‘Star vs. The Forces of Evil’ Second Season Ordered Ahead of Series Premiere; Initial Season One Schedule

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Disney XD has ordered a second season of Disney Television Animation’s animated comedy adventure ‘Star vs. The Forces of Evil’ ahead of the series premiere on Monday, March 30 at 8:00 pm ET/PT. Initial fan response in terms of fan art was cited as the reason for the announcement.

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TOY FAIR: ‘Miles From Tomorrowland’ Merchandise from TOMY

'Miles From Tomorrowland' from TOMY

Ahead of the International Toy Fair, which kicks off this weekend in New York City, TOMY has previewed its upcoming selection of merchandise based on the new Disney Junior animated series, ‘Miles from Tomorrowland.’ Among the items pictured in the gallery below are:

  • Basic figures (Galactic Miles, Superstellar Miles, Merc, Pipp, Loretta and Phoebe, 6.99 each), which glow when placed in the Stellosphere Charging Chamber and come with an accessory

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ABC Family’s ‘Kevin From Work’ and ‘Tough Cookie’ Comedies Start Production

ABC Family has announced production has started this week on pilots for new comedies ‘Kevin From Work’ and ‘Tough Cookie.’ Both pilots are single-camera and are shooting in Los Angeles.

‘Kevin from Work’ is a half-hour workplace comedy about a young man unluckily in love who professes his love to a co-worker, thinking he’ll never see her again after he accepts a job offer overseas. But then that job offer is rescinded, and now they have to continue to work with each other. The comedy stars Noah Reid as Kevin, Paige Spara as Audrey, Matt Murray as Brian, Jordan Hinson as Roxie, Punam Patel as Patti, with guest star Amy Sedaris as Julia. ‘Kevin from Work’ is written, created and executive-produced by Barbie Adler. Aaron Kaplan at Kapital Entertainment and McG at Wonderland Sound & Vision will serve as Executive Producers. McG will also direct the pilot.

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SNEAK PEEK: ‘Repeat After Me’ Featuring Guest Ellen Pompeo, Premiering February 17

ABC today announced the premiere date today for the new half-hour reality series ‘Repeat After Me,’ hosted by Wendi McLendon-Covey of ABC’s ‘The Goldbergs,’ and inspired by a highly successful signature segment from the Emmy-winning daytime talk program ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show.’ ‘Repeat After Me’ will premiere on Tuesday, February 17 at 8:30 pm ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.

In ‘Repeat After Me,’ McLendon-Covey will instruct her celebrity friends, via a remote ear piece, to interact with everyday people in high-energy, comedic hidden-camera situations. At the end of each half-hour episode, the best moment of the night will be crowned in front of a live studio audience. The pilot episode stars Ellen Pompeo, Taye Diggs and Harry Connick, Jr.

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‘Stitchers’ Drama Starts Production for ABC Family

(ABC Family/ Adam Rose) EMMA ISHTAABC Family has begun production on the new procedural drama series ‘Stitchers,’ filming in Los Angeles. ‘Stitchers’ follows Kirsten (Emma Ishta), a young woman recruited into a covert government agency to be ‘stitched’ into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave. Working alongside Kirsten is Cameron (Kyle Harris), a brilliant neuroscientist whose passion for the program is evident in his work. The secret program is headed by Maggie (Salli Richardson-Whitfield), a skilled veteran of covert operations, and includes Linus (Ritesh Rajan), a socially immature bioelectrical engineer and communications technician. Kirsten’s roommate, Camille (Allison Scagliotti), a gifted computer science grad student, is also recruited to use her skills to assist Kirsten in her new role as a ‘stitcher.’

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‘Bad Hair Day’ Disney Channel Original Movie Premieres February 13; Sneak Peek January 10

Disney Channel's 'Bad Hair Day stars Leigh-Allyn Baker as Liz and Laura Marano as Monica. (Disney Channel/Bob D'Amico)Disney Channel has announced that ‘Bad Hair Day,’ starring Laura Marano and Leigh-Allyn Baker will premiere on Friday, February 13 at 8:00 pm ET/PT. ‘Bad Hair Day’ is described as a buddy comedy about a high school tech-whiz whose prom day abruptly shifts into a wild ride across town, thanks to a down-on-her-luck cop and a jewel thief.

The story unfolds with Monica on the morning of her senior prom. She’s eager to get ready that is until she realizes she can’t get her hair to cooperate. On top of that, she’s mistakenly enlisted by Liz, a police officer hot on the trail of missing jewels. Her prom day goes from bad to mad as a dogged jewel thief tries to outwit the pair.

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‘Further Adventures in Babysitting,’ ‘Invisible Sister’ Disney Channel Original Movies to Premiere in 2015-16

Disney Channel today announced two upcoming Disney Channel Original Movies, ‘Invisible Sisters’ and ‘Further Adventures in Babysitting’ that will begin production this spring and premiere on Disney Channel in fall of 2015 and early 2016. Each film will star one of the stars of Disney Channel’s ‘Girl Meets World:’ Rowan Blanchard will star alongside Paris Berelc in ‘Invisible Sister,’ while Sabrina Carpenter Sofia Carson (of this year’s highly anticipated Disney’s ‘Descendants’) will star in ‘Further Adventures in Babysitting,’ a ‘re-imagining’ of the 1987 theatrical release starring Elisabeth Shue.

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ABC Family Orders Pilots for ‘Kevin From Work’ and ‘Tough Cookie’ Comedies

ABC Family has greenlit two new comedy pilots, ‘Kevin From Work’ and ‘Tough Cookie,’ it was announced today by Karey Burke, Executive Vice President, Programming and Development. Both pilots are single-camera and will go into production later this month. These orders join the second-season pick up of comedy series ‘Young & Hungry,’ announced in September. Comedy favorites ‘Melissa and Joey’ and ‘Baby Daddy’ will premiere their fourth seasons on January 14 at 8:00pm ET/PT and 8:30pm ET/PT, respectively.

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ABC’s ‘Once Upon A Time’ to Get Original Novel, ‘Red’s Untold Tale’

Although ABC’s ‘Once Upon A Time,’ has already enjoyed a previous book release, Reawakened, which is essentially a retelling of the popular fairy tale series’ first season, it’s Ruby/Red who will receive the spotlight for the new original novel inspired by the series. Once Upon A Time: Red’s Untold Tale will provide some backstory to the character based on the traditional Little Red Riding Hood. The official publisher’s description is as follows:

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‘Miles from Tomorrowland’ to Premiere February 6; Full Cast Announced

'Miles from Tomorrowland'Disney Junior’s ‘Miles from Tomorrowland,’ an intergalactic adventure series, blasts off Friday, February 6 on Disney Channel at 9:00 am ET/PT. Launching with four back-to-back episodes, it incorporates unique space and science facts into the storylines that chart the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family as they help connect the galaxy on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority.

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