When People See a Situation that Cries Out for Action, Do They Step in, Back Away or Just Walk on by?

When you think no one is watching… what would you do? The successful and popular ABC News series "What Would You Do?" returns with all-new scenarios, beginning FRIDAY, MAY 31 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. Upcoming season highlights include a trip down Route 66 with surprising scenario outcomes

Using hidden cameras, "What Would You Do?" establishes everyday scenarios and then captures people's reactions. Whether people are compelled to act or mind their own business, John Quiñones reports on their split-second and often surprising decision-making process.

In the Fall 2012 cycle, "What Would You Do?" ranked #1 vs. its competition on NBC and CBS in the Friday night 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. time period.

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Friday, May 31 scenarios Include:

  • Rude Street Musician: A street musician is playing his guitar and singing along a crowded city street, only he is not your typical singer/songwriter. Instead, he makes his living insulting people, making fun of everything. But when his tunes hit a sour note and the ballad becomes bullying, will anyone confront him?

  • Boating Under the Influence: A clearly intoxicated couple and their young child are sitting at a marina bar, drinking and carrying on. When the drunk father and mother try to head back to their boat with their child, will anyone stand up and stop them from potential disaster?

  • Transgender Prom: How will fellow shoppers react when they witness a transgender girl trying on dresses to wear to her prom? What will the response be when her father disagrees with the dress choice?

  • Runaway Bride: A woman in a wedding dress runs into a bar, sits down at a stool, and orders some hard liquor. She's sweating, her mascara is running, and she looks completely distraught, explaining she is having cold feet and does not know if she can spend the rest of her life with her fiancée - and that she's supposed to be at the altar in 15 minutes. Will complete strangers give advice? What if it's the groom having cold feet?

"What Would You Do?" has won awards from the Chicago International Television Festival and the Avon Foundation's 2006 Voice of Change award for exposing "injustice and wrongdoing against women and bringing the message of domestic violence to the mainstream."

David Sloan is senior executive producer and Danielle Rossen is executive producers of "What Would You Do?"

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