ABC announces new season of 'What Would You Do?' which will be hosted by John Quiñones
ABC's 'What Would You Do' is returning to programming and will be hosted by multiple Emmy-winner John Quinones
ABC's 'What Would You Do?' has been broadcast since 2008, with news correspondent John Quiñones hosting the popular show. Created by Chris Whipple, the network has announced that it will be returning for a new season on May 17.
The situational hidden camera television program reveals how people behave when they think no one is watching by using hidden cameras to record their real reactions. The show, in which people are subjected to thought-provoking scenarios created by actors, will then continue on Thursday, May 24 (10 pm to 11 pm EDT) after its May 17 premiere and then Fridays, beginning June 15 (9 pm to 10 pm EDT).
Quiñones is highly-regarded at the network and has reported extensively for all programs and platforms. He has also served as anchor of 'Primetime' during his 35-year tenure at ABC News and has been recognized for his excellence in journalism through numerous awards, including seven Emmy awards.
The network has also revealed the scenarios that will be playing out on your screens come the premiere of the first episode. One will involve a young woman who is meeting her parents for lunch to let them know that she is engaged to another woman. Her parents then voice their disapproval of the marriage. How will the other diners react?
In another, a teenage boy grabs his girlfriend forcefully in public, snatches her smartphone and then tries to control what she's doing. What will bystanders say? A third involves a bus driver drinking heavily and plans to go back to work straight from the bar to pick up students from a field trip. Will the others step in to prevent him from getting behind the wheel?
The fourth revolves around a senior citizen who is working as a restaurant waiter and is slow in taking the customer's order. When he brings the food, it is not what the young man ordered.
The customer becomes impatient and complains about the waiter's age, speed and inability to get the order correct. Will the other customers come to the old man's defense?
And the final scenario is about a laundromat customer who starts stealing clothes from others' washers and dryers. What will the witnesses say and do? Will they try to intervene and stop the customer from stealing the clothes?
The ratings for the show have been consistent since its initial premiere over eight years ago, and the hope with the returning season is that it continues to captivate audiences around the country.