‘Home Alone 5: Alone in the Dark’ Begins Production for ABC Family

ABC Family and Fox TV Studios announced that production has begun on the latest installment in the popular “Home Alone” franchise, starring Malcolm McDowell, Debi Mazar, Edward Asner, Eddie Steeples, and Christian Martyn. The movie is set to premiere as part of the network’s annual “25 Days of Christmas” programming event.

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GIVEAWAY: Win ‘Jane by Design: Volume One’ on DVD

'Jane by Design: Volume One' on DVDABC Family and Stitch Kingdom are proud to offer the opportunity for one of our readers to win a free copy of ‘Jane by Design: Volume One’ on DVD, available to own on March 20, 2012 (now available for pre-order).

‘Jane by Design’ is a light-hearted drama about Jane, a teenager who lands a job at Donovan Decker, a hip fashion house, when they mistake her for an adult. Jane soon finds herself juggling life both as a regular high school student and as an assistant to a high powered executive in the cutthroat world of fashion… all while trying to keep her true identity a secret.

‘Jane by Design’ stars Erica Dasher as Jane Quimby; Nick Roux as Billy Nutter, Rowly Dennis as Jeremy Jones, India de Beaufort as India Jourdain, Meagan Tandy as Lulu Pope, Matthew Atkinson as Nick Fadden and features Andie MacDowell who stars as Gray Chandler Murray — Jane’s steely boss whose constant demands keep her on her toes.

The entry period runs though March 19, 2012. See the entry form below to how to enter on Facebook and/or Twitter. Enter daily through Twitter (see below for details).

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ABC Family Orders ‘Bunheads’ Starring Sutton Foster

ABC Family, the Millennial-skewing network, continues to expand its original programming slate, giving the greenlight to the new drama series “Bunheads” (working title), it was announced today by Michael Riley, president, ABC Family.

Executive-produced by Amy Sherman-Palladino (“Gilmore Girls”) and headlined by Tony Award®-winning actor Sutton Foster, “Bunheads” is the tale of a Las Vegas showgirl who impulsively marries a man, moves to his sleepy coastal town, and takes an uneasy role at her new mother-in-law’s dance school. “Bunheads” joins ABC Family’s recently announced new original series, “Baby Daddy” and “Beverly Hills Nannies.” All three series will begin production in Spring 2012.

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‘Babby Daddy,’ ‘Beverly Hills Nannies’ Join ABC Family; ‘Secret Life’ Renewed; Plus ‘Mistle-Tones’ Holiday Movie

ABC Family, the Millennial-skewing network, continues its record breaking momentum as it grows its line-up of groundbreaking original programming. Michael Riley, president ABC Family, announced the first portion of the network’s programming slate today. The network has given the greenlight to the new comedy series, ‘Baby Daddy,’ which is the highest testing comedy pilot in the network’s history, and is jumping back into the reality space with ‘Beverly Hills Nannies.’ Additionally, ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager,’ starring Golden Globe® nominee Shailene Woodley, was greenlit for a record breaking 5th season, taking it into over 100 episodes.

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Gloriana ‘(Kissed You) Goodnight’ Music Video to Premiere on ABC Family, January 13

ABC Family will present the world premiere exclusive of Gloriana’s newest video, ‘(Kissed You) Goodnight,’ on January 13th, 2012 during the airing of A Walk to Remember, beginning at 8:30 pm ET/PT. ‘(Kissed You) Goodnight’ is the first single from the band’s forthcoming second studio album on Emblem Music Group/Warner Bros. Records. The new video stars Megan Park (‘The Secret Life of An American Teenager’ and A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song, which premieres on ABC Family January 22nd at 8pm ET/PT). Immediately after the airing, the full length video will be available on abcfamily.com.

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‘Village People’ with Jennie Garth Begins Production on Pilot for ABC Family

ABC Family has begun production on their new pilot, “Village People,” filming in Los Angeles. The multi-camera half-hour comedy stars Jennie Garth (“90210,” “Dancing with the Stars”), John O’Hurley (“Seinfeld”), Sadie Calvano (“J. Edgar”), Sebastian Sozzi (“House”), and Rachel Cannon (“Two and a Half Men”).

“Village People,” from executive producer Meg DeLoatch (“Brothers,” “Eve,” “One on One”), follows Alexa (Garth), a single, high-powered career woman looking to start a family and ends up taking in the pregnant teenager (Calvano) she was planning to adopt from. Garth is also Executive Producer

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‘Pretty Little Liars’ ‘A is Everywhere’ Photo Contest to Award Visit to Set

As the new season of ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars” draws closer, fans are seeing evil doer, “A,” in the most unusual places: on their bus rides to school, in the clouds, on mountains, in their food and even on their pets!” Inspired by fan photos of these unexpected sightings, ABC Family is launching the “A is Everywhere” photo contest on ABCFamily.com/AisEverywhere and Facebook.com/prettylittleliars beginning Dec. 5, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. PST. The person who submits the photo that gets most votes wins a trip for two to Los Angeles to visit the set of “Pretty Little Liars.”

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‘Pretty Little Liars’ Picked Up for Third Season; New Episodes Begin January 2

Michael Riley, president ABC Family, announced today that the network has picked up a third season of its hit original series “Pretty Little Liars.” The all new season will consist of 24 one-hour episodes that will start to air mid 2012. “Pretty Little Liars” is set to return on ABC Family with the rest of season two on Monday, January 2nd at 8:00 pm ET/PT.

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‘Intercept’ Pilot for ABC Family Begins Production

ABC Family has begun production on their new pilot, ‘Intercept,’ filming in Los Angeles. ‘Intercept’ stars Danielle Panabaker (‘Shark’), Austin Butler (‘Switched At Birth’), Chloe Wang (‘The Nightlife’) and Nolan Gerard Funk (‘Aliens in America’).

‘Intercept’ is a one-hour technology and action driven drama about a group of college students who get roped into solving crimes when one of them creates a high-tech communication device that intercepts conversations throughout the West Coast. ‘Intercept’ will be executive-produced and written by Ray Wright (The Crazies, Case 39, Pulse), as well executive produced and directed by Kevin Hooks (‘Prison Break,’ ‘Detroit 187,’ ‘Bones’).

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ABC Family to Donate to Student Suggested Projects with ‘Bright Student, Big Ideas!’

ABC Family is joining forces with DonorsChoose.org on the “Bright Student, Big Ideas!” campaign, www.ABCFamily.com/BrightStudents. For the first time ever, public school students in grades 9-12 will be able to work with their teachers to submit a project for funding. ABC Family will “Double Your Impact,” providing 50 percent of the project funding (up to $100,000 in total funding).

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