ABC Announces 2017 November Sweeps Programming
The ABC Television Network announces upcoming November sweeps programming, airing through November 22, including Thanksgiving-themed episodes of comedies "American Housewife," "Fresh Off the Boat," "The Goldbergs," "The Middle," "Modern Family" and "Speechless"; special episodes of "Shark Tank," featuring reality star and Skinnygirl brand entrepreneur BETHENNY Frankel and Sir Richard Branson as new sharks; and the perennial PEANUTS classic "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving."ABC airs its ninth annual pre-CMA Awards Special, "Living Every Day: Luke Bryan," on Monday, November 6, presented by "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts, which shares an intimate look at the life and career of country music superstar Luke Bryan, who was recently announced as one of the judges in ABC's upcoming "American Idol"; and "The 51st Annual CMA Awards" will take place live from Nashville, featuring appearances and performances by country music's hottest stars, on Wednesday, November 8. Also, the "2017 American Music Awards," the world's biggest fan-voted award show, will broadcast live on November 19. ABC News and talk shows will join in celebrating the historic 300th episode of "Grey's Anatomy" with a special "Day of Grey's" initiative on Thursday, November 9, the day the 300th episode airs. The celebration begins the evening prior on Wednesday, November 8, when "Jimmy Kimmel Live" hosts Jesse Williams (Dr. Jackson Avery), as an in-studio guest. On November 9, "Good Morning America" will go behind the scenes on the set of "Grey's Anatomy" while Ellen Pompeo (Dr. Meredith Grey) will be live in-studio in New York. Pompeo will also be a guest that day on nationally Syndicated "Live with Kelly and Ryan." From there, she will drop by both "The View" and "The Chew." "Nightline" will close out the celebration with more behind-the-scenes coverage of one of television's longest-running dramas.