Returning to ABC for the second year in a row, viewers will have an invite to the most iconic franchise and event of the year, celebrating and revealing the 100 most influential people in the world.

Where else do you have the stories of world leaders, ground-breaking entertainers, world changing scientists, doctors, and innovators all in one place?

This is the TIME 100.


Each year, TIME selects the 100 most influential people in the world. In the year 2021, a moment unlike any other in history, the list will focus on highlighting the people around the world that have never stopped inspiring, entertaining, and leading those around them.

Generating 14 Billion+ media impressions just at launch, the TIME 100 is widely recognized as the global moniker of influence with its highly anticipated reveal—featuring exclusive interviews and contributions from the world’s most influential.

The TIME 100 and special issue launch will coincide with the ABC broadcast on September 20th at 10pm, to reveal and recognize the titans, pioneers, artists, leaders and icons whose contributions are changing our world today.


Past and present TIME 100 honourees come together for a star-studded broadcast filled with music performances, deep dive mini-documentaries, exclusive recognitions and inspirational moments that remind us all of the power of influence and its ability to forge genuine progress.


Building off the momentum from the inaugural broadcast in 2020, TIME and ABC will be taking the TIME 100 to the next level making global headlines along the way.

We bring viewers behind the curtain to the most exclusive list in the world creating an entertaining and inspiring high-energy special featuring exclusive mini-documentaries of the most moving stories from the 2021 TIME 100 list, hilarious behind the scenes moments, powerful toasts from our honourees, and world-class music performances from the likes of Billie Eilish and Justin Bieber.


The show will also feature for the first ever a TIME 100 Legacy Award, honouring someone whose life’s work, (ex: Oprah) embodies the tenets of the TIME 100.

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