‘Extreme Makeover’ to Build Seven Homes in One Week in Joplin, MO; Live Reveal on GMA

Earlier today, October 19, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” traveled to tornado-ravaged Joplin, Missouri, to celebrate its 200th episode in historic fashion. The show surprised an unprecedented seven families with the door knock that changes lives; the “EM:HE” design team and many others will rebuild 7 homes in just 7 days. This episode will air later this season on ABC.

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‘Dancing with the Stars’ to Feature The Bangles, Kelly Clarkson and The Band Perry

The competition gets heated as the remaining eight couples perform any style dance to favorite classic ’80s hit songs. And iconic pop group The Bangles visit the ballroom with a special performance, singing some of their biggest hits, “Manic Monday” and a medley of “Eternal Flame” and “Walk Like an Egyptian,” on MONDAY, OCTOBER 17 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

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‘Mitch Albom’s Have a Little Faith’ to Premiere on ABC, November 27

Emmy and Tony Award winner and Oscar nominee Laurence Fishburne (What’s Love Got to Do with It, ‘Two Trains Running’) stars as Rev. Henry Covington in the new Hallmark Hall of Fame film, ‘Mitch Albom’s Have a Little Faith,’ premiering Sunday, November 27 at 9:00 pm ET/PT on the ABC Television Network. The movie, based on the latest best-selling book by Mitch Albom (Tuesdays with Morrie, The Five People You Meet in Heaven), was filmed on location in Detroit.

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‘Dancing with the Stars’ Cuts Loose with Blake Shelton, Raphael Saadiq and Susan Boyle

In this week’s “Dancing with the Stars,” the remaining nine pairs will perform their dance style of choice to an array of iconic movie scores, orchestrated by the brilliant “Dancing with the Stars” band, Monday, October 10 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.

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‘Once Upon a Time’ NY Comic-Con Panel Offers Screening, Giveaways, Q&A and More

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Get ready to take an exciting look at ABC’s new series, “Once Upon a Time,” at New York Comic Con 2011, taking place on Friday, October 14 at Javits Center. On hand will be the show’s creators/executive producers, Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, who will participate in a moderated Q&A panel and special autograph session. Below are the details:

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Ty Pennington Joins ‘The Revolution,’ Premiering January 2012

Ty Pennington, the inspiring and passionate host of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” joins “The Revolution,” ABC Daytime’s new daily show about health and lifestyle transformations, it was announced today by Brian Frons, president, Daytime, Disney/ABC Television Group. Pennington joins previously announced “Project Runway” star Tim Gunn and renowned fitness and nutrition expert Harley Pasternak in a quest to help viewers take positive steps toward a better way of life. “The Revolution” team will help viewers with complete transformations in all areas of their lives, including family, physical and emotional well-being, fashion, home design, personal finance, food, jobs and more. In addition to being a motivating and interactive resource for viewers at home, the show features a unique concept: each week one woman’s five-month weight loss journey will unfold in just five days, with daily results and a final transformation reveal on Friday. “The Revolution” will premiere in January 2012.

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‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ Gets Interactive with Facebook Social Game

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Facebook GameEach week fans of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” tune in to watch Ty Pennington and his design crew build new homes for people in need. With each new challenge, the team conquers unexpected obstacles and is always forced to dream up new creative solutions.

With that spirit in mind, ABC.com and show producers are launching a new “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” Facebook social game, where players can build virtual homes for actual families from each week’s episode, or work with an almost endless supply of fictional scenarios in order to play as often as they want.

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‘Dancing with the Stars’ to Feature Performances by Mary J. Blige, Estelle

On Tuesday, Multi-platinum R&B recording artist Mary J. Blige will take the stage for an unforgettable performance singing two songs, “Real Love” and “25/8.” Tuesday night’s “Macy’s Stars of Dance” performance pays tribute the beloved and iconic dance of an entire generation, “The Twist,” in celebration of its 50th year mark, featuring Grammy(r) Award winner, Estelle. Also, pro dancers Val Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd reunite with the Troupe for a special performance themed to “Gone with the Wind,” as a preview to next week’s Movie Scores theme, on “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show,” TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

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‘Dancing with the Stars’ to Feature Performances by Demi Lovato and The Script

Following last week’s electrifying season 13 premiere, the eleven remaining couples hit the ballroom floor for the second time, performing either the Jive or the Quickstep, on this week’s “Dancing with the Stars,” Monday, September 26 at 8:00 pm ET on ABC.

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ABC News and United Nations Announce ‘Million Moms Challenge’

Today ABC News and the UN Foundation launch an initiative engaging millions of Americans to support millions of moms across the globe around the critical issues of pregnancy, childbirth and children’s health — moms here helping moms worldwide.

The Million Moms Challenge will be featured on weekly segments on ABC News’ broadcasts including “Good Morning America,” “World News with Diane Sawyer,” “Nightline” and “20/20,” as well as other ABC News platforms, including ABCNews.com and ABC News Radio. ABC News Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser, “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts, “ABC World News” weekend anchor David Muir, “Nightline” anchor Cynthia McFadden, “This Week” anchor Christiane Amanpour and Juju Chang will be among those contributing reports. The initiative will lead up to an hour-long edition of “20/20″ on maternal health anchored by Diane Sawyer on December 16, 2011 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET).

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