ABC continues its commitment to great storytelling with the announcement of its 2015-16 slate of programming, including the addition of 10 new series. Paul Lee, president, ABC Entertainment Group, will unveil the network’s new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall.
New series ‘The Catch,’ ‘Dr. Ken,’ ‘The Family,’ ‘The Muppets,’ ‘Of Kings and Prophets,’ ‘OIL,’ ‘Quantico,’ ‘The Real O’Neals,’ ‘Uncle Buck’ and ‘Wicked City’ will join the lineup.
After filming a pilot for the new series, ABC has gone ahead and ordered ‘The Muppets’ to bring back to network television. The first official still for the series has been released, seen here, featuring Kermit the Frog and Gonzo. The official series treatment is as follows:
‘The Muppets’ return to prime time with a contemporary, documentary-style show that, for the first time ever, will explore the Muppets’ personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, break-ups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires; a more adult Muppet show, for kids of all ages.
Season Four of ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ returns Wednesday, May 20 at 10:00 pm ET/PT on ABC, featuring actress Jackee Harry swapping lifestyles with pop icon Traci Lords.
Emmy-Award Winning actress Jackee Harry, best known for roles on the hit comedy ‘227’ and ‘Sister, Sister,’ lives in Los Angeles, CA with her ex-husband Elgin Charles. Even though the couple is divorced, they still share a home and life in which Jackee and Elgin enjoy the finer things, frequently going out for drinks, dinner and dancing with friends late into the evening.
After 126 episodes, five one-hour specials and a record-breaking Disney Channel Original Movie, the final episode of the Emmy Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated animated series, ‘Phineas and Ferb’ will air on June 12, following a 73-hour long marathon of every preceding episode. The series will continue to be presented daily on Disney XD and Disney Channels around the world and it will be followed up by a standalone hour-long special ‘The O.W.C.A.Files’ later this year.
Every ‘Phineas and Ferb’ story ever told will be presented in a 73-hour marathon beginning Tuesday, June 9 at 8:00 pm ET/PT leading to the ultimate story capper, ‘Last Day of Summer,’ which premieres on Friday, June 12 at 9:00 pm ET/PT, simulcasted on both Disney XD and Disney Channel.
When a science experiment goes awry, teen best friends Shelby and Cyd gain the power to travel back and forth in time, although they can’t quite control their powers just yet, in the new sitcom ‘Best Friends Whenever,’ debuting Friday, June 26 on Disney Channel. The series, starring Lauren Taylor and Landry Bender as time-traveling teen besties Shelby and Cyd, premieres immediately following the highly anticipated Disney Channel Original Movie Teen Beach 2 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT).
A new television drama series based on the book by Lily Koppel, ‘The Astronaut Wives Club’ focuses on seven women who were key players behind some of the biggest events in American history. As America’s astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, the lives of their young wives were transformed, seemingly overnight, from military spouses to American royalty. As their celebrity rose, and tragedy began to touch their lives, they rallied together. ‘The Astronaut Wives Club’ premieres Thursday, June 18 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.
After their whirlwind publicity tour throughout Hollywood, not to mention the star studded world premiere last night at the Dolby Theatre, the Avengers are making their way to the Big Apple for an appearance on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America,’ on Friday, April 24, 2015.
Earlier this evening, Marvel Unlimited sent out an email to its Unlimited Plus members offering the first fifteen to respond the opportunity for them and their guests to attend the event as ‘VIP Super Fans.’ While those slots are most likely filled by now, Marvel notes that the event will be open to all fans (and presumably anyone who wishes to attend ‘Good Morning America’) and confirms it will be held outside in Times Square, just outside GMA’s Studios.
ABC Family today announced it has greenlit pilots for ‘Gorgeous Morons’ and ‘Beyond.’ These two pilot greenlights come hot off the heels of the network picking up saga series ‘Shadowhunters’ and single camera comedy ‘Kevin From Work’ to series.
From ABC Signature Studios, ‘Gorgeous Morons’ is a half-hour multi-cam comedy that focuses on two stunningly handsome but ridiculously simple brothers — one is a model, the other a personal trainer — who find their lives rocked by their brainy new roommate, a female literature PhD whose looks are, by their standards, in desperate need of help.