ABC’s ‘Day of Giving’ Expands to Include Radio Disney, Disney Store, More Shows

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ABC Names Monday ‘Day of Giving’ to Encourage Support for Hurricane Sandy Relief

Following the announcement made today by Robert A. Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company of a $2 Million donation for Hurricane Sandy relief and rebuilding efforts, the Disney/ABC Television Group today announced that it will designate Monday, November 5, 2012 as a “Day of Giving” across network and syndicated programming spanning News, Daytime, Primetime and Late Night, encouraging the tens of millions of viewers engaged throughout the day to help those impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

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‘Newsies’ to Offer Free Performance in New York City on November 2

Disney's 'Newsies' on BroadwayDisney Theatrical’s ‘Newsies’ has announced that it will be taping a performance on the morning of Friday, November 2 as part of the CBS Thanksgiving Parade special.  The cast will perform ‘King of New York’ to a very lucky, intimate crowd of just 75 ‘fansies’ at the Nederlander Theatre located at 208 W 41st Street in Manhattan, between 7th and 8th Avenues.

According to the event page from their official Facebook page, the taping will occur between 10 am and 11:30 am and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis only, with lines forming at 9 am. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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‘Mickey & Donald Have A Farm’ Premieres November 5, on DVD December 11

'Mickey and Donald Have a Farm' on Disney DVDAhead of any official announcement, Amazon.com is now listing the DVD edition of the ‘Mickey Mouse Club’ music special ‘Mickey & Donald Have Farm‘ will be available to own on December 11, just a few short weeks after it debuts on Disney Channel on November 5, 2012.

Get set to roll up your sleeves, ride the Clickety-Clack Tractor and lend a helping hand in this farm-tastic barnyard adventure!

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WWE’s The Miz to Star in ‘Christmas Bounty’ Original Movie for ABC Family

WWE Studios and ABC Family today announced that WWE Studios and ABC Family are developing an upcoming television movie, Christmas Bounty, for a 2013 world premiere during ABC Family’s popular ’25 Days of Christmas’ programming event. WWE Superstar The Miz is attached to star in a lead role.

Christmas Bounty is an action-filled comedy about a former bounty hunter turned elementary schoolteacher. Determined to have a normal life, and keep her bounty hunter past a secret, she reluctantly returns home for Christmas to help save the family business by catching the one bounty that got away. But when her fiancé follows her home for the holiday, she struggles to hide her wild family business and a bounty hunter ex-boyfriend she thought she’d left behind. Written by Andrew Black & Vivian Lee, and James Berg & Stan Zimmerman, the movie is scheduled to go into production in early 2013.

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‘DWTS: All Stars’ Country Night Features Little Big Town, Big and Rich, Taylor Swift and Jason Mraz

Put on your cowboy wear… It’s Country night, on “Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars,” MONDAY, OCTOBER 29 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Each couple will be performing to a Country hit song where the celebrity will be required to perform a solo during his or her routine. Three-time CMA Award-nominated group Little Big Town will rock the stage, performing their smash hit, “Pontoon,” accompanied by The Troupe. The remaining eight couples will perform together in a Freestyle Group Dance. Accompanying the Group Dance, Country legends Big & Rich, along with Cowboy Troy, will perform a medley of “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)” and “I Play Chicken with the Train,” two of the show’s most exciting freestyle songs from previous seasons. This is the first time the show’s Group Dance will be accompanied by musical guests.

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‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ Returns for Four Holiday Specials

The heart-tugging, original feel-good series, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” returns to ABC with four special holiday-themed episodes. The first episode will premiere Monday, November 26 at 9:01 pm ET, immediately following the ‘Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars’ Performance Finale on the ABC Television Network. The remaining three episodes will air on the following three Mondays, December 3, December 10 and December 17.

Guest host Jenny McCarthy visits the Watson Family of Knoxville, TN in a special Thanksgiving-themed show. The Watson family has adopted children and runs a home for single mothers in need called Restoration House. The episode features a visit to the ‘Wipeout’ set and an appearance by UFC Champion fighter Jon ‘Bones’ Jones.

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‘The Mistle-Tones’ ABC Family Original Movie Musical to Premiere December 9

ABC Family will premiere The Mistle-Tones, an all new original musical starring Tori Spelling (‘Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood’) and Tia Mowry (‘The Game’) on Sunday, December 9 at 8:00 pm ET/PT. The movie will air as part of the network’s annual ’25 Days of Christmas’ programming event.

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‘Socio’ Begins Production for ABC Family, Adding Sam Robards to Cast

ABC Family began production today on the drama series pilot “Socio,” starring Avan Jogia (“Victorious), Maddie Hasson (“The Finder”), Kylie Bunbury (“Prom”), Kimberly Quinn (“Terriers”) and Denise Richards (“Two and a Half Men”). Also recently cast in the project is Sam Robards (“Treme,” “Gossip Girl”). Kathy Najimy (“Make it or Break It”) and Grey Damon (“The Nine Lives of Chloe King”) have also been cast as guest stars.

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LISTEN: Cee Lo Green’s ‘All I Need is Love’ Featuring the Muppets

'All I Need is Love' by Cee Lo Green With accompanying artwork featuring some very recognizable friends, Cee Lo Green’s YouTube channel has posted what appears to be the entire ‘All I Need Is Love’ track from his upcoming holiday album ‘Cee Lo’s Magic Moment.’ Recorded and performed recently for an upcoming television special to air on TV Guide Channel, ‘All I Need Is Love’ is an original tune featuring a familiar hook and some familiar voices.

special thanks to Muppet Mindset for the heads up

 

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