Anthony Anderson, America Ferrera, Issa Rae,gabrielle Union, J.J. Watt, Lena Waithe and Oprah Winfreyto Make Special Appearances During Television’s Biggest Night

Anthony Anderson, America Ferrera, Issa Rae,gabrielle Union, J.J. Watt, Lena Waithe and Oprah Winfreyto Make Special Appearances During Television’s Biggest Night

ANTHONY ANDERSON, AMERICA FERRERA, ISSA RAE,

GABRIELLE UNION, J.J. WATT, LENA WAITHE AND OPRAH WINFREY

TO MAKE SPECIAL APPEARANCES DURING TELEVISION’S BIGGEST NIGHT

THE ‘72nd EMMY® AWARDS’ AIRS SUNDAY, SEPT. 20, ON ABC

H.E.R. Also Set for a Special Musical Performance

ABC and the Television Academy have announced special appearances by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars during the “72nd Emmy® Awards.” Talent includes Anthony Anderson, America Ferrera, Issa Rae, Gabrielle Union, J.J. Watt, Lena Waithe and Oprah Winfrey. Additionally, singer-songwriter and GRAMMY®-winning artist H.E.R. will make her Emmy® debut for a special “In Memoriam” performance. More talent joining the show will be announced soon. 

Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the “72nd Emmy® Awards” will broadcast SUNDAY, SEPT. 20 (8:00 p.m. EDT/6:00 p.m. MDT/5:00 p.m. PDT), on ABC. 

About the Television Academy

The Television Academy seeks to expand the horizons of television excellence. It strives to empower storytellers who shape the evolving television space through the programs, publications and events of the Academy and its Foundation. And it celebrates those who have led excellence by recording their stories and recognizing their achievements through accolades and awards, including television’s most coveted prize, the Emmy® Award.

About ABC Entertainment 

ABC Entertainment airs compelling programming across all day parts, including “Grey’s Anatomy,” the longest-running medical drama in primetime television; riveting dramas “The Good Doctor,” “A Million Little Things” and “Station 19”; trailblazing comedy favorites “American Housewife,” “black-ish,” “The Conners,” “The Goldbergs” and “mixed-ish”; the popular “Summer Fun & Games” programming block, including “Celebrity Family Feud,” “Holey Moley,” “Match Game,” “Press Your Luck” and “To Tell the Truth”; star-making sensation “American Idol”; reality phenomenon “Shark Tank”; “The Bachelor” franchise; long-running hits “Dancing with the Stars” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos”; “General Hospital,” which has aired for more than 55 years on the network; and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”; as well as the critically acclaimed, Emmy® Award-winning special ”Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons.’”The network also boasts some of television’s most prestigious awards shows, including “The Oscars®,” “The CMA Awards” and the “American Music Awards.”

ABC programming can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu.

ABC Media Relations

Nicole Gonzales

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breakwhitelight for the Television Academy

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