Posts Tagged ‘ABC’

ABC New Release Summer Programming – State of Georgia

Posted 08 Jun 2011 — by Nicole P
Category Essay, Hollywood Beat

By Rachel Menendez State of Georgia is an all-new original, half-hour multi-cam comedy series starring Raven-Symoné as Georgia, an aspiring actress with a larger-than-life personality, and her science geek best friend, Jo (Majandra Delfino), who are trying to make professional and personal headway in New York City.

Summer is just around the corner and that means a whole lot of new shows coming to light. One of the first shows of the blocks is State of Georgia, which lands on screens Wednesday, June 29 at 8:30pm E.T.

According to ABC, State of Georgia, is an all-new original, half-hour multi-cam comedy series starring Raven-Symoné as Georgia, an aspiring actress with a larger-than-life personality, and her science geek best friend, Jo (Majandra Delfino), who are trying to make professional and personal headway in New York City.

The series also stars Loretta Devine (Grey’s Anatomy, Jumping the Broom) as Aunt Honey. State of Georgia will follow the summer return of the network’s hit comedy series, Melissa & Joey at 8:00PM ET/PT. Read More

ABC Leads Network Programming in Week 36

Posted 08 Jun 2011 — by Nicole P
Category Essay, Hollywood Beat

By Rachel Menendez Dancing with the Stars is one of the biggest draw cards having just enjoyed its biggest ever audience for a spring finale.

The latest ratings continue to confirm the dominance of ABC over its rival networks. ABC is now airing seven of the top 20 TV shows in the adults 18-49 years-old bracket, which is more than any other network.

Additionally the network is also delivering two out of the top three most-watched shows overall.

ABC is the most watched network on Mondays over the past 11 weeks – Dancing with the Stars is one of the biggest draw cards having just enjoyed its biggest ever audience for a spring finale. Read More

Disney/ABC TV Group Signs Multi-Platform Deal with Katie Couric

Posted 08 Jun 2011 — by Nicole P
Category Essay, Hollywood Beat

By Rachel Menendez Starting from this summer, Couric will join the ABC News team, contributing to all programs and platforms.

Disney/ABC have just signed award-winning journalist and best-selling author Katie Couric to host and produce a daily daytime show to premier in 2012.

Katie Couric is a winner of the distinguished duPont, Murrow and Cronkite Awards and numerous Emmy’s. She is already well known to American and international audiences and ABC is looking forward to having her lend her experience to the ABC news team.

The deal will see Couric join the ABC news team as well as hosting and producing a daily hour-long syndicated talk show. It has been announced that the show will premiere in September, 2012. Read More

ABC Dominates Sunday Ratings

Posted 07 Jun 2011 — by Nicole P
Category Essay, Hollywood Beat

By Rachel Menendez The NBA finals got the biggest rating slot for all programs in more than a year.

ABC continues to not only dominate the week day programming, but is also showing its force in weekend programming too.

The results for Sunday, June 5 show that the coverage of the NBA finals beat out the channel’s competitors NBC, Fox and CBS by 31 per cent combined in the crucial 18-49 year-old adults bracket.

The results of the ratings show that this is the hottest NBA season in more than 7 years with the highest rise in ratings and viewers in that period for a final. Read More

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides coming to TV?

Posted 27 May 2011 — by Nicole P
Category Essay, Film Industry News

By James Dohan ABC Family announced today the acquisition of the film “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” from Walt Disney Pictures.

ABC Family announced today the acquisition of the film “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” from Walt Disney Pictures. The deal provides ABC Family with the first-window rights to the network premiere which is scheduled for 2013.

Tom Zappala, executive VP of ABC described the film “as one of this summer’s most highly-anticipated movies” since the audiences love the world-known franchise that is thrilled with excitement, charm and good fun. In addition to the first three ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ films Zappala mentioned that ‘ABC are thrilled to add this installment’.

The film will be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Rob Marshall, Read More

Lady Gaga Live, Monday, May 23 on ABC’s The View

Posted 21 May 2011 — by Nicole P
Category Essay, Hollywood Beat

By Rachel Menendez  Watch Lady Gaga Live on ABC's The View.

If you are Gaga for the Lady, then tune into “The View” on Monday, May 23 for an interview with pop’s brightest reigning star Lady Gaga.

“Born This Way”, which drops Monday, May 23, is the much anticipated latest release from Lady Gaga who has thrilled fans since she literally burst onto the charts and had them, panting for more.

Gaga will be in the studio with hosts Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd to discuss her newest album in what is sure to be a fun and fascinating interview.

“Born This Way” is being feted as being one of the decades Read More

Production Begins On ABC’s “Missing” Starring Ashley Judd

Posted 16 May 2011 — by Nicole P
Category Essay, Film Industry News, Hollywood Beat

By Rachel Menendez Ashley Judd stars in ABC's "Missing"

Being a bit of a suspense drama tragic, I am super excited to hear that production has officially begun on ABC’s new drama series “Missing”.

The new series, which is filming across exotic locations in Europe, stars the lovely Ashley Judd as a mom whose son suddenly disappears while studying abroad. It follows Judd ((“Double Jeopardy,” “Kiss the Girls”) through a string of surprising events and thrilling twists that reveal how far she will go to bring her son home.

This is the blurb from ABC describing the drama: “How far would you go to save the only thing you have left in the world? After CIA Agent Paul Winstone (Sean Bean, “Game of Thrones”) was murdered, his wife, Becca (Judd), and their son, Michael, struggled to rebuild their lives. Now, 10 years later, Michael goes missing under suspicious circumstances, and Becca will do anything it takes to find him.” Read More