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ABC Announces The 100 To Compete on Battle of the Network Stars!

BATTLE OF THE NETWORK STARS – THURSDAY, JUNE 29 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT) on ABC.
JOEY LAWRENCE, RONDA ROUSEY, KIM FIELDS, LISA WHELCHEL, CORBIN BLEU, NOLAN GOULD (ABC/Byron Cohen)

When ABC’s Battle of the Network Stars premieres on Thursday, June 29th (9/8C) it will carry on in the same cheerily cheesy manner as the original series in the ’70s & ’80s – opening round competition finds Team Sitcoms vs. TV Kids (pictured), for example.

One hundred TV stars past and present will participate – names like: Joey Lawrence, Gabriel Carteris, Keegan Allen and Jack Osbourne.

The teams will be coached by former MMA champiopn Ronda Rousey and Super Bowl champion DeMarcus Ware – with ESPN’s Mike Greenberg and Joe Tessitore hosting, and Cassidy Hubbarth and Cari Champion reporting from the sidelines.

Acomplete list of competitors and their teams follows.

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American Idol Reboot Opens Auiditions On August 17th!

ABC’s reboot/revamp of American Idol begins its search for the next American superstar on Thursday, August 17th, when its East and West Bus Tours set out to visit seventeen cities in three weeks.

Combined with open auditions in two more cities – Chicago IL and New Orleans LA – the search for the next American Idol will visit nineteen cities between August 17th and September 8th.

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Gut Reactions: ABC’s Trailers!

THE CROSSING – STEVE ZAHN, NATALIE MARTINEZ  (ABC/Eike Schroter)

ABC is setting up an interesting 2017-18 season with programming ranging from pure soap to comic-book fantasy to science fiction. Here are my gut reactions (and rankings) of the trailers for ABC’s new fall and midseason shows.

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Rita Ora To Host ABC’s Boy Band! Nick Carter and Emma Bunton To Be Architects!

Rita Ora will host ABC’s new music competition series Boy Band premiering on Thursday, June 22nd (8/7C).

Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys) and Emma Bunton (Spice Girls) will join the series as architects, experts who will guide contestants throughout their journey to stardom.

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Jimmy Kimmel and Justin Theroux Team Up for Live Sitcom Special for ABC!

Talk show host Jimmel Kimmel and actor/writer Justin Theroux have sold a unique comedy special to ABC. The “Untitled Kimmel and Theroux Project” will bring viewers classic sitcom scripts from the 70s, 80s and 90s, to be acted out live by today’s biggest names in comedy.

Channing Dungey, ABC’s President of Entertainment, made the announcement at todays Upfront.

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ABC Picks Up Grey’s Anatomy Spin-Off Straight-To-Series!

ABC President of Entertainment Channing Dungey announced at today’s Upfront that the network has picked up a new Grey’s Anatomy spin-off straight to series.

The new series will feature the heroic firefighters of Seattle – delving into their lives at and away from work.

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Trailers, Inc.: ABC Rolls Out The New Stuff!

THE MAYOR – ABC’s “The Mayor” stars Brandon Micheal Hall as Courtney Rose, Yvette Nicole Brown as Dina Rose, Bernard David Jones as Jermaine Hardaway, Marcel Spears as T.K. Carter and Lea Michele as Valentina. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

ABC has a wicked strong set of trailers for its new shows – shows about rappers who run for mayor to promote their records… and win; refugees from an American civil war in the future; a disgraced illusionist who offers his services to the FBI to clear his name; a not particularly good person who’s given a mission from God; a couple whose divorce reignites their marriage, and more.

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Gladiators’ Last Stand – Scandal’s Final Season Annouced!

SCANDAL – Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) – ABC/Bob D’Amico

It’s official! ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey has announced that season seven of Scandal will be its last.

The series, about the behind-the machinations of fixer Olivia Pope and her team of gladiators, has promoted recurring guest star George Newbern to regular for the show’s final season.

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Roseanne’s Return Official!

ROSEANNE – Original Cast: (l-r) Michael Fishman, Sara Gilbert, Roseanne Barr, Lecy Goranson, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalfe (ABC/Dan Watson)

The Conner family is returning to ABC. Network president Channing Dingey made the announcement at ABC’s Upfront presentation this morning.

The original cast (pictured above), headed by Roseanne Barr, will star in an eight-episode reboot. Sarah Chalke, who played Becky for one season, will also appear – in a new role.

The rebooted Roseanne will air sometime in 2018.

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Five New Shows Dot The ABC 2017-18 Fall and Midseason Schedule!

(Clockwise) THE MAYOR (ABC/Tony Rivetti), THE GOSPEL OF KEVIN (ABC/Ryan Green), TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY (ABC/Eric McCandless), THE GOOD DOCTOR (ABC/Liane Hentscher) (Full photo credits at end of piece)

When ABC’s 2017-18 Primetime Fall Schedule kicks in, there will a few changes – one of the biggest being that The Mayor and The Gospel of Kevin will take over Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Tuesday night timeslot – with S.H.I.E.L.D. being held in reserve for midseason – as part of kind of ‘Thank God It’s Tuesday’ comedy rollout that also features Freh Off the Boat (new timeslot) and black-ish (new day and timeslot).

Dancing with the Stars and rookie medical drama The Good Doctor stake out Mondays; American Housewife slides into the otherwise intact the Wednesday schedule, fitting in between Modern Family and Designated Survivor.

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