Jillian Michaels, Nigella Lawson and Star Jones visit “Rachael Ray” next week!

Monday February 18th:  “Michael Strahan”  –  For the first time ever…Live! with Kelly & Michael co-host Michael Strahan is here! Plus – Michael flexes his muscles and answers audience questions by playing “Mighty Mike!”  Then –  we’re kicking off Slow Cooker Week with a party-friendly maple, chicken and cheese dip from Food Network’s Sunny Anderson. Plus – Rachael makes penne with pistachio-mint pesto.

Tuesday February 19th:  “Pauley Perrette”  –  NCIS star Pauley Perrette has quite the sweet tooth and today she’s giving us a sneak peek inside her New York City bakery! Then – Rachael is the queen of 30-Minute Meals…but can NYC restaurateur Josh Capon put her to the test with a five-minute meal in her kitchen? Plus – Slow Cooker Week continues and Rachael makes deviled beef burgers.

Wednesday February 20th:  “Nigella Lawson & Jeff Probst”  –  It’s time to play Q & Ray! First Lady Michelle Obama is popping in with a very special question for Rachael! Then – we’re strapping Jeff Probst to a lie detector and asking him questions from his wife! Plus – Slow Cooker Week continues with a tasty recipe from The Taste’s Nigella Lawson. And – Rachael whips up chicken and rice soup with Greek meatballs.

Thursday February 21st:  “Star Jones”  –  Want to stretch your dollar at the dinner table? We’ve got four meals on Day Four of Slow Cooker Week that’ll feed your family for 20, 15, 10 and even five bucks! Then – the fiery Star Jones is here and she’s sharing her tips for living a heart-healthy life that’s full of style and flavor. Plus –  Rachael’s cooking a meaty baked ziti.

Friday February 22nd: “Jillian Michaels”  –  Hosting an Oscar® party this weekend? TLC’s Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro shows you how to make Italian calzones for your guests. Then – Rach is talking with the toughest trainer around….The Biggest Loser’s Jillian Michaels is here. Jillian dishes on her show and her family and gives one fan the biggest workout surprise of her life! Plus – we’re wrapping up Slow Cooker Week and Rach’s making a Reuben style casserole with pastrami meatballs, sauerkraut and barley.

“Rachael Ray” airs weekdays @ 9am on WDAY/WDAZ.  For more information about “Rachael Ray” visit  www.RachaelRayShow.com