ABC’s ‘This Week’ to Air ‘Holy War: Should Americans Fear Islam?’ Debate Live from New York City

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ABC Introduces First-of-its-Kind Ad Inventory Exchange System with Television Affiliates

In an increasingly cooperative effort to create financial opportunities in the network/affiliate relationship, ABC Television Network and its Affiliate Board of Governors, which represents more than 200 affiliates, today announced the Inventory Exchange System (IES), a strategic and systematic way of exchanging ad inventory that creates shared revenue opportunities. For the first time in the history of the network, ABC, through the launch of IES, will create the opportunity to strategically offer ABC affiliates the option to purchase additional network ad inventory packages to sell locally at a profit.

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‘No Ordinary Family’ Contest Finalists Chosen; Voting Period Now Open

ABC and “No Ordinary Family” asked America to submit videos explaining what makes them stand out from the rest and why their families are extraordinary. The videos of the top five families have been chosen and now it’s your turn to cast your votes for the most extraordinary family in America.

The five families that have been selected are the:

  • Roberts family from Lexington, Kentucky
  • Ferrari family from Fairfax, Virginia
  • Parham family from Sutherland, Virginia
  • Jensen family from Fountain Valley, California
  • Jones family from Kinston, North Carolina.

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‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ to Build Smart Home for Blind Parents in Cleveland

The “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” team has ambushed the Anderson Family in Cleveland, Ohio, and is about to deliver the ultimate upgrade. The family of four have inspired their community by heightening awareness of the obstacles facing the disabled in their community. Diving headlong into their work, Andre and Jasmine have dedicated their time to supporting and counseling the disabled by connecting them with resources to help them live and lead more independent lives. Faced with some of their own challenges (Andre is blind and Jasmine is legally blind), the couple have pushed forward full steam to make Cleveland a more user-friendly environment.

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ABC Family Orders Pilots for Three New Original Dramas

In its first order for the season, ABC Family has given the production greenlight to three pilots, it was announced today by Michael Riley, president, ABC Family. The network just concluded a record-breaking summer that included the debut of its new hit series “Pretty Little Liars” and “Melissa & Joey,” and the return of “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” and “Make It or Break It.” The pilots are scheduled to go into production this fall.

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Brad Womack Returns for Second Chance at Love on ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’ in 2011

Brad Womack on ABC's The Bachelor (ABC/BOB D'AMICO)Brad Womack – once considered by many to be the “most hated Bachelor” in the series’ history – has spent the better part of the last three years going through a radical personal transformation after the shocking finale night that changed his life forever. Now he is really ready – healthier both in body and mind – to make a genuine commitment to a relationship, as he stars in the next edition of ABC’s hit romance reality series, “The Bachelor,” when it returns to ABC in January 2011.

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‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’ Creators Awarded Additional $50M from Disney

According to the law firm representing Celador International, the creators of ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?,’ Judge Virginia A. Phillips of the United States District Court for the Central District of California has awarded $50 million in prejudgment interest to Celador International, Ltd. in addition to the already awarded damages of $269,431,798 awarded to Celador on July 7, 2010 bringing the judgment against Disney to a total of $319,431,798 pending the reward of any additional litigation costs.

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‘TRON: Uprising’ – The New Animated Series?

After we learned that Disney had registered the TRONUprising.com domain, we performed a wee bit of research and discovered some links between the new title and a previously announced animated project to debut on Disney XD in fall of 2011.

‘TRON: Uprising’ (as we assume) will be a 10-part ‘microseries’ in which a young program named Beck stands up against an evil regime headed by Clu who obtains his status after the defeat of TRON, the security watchdog program. Note that the show’s description comes from here.

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ABC to Host ‘No Ordinary Family’ Family Event in Times Square, NYC on Sept. 28

In celebration of the premiere of “No Ordinary Family,” ABC will create a family friendly, highly visual and interactive experience in New York’s Times Square on Tuesday, September 28, from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., ET. “No Ordinary Family” premieres Tuesday, September 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Just as the Powell family on the new television series have discovered their own unique and distinct super powers, other families will have the chance to demonstrate their own strength by seeing if they can lift a car off the ground or can run at the speed of lightning.

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ABC to Project 3D Promo of ‘No Ordinary Family’ on El Capitan Theatre on Saturday

On Saturday, September 25, ABC will display a three-minute 3D projection video that will come to life on the 100-foot high wall of the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, featuring the cast of “No Ordinary Family.” The projection begins at sundown and will repeat throughout the night. The extraordinary video will showcase Jim Powell (Michael Chiklis) breaking the wall apart with his bare hands, before being joined by his family — all in 3D. “No Ordinary Family” T-shirts will also be given away at the location.

Location:
El Capitan Theatre
6838 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA. 90028
(Please note: 3D glasses are not required)

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