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[11/12/08 - 11:13 AM]
Childhood Dreams Are Fulfilled When Contestants Perform Live Twenty Years Later, in the ABC Special "Rediscovered"
Donny & Marie host the one-hour special, which airs Tuesday, December 23 at 9:00/8:00c.

[via press release from ABC]

CHILDHOOD DREAMS ARE FULFILLED WHEN CONTESTANTS PERFORM LIVE TWENTY YEARS LATER, IN THE ABC SPECIAL "REDISCOVERED"

Donny & Marie Host

Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Ryan Gosling, Keri Russell and JC Chasez were all discovered as kids by casting director Matt Casella. Chosen from among 100,000 hopefuls, these amazing talents went on to superstardom. But countless others waited for a call back that never came -- until now. Casella has an entire generation of auditions on videotape, and now almost 20 years later we're going to find them and give them that special moment in the spotlight that they've dreamt about since they were kids. Hosted by superstars Donny & Marie, "Rediscovered" airs TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

In "Rediscovered" we'll look back at the original casting tapes of five aspiring child stars. Contestants' identities will be revealed when they step into the spotlight and perform in front of a live audience in an electrifying production at the famed Orpheum Theatre.

"This show is about making childhood dreams come true," says executive producer Dave Broome. "What makes this show so different is that, unlike other competition shows, none of our contestants applied. We tracked them down, surprised them, and plucked them from their daily lives for this once in a lifetime chance."

Contestants who have been chosen to be "Rediscovered" include a banquet manager from Orange County, California, an insurance marketer from North Carolina, a holistic therapy salesman from Las Vegas, Nevada, a real estate assistant from St. Louis, Missouri and a building contractor from Los Angeles, California. The chosen few will be flown to Los Angeles with their families to perform live in front of an audience, after which the live studio audience will pick their favorite.

Also revealed will be Casella's never-before-seen audition footage of Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling, Jessica Simpson, Keri Russell, JC Chasez and many more celebrity childhood auditions from 15-20 years ago. The winner will receive a grand prize of $50,000 and an additional surprise from Donny & Marie themselves.

Dave Broome ("The Biggest Loser") and Matt Casella ("The All New Mickey Mouse Club") are executive producers of "Rediscovered," which is a production of 25/7 Productions.

A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to the airdate.





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[11/20/19 - 02:30 PM]
ABC Renews "Summer Fun & Games" for 2020
"The $100,000 Pyramid" (season five), "Card Sharks" (season two), "Celebrity Family Feud" (season six), "Match Game" (season five), "Press Your Luck" (season two), "To Tell the Truth" (season five) will join the previously announced second season of "Holey Moley."

[11/20/19 - 02:00 PM]
Stephen Fry and Sir Lenny Henry CBE to Appear in the Newest Season of "Doctor Who," Returning Early 2020
The pair will both appear in the season opener when the TARDIS lands once more, with Jodie Whittaker reprising her role as the Thirteenth Doctor.

[11/20/19 - 12:44 PM]
Discovery Donates for Every Viewer of #TeamTrees Special Featuring YouTubers
Tune in for "#TeamTrees," airing Tuesday, December 3 at 11:00/10:00c, where viewers will be able to part in a "Watch and Plant" event.

[11/20/19 - 11:33 AM]
Netflix's NX Confirms Second Season of Zombie Thriller "Black Summer"
Season two will begin production in 2020 in Alberta, Canada.

[11/20/19 - 11:02 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Closes Out 2019 with Three New Shows
Jennifer Lopez (December 7) and Scarlett Johansson (December 14) will be followed by the previously announced Eddie Murphy (December 21).

[11/20/19 - 11:01 AM]
A&E's K9 Competition Series "America's Top Dog" Premieres Wednesday, January 8 at 9pm ET/PT
The series brings together top K9 cops and civilian dogs alongside their handlers as they compete nose-to-nose on the ultimate K9 obstacle course.

[11/20/19 - 10:31 AM]
FX's "A Christmas Carol" Premieres Thursday, December 19th at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on FX
An original take on Dickens's iconic ghost story by Steven Knight, "A Christmas Carol" is a spine-tingling immersion into Scrooge's dark night of the soul.

[11/20/19 - 10:08 AM]
Netflix Orders Female-Driven Dramedy Series "Maid," Inspired by New York Times Best-Seller
The series will chronicle a single mother who turns to housekeeping to - barely - make ends meet as she battles against poverty, homelessness, and bureaucracy.

[11/20/19 - 10:01 AM]
"Miracle Workers: Dark Ages" to Premiere on TBS Tuesday, January 28th
This 10-episode installment will feature Daniel Radcliffe, Steve Buscemi, Geraldine Viswanathan, Karan Soni, Jon Bass, and Lolly Adefope returning in new roles and facing new challenges.

[11/20/19 - 09:37 AM]
Oxygen Debuts "Snapped: Behind Bars - Sheila Davalloo" Special Premiering Sunday, December 1 at 6PM ET/PT
The special will break down how Sheila stopped at nothing to continue down a path of deceit, and for the first time on "Snapped: Behind Bars" Sheila opens up and tells her side of the story.

[11/20/19 - 09:03 AM]
Multi-Award Winner Holly Hunter to Star with Ted Danson in New NBC Comedy Written and Executive Produced by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock
"We're so excited to write for Holly Hunter," said Fey and Carlock. "We're both huge fans and will have to find a way to 'act normal' around her. To have Holly and Ted in the same show, it's now officially an embarrassment of riches."

[11/20/19 - 08:17 AM]
HGTV Offers First Look at Blockbuster Reboot of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and Announces Series Premiere Date of Sunday, Feb. 16, at 9 P.M. ET/PT
New host Jesse Tyler Ferguson and special guests, including Anthony Anderson, Derek Hough, Ty Pennington, LeAnn Rimes, OWN's Laila Ali, Food Network's Tyler Florence and HGTV stars David Bromstad, Tamara Day, Tarek El Moussa and Jasmine Roth, are all featured in the series.

[11/20/19 - 08:10 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "This Is Us" Take Home Demo Crown
The Peacock wins the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[11/20/19 - 08:03 AM]
Beloved Paddington Bear Returns to TV in Nickelodeon's Brand-New Animated Preschool Series, "The Adventures of Paddington," Premiering Monday, Jan. 20, at 12:30 P.M. (ET/PT) in the U.S.
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[11/20/19 - 08:01 AM]
Highly Anticipated and Explosive Fifth Season of "Better Call Saul" Returns with Two-Night Premiere Event on February 23 and 24
In the 10-epsiode fifth season, Jimmy McGill's (Bob Odenkirk) decision to practice law as "Saul Goodman" creates unexpected and profound waves of change for those in his orbit.