02:07 PM EDT 09/19/2014
Originally posted 08/05/2013 09:25AM
After not appearing on last season of Dancing with the Stars, ballroom's bad boy Maksim Chmerkovskiy may return for the competition's upcoming new season.
"Maks is part of the family," ABC's president of entertainment Paul Lee told Today.com Sunday at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour.
"He may well be back. We love having him be part of the show."
Originally posted 06/23/2013 11:30AM
Take the board game Clue, throw in some Survivor and perhaps a bit of The Hunger Games, and you'll have Whodunnit?, ABC's new reality show.
The affable host of Whodunnit? is Gildart Jackson, a British actor who plays a butler named Giles.
"The show was like a thrill ride," Jackson tells PEOPLE. "In a perfect world, the audience will feel like they're inside of a CSI episode. It's like a television drama where a main character is killed off each week."
Originally posted 05/15/2013 10:10AM
ABC’s upfront Tuesday afternoon was an upbeat affair – not all upfronts are – with shoutouts to breakout hit Scandal and its star, Kerry Washington; to late-night host Jimmy Kimmel; and to now destined-to-retire Barbara Walters.
Kimmel, as is traditional, did a few minutes' worth of jokes at the expense of the other networks (he referred to CBS as "smug @#%&!!!!s") and his own: He suggested that Splash, the diving-celeb reality show, should be replaced by one with an empty pool. To be called Splat.
The clips introducing new shows were, on balance, pretty promising. These are the ones that struck my television tuning fork and filled me with anticipatory vibrations:
Originally posted 05/13/2013 06:20AM
After more than five decades, Barbara Walters is hanging up her microphone.
The veteran ABC News anchor, 83, said Monday morning on The View – the show she started in 1997 – that she will retire from TV journalism next summer.
"Let me just say I have been on television continuously for over 50 years. But in the summer of '14 I plan to retire from appearing on television at all. ... I'm perfectly healthy. This is my decision. This is what I want to do," Walters told her audience, which in the studio included Disney CEO (and therefore head of ABC) Bob Iger – who suggested once he also retires that both he and Walters go on Dancing with the Stars.
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