“Jimmy Kimmel Live: NBA Finals Game Night” Primetime Episodes Return





“Jimmy Kimmel Live: NBA Finals Game Night” Primetime Episodes Return for the 2022 NBA Finals on ABC
Returning for the 15th consecutive year in conjunction with the NBA Finals, ABC will present “Jimmy Kimmel Live: NBA Finals Game Night,” airing each night in primetime beginning with Game 1 on Thursday, June 2.
[via press release from ABC]
‘JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE: NBA FINALS GAME NIGHT’ PRIMETIME EPISODES RETURN FOR THE 2022 NBA FINALS ON ABC

Adam Sandler, Chris Pratt, Chris Evans, Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez, Martin Lawrence and Samuel L. Jackson Set To Appear as Guests

Returning for the 15th consecutive year in conjunction with the NBA Finals, ABC will present “Jimmy Kimmel Live: NBA Finals Game Night,” airing each night in primetime beginning with Game 1 on Thursday, June 2.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live: NBA Finals Game Night” primetime specials celebrate a unique blend of entertainment and sports with “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”‘s signature comedy bits and an all-star lineup of guests, including Adam Sandler, Chris Pratt, Chris Evans, Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez, Martin Lawrence and Samuel L. Jackson with special surprise appearances as well.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live: NBA Finals Game Night” primetime specials air 8 p.m. EDT/7 p.m. CDT and following the NBA Finals on the West Coast on ABC.

Jimmy Kimmel serves as host of the Emmy(R) Award-winning ABC late-night talk show, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Currently in its 20th season, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” broadcasts from the iconic El Capitan Entertainment Centre on Hollywood Boulevard. Jimmy Kimmel, Erin Irwin, Molly McNearney, Jennifer Sharron and David Craig serve as executive producers; Douglas DeLuca serves as co-executive producer. “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” is produced by 1205 AM Productions LLC in association with KIMMELOT and ABC Signature. (CLOSED-CAPTIONED)

Enjoy “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on the web at www.abc.com and at youtube/JimmyKimmelLive.



The Rookie 6/4 (Rerun) on ABC





The Rookie: Heart Beat (6/4) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 1/2/22)
“Heart Beat” – Now that John Nolan knows about Bailey’s past, he must decide if they still have a future. Meanwhile, when a plane crashes in the middle of the city the team races to find out why on “The Rookie,” SATURDAY, JUNE 4 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-14, V) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 1/2/22)

Guest starring is Matthew Glave as Oscar Hutchinson, Arjay Smith as James Murray, Helena Mattson as Ashley McGrady and Steve Kazee as Jason Wyler

“Heart Beat” was written by Fredrick Kotto and directed by SJ Main Muñoz.



The Rookie 6/11 (Rerun) on ABC





The Rookie: End Game (6/11) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 1/9/22)
“End Game” – The team must rely on a criminal for his expertise to help take down an even bigger threat. Meanwhile, Officers Chen and Bradford investigate the murder of an unhoused teenager who used to be friends with Tamara, on “The Rookie,” SATURDAY, JUNE 11 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-14, LV) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 1/9/22)

Guest starring is Matthew Glave as Oscar Hutchinson, Dylan Conrique as Tamara Colins, True Valentino as Aaron Thorson, Arjay Smith as James Murray, Steve Kazee as Jason Wyler, Kanoa Goo as Assistant District Attorney Chris Sanford and Jamil Walker Smith as Curtis Jones.

“End Game” was written by Terence Paul Winter and directed by Tori Garrett.



The Chase 6/6 (Rerun) on ABC





The Chase: Meet The Stunner, The Lightning Bolt & The Queen (6/6) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 5/3/22)
“Meet The Stunner, The Lightning Bolt & The Queen” – Season three of ABC’s “The Chase” kicks off with new Chaser and world’s fastest quizzer, Brandon “The Lightning Bolt” Blackwell, as he faces off in a trivia battle against an attorney, a teacher and an office manager. Each hourlong episode continues the fast-paced battle of intellect where contestants are challenged to think faster than they ever thought possible to answer up to 166 questions across varying topics. Sara Haines (ABC’s “The View”) returns as host on “The Chase,” airing MONDAY, JUNE 6 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 5/3/22)



Shark Tank 6/3 (Rerun) on ABC





Shark Tank: 1309 (6/3) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 1/14/22)
“1309” – Peter Jones, global business tycoon and original Dragon from BBC’s “Dragon’s Den” (the U.K. version of “Shark Tank”), brings his expertise from across the pond into the Tank in an all-new episode. First into the Tank are entrepreneurs from White Bear Lake and Champlain, Minnesota, who pitch their two-in-one common household tool designed and engineered to make cleaning quick and easy. Best friends from Los Angeles, California, introduce a healthier version of a favorite indulgence; while entrepreneurs from Santa Clarita, California, present their stylish men’s apparel line designed to help men stand out and feel confident. Black female entrepreneur from Chicago, Illinois, shows the Sharks the light with her problem-solving wearable design on “Shark Tank,” FRIDAY, JUNE 3 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following the premiere. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 1/14/22)

In a Shark Tank update, Nick Hamburger and Zack Shreier from Glencoe, Illinois, update their investor, Daymond John, on Quevos, their egg-based snack chips.

The Sharks in this episode are Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner and guest Shark Kevin Hart.



The $100,000 Pyramid 6/12 (Rerun) on ABC





The $100,000 Pyramid: Alex Moffat vs Michelle Collins and Dominique Jackson vs Indya Moore (6/12) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 6/16/21)
“Alex Moffat vs Michelle Collins and Dominique Jackson vs Indya Moore” – It’s an episode of “The $100,000 Pyramid” featuring “Saturday Night Live” star Alex Moffat and comedian and SiriusXM radio host Michelle Collins (“The Michelle Collins Show”) followed by stars of FX’s “Pose” Dominique Jackson and Indya Moore, SUNDAY, JUNE 12 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-14, D) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 6/16/21)



20/20 5/27 on ABC





The Ex-Wife and Children of Mark Winger Open Up to ‘20/20’ About Life With the Man They Thought Was Perfect — Who Turned Out To Have a Deadly Secret
‘20/20’ Airs Friday, May 27 (9:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC

Mark and Donnah Winger were a picture-perfect Midwestern family with a three-month-old baby. But tragedy struck when Mark said he shot an intruder who he discovered killing Donnah. The case was quickly closed, and in an attempt to move past the horrific loss, Mark started a new life and married his daughter’s new nanny. But years later, a startling admission from Donnah’s close friend cracked open Mark’s perfect façade, exposing his deadly secret. A two-hour “20/20” has interviews with Mark’s ex-wife, Rebecca Simic, and their four children, Bailey, Anna, Maggie and Ben Simic. They speak out about the perfect husband and father they thought they lived with for years and their feelings towards Mark today. “20/20” also features the interviews with Donnah’s sisters, Jenny Levin and Michelle Hansen. They open up about losing their sister, learning the truth about Mark and how reconnecting with their niece, Bailey — just a baby inside the house at the time of the murders – helped heal the pain of their sister’s loss. “20/20” also features a rare jailhouse interview with Mark, who opens up about the events leading up to Donnah’s death and includes analysis from best-selling crime author Harlan Coben. “20/20” airs Friday, May 27 (9:01–11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Rebroadcast. ABC OAD 4/16/21)

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. David Sloan is senior executive producer, and Janice Johnston is executive producer.

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Broadcast Premieres of Two Beloved Oscar®-Winning Animated Films, Set To Air on ABC





Broadcast Premieres of Two Beloved Oscar®-Winning Animated Films, Set To Air on ABC
‘Zootopia’ and ‘Brave’ To Premiere on Two Consecutive Mondays,

Beginning May 30 at 8 P.M.

ABC caps off its spring series of “The Wonderful World of Disney” films with the broadcast premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Zootopia” on MONDAY, May 30 (8:00 p.m. EDT), followed by the broadcast premiere of Disney and Pixar’s exhilarating “Brave” on MONDAY, JUNE 6 (8:00 p.m. EDT).

“Zootopia” – Monday, May 30 (8:00-10:30 p.m. EDT)
Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia’s police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case — even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.

“Brave” – Monday, Jun. 6 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT)
Merida, an impulsive young lady and daughter to King Fergus and Queen Elinor, is determined to carve her own path in life. Defying the age-old and sacred customs, Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and anger from the other Scottish lords, and in the process, she stumbles upon an eccentric and wise old woman who grants her ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the true meaning of bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late.



Janelle James Set To Host Larger-Than-Life Competition Series for ABC, ‘The Final Straw’





Janelle James Set To Host Larger-Than-Life Competition Series for ABC, ‘The Final Straw’
NFL Legend Peyton Manning to Executive Produce the New Unscripted Series, Premiering Sunday, July 10

Comedian Janelle James will host the new, physical comedy competition series, “The Final Straw,” premiering SUNDAY, JULY 10 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. NFL superstar Peyton Manning’s Omaha Productions also joins the project as executive producer.

“‘The Final Straw’ is a fresh and exciting format that you truly have not seen anywhere else. It’s a simple concept with big visuals that is sure to keep audiences on their toes and entertain families all summer long,” said Rob Mills, executive vice president, Unscripted and Alternative Entertainment, Walt Disney Television. “With Janelle’s spot-on comedic timing and Peyton’s knack for competition, we have the perfect duo to launch ABC’s newest unscripted series.”

“I’m thrilled to be part of a series that is as silly and fun as I am,” said James. “I’m looking forward to this opportunity to grow my relationship with ABC with my second comedy project on the network.”

“In my 18 seasons in the NFL, I have learned there is no better formula for success than a strategic plan and good teamwork,” said founder of Omaha Productions, Peyton Manning. “Both will be required in ‘The Final Straw’ as teams from across America execute their playbook to keep their towers standing!”

The stakes are high as four teams of colorful contestants face off to combat tremendous tipping towers. Each life-sized themed tower is chock full of various objects ranging from basketballs to small kitchen appliances as contestants try to successfully pull items from the stack without tipping it over in order to earn prizes. If the tower falls, the team is eliminated; and the last team standing will compete against The Mega Stack, an epic battle of physics where the odds are literally stacked against them, in hopes of winning a life-changing grand prize of up to $250,000 with the option to walk away or risk it all.

JANELLE JAMES BIO
Janelle James is a New York/Los Angeles-based comedian. She has toured with Chris Rock, Amy Schumer and David Cross, among others. James took over the reins of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, now known as the Janelle James Comedy Festival in Brooklyn. She was included in the Just for Laughs Montreal New Faces category for 2016 and named one of the 50 Funniest People in Brooklyn in 2016. Most recently, Variety listed James as a Top 10 Comedian to Watch in 2020. Her debut album, “Black and Mild,” was released September 2017 on all major streaming networks. James has written and appeared on Showtime’s “Black Monday,” Apple TV+’s “Central Park,” and is currently a series regular on the ABC sitcom “Abbott Elementary.”

“The Final Straw” is produced by B17 Entertainment in association with Omaha Productions and Walt Disney Television Alternative. Peyton Manning, Brien Meagher, Rhett Bachner and Sarah Happel Jackson serve as executive producers; and Keith Geller serves as showrunner and executive producer.

About ABC Entertainment
ABC Entertainment’s compelling programming includes “Grey’s Anatomy,” the longest-running medical drama in primetime television; ratings juggernaut “The Bachelor” franchise; riveting dramas “Big Sky,” “The Good Doctor,” “A Million Little Things,” “The Rookie” and “Station 19”; trailblazing comedies “Abbott Elementary,” “The Conners,” “The Goldbergs,” “Home Economics” and “The Wonder Years”; popular game shows, including “The $100,000 Pyramid,” “Celebrity Family Feud,” “The Chase,” “Press Your Luck” and “To Tell the Truth”; star-making sensation “American Idol”; “Judge Steve Harvey,” the network’s strongest unscripted series debut in a year; reality phenomenon “Shark Tank”; family favorites “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and “Holey Moley”; “General Hospital,” which has aired for more than 55 years on the network; and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”; as well as the critically acclaimed, Emmy® Award-winning “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” specials. The network also boasts some of television’s most prestigious awards shows, including “The Oscars®,” “The CMA Awards” and the “American Music Awards.”

ABC programming can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu.

About B17 Entertainment
B17 Entertainment, a part of Sony Pictures Television, was founded in 2013 by principals and TV veterans Rhett Bachner and Brien Meagher as a full-service production company producing breakthrough content in a variety of genres including comedy, kids, documentary and game, and focuses on multi-platform programming with millennial appeal. Based in Los Angeles, the company is a key supplier of live, formatted and interactive programming for Netflix, ABC, HBO Max, Epix, Facebook Watch, Instagram, Discovery +, YouTube, TikTok and SyFy to name a few. B17 Entertainment’s recent productions include “History of Swear Words” with Nic Cage for Netflix, “Craftopia” for HBO Max, “#Graduation” with Oprah Winfrey, “Thanks A Million” with Jennifer Lopez; “Post Malone’s Celebrity World Pong League,” “Here For It” with Avani Gregg, “Chasing the Cure” with Ann Curry and “The Great Debate” with Baron Vaughn. Additionally, B17 recently announced The Final Straw, which premiers this summer on ABC, “Inside Eats with Rhett & Link” for Food Network and “Book of Queer” for Discovery +. Other past credits include a trio of series for Disney including “Ultimate Sleepover” and “Ruby’s Gems” featuring Ruby Rose Turner; “Confetti US” and “Confetti Mexico;” “Make Up or Break Up” and “Help Us Get Married!” for Facebook Watch; “Nail the Look;” “Fright Club;” “WWE Show” and “Fashion 5 Ways” for Snap; “Broke Ass Gameshow” for MTV; “Last Night’s Late Night” and “The Daily Chill” for Quibi and “Fluffy’s Food Adventures” featuring Gabriel Iglesias for FUSE.

Prior to B17 Entertainment, Bachner served as Executive Producer on “The Henry Rollins Show” on IFC, “Man Caves” on DIY and Real Deal for History. Meagher worked as a Development Executive for Mark Burnett Productions where he was Co-Executive Producer on “Shark Tank” and also worked on “Survivor” and “The Apprentice”.

About Omaha Productions
Omaha Productions is an entertainment company launched by Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning following his retirement from the NFL. Omaha focuses on developing content that champions hard work, encourages the pursuit of passion, and celebrates community. Omaha Productions executive produces ESPN’s “Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli” along with alternative telecasts for college football, golf, and the UFC. The company also serves as executive producer on “NFL Honors” and ESPN+’s PLACES franchise featuring series from Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Abby Wambach, Vince Carter, David Ortiz, and Ronda Rousey. The company also has series at A+E Networks, NBCUniversal, and Netflix.



The Chase 6/7 on ABC





The Chase: When They Go Low, She Goes Highness (6/7)
“When They Go Low, She Goes Highness”– World’s top female quizzer, Victoria “The Queen” Groce, makes her return as the featured Chaser to face off in a trivia battle against a professor, chemical engineer and debate coach, while Sara Haines (ABC’s “The View”) hosts. The all-new episode of “The Chase” airs TUESDAY, JUNE 7 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.