Radio Disney to Host ‘Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Summer Adventures’ Events Nationwidd

Disney Junior is celebrating summer with fun, interactive events themed around the hit series “Jake and the Never Land Pirates;” May 2012’s #1 cable TV series among kids 2-5 and #1 cable preschool series in women 18-49. The “Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Summer Adventures” family events will be hosted by Radio Disney at over 25 Simon Malls across 10 markets beginning SATURDAY, JUNE 23 – SUNDAY, JULY 1.

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Disney Channel Live Online Begins Testing for Comcast Subscribers; More Providers to Follow

Select Comcast subscribers are now (or soon) able to watch the Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior networks broadcast live online. The channels will eventually be offered to all Comcast Xfinity customers who subscribe to them at no additional charge, but for now it appears to be in private testing.

The channels will eventually be accessible via WATCHDISNEYCHANNEL.COM, WATCHDISNEYXD.COM and WATCHDISNEYJUNIOR.COM respectively, along with apps for Apple iPhone and iPad devices as well as Android devices. In addition to watching the channels live, eligible viewers will also have the opportunity to watch select shows and movies before they air.

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‘Time Travel Mater’ to Air on Disney Channel This Week Ahead of Disneyland ‘Premiere’

If you’re a faithful reader of the official Disney Parks Blog, you may have caught word of ‘Time Travel Mater,’ a brand new ‘Mater’s Tall Tales’ in the Cars Toons shorts series. If word of the new show is a surprise to you, you’re in great company. It turns out it was a surprise to even many of the most diehard fans.

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On ‘Bachelorette,’ Emily Confronts Bachelor for Remarks in London (Minor Spoilers)

Explosive drama underlines the group’s trip to historic London. From Buckingham Palace to the Tower of London, Emily and Sean share the romance of the city. Shakespearian theatre will never be the same once eight men on a group date invade the Bard’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, to perform classic scenes from “Romeo and Juliet.” However, the after party turns from going to a pub for a brew to a brawl when Emily discovers that one of the men has made a disrespectful comment about her daughter, Ricki. Not only does Emily confront the offender, but she finds none of the other men support her and ends up making some stunning decisions. Jef and Emily have a proper English tea, but decide to ditch their stern etiquette teacher and escape to a local pub. Trying to put the drama about her daughter aside, she takes Jef to one of the most romantic spots in the city – the London Eye, a gigantic Ferris wheel on the banks of the Thames River. But Emily makes it her personal mission at the cocktail party to find out which guys knew about the offensive comment and why they didn’t warn her earlier about the insulting bachelor. Do any of these men have her back? She needs to find out and fast, as the group travels to Croatia next, on “The Bachelorette,” Monday, June 11 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.

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‘The Glass House’ Contestants Named; Show Premieres June 18

“The Glass House,” the exciting and interactive real-time reality competition where viewers are in charge of the game, proudly welcomes 14 contestants who will live and compete for a quarter of a million dollars in a totally wired, state-of-the-art house. Not only will they be playing against each other, they will also be playing to win over the viewing audience each week, as contestants are directed by the fans who control every move they make throughout the competition. “The Glass House” premieres Monday, June 18 at 10:02 pm ET/PT on The ABC Television Network.

The 14 contestants (and their hometowns) are:

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‘Doc McStuffins: Friendship is the Best Medicine’ DVD Available August 21; Includes Big Book of Boo-Boos

'Doc McStuffins: Friendship is the Best Medicine' on Disney DVDDisney Junior’s newest hit animated TV series geared to kids ages 2-7, ‘Doc McStuffins,’ will be available for the first time ever on Disney DVD and Digital Copy, August 21, 2012. Sure to become a fan favorite with parents and kids alike, ‘Doc McStuffins: Friendship Is The Best Medicine’ includes a DVD featuring five full length episodes, each consisting of two 11-minute stories, a Digital Copy of the episodes — perfect for kids to watch anytime, anywhere — and also comes packaged with Doc’s special Big Book of Boo-Boos with fun activities plus character and boo-boo bandage stickers.

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ABC News Announces ‘NY Med’ Documentary Series, Premiering July 10

NY MEDWhat do grandmothers, addicts and celebrities have in common? All of them seek care at Columbia and Weill Cornell Hospitals, the crown jewels of the prestigious New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. For a full year ABC cameras had unprecedented access to document the mayhem and the miracles that occur daily in these world class facilities. “NY Med” follows the irascible, compassionate and, at times, cocky attending surgeons who try to change the trajectory of lives by relying on sheer medical brilliance and a healthy dose of old fashioned good luck. The eight-part series takes a candid look at how cutting edge medicine often makes the difference, although even the best surgeons can find themselves flirting with disaster. The raucous ER staff trade jibes with strong-willed New Yorkers in moments that can be poignantly heartbreaking or off-the-hook hilarious. These doctors spend far more time with each other than with their families, developing complicated and intertwined personal relationships. “NY Med” premieres Tuesday, July 10 at 10:00 pm ET/OTon the ABC Television Network.

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‘Final Witness’ to Premiere June 27 on ABC

The voices of the dead come to life in the true-crime limited series “Final Witness,” which offers a unique look at some of the nation’s most shocking murders. The seven-episode series premieres WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Each episode will examine one case from start to finish, taking viewers inside the murder from the victim’s point of view. A compelling hybrid of documentary and drama, “Final Witness” features interviews with real-life witnesses, prosecutors, law enforcement, family and friends, along with riveting dramatization that thrusts viewers into the heart of each crime. Shot around the world at the actual locations with cinematic style and infused with an indie-band soundtrack, “Final Witness” creates an unforgettable look at the human psyche at its darkest.

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ABC Family Launches ‘Pretty Little Liars’ ‘Pretty Little Puzzle Hunt’

In true ‘A’ style, ABC Family is sending fans on a scavenger hunt across the Internet to solve a mysterious riddle from the diabolical lead antagonist in the hit series ‘Pretty Little Liars,’ which premieres for its third season Tuesday, June 5th at 8:00 pm ET/PT. The new ‘Pretty Little Puzzle Hunt’ game is launching today at www.abcfamily.com/prettylittlepuzzlehunt with a sinister message from ‘A:’ ‘I love games. Don’t you? But if you want a sneak peek of what the Liars are up to, you are going to have to play MY game…’

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‘Bachelorette’ to Feature Performances by Dolly Parton, Luke Bryan

Chris’ heart is racing – for more than one reason: Not only does he discover that he has this week’s first one-on-one date with Emily, he’s jolted when he learns that he must attempt to scale a building with her if he’s to spend any quality time with the Bachelorette, and when she surprises him with a performance by country star Luke Bryan. Meanwhile 12 men will be grilled by Emily’s friends, who will report back to her about who they think would be a good match for her and a good stepfather for Ricki. Emily surprises Arie with a flight to Dollywood for a special day on which the park is open only to them, and in a total shocker to Emily, her idol, country music legend Dolly Parton, gives the couple a private concert. But it all ends at a dramatic cocktail party when some of the men come clean about whether they’re ready to step up and be a stepfather, which sends shock waves through the group — and Emily decides to do something about it — on “The Bachelorette,” Monday, May 28 at 8:00 pm ET on the ABC Television Network.

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