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Bunheads Dances Off The Schedule for Good

Dancemoms, budding bunheads, plus fans of Gilmore Girls and the writing style of Amy Sherman-Palladino will be sad to hear that Disney has order the cancelation of the ABC Family show Bunheads after just one 18-episode season. The show had been on the bubble for… Read More »Bunheads Dances Off The Schedule for Good

ABC Family has a hot summer line-up…but what about Bunheads?!

UPDATE: Bunheads has received a very coveted 25% tax break from the State of California for a possible Season 2. This is a good sign for an announcement of a new season, but ABC Family has still said they are going to wait to see how their summer programs do.

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ABC Family, now known for its teen and twenty-something programming that takes over social media nightly, is trying to mix it up…to a degree. This summer sees the channel bringing back some crazy big hits, some modest successes, and some new shows trying to mix up the formula we are used to.

Of course, Pretty Little Liars is returning for its summer season, so expect a LOT of tweeting. The show has taken over TV, Social Media and my high school, so look for some huge ratings to come from its premiere June 11th at 8pm. Right after is the premiere of Twisted, a new mystery drama about a guy who reconnects with his two best friends from his youth and the lead suspect of a murder at the same time. 

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Wednesday nights are dedicated to comedy, with Baby Daddy returning for a second season and Melissa and Joey returning for a third and it has already been green lit for a 4th. The exciting thing about the 4th season of Melissa and Joey is that the show will be the first ever to reach 100 episodes on the network, which is key for future syndication. Catch Melissa and Joey at 8, Baby Daddy at 830. At 9 is the new show Dancing Fools, a hybrid of So You Think You Can Dance and America’s Funniest Home Videos. I expect a quick cancellation because It. Was. BAD!Read More »ABC Family has a hot summer line-up…but what about Bunheads?!

Lea Thompson Meets Tow Mater at Cars Land

Anyone else here a fan of Lea Thompson? Not only is she starring in the hit ABC Family series, “Switched at Birth,” but she also was in so many films of my youth (Back to the Future, Red Dawn, Space Camp, (yes even) Howard the Duck, and Caroline in the City (one of my favorite sit-coms)). Not only that she still looks like she did on the set of Back to the Future. Amazing.

So I can’t resist sharing her photo from when she stopped by to experience Cars Land at Disney California Adventure with her family and friends. Here she is with Tow Mater, who knows something about time travel himself, in Radiator Springs. I’d love to see her voice some characters for Disney, perhaps in a future Pixar film? Who knows. Read More »Lea Thompson Meets Tow Mater at Cars Land

ABC Family Picks Up Two New Series

As ABC Family gets ready to premier the final season of one of it’s biggest hit shows The Secret Life of the American Teenager, the network is also gearing up to debut a new line up this summer.  It has been officially announced that ABC Family has picked up two… Read More »ABC Family Picks Up Two New Series

Getting Ready for Melissa & Joey’s Season Two Premier Tonight on ABC Family

Tonight is the second season premier of Melissa & Joey on ABC Family. (Although since the first half of season 1 aired two summers ago and the second half aired last summer, seems to me like it should be season 3, but I won’t quibble too much.)

I’ve got to admit I started watching for one reason – I’ve been a Melissa Joan Hart fan since her Clarissa Explains it All days. Yes, that means I watched all of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as well.

In this sitcom with Who’s the Boss overtones, she stars as Melissa Burke, a city counsel member in Toledo, Ohio. She’s a single woman whose world is rocked when her sister and brother-in-law are accused of running a Ponzi scheme. Her brother-in-law goes on the run, and her sister winds up in prison. What that meanas for Melissa is that she is now responsible for her teenage niece Lennox (Taylor Spreitler) and Ryder (Nick Robinson).

As she’s trying to figure out what to do with them, enter Joe Longo (Joseph Lawrence). He worked for Lennox and Ryder’s parents and is now on the street with a ruined reputation. Of course, it doesn’t help that his wife kicked him out and filed for divorce. He winds up becoming the family manny (you know, male nanny), which is a good thing since Melissa can’t even boil water.Read More »Getting Ready for Melissa & Joey’s Season Two Premier Tonight on ABC Family