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RACHEL LINDSAY BEGINS HER SEARCH FOR THAT ONE SPECIAL MAN WHEN ‘THE BACHELORETTE’ PREMIERES MONDAY, MAY 22, ON ABC

May 17, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

What do a professional wrestler by day and a doting dad by night, a chiropractor with magic hands, a secret admirer who has had a crush since early childhood days, a charmer who wanted to go to Las Vegas and immediately get married and a startup recruiter who had a memorable introduction with an unforgettable opening line have in common? They’re all on the hunt for Rachel Lindsay when the 13th edition of ABC’s popular romance reality series “The Bachelorette” premieres on MONDAY, MAY 22, at a special time (9:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

Editors’ note: “The Bachelorette” will return to its regular time slot on Monday, May 29 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT).

A luminous enthusiastic Bachelorette braces herself for the experience of a lifetime and the possibility of finding her Prince Charming. The memorable first meetings begin with Brady, a male model who hauls out a sledgehammer to “break the ice” and get acquainted. Matt, a construction sales rep, attempts to endear himself to Rachel by wearing a penguin costume. Blake E., one of the men who received an early introduction on the “After the Final Rose” show, doesn’t want to waste his second chance. The aspiring drummer, not to be outdone, brings along a marching band to stir things up.

Inside the mansion, the men continue to try and captivate Rachel. Josiah, a fellow attorney, pulls her away for the first one-one-one conversation. He discusses his troubled past and how it changed the course of his life. Fred, who went to elementary school with Rachel, brings a yearbook and admits to a lifelong fascination with his former classmate. Adam arrives with a surprise friend – an identical dummy named “A.J.” – much to Rachel’s delight. Bryan comes on strong, captivating the Bachelorette and literally sweeping her off her feet. But as passion flourishes, so do the confrontations between the bachelors: Blake E. challenges Lucas about whether he is there for the “right reasons.”

Kenny, a single dad, moves Rachel with her devotion to his daughter. Many relationships look promising as Rachel continues to familiarize herself with the men, but there is only one first impression rose. The Bachelorette follows her best instincts in choosing who should get her first rose.

The apprehensive men have to hope they are among the 23 left to move into the mansion and continue in the race for Rachel’s heart.

Rachel’s 31 suitors are:
Adam, 27, a real estate agent from Dallas, TX
Alex, 28, an information systems supervisor from Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Anthony, 26, an education software manager from Chicago, IL
Blake E., 31, an aspiring drummer from Marina del Rey, CA
Blake K., 29, a U.S. Marine veteran from San Francisco, CA
Brady, 29, a male model from Miami, FL
Bryan, 37, a chiropractor from Miami, FL
Bryce, 30, a firefighter from Orlando, FL
Dean, 26., a startup recruiter from Venice, CA
DeMario, 30, an executive recruiter from Century City, CA
Eric, 29, a personal trainer from Los Angeles, CA
Fred, 27, an executive assistant from Dallas, TX
Grant, 29, an emergency medicine physician from New York City, NY
Ignacio, “Iggy,” 30, a consulting firm CEO from Chicago, IL
Jack Stone, 32, an attorney from Dallas, TX
Jamey, 32, a sales account executive from Santa Monica, CA
Jedidiah, 35, an ER physician from Augusta, GA
Jonathan, 31, a tickle monster from New Smyrna Beach, FL
Josiah, 28, a prosecuting attorney from Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Kenneth, “Diggy,” 31, a senior inventory analyst from Chicago, IL
Kenny, 35, a professional wrestler from Las Vegas, NV
Kyle 26, a marketing consultant from Los Angeles, CA
Lee, 30, a singer/songwriter from Nashville, TN
Lucas, 30, a “whaboom” from Santa Monica, CA
Matthew, “Matt,” 32, a construction sales rep from Meriden, CT
Michael, 26, a former professional basketball player from Chicago, IL
Milton, 31, a hotel recreation supervisor from North Bay Village, FL
Mohit, 26, a product manager from Pacifica, CA
Peter, 31, a business owner from Madison, WI
Robert “Rob,” 30, a law student from Houston, TX
Will, 28, a sales manager from Miami, FL
Hosted by Chris Harrison, “The Bachelorette” is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss, Elan Gale, Bennett Graebner and Nicole Woods are the executive producers. “The Bachelorette” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 stereo surround sound. A parental guideline will be assigned closer to the airdate.

The Bachelorette Fantasy League, the official ultimate fantasy game experience from ABC and sister company ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports and fantasy gaming, will be live today at 3 p.m. PDT at ABC.com/BFL and the ESPN Fantasy App.  The league – which is presented this season by Universal Pictures’ “Girls Trip” – allows players to challenge their family, friends and #BachelorNation in predicting the final four men, the one who will receive the final rose on “The Bachelorette,” and play along weekly for chances to win the grand-prize trip for two to Los Angeles for the taping of “The Bachelor: After The Final Rose” in 2018.

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ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ to Hold Open Casting Call at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Saturday, April 29

April 6, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC’S ‘SHARK TANK’ TO HOLD OPEN CASTING CALL AT CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN CHARLOTTE, NC, ON SATURDAY, APRIL 29

Additional Dates and Cities to Be Announced

“Shark Tank,” the critically acclaimed entrepreneurial reality show that has become a culturally defining series, will be holding an open casting call at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Saturday, April 29, at CPCC Small Business Center Hall of Professional Development Bldg. (1112 Charlottetowne Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204)

The “Shark Tank” open casting call will give entrepreneurs the opportunity to complete a one-minute pitch of their idea, product or business to a member of the show’s official casting team. The format of the one-minute pitch is nearly identical to those commonly seen on the show itself each week.

Numbered wristbands (which will determine the order in which entrepreneurs make their “Shark Tank” pitch) will be distributed on the property from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The interviews begin at 10:00 a.m.

To apply for the “Shark Tank” open casting call, complete the official Application Packet (http://abc.go.com/shows/shark-tank/applications). The Application Packet can be downloaded from the show’s official website and must be completed when you bring it with you to the event.  The Application Packet contains a wide variety of detailed questions about your business, product, brand or idea, so it is advised that you have it completed well in advance of the actual event.

About “Shark Tank”
The recipient of the 2016, 2015 and 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Structured Reality Program, “Shark Tank” features The Sharks – tough, self-made, multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons – as they invest in America’s best businesses and products. The Sharks will give people from all walks of life the chance to chase the American dream, and potentially secure business deals that could make them millionaires.

Mark Burnett, Clay Newbill, Yun Lingner and Phil Gurin are the executive producers of “Shark Tank,” which is based on the Japanese “Dragons’ Den” format, created by Nippon Television Network Corporation. The series is produced by MGM Television in association with Sony Pictures Television.

 

Scheduled Guests on ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live,’ March 27–31

March 23, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

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Scheduled Guests on ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live,’ March 27–31
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Scheduled Guests on ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live,’ March 27–31

SCHEDULED GUESTS ON ABC’S ‘JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE,’

MARCH 27–31

 

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EDT and features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human-interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band.

 

Following are the episodes scheduled to air the week of March 27–31 (subject to change):

 

Monday, March 27 (OAD: 2/28/2017)

  1. Actor Chris Pratt (Premieres the “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” trailer) 2. Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones (“Feud”) 3. NBA Star James Harden of the Houston Rockets 4. Sitting in with the Cletones and musical guest Hank “The Knife” Knutley

 

Tuesday, March 28 (OAD: 3/1/2017)

  1. Actor Alec Baldwin (“The Boss Baby”) 2. Actor Luke Evans (Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”) 3. Musical guest Tuxedo

 

Wednesday, March 29 (OAD: 3/21/2017)

  1. Comedian Dave Chappelle (Netflix Specials) 2. Actress Naomi Scott (“Power Rangers”) 3. Musical guest Weezer

 

Thursday, March 30 (OAD: 3/15/2017)

  1. Actor Matthew Perry (“The Kennedy’s: After Camelot”) 2. Actor Michael Peña (“CHiPs”) 3. Musical guest Paul Shaffer & The World’s Most Dangerous Band (featuring Jenny Lewis and Shaggy) and Paul Shaffer to sit-in with Cleto and The Cletones

 

Friday, March 31 (OAD: 3/22/2017)

  1. Actor Bill Hader (“Power Rangers”) 2. Actress America Ferrera (“Superstore”) 3. Musical guest Imagine Dragons

 

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format. Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Leiderman serve as executive producers. Jason Schrift, Douglas DeLuca, Erin Irwin, David Craig and Jennifer Sharron serve as co-executive producers. “Jimmy Kimmel Live” is shot live in front of a studio audience and produced by Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Studios. (CLOSED- CAPTIONED)

 

Enjoy “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on the web at www.abc.com/JimmyKimmeLive and at youtube/JimmyKimmelLive.

 

ABC Celebrates Valentine’s Day With Themed Specials and New Episodes

January 27, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

OVE IS IN THE AIR WHEN ABC CELEBRATES VALENTINE’S DAY

Love is all around when classic Charlie Brown specials, ABC’s comedies, “General Hospital” and “The Chew” celebrate the most romantic time of the year, Valentine’s Day. Below are highlights of specials and episodes scheduled for February.  All times are EST:

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3
 “ Dr. Ken” “A Dr. Ken Valentine’s Day” – Ken lets Allison, who is second-guessing her decision to have a low-key Valentine’s Day, think that a love poem Dave wrote for his sweetheart, Emily (guest star Zooey Jeong, Ken Joeng’s real-life daughter), is meant for her. Meanwhile, Molly and Jae consider Valentine’s Day a corporate concoction; Clark plans a romantic scavenger hunt to lead Connor to his present; and complications arise when Damona and Eric have dinner at a restaurant that she and Pat once frequented when they were dating. (8:31-9:00 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8
“The Goldbergs” “Agassi” – Adam feels like he’s losing his best friend, Chad, so he attempts to join the tennis team. When Chad picks Dave Kim as his partner, Adam vows to take him down with Barry in a tennis match, channeling Andre Agassi. Meanwhile, with the help of Beverly, Erica deals with her post-break up depression just in time for Valentine’s Day. (8:00–8:30 p.m.)

“Speechless” “V-A-L—VALENTINE’S D-A–DAY” – Maya attempts to give Jimmy a Valentine’s Day gift, with the help of his old roommate and her ex-fiancé (guest star Ken Marino as Ethan). Ray is elated to find out he has a secret admirer, but will he learn the truth of who it is?  Meanwhile, JJ is in charge of distributing candy-grams, which proves challenging for both he and Kenneth. (8:30-9:00 p.m.)

“Modern Family” “Do You Believe in Magic?” – Fearful that the romance between him and Claire is fizzling, Phil calls upon his alter ego, Clive Bixby, to get Valentine’s Day back on track. Jay shows a bit of child favoritism when he and Gloria must deal with Joe’s inappropriate Valentine gift-giving and Manny’s dating indecisiveness. When Cam and Mitch empower Lily, Haley and Sal (Elizabeth Banks) to stand up for themselves to the men in their lives, things don’t turn out quite as planned and in fact go a little overboard. Alex discovers she has a secret admirer who may be a little too involved with the family. Nathan Fillion and Elizabeth Banks guest star.  (9:00-9:31 p.m.)

“black-ish” “The Name Game” – Dre and Bow have a gender reveal party, and Dre is thrilled because it’s his turn to name the baby. He decides on a culturally significant name that Bow and Ruby aren’t a fan of. Meanwhile, Zoey’s plan to have an anti-Valentine’s Day with her friend Shelly is thwarted when Junior asks Shelly out on a date, so Diane tries to fill in as Zoey’s BFF. (9:31-10:00 p.m.)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10
“Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown,” the 1975 special produced and animated by the same team that gave us the now classic holiday specials and taken directly from the late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz’s famed comic strip, will air with the classic “A Charlie Brown Valentine.”  In “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown,” hearts are fluttering on Valentine’s Day at Birchwood School, and Linus has brought a huge box of candy for his homeroom teacher. Thinking that the candy is for her, Sally reciprocates with a homemade card for Linus. Meanwhile, Lucy demands some affection from Schroeder, and Charlie Brown waits for his cards in the mail… and waits… and waits. In “A Charlie Brown Valentine,” Charlie Brown finally works up the courage to call the little red-haired girl to ask her to the Valentine’s Day dance. But once again he ends up broken-hearted and empty-handed when he dials the wrong number and reaches Peppermint Patty instead. (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 13
“General Hospital” – On “General Hospital,” love is in the air in Port Charles as Kiki and Dillon make another attempt at a romantic first date.  Meanwhile, Anna seizes an opportunity to put one over on Valentin, and the custody battle clouds Valentine’s Day plans for Lulu, Dante, Maxie and Nathan. (2:00-3:00 p.m.)

 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14
“The Chew”“The Chew” has a Valentine to its viewers with sumptuous recipes for your sweetheart that won’t break the bank and will have your taste buds swooning. (1:00-2:00 p.m. EST/check local listings)

“American Housewife” “Time For Love” – Katie’s least favorite holiday is Valentine’s Day, but her desire for a low-key approach is overridden by Greg’s over-the-top romantic gestures.  Meanwhile Oliver has an expensive gift for the girl he’s crushing on, and Taylor tries to put one over on her parents in order to attend a Valentine’s Day party. (8:30-9:00 p.m.)

“Fresh Off the Boat” “Neighbors with Attitude” – Jessica is disappointed to learn that she is excluded from the Neighborhood Watch, because she has the reputation of not being a team player.  But when Ann’s son goes missing, Jessica proves that her independent security measures work better than everyone else’s.  Meanwhile, Eddie sets the stage for the perfect first kiss with Alison, on a special Valentine’s Day-themed episode. Courtney Thorne-Smith (“Melrose Place”) guest stars as Ann. (9:00–9:30 p.m.).

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28
“The Real O’Neals”“The Real Heartbreak” – Devastated by his break-up with Brett, Kenny tags along with Pat and Jimmy to a Lonely Hearts happy hour, but when they try to use Kenny’s sadness to get attention from single ladies, Kenny inadvertently steals the show. Meanwhile, Eileen shuns the usual Valentine’s Day traditions until a chance encounter changes her mind (9:30–10:00 p.m.)

 

EVERY DAY ‘THE CHEW’ REVEALS A DISH TO IMPRESS FOR UNDER $5, JANUARY 9-13, ON ABC

January 5, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Kirstie Alley, Lisa Edelstein, Justin Hartley (‘This Is Us’), Josh Holloway, Michelle Monaghan
and Author Nancy Silverton are Guests

The Emmy Award-winning co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz welcome stars from TV, film and the food world to the show and reveal a new dish every day for under $5, on “The Chew,” the week of JANUARY 9–13 (1:00 p.m. EST, 12:00 p.m. PST; check local listings), on the ABC Television Network.

Listings are as follows (and are subject to change):

MONDAY, JANUARY 9 – “VIEWER CHEW & A” – The Chew Crew answers viewers’ burning questions, and Carla Hall helps a viewer find culinary redemption with #BakeOver

TUESDAY, JANUARY 10 – “SHOP YOUR PANTRY” – Justin Hartley (“This Is Us”); Josh Holloway (“Colony”)

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11 – “QUICK AND EASY COMFORT FOODS” – Kirstie Alley (“Scream Queens”); author/restaurateur Nancy Silverton (“Mozza at Home”)

THURSDAY, JANUARY 12 – LIGHTEN-UP! – Michelle Monaghan (“The Path”)

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13 – THE CHEW’S ULTIMATE CHEAT DAY! – Lisa Edelstein (“Girlfriends Guide to Divorce”)

 

JIMMY KIMMEL TALKS OSCARS® HOST GIG ON “JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!”

December 5, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

To Host Live Global Event on Oscar® Sunday, February 26 on ABC

LOS ANGELES, CA –Late-night talk show host, producer and comedian Jimmy Kimmel confirmed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” that he will host the 89th Oscars® to be broadcast live on Oscar® Sunday, February 26, 2017, on the ABC Television Network. This is Kimmel’s first time hosting the global telecast.
“Mike and Jennifer have an excellent plan and their enthusiasm is infectious,” said Kimmel. “I am honored to have been chosen to host the 89th and final Oscars.”

“Jimmy’s ability to connect with people is what makes him a singular choice for this job,” said producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd. “His frank observations, relatable persona, wry humor and love of all kinds of film make him a natural fit for the Oscars stage.”

“Jimmy has the qualities of all the great hosts,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “He knows who he is, he knows the audience and he knows how to captain a ship with many moving parts. We’re thrilled he has agreed to host our show.”

“The Oscars are in great hands with Jimmy,” said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. “He is razor sharp, funny, and unpredictable, and has proven himself a master of live event television, which is perfect for our audience around the world.”

Channing Dungey, President ABC Entertainment said, “Jimmy is the perfect choice for us. He is deeply rooted in the Hollywood community and gifted at connecting with an audience as the consummate emcee. We expect the evening will be filled with great fun while honoring the best in the movie business.”

Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of the Emmy®-winning “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” ABC’s longest running late-night talk show. Now in its 14th season, “JKL” has earned six Emmy nominations in the Outstanding Variety Series Talk category, the Writing for a Variety Series category, and the Variety, Music or Comedy Series category.

The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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‘THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT’ CONTINUES TO DAZZLE WITH SPECIAL EPISODES FEATURING COMPETING HOMES, MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, ON ABC

November 29, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The battle of the lights continues with new episodes of ABC’s hit holiday-decorating-competition series, “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” MONDAY, DECEMBER 12 (8:00–10:00 p.m. EST). Produced by FremantleMedia North America, the immensely popular series is back for a fourth season on Monday nights in December with returning celebrity judges, Carter Oosterhouse (HGTV’s “Million Dollar Rooms”) and Taniya Nayak (Food Network’s “Restaurant Impossible”).

“The Great Christmas Light Fight” features families from across America decorating their homes to the extreme for Christmas in hopes that they will win $50,000 and the coveted Light Fight trophy ($300,000 total in prizes for the season).

“Episode 403” (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) – “The Great Christmas Light Fight” features four families showcasing their incredible holiday displays, including the Field family’s epic Magic Kingdom-inspired light show in Lakeview, NY; the Hohensee family’s high-tech homemade light show in Central, LA; the Pampena family’s inspiring tribute to 9/11 in Stamford, CT; and the Messingschlager family’s tropical North pole in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Who will be awarded $50,000 and the coveted Light Fight trophy? Tune in as judge Carter Oosterhouse makes the decision, on ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight.”

“Episode 404” (9:00-10:00 p.m. EST) – The magic continues with the Shaw family’s display featuring more lights on its Christmas tree than the famed tree at Rockefeller Center in Cranbury, NJ; the Kasper-Cook family, who built their home to showcase a light show after being inspired by season one of “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” in Minnetrista, MN; the De Sario family, whose passion has helped them raise almost $150,000 for the Hospital for Sick Kids, in Toronto, Canada; and the Thompson family’s husband-wife duo with an all-handmade holiday display in Glen Allen, VA. Watch to see who judge Taniya Nayak awards $50,000 and the coveted Light Fight trophy, on ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight.”

 

GARTH BROOKS, BILLY BOB THORNTON, KATHY GRIFFIN, MARTHA STEWART, HOT TOPICS AND MORE, ON ‘THE VIEW,’ NOVEMBER 21–25

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Season 20 of “The View” (11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EST) is the place to be heard and promises a stellar lineup of the hottest topics and celebrities, politicians and newsmakers and so much more. Delivering live broadcasts five days a week, our dynamic team of panelists is led by moderator Whoopi Goldberg, with co-hosts Joy Behar, Candace Cameron Bure, Paula Faris, Sara Haines and Raven-Symoné, with regular appearances from Jedediah Bila and Sunny Hostin. Candi Carter serves as executive producer, with Brian Teta as co-executive producer. “The View” is directed by Sarah de la O. “After the View” streams live on www.abc.com/TheView at 12:05 p.m. EST twice each week. The live after show features co-hosts’ and viewer reaction to the day’s show, additional Hot Topics and celebrity drop-ins.

Scheduled guests for the week of NOVEMBER 21-25 are as follows (subject to change):

Monday, November 21 – Garth Brooks (album, “Gunslinger”); “View Your Deal” with hottest items at affordable prices.

Tuesday, November 22 – Kathy Griffin (author, “Kathy Griffin’s Celebrity Run-Ins”).

Wednesday, November 23 – Martha Stewart; Jean Bell (founder of Jeuness Track Club); ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” winning couple and runners-up.

Thursday, November 24 – (OAD: 11/11/16) Original “View” co-hosts Joy Behar, Meredith Vieira, Star Jones and Debbie Matenopoulos host with guest Priyanka Chopra (ABC’s “Quantico”).

Friday, November 25 – Billy Bob Thornton (“Bad Santa 2”); tips and deals to kick off your holiday shopping.

For breaking news and updated videos, follow “The View” (@theview) and Whoopi Goldberg (@whoopigoldberg),  Joy Behar (@joyvbehar), Candace Cameron Bure (@candacecbure), Paula Faris (@paulafaris), Sara Haines (@sarahaines), Raven-Symoné (@ravensymone), Jedediah Bila (@jedediahbila) and Sunny Hostin (@sunny) on Twitter.

 

FOUR COUPLES REMAIN IN ONE OF THE TIGHTEST RACES EVER, BUT ONLY ONE CAN TAKE HOME THE COVETED MIRRORBALL TROPHY, ON THE TWO-PART SEASON FINALE OF ‘DANCING WITH THE STARS,’ NOVEMBER 21 & 22

November 17, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Len Goodman Returns to the Ballroom as Head Judge

Musical Performers Include Train, Andy Grammer, Vanilla Ice and Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds

Each Celebrity Will Perform a Freestyle Dance

The Season 23 Champion Will Be Revealed at The Grove on Tuesday, November 22

“Episodes 2311 & 2312” – After weeks of stunning competitive dancing, the final four couples advance to the finals of “Dancing with the Stars,” live, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. Len Goodman returns to the ballroom as head judge for the two-part season finale. It’s one of the closest races ever on the show, with some of the most skilled dancing celebrity contestants have ever pulled off. At the end of the night, one couple will be eliminated. The remaining three couples will have one last night of competitive dancing as they perform a “24-Hour Fusion Challenge,” vying to score some extra judges’ points, and one couple will be crowned the “Dancing with the Stars” champion, culminating an incredible season, which will be announced live from The Grove on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EST).

On MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), the four finalists will each perform two dances – a Redemption Style dance (paso doblé, Viennese waltz or tango), and a freestyle dance – one of the biggest competitive dances of the season.  In addition, Grammy Award-winning Train will perform its hit “Play That Song,” and there will also be a special performance from this winter’s most talked about movie, Lionsgate’s “La La Land” (in select cities December 9, expanding December 16), choreographed by Mandy Moore.

The couples will dance to the following songs (in alphabetical order):

Laurie Hernandez & Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Redemption Style: Paso Doblé – “Wicked Ones” by Dorothy
Freestyle – “Brand New” by Ben Rector

James Hinchcliffe & Sharna Burgess
Redemption Style: Tango – “It Had to Be You” by Harry Connick Jr.
Freestyle: “Beethoven’s 5 Secrets” by The Piano Guys

Calvin Johnson Jr. & Lindsay Arnold
Redemption Style: Viennese Waltz – “I Am Your Man” by Ryan Shaw
Freestyle: “Please Mr. Postman”/”I Want You Back” medley by The Marvelettes/Jackson 5

Jana Kramer & Gleb Savchenko
Redemption Style: Tango – “Stay the Night” by Zedd
Freestyle: “Unstoppable” by Sia

At the end of the night, one couple will be eliminated, and the three remaining couples will go on to vie for the coveted Mirrorball.

In the two-hour season finale on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EST), the three finalists advance to the final stage of the competition. There will be live dancing and show-stopping performances at both The Grove and in the “Dancing with the Stars” ballroom. The night kicks off with a high-energy opening number, featuring a reunion of all 13 of this season’s couples, at The Grove, Caruso’s award-winning retail, dining and lifestyle destination. The season finale will be filled with performances from Vanilla Ice, who will perform “Ice Ice Baby,” featuring Rick Perry and Witney Carson; a special guest performance by Andy Grammer of his global smash hit single, “Fresh Eyes,” 11-time Grammy-winner Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds performing “Winter Wonderland” from his Christmas album, featuring pro dancers Artem Chigvintsev, Cheryl Burke and Allison Holker; and an all-male number to Bruno Mars’ “24K,” featuring the men from this season, including Ryan Lochte, Calvin Johnson, James Hinchcliffe, Maks Chmerkovskiy and Val Chmerkovskiy, among others. In addition, the season finale also features a special performance choreographed by Mandy Moore. This innovative and magical dance celebrates your favorite and heartwarming holiday traditions and stars some of your favorite “Dancing with the Stars” dancers, including Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Witney Carson, Artem Chignvinstev, and many more, and uses technology that will have to be seen to be believed! This is one performance that cannot be missed! There will also be a special performance from the upcoming “Dancing with the Stars: Live! We Came to Dance” tour, hitting the road this winter.

Couples from across the season will celebrate their time on the show by repeating one of their favorite dances, including Laurie & Val’s trio with Maks, Amber Rose & Maks dancing to “Woman Up” by Meghan Trainor, Maureen McCormick dancing to “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” with Artem, Jana & Gleb’s infamous dance to “Hands to Myself,” by Selena Gomez, and more.

In the last element of competition, the couples will perform a new routine as part of a “24-Hour Fusion Challenge.” The remaining couples will fuse two contrasting dance styles, and they’ll have less than 24 hours to prepare that dance for judges’ points. The votes from November 21 will be combined along with the judges’ points from the “24-Hour Fusion Challenge” to determine the winner. At the end of the night at The Grove, a champion will be named, and the winner will be presented with the coveted Mirrorball trophy.

Hosted by two-time Emmy-winning host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews (sports host and ”Dancing with the Stars” season 10 finalist), “Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including dancers/choreographers Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and Julianne Hough.

For week 11, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday night during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST and closing at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST on Tuesday evenings.

“Dancing with the Stars” is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Rob Wade, Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Joe Sungkur are executive producers. Phil Heyes directs. “Dancing with the Stars” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG, L parental guideline.

About BBC Worldwide Productions
BBC Worldwide Productions is a key business under BBC Worldwide North America, the U.S. division of the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), BBC Worldwide.  Based in Los Angeles, BBC Worldwide Productions develops and produces scripted and unscripted projects based on BBC formats/brands for cable and broadcast networks, as well as digital platforms. Key titles include “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC), “Getting On” (HBO), “Top Gear” (History), the limited series “The Night Of” (HBO) and the upcoming game show, “Hypnotize Me” (FOX).

 

FALL IS FOR FOODIES AS ‘THE CHEW’ READIES FOR HALLOWEEN AND WELCOMES CELEBRITIES, INCLUDING CHIP & JOANNA GAINES, JENNIFER GREY, MOLLY RINGWALD, WANDA SYKES, VICTORIA JUSTICE AND SERENA WOLF, OCTOBER 17-21, ON ABC

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ABC’s Emmy award-winning “The Chew” co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz, celebrate autumn’s bounty with celebrity guests galore on the ABC Television Network, OCTOBER 17-21, at 1 p.m. EDT, 12 p.m. PDT (check local listings).

Listings are as follows (and are subject to change):

MONDAY, OCTOBER 17 – “Shareable Bites” – Hilary Duff (“Younger”) and Dock to Dish, America’s first restaurant-supported fishery

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18 – “Modern Comfort Food” – Roselyn Sanchez (“Death of a Vegas Showgirl”); highlight reel from the co-hosts’ adventures at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival; Michael Symon invites viewers to share their Halloween creations on social media with “The Chew” using the hashtag #POSTMYPUMPKIN

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19 – “Fast, Chic and Easy” – Chip and Joanna Gaines (“The Magnolia Story”); Victoria Justice (“The Rocky Horror Picture Show”); Carla Hall visits Rhode Island

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20 – “Crowd-Pleasing Party Eats” – Wanda Sykes; Carla Hall visits the newest Smithsonian – the National Museum of African American History and Culture, in Washington D.C.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21 – “Smart Fall Supper” – Jennifer Grey (“Red Oaks”); chef/author Serena Wolf (“The Dude Diet”)

 

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