ABC and TIME Studios will bring the annual TIME100 list of the world’s most influential people to life for the second year in a row with a special primetime television event, “TIME100,” airing MONDAY, SEPT. 20 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC, following the milestone 30th season premiere of “Dancing with the Stars.” The special offers an inside look at the pioneers, artists, leaders, icons, titans and innovators comprising the coveted 2021 list, along with special performances and surprises. Performers, guests and additional details will be shared in the coming weeks.
“TIME100” celebrates those on the 2021 list with exclusive interviews, in-depth profiles, marquee musical performances, honorary tributes, a history of the iconic TIME100 list, plus surprise appearances from previous honorees.
“We are thrilled that ‘TIME100’ will return to ABC to celebrate this iconic franchise and historic moment of influence,” said President of TIME Studios Ian Orefice. “In a time of unprecedented challenges, the people and stories from the TIME100 list will continue to entertain, inspire and provide hope through their remarkable impact around the world.”
The full 2021 TIME100 list, which features surprising pairings of the list members and the guest contributors TIME selects to write about them, multiple worldwide covers, and exclusive photography and video packages, will go live on Time.com on Wednesday, Sept. 15, and will be available in print on newsstands beginning Friday, Sept. 17.
In 2020, ABC and TIME presented “TIME100” for the first time, with musical performances from Halsey, Jennifer Hudson and The Weeknd, alongside appearances from Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Trevor Noah, Sandra Oh, John Legend, Kumail Nanjiani and many more.
The 2021 “TIME100” special is created by TIME Studios, the Emmy Award®-winning television, film and immersive division of TIME, produced in partnership with P&G, and presented with exclusive premier partner Cadillac and signature partner Citi. Leading up to the special, fans can cast their vote for the people who have had the greatest influence this year with the 2021 TIME100 Readers’ Poll here.
“TIME100” marks the latest collaboration between TIME Studios and ABC, including the two-hour documentary event “Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days” in April.