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Disney Media and Academy extend Oscar® telecast agreement

HollywoodNews.com: Disney Media Distribution and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have extended their agreement for DMD to distribute the annual Academy Awards® telecast internationally through 2020, Tom Sherak, Academy president and Anne Sweeney, president of the Disney/ABC Television Group, announced today. The previous agreement had been set[...]

ABC re-airing “Lost” pilot ahead of series finale

Before we find out how “Lost” ends, ABC plans to remind us how the show began. The network will re-air the “Lost” pilot on Saturday, May 22, at 8 p.m., according to TV Guide and The Wrap. This sets the stage for five planned hours of “Lost” programming on Sunday,[...]

Ugly Betty gets cut from ABC

EW reports that ABC has decided to cancel the longtime favorite show “Ugly Betty.” ABC president Steve McPherson and executive producer Silvio Horta said, “We’ve mutually come to the difficult decision to make this Ugly Betty’s final season, and are announcing now as we want to allow the show ample[...]

“The Dry Land” explores soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder

BY ROBERT W. WELKOS PARK CITY, Utah–The world has come to know and love actress America Ferrera as Betty Suarez, the dependably sweet and homely worker at a high fashion magazine surrounded by incredibly thin and gorgeous models in the hit ABC series “Ugly Betty.” But another side of the[...]

“Modern Family” star Ty Burrell finally knows where his next paycheck is coming from

BY GREG HERNANDEZ Since ABC has already renewed “Modern Family” for a second season, Ty Burrell has been pondering an unfamiliar question: How will he spend his hiatus? “For the first time ever know what I’m going to be doing in the fall of next year,” said the 42-year-old actor[...]

Susan Lucci on move to LA and 40 years of All My Children

BY GREG HERNANDEZ It’s impossible to think of ABC’s “All My Children” without its resident diva, Erica Kane. But when the network decided to move the show from New York City to a larger studio in Los Angeles, it meant uprooting the show’s biggest star, Susan Lucci, who has played[...]

Rob Lowe is leaving “Brothers & Sisters”

Rob Lowe is parting ways with the show “Brothers & Sisters.” EOnline reports that, Lowe has been feeling underutilized on the show and has asked to be released from his contract. The network must have felt the same way because they granted his request and will be released from the[...]

ABC picks up “Body of Evidence”

The Hollywood Reporter has reported that ABC has picked up “Body of Evidence,” a new medical drama from “Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes. The story follows Megan Hunt, a former neurosurgeon-turned-medical examiner who brings her crime-solving perspective to the table and in turn creates conflicts with everyone ranked above her.[...]

Cast members of ABC’s “Lost” reflect on series ending

BY GREG HERNANDEZ When the new season of ABC’s “Lost” premieres on Feb. 2, it will be the beginning of the end of six-year journey for viewers and for the actors who have portrayed the survivors of a plane crash who are forced to live with each other on a[...]

ABC renews Modern Family, Cougar Town and The Middle; Bachelor spinoff announced

By GREG HERNANDEZ ABC’s risky move of launching a Wednesday comedy block of all new shows has paid off with the network announcing Tuesday that it has renewed “Modern Family,” “Cougar Town” and “The Middle” for second seasons. The announcement was made at the Television Critics Association press tour in[...]