Good Afternoon America - Monday, July 9th – 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Beginning Monday, July 9, ABC News will air a one-hour extension of "Good Morning America" for nine weeks entitled "Good Afternoon America." The program will be anchored by "GMA's" Josh Elliott and Lara Spencer, with Sam Champion, Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos joining in with special appearances. The energetic, fast-paced program will feature the most-talked about celebrities, performances by the biggest names in the music industry, the latest pop culture news, plus original entertainment, lifestyle, health, workplace and consumer reporting from an all-star list of contributors and other members of the ABC family. "It's tremendous that 'GMA' has this opportunity to extend its reach and bring something new to the afternoons," said co-anchor Josh Elliott. "It is gratifying to play a role in it, and we genuinely hope our audience will come along for the ride." Co-anchor Lara Spencer added: "I am beyond excited and honored to be part of this new chapter for the 'Good Morning America' family. 'Good Afternoon America' gives us the opportunity to reach a different audience, and better yet, to spend a little more time with our morning viewers who want to be a part of the conversation and fun we plan on bringing to afternoon TV." Don’t miss it!
NY Med - Tuesday, July 10th – 10:00 – 11:00 PM
Tune in Tuesday night for the series premiere of “NY Med.” What do grandmothers, addicts and celebrities have in common? All of them seek care at Columbia and Weill Cornell Hospitals, the crown jewels of the prestigious New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. For a full year ABC cameras had unprecedented access to document the mayhem and the miracles that occur daily in these world class facilities. “NY Med” follows the irascible, compassionate and, at times, cocky attending surgeons who try to change the trajectory of lives by relying on sheer medical brilliance and a healthy dose of old fashioned good luck. The series takes a candid look at how cutting edge medicine often makes the difference, although even the best surgeons can find themselves flirting with disaster. The raucous ER staff trade jibes with strong-willed New Yorkers in moments that can be poignantly heartbreaking or off-the-hook hilarious. These doctors spend far more time with each other than with their families, developing complicated and intertwined personal relationships.
Final Witness - Wednesday, July 11th – 10:00 – 11:00 PM
Mary Jane Baker Longo was a devout Jehovah's Witness and mother of three. She and her husband, Christian, a handsome go-getter and great dad, were madly in love. When Christian packed up the family to move across country, Mary Jane and the kids happily went along. But what appeared to be a family adventure was something much more sinister: Christian was on the run. Unknown to Mary Jane, her husband was a consummate liar and, when under financial pressure, a thief. It had started years earlier with Christian pilfering money from work to pay for Mary Jane's engagement ring and escalated to hundreds of thousands of dollars in check fraud and stolen industrial equipment. At every turn, Christian assured Mary Jane that everything was fine and, even as they fled their hometown of Ypsilanti, Michigan and dragged their children and few remaining possessions (most stolen) on a manic road trip through cheap motels and apple-pie American tourist destinations, Mary Jane's trust never wavered. But in Newport, Oregon, Christian's lies finally caught up with him. What follows was a descent into murder and an international manhunt involving the FBI, on "Final Witness."
Duets - Thursday, July 12th – 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Thursday night is America's final chance to vote for their favorite and help crown a winner on “Duets!” The Superstars are in charge this week as they take the stage with their remaining Duet partners to perform the song of their choosing that best showcases their partners and hopefully secures a win. America's results from the prior week will be revealed at the top of the show, sending one contestant home and leaving three in the competition to fight it out. At the end of the night, the polls will open one last time and America will determine the winner of the competition.
Shark Tank - Friday, July 15th – 9:00 – 11:00 PM
Will Sharks Barbara and Kevin seal a deal with a kiss when two guys from Utah ask them to sample their flavored mix-and-match lip balm kissing product? A self-professed gadget guy from Ketchum, ID calls a Shark's lucrative offer "insane" regarding his revolutionary clothing item; during their heated negotiation, the entrepreneur calls Apple Computers co-founder Steve Wozniak for advice. A newlywed from Rockledge, FL who lost her job the day before coming to the Tank hopes the Sharks will invest in her and her husband's line of innovative, clever kitchen products; and a husband from Derby, KS pitches the Sharks a heat-recycling device which his wife calls "common sense in a box."
Born to Explore - Saturday, July 14th – 10:00 – 10:30 AM
The world’s cultures and its geographical wonders come alive as the youngest president in Explorers Club History, Richard Wiese, takes viewers on a globetrotting adventure every Saturday morning on ABC50. This educational/informational is geared towards thirteen to sixteen year olds, but is engaging for the whole family. Richard uncovers amazing facts of nature and manmade treasures while taking the role of the ultimate Social Studies teacher to a new level by bringing the viewing audience to the places and to the people of the world who form our cultures. Whether he climbs Mount Kilimanjaro, explores why people live at the base of an active volcano, or travels down the Nile River, viewers will travel the world without leaving their homes.
Trust Us with Your Life - Sunday, July 15th – 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Miss the series premiere of “Trust Us with Your Life” on Tuesday? Check out the encore on Sunday afternoon! From the creators of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" and "Mock the Week," "Trust Us with Your Life" is a brand new studio-based improvisation series that redefines both the chat show and television improv formats. Hosted by Fred Willard ("Best in Show," "Modern Family"), the exciting new format finds each celebrity reminiscing about key episodes that have happened in his or her life, then brilliant improvisers acting out those moments that the celebrity has just described. Serena Williams will be the first special guest for the first episode, then Jack and Kelly Osbourne will be the special guests in the episode that immediately follows.