TIME will reveal its TIME100 list live on ABC57 tonight
For the first time, TIME will announce its annual TIME100 list live on ABC tonight at 10 p.m. Viewers will get an entertainment-filled inside look at the leaders, creators and everyday heroes comprising the 2020 list ahead of its TIME print debut.
The prime time event will include appearances by Trevor Noah, Sandra Oh, Kumail Nanjiani, John Legend and Harry and Meaghan. Halsey and Jennifer Hudson will perform.
“TIME100” will reveal the full 2020 list by category—Pioneers, Artists, Leaders, Icons and Titans—featuring clips and exclusive interviews with each honoree. The lead up to the full reveal will include musical performances, a history of the iconic TIME100 list, recaps of the biggest stories of 2020 thus far, as well as honorary tributes and appearances from TIME100 alumni.
The full 2020 TIME100 list, which often features surprising pairings of list members and the guest contributors TIME selects to write about them, multiple worldwide covers, as well as exclusive photography and video packages, will go live on Time.com on Tuesday, Sept. 22, alongside the broadcast debut on ABC. The magazine will be available on newsstands beginning Friday, Sept. 25.
“We are elated to be partnering with TIME to bring the coveted TIME100 list to primetime for the first time in its history,” said Rob Mills, senior vice president, Alternative Series, Specials and Late Night, ABC Entertainment. “Amidst this unprecedented year, we hope that viewers at home will not only be entertained but feel inspired by the impact that the honorees of the 2020 TIME100 list have made on the world.”
“In a year in which we are unfortunately unable to convene the TIME100 community together in person, we are excited to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of the members of this year’s list with a brand-new experience on ABC that will allow more people to participate than ever before,” said Ian Orefice, president of TIME Studios.
“The 2020 TIME100 list will recognize the extraordinariness of this year, and we look forward to bringing together new honorees and TIME100 alumni for essential conversations on harnessing the power of influence to forge genuine progress,” said Dan Macsai, TIME executive editor and editorial director of the TIME100.