ABC Announces Saturday Night '20/20' Event: 'Sunset Boulevard'

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April 17th, 2012

via press release:



An ABC Saturday Night Event -- An Unprecedented Ride Down One of the World’s Most Famous Boulevards, Starring the Real Life Dreamers, Lovers and Killers That Call It Home -- Airs Saturday, April 21 on the ABC Television Network



Sunset Boulevard – a curving slice of American romance running from the rough edges of East LA through the music of Hollywood, past the riches of Beverly Hills and ending at the Pacific Ocean. It is a famous stretch of 22 miles that has attracted American dreamers of all walks of life, hoping to make it big. “Sunset Boulevard,” airing as a special edition of “20/20,” reveals some of the riveting stories and pivotal moments in the make-it or break-it world of this American dream machine, including:


  • the farm kid turned hot shot gossip columnist partying with the hippest stars, who reveals on camera those with whom he allegedly did drugs


  • the starry eyed new band named “Queen Caveat” on the brink of success or burn out


  • the young war veteran turned aspiring actor haunted by his past, determined to make this his moment


  • the teenagers at Hollywood High – once a school for nurturing Hollywood talent and royalty like Judy Garland, now a last chance for some of LA’s toughest kids


  • the Hollywood beauty turned runaway, dying to be loved, her body dumped off Sunset, and, in a gripping police investigation, her killer caught on tape.


Anchored by Jay Schadler, the special includes interviews with Johnny Depp, Keanu Reeves, Mickey Rourke, Alice Cooper and Hugh Hefner, all featured in the recent documentary “Sunset Strip The Movie.” Lou Adler, owner of the famed Roxy nightclub, and his son Nic, who currently runs it, are both interviewed and allowed ABC unprecedented access on and off stage to the Sunset Strip's most legendary and influential music venue.


Created and written by Jay Schadler and produced by an Emmy Award-winning ABC News team, “Sunset Boulevard” airs on SATURDAY, APRIL 21 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. The stylish two-hour broadcast also features original music.


Meet the dreamers of “Sunset Boulevard”:

  • GDfriends

    I guess ABC is a bit envious of CBS’ 48 Hours Mystery series…

  • Ralph Hahn

    This doesn’t sound like a news expose.

    It reads like it should be published and placed on a rack near the supermarket cashier as she sorts through your coupons.

    More trash.

  • Ralph Hahn

    A separate special should be in the works for the everyday traffic from Sunset, up Laurel Canyon Blvd., to Mullholland. A turtle can get by quicker.

  • Cheri Woods

    The show “SUNSET BLVD” was deja vu. I was one of those young girls chasing my dream 40 years ago.
    A naive Midwestern girl- turned Hollywood Starlet/pop star wife living the Hlwd. dream. I eventually become a Hlwd. Madam to the power players, only to find myself arrested & imprisoned for 4 yrs. My life as I knew it was gone.
    I got my real estate license & worked my way up the ladder once again. Now I have multi-million dollar vacation rentals in L.A. and L.V., including the apt. bldg. off SUNSET BLVD. known as rock legend ” Jim Morrison’s last known U.S. residence.”
    Hollywood tried to chew me up and spit me out, but I followed my dreams no matter what path they took me on, and landed on my feet.

    -Cheri Woods
    Author, “Death Row Madam: Exposing sex and drugs in the entertainment industry”

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