In order to capitalize on the reboot and/or reimagining craze that is hitting televisions this fall, ABC has turned to the classics, adapting George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" into a sitcom. Okay, it's probably influenced more by the Lerner and Lowe musical (and Cukor film) My Fair Lady than Shaw's play. Don't worry, Selfie doesn't live up to any of them. The reimagining is not very good, but, to be fair, it's still not nearly as bad as its terrible title suggests.
Last spring, Once Upon A Time creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz began working with Disney to figure out a way to bring the wildly popular Frozen characters to the small screen. The plot takes the original characters from the franchise and reimagines them in the world Once Upon A Time has created.
There arenít enough black families on television, much less primetime, network television. Because of this absolute failure by the networks to represent reality, a show like ABCís black-ish should be a welcome addition to the sitcom world. So far, it has garnered a lot of comparisons to another family-oriented African American TV franchise, The Cosby Show. Yet, Anthony Anderson isnít Bill Cosby. And the Hollywood-based Johnsons are nothing like the Huxtable family.
Itís been two years since Eva Longoria graced network television with her presence. In the time since Desperate Housewives ended its lengthy run, sheís been in pretty high demand as a producer and actress. Now, Longoria is ready to return to network television full-time, and both ABC and NBC want a piece of the action.
How To Get Away With Murder is more youthful than either Greyís Anatomy or Scandal, but especially the latter. Itís a good thing, as ABCís new drama should have the capability to pull in both younger and older audiences, with a pulsing soundtrack and earnest young students holding the attention of the former and a madcap, emotive performance from Viola Davis earning viewers in the latter category.
Dr. Henry Morgan has been around for 200 years, unable to die with permanence, and his job as a medical examiner puts him in with the police to help solve difficult cases, and itís all tied together with a creepy antagonist and a gingerly morbid sense of humor. Luckily, this intriguing premise goes deeper than the surface and pushes Forever into the upper echelon of ABCís drama pilots.
A disastrous first dance cut Lolo from Dancing With The Stars in its first week, leading the athlete to rag on herself in the aftermath. On Wednesday, Jones spoke out about her embarrassment at leaving the competition so early, as well as explaining how hard she is on herself as a competitor and coming to terms with that side of herself.
Dancing With The Stars has featured a revolving lineup of professional dancers along with its contestants over the years. Still, there are a few professional dancers who have become household names, including Derek Hough, Cheryl Burke, Mark Ballas and more. Itís a shock when one of the showís favorites decides to leave, which is why we arenít particularly pleased about Burkeís latest announcement.
You've seen him as a multi-faceted host, and now thereís a chance youíll get to see how well comedian and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel does with a network sitcom, as ABC Studios bought up his untitled pilot script, with penalties owed if they choose not to move forward. And heís telling a strangely familiar story.
As a nation, we used to be really into codes and messages hidden inside of American symbolism, which turned Dan Brownís 2003 novel The Da Vinci Code into a mega-bestseller. But now weíre totally into the government treating our privacy like garbage, so now Dan Brown's Digital Fortress is coming to TV. Donít tell the government I said that about them.
Matching white shirts? Check. Belted, tapered, acid-washed, high-waisted jeans? Check. Loafers without socks? Check. Everyone up in a tree? Check. Ok, now grab the shoulder of the person in front of you, turn to the camera and give us your stiffest smile. Awkward family photo accomplished!
Get ready for it, Scandal fans. The juicy ABC drama returns in just over two weeks, and to whet our appetites, ABC has offered up some fantastic promotional photos, which show off the lead characters looking their absolute best.
We are getting close to crunch time for the new season of Dancing with the Stars. With a September 15 premiere, itís no surprise that longtime hosts hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews headed to Good Morning America on Thursday to spill the beans on the famous celebrities who will attempt to foxtrot their way to victory. Included in the new list is an aging fashionista, a cauliflower-eared fighter and a Duck Dynasty cast member.
This season, The View has a big opportunity to change its platforms and bring in new eyeballs. With a (mostly) brand new cast, a totally redesigned logo, a new executive producer and no one gunning for not vaccinating children, the show could be headed into a brand new era. Alternatively, the new season could end up being a nightmare. You can find out when ABCís The View hits the network on September 15.
If you werenít plopped down in front of the television when The Story of Frozen aired on ABC this evening, weíve put together a list of some of the hottest facts from the special that should help you to look like a Frozen expert in front of your kids. From Elsa's initial status as a villain to fun facts about Olaf, this list is a must-read.