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ABC News Planning ‘What Would You Do?’ Spin-Off

ABC News is piloting a spin-off of its primetime series “What Would You Do?” according to someone familiar with the plans. The network has also posted a casting notice on the “WWYD?” website looking for people to participate. According to the casting notice:

This new program will investigate and explore human psychology and behavior. The casting process will be a fascinating opportunity for those who attend to learn about themselves and their fellow human beings.

The concept sounds very much like “WWYD?” though likely with some minor twists. “WWYD?” has found success as a limited primetime series at ABC, filling in gamely when needed during the week. It has also become an increasingly profitable proposition for the network, as it has sold reruns to HLN, and those reruns do quite well.

The new series, if it goes forward, could be rolled into ABC’s primetime lineup as “WWYD?” was, or sold outright to a network like HLN, with ABC News producing it. It isn’t clear which route the new series will take, or who would host.

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ABC Sets WWYD? Season Premiere

Last week ABC announced that it would air a “best-of” version of its hidden camera series “What Would You Do?” Now the network has finally set a season premiere for new episodes. TVNewser hears that the new season will officially kick-off the following week, Friday, October 29, at 9 PM. Segments on the premiere episode will include a tutor getting far too “friendly” with her student in a coffee shop, and a gay teen getting bullied. ABC News correspondent John Quinones hosts the program.

Update: It’s official, release after the jump.

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‘What Would You Do?’ Returns to ABC Oct. 22

wwyd_8-19.jpgTVNewser reported in August that ABC has ordered another season of the ABC News “Primetime” series “What Would You Do?,” now the network has finally added th program to its schedule. ABC will premiere a “best of” edition of the show Friday, October 22.

The series, hosted by ABC News correspondent John Quinones, ran in the same 9 PM Friday slot over the summer, where it routinely beat the broadcast competition in both total viewers and the key 18-49 and 25-54 demos. Now it will get a chance to prove its worth against the other network’s Fall lineups, even if Friday is not the most competitive day.