Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, those wacky ladies of the TODAY show, are headed to Charleston this week. They’ll be filming the fourth hour of the NBC show here in segments that are scheduled to air May 2 and 3. These local editions will feature special guests and Lowcountry recipes and will highlight locally made products. We don’t have specifics, but when we interviewed Spoleto performers JohnnySwim last week, they confirmed that they’ll be part of the show.

It’s all happening at the College of Charleston’s Cistern Yard on Thurs. May 2, and the public is invited to attend. Just go to the George Street entrance starting at 7 a.m. to get through security. Audience members must be inside by the start of the 8 a.m. taping, which will be aired on Friday. The live show will begin at 10 a.m. Prizes will go to audience members with the best sign.

According to the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, the show is bringing along 50 members of NBC’s production team and they’ll be here throughout the week. A team of producers has already visited to scout venues, and TODAY correspondent Sara Haines recently visited to film segments for the shows.

If you want more info, call the CVB at (843) 853-8000.