What do an athletic stud who says all the right things, a dashing Indy car driver who would like to take a victory lap, a skateboarding hipster who likes a good chase, a successful businessman who loves to make a huge first impression, and a single hunky dad whom you’d like to bring home to mother all have in common? They’re all on the hunt for the new Bachelorette, Emily Maynard, when the eighth edition of the female version of ABC’s popular romance reality series, “The Bachelorette,” premieres Monday, May 14 at 9:31 pm ET on the ABC Television Network.
Disney XD has provided us with dozens of stills from the upcoming special ‘TRON: Uprising, Beck’s Beginning,’ premiering May 18, 2012 at 9:30 pm ET/PT on Disney Channel. The uninterrupted 30-minute special will then re-air on Disney XD on May 21, to be followed by the ‘TRON: Uprising’ series launch on June 7 at 9:00 pm ET/PT on Disney XD. Viewers will have the opportunity to enter the grid well before the premiere date, however, as the episode will become available on Disney Channel on Demand on May 11, Disney XD’s Facebook page on May 13 and as a free download on iTunes on May 14. Additionally, DisneyXD.com will launch a new side-scrolling adventure-puzzle game, ‘Escape from Argon City,’ in which players help Beck master his light disc throwing skills to defeat General Tesler’s army on May 15.
BBC Worldwide and ABC Entertainment today announced the first ever free-to-play online game centered on the juggernaut reality-competition television show, “Dancing with the Stars.” Titled “Dancing with the Stars: Keep Dancing,” the game is available to play now on ABC.com/DancingWithTheStars and at DWTSKeepDancing.com. Concurrently BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment & Games will launch “Strictly Keep Dancing” in the UK, accompanying the format’s original version, “Strictly Come Dancing.”
John Legend joins a musical all-star lineup in ABC’s major music series, “Duets.” The show is hosted by Quddus (“Total Request Live”) and stars the music industry’s biggest Superstars. Legend is joined by Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Nettles and Robin Thicke in the search for the ultimate “Duet” partner in this one-of a kind singing competition that takes the Superstars out from behind the judges’ panel and onto the stage.
This Season’s Highlights Include Extraordinary Trips to Bermuda, London, Dubrovnik and Prague, Special Concerts by Eight-Time Grammy Award-Winner Dolly Parton, Hit Country Band Gloriana
And Country Star Luke Bryant, Plus a Scene-Stealing Performance by The Muppets.
Emily Maynard, the beautiful, sweet, young mom who captured America’s and Brad Womack’s heart on the 15th season of “The Bachelor,” finally thought she had her happy ending. She accepted Brad’s proposal but unfortunately their relationship ended, along with her dream of moving to Austin with her daughter, Ricki, and starting a family. But Emily is ready for her luck to change and to bring her the love she so richly deserves. It’s hard to meet men as a single mom, but Emily will have her pick of 25 bachelors when she gets a second opportunity to find love starring in the eighth edition of “The Bachelorette,” the female version of ABC’s hit romance reality series, premiering Monday, May 14 at 9:31 pm ET ABC Television Network.
Next week’s episode of “Dancing with the Stars” presents a Motown special with live performances from Motown legends Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and Martha Reeves throughout the evening. The legends kick off the show, performing an unforgettable live Motown medley accompanied by the Troupe. For the first time ever, each artist will perform with the talented “DWTS” band and musical director Harold Wheeler before each of the remaining eight couples begin their competitive dance. During a special performance with dancers Anna Trebunskaya and Val Chmerkovskiy, Smokey Robinson will perform his No.1 hit song, “Tears of a Clown.” Also joining in on the excitement is vocal group Human Nature, performing some of Motown’s most popular hits throughout the evening. And to finish the show we will feature a special Motown Dance Marathon, where the couples will be showing off their classic dance moves from the Motown era, Monday, April 23 at 8:00 pm ET on ABC.
In anticipation of tonight’s return of ABC’s ‘Revenge,’ the episode titled ‘Doubt,’ ABC has launched a faux supplemental website at TheTreadwellReport.com. Purported to be a bit of a gossip column for the well to do of the Hamptons, the site’s proprietor is none other than noted author Mason Treadwell (Roger Bart).
The site’s text is all encapsulated in images, presumably to prevent any search engines from catching wind, but is as follows:
Sunset Boulevard – a curving slice of American romance running from the rough edges of East LA through the music of Hollywood, past the riches of Beverly Hills and ending at the Pacific Ocean. It is a famous stretch of 22 miles that has attracted American dreamers of all walks of life, hoping to make it big. “Sunset Boulevard,” airing as a special edition of “20/20,” reveals some of the riveting stories and pivotal moments in the make-it or break-it world of this American dream machine, including:
- The farm kid turned hot shot gossip columnist partying with the hippest stars, who reveals on camera those with whom he allegedly did drugs
Season Three of the hit comedy series for the entire family “Good Luck Charlie” will premiere with back-to-back episodes Sunday, May 6 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on Disney Channel. It’s more diapers, bottles and onesies for the Duncans as they prepare to welcome the newest member of their family. Baby Duncan, whose name was chosen by more than 25 million votes worldwide on www.DisneyChannel.com, will make its debut during a special one hour episode premiering this summer.
ABC’s “Bachelor Pad” returns for a third season on Monday, July 23 at 8:00 pm ET on the ABC Television Network and, for the first time, the show is upping the ante by opening casting to the general public. Participants who have never appeared in a “Bachelor” franchise will join previous Bachelors and Bachelorettes for a chance at love. Will these fresh new faces be able to find romance? And which bachelors and bachelorettes from seasons past will rekindle old flames or ignite new ones?