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ABC Family will present the worldwide premiere of Paramount Famous Productions’ “Mean Girls 2,” it was announced today by Tom Zappala, Executive Vice President, Program Acquisitions & Scheduling, ABC Cable Networks Group. “Mean Girls 2,” the long-awaited follow-up to the 2004 hit film “Mean Girls,” will premiere on ABC Family on Sunday, January 23 at 8:00PM ET/PT. The film, which wrapped production in Atlanta in August, is directed by Melanie Mayron, and written by Cliff Ruby & Elana Lesser and Allison Schroeder.
“We’re thrilled to bring the highly-anticipated sequel to the hit film ‘Mean Girls’ to the network,” said Tom Zappala, Executive Vice President, ABC Cable Networks Group. “‘Mean Girls 2’ is a perfect fit for ABC Family’s Millennial audience, who are avid fans of the original film.”
“Mean Girls 2” stars Meaghan Martin (“10 Things I Hate About You,” “Camp Rock 1 & 2”), Maiara Walsh (“Desperate Housewives”), Jennifer Stone (“Wizards of Waverly Place”), Nicole Gale Anderson (“Make It or Break It””), Claire Holt (“H20: Just Add Water”) and Diego Boneta (“Pretty Little Liars”) in a classic high school story about good versus plastic. When new girl Jo (Martin) arrives at North Shore High School, her main goal is to skate under the radar to survive her senior year and definitely not get involved in any of the typical high school trappings. But her plan goes awry quickly when she meets Abby (Stone), a girl stuck at the low end of the high school food chain and favorite target of “The Plastics” (Walsh, Holt and Anderson). After defending Abby against the queen bee of the school and lead Plastic, Mandi (Walsh), Jo is dragged into the very same girl drama she was hoping to avoid. Tim Meadows returns as the school’s principal, Mr. Duvall.
“Mean Girls 2” will be available on DVD on February 1, 2011, from Paramount Home Entertainment.
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It’s no secret that Marvel Entertainment is in the process of developing new live-action television projects based on their expansive library of characters and concepts — and even if the exact who’s and what’s remain unclear, we’re now getting a picture of the number of projects currently under development.
Robert Iger, chief executive of The Walt Disney Company, spoke about Disney’s current and future endeavors in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. When the conversation turned to Disney’s plans for their recently acquired Marvel brand, Iger revealed something rather interesting about the comics publisher’s future television presence.
“[With Marvel] we’ve taken back distribution, or bought back distribution from Paramount, for some critical franchises. Notably, ‘Iron Man 3′ will be distributed by us, and ‘Avengers,’” he said, before adding the truly interesting bit: “We’re developing three live-action series for ABC and ABC Family.”
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As part of its long term agreement with Disney, ABC and ESPN, this week Time Warner Cable (nsye:TWC) added over 300 hours of new On Demand programming content from ABC, Disney and ESPN. In addition, the company will launch Primetime HD On Demand on November 10, which will also be available to Digital Cable customers at no additional cost.
“We are very excited to provide more of the quality programming that our customers have come to expect, in both standard and high-definition,” said Melinda Witmer, Executive Vice President and Chief Programming Officer for Time Warner Cable. “Now it is even more convenient for customers to have their favorite programming at any time, making it simple and easy for them.”
The new channel Primetime HD On Demand will carry primetime programming from ABC, NBC and CBS in High Definition, all of which will be available to Digital Cable customers for no additional cost. Subscribers will have over 100 hours of the networks’ popular primetime programs including NBC’s 30 Rock and The Office; ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and Desperate Housewives; and CBS’ Medium and CSI.
The new programming is available in the following On Demand channels:
Primetime On Demand
Sports On Demand
Entertainment On Demand
Kids On Demand
Primetime HD On Demand
For more information on Time Warner Cable content On Demand, please visit www.twondemand.com and click the “TV” section to view listings of each On Demand category.
To receive all services, Digital Cable, remote and lease of a digital set-top box are required. HDTV and HD set-top box are required to receive HD programming. Some services are not available to CableCARD(TM) customers. Not all equipment supports all services. All services may not be available in all areas. Subject to change without notice. Some restrictions apply.
- Disney, Time Warner Cable strike new deal (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
- Online video key to Disney, Time Warner Cable row (reuters.com)