ABC recently announced a new season of their hit series, “What Would You Do?,” hosted by John Quiñones, returns on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.
The 12th season of “What Would You Do?,” on ABC moves to a new night and time. The show will now air on Tuesdays at 10PM ET, premiering on July 7, 2020.
Celebrity guests have been announced that will appear in different scenarios this season. Including actress Sutton Foster and Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon. Plus professional WWE wrestler Nia Jax and “GMA3: Strahan, Sara & Keke” co-host Sara Haines.
Check out the trailer from ABC & listings below for the season premiere episode.
The premiere episode features a scenario about how people react in both Mississippi and New York to a man publicly displaying the Confederate flag. Airing on the heels of Mississippi lawmakers voting to remove the Confederate symbol from the state flag.
Tuesday, July 7, scenarios include the following:
- A white man enters a restaurant wearing a jacket with the Confederate flag on it. Nearby, a Black customer sees the jacket and politely asks the man to remove the jacket, saying he finds the symbol offensive. The white man refuses to remove the jacket, saying he has the right to wear what he wants. How will diners in Mississippi react when they overhear this? How will customers react in New York when the same scene is played out?
- A man experiencing homelessness is buying a cup of coffee in a coffee shop when the cashier offers to give him some free food. The manager overhears and berates the cashier for her actions. How will bystanders at this Missouri coffee shop react as the tension increases?
- Two young men are viewing risqué photos of a woman. One of the men, the woman’s jilted ex-boyfriend, talks to his friend about getting back at his ex for breaking up with him. He explains that he’s going to post intimate photos – that she shared only with him – online for the world to see. How will those who overhear the conversation react to his planned actions, known as revenge porn which is considered a crime in many states?
- A mother and her young son are shopping in a clothing store. The young boy is dressed in a full superhero costume and is trying to enlist other customers to help him in his quest to destroy evil. As the mother becomes embarrassed and annoyed by what she claims is the child’s overactive imagination. She asks him to stop pretending to be a hero and instead act like a normal child. Will other shoppers say something to the mother trying to rein in her child’s creativity?
“What Would You Do?” reveals how people behave when they think no one is watching by using hidden cameras to record real reactions to thought-provoking scenarios. In its 12th year on television, the program continues to bring audiences together, providing them with hope by showcasing the kindness of strangers.
Ethan Nelson is executive producer. David Sloan is senior executive producer of “What Would You Do?”, for Lincoln Square Productions.