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SCANDAL: The Complete First Season
From the creator and executive producers of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice” comes a drama revolving around the life and work of a professional crisis manager and her dysfunctional staff. A formermedia relations consultant to the President, Olivia Pope dedicates her life to protecting and defending the public images of America’s elite.
After leaving the White House, the power consultant opened her own firm, hoping to start a new chapter — both professionally and personally — but she can’t seem to completely cut ties with her past.
Slowly it becomes apparent that her staff, who specialize in fixing the lives of other people, can’t quite fix the ones closest at hand — their own.
Kerry Washington and Henry Ian Cusick lead a stellar ensemble cast in this two-disc DVD set, complete with bonus features and deleted scenes.
Release Date: June 12, 2012
Rating: TV14 DLSV Suggested Retail Price: $29.99 US; $35.99 Canada
Direct Prebook: April 17, 2012 Running Time: 301 minutes (7 episodes)
- THE RIVER: The Complete First Season – Available April 10, 2012 (chipandco.com)
- Jane By Design: Volume 1 on DVD March 20 (chipandco.com)
According to the Wall Street Journal, ABC is planning to screen the premiere episode of The River in theaters and on college campuses. The strategy, known as pre-sampling, is being used by several other TV networks to catch viewers attention. With more and more viewers turning to cable and Internet outlets, ABC hopes the move will get people to notice.
The River is a paranormal mystery that centers the disappearance of wildlife expert and TV personality Dr. Emmit Cole in the Amazon and the journey of his family, friends, and TV crew to find him. It was created and is produced by Orin Peli (Paranormal Activity) and Micheal R. Perry (The Practice, NYPD Blue) and looks both creepy and intriguing.
ABC hopes The River along with other new shows and current hit Once Upon a Time will increase ratings and appeal to the sought after 18-49 year old demographic.
The series will premier on ABC February 27, 2012.
- Disney to launch new channel ABC Spark in Canada (chipandco.com)
- The River Producers Shed a Bit More Light on the Series; Info on an Austin, Texas Screening (dreadcentral.com)
If you have been watching ABC’s “Once Upon A Time,” and especially if you are a major fanatic for it like I am, then you know that one of the characters is going to die next week. I have been watching this show on the Disney-owned ABC network since it first started and I don’t know which Storybrooke citizen might be getting the ax.
It would appear that many people are wondering the same thing. There is even a ‘Guess the Corpse’ poll on the Hollywood Life website where you can vote for the character you think will meet his or her unhappily ever after. Vote here.
It is sad but true that during my land and sea vacation to Walt Disney World and the Bahamas, I will be missing the December 18 episode of my favorite show. How will I know what happened? Will I be able to watch it aboard the Dream? Well, according to the Disney Cruise Line website, I will be able to watch ABC on channel 18. I sure hope so…
Have you been watching the show? Who do you think is leaving?
- Decorating the Disney Dream for the Holidays (chipandco.com)
- Coming to Disney Spring 2012 (chipandco.com)
More Than 680,000 Episodes Started Via the ABC Player App Since its Debut, ABC is First Network to Offer Ad-supported Full Episodes on the iPad
Dedicated to expanding its network and channel brands across multiple platforms and connecting viewers with their favorite shows anytime and anywhere, Disney/ABC Television Group announces early results for its new ABC Player app for the Apple iPad.
Frequently cited as one of the top, “must-have” apps, the ABC Player app has been downloaded more than 212,000 times since the iPad’s April 3rd debut. In its first 12 days, more than 680,000 episodes of ABC series have been started via the app.
“Our new ABC Player iPad app continues our legacy of innovation in the digital space. Delivering an incredible viewing experience, the app makes it easier than ever for fans to keep up with their favorite ABC shows,” said Anne Sweeney, co-chair, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney/ABC Television Group. “We are thrilled by the overwhelmingly positive response we have received from our viewers and advertisers.”
To date the Top Five most viewed iPad episodes via the ABC Player app are:
* Modern Family (“Game Changer”)
* Lost (“The Package”)
* Lost (“Happily Ever After”)
* Grey’s Anatomy (“Sympathy for the Parents”)
* Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution (“Episode 103″)
Extending the reach of ABC.com’s full episode player onto the iPad, the ABC Player app enables users to watch ad-supported episodes from approximately 20 popular ABC series through a wi-fi connection. The application also allows iPad users to purchase downloads of episodes via the iTunes store. Designed, built and launched in less than five weeks, the ABC Player iPad app brings the full experience of ABC.com’s Emmy Award-winning full episode player to a touch-screen, handheld device for the first time.
With the release of the ABC Player app, the Disney/ABC Television Group adds another first to their array of technical innovations, becoming the first network to offer ad-supported full episodes on the iPad. Other DATG firsts include:
* 1st to offer full episodes on iTunes (October 2005)
* 1st to stream ad-supported full episodes online (May 2006)
* 1st to offer full episodes on demand on a mobile platform (w/Sprint, May 2007)
* 1st to stream episodes online in true 720p HD (Fall 2007)
* 1st to offer expert and user commentary with full episodes online (Fall 2009)
The Disney/ABC Television Group is home to all of The Walt Disney Company’s (NYSE: DIS) worldwide entertainment and news television properties. The Group includes the ABC Television Network (including ABC Daytime, ABC Entertainment Group and ABC News divisions); the Disney Channels Worldwide global kids’ TV business, ABC Family and SOAPnet; as well as distribution and syndication divisions Disney/ABC Domestic Television and Disney Media Distribution. The Disney/ABC Television Group also manages the Radio Disney Network, general interest and non-fiction book imprint Hyperion, as well the Company’s equity interest in A&E Television Networks.
Mark your calendars and set your DVR’s for the finale for these ABC Television shows. Personally I am going to miss Lost the most…
Here is the schedule:
Wednesday, April 14:
10:01-11:00 p.m. “Ugly Betty”
Friday, April 23:
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution”
Thursday, May 13:
10:01-11:00 p.m. “Private Practice”
Sunday, May 16:
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”
9:00-10:01 p.m. “Desperate Housewives”
10:01-11:00 p.m. “Brothers & Sisters”
Monday, May 17:
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Castle”
Tuesday, May 18:
10:02-11:00 p.m. “V”
Wednesday, May 19:
8:30-9:00 p.m. “The Middle”
9:00-9:30 p.m. “Modern Family”
9:30-10:01 p.m. “Cougar Town”
Thursday, May 20:
9:00-11:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy” (Special Two-Hour Finale)
Sunday, May 23:
7:00-8:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos”
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Lost Recap Special”
9:00-11:00 p.m. “Lost” (Special Two-Hour Finale on a Special Night)
Monday, May 24:
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars” (Performance Show)
Tuesday, May 25:
9:00-11:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars The Results Show”
Thursday, May 27:
8:00-9:00 p.m. “FlashForward”