ABC Family teams up with Feeding America to give back this holiday season

 Beginning December 1st and running throughout the network's annual 25 Days of Christmas programming event, "25 Days of Giving Back" partners ABC Family with Feeding America to help families in need this holiday season. To participate, viewers can make a gift to Feeding America when they visit and then add their photo to the "25 Days of Giving Back" tree by sharing their donation on Facebook or Twitter. Donations to Feeding America are also accepted via … [Read more...]

Disney Announces Heroes Work Here – a Initiative To Hire, Train and Support Military Veterans

At Walt Disney Company’s Annual Shareholder meeting in Kansas City, President and Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Iger announced Heroes Work Here, a new company-wide initiative to hire, train and support returning veterans. The new program continues Disney’s long history of respect and appreciation for the U.S. Armed Forces by expanding the company’s commitment to recognize and honor the sacrifice and service of these men and women.Disney will provide at least 1,000 jobs and career … [Read more...]

ABC Family’s Hit Series “The Secret Life Of The American Teenager” and “Make It Or Break It” Return With New Episodes Monday, March 26

ABC Family will continue its Monday nights of original programming with the Spring returns of “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” and “Make It or Break It,” both premiering on Monday, March 26, 2012, at 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM, respectively, one week after the season finales of “Pretty Little Liars” and “The Lying Game.”Starring Golden Globe ® nominee Shailene Woodley, “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” picks up right where it left off after a dramatic summer finale, with Amy … [Read more...]

ABC Family Launches “A is Everywhere” Photo Contest – Pretty Little Liars

As the new season of ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars” draws closer, fans are seeing evil doer, “A,” in the most unusual places: on their bus rides to school, in the clouds, on mountains, in their food and even on their pets!” Inspired by fan photos of these unexpected sightings, ABC Family is launching the “A is Everywhere” photo contest on and beginning Dec. 5, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. PST. The person who submits the photo that gets most … [Read more...]

Disney/ABC Forms New Daytime Unit, Times Square Studios

Amid high-profile changes to the ABC daytime schedule and a forthcoming change in the Disney/ABC Television Group’s executive ranks, the network is forming a new unit to oversee its current daytime programming and develop new projects.The unit, Times Square Studios, will focus its development efforts “primarily in the areas of non-scripted lifestyle and health for daytime and syndication,” according to a company release on the move.Longtime ABC shows “The View,” “General Hospital” and … [Read more...]

ABC Family Has Begun Production On The New Pilot “Intercept”

ABC Family has begun production on their new pilot, “Intercept,” filming in Los Angeles. “Intercept” stars Danielle Panabaker (“Shark”), Austin Butler (“Switched At Birth”), Chloe Wang (“The Nightlife”) and Nolan Gerard Funk (“Aliens in America”).Intercept” is a one-hour technology and action driven drama about a group of college students who get roped into solving crimes when one of them creates a high-tech communication device that intercepts conversations throughout the West Coast. … [Read more...]

Disney to launch new channel ABC Spark in Canada

Disney/ABC Television Group (DATG) and Corus Entertainment today announced that they have entered into an expansive licensing agreement to launch ABC Spark, a dedicated millennial-focused channel and multi-platform offering, in Canada in Spring 2012. The channel will build on the foundation that DATG has created with ABC Family, its incredibly successful millennial brand in the U.S. This deal marks the first time in history that these two companies have entered into this type of licensing … [Read more...]

Seventeen Magazine & ABC Family Kick Off Pro-Social Movement To Delete Digital Drama

Seventeen magazine and ABC Family are launching its multi-tiered pro-social campaign to bring awareness to the youth issue of online bullying. Kicking off in print, on-air and online starting on Tuesday, July 5th, the Delete Digital Drama campaign will provide outreach through Seventeen magazine and ABC Family media assets, as well as through partnerships with Verizon, a global leader in delivering innovative communications and technology, and specialty retailer Charlotte Russe.Delete … [Read more...]

Disney/ABC Television Group Sponsors The American Fertility Association’s Infertility Prevention Program

The American Fertility Association (The AFA) announced today that the Disney/ABC Television Group has given a generous, unrestricted educational grant to further the work of The AFA's infertility prevention program.The program's centerpiece is an Infertility Prevention Handbook, available online as a PDF, and in hard copy by request. The Handbook provides the outline for the curriculum used at outreach events, which range from manicure salons, to college campuses, to restaurants, to … [Read more...]

Disney Channel Original Movies “Lemonade Mouth 2” And “Shake It Up” In Development

Disney Channel announced at Licensing International Expo 2011 that Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) “Lemonade Mouth 2,” the sequel to the hugely popular movie, is currently in development, along with a DCOM based on the hit buddy comedy series “Shake It Up.”The music-filled kid, tween and family movie “Lemonade Mouth” is a dynamic story in which music intersects with themes of communication, personal development and empowerment. Central to the core storyline are five teenagers who … [Read more...]