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Superstar - Episode Guide

Season 1

Whitney Houston

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Aug 11, 2021

Whitney Houston

Never-before-seen private video showcases Whitney Houston in a new light.

Kobe Bryant

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Aug 18, 2021

Kobe Bryant

The evolution of Kobe Bryant, from young basketball standout to NBA icon and proud #girldad.

John Ritter

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Aug 25, 2021

John Ritter

A look at the life and career of John Ritter, with new interviews from those who knew the comedy icon best.

Richard Pryor

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Sep 1, 2021

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ABC News' "Superstar" profiles legendary comedian Richard Pryor, whose groundbreaking work influenced millions. Using material from the ABC News archives, "Superstar: Richard Pryor" explores the iconic comedian's complex years growing up in a brothel, how he made his way into the world of show business, and how he found his place by breaking barriers with his honest comedy that depicted the realities of Black America. The primetime event also dives into his issues with drugs, a near-death experience that had a profound impact on him, his multiple sclerosis diagnosis, and his lasting legacy following his death. "Superstar: Richard Pryor" is told not only in Pryor's own words, through his archival interview with ABC's Barbara Walters, but also by friends, family and colleagues who knew him best. 

George Michael

Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Nov 30, 2021

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ABC News' "Superstar" series will chronicle the life and career of legendary pop star George Michael and paint a portrait of one of the most successful artists of all time, who sold over 100 million records worldwide. "Superstar: George Michael" reports on how he reinvented himself from a teenage heartthrob in Wham!, to a global superstar with his solo album "Faith," and later to groundbreaking artist boldly paving a path for future stars. The program delves into his personal life, including his tragic romance with a Brazilian designer, his personal conflict with fame, the real story of his arrest in a Los Angeles public restroom, and his influential lawsuit against his record company. The hour also features interviews with GRAMMY(R) Award winning, multiplatinum artist and songwriter Sam Smith who discusses the significant influence Michael had on him; Paula Abdul, who choreographed Michael's "Faith World Tour"; Rob Kahane, Michael's longtime manager; Phil Lobel and Michael Pagnotta, Michael's former publicists; Lucy Jules and Janey Lee Grace, Michael's backup singers; and journalists and industry insiders who covered his career closely. 

Season 2

Reba McEntire

Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Dec 8, 2022

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She is the "Queen of Country." Known for her red hair and sassy style, Reba McEntire is one of the most successful female recording artists in country music history. From her humble beginnings on an Oklahoma cattle ranch to her rise as one of country music's most influential stars, this one-hour special explores the experiences, triumphs and losses that made Reba McEntire a household name. Reba broke barriers and built an entertainment empire by expanding her career to movies, the Broadway stage and television. Rare childhood photos and intimate behind-the-scenes videos reveal her story of grit and determination in a male-dominated industry. The program also sheds light on her marriages, her current relationship with "Big Sky" co-star Rex Linn, and new details of how she dealt with the tragic plane crash that ended the lives of her tour manager and seven members of her band.

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