ABC News’ “Superstar” series will chronicle the life and career of legendary pop star George Michael and paint a portrait of one of the most successful artists of all time, who sold over 100 million records worldwide. “Superstar: George Michael” reports on how he reinvented himself from a teenage heartthrob in Wham!, to a global superstar with his solo album “Faith,” and later to groundbreaking artist boldly paving a path for future stars. The program delves into his personal life, including his tragic romance with a Brazilian designer, his personal conflict with fame, the real story of his arrest in a Los Angeles public restroom, and his influential lawsuit against his record company. The hour also features interviews with GRAMMY(R) Award winning, multiplatinum artist and songwriter Sam Smith who discusses the significant influence Michael had on him; Paula Abdul, who choreographed Michael’s “Faith World Tour”; Rob Kahane, Michael’s longtime manager; Phil Lobel and Michael Pagnotta, Michael’s former publicists; Lucy Jules and Janey Lee Grace, Michael’s backup singers; and journalists and industry insiders who covered his career closely. “Superstar: George Michael” airs Tuesday, Nov. 30 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. It can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu.
“Superstar” is produced by ABC News. David Sloan is senior executive producer. Muriel Pearson is executive producer.