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People Icons

People Icons

  • Premiered: 
    March 7, 2017
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Inspired by the magazine covers (People) 
  • Subject Matter: Entertainment
  • Tags: celebrity

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Plot Synopsis

Hosted by Lara Spencer, PEOPLE ICONS is an hour-long weekly series that is inspired by the iconic "People" magazine covers. Each 60-minute episode has a different theme -- celebrity love stories, heroes & survivors, sexiest man alive, and more -- with Jess Cagle, editor-in-chief of "People," along with other "People" editors, sharing their expertise on all topics.

On Tuesday, March 7: "Celebrity Love Stories" recounts the most fascinating and talked about celebrity love stories. It takes a look back at iconic and enduring romances, from the Obamas to Prince William and Kate, Beyonce and Jay-Z, the Estefans, and Hollywood legends including Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

On Tuesday, March 14: "Heroes & Survivors" shines a light on the most harrowing, triumphant, and inspiring real-life survival and hero stories. The episode highlights everyday heroes who defied all odds and touched America's hearts, including the remarkable mom who lost both of her legs while saving her two children in two separate tornadoes that happened fifteen minutes apart. The program also revisits and updates the survivor stories in the news no one can forget, from Baby Jessica to Lauren Scruggs and more. The show also highlights Austin Hatch, the college student who survived two separate plane crashes, and how he's carrying on today after losing his entire family. Finally, the episode checks in with unbelievable kid survivors and pet heroes.

On Tuesday, March 21: "Gone Too Soon" reflects on the life and legacy of the country's favorite celebrity stars and icons -- legendary performers, actors and comedians -- that left us all too soon. It recounts their rise to stardom and the pivotal moments that made them legends. The program also sits down with their loved ones and insiders who share the real stories behind the headlines, revealing new details. For the first time, Whitney Houston's closest friend, BeBe Winans, speaks out in an exclusive interview on their friendship and a side of the mega star few ever saw. Additionally, the episode includes Patrick Swayze's widow, Lisa Niemi, and Robin William's wife, Susan Williams, who opens up about the mystery illness that she says led to Williams' death. And just weeks before the one-year anniversary of Prince's death, the program pays tribute to the epic singer and go inside Paisley Park -- and hear from his sister, who reveals the singer's wishes for his legacy.

On Tuesday, March 28 (season finale): "Sexiest Man Alive" revisits favorite A-list male celebrities from People's past and current "Sexiest Man Alive" covers. From George Clooney to Brad Pitt and the reigning "Sexiest Man Alive," The Rock, this is one hour of sizzling television that can't be missed. Plus, viewers will get a behind the scenes peek into what goes into landing the cover.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Lincoln Square Productions