October 31, 2011. History will eventually come to refer to it as ‘the morning of the living dead,’ but to the hundreds of New Yorkers in New York City’s Times Square, trudging between home, work and one of the hundreds of Starbucks, it was just a day like any other — filled with venti lattes, tourists and — most common of all — zombies.
Monday’s “Dancing with the Stars” kicks off live from the ballroom with an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the remaining couples as they get ready for their big Halloween night during the special ABC premiere of “Scared Shrekless,” which airs Monday, October 31 from 7:58-8:30 p.m., ET. Inspired by the hit feature film “Shrek,” viewers will join Shrek (Mike Myers) as he celebrates his favorite holiday, ogre-style. Shreck ditches the standard tricks or treats and challenges fairy-tale characters, including Donkey (Dean Edwards) and Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas), to a scary storytelling contest. Just as the contest is set to begin, they all discover they must spend the night in Lord Farguaad’s haunted castle, and the last one to be scared “Shrekless” will win.
The remaining seven couples bring widely entertaining performances to the ballroom floor with explosive dancing and unforgettable songs from some of Broadway’s most popular musicals of all time. The night full of show tunes will include a breathtaking performance from Emmy(r) and Tony Award(r) winner Kristin Chenoweth, who is set to perform a medley of “Maybe This Time” from “Cabaret” and “I Could Have Danced All Night” from “My Fair Lady.” We also welcome the Broadway cast of “Sister Act,” performing a feel-good medley of “Raise Your Voice” and “Sunday Morning Fever.” Plus for the first time this season, the seven couples will perform their second dance of the night together in a Broadway-themed group dance to a medley of “Big Spender” from “Sweet Charity” and “Money Money” from “Cabaret,” on “Dancing with the Stars,” MONDAY, OCTOBER 24 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Emmy ® and Tony Award ®-winning singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth joins “Dancing with the Stars” in celebrating Broadway with a night full of show tunes and performances by performing a medley of “Maybe This Time” and”I Could Have Danced All Night,” Monday, October 24 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on the ABC Television Network. On “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show,” Chenoweth takes to the ballroom stage again with a performance of “Lessons Learned” from her new album from Sony Records titled “Some Lessons Learned,” Tuesday, October 25 at 9:00 pm ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.