The Chew: ABC Airing Fall 2012 Primetime Preview Special

chew abc fall previewRemember those “fun specials” that the networks sometimes air to get viewers excited about the new fall season? Well, ABC is airing one on Sunday, September 2nd, and are using the folks their their struggling daytime series, The Chew, to host it.

Here are some additional details from the network’s press release:


Vanessa Williams, Terry O’Quinn, Reba, Hayden Panettiere, Jami Gertz and Andre Braugher Among the Stars Featured

Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz travel coast to coast — from California and New York to Hawaii and Nashville — to bring viewers a sneak peek at the ABC Fall Primetime lineup. Interviewing some of the network’s hottest new stars, the special has something for everyone. From diva-filled musical drama and deep and dark desires to quirky and “out of this world” comedies and thrillers, “The Chew Presents ABC’s Primetime Fall Preview Special” airs Sunday, September 2 (7:00-8:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.

Highlights of the special include:

“666 Park Avenue” stars Vanessa Williams (“Desperate Housewives”) and Terry O’Quinn (“Lost”) enjoy cocktails and canapés with Clinton Kelly from a chic Manhattan hotel room to talk about their sexy, seductive new primetime address. “666 Park Avenue” premieres Sunday, September 30 at 10:00 p.m., ET.

Carla Hall travels home as she visits “Nashville” star Hayden Panettiere (“Heroes”) on the legendary stage of The Grand Ole Opry and visits with her co-stars, Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio, at the iconic Bluebird Cafe. The series premieres Wednesday, October 10 at 10:00 p.m., ET.

Aloha from Oahu, Hawaii, the breathtaking location for ABC’s new action adventure series, “Last Resort,” premiering Thursday, September 27 at 8:00 p.m., ET. Series star Andre Braugher (“Men of a Certain Age”; “Homicide: Life on the Street”) sits oceanside with Daphne Oz for comfort food, conversation and a hometown surprise, all amidst the palm trees and island breeze.

Carla Hall catches up with the stars of the new family comedy series “The Neighbors” at Johnnie’s Coffee Shop in Los Angeles, where Jami Gertz (“Entourage “and 80s classics “Square Pegs” and “Sixteen Candles”) and other stars share a preview of their quirky new sitcom that’s sure to bring the family together for a night of laughs. “The Neighbors” premieres Wednesday, September 26 at 9:30 p.m., ET, and moves to its regular time slot of 8:30 p.m., beginning Wednesday, October 3.

It’s a food truck fiesta as Daphne Oz meets country music superstar Reba (“Reba”) to talk about her new sitcom, “Malibu Country,” which premieres Friday, November 2 at 8:30 p.m., ET.

Gordon Elliott is the executive producer of “The Chew Presents ABC’s Primetime Fall Primetime Special.”

About “The Chew”:

Celebrating and exploring life through food, “The Chew” is an innovative and groundbreaking daytime series co-hosted by a dynamic group of engaging, fun, relatable experts in food, lifestyle, and entertaining. Produced by Gordon Elliott’s Chew Productions for the ABC Television Network, “The Chew” serves up everything food — from cooking and home entertaining to food trends, restaurants, holidays and more — all aimed at making life better, fuller and more fun. Featuring celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon, and Carla Hall, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz, “The Chew” is a leap forward into a delicious new kind of lifestyle series.

Follow “The Chew” (@thechew) and hosts Mario Batali (@mariobatali); Michael Symon (@chefsymon); Clinton Kelly (@clinton_kelly); Carla Hall (@carlahall) and Daphne Oz (@DaphneOz) on Twitter(TM)

What do you think? Are you a fan of The Chew? Will you be tuning in to watch this special ABC preview?

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  1. Marcia Medina says

    I LOVE THE CHEW. I wish I could visit the show and watch it everyday. I have got several recipes from the show. Who need to watch stupid SOAPS all day. Get a life.

  2. Sonjia says

    Jesus Christ! When in the hell are they going to fricking cancel these STUPID, MORONIC, USELESS, BORING, LOUSY, UNAPPEALING, AND IDIOTIC TV shows? I really, really, really hate, loathe, and despise this show The Chew, as well as The View also, and I am very happy they cancelled it. If only they would get rid of all of the other rotten shows too. Why are they producing such STUPID programs with the idiots from the other HAS-BEEN channel, The Food Network, which no one watches, or wants to see anymore??????

    And supposedly, they are going to replace this lousy TV show with ANOTHER idiotic, lame, useless, crappy, stupid TV show just like The Chew, but a different name!! Can you believe that??!!!!!!!!!!!! What total and complete idiots these imbeciles are. They have rocks for brains, that’s for damn sure. What in the hell are these people doing and thinking??

    Whoever is in charge needs to FIRE ALL of these rejects who are responsible for producing stupid shows like this one, because they have NO idea what they are doing. It’s time for them to GO!!!

    I guarantee you that NO one wants to see Mario Batili, Anthony Bourdain, Rachael Ray, Paula Deen, Guy Feri, Robert Irvine, Bobby Flay, or ANY of the other morons who are on the Food Network. This is exactly why no one watches the Food Network Channel or the Travel Channel, or ANY of the people who are on them. They have lost virtually credibility and ALL of the viewers who used to watch, and that’s because they are LOUSY shows now. And now ABC is going to follow suit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    All I can say is “Good riddance to BAD rubbish!!”

    And if these shows were not bad enough in of itself, what do they do? They Frickening bring back that idiot moron Katie Couric. Jesus!! I thought Kelly Rippa, Anne Curry, Gail King, Kathy Lee, Hodia, Sharon Osbourne, Whoppy Goldburg, etc., etc., etc., were really bad!! Now they bring back her back AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s like “Night of the Living Dead”, for Christ sake. They zombies just keep resurrecting over and over again!! A_ _ holes!! I thought we had finally gotten rid of her and had seen the last of her, for good. Even though I don’t watch local TV, I was sooooooooooooooooo happy when I found out that she was fired, and I was hoping they would do the same with ALL the others too!! But the idiots at NBC turned around and replaced her with two more useless nit wit imbeciles that no one wants to watch: Kathy Lee and Hodia!!

    Forget it!! We just have NO use for ANY rotten TV shows on and of the local/national TV channels anymore, as in ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, WB, UPN, etc., etc., etc…… Unfortunately, they are starting to get some pretty crappy programs on cable now too. However, at least with cable you have a lot movie channels and choices, and tons of other channels and programs to pick and choose from, an endless supply of them. So our family has QUIT watching ALL the moronic, lame, stupid, lousy, and pathetic programs like The Chew, The View, Katie, and ALL the rest of these crummy little crappy programs.

    The problem is that these are really awful programs, but that casting is even worse. Most people on these local/national TV programs are just vile, repulsive, unappealing, loathsome, no-talent idiots. Until they resolve both of these issues, we will not watch these channels. We won’t even buy items, goods, products, or services from the advertisers/company’s who advertise with them either.

    I have an entire list of all the names of the advertisers/company’s who buy airtime/spots on these channels for commercials, and we do NOT buy any of their products, goods, services, etc…. These is exactly how you change things. You BOYCOTT them, buy ALTERNATIVE products from their competition, and you hit them where it hurts the most ………. their pocketbooks!!

    What is the hell makes these idiots at ABC, or any other channel, think we even want to see stupid programs or people like Mario Batali, Anthony Bordain, Paula Deen, Nigello Larsen, Rachael Ray, or ANY of the other people on these shows???!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    People should BOYCOTT ABC until they get their act together, straighten up, fire all the idiots over there, and bring in people who know what they’re doing and can deliver up TV programs that people want to see and enjoy. I just cannot stand ANY of the programs on these channels. I really, really, really , really, really hate, loathe, and despise ALL the morning shows, daytime shows, and 99% of the night time shows on local/national TV.

    And for the life of me I REALLY cannot believe that ABC is actually contemplating putting two of these HAS-BEEN’S like Anthony Bordain and Nigello Larsen on a TV show together!!!!!! Please, for God’s sake, don’t do it, don’t do it. I will personally take up a collection and PAY you good money NOT to put these two useless idiots on TV. What the hell could ABC possibly be thinking??? Why in the world would they even think anyone would want to watch these two, and on ANOTHER useless program. I cannot stand these two morons, either together or by themselves. I don’t know anyone else who likes them either. They have absolutely NO presence, chemistry, sense, understanding, star quality, or any other attribute needed for TV that people find engaging.

    They are boring, monochromatic, unappealing, repulsive, unattractive, uninteresting, insincere, and most of all they are truly FAKE!!

    Anthony Boudain does NOT appeal to anyone. No one likes this guy at all. He’s vile, insulting, mean, spiteful, angry, abusive, abrasive, harsh, caustic, toxic, snide, hateful, and has absolutely NO redeeming value, depth, or qualities at all!! Furthermore, neither he nor she is talented, appealing, likable, interesting, entertaining, distinguishable, charismatic, exciting, or visual. This is why they cancelled both of their shows. Watching them would be about as interesting as watching paint dry.

    And hopefully, while they’re at it, they’ll dump ALL of Tyler Perry’s shows too. Those are some of the worst. We cannot stand ANY of those shows either.

    Our family USED to watch a lot of programs on ABC, CBS, and NBC, but no more. We just cannot stand or abide ANY of them. They are bad, bad, bad!!

  3. Chris says

    I love the show! It is fun and entertaining. The cast is great together and I did not think I was going to like this show.
    I love it so much that I will DVR the show if I can’t watch in.

  4. Craig says

    The cast is pretty fun to watch, but even with the best cast, I can only watch so much cooking, and I can’t imagine watching this every weekday.

  5. robycop3 says

    Too many food shows already! I don’t expect this’n to succeed unless it’s ‘WAY better than most others, but I’ll at least give it a sampling. However, I’d usually rather watch something else other than a food show, as I already know how to eat.

  6. jodie says

    Never ever will i watch the show that replaced all my children and one live to live. never will i watch anything on this station again boycotting abc for life 13yrs of my life i watched my soaps and i would of always kept watching. never did i think my soaps were really going to go off air i thought the people would save it but i dont think we ever had a chance too abc just makes you think you have a say but we never did

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