[10/24/11 - 01:06 PM]
ABC News Announces Primetime GOP Debate in Iowa on December 10
The debate will air in primetime from 9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT that Saturday.

[via press release from ABC]


Debate to Air Saturday, December 10 in Primetime from 9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT Nationally on the ABC Television Network and Locally on ABC5/WOI-DT

Excerpted Debate to Re-Air the Following Morning on "This Week with Christiane Amanpour"

Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos to Moderate from Des Moines, Iowa

ABC News' Republican presidential candidate debate in Iowa with ABC5/WOI-DT and the Republican Party of Iowa will take place on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10. This debate, to be moderated by ABC News anchors Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos, will be held at a critical moment in the Republican nomination process - less than a month before the state's "first-in-the-nation" caucuses.

The debate will air in primetime from 9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT nationally on the ABC Television Network, locally on ABC5/WOI-DT, and will air on ABCNews.com and Yahoo.com. It will be the only broadcast network debate in primetime before the caucuses. ABC News will re-air an excerpted version of the debate the following Sunday morning on "This Week with Christiane Amanpour."

The candidates will be asked about the critical issues the country faces in front of a live audience on the campus of Drake University in Des Moines. The debate was initially announced on March 24.

Iowa and New Hampshire have long been make-or-break contests for candidates, and ABC News will be putting the crucial questions of the day to the contenders in both key states during two primetime debates. ABC News previously announced it will host a primetime debate in New Hampshire the Saturday before the Granite State's "first in the nation" primary.


ABC5 News, serving Central Iowa from the state capitol city of Des Moines, has a long tradition of producing robust coverage of the Iowa caucuses and related events such as the Iowa Straw Poll. Its partnership with ABC News in recent election cycles has provided viewers the most comprehensive and incisive political coverage available. Sponsoring, hosting and/or broadcasting political debates along with exclusive one-on-one candidate interviews are an integral part of ABC5's news and public service commitment. ABC5 News coverage is also available at www.myabc5.com, on mobile platforms at m.myabc5.com and as a free iPhone/iPad application.

About ABC News

ABC News is responsible for all of the ABC Television Network's news programming on a variety of platforms -- television, radio and the Internet. Its flagship program is "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer," with other programs including "Good Morning America," "Nightline," "Primetime," "20/20" and the Sunday morning political affairs program, "This Week with Christiane Amanpour." With an average television and radio audience of 180 million people in a given month, ABC News surpasses the competition. More than 2,400 affiliate stations broadcast ABC News Radio's global news coverage. In addition, ABC News NOW is a 24-hour news and information network currently available to 44 million users across cable, broadband and mobile platforms. NewsOne, the affiliate news service of ABC News, provides live and packaged news, sports, and weather reports, as well as footage of news events, to 200 ABC affiliates and more than 30 domestic and international clients.

  [october 2011]  

(series past and present)
(series in development)
(tv movies and mini-series)

[03/19/18 - 12:38 PM]
Jonathan and Drew Scott Take Home Reno Rivalry to San Francisco in New Season of HGTV's "Brother vs. Brother: Jonathan vs. Drew"
Set in the San Francisco suburbs, the new six-episode season of HGTV's popular real estate and renovation competition series will be a hyper-test of the twins' reno know-how.

[03/19/18 - 12:00 PM]
Video: TBS Releases New "The Last O.G." Trailer, Series Premieres April 3
Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish star in the new comedy series that Morgan executive produces alongside creator and executive producer Jordan Peele.

[03/19/18 - 11:06 AM]
NBC Orders Sixth Season of Jane Lynch-Hosted "Hollywood Game Night"
A premiere date and a list of celebrities participating in the new season will be announced at a later date.

[03/19/18 - 11:01 AM]
Vanessa and Nick Lachey to Host the "2018 Miss USA(R)" Competition
Said event will air live Monday, May 21 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX, from the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum in Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana.

[03/19/18 - 09:35 AM]
"Bizarre Foods" with Andrew Zimmern Is Taking Off on More Culinary Adventures as Production Begins on the New Season
Production begins this month with a shoot on Hawaii's Big Island.

[03/19/18 - 09:30 AM]
Video: ABC Releases the Pilot Episode of Its Upcoming New Drama "The Crossing"
The debut episode of the new drama is available now for all viewers on ABC.com and the ABC app, for subscribers on Hulu and electronic sell-through platforms, as well as on demand across MVPD and digital MVPD providers.

[03/19/18 - 08:48 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA Overrun Pushes CBS on Top
The Eye wins the night in total viewers but shares adults 18-49 honors with ABC.

[03/19/18 - 08:10 AM]
Stellan Skarsgard and Emily Watson Join Jared Harris in "Chernobyl," Sky and HBO's Series Based on One of the Worst Man-Made Catastrophes in History
The five-part mini-series brings to life the true story of the unprecedented man-made tragedy, and the brave men and women who made incredible sacrifices to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.

[03/19/18 - 07:04 AM]
Video: "Chef's Table: Pastry" - Trailer Debut & Chef Announcement
Launching April 13, "Chef's Table: Pastry" goes inside the lives and kitchens of the world's most renowned international pastry chefs.

[03/19/18 - 05:00 AM]
Video: Trailer - "Adventure Time" Series Finale - Coming Soon
Cartoon Network teases the show's upcoming final installment.

[03/18/18 - 08:31 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, NCAA Continue Win Streak
The Eye takes home top honors in both adults 18-49 and total viewers.

[03/17/18 - 08:05 PM]
"Will & Grace" Extends Its Triumphant Return with Season Three Pick-Up
In addition, the network has increased the season two order, which will begin again next fall, from 13 to 18 episodes.

[03/17/18 - 08:45 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA Scores Another Victory for CBS
The Eye takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/16/18 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 16
Updates include: Zachary Knighton latest bound for "Magnum, P.I." at CBS; James Davis to round out NBC's "Friends-in-Law"; and David Tennant to join Jennifer Garner in HBO's "Camping."

[03/16/18 - 12:58 PM]
Paramount Network Presents "It Was Him: The Many Murders of Ed Edwards"
When Wayne Wolfe discovered that infamous serial killer Ed Edwards was his estranged grandfather he became compelled to answer one potentially life-altering question - are killers born, or are they made?