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[11 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
‘American Idol’ Set to Return to ABC for the 2017-18 Television Season

American Idol is set to return to the small screen thanks to an agreement between ABC and FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment.
The popular music competition series ended its run on Fox at the end of the 2015-16 season, but will be back on ABC for the 2017-18 season. A host and judges for the show will be announced at a later date.
“American Idol is a pop-culture staple that left the air too soon,” said Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment. “ABC is the right home to reignite the fan base. We are …

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[7 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Studios, ABC Television Earn Nominations from The Producers Guild of America

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) recently announced nominees for the 2014 PGA Awards, and both ABC and The Walt Disney Studios received nominations.
Ten films were nominated for the Guild’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures including Saving Mr. Banks (producers Ian Collie, Alison Owen, and Philip Steuer).
The last six Best Picture Oscar winners had previously won the PGA’s Darryl F. Zanuck award – which means if Saving Mr. Banks wins it has a good chance of winning again on Oscar night.
Two Disney films were …

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[14 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
Celebrate the Magic of the Holiday on Christmas Morning with the ‘Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade’

The 30th annual Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade special is set to air on Christmas Day on ABC with hosts Neil Patrick Harris, Nick Cannon, and special correspondent Lara Spencer from ABC’s Good Morning America.
The parade was filmed at Disneyland and the Walt Disney World Resort earlier this month with Nick Cannon hosting from California, and Neil Patrick Harris hosting the parade in Florida.
The Disneyland-based performances include Mary J. Blige, Jordan Sparks and Jason Derulo, in addition to a special performance by Demi Lovato, the cast of Disney Channel’s Teen …

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[26 Jul 2013 | Comments Off on 'Once Upon A Time' Executive Producers to be Featured on D23 Expo Panel | ]
'Once Upon A Time' Executive Producers to be Featured on D23 Expo Panel

Fans attending next month’s D23 Expo will have a chance to hear from the creative minds behind two of ABC's shows – the hit Once Upon A Time and the much-anticipated new show Once Upon A Time In Wonderland.
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Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, executive producers of Once Upon A Time and Once Upon A Time In Wonderland, will be featured at ABC’s ‘Once Upon A Time: Behind The Fairytale’ panel on Saturday, August 10 at 1 p.m. at Stage 23.
The dynamic duo will be talking about season three …

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[15 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
ABC Debuting Live Streaming Television App

The first live streaming television mobile app – Watch ABC – is being launched by Disney’s ABC network to select markets starting this week.
Viewers in New York City and Philadelphia can try the app for free until the end of June, and after that date it will be available to paying customers of certain cable and satellite providers including AT&T U-Verse, Comcast, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Midcontinent Communications, and Charter. By the end of the summer, cable subscribers in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh-Durham, and Fresno should also have …

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[26 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Transition Relationship of SOAPnet and Disney Junior Further Clarified

Many fans of SOAPnet have recently been concerned over the news that one of their favorite channels would abruptly stop broadcasting its usual programming on March 23, as it made way for the brand new Disney Junior channel.  However, sources from SOAPnet have reached out to DisZine to explain that the transition would be more gradual.
While SOAPnet will eventually go away, there will be no “hard stop” to its broadcasts.  Rather, SOAPnet and Disney Junior will run concurrently for a period of transition.  More information was shared in this article …

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[10 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
Justin Bieber, Jennifer Hudson to Headline a Star-Studded Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade

Some of the entertainment world’s biggest stars will be wishing you “Merry Christmas!” this holiday season, as Disney celebrates the magic of this special time with big names and a star-studded celebration.
Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade will air December 25 on ABC Television in the United States, and on CBC in Canada, and in 177 countries all over the world on the American Forces Network (AFN.)  But, if you, like us, can’t wait to see all the exciting surprises that Disney has in store, then you’re in luck, because we …

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[2 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
Anne Sweeney Named MIPCOM 2011 Personality of the Year

Anne Sweeney, Disney/ABC Television Group President, as well as Disney Media Works Co-Chair, has been named MIPCOM’s Personality of the Year for 2011 by Reed MIDEM, a leading organizer globally of tradeshows.  This marks the first time that a woman has been honored with the distinction.
Sweeney will accept the award during a gala dinner for industry executives to be held on October 5 in Cannes, France.  She will also be the keynote speaker for MIPCOM’s Media Mastermind series the same day.  The three day event, held October 3-6, will mark the …

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[1 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
D23 Expo to Feature Screenings and Q&A Sessions for ‘Prep and Landing,’ ‘Once Upon a Time’

In their latest announcement of what’s in store for Disney fans at the upcoming D23 Expo, Disney has announced that Expo attendees will be able to get a sneak peek at some upcoming ABC programs. The Expo will feature screenings and Q&A sessions for the highly anticipated new ABC series Once Upon a Time and the holiday special Prep and Landing: Naughty vs. Nice.
On Friday, August 19 at 12:45 PM on Stage 23, fans will be able to watch the Walt Disney Animated Studios special Prep and Landing: Naughty vs. …

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[16 Jul 2011 | One Comment | ]
Disney/ABC Television Receive 45 Emmy Award Nominations, 17 for ‘Modern Family’

Earlier this week, nominations for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced by the Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Walt Disney Company is certainly well-represented. Between the ABC Television Network, ABC Studios, ABC.com, Disney XD, and Disney Channel, the company garnered 45 nominations in total.
Leading the pack with 17 nominations was the ABC sitcom Modern Family. The show, which just finished its second season, was nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series and earned six nominations in the Supporting Actor/Actress categories alone. Modern Family was also nominated for Writing, Guest …