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[02/14/13 - 11:02 AM]
ABC Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Oscar(R) Week, With Special Oscar-Themed Programming Across the Network
"The Middle," "Neighbors" and "Modern Family" will all feature Oscar-inspired stories next week.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC ROLLS OUT THE RED CARPET FOR OSCAR(R) WEEK, WITH SPECIAL OSCAR-THEMED PROGRAMMING ACROSS THE NETWORK

ABC is rolling out the red carpet for The Oscars(R) when the network kicks off Hollywood's most spectacular night with a week of specials and themed episodes, beginning February 18 and ending with the star-studded Oscar(R) presentation hosted by Seth MacFarlane, live on the ABC Television Network, Sunday, February 24 at the Dolby Theatre(TM) at Hollywood and Highland Center(R).

"GOOD MORNING AMERICA" -- All month, "Good Morning America" has been featuring its "Countdown to Oscar Sunday" series, bringing viewers daily segments on entertainment news, red carpet fashion trends, and interviews with the nominees. On Monday, February 25, "GMA" will be live from Los Angeles showcasing all the highlights from Hollywood's biggest night, plus exclusive interviews with some of the celebration's big winners. Then on Tuesday, February 26, the new Season 16 "Dancing with the Stars" celebrity cast will be revealed live exclusively on "GMA." Hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke will join Lara Spencer and Sam Champion as the celebrity cast and dancing partners are revealed to a live audience.

"THE VIEW" -- ABC's Emmy Award(R)-winning talk show "The View" prepares for Oscar Sunday with a one-of-a-kind look at who will take home the gold with "Mario's Oscar Picks" on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21. The always hilarious Mario Cantone will give his unique take on the year in film and his predictions for who will take home an Oscar. Leading up to the big event, the hosts welcome Oscar winner and current nominee for her role in "The Sessions," Helen Hunt, live FEBRUARY 14, as well as last year's Supporting Actress winner, Octavia Spencer ("The Help"), live FEBRUARY 21. "The View" airs MONDAY-FRIDAY (11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., ET).

"THE CHEW" -- For an entire week, Daytime's tastiest show celebrates all things Oscar with star-studded food, party ideas and fashion. On MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, co-host Clinton Kelly creates show-stopping crafts for your viewing party with a Ticket Roll Bowl and Oscar Marquee; on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, co-host Mario Batali whips up Veal Oscar and co-host Clinton Kelly pays homage to James Bond with Oscar-worthy twists on 007's classic martini; on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, co-hosts Carla Hall and Daphne Oz create Cannoli Two Ways in celebration of Academy Award classic "The Godfather"; it's a Taste of Tinseltown, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, when co-host Michael Symon creates his own version of Pink's Hot Dogs of Hollywood and co-host Mario Batali shows how to make Governor's Ball classic pizzas, with smoked salmon on one and black truffles and parmigiana on the other; and on Extra Value Friday -- Oscar Party Edition -- co-host Clinton Kelly is joined by his "What Not to Wear" co-horts, Carmindy and Ted Gibson, as they take favorite Oscar looks and make over viewers for less, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22. "The Chew" airs Monday- Friday, 1:00-2:00 p.m., ET (check local listings).

"WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE" - "Millionaire's Countdown To The OSCARS," FEBRUARY 18-23 -- In one of "Millionaire's" most popular weeks, contestants will test their movie knowledge for a chance to walk away a millionaire! Plus, one lucky home viewer will win tickets to the 2014 OSCAR Fan Experience to watch the red carpet arrivals, and much more. Go to http://millionairetv.com/ FEBRUARY 18-23 for your chance to win! "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" is hosted by Meredith Vieira. Check local listings.

"KATIE" -- It's the last day to cast your vote, and Katie Couric is talking with the Hollywood stars who are hoping to hear their names called come Oscar night... Helen Hunt, Bradley Cooper, Denzel Washington, Jennifer Lawrence, Sally Field and Naomi Watts, to name a few. Plus, the greatest Oscar hosting moments - Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg look back and weigh in on what Seth McFarlane has up his sleeve. Then meet the woman causing an Oscar overload on the internet And Katie hands out her own special awards to some of the nominees -- the prize they didn't see coming - all airing MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18 on the nationally syndicated "Katie." Check local listings or our online station finder: http://www.katiecouric.com/station-finder.

"THE MIDDLE" - "Winners and Losers" - While Frankie prepares for her upcoming annual tradition of watching the Oscars on TV, she becomes overly concerned when Brick informs her that he's taking a three-day school bus trip to Chicago, and she worries that his unique quirkiness could lead him to become separated from the group. Meanwhile, Sue wants to find out if Axl's friend Darrin has feelings for her, on "The Middle," WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET).

"THE NEIGHBORS" -- "Larry Bird Presents an Oscar-Winning Film by Larry Bird" - Max makes it into the final round of the school spelling bee. When he finds himself going head to head with Dick Butkus, Larry and Reggie, who've become obsessed with winning an Oscar, decide to videotape the bee - and the competition between Max and Dick - hoping to take home the award for Best Documentary, on "The Neighbors," WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET).

"MODERN FAMILY" -- "Bad Hair Day" - Claire flies solo to her college reunion and runs into a professor she once dated, but when Phil shows up things get really awkward. Back at home, Jay is obsessed with winning his big bowling tournament, and Gloria is running ragged with the baby but won't admit it. Mitchell offers to take baby Joe for a while, and Cameron seizes the opportunity to use him in one of his elaborate photo shoots - this time it's an Oscar-themed homage to the old Hollywood shoot. However, a wig malfunction leads to unfortunate results, and no one wants to be the one to face Gloria, on "Modern Family," WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET).

"MAD ABOUT OSCAR WITH KATIE COURIC" - ABC has your VIP ticket to experience a first in the history of the Academy Awards: Katie Couric takes movie fans of all ages inside the vast Oscar archives to witness the greatest moments in the show's history and to see rare, behind-the-scenes footage and home movies of some of Hollywood's most iconic stars. Several of this year's nominees like Bradley Cooper, Sally Field, Jennifer Lawrence and Denzel Washington, and stars including Billy Crystal, Marisa Tomei, Whoopi Goldberg, Cuba Gooding Jr., as well as Dawn Hudson, Academy CEO, all help Couric celebrate the Oscars. "Mad About Oscar with Katie Couric," a Special Edition of "20/20," airs WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET).

"LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL" - "LIVE's Pre-Oscar Celebration" - On Friday, February 22, to gear up for the upcoming Oscar weekend, Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan are looking back at the most memorable moments from Oscar presentations past, and The Nest's Carley Roney gives tips for throwing an Oscar viewing party from home. Plus the "LIVE" audience will get to know the five Navy spouses who are the winners of "LIVE's Girls' Night Out: Oscar Edition," and Kelly shows what happened when she searched for the perfect red carpet dress, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22 (weekday mornings in national syndication).

"THE OSCARS" -- Seth MacFarlane hosts the outstanding film achievements of 2012 televised live by the ABC Television Network and in more than 225 countries worldwide, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24 (8:30-11:30 p.m., ET). "The Oscars" will include multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter Adele performing the Oscar-nominated theme song from the latest James Bond movie, and Barbara Streisand singing at the event for the first time in 36 years. The show will also feature a tribute to the James Bond movie franchise, which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. Oscar Best Picture "Chicago" will reunite the cast on the 10th anniversary of their win during a special celebration of movie musicals of the last 10 years. In addition, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Norah Jones will perform the Oscar-nominated theme song from "Ted," "Everybody Needs a Best Friend," and the cast of "The Avengers" will be on hand to present.

"JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE: AFTER THE OSCARS" -- For the eighth consecutive year, ABC presents "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars," SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24 (12:05-1:05 a.m., ET). Live from the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, CA, a special broadcast of the late-night talk show hosted by Kimmel airs following the Oscars telecast and late local news. Previous "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars" celebrations have welcomed Hollywood's biggest movie stars, such as Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey, Ben Affleck and Tom Cruise, and this year will be no exception. In addition the special will feature a signature "JKL" comedy piece.

"LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL" - "LIVE's After Oscar Show" - Just hours after the Academy Awards come to a close at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, Kelly and Michael broadcast live from the very same stage at 6:00 a.m., ET, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25. Last year "LIVE" welcomed the top winners from the major categories, and this year Kelly and Michael will again sit down with Oscar's best and brightest. In addition, Michael will share his experience on the legendary Oscar red carpet, and Kelly will feature her backstage interviews with the winners. Plus, Jimmy Kimmel stops by, and a special fashion panel will recap the night's fashions with "Extra" host Maria Menounos and "LIVE" Fashion Guy Lawrence Zarian, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25 (weekday mornings in national syndication).





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· KATIE (SYNDICATION)
· LIVE WITH KELLY (SYNDICATION)
· MIDDLE, THE (ABC)
· MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
· NEIGHBORS, THE (ABC)
· WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE (SYNDICATION)





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