American Idol’s Top 10 contestants will perform fan-favorite Disney songs this Sunday, April 21 (8:00–10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
Here’s the list of songs the final 10 will perform:
Alejandro Aranda will perform “Remember Me” from Coco.
Alyssa Raghu will perform “Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas.
Dimitrius Graham will perform “You’ll Be In My Heart” from Tarzan.
Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon will perform “Candle on the Water” from Pete’s Dragon.
Laci Kaye Booth will perform “I See the Light” from Tangled.
Laine Hardy will perform “Oo-De-Lally” from Robin Hood.
Madison VanDenburg will perform “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana.
Uché will perform “I2I” from A Goofy Movie.
Wade Cota will perform “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from Toy Story.
Walker Burroughs will perform “When She Loved Me” from Toy Story 2.
The finalists will be joined by celebrity mentor Rebel Wilson, who will offer up her pitch-perfect expertise as the superstar hopefuls prepare for their Disney-themed performances. All-star judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie will perform a timeless Disney song in Disneyland Park’s Fantasyland.
Joining the Top 10 to perform the beloved song “Under the Sea” from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” is singer and actress Lea Michele. Also, America’s sweethearts, ABC’s Season 1 “American Idol” winner, Maddie Poppe, and runner-up Caleb Lee Hutchinson, return to the stage to sing “A Whole New World” from Aladdin during a special duet performance.
The Walt Disney Company’s presentation of the 2019 NFL Draft will offer more to fans than ever before as the entire event, April 25-27, will air on both ESPN and ABC, and each network will provide distinct telecasts for Rounds 1-3 in prime time. Additionally, all seven rounds of the draft will be streamed live on the ABC App, ESPN App, broadcast on ESPN Radio and available in Spanish – on both TV and radio – on ESPN Deportes. The NFL Network will also televise the 2019 NFL Draft.
ESPN and ABC NFL Draft productions by the numbers:
An estimated 125,000 – 150,000 feet of fiber optic cable
1,000+ production elements
600+ player highlight packages
360+ hours of dedicated NFL Draft content across all ESPN networks (since the NFL Combine)
250+ hours of top prospects’ and recent NFL Draft picks’ best college games on ESPNU
100+ player personality bumps
100+ NFL team graphics
50+ NFL team edits
30 player live shots
26-hour NFL Draft Marathon on ESPN and ESPN2, leading into Round 1
25 “sense of place” bumps with local Nashville artists
7 production trucks
ABC’s differentiated coverage for Rounds 1-3, which will focus on the journey of NFL Draft prospects, features “Good Morning America”’s Robin Roberts (Round 1) and the eight-time Sports Emmy® Award-winning “College GameDay Built by The Home Depot” crew of host Rece Davis, analysts Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard and David Pollack, and reporters Tom Rinaldi and Maria Taylor, and contributor Chris “The Bear” Fallica. Plus, the “2019 NFL Draft on ABC” will include ESPN’s Jesse Palmer and special guest NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes (prior to Round 1). “American Idol” judge Luke Bryan and mentor Bobby Bones will appear on ABC’s prime-time draft coverage. Bryan will join the GameDay crew on night one, while Bones will serve as a roving reporter from the streets of Nashville on both nights, sharing the enthusiasm of the city, fans’ passion and a behind-the-scenes look of the NFL Draft for viewers at home. ABC will simulcast ESPN’s Day 3 telecast of Rounds 4-7.
ESPN’s traditional draft telecast, presented for the fourth year by Courtyard, features host Trey Wingo, NFL Draft analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay (Rounds 2-7), NFL analysts Louis Riddick and Booger McFarland (Round 1), NFL Insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter and NFL host Suzy Kolber.
ESPN Radio will cover every round of the NFL Draft for the first time. Host Dari Nowkhah will be joined by reporter Ian Fitzsimmons, former NFL star and current ESPN Radio New York host Chris Canty, and former Miami Dolphins and New York Jets front office executive Mike Tannenbaum. Coverage begins April 25 at 7 p.m. EDT.
ESPN Deportes will also cover every round of the NFL Draft for the first time. Commentators include Eduardo Varela, Pablo Viruega, Miguel Pasquel, Sebastian Martinez-Christensen, “Monday Night Football”’s Alvaro Martin and Raul Allegre, and special guests (TV), and Kenneth Garay and Carlos Nava (radio).
All seven rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft will also be streamed live on both the ABC App and the ESPN App.
MORE LIVE PROGRAMMING FROM NASHVILLE
“Golic and Wingo”
“Golic and Wingo” on ESPN Radio from 6:00-10:00 a.m. EDT – with simulcasts on ESPN2 and ESPNEWS – will be live from the West Club at Nissan Stadium on April 25 and 26. Mike Golic and Mike Golic Jr. will be joined both days by host Jason Fitz and a full slate of guests. The broadcasts are open to the public with doors opening at 4:30 a.m. CDT.
“Good Morning America”
“Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts will be live from Nashville on April 25 to preview the NFL Draft.
Host Mike Greenberg and the team from “Get Up!” will be live from Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, located next to the stage where the Draft picks will be announced, on April 25-26 from 8:00-10:00 a.m. EDT on ESPN. This will be the first time the popular morning show hosts an entire show from a remote location.
ESPN’s popular morning debate show “First Take” will be live from the West Club at Nissan Stadium on April 25 and 26 from 10:00 a.m. to noon EDT. Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman will be joined by host Will Cain. Both shows – which will feature a full lineup of NFL and other celebrity guests such as Eddie George, Tim McGraw and ESPN’s Desmond Howard and David Pollack, as well as free giveaways – will be open to the public with doors opening at 7:30 a.m. CDT.
Mike Greenberg will host “SportsCenter” segments on April 25 and 26 from noon-3:00 p.m. EDT.
“Stephen A. Smith Show”
The “Stephen A. Smith Show” on ESPN Radio and simulcast on ESPNEWS will be live from the West Club at Nissan Stadium on April 25 and 26 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. EDT. The shows will include previews, reaction and analysis from host Stephen A. Smith on all the latest NFL Draft news from Nashville.
ESPN’s weekday NFL news and information show “NFL Live” will be live from The NFL Experience on April 24 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. EDT and on April 25 and 26 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. EDT. Wendi Nix will host all three days with NFL analysts Tim Hasselbeck and Rex Ryan and NFL Draft analyst Jim Nagy. Thursday’s show will also include special guest appearances by ESPN’s Trey Wingo, Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit and Sam Ponder as well as NFL Network’s Rich Eisen and Daniel Jeremiah.
ESPN’s eight-time Sports Emmy Award-winning “College GameDay Built by The Home Depot” crew of Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard, David Pollack and Chris “The Bear” Fallica will preview the 2019 NFL Draft on April 25 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. EDT, with special guest Bobby Bones and college football coaches Lincoln Riley, Ryan Day and David Shaw. On April 26 (5:00-6:00 p.m. EDT), Davis will be joined by Howard, Pollack and Jesse Palmer, as well as special guest Jim Mora. On April 27 (11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT), Maria Taylor will host the show with Howard, Palmer, Pollack and Mora.
“NFL Draft Countdown”
ESPN’s NFL Draft host Trey Wingo will preview Round 1 on April 25 (7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT) with Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay, Louis Riddick, Booger McFarland, Chris Mortensen, Adam Schefter and Suzy Kolber. On April 26 (6:00-7:00 p.m. EDT), Wingo will be joined by Kiper, McShay, Riddick, Mortensen, Schefter and Kolber.
MORE NFL DRAFT COVERAGE
Across Platforms: ESPN NFL Draft Projections in Virtual Reality
Leading up to and during this year’s NFL Draft coverage, ESPN will assess the potential of prospective players in virtual reality using ESPN Sports Analytics’ new projection model which incorporates grades from Scouts, Inc., NFL Combine metrics and athletically similar players’ past draft results (full methodology). The segments feature ESPN football analyst Dan Orlovsky breaking down stats and rankings in an innovative and customizable, virtual reality environment.
ESPN.com’s coverage of the 2019 NFL Draft will focus on signature voices Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay, Louis Riddick, Kirk Herbstreit, Mike Sando and others. Highlights include NFL Mock Drafts paired with “SportsCenter Specials,” pros and cons on every first-round draft pick from NFL Nation, plus Draft Day analysis from NFL Nation on all 254 picks and real-time data via DraftCast. Following the 2019 NFL Draft, ESPN will release Kiper’s Draft Grades (the foundation for “SportsCenter Special: Draft Grades” on April 28) and “Early Impact” Rookies (April 30), as well as McShay’s best picks for all 32 teams (April 27). Additionally, NFL Nation will break down the biggest post-draft questions for all 32 teams (April 29), and McShay will look ahead to next year with a Way-Too-Early 2020 Mock Draft (May 2).
Senior NFL writer Jason Reid will lead NFL Draft coverage on “The Undefeated” – ESPN’s multiplatform content initiative exploring the intersections of sports, race and culture – from Nashville.
Reid explores the history of black quarterbacks being selected in the first round of the NFL Draft.
Domonique Foxworth presents his mock draft of the first 32 picks.
Reid will live tweet the first and second rounds of the draft.
Foxworth joins ESPN’s Twitter draft show.
ESPN The Magazine
On the cover of ESPN The Magazine’s NEXT issue is Nick Bosa, the NFL draft’s most disruptive force of nature. Senior writer Kevin Van Valkenburg’s cover story reveals how painful it was for Bosa to sit out last year at Ohio State—and how hungry he is to start sacking again. The issue also features “Beyond Measure,” senior writer Tim Keown’s look at Kyler Murray’s sizable expectations, including going No.1 in the draft, becoming a franchise player and completely blowing up decades of doctrine about short quarterbacks.
ESPN Social Media
ESPN social media will produce live shows, videos, graphics, and unique storytelling across Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, and Facebook.
Ever wonder what draft day is like for a projected Top 10 pick? “SportsCenter”’s social channels will have an exclusive, all-access Instagram takeover.
“SportsCenter” on Snapchat will hit the road with host and former NFL player Andrew Hawkins.
Mike Golic Jr. and Jason Fitz will join Mina Kimes, Field Yates, Domonique Foxworth and celebrity guests will provide on-site social coverage of Rounds 1-7. Hawkins will also be interviewing draftees backstage.
ESPN’s Instagram Story experience will take followers behind the scenes: arrivals, fashion on the red carpet and green room access.
With “College GameDay” on-site, the familiar hijinks of the crew will extend to the “College GameDay” social channels.
ESPN’s YouTube channel will provide even more extensive coverage from this year’s draft, not only hosting the live stream each day but providing draft reaction and analysis, player profiles, and in-depth college football highlights.
Tin Roof, located in the heart of downtown Nashville, will transform into the ESPN House during the NFL Draft. In addition to serving as a viewing party for fans, attendees will also be able to experience the football player journey at ESPN – from “College GameDay” to the NFL Draft, and ultimately to “SportsCenter” and Monday Night Football.
SEC Network will air an hour-long “SEC Now: Draft Special,” breaking down all stats and storylines behind the stars of SEC football as they prepare for the next step in their playing careers. Debuting April 24 at 2:00 p.m. EDT, the show features SEC Network college football analysts Matt Stinchcomb, who will serve as host, Gene Chizik and Matt Bowen.
ESPNLA 710 will broadcast an NFL Draft Special with Jorge Sedano, Keyshawn Johnson and former NFL linebacker Kirk Morrison on April 25 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. EDT. The broadcast will provide a pick-by-pick breakdown, followed by ESPN Radio’s national coverage of the NFL Draft.
This year, ESPN International will cover the NFL Draft with its most robust content plan to date, offering live television coverage of the NFL Draft to more than 31 million households in 61 countries and territories throughout Spanish-speaking Latin America, Brazil, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and Canada (on TSN).
For the first time ever, ESPN will produce all three days of the draft in Spanish-language, which will air live throughout Spanish-speaking Latin America.
Also for the first time ever, Brazil will produce and air all three days of the NFL Draft live in Portuguese language.
The Caribbean and the Pac Rim region (Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands) will air all three days live; and on the first day, both regions will air the ESPN U.S. production on one channel and the ABC NFL Draft production on another channel, providing fans differentiated content and perspectives.
ESPN will simulcast its television coverage via its broadband players, WatchESPN in Brazil, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands, and ESPN Play in the Caribbean and Spanish-speaking Latin America.
Immediately following the NFL Draft on Sunday, ESPN International will air the EA Sports Madden NFL 19 Bowl esports competition live throughout Spanish-speaking Latin America, Brazil, the Caribbean and in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
Thursday, April 25 (8-11:30 p.m. ET): NFL Draft, Round 1 – ABC, ESPN, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio
Friday, April 26 (7-11:30 p.m. ET): NFL Draft, Rounds 2 and 3 – ABC, ESPN/ESPN2, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio
Saturday, April 27 (12-7 p.m. ET): NFL Draft, Rounds 4–7 – ABC (simulcast of ESPN telecast), ESPN, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio
For more information on ESPN and the NFL Draft, visit ESPN Press Room.
The ABC Television Network will premiere the new single-camera comedy “Bless This Mess” on TUESDAY, APRIL 16 (9:30-10:00 p.m. EDT).
This new single-camera comedy follows newlyweds Rio and Mike as they make the decision to move from big city New York to rural Nebraska. After dropping everything (including their jobs and overbearing mother-in-law) to make the move from skyscrapers to farmhouses, they soon realize that the simpler life isn’t as easy as they planned. Rio and Mike must now learn how to weather the storm as they are faced with unexpected challenges in their new life as farmers.
In addition to Bell and Shepard, the cast features Ed Begley Jr. as Rudy, Pam Grier as Constance and JT Neal as Jacob. Bell co-created the show with Elizabeth Meriwether and the two are executive producers. Shepard also serves as an exeuctive producer alongside Jake Kasdan, Melvin Mar, Erin O’Malley, and Katherine Pope.The series is from 20th Century Fox Television and ABC Studios.
“American Idol”’s Top 10 contestants head to The Happiest Place On Earth, Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, to prepare for the next phase of the competition, Disney Night. The finalists will be joined by celebrity mentor Rebel Wilson, who will offer up her pitch-perfect expertise as the superstar hopefuls prepare for their Disney-themed performances. All-star judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie will perform a timeless Disney song in Disneyland Park’s Fantasyland. The Top 10 will then return to the iconic Idol stage in Los Angeles to perform fan-favorite Disney songs, in hopes of winning America’s heart and vote for a spot in the Top 8. Joining the Top 10 to perform the beloved song “Under the Sea” from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” is singer and actress Lea Michele. Also, America’s sweethearts, ABC’s Season 1 “American Idol” winner, Maddie Poppe, and runner-up Caleb Lee Hutchinson, return to the stage to sing a Disney classic during a special duet performance. The magic takes place Sunday, April 21 (8:00–10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
Helping to determine who America will ultimately vote to become the next singing sensation are music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest hosts the beloved series, and famed multimedia personality Bobby Bones acts as in-house mentor.
“American Idol” is produced by Fremantle and Industrial Media’s 19 Entertainment. Executive producers include Fremantle’s Trish Kinane, also serving as showrunner, Jennifer Mullin, Megan Wolflick and Industrial Media’s Chris Anokute. Fremantle distributes the series worldwide.
Building on the previous success of the “Summer Fun & Games” brand, The ABC Television Network is expanding its slate of game shows to three nights, adding four new exciting series to the upcoming schedule. In addition to bringing back the iconic “Press Your Luck” and “Card Sharks” to TV, ABC will launch two new alternative shows – “Holey Moley,” an epic mini-golf competition featuring NBA superstar Stephen Curry as resident golf pro; and “Family Food Fight,” hosted by renowned restaurateur and New York Times best-selling cookbook author Ayesha Curry. All of these shows are part of the summer premiere dates schedule announced today by the network.
On the scripted drama side, the new series “Reef Break,” starring Poppy Montgomery, will premiere Thursday, June 20 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT). And don’t forget to make reservations for “Grand Hotel,” the glamorous and provocative new series from executive producer Eva Longoria, premiering Monday, June 17 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EDT). Also as previously announced, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” returns Friday, May 10 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT).
“We’re determined to make ABC the No. 1 destination for summer fun in every way,” said Karey Burke, ABC Entertainment president. “We’re giving fans more of what they love by adding a third day of ‘Summer Fun & Games,’ continuing ‘The Bachelor’ franchise every week and debuting two new, bold dramas perfect for summer nights.”
Fans of “The Bachelor” franchise will have a date every Monday night this summer, starting with the previously announced “Bachelorette Reunion: The Biggest Bachelorette Reunion in Bachelor History Ever!,” airing Monday, May 6 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), and “The Bachelorette,” premiering the following week, Monday, May 13 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT). Once Hannah B.’s journey ends, another one begins on the beaches of Mexico when the highly anticipated “Bachelor in Paradise” debuts Monday, July 29 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT).
“Celebrity Family Feud,” “The $100,000 Pyramid” and “To Tell the Truth” return Sunday, June 9 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT); and “Match Game” returns, following the premieres of “Press Your Luck” and “Card Sharks” on Wednesday, June 12 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT).
Other dates set for summer include a new season of ABC News’ “What Would You Do?” on Friday, May 10 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), and “The 2019 ESPYS” on Wednesday, July 10 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT).
Beginning Tuesday, May 28, a two-hour block of fan-favorite episodes of ABC comedies will air (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), expanding to three hours starting Tuesday, June 4 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT). A full schedule will be announced at a later date.
Following is a chronological listing of ABC’s summer premiere dates (all times Eastern):
MONDAY, MAY 6
8:00-10:01 p.m. “Bachelorette Reunion: The Biggest Bachelorette Reunion in Bachelor History Ever!”
FRIDAY, MAY 10
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
9:00-10:00 p.m. “What Would You Do?”
MONDAY, MAY 13
8:00-10:01 p.m. “The Bachelorette”
SUNDAY, JUNE 9
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Celebrity Family Feud”
9:00-10:00 p.m. “The $100,000 Pyramid”
10:00-11:00 p.m. “To Tell the Truth”
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Press Your Luck”
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Card Sharks”
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Match Game”
WEDNESDAY, JULY 10
8:00-11:00 p.m. “The 2019 ESPYS”
MONDAY, JULY 29
8:00-10:01 p.m. “Bachelor in Paradise”
THE $100,000 PYRAMID (Season 4 premiere)
“The $100,000 Pyramid” is a timeless word-association game in which two celebrities partner with contestants from across the country in a race against the clock, all hoping to make it to the winner’s circle and take home the ultimate prize of $100,000. “Good Morning America”‘s Michael Strahan hosts “The $100,000 Pyramid.”
“The $100,000 Pyramid” is produced by SMAC Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television and is taped in front of a live studio audience in New York. “The $100,000 Pyramid” is executive produced by Michael Strahan, Constance Schwartz-Morini and Vin Rubino.
BACHELOR IN PARADISE (Season 6 premiere)
Breakout fan favorites from “The Bachelor” franchise are back and ready for a second (or third) chance at finding love. They may have left their respective seasons brokenhearted, but now they have the opportunity to travel to a romantic paradise in hopes of turning a potential summer fling into the real thing.
Hosted by Chris Harrison, “Bachelor in Paradise” is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Unscripted Television. Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton and Nicole Woods are the executive producers.
BACHELORETTE REUNION: THE BIGGEST BACHELORETTE REUNION IN BACHELOR HISTORY EVER!(special)
In anticipation of Hannah Brown’s journey, viewers will celebrate 15 seasons of romance with Chris Harrison as he hits the road with Bachelor Nation super fans, revisiting some of the most memorable dates and unforgettable moments from “The Bachelorette” and “The Bachelor” history, leading to a Bachelorette reunion like no other with special surprises along the way.
Hosted by Chris Harrison, “Bachelorette Reunion: The Biggest Bachelorette Reunion in Bachelor History Ever!” is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Unscripted Television. Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton, Nicole Woods, Bennett Graebner and Susan House are the executive producers.
THE BACHELORETTE (Season 15 premiere)
Hannah Brown caught the eye of Colton Underwood early on during the 23rd season of “The Bachelor,” showing him, and all of America, what Alabama Hannah is made of – a fun country girl who is unapologetically herself. After being sent home unexpectedly, Hannah took the time to reflect on her breakup, gaining a powerful understanding of her desire to be deeply and fiercely loved. Now, with a newfound sense of self and a little southern charm, she is more ready than ever to find her true love on the milestone 15th season of “The Bachelorette.”
Hosted by Chris Harrison, “The Bachelorette” is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Unscripted Television. Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton, Nicole Woods and Bennett Graebner are the executive producers.
CARD SHARKS (series premiere)
“Card Sharks” is a suspenseful game where a fortune can be won on the turn of a single playing card! The road to glory and riches begins with two players facing off in a head-to-head elimination race where the winning player claims a $10,000 cash prize and a chance to turn that amount into a life-changing payday. The anticipation builds as the winning contestant risks their prize on predicting seven final cards. The player leaves the game with whatever amount of money they have in their bank after their prediction and results are revealed with the flip of their seventh and final card.
Hosted by comedian and actor Joel McHale, “Card Sharks” is produced by Fremantle. Scott St. John is showrunner and executive producer, and Jack Martin and Jennifer Mullin are also executive producers.
CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD (Season 5 premiere)
Hosted by the highly popular stand-up comedian, actor, author and Emmy® Award winner Steve Harvey, “Celebrity Family Feud” returns for its fifth season, kicking off ABC’s popular “Sunday Fun & Games.” Once again, celebrities, along with their families, go head-to-head in a contest to name the most popular responses to survey-type questions posed to 100 people for a chance to win money for a charity of their choice.
“Celebrity Family Feud” is produced by Fremantle and is taped in front of a live audience in Los Angeles, California. Gaby Johnston and Jennifer Mullin are executive producers.
THE 2019 ESPYS (live event)
“The 2019 ESPYS” will air live on Wednesday, July 10, at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The annual show gathers top celebrities from sports and entertainment to commemorate the past year in sports by recognizing major sports achievements, reliving unforgettable moments and saluting the leading performers and performances. Inspiring human stories are showcased through three pillar awards – the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, the Jimmy V Perseverance Award and the Pat Tillman Award for Service. The ESPYS support ESPN’s ongoing commitment to the V Foundation for Cancer Research, launched by ESPN with the late Jim Valvano in 1993.
“The 2019 ESPYS” are executive produced by MaggieVision Productions.
FAMILY FOOD FIGHT (series premiere)
Hosted by Ayesha Curry, a renowned restaurateur, founder of Homemade and a New York Times best-selling cookbook author, “Family Food Fight” will feature family teams dishing out their best culinary skills. Tapping into each family’s uniquely diverse cultural heritage, “Family Food Fight” takes homestyle cooking to a new level as teams square off with their most prized family recipes. With a mix of fast-paced cooking fun, good humor and healthy rivalries, everyone will cook their hearts out as they strive to impress a panel of culinary experts including host and judge, Curry, and world-renowned chefs, authors, restaurateurs and television personalities Cat Cora and Graham Elliot. Despite the many delectable dishes, only one family will claim the coveted title of America’s No. 1 Food Family and take home the $100,000 prize.
Produced by Endemol Shine North America, “Family Food Fight” was created by Endemol Shine Australia with Nine in Australia. Curry, Robert Flutie and Shab Azma are serving as executive producers through Yardie Girl Productions; and Sharon Levy, DJ Nurre, Georgie Hurford-Jones and Faye Stapleton are serving as executive producers for Endemol Shine North America.
GRAND HOTEL (series premiere)
Eva Longoria executive produces this bold, provocative drama set at the last family-owned hotel in multicultural Miami Beach. Charismatic Santiago Mendoza owns the hotel, while his glamorous second wife, Gigi, and their adult children enjoy the spoils of success. The hotel’s loyal staff round out a contemporary fresh take on an upstairs/downstairs story. Wealthy and beautiful guests bask in luxury, but scandals, escalating debt and explosive secrets hide beneath the picture-perfect exterior. The show is based on the Spanish series.
The series stars Demián Bichir as Santiago Mendoza, Roselyn Sánchez as Gigi Mendoza, Denyse Tontz as Alicia Mendoza, Bryan Craig as Javi Mendoza, Wendy Raquel Robinson as Mrs. P, Lincoln Younes as Danny, Shalim Ortiz as Mateo, Anne Winters as Ingrid, Chris Warren as Jason, Feliz Ramirez as Carolina and Justina Adorno as Yoli.
Brian Tanen is the writer and executive producer. Eva Longoria and Ben Spector (UnbeliEVAble) are executive producers, in addition to Bob Daily. Bill D’Elia is a director and an executive producer. Ramón Campos and Teresa Fernández-Valdés are executive producers of the series, as well as executive producers of the original Spanish version. The series is produced by ABC Studios.
HOLEY MOLEY (series premiere)
“Holey Moley,” a 10-episode mini-golf competition series, will showcase self-proclaimed mini-golf lovers from around the country as they compete head-to-head through an epic obstacle golf course. In each episode, 12 contestants will put their miniature golf – and physical – skills to the test and face off in never-before-seen challenges on a supersized miniature golf course.
“Holey Moley” is produced by Eureka Productions and Unanimous Media. Chris Culvenor, Paul Franklin, Wes Dening, Charles Wachter, Michael O’Sullivan, Jeron Smith, Erick Peyton and Stephen Curry serve as executive producers. Rob Riggle, Joe Tessitore and Jeannie Mai are featured as on-camera commentators and sideline correspondent, respectively. “Holey Moley” is an original format created by Chris Culvenor of Eureka Productions.
MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 6 premiere)
Last season, the team leaped forward in time to a dystopian future they soon realized must be prevented. While facing multiple timelines and new enemies from faraway planets, they found family, friends, teammates and the courage to pull off their biggest challenge yet. Their next challenge? Coming to grips with the knowledge that bending the laws of space and time may have saved the planet, but it couldn’t save Fitz or Coulson.
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg as Sarge, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Henry Simmons as Director Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie, Natalia Cordova-Buckley as Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez and Jeff Ward as Deke Shaw.
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” was co-created by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, who also serve as executive producers along with Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb.
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.
MATCH GAME(Season 4 return)
It’s time to roll out the shag carpet! “Match Game,” now in Season 4, returns for a summer run with Golden Globe® and Emmy Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin. Produced by Fremantle, the bawdy panel game features four contestants each week vying for the chance to win $25,000, as they attempt to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in-the-blank. “Match Game” is executive produced by Alec Baldwin, Fremantle’s Jennifer Mullin, Scott St. John and Mallory Schwartz.
PRESS YOUR LUCK (series premiere)
“Press Your Luck” is a game of wits, strategy and even higher stakes as contestants try to avoid the iconic and devilish WHAMMY for a chance at life-changing cash and prizes. During each game, three contestants compete against each other answering questions to earn spins on the Big Board. Contestants then use their spins to win cash and prizes while trying to avoid the WHAMMY, who could take all of their winnings and leave them with nothing. The winning contestant moves on to the All-New Bonus Round to face the WHAMMY in a final battle for the chance to win a fortune.
Produced by Fremantle, “Press Your Luck” is executive produced by Jennifer Mullin and John Quinn, who also serves as showrunner.
REEF BREAK (series premiere)
“Reef Break” is a sexy, action-packed, one-hour drama, starring Poppy Montgomery as Cat Chambers, a thief-turned-fixer for the governor of a stunning and seductive Pacific Island paradise. Impulsive, reckless, and irresistible, Cat’s less-than-perfect past gives her an instinctive gift for understanding crime and criminals as she becomes enmeshed in fast-paced, high-octane adventures and island intrigue. The series is produced by ABC Studios and ABC Studios International in partnership with M6. Mark Rosner, Poppy Montgomery and Ruthanne Secunda are executive producers of the series.
TO TELL THE TRUTH (Season 4 premiere)
Hosted by “black-ish” star Anthony Anderson, “To Tell the Truth” is a funny reimagination of the beloved game show that first aired in 1956. This version takes the excitement to another level, featuring prominent pop-culture icons. Anderson’s mother, Mama Doris, is also part of the fun, offering her unique commentary, wit and banter.
In each round, the panel is presented with three people who all claim to be the same person with the same incredible talent, job or achievement. One is sworn to tell the truth while the other two use every trick they can to deceive the panel. The panel of celebrities has a chance to grill each participant before taking turns deciding who they think is telling the truth.
“To Tell the Truth” is produced by Fremantle. Alycia Rossiter, Jennifer Mullin, Jeff Gaspin, George Moll and Anthony Anderson are executive producers.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO? (season premiere)
“What Would You Do?” with anchor John Quiñones reveals how people behave when they think no one is watching by using hidden cameras to record people’s real reactions to thought-provoking, actor-driven scenarios, inspired by some of the biggest stories making national headlines.
Ethan Nelson is the executive producer of “What Would You Do?” for Lincoln Square Productions.