ABC Entertainment is making all full episodes of two of its most popular new dramas, “Revenge” and “Once Upon a Time,” available to fans throughout the holidays on ABC.com and on the ABC Player for iPad. ABC.com regularly premieres ABC shows the day after they air, with up to five of the most current available at one time. This will make additional episodes available so that fans can view the entire season to date.
“For fans who missed an episode or for those who are late to discover the shows, this is the perfect way to catch up,” said Karin Gilford, senior vice president, Digital Media for the ABC Television Network. “It is part of our ongoing goal to super serve fans meaningful experiences, while also making two really amazing shows available to new audiences.”
All full episodes of “Revenge” will be live at www.ABC.com/Revenge and on the ABC Player for iPad December 7, 2011 through January 3, 2012. New episodes start in primetime January 4, 2012, at 10:00 p.m., ET.
All full episodes of “Once Upon a Time” will be live at www.ABC.com/Once and on the ABC Player for iPad after the last new episode of this year airs on December 11, and will be available until the primetime return on January 8, 2012 at 8:00 p.m., ET.
“Revenge” stars Madeleine Stowe as Victoria Grayson, Emily VanCamp as Emily Thorne, Gabriel Mann as Nolan Ross, Henry Czerny as Conrad Grayson, Ashley Madekwe as Ashley Davenport, Nick Wechsler as Jack Porter, Josh Bowman as Daniel Grayson, Christa B. Allen as Charlotte Grayson and Connor Paolo as Declan Porter.
“Once Upon a Time” stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold, Lana Parrilla as Evil Queen/Regina, Jared Gilmore as Henry Mills, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David and Raphael Sbarge as Jiminy Cricket/Archie Hopper.
ABC.com will be offering two free downloads, exclusively, from their Music Lounge website this week. The single “Hold On” by Alabama Shakes will be featured on “Revenge” tonight, Wednesday, November 23 at 10:00 pm ET/PT. “Hold On” will be available to download online for free beginning tonight at 10:00 pm ET through tomorrow, November 24 at 10:00 pm ET.
“Once Upon a Time” composer Mark Isham’s episodic score will be featured on “Once Upon a Time” on Sunday, November 27 at 8:00 pm ET/PT. A free download of the score will be available beginning tonight, November 23 at 10:00 pm ET through November 28 at 10:00 pm ET.
In addition to the free download, ABC’s Music Lounge Composer Spotlight showcases an exclusive video interview with Mark Isham discussing the episodic score and the music inspiration for “Once Upon a Time.” The video will be available beginning November 23 at 10:00 p.m., ET through December 21 at 10:00 p.m., ET. Click on http://abc.go.com/site/music-lounge/Mark_Isham
ABC’s Music Lounge, which launched in May 2009 on ABC.com, provides users with an interactive online music experience that is uniquely ABC. Reflective of the network’s commitment to using digital platforms to deepen its relationship with viewers, the ABC Music Lounge showcases everything about the music and artists featured on ABC’s popular primetime schedule, offering a deep catalog of music-related content. The site features a 24-hour streaming radio station programmed with music featured on such ABC series as “Body of Proof,” “Castle,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice,” “Revenge” and “Once Upon a Time,” among others. Visitors to the site can get access to exclusive weekly free downloads and get a glimpse of ABC’s music future, as the radio station also showcases new music picked by series producers, music supervisors and others involved in the music selection process for shows that have previously seen great success.
In addition to a streaming radio station, the ABC Music Lounge is home to music videos, exclusive performance footage, photos and behind-the-scenes interviews with artists, series producers and music supervisors.
“Cougar Town” fans can now enjoy even more of the hit comedy series online with an all-new companion webisode series featuring Andy Torres (Ian Gomez) and his wacky dreams in a short-form web series entitled “Andy’s Dreams.”
Sponsored by Diet Dr. Pepper, the webisode series is centered on Andy’s dreams about himself and his friends. Every day he takes a ritual siesta, where he can let his mind wander into an escapist and over-the-top fantasy world, and each webisode explores a different dream. New webisodes will premiere on ABC.com each Wednesday evening for the next six weeks.
Andy Torres is married to an overbearing wife, Ellie (Christa Miller), with a perpetual man-crush on his best friend, Bobby Cobb (Brian Van Holt).
“Cougar Town” stars Courteney Cox as Jules, Christa Miller as Ellie, Busy Philipps as Laurie, Dan Byrd as Travis, Josh Hopkins as Grayson, Ian Gomez as Andy and Brian Van Holt as Bobby.
The elite unit of elves from ABC’s Emmy Award® winning holiday special “Prep & Landing,” extends their adventures online this holiday season with more fun and games than ever before. ABC.com and Disney.com are the designated online command centers for all things Prep & Landing, offering streaming of the full-length special and new 7-minute short after they air on ABC; new Prep & Landing online creativity tools and activities on Disney.com’s Create; exclusive videos, online games and more. Disney Family.com is also offering a variety of Prep & Landing printable crafts, recipes and holiday activities the whole family can make and enjoy together.
Prep & Landing features on ABC.com (www.abc.com/prepandlanding) include:
- Seven “Prep and Landing” shorts currently available
- “Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa,” the new 7-minute short is now available on ABC.com
- The original Emmy Award winning “Prep & Landing” will be featured on ABC.com beginning Dec. 10
Prep & Landing features on Disney.com (www.disney.com/prepandlanding) include:
- “Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa,” the new 7-minute short, will be featured on Disney.com beginning Dec. 17
- The full-length Emmy Award® winning “Prep & Landing” holiday special will be available for streaming on Dec. 10
- Exclusive Disney.com original short video “Tiny’s BIG Adventure”
- Kringle Academy online game, where players can train to someday become part of the Prep & Landing team
- Digital toys and downloadable artwork
- Prep & Landing Digital Painter on Disney.com’s Create, allows fans to create their own original Prep & Landing artwork with a unique set of holiday-themed pens, stamps and fills inspired by the holiday special
- Prep & Landing Photo Mashup on Disney.com’s Create, features a rich set of stamps, backgrounds and characters to create personalized Prep & Landing art and landscapes
Featured on Disney Family.com are Prep & Landing crafts, recipes and printables, including:
- How to Prep for Santa Prep & Landing booklet, with fun activities to get your house Santa-ready
- A printable village play set so kids can dream up their own adventures for Wayne and Lanny
- A homemade snow globe ornament featuring any picture inside
- An easy-to-make gingerbread cookie recipe that looks just like the Gingerbread Man Scanner (GBM) that Wayne and Lanny use
- Dozens of different holiday crafts and printable activities including a snazzy Christmas tree tie just like Wayne’s; printable 3-D versions of the Prep & Landing elves, a printable Gingerbread man decoder that can be used to send secret messages, and even a elf-size door craft so kids without a fireplace can make sure Wayne and Lanny inspect their home
Disney “Prep & Landing” is the story of Wayne, an elf who believes that Christmas is just a job. After working for 227 years preparing homes for Santa’s arrival, Wayne is upset when he doesn’t receive an expected promotion. His patience is put to the test when he is paired with Lanny, an idealistic rookie who embraces the spirit of the holiday season. The Elves encounter unexpected challenges on their mission, and Wayne learns that his job has an incredible value that he never realized.
Disney “Prep and Landing” airs Thursday, Dec 9 at 8:30/7:30c on ABC.
Dedicated to expanding its network and channel brands across multiple platforms and connecting viewers with their favorite shows anytime and anywhere, Disney/ABC Television Group announced the debut of ABC.com’s latest season of “Grey’s Anatomy” webisodes.
Sponsored by Carma Laboratories, Inc., whose Carmex® Moisture Plus ultra hydrating lip balm is integrated into the storyline, “Seattle Grace: Message of Hope” consists of six individual mini-episodes, each 2-4 minutes in length, as well as a special behind-the-scenes “Making of Seattle Grace” episode which chronicles the making of “Seattle Grace: Message of Hope.” The first webisode will be available online tonight, October 14, following the broadcast airing of the latest episode of “Grey’s Anatomy.”
“The purpose of our new webisodes is to extend the storylines that fans are seeing on ‘Grey’s’ every week. I think there’s something really awesome about making ‘Grey’s’ mini-episodes for the web. We can only get so much content into 42 minutes of television each week — so these webisodes are meant to expand the overall ‘Grey’s’ universe. Plus, we get to see yet another side of Kevin McKidd’s many talents, as he directed most of the webisodes and did a wonderful job,” said Shonda Rhimes, creator and executive producer of “Grey’s Anatomy.” “The webisodes mainly follow Richard — as he’s been tasked to come up with a way to restore the hospital’s public image after the shootings. You’ll see him working with his doctors to create ‘sizzle reels’ for the hospital. The results are pretty hilarious. I hope our fans will enjoy seeing the characters they’ve come to love in a new light.”
“Seattle Grace: Message of Hope” chronicles Chief Webber’s attempt to mount a publicity campaign in order repair the image of the hospital following the dramatic events of last season’s riveting “Grey’ Anatomy” finale. The webisodes star Kevin McKidd as Dr. Owen Hunt, James Pickens, Jr. as Dr. Richard Webber, Jesse Williams as Dr. Jackson Avery and Sarah Drew as Dr. April Kepner. McKidd also directs several of the webisodes which were written by, and in conjunction with, show writers and producers.
“Seattle Grace: Message of Hope” webisodes will rollout as follows:
October 14, Webisode #1
October 21, Webisode #2
October 28, Webisode #3
November 4, Webisode #4
November 11, Webisode #5
November 18, Webisode #6
November 25, “Making of” webisode
About “Grey’s Anatomy” – Thursdays, 9:00-10:01 p.m., ET on the ABC Television Network
The doctors of Seattle Grace Hospital deal with life-or-death consequences on a daily basis – it’s in one another that they find comfort, friendship and, at times, more than friendship. Together they’re discovering that neither medicine nor relationships can be defined in black and white. Real life only
comes in shades of grey. “Grey’s Anatomy” stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres, Eric Dane as Mark Sloan, Chyler Leigh as Lexie Grey, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt, Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins, Kim Raver as Teddy Altman, Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery and Sarah Drew as April Kepner.
“Grey’s Anatomy” was created and is executive produced by Shonda Rhimes (“Introducing Dorothy Dandridge”). Betsy Beers (“Casanova”), Mark Gordon (“Saving Private Ryan”), Krista Vernoff (“Law & Order”), Rob Corn (“Chicago Hope”), Mark Wilding (“Jake: 2.0″) and Allan Heinberg (“The O.C.”) are executive producers. “Grey’s Anatomy” is an ABC Studios production.
ABC.COM Debuts Online Series Featuring Country’s Top Stars Building up to ‘CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock’
Fans can get a glimpse of all the behind-the-scenes action from the 2010 CMA Music Festival on ABC.com before the three-hour special “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” premieres on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
Beginning today through September 1, ABC.com will launch over 20 online videos featuring CMA Music Festival fan favorites Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Laura Bell Bundy, Eric Church, Gloriana, Julianne Hough, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Josh Turner and more!
“We went to a lot of fan club parties with artists, and we spent a great deal of time filming on their buses or even at their houses to give that exclusive feeling and intimacy,” said David Beebe, ABC director of Video Production. “We talked with a wide range of artists from the names you would expect to see, and a lot of up-and-coming acts as well.”
In the video series, Bentley takes viewers into his late night fan club party; Aldean gives an exclusive look at his “huddle” with the band to get pumped up before performing at LP Field; Gloriana show off their “bus mascot” given to them by Taylor Swift; and noted practical joker Shelton makes a special “request” of Pickler to watch his dogs and his mother while he heads out to perform. In a special video where “stars give back” to the fans, viewers get to witness Laura Bell Bundy cleaning up after fans and Gloriana on janitorial duty at the Festival!
Hosted by Tim McGraw, the “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” television special features performances by Adkins, Aldean, Bentley, Billy Currington, Alan Jackson, Jamey Johnson, Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum, Lambert, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, McGraw, Justin Moore, Brad Paisley, Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Rucker, Shelton, Taylor Swift, Turner, Carrie Underwood, Uncle Kracker, Keith Urban, and Zac Brown Band.
The annual CMA Music Festival is unlike any other, with four days filled with more than one hundred hours of live music, 30 hours of autograph signings by Country Music’s biggest names and up and comers, hundreds of artists and celebrities, and a party list of thousands of avid fans. This is the sixth time ABC will broadcast this special – which invites the whole country to America’s biggest Country Music bash – since the original Fan Fair(r) was launched in 1972. This year an average of 65,000 fans from every state and 26 foreign countries attended each day of CMA Music Festival, its biggest turnout yet.
“CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” is executive-produced by Robert Deaton and directed by Gary Halvorson. The 2010 CMA Music Festival is organized and produced by the Country Music Association. “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” is filmed in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.
In conjunction with the premiere of “The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love,” ABC.com will launch an all-new interactive Rose Ceremony Game enabling fans of the show to put their matchmaking skills to the test. Viewers can go online each week and make their picks of which bachelorettes will receive a rose from bachelor Jake Pavelka.
Players will earn points for their correct picks and by correctly answering trivia questions about the previous week’s episode. Bonus points will also be awarded to players who correctly predict which bachelorette will get the first rose of the evening, and also if they correctly predict the order in which the roses are handed out.
At the end of the season, the player with highest score will win a grand prize vacation getaway for two to the luxurious Jalousie Plantation on the island of St. Lucia. Additionally, each week’s top scorer will receive a special “Bachelor” gift bag. For rules and more details regarding game play and prizes, go to www.abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelor/rose-ceremony-game-rules. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.
Fans of the series will also be able to watch episodes of “The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love” with special expert commentary on ABC.com the day after their broadcast premiere. The premiere episode will feature special commentary from Jillian Harris, star of the most recent season of “The Bachelorette,” and her fiancé, Ed Swiderski. Series host Chris Harrison will provide expert commentary for the second episode of the season. ABC.com’s new expert commentary feature allows viewers of the site’s Full Episode Player an opportunity to experience insights from the stars of ABC’s series and specials, as well as producers, writers, directors, production and costume designers, music supervisors and network executives, among others.
The site also offers a photo gallery featuring details on this season’s 25 bachelorettes, as well as a variety of short-form clips related to the series.
ABC.com is celebrating the holiday season with the addition of several holiday special to its Full Episode Player. Visitors to the site will be able to view both the classic “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and the new animated special “Disney Prep & Landing” beginning Wednesday, December 9 through Saturday, January 1.
Additionally, the site will offer a special Expert Commentary from the stars of “Disney Prep & Landing” – elves Wayne and Lanny and Thrasher the Reindeer. ABC.com’s new Expert Commentary feature allows viewers of the site’s Full Episode Player an opportunity to experience insights from the stars of ABC’s series and specials, as well as producers, writers, directors, production and costume designers, music supervisors and network executives.
Starting next week, ABC.com will add “Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special” and “Jennifer Hudson: I’ll Be Home for Christmas” to its online video offerings. “Christmas at the White House” will be available for viewing on ABC.com for two weeks, beginning Monday, December 14, following its primetime airing on the ABC Television Network on Sunday, December 13 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET.) Jennifer Hudson’s hour-long holiday music special will be available online beginning Tuesday, December 15, following its airing on the ABC Television Network Monday, December 14 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), through January 1.
Later this month, ABC.com will also present the magical “Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade,” following its television debut on ABC Christmas morning.
In addition to these special video offerings this month, ABC.com’s popular Music Lounge has been transformed into a “Winter Wonder Lounge,” complete with a holiday playlist will be available and includes traditional classics performed by artists such as Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra as well as new versions of Christmas classics and also original songs by artists like Death Cab for Cutie, Snow Patrol, Fiona Apple and many more. The site is also offering a free download of the original song “Jingle Jang and Jive” from “Disney Prep & Landing” by composer Michael Giacchino (“Lost”). The song will be available for free download in the ABC Music Lounge at www.abcmusiclounge.com through Friday, December 11 at midnight, ET/9:00 p.m., PT.
From the upcoming holiday special, “Disney Prep & Landing,” the ABC Music Lounge will exclusively debut the song “Jingle Jang and Jive” by composer Michael Giacchino (“Lost”). The song will be available for free download in the ABC Music Lounge at www.abcmusiclounge.com starting Monday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m., ET/4:00 p.m. PT, until Friday, December 11 at midnight, ET/9:00 p.m., PT.
“Disney Prep & Landing” is ABC’s first television special produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, and will air TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8 (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.
A new version of the holiday classic “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” entitled “Prep & Landing Is Coming to Town,” performed by A Rocket to the Moon, will be available in the ABC Music Lounge holiday stream beginning December 7th.
The half-hour holiday special reveals the never-before-told tale of an elite unit of Elves known as Prep & Landing. Every Christmas Eve this high-tech organization ensures that homes around the world are properly prepared for the yearly visit from The Big Guy, their code name for Santa Claus.
Dedicated to expanding its network and channel brands across multiple platforms and connecting viewers with their favorite shows anytime and anywhere, Disney/ABC Television Group announced the debut of a new “Grey’s Anatomy” webisode series entitled “Seattle Grace: On Call.” Sponsored by Bertolli, the new online series consists of six individual webisodes, each four to five minutes in length, as well as a special behind-the-scenes episode which chronicles the making of “Seattle Grace: On Call.” The first webisode will be available online tonight, November 19, beginning at 10:00 p.m., ET, following the broadcast airing of the latest episode of “Grey’s Anatomy.”
“Our goal with the web series is to expand the ‘Grey’s’ universe by offering a unique perspective of the various happenings at Seattle Grace, while paralleling some of the same storylines seen on the show. The intent is to put everything fans love about Grey’s into these short, four-minute mini-episodes that have been designed solely for the Internet,” said “Grey’s Anatomy” creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes. “We hope our fans will enjoy a new take on the familiar ‘Grey’s’ world – which will appear exclusively on our website during the time our actual episodes repeat, from November through January.”