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  • Premiered: 
    June 6, 1978
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Newsmagazine
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Current Events
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20/20 is a weekly primetime newsmagazine from ABC News that combines hard-hitting investigative reports, newsmaker interviews and compelling human interest and feature stories. Recent reports include: ''My Secret Self: A Story of Transgender Children,'' ''Scared Stiff: Worried in America,'' ''Seeing and Believing: The Power of Faith,'' and ''Privilege in America: Who's Shutting You Out.'' Season 36 premiered on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 10pm ET/PT on ABC, featuring a story about Michael Wohlschlaeger, who is a chiropractor suspected of killing one of his six wives. He has denied responsibility and has had the family's wrongful death suit dismissed, but her family has reportedly now convinced the Alabama Attorney General to re-open an investigation into her death. 20/20 returned for its 37th season on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 10pm ET/PT on ABC. In the season opener, "Out of the Woods," David Muir reported on the story of a 12-year-old girl who survived being stabbed 19 times by two school friends inspired by the fictional internet figure Slender Man. What started out as a normal middle school sleepover took a horrifying turn when one 12-year-old girl was stabbed 19 times by her two best friends and left for dead in the Wisconsin woods. The girls' motive and the miraculous recovery of the survivor made headlines around the world since the May attack. Now, for the first time, the parents reveal to David the chilling details of the incredible sequence of events that, against all odds, led to their daughter's survival. Where and how did she get the strength to fight off death? Plus, David meets the 12-year-old girl who has transformed from victim to the ultimate survivor, recently returning to school just months after the brutal attack. 20/20 returned for its 38th season on September 11, 2015 on ABC, airing Fridays at 10pm ET/PT with the season opener, "Suzy Favor Hamilton: From Three-Time Olympian to Las Vegas Call Girl." Three-time Olympic athlete Suzy Favor Hamilton seemed to have it all: a highly decorated running career, numerous high-profile corporate sponsorships, a marriage to her college sweetheart, and a healthy young daughter. So what would lead her to a shocking double life as a high-priced Las Vegas prostitute? In her first broadcast interview tied to the release of her memoir "Fast Girl: A Life Spent Running From Madness," Suzy speaks exclusively to Elizabeth Vargas about the self-doubt she harbored for years and what fueled her high-risk behavior and secret life. Vargas also speaks to Hamilton's husband, Mark, who not only knew about her life as an escort but stood by her side. Season 39 of 20/20 premiered on Friday, September 9, 2016 from 9-11pm ET/PT on ABC. The two-hour season opener features Diane Sawyer's interview with Elizabeth Vargas on alcoholism and anxiety. Plus, the disappearance and murder of a soccer mom running an escort business. Season 40 of 20/20 premiered on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT on ABC, with a special episode featuring Jackson 5 member Tito Jackson and the next generation Jackson musical act 3T, Taryll, Taj and TJ Jackson, who speak about the murder of his ex-wife and their mother, Dee Dee Jackson.
On Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT, ABC premieres "Lights, Camera, Summer!," a one-hour special edition of 20/20. With summer just around the corner, a special edition of "20/20" celebrates classic summer blockbusters and explores what it takes to make one, revealing little-known facts and recalling the most memorable moments. Featuring actor Ryan Reynolds, the special will include interviews with those who helped make classics including JURASSIC PARK, CLUELESS, ANIMAL HOUSE, and COMING TO AMERICA. The hour also includes interviews with the cast of this summer's DEADPOOL 2 and those involved with SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. The special edition features interviews with JURASSIC PARK actors Wayne Knight, Ariana Richards, Laura Dern and Joseph Mazzello; CLUELESS leading lady Alicia Silverstone, director Amy Heckerling and costume designer Mona May; ANIMAL HOUSE actors Peter Riegert, Tim Matheson, Mark Metcalf, DeWayne Jessie, Martha Smith, James Widdoes and director John Landis; COMING TO AMERICA actors John Amos and Garcelle Beauvais, special effects makeup artist Rick Baker and director Landis; SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY actor Alden Ehrenreich and director Ron Howard; and DEADPOOL 2 actors Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Leslie Uggams and Zazie Beetz. The hour will celebrate the 25th anniversary of JURASSIC PARK, exploring the revolutionary visual effects and animatronics that helped turn this Spielberg film into a summer smash. The special reunites the cast of ANIMAL HOUSE in time for its 40th anniversary and has COMING TO AMERICA's Baker explain how he transformed Eddie Murphy into multiple characters for the film. The hour explores how Heckerling -- the female mastermind behind classics such as CLUELESS, LOOK WHO'S TALKING, and FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH -- created the hits; how May designed the iconic CLUELESS costumes; and features an interview with Jen Chaney, author of "As If!: The Oral History of Clueless." "Lights, Camera, Summer!" also dives into the evolution of DEADPOOL's characters and relives on-set memories from the first film.