ABC’s ‘The Great Christmas Light Fight’ Reality Competition Premieres December 9

In the first Christmas lights competition of its kind for television, 4 families will compete each week to transform their homes for the holidays in just 21 days. These 20 families were chosen through an extensive nationwide search based on their previous elaborate Christmas light displays, incredible choreography and over-the-top designs. At stake is a total of $250,000 in prizes, with $50,000 awarded each episode.

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‘Lady Gaga & Muppets Holiday Spectacular’ Airs Thanksgiving on ABC

LADY GAGA, KERMIT THE FROG (ABC/ Rick Rowell) On Thanksgiving night, November 28 at 9:30 pm ET/PT, the ABC Television Network will air the 90-minute special, ‘Lady Gaga & The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular.’ The broadcast offers an avant-garde twist on the classic holiday variety show as Lady Gaga goes backstage with The Muppets, making a performance dream come true for the multi-platinum singer songwriter when they combine forces to sing holiday favorites and Lady Gaga hits.

‘I was so excited when ABC called me about doing a holiday special this year,’ said Lady Gaga. ‘I knew it just wouldn’t be a complete night of laughter and memories without The Muppets! Can’t wait to see the gang again and I hope Miss Piggy’s still not mad about Kermit. We’re just friends!’

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Wet Seal to Launch ‘Crush’ Line of Fashion Inspired by Popular ABC Family Series

Crush by ABC Family for Wet Seal

Disney Consumer Products and ABC Family, in collaboration with The Wet Seal Inc., today announced a millennial lifestyle brand called ‘Crush by ABC Family.’ The new collection will offer an assortment of apparel and accessory styles wholly inspired by the fashion-forward female characters of ABC Family’s popular series. A first of its kind for Wet Seal, a leading specialty retailer to young women, the initial collection will be unveiled in all Wet Seal stores nationwide and online at wetseal.com this holiday season.

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ABC Family’s ’25 Days of Christmas’ 2013 Schedule

ABC Family’s annual ’25 Days of Christmas,’ cable’s biggest programming event of the year, will return with 25 continuous days of holiday-themed entertainment for the whole family. From December 1–25, viewers can ring in the holidays with original movies, holiday specials and returning favorites.

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‘Bachelor’ Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici Wedding to Air Live in January

Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici, the latest to join other ‘Bachelor’ couples who have walked down the aisle, will share a dramatic new chapter of their love story with millions of viewers and Bachelor Nation when ABC televises their much anticipated wedding — live, on ‘The Bachelor: Sean and Catherine’s Wedding,’ Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on the ABC Television Network. This will mark the first time ever a ‘Bachelor’ wedding has been telecast live.

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DMG Nashville: Disney’s Quiet Return to Country Music

DMG Nashville logoMore than four years ago, Disney Music Group closed the doors of its country music label, Lyric Street Records. Despite its size, it represented some of the largest acts in country music including SHeDAISY and — most notably — Rascal Flatts. While Disney attempted to shift most of its acts to other music divisions, the most successful of the lot took the news by leaving Disney altogether.

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David Blaine’s ‘Real or Magic’ Special to Air on ABC in November

David Blaine returns to primetime television in a groundbreaking new special ‘David Blaine: Real or Magic,’ this November on the ABC Network.

David Blaine’s signature brand of street magic mystifies the most recognizable celebrities in the world, including Jamie Foxx, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Ricky Gervais, Katy Perry, Woody Allen, and Robert DeNiro, to name a few. He goes into the homes of Kanye West and Harrison Ford, Will Smith and Olivia Wilde. He visits Stephen Hawking at his office in Cambridge University. Blaine also travels the world, astonishing people from all walks of life with never-before seen, inconceivable magic.

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‘Lights, Camera, Christmas!’ Reality Competition to Air on ABC in December

‘Lights, Camera, Christmas!’ is a new competition series in which 16 families from across America will decorate their homes to the extreme for Christmas —  in ways that would certainly make even Clark Griswold envious — for a $50,000 Grand Prize. The series will air this December on ABC.

In the first nationwide Christmas lights competition of its kind for television, four families will compete each week to transform their homes for the holidays in just 21 days. These 16 families were chosen through an extensive nationwide search, based on their previous elaborate Christmas light displays, incredible choreography and over-the-top designs. The four finalists will be flown to a surprise finale city to compete for the $50,000 Grand Prize.

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‘Dancing with the Stars’ Season Premiere to Integrate Facebook Social Media Tools

ABC and Facebook are partnering to bring real-time social conversations to the television screen, as ABC will be the first entertainment network to integrate Facebook’s newest tools for broadcast partners on primetime television with the season premiere of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ tonight at 8:00 pm ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.

Facebook will be bringing the conversations already taking place about ‘Dancing with the Stars’ online to the TV screen by enabling the audience to see how many people on Facebook are talking about the contestants, where the couples are generating the most buzz, whether they’re more popular among males or females, and where their fans live. Real-time conversations about the show from Facebook users will be displayed during the broadcast.

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NYCC: S.H.I.E.L.D. Limited Edition Personalized Badge and Shield from eFX (Presale Info)

SHIELD Badge & ID from eFXeFX Inc. has announced that in commemoration of the series premiere of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ on the ABC television network, it will be producing an exclusive NYCC limited edition line of a personalized S.H.I.E.L.D. ID cards and badge set, available exclusively to attendees of New York Comic-Con.

The metal badge is made from the original master molds of the screen-used badge and the ID card is made from the original digital files. It comes in a real leather ID wallet, which is embossed with the S.H.I.E.L.D. emblem. In addition to the replica of this incredible prop, the NYCC-exclusive convention edition includes a personalized S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent ID card.

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