By Jeff Pfeiffer
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the latest in the red-hot teen vampire movie franchise, seems destined to be one of the biggest box-office hits of this summer after it hits theaters June 30. And hoping to ride that wave of success, a few TV networks will be bringing you Twilight-related programming in the next week or so:
Jimmy Kimmel Live’s Twilight Saga: Total Eclipse of the Heart — June 23, 10pm ET/PT on ABC. In this special, the stars of Eclipse — Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Dakota Fanning, Ashley Greene, Peter Facinelli, Bryce Dallas Howard, Julia Jones, Alex Meraz, Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed, Xavier Samuel and Chaske Spencer — join Jimmy in their only primetime appearance together. Exclusive Twilight content will be shown, the cast engages in revealing Q&A, and the cast of Jersey Shore reenacts scenes from Twilight in a comedy segment.
Twilight — The first film in the series airs on Showtime June 24 at 7pm ET & June 27 at 6pm ET; on The Movie Channel Extra July 2 at 7:55pm ET; on The Movie Channel July 4 at 8pm ET; and on Showtime Women June 26 at 5:15pm ET.
Saturday Night Live – June 26, 11:30pm ET on NBC. A repeat of the episode guest-hosted by Taylor Lautner.
Late Show With David Letterman — June 28, 11:35pm ET/PT on CBS. Star Kristen Stewart joins Dave.
Robert & Kristen: Twilight Destiny – June 29 on E!. An in-depth special on the cast and a look behind the scenes at the hot film franchise. Also takes fans right to the red carpet and offers details on Eclipse. E! Online will be launching a live video stream from the Eclipse red carpet June 24 starting at 8pm ET/5pm PT.
Rachael Ray – June 30, syndicated (check local listings). Rachael surprises three die-hard Twilight fans with twi-style makeovers, and also welcomes hunky heartthrob Alex Meraz.
Lopez Tonight – June 30, 11pm ET/PT on TBS. Kristen Stewart is as guest on George’s show.
The Oprah Winfrey Show July 1, syndicated (check local listings). Oprah welcomes Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Dakota Fanning.
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno – July 1, 11:35pm ET/PT on NBC. Star Robert Pattinson sits down with Jay.
Late Show With David Letterman – July 1, 11:35pm ET/PT on CBS. Star Taylor Lautner is Dave’s guest.
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