The program is to be broadcast live on the network from the Charles River Esplanade in Boston July 4.
This will be the second consecutive year Chiklis -- star of the upcoming CBS drama series "Vegas" and a native of Lowell, Mass. -- will emcee the special.
Hudson will perform some of her biggest hits with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra under the direction of conductor Keith Lockhart, CBS said.
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