What would you do to have everything you desire? Step inside "666 Park Avenue," New York's most seductive address. We all have some burning needs, desires and ambitions. For the residents of The Drake, the premier apartment building on Manhattan's Upper East Side, these will all be met – for a price – courtesy of the building's mysterious owner, Gavin Doran (Terry O'Quinn). But be careful what you wish for, because the price you have to pay is your soul. ABC's wickedly sensual, sexy and spine-tingling new drama about fulfilling our deepest desires, "666 Park Avenue," will air Sundays from 10:00-11:00 p.m., ET.
When Jane Van Veen (Rachael Taylor) and Henry Martin (Dave Annable), an idealistic young couple from the Midwest, arrive in New York City, the glamorous center of industry and media, they are offered the opportunity to manage the historic Drake. Jane, a small town girl with big ambitions, always knew she wanted to be an architect. Henry, a member of the Mayor's staff, is grounded, intelligent and tenacious. They are lured by the intoxicating lifestyle of New York's wealthy elite.
Gavin, who has many skeletons in his own closet, is at the height of his world and commands the dark power of The Drake. Olivia (Vanessa Williams), his beautiful but enigmatic, supportive wife, wears her elegance, wealth and position in society as armor… but cracks will slowly be revealed.
Jane and Henry not only fall prey to the machinations of Gavin and Olivia, but unwittingly live in the dark embrace of the building's supernatural forces which endanger the lives of its residents. These include Brian Leonard (Robert Buckley), a young playwright pining for his early success and promise. Brian's wife, Louise (Mercedes Masöhn), is a rising hot star in the world of fashion photography. Alexis Blume (Helena Mattsson) is a troubled young woman who is the picture of obsession -- what is her real connection to Gavin, and what part will she play in Brian and Louise's life? Tony DeMeo (Erik Palladino), The Drake's doorman, is the eyes and ears of the building. And then there is 14-year-old Nona Clark (Samantha Logan), who has a blossoming psychic ability, allowing her to look into the future of her fellow Drake occupants.
Sexy, enticing and captivating, home to an epic struggle of good versus evil, The Drake maintains a dark hold over all of its tenants in this new, chilling drama, tempting them through their ambitions and desires.
"666 Park Avenue" stars Rachael Taylor ("Charlie's Angels," "Grey's Anatomy," "Transformers") as Jane Van Veen, Dave Annable ("Brothers & Sisters," "Reunion") as Henry Martin, Mercedes Masöhn ("The Finder," "Chuck," "Three Rivers") as Louise Leonard, Robert Buckley ("One Tree Hill," "Lipstick Jungle") as Brian Leonard, Helena Mattsson ("Iron Man 2," "Nikita," "Desperate Housewives") as Alexis Blume, Erik Palladino ("U-571," "ER," "Murphy Brown") as Tony DeMeo and Samantha Logan as Nona Clark, with Vanessa Williams ("Desperate Housewives," "Ugly Betty," "Shaft," "Soul Food") as Olivia Doran and Terry O'Quinn ("Lost," "Millennium," "Hawaii Five-0," "Alias," "The West Wing," "Jag") as Gavin Doran.
Based on the book series by Gabriella Pierce, "666 Park Avenue" was created by David Wilcox ("Fringe," "Life on Mars"), and is executive-produced by Matt Miller ("Chuck," "Human Target"), Wilcox, Gina Girolamo ("The Secret Circle," "The Lying Game") and Leslie Morgenstein ("Gossip Girl," "The Vampire Diaries," "Pretty Little Liars," "The Lying Game," "The Secret Circle," "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants"). The pilot for "666 Park Avenue" was written by Wilcox and directed by Alex Graves ("Fringe," "The West Wing"), who was also an executive producer. "666 Park Avenue" is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment ("Gossip Girl," "The Vampire Diaries," "Pretty Little Liars") and Warner Bros. Television.
When viewers first met Richard Castle -- a famous mystery novelist and divorced father raising his teenage daughter, while being kept grounded by his Broadway diva mother -- 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, a bright and aggressive homicide detective with a fascination for odd and offbeat cases stemming from the years-old unsolved murder of her own mother. 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. Working together as a couple during Season 5, the crime-solving dynamic duo navigated new chapters in their lives, culminating in a cliffhanger in which Castle got down on one knee and asked Beckett to marry him. Season 6 will begin with her answer...
With Beckett as his muse, Castle has penned a series of bestselling novels featuring Nikki Heat, a tough, sexy and professional NYPD homicide detective, and he resurrected Derrick Storm -- the main character of his first set of books -- in a series of original eBook shorts and a full length novel. Castle's much anticipated fifth Nikki Heat thriller, Deadly Heat (September 17, 2013), goes on sale this fall. The previous four mysteries in the Heat series -- Heat Wave (September 2009), Naked Heat (September 2010), Heat Rises(September 2011) and Frozen Heat (September 2012) -- all spent multiple consecutive weeks on the New York Times and USA Today bestsellers lists. In addition, the newest Derrick Storm thriller, Storm Front (May 2013), and Castle's Storm eBook original short series -- A Brewing Storm (May 2012), A Raging Storm(July 2012) and A Bloody Storm (August 2012) -- all debuted on the New York Times bestsellers list.
In addition for the new season, a third graphic novel from Marvel Entertainment – Castle: Richard Castle's A Calm Before the Storm – recently debuted in hardcover format, written by New York Times best-selling author Peter David ("Hulk"). The first two graphic novels – Castle: Richard Castle's Deadly Storm and Castle: Richard Castle's Storm Season, written by Brian Michael Bendis ("Avengers") and Kelly Sue DeConnick ("Captain Marvel") – continue to sell well since these graphic fiction adaptations debuted in 2011. All three graphic novels are on sale in comic shops, the Marvel Comics app, iBookstore, Nook Bookstore and everywhere books are sold.
"Castle" stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito, Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan, Penny Johnson Jerald as NYPD Captain Victoria Gates, Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle with Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers.
"Castle," which is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P) with 5.1 channel surround sound, is produced by ABC Studios. Andrew Marlowe is the show's creator/executive producer, along with executive producers Rob Bowman, David Amann, David Grae, and Armyan Bernstein.
"Grey's Anatomy" follows the personal and professional lives of a group of doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital in Seattle as they deal with the wellbeing of their patients and their relationships with each other.
"Grey's Anatomy" stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt, Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins, Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery, Sarah Drew as April Kepner, Camilla Luddington as Jo Wilson, and Jerrika Hinton as Stephanie Edwards.
"Grey's Anatomy" was created and is executive-produced by Shonda Rhimes. Betsy Beers, Mark Gordon, Rob Corn, Stacy McKee, Bill Harper and Zoanne Clack are executive producers. "Grey's Anatomy" is produced by ABC Studios.
Tim Allen stars as "Mike Baxter" in "Last Man Standing," a show about everything that families in America are dealing with today - all filtered through the blunt "man's man" comedy of an iconic American character. In the series, Mike continues to be surrounded by forces seeking to challenge his ideals on just about everything in which he believes. As he and his wife Vanessa's three daughters grow up and move on, they're forced to confront that quintessential parenting dilemma about how much they can still influence their three daughters. As usual, Mike tries to escape any female drama at home in the warm, manly embrace of his job at the Outdoor Man store.
"Last Man Standing" stars Tim Allen as Mike Baxter, Nancy Travis as Vanessa Baxter, Molly Ephraim as Mandy Baxter, Kaitlyn Dever as Eve Baxter, Amanda Fuller as Kristin Baxter, Christoph Sanders as Kyle Anderson, Flynn Morrison as Boyd Baxter and Hector Elizondo as Ed Alzate.
"Last Man Standing" was created by Jack Burditt and is executive-produced by Tim Doyle, Tim Allen, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Shawn Levy, Richard Baker, Rick Messina, Kevin Abbott and Kevin Hench. The series is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television.
Two-time Emmy winner Patricia Heaton stars in this warm and witty single-camera comedy about raising a family and lowering your expectations. Middle-aged, middle class and living in the middle of the country in Orson, Indiana, Frankie Heck is a married wife and mother of three who uses her wry wit and sense of humor to get her family through each day intact. Frankie works as a dental assistant, and her unflappable husband, Mike, is manager at the local quarry and her sardonic partner in the daily grind that is raising their average – yes, most definitely average – family.
Between juggling shifts and picking up fast food dinners eaten in front of the TV, Frankie and Mike raise their kids with love, humor and solid Midwestern practicality. Axl, the oldest, is a jock slacker who is beginning his second year of college via a sports scholarship; moving this year from the dorm to a house with his friend and teammate Hutch. Now responsible for his own meals, it's a given that he will continue to come home often and eat his family out of house and home. Then there's the ever-optimistic Sue, their extraordinarily ordinary daughter, who fails at just about everything she tries with great gusto. Now in her senior year of high school, this just might be the "year of Sue" as things may finally start going her way. And finally there's Brick, their quirky son, now navigating his way through his second year in the treacherous times of middle school. He reads constantly, whispers and "whoops" to himself and has always unapologetically marched to the beat of his own drummer. But now that he's getting older, he wonders if he might be missing something, leading him into a misguided effort to be more social.
Their hilarious struggles continue, but through all the madness shines a loving family, and together, the Hecks are putting THE MIDDLE on the map.
"The Middle" stars Patricia Heaton as Frankie, Neil Flynn as Mike, Charlie McDermott as Axl, Eden Sher as Sue and Atticus Shaffer as Brick.
"The Middle" was created and is executive-produced by Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline. The series is from Warner Bros. Television.
ABC's groundbreaking and multiple Emmy® Award-winning hit comedy series, "Modern Family," takes a modern and often hilarious look at the complications that come with being a family today. Jay Pritchett, with his younger wife Gloria, her son Manny and new baby, sits as the patriarch of a large blended family that includes his grown daughter Claire, who has three kids of her own with her husband Phil, and a grown son Mitchell, who adopted a daughter from Vietnam with his husband Cameron. These three families are unique unto themselves, and together they give us a window into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted embrace of the modern family.
"Modern Family" stars Ed O'Neill as Jay, Sofia Vergara as Gloria, Julie Bowen as Claire, Ty Burrell as Phil, Eric Stonestreet as Cameron, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell, Sarah Hyland as Haley, Ariel Winter as Alex, Nolan Gould as Luke, Rico Rodriguez as Manny and Aubrey Anderson-Emmons as Lily.
The series is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television in association with Picador Productions and Steven Levitan Prods. Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd are the creators/executive producers. Danny Zuker, Paul Corrigan, Brad Walsh, Abraham Higginbotham and Jeffrey Richman also serve as executive producers.
The critically acclaimed drama series "Nashville" returns for a second season. In last season's finale, Rayna and Deacon's final moments left their lives hanging in the balance. But one thing is certain... their relationship will never be easy. Rayna will continue to be driven by her desire to expand upon her music empire, signing new talent and going head to head with a new label chief. Juliette is poised for a fresh start after her success was briefly mired by her short-lived marriage, an extortion plot, and the shocking death of her mother. As she continues to work towards shaping her sound and style, she'll discover there isn't a lot of room for error as emerging artists continue to nip at her heels. Deacon's fall from grace will force him to evolve from his role as band leader to a position outside of his comfort zone. The question is whether or not there'll be enough time to commit to his most important role of all...being a father.
With Rayna's record label backing her, Scarlett is still seeking out that magic she harnessed with Gunnar. Is Scarlett a flash in the pan? Or will she self destruct before she's had her moment in the spotlight? Gunnar is tragically aware that his window to stardom is beginning to close and that he'd better get his head back in the game. Did he ever really have what it takes to be a headliner or songwriter? Avery has had it all and lost it all. This time he's made an unlikely ally, and nothing is going to keep him down or prevent him from getting back on that path to stardom. Teddy's life has been turned upside-down since his break with Peggy, but nothing prepared him for how far she would be willing to go to get what she wanted.
"Music City" can mean so many things to different people. In Nashville, musicians and songwriters are at the heart of the storms driven by their own ambitions. Some are fueled by their creativity and passion for fame, others struggle to cope with the pressures of success and doing everything in their power to stay on top.
"Nashville" stars Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne, Eric Close as Teddy Conrad, Clare Bowen as Scarlett O'Connor, Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Chris Carmack as Will Lexington, Lennon Stella as Maddie Conrad and Maisy Stella as Daphne Conrad.
Dee Johnson ("Boss," "The Good Wife"), R.J. Cutler ("The September Issue," "The War Room," "A Perfect Candidate"), Callie Khouri ("Thelma & Louise") and Steve Buchanan are executive producers of "Nashville." The series is produced by Lionsgate, ABC Studios and Opry Entertainment.
Master storytellers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz ("Lost," "Tron: Legacy") invite everyone to join Emma Swan, Snow White, Prince Charming, The Evil Queen, Hook and all the other resident fairy tale characters as they prepare to defend themselves against a magical force from the past that's too dark and unpredictable even for Rumplestiltskin - The Ice Queen. 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.
"Once Upon a Time" stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O'Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.
Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz are creators and executive producers. Steve Pearlman and David H. Goodman are also executive producers. The show is from ABC Studios.
Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp), by all appearances, is a friendly and sophisticated "girl next door," but the exclusive world she has immersed herself in is tied to a dark family history, and Emily has quickly proven that she is anything but what she seems. After her father was framed for a horrific crime by neighbors he trusted and was sentenced to a life in prison, Emily never saw her father again and spent her childhood consumed by rage, loss and betrayal. Years later, she returned to the Hamptons under an assumed identity with one endgame-REVENGE, every social overture a carefully planned chip at the foundation of her sworn enemies until their lives come crashing down around them. Now, she must face the consequences of her actions and the havoc she has wreaked on those around her as she continues on her mission.
"Revenge" stars Emily VanCamp as Emily Thorne, Madeleine Stowe as Victoria Grayson, Josh Bowman as Daniel Grayson, Nick Wechsler as Jack Porter, Gabriel Mann as Nolan Ross, and Christa B. Allen as Charlotte Grayson.
"Revenge" is executive-produced by Sunil Nayar, Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey. Gretchen J. Berg and Aaron Harberts also executive produce. The series, created by Mike Kelley, is produced by ABC Studios.
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.
"Scandal" stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant, Jeff Perry as Cyrus, Bellamy Young as First Lady Mellie Grant, Joshua Malina as David Rosen and Scott Foley as Captain Jake Ballard.
The series was created by Shonda Rhimes. Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers and Mark Wilding are executive producers. "Scandal" is produced by ABC Studios.
"America’s Funniest Home Videos," the longest running primetime entertainment show in ABC history, enters its 25th season with the same mission—giving families something genuinely funny to enjoy. Host Tom Bergeron is back, and funnier than ever for his final season, with an abundant supply of fresh clips to keep families laughing from coast to coast. "America's Funniest Home Videos" has given away over $13 million in prize money and evaluated more than a million videotapes from home viewers.
Vin Di Bona is executive producer. Todd Thicke and Michele Nasraway are co-executive producers.
";Shark Tank" is back for a sixth season, with the Sharks continuing the search to invest in the best businesses and products that America has to offer. In 2012 and 2013, ";Shark Tank" received an Emmy-nomination for Outstanding Reality Program; as well as a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Reality Series - Competition. The series was nominated for a Producers Guild Award in 2013; and in 2014, the NAACP Image Awards nominated the show for Outstanding Reality Series. The ratings and popularity for ";Shark Tank" continue to build, regularly winning Friday as the No. 1 TV series on the night in Adults 18-49 in almost all of its original telecasts this season.
The Sharks—tough, self-made, multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons -- are: billionaire Mark Cuban, owner and chairman of AXS TV and outspoken owner of the 2011 NBA championship Dallas Mavericks; real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran; ";Queen of QVC" Lori Greiner; technology innovator Robert Herjavec; fashion and branding expert Daymond John; and venture capitalist Kevin O'Leary.
Mark Burnett, Clay Newbill and Phil Gurin are the executive producers of ";Shark Tank," which is based on the Japanese ";Dragons' Den" format created by Nippon Television Network Corporation. The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television.
As summer temperatures heat up, everyone's favorite balls are coming back! Each episode will showcase twenty four daring contestants of all shapes and sizes as they compete in the world's largest extreme obstacle course, but for the first time ever, winners will be brought together at the end of the season for a "Tournament of Champions," during which they will compete for the title of Ultimate Wipeout Champion. The season will continue to bring lots of laughter, with new special themed episodes, including a chance to win a date with Jill Wagner, and the return of some of our favorites, like "Boss & Employee." In the end, only one contestant will be victorious and win the title of Wipeout Champion, while everyone else will "wipeout!"
The series is hosted by John Anderson (ESPN's "SportsCenter"), John Henson (E! Entertainment's "Talk Soup") and co-hosted by Jill Wagner (MTV's "Teen Wolf").
"Wipeout" executive producers are Matt Kunitz ("101 Ways to Leave a Game Show," "Fear Factor") and Scott Larsen. Kevin Wehrenberg, Trice Barto and J. Rupert Thompson are co-executive producers. The series is produced by Endemol USA. David Goldberg is the chairman of Endemol North America.
Winners Determined by Online Voting at AMAvote.com
Recording artists Kelly Clarkson and will.i.am revealed the 2013 American Music Awards (AMAs) nominations this morning in New York City on ABC's Good Morning America. Five categories were announced live on air followed by a press conference to reveal the remaining seventeen categories at B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill in Times Square (see full list of nominees below).
It was also announced that Miley Cyrus and Imagine Dragons will be performing on this year's show which will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24th (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC. Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead this year with six (6) nominations. Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake follow with five (5) nominations each, while Florida Georgia Line, Rihanna and Robin Thicke collected four (4) nominations each. Additionally, Bruno Mars and Imagine Dragons were nominated for three (3) awards. This year's 2013 Artist of the Year nominees are: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, and Justin Timberlake.
The 2013 American Music Awards are produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro is Executive Producer and Larry Klein is Producer.
Artists will be honored in the genres of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative Rock, Adult Contemporary, Latin, Contemporary Inspirational, Electronic Dance Music, as well as categories for Top Soundtrack, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl's, Artist of the Year, and for the first year-ever, "Single of the Year."
Preceding the ABC broadcast for the 5th consecutive year is the "Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2013 AMAs" pre-show, hosted by Lance Bass, Rosie Pierri, Jordin Sparks and Jenna Ushkowitz. This year's performers include Kurt Hugo Schneider, Jabbawockeez, Jessie McCartney and 5th Harmony. Live coverage will stream online for fans worldwide starting at 5pm Eastern / 2pm Pacific on November 24th and, for the first time, will be available on Yahoo.com, this year's official digital distributor of the American Music Awards Experience. The stream can also be watched at TheAMAs.com, ABC.com, Time Warner Cable's Facebook page, and the websites within the Cumulus Radio Network, the AMAs official radio partner.
The 2013 American Music Awards partners include Cumulus, Time Warner Cable, Yahoo and Music Choice.
American Music Awards are voted on by the fans. For the seventh year in a row, winners will be determined by online voting. Starting today, fans can vote at the Coca-Cola AMA voting site AMAvote.com. In addition, for the first time in AMAs History, fans will also be able to vote for their favorite artists via Twitter.
Viewers will also get a second-screen experience jam-packed with "snack-able" videos, photos, GIFs, memes, "Insta-Fashion Pops", "Thank You Cam" shout-outs, and much more across every major social platform.
In collaboration with Twitter, Twitter Mirrors will be placed in select backstage areas. The "selfie stations" will provide a candid look into the backstage scene. Also, this year, the AMAs and Twitter will debut the first-ever VINE 360 FASHION BOOTH placed right in the middle of the red carpet. Fashion buffs around the world will have a front row seat to an unparalleled close look at celebrity red carpet fashion - on REAL TIME.
In addition, we are inviting some of the AMA Nominee's biggest Super Fans as top music, fashion, and entertainment social media influencer/super stars to cover the event LIVE! They will have access to exclusive content that viewers will only be able to get from them.
About the Voting
American Music Awards® nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming and social activity. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. Winners are chosen by public vote conducted online via AMAvote.com.
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About the American Music Awards
The American Music Awards features performances from today's hottest artists and presents fan-voted awards in the categories of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM, Soundtrack, Single of The Year, New Artist of the Year, and Artist of the Year. The American Music Awards pays tribute to today's most influential and iconic artists. The show is produced by dick clark productions and is seen in more than 160 countries around the world. For more information visit www.theamas.com or www.dickclark.com.
For up to date information about the AMAs, performers, presenters and AMA history, visit TheAMAs.com or dickclark.com. Tickets are now on sale at www.axs.com.
In the 1966 half-hour animated "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," The PEANUTS gang celebrates Halloween, with Linus hoping that, finally, he will be visited by The Great Pumpkin, while Charlie Brown is invited to a Halloween party. Cast members include Peter Robbins (Charlie Brown) and Christopher Shea (Linus). The cast also includes Sally Dryer as Lucy, Chris Doran as Schroeder, Bill Melendez as Snoopy, Kathy Steinberg as Sally, Tracy Stratford as Violet and Ann Altieri as Frieda.
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Charlie Brown wants to do something special for the gang. However the dinner he arranges is a disaster when caterers Snoopy and Woodstock prepare toast and popcorn as the main dish. Humiliated, it will take all of Marcie's persuasive powers to salvage the holiday for Charlie Brown.
The ABC News primetime news magazine "20/20" has distinguished itself as one of the most esteemed programs in broadcast journalism. Celebrating its 36th anniversary this season, "20/20" continues to combine hard-hitting investigative reports, newsmaker interviews and compelling human interest and feature stories. The program is anchored by award-winning journalists Elizabeth Vargas and David Muir. For over three decades "20/20" has offered viewers reports and stories that have changes lives.
As the race for the White House enters its final months and both the candidates look to make their case directly to the American people, ABC News will provide comprehensive cross-platform coverage
Jimmy Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of Emmy nominated "Jimmy Kimmel Live," ABC's late-night talk show.
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" is well known for its huge viral video successes with 1.5 billion views on YouTube alone. 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 eleventh season, Kimmel's guests have included: 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: Paul McCartney, Coldplay, Jay-Z, Depeche Mode and Justin Timberlake as well as special outdoor 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 and Erin Irwin serve as co-executive producers. "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is shot live in front of a studio audience and produced by Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Studios. For more info, go to www.jimmykimmellive.com or Facebook.com/jimmykimmellive. You can also follow Jimmy's personal twitter account - @jimmykimmel. #Kimmel
Celebrating and exploring life through food, ABC Daytime’s upcoming lifestyle series, “The Chew,” debuting Monday, September 26, is an innovative and groundbreaking daytime program co-hosted by a dynamic group of engaging, fun, relatable experts in food, lifestyle and entertaining. “The Chew” serves up everything food -- from cooking and home entertaining to food trends, restaurants, holidays and more -- all aimed at making life better, fuller and more fun. Broadcast live weekdays from New York City (1:00-2:00 p.m., ET), “The Chew” features celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon and Carla Hall, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz.
Mario Batali is co-owner of 17 restaurants across the country, including his flagship New York City restaurant, Babbo. Batali has hosted a variety of television shows for Food Network, including “Ciao America” and “Molto Mario.” He is also the author of eight cookbooks, including the James Beard Award-winning Molto Italiano: 327 Simple Italian Recipes.
Michael Symon is a star of the Food Network series “Iron Chef America.” He is the owner of six restaurants, including the critically-acclaimed Lola and Lolita, cornerstones of his hometown’s dining scene in Cleveland, OH. In 1998 Symon was named Best New Chef by Food & Wine Magazine. He is known for his infectious laugh, and is an avid tattoo enthusiast who has a “Got Pork” tattoo emblazoned on his chest. Symon enjoys spending time with his wife, Liz, and their two dogs, Ruby and Ozzy.
Carla Hall is best known as a competitor on Bravo’s “Top Chef,” where she won over audiences with her fun catch phrase “Hootie Hoo” and her philosophy to always cook with love. She is the owner of Alchemy by Carla Hall, an artisan cookie company that specializes in creating sweet and savory “petite bites of love.” Hall is a true believer that, “If you’re not in a good mood, the only thing you should make is a reservation.”
Clinton Kelly is a familiar face to fashionistas around the country as style host of the TLC series “What Not to Wear.” He has also appeared in several specials for TLC, including “The Miss America Pageant,” “Fashioning a Home with Clinton Kelly,” “Mind Your Manners” and “Redo My Spouse.” Kelly is the author of Freakin’ Fabulous: How to Dress, Speak, Behave, Eat, Drink, Entertain, Decorate and Generally Be Better Than Everyone Else and Oh No She Didn’t: The Top 100 Style Mistakes Women Make and How to Avoid Them. In December 2010, Kelly launched the style app Stylerx for the iPhone and web.
Daphne Oz is “The Chew’s” fresh face of healthy living and resident practical tipster. In 2006 she wrote her national bestseller, The Dorm Room Diet, sharing the healthy lifestyle plan she developed at school that helped her permanently shed 30 pounds. Oz also helped to found HealthCorps, a non-profit organization that equips teenagers with educational information in the areas of nutrition, exercise and stress management. She is a newlywed who will celebrate her first wedding anniversary later this month.
Produced by Gordon Elliott’s Chew Productions for the ABC Television Network, “The Chew” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with stereo sound.
"General Hospital," which celebrated its 51st anniversary on April 1, 2014, 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 aired 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.
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 Ron Carlivati is the head writer. "General Hospital" airs weekdays at 2:00 p.m., ET /1:00 p.m., PT/CT on the ABC Television Network.
"The View," recipient of the 2003 Daytime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Talk Show, is ABC Daytime's morning chatfest, featuring a team of dynamic women of different ages, experiences and backgrounds discussing the most exciting events of the day. The program has received critical acclaim since premiering August 11, 1997. It's broadcast live weekdays from NYC (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET; CLOSED-CAPTIONED; broadcast in stereo; TV-14).
"The View" is features ABC News correspondent Barbara Walters -- who appears on average three days a week - moderator Whoopi Goldberg, comedian Joy Behar, actress/comedian Sherri Shepherd and designer and former "Survivor: The Australian Outback" participant Elisabeth Hasselbeck. "The View" consists of hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment. The program celebrated its 2000th show on February 2, 2006, and is now in its 12th season on the ABC Television Network.
Barbara Walters' ground-breaking exclusive interviews with world figures and her enterprising reporting have made her one of the most highly acclaimed journalists on television. She has received worldwide recognition for her work and has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards. Her interviews and reports appear regularly on the ABC weekly newsmagazine "20/20" and in "The Barbara Walters Specials." Ms. Walters joined ABC News in 1976 as the first woman to co-host the network news. Ms. Walters is also a New York Times best selling author for her memoir "Audition," released in 2008.
In 2002 Whoopi Goldberg became one of a very elite group of artists who have won the Grammy ("Whoopi Goldberg," 1985), the Academy Award ("Ghost," 1991), the Golden Globe ("The Color Purple," 1985 and "Ghost," 1991), the Emmy (as host of AMC's "Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel," 2002) and a Tony (producer of "Thoroughly Modern Millie," 2002). She is equally well known for her humanitarian efforts on behalf of children, the homeless, human rights, education, substance abuse and the battle against AIDS, as well as many other causes and charities. Among her many charitable activities, Ms. Goldberg is a Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations.
Joy Behar, a frequent comedy headliner, is among today's leading comic talents. Whether performing standup comedy or interviewing politicians and artists, she is a comedic original and a leading woman both on stage and screen. Ms. Behar starred in her own HBO special as well as her hilarious cable series "Love, Hate & Joy" and was the voice of a neurotic patient on "Dr. Katz." She has appeared in the films "Cookie," "This Is My Life" and Woody Allen's "Manhattan Murder Mystery." She starred in the off-Broadway hits "The Food Chain" and the critically-acclaimed "The Vagina Monologues." Ms. Behar is the celebrated author of "Joy Shtick: or What Is the Existential Vacuum and Does It Come with Attachments?," "Sheetzucacapoopoo: My Kind of Dog," "When You Need a Lift" and "Sheetzucacapoopoo 2: Max Goes to the Dogs." Ms. Behar performed to sold out crowds at Alice Tulley Hall in Lincoln Center and during her one woman show, "Bitchin' with Behar," at New York's Zipper Theater. She is a frequent substitute host for Larry King on "Larry King Live" on CNN.
Sherri Shepherd, an accomplished stand-up comic, voiced the role of Ben Stiller's "lioness mother" in "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" and co-stars with Lenny Kravitz and Paula Patton in "Precious." She has been featured in the motion pictures "Who's Your Caddy," "Beauty Shop," "Cellular" and "Guess Who." For four seasons she starred on ABC's "Less than Perfect."
Ms. Shepherd is also the voice of twin toucans Cheryl and Meryl in the Disney Channel's comedy series, "Brandy & Mr. Whiskers," and often guests as Tracy Morgan's wife, Angie Jordan, on "30 Rock." Ms. Shepherd was a co-host of ABC's broadcast of "The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" and appeared in one episode of "Entourage." Ms. Shepherd has performed at The Comedy Store, The Improv and the Laugh Factory in Hollywood.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck is best known to audiences as a participant on the wildly popular second edition of the "Survivor" reality show, "Survivor: The Australian Outback." In August, 2004, she spoke at the Republican National Convention, where she delivered a heartfelt speech that emphasized her continued effort in support of Breast Cancer prevention and research. She and her husband, Tim Hasselbeck, a former NFL Quarterback and now an ESPN NFL analyst, have two children, Grace and Taylor. Ms. Hasselbeck is expecting her third child in August, 2009.
"The View" is the recipient of 24 Daytime Emmy® Awards, numerous Daytime Emmy Award nominations, including 11 consecutive nominations for Outstanding Talk Show and 12 consecutive nominations for Outstanding Talk Show Host, the 2009 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Talk Series, the Gracie Award from the Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television, two Prism Commendations presented by the Entertainment Industries Council & National Institute on Drug Abuse, the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding TV Talk Show, the Los Angeles Daily News Reader's Choice Award for Best Morning Talk Show, the Good Housekeeping Great Works Award, and was also voted Favorite Talk Show by Viewers Voice, Inc., a non-profit organization that supports television programming.
In May 2009, "The View" hosts were chosen as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" by Time Magazine. Additionally, they appeared in the "Time 100/Anderson Cooper 360¡ Special: The World's Most Influential People."
In September 2008, the show launched a "Red, White & View" campaign highlighting interviews and informational segments that helped promote civic responsibility during the election season. The "Red, White & View" campaign was another example of how "The View" established itself as an important player in the political process.
In May 2001, the co-hosts were awarded the Safe Horizon Champion Award for their continued efforts to raise awareness on issues of importance to girls and women. In March 2002, "The View" received the Linda Dano Heart Award from Heartshare Human Services of New York for its programming philosophy that brought enlightenment, entertainment and comfort to families throughout the Nation and New York in the wake of September 11, 2001.
The co-hosts have appeared together on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Charlie Rose," "Larry King Live" and their own "Super View" segment, broadcast during the Super Bowl pre-game show in January 2000. In March 2002, they hosted a special wrap-around entitled "Bonding with 'The View'" for the ABC network premiere of "Diamonds Are Forever." The co-hosts have graced covers of magazines, including TV Guide and Ladies Home Journal. In May 2003, the co-hosts were featured as part of the live, three-hour broadcast of "The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" with a comical segment entitled "The View from the Daytime Emmys." Together they appeared in a January 2006 "Got Millk?" ad. This year, the women were featured in one episode of HBO's "Entourage," "Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail" and "Ugly Betty."
In February 2006, as part of a 2000th Show celebration, the co-hosts, along with executive producer Bill Geddie and ABC Daytime President Brian Frons, rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
In the highest form of adulation, and in clear recognition of the show's popularity and success, "The View" has been the subject of a number of satires, from "SNL" and "The Simpsons" to MAD Magazine.
In July 2008, "The View" broadcast live with T-Mobile USA, Inc. as a single commercial sponsor, adding bonus time to the show's popular "Hot Topics" segment, a result of limited commercial interruptions. The unique sponsorship was the first of its kind for both "The View" and ABC Daytime. In honor of breast cancer awareness month, "The View" was broadcast live from City Hall Plaza in Dallas, TX in October 2004. During the trip, the co-hosts unveiled the "Quilts of Inspiration™," a 24' x 24' quilt that was auctioned off to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. In February 2004, "The View" broadcast live, poolside from Caesars Palace in the vibrant city of Las Vegas. "The View" returned to Las Vegas in June 2008 and February 2006 to broadcast a week of live shows from outside Caesars Palace. In October 2003, the show unveiled a series of "firsts," as the program broadcast live for one day, outdoors on the campus of the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC, for the exciting grand finale to "The View from Your Hometown" contest. In June 2003, "The View" broadcast its first live primetime special entitled "The View: His & Her Body Test" - an hour that included gender related "Hot Topics," celebrities and a real-time multiple choice quiz. In March 2003, "The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" nominations were announced live on "The View." This first-ever one-hour national television talk show event featured a dazzling lineup of Daytime stars from all three major networks. Live nomination ceremonies were also featured in March 2002 ("The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards") and April 2008 ("The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards"). "The View" broadcast "After Party at 'The View,'" the show's first live late-night special following the Academy Awards™.