PBS to Broadcast ‘Richard M. Sherman: Songs of a Lifetime’ in Limited Markets


Juliana Hansen & Richard Sherman‘Richard M. Sherman: Songs of a Lifetime,’ a showcase of the accomplished composer/lyricist, highlighting 60 years of popular songs, including those written with his late brother, Robert B. Sherman, will make its television debut on PBS SoCal, Thursday, December 17 at 7:00 pm PST. It is expected to run in other major markets as well, though dates have yet to be announced. The tribute is a one-hour studio performance with Sherman at the piano telling tales behind the music, singing songs and performing with friends: Broadway star Ashley Brown, acclaimed stage performers Juliana Hansen and Wesley Alfvin and The Barbershop Quartet (Jim Campbell, Jon Schoenherz, Drew Tablak and Wesley Alfvin ).

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SNEAK PEEK: Dick Van Dyke to Explore ‘Mary Poppins’ Archives on ABC

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Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke, who portrays Bert, the carefree Cockney chimney sweep in Mary Poppins, will host interstitials throughout ABC’s broadcast of ‘The Wonderful World of Disney Presented by Target Brings You Mary Poppins,‘ premiering Saturday, December 12 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on the ABC Network and joined by Target’s mascot, ‘Bullseye.’ This holiday event marks the first network television broadcast of Mary Poppins in 13 years. It also will be the first time that Target’s Holiday Odyssey story – told through a series of broadcast commercials – will be shown in its entirety on TV.

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WATCH: ‘Snow White’ Walt Disney Signature Collection Trailer; ABC to Air ‘Snow White’ Special in December – UPDATE

'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' Walt Disney Signature Collection

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On January 19, 2016, for the first time ever, Walt Disney’s first feature-length animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, will be available on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere. Then on, February 2, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will launch the Walt Disney Signature Series beginning with the beloved classic (now available for pre-order). Short of any official announcements, it is unclear if this means the release will contain any new material other than the digital copy. You can watch the official trailer for the Blu-ray below.

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PHOTOS: ‘Shadowhunters’ Publicity Image Gallery

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In tandem with today’s official announcement regarding the premiere of ‘Shadowhunters’ on Freeform (formerly ABC Family) on January 12, 2016 (episode titled ‘The Mortal Cup’), the network has released new publicity stills featuring the cast of the anticipated adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s best selling young adult fantasy novel, The Mortal Instruments.

‘Shadowhunters’ follows Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters – human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. Now thrown into the world of demon hunting after her mother is kidnapped, Clary must rely on the mysterious Jace and his fellow Shadowhunters Isabelle and Alec to navigate this new dark world. With her best friend, Simon, in tow, Clary must now live among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves to find answers that could help her find her mother.

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LEGO Star Wars ‘Droid Tales’ on DVD March 1, 2016 with Exclusive Trading Cards

Lego Star Wars 'Droid Tales' on DVDWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment today announced the home video release of LEGO Star Wars ‘Droid Tales,’ featuring all five episodes, available to own on DVD on March 1, 2016 (now available for pre-order).

The fun begins following the victory celebration in the Ewok village on Endor, at the end of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. R2-D2 and C-3PO have gathered to regale Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca and the other Rebels with the tales of their adventures that led to the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. An accidental kidnapping occurs while the droids are reminiscing, and suddenly you’re taken on a new journey that leads to the retelling of the entire Star Wars saga, as told by R2-D2 and C-3PO! It’s hilarious and playful, packed with all your favorite interlocking characters. LEGO® STAR WARS™: DROID TALES is intergalactic thrills for the whole family!

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WATCH: ‘It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown’ Performance by Sarah McLachlan; Fergie Reminisces on Voicing Sally

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We previously shared several photos from ABC’s upcoming holiday special, ‘It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown,’ which airs Monday, November 30 at 8:00 pm on the ABC television network. In addition to the stills (which again have been embedded below in our special gallery), ABC has also released two video clips from the show. First up is singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan performing ‘Christmastime’ with All American Boys Chorus. The second clip features Stacy ‘Fergie’ Ferguson who, as a child, provided the voice for Sally for several specials.

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ABC Family (Freeform) Begins Production on ‘Famous In Love’ Drama with Bella Thorne

ABC Family (soon to be Freeform) has announced the cast of ‘Famous in Love,’ with production of the pilot from Warner Horizon Television beginning this week this week.

Based on the novel by Rebecca Serle, ‘Famous in Love’ stars Bella Thorne as Paige, an ordinary college student who gets her big break after auditioning for the starring role in a Hollywood blockbuster. She must now navigate her new star-studded life — and undeniable chemistry with her two co-leads — while uncovering the truth about what happened to a missing, famous popstar.

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Freeform Orders ‘Dead of Summer’ Horror Series from ‘Once Upon A Time’ Creators

ABC Family (soon to be Freeform) has announced it has given a straight-to-series order for horror tale ‘Dead of Summer’ from the ‘Once Upon A Time’ creators Adam Horowitz & Edward Kitsis, along with ‘Once Upon a Time’ writer Ian Goldberg.

Set in the late 1980s, school is out for the summer, and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Clearwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses – and first kills. Clearwater’s dark, ancient mythology awakens, and what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn. Part coming-of-age story, part supernatural horror story, “Dead of Summer” is a bold, new series that mixes genres as it examines the light and dark of a summer like no other.

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SNEAK PEEK: ‘It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown’ Special Featuring Kristen Bell

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ABC has released new stills from the upcoming holiday special, ‘It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown,’ which will air on Monday, November 30 at 8:00 pm on the ABC television network. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the beloved Peanuts animated holiday classic, ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas,’ Kristen Bell hosts the special holiday retrospective. You can find the newly released stills in our gallery embedded below.

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ABC Announces 2015-2016 Midseason Date Premieres for New and Returning Shows

The ABC Television Network has announced midseason premiere dates for new series “Of Kings & Prophets,” “My Diet Is Better Than Yours,” “The Catch,” “The Family” and “The Real O’Neals.” Season premiere dates were also announced for returning favorites “The Bachelor,” “Beyond The Tank,” “Galavant” and “Marvel’s Agent Carter.” They will join the schedule with acclaimed series “American Crime,” previously announced to make its second-season premiere WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6.

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