With recent protests against the building of a Muslim community center near Ground Zero and the controversy surrounding a Florida pastor threatening to burn the Koran, ABC News’ “Good Morning America” launches a new three-part series, “Faith and Fear-Islam in America.” According to a recent ABC News / Washington Post poll, a quarter of Americans admit to feelings of prejudice against Muslims. This series will take a deeper look into the lives of Muslim Americans, how they practice their faith in this country and why many Americans are apprehensive about the religion.
Twelve celebrities and their dance partners will shine on stage and screen as season 11 of “Dancing with the Stars” gets underway. But the bright lights and fun won’t stop after the show! ABC.com presents multiple features online for fans to participate in and to enjoy. Available on www.abc.com this dancing season, in addition to full episodes, are exclusive video content, “Dancing Live Chat Party,” “Backstage at Dancing with the Stars!” with host Sabrina Bryan, and team shirts designed by the teams. The fun is all at your fingertips at www.abc.com/dancing-with-the-stars.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Disney is teaming up with Nielsen to produce an app for the iPad which will allow the app to provide content in real-time along with the broadcast of its new drama ‘My Generation.’
According to the article, the app will provide interactive opportunities for the viewer who will be able to participate in polls, trivia, twitter feeds and the like, all in relation to the specific program they are watching, whenever they are watching it. The app takes advantage of technology developed by Nielsen called audio watermarking in which the app’s content is triggered by audio cues from the television program through the iPad’s built-in microphone, which means the app will work even if the viewer is watching the show on a DVR.
Beginning at 12:01 a.m., ET on Thursday, September 16, ABC’s Music Lounge will launch the free download of the new single from Philadelphia-based Epic Records recording artist Tu Phace entitled “Change.” It will be available free for an exclusive window of 48 hours. This will the first glimpse of music that will both be inspired by and featured in the new fall drama series, “My Generation.” New songs and artists will be spotlighted on ABC Music Lounge throughout the season, culminating to the release of an original soundtrack for “My Generation” in December 2010.
The producers of the ABC hit reality series “Wipeout” are on a nationwide search to find dynamic men and women to participate in the upcoming fourth season. Potential contestants should be fun, strong-willed, outgoing, and have a great sense of humor. We’re also looking to cast engaged couples, father/daughter teams, mother/son teams, co-worker teams, celebrity look-alikes and contestants with wacky hidden talents. You can apply by following either of these two steps:
STEP 1: Go to www.mysticartpictures.com and fill out an online profile and application. Be sure to upload a picture to your profile as well.
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).
Modern Family returns to ABC with all new episodes on Wednesday, September 22.
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.
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.
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.