ABC to Air “20/20” Primetime Special “$ellebrity: The Go-To Girls” on September 27

This Sunday, ABC’s 20/20 will present a two-hour event special $ellebrity: The Go-To Girls. The program will focus on what it takes to be a celebrity and explore the massive influence of early 2000’s icons including Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, and Kim Kardashian West.

What’s Happening:

  • ABC has announced the premiere of a new primetime special, $ellebrity: The Go-To Girls.
  • The two hour presentation will give viewers an intimate look at what it takes to make a superstar.
  • $ellebrity will examine how three of the top celebrities of the 2000s – Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and Kim Kardashian West – changed Hollywood’s fame game, became some of the most successful businesswomen in the world, and paved the way for a whole new era of celebrity.
  • The primetime special goes behind-the-scenes of the original celebrity influencer culture, featuring archival interviews with Hilton, Spears and Kardashian West, who open up about the price they paid for fame, and interviews with the star-makers who transformed them into celebrities.
  • The program also explores how these superstars used the rise of tabloids, reality TV, and celebrity news outlets to their advantage and laid the groundwork for today’s corporate celebrity empires and social media influencers. $ellebrity: The Go-To Girls – A Special Edition of 20/20 airs on Sunday, September 27 (8:00 – 10:00 pm ET) on ABC.


David Sloan is senior executive producer and Muriel Pearson is executive producer of $ellebrity: The Go-To Girls – A Special Edition of 20/20.