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Disney settles lawsuit over Home Improvement profits

The elaborate Hollywood studio accounting system is infamous for its ability to make even the most profitable movies and long running TV shows seem like they owe the studio money for the privileged of being distributed to fans. The Walt Disney Studios is no stranger… Read More »Disney settles lawsuit over Home Improvement profits

ABC: Your Hopes & Dreams?

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It’s time for another go around on hearing your thoughts on various Disney topics. This time around, we are discussing ABC programming. For those who aren’t aware, ABC is having a tough time in the ratings department. Though they have two huge hits with Shonda Rhimes’ programs (Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy) and a claim on Friday nights with the success of Shark Tank…everything else is kind of a dud.

While some are semi-duds, like Nashville, which only has a 1.3 rating live, it boosts to over 3.0 with DVR, so I do expect it to receive a 3rd season, some are dead-on-arrival, like the mini series The Assets that was yanked off the air after 2 episodes.

Some people want to see a TGIF concept come back to Friday nights, but ABC knows they have a lock with their crazy hit Shark Tank. They make it a kind-of-sort-of TGIF with Last Man Standing and The Neighbors, but neither are doing incredibly well.

Last season, a Big Thunder Mountain show was passed on, while Lucky 7 came and went just as fast as the “Wildest Ride in the Wilderness”. Their Sunday night is quickly becoming a problem as well, with Revenge being moved to the dreaded 10pm time slot and Once Upon A Time‘s ratings slipping faster than Cinderella’s glass slipper.

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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

Emmy Award List, Modern Family Takes Home Four

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A big night for Disney at the Primetime Emmy Awards tonight. Congratulations to the team at Disney Television who brought home 5 Emmy’s tonight. For the third year in a row, Modern Family on ABC was one of the big winners with four Emmys awarded. Tom Bergeron also got some gold for his role as host on Dancing With The Stars.

I didn’t watch much of the show tonight, but was a bit disappointed with Jimmy Kimmel’s lowkey hosting role. Many of the jokes fell flat tonight and the overall show just seemed a bit dull. What did you think?

Winners list and backstage videos below the jump

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Youtube Hit: The Cartoon Medley from FreddeGredde

The creator of the popular TV Theme Song video FreddeGredde, nee Fredrick Larsson, has come out with another great song. This one is seven minutes of your favorite cartoon theme songs. Of course this includes many Disney Afternoon hits like: DuckTales, Darkwing Duck, TaleSpin, Chip&Dale:… Read More »Youtube Hit: The Cartoon Medley from FreddeGredde

The Unusuals on ABC: Series Premiere

The Unusuals where the most unusual police cases are unraveled in a quirky thriller format debuted on ABC last night. The show follows the Second Squad detective unit of the NYPD where everyone has a secret. Sergeant Harvey Brown promotes Detective Casey Shraeger, played by Amber Tamblyn (Joan of Arcadia), from vice to his homicide squad ostensibly to root out corruption on his team. But the story has many more twists and turns than just that.

Det. Shraeger is partnered with Det. Jason Walsh, played by Jeremy Renner, whose partner was just found murdered in a public park. Together they uncover a few surprises about others on the squad and investigate the murder of Det. Walsh’s partner.

There are moments of levity, provided mainly by the full of himself Det. Alvarez, who sees himself on the fast track to politics, and moments of terror as detectives find themselves face to face with death at the end of a shotgun or subway train.

I think Disney/ABC has a hit here. The show is just quirky and humorous enough to be unique, but the emotions and mysteries are accessible enough that anyone can follow them. Plus, they’ve cast a lot talented actors that will help carry the show.

Learn more at the official website or watch the ‘starter kit’ below the cut. Hopefully Disney will upload the episode to the website so you can watch it online if you missed it last night.

Second Squad. Nothing is what you think it is.

I’m looking for a blogger to do episode reviews/recaps of The Unusuals for The Disney Blog. Drop me a line with a link to your blog if you’re interested.

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