The Final Straw 8/28 on ABC





The Final Straw: Be Ready to Run (8/28)
“Be Ready to Run” – Hosted by Janelle James, four teams of contestants compete in an epic battle against gravity and physics as they attempt to remove items from towering, themed stacks. In round one, two cheerleaders, who know how to stay in sync, compete against a longtime married couple on the grandma’s attic stack. In round two, a pair of childhood friends, who love to travel, takes on two social media influencers who are prepared to climb their way to the top as they confront the seafood stack. The winners from each round face off against the medieval stack to earn a shot at The Mega Stack for a chance to win the grand prize of $250,000, airing SUNDAY, AUG. 28 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-14) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.



The Final Straw 8/21 on ABC





The Final Straw: The Monster Crash (8/21)
“The Monster Crash” – Hosted by Janelle James, four teams of contestants compete in an epic battle against gravity and physics as they attempt to remove items from towering, themed stacks. In round one, a pair of brothers is determined to whisk away the competition as they take on a team of best friends on the western stack. In round two, a new couple attempts to avoid striking out against a married couple who is set on making their dreams come true on the birthday stack. The winners from each round face off against the mad science stack to earn a shot at The Mega Stack for a chance to win the grand prize of $250,000, airing SUNDAY, AUG. 21 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-14, L) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.



The $100,000 Pyramid 8/27 (Rerun) on ABC





The $100,000 Pyramid: Ken Jennings vs. Ross Mathews and RuPaul vs. Carson Kressley (8/27) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 7/24/22)
“Ken Jennings vs. Ross Mathews and RuPaul vs. Carson Kressley” – In “The $100,000 Pyramid,” “Jeopardy” host Ken Jennings goes head-to-head with television host Ross Mathews, then RuPaul (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”) competes against television personality Carson Kressley on SATURDAY, AUG. 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, D) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 7/24/22)



Celebrity Family Feud 8/21 on ABC





Celebrity Family Feud: The Sharks vs. The Talk and Natasha Leggero vs. Lauren Ash (8/21)
“The Sharks vs. The Talk and Natasha Leggero vs. Lauren Ash” – Hosted by Steve Harvey, the first game has the Sharks from ABC’s “Shark Tank” face off against the hosts from CBS’s “The Talk” to see who will come out on top and win the grand prize for their selected charities. In the next game, comedians Natasha Leggero and Lauren Ash go head-to-head in a hilarious all-new episode airing SUNDAY, AUG. 21 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.

The celebrity teams trying to guess what the “survey said” are the following:

Team “Shark Tank,” playing for Junior Achievement USA:

Mark Cuban
Robert Herjavec
Lori Greiner
Daymond John
Emma Grede
VERSUS

Team “The Talk,” playing for Boys & Girls Clubs of America:

Natalie Morales
Sheryl Underwood
Akbar Gbajabiamila
Jerry O’Connell
Drew Carey
GAME 2

Team Natasha Leggero, playing for Save the Children’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund:

Natasha Leggero
Moshe Kasher
Chelsea Peretti
Sabrina Jalees
Caleb Hearon
VERSUS

Team Lauren Ash, playing for Best Friends Animal Society:

Lauren Ash
Leslie Seiler (best friend)
Christy Oxborrow (cousin/podcast cohost)
Laurel DeHaan (mom)
Nick DeHaan (stepdad)



AFV 8/28 (Rerun) on ABC





America’s Funniest Home Videos: 3214 (8/28) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 3/6/22)
“3214” – Don’t miss “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” featuring sports mishaps, kids getting upset after being told their mom is expecting, and things in toilets that definitely shouldn’t be. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” airs SUNDAY, AUG. 28 (7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 3/6/22)



AFV 8/27 (2 Reruns) on ABC





America’s Funniest Home Videos: 3205 (8/27) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 11/7/21)
“3205” – Catch birthday blunders, including a dog that tries to steal a cake and a kid who denies eating cupcakes, plus a woman who makes the mistake of spraying a wasp nest on “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” SATURDAY, AUG. 27 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 11/7/21)

America’s Funniest Home Videos: 3213 (8/27) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 2/27/22)
“3213” – Magic tricks go awry, siblings rival and animal antics ensue, including a cat who is oblivious to a mouse sitting right in front of him, on “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” SATURDAY, AUG. 27 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG). Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 2/27/22)



ABC News Studios Announces 25th Anniversary Special ‘Cinderella: The Reunion”





ABC News Studios Announces 25th Anniversary Special ‘Cinderella: The Reunion, a Special Edition of 20/20’ on Tuesday, Aug. 23, as Part of Disney’s World Princess Week
Original Cast Members Brandy and Whoopi Goldberg, Plus Billy Porter, Todrick Hall, Jade Jones and More, Reflect on the Impact of the Film

Following the News Special, The Wonderful World of Disney Will Air ‘Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella’ for the First Time on Broadcast Television in More Than Two Decades


ABC News Studios will air “Cinderella: The Reunion, A Special Edition of 20/20” on TUESDAY, AUG. 23 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC and stream the next day on Hulu. The 25th anniversary celebration of “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” will feature members of its all-star cast — Brandy, Whoopi Goldberg, Paolo Montalban, Victor Garber, Bernadette Peters, Jason Alexander and Veanne Cox. Following the news special, The Wonderful World of Disney will air, for the first time on broadcast television in more than two decades, a presentation of the original film (9:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), which is available to stream on Disney+.

The classic Disney live-action film marked a groundbreaking moment in television history, introducing America’s first Black Cinderella (Brandy) and Fairy Godmother (Whitney Houston). The ABC News Studios reunion special explores how the revolutionary made-for-television musical expanded society’s view of the term “princess” and includes interviews with original cast members, as well as rare behind-the-scenes footage with Whitney Houston.

The one-hour program, airing during Disney’s World Princess Week, also dives into the film’s positive impact on representation in Hollywood and features interviews with stars who share a connection to the project, including Tony®, GRAMMY® and Emmy® Award-winning actor and singer Billy Porter, who played the gender-neutral fairy godmother, Fabulous Godmother, in the 2021 Amazon Original “Cinderella” reimagining; actress Jade Jones, who plays Belle in the off-Broadway tour of “Beauty and the Beast”; and singer-songwriter and choreographer Todrick Hall, a “Cinderella” superfan who has drawn inspiration from the film throughout his career.

“Cinderella: The Reunion, A Special Edition of 20/20” features interviews with the original production team from “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” including producers Debra Martin Chase and Neil Meron, costume designer Ellen Mirojnick and more.

“We’re delighted that the 25th anniversary of this landmark incarnation of ‘Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella’ is being celebrated on its original network,” said Imogen Lloyd Webber, SVP at Concord Theatricals, on behalf of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s unforgettable score is truly timeless — still enchanting listeners 80 years after their partnership began and 65 years since their ‘Cinderella’ first charmed the largest audience in television history.”

About “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella”
“Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” stars Brandy in the title role and Whitney Houston as “Fairy Godmother” alongside Whoopi Goldberg, Victor Garber, Natalie Desselle Reid, Bernadette Peters, Paolo Montalban, Jason Alexander and Veanne Cox.

Originally premiering on Nov. 2, 1997, to 60 million viewers on ABC’s “The Wonderful World of Disney,” “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” became an instant fan favorite, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike and earning seven Emmy Award nominations. Celebrated for its diverse representation, sweeping musical acts and unforgettable songbook, the 1997 film features an incredible array of beloved and original songs by the iconic songwriting duo Rodgers & Hammerstein, including “Impossible,” “In My Own Little Corner,” “Ten Minutes Ago,” “A Lovely Night,” “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?” and more.

The televised movie musical debuted on Disney+ in February 2021.

In “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” when Cinderella’s cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from her Fairy Godmother. The 1997 movie was directed by Robert Iscove, written by Robert I. Freedman, and choreographed by Rob Marshall. Whitney Houston, Debra Martin Chase, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron served as Executive Producers. Chris Montan was a producer, and Robyn Crawford was an associate producer.

“Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” was originally presented on television in 1957, and was the only musical written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II for the medium. Starring a 21-year-old Julie Andrews, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium at the time, drawing an astonishing 107 million viewers. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams come true, and so was the second remake in 1997. A new Broadway version with a Tony-nominated book by Douglas Carter Beane premiered in 2013.

About ABC News Studios
ABC News Studios, inspired by ABC News’ trusted reporting, is a premium, narrative non-fiction original production house and commissioning partner of series and specials. ABC News Studios champions untold and authentic stories driving the cultural zeitgeist spanning true-crime, investigations, pop culture, and news-adjacent stories. Its subsidiary, ABC News Films, acquires and produces feature documentary films.

About Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
After long and highly distinguished careers with other collaborators, Richard Rodgers (composer, 1902-79) and Oscar Hammerstein II (librettist/lyricist, 1895-1960) joined forces in 1943 to create the most successful partnership in American Musical Theater. Prior to joining forces, Rodgers collaborated with lyricist Lorenz Hart on musical comedies that epitomized wit and sophistication (“Pal Joey,” “On Your Toes,” “Babes in Arms” and more), while Hammerstein brought new life to operetta and created the classic “Show Boat” with Jerome Kern. “Oklahoma!,” the first Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, introduced an integrated form that became known as “the musical play.” Their shows that followed included “Carousel,” “South Pacific,” “The King and I” and “The Sound of Music.” Collectively, the Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals have earned Tony, Oscar, Grammy, Emmy, Pulitzer and Olivier Awards. The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization is a Concord Company.

About World Princess Week
This World Princess Week (Aug. 21 – 27), we are celebrating our favorite Disney Princess characters and their adventures at Disney Parks, on air, and with digital watch parties. Join us all week long on Instagram (@thedisneyprincesses) as we share trivia, fun moments, and activities for films including Moana, Tangled, Princess and the Frog, and Raya and the Last Dragon, all of which are now streaming on Disney+. Follow #WorldPrincessWeek on social all week long for fun Disney Princess moments at Parks, a look at Princess product and activities, and a celebration of Raya and the Last Dragon, and stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog (@DisneyParks) for a look at how Disney Parks around the world are celebrating World Princess Week with in-park offerings, first looks at special moments and performances, behind-the scenes looks at Princess projects in development and more.

About Disney+
Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the new general entertainment content brand, Star. The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, Disney+ is part of the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment. The service offers commercial-free streaming alongside an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unprecedented access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. Disney+ is available as a standalone streaming service or as part of The Disney Bundle that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.

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20/20 8/12 on ABC





‘20/20’ Reports on Anna Nicole Smith’s Rise to Fame, Life in the Limelight, and Tragic Death
‘20/20’ Airs Friday, Aug. 12 (9:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC

Years after iconic model, actress and reality star Anna Nicole Smith’s death, “20/20” followed her then 14-year-old daughter, Dannielynn Birkhead, as she visited the most influential places in Anna Nicole’s life with her father, Larry Birkhead. On the journey, they traveled to Mexia, Texas, where Anna Nicole spent part of her childhood. They met her high school friend and saw the places she frequented before becoming famous. While in Los Angeles, they visited several sentimental locations, and Dannielynn saw some of Anna Nicole’s memorabilia from her life and career, tucked away in a storage locker following her death. Featuring reporting by ABC News senior national affairs correspondent Deborah Roberts, the two-hour program takes a comprehensive look at Anna Nicole through interviews with those closest to her, as well as material from the ABC News archives. “20/20” also reports on the dichotomy between who Anna Nicole was in the spotlight and who she was in private as Vickie Lynn Smith, her rise to fame, life in the limelight, her tragic death in Florida and the unanswered questions about her death. “20/20” airs on Friday, Aug. 12 (9:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (ABC OAD: 2/5/21)

ABC News’ “20/20” is an award-winning primetime program anchored by David Muir and Amy Robach. A proven leader as a long-form newsmagazine for over 40 years, “20/20” features unforgettable, character-driven true-crime mysteries, exclusive newsmaker interviews, hard-hitting investigative reports and in-depth coverage of high-profile stories. The two-hour “20/20” events air Fridays from 9:01-11:00 p.m. EDT on ABC and are available to stream on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu.



UPCOMING STORYLINES FOR “ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING” ON THE CW FOR SATURDAY, August 13, 2022





UPCOMING STORYLINES FOR “ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING” ON THE CW FOR SATURDAY, August 13, 2022

JACK HANNA'S INTO THE WILD
1303 – Protecting Phinda
Join Jungle Jack, Suzi and Kathaleen as they immerse themselves with Phinda’s rangers who are
protecting the reserve’s precious population of rhinos and lions!
JACK HANNA'S INTO THE WILD
1204 – Rwanda: Land of Milk & Honey
Jack and Suzi discover beekeepers working to protect the forest, and Jack meets the sacred cows
of Rwanda.
JACK HANNA'S INTO THE WILD
712 – DeWildt’s Cheetahs
Jack goes to work behind-the-scenes at the world-renowned Ann van Dyk Cheetah Center in
South Africa where over 800 Cheetah cubs have been bred in the last 40 years. Jack also comes
face-to-face with rare African Wild Dogs.
JACK HANNA'S INTO THE WILD
1109 – Adventure to La Paz
Join Jack and Suzi for a journey to La Paz Waterfall Gardens in Costa Rica where they meet
local species, like sloth, hummingbirds, and jaguar, thriving in the rainforest. And, they get more
than they bargained for at a local dog shelter that’s home to more than 800 rescued dogs!
THE OPEN ROAD WITH DR. CHRIS
120: LIFE UNDERGROUND
Dr. Chris is roughing it in the Blue Mountains outside of Sydney, Australia. While he’s there, he
gets in touch with his inner caveman. Then, he heads to the Outback and visits a town that’s built
underground.
READY, SET, PET
112 – From Foster to Forever
Mika and Ron have fostered dogs before, but now it's time to adopt a forever pet. Will they be
able to find a pup that fits in with both of their personalities?

8:00-8:30 AM ET JACK HANNA'S INTO THE WILD (E/I) 
8:30-9:00 AM ET JACK HANNA'S INTO THE WILD (E/I)
9:00-9:30 AM ET JACK HANNA'S INTO THE WILD (E/I)
9:30-10:00 AM ET JACK HANNA'S INTO THE WILD (E/I)
10:00-10:30 AM ET THE OPEN ROAD WITH DR. CHRIS (E/I)
10:30-11:00 AM ET READY, SET, PET (E/I)

RATING – TVG, 13-16



Wanda Sykes to Host “Ring Nation” Viral Video Series





Wanda Sykes to Host “Ring Nation” Viral Video Series from MGM Television, Ring & Big Fish Entertainment
“Ring Nation” is a half-hour, studio-based series that gives audiences a daily dose of life’s unpredictable, heartwarming and hilarious viral videos shared by people from their video doorbells, smart home cameras and more.
[via press release from MGM Television]
WANDA SYKES TO HOST “RING NATION” VIRAL VIDEO SERIES FROM MGM TELEVISION, RING & BIG FISH ENTERTAINMENT

Ring Nation premieres in syndication on September 26, 2022, featuring a mix of eye-catching videos from the smart devices around our homes

Los Angeles, CA – August 11, 2022 – MGM Television and Ring announced today that Emmy-winning comedian and actress Wanda Sykes (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Crank Yankers, The Upshaws) has signed on to host Ring Nation, a new twist on the popular clip show genre, premiering in syndication on September 26, 2022. Ring Nation is a half-hour, studio-based series that gives audiences a daily dose of life’s unpredictable, heartwarming and hilarious viral videos shared by people from their video doorbells, smart home cameras and more. From neighbors saving neighbors and marriage proposals to military reunions and silly animals, Ring Nation showcases the most buzzworthy clips from coast to coast.

“Wanda Sykes is one of the biggest names in comedy and beloved by fans across the globe. We are thrilled she has signed on to host this fun new take on a tried-and-true format,” said Barry Poznick, president of alternative television & Orion TV at MGM. “From the incredible, to the hilarious and uplifting must-see viral moments from around the country every day, Ring Nation offers something for everyone watching at home.”

Featuring clips submitted by people across the U.S., Ring Nation is the next way Ring will highlight interesting moments from communities across the country. Ring Nation is a collaboration between MGM Television, MGM’s Big Fish Entertainment and Jamie Siminoff, the chief inventor and founder of smart-home security company Ring. He appeared on Shark Tank originally as a contestant, only to return years later as a recurring Guest Shark after selling his company to Amazon. Executive producers on the new series are Mark Burnett, Barry Poznick, Jamie Siminoff, Karni Baghdikian, Dan Cesareo, Lucilla D’Agostino, Bret Calvert and Jordana Starr.

“Bringing the new community together is core to our mission at Ring, and Ring Nation gives friends and family a fun new way to enjoy time with one another,” said Jamie Siminoff, founder and chief inventor at Ring, and executive producer of Ring Nation. “We’re so excited to have Wanda Sykes join Ring Nation to share people’s memorable moments with viewers.”

Wanda Sykes is an Emmy-winning, eleven-time nominated stand-up comic, writer, actress and producer. She can currently be seen in season 2 of the Netflix comedy The Upshaws which she created and stars in. In 2023, she will appear in the Hulu show History of the World Part 2 starring opposite Mel Brooks. In 2020 she was nominated for an Emmy for her role as ‘Moms Mabley’ in Amazon Studio’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and for her voice work as ‘Gladys Murphy’ in Crank Yankers, a role she originated in 2004. Wanda’s guest-starring role on ABC’s Black-ish also brought her two back-to-back Emmy nominations for “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series” in 2017 and 2018. Her fifth and latest standup special, Wanda Sykes: Not Normal, is currently streaming on Netflix and was nominated for two 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards; “Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special” and “Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special.” She is repped by CAA and attorney Roger Pliakas.

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About MGM

Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content as well as the premium pay television network EPIX, which is available throughout the U.S. via cable, satellite, telco, and digital distributors. In addition, MGM has investments in numerous other television channels, digital platforms, interactive ventures, and is producing premium short-form content for distribution. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.

About Ring

Since its founding in 2013, Ring has been on a mission to make neighborhoods safer, together for everyone. From the first-ever Video Doorbell, to the award-winning DIY Ring Alarm system, Ring’s smart home security product line, as well as the Neighbors app, offers users affordable whole-home and neighborhood security. At Ring, we are committed to making security accessible and convenient for everyone – while working hard to bring communities together. Ring is an Amazon company. For more information, visit www.ring.com. With Ring, you’re always home.

About Big Fish Entertainment

Big Fish Entertainment, an MGM Company, is a full-service production company that creates multi-platform, visually driven content that compels and entertains audiences with the “unexpected.” Founded in 2006 by President Dan Cesareo, Big Fish has since produced more than 1000 hours of award-winning and top-rated programming in the live, unscripted reality, lifestyle and documentary space. Series and credits include History’s Greatest Heists with Pierce Brosnan (History); Secrets of the Chippendales Murders, America’s Top Dog, Live Rescue and Animals Saved My Life (A&E); Ugliest House in America, Martha Knows Best and A White House Christmas (HGTV); Kitchen Crash, A White House Thanksgiving with First Lady Jill Biden, and the Emmy-nominated Amy Schumer Learns to Cook (Food); Regular Heroes (Amazon); the Black Ink Crew franchise; mental health special In Session Live With Dr. Jess and Girls Cruise (VH1); Hustle & Soul (WE tv); Chris Paul’s Chapter 3 (ESPN); Snap’s Driven and Swae Meets World; Tattoo Girls (TLC); How Far Is Tattoo Far? (MTV); Animal ER Live (Nat Geo WILD); and Truth Behind the Moon Landing (Science Channel), as well as the Gates Foundation’s Reality PD public schools project. For more information, visit bigfishusa.com.