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On The Red Carpet (OTRC) is an American syndicated show which carries celebrity news, Hollywood events and features about celebrity style produced by ABC Owned Television Stations for KABC-TV and Disney–ABC Domestic Television.

On the Red Carpet
GenreEntertainment news
Presented byRachel Smith
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
Executive producer(s)Pam Chen[1]
Camera setup22 minutes
Production company(s)KABC-TV
DistributorDisney–ABC Domestic Television
Original network
Picture format720p (HDTV)
Original releaseMarch 14, 2010 (2010-03-14) (KABC-TV)
September 12, 2010 (2010-09-12)[citation needed] (ABC stations)
October 2010 (2010-10) (LWN)
September 14, 2013 (2013-09-14) (syndication) –
September 13, 2014
External links
[ Website]


On the Red Carpet was originally launched in 2002 as an effort by KABC to brand their local coverage of the Academy Awards leading into the national coverage from ABC.[1][2] They decided to continue the site and build the traffic.[1]

On March 14, 2010, the Sunday after the Academy Awards, On the Red Carpet was launched as a weekly series for KABC.[1][3] Seven other ABC Owned Television Stations soon carried the show, with San Diego ABC affiliate KGTV San Diego also following.[1]

The show began to be carried by the national digital subchannel, the Live Well Network, also owned by AOTS, in the fall of 2010, with the addition of Chris Balish, as co-host. Balish left the show in 2012.[4] The series produced their live Oscar special in 2012, which featured the college journalist winners of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences's Red Carpet Journalist Contest assisting in the interviews.[5]

The show moved from the Live Well Network to national syndication on September 14, 2013 with a return to a single host, mainly on ABC affiliates and usually airing on Saturday or Sunday afternoons against sports on other networks.[1][6]

On June 27, 2014, the website was shut down with the show using social media instead for content releases.[7] The syndicated program ended production with their September 13, 2014 edition, but the On the Red Carpet banner will remain for KABC's Oscars coverage in the future.


In its form, On The Red Carpet aired for half an hour every Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. on KABC and is designed as a weekend slotted show with stations scheduling it in the access hour and late-fringe time-slots. The series was sold on an all-barter basis to stations with the ad split, 4 minutes local and three three-and-a-half minutes national per episode.[1]

It was hosted by Miss USA 2007 winner Rachel Smith and produced by KABC-TV’s news department. The episodes are shot on location instead of in studio. The show is composed of celebrity news, exclusive set visits, first looks at upcoming film and television projects, and one-on-one interviews with Hollywood talents and celebrities.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Albiniak, Paige (April 29, 2013). "Disney-ABC Goes Wall-to-Wall With 'On the Red Carpet'". Broadcasting & Cable. NewBay Media. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  2. ^ "Domain Name:". Whois. Godaddy. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  3. ^ "KABC-TV Launches 'On the Red Carpet'". The Wrap. February 24, 2010. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  4. ^ Miller, Mark K.; Jessell, Harry A. (September 29, 2010). "Belo To Air ABC's Live Well In Five Markets". TVNewsCheck. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  5. ^ Molnar, James A. (January 31, 2012). "The Gold Knight: 2012 Oscars college contest launches". Toledo Free Press. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  6. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (September 9, 2013). "'On the Red Carpet' Premieres Nationwide The Weekend of September 14, 2013". TV by the Numbers (Press release). Retrieved December 12, 2013.
  7. ^ "OTRC: says goodbye after 5 years". ABC Inc. Retrieved December 3, 2014.