From the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, ABC Television Network presents international superstar Mariah Carey in the music special, “Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas to You,” Monday, December 13 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET). The special will feature Mariah performing songs from her new holiday album, Merry Christmas II You, available Tuesday, November 2nd on the Island Def Jam Music Group.
ABC Family has cast Lea Thompson, Constance Marie and newcomer Katie Leclerc in the key role of Daphne, in “Switched at Birth,” a pilot that is currently in pre-production for the network.
“Switched at Birth,” a one-hour scripted drama, tells the story of two teen girls who discover that they were accidentally switched at birth. Bay Kennish grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and two brothers, while Daphne Vasquez, who lost her hearing as a child due to a case of meningitis, grew up with a single mother in a poor neighborhood. Things come to a dramatic head when both families meet and struggle to learn how to live together for the sake of the girls. Lizzy Weiss (“Blue Crush”) will serve as executive producer and writer.
The six remaining couples celebrate the show’s 200th episode with the challenge of performing an iconic dance from the “Dancing with the Stars” history vault and competing in a team dance, on “Dancing with the Stars,” Monday, November 1 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Six former “Dancing with the Stars” celebrities return as guest judges as they watch one of their iconic performances recreated on the dance floor. Helio Castroneves, Kelly Osbourne, Mel B, Drew Lachey, Gilles Marini and Emmitt Smith revisit the ballroom to act as a special ‘fourth judge’ in the iconic dance competition. The second element of the show will be a team competition. For the first time in the team competition, fan favorites and former Mirror Ball champions Apolo Anton Ono and Kristi Yamaguchi return as team captains.
Television, movies, living vicariously through others, Disney, rare and unique finds, whiskers on kittens and cheap and feeble attempts at humor by parodying Hollywood’s most beloved classic musicals: these are a few of my favorite things. So needless to say I was thrilled when I learned that Syfy would be introducing a new series titled ‘Hollywood Treasure’ in which we followed the path of Hollywood’s treasures from unearthing to ending up on the auction house block. And when Syfy reached out to me to ask if I would be interested in reviewing the first two episodes from the 12-episode season, I would have ordinarily jumped at the chance, but what could Syfy (owned by NBC Universal incidentally) possibly offer me, someone who focuses on The Walt Disney Company? Apparently everything (but more on that later).
In the longstanding tradition of showcasing groundbreaking artists, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” welcomes Atomic Tom, the band that became an instant viral sensation following their revolutionary performance using iPhones as instruments while riding the New York city subway. Playing their hit song with traditional instruments as well as iPhones, it’s an event you definitely will not want to miss, Thursday, October 28 on the ABC Television Network.
Check out the video below that made the band famous, an iPhone rendition of their single “Take Me Out,” which is at almost 3 million views on YouTube since posting on October 15th. Atomic Tom’s debut album, “The Moment,” hits stores November 23rd and is available now for download.
“I’m literally just rotting… there’s nothing I can think of that’s good in my life right now,” Ashley, a 21-year-old who smokes as many as 100 hits of heroin a day, tells “20/20″ in a rare look at a largely unknown and growing problem for American families — heroin addiction. The number of addicts in America has nearly doubled since 2007, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. ABC News Anchor Chris Cuomo reports that heroin addiction is not to be dismissed as an inner-city scourge — kids from suburban families are falling victim like never before. Chris Cuomo’s report airs on”20/20,” Friday, October 29 (10:00 – 11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Yesterday morning, music legends Elton John and Leon Russell took the stage of the historic Beacon Theater in New York City for a live performance that was aired on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America.’ ABC has graciously provided us with these photos from this momentous event which were are pleased to share with you.
All photos by Ida Mae Astute/ABC. Photos courtesy of and © ABC. All Rights Reserved.
On its official YouTube Channel, Disney Channel has released the following behind-the-scenes featurette which focuses on some of the cast of its upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie, Avalon High, based on the best selling book by Meg Cabot.
Featured in the clip are Britt Robertson (Allie Pennington), Gregg Sulkin (Will Wagner), Joey Pollari (Miles), Devon Graye (Marco), and Steve Valentine (Mr. Moore).
In her first-ever appearance at the CMA Awards, Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow will make her live Country Music singing debut on “The 44th Annual CMA Awards,” Wednesday, November 10 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Paltrow performs the title track from her forthcoming feature film, “Country Strong,” and is joined in her CMA Awards performance by legendary singer Vince Gill. RCA Nashville will release the original motion picture soundtrack to “Country Strong” on October 26.
There is no bigger Mariah Carey fan than the talented and charismatic Finis Gaston, a shining star in his own right in his Baker, Florida neighborhood. Imagine his surprise when the music legend came to the small town where he takes care of his niece and nephews. Finis was coaching one of his cheerleading sessions yesterday, Monday, October 18, when Carey announced to the Gaston family that they are the latest recipients of an “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”