ABC Daytime is launching a New Year’s revolution on MONDAY, JANUARY 16 at 2:00 p.m., ET with the premiere of the new, one-hour daily talk show, “The Revolution,” from Time Square Studios and 3 Ball Productions/Eyeworks USA. “The Revolution” features a stellar ‘dream team’ of experts — Ty Pennington, Tim Gunn, Harley Pasternak, Dr. Jennifer Ashton and Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry — who each provide life changing tips and the essential tools to motivate viewers and transform all areas of their lives from the inside out. Each week the show will also highlight one woman’s five month personal journey over the course of five days.
Design expert Ty Pennington offers encouragement and support, helping people achieve individual goals, and he will also share his design expertise to create an environment for a better life; style guru Tim Gunn helps viewers embrace their individual style to look and feel their best; celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak shares his “make it count” mantra with tips on making healthy choices and incorporating fitness into everyday life; OB-GYN Dr. Jennifer Ashton, a leading women’s health expert, addresses health concerns and provides up-to-the-minute medical information; and therapist Tiffanie Davis Henry, Ed.D, guides women and couples to forge healthier relationships and explore the importance of emotional well being.
Produced by 3 Ball Productions/Eyeworks USA for the ABC Television Network, with JD Roth and Todd A. Nelson serving as executive producers, “The Revolution” will provide life changing tips and essential tools to motivate viewers and serve as a catalyst for change. Featuring design expert Ty Pennington, style guru Tim Gunn, celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak, OB-GYN Dr. Jennifer Ashton and therapist Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry, “The Revolution” is your daily boost, whether you’re looking for inspiration to accomplish little victories or in need of a road map for a major change. Additionally, each week the series will highlight one woman’s personal journey over the course of five months. “The Revolution” is produced in New York and will air Monday through Friday at 2:00 pm ET and 1:00 pm PT/CT on the ABC Television Network beginning January 16.
Signature segments featured on “The Revolution” include::
“Hero” — Daily segment featuring a new “hero” each week, chronicling her journey of transformation over a five month period. The “heroes” are everyday people who are taking on a full revolution from the inside out and are willing to share every part of their struggle and triumph with viewers.
“Timtervention” — Weekly segment featuring style guru Tim Gunn. One lucky viewer will be chosen to receive a makeover from Tim’s Closet, and Tim will help them realize their full potential that already exists within. This fun style therapy session is aimed to help viewers find their individual style and, most importantly, feel beautiful.
‘Ty’s Toolbox” – Design expert Ty Pennington empowers women with the tools to navigate any common household problem through a fun in-studio game that demonstrates the proper way to do it yourself.
“Harley’s 3 Minute Workout” – Celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak will show viewers a 3-minute workout that will produce great results on a targeted body part.
“Dr. Talk” – OB-GYN Dr. Jennifer Ashton and therapist Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry tackle a topic from both the physical and emotional standpoint.
“Mini Med School” – Dr. Jen shares the latest in health and medical news and its relevance. She will arm the viewers to use the information in their everyday lives to make the best choices for their own health.
“One Part Three Ways” – Three co-hosts focus on one problem object or body part and offer a solution or valuable information based on their individual expertise.
Weekly Personal Finance Segments – Michelle Singletary, Pulitzer Prize-nominated Washington Post personal finance columnist, will contribute weekly financial segments. Singletary is passionate about getting people to face their emotional roadblocks when it comes to money.
Featured “hero” story for the week of JANUARY 16-20:
The Harris Sisters: Long Beach, California natives Cherrell and Jamilla Harris are sisters who have battled weight issues all their lives. They are both successful women who grew up in a house where home-cooked meals were a staple of their everyday lives. Both are single without kids, eager to find their match and start families of their own; however, their busy schedules have made it difficult to meet men. They are extremely co-dependent and choose to spend most of their time with each other. Their revolution will challenge them to be motivated to create a healthier home environment and discover their individual voices.
Scheduled for the week of JANUARY 16-20 is as follows (subject to change):
MONDAY, JANUARY 16 – Are you ready to jump start the New Year? “The Revolution” premieres as the co-hosts share tips and tools to help viewers make big and small changes in their lives; Tim’s first “Timtervention” kicks off with a makeover for one lucky viewer; the five month journey of the weekly ‘hero’ story begins as the Harris sisters are introduced and revealed one month into their transformations.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 17 – Tips to look and feel 10 lbs. lighter; Harley will navigate the pitfalls of salad bars and reveals the perfect salad; Dr. Jen and Dr. Tiffanie sit down for their first “Dr. Talk” segment as they tackle the topic of bloating and emotional eating; an update on the Harris sisters.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18 – From finding the perfect bra to taking care of your breasts at every age, the co-hosts focus on the topic of breasts in “One Part Three Ways” and lend their individual expertise; Ty shares his own personal revolution as he puts down roots in NYC; an update on the Harris sisters with important tips to achieve your own revolution from Harley.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 19 – It’s time to break a sweat with the co-hosts as they all take to the treadmill – what will Tim wear to work out?; personal finance expert Michelle teaches viewers how to “Sweat Your Debt” – what are the five things you should ask yourself before you purchase something?; the Harris sisters take the most difficult step in their transformation journey.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 20 – Tim gets behind the wheel and learns to drive; “The Chew’s” Carla Hall stops by to share some delicious southern recipes; the Harris sisters are revealed at the end of their five month journey.
ABC Daytime kicks off the New Year with the highly anticipated, one-hour daily talk show, “The Revolution,” set to premiere Monday, January 16at 2:00 p.m., ET. “The Revolution” features a stellar ‘dream team’ of experts including Ty Pennington, Tim Gunn, Harley Pasternak, Dr. Jennifer Ashton and Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry, who will each provide life changing tips and essential tools to motivate viewers and transform all areas of their lives from the inside out. Additionally, each week the show will highlight one woman’s personal journey over the course of five months.
Ty Pennington will offer encouragement and support to help achieve individual goals, as well as share his design expertise to create an environment for a better life. Style guru Tim Gunn will help viewers embrace their individual style to look and feel their best. Celebrity trainer and nutritionist Harley Pasternak will share his “make it count” mantra with tips on how to make healthy choices and incorporate fitness into everyday life. OB-GYN Dr. Jennifer Ashton, a leading women’s health expert, will address health concerns and share up-to-the-minute medical information. And Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry, Ed.D, therapist and relationship expert, will guide women and couples to forge healthier relationships and explore the importance of emotional wellbeing.
“The Revolution” is produced by 3 Ball Productions/Eyeworks USA, the producers of “The Biggest Loser” and ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition.” JD Roth and Todd A. Nelson serve as executive producers.
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.
“Ty’s passionate and deep connection to everyone he helps makes him the perfect choice to join “The Revolution” said Frons. “The energy he brings with him is an excellent complement to our previously named hosts, Tim Gunn and Harley Pasternak. Our goal is to include inspiring and informative motivators as we build “The Revolution” team and continue to evolve our lineup with the type of lifestyle programming that daytime viewers are interested in seeing.”
Pennington believes that, often, changing your life begins with changing your space and how you live in it. Along with his design expertise, he will also bring his love of food, art, style and his passion for supporting and championing people to go after their dreams to “The Revolution.” For the last decade, he has witnessed the impact that having a safe and beautiful home can have on a family, and he will apply this personal credo to “The Revolution.” The instantly recognizable sound of Ty Pennington’s “Good Morning!” has become an unmistakable sign of hope for families and communities, as he has helped transform the lives of thousands, while inspiring millions more around the world. Under the leadership of the charismatic design and style expert, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” is consistently rated among the top 20 of all television programs. It has won two Emmys for Outstanding Reality Program and two People’s Choice Awards.
In addition to many international series, Pennington also spearheads a wide range of lifestyle and decor brands under his name, including Ty Pennington Impressions with Westminster Fabrics, and continues his partnership with industry leader Howard Miller, designing new pieces for his Signature Home Furnishings by Ty Pennington. The line features high-quality, casual contemporary furniture that’s easily coordinated. Ty Pennington Style is Pennington’s seasonal home decor line carried at Sears, and his flooring Ty Pennington Collection for Lumber Liquidators is available in stores and online nationwide.
Pennington’s latest book, How Good Design Can Change Your Life (Simon & Schuster), is an intimate look at his design inspirations with decor advice and tips. It followed up his New York Times bestseller Ty’s Tricks (Hyperion), which is part reference and part behind-the-scenes in his own home, which he completely remodeled himself. Pennington first won national attention as the quirky and creative carpenter on the groundbreaking home improvement series “Trading Spaces.” He lives in Los Angeles.
Previously announced “The Revolution” hosts include Tim Gunn, the star and notable “Mentor” of Lifetime’s “Project Runway,” and Harley Pasternak, renowned fitness and nutrition expert known for the 5-Factor Fitness diet. Gunn is on a mission to make good style accessible for any women with any body shape, at affordable prices. He will help find that stylish woman inside and can help women express their true selves to the world. Pasternak doesn’t believe in spending hours in the gym, and realizes everyone has a limited time. He will help each individual find a personalized diet and fitness plan that works for them.
In April, ABC announced that it was expanding the focus of its daytime lineup to include more programming that is informative and authentic and centers on transformation, food and lifestyle. In addition to “The Revolution,” “The Chew” is an innovative and groundbreaking daily talk show that celebrates and explores life through food that premiered on September 26th.
“The Revolution” is produced by 3Ball Productions, the producers of “The Biggest Loser,” “Masterchef” and ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition.” JD Roth and Todd Nelson serve as executive producers.
Viva ‘The Revolution’ – ABC Pulls Plug on ‘All My Children,’ ‘One Life to Live;’ Announces Food and Health Program Replacements
Guided by extensive research into what today’s daytime viewers want and the changing viewing patterns of the audience, ABC is evolving the face of daytime television with the launch of two new shows, “The Chew,” which will premiere in September 2011, and “The Revolution” (working title), which will premiere in January 2012. These new shows expand ABC Daytime’s focus to include more programming that is informative and authentic and centers on transformation, food and lifestyle — cornerstones of programming that resonates with daytime viewers as evidenced by the success of “The View.”
As food has become the center of everyone’s life, “The Chew” will focus on food from EVERY angle — as a source of joy, health, family ritual, friendship, breaking news, dating, fitness, weight loss, travel adventures and life’s moments. Produced by Gordon Elliot, the Emmy Award-winning executive producer of “Paula Deen’s Home Cooking” and “Down Home with the Neelys,” this new one-hour series combines entertaining takeaway with memorable personalities to create a live show where viewers get the dish on anything and everything related to the world of food and beyond. Whether it’s new trends like food trucks and urban gardens or how pesticides in our food may affect our health, we can’t stop talking about it. The hosts who will guide the hour include Mario Batali (Restaurateur, Food Network’s “Iron Chef America” and author); entertaining expert Clinton Kelly (TLC’s “What Not to Wear”); Carla Hall (Bravo’s “Top Chef”); Michael Symon (Restaurateur and Food Network’s “Iron Chef America”), and nutrition expert Daphne Oz, who simplifies often confusing information about food.
From Executive Producer JD Roth and 3 Ball Productions, producers of “The Biggest Loser,” “Masterchef” and ABC’s upcoming “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition,” comes “The Revolution,” a daily show about health and lifestyle transformations. The show is hosted by a team of experts and rotating guest contributors who help viewers transform all areas of their lives, from relationships to family, food, style, home design, finance and more. This dream team, led by fashion expert Tim Gunn, also includes celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak and American Idol alum Kimberley Locke. 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 transformational reveal on Friday. “The Revolution” is a one-stop shop for better living.
“While we are excited about our new shows and the shift in our business, I can’t help but recognize how bittersweet the change is,” said Brian Frons, President, Daytime, Disney ABC/Television Group. “We are taking this bold step to expand our business because viewers are looking for different types of programming these days. They are telling us there is room for informative, authentic and fun shows that are relatable, offer a wide variety of opinions and focus on ‘real life’ takeaways. A perfect example of this is ‘The View,’ and that factored into our decision. ‘The Chew’ and ‘The Revolution’ are in the same vein and will be great additions to the lineup, with ‘The View’ serving as an ideal foundation from which to launch these programs. They will also provide enormous opportunity for the creation of ancillary businesses and growth.”
To honor the core, passionate audience and their rich history with our soaps, “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” will conclude each series in a manner that respects their legacies and the longstanding hopes of many of their viewers.
“‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’ are iconic pieces of television that have made an indelible mark on our culture’s history,” reflected Frons. “Each of the shows has touched millions and millions of viewers and informed the social consciousness. It has been a privilege to work with the extraordinary teams who brought the residents of Pine Valley and Llanview to life each day, and we thank the cast, crew, producers and most especially the fans for their commitment to the shows through their history.”
None of this could have been possible without the extraordinary Agnes Nixon. “More than 40 years ago, Agnes Nixon created both the worlds of ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live,’ worlds that the rest of us have been privileged to live in,” said Frons. “Her shows led the way forward, breaking a lot of rules along the way to defy expectations about what soaps can do and the issues they can cover.
I am honored to have worked with her.”
“All My Children” has revolved around the lives of the residents of fictional Pine Valley, a town which closely resembles the Philadelphia Main Line. “All My Children” took home the 1998 Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, the third time the show received this top honor, having also garnered the award in 1994 and 1992. “All My Children” has received more than 30 Emmy Awards and consistently distinguishes itself in the field of daytime drama. The show has historically been committed to and is often the first to tackle social issues, focusing on such topics as AIDS, abortion, cochlear implants, teenage alcoholism, racial bias, acquaintance rape, spousal abuse, homosexuality, Reyes syndrome, Vietnam MIAs, drug abuse, the risks of motherhood over 40, safe sex, pet therapy and organ donations, among others. The show made television history airing daytime television’s first same-sex kiss between two lesbian characters, as well as daytime television’s first same sex wedding between two women. It was the first to chronicle the coming-out story of a transgender woman and to cast a real life Iraq War veteran whose story reflected his real life experiences and injuries incurred in combat.
“All My Children” premiered on the ABC Television Network on January 5, 1970, as a half-hour show; seven years later it expanded to an hour. Julie Hanan Carruthers is executive producer.
Also created by Agnes Nixon, Emmy Award-winning “One Live to Live” is set in the fictional town of Llanview, which is modeled on a Philadelphia suburb. “One Life to Live” debuted on The ABC Television Network July 15, 1968 as a half-hour show. Ten years later, it grew to a full hour in 1978.
“One Life to Live” has been lauded for its groundbreaking exploration of social issues, diverse canvas, award-winning performances and innovative storylines. Along with the history-making week of live shows in May 2002, “One Life to Live” is responsible for many “firsts” in Daytime television, including stories of interracial romance, illiteracy, medical misdiagnosis, racial prejudice, gang violence and teen pregnancy. The show received mass critical acclaim for its 1992 homophobia storyline, which captured national headlines when it introduced the character of a gay teen (played by then unknown Ryan Phillippe) and culminated with the emotional display of the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. “One Life to Live” was honored by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) with the Outstanding Daytime Drama Award in 1993, and again in 2005 and 2010.
In 2002 the show won its first-ever Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series, and was nominated again in 2007 and 2008. Created by Agnes Nixon, “One Life to Live” debuted on July 15, 1968 and marked its 10,000th episode on August 17, 2007. Frank Valentini executive-produces.
“General Hospital,” the second-most popular show in daytime, is not impacted by this announcement and will remain on the air.