Seventeen magazine and ABC Family are joining forces in an effort to bring awareness to the youth issue of digital abuse and bullying. The initiative, Delete Digital Drama, will launch this summer in the magazine’s August 2011 issue and on the network beginning July 5th. As part of the campaign, ABC Family will premiere the two-hour original movie, Cyberbully, starring Emily Osment (“Hannah Montana”), Kelly Rowan (“The OC”) and Kay Panabaker (“No Ordinary Family”), premiering Sunday, July 17 at 8:00PM ET/PT. As part of the partnership, Seventeen will feature a multi-page story in the August issue of the magazine, which will include stories from readers and ABC Family talent about their own experiences with bullying.
As we previously announced, HGTV is gearing up to air a new home backyard makeover series inspired by the Walt Disney World Resort and families’ Disney memories, titled ‘My Yard Goes Disney,’ which begins airing on the network on June 6, 2011.
HGTV has posted several photos of the final product for the Bradburn family, some of which are shown below. The central feature to the Blackburn’s yard is a hand-powered, child-sized train that stops and starts from Grandma’s Station, where 200-feet of track actually connects to the childrens’ Grandmother’s yard next door.
What do a buffed butcher who is ready to slice up the competition, a handsome brokenhearted winemaker, a masked mystery man who wants to be known as more than a pretty face, a solar energy executive who will try to light up Ashley’s life, an amusing “boy next door” who can crack a joke but might not be ready to settle down, and a divorced, single dad who may be there for the wrong reasons all have in common? They’re all on the hunt for the new Bachelorette, Ashley Hebert, when the seventh edition of the female version of ABC’s popular romance reality series, “The Bachelorette,” premieres at a special time on Monday, May 23 at 9:00 pm ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.
In Part Two of the Season Finale, filmed aboard Disney Dream™, the newest ship in the Disney Cruise Line® fleet , and at the Disney California Adventure® Park nighttime water spectacular, World of Color, this year’s grand prize winner is revealed on Sunday, May 22 at 7 pm ET/PT on the ABC Television Network. The prize is a once-in-a-lifetime trip, which will include making memories at the Walt Disney World Resort® in Florida and the Disneyland® Resort in California; traveling to Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawaii; choosing a guided family group vacation with Adventures by Disney®; and finally, sailing aboard Disney Cruise Line’s® newest ship, Disney Dream™. Tom Bergeron is host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos.”
“Dancing with the Stars” celebrates “Ballroom Greats” week, Monday, May 2 at 8:00 pm ET/PT, on The ABC Television Network. Serving as guest judge, alongside Carrie Ann, Len and Bruno, is Donnie Burns MBE, the most decorated Latin dancer of all time and head of the World Dance Council. Each couple, who will dance a style they have yet to perform, will have received a “master class” from one of ballroom’s best, either former Latin World Champion Shirley Ballas or Luca Baricchi, former Ballroom World Champ.
“NBA Fit,” a series encouraging health and fitness for kids and families, and featuring a roster of NBA stars, shows what it takes for an NBA player to train for optimal performance on the court. Hosted by Daniel Curtis Lee (“Zeke and Luther”), the series includes Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Andre Iguodala of the Philadelphia 76ers, Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Chris Paul of the New Orleans Hornets, Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls, and Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat, among others. Produced by NBA Entertainment, “NBA Fit” premieres Friday, April 29 at 4:00 pm ET/PT on Disney XD, followed by multiple presentations throughout the week.
Hanson perform their new song, “Give a Little,” during the one-hour special, “Dancing with the Stars: The Road to the Finals,” Tuesday, April 26 at 8:00 pm ET/PT. Within the live hour, the remaining couples will look ahead, through live interviews and video, to what it will take for each of them to reach the finals. Past “DWTS” celebrities and the judges will also provide their commentary on each couple.
Also performing in the “Road to the Finals” special is the cast of the five-time Tony Award®- nominated musical “Rock of Ages.” Starring Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis and Rebecca Faulkenberry, the cast will sing a special medley of the show’s hits created specifically for “Dancing with the Stars.”
“Dancing with the Stars” celebrates Guilty Pleasures Night as each of the seven remaining couples compete — with either a latin or ballroom style they have yet to perform — set to the tunes of some of their favorite musical “guilty pleasures.” Monday night’s show also features the first-ever Monday night performance by a live band when pop music sensations Hanson sing their fan favorite, “MmmBop,” Monday, April 25 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on The ABC Television Network.
BC Family continues to be the television destination for all Harry Potter™ fans, this time by airing the U.S. premiere of the new “Harry Potter™ and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” trailer on Wednesday, April 27th. The trailer will air during a showing of “Happy Gilmore,” which airs 7:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT.
The premiere of the new trailer will give fans a glimpse at the epic finale of the “Harry Potter™” film series, including moments from such scenes as Harry, Ron and Hermione escaping from Gringotts bank, the Room of Requirement fire storm, Mrs. Weasley taking on Bellatrix Lestrange, and Harry and Voldemort’s last stand. To get fans ready for the trailer, ABCFamily.com will be releasing one exclusive new photo from “Harry Potter™ and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” in support of the trailer’s premiere on ABC Family.