Naya Rivera’s Final Television Appearance as Guest Judge on Sugar Rush Begins Airing Today

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Late actress Naya Rivera‘s final TV appearance will be on Netflix‘s baking competition series, Sugar Rush. Rivera will be featured in a new episode from Season 3 premiering today (July 31, 2020).

Naya Rivera filmed an episode of Netflix’s Sugar Rush back in February prior to production halts throughout the entertainment industry, and Deadline reports that after carefully considering this situation with her former manager, Netflix decided to release the footage as part of the third season.

The episode has been dedicated to Rivera, and viewers can expect an on-screen message in tribute to her ahead of the opening credits.

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Naya Rivera at the 2018 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 13, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Getty Images)

The episode was the last thing that Naya Rivera shot before the production shutdowns. The actress was expected to reprise her role on the Step Up TV show when it made its Starz debut.

The Sugar Rush episode will feature Rivera on the panel with professional chefs and regular judges Candace Nelson and Adriano Zumbo, with host Hunter March on hand.

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Naya Rivera attends InStyle and Warner Bros. 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Getty Images)

The third season of Sugar Rush, called Extra Sweet, releases on Friday, July 31 at 12:01 a.m. PT on Netflix. The premiere date was announced in late June, well before Naya Rivera’s disappearance was first reported.

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The show is a fast-paced competition series that challenges teams of bakers to create treats against a clock, through three rounds: cupcakes, confections, and cakes.

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Naya Rivera attends ELLE’s 20th Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 21, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Getty Images)

See Naya Rivera’s final TV appearance as a guest judge in Sugar Rush Season 3, which will be available on Netflix starting on July 31 at 12:01 a.m. PT as one of the many shows hitting the streaming network this month.


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