LPWire: Stars Attending the ABC Primetime Preview Weekend at DCA Announced
More Than 65 Stars to Shine in Second Annual 'ABC Primetime Preview Weekend' Jennifer Garner, John Ritter, Dennis Franz, Bonnie Hunt, George Lopez to Appear at Disney's California Adventure(TM) September 6 and 7
Get a Sneak Peak at the New ABC Fall Season With the Casts of Alias, According to Jim, 8 Simple Rules, NYPD Blue, and all the Other ABC Primetime Series at Q&A Sessions With the Stars, Preview Screenings of the New Fall Series, Reality Show Auditions, a Special Concert by Jim Belushi and The Sacred Hearts band, and Much, Much More...
A galaxy of stars from new and returning ABC Primetime programs will appear at Disney's California Adventure park in Anaheim, California, for the second annual "ABC Primetime Preview Weekend," Saturday and Sunday, September 6 and 7.
Among the stars recently added to the lineup are Jennifer Garner ("Alias"), Mark-Paul Gosselaar ("NYPD Blue"), Carla Gugino ("Karen Sisco"), Ed O'Neill ("L.A. Dragnet") and Teri Polo ("I'm With Her"), plus Jennifer Schefft and Andrew Firestone, who found romance on "The Bachelor." The exciting two- day event will feature cast members from such returning ABC favorites as "According to Jim," "Alias," "The Bachelor," "L.A. Dragnet," "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter," "George Lopez," "Less Than Perfect," "Life With Bonnie," "My Wife and Kids," "NYPD Blue" and "The Practice." Park guests will also have a first-look opportunity to see the stars of new ABC series "10-8," "Hope & Faith," "I'm With Her," "It's All Relative," "Karen Sisco," "Married to the Kellys" and "Threat Matrix."
Part of the fun of "ABC Primetime Preview Weekend" will be a lineup of entertaining and unusual in-park activities. Some of these will include actual TV opportunities for lucky Disney's California Adventure guests. Guests may be selected to appear in a scene with an ABC Primetime star as part of the "ABC Casting Call." They might audition to appear on "The Bachelor" or "The Bachelorette" as part of the "ABC Reality Check." Other highlights include photo opportunities with Primetime stars, an "ABC Parade of Stars" each day, audience Q&A sessions with Primetime stars, special screenings of new series pilots, and a live performance each evening by Jim Belushi and The Sacred Hearts.
The following is a complete list (to date) of the stars scheduled to appear at "ABC Primetime Preview Weekend:"
- According to Jim
Jim Belushi, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Larry Joe Campbell
Jennifer Garner, Victor Garber, Michael Vartan, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly, Kevin Weisman, Greg Grunberg and David Anders
- The Bachelor
Chris Harrison, Andrew Firestone, Jennifer Schefft and Bob Guiney
- LA Dragnet
- 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage
John Ritter, Katey Sagal, Kaley Cuoco, Amy Davidson and Martin Spanjers
- George Lopez
George Lopez, Constance Marie and Valente Rodriguez
- Less Than Perfect
Sara Rue, Zachary Levi, Sherri Shepherd, Andrea Parker, Andy Dick, Eric Roberts and Will Sasso
- Life with Bonnie
Bonnie Hunt, Mark Derwin, Marianne Muellerleile, Anthony Russell, Holly Wortell and Chris Barnes, "Life With Bonnie;"
- My Wife and Kids
- NYPD Blue
Dennis Franz, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Gordon Clapp, Jacqueline Obradors, Bill Brochtrup, Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon and Esai Morales,
- The Practice
Ernie Hudson and Danny Nucci
- Hope & Faith
Faith Ford and Ted McGinley
- I'm With Her
Teri Polo, David Sutcliffe and Danny Comden
- It's All Relative
Reid Scott, Maggie Lawson, John Benjamin Hickey, Chris Seiber, Lenny Clarke and Harriet Sansom Harris
- Karen Sisco
Carla Gugino and Robert Forster
- Married to the Kellys
Breckin Meyer and Kiele Sanchez
- Threat Matrix
James Denton and Kelly Rutherford
Chris Harrison, host of "The Bachelor," will host the Q&A portion of the two-day event. KABC Entertainment Reporter George Pennachio will host the Pilot Previews.
For guests who wish to make a mini-vacation of "ABC Primetime Preview Weekend," the Disneyland Resort Hotels are offering an "ABC Primetime Preview Weekend" GetAway package which includes two nights accommodations at a Disneyland Resort Hotel, a two-day "park-hopper" passport to Disney's California Adventure and Disneyland, reserved viewing with dessert for the "ABC Parade of Stars" and an "ABC Primetime Preview Weekend" collectible pin. For complete details and to make reservations, guests may call their travel agent or the Disneyland Resort Hotels Reservations at (866) 279-7164.
The official Primetime Preview Weekend site is located at ABC.com, Keyword: PPW. Fans will be able to get the latest, up-to-date information on the ABC stars that will be attending, an overview of the weekend's events and times, and a printable park map. For general Disneyland Resort information call (714) 781-4565 or visit http://www.disneyland.com .
--Posted August 5, 2003
Source: Disneyland Resort