ABC Family’s annual ’25 Days of Christmas,’ cable’s biggest programming event of the year, will return with 25 continuous days of holiday-themed entertainment for the whole family. From December 1–25, viewers can ring in the holidays with original movies, holiday specials and returning favorites.
Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici, the latest to join other ‘Bachelor’ couples who have walked down the aisle, will share a dramatic new chapter of their love story with millions of viewers and Bachelor Nation when ABC televises their much anticipated wedding — live, on ‘The Bachelor: Sean and Catherine’s Wedding,’ Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on the ABC Television Network. This will mark the first time ever a ‘Bachelor’ wedding has been telecast live.
Sofia and her family take to the high seas for a royal vacation in the first-ever ‘Sofia the First’ primetime special, ‘Sofia the First: The Floating Palace,’ premiering Sunday, November 24 at 7:00 pm ET/PT on Disney Channel and Thursday, November 28 at 7:00 pm ET/PT on the Disney Junior channel. The undersea adventure, in which Sofia is magically transformed into a mermaid, features a special appearance by Princess Ariel from The Little Mermaid, voiced by Disney Legend Jodi Benson who reprises her iconic role from the animated film. The special also introduces a new character named Oona, a young mermaid voiced by Kiernan Shipka.
Ludorum plc announced today that its hit train-based preschool series, ‘Chuggington,’ will make its fourth season debut on Disney Junior on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 7:00 pm ET/PT with its first-ever primetime Chuggington special, ‘Chug Patrol: Ready to Rescue!’ The newest season of the vibrantly-colorful animated series promises to deliver even more action and adventure with everyone’s favorite trainees — Wilson, Brewster and Koko — along with exciting new characters and locations.
David Blaine returns to primetime television in a groundbreaking new special ‘David Blaine: Real or Magic,’ this November on the ABC Network.
David Blaine’s signature brand of street magic mystifies the most recognizable celebrities in the world, including Jamie Foxx, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Ricky Gervais, Katy Perry, Woody Allen, and Robert DeNiro, to name a few. He goes into the homes of Kanye West and Harrison Ford, Will Smith and Olivia Wilde. He visits Stephen Hawking at his office in Cambridge University. Blaine also travels the world, astonishing people from all walks of life with never-before seen, inconceivable magic.
Earlier today, Amazon.com began listing the soundtrack for ‘Toy Story of Terror,’ the Toy Story Toons Halloween animated special, which was scored by long-time Pixar collaborator Michael Giacchino. You can find the track list below.
What starts out as a fun road trip for the Toy Story gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate in this ‘Toy Story of Terror!’
Production has begun on the first Disney Junior Original Movie, Lucky Duck, a music-filled, animated adventure at sea starring the voices of Christian Borle, Megan Hilty and Tom Cavanaugh. The movie follows a plucky rubber ducky named Lucky (Borle) who, after accidentally being tossed off a cargo ship, sets off in search of the perfect home. Along the way, he teams with a group of misfit tub toys including a sassy hippo, Flo (Hilty) and an apprehensive turtle named Snap (Cavanaugh). The movie is slated to premiere in summer 2014 on Disney Junior in the U.S. and thereafter on Disney Junior channels around the world. The announcement was made today by Joe D’Ambrosia, Vice President, Original Programming, Disney Junior.
‘Lights, Camera, Christmas!’ is a new competition series in which 16 families from across America will decorate their homes to the extreme for Christmas – in ways that would certainly make even Clark Griswold envious — for a $50,000 Grand Prize. The series will air this December on ABC.
In the first nationwide Christmas lights competition of its kind for television, four families will compete each week to transform their homes for the holidays in just 21 days. These 16 families were chosen through an extensive nationwide search, based on their previous elaborate Christmas light displays, incredible choreography and over-the-top designs. The four finalists will be flown to a surprise finale city to compete for the $50,000 Grand Prize.
Following the initial ratings success of Marvel Television’s ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ airing on ABC, Marvel Entertainment, LLC has launched the first wave of official licensed merchandise inspired by the series co-created by Marvel’s The Avengers director Joss Whedon. To meet fan demand, Marvel has unveiled a range of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ consumer products including T-shirts, accessories, and posters which are immediately available for purchase at ABC.com, Marvel.com, Hot Topic and other specialty retailers.
ABC and Facebook are partnering to bring real-time social conversations to the television screen, as ABC will be the first entertainment network to integrate Facebook’s newest tools for broadcast partners on primetime television with the season premiere of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ tonight at 8:00 pm ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.
Facebook will be bringing the conversations already taking place about ‘Dancing with the Stars’ online to the TV screen by enabling the audience to see how many people on Facebook are talking about the contestants, where the couples are generating the most buzz, whether they’re more popular among males or females, and where their fans live. Real-time conversations about the show from Facebook users will be displayed during the broadcast.