”
Jimmy Smits had hosting duties for the last few years.
Bergeron is, of course, also known as the co-host of ABC’s competition series ”Dancing With the Stars.”
NBC stars will also have a presence on the show, as Megan Hilty (troubled Marilyn Monroe wannabe on “Smash”) and Javier Colon (winner of “The Voice” last season) will appear. Plus, performances from Kool & the Gang, Broadway’s Kelli O’Hara and the National Symphony Orchestra.