Friday, May 27, 2022

ABC’s VirtuFall Panel Series Kicks Off with ‘black-ish,’ ‘Supermarket Sweep’ and ‘Tamron Hall’ / WATCH

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*Day one of ABC’s 2020 VirtuFall panel series featured dynamic panels from the cast and executive producers of the critically-acclaimed comedy “black-ish,” and host and executive producers of the classic game show revival “Supermarket Sweep” with Leslie Jones.

In the first ABC panel of the day, Anthony Anderson (executive producer, star), Tracee Ellis Ross (producer, star), Laurence Fishburne (executive producer, star), Kenya Barris (executive producer), and Courtney Lilly (executive producer), joined a fun-filled session discussing what to expect with from “black-ish” this Fall.

The Johnsons return to television with a special one-hour event on SUNDAY, OCT. 4 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. The two back-to-back episodes, airing ahead of the official season seven premiere, will follow the Johnsons as they navigate the upcoming election. The special will be presented in part as an animated episode. Oscar® winner Matthew A. Cherry (“Hair Love”) is set to direct. Then, on WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21 (9:30-10:00 p.m. EDT), the official seventh season kicks off, continuing to tell stories that shine a light on current events through the lens of the Johnson family, addressing the global pandemic, voting, systemic racism, and the movement for social justice and equality.

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“Supermarket Sweep” host and executive producer Leslie Jones as well as executive producer Alycia Rossiter and co-executive producer/head writer Lenny Marcus spoke about what it was like bringing back the classic TV show to network television during the day’s second panel.

The classic TV game show “Supermarket Sweep,” hosted and executive produced by Emmy® Award-nominated comedienne and actress Leslie Jones, is a fast-paced and energetic series following three teams of two as they battle it out using their grocery shopping skills and knowledge of merchandise to win big cash prizes. The series premieres SUNDAY, OCT. 18 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.

Tamron Hall brings a refreshing, relatable, and unstoppable voice to the daytime community – talking to the people you are talking about. From the deeply personal to the purely fun, “Tamron Hall” is a daily destination for viewers to connect with the people shaping our lives through meaningful, engaging, and entertaining conversations. So, let’s talk about it.

Tamron Hall is an accomplished and award-winning journalist and in July won the Daytime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host for her inaugural season. This marks the first time since the award’s inception in 2015 that a freshman host was the recipient of that honor. “Tamron Hall” is produced by Walt Disney Television and is distributed in national syndication by Disney Media Networks. The show is executive produced by Hall and Candi Carter, and Carter serves as showrunner. The show broadcasts from New York City and features a dynamic mix of live and taped shows. For times and channels go to and follow the show on social media @TamronHallShow.






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