DISNEY'S CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE TO ROLL OUT THE RED CARPET FOR
MORE THAN 80 STARS DURING "ABC PRIMETIME PREVIEW WEEKEND,"
PRESENTED BY ALOHA AIRLINES, SEPTEMBER 10-12
Dennis Franz, Kelly Ripa, Jim Belushi, George Lopez, Kelly Osbourne, Teri Hatcher,
David Spade, Keith Carradine, Ty Pennington and Many Others to Appear
Event Will Include a Sneak Peek at the New ABC Fall Season via ABC Kids Zone,
Q&A with Stars, Preview Screenings, Opportunity to Apply for "Extreme Makeover" & More
A galaxy of stars from new and returning ABC Primetime programs will appear at Disney's California Adventure park in Anaheim, California, for the third annual "ABC Primetime Preview Weekend," Friday through Sunday, September 10-12. The event is sponsored by Aloha Airlines.
The exciting event will feature cast members from such returning ABC favorites as "According to Jim," "The Bachelor," "8 Simple Rules," "Extreme Makeover," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," "George Lopez," "Hope & Faith," "Less than Perfect" and "NYPD Blue." Park guests will also have an opportunity to see the stars of the new ABC series "The Benefactor," "Complete Savages," "Desperate Housewives," "life as we know it," "Lost" and "Rodney."
Part of the fun of "ABC Primetime Preview Weekend" will be a lineup of entertaining and unusual in-park activities. New this year will be ABC Kids Zone, where guests can meet stars of ABC's Saturday morning lineup. Featured will be Ricky Ullman, along with his co-stars from "Phil of the Future." Guests will also enjoy an action-packed visit from the stars of "Power Rangers Dino Thunder." ABC Kids Zone will feature music and sing-alongs with Radio Disney, games, prizes and more favorite ABC Kids characters.
Lucky guests may be chosen to appear on television for ABC Lights, Camera, Action - YOU! They might visit the casting scouts for "Extreme Makeover" or "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." Tom Bergeron will be on hand Friday night for a special "America's Funniest Home Videos" showcase. On Saturday and Sunday, highlights involving ABC primetime stars include photo opportunities, audience question and answer sessions, special screenings of new series pilots, an "ABC Parade of Stars," and a live performance Saturday evening by Jim Belushi and The Sacred Hearts, introduced by ABC late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. The event will also feature a reunion of Kirk Cameron and other stars of "Growing Pains," whose second reunion movie will kick off the 50th anniversary season of "The Wonderful World of Disney" this fall.
ABC Primetime talent confirmed (to date) to appear during "ABC Primetime Preview Weekend" at Disney's California Adventure includes Jim Belushi, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Larry Joe Campbell, Taylor Atelian and Billi Bruno, "According to Jim"; host Chris Harrison, "The Bachelor"; Mark Cuban, "The Benefactor"; Keith Carradine, Andrew Eiden, Shaun Sipos, Erik von Detten, Evan Ellingson, Jason Dolley and Vincent Ventresca, "Complete Savages"; Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria, James Denton, Nicollette Sheridan, Steven Culp and Ricardo
Antonio Chavira, "Desperate Housewives"; and Katey Sagal, Kaley Cuoco, Amy Davidson, Martin Spanjers, James Garner and David Spade, "8 Simple Rules."
Also appearing will be the Extreme Team - Dr. Garth Fisher, Dr. Anthony Griffin, Dr. William Dorfman, Dr. Jon Perlman, Michael Thurmond and Sam Saboura, "Extreme Makeover"; and Ty Pennington, Paul DiMeo, Tracy Hutson, Michael Moloney, Constance Ramos and Preston Sharp, "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," along with "Sweet" Alice Harris, whose home makeover was one of last season's highlights.
Additional stars include George Lopez, Constance Marie, Valente Rodriguez, Masiela Lusha, Luis Armand Garcia and Belita Moreno, "George Lopez"; Faith Ford and Kelly Ripa, "Hope & Faith"; Sara Rue, Zachary Levi, Sherri Shepherd, Andrea Parker, Will Sasso, Patrick Warburton and Eric Roberts, "Less than Perfect"; Sean Faris, Chris Lowell and Kelly Osbourne, "life as we know it"; and Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, Dominic Monaghan and Harold Perrineau, "Lost."
Rounding out the lineup of more than 80 stars are Dennis Franz, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Gordon Clapp, Henry Simmons, Jacqueline Obradors, Bonnie Somerville, Currie Graham and Bill Brochtrup, "NYPD Blue"; and Rodney Carrington, Jennifer Aspen and Nick Searcy, "Rodney."