or


[09/19/05 - 12:00 AM]
Primetime Hosts Daytime Returns

[via press release from ABC]

PRIMETIME HOSTS DAYTIME RETURNS

Promotional Campaign Featuring Stars of New and Returning ABC Primetime Series, including "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost," Hosting the ABC Soap lineup

The ABC Television Network will bring back "Primetime Hosts Daytime," the popular synergistic marketing campaign that brings the stars of Primetime's new and returning series to Daytime interstitial spots during the network's top-rated Daytime drama lineup of "All My Children," "One Life to Live" and "General Hospital." Beginning September 20, talent from 11 Primetime shows - dramas, comedies and reality - will once again appear over a three-week period in thirty-second spots that run at the top of that day's Daytime dramas. Each spot will give fans a sneak peek at the star's Primetime series, along with a teaser of that day's episode of the soaps.

Brian Frons, president, ABC Daytime, said: "We are delighted to have our soaps once again hosted by our Primetime stars. This will give our Daytime fans a special chance to be introduced to our new shows and what is coming up on our returning shows."

The campaign will kick off on September 20 with "Dancing with the Stars'" hoofers Kelly Monaco and John O'Hurley -- the day the pair will reunite on their Primetime "Dance Off." Other stars slated to appear are James Denton, Ricardo Antonio Chavira and Doug Savant ("Desperate Housewives"), Josh Holloway ("Lost"), Faith Ford and Kelly Ripa ("Hope & Faith"), Freddie Prinze Jr. ("Freddie"), Nicole Sullivan ("Hot Properties"), Rodney Carrington and Jennifer Aspen ("Rodney"), George Lopez and Constance Marie ("George Lopez"), Ryan Michelle Bathe, Justin Mentell and William Shatner ("Boston Legal") and Jim Belushi and Courtney Thorne Smith ("According to Jim").

In addition, SOAPnet will play the interstitials during their primetime plays of the ABC soaps.

The ABC Daytime drama lineup is number one in the key demographic of women 18-49. The full ABC Daytime lineup includes "The View, "All My Children, "One Life to Live" and "General Hospital."





  [september 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· ACCORDING TO JIM (ABC)
· BOSTON LEGAL (ABC)
· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· FREDDIE (ABC)
· GEORGE LOPEZ SHOW, THE (ABC)
· HOPE & FAITH (ABC)
· HOT PROPERTIES (ABC)
· LOST (ABC)
· RODNEY (ABC)





[08/24/16 - 03:32 PM]
Lifetime Greenlights Britney Spears Biopic
Production begins this September in Vancouver for a 2017 premiere on Lifetime.

[08/24/16 - 02:31 PM]
"Live with Kelly" Kicks Off 2016-17 Season on September 5, 2016
As the exciting search for Kelly's new on-air partner continues, a diverse group of personalities will join her on the show.

[08/24/16 - 01:15 PM]
Renowned Abolitionist Harriet Tubman Leads the Way in Season Two of WGN America's Trailblazing Series, "Underground" from Sony Pictures Television
Aisha Hinds has been cast as a recurring guest star in the pioneering role of Harriet Tubman.

[08/24/16 - 12:23 PM]
NASCAR and Nickelodeon Wave Green Flag for Third Season of "Hammer Down"
Premiering Friday, September 23 at 9:30/8:30c on Nicktoons, the third season of "NASCAR Hammer Down" features eight, 15-minute episodes.

[08/24/16 - 12:15 PM]
Investigation Discovery to Showcase Criminal Trial of Jason McCrary in Sixth and Final Installment of Serialized Docu-Series "The Vanishing Women"
Look for the season finale of Monday, August 29 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/24/16 - 11:20 AM]
National Geographic Channel Announces Commemorative Programming Event to Honor 15th Anniversary of Sept. 11
Look for the world premiere of a new compilation special, "9/11: The Longest War."

[08/24/16 - 11:19 AM]
"Catching Kelce Preview Special" Airs Following New Episode of "WAGS" This Sunday, August 28
"Catching Kelce" will then premiere on Wednesday, October 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/24/16 - 10:39 AM]
Video: Discovery Releases First Teaser for "Taking Fire"
The five-part series will now premiere Tuesday, September 13 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/24/16 - 10:03 AM]
Spike's "Lip Sync Battle" Goes Live for the First Time Ever
The highly-anticipated season 3 of "Lip Sync Battle" premieres on Wednesday, October 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/24/16 - 09:52 AM]
Music Superstar Ciara Completes Celebrity Judges Panel for the 96th Miss America Competition Live Broadcast
Ciara will join entrepreneur Mark Cuban, Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas, actress Sara Foster, musician and actress Laura Marano, singer-songwriter Cole Swindell and former Miss America Sharlene Wells Hawkes as celebrity judges.

[08/24/16 - 09:46 AM]
GSN's Horror-Themed Game "Hellevator" Returns for Its Second Season with a Special Four-Week Network Event Beginning Friday, October 7 at 9 PM
The series is produced by Matador and Blumhouse Productions, in association with Lionsgate.

[08/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
Video: New Teaser and World Premiere Time Revealed for BBC America's "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency"
In addition, the network has announced a series of programming stunts, including an original "Star Trek" anniversary celebration, to premiere in the build up to the new series launch.

[08/24/16 - 09:19 AM]
Comedy Central Greenlights Series from James Davis
Davis, host of "Swag-A-Saurus with James Davis," Comedy Central's most watched Snapchat original series, grew up "hood-adjacent" and brings his unique, urban point-of-view to the new weekly series set to premiere in January 2017.

[08/24/16 - 09:16 AM]
Chart-Topping Breakout Artists Alessia Cara, Jidenna and Lukas Graham To Perform at the 2016 "MTV VMA Pre-Show" Live from the Red Carpet at MSG on Sunday, August 28 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT
Additionally, global hit-making producer, recording artist and social media mogul, DJ Khaled, will host the hour-long pre-show alongside MTV2's "Uncommon Sense" star, Charlamagne Tha God, and hip hop artist, Lizzo, from MTV's upcoming live music series, "Wonderland."

[08/24/16 - 09:13 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent," "Better Late Than Never" Top Charts
NBC leads the evening among total viewers and adults 18-49.