Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz travel coast to coast — from California and New York to Hawaii and Nashville — to bring viewers a sneak peek at the ABC Fall Primetime lineup. Interviewing some of the network’s hottest new stars, the special has something for everyone. From diva-filled musical drama and deep and dark desires to quirky and “out of this world” comedies and thrillers, “The Chew Presents ABC’s Primetime Fall Preview Special” airs Sunday, September 2 (7:00-8:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
Highlights of the special include:
“666 Park Avenue” stars Vanessa Williams (“Desperate Housewives”) and Terry O’Quinn (“Lost”) enjoy cocktails and canapés with Clinton Kelly from a chic Manhattan hotel room to talk about their sexy, seductive new primetime address. “666 Park Avenue” premieres Sunday, September 30 at 10:00 p.m., ET.
Carla Hall travels home as she visits “Nashville” star Hayden Panettiere (“Heroes”) on the legendary stage of The Grand Ole Opry and visits with her co-stars, Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio, at the iconic Bluebird Cafe. The series premieres Wednesday, October 10 at 10:00 p.m., ET.
Aloha from Oahu, Hawaii, the breathtaking location for ABC’s new action adventure series, “Last Resort,” premiering Thursday, September 27 at 8:00 p.m., ET. Series star Andre Braugher (“Men of a Certain Age”; “Homicide: Life on the Street”) sits oceanside with Daphne Oz for comfort food, conversation and a hometown surprise, all amidst the palm trees and island breeze.
Carla Hall catches up with the stars of the new family comedy series “The Neighbors” at Johnnie’s Coffee Shop in Los Angeles, where Jami Gertz (“Entourage “and 80s classics “Square Pegs” and “Sixteen Candles”) and other stars share a preview of their quirky new sitcom that’s sure to bring the family together for a night of laughs. “The Neighbors” premieres Wednesday, September 26 at 9:30 p.m., ET, and moves to its regular time slot of 8:30 p.m., beginning Wednesday, October 3.
It’s a food truck fiesta as Daphne Oz meets country music superstar Reba (“Reba”) to talk about her new sitcom, “Malibu Country,” which premieres Friday, November 2 at 8:30 p.m., ET.
Gordon Elliott is the executive producer of “The Chew Presents ABC’s Primetime Fall Primetime Special.”
In support for its second season, ABC has announced a full panel for ‘Once Upon A Time,’ featuring its stars and creators. Moderated by TV Guide magazine’s William Keck, the panel will consist of co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz and cast members Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin and Meghan Ory.
The panel will take place on Saturday, July 14 from 11:00 am – 11:45 am in Ballroom 20 and will be followed by an autograph session in Room 28C from 12:15 – 1:00 pm.
In addition, Warner Brothers has announced it will be presenting its new ABC series, ’666 Park Avenue.’ The pilot for the supernatural series will be screened on Wednesday, July 11 in Ballroom 20 as well as during the panel on July 13 in room 6BCF from 12:45 – 1:45. The panel will consist of show talent Terry O’Quinn, Rachael Taylor and Dave Annable along with executive producers David Wilcox and Matthew Miller.
In addition, Warner Brothers Television has announced that the series will be highlighted as one of the designs of the special San Diego Comic-Con limited edition keycards distributed by area hotels.
Actor Daniel Dae Kim, star of the ABC series “Lost” and currently starring on the new CBS series “Hawaii Five-0,” poses Dec. 28, 2010 with Lilo from Disney’s “Lilo and Stitch” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Kim, who was born in South Korea and grew up in New York and Pennsylvania, currently lives in Hawaii.
Photo by Kent Phillips, courtesy of Walt Disney World Resort
“Soul Survivors” and “The Sanctuary,” the final two collector photographs from ABC’s hit series “Lost,” are available for purchase beginning today while supplies last. Featuring the cast from the final season, only 815 numbered reproductions of each image will be custom printed on high quality photo paper. Pricing for the 10×37 “Soul Survivors” print is $69.99; “The Sanctuary” cast photo will only be available as an 8×10 print for $19.99. A certificate of authenticity will be included for each print.
These final images will also be available for purchase at the “LOST” The Official Show Auction and Exhibit, which will take place in southern California at the Barker Hangar in the Santa Monica Airport on Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 22.
“Lost” fans can purchase the prints by going to www.officialLostphotos.com, which is the sole home of all of the cast images from every season of “Lost” going back to the series premiere in 2004.
For more information on “Lost,” visit ABC.com
With an estimated value of $300 – $500, Claire’s ‘squirrel baby’ from ‘LOST’ season six episode The Lighthouse is just one of many of the fascinating memorabilia items that will be up for bids at Profile in History’s ‘LOST’ Exhibit and Auction in Santa Monica on August 21 and 22.
After three years of living alone on the island, Claire kept a substitute baby fashioned of animal parts with buttons for eyes. When Kate questioned Claire about what it was, Claire told her it was ‘all I had.’
In the clip below, the cast, crew and creators of ‘LOST’ ponder the charm and magic of what is affectionately known as the squirrel baby.
The clip is from just one of the many bonus features found in the ‘LOST’ season six DVD collection, now available for pre-order.
For more details on the exhibit and auction, click here.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has provided us with this sneak peek at the twelve minute long featurette New Man in Charge /aka/ the LOST Epilogue /aka/ what took place after the end of the series’ finale.
The entire featurette can be found on both the LOST Season Six Blu-ray and DVD sets as well as the full series collection. Among items the featurette addresses are the island’s pregnancy issues, the polar bears, what makes Walt so special, the relevance of Room 23 and the Hurley bird and more.
LOST: The Complete Sixth Season and LOST: The Complete Collection will debut on Blu-ray & DVD on August 24, 2010 and are now available for pre-order
We previously announced the ‘LOST’ exhibit and memorobilia auction being held by Profiles in History in Santa Monica on August 21 and 22, 2010.
Profiles in History has graciously provided us with hi-res photos of some of the items that will be going up on the auction block to some very lucky bidders. In addition, the auction preview gallery is now live on Profile in History’s website here.
“LOST” The Official Show Auction and Exhibit will take place in southern California at the Barker Hangar in the Santa Monica Airport on Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 22. ABC Studios, in partnership with Profiles in History, will conduct a live and online auction featuring the iconic props, wardrobe and set decoration of the Emmy Award-winning television series. Along with the auction, ABC will be offering fans an opportunity to immerse themselves in all things “LOST.” Large set pieces from the show will be on display, including a Dharma van and pieces of the plane wreckage from Oceanic flight 815. Other memorable props and wardrobe will also be featured.
In addition, fans will have an early sneak peek of Season 6 DVD bonus material before the August 24 DVD and Blu-Ray release date, including moments of the much anticipated new chapter, “The New Man in Charge,” from executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse.
Tickets for the event will be available at http://www.razorgator.com/tickets/theater/other-theatre/lost-auction-exhibit-tickets in early August.
Information and registration for the auction is available at Profilesinhistory.com
The Disney/ABC Television Group (DATG) captured 69 Primetime Emmy nominations, it was announced today by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. This total reflects nominations for ABC Television Network, ABC Studios, ABC.com and Disney Channel programming.
The ABC Television Network received 63 nominations, including a first-time, first season Comedy Series nomination for “Modern Family,” which gathered a total of 14 nominations, including recognitions for Art Direction, Casting, Directing, Picture Editing, Guest Actor, Sound Mixing and Writing.
“Modern Family’s” Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara all garnered nominations in the Supporting Actor/Actress in a Comedy Series category.
The final season of “Lost” received a total of 12 nominations, including a Drama Series nomination in addition to being selected for the Art Direction, Music Composition, Single-Camera Picture Editing, Guest Actress, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing categories. The series finale episode “The End,” received a Writing for a Drama Series nomination for writers/executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse and the episode’s director, Jack Bender, was recognized in the Directing for a Drama Series category.
“Lost’s” Matthew Fox, received his first Lead Actor in a Drama Series nomination for the series final season and was joined by his cast mates Michael Emerson and Terry O’Quinn who were nominated for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Emerson and O’Quinn were both previous winners in the supporting category. Elizabeth Mitchell received a nomination for Guest Actress in a Drama Series.
The ABC.com webisode series “Lost Presents: Mysteries of the Universe – The Dharma Initiative,” was awarded a nomination in the Special Class Programs category.
“Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” captured its first nomination in the Outstanding Reality Series category while “Dancing with the Stars” was recognized for its fifth straight nomination in the Reality-Competition Category. Additionally, “Dancing with the Stars” host Tom Bergeron is a repeat nominee for Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program.
Disney Channel dominated the Children’s Program categories with nominations for “Hannah Montana,” “JONAS” “Wizards of Waverly Place” and “Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie.” Disney Television Animation received a nomination for the Disney XD animated series “Kick Buttowski – Suburban Daredevil” in the Outstanding Animated Short-Format category, marking the first Primetime Emmy Award nomination for a Disney XD property.
ABC’s first television special produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Disney Prep & Landing” received a nomination in the Animation Special category.
The 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy ceremony will be telecast on NBC on Sunday, August 29.
In purported efforts to thwart online piracy and spoilers, Disney Media Distribution has announced that 59 countries around the world will be allowed to air the series finale of ABC’s LOST (titled ‘The End’) up to 48 hours after its original United States airing, a move that schedules the program several days ahead of its normal schedule in many of the countries.
In addition, viewers in some countries such as Canada, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom will be able to watch a simulcast of the show’s final episode in sync with the US west coast feed.
‘Since the show’s first season, we have greatly accelerated all of our US network series’ international delivery, broadcast and marketing, and so it’s fitting that many international fans will be able to enjoy its spectacular finale in concert with its US broadcast,’ reports Ben Pyne, President of Global Distribution at Disney Media Networks.