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

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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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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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‘Dancing with the Stars’ Season 13 Celebrity-Professional Pairings Announced

The season 13 star-studded cast and their professional partners get ready to break in their dancing shoes on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” for the long awaited two-hour Season Premiere, Monday, September 19 at 8:00 pm ETon the ABC Television Network.

In alphabetical order, with their professional partners, the 12 stars making their dancing debut are:

* RON ARTEST, NBA champion, partners with last season’s Troupe member PETA MURGATROYD, who makes her “Dancing with the Stars” debut as a professional partner this season.

* DAVID ARQUETTE, actor and producer, joins two-time champion KYM JOHNSON, who returns for her 10th season.

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‘Dancing with the Stars’ 13 Cast Announced, Q&A Interviews; Premieres Sept. 19

A dynamic lineup of stars – including a U.S. veteran, an NBA champion, a film and TV star, a TV host and journalist, a Grammy-nominated singer, a supermodel, a reality TV star, a showbiz legacy and activist, and a World Cup star — will take the stage for the two-hour season premiere of “Dancing with the Stars,” Monday, September 19 at 8:00 pm ET on the ABC Television Network.

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Shazam to Offer ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Extended Sneak Peek Tonight via Promo

Shazam®, the world’s leading mobile discovery company, today announced that Shazam for TV will be featured in new “Grey’s Anatomy” promos which will begin airing tonight. Fans eagerly awaiting the Season Eight premiere will get an early treat by Shazaming the promo spot to unlock an exclusive sneak peek into their favorite drama!

In addition to the exclusive preview, over the coming weeks new content will also be added to the Shazam tag result, including a music video by Scars on 45 and more scenes from the hit show, so Shazamers should keep tagging the promo whenever they see it to unlock new features.

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