What would you do to have everything you desire? Step inside "666 Park Avenue," New York's most seductive address. We all have some burning needs, desires and ambitions. For the residents of The Drake, the premier apartment building on Manhattan's Upper East Side, these will all be met – for a price – courtesy of the building's mysterious owner, Gavin Doran (Terry O'Quinn). But be careful what you wish for, because the price you have to pay is your soul. ABC's wickedly sensual, sexy and spine-tingling new drama about fulfilling our deepest desires, "666 Park Avenue," will air Sundays from 10:00-11:00 p.m., ET.
When Jane Van Veen (Rachael Taylor) and Henry Martin (Dave Annable), an idealistic young couple from the Midwest, arrive in New York City, the glamorous center of industry and media, they are offered the opportunity to manage the historic Drake. Jane, a small town girl with big ambitions, always knew she wanted to be an architect. Henry, a member of the Mayor's staff, is grounded, intelligent and tenacious. They are lured by the intoxicating lifestyle of New York's wealthy elite.
Gavin, who has many skeletons in his own closet, is at the height of his world and commands the dark power of The Drake. Olivia (Vanessa Williams), his beautiful but enigmatic, supportive wife, wears her elegance, wealth and position in society as armor… but cracks will slowly be revealed.
Jane and Henry not only fall prey to the machinations of Gavin and Olivia, but unwittingly live in the dark embrace of the building's supernatural forces which endanger the lives of its residents. These include Brian Leonard (Robert Buckley), a young playwright pining for his early success and promise. Brian's wife, Louise (Mercedes Masöhn), is a rising hot star in the world of fashion photography. Alexis Blume (Helena Mattsson) is a troubled young woman who is the picture of obsession -- what is her real connection to Gavin, and what part will she play in Brian and Louise's life? Tony DeMeo (Erik Palladino), The Drake's doorman, is the eyes and ears of the building. And then there is 14-year-old Nona Clark (Samantha Logan), who has a blossoming psychic ability, allowing her to look into the future of her fellow Drake occupants.
Sexy, enticing and captivating, home to an epic struggle of good versus evil, The Drake maintains a dark hold over all of its tenants in this new, chilling drama, tempting them through their ambitions and desires.
"666 Park Avenue" stars Rachael Taylor ("Charlie's Angels," "Grey's Anatomy," "Transformers") as Jane Van Veen, Dave Annable ("Brothers & Sisters," "Reunion") as Henry Martin, Mercedes Masöhn ("The Finder," "Chuck," "Three Rivers") as Louise Leonard, Robert Buckley ("One Tree Hill," "Lipstick Jungle") as Brian Leonard, Helena Mattsson ("Iron Man 2," "Nikita," "Desperate Housewives") as Alexis Blume, Erik Palladino ("U-571," "ER," "Murphy Brown") as Tony DeMeo and Samantha Logan as Nona Clark, with Vanessa Williams ("Desperate Housewives," "Ugly Betty," "Shaft," "Soul Food") as Olivia Doran and Terry O'Quinn ("Lost," "Millennium," "Hawaii Five-0," "Alias," "The West Wing," "Jag") as Gavin Doran.
Based on the book series by Gabriella Pierce, "666 Park Avenue" was created by David Wilcox ("Fringe," "Life on Mars"), and is executive-produced by Matt Miller ("Chuck," "Human Target"), Wilcox, Gina Girolamo ("The Secret Circle," "The Lying Game") and Leslie Morgenstein ("Gossip Girl," "The Vampire Diaries," "Pretty Little Liars," "The Lying Game," "The Secret Circle," "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants"). The pilot for "666 Park Avenue" was written by Wilcox and directed by Alex Graves ("Fringe," "The West Wing"), who was also an executive producer. "666 Park Avenue" is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment ("Gossip Girl," "The Vampire Diaries," "Pretty Little Liars") and Warner Bros. Television.
When viewers first met Richard Castle, a famous mystery novelist, he was creatively blocked. But when the NYPD questioned him about a series of murders staged to imitate crime scenes from his books, Castle found inspiration in NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, a bright and aggressive homicide detective. Though they instantly clashed, sparks of another sort began to fly, leading both to danger and a hint of romance. They continued to investigate strange homicides in New York -- combining Castle's writer intuition and Beckett's creative detective work. Then, after four seasons of "will they" or "won't they," Castle and Beckett finally gave into their feelings towards each other as a couple this past season. For Season 6, the fun and conflict for this crime-solving dynamic duo will continue to escalate as they navigate new chapters in their lives.
"Castle" stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito, Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan, Penny Johnson Jerald as NYPD Captain Victoria Gates, Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle with Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers.
"Castle" is produced by ABC Studios. Andrew Marlowe is the show's creator/executive producer, along with executive producers Rob Bowman, David Amann and Armyan Bernstein.
Recipient of the 2007 Golden Globe Award for Best Drama Television Series and nominated for multiple Emmys, including Outstanding Drama Series, "Grey's Anatomy" is considered one of the great television shows of our time. The medical drama, moving into its tenth season, follows the personal and professional lives of a group of doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital in Seattle as they deal with the lives of their patients and their relationships with each other.
"Grey's Anatomy" stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt, Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins, Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery and Sarah Drew as April Kepner.
"Grey's Anatomy" was created and is executive-produced by Shonda Rhimes ("Scandal", "Private Practice", "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge"). Betsy Beers ("Scandal", "Private Practice", "Casanova"), Mark Gordon ("Saving Private Ryan"), Rob Corn ("Chicago Hope"), Tony Phelan, Joan Rater ("Law & Order: Trial by Jury") are executive producers. "Grey's Anatomy" is an ABC Studios production.
"Happy Endings" is a raucous comedy about six dysfunctional thirtysomething friends living in Chicago. Called "the funniest show on TV" by Associated Press, "Happy Endings" follows the lives of shop owner Alex and her ex-fiance, Dave, an aspiring restaurateur who runs a food truck called "Steak Me Home Tonight"; crazy-in-love husband and wife duo Brad and Jane, who is also Alex's sister; Max, their perpetually underemployed gay friend, and singleton Penny, always in pursuit of, but never quite finding, the right guy.
Some of the developments viewers will see early this season: Alex and Dave (who haven't been a couple since Alex dumped Dave at the altar) will begin dating again, trying to "keep it cazsh." But since the last time these two got together did not end well, who knows how far the romance will get this time?
For now, only Max knows that Penny also has some unresolved feelings for Dave, but that will change as others in the tightly-knit group catch on. While "the year of Penny" is over (and was less than "ahmahzing"), Penny will continue to date and might finally find a steady boyfriend. Brad, once the biggest breadwinner of the group, was fired from his job in last year's season finale. He'll turn to Max for tips on surviving underemployment. He'll try out a variety of jobs to make ends meet, including working on a bar mitzvah hype team with Max.
Max will also keep looking for the right guy, but his road to romance won't be easy either, and even kind of dangerous when he develops a crush on a physical therapist -- with hilarious consequences for Penny.
"Happy Endings" stars Eliza Coupe as Jane, Elisha Cuthbert as Alex, Zachary Knighton as Dave, Adam Pally as Max, Damon Wayans, Jr. as Brad and Casey Wilson as Penny.
Created by executive producer David Caspe, "Happy Endings" is executive-produced by Jamie Tarses (""Franklin and Bash," "Men at Work"), Jonathan Groff ("How I Met Your Mother"), and Josh Bycel ("Scrubs"). The series is from Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios.
Tim Allen returns for a second season in "Last Man Standing" as traditional manly man "Mike Baxter," who continues to be surrounded by forces seeking to complicate and feminize his world - although some of that energy may not always come from women.
Mike is often the odd man out in a home dominated by his loving wife and three daughters. He finds himself more frequently at odds with wife Vanessa, a geologist working for an oil company. Each has a strong point of view on a variety of issues ranging from the environment, holiday chores and whom to stay friends with after a divorce to grand-parenting their 5-year-old grandson, Boyd -- possibly Mike's only ally.
This season daughter Kristin, a 23-year-old living at home and single mom to Boyd, will be more of a force to reckon with for Mike; the two disagree about most aspects of politics, and especially about child-rearing. Outspoken Mandy, 18, continues as family diva and teenage drama queen, stirring up trouble by taking a romantic interest in Kyle, sister Kristin's former boyfriend. And Eve, 14, struggling to shake off the role of being a tomboy and daddy's favorite, will do some adolescent acting out of her own.
Compared to home, Mike might be more in charge at his job at The Outdoor Man, an iconic outdoor sporting goods store where he is marketing director. He works alongside his long-time boss and friend, Ed -- who has reconciled with one of his ex-wives -- and the somewhat sensitive Kyle, who considers Mike his mentor. When Ed put Mike in charge of The Outdoor Man's webpage, Mike discovered that the Internet provided him just the outlet he needed... a platform that gives him a voice to appeal to those who agree that manliness is under assault, and a pulpit for his opinions about feeling like the last real man in a feminized world. It was men who built civilizations, invented the locomotive and created ESPN, after all, and Mike Baxter is determined to do what he must to reclaim his manly place in his home and at his job.
"Last Man Standing" stars Tim Allen as Mike Baxter, Nancy Travis as Vanessa Baxter, Molly Ephraim as Mandy Baxter, Kaitlyn Dever as Eve Baxter, Amanda Fuller as Kristin Baxter, Christoph Sanders as Kyle Anderson, Flynn Morrison as Boyd Baxter and Hector Elizondo as Ed Alzate.
"Last Man Standing" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. The series, created by Jack Burditt and executive-produced by Tim Doyle, Tim Allen, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Shawn Levy, Richard Baker, Rick Messina, Kevin Abbott and Kevin Hench, is from Twentieth Century Fox Television.
Two-time Emmy winner Patricia Heaton stars in this warm and witty single-camera comedy about raising a family and lowering your expectations. Middle-aged, middle class and living in the middle of the country in Orson, Indiana, Frankie Heck is a harried wife and mother of three who uses her wry wit and sense of humor to get her family through each day intact. Having been fired as the least successful sales woman at the town's only surviving car dealership, Frankie re-evaluated her career path and is now working as a dental assistant. Her unflappable husband, Mike, is manager at the local quarry and her sardonic partner in the daily grind that is raising their average - yes, most definitely average - family.
"The Middle" stars Patricia Heaton as Frankie, Neil Flynn as Mike, Charlie McDermott as Axl, Eden Sher as Sue and Atticus Shaffer as Brick.
"The Middle" was created and is executive-produced by Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline. The series is from Warner Bros. Television.
ABC's groundbreaking and multiple Emmy Award-winning hit comedy series, "Modern Family," takes a modern and hilarious look at the complications that come with being a family today. Jay Pritchett, with his younger wife Gloria, her son Manny and their baby, sits as the patriarch of a large blended family that includes his grown daughter Claire, who has three kids of her own with her husband Phil, and a grown son Mitchell, who adopted a daughter from Vietnam with his gay life partner Cameron. These three families are unique unto themselves, and together they give us a window into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted embrace of the modern family.
"Modern Family" stars Ed O'Neill as Jay, Sofía Vergara as Gloria, Julie Bowen as Claire, Ty Burrell as Phil, Eric Stonestreet as Cameron, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell, Sarah Hyland as Haley, Ariel Winter as Alex, Nolan Gould as Luke, Rico Rodriguez as Manny and Aubrey Anderson-Emmons as Lily.
The series is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television in association with Picador Productions and Steven Levitan Prods. Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd are the creators/executive producers. Danny Zuker, Dan O'Shannon, Bill Wrubel, Paul Corrigan, Brad Walsh, Abraham Higginbotham and Jeffrey Richman also serve as executive producers.
Set against the backdrop of the Nashville music scene, "Nashville" follows Rayna Jaymes, a star at her peak, and Juliette Barnes, who is on the rise. When their record label sends them out on tour together after a hit single, both women face personal and professional challenges as they navigate their paths as artists and individuals. Surrounding them and often complicating their lives are their family, friends and, in some cases, lovers, as well as the up-and-coming performers and songwriters trying to get ahead in the business.
"Nashville" stars Connie Britton as Rayna, Hayden Panettiere as Juliette, Powers Boothe as Lamar, Charles Esten as Deacon, Eric Close as Teddy, Clare Bowen as Scarlett, Jonathan Jackson as Avery, Sam Palladio as Gunnar and Robert Ray Wisdom as Coleman.
Dee Johnson ("Boss," "The Good Wife"), R.J. Cutler ("The September Issue," "The War Room," "A Perfect Candidate"), Callie Khouri ("Thelma & Louise") and Steve Buchanan are executive producers of "Nashville." The series is produced by Lionsgate, ABC Studios and Opry Entertainment.
Marty Weaver just wanted the best for his wife, Debbie, and their three kids, and moving from an apartment in Bayonne to Hidden Hills, New Jersey, a gated community complete with its own golf course, was a step in the right direction. Of course, the fact that the entire community is comprised of aliens from the planet Zabvron, and that the Weavers are the first humans who have lived amongst them, presents some challenges. But as the Weavers and the aliens face the struggles of everyday life together, they discover that some things - the ups and downs of marriage, the desire to be a good parent and connect with your children - are universal... intergalactic even. Despite the fact that they're not even the same species, both humans and Zabvronians had a lot to learn from each other. The Weavers realize they've found an ally in the family next door... even if they do cry out of their ears.
"The Neighbors" stars Jami Gertz as Debbie Weaver, Lenny Venito as Marty Weaver, Simon Templeman as Larry Bird, Toks Olagundoye as Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Clara Mamet as Amber Weaver, Tim Jo as Reggie Jackson, Ian Patrick as Dick Butkus, Max Charles as Max Weaver and Isabella Cramp as Abby Weaver.
"The Neighbors" was created by Dan Fogelman ("Cars," "Tangled," "Crazy, Stupid, Love"), who is also an executive producer with Aaron Kaplan ("GCB," "Terra Nova") and Chris Koch ("Workaholics," "Modern Family"). "The Neighbors" is from ABC Studios.
Master storytellers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz ("Lost," "Tron: Legacy") invite everyone to Storybrooke, Maine, a small town that probably won't show up on one's GPS. To ensure that no one in fairytale land - especially Snow White - had anymore "happily ever afters," Evil Queen Regina cast a curse which trapped the fairytale characters, frozen in time, and brought them into our modern world. Although still alive, they had no knowledge of their former selves and were sleepwalking through life - ageless -- for 28 years, until their savior arrived in the form of Emma Swan. Unbeknownst to Emma, she was the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming who whisked her out of fairytale land and into our world as an infant to save her from the curse. Abandoned as a baby, Emma's life was anything but magical. When her 10-year-old son, Henry, whom she gave up for adoption years ago, appeared on her doorstep with a book of fairytales and told her a crazy story about how she's the prodigy of fairytale characters who are all trapped in a town called Storybrooke, she thought he was nuts. But curiosity got the better of Emma, and she brought Henry back to the town and soon found out that Storybrooke was more than it seemed. Regina, ever the control freak, had placed herself as Mayor of the town and was Henry's adoptive mother. Over time Emma began to see through the cracks of the curse, believed that the stories were true and was finally able to break it. Reality and myth merged as the fairytale characters began awakening once the curse was lifted and remembered who they were. But to their dismay, they weren't transported back to fairytale land. To make matters worse, Rumplestiltskin - aka Mr. Gold - decided to gain the upper hand in his power struggle with Regina and introduced magic into the town. But this is our world, and magic has a tendency to have unfathomable implications.
"Once Upon a Time" stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O'Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.
Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz are creators and executive producers. Steve Pearlman is also executive producer. The show is from ABC Studios.
Emily Thorne (Emily Van Camp) is the newest arrival in the Hamptons. By all appearances, she's a friendly and sophisticated "girl next door," but the exclusive world she's immersed herself in is tied to a dark family history, and Emily is anything but what she seems. After her father was framed for a horrific crime by neighbors he trusted and was sentenced to a life in prison, Emily never saw her father again and spent her childhood consumed by rage, loss and betrayal. Years later she returned to the Hamptons under an assumed identity with one endgame-REVENGE, every social overture a carefully planned chip at the foundation of her sworn enemies until their lives come crashing down around them. Now she must face the consequences of her actions and the havoc she has wreaked on those around her as she continues her fight to avenge her father's death.
"Revenge" stars Madeleine Stowe as Victoria Grayson, Emily VanCamp as Emily Thorne, Gabriel Mann as Nolan Ross, Henry Czerny as Conrad Grayson, Nick Wechsler as Jack Porter, Josh Bowman as Daniel Grayson, Christa B. Allen as Charlotte Grayson, and Barry Sloane as Aiden Mathis.
"Revenge" is executive produced by Sunil Nayar, Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey ("Twilight"). The series, created by Mike Kelley, is produced by ABC Studios.
From the creator and executive producers of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Private Practice" comes a drama revolving around the life and work of a professional fixer and her staff. A former media relations consultant to the President of the United States, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) dedicates her life to protecting and defending the public images of our nation's elite. After leaving the White House, the power consultant opened her own firm, hoping to start a new chapter -- both professionally and personally -- but she can't seem to completely cut ties with her past, specifically her secret relationship with the President. But Olivia isn't the only one with a secret; her staff, who specialize in fixing the lives of other people, can't quite fix the ones closest at hand -- their own.
"Scandal" stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Columbus Short as Harrison Wright, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant, Jeff Perry as Cyrus, Bellamy Young as First Lady Mellie Grant and Joshua Malina as David Rosen.
The series was created by Shonda Rhimes ("Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice"). Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers ("Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice") and Mark Wilding ("Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice") are executive producers. "Scandal" is produced by ABC Studios.
Single father George only wants the best for his 16-year-old daughter, Tessa. So when he finds a box of condoms on her nightstand, he moves them both out of their apartment in New York City to a house in the suburbs. But all Tessa sees is the horror of over-manicured lawns and plastic Franken-moms. Being in the 'burbs can be hell, but it also may just bring Tessa and George closer than they've ever been. Tessa (Jane Levy) and George (Jeremy Sisto) have been on their own ever since Tessa's mom pulled a "Kramer vs. Kramer" before Tessa was even potty trained. So far George has done a pretty good job of raising Tessa without a maternal figure in their lives, but suddenly he's feeling a little out of his league. So it's goodbye New York City and hello suburbs.
"Suburgatory" stars Jeremy Sisto as George Altman, Jane Levy as Tessa Altman, Carly Chaikin as Dalia Royce, Rex Lee as Mr. Wolfe, Allie Grant as Lisa Shay, Alan Tudyk as Noah Werner, Cheryl Hines as Dallas Royce, Ana Gasteyer as Sheila Shay and Chris Parnell.
Emily Kapnek ("Hung") is executive producer. It is produced by Warner Bros. Television.
"America's Funniest Home Videos" begins its 24th season by flaunting what has made it the longest running primetime entertainment show in ABC history -- videos that are genuinely funny. Host Tom Bergeron is back with an abundant supply of fresh clips that will have families laughing from coast to coast. There have been many imitators, but there is only one "America's Funniest Home Videos."
In its 24 seasons to date, "America's Funniest Home Videos" has given away over $12 million in prize money and evaluated more than half a million videotapes from home viewers. Viewers wishing to submit home videos to "America's Funniest Home Videos" should visit www.ABC.com for details.
Vin Di Bona is executive producer, with Todd Thicke and Michele Nasraway serving as co-executive producers.
The critically-acclaimed business-themed show, "Shark Tank," is back for a fifth season, with the Sharks continuing the search to invest in the best businesses and products that America has to offer. The show received a nomination for a Producers Guild Award in 2013. In 2012 "Shark Tank" received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Reality Program and a nomination for a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Reality Series. The Sharks -- tough, self-made, multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons -- will once again give budding entrepreneurs the chance to make their dreams come true and potentially secure business deals that could make them millionaires. They are: billionaire Mark Cuban, owner and chairman of AXS TV and outspoken owner of the 2011 NBA championship Dallas Mavericks; real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran; "Queen of QVC" Lori Greiner; technology innovator Robert Herjavec; fashion and branding expert Daymond John; and venture capitalist Kevin O'Leary.
Mark Burnett, Clay Newbill 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 Sony Pictures Television.
The sixth season of ABC's hit game show, "Wipeout," will include its 100th episode milestone. The series will celebrate that feat all season long, as 24 adventurous players of all shapes and sizes compete in the world's largest extreme obstacle course designed to showcase the best body flips, biggest splashes and amazing wipeouts that the entire family can enjoy. Jill Wagner (MTV's "Teen Wolf") returns to her role as co-host, alongside hosts John Anderson (ESPN's "SportsCenter") and John Henson (E! Entertainment's "Talk Soup").
"Wipeout" won the 2013 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Reality Show for the second year in a row.
In the new season viewers can expect all-new courses with bigger and better obstacles than ever before. The ever popular Big Balls are back, and the challenging Qualifier will include lots of twists and surprises for contestants vying to earn a spot in the completely redesigned Wipeout Zones, as they each do their best to bring home the $50,000 grand prize. The season will also have a number of themed episodes, including "Family," "Hotties VS Nerds 3.0," "Newlyweds," "Dirty Jobs," "Boss & Employee," "Blind Date," "Beauty Queens," Brains VS Brawn" and "Exes."
Each week in "Wipeout," 24 energetic new contestants of all ages, shapes and sizes go head to head through four rounds of demanding but hilarious obstacle courses to win the title of "Wipeout Champion" and the $50,000 grand prize. In the end, only one contestant will be victorious, while everyone else will Wipeout!
"Wipeout" executive producers are Matt Kunitz ("101 Ways to Leave a Game Show," "Fear Factor") and Scott Larsen. Kevin Wehrenberg, Trice Barto and J. Rupert Thompson are co-executive producers. The series is produced by Endemol USA.
About Endemol USA
Endemol USA is a leading producer of television programming specializing in unscripted and scripted genres for network and cable television. David Goldberg is Chairman and CEO of Endemol North America. The studio produces hit series including "Big Brother" (CBS), "Wipeout" (ABC) and the syndicated daytime show "Steve Harvey." They are also known for producing some of the most popular non-scripted primetime programming in North America, including "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and "Fear Factor." Endemol USA launched Endemol Studios, a scripted television studio operation, in August, 2011. Scripted series include "Hell on Wheels" (AMC), "Red Widow" (ABC) and "Low Winter Sun" (AMC). Endemol USA's subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment ("Here Comes Honey Boo Boo"), Endemol Studios, 51 Minds ("Flavor of Love"), Original Media ("Swamp People") and True Entertainment ("Real Housewives of Atlanta"). Endemol USA is a division of the Endemol Group, a leading international content developer, producer and distributor of television and online programming. The company, headquartered in the Netherlands and the UK, has over 80 subsidiaries and joint ventures in 31 countries, including the major European markets, the U.S., Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa. Endemol is a privately held company. For more information, please visit www.endemolusa.tv.
"Wipeout" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. It carries a TV-PG,L parental guideline.
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"The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards" will air on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) live on ABC from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE. Produced by Larry Klein and executive producers Orly Adelson and Barry Adelman of dick clark productions, inc., the American Music Awards will once again feature a star-studded lineup of the music industry's top artists and performances, while celebrating 40 years of AMA history and memorable moments. "The 40th Annual American Music Awards" will honor artists in the categories of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Latin and Contemporary Inspirational. For the sixth year, fans will determine the winners by online voting at www.AMA.ABC.com
In the 1966 half-hour animated "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," The PEANUTS gang celebrates Halloween, with Linus hoping that, finally, he will be visited by The Great Pumpkin, while Charlie Brown is invited to a Halloween party. Cast members include Peter Robbins (Charlie Brown) and Christopher Shea (Linus). The cast also includes Sally Dryer as Lucy, Chris Doran as Schroeder, Bill Melendez as Snoopy, Kathy Steinberg as Sally, Tracy Stratford as Violet and Ann Altieri as Frieda.
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Charlie Brown wants to do something special for the gang. However the dinner he arranges is a disaster when caterers Snoopy and Woodstock prepare toast and popcorn as the main dish. Humiliated, it will take all of Marcie's persuasive powers to salvage the holiday for Charlie Brown.
ABC News' acclaimed series "20/20" has distinguished itself as one of the most esteemed news programs in broadcast journalism. Amid the heated, competitive environment of primetime entertainment, "20/20" has demonstrated its ability to consistently attract a significant segment of the viewing audience by offering viewers more choices and more chances to learn about the world around them. For over three decades, "20/20" has continued to combine hard-hitting investigative reports, newsmaker interviews and compelling human interest and feature stories that have changes lives.
The program is co-anchored by the broadcast team of Elizabeth Vargas and Christopher Cuomo, both award-winning journalists.
As the race for the White House enters its final months and both the candidates look to make their case directly to the American people, ABC News will provide comprehensive cross-platform coverage
Jimmy Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of Emmy Award-nominated "Jimmy Kimmel Live," the ABC Television Network's late-night talk show. Now in its tenth season, "JKL" is packed with hilarious comedy bits and features a diverse lineup of guests including celebrities, athletes, musicians, comedians and humorous human interest subjects. Every night Kimmel delivers his up-to-the minute take on the latest news and pop culture topics from the day's events in his monologue, and has recently welcomed such notables as Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Robert Pattinson, Katy Perry, Will Farrell, Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Charlize Theron, John Krasinski, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Biel, Justin Bieber, Jessica Simpson, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, Andy Samberg, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Charlie Sheen, Chris Pine, Jeremy Renner, Jada Pinkett Smith, Josh Brolin, Russell Brand, Woody Harrelson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
"JKL's" recurring cast of characters include Kimmel's childhood best friend and bandleader Cleto Escobedo, security guard Guillermo Rodriguez, Kimmel's Cousin Sal, No. 1 Celebrity Superfan Jake Byrd and Kimmel's feisty Aunt Chippy. The late night show's famed comedy segments include "Jimmy Kimmel Lie Detective," "JKL's" YouTube challenges and "Kimmel Kartoons." "JKL" also features a weekly signature comedy segment entitled "Unnecessary Censorship," which pokes fun at the FCC's crackdown on the media by unnecessarily censoring clips from TV news, political speeches, reality TV and nature shows. The show has also welcomed numerous esteemed guest directors to oversee individual episodes of the program, including J.J. Abrams, Quentin Tarantino, Michel Gondry and Jon Favreau.
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" broadcasts from Disney's El Capitan Theater, located on Hollywood Boulevard in the heart of L.A.'s star-studded Walk of Fame. Kimmel showcases this illustrious location's unique character throughout his show by regularly interacting with the local "Super Heroes" parading along the boulevard and challenging passersby to participate in various comedy bits. He has also created many one-of-a-kind concert experiences, closing down Hollywood streets around his studio to hold musical block party events with artists such as Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and Depeche Mode, as well as special outdoor and lobby performances by Adele, Linkin Park, Justin Timberlake, Drake, Tony Bennett, Pitbull, Britney Spears, Lady Antebellum, Usher, Lenny Kravitz, Brad Paisley, Lil Wayne, Phoenix, 50 Cent, No Doubt and Dave Matthews Band.
In addition to the nightly show, "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards" annual specials have proven to be the destination for debuting the show's signature comedy pieces such as "I'm F**king Ben Affleck," "Handsome Men's Club," "Hottie Body Hump Club," Tom Hanks' "Toddlers and Tiaras" and "Movie: The Movie," all which have become huge viral successes, garnering millions of hits on YouTube.
Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Leiderman serve as executive producers. Jason Schrift, Douglas DeLuca and Erin Irwin 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. For more go to www.jimmykimmellive.com; also a "Jimmy Kimmel Live" app is available via iTunes.
Celebrating and exploring life through food, ABC Daytime’s upcoming lifestyle series, “The Chew,” debuting Monday, September 26, is an innovative and groundbreaking daytime program co-hosted by a dynamic group of engaging, fun, relatable experts in food, lifestyle and entertaining. “The Chew” serves up everything food -- from cooking and home entertaining to food trends, restaurants, holidays and more -- all aimed at making life better, fuller and more fun. Broadcast live weekdays from New York City (1:00-2:00 p.m., ET), “The Chew” features celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon and Carla Hall, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz.
Mario Batali is co-owner of 17 restaurants across the country, including his flagship New York City restaurant, Babbo. Batali has hosted a variety of television shows for Food Network, including “Ciao America” and “Molto Mario.” He is also the author of eight cookbooks, including the James Beard Award-winning Molto Italiano: 327 Simple Italian Recipes.
Michael Symon is a star of the Food Network series “Iron Chef America.” He is the owner of six restaurants, including the critically-acclaimed Lola and Lolita, cornerstones of his hometown’s dining scene in Cleveland, OH. In 1998 Symon was named Best New Chef by Food & Wine Magazine. He is known for his infectious laugh, and is an avid tattoo enthusiast who has a “Got Pork” tattoo emblazoned on his chest. Symon enjoys spending time with his wife, Liz, and their two dogs, Ruby and Ozzy.
Carla Hall is best known as a competitor on Bravo’s “Top Chef,” where she won over audiences with her fun catch phrase “Hootie Hoo” and her philosophy to always cook with love. She is the owner of Alchemy by Carla Hall, an artisan cookie company that specializes in creating sweet and savory “petite bites of love.” Hall is a true believer that, “If you’re not in a good mood, the only thing you should make is a reservation.”
Clinton Kelly is a familiar face to fashionistas around the country as style host of the TLC series “What Not to Wear.” He has also appeared in several specials for TLC, including “The Miss America Pageant,” “Fashioning a Home with Clinton Kelly,” “Mind Your Manners” and “Redo My Spouse.” Kelly is the author of Freakin’ Fabulous: How to Dress, Speak, Behave, Eat, Drink, Entertain, Decorate and Generally Be Better Than Everyone Else and Oh No She Didn’t: The Top 100 Style Mistakes Women Make and How to Avoid Them. In December 2010, Kelly launched the style app Stylerx for the iPhone and web.
Daphne Oz is “The Chew’s” fresh face of healthy living and resident practical tipster. In 2006 she wrote her national bestseller, The Dorm Room Diet, sharing the healthy lifestyle plan she developed at school that helped her permanently shed 30 pounds. Oz also helped to found HealthCorps, a non-profit organization that equips teenagers with educational information in the areas of nutrition, exercise and stress management. She is a newlywed who will celebrate her first wedding anniversary later this month.
Produced by Gordon Elliott’s Chew Productions for the ABC Television Network, “The Chew” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with stereo sound.
Named to Time's "Top 100 Television Shows of All Time," "General Hospital" continues its tradition of passion, intrigue and adventure that takes place in the fictional town of Port Charles in upstate New York. The glamour and excitement of those who have come to find their destinies in this familiar seaport town intertwine with the lives, loves and fortunes of beloved, well-known faces. And, as always, love and danger continue to abound on "General Hospital" with contemporary storylines and unforgettable characters.
"General Hospital," the most honored show of the 2012 Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, celebrates its Golden Anniversary on April 1, 2013. Approaching 50 historic years on ABC, "General Hospital" is the longest running American soap opera currently in production and the longest running scripted drama on television currently in production. Based on the West Coast, the show has aired over 12,000 episodes and has received the prestigious Emmy Award for Outstanding Daytime Drama a record 11 times.
For many years "General Hospital" has worked alongside and been praised by numerous national organizations for elevating public awareness of important health and social issues. The drama received a 2007 Sentinel for Health Award - given for exemplary portrayals of health issues in TV - for the compelling Patrick HIV scare storyline. In addition, Public Service Announcements were produced - in conjunction with specific storylines - to promote the very important real-life issues of bipolar disorder and tolerance and understanding for gay, lesbian and transgender people. The spots received special recognition from their respective organizations, the former by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance and the latter by GLAAD. In 2004 the show won a PRISM Award - given for accurate portrayals of tobacco, drug and alcohol addiction in the media - for the storyline of Courtney's addiction to pain killers. It has also received three SHINE Awards (formerly the Nancy Susan Reynolds Award) for its continued contribution to the awareness of sexual responsibility. The Ryan White Foundation presented its 1996 Ryan's Angels Award to "General Hospital" for the moving and thorough examination of HIV/AIDS through the characters of Robin and Stone. The show was further honored by the American Red Cross for its HIV/AIDS-related storylines and received the Susan G. Komen Foundation Media Award for the story of Monica's experience with breast cancer. The series has also been honored with several other prestigious awards for confronting sexual child abuse, organ donation and other important social issues.
In the 40th Anniversary special edition of TV Guide, "General Hospital" was hailed as the "All-Time Best Daytime Soap." It was named "Favorite Daytime Serial" at the nationally broadcast Soap Opera Digest Awards for four consecutive years, and late cast members Anna Lee (Lila Quartermaine) and John Beradino (Dr. Steve Hardy) received stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for their work on the show. "General Hospital" has also won a number of awards from the Directors Guild and the Writers Guild for Outstanding Achievement.
"General Hospital" was created by Frank and Doris Hursley. Frank Valentini is the executive producer. Ron Carlivati is the head writer. "General Hospital" airs Monday-Friday (2:00-3:00 p.m., ET / 1:00-2:00 p.m., PT) on the ABC Television Network.
"The View," recipient of the 2003 Daytime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Talk Show, is ABC Daytime's morning chatfest, featuring a team of dynamic women of different ages, experiences and backgrounds discussing the most exciting events of the day. The program has received critical acclaim since premiering August 11, 1997. It's broadcast live weekdays from NYC (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET; CLOSED-CAPTIONED; broadcast in stereo; TV-14).
"The View" is features ABC News correspondent Barbara Walters -- who appears on average three days a week - moderator Whoopi Goldberg, comedian Joy Behar, actress/comedian Sherri Shepherd and designer and former "Survivor: The Australian Outback" participant Elisabeth Hasselbeck. "The View" consists of hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment. The program celebrated its 2000th show on February 2, 2006, and is now in its 12th season on the ABC Television Network.
Barbara Walters' ground-breaking exclusive interviews with world figures and her enterprising reporting have made her one of the most highly acclaimed journalists on television. She has received worldwide recognition for her work and has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards. Her interviews and reports appear regularly on the ABC weekly newsmagazine "20/20" and in "The Barbara Walters Specials." Ms. Walters joined ABC News in 1976 as the first woman to co-host the network news. Ms. Walters is also a New York Times best selling author for her memoir "Audition," released in 2008.
In 2002 Whoopi Goldberg became one of a very elite group of artists who have won the Grammy ("Whoopi Goldberg," 1985), the Academy Award ("Ghost," 1991), the Golden Globe ("The Color Purple," 1985 and "Ghost," 1991), the Emmy (as host of AMC's "Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel," 2002) and a Tony (producer of "Thoroughly Modern Millie," 2002). She is equally well known for her humanitarian efforts on behalf of children, the homeless, human rights, education, substance abuse and the battle against AIDS, as well as many other causes and charities. Among her many charitable activities, Ms. Goldberg is a Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations.
Joy Behar, a frequent comedy headliner, is among today's leading comic talents. Whether performing standup comedy or interviewing politicians and artists, she is a comedic original and a leading woman both on stage and screen. Ms. Behar starred in her own HBO special as well as her hilarious cable series "Love, Hate & Joy" and was the voice of a neurotic patient on "Dr. Katz." She has appeared in the films "Cookie," "This Is My Life" and Woody Allen's "Manhattan Murder Mystery." She starred in the off-Broadway hits "The Food Chain" and the critically-acclaimed "The Vagina Monologues." Ms. Behar is the celebrated author of "Joy Shtick: or What Is the Existential Vacuum and Does It Come with Attachments?," "Sheetzucacapoopoo: My Kind of Dog," "When You Need a Lift" and "Sheetzucacapoopoo 2: Max Goes to the Dogs." Ms. Behar performed to sold out crowds at Alice Tulley Hall in Lincoln Center and during her one woman show, "Bitchin' with Behar," at New York's Zipper Theater. She is a frequent substitute host for Larry King on "Larry King Live" on CNN.
Sherri Shepherd, an accomplished stand-up comic, voiced the role of Ben Stiller's "lioness mother" in "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" and co-stars with Lenny Kravitz and Paula Patton in "Precious." She has been featured in the motion pictures "Who's Your Caddy," "Beauty Shop," "Cellular" and "Guess Who." For four seasons she starred on ABC's "Less than Perfect."
Ms. Shepherd is also the voice of twin toucans Cheryl and Meryl in the Disney Channel's comedy series, "Brandy & Mr. Whiskers," and often guests as Tracy Morgan's wife, Angie Jordan, on "30 Rock." Ms. Shepherd was a co-host of ABC's broadcast of "The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" and appeared in one episode of "Entourage." Ms. Shepherd has performed at The Comedy Store, The Improv and the Laugh Factory in Hollywood.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck is best known to audiences as a participant on the wildly popular second edition of the "Survivor" reality show, "Survivor: The Australian Outback." In August, 2004, she spoke at the Republican National Convention, where she delivered a heartfelt speech that emphasized her continued effort in support of Breast Cancer prevention and research. She and her husband, Tim Hasselbeck, a former NFL Quarterback and now an ESPN NFL analyst, have two children, Grace and Taylor. Ms. Hasselbeck is expecting her third child in August, 2009.
"The View" is the recipient of 24 Daytime Emmy® Awards, numerous Daytime Emmy Award nominations, including 11 consecutive nominations for Outstanding Talk Show and 12 consecutive nominations for Outstanding Talk Show Host, the 2009 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Talk Series, the Gracie Award from the Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television, two Prism Commendations presented by the Entertainment Industries Council & National Institute on Drug Abuse, the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding TV Talk Show, the Los Angeles Daily News Reader's Choice Award for Best Morning Talk Show, the Good Housekeeping Great Works Award, and was also voted Favorite Talk Show by Viewers Voice, Inc., a non-profit organization that supports television programming.
In May 2009, "The View" hosts were chosen as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" by Time Magazine. Additionally, they appeared in the "Time 100/Anderson Cooper 360¡ Special: The World's Most Influential People."
In September 2008, the show launched a "Red, White & View" campaign highlighting interviews and informational segments that helped promote civic responsibility during the election season. The "Red, White & View" campaign was another example of how "The View" established itself as an important player in the political process.
In May 2001, the co-hosts were awarded the Safe Horizon Champion Award for their continued efforts to raise awareness on issues of importance to girls and women. In March 2002, "The View" received the Linda Dano Heart Award from Heartshare Human Services of New York for its programming philosophy that brought enlightenment, entertainment and comfort to families throughout the Nation and New York in the wake of September 11, 2001.
The co-hosts have appeared together on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Charlie Rose," "Larry King Live" and their own "Super View" segment, broadcast during the Super Bowl pre-game show in January 2000. In March 2002, they hosted a special wrap-around entitled "Bonding with 'The View'" for the ABC network premiere of "Diamonds Are Forever." The co-hosts have graced covers of magazines, including TV Guide and Ladies Home Journal. In May 2003, the co-hosts were featured as part of the live, three-hour broadcast of "The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" with a comical segment entitled "The View from the Daytime Emmys." Together they appeared in a January 2006 "Got Millk?" ad. This year, the women were featured in one episode of HBO's "Entourage," "Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail" and "Ugly Betty."
In February 2006, as part of a 2000th Show celebration, the co-hosts, along with executive producer Bill Geddie and ABC Daytime President Brian Frons, rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
In the highest form of adulation, and in clear recognition of the show's popularity and success, "The View" has been the subject of a number of satires, from "SNL" and "The Simpsons" to MAD Magazine.
In July 2008, "The View" broadcast live with T-Mobile USA, Inc. as a single commercial sponsor, adding bonus time to the show's popular "Hot Topics" segment, a result of limited commercial interruptions. The unique sponsorship was the first of its kind for both "The View" and ABC Daytime. In honor of breast cancer awareness month, "The View" was broadcast live from City Hall Plaza in Dallas, TX in October 2004. During the trip, the co-hosts unveiled the "Quilts of Inspiration™," a 24' x 24' quilt that was auctioned off to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. In February 2004, "The View" broadcast live, poolside from Caesars Palace in the vibrant city of Las Vegas. "The View" returned to Las Vegas in June 2008 and February 2006 to broadcast a week of live shows from outside Caesars Palace. In October 2003, the show unveiled a series of "firsts," as the program broadcast live for one day, outdoors on the campus of the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC, for the exciting grand finale to "The View from Your Hometown" contest. In June 2003, "The View" broadcast its first live primetime special entitled "The View: His & Her Body Test" - an hour that included gender related "Hot Topics," celebrities and a real-time multiple choice quiz. In March 2003, "The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" nominations were announced live on "The View." This first-ever one-hour national television talk show event featured a dazzling lineup of Daytime stars from all three major networks. Live nomination ceremonies were also featured in March 2002 ("The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards") and April 2008 ("The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards"). "The View" broadcast "After Party at 'The View,'" the show's first live late-night special following the Academy Awards™.