As part of its expansion in the unscripted arena, ABC Family announced today that it has picked up a new docu-series, ‘My Transparent Life,’ direct to series from Ryan Seacrest Productions.
The groundbreaking new reality series ‘My Transparent Life’ centers on a teenager named Ben who learns his parents are not only getting a divorce but also that his dad is becoming a woman. The series will follow Ben, his family and his friends as they support one another through this unexpected journey and watch Charlie slowly become Carly, as she experiences the many stages of her transition from male to female. The show is a generational story of a loving family and circle of friends supporting one another through this unfamiliar and unexpected situation.
Disney Theatrical has announced that ‘Glee’ alum Darren Criss, Toni Braxton, Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell has joined the already all-star cast that will be featured on the upcoming ‘Backstage with Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years’ special airing on the ABC Network on Sunday, December 14 at 7:00 pm ET/PT. According to an announcement by Criss via video (seen below), he will be performing alongside Elton John.
The newly announced talent joins a wealth of theatrical talent including host Jesse Tyler Ferguso and musical performances from Sir Elton John, Sam Palladio and Clare Bowen, Ashley Brown (‘Mary Poppins’) and Adam Jacobs (‘Aladdin’). Braxton once starred in the Broadway production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ as Belle.
On December 2, ABC will premiere the second half-hour television special from Pixar Animation Studios, ‘Toy Story That Time Forgot.’ A follow-up to the Halloween-ish ‘Toy Story of TERROR,’ ‘Time Forgot’ is billed as a holiday special, taking place a couple of days after Christmas.
ABC Studios has released new images from next week’s episode of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ which features Hayley Atwell and Reed Diamond in their respective roles of Agent Peggy Carter and Daniel Whitehall.
In the November 18 episode, titled ‘The Things We Bury,’ Coulson and team find themselves in an epic face-off against Hydra to uncover an ancient secret, while Ward kidnaps his brother, Senator Christian Ward, for a violent trip down memory lane.
If you have your DVR set to record the ‘Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade,’ you may want to take a few minutes to reprogram it. ABC has confirmed what has already been reported at both the Walt Disney World Resort via it’s Very Merry Christmas Party map and the Disneyland Resort — which is filming its half today — that the annual holiday program will in fact be dubbed the ‘Disney Parks Frozen Christmas Celebration.’ The official program description is as follows:
Season four of ABC’s fairytale drama ‘Once Upon A Time’ has been boasting the tagline ‘Once has been Frozen‘ as it already introduced several mainstays from the popular Disney animated film – Elsa (Georgina Haig), Anna (Elizabeth Lail), Kristoff (Scott Michael Foster), Hans (Tyler Jacob Moore) — and even Sven.
From the producers of the Emmy-winning reality series, “Shark Tank,” comes the launch of a new companion series for ABC, “Beyond the Tank.” The ten one-hour episodes from Sony Pictures Television and United Artists Media Group will explore the opportunities and challenges that come after striking a deal on “Shark Tank.” The series will air on ABC.
Audiences familiar with the compelling ups and downs of the negotiations will be further engaged in the drama that takes place after the entrepreneurs’ appearance on “Shark Tank.” What lies in the aftermath of their investment? Did a promising deal turn sour or launch a million dollar profit margin? After closer inspection of the business, did the Sharks or the entrepreneur back out of the deal?
Echoing news we broke on Twitter last week, ABC Television has announced it will air a new Marvel-themed special, ‘Marvel: Pulp to Pop’ on Tuesday, November 4 at 9:00 pm ET/PT. Allowing viewers to experience an exciting journey through the 75 year history of the Marvel Universe, from its humble beginnings as Timely Comics in 1939 to the birth of The Marvel Age in the 1960s, and finally the cinematic blockbusters of today the special will be hosted by Marvel’s own Agent 13, Emily VanCamp, who also stars in the ABC Studios drama, ‘Revenge.’
ABC Studios has released some new behind-the-scenes photos from the upcoming ‘Once Upon A Time’ episode, ‘Rocky Road,’ which will premiere on ABC on Sunday, October 12 at 8:00 pm ET/PT. You can find several of the stills in our gallery below which feature Tyler Jacob Moore as Hans and Elizabeth Mitchell as the Snow Queen.