New ABC Reality Experiment ‘Dating in the Dark’ Answers Question: Is Love Blind?

Looks will be taken out of the equation when men and women get to know each other and connect in total darkness on the premiere of the one-hour reality series, “Dating in the Dark,” MONDAY, JULY 20 (10:02-11:00 p.m. ET), on the ABC Television Network.

Hosted by Rossi Morreale, the six-episode “Dating in the Dark” is a sexy social experiment asking the age-old question, “Is Love Blind?” Each week three new single men and three new single women, all looking for love, will live in separate wings of a house and remain totally sequestered from the opposite sex. While they’ll have no chance of seeing each other in the light, they will have the opportunity to date in a completely dark room. The participants won’t be able to see anything, but the audience will get to see EVERYTHING first hand with the help of high-tech infrared cameras.

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Horror Film Legend Robert Englund Guest Stars in Next All-New Episode of The Spectacular Spider-Man

Robert Englund (often affectionately aka Freddy Krueger) guest stars in the next episode of The Spectacular Spider-Man on Disney XD. In the episode titled Reinforcement, Englund voices villain Vulture who helps reconstitute the Sinister Six alongside Sandman, Rhino, Electro and newcomers Mysterio and Kraven. It’s the holiday season and all they want for Christmas is a dead Spidey. Meanwhile, Peter Parker struggles with commitment when it comes to the lovely Gwen Stacy. Here’s a sneak peek of the episode which premieres on Disney XD on Monday, June 29 at 7:30 PM ET/PT:

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Tickets for the 2009 MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney on Sale July 1, Game to Air in HD

2009 MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by DisneyBRISTOL, Ct., June 26, 2009 — Tickets for the 2009 MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney will go on sale Wednesday, July 1, through Ticketmaster and Anthony Travel.

This year, the event owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television (ERT) will pit MEAC defending champion South Carolina State University against 2008 SWAC title winner Grambling State University for the first time since 1994.  The game will return to Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando, Fla., and will air on ESPN2/ESPN2 HD and ESPN360.com on Sunday, Sept. 6, at 2 p.m. ET.  This will mark the first time this event will be televised in high definition.

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ABC Family to Air First Four Harry Potter Films Plus Exclusive Footage from The Half-Blood Prince

Burbank, CA (June 26, 2009) – To help all Potter-philes gear up for the July 15th opening of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” fans can catch up on all of the magical mischief at Hogwarts when ABC Family airs the first four films of the franchise during its summer “Harry Potter Weekend,” airing Friday, July 10 through Sunday, July 12.

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On the Disney Channel’s Secret Service, Special Agent Oso Assigned Second Season

Disney Channel has ordered a second season of its hit Playhouse Disney animated series, “Special Agent Oso,” starring Academy Award nominee Sean Astin. The announcement was made today by Nancy Kanter, senior vice president, Playhouse Disney Worldwide.

The interactive series emphasizes discovery, humor and organizational skills. Paying homage to special agent classics, the series follows Oso, voiced by Astin, a lovable yet bumbling stuffed panda bear who works for U.N.I.Q.U.E. (United Network for Investigating Quite Usual Events), an international organization of stuffed animals charged with helping kids accomplish everyday tasks such as mailing a letter, cleaning their room or learning how to use the library.

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‘Sonny With a Chance’ Spawns New Webisode Series, ‘MacKenzieFalls.com’

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Disney Channel’s hit comedy series “Sonny With A Chance” has inspired a new series of comedic webisodes, “MacKenzieFalls.com,” which explore the fictional tween melodrama and its popular leading man Chad Dylan Cooper (played by actor Sterling Knight), seen each week in “Sonny With A Chance.” A new webisode will premiere every Monday during the summer, beginning MONDAY, JUNE 22, and an exclusive expanded “MacKenzie Falls” will be part of the bonus content on the Disney DVD of “Sonny With A Chance: Sonny’s Big Break,” available August 25.

MacKenzieFalls.com joins two popular digital initiatives: TweenWeekly.com, an online version of the fictional tween magazine featuring stories about the So Random cast, and SoRandom.com, the “official” website for the sketch comedy show depicted in “Sonny With A Chance.”

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Season Two of The Spectacular Spider-Man Premieres Monday June 22 in Back-to-Back Episodes

June 22 is the ‘Night of Premieres’ on Disney XD featuring all new episodes of your favorite shows, including the season premiere of the Amazing Spider Man in amazing back-to-back episodes.

In “Blueprints,” (7 PM EST/PST), Peter wants to talk to Gwen about their first kiss, but before he gets the chance, Spider-Man has a run-in with the sorcerer Mysterio.

Then watch poor Peter Parker wrestle with his feelings for both Gwen and Liz, while Kraven the Hunter has arrived to make Spider-Man his prey in “Destructive Testing” (7:30 PM EST/PST).

Check out the promo for the new season:

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Brooke Shields & Cody Linley Return in One Hour Special Episode of Hannah Montana July 5, New Music Videos to Air

Guest stars Brooke Shields and Cody Linley reprise their roles as Miley Stewart’s late mother and former boyfriend Jake Ryan in a new one-hour episode of “Hannah Montana,” airing SUNDAY, JULY 5 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.  It will be preceded by a “Hannah Montana” marathon (1:00–8:00 p.m., ET/PT).

A new music video from the Season Three soundtrack for “Hannah Montana” will debut daily JUNE 29-JULY 3 (7:00 p.m., ET/PT) and all five – “Mixed Up,” “Just A Girl,” “Let’s Get Crazy,” “Supergirl” and “Every Part of Me” – will air following the Sunday, July 5 episode.

The “Hannah Montana Season 3 Soundtrack” releases on Walt Disney Records July 7.

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ABC Entertainment Group Announces Reorganization of Creative, Business and Operational Functions

Completing a process begun in January, ABC Entertainment Group President Stephen McPherson today announced the Group’s final organizational structure. Effective immediately, Business Affairs, Business Development, Casting, Program Planning, Scheduling and Distribution will be managed as integrated areas, while ABC Entertainment and ABC Studios retain separate creative teams, with each combining development and current programming roles.

In making the announcement, Mr. McPherson said: “The new organization will strengthen our position as a top quality content engine and promote a healthier business model to sustain it. The structural changes we have put in place ensure a cohesive vision from a creative, production and business standpoint, and will make us a stronger, more efficient team more seamlessly focused on common goals.”

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Watch High School Musical on Starz on Demand and You Could Win a Walt Disney World Vacation

From June 12 to July 12, you can watch High School Musical 3: Senior Year on Starz on Demand and enter to win a 3 day / 4 night dream vacation to Walt Disney World for four. Just watch for the trivia question before the film, collect the answer at the end and visit the sweepstakes page to enter.

One lucky winner will win the trip for four which includes park passes with park hopping, $1000 in spending money and – oh yeah – a night’s stay in the suite in Cinderella Castle. 100 first place winners will win a HSM3 gift pack valued at $50.

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