‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!,’ Jan. 18-22 (Updated)





UPDATE: Dua Lipa, Casey Affleck, John Oliver, Allison Janney and More Scheduled Guests on ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!,’ Jan. 18-22
Jan. 20, 2021

DUA LIPA, CASEY AFFLECK, JOHN OLIVER, ALLISON JANNEY AND MORE SCHEDULED GUESTS ON ABC’S ‘JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!,’ JAN. 18-22

ABC’s Emmy® Award-winning late-night talk show, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EST and features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human-interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band.

Following are the episodes scheduled to air the week of Jan. 18-22 (subject to change):

Monday, Jan. 18

1. Dua Lipa (“Future Nostalgia”) 2. Cynthia Erivo (“The Outsider”) 3. Musical Guest Local Natives feat. Sharon Van Etten

Tuesday, Jan. 19

1. Casey Affleck (“Our Friend”) 2. Congressman Adam Schiff 3. Musical Guest Jack Harlow

Wednesday, Jan. 20

1. John Oliver (“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”) 2. Charles P. Pierce (“Esquire’s Politics with Charles P. Pierce”) 3. Musical Guest Ashley McBryde (“Never Will”)

Thursday, Jan. 21

1. Allison Janney (“Breaking News in Yuba County”) 2. Dana Bash 3. Musical Guest Best Coast

Friday, Jan. 22 (OAD 1/13/21)

1. Bryan Cranston (“Your Honor”) 2. Carrie Coon (“The Nest”) 3. Musical Guest Beach Bunny



The Bachelor 1/25 on ABC





The Bachelor: 2504 (1/25)
Jan. 19, 2021

“2504” – Still reeling from Sarah’s sudden departure, Matt fights his tendency to put up walls as his journey continues with the 18 remaining women vying for his heart. Emotions in the house continue to run high, leading to a trash-talking face-off between Victoria and Katie, and even former Bachelor Ben Higgins and Bachelor Nation favorite Wells Adams can’t diffuse the drama as things get physical on two group dates. Chelsea takes the opportunity to get real with Matt about her journey to self-love, and Chris Harrison drops a bombshell that will change the course of the season on “The Bachelor,” airing MONDAY, JAN. 25 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-PG, DL) Episodes can be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu.

The 18 women who will vie for Matt’s heart are the following:

· Abigail, 25, a client financial manager from Beaverton, Ore.

· Anna, 24, a copywriter from Chicago, Ill.

· Bri, 24, a communications manager from San Francisco, Calif.

· Chelsea, 28, a runway model from Brooklyn, N.Y.

· Jessenia, 27, a social media marketer from San Antonio, Texas

· Kaili, 26, a hostess from Chicago, Ill.

· Katie, 29, a bank marketing manager from Renton, Wash.

· Khaylah, 28, a healthcare advocate from Durham, N.C.

· Kit, 21, a fashion entrepreneur from New York City, N.Y.

· Lauren, 29, a corporate attorney from Miami, Fla.

· Magi, 32, a pharmacist from Adwa, Ethiopia

· Mari, 24, a marketing director from Odenton, Md.

· MJ, 23, a hairstylist from Hudson, Ohio

· Pieper, 23, a graduate student from Happy Valley, Ore.

· Rachael, 24, a graphic designer from Cumming, Ga.

· Serena C., 24, a flight attendant from San Francisco, Calif.

· Serena P., 22, a publicist from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

· Victoria, 27, a queen from Los Angeles, Calif.




ABC Sweeps Thursday for 2nd Straight Week With Winter Fun & Games





ABC Sweeps Thursday for 2nd Straight Week With Winter Fun & Games
Jan. 19, 2021

Quick Take for Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021

(National Live+3 Day Program Ratings)

Another Clean Sweep for ABC’s Winter Fun & Games

‘Celebrity Wheel of Fortune’ Is Night’s No. 1 Show for 2nd Week Running

‘The Chase’ Retains Title as Most-Watched Program in Time Period

‘The Hustler’ Wins at 10 p.m. for 2nd Consecutive Week in Adults 18-49

ABC Thursday Primetime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 6.2 million and 1.0/6 in AD18-49):

With week two of its new Winter Fun & Games lineup, ABC ranked as the No. 1 network for the 2nd week in a row on Thursday in Total Viewers (6.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.0/6) in the Live+3 Day numbers. ABC delivered the night’s Top 2 programs in Total Viewers with “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” (8.5 million) and “The Chase” (6.2 million), respectively.

“Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” (8:00-9:00 p.m. – 8.5 million and 1.3/8 in AD18-49):

ABC’s “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” stood as Thursday’s No. 1 program for the 2nd straight week among both Total Viewers (8.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.3/8). “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” held 100% of its week-earlier series debut with Adults 18-49 (1.3/8).

“The Chase” (9:00-10:00 p.m. – 6.2 million and 1.0/6 in AD18-49):

For the 2nd consecutive week, “The Chase” ranked as the night’s No. 2 show in Total Viewers (6.2 million), behind only ABC’s “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune,” and as the No. 1 program in Thursday’s 9:00 p.m. hour.

“The Hustler” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 3.9 million and 0.7/5 in AD18-49):

ABC’s “The Hustler” was the No. 1 show in Thursday’s 10 o’clock hour for the 2nd week running with Adults 18-49 (0.7/5).

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+3 Day Program Ratings, 1/14/21. Beginning 8/31/20, National Program Ratings also include Out of Home (OOH) viewing.

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ABC News’ ‘20/20’ Is Friday’s No. 1 Program in Adults 18-49





ABC News’ ‘20/20’ Is Friday’s No. 1 Program in Adults 18-49 and Is No. 1 From 9:00-11:00 p.m. in Adults 25-54
Jan. 19, 2021

** Ratings Report for ABC News’ “20/20”

For Jan. 15, 2021

‘20/20’ IS FRIDAY’S NO. 1 PROGRAM IN ADULTS 18-49 AND IS NO. 1 FROM 9:00-11:00 P.M. IN ADULTS 25-54

Week to Week ‘20/20’ Improves by Double Digits in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 and Hits Season Highs

‘20/20’ Grows by Double Digits Year to Year in All Key Demos: Total Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

Season to Date, ‘20/20’ Is Up in Total Viewers

“20/20” stood as Friday’s No. 1 program in Adults 18-49, tied with ABC’s “Shark Tank.” In addition, “20/20” ranked No. 1 in its 9:00-11:00 p.m. time period in Adults 25-54 (0.9/5).

For the 2nd week in a row, “20/20” improved week to week (vs. 1/8/21) in Total Viewers (+14% – 4.2 million vs. 3.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (+17% – 0.7/4 vs. 0.6/4), hitting season highs in both measures. In fact, “20/20” drew its largest overall audience and matched its best Adults 18-49 performance in 10 months – since 3/20/20.

“20/20” grew by double digits year to year (vs. 1/17/20) in Total Viewers (+31% – 4.2 million vs. 3.2 million), Adults 18-49 (+40% – 0.7/4 vs. 0.5/3) and Adults 25-54 (+13% – 0.9/5 vs. 0.8/3).

Season to date, “20/20” is up in Total Viewers (+3% – 3.1 million vs. 3.0 million) compared to same point last season.

“20/20” provided new insight into the murder of JonBenét Ramsey through the eyes of legendary detective Lou Smit, who dedicated his life to substantiating the Ramsey family’s innocence.

ABC News’ “20/20” is an award-winning primetime program anchored by David Muir and Amy Robach. A proven leader in the long-form newsmagazine for over 40 years, “20/20” features hard-hitting investigative reports, in-depth coverage of high-profile trials, unforgettable, character-driven stories and exclusive newsmaker interviews. In conjunction with ABC Audio, “20/20” produced top true crime podcasts “A Killing on the Cape” and “Cutthroat Inc.” “20/20” airs Fridays from 9:00-11:00 p.m. EST on ABC and is available to stream on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu. David Sloan is senior executive producer, and Janice Johnston is executive producer.

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Ratings for 1/15/21, or as dated. “20/20” premiered on 10/16/20. 2020 -2021 Season (9/21/20 – 1/17/21) and 2019-2020 Season (9/23/19 – 1/19/20). Beginning 8/31/20, national ratings also include Out of Home (OOH) viewing. Prior to 8/31/20, ratings do not include OOH viewing.



PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURAL COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL PARTICIPANTS FOR THE “CELEBRATING AMERICA”





PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURAL COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL PARTICIPANTS FOR THE “CELEBRATING AMERICA” PRIMETIME SPECIAL

Tyler Hubbard, Tim McGraw, and Black Pumas to Perform

Program to Include DJ Cassidy’s Pass The Mic, Featuring Ozuna and Luis Fonsi

Special to Celebrate Americans Who Are Getting Us Through the Pandemic

Today, the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) announced additional participants and American heroes who will be highlighted during CELEBRATING AMERICA, the capstone prime-time program for the inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Kamala D. Harris to celebrate the beginning of a new national journey toward an America united.

During the primetime special, country artists Tyler Hubbard and Tim McGraw will sing a duet and the Black Pumas will perform. The program will also include DJ Cassidy’s Pass The Mic, featuring Ozuna and Luis Fonsi.

The artists join Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jon Bon Jovi, Ant Clemons, Foo Fighters, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Bruce Springsteen, and Justin Timberlake in the line-up for the primetime special. Additionally, the special will include appearances from actors Kerry Washington and Eva Longoria, Skyhook Foundation Chairman and the NBA’s all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Founder of World Central Kitchen Chef José Andrés, labor leader Dolores Huerta, and the first woman MLB general manager Kim Ng.

CELEBRATING AMERICA will be hosted by Tom Hanks on January 20 from 8:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT and will showcase the American people’s resilience, heroism, and unified commitment to coming together as a nation to heal and rebuild. The program will feature remarks from President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris and include remarks, performances that represent the rich diversity and extensive talent America offers, and the American heroes who are helping their fellow Americans through this crisis.

Additionally, the PIC announced it will celebrate a number of the everyday Americans who have stepped up in their communities during the primetime special, including:

Anthony Gaskin of Virginia is a UPS driver who was celebrated by a neighborhood along his route for his hard work and dedication during the pandemic.

Cavanaugh Bell, 8, of Maryland made care packages for elderly people, started a pantry with food and essential supplies in his community, and delivered a truck full of supplies to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Mackenzie Adams of Washington state is a kindergarten teacher at Glenwood Elementary School who went viral for videos of her energetic remote lessons.

Sarah Fuller of Texas is the first woman to play and score in a Power Five college football team. In addition to playing on the Vanderbilt University football team, Fuller helped lead Vanderbilt’s women’s soccer team to an SEC championship.

Morgan Marsh-McGlone, 8, of Wisconsin started a virtual lemonade stand that has raised over $50,000 to feed food insecure families after learning that some kids who used to get meals in school were going hungry because of COVID-19.

Sandra Lindsay of New York is a director of critical care at Northwell Health in New York and is the first American to receive a COVID-19 vaccine outside of a clinical trial.

The program will be carried live by ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, MSNBC, and PBS. It will be streamed live at https://BidenInaugural.org/watch and on PIC social media channels: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch. The PIC’s streaming partners, including Amazon Prime Video, Microsoft Bing, NewsNOW from Fox, and AT&T U-verse (Channel 212/1212 in SD/HD) and DIRECTV (Channel 201).

Over the course of five days of programming, “America United” activities will honor our traditions while safely allowing more Americans than ever before to participate from their own homes. These activities include, “United We Serve,” a National Day of Service on January 18, Martin Luther King Jr. Day; a nationwide COVID-19 Memorial to Lives Lost on January 19; and the official Inaugural Ceremonies, a wreath laying on Arlington National Cemetery, and a “Parade Across America” on January 20. The events will culminate with the “Celebrating America” program. The PIC will also install an extensive public art display — a “Field of Flags,” which will cover the National Mall up to 13th Street — to represent the American people who are unable to travel to Washington, DC.

The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) 2021 is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization and separate entity from the Biden-Harris Transition charged with planning and executing activities surrounding the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.




American Housewife 2/3 on ABC





American Housewife: Encourage, Discourage (2/3)
Jan. 19, 2021

“Encourage, Discourage” – Katie and Tami (Holly Robinson Peete) make fast friends with J.D. (Jake Choi), a luxury hotel manager whose promise of access to complimentary hotel rooms around the world sounds incredibly enticing. However, Katie’s travel fantasy comes to a screeching halt when she learns J.D. is an aspiring first-time father who’s counting on her for parenting guidance on an all-new episode of “American Housewife,” WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. Episodes can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu.

Guest starring is Holly Robinson Peete as Tami Gaines, Jake Choi as J.D., Logan Pepper as Cooper and Peyton Meyer as Trip.

“Encourage, Discourage” was written by Sherry Bilsing-Graham and Ellen Kreamer, and directed by Randall Winston.



Black-ish 2/2 on ABC





black-ish: What About Gary? (2/2)
Jan. 19, 2021

“What About Gary?” – Going against Bow’s warning, Dre tries to educate her white cousin Gary about how to be an ally. Meanwhile, Olivia is trying to impress Junior’s family by attempting to psychoanalyze everyone and their relationships with each other on an all-new episode of “black-ish,” TUESDAY, FEB. 2 (9:00-9:30 p.m. EST), on ABC. Episodes can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu.

Guest starring is Rob Huebel as Gary.

“What About Gary?” was written by Edgar Momplaisir and directed by Natalia Anderson.



Call Your Mother 2/3 on ABC





Call Your Mother: New Car, New Job, New Jean (2/3)
Jan. 19, 2021

“New Car, New Job, New Jean” – Jean realizes balancing a new job while trying to spend time with Jackie and Freddie might not be the best way manage her time, meanwhile Danny helps her to realize she needs to establish an adult relationship with them and set boundaries on a new episode of “Call Your Mother,” WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3 (9:30-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. Episodes can be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu.

Guest starring is Ta’Rhonda Jones as Amy, Jason Sims-Prewitt as Bryce and Noah Bentley as Connor.

“New Car, New Job, New Jean” was written by Matt Goldman and directed by Pam Fryman.



For Life 2/3 on ABC





For Life: Say His Name (2/3)
Jan. 19, 2021

“Say His Name” – Aaron takes on the case of an unarmed man shot by a police officer. Safiya represents Ronnie after he’s arrested and roughed up by law enforcement, and the family struggles with whether to have Aaron Jr. baptized on ABC’s “For Life,” WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. Episodes can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu.

“Say His Name” is written by Sonay Hoffman and directed by Eif Rivera.



Mixed-ish 2/2 on ABC





mixed-ish: Brand New Funk (2/2)
Jan. 19, 2021

“Brand New Funk” – Alicia and Denise bicker over who is the stronger Black woman, and Paul and Harrison come up with a new way of showing affection. Meanwhile, Rainbow is put in charge of Johan and Santamonica and she struggles to maintain control over them on “mixed-ish,” TUESDAY, FEB. 2 (9:30-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. Episodes can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu.

Guest starring John Gemberling as Griff.

“Brand New Funk” was written by Angela Nissel and directed by Anton Cropper.