Disney XD’s ‘Future Worm’ Animated Series to Premiere August 1

‘Future-Worm!,’ an animated comedy adventure series about an optimistic 12-year-old who creates a time machine lunch box, and then meets and befriends a fearless worm from the future (with titanium-enforced abs), will premiere Monday, August 1 at 11:00 am ET/PT on Disney XD. Created and executive-produced by Emmy Award-winning director Ryan Quincy, the comedy follows Danny and Future Worm as they embark on adventures through space, time and study hall. The characters were introduced last year in a popular ‘Future-Worm!’ short-form series on Disney XD and Disney XD’s YouTube Channel.

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‘Elena of Avalor’ to Premiere July 22; Available on Demand on July 1

ELENA OF AVALORPrincess Elena of Avalor will make her royal debut in the highly anticipated animated series “Elena of Avalor,” with a one-hour premiere event FRIDAY, JULY 22 (7:00-8:00 p.m., EDT), on Disney Channel. The theme song is performed by Gaby Moreno, Latin Grammy Award winner for Best New Artist, and Elena’s anthem “My Time” is performed by Aimee Carrero.

Set in the enchanted fairytale land of Avalor, the series tells the story of Elena, a brave and adventurous teenager who has saved her kingdom from an evil sorceress and must now learn to rule as crown princess until she is old enough to be queen. Elena’s journey will lead her to understand that her new role requires thoughtfulness, resilience and compassion, the traits of all truly great leaders.

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‘Star Vs. The Forces of Evil’ Star-Filled Second Season Begins July 11; Comic Series Launches in September

Star vs. the Forces of Evil Star and Marco's Guide to Mastering Every Dimension (Guide to Life)The Annie Award-nominated series, ‘Star vs. The Forces of Evil,’ starring Eden Sher as the voice of Star Butterfly, the fiercely awesome teen princess from another dimension, will begin its second season on Monday, July 11 at 10:30 am on Disney XD and the Disney XD app.

The second season uncovers the mythology around Star’s Royal Magic Wand, her family history and the powers she will someday fully possess. Additionally, Star and Marco’s adventures get even weirder as they are introduced to new magical characters.

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Freeform’s ‘Dead of Summer’ Premieres June 28

MARK INDELICATO, AMBER CONEY, PAULINA SINGER, ELIZABETH LAIL, RONEN RUBINSTEINSeven camp counselors plan for the best summer of their lives, but the evil lurking at Camp Stillwater has other plans in store for them in the series premiere of ‘Dead of Summer,’ debuting on the Freeform network on Tuesday, June 28 at 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm ET.

Set in the late 1980s, school is out for the summer, and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Stillwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses—and first kills. Stillwater’s dark, ancient mythology awakens, and what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn.

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ABC Announces Fall 2016-2017 Primetime Series Schedule

ABC continues its commitment to distinctive storytelling with the announcement of its 2016-17 slate of programming, including the addition of nine new series. Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, will unveil the network’s new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall, in New York City.

“Our new shows reflect the inclusive and empowering storytelling that defines the ABC brand. We will continue to raise the bar for our audience, investing in great storytellers and reflecting the authentic faces and voices of the world around us,” said Dungey.

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‘Yo-kai Watch 2’ on Nintendo 3DS in September; New Season on Disney XD in Summer

'Yokai Watch 2'Nintendo of America announced earlier today that ‘Yo-kai Watch 2’ will become available for the Nintendo 3DS on September 30, 2016. Promising the same deep RPG gameplay and wacky adventures as the first game, the new adventure also offers many new areas to explore outside of Springdale, more than 100 new Yo-kai, a new-and-improved in-game Yo-kai Watch and even the ability to travel back in time. ‘Yo-kai Watch 2’ will launch with two versions: ‘Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits’ and ‘Yo-Kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls,’ each featuring rare Yo-kai that can only be found in their respective games.

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WATCH: ABC Teases New Shows For Fall 2016-2017 Season

NED, ALLISON TOLMANAhead of its Upfronts presentation taking place in New York City on Tuesday, May 17, ABC has begun teasing new upcoming series it will begin airing this fall. You can find more information about each of the series being previewed as well as a brief teaser embedded below.

Martin is a philosopher of sorts and recently a lonely one.  The woman he lives with, Nan (Emmy nominated Allison Tolman), just isn’t giving him the attention he needs.  Their daily walks are a thing of the past.

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Freeform Announces New Series, Late Night TV, ‘Freeform Fest’ Plus ‘Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger,’ ‘Greek: Reunion’ and More

Freeform is already resonating with viewers three months post launch, Tom Ascheim, president, Freeform, will announce at the upfront today in New York. In a recent brand tracker survey*, consumers describe Freeform with a wide range of positive personality attributes including “fresh,” “bold,” “innovative,” “modern,” “cool” and “made for me.” Brand attributes of “wholesome,” “family friendly,” and “predictable” all declined. Other measured categories including the idea that Freeform is “forward-thinking,” “fun and entertaining to watch,” “has compelling stories,” “has programs with situations and characters I can relate to” and makes them “feel good when they watch this network” improved significantly as well.

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‘Beyond’ Series Starts Production for Freeform

Production begins this week in Vancouver on Freeform’s latest original series ‘Beyond.’ ‘Beyond’ is a one-hour drama about Holden, a young man who wakes up from a coma after 12 years and discovers new abilities that propel him into the middle of a dangerous conspiracy. Now Holden must try and figure out what happened to him during those 12 years; how to survive a world that changed while he was gone; and answer the question, why did this happen to him?

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Anthony Stewart Head Joins Freeform’s ‘Guilt’

 (ABC Family/Nick Ray) DAISY HEADActor Anthony Stewart Head has been cast on Freeform’s new original series ‘Guilt’ in a recurring role as James Lahue, Grace and Natalie Atwood’s wealthy, charming stepfather with ties to murder victim Molly Ryan. He has begun work in London alongside his daughter, Daisy Head, who stars as Grace, the prime suspect in the murder. The series is a co-production of Sea to Sky Entertainment, the joint venture between Lionsgate Television and Thunderbird Films and BV Family Productions, and stars Billy Zane, Emily Tremaine, Cristian Solimeno, Naomi Ryan, Kevin Ryan, Zachary Fall , Simona Brown and newcomer Sam Cassidy.

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