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Ciara, Darius Rucker Among Others Performing for the 2017 Disney Parks Holiday Specials


As the holidays approach, Disney is cranking up the cheer with two television specials that will air on ABC! To kick off the holiday season, “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magic Holiday Celebration” will air on November 30th from 9 pm to 11 pm. Of course, “The Disney Parks’ Magical Christmas Celebration” airs Christmas morning […]


Layoffs Begin at Disney-ABC Television Group


As expected, layoffs began today at the Disney-ABC Television Group, affecting employees at ABC Entertainment, ABC Studios, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, and Freeform. Affected employees were notified this morning and although a 10% cut in employees was expected, according to Variety, the layoffs will be significantly lower. The cost-cutting measure also shouldn’t have […]


Agreement Reached, Altice Customers Won’t Suffer a Disney/ESPN Blackout


Thanks to a last minute agreement between Disney and Altice, millions of pay TV customers in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut will not lose their ability to watch ABC, ESPN, and other channels under the Disney programming umbrella. A tentative deal was reached on Sunday that will allow Disney and the nation’s fourth-largest […]


Walt Disney International Announces Rebecca Campbell as New EMEA President


According to The Hollywood Reporter, President of Disney-ABC Television Group Rebecca Campbell will be taking over the role of President of The Walt Disney Company Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Her appointment to her new role goes into effect at the start of the new year on January 1. Campbell will be taking over […]


Disney Springs Saw Its First Day of American Idol Auditions


American Idol is celebrating its new ABC home by holding auditions for its returning season in Disney Springs, and yesterday was the first day for fans and hopefuls to display their vocal talents. Long lines of prospective contestants gathered in the sweltering Florida heat, joined by some Idol alumni who were there to share their […]


Showrunner Carlton Cuse Joins ABC Studios on an Eight Figure Deal


Carlton Cuse has marked his return to ABC Studios, a division of the Walt Disney Company, with a four year deal that will make him one of the richest showrunners in the industry. Cuse will lead the launch of a new production banner known as Genre Arts and has brought in Lindsey Springer, former Amblin […]


‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Producer Shonda Rhimes Moves from ABC to Netflix


As the schism between Disney and Netflix widens, the biggest name in streaming services just brought a major content producer to their side. Shonda Rhimes, creator of numerous successful television shows for Disney-owned ABC, has just signed an exclusive multi-year deal with Netflix. This news follows the announcement that Disney would be pulling their content […]


ABC News Partners with ATTN: for Content Aimed at Millennials


Disney-owned ABC News has formed a joint venture with video news site ATTN: to produce videos for social media in an effort to capture a younger demographic. The partnership will use ABC’s resources to create short form news content for social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter. The much sought after millennial age range […]


Season 7 Trailer for ABC’s ‘Once Upon a Time’ Released at Comic-Con


A substantial portion of Once Upon a Time’s original cast have left, but “the show must go on”, and at the San Diego Comic-Con fans finally got an idea of where, exactly, the show is going. Comic-Con attendees were present for the release of the season 7 trailer, which gave them a glimpse at the […]


Ryan Seacrest Will Once Again Be Hosting ‘American Idol’


When American Idol comes to Walt Disney World to hold auditions, it seems they will indeed be bringing Ryan Seacrest along with them. Ryan broke the news on the morning show he co-hosts, Live With Kelly and Ryan. He has a busy schedule ahead of him. Seacrest’s current gigs, Live With Kelly and Ryan and his syndicated morning radio show On […]