‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ with Emmy Award-winning host Meredith Vieira is giving contestants, audience members and one lucky home viewer a chance to escape the winter blues with a trip on Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Disney Fantasy, which will launch in March, 2012. During ‘Millionaire’s’ ‘Cruise In and Win Week,’ airing January 9 – 13, the specialty prizes will be attached to a question and, if the contestant answers correctly, he/she will win the money attached to the question as well as a three-night preview cruise vacation for four aboard the Disney Fantasy cruise ship.
The 18 remaining bachelorettes travel to the lush vineyards of Ben’s hometown of Sonoma, California. Two lucky women – Kacie B. and Courtney –will get romantic one-on-one dates, but will it further their chances of being Ben’s dream woman, or will they be sent home? The group date will give 12 bachelorettes an unusual opportunity to show Ben another side of their personalities as they audition and perform roles for a community theater production – written entirely by children. However, it doesn’t take long for the women to get under each other’s skin and ramp up the drama, ending in uncontrollable tears for some of the bachelorettes, on “The Bachelor,” Monday, January 9 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.
Disney’s beloved Peter Pan makes his way back to Never Land and makes his debut in the popular Disney Junior series ‘Jake and the Never Land Pirates’ in an all-new primetime special, ‘Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Peter Pan Returns.’
Premiering on Disney Channel on February 13 at 7:00 pm ET/PT, Peter Pan (voiced by Adam Wylie) arrives on Pirate Island to enlist the aid of Jake, Izzy, Cubby and Skully in finding his lost shadow. The special will also include six original songs.
ABC Daytime is launching a New Year’s revolution on MONDAY, JANUARY 16 at 2:00 p.m., ET with the premiere of the new, one-hour daily talk show, “The Revolution,” from Time Square Studios and 3 Ball Productions/Eyeworks USA. “The Revolution” features a stellar ‘dream team’ of experts — Ty Pennington, Tim Gunn, Harley Pasternak, Dr. Jennifer Ashton and Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry — who each provide life changing tips and the essential tools to motivate viewers and transform all areas of their lives from the inside out. Each week the show will also highlight one woman’s five month personal journey over the course of five days.
Disney Channel has shared with us these first look publicity image and stills from its upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie, Let It Shine, starring Tyler James Williams, Coco Jones and Trevor Jackson. Let It Shine is a modern day teenaged take on the classic Cyrano de Bergerac story set against the worlds of gospel and hip-hop music.
ABC’s morning talk show, ‘LIVE! with Kelly’ today announced details for the 2012 edition of the ‘Kelly’s Girls Night Out’ contest. One lucky viewer and up to four of her friends will be invited to join host Kelly Ripa on a night out in New York City to be taped and televised on the program. Best of all, each entrant can apply to bring up to four friends with them. Participants will be chosen based on a submitted recent photo as well as a brief letter explaining why they feel they should be chosen. Video submissions up to 1 minute in length are also being accepted and encouraged.
‘Octonauts,’ the BAFTA-nominated animated show for preschoolers, based on the popular children’s book series of the same name, will make its U.S. debut Monday, January 9 at 11:30 am ET/PT on Disney Junior on Disney Channel. Created by award-winning design team Vicki Wong and Michael Murphy of Meomi Design, the series follows the lively underwater adventures of Captain Barnacles Bear, Lieutenant Kwazii Cat and Medic Peso Penguin, as they explore the ocean and work to protect all of its unique sea creatures. Produced by Silvergate Media with animation by Academy Award-nominated Brown Bag Films, the animated series made its initial debut in the UK in October 2010.
The hit Disney XD comedy series “Pair of Kings” will resume production for a third season and popular actor Adam Hicks (Disney XD’s “Zeke and Luther,” Disney Channel’s “Lemonade Mouth”) will join the cast as a new character, a long lost brother, added to the story of the unusual island of Kinkow, it was announced today by Adam Bonnett, Senior Vice President, Original Series, Disney Channels Worldwide. “Pair of Kings” will continue without the character Brady played by Mitchel Musso. The actor, singer/songwriter will continue his role as the voice of Jeremy Johnson in Disney’s Emmy Award-winning series “Phineas and Ferb.”
Disney will introduce a little girl princess to its celebrated legacy of princess fairytales in an animated television movie and series, “Sofia the First,” premiering in fall 2012 and spring 2013 respectively, on Disney Channel and Disney Junior channels around the world. While Disney princess fairytales have been enchanting audiences for more than 70 years, this is the first time a series has centered around a princess as a little girl. The stories are designed to communicate positive messages and life lessons that are applicable to preschool-aged children. The series and movie are productions of Disney Television Animation.
ABC Family has begun production on their new pilot, “Village People,” filming in Los Angeles. The multi-camera half-hour comedy stars Jennie Garth (“90210,” “Dancing with the Stars”), John O’Hurley (“Seinfeld”), Sadie Calvano (“J. Edgar”), Sebastian Sozzi (“House”), and Rachel Cannon (“Two and a Half Men”).
“Village People,” from executive producer Meg DeLoatch (“Brothers,” “Eve,” “One on One”), follows Alexa (Garth), a single, high-powered career woman looking to start a family and ends up taking in the pregnant teenager (Calvano) she was planning to adopt from. Garth is also Executive Producer