“After receiving hundreds of inquiries, stacks of video submissions and a very close audition race, one smile, one funny and sincere delivery became our standout favorite -- Alfonso Ribeiro,” said Vin Di Bona, executive producer. “We look forward to Alfonso leading AFV into the next generation of family friendly viewership.”
ABC’s longest-running primetime entertainment show, America’s Funniest Home Videos, returns for season 26 this fall with the same mission -- giving families something genuinely funny to enjoy together on Sunday nights. Along with a new host, the upcoming season will welcome an abundant supply of fresh clips to keep families laughing from coast to coast.
In its 25 seasons to date, America’s Funniest Home Videos has given away over $14 million in prize money and evaluated more than a million video clips from home viewers. AFV has become an iconic part of American pop culture, as evidenced by its entry into the Smithsonian’s permanent entertainment collection. Today, AFV is seen in 193 territories around the world, spreading American humor and clumsiness across the globe! Vin Di Bona is Executive Producer.
Viewers wishing to submit home videos to America’s Funniest Home Videos should visit AFV.com for details.
The second season of American Crime is set in the U.S. Midwest, representative of the canvas that is America, at two high schools, one public and one private.
Issues of sexual orientation and socioeconomic disparity come to a boil when lurid photos of a high school boy, Taylor Blaine, are posted on social media following a school party. Circumstances become more complicated when Taylor accuses two players on an elite private high school’s championship basketball team, Kevin LaCroix and Eric Tanner, of drugging, assaulting and then posting the pictures of him online. The team’s head coach, Dan Sullivan, tries to unite the players, while overlooking the dysfunction of his own family. Headmistress Leslie Graham struggles to maintain the school’s reputation in the face of accusations of privilege and cover up.
Taylor’s mother, Anne, remains a steadfast supporter of her son, despite being publicly assailed by the school’s wealthy families, principle among them the LaCroixs. Taylor’s girlfriend, Evy, deals with racial tension at her own school, led by Principal Chris Dixon. While the two schools at the center of the story are worlds apart in status, the lives of the students and teachers at both become inextricably linked.
Ultimately, support for Taylor comes from an unlikely place – a person who Taylor and his mother have never previously met, and who inhabits the fringes of the online community.
“American Crime” stars Felicity Huffman as Leslie Graham, Timothy Hutton as Dan Sullivan, Lili Taylor as Anne Blaine, Elvis Nolasco as Chris Dixon, Trevor Jackson as Kevin LaCroix, Connor Jessup as Taylor Blaine, Joey Pollari as Eric Tanner, Angelique Rivera as Evy Dominguez and Regina King as Terri LaCroix.
Recurring guest stars this season include Andre Benjamin as Michael LaCroix, Hope Davis as Steph Sullivan and Richard Cabral as Sebastian De La Torre.
“American Crime” is created and executive-produced by Oscar®-winner John Ridley (“12 Years a Slave”). Michael J. McDonald also serves as executive producer. “American Crime” is produced by ABC Studios.
Bachelor Nation was heartbroken when fan-favorite Ben Higgins, the charming software salesman, was sent home by Kaitlyn Bristowe on The Bachelorette. Ben saw a “great life” with Kaitlyn, only to have it disappear before him when he was left without a rose. It wasn’t easy for Ben to open himself up to love on The Bachelorette because he’s been hurt in past relationships. However, now knowing he is capable of being in love and being loved, he is ready to put the heartbreak behind him as he searches for his one true love when he stars in the milestone 20th season of ABC’s hit romance reality series, The Bachelor, returning to ABC in January 2016.
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Bachelor Live, a live one-hour after-show, will debut on MONDAY, JANUARY 4 at 10:01 p.m. EST, immediately following the Season 20 premiere of The Bachelor with new bachelor Ben Higgins. New episodes of The Bachelor will continue to air on Mondays (8:00–10:01 p.m. EST), with Bachelor Live airing for four-consecutive weeks afterwards (10:01–11:00 p.m. EST). The after-show episodes are hosted by Chris Harrison and produced by Embassy Row, the company behind Watch What Happens Live, Emmy-nominated Talking Dead and last summer's After Paradise.
Bachelor Live will feature Harrison discussing and dissecting the most recent episodes of The Bachelor, alongside cast members and celebrity fans. The man who has seen it all as the host of The Bachelor franchise since the first rose ceremony took place over 13 years ago, Harrison will present questions and comments from viewers, debut deleted scenes, outtakes and exclusive extra content, all the while allowing members of #BachelorNation to have their say.
Bachelor Live is executive-produced by Mike Fleiss for Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television, and Michael Davies, Jen Patton and Elan Gale for Embassy Row.
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Beyond the Tank is the companion series from the producers of the Emmy-winning reality series, Shark Tank. Each episode of Beyond the Tank features captivating and surprising outcomes, and examines the highs and lows after the Sharks strike a deal with the entrepreneurs on Shark Tank.
As the Sharks travel across America to mentor the entrepreneurs, assess the businesses and provide their industry expertise — to make a profit — audiences will realize the challenges and spirited negotiations are never over. What lies in the aftermath of their investment? Did a promising deal turn sour, or did it lead to millions of dollars in sales?
The Sharks 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 Leslie Garvin are the executive producers of Beyond the Tank. 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 United Artists Media Group in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Andre 'Dre' Johnson (Anthony Anderson) has a great job, a beautiful wife, Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross), four kids and a colonial home in the 'burbs. But has success brought too much assimilation for this black family? With a little help from his dad (Laurence Fishburne), Dre sets out to establish a sense of cultural identity for his family that honors their past while embracing the future.
black-ish stars Anthony Anderson as Dre, Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow, Yara Shahidi as Zoey, Marcus Scribner as Andre Jr., Miles Brown as Jack, Marsai Martin as Diane and Laurence Fishburne as Pops.
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Billy and Cody Lefever dream of a new life beyond their working class roots and move to "The Bakken" in North Dakota, booming after the biggest oil discovery in American history. They’re soon pitted against a ruthless tycoon who forces them to bet big and put everything on the line, including their marriage.
Starring Don Johnson as Hap, Chace Crawford as Billy, Rebecca Rittenhouse as Cody, Delroy Lindo as Tip, Amber Valletta as Carla, Scott Michael Foster as Wick, and India De Beaufort as Jules.
"Blood & Oil" is written by Josh Pate and Rodes Fishburne. Executive producers are Tony Krantz, Josh Pate, Rodes Fishburne, Drew Comins, and Don Johnson; produced by ABC Signature.
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Viewers will ride along with the proud men and women of the Boston Emergency Services, one of America’s most seasoned team of first responders: the first step in the chain of trauma care. It was this same group that answered the desperate calls of runners and spectators two years ago when the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon. Treating the injured and ferrying the wounded to hospitals, the Boston EMS earned the gratitude of a shell-shocked and grief-stricken city with their cool-headed professionalism. In Boston EMS viewers will meet some of the heroes of that terrible day as they answer new calls and respond to a daily dose of trauma and mayhem.
2-NIGHT EVENT SUN & MON 10|9c
When viewers first met Richard Castle, a famous mystery novelist, he was creatively blocked. But when the NYPD questioned him in connection with a series of murders staged to imitate crime scenes from his books, Castle found inspiration in NYPD Detective Kate Beckett. Once that initial case was solved, Castle and Beckett continued to investigate strange homicides in New York, combining Castle’s writer intuition and Beckett’s creative detective work. In the Season 7 finale, Castle revealed some of his backstory for becoming a mystery writer, while Beckett was faced with a choice about her future — will she choose to pursue a new challenge or stay where she is?
Though they instantly clashed, sparks of another sort began to fly, leading both to danger and a hint of romance as Castle stepped in to help find the copycat killer. Once that initial case was solved, Castle and Beckett 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 for each other. The fun and conflict continue to escalate as the crime-solving dynamic duo navigate a whole new chapter in their relationship.
Season 1: Mystery writer Richard Castle abandons his successful Derrick Storm book series. He’s found a new muse in Detective Kate Beckett. She’s the inspiration for his character, Nikki Heat. As he helps the police solve New York’s toughest murder mysteries, Castle learns that Beckett’s mother was killed when she was younger. He can’t help but look into the case. Castle discovers that Beckett’s mom was not the victim of a random act of violence. She was targeted. For detailed recaps please visit Castle’s Season 1 Episode Guide.
Season 2: Castle enjoys success with his Nikki Heat novel, but also feels the backlash of looking into the murder of Beckett’s mom. Highlights of the season include a North Pole murder, a scary Vampire Weekend, a dalliance with a dominatrix and Castle’s daughter, Alexis, scoring an internship at the precinct. Castle is flustered when his partner dates the handsome Detective Demming and Beckett isn’t thrilled to see Castle getting chummy with his ex-wife. For detailed recaps please visit Castle’s Season 2 Episode Guide.
Season 3: Things kick off with a bang when Castle is arrested for murder. Spoiler Alert: He didn’t do it. In ensuing cases, Beckett goes up against her former training officer. She and Castle also encounter a vicious murderer known as 3XK, or the Triple Killer. Hollywood’s version of Nikki Heat shows up at the precinct. There’s a dirty bomb set to go off somewhere in New York and there’s a trip to L.A. on the set of Naked Heat. Finally, Captain Montgomery is gunned down by killers who then set their sights on Beckett. For detailed recaps please visit Castle’s Season 3 Episode Guide.
Season 4: Beckett fights for her life after being shot by a sniper. She recovers only to keep secret that she heard Castle say he loves her. Captain Victoria “Iron” Gates takes over the squad and Detective Kevin Ryan’s gun is used in a murder. The case has ties to the elusive Triple Killer. Castle is held hostage during a bank robbery and the team is seen in 1947 for the case of “The Blue Butterfly.” There’s a CIA showdown with rogue agents and a woman from Castle’s past. Beckett gets dangerously close to the truth of her mom’s murder just before she and Castle finally give in to their passion. For detailed recaps please visit Castle’s Season 4 Episode Guide.
Season 5: Castle and Beckett try to keep their new relationship a secret as they learn the man responsible for Johanna Beckett’s murder is the powerful Senator Bracken. When Alexis is kidnapped, Castle gets his daughter back with help from a man he’s never really met—his father. Detective Ryan gets the good news that a baby is on the way and Castle receives the greatest birthday gift of his life thanks to Beckett’s Rear Window-esque surprise in the 100th episode. The mystery man and his muse hit a crossroads when Beckett gets an incredible job offer in DC. Wanting more out of their relationship, Castle gets down on one knee to ask his partner to marry him. The long wait to hear Beckett’s response came in the Season 6 premiere. For detailed recaps please visit Castle’s Season 5 Episode Guide.
Season 6: Beckett accepts Castle’s proposal of marriage as well as a job at the Justice Department in DC. The latter doesn’t pan out, so she heads back to the Big Apple. Castle struggles with his daughter’s decision to move in with her flakey boyfriend, Pi. Alexis eventually finds her way back home. Ryan becomes proud dad and Castle briefly reconnects with his father. Beckett is finally able to take down the evil Senator Bracken. The man behind her mother’s murder will finally pay for his crimes. After Beckett dissolves a marriage she didn’t realize she was in, the path is clear for her to finally marry Castle. The groom is a no show though. Beckett fears the worst when Castle’s car is found engulfed in flames. For detailed recaps, please visit Castle's Season 6 Episode Guide.
Season 7: Castle is finally found after missing his wedding to Beckett and disappearing for two months. With no memory of the lost time, Castle is forced to return to his normal life without any answers. It's not until a mysterious recurring dream and a trail of bodies lead Castle to Jenkins, the man responsible for his disappearance. Jenkins tells Castle he helped save lives, but will he ever know the whole truth? And after teaming up with a mobster on a murder case gets Castle banned from working with the NYPD, he pursues a new line of work: Private Investigator. Meanwhile, Beckett finds herself at a professional crossroads when, after passing the Captain’s exam, she learns that she's also being vetted for political office. Which path will she choose? For detailed recaps, please visit Castle's Season 7 Episode Guide.
Executive producers are Terence Paul Winter, Alexi Hawley, Rob Bowman, Rob Hanning and Armyan Bernstein. Castle is produced by ABC Studios.
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Alice Vaughan (Mireille Enos) is LA’s top private investigator — and the one woman you don’t want to mess with. But when her fiancé (Peter Krause) cons her out of millions and disappears, Alice goes on a private mission for payback. No matter where it leads or the secrets she must keep along the way, Alice will stop at nothing to catch her man.
From the producers of “Scandal,” “Greys Anatomy” and “How to Get Away with Murder,” “The Catch” is a one-hour drama starring Mireille Enos, Peter Krause, Alimi Ballard, Jay Hayden, Jacky Ido, Rose Rollins, Elvy Yost and Sonya Walger.
The Catch is executive-produced by Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, Allan Heinberg and Julie Anne Robinson.
The Chew celebrates and explores life through food, with a group of dynamic, engaging, fun, relatable co-hosts who serve up everything to do with food -- from cooking and home entertaining to food trends, restaurants, holidays and more -- all aimed at making life better, fuller and more fun. It is broadcast live, weekdays, from New York City.
The Chew stars Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz.
Mario Batali is co-owner of 17 restaurants across the country, including his flagship New York City restaurant Babbo. He has hosted a variety of television shows for Food Network, including Ciao America and Molto Mario. Batali 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. Symon is the owner of five 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 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; and Mind Your Manners and Redo My Spouse. Kelly is also 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 thirty 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 an innovative and groundbreaking new lifestyle series.
RETURNS MONDAY MARCH 21 8|7c
Get ready for a brand new season of salsas, sambas and spray-tans as Dancing with the Stars returns MONDAY MARCH 21 8|7c with an all-new cast vying for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy!
Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews will be back to guide us through this exciting new season along with your favorite judges. Of course, it’s still all about the fans who ultimately help determine which teams make the cut each week with their votes during the biggest dance party on the planet!
The stars, the drama, the glamour and the glitter are back on ABC MONDAY MARCH 21 8|7c!
Doctor turned actor/comedian Ken Jeong (Community, The Hangover), plays Dr. Ken, a brilliant physician with no bedside manner. He is always trying to be a good doctor, as well as a good husband and dad to his two kids. However, these good intentions have a way of driving everyone crazy at both work and at home. Luckily, his therapist wife Allison is just the right partner to keep things sane.
Dr. Ken stars Ken Jeong as Dr. Ken, Suzy Nakamura as Allison, Tisha Campbell-Martin as Damona, Dave Foley as Pat, Jonathan Slavin as Clark, Albert Tsai as Dave and Krista Marie Yu as Molly.
ABC's new comedy Dr. Ken was written by Jared Stern, Ken Jeong, and Mike O’Connell. Executive Producers are Jared Stern, Ken Jeong, John Davis, John Fox and Mike Sikowitz, with Mike O’Connell as co-executive producer. Dr. Ken is produced by Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios.
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ABC's new thriller The Family follows the return of a politician’s young son who was presumed dead after disappearing over a decade earlier. As the mysterious young man is welcomed back into his family, suspicions emerge—is he really who he says he is?
The Family stars Joan Allen as Claire, Alison Pill as Willa, Margot Bingham as Sergeant Nina Meyer, Zach Gilford as Danny, Liam James as Adam, Floriana Lima as Bridey, Madeleine Arthur as Young Willa, Rarmian Newton as Young Danny, Rupert Graves as John and Andrew McCarthy as Hank.
The series premiere of the new drama The Family will air which will debut with a special premiere, on THURSDAY, MARCH 3 9|8c, with a second, all-new episode on SUNDAY, MARCH 6 9|8c, for its regular time period on ABC.
New series The Family was written by Jenna Bans. Executive producers are Jenna Bans and Mandeville Television’s Todd Lieberman, David Hoberman and Laurie Zaks. The Family is produced by ABC Studios.
It’s the '90s and 12 year old, hip-hop loving Eddie (Hudson Yang) just moved to suburban Orlando from DC’s Chinatown with his parents (Randall Park and Constance Wu). It’s culture shock for his immigrant family in this comedy about pursuing the American Dream. Fresh Off the Boat is based on Chef Eddie Huang's memoir Fresh Off the Boat.
Fresh Off the Boat stars Randall Park as Louis, Constance Wu as Jessica, Hudson Yang as Eddie, Forrest Wheeler as Emery and Ian Chen as Evan.
Fresh Off the Boat is executive produced and written by Nahnatchka Khan and executive produced by Jake Kasdan for 20th Century Fox Television.
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The return of last season’s breakout comedy extravaganza Galavant reunites screenwriter/executive producer Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love, Tangled, Cars) with the award-winning musical team of composer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast) and lyricist Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid, Tangled). Having discovered the dark side of Madalena, our dashing hero’s adventures continue as he embarks on an unlikely bromance with King Richard and fights to rekindle the romance with his true love, Isabella.
Galavant will premiere on SUNDAY, JANUARY 3 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) with two 30-minute episodes, back-to-back on the ABC Television Network. The ten episode series will run each Sunday night for five-consecutive weeks.
Galavant stars Joshua Sasse as Galavant, Timothy Omundson as King Richard, Vinnie Jones as Gareth, Mallory Jansen as Madalena, Karen David as Isabella and Luke Youngblood as Sid.
Executive producers are Dan Fogelman, Alan Menken, Glenn Slater, Chris Koch, Kat Likkel and John Hoberg. Abbey C Studios Ltd. produces Galavant for ABC Studios.
General Hospital, which celebrated its golden anniversary on April 1, 2013, 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. As always, love, danger and mind blowing plot twists continue to abound on General Hospital with contemporary storylines and unforgettable characters.
At 50-plus historic years and growing, General Hospital has received the prestigious Emmy Award for Outstanding Daytime Drama a record eleven times. The medical drama is the longest running American soap opera currently in production and the longest running scripted drama on television currently in production. Filmed in Hollywood, CA, the show will air its 13,000th episode on February 24, 2014.
The producing and writing teams of General Hospital consistently deliver thrilling and action-packed storylines featuring romantic moments, lost loves rekindled, dysfunctional family dynamics, suspenseful weddings, twisted villains, adventurous heroes and so much more. As a result, the show’s ratings have rocketed this season, making General Hospital the #1 daytime network program with women 18-49. Furthermore, GH posts the biggest yearly gains out of all the daytime network dramas with women 25-54.
The show that TV Guide hailed as the "All-Time Best Daytime Soap" in their 40th Anniversary special edition, General Hospital has also won a number of awards from the Directors Guild and the Writers Guild for Outstanding Achievement. General Hospital is known for its high profile celebrity guest stars and some of the more iconic names include Milton Berle, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Elizabeth Taylor.
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. Some of those real-life issues featured in conjunction with specific storylines include awareness of sexual responsibility, HIV/AIDS-related storylines, tolerance and understanding for gay, lesbian and transgender people, bipolar disorder, accurate portrayals of tobacco, drug and alcohol addiction, breast cancer awareness, sexual child abuse and organ donation.
Several past and current cast members have received stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for their work on the show. Notably, in 1993, both the late Anna Lee (Lila Quartermaine) and original cast member John Beradino (Dr. Steve Hardy) received their stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
General Hospital was created by husband-and-wife soap writers Frank and Doris Hursley and premiered on April 1, 1963. In 1978, Gloria Monty was brought in as executive producer and is credited with the creation of the first supercouple, characters Luke Spencer and Laura Webber. Their 1981 wedding brought in 30 million viewers and remains the highest-rated hour in American soap opera history.
The executive producer of General Hospital is Frank Valentini, and Shelly Altman and Jean Passanante head writers. General Hospital airs weekdays at 2e|1c|p on the ABC Television Network.
Altman is a multiple Emmy award-winner for her extensive work on soap operas, including “One Life to Live” and “The Young and the Restless”. Prior to her work on serial dramas, Altman wrote for several primetime shows, including “Kate and Allie,” “Counterstrike” and “True Blue.” She is also an accomplished film writer whose credits include the award-winning “Sweet Lorraine.”
Passanante previously served as head writer and co-head writer for several daytime dramas, including “The Young and the Restless,” “All My Children” and “As the World Turns.” She has won four Daytime Emmy awards, six Writer’s Guild awards and five GLAAD media awards. Passanante also has an extensive theatre background, having served as administrator of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwright’s Conference and artistic director of New Dramatists and New York Theater Workshop, among many other creative roles.
Frank Valentini, Executive Producer
Frank Valentini became executive producer of ABC's General Hospital in January 2012. Previously, he was executive producer of ABC's multi-award winning daytime drama, One Life to Live. Valentini was honored with an Emmy Award for producing in 2002 and two consecutive wins in 2008 and 2009 as a part of the One Life to Live directing team, and in 2011 for the ABC daytime “What If” webisodes. In addition, he was nominated for a DGA Award in 2002.
Prior to being named executive producer at One Life to Live, Valentini held various positions on the show, including associate director, stage manager and coordinating producer. In addition to his duties at “OLTL,” he served as a guest director on the ABC Daytime drama All My Children. In 2008, he added commercial director to his credits with the “Endless Drama” broadcast and web campaign for ESPN. He directed ABC Daytime's innovative series of “What If” webisodes that began airing on abc.com and soapnet.com on July 12, 2010. The 10-part series features well known characters from All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital answering the questions, “What would happen if two characters from different soaps ran into each other? What would they say?”
Valentini has a vast knowledge of contemporary music, which he acquired when he served as a radio station music director, talent scout for Steam Records and freelance writer for VH-1. He served for two years on the board of the New Group Theater Company. He received his degree in film & television production from the University of Buffalo. He has traveled to over 75 countries, and in 2002 he became a published photographer.
Before there were parenting blogs, trophies for showing up and peanut allergies, there was a simpler time called the ‘80s. For geeky and movie obsessed youngest child Adam (Sean Giambrone), these were his wonder years, and he faced them armed with a video camera to capture all the crazy. The Goldbergs are a loving family like any other -- just with a lot more yelling. Mom Beverly (Wendi McClendon-Covey) is a classic "smother," an overbearing, overprotective matriarch who loves her delicious kids, but still rules this brood with 100% authority and zero sense of boundaries. Dad Murray (Jeff Garlin) is gruff and sometimes oblivious, parenting with half his attention span but all his heart. Sister Erica (Hayley Orrantia) is popular and terrifying, doing her best to cover up that she's the smartest of the clan. Barry (Troy Gentile) is a passionate dreamer, who maybe dreams a little too big and who always gets the short end of the stick. Adam (Sean Giambrone) is the youngest, a camera-wielding future director who’s navigating first love, and growing up with his family. Rounding out the family is beloved grandfather Al "Pops" Solomon (George Segal), the wild man of the clan, a shameless Don Juan who’s learning as much from his family as he teaches them.
The Goldbergs stars Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids) as Beverly Goldberg, Patton Oswalt (Ratatouille) as adult Adam Goldberg, Sean Giambrone as Adam Goldberg, Troy Gentile (Good Luck Chuck) as Barry Goldberg, Hayley Orrantia (The X Factor) as Erica Goldberg, with George Segal (Just Shoot Me) as Pops Solomon and Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm) as Murray Goldberg.
The Goldbergs is written and executive-produced by Adam F. Goldberg (Breaking In, Fanboys) and also executive-produced by Doug Robinson, Seth Gordon, Alex Barnow and Marc Firek. The Goldbergs is from Adam Sandler’s production company, Happy Madison, and is produced by Sony Pictures Television. It is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound.
Grey's Anatomy is the recipient of the 2007 Golden Globe® Award for Best Television Series - Drama, and multiple Emmy nominations, including two for Outstanding Drama Series.
The doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital deal with life-or-death consequences on a daily basis-it's in one another that they find comfort, friendship and, at times, more than friendship. Together they're discovering that neither medicine nor relationships can be defined in black and white. Real life only comes in shades of grey.
Season 1: Just before Meredith Grey begins her surgical residency at Seattle Grace, she has a one night stand with her new boss, Dr. Derek Shepherd. Just call this brilliant neurosurgeon "McDreamy." Mer's future "person," Cristina Yang, strikes up a relationship with cardiothoracic ace Preston Burke. Other interns include ex-model Izzie Stevens and her insecure BFF George O'Malley, who is branded "007" by the obnoxious Alex Karev because he has a license to kill. Dr. Miranda Bailey keeps the interns in line while Chief Richard Webber keeps the hospital running. For detailed recaps please visit Grey's Anatomy's Season 1 Episode Guide.
Season 2: Derek's wife, Addison, makes things awkward for Meredith, who must come clean that her mom is the brilliant surgeon/Alzheimer's victim, Ellis Grey. Izzie hooks up with Alex before falling for heart transplant patient Denny Duquette. George engages in a disastrous pairing with Meredith, who later hooks up with a hot veterinarian named Finn. Burke is shot. Surgery leaves him with tremors in his hand. Izzie cuts Denny's LVAD wire to move him up on the heart transplant list, but he dies in her arms. Izzie quits the program and Meredith must choose between Derek and Finn. For detailed recaps please visit Grey's Anatomy's Season 2 Episode Guide.
Season 3: Dr. Mark Sloan makes things McSteamy at Seattle Grace. Orthopedic surgeon Callie Torres strikes up a relationship with George. Cristina covers for Burke, who hides his hand tremors. There's a race to win the Chief's job once Richard announces retirement plans. Burke leaves Cristina on their wedding day. George loses his dad, proposes to Callie and hooks up with Izzie. Meredith has a near-death experience and must deal with the actual death of her estranged dad's new wife. Derek tells Meredith she's the love of his life and she, in turn, lets him know that it's over. So over. For detailed recaps please visit Grey's Anatomy's Season 3 Episode Guide.
Season 4: George repeats his intern year. Joining him is Little Grey, as in Meredith's half-sister, Lexie. The "really old guy" comes out of his coma. George and Izzie have bad sex. Cristina butts heads with new cardio doc Erica Hahn, who becomes intimate with Callie. Derek and Meredith have an uphill climb with their clinical trial, but they eventually "save a life." The two of them meet at Derek's patch of land. Meredith sets up a dazzling array of candles outlining where their house will be. For detailed recaps please visit Grey's Anatomy's Season 4 Episode Guide.
Season 5: Dr. Owen Hunt is a military doc who catches Cristina's eye. He becomes the hospital's head trauma surgeon. Dr. Arizona Robbins also arrives as the new pediatric surgeon. Mark and Lexie are a couple. Derek must overcome his shaken confidence to operate on Izzie, who has a brain tumor. He also preps for his wedding with Meredith via blue Post-It. In the season finale, a mangled man is brought in to the hospital after jumping in front of a bus to save a woman. He writes "007" on Meredith's hand. She knows instantly that this dying hero is George. For detailed recaps please visit Grey's Anatomy's Season 5 Episode Guide.
Season 6: The docs mourn the loss of one of their own-George O'Malley. Izzie recovers from brain surgery. Derek is the new Chief as Seattle Grace merges with Mercy West. New docs on the block include Jackson Avery and April Kepner. Cardiothoracic surgeon Teddy Altman has a past with Owen, who suffers from PTSD. A madman goes on a shooting rampage at the hospital. Many are wounded. Many are killed. The shooter tracks down his ultimate target, Dr. Derek Shepherd, and guns him down. A distraught, pregnant Meredith miscarries as the love of her life fights to survive. For detailed recaps please visit Grey's Anatomy's Season 6 Episode Guide.
Season 7: The surviving staff deals with the aftermath of the shooting tragedy. Cristina has a tough time coming back from the trauma. Derek wants to cure Alzheimer's with his clinical trial. Callie becomes pregnant with Mark's child. She suffers major injuries after a car crash which leads to a major musical event. Callie recovers to marry Arizona. Alex initiates a program to bring sick African kids to the States. Meredith and Derek begin their quest to adopt baby Zola. Teddy marries patient Henry so he can get on her insurance. Cristina finds out she's pregnant and Owen is furious when he's left out of her decision to have an abortion. For detailed recaps please visit Grey's Anatomy's Season 7 Episode Guide.
Season 8: Meredith loses her job because she altered the Alzheimer's clinical trial, but she's ultimately reinstated. April is the new Chief Resident. Teddy falls for her faux husband, Henry, who dies after escalating health issues. She eventually takes a job with the U.S. Army Medical Command. Richard must come to terms with Adele's Alzheimer's as he performs his 10,000th surgery. A plane crash leaves several docs fighting for their lives with not everyone surviving. For detailed recaps please visit Grey's Anatomy's Season 8 Episode Guide.
Season 9: The surgeons cope with the loss of Lexie. Mark also ultimately succumbs to his plane crash injuries. Arizona has difficulty adjusting to life without a leg. Cristina takes a job at the Mayo Clinic before eventually finding her way back home. A new batch of interns arrives as the plane crash docs sue for big bucks. They eventually end up buying the hospital with a little help from Catherine Avery. Her son, Jackson, becomes the new man in charge. He lets his colleagues know that their workplace is now known as Grey + Sloan Memorial Hospital. For detailed recaps please visit Grey's Anatomy's Season 9 Episode Guide.
Season 10: In the aftermath of a storm, the interns cope with the loss of one of their own. Meredith doesn’t want to move DC when Derek is offered a government gig. She also has issues with Cristina as they spar about life paths. Callie gets over Arizona’s unfaithfulness, but plans to have another baby are bumpy. Alex makes peace with his deadbeat dad, jumps to a private practice and takes his relationship with Jo to the next level. Bailey copes with OCD and the fallout of illegally saving a young boy's life. April bails on her wedding with Matt to get hitched to Jackson. Derek’s sister, Amelia, settles into a role at the hospital. Dr. Cristina Yang bids adieu to Seattle leaving her true love, Owen, and her person, Meredith, behind to take over Dr. Preston Burke’s work in Zurich. The new head of cardio lets Richard know that her birth mom was Ellis Grey. For detailed recaps please visit Grey's Anatomy's Season 10 Episode Guide.
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, and Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins.
Grey's Anatomy was created and is executive-produced by Shonda Rhimes (Private Practice, Scandal). Betsy Beers (Private Practice, Scandal), Mark Gordon (Saving Private Ryan), Tony Phelan, Joan Rater and Rob Corn are executive producers. Grey's Anatomy is an ABC Studios production.
About Shonda Rhimes
Shonda Rhimes is the creator of "Scandal" and of "Grey's Anatomy," which chronicles the personal and professional lives of surgical residents in Seattle. Rhimes also created the "Grey's Anatomy" spinoff series "Private Practice," which ran on ABC for six seasons.
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About Betsy Beers
Betsy Beers is the executive producer of "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy." Beers is a partner in Shonda Rhimes' company, Shondaland, and together the two women develop and produce additional feature film and television projects.
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Annalise Keating (Academy-Award Nominee Viola Davis) is everything you hope your Criminal Law professor will be - brilliant, passionate, creative and charismatic. She's also everything you don't expect - sexy, glamorous, unpredictable and dangerous. As fearless in the courtroom as she is in the classroom, Annalise is a defense attorney who represents the most hardened, violent criminals - people who've committed everything from fraud to arson to murder - and she'll do almost anything to win their freedom. On the surface, Annalise seems like she has it all - a successful career and loving husband, Sam (Tom Verica) - but her relationship with a local Philadelphia detective, Nate (Billy Brown), will force her to confront secrets about her life she never saw coming.
Each year, Annalise selects a group of the smartest, most promising students to come work at her law firm. The students vying for this coveted position include Wes Gibbins (Alfred Enoch), a wide-eyed, likable boy-next-door recently accepted off the waitlist; Michaela Pratt (Aja Naomi King), a confident, ambitious overachiever born knowing how to "lean in;" Connor Walsh (Jack Falahee), a sly, sophisticated heartbreaker used to getting any prize he lays his eyes on; Laurel Castillo (Karla Souza), a quiet, sensitive idealist who's easy to underestimate and Asher Millstone (Matt McGorry), an entitled know-it-all born into a world of Ivy League educations and country club memberships. The students all work under two of Annalise's dedicated associates: Frank Delfino (Charlie Weber), a local Philly boy done good, and Bonnie Winterbottom (Liza Weil), a sweet, observant team-player with a hidden edge.
Early in the first season, Wes will become entangled with his mysterious neighbor, Rebecca (Katie Findlay), after she becomes the main suspect in the murder of a beautiful university coed. Annalise's involvement with Rebecca's case will challenge her students' values, convictions, and dreams, as she teaches them the dark truth about the law and our justice system. It's worth it though. Working for Annalise is the opportunity of a lifetime, one that can change the course of our students' lives forever, which is exactly what happens when they find themselves involved in a murder plot that will rock the entire university.
How to Get Away with Murder stars Academy-Award Nominee Viola Davis as Professor Annalise Keating, Billy Brown as Nate, Alfred Enoch as Wes, Jack Falahee as Connor, Katie Findlay as Rebecca, Aja Naomi King as Michaela, Matt McGorry as Asher, Karla Souza as Laurel, Charlie Weber as Frank and Liza Weil as Bonnie.
How to Get Away with Murder is created and executive-produced by Pete Nowalk (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy). Shonda Rhimes (Scandal, Grey's Anatomy), Betsy Beers (Scandal, Grey's Anatomy) and Bill D'Elia (Grey's Anatomy, The West Wing) also serve as executive producers. How to Get Away with Murder is produced by ABC Studios.
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A grizzly bear attack; a bridge collapse; a plane crash... It can happen anywhere at any time—in an instant, life can change forever and that moment will define who you are. In an Instant does more than just re-tell heart pounding first-person accounts of the world’s most harrowing tales of survival, it brings them to life with breathtaking dramatizations of the moment before and after life was forever changed. The powerful new series features the trials and triumphs from every angle and includes gripping first person interviews with the people who lived to tell their stories—and those who were instrumental in helping them survive. Ordinary people who have watched their lives flash before their eyes, stared certain death in the face and overcame it. What key decisions did they make to save their lives? In an Instant, when it is between life and death—and life wins, premieres on FRIDAY, MARCH 6 (9:00–11:00 p.m., ET) and then moves to its regular timeslot on SATURDAY, MARCH 7, (9:00–11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
In an Instant is executive produced by Maria Awes and Andy Awes for Committee Films in association with ABC’s Lincoln Square Productions.
Jimmy Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of Emmy-nominated Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC’s late-night talk show.
Jimmy Kimmel Live is well known for its huge viral video successes. Some of Kimmel’s most popular comedy bits include – Mean Tweets, Lie Witness News, Jimmy’s Twerk Fail Prank, Unnecessary Censorship, YouTube Challenge, The Baby Bachelor, Movie: The Movie, Handsome Men’s Club, Jimmy Kimmel Lie Detective and music videos like “I (Wanna) Channing All Over Your Tatum” and a Blurred Lines parody with Robin Thicke, Pharrell, Jimmy and his security guard Guillermo.
Now in its 13th season, Kimmel’s guests have included: President Barack Obama, Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Halle Berry, Harrison Ford, Jennifer Aniston, Will Ferrell, Katy Perry, Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, George Clooney, Larry David, Charlize Theron, Mark Wahlberg, Kobe Bryant, Steve Carell, Hugh Jackman, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Garner, Ryan Gosling, Bryan Cranston, Jamie Foxx, Amy Poehler, Ben Affleck, Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal, Oprah, and unfortunately Matt Damon.
Kimmel has also created one-of-a-kind concert experiences, taking over Hollywood Blvd. for artists such as: Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, Coldplay, Jay-Z, Depeche Mode, Van Halen and Justin Timberlake as well as special outdoor concerts and lobby performances by Lady Gaga, Adele, Miley Cyrus, Prince, Linkin Park, Drake, Tony Bennett, Pitbull, Britney Spears, Kings of Leon, Lady Antebellum, Usher, Lenny Kravitz, Brad Paisley, No Doubt, Phoenix, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, MUSE, Empire of the Sun, The Killers and Elton John.
Jimmy Kimmel Live broadcasts from Disney’s El Capitan Theater, located on Hollywood Boulevard in the heart of the Walk of Fame. This location gives the show unique character that Jimmy showcases regularly by interacting with the local superheroes parading along the boulevard and challenging tourists outside to participate in live comedy bits.
Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Leiderman serve as executive producers. Jason Schrift, Douglas DeLuca, Erin Irwin and David Craig 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. Jimmy Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of Emmy nominated Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC’s late-night talk show.
Tim Allen will return for a fifth season as “Mike Baxter” in Last Man Standing, a show about everything that families are dealing with today – all filtered through the blunt “man’s man” comedy of an iconic American dad. Mike continues to be surrounded by forces seeking to challenge his ideas on just about everything in which he strongly believes. He tries to escape all the female drama at home in the warm, manly embrace of his job at the Outdoor Man store, a sporting goods emporium where he is marketing director. Also, he still revels in his Outdoor Man video blog, which he delightedly uses as a pulpit for his opinions and a voice to appeal to those who agree that manliness is under assault. When he’s supposed to be selling mountain bikes or kayaks, for some reason he always ends up spouting off about the environment, Obamacare, international politics or any other topic occupying his mind.
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, Jordan Masterson as Ryan Vogelson, Christoph Sanders as Kyle Anderson, Flynn Morrison as Boyd Baxter, Jonathan Adams as Chuck Larabee and Hector Elizondo as Ed Alzate.
Last Man Standing was created by Jack Burditt. Executive producers are Matt Berry, Tim Allen, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Shawn Levy, Richard Baker and Rick Messina. Last Man Standing is produced by 20th Century Fox Television.
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Get a look into the mind of the man who pulled off one of the greatest cons in history in the ABC Original Movie Event, Madoff, airing FEBRUARY 3-4, 2016 (8:00 – 10:00 p.m., ET). Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss stars as Bernie Madoff, with Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Blythe Danner as his wife, Ruth. Madoff will follow the prodigious rise and abrupt demise of the former investment advisor and the subsequent fallout with his family, associates and investors.
Madoff's Ponzi scheme is considered to be the largest financial scam in United States history, but the impact was global. Losing billions of dollars for clients worldwide, including philanthropic foundations, celebrities, and retirement portfolios, the story of the fall of three-time NASDAQ Chair Bernie Madoff dominated headlines in 2008-2009. The miniseries explores the complicated family dynamics within the Madoff clan and exposes the motivations and mechanics behind the monumental fraud.
Madoff also stars Tom Lipinski as Mark Madoff, Danny Defarrari as Andrew Madoff, Peter Scolari as Peter Madoff, Erin Cummings as Eleanor Squillari, Michael Rispoli as Frank DiPascali, Frank Whaley as Harry Markopolos. The miniseries also features Charles Grodin and Lewis Black.
Madoff is inspired by ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross's reporting from his book The Madoff Chronicles and additional reporting on the topic. Madoff is produced by Lincoln Square Productions in association with ABC Entertainment. Linda Berman and Joe Pichirallo executive produce. Madoff is directed by Raymond De Felitta and written by Ben Robbins.
ABC presents its second action packed series from the creative minds at Marvel in Marvel's Agent Carter, inspired by the feature films Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger and Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, along with the short Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter.
Years before Phil Coulson and his S.H.I.E.L.D. team swore to protect those who cannot protect themselves from threats they cannot conceive, there was Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell, Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier) who pledged the same oath but lived in a different time when women weren't recognized as being as smart or as tough as their male counterparts. But no one should ever underestimate Peggy.
RETURNS TUE MARCH 8 9|8c
Season 1: Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films, as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. Coulson's team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage; Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), expert pilot and martial artist; Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), brilliant engineer; and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), genius bio-chemist. Joining them on their journey into mystery is new recruit and computer hacker, Skye (Chloe Bennet).
Agent Coulson and his team do battle with Mike Peterson, a single father who has been given great strength thanks to a secret project known as “Centipede” that’s linked to a mystery figure known as the Clairvoyant, who in cahoots with businessman Ian Quinn, owner of a company called Cybertek. The Centipede serum is able to turn ordinary men into super soldiers. Mike was recruited for Project Deathlok. A deal is made to trade Coulson for his kidnapped son in an exchange that goes bad. Mike is controlled by unseen forces and Coulson is questioned as to how he was brought back to life after the battle of New York.
Skye is classified as an 0-8-4, an Object of Unknown Origin. She’s critically wounded by Ian Quinn. The only way to save her is with the alien drug that saved Coulson. This medicine is retrieved with the help of Agent John Garrett, who has a past with Couslon. Agent May is revealed as someone who was put on Coulson’s team to keep an eye on him. She has a fling with Ward, who happens to be a spy for the evil organization known as HYDRA. Ward is loyal to Garrett, who turns out to be the Clairvoyant.
A massive battle takes place and S.H.I.E.L.D. is completely dismantled. HYDRA has been infiltrating the organization for years. Coulson and the remaining loyal members of his team take down Ward and Garrett. There are casualties though. The fate of Fitz remains in question after he showed Simmons how he feels by risking his life to save her. Agent Coulson is called upon to rebuild S.H.I.E.L.D., as the truth behind what the organization is supposed to be about lies within his heart. For detailed recaps please visit Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Season 1 Episode Guide.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel’s first television series, is from executive producers Joss Whedon (Marvel's The Avengers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, who co-wrote the pilot (Dollhouse, Dr.Horrible's Sing-Along Blog). Jeffrey Bell (Angel, Alias) and Jeph Loeb (Smallville, Lost, Heroes) also serve as executive producers. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.
Season 2: After helping to thwart Hydra, Agent Phil Coulson was appointed as Director and tasked with rebuilding the agency. Agent Melinda May, expert pilot, martial artist and longtime friend, will continue to look after Coulson in the wake of the mysterious etchings he's been carving into walls.
Grant Ward, highly trained in combat and espionage, was found to be a Hydra mole and a traitor to S.H.I.E.L.D. and locked up away from the world and his former teammates. But this isn't the last we've seen of him...
After being left to die in the middle of the ocean by Ward, Agent Leo Fitz, brilliant engineer, and Agent Jemma Simmons, genius bio-chemist, found a way to escape their watery grave. But all did not go well for Fitz, who was left in a coma and may never regain his full cognitive functions; a devastating blow to Simmons.
And computer hacker Skye, now a full-fledged S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, discovered her origins as a 0-8-4 — an object of unknown origin — and that her parents were considered "monsters." Could Skye have darkness lying dormant inside of her?
Also joining Coulson's core team is Lance Hunter, a dashing mercenary sharp shooter with a quick wit. Since he didn't rise up through the ranks, does he have an ulterior motive for helping out the team.
Who can Coulson trust as he rebuilds S.H.I.E.L.D? For detailed recaps please visit Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Season 2 Episode Guide.
Forget about athletes, movie stars and politicians. Parents are the real heroes—but we think Frankie Heck (Patricia Heaton), must be some kind of superhero. A loving wife and mother of three, she's middle class in the middle of the country and is rapidly approaching middle age.
Frankie and her husband, Mike (Neil Flynn), have lived in Orson, Indiana, their whole lives. A man of few words (every one a zinger), Mike is a manager at the town quarry and Frankie is the third-best used car salesman (out of the three) at the local dealership. She may not be a high-powered career woman, but when it comes to her family, she'll go to just about any length. And with kids like these, she had better. There's Axl (Charlie McDermott), her semi-nudist teenage son conceived while under the influence of Guns N' Roses; Sue (Eden Sher), the awkward teenage daughter who fails at everything... but with the utmost of gusto; and their seven-year-old son Brick(Atticus Shaffer), whose best friend is his backpack.
Sometimes it seems like everyone is trying to get to the top, or struggling not to hit bottom, but we think Frankie and her family will find a lot of love, and a lot of laughs, somewhere in The Middle.
Critically lauded for revitalizing the television sitcom, "Modern Family" is also quickly cementing itself as a culturally defining series. The recipient of five consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series and a Golden Globe Award for Best Comedy Television Series, "Modern Family" returns to the ABC Television Network for its seventh season.
The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan is a wonderfully large and blended family with Jay Pritchett sitting at the head. By his side is his young, vivacious second wife Gloria, who resists his old-fashioned ways -- an impulse that will become all the more interesting now that he and Gloria have a new baby of their own. This exciting addition will bring more adventures to the family just as Gloria's son, Manny, is about to embark on an adventure of his own as he enters high school. Jay's grown daughter, Claire, and her husband, Phil, also have their son, Luke, heading to high school; their middle daughter, Alex, is full steam ahead on the college track, and the eldest, Haley, is back home figuring out her future. With the kids all growing up, this new chapter means Claire can explore returning to the workforce, which will have its fair share of missteps and victories. And this will be a big year for Claire's brother and Jay's grown son, Mitchell, who alongside his loving partner, Cameron, and daughter Lily, will have a lot of reasons to celebrate. Together these three families give us an honest and often hilarious look into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted, embrace of the modern family.
The Muppets are back in primetime like you've never seen them before. Romance! Breakups! Success! Failure! Muppets are opening the doors to their homes and offices in this fresh documentary style series that explores these beloved characters as they live their lives in Hollywood. This real-world Muppet series will have something for kids of all ages!
Bill Prady (The Big Bang Theory) is co-creator and executive producer, Kristin Newman (Galavant), Randall Einhorn (The Office), Bill Barretta (Muppets Most Wanted), Debbie McClellan (The Muppets Studio) and Kyle Laughlin (The Muppets Studio) are also executive producers. The Muppets is produced by ABC Studios and The Muppets Studio.
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Hosted by Shaun T, creator of the workout sensation “Insanity,” the new reality series My Diet Is Better Than Yours features celebrity trainers coaching average Americans to lose weight and get in shape. Each trainer brings his/her own individually designed and wildly diverse diet and exercise plan to their contestant, and works with them to change their lives and prove that "My Diet Is Better Than Yours." In the end, one team will reign victorious. My Diet Is Better Than Yours is produced by Kinetic Content and Milojo Productions.
RETURNS WED MARCH 16 10|9c
”Nashville’s” singers, songwriters and superstars struggle to reconcile their public and private realities. Some will fight to climb to—or stay on—the top. Some will succumb to their own ambition. And all will learn how to survive in the wake of loss—proving that music may be at the heart of Music City, but drama always reigns.
“Nashville” stars Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes, Clare Bowen as Scarlett O’Connor, Chris Carmack as Will Lexington, Will Chase as Luke Wheeler, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne, Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Maisy Stella as Daphne Conrad, Lennon Stella as Maddie Conrad and Aubrey Peeples as Layla Grant. Dee Johnson (“Boss,” “The Good Wife”), “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.
Music legend Rayna Jaymes reigns as the Queen of Country, but after two decades, her grip on the throne is slipping. Rayna refuses to be steamrolled by her record label as they present a new arrangement. And in the face of an evolving industry, Rayna is struggling to adapt and reinvent herself, which she must do if she plans to stay relevant.
Juliette Barnes is sexy, sassy, and trails trouble in her wake— she’s also the country’s #1 crossover artist. In her climb to the top, Juliette's public image is threatened by circumstances she struggles to control. And while she is determined to sit on Rayna's throne, Juliette refuses to deal with her difficult past.
Offstage, things aren't much smoother for Rayna. Her father, Lamar Wyatt, Nashville's most influential businessman, continues to complicate her life. Their strained relationship is defined by years of resentment and secrets that come to a head when Lamar and Rayna’s sister, Tandy, push Rayna's husband to run for mayor. For husband Teddy Conrad, this marks an opportunity to share the spotlight with his wife instead of continuing to be the man behind the woman.
The city of Nashville is the stage for many hopefuls: Deacon Claybourne, Rayna's longtime bandleader whose unrequited love for Rayna prevents him from claiming success if he went on his own. Scarlett O'Connor, the beautiful and gifted songwriter, who's here to support her boyfriend Avery's talent while still unsure of her own. Avery Barkley, a struggling alt-country musician, who can't help but feel left behind when his girlfriend Scarlett's songs have a chance to find an audience before his own. And Gunnar Scott, a wholesome up-and-coming crooner, who finds a musical soulmate in Scarlett, coming in between her relationship with Avery.
Rayna survives the horrific car crash that left her fighting for her life. She embarks on a battle with Jeff Fordham, the slimy new head of Edgehill Records. The guy steals Will Lexington away from Rayna’s Highway 65 label. A war begins.
Juliette Barnes has an affair with the married, Charlie Wentworth. She eventually realizes that the love she’s been searching for is right in front of her in Avery. Juliette’s affair and an out-of-context quote about God makes her persona non grata in Nashville.
Reality TV star Layla Grant enhances her brand by hooking up with Will, who doesn’t want the world to know he’s gay. Gunnar strikes up a relationship with Scarlett’s BFF, Zoey. He makes a name for himself by writing a hit song for superstar Luke Wheeler. As for Will, he becomes suicidal after sleeping with Jeff Fordham’s former right-hand man, Brent. Fortunately, Gunnar is there to help his pal through.
Deacon overcomes his addiction issues. The truth comes out that he’s Maddie’s real father. The entire family effectively neutralizes the media stir, but Teddy worries he’s losing his daughter. He has no idea that his lover, Peggy, suffered a miscarriage. The two marry, but Peggy is gunned down by a man who was targeting the mayor.
Rayna’s sister, Tandy, goes in cahoots with the feds to take down her father. She believes Lamar was responsible for her mother’s death. This causes much friction between Tandy and Rayna. Lamar passes away while threatening Teddy, who finds comfort for his own grief with Megan, the woman who was dating Deacon.
Juliette joins Rayna’s Highway 65 label. These two music superstars must learn to get along if there’s any chance for success. The label’s other artist, a pill-popping Scarlett, has a major meltdown onstage. She bows out of the spotlight, but will it be forever?
Jeff Fordham has sex with an intoxicated Juliette, who now wonders if she’s lost Avery. Rayna accepts Luke Wheeler's marriage proposal in the middle of a concert. A short time later, Deacon hands her the engagement ring he gave her many years ago. The next move is all on Rayna.
Season Three concluded with the ultimate cliffhanger—a flatline—as Deacon went under the knife to receive a liver transplant from his sister, Beverly. And when all is said and done, Rayna must learn to negotiate professional demands in the face of unthinkable personal tragedy. After the birth of her daughter Cadence, Juliette began to suffer from worsening postpartum depression and consequently recommitted to her music and movie careers—a choice that will cause her professional life to sizzle but her family life to fizzle. Her husband Avery, meanwhile, must determine how—and where—to raise their baby girl. Rayna’s teenage girls, Maddie and Daphne, grapple with growing pains of their own, knowing they have different fathers—one of whom (Deacon) may die in surgery and the other of whom (Teddy) is headed to prison.
Elsewhere, cowboy Luke Wheeler has recruited superstar Juliette Barnes to be on his record label—a timely boon, considering his biggest artist, Will Lexington, came out publicly at a press conference to the surprise of the whole industry. Scarlett and Gunnar, who together comprise musical duo The Exes, still remain exes as they embark on tour for their latest E.P., but their chemistry—both onstage and off—might soon be too powerful for them to deny. And Jeff Fordham, Rayna’s nemesis, continues to be romantically enmeshed with Highway-65 artist Layla Grant, the only person who can see the good in him but whom he always manages to hurt—whether he means to or not.
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Fans of ABC's widely acclaimed real life medical series can take heart. A fresh edition of the multi award-winning NY Med will air this summer after nearly two years of production. Expanding their scope, the producers offer a riveting tale of two cities. Each episode in this eight-part series toggles between the renowned surgeons of Manhattan's New York Presbyterian Hospital and the gritty world of trauma surgeons at Newark's University Hospital where the ER is a doorway to the mean streets of one of America's most violent cities. Sometimes poignant and often uproarious, this limited series takes a deep dive into high stakes medicine through the eyes of unforgettable characters, including a hilarious trio of returning ER nurses who must cope with tricky personal crises while caring for some of the nation's most bossy patients. Mehmet Oz rounds out the character roster with his extraordinary surgical skills on full display as his deft hands work to fix damaged hearts and save lives.
Terence Wrong is executive producer of NY Med.
SERIES PREMIERE TUESDAY MARCH 8 10|9c
An epic biblical saga of faith, ambition and betrayal as told through the eyes of the battle-weary King Saul, the resentful prophet Samuel and the resourceful young shepherd David -- all on a collision course with destiny that will change the world.
One thousand years before Christ, the first king of the Israelites, Saul, struggles to unify the 12 Israelite tribes and defend his fledgling nation against savage enemy attacks. The prophet Samuel relays a message from God to King Saul that he must destroy one of Israel’s ancient enemies. But when Saul defies that message, Samuel prophesies that the Lord will tear the kingdom of Israel from him and choose another in his place. In time, Saul comes to realize that his greatest threat will not come from his enemies, but from the shepherd, David.
“Of Kings & Prophets” stars Ray Winstone as King Saul, Olly Rix as David, Mohammad Bakri as Samuel, Simone Kessell as Queen Ahinoam, Nathaniel Parker as King Achish, Haaz Sleiman as Jonathan, James Floyd as Ishbaal, Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Michal, Jeanine Mason as Merav, David Walmsley as Joab.
“Of Kings & Prophets” was developed by Adam Cooper & Bill Collage. The executive producers are Chris Brancato, Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Jason Reed, Reza Aslan, Mahyad Tousi. “Of Kings & Prophets” is produced by ABC Studios.
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This is Fairy Tale Land. It's filled with magic, monsters and all of the characters we all know from stories growing up. It's real, and so are the people in it. But unlike the "happily ever after" you may have heard about, their stories continued, and The Evil Queen cast a Dark Curse over the land....
This is Storybrooke. It's a quiet, little, New England town filled with people who go about their everyday lives with no idea who they really are. The Queen's Curse has trapped them here and placed her in near-complete control. They have no real memories and no real hope.
Once Upon A Time is, at its core, a story about hope.
"For us, that’s what a fairy tale is. It’s that ability to think your life will get better. It’s why you buy a lottery ticket—because if you win you get to tell your boss that you’re quitting and you get to move to Paris or wherever and be who you always wanted to be. And that’s Cinderella, right? One day she’s sweeping up and the next she’s going to the ball. Adam and I just wanted to write about something hopeful that for one hour a week allows one to put everything aside and have that feeling that your dreams just may come true."
- Edward Kitsis, Co-Creator/Executive Producer
About Season 1: Emma Swan’s life has been anything but a fairytale. A 28-year-old bail bondsperson, she’s been taking care of herself since she was abandoned as a baby. But when Henry—the son she gave up 10 years ago—finds her, everything changes. Henry is desperate for his mom’s help and thinks that Emma is actually the long, lost daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming. Yes, the actual Snow White and Prince Charming. Even stranger, Henry believes that Storybrooke, the sleepy New England town he calls home, is really part of a curse cast by the Evil Queen, freezing fairytale characters in the modern world with no memory of their former selves.
Of course the seen-it-all Emma doesn’t believe a word, but when she gets to Storybrooke, she can’t help sensing that everything’s not quite what it seems. As Henry shows Emma around with the help of his fairytale book, the town, and its inhabitants like Henry’s therapist Archie Hopper and the enigmatic Mr. Gold, seem just strange enough to set off her already suspicious nature. She becomes even more concerned for Henry when she meets his adopted mother, Regina, who he suspects is none other than the Evil Queen herself!
Storybrooke is a place where magic has been forgotten—but is still powerfully close—and happily ever after seems just out of reach. In order to understand where the fairytale world’s former inhabitants came from, and what ultimately led to the Evil Queen’s wrath, you’ll need a glimpse into their previous lives. But it might just turn everything you’ve ever believed about these characters upside-down. Meanwhile, the epic battle for the future of all worlds, modern and fairytale alike, is about to begin. For good to win, Emma will have to accept her destiny and fight like hell. For detailed recaps please visit Once Upon a Time's Season 1 Episode Guide.
About Season 2: To ensure that no one in Fairy Tale Land—especially Snow White—had any more "happily ever afters," Evil Queen Regina cast a curse which trapped the fairy tale 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 a savior arrived in the form of Emma Swan. Unbeknownst to Emma, she was the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, who had whisked her out of Fairy Tale 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; her last job was as a bail bondsperson, but she mostly drifted without much of a life plan. When her 10-year-old son, Henry—whom she had given up for adoption years earlier—appeared on her doorstep with a book of fairy tales and a wild story about how Emma was the progeny of fairy tale characters trapped in a town called Storybrooke, she thought he was crazy. But curiosity got the better of her, and when she brought Henry back to the town—where Regina, ever the control freak, had made herself mayor and was also Henry's adoptive mother—Emma soon discovered that Storybrooke was more than it seemed. Over time she came to believe the stories were true, began to see cracks in the curse, and was finally able to break it.
Reality and myth were merged as the fairy tale characters began awakening, once The Curse was lifted, and remembered who they were. But to their dismay they were not transported back to fairy tale land. And to make matters worse, Rumplestiltskin—aka Mr. Gold—in an effort to gain the upper hand in his power struggle with Regina, introduced magic into the town. In fairy tales magic has its place, but in our world it can have unfathomable consequences. Now the fairy tale characters must contend with magic in their quest to find a way home, as new fairy tale characters are revealed, old acquaintances are revisited, and some we had come to believe could be trusted will turn against their own kind. For detailed recaps please visit Once Upon a Time's Season 2 Episode Guide.
About Season 3: Welcome to Storybrooke, Maine, a small town that probably won't show up on your GPS, but it's a magical place to visit. Reality and myth merged after Emma broke Regina's curse, which had deprived the fairytale characters of their memories and trapped them in our modern world. When they finally regained their identities, our heroes were dismayed to discover that they weren't transported back to Fairy Tale Land. To make matters worse, Rumplestiltskin—aka Mr. Gold—decided to escalate his power struggle with Regina by introducing magic into the town. But this is our world, and magic always has a tendency to yield unfathomable consequences.
The first order of business this season was to save Henry, who had been kidnapped and transported through a portal to Neverland. But Neverland was a much darker place than one remembers, and our heroes had to face a foe more powerful than the Dark One himself—Peter Pan. After being tricked and led astray for days—and learning that he was also Rumplestiltskin's father—Pan was defeated and trapped inside Pandora's Box. Our heroes returned to Storybrooke, only to discover that Pan had switched bodies with Henry and was about to enact a curse that would have killed every living soul in town. But after discovering the switch and restoring Henry back into his body, Rumplestiltskin paid the ultimate price by sacrificing his life and killing Pan. In turn, Regina obliterated her original curse, which erased Storybrooke from existence and whisked its residents back to Fairy Tale Land, leaving Emma and Henry together back in our world with pleasant memories—but with no memories of Storybrooke or its residents, and with Storybrooke itself seemingly gone for good. And they all lived happily ever after... Hardly!
All is not well back in the Enchanted Forest when Hook comes calling on Emma in New York City in an attempt to jog her memory so that she can once again help her fairy tale family and friends out of a desperate situation. Everyone she holds dear is in danger as a new foe emerges—the Wicked Witch of the West. Hook now must enlist Emma in an epic struggle that spans worlds: with the highest stakes possible—the fate of her family. No one remembers how they were transported back or the past year they had spent back in Fairy Tale Land. But someone in town is responsible for this curse, and all clues point to the Wicked Witch of the West.
The Wicked Witch, aka Zelena, forced Rumplestiltskin to help her carry out her evil plan. The struggle between them leads to the death of Neal. A trip to Oz reveals that Zelena is Regina’s half-sister. She plots to go back in time to kill Snow White’s mother, whose actions sent her down a wicked path. An epic battle takes place. In the end, Rumplestiltskin kills the Wicked Witch while setting forth the opening of a time portal. Emma and Hook are pulled inside. They return to Storybrooke with a prisoner from a far off place. Regina is crushed to see that it’s Marian, Robin Hood’s first love. Someone else came forth from the time portal. Her name is Elsa. She demonstrates her power to freeze anything as she makes her way toward downtown Storybrooke. For detailed recaps please visit Once Upon a Time's Season 3 Episode Guide.
About Season 4: After defeating Zelena — the Wicked Witch of the West — Emma and Hook were pulled into her time portal, which brought them back to the Enchanted Forest of the past. When they accidentally thwarted the initial meeting of Snow White and Prince Charming, Emma and Hook had to find a way to fix the timeline and get them together, or risk altering their futures and possibly obliterating Emma and Henry's existence; not an easy task to undertake. When Emma was captured by The Evil Queen, she met a female prisoner scheduled to be executed. Upon finding a way to escape, Emma saved the prisoner's life by taking her along. But Hook believed the woman's fate was to die and feared that things could be altered by her continued existence. After successfully getting her parents back on track, Emma, Hook and the prisoner found themselves captured by Rumplestiltskin and imprisoned in a room that contained his most unpredictable magic. With no way to escape, Emma discovered that her own magic had returned, and she was able to whisk herself, Hook and the prisoner back to present day Storybrooke. Upon their joyous return, Emma learned that the prisoner was none other than Robin Hood's wife, Marian, who was presumed dead in the previous timeline. Regina and Robin Hood had begun to fall madly in love with one another, but with Marian's return, their relationship could be in danger. And, unbeknownst to anyone, Emma and Hook also brought back Elsa.
You never give up on the people you love...
The Storybrooke residents do not know what Elsa has in store for them. Back in the past, in Elsa's kingdom of Arendelle, we will discover what happened to her, her sister Anna and Kristoff, and how and why Elsa became a prisoner of Rumplestiltskin.
And now that Emma has brought back Robin Hood's wife, Marian, and possibly sparked the end of Regina's relationship with him, will she return to her old, evil ways and do everything in her power to get even? And newlyweds Belle and Rumplestiltskin continue to be deeply in love with each other. But Rumple is hiding a secret from Belle -- one that, if found out, could destroy their happiness - he continues to be the master of the dagger that calls upon him to be the Dark One. Can Emma and Hook commit to one another, and can these two damaged people take their love to the next level?
Mary Margaret and David have a new baby, Prince Neal, and are looking forward to raising him into a proud, brave and loving adult. But they are still sad that they were not able to do this with Emma, instead helping her escape the curse when she was first born and not meeting her again until she was 28 years old.
Henry is very happy to have both of his mothers back in Storybrooke. But with biological mom Emma and paternal grandfather Rumplestiltskin's blood running through his veins, he will be tested by both the light and the darkness.
Finally, Will Scarlet (Michael Socha, "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland"), a former member of Robin Hood's band of Merry Men, has traveled across many lands to make his way to Storybrooke. He finds himself intertwined in the goings-on in town for the first time as his mysterious past pushes him to an unknown future.
As the season continues, new fairy tale characters will be revealed and old acquaintances will be revisited. But not everyone can be trusted.
For detailed recaps please visit Once Upon a Time's Season 4 Episode Guide.
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Quantico: A diverse group of recruits has arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11.
Quantico stars Priyanka Chopra as Alex, Jake McLaughlin as Ryan, Aunjanue Ellis as Miranda, Yasmine Al Massri as Nimah, Johanna Braddy as Shelby, Tate Ellington as Simon, Graham Rogers as Caleb and Josh Hopkins as Liam O'Connor.
ABC's new drama Quantico was written by Josh Safran. Executive producers are Josh Safran, Mark Gordon and Nick Pepper. “Quantico” is produced by ABC Studios.
A NEW COMEDY TUE MARCH 8 8:30|7:30c
ABC's new comedy The Real O’Neals is a fresh take on a seemingly perfect family whose lives take an unexpected turn when surprising truths are revealed. Instead of ruining their family, the honesty triggers a new, messier chapter where everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real.
The Real O’Neals stars Martha Plimpton as Eileen, Jay R. Ferguson as Pat, Noah Galvin as Kenny, Mathew Shively as Jimmy, Bebe Wood as Shannon and Mary Hollis Inboden as Jodi.
The Real O’Neals was written by David Windsor and Casey Johnson. Executive producers are David Windsor, Casey Johnson, Brian Pines, Dan McDermott, Todd Holland, Stacy Traub and Dan Savage. The Real O’Neals is produced by ABC Studios.
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In Save My Life: Boston Trauma, viewers will get unparalleled access to top tier trauma teams inside the emergency rooms and operating rooms of the nation’s most prestigious hospitals including the Boston Medical Center, Massachusetts General, and Brigham and Women’s. Lives that could be lost in lesser hands at less renowned medical centers are saved through feats of miraculous skill. The only certainty is that those who need care will receive the very best that medicine has to offer. This remarkable series tells many stories of heroism, poignancy, and unexpected humor. One minute a mother struggles with the news that her son has been critically wounded in a shooting, while in the next scene doctors become a captive audience as their patient launches into an impromptu rap.
Everyone has secrets… and Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the nation’s elite by keeping those secrets under wraps. Pope’s team are at the top of their game when it comes to getting the job done for their clients, but it becomes apparent that these “gladiators in suits,” who specialize in fixing the lives of other people, have trouble fixing those closest at hand -- their own. The series is created by Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice). Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice) and Mark Wilding are executive producers. Judy Smith is co-executive producer.
Quinn Perkins is recruited by Harrison Wright, a representative from Olivia Pope & Associates, one of the most prestigious firms in the country. She soon finds herself engrossed in the fast-paced world of crisis management with a diverse, driven group of "gladiators in suits" who "make problems go away" for their clients. Olivia is drawn into a case revolving around a White House intern named Amanda Tanner, who is claiming to have had a sexual relationship with Olivia's former boss—and lover—President Fitzgerald Grant. At first, Olivia dismisses Amanda's claim, but it soon becomes clear that she is telling the truth. As more of Amanda's story is revealed, including the fact that she's pregnant, Olivia begins to find herself at odds with the man she loved and her former mentor and current White House Chief of Staff, Cyrus Beene.
When Amanda Tanner is abducted and it's discovered that she was murdered by a professional killer, Olivia begins to believe the worst. Meanwhile, Quinn begins a romantic relationship with a reporter, Gideon Wallace, who has begun to piece together the Amanda Tanner story. When Gideon discovers that the Vice President's Chief of Staff, Billy Chambers, is the true mastermind behind Amanda's attempt to blackmail the President and her death, Billy murders Gideon. Quinn discovers her dying boyfriend, but she can't be found at the scene of a murder. Olivia and her team help to hide Quinn's involvement with Gideon's death and save President Grant from a scandal that could ruin his presidency. But Assistant State Attorney David Rosen knows that Quinn was at the scene of Gideon's death and he's determined to find out what her secret is. Who is Quinn?
Six months have passed and a trial reveals that Quinn Perkins is actually Lindsay Dwyer, the former girlfriend of one of seven people killed in the Cytron office bombing. After losing his case, U.S. Attorney David Rosen investigates the possibility that perhaps Quinn/Lindsay isn’t a murderer. His relationship with Abby gets him inside access to Pope & Associates. Olivia meets with a secret group about the Rosen situation. This clandestine clan includes energy tycoon Hollis Doyle, Supreme Court Justice Verna Thornton, First Lady Mellie Grant and White House Chief of Staff Cyrus Beene. This is the group that pulled off the greatest conspiracy of all time. They rigged a national election so that an unsuspecting Fitzgerald Grant would become President of the United States.
Olivia Pope continues to navigate through her feelings for the most powerful man in the world while dating past flame Senator Edison Davis. Her true feelings for Fitz can’t be denied when an assassination attempt nearly claims his life. The president recovers to learn from Verna Thornton’s deathbed confession about the rigged election that won him the presidency. The dying Supreme Court Justice also admits to being the one behind his assassination attempt. All this remains a secret after Fitz suffocates Verna so she couldn’t testify to David Rosen.
10 months pass and Captain Jake Ballard enters Olivia’s world both professionally and romantically. He spies on her at the request of his old military pal who is now his Commander-In-Chief. Speaking of Fitz, Mellie can’t take his obsession with Olivia any longer, so she tells the world her husband had an extramarital affair. In other news, David Rosen was in cahoots with Sally Langston’s former right-hand man, Billy Chambers, to get proof of the election rigging. He tricks Billy into confessing to murder. He turns over the only rigging evidence to Cyrus in exchange for a job as U.S. Attorney of DC. As for Olivia, she is shocked when she’s fingered as the president’s mistress. She’s rescued from the aggressive press by Jake Ballard’s mysterious, dangerous boss. His name is Rowan. But Olivia Pope only knows him as “Dad.”
News that Olivia is Fitz’s mistress is “handled” when a White House employee takes the fall. Olivia goes to work on the presidential re-election campaign. Jake is released by B613 to later become the head of the organization. The man who was in charge, Rowan/Eli/Papa Pope, eventually reveals the truth about Operation Remington and Liv’s terrorist mom, Maya. Olivia can’t deny her passion for Fitz, who brings her to Vermont to show her the dream. This is where she’d make jam. Back in the real world, Olivia strikes up a fake relationship with Jake that leads to some real passion.
Flashbacks show that Big Jerry Grant raped Mellie, who has an affair with Fitz’s V.P. candidate, Andrew. Cyrus Beene’s plan to bring down Sally Langston by throwing James at Daniel Douglas backfires. The V.P. overcomes the guilt of murdering her hubby to run against Fitz for the presidency. Huck engages in some teeth-pulling torture when he learns Quinn betrayed Olivia. These two eventually lick and make up. Charlie exacts revenge by letting Huck know where his family is. Jake kills James and others in the name of B613, which is, indeed, brought down by Olivia until her dad reclaims his Command position. Jake gives David the proof he needs to take them down again. Fitz wins the election after a calculated tragedy takes his son. He can’t be with Olivia, who has left her post as head of OPA to fly off into the unknown with Jake by her side.
About Shonda Rhimes:
Shonda Rhimes is the creator of "Scandal" and of "Grey's Anatomy," which chronicles the personal and professional lives of surgical residents in Seattle. Rhimes also created the "Grey's Anatomy" spinoff series "Private Practice," which ran on ABC for six seasons.
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About Betsy Beers:
Betsy Beers is the executive producer of "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy." Beers is a partner in Shonda Rhimes' company, Shondaland, and together the two women develop and produce additional feature film and television projects.
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Shark Tank, the critically-acclaimed reality show that has reinvigorated entrepreneurship in America, has also become a culturally defining series. The recipient of the 2015 and 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Structured Reality Program, the business-themed show returns to the ABC Television Network for its seventh season.
The Sharks -- tough, self-made, multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons -- continue their search to invest in the best businesses and products that America has to offer. The Sharks will once again give people from all walks of life the chance to chase the American dream, and potentially secure business deals that could make them millionaires.
The Sharks 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.
The entrepreneurs who dare to enter the Tank must try to convince the Sharks to part with their own hard-earned cash and give them the funding they desperately need to turn their dreams into million dollar realities. All of the good, bad, emotional and even absurd pitches help showcase the "I wish Ihad thought of that" business ideas and products.
But the Sharks have a goal, too — to get a return on their investment and own a piece of the next big business idea. When the Sharks hear an idea worth sinking their teeth into, they’re more than ready to declare war and fight each other for a piece of it.
Three exciting new Guest Sharks will go into the Tank and appear individually alongside four other Sharks in various episodes during the 2015-2016 season. They are: actor/producer/entrepreneur/investor Ashton Kutcher, former Google executive/venture capitalist/tech veteran Chris Sacca and entertainment mogul/branding expert/investor Troy Carter.
There will also be specially-themed episodes, including ones where all the products are Made in America, a holiday episode and episodes featuring all millennials and US military veterans. Shark Tank episodes will continue to include follow-up stories, allowing viewers the opportunity to see how some investments led to success.
In addition to winning the Emmy in 2014, Shark Tank received Emmy nominations for Outstanding Reality Program in 2012 and 2013. Additional recognition includes three Summer Television Critics Association (TCA) nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming (winning in 2013), four Critics Choice Award nominations for Best Reality Series (winning in 2015 and 2014), NAACP Image Award nominations for Outstanding Reality Series in 2014 and 2015 and three Producers Guild Award nominations.
In Season 7, the Sharks are on track to surpass the amount of money offered each season in their investment deals. Over the past 6 seasons, the Sharks have offered more than $66 million to bankroll a creative array of innovative entrepreneurs.
Viewers will continue to ride an emotional roller coaster this season, complete with heated fights between the Sharks, ingenious business ideas and touching moments. Whichever way the wheeling and dealing may go, many people's lives will be better off — because they dared to enter the unpredictable waters of the Shark Tank.
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 United Artists Media Group in association with Sony Pictures Television.
“The View” is a live, one-hour daily talk show from ABC (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET) featuring moderator Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Candace Cameron Bure, Michelle Collins, Paula Faris and Raven-Symoné. It is the original forum in which real women discuss everyday issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations. “The View,” broadcast in HDTV and produced in 2-channel stereo sound, is now available to watch online daily at 4:00 p.m., ET/1:00 p.m., PT on ABC.com. “The View” is owned and produced by ABC. Bill Wolff is executive producer. Brian Teta is co-executive producer. “The View” is directed by Sarah de la O.
For breaking news and updated videos, follow “The View” (@theview) and Whoopi Goldberg (@whoopigoldberg), Joy Behar (@joyvbehar), Candace Cameron Bure (@candacecbure), Michelle Collins (@michcoll), Paula Faris (@paulafaris), Raven-Symoné (@ravensymone), Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi), Stacy London (@stacylondon), Ana Navarro (@ananavarro), Sherri Shepherd (@sherrieshepherd) and Molly Sims (@mollybsims) on Twitter.™
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Welcome to Los Angeles, circa 1982, during the rock ‘n’ roll, cocaine-infused revelry of the Sunset Strip. But all is not glitter as there’s a serial killer on the loose, and two detectives find themselves on one of the toughest cases of their careers. “Wicked City” follows a unique case set in this noteworthy era of L.A. history, with the detectives determined to track down and bring the killer to justice before another murder can occur.
Many young women come to Hollywood with dreams of becoming a star. And the Sunset Strip was totally the happening place to be seen and make some connections. But you can’t come to the City of Angels without bumping into some evil, which takes the form of Kent Grainger (Ed Westwick, “Gossip Girl”), a tragic soul who craves attention and goes on a murderous rampage to obtain notoriety. Kent is a chameleon who trolls the clubs to pick out his prey and pretends to be a Hollywood VIP who could help these hapless young ladies become stars. But if he finds one special enough to call in a personal song dedication to the local radio station, they are as good as dead.
Detectives Jack Roth (Jeremy Sisto, “Six Feet Under,” “Suburgatory”) and new partner Paco Contreras (Gabriel Luna, “True Detective”) are assigned to the case, and they will definitely have their work cut out for them. Jack has worked some high-profile cases in his time and has numerous contacts on the street. One such contact is Dianne Kubek (Karolina Wydra, “True Blood,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love”), an undercover cop posing as a strip club cocktail waitress/drug dealer. Having an affair with each other also puts a strain on both their working and professional relationship. And Jack still holds a grudge against Paco, who narced on his ex-partner and got him kicked off the force.
Jack and Paco get a break when they stumble upon Karen McClaren (Taissa Farmiga, “America Horror Story”), a young, struggling journalist who is trying to write a big story on the Sunset Strip and make a name for herself. Unbeknownst to her at the time, she was approached by Kent in a club and gave him her phone number. She was also a witness to one of the ladies leaving a club who was later murdered. After getting a call from Kent to meet her again at the club, Jack and Paco convince her to be used as bait to try and catch the killer. But can they protect her against this monster?
Meanwhile, Kent has found himself a young woman who may be his ‘Bonnie’ to his twisted ‘Clyde’ in the form of Betty Beaumontaine (Erika Christensen, “Parenthood”), a nurse and single mother of two with a bit of a sadistic twist. He will find himself tempted to slowly pull her into his perverted world, perhaps joining him in his murderous rampage.
Alliances will be formed between detectives, reporters, drug dealers and club-goers to help solve this case and get this nut job off the street. But the clock is ticking as Kent continues to set his sights on the innocent, and Jack and Paco will go to any means necessary to hunt down and capture this scumbag – dead or alive.
“Wicked City” stars Ed Westwick as Kent Grainger, Erika Christensen as Betty Beaumontaine, Jeremy Sisto as Jack Roth, Taissa Farmiga as Karen McClaren, Gabriel Luna as Paco Contreras, Karolina Wydra as Dianne Kubek, Evan Ross (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay,” Parts 1 & 2) as Diver Hawkes, Anne Winters (“The Fosters”) as Vicki Roth and Jaime Ray Newman (“Drop Dead Diva”) as Allison Roth.
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 21 8|7c
Walt Disney, one of the ultimate dreamers, used his uninhibited imagination and determination to create what became the springboard for all of the Walt Disney Company's spirited and wildly successful creativity that followed -- his crowning achievement: Disneyland. The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60, airing SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 8|7c on ABC, will celebrate the inventiveness and inspiration of Disney's big, bold creation with a glamorous, star-studded Diamond Anniversary event.
Acclaimed actor Harrison Ford, who portrays Han Solo in the Star Wars film franchise, will give viewers an exclusive preview of Star Wars-themed lands being developed at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. New details of the ambitious plans to bring Star Wars to life at both resorts will be revealed during the show, with Master of Ceremonies Derek Hough.
Hough, a six-time Dancing with the Stars champion, will be joined by past champion Witney Carson as the pair leads a team of dancers down Main Street U.S.A. to an enormously popular Oscar®-nominated song from a classic Disney animated motion picture.
Music legend Sir Elton John will perform two sensational songs in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park, the Oscar®-nominated song "Circle of Life," from Disney's The Lion King, and the new song, "Wonderful Crazy Night," from his upcoming album.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by music and artistic director Gustavo Dudamel, will join the celebration performing "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" from Walt Disney's acclaimed animated film Fantasia.
The special takes place in the heart of Hollywood at the Dolby Theater and throughout some of the most iconic locations at Disneyland Park, including Sleeping Beauty Castle and Main Street U.S.A., and Cars Land, a themed area of Disney California Adventure Park. It will also showcase two dazzling displays of technology – the "Paint the Night" Parade and "World of Color–Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney" in Disney California Adventure Park, along with many more.
Based on the hit movie of the same name, the new comedy Uncle Buck is coming to ABC. Mike Epps is a fun-loving but irresponsible guy who needs a job and a place to stay. By happy coincidence, his nieces and nephew’s Nanny has just quit and his brother and sister-in-law need his help. His unconventional personality just may make him the right fit for the family and they may be the answer to his problems, too.
Uncle Buck stars Mike Epps as Buck, Nia Long as Alexis, James Lesure as Will, Iman Benson as Tia, Sayeed Shahidi as Miles and Aalyrah Caldwell as Maizy.
Uncle Buck was written by Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley. Executive producers are Steven Cragg, Brian Bradley, Will Packer. Co- executive producers are Korin Huggins and Phil Traill. “Uncle Buck” is produced by Universal Television and ABC Studios.
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