Laila Ali to Appear on ABC's THE REVOLUTION, 1/31

Tune in to ABC Daytime's new, one-hour daily talk show, THE REVOLUTION the week of JANUARY 30 with celebrity guests singer/songwriter, Jewel, professional boxer Laila Ali and the husband/wife cooking team the Neely's. The week will also feature tips to conquer winter blues, embrace your past, learn when size does matter, plus a post-baby body fashion show for new moms. In solidarity with the American Heart Month, THE REVOLUTION hosts, along with the rest of the ABC Daytime lineup, will wear red in support of National Wear Red Day to raise awareness for heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women.

Viewers will also meet THE REVOLUTION's next "hero," as the compelling story of plane crash survivor Mercedes Johnson unfolds throughout the week. Her journey of triumph in the face of great loss is just the beginning of the story. "The Revolution" team will help her come to terms with her past and work towards a healthier future.

Scheduled for the week of JANUARY 30 - FEBRUARY 3 is as follows (subject to change):

MONDAY, JANUARY 30 - Size matters! What's the right size for you when it comes to portion control, clothing and alcohol? Annie Leonard, creator of the animated film "The Story of Stuff," shares important tips to reduce waste; plane crash survivor Mercedes Johnson is introduced as the weekly "hero" and is revealed one month into her transformation.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 31 - Combat winter blues! Foods to lift your spirits, plus a winter fashion show; celebrity guest and professional boxer Laila Ali works out with "hero" Mercedes Johnson and joins Ty in studio; Harley's tips to protect your knees when working out.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1 - Get Happy! Tips to make you happy, including a song from Ty; singer/songwriter and new mom Jewel discusses overcoming her issues with infertility; Jewel also joins the co-hosts for a fashion show on how to dress your post-baby body, and helps Harley demonstrate fun and easy tips to get back into shape; Dr. Jen and Harley share an update on "hero" Mercedes Johnson.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2 - Is your past preventing you from moving forward? It's time to embrace it as the co-hosts reveal stories from their past and share how it defines them; "Shop Your Closet" with Tim Gunn; Dr. Tiffanie takes "hero" Mercedes Johnson to the Andes Mountains, returning to the crash site where she was miraculously one of four survivors; weekly personal finance expert Michelle Singletary with a 'debt free in 2012' success story.

FRIDAY, FEBRAURY 3 - "The Revolution" participates in "National Wear Red Day" to kick off American Heart Month; "Revolution 3 Way" focuses on the heart with Dr. Jen, Harley and Tim;
Dr. Tiffanie and Ty cook with the Neelys; "Hero" Mercedes Johnson talks about her struggles and achievements and is revealed at the end of her "Revolution" journey.

About featured "hero" Mercedes Johnson:
Lewisville, TX-native Mercedes Johnson is the definition of inspiration. On Mercedes' 21st birthday, she and her parents were on a flight to Colombia to celebrate this milestone when the plane crashed into the Andes Mountains. Only four passengers survived. Mercedes was one of them, but her parents, who were seated with her, did not survive. She was severely injured and, after extensive physical therapy and remarkable determination, Mercedes finished college and turned her loss into inspiration. She started speaking to groups about how to overcome the obstacles that life throws at you. Mercedes resides in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area and has been married for 13 years to her husband, Chris, with whom she shares two sets of twin boys. She has prevailed in the face of adversity, but as she was bedridden after the crash and surviving on feeding tubes, she began a love affair with the food she could not have. "The Revolution" team will not only share tips on losing weight and gaining energy to keep up with the boys in her life, but they will also help her face her past.

THE REVOLUTION is ABC Daytime's new one-hour daily talk show from Time Square Studios that revolutionizes the lives of viewers from the inside out. The show features a stellar "dream team" of experts who help complete transformations in all areas of life, including body, health, style, mind and environment. Produced by 3 Ball Productions/Eyeworks USA for the ABC Television Network, with JD Roth and Todd A. Nelson serving as executive producers, "The Revolution" provides life changing tips and essential tools to motivate viewers and serve as a catalyst for change. Featuring design expert Ty Pennington, style guru Tim Gunn, celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak, OB-GYN Dr. Jennifer Ashton and therapist Tiffanie Davis Henry, Ed.D, "The Revolution" is your daily boost, whether you're looking for inspiration to accomplish little victories or in need of a road map for a major change. Additionally, each week the series will feature one woman as she utilizes the expertise of the co-hosts to transform her life. The series will highlight her five month journey over the course of five days. "The Revolution" is produced in New York and airs MONDAY-FRIDAY (2:00-3:00 p.m., ET/ 1:00-2:00 p.m. PT/CT), on the ABC Television Network.

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