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.
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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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.”
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:
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.
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.”
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.
“Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana,” the crossover event of summer that intersects three hit series and superstars among kids and tweens, will be presented FRIDAY, JULY 17 (8:00 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) on Disney Channel. The 90-minute telecast stars the casts of Disney Channel’s “Hannah Montana,” “Wizards of Waverly Place” and “The Suite Life on Deck” including stars Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin, Jennifer Stone, Dylan Sprouse, Cole Sprouse, Brenda Song and Debby Ryan.
On DisneyChannel.com, a “Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana Scavenger Hunt Sweepstakes” will be featured, with prizes that include props from “Hannah Montana” (Miley Stewart’s charm ankle bracelet), an SS Tipton life preserver signed by the stars and wands from “Wizards of Waverly Place.” Users can log onto DisneyChannel.com to find a list of scavenger hunt items, and then tune in to Disney Channel every night at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT beginning Sunday, July 12 through Friday, July 17 to identify them. After answering scavenger hunt questions correctly, users can register for a chance to win the grand prize.
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“Jonas Day,” a programming event dedicated to the multi-platinum recording artists and TV stars the Jonas Brothers, will be presented TUESDAY, JUNE 16 (10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. Included are three one-hour blocks (six episodes) of “JONAS,” the #1 scripted program on all of TV among Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14 for the month of May, plus music videos, a sneak peek at Jonas Brothers’ upcoming concert tour, and their Friday, June 12 performance of “Poison Ivy” and “Paranoid” on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
Jonas Brothers’ new CD, “Lines, Vines & Trying Times,” releases Tuesday, June 16 on Hollywood Records.
Disney Channels Worldwide has ordered a third season of the Emmy-nominated hit series “Phineas and Ferb” for its Disney XD and Disney Channel platforms. Created and executive-produced by Dan Povenmire (“Family Guy”) and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh (“The Simpsons” and “Rocko’s Modern Life”) and featuring a notable voice cast, the series is a production of Walt Disney Television Animation.
In making the announcement, Gary Marsh, president, Entertainment, Disney Channels Worldwide, said: “’Phineas and Ferb’ is the simplest of ideas – two brothers determined to do something unique, something outrageous every single day of their 104 days of summer vacation — and Dan and Swampy have executed it with brilliant comedic flair.”