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'Teen Beach Movie' junior novelizationVia the description for its junior novelization (titled Teen Beach Movie), we have learned that the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie, Teen Beach Musical, is set to premiere on Disney Channel on July 19, 2013.

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ABC Picks Up ‘Bet On Your Baby’ Game Show, ‘Motive’ Crime Drama

ABC, Ben Silverman’s multimedia studio Electus, and Emmy Award-winning 5×5 Media (‘Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,’ ‘Fashion Star,’ ‘Supernanny’), today announced ‘Bet On Your Baby,’ a new primetime game show in which parents try to predict their child’s next move in an effort to win money for their child’s future education. Hosted by Melissa Peterman (who continues to star in ABC Family’s hit series ‘Baby Daddy’), the series is slated to air on ABC in April 2013.

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‘We Are Doc McStuffins’ Interstitials Highlight Black History Month on Disney Junior

'We Are Doc Mcstuffins' by Dr. Myiesha TaylorBeginning February 1, 2013, Disney Channel and Disney Junior will begin running interstitials titled ‘We Are Doc McStuffins’ in celebration of black history month. The campaign is inspired by and features Dr. Myiesha Taylor, Dr. Aletha Maybank and Dr. Naeemah Ghafur, who created the ‘We Are Doc McStuffins’ movement to celebrate women of color who are doctors, meant to inspire youth.

In support of the Disney Junior series, Dr. Taylor collected pictures of 131 African-American women physicians and sent them in a collage to Disney. Taylor also founded the Artemis Medical Society to provide mentoring, networking opportunities and advocacy for women doctors.

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ABC’s ‘Splash’ Celebrity Diving Competition Announces First Round of Celebrities

ABC announces the first round of celebrities to join the cast of ‘Splash’ (formerly titled ‘Celebrity Diving’). From one of the most beautiful women on the planet to a legendary athlete and a larger-than-life comedian, these celebrities will look fear in the face as they leap off the 10-meter high dive, pair off to complete synchronized stunts, and flip, twist and spin into the depths of the pool below. Each week the competition will get stiffer as the dives and challenges increase in difficulty.

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Sneak Peek: Carly Rae Jepsen on ‘Shake It Up!’ (Hi-Res Pix)

CARLY RAE JEPSEN, BELLA THORNE (DISNEY CHANNEL/ERIC MCCANDLESS)There’s no maybe about it, music sensation Carly Rae Jepsen is getting ready to ‘Shake It Up’ with Rocky and CeCe on the Disney Channel smash series.

Disney Channel has shared with us these hi-res stills from the episode titled ‘My Fair Librarian It Up’ which will premiere on Disney Channel at 9:00 pm ET/PT on Sunday, February 24. Click on either thumbnail to see it in its larger version.

ZENDAYA, CARLY RAE JEPSEN (DISNEY CHANNEL/ERIC MCCANDLESS)In the episode, which also guest stars Tyra Banks and Alfonso Ribeiro (who also directed it), CeCe and Rocky help Miss Burke (Banks) win over the heart of her crush, Mr. Zigfeld (Ribeiro), while Logan, Ty and Deuce help Flynn build a soapbox car. Carly Rae Jepsen will appear in the episode as herself.

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Sneak Peek: ‘The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex’ on Disney Channel, March 15

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The Russo family of the award winning Disney Channel favorite, ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ return to television in an all-new epic special event and Disney Channel has provided us with a sneak peek!

In the special reunion episode, the Russo family and friends to Tuscany, Italy to meet their long lost relatives but when Alex (Selena Gomez) tries to prove she’s more than a seemingly carefree young Wizard, she inadvertently conjures a spell that creates a Good Alex and an Evil Alex. When Evil Alex gets roped into a charming young wizard’s foreboding plan to take over the world, Good Alex must find a way to save her family and humankind, which leads to a monumental battle between the two versions of herself — all atop the Tower of Pisa.

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LIVE’s ‘Girls Night Out’ 2013 Contest to Include Trip to Oscars

‘LIVE with Kelly and Michael’ steps up its annual ‘Girls Night Out’ contest this year to include a bi-coastal event, including a five night trip to Los Angeles during the 85th Academy Awards, where the winner and up to four of her friends will receive bleacher tickets for the red carpet arrivals, a night out with Kelly Ripa, VIP tickets to the LIVE after-Oscars show as well as $2500 in spending money.

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Special All-ASL Episode of ‘Switched at Birth’ to Air March 4

ABC Family’s award-winning original series, ‘Switched at Birth,’ will produce an episode told entirely in American Sign Language (ASL), a first for a scripted series on mainstream television, which will premiere Monday, March 4 at 8:00 pm ET/PT

The special episode will be told from the perspective of the series’ multiple deaf characters — with open captions for hearing viewers — in a storyline that puts the audience in the middle of a student uprising in which the very essence of their deaf identity is at stake. Now in its second season, ‘Switched at Birth’ is the first mainstream television series to have multiple deaf and hard-of-hearing series regulars and scenes shot entirely in ASL.

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Sneak Peek: ‘Sofia the First’ Takes On Gender Bias with Eric Stonestreet

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After the successful debut of the Disney Channel Original Movie, Sofia the First: Once Upon A Princess (available on DVD March 5, 2013), the new series debuts tomorrow morning on Disney Channel.

For the first episode, titled ‘Just One of the Princes,’ Sofia strives to become the first princess to earn a spot on her school’s flying derby team and although paired with the overly-anxious horse Minimus (voiced by ‘Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet), she learns to believe in herself and proves that a princess can do anything she sets her mind to.

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‘Home Again’ with Jennie Garth, Cameron Mathison to Premiere Thanksgiving on ABC Family

Muse Entertainment, in association with ABC Family, will begin production this week on the new original Thanksgiving movie Home Again (working title). Jennie Garth (‘Beverly Hills, 90210,’ ‘What I Like About You’) and Cameron Mathison (‘Dancing with the Stars,’ ‘All My Children,’ ‘Good Morning America’) will star in the movie, which is set to premiere as part of the network’s annual ‘Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas’ programming event in November, 2013. Also cast in the movie is Mary Kay Place (The Big Chill, ‘The West Wing,’ ‘Big Love’).

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