‘E.R.’ Alum Goran Visnjic to Guest Star on ABC’s ‘Pam Am’

Goran Visnjic (“ER”) will check into ABC’s highly anticipated new drama series, “Pan Am,” for a four-episode arc. The first of his four episodes begins filming September 7 and will air later this fall. “Pan Am” premieres Sunday, September 25 at 10:01 pm ET on the ABC Television Network.

Visnjic will play a Yugoslavian diplomat torn politically between his communist background and the freedom and opportunities he’s afforded in the west. He’ll face a wrenching emotional dilemma when he finds himself attracted to Kate and their romance ends up being more complicated than either ever imagined.

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ABC Details ‘Regis Farewell Celebration Season,’ Philbin Leaves ‘Live!’ Nov 18

This morning, “LIVE! with Regis and Kelly” co-host Regis Philbin announced that his last day on the program will be Friday, November 18, 2011.

Philbin made the announcement live on the air during today’s “Host Chat” segment. Philbin and co-host Kelly Ripa kicked off the home stretch of their partnership this week, the final months before Philbin leaves the top morning show. LIVE is marking the departure of the Emmy-winning host with the “Regis Farewell Celebration Season,” a heartfelt, not-to-be-missed commemoration of Philbin’s years on LIVE.

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ABC Names Ben Flajnik as next ‘Bachelor,’ Premiering January 2012

Ben Fajnik from ABC's 'The Bachelor'Millions of viewers shared the heartbreak of Ben Flajnik (pronounced Flannick) when his soulful and heartfelt proposal was rejected by Ashley Hebert in the emotional finale of last season’s “The Bachelorette.” Now Ben is ready to put all the disappointment and hurt behind him in order to move on with his life, his phenomenal success as a businessman and his search for the right woman to be his wife and to start a family with, as he stars in the next edition of ABC’s hit romance reality series, “The Bachelor,” when it returns to ABC in January 2012.

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ESPN Announces Plans for 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Coverage

ESPN will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks with a combination of features, essays, tributes and live event coverage throughout the day.

Below is a sampling of ESPN’s 9/11-related content plans:

  • ESPN will observe the national moment of silence Sunday at 8:46 a.m. ET.
  • SportsCenter and Outside the Lines will feature a roundtable discussion with three of New York’s professional coaches on the day of the attacks: Joe Torre and ESPN’s Herm Edwards and Bobby Valentine.

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ABC’s ‘Pan Am’ to Showcase Fashions in New York, Los Angeles Starting September 2

To give viewers an up close and personal look at the stylish and timeless fashions worn by stewardesses in the 1960s, ABC’s “Pan Am” will showcase items from the iconic ladies’ uniform, ranging from head to toe. Beginning September 2, bus shelters in the West Hollywood area in Los Angeles and in front of Grand Central in New York City — among other locations – will be transformed into eye catching museum-displays exhibiting the custom-tailored jacket that gave the stewardesses a streamlined, sexy look, the perfectly-fitted white gloves that left no room for a wedding ring, the black leather, low-heeled pumps that provided comfort without compromising style, and the “Pan Am” blue leather flight bag, which was the perfect bag to carry belongings for a night out on any town they might have just flown into. Topping off this iconic uniform is the always-in-place classic hat. The displays will promote ABC’s “Pan Am,” one of the highly anticipated new dramas of the fall season.

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Jimmy Kimmel, Don Rickles to Honor ‘Uncle Frank’ Potenza, September 6

On Tuesday, September 6, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” will pay tribute to Uncle Frank Potenza. This show will celebrate many moments from Uncle Frank’s nine-year tenure as a security guard and on-air contributor for his nephew’s late-night show. “Jimmy Kimmel Live” will pay homage to Uncle Frank by highlighting his comedy pieces, notable interviews with everyone from Tom Cruise to Kermit the Frog, plus a visit from comedian and friend Don Rickles, who will reminisce with Jimmy about this kind and irreplaceable man who was indeed an Uncle to all who knew him.

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ABC Seeks ‘Revenge’ on New Yorkers, September 1-3

City dwellers trekking to the Hamptons this Labor Day Weekend will be able to soak up more than just some sun. From September 1-3, ABC’s “Revenge” descends upon the streets of New York, offering passengers waiting to board Hampton Jitney buses a printed script of the first episode. This thrilling beach read will be coupled with a “Revenge” beach towel to complement the perfect Hampton getaway. “Revenge” premieres Wednesday, September 21 at 10:00 pm ET on the ABC Television Network.

Hampton Jitney Bus Stop Dates and Locations:

September 1 – 2:30-8:00 p.m.
September 2 – 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
September 3 – 8:00-11:30 a.m.

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‘Desperate Housewives’ to be Produced for Turkey by Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company Turkey today announced plans for a local production of the iconic hit series “Desperate Housewives,” bringing a new take on the series’ darkly comedic view of suburbia to Turkish audiences. The series, to be known as “Umutsuz Ev Kadinlari,” will be co-produced by Medyapim and Disney, and is to air on free to air channel Kanal D later this year.

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ABC News to Air Special ‘Jacqueline Kennedy: In Her Own Words’ September 13

On Tuesday, September 13, viewers for the first time will hear actual interviews that former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy recorded for history in an ABC News special with Diane Sawyer reporting. “Jacqueline Kennedy: In Her Own Words” will air from 9:00-11:00 pm, ET on the ABC Television Network, and will feature Sawyer’s exclusive interview with Caroline Kennedy.

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ABC to Launch ‘Club Millionaire’ Daytime Viewer Rewards Program

ClubMillionaireTV.com from ABC DaytimePerhaps in an effort to offer consolation to those still reeling from the news that their decades-old favorite soaps have been shoved to the web to make way for Katie Couric, ‘The Chew’ and ‘The Revolution,’ as well as engage viewers, ABC Daytime has put up the framework for ClubMillionaireTV.com, a viewer loyalty rewards program which allows members to earn points by shopping through associated retailers online, entering in ‘certificate grants’ offered by partners offline and even by watching ABC Daytime for codes to redeem online. Once points are accumulated, they can be used to purchase merchandise and/or to enter prize-filled sweepstakes as well as donate to charities through the site. Membership to ClubMillionaireTV.com is free and requires only minor activity to maintain the account.

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