‘The Chew’ Replaces ‘All My Children’ on ABC Daytime Beginning September 26

ABC will broadcast its final episode of the Daytime Emmy Award-winning drama series, “All My Children,” on Friday, September 23, 2011. The iconic series will end in a manner that respects the show’s legacy and honors its history.

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Disney Animation to Present First-Ever Panel at National Press Club; Event Open to Public

Disney Television Animation is slated to present the Emmy Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated series, “Phineas and Ferb,” and hit innovative comedy series, “Fish Hooks,” at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, July 13 from 7:00 pm – 9 pm. This presentation marks the National Press Club’s first-ever animation panel.

“It’s an honor to be invited to present our panel at the National Press Club, and have the opportunity to showcase our top two animated series, as well as highlight our upcoming programming slate to the Young Members Committee,” said Eric Coleman, senior vice president, Original Programming, Disney Television Animation.

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On Next ‘Bachelorette,’ Ben F. Spends the Night, Emily Maynard Gives Brad Update (Minor Spoilers)

The pressure mounts as Ashley must decide which four men will have the opportunity to take her home to meet their families. Taiwan, the “hidden jewel of Asia,” is the romantic city where Ashley will make her most important decision yet. She still has serious questions about some of the men, but must be ready to let two of them go forever. Will she make the right choice? And in a revealing, emotional tell-all update, Emily Maynard, the single mom who captured Brad Womack’s heart, will finally speak out about the state of her relationship with Brad, on “The Bachelorette,” Monday, July 11 at 8:00 pm on ABC.

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ABC Family Original Movie, ‘Teen Spirit,’ Premieres August 7

Blind ambition and bad behavior have a queen bee headed for a fiery demise unless she can pull off a high school miracle — turning a shy, unassuming wallflower into Prom Queen material, in the ABC Family two-hour original movie, “Teen Spirit,” starring Cassie Scerbo (“Make It Or Break It,” “Bring It On: In It To Win It”), Lindsey Shaw (“10 Things I Hate About You,” “Pretty Little Liars”) and Tim Gunn (upcoming “The Smurfs” feature, “Project Runway”), premiering Sunday, August 7 at 8:00PM ET/PT. The movie premieres as part of the network’s annual “Campus Crush” programming event.

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ABC Announces Premiere Dates for 2011-2012 Season

ABC announced the following Fall premiere dates for the 2011-2012 season today. All times listed are ET.

Friday, September 16
10:00 p.m. “20/20″

Monday, September 19
8:00-10:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars”
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Castle”

Tuesday, September 20
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show”
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Body of Proof”

Wednesday, September 21
8:00-9:00 p.m. “The Middle” (special one-hour premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Modern Family” (special one-hour premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Revenge”

Thursday, September 22
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Charlie’s Angels”
9:00-11:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy” (special two-hour premiere)

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Disney.com Offers ‘Disney Friends for Change Games’ Exclusive Content

To support the “Disney Friends for Change Games” on Disney Channel and Disney XD, Disney.com has launched an online destination at Disney.com/ProjectGreen, where kids and families can take part in the Games from home and help the planet — by making personal pledges of their own, playing online versions of the Games, and making art that matters! When kids play online versions of the Games at Disney.com/ProjectGreen, they can donate the points they earn to one of the four charities involved. At the end of the Games, the charity with the most points given by the Disney.com online community will receive $100K.

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Carol Burnett to Return to ABC’s ‘All My Children’

Award-winning actress Carol Burnett will return to “All My Children” for a few episodes this September as Verla Grubbs. Verla Grubbs first appeared in Pine Valley in 1983 as the long-lost daughter of Langley Wallingford, played by the late Louis Edmonds. Throughout her appearances on the show, Burnett played opposite legendary actresses Eileen Herlie (Myrtle Fargate) and Ruth Warrick (Phoebe Wallingford). In 1984, Burnett and Herlie teamed up with Academy Award-winning actress Elizabeth Taylor in a scene on “All My Children.”

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Report: ‘Expedition Impossible’ Challenges New York City

'Expedition Impossible' Challenge event in Times Square, New York City on June 23, 2011

New Yorkers have the opportunity to get a taste of Morocco today as ABC brings a taste of its latest reality competition, ‘Expedition Impossible’ to the Big Apple. In the heart of Times Square, a few challenges and lots of sand put folks to the test in the quest to receive the greatest rewards of all: self gratification and a free ‘Expedition Impossible’ water bottle.

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On Next ‘Bachelorette,’ Bentley Returns (Dot Dot Dot) (Minor Spoilers)

Breathtaking Hong Kong, where traditional Chinese customs and the mystique of the East reside side by side with contemporary urban life, opens its doors to the Bachelorette and the men. And the stage is set for another emotional explosion: Bentley flies half-way around the world to see Ashley, who still needs closure with this unscrupulous bachelor in order to move along with the other men. But why is he really there, and how will it affect Ashley and her relationship with the remaining bachelors? Lucas opens up about a very emotional time in his life – his difficult divorce – hoping to capture a rose. World famous Stanley Beach is the backdrop for a thrilling dragon boat race between the intensely competitive men. And sparks fly when J.P. and Ashley go on a special one-on-one date to Victoria’s Peak Park, but how will he take it when Ashley tells him about Bentley’s surprise trip? The news certainly doesn’t sit well with the other guys, and the tension-filled rose ceremony is thrown into an upheaval, on “The Bachelorette,” Monday, June 27 at 8:00 pm on ABC (repeating on Monday, July 4).

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‘Prankstars’ Featuring Disney Channel Favorites Premieres July 15

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Disney Channel stars Selena Gomez, Debby Ryan and Mitchel Musso surprise their biggest fans in the premiere episode of “PrankStars,” a hidden camera series where unsuspecting tweens and teens are set up by family members and come face to face with their favorite celebrities in unpredictable and humorous situations. Premiering Friday, July 15 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on Disney Channel, the reality series is hosted by Mitchel Musso (“Pair of Kings,” “Phineas and Ferb”), who directs the pranks live from a covert mobile command center. New episodes will premiere every month featuring a roster of new stars.

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