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REBA MCENTIRE TO HOST EIGHTH ANNUAL TWO-HOUR HOLIDAY MUSIC SPECIAL ‘CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS,’ MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, ON ABC

September 13, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Tickets for November 14 Taping at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville on Sale Friday,
 October 6, at Opry.com

Track Listing for Third Holiday Album ‘My Kind of Christmas’ Re-Release, October 13, Revealed

Country Music queen Reba McEntire will debut as host for the eighth annual “CMA Country Christmas” event from Nashville’s famed Grand Ole Opry House on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 8/7C. The two-hour holiday music celebration airs on The ABC Television Network and will feature performances by McEntire and a lineup of today’s best in Country sharing their favorite sounds of the season.

“Christmas is such a special time. It reminds me of growing up in Oklahoma and singing carols with my family,” said McEntire. “I’m just tickled to join a group of some of my best Country buddies onstage to celebrate the holiday season. This is where my love of music began.”

“Reba epitomizes country and the cheer of the holiday season,” said CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern. “She’s also the most nominated female in CMA Awards history, so the fit couldn’t be more perfect.”

Tickets for the November 14 taping of “CMA Country Christmas” go on sale Friday, October 6, at Opry.com. Artist performer lineup to be announced soon.

“My Kind of Christmas” Track List:

1. Winter Wonderland
2. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire)
3. Mary, Did You Know? (with Vince Gill and Amy Grant)
4. Jingle Bell Rock
5. O Holy Night
6. Hard Candy Christmas
7. Back To God (with Lauren Daigle) (Acoustic Version)
8. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
9. O Come All Ye Faithful
10. O Little Town Of Bethlehem (with Darius Rucker)
11. White Christmas
12. Jingle Bells
13. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
14. Silent Night (with Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood)

For updates and information, visit CMAChristmas.com or follow us on Twitter @Countrymusic.

“CMA Country Christmas” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the executive producer; Paul Miller is the director; and Jon Macks is the writer.

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Multi-media entertainment mogul and mom Reba McEntire has become a household name through a successful career that spans across music, television, film, theater and retail. Reba has achieved a rare pinnacle with 35 No. 1 singles and over 56 million albums sold worldwide. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member has won 15 American Music Awards, nine People’s Choice Awards, seven CMA Awards and two Grammy Awards, the first-ever American Country Countdown NASH Icon Award and a National Artistic Achievement Award from the U.S. Congress. The Oklahoma native is an acclaimed actress with 11 movie credits, lead role on Broadway in Annie Get Your Gun and star of the six-season sitcom “Reba.” Her partnership with Dillard’s has expanded into a successful the lifestyle brand for the last decade. The longest-running country act in The Colosseum’s history, “REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together in Vegas” is in its third year at Caesars. For more about Reba, visit her official website at Reba.com.

About the Country Music Association
Founded in 1958, the Country Music Association is the first trade organization formed to promote a type of music. In 1961, CMA created the Country Music Hall of Fame to recognize artists and industry professionals with Country Music’s highest honor. More than 7,800 music industry professionals and companies from around the globe are members of CMA. The organization’s objectives are to serve as an educational and professional resource for the industry and advance the growth of Country Music around the world. This is accomplished through CMA’s core initiatives: the CMA Awards, which annually recognize outstanding achievement in the industry; CMA Music Festival, which benefits music education and is taped for a network television three-hour special; and “CMA Country Christmas,” featuring Country artists performing original music and Christmas classics for broadcast during the holiday season. All of CMA’s television properties will air on the ABC Television network through 2021.

 

MARIA MENOUNOS AND FORMER MISS AMERICA NINA DAVULURI ADDED TO CELEBRITY JUDGES PANEL FOR THE FINAL NIGHT OF ‘THE 2018 MISS AMERICA COMPETITION’ LIVE ON ABC

August 24, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The Show Will Be Hosted by Chris Harrison and Co-Hosted by Sage Steele

The 97th Miss America Competition to Broadcast Live From Historic
Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Sunday, September 10, at 9:00 p.m. EDT/PDT
on The ABC Television Network

The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC today announced that TV and SiriusXM host, CEO of Afterbuzz TV and bestselling author Maria Menounos and former Miss America Nina Davuluri will join ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Thomas Rhett, author, actress and model Molly Sims, multi-platinum recording artist and actress Jordin Sparks and PEOPLE Editor in Chief Jess Cagle as the esteemed panel of celebrity judges for the final night of “The 2018 Miss America Competition.” The live broadcast will air from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 (9:00–11:00p.m. EDT/PDT), on the ABC Television Network.

“I understand all too well the emotions of stepping on to the Miss America stage,” said Nina Davuluri. “I’m honored to be able to help shape the legacy of the Miss America Organization over the next year!”

The judges panel will evaluate the contestants’ performances in Lifestyle and Fitness, Evening Wear, Talent, Interview and On-Stage questions during “The 2018 Miss America Competition.” The evening will showcase the intellect, grace and exceptional talent of 51 accomplished women representing their home states (and District of Columbia), as they compete for the coveted title of Miss America.

The seventh judge’s name for the final night of “The 2018 Miss America Competition” will be revealed closer to the competition.

As previously announced, Chris Harrison (ABC’s “The Bachelor” franchise and “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”) returns to host the legendary competition, with Sage Steele (ESPN’s “SportsCenter on the Road” and “SportsCenter: AM”) joining as co-host.

As a journalist, Emmy Award-winner Maria Menounos holds the distinct honor of having conducted the only interview with the entire Obama family. The interview was touted by ABC News as one of the defining moments leading to Obama’s victory. Maria’s achievements have thus far set industry milestones. Her groundbreaking conversational style of reporting led her, at the age of 22, to become the youngest person ever to host “Entertainment Tonight.” She would go on to do the same for the “Today” show and “Nightly News.” The milestones don’t end there. Maria is the first person in the history of Hollywood to report for network news and star in a wide-release feature film. As an actress, on the big screen, she has appeared in “Tropic Thunder,” “Kickin it Old Skool” and “the Fantastic Four.” Small-screen acting endeavors include guest roles on CBS’ “Without a Trace,” NBC’s “Scrubs” and HBO’s “Entourage,” as well as a recurring role on the CW’s “One Tree Hill.” She was also the longest running international spokesperson and face of Pantene hair care products and is the current Host of NCM’s “First Look,” the cinema pre show seen daily on 70% of America’s movie screens. As a digital producer and entrepreneur, Maria, along with partner Keven Undergaro, co-founded AfterBuzz TV, the largest online broadcast network that produces over 300 TV after-shows for favorite TV shows, is comprised of over 250 hosts, features daily celebrity guests and broadcasts weekly to over 20 million people from over 100 countries. In addition, along with Undergaro, she co-founded Popcorn Talk, a movie-discussion network that reaches two million.  Per Maria, the collective networks carry a mission to aid, mentor and nurture the careers aspiring hosts and journalists.  To that point, AfterBuzz has helped launch the careers of former AfterBuzz TV hosts, Beth Behrs (“Two Broke Girls”), Eboni K. Williams (Fox News), Kat Bailess (“Hit the Floor”), Jackie Miranne (VH-1), Stephanie Bauer (“Access Hollywood”), Suri Serano (ESPN), Deidre Behar (“Entertainment Tonight”), AJ Gibson (“Hollywood Today”), Derrial Christon (BET), Chloe West (Moviefone), Cathy Kelley (WWE), Christy St. Cloud (WWE), Daria Berenato (WWE), Roxy Striar (Screen Junkies), Alex Wehrley (E! News) to name a few. In addition to being a champion of talent, Maria is particularly passionate about helping fellow women young and old.  She also loves animals and avid in pet rescue. A girl who did not speak English until the first grade and one who worked as a janitor cleaning Boston nightclubs throughout her adolescence, Maria is proof that you can come from humble beginnings and succeed. Most importantly, she is proof that you can remain true to yourself and humble and still care deeply for others.

Nina Davuluri is an acclaimed host, speaker and ardent advocate. Currently, she is the host and producer of the new weekly reality show, “Made in America,” which made its series premiere August 2017 on ZeeTV Americas in North America. The premise of the show is to empower young women to discover more about themselves through a series of challenges as they embark on a new journey to fulfill their dreams in America. Nina first gained international acclaim by becoming the first Indian American and South Asian Miss America 2014; through her experiences, she realized how much of a need there was in the marketplace for this type of content to be created for young South Asian millennials. Since serving as Miss America 2014, Nina has logged approximately 500,000 miles traveling across the world to address an array of audiences on her platform: “Celebrating Diversity through Cultural Competency.”  As part of her consciousness-raising efforts on behalf of diversity, Nina also launched a social media campaign, #CirclesOfUnity, to encourage constructive and civil dialogue on diversity issues. Through her social media channels, Nina asks people to share “representative thoughts and stories about their experiences on how we as a nation can advance cultural awareness.” In addition to her personal platform, Nina also partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Education promoting women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related fields. Nina’s work in advocacy became apparent when she was first recognized by President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama. In April of 2014, she was invited to collaborate with the First Lady on her campaign, “Let’s Move.” She then went on to help launch “Act to Change,” an anti-bullying campaign led by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. In July of 2015, Nina was invited to be a speaker at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kenya during President Obama’s historic first visit. She was honored to be the youngest speaker on the main stage sharing her experiences as an entrepreneur & trailblazer in the field of diversity.

Voting is still open to the public for the “America’s Choice” contestant. The public can vote at missamerica.org/vote and facebook.com/missamerica and are permitted one vote per day, per user. Voting will close Tuesday, September 5th at 9:00pm ET and the chosen contestant will be announced during the live broadcast of “The 2018 Miss America Competition” with the Top 15. The remaining contestants in the Top 15 are selected by the Miss America Preliminary Judges Panel.  It is possible for America’s Choice to also be among the judges selection.

For the latest news, be sure to follow Miss America on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #MissAmerica.

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IT’S THE BEST OF THE BEST ON ‘THE CHEW’ DURING THE WEEK OF JULY 24

July 9, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Guests Include Angela Bassett, the Batali Brothers, Martina McBride and Curtis Stone
“The Chew” is your one-stop-shop for the best of everything all week long—burgers, BBQ, chicken, pizza and sweets! Emmy Award-winning co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz welcome celebrities from the TV, films, music, books, the culinary world and books to “The Chew” JULY 24–28 (1:00 p.m. EDT, 12:00 p.m. PDT; check local listings), on The ABC Television Network.
Listings are as follows (and are subject to change):

MONDAY, JULY 24 – “BEST BURGERS” (OAD: 7/6/15) – Michael Symon makes a Lamb Burger with Arugula, Feta and Cucumber in just five minutes; the show visits Smoke Burger in Dallas, Texas; Mario Batali cooks with his sons, Leo and Benno Batali, who make their Pocket Burgers.

TUESDAY, JULY 25  – “BEST SWEETS” (OAD: 7/7/15) – Actress Angela Bassett teams with Clinton Kelly on Lemon Poppy Seed Squares; Michael Symon and Daphne Oz make Happy Bars; and teenager Breanna Britt runs her own bakery and cooks Carla’s Mini Chocolate Tortes with Carla Hall.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 26 – “BEST PIZZA” (OAD: 7/8/15) – Mario Batali demonstrates three ways to perfect your pies – Margherita, Prosciutto & Arugula and Morels & Balsamic Pizzas. Clinton Kelly and Michael Symon make Spinach & Feta Wheels, and Carla Hall makes a divine dessert from pizza crust – Cinnamon Twists.

THURSDAY, JULY 27 – “BEST BBQ” (OAD: 7/9/15) – Chef Curtis Stone and Michael Symon compete with “Chew” viewers on their teams in a BBQ cookoff judged by Fleet Week military VIPs. Mario Batali and Michael Symon cook up Jalapeno Pesto Braciole and Michael’s Grilled Escarole with White Beans. Carla Hall shows how to turn leftover jam into a delicious ‘cue glaze!

FRIDAY, JULY 28 – “SUMMER ROAD TRIP: BEST CHICKEN” (OAD: 7/10/15) – Singer and cookbook author Martina McBride makes her delectable Hunter’s Chicken, Peperonata and Classic Mashed Potatoes with Carla Hall. Clinton Kelly shares his recipe for Chicken Thigh Osso Bucco with Creamy Polenta.

SCHEDULED GUESTS ON ABC’S ‘JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE,’ JUNE 19 – 23

June 18, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

“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 June 19–23 (subject to change):

Monday, June 19
1. Actress Elle Fanning (“The Beguiled”) 2. Actor Paul W. Downs (“Rough Night”) 3. Musical guest Playboi Carti

Tuesday, June 20
1. Actor Casey Affleck (“A Ghost Story”) 2. Actress Allison Tolman (“Downward Dog”) 3. Comedian Chris Charpentier 4. Lindsey Ell sitting in with Cleto and the Cletones

Wednesday, June 21
1. Actress Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”)

Thursday, June 22
1. Actor Anthony Hopkins (“Transformers: The Last Knight”) 2. Chris Hardwick (“The Wall”) 3. Musical Guest Queen with Adam Lambert

Friday, June 23
TBD

“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)

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Special Olympics Founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver to Be Posthumously Honored With the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at ‘The 25th ESPYS’ on ABC

June 6, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Eunice Kennedy Shriver dedicated her life to championing the rights and acceptance of people with intellectual disabilities. Her legacy lives on through Special Olympics, the global movement she founded in 1968 that harnesses the transformative power of sports to empower individuals with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and celebrated members of society. To honor her work and her creation of Special Olympics, Eunice Kennedy Shriver will be posthumously honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at “The 25th ESPYS Presented by Capital One” on Wednesday, July 12. Timothy Shriver, one of Shriver’s five children and chairman of Special Olympics, will accept the award on her behalf. The award is sponsored by Cadillac.

“My mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, was a visionary, but, more importantly, a revolutionary,” said Timothy Shriver on behalf of the Shriver family and Special Olympics. “Fueled by love and anger, she used sport to break down the barriers, she used fields of play to bring people together, and she opened the doors of inclusion and equality to the most marginalized on Earth. It is now up to all of us to follow the athletes of Special Olympics who can teach us all to accept and include each other.”

Shriver grew up as a member of the Kennedy Family alongside her sister, Rosemary, who had intellectual disabilities. Rosemary’s talents and gifts made Shriver acutely aware of all that people with intellectual disabilities have to offer, but she recognized early on that there were limited programs and options for people like her sister. The pair bonded through sports like football, skiing and sailing, and Shriver appreciated the role sports play in unifying people from all walks of life.

The idea started in 1962 as Camp Shriver, as a summer day camp in the backyard of her Maryland farm. Camp Shriver grew and eventually evolved into Special Olympics, with the first International Special Olympics Games taking place in 1968 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois, welcoming 1,000 athletes from 26 states and Canada to compete. Today, Special Olympics is year-round, includes 5.3 million athletes in more than 170 countries, and over 1 million coaches and volunteers, delivering 32 Olympic-type sports and more than 108,000 competitions throughout the year.

Throughout her life, Shriver was a tireless advocate for children’s health and disability issues. In 1984, she was honored for her work with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Ronald Reagan. Shriver passed away on August 11, 2009, but her legacy lives on through Special Olympics, which will mark its 50th anniversary next year.

“The effort that Eunice Kennedy Shriver and her family have been displaying for these past five decades is truly remarkable,” said “ESPYS” executive producer Maura Mandt. “We are honored to celebrate Eunice’s work and the bravery of the athletes of Special Olympics, whose efforts and performances are as inspiring as any of those we celebrate on this show. It’s stories like this one that show what the ‘ESPYS’ are really about.”

Added Connor Schell, ESPN senior vice president and executive producer, original content, who oversees “The ESPYS”:  “Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s legacy is remarkable, far-reaching and still growing. As a proud global supporter of Special Olympics for over 35 years, ESPN has had the privilege of showcasing a small slice of her work to fans and families around the world, allowing many of us to witness first-hand the incredible impact she has had on millions of people.”

Presented annually to individuals whose contributions transcend sports, the award recognizes those individuals who embody the spirit of the trophy’s namesake, tennis legend Arthur Ashe, who dedicated his life to human rights advocacy. “The 25th ESPYS,” hosted by five-time NFL MVP and two-time Super Bowl champion Peyton Manning, will air live on Wednesday, July 12, at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Tickets are available for public purchase at AXS.com. For additional ESPYS news and information, please follow the official Twitter handle: @ESPYS.

The Arthur Ashe Courage Award
The Arthur Ashe Courage Award is presented each year to individuals whose contributions transcend sports. Past honorees include: Jim Valvano (1993); Steve Palermo (1994); Howard Cosell (1995); Loretta Claiborne (1996); Muhammad Ali (1997); Dean Smith (1998); Billie Jean King (1999); Dave Sanders (2000); Olympian Cathy Freeman (2001); Todd Beamer, Mark Bingham, Tom Burnett and Jeremy Glick, four passengers who lost their lives September 11 on United Flight 93 (2002); Pat and Kevin Tillman (2003); Liberian-born soccer legend George Weah (2004); disabled athletes Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah and Jim MacLaren (2005); Afghan female athletes (2006); and Trevor Ringland and Dave Cullen for their work with PeacePlayers (2007); U.S. Olympians Tommie Smith and John Carlos (2008); former president Nelson Mandela (2009);  the Thomas family of Parkersburg, IA (2010); boxer Dewey Bozella (2011); women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt (2012); Robin Roberts (2013), Michael Sam (2014), Caitlyn Jenner (2015), Zaevion Dobson (2016).

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”)

 

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