‘Time Machine Chefs’ Competition Seeks ‘Greatest Chef in History;’ Premieres August 16

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ABC’s ‘The Neighbors’ to Land at Comic-Con #SDCC

A unique booth at Comic Con 2012 will showcase the world of “The Neighbors,” a new comedy series coming to ABC this fall. In the new series, the very human Weaver family of New Jersey is in for the shock of their lives when they discover that the exclusive community they just moved to is populated by aliens from the planet Zabvron, who are passing themselves off as humans. “The Neighbors” booth will take Comic Con attendees through an “Earth training session.” Like all good Zabvronians here on a visit, they’ll get a new Earthling name, special guidelines for co-existing on their new planet . . . and a free T-shirt! Con goers who stop by the booth will also get a sneak peek at the new series. The booth will be open during Exhibit Floor hours: from 6:00-9:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 11, for Preview Night; from 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 12 through Saturday, July 14; and from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 15.

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‘Code 9′ Hidden Camera Reality Series to Premiere on Disney Channel July 26

A hidden camera, a sense of humor and the help of Hollywood’s top special effects artists are all kids and their families need to pull the ultimate good-natured prank on their unsuspecting mom or dad in “Code: 9,” a new hidden camera reality series that’s comedy for the whole family, premiering Thursday, July 26 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on Disney Channel.

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Disney and ABC to Present Academy Awards Program Worldwide Through 2020

Disney Media Distribution and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have extended their agreement for DMD to distribute the annual Academy Awards® telecast internationally through 2020, Tom Sherak, Academy president and Anne Sweeney, president of the Disney/ABC Television Group, announced today. The previous agreement had been set to expire in 2014.

“Disney Media Distribution has been successful in securing distribution around the world for the Academy Awards and we’re thrilled to extend this partnership,” said Sherak. “The Oscars are an international event beloved by a global audience. It’s a testament to the magic of Hollywood.”

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‘Once Upon A Time,’ ‘666 Park Avenue’ to Represent ABC at San Diego Comic-Con

'666 Park Avenue' Limited Edition Keycard for San Diego Comic-ConIn support for its second season, ABC has announced a full panel for ‘Once Upon A Time,’ featuring its stars and creators. Moderated by TV Guide magazine’s William Keck, the panel will consist of co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz and cast members Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin and Meghan Ory.

The panel will take place on Saturday, July 14 from 11:00 am – 11:45 am in Ballroom 20 and will be followed by an autograph session in Room 28C from 12:15 – 1:00 pm.

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Disney Channel, Disney XD Details Full Panel Line-up for San Diego Comic-Con

High-wattage star power and notable creative teams from Disney’s favorite series for kids and families are the centerpiece of Disney Channel and Disney XD’s fan meetings at the leading pop culture convention, Comic-Con International 2012, Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14 in San Diego.

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‘Bachelor Pad’ Pits Veterans Against Super Fans; Premieres July 23

Hosted by Chris Harrison (“The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette”), “Bachelor Pad” returns MONDAY, July 23 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) with its most controversial cast to date, as 15 unforgettable characters from the “Bachelor” franchise – those we love and those we love to hate — gather back at the mansion to live together to possibly find a second chance at love and compete for $250,000. Last season, Michael Stagliano won the money but lost at love – this season he moves into the mansion and will put everything on the line, even his winnings from last season, to find love. Also, fresh off the wrath of Emily on this week’s episode of “The Bachelorette,” Villain Kalon McMahon decides to lick his wounds and move into “Bachelor Pad.” Other residents will include “Bachelorette 5″ fan favorites Ed Swiderski, winner, and contestant Reid Rosenthal, who proposed to Jillian Harris.

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‘Suburgatory’ Complete First Season on DVD September 18

'Suburgatory' on DVDWarner Brothers Home Video has announced that it will make the complete first season of the ABC comedy ‘Suburgatory’ available to own on DVD beginning September 18, 2012, in time for the premiere of the series’ second season.

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Radio Disney to Host ‘Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Summer Adventures’ Events Nationwidd

Disney Junior is celebrating summer with fun, interactive events themed around the hit series “Jake and the Never Land Pirates;” May 2012’s #1 cable TV series among kids 2-5 and #1 cable preschool series in women 18-49. The “Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Summer Adventures” family events will be hosted by Radio Disney at over 25 Simon Malls across 10 markets beginning SATURDAY, JUNE 23 – SUNDAY, JULY 1.

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Disney Channel Live Online Begins Testing for Comcast Subscribers; More Providers to Follow

Select Comcast subscribers are now (or soon) able to watch the Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior networks broadcast live online. The channels will eventually be offered to all Comcast Xfinity customers who subscribe to them at no additional charge, but for now it appears to be in private testing.

The channels will eventually be accessible via WATCHDISNEYCHANNEL.COM, WATCHDISNEYXD.COM and WATCHDISNEYJUNIOR.COM respectively, along with apps for Apple iPhone and iPad devices as well as Android devices. In addition to watching the channels live, eligible viewers will also have the opportunity to watch select shows and movies before they air.

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