ABC announced the premiere date today for the new half-hour reality series “Repeat After Me,” hosted by “The Goldbergs” star Wendi McLendon-Covey and inspired by a highly successful signature segment from the Emmy-winning daytime talk program “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” “Repeat After Me” will premiere Tuesday, February 17, at 8:30 p.m., ET/PT, on the ABC Television Network.

In “Repeat After Me,” McLendon-Covey will instruct her celebrity friends, via a remote ear piece, to interact with everyday people in high-energy, comedic hidden-camera situations. At the end of each half-hour episode, the best moment of the night will be crowned in front of a live studio audience. The pilot episode stars Ellen Pompeo (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Taye Diggs and Harry Connick, Jr.

“Repeat After Me” is from A Very Good Production in association with Warner Horizon Television. The executive producers of “Repeat After Me” are Ellen DeGeneres, Mary Connelly, Ed Glavin, Andy Lassner, Kevin A. Leman II, Jason Goldberg, James Breen and Jeff Kleeman. (DeGeneres, Connelly, Glavin and Lassner are executive producers of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” and Leman is co-executive producer.)

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