The entire season 16 cast was released this morning and also included Baltimore Ravens star Jacoby Jones.
Will Smith and Jay-Z will produce the musical set to debut in the winter of 2014.
The talented journalist will continue to work with the network on several documentaries.
Hudson will join an ensemble in paying tribute to Dreamgirls, Chicago and Les Misérables.
"You've been an inspiration to all of us and we couldn't be happier that you're back here," said Roberts.
"I'm looking to become well-rounded as a producer, director, screenwriter and actor," said Jackson.
The gentlemen chat about how their friendship blossomed and turned into creating a relationship book.
"There is nothing wrong with you," wrote Rhimes. "You are perfect and awesome just like you are. You just happen to be listening to someone who says you aren't."
Their airport trouble delayed their flight to Los Angeles by one hour.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star says the single will hit airwaves next week.
In #Monaco for the day. Hope @LewisHamilton can win this weekend!! @F1Racing_mag
Kerry reading a story with students at #savoy! -kw's krew http://t.co/6F0dIQfh66
So excited to start the day with the @FLOTUS at #savoy http://t.co/nt2gmvUTBE
RT @GlobalGrindNews: JUST IN: Amanda Bynes' mugshot released http://t.co/sKhNhIroh5
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