Stars Of ABC’s New Fall Series To Participate At D23 Expo In Anaheim
First Published: August 17, 2009 2:03 PM EDT Credit: ABC
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Television fans will have the opportunity to watch ABC’s new series before they premiere and meet some of their favorite stars at the inaugural D23 EXPO, where the entire world of Disney comes together under one roof, September 10 - 13 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
ABC will present “The ABCs of Disney,” an exclusive D23 EXPO event in the Anaheim Convention Center Arena, September 10 at 3 PM. Hosted by Emmy-nominated Tom Bergeron (“Dancing with the Stars,” “America’s Funniest Home Videos”), “The ABCs of Disney” presentation features Steve McPherson, President of the ABC Entertainment Group, unveiling sneak peeks at many of the fall TV season’s most anticipated new shows.
Joining Steve McPherson and Tom Bergeron on stage are some of the most beloved television actors of our time, the stars of ABC’s new Wednesday night comedies, Patricia Heaton (“The Middle”), Kelsey Grammer (“Hank”) and Ed O’Neill (“Modern Family”). Actor Joseph Fiennes (perhaps best known for his starring role in the Oscar-winning film “Shakespeare in Love”) will introduce his new series, the much buzzed-about drama, “FlashForward.”
“The ABCs of Disney” concludes with a dance performance by two of “Dancing with the Stars’” professional champions, including Cheryl Burke. After the presentation, fans will have a chance to receive autographs and take photos with the stars.
Throughout the four-day D23 EXPO, guests can enter the “ABC House Screening Room” to get sneak peeks of ABC’s new fall schedule.
Also on display September 10-13 will be ABC’s “Lost.” In celebration of the Emmy Award-winning series entering its final, thrilling season, ABC presents an experience for all fans. Guests will be able to step into the world of “Lost” and see a selection of props, set pieces, costumes and collectors’ artifacts from key moments in the series, as well as sign up for Lost University, a special Blu-ray and online experience, and receive a limited edition collectors’ pin, available only at D23 Expo.
Fans will also have a chance to sneak a peek at ABC’s first TV special by Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Prep & Landing.” On September 12, “Prep & Landing’s” directors, Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers-Skelton, will present the holiday special and answer fans’ questions.
Tickets to the D23 EXPO are available at www.D23Expo.com. Admission includes access to all experiences and entertainment at the D23 EXPO and can be purchased for single days or for the full four days of festivities.
Members of D23: The Official Community for Disney Fans will receive a discount on up to four same-day admissions, as well as early entry to each day of the D23 EXPO for themselves and their guests.
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