The 93rd Oscars aren’t until February, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is considering postponing the big night, according to multiple sources. The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, say definitive plans are far from being concrete at this juncture. The telecast is currently set for Feb. 28, 2021, on ABC. […]
"American Idol" has been renewed for a fourth season at ABC. The news comes just days ahead of the Season 3 finale, which will air on the broadcast network on May 17. Among the performances scheduled for the finale are: Luke Bryan performing his new single “One Margarita;” Katy Perry performing her new single "Daisies;" […]
Following the ratings magic performed by its first-ever “Disney Family Singalong” last month, ABC will air “The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II” on Mother’s Day.Ryan Seacrest will return as host for the event, which will air from 7-8 p.m. on Sunday, May 10, just ahead of a new “American Idol.” The special will be available on Disney+ at a later date.The second “Disney Family Singalong” will feature “all-new star-studded performances” — including John Legend, Katy Perry, Tituss Burgess, Jennifer Hudson, Billy Eichner, Donald Glover, Idina Menzel, Miguel and Shakira — “inventive at-home choreography and even more Disney magic,” per ABC. “The animated Mickey also returns to guide the on-screen lyrics, allowing audiences, families, roommates and loved ones to follow along in perfect harmony with their favorite celebrities as they sing beloved Disney melodies.”Christina Aguilera, Josh Gad, Derek Hough and Julianne Hough will all be making return appearances.Also Read: Ratings: 'Disney Family Singalong' Grants ABC's Wish With More Than 10 Million ViewersOn April 16, “The Disney Family Singalong” drew an impressive 2.6 rating among adults 18-49 and 10.3 million total viewers. The special included Beyonce, Ariana Grande, Darren Criss, Derek Hough, Josh Groban, the “High School Musical” cast and more celebs performing Disney classics remotely from their homes.The followup event on Mother’s Day will be used to raise awareness about Feeding America’s “vast network and resources for people in the country who are finding themselves in unfamiliar circumstances and facing hunger for the first time due to COVID-19.”“‘The Disney Family Singalong’ was a beautiful event that united millions of households across the country, filling our hearts with joy and song, and also providing much-needed nourishment to fill the bellies of our neighbors facing hunger,” Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America, said in a statement. “An incredible collaborator for nearly a decade, The Walt Disney Company has provided grant funding for network food banks, developed public service announcements, and mobilized the public to help provide the equivalent of almost 100 million meals to children and families. We cannot thank Disney enough for their enduring support.”Also Read: 'Disney Family Singalong': Watch Beyonce, Ariana Grande, Darren Criss and More Celebs Perform (Videos)The special is produced by Done+Dusted. Executive producers include Done+Dusted’s Hamish Hamilton, Katy Mullan and Raj Kapoor.“The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II” will air Sunday, May 10 at 7/6c on ABC.Read original story ABC to Air ‘Disney Family Singalong: Volume II’ Special for Mother’s Day At TheWrap
ABC has set a “Taylor Swift City of Lover Concert,” new Taylor Swift concert special comprised of previously taped footage, to air later this month after the season finale of “American Idol.”Per the network, “Filmed last September at L’Olympia Theater in Paris, France, Swift performs songs from her award-winning album ‘Lover’ to an intimate crowd of fans from 37 countries, traveling to the City of Love for this once-in-a-lifetime concert. The musical event gives fans unprecedented access to behind-the-scenes moments with the artist and marks her only concert performance this year, after her Lover Fest tour was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”“While we are all home, Taylor Swift and her family of fans will be able to have a moment together and experience a never-before-seen, intimate performance, and we are so thrilled to be able to offer this to our own family of viewers on ABC,” added Eric Avram, vice president, Talent and Booking, ABC Entertainment.Also Read: Ryan Seacrest Kept the Original 'American Idol' Desk For Years - Now He's Finally Using It (Video)“Taylor Swift City of Lover Concert” will air Sunday, May 17 at 10/9c on ABC, immediately following the season finale of “American Idol.” The special will be made available the following day on demand, on Hulu and Disney+.Watch the promo for Swift’s new concert special above.Read original story ABC Sets ‘Taylor Swift City of Lover Concert’ Special With ‘Never-Before-Seen’ Footage At TheWrap
ABC is bringing back "The Wonderful World of Disney" this summer with a quartet of titles from the Disney Plus film catalogue. The network has announced that it will air "Moana," "Thor: The Dark World," "Up" and "Big Hero 6" across four Wednesdays this summer, starting with the world broadcast debut of the Auliʻi Cravalho […]
Sam Lloyd, best known for his role as downtrodden lawyer Ted Buckland on “Scrubs,” has died. He was 56.Lloyd was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor last year, which was revealed in a GoFuneMe campaign that was launched by “Scrubs” producer Tom Hobert and his wife.Lloyd’s agent confirmed the news of his death.Also Read: Matty Simmons, Producer of 'Animal House' and 'Vacation' Who Co-Founded National Lampoon, Dies at 93Lloyd appeared in 95 episodes during the longrunning medical comedy’s run on NBC and ABC. He reprised the role briefly in Lawrence’s other series, “Cougar Town.”A veteran character actor Lloyd has more than 60 credits to his name across a 30-year career. He made appearances in TV shows including “Desperate Housewives,” “Happy Together,” “Shameless,” “Modern Family,” “Spin City” and “Seinfeld.” In films, Lloyd can be seen in “Galaxy Quest” and “Flubber.” Lloyd was also a musician, even playing his guitar during an episode of “Scrubs.”“Scrubs” creator Bill Lawrence paid tribute to Lloyd on Friday, writing on Twitter: “Thinking a lot about Sam Lloyd today. (Ted). Truly such a kind, sweet guy. He will be missed by so many.”Thinking a lot about Sam Lloyd today. (Ted). Truly such a kind, sweet guy. He will be missed by so many. pic.twitter.com/JRzlLKhqHB— Bill Lawrence (@VDOOZER) May 1, 2020“Scrubs” star Zach Braff paid respects as well, tweeting, “Rest In Peace to one of the funniest actors I’ve ever had the joy of working with. Sam Lloyd made me crack up and break character every single time we did a scene together. He could not have been a kinder man. I will forever cherish the time I had with you, Sammy.”Rest In Peace to one of the funniest actors I’ve ever had the joy of working with. Sam Lloyd made me crack up and break character every single time we did a scene together. He could not have been a kinder man. I will forever cherish the time I had with you, Sammy. pic.twitter.com/wwyvGNbveG— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) May 1, 2020And fellow “Scrubs” actor Robert Maschio also paid tribute to his late co-star, writing, “Simpler times, happier days, the kindest man I ever met. Easy going Sam, Rest In Peace. RIPSamLloyd”Simpler times, happier days, the kindest man I ever met. Easy going Sam, Rest In Peace. RIPSamLloyd pic.twitter.com/zuXyXi19sI— Robert Maschio (@robertmaschio) May 1, 2020Read original story Sam Lloyd, Actor on ‘Scrubs,’ Dies at 56 At TheWrap
Bachelor Nation, prepare to take a trip down memory lane. In light of the coronavirus pandemic that caused production to be halted on the upcoming season of "The Bachelorette" earlier this spring, ABC has solidified its summer programming plans for the hit dating franchise, landing on a retrospective greatest hits series, hosted by Chris Harrison, […]
As speculation swirls over who presidential hopeful Joe Biden will pick as his running mate, "The View" co-host Sunny Hostin has a few suggestions.
'The View' co-host Joy Behar asked if Michigan protestors would be willing to sign away their right to treatment after violating stay-at-home order.
With Station 19 moving back to its original, later time slot, the first program on tap to fill ABC's Thursday leadoff spot is an enormously family-friendly one. The Disney Family Singalong, airing Thursday, April 16 at 8/7c and hosted by Ryan Seacrest, will feature celebrities with their families as they perform their favorite Disney tunes […]
The producers behind “The Bachelorette” are weighing their options to try and get the upcoming Clare Crawley season on the air — but only if productions begin to return to normal. After the show was hit by the industry-wide coronavirus shutdown in mid-March, sources close to "The Bachelorette" have confirmed to Variety that the production is looking […]
On Wednesday afternoon’s episode of “The View,” host Whoopi Goldberg pressed presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders on why he remains in the race against former vice president Joe Biden.“I’m told that you intend to stay in this race because you believe there is a path to victory. I want to know what that path is because this feels a little bit like it did when you didn’t come out when Hillary Clinton was clearly the person folks were going for. So, can you explain why you’re still in the race and what this path is that you see?” the ABC host asked while broadcasting live from her own home, which she began doing in mid-March as the coronavirus spread through the country.Also Read: Sanders Wants to Delay April 7 Wisconsin Primary, Calls Situation 'Dangerous' (Video)Sanders, also calling into the show from his home, told Goldberg that when Clinton became the Democratic nominee in 2016, he “worked as hard as (he) could” to get her elected and Goldberg demurred, saying that while that was true, she felt it took him a “very long time to hop in.”When Sanders said he didn’t “accept that characterization,” she interrupted to ask, again, why he is staying in the race.“People have a right, last I heard, people in a democracy have a right to vote and they have a right to vote for the agenda that they think can work for America, especially in this very very difficult moment,” he countered. “We are assessing our campaign, as a matter of fact, where we want to go forward, but people in a democracy do have a right to vote and right now, in this unprecedented moment in American history, I think we need to have a very serious discussion about how they go forward.”In another interview conducted from his home Wednesday, the senator expanded on his position that Wisconsin’s April 7 primary should be delayed and voting should be done by mail-in ballots to MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell.Read original story Whoopi Goldberg to Bernie Sanders: ‘Can You Explain Why You’re Still in the Race?’ At TheWrap
ABC has made the decision to shelve its planned "The Bachelor Summer Games" spinoff, Variety has confirmed, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt the entertainment industry. The prospective series, which had yet to be officially announced, was slated to air during the Olympics this summer, however, news of the show being scrapped for the […]
Despite the halting of production and Friday's early finale announcement, Grey's Anatomy showrunner Krista Vernoff has assured fans that the stand-in Season 16 closer will be a "satisfying" one. "We are disappointed that we don’t get to complete our storytelling this season. The good news? 1621 plays like a satisfying finale!" she tweeted. "It’s not […]
ABC medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" is shortening its 16th season in response to the real medical danger posed by coronavirus. The network announced Friday that the season finale of the long-running series will now air on April 9, which will be the 21st episode of the season. "Grey's Anatomy" has typically aired 24 or 25 […]
Meghan McCain returned to "The View" after announcing on Twitter that she's pregnant.
Forced into isolation due to the coronavirus, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon will continue to make fans laugh with home videos.
Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon tried to get through their shows with no audience, but the painfully awkward silence after each joke was too much.
The former mayor proved that, if politics doesn't work out for him, he definitely has what it takes to be a late-night host.
ABC's single-cam comedy "Work Wife," which is inspired by inspired by the partnership between Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest, has set its cast. Ripa, who was already on board as an executive producer, has been cast alongside Angelique Cabral, Tone Bell, Christopher Gorham, Annapurna Sriram, Matt Shively and Maile Flanagan. The prospective series tells the story of […]