Video: Sneak Peek at Season Premiere of ‘Modern Family’

ABC has just released this video promoting the upcoming second season of its Emmy Award-winning comedy, Modern Family. A clip from the season premiere is preceded by a small interview with cast members Eric Stonestreet (who also won an Emmy for his role on the show as Cam), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Mitchell), Julie Bowen (Claire) and Ty Burrell (Phil) as well as some red carpet interviews delivered by Rico Rodriguez (Manny).

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‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ to Rebuild Lighthouse School Devastated by Tennessee Floods

The “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” team is taking the bull by the horns and heading to Tennessee, “The Volunteer State.” With their sights set on the city of Nashville, the designers are poised to honor a community that lives by the code that neighbors help neighbors. After the devastating 500 year flood on May 1st of this year, much of “Music City” was left under water, a number of people died and there was widespread property damage. At the center of the tragedy is the Lighthouse School and the family who’s been running it since 2003, the Sweatt family. The school became known nationally when news stations featured footage of one of their buildings floating down the interstate. Yet, despite the extensive damage to their own facility, the Sweatt family spearheaded recovery efforts, and to date have helped over 200 families.

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‘LIVE! With Regis and Kelly’ Seeking Participants for ‘Human Mattress Domino’ World Record Attempt in NYC

On Thursday, September 16, ABC’s ‘LIVE! With Regis and Kelly’ is looking to set a new Guiness World Record for the largest ‘human mattress dominoes’ attempt as part of the ‘Guinness World Record Breaker Week 2010.’

Participants will each be provided with a twin-sized mattress and arranged in the ‘human domino’ formation. When signaled, participants will fall backwards one-by-one just like a set of dominoes. Participants must be 17 years of age or older (17 year olds must be accompanied by someone 18 and over) and taller than 4’11”. Participants must also be able to provide ID and sign a release form.

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Fans Invited to Vote on Official ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Poster Art for Season Seven

As a thank you to the loyal viewers of “Grey’s Anatomy,” executive producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, along with ABC, are giving the series’ Facebook fans the opportunity to select the official poster art for Season Seven.

Beginning today, September 7, six images will be uploaded to the official “Grey’s Anatomy” Facebook page. Fans will have until Thursday, September 16 at 9:00 p.m., ET to cast their votes. The poster image that receives the most Facebook “comments” and “likes” will become the official art.

Select fans who participate may also be recipients of a surprise collectors’ item from the show.

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ABC and CafePress Now Offer Fan-Designed Merchandise for Popular ABC Programs

ABC Entertainment Group and CafePress, a market-leading online destination for user-designed T-shirts and gifts, today announced a groundbreaking new merchandising agreement that builds upon the success of their existing relationship. CafePress will power a new, cutting-edge ABC Online Store, located at www.abctvstore.com, where fans of ABC’s popular shows will be able to buy official merchandise alongside merchandise designed by fellow fans. The new online store will fully leverage CafePress’ proprietary Print-on-Demand technology and product customization tools that facilitate real-time retail planning and high-touch consumer engagement.

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ABC’s ‘Detroit 1-8-7′ to Open New York Television Festival; Michael Imperioli to Offer Q&A Session

The New York Television Festival (NYTVF) today announced the Primetime lineup for its sixth annual Festival, offering audiences a sneak peek at the networks’ most highly anticipated fall premieres on ABC, BBC America, FOX, IFC and NBC. This year’s Festival is highlighted by the red carpet premieres of ABC’s “Detroit 1-8-7” with Michael Imperioli, IFC’s “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret” with David Cross, and “Running Wilde” with Will Arnett. The Primetime line up also features special screenings of NBC’s “Short Cuts” hosted by Greg Giraldo and BBC America’s US premiere of the mini-series “Luther.”

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‘Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution’ Renewed for Second Season

The Emmy Award-winning reality series “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” has received a second season pick-up and will premiere later this season on ABC. In the new season, Jamie Oliver, the impassioned chef, TV personality and best-selling author, will bring the revolution to the nation’s second largest city of Los Angeles, CA and take on his biggest challenge yet. The series, which recently won the 2010 Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program, will run for six episodes.

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Disney Channel, ABC and ABC Family Offer High-Definition TV Per-Episode Rentals via iTunes (Details)

iTunes 10As expected, Apple today announced that television programs in HD format will now be available for rent through iTunes 10, which is now available for download. Apple promises thousands of episodes, many of which will be available the day after broadcast. The Disney/ABC Television Group is well represented in the initial offering, with shows from ABC, ABC Family and Disney Channel joining shows from Fox and BBC America.

Each episode rental costs $.99 and can be viewed on Mac, PC, iPhone, iPod Touch and Apple TV. You’ll have thirty days from rental to begin watching the episode and 48 hours from that point to complete watching it before the rental period expires.

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‘Dancing With The Stars’ Celebrity Pairings for Season 11 Announced

The celebrity and professional pairings for the fall 2010 season of Dancing With The Stars was announced this morning on ABC’s Good Morning America and are as follows:

  • Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough
  • Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas
  • Brandy and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
  • Margaret Cho and Louis Van Amstel
  • Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani
  • Florence Henderson and Corky Ballas
  • Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino and Karina Smirnoff
  • Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya
  • Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke
  • David Hasselhoff and Kym Johnson
  • Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer
  • Michael Bolton and Chelsie Hightower

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ABC’s NoOrdinaryContest.com to Award One Extraordinary Family Walt Disney World Vacation

The contest we first told you about when we gave you the key to watching the series premiere of “No Ordinary Family” is now live!

Even the most ordinary of families are extraordinary in their own special way. Now ABC’s “No Ordinary Family” is looking for the most extraordinary family to tell America what makes theirs stand out from the rest. Submit a video to ABC at www.NoOrdinaryContest.com telling us what makes your family extraordinary and we might send you on No Ordinary VIP vacation for five days and four nights to the Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida.

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