The voices of the dead come to life in the true-crime limited series “Final Witness,” which offers a unique look at some of the nation’s most shocking murders. The seven-episode series premieres WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Each episode will examine one case from start to finish, taking viewers inside the murder from the victim’s point of view. A compelling hybrid of documentary and drama, “Final Witness” features interviews with real-life witnesses, prosecutors, law enforcement, family and friends, along with riveting dramatization that thrusts viewers into the heart of each crime. Shot around the world at the actual locations with cinematic style and infused with an indie-band soundtrack, “Final Witness” creates an unforgettable look at the human psyche at its darkest.
Chris’ heart is racing – for more than one reason: Not only does he discover that he has this week’s first one-on-one date with Emily, he’s jolted when he learns that he must attempt to scale a building with her if he’s to spend any quality time with the Bachelorette, and when she surprises him with a performance by country star Luke Bryan. Meanwhile 12 men will be grilled by Emily’s friends, who will report back to her about who they think would be a good match for her and a good stepfather for Ricki. Emily surprises Arie with a flight to Dollywood for a special day on which the park is open only to them, and in a total shocker to Emily, her idol, country music legend Dolly Parton, gives the couple a private concert. But it all ends at a dramatic cocktail party when some of the men come clean about whether they’re ready to step up and be a stepfather, which sends shock waves through the group — and Emily decides to do something about it — on “The Bachelorette,” Monday, May 28 at 8:00 pm ET on the ABC Television Network.
On tonight’s edition of ‘The Bachelorette,’ Emily Maynard will experience her first one on one date, featuring a performance by Gloriana, the first group date featuring an appearance by The Muppets’ Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, a second one-on-one, fighting contestants and — oh yes — the Rose Ceremony.
What will start as 19 eligible bachelor contestants will end with 16 remaining as three are sent packing. But who won’t be receiving a coveted rose this evening? Normally you’d have to wait until the show airs to find out, but today ABC inadvertently leaked the results, which you can see below (until it is removed by ABC, anyway):
While the first part was filmed at Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa in Ko’Olina, Hawaii, the second part was filmed on location at Cars Land at Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort, opening June 15. The grand prize is a membership in Disney Vacation Club.
After 10 weeks of highly entertaining performances and phenomenal dancing, Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd, Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas and William Levy & Cheryl Burke have proven they deserve to be in the finals. But only one couple will be crowned champions of “Dancing with the Stars.” The three finalists will have their last opportunity to impress the judges and viewers on two final nights of competition, MONDAY, MAY 21 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET), and concluding on the Season Finale, TUESDAY, MAY 22 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
ABC announced today the eight young amateur singers who will partner with Superstars Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Jennifer Nettles and Robin Thicke in the network’s newest music series, “Duets,” premiering Thursday, May 24 at 8:00 pm ET/PT.
The Duet Partners are:
* Bridget Carrington, age 34, from Farmville, Virginia, partnered with John Legend.
* Olivia Chisholm, age 21, from Charlotte, North Carolina, partnered with Robin Thicke.
* Jason Farol, age 23, from Torrance, California, partnered with Kelly Clarkson.
* Alexis Foster, age 21, from Knoxville, TN, partnered with Robin Thicke.
* John Glosson, age 32, from Douglas, Georgia, partnered with Jennifer Nettles.
* Johnny Gray, age 37, from Shoreline, Washington, partnered with John Legend.
* Jordan Meredith, age 21, from Kimberly, Wisconsin, partnered with Kelly Clarkson.
* J Rome, age 25, from Laurel, Maryland, partnered with Jennifer Nettles.
This is no ordinary Bachelorette, as the 19 remaining men find out when they are “tested” from the start about how they might fit into Emily’s world as a dad, as well as working at a charity event that is near and dear to her heart. Now ensconced in the sprawling 12,000-square foot mansion in Emily’s hometown of Charlotte, the men quickly learn that roses will be at stake on the one group date and on two individual dates. However, the competition is revved up when they learn that not all the men will get dates before the next rose ceremony, so the bachelors must take advantage of every opportunity to score points with the Bachelorette. A special concert by hit country music trio Gloriana and a charming, scene-stealing romp with the acclaimed Muppets, featuring Kermit and Miss Piggy, at the charity event are real delights. But after careful deliberation, Emily must eliminate three men, as she starts to try and make her fairytale come true, on “The Bachelorette,” Monday, May 21st at 9:01 pm ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.
ABC continues to set the industry standard for creative ingenuity, strong viewer retention and ratings success in primetime, delivering the No. 1 comedy (“Modern Family”), No. 1 drama (“Grey’s Anatomy”) and No. 1 freshman drama (“Once Upon a Time”) this season in the key Adult 18-49 demographic. Building on its momentum from the 2011-2012 season, Paul Lee, president, ABC Entertainment Group, will share ABC’s plans for next season and present the network’s 2012-2013 Fall schedule before the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall.
ABC has released the following excerpts from ‘The View”s exclusive interview with President Barack Obama, recorded today and airing tomorrow, May 15 on ABC at 11 am ET:
BARBARA WALTERS: Let’s move it along a little bit. You did make that historic decision to say that you’re in favor of gay marriage. There are 30 states which are not. But there are also federal laws that impinge on the rights of gays. They can’t file a joint income tax report; they don’t have social security that they can pass to each other. Will you now fight for a federal bill that gives the same rights to heterosexuals that the federal bill now does not give to gays?