Pitbull, Hot Chelle Rae Added to Times Square Performers on New Year’s Eve

Pitbull and Hot Chelle Rae will join previously announced Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber as performers, live from New York, on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012.” Jenny McCarthy will once again join the celebration by reporting live from Times Square with hosts Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest, celebrating 40 years of “Rockin’ Eve” history on Saturday, December 31 on the ABC Television Network. Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas will return to host the Los Angeles-based portions of the specials.

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‘ESPN Sports Saturday’ to Premiere December 10 on ABC

‘ESPN Sports Saturday,’ a new one-hour show filled with timely news and information on the biggest stories in sports, will debut Saturday, December 10, at 5 pm ET on the ABC television network. The new show will anchor the ‘ESPN Sports Saturday’ block of programming on ABC with ESPN Films, among other ESPN programming, shown from 4-5 p.m.

‘ESPN Sports Saturday’ will combine live news updates with informative debate created exclusively for the show featuring commentators from ESPN programs such as ‘Pardon the Interruption,’ ‘SportsNation,’ ‘First Take,’ ‘Jim Rome is Burning,’ ‘NFL Live,’ ‘SportsCenter,’ ‘College GameDay’ and ‘Mike & Mike in the Morning.’ ESPN anchor Jay Harris will host ‘ESPN Sports Saturday’ in December.

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ABC’s ‘The Chew’ Announces Nationwide Search for Holiday Cookie Recipe

During the Monday, November 28 episode of “The Chew,” ABC Daytime’s new lifestyle series announced the launch of “The Chew Holiday Cookie Swap,” a nationwide search for the most scrumptious and unique holiday cookie recipes. Hosted by “Iron Chef America” stars Mario Batali and Michael Symon, “Top Chef” alum Carla Hall, entertaining & style expert Clinton Kelly and health & wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz, “The Chew” brings viewers a daily dose of food, life and fun, along with information on how to live a more full and healthy life.

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Million Moms Challenge Announces Photo Contest to Award Session with Anne Geddes in Australia

Calling all expectant moms! Today the Million Moms Challenge, in collaboration with ABC News, the United Nations Foundation, Disney Baby and Anne Geddes, launched Imagine Me & You, a photo contest to win a trip for two adults, plus baby, to Australia for a photo shoot with world-renowned photographer Anne Geddes.

The contest, which was announced on “Good Morning America” today, Monday, November 28 is designed to celebrate the universal dream that mothers everywhere have for healthy, happy babies who will grow to reach their full potential. To enter the contest, expectant moms in their third trimester can upload a picture of their “baby bump” on www.Facebook.com/millionmomschallenge, along with an original, creative message written on their bellies capturing their wishes and dreams for life with their little one.

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ABC’s ‘The Revolution’ to Premiere January 16, 2012

ABC Daytime kicks off the New Year with the highly anticipated, one-hour daily talk show, “The Revolution,” set to premiere Monday, January 16at 2:00 p.m., ET. “The Revolution” features a stellar ‘dream team’ of experts including Ty Pennington, Tim Gunn, Harley Pasternak, Dr. Jennifer Ashton and Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry, who will each provide life changing tips and essential tools to motivate viewers and transform all areas of their lives from the inside out. Additionally, each week the show will highlight one woman’s personal journey over the course of five months.

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‘Live with Kelly’ to Broadcast from Disney’s Aulani, February 20 – 24, 2012

This week on “LIVE! with Kelly,” co-host Kelly Ripa and guest co-host Jerry Seinfeld announced that the popular nationally-syndicated show will travel to Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, Hawaii, for five shows airing February 20-24, 2012. The “LIVE” broadcasts will be set against the backdrop of Aulani’s beautiful beachfront cove on the island of O‘ahu.

During the five shows, “LIVE” will showcase the best of O’ahu, and highlight all that Disney’s latest one-of-a-kind vacation destination has to offer. In addition to broadcasting from the stunning new resort, Ripa and Seinfeld also announced an exciting contest in connection with the trip. “LIVE” will fly one lucky couple and 30 of their guests to Aulani for the wedding of a lifetime.

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ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’ Seeking Proposals for ‘Marry Me Monday’

Have you met the person you want to spend the rest of your life with? If you have and you’re ready to pop the question, then you could have the chance to propose to your significant other during a commercial break on the Monday, February 6 or Monday, February 13 episodes of ABC’s hit romance reality series, “The Bachelor at 9:00 pm ET on the ABC Television Network.

Visit www.abcmarrymemonday.com beginning November 22 through December 27 and tell us why you want to propose on national TV and what makes your love story so unique. Be as creative and detailed as possible, as two entrants will be selected based on the heartwarming and compelling stories they share about their relationship. See www.abcmarrymemonday.com for full details including terms and conditions.

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‘Dancing with the Stars’ Previous Seasons to Re-Air on Game Show Network

GSN (Game Show Network) announced today that it has acquired the exclusive off-network rights to ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ from Disney-ABC Domestic Television, which will make GSN the only network on which previous seasons of the mega-hit dance competition can be seen. GSN has acquired seasons 4 through 13 (season 13 will air its final episode tonight on ABC), and will begin airing them in January 2012. The agreement also includes the upcoming 14th season.

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Exclusive Photos/Video: The Muppets Take Over ‘Good Morning America’

The Muppets on Good Morning America: Snowth, Chicken, Kermit, Miss Piggy and Gonzo perform Mahna Mahna

The morning of November 17, 2011 brought lots of mayhem to Times Square as well as the ‘Good Morning America’ Studio as ABC’s popular national morning program was taken over by its distant cousins, the Muppets for the duration of the show.

We were on hand to capture some of the mayhem (and magic) as Muppeteers such as Steve Whitmire, Dave Goelz, Eric Jacobson and Bill Barretta brought many of the classic characters to life in the heart of Times Square. Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Swedish Chef, Pepe, Fozzie Bear and many more were on hand for the event which included a live performance of ‘Mahna Mahna’ and Swedish Chef joining celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse for the ‘America’s Pie of Emeril’s Eye’ segment.

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‘Private Practice’ Special Event to Exclusively Feature Music of Mary J Blige

In a first for both the television series and for the artist, “Private Practice” will solely and exclusively feature songs from the legendary Mary J. Blige and her upcoming album, “My Life II…The Journey Continues (Act 1),” during “Private Practice”: The Intervention, a two-hour television event airing Thursday, November 17 at 9:00 pm ET/PT on the ABC Television Network. Music and special features will be available on ABC Music Lounge.

“I am thrilled to have my music on ‘Private Practice,’” says Blige, “…especially in these two episodes which are dealing with such important issues.”

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