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ABC Announces New Unscripted Survival Series: Castaways!

ABC has announced a radical new unscripted survival series called Castaways. Twelve random people are left alone on a series of islets in the South Pacific and must either survive until rescue arrives, or quit.

They have the option to survive alone, or try to find the others and work together – sort of a combination of Lost and Survivor.

Castaways premieres on August 7th. A complete series description and bios of the participants follows.

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Say Goodbye to the Swimsuit Competition – Miss America Gets Woke!

In what the Miss America Organization is calling Miss America 2.0, ‘the 51 women representing their home states and the District of Columbia will no longer be judged on outward physical appearance.’

Instead, each will be judged by ‘her achievements and goals in life, and how she will use her talents, passion and ambition to perform the job of Miss America.’ (Goodbye, swimsuit competition!)

The 2019 Miss America Competition airs live on ABC, Sunday, Sept. 9 (9 p.m. EDT), from Atlantic City’s historic Boardwalk Hall.

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Bradley Cooper to Executive Produce Sixth Stand Up To Cancer Fundraising Special!

The sixth Stand Up To Cancer fundraising special – executive produced by Bradley Cooper – is set to air on September 7th.

The special – which will air simultaneously on more than 50 American and Canadian broadcast and cable networks – marks ten years of ‘making an impact in groundbreaking cancer research.

Details follow.

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ABC Greenlights Family Food Fight!

Family Food Fight’s Ayesha Curry – Photo by Mark Bourdillion/Courtesy of ABC

ABC has greenlighted Family Food Fight – pitting eight families against each other to see which one produces the best family dishes.

The series will be hosted and executive produced by restaurateur, food maven and NY Times best-selling cookbook author Ayesha Curry.

Full series description and network burble follow.

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Goodnight Sweet chew – Good Morning Third Hour of GMA!

GOOD MORNING AMERICA – Amy Robach, Michael Strahan, Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Ginger Zee, Lara Spencer – Photo by Heidi Gutman/Courtesy of ABC.

ABC has added an hour to its Emmy Award-winning morning show, Good Morning America.

Oddly, the third hour of GMA will air at 1pm (Noon CDT/PDT) – which that the underperforming The Chew is gone.

Network burble follows.

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American Idol Becomes Rainbow Connection for Maddie Poppe!

AMERICAN IDOL – “119 (Grand Finale)” – Maddie Poppe sings Rainbow Connection with Kermit the Frog – Photo by Mitch Haaseth/Courtesy of ABC.

The rebooted (and ever so slightly tweaked) American Idol crowned Maddie Poppe the winner in its first season on ABC.

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Freefall Celebrates The Middle Series Finale with The Middle Mini-Marathon!

THE MIDDLE – ABC’s “The Middle” stars Charlie McDermott as Axl, Eden Sher as Sue, Atticus Shaffer as Brick, Neil Flynn as Mike and Patricia Heaton as Frankie – Photo by Mitch Haaseth/Courtesy of ABC.

To celebrate the series finale of The Middle (after nine seasons), Freeform will air The Middle Mini-Marathon on Tuesday, May 26th, from 1pm (12C) to 6pm (5C) – ten choice episodes – in preparation for the series finale on ABC (8:30/7:30C).

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Celebrity Players Announced For Season 3 Of The $100,000 Pyramid!

The $100,000 Pyramid – Host Michael Strahan – Photo by Lou Rocco/Courtesy of ABC.

Celebrity players for the third season of ABC’s The $100,000 Pyramid have been announced and the list includes pretty cool names – Olympian Gabby Douglas; a genuine legend, Rita Moreno; game show host/musician/genuinely cool guy, Snoop Dogg; Real Housewife Bethany Frankel; unique musician Questlove; writer/director/podcaster/legend in the making, Kevin Smith, and the proverbial many, many more.

The $100,000 Pyramid returns to ABC on Sunday, June 10th (ABC, 9/8C). The complete list of celebrity players follows below.

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