'THE OSCARS(R)' SET TO AIR LIVE MARCH 10,
FOR THE FIRST TIME BEGINNING AT 7:00 P.M. ON ABC
Pre-Show Festivities To Kick Off at 6:30 P.M.
Original Episode of 'Abbott Elementary' To Follow Live Telecast
Today, ABC announced that "The Oscars(R)" will air live coast to coast on SUNDAY, MARCH 10, in a new earlier timeslot (7:00-10:30 p.m. EDT/4:00-7:30 p.m. PDT). A 30-minute pre-show will lead into the live show (6:30-7:00 p.m. EDT/3:30-4:00 p.m. PDT), and immediately following, ABC will air an original episode of the Emmy(R) Award-winning comedy series "Abbott Elementary." The telecast will also be rebroadcast in the Pacific Time zone in primetime after the live presentation.
As previously announced, Emmy Award-winning late-night talk show host and producer Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the live show for the fourth time. Raj Kapoor will serve as showrunner and executive producer, with Molly McNearney and Katy Mullan serving as executive producers. Hamish Hamilton is set to direct the telecast.
The 96th Oscars will be held at the Dolby(R) Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.
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