CBS Orders New Drama “Intelligence”
ABC Studios had another banner development year with nine new shows ordered to series. New dramas “Betrayal,” “Killer Women,” “Lucky 7,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland,” “Resurrection,” along with new comedies “Trophy Wife” and “Mixology,” were picked up at ABC. New drama “Intelligence” was ordered at CBS. ABC Studios had the most drama orders of any studio.
Returning ABC Studios shows “Castle,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Nashville,” “The Neighbors,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Revenge” and “Scandal” on ABC join “Criminal Minds” on CBS, “Army Wives” on Lifetime, “Perception” on TNT and “Cougar Town” on TBS.
ABC Studios drama “Devious Maids” premieres on Lifetime Sunday, June 23 at 10:00 p.m., and “Mistresses” premieres on ABC on Monday, June 3 at 10:00 p.m. “The Occult,” a one-hour drama for A&E, is currently going into production.
NEW FALL AND MIDSEASON SERIES:
“BETRAYAL” (Sundays from 10:00-11:00 p.m. on ABC)
A chance meeting between photographer Sara Hadley (Hannah Ware) and Attorney Jack McAllister (Stuart Townsend) leads to an instant and undeniable attraction. Sarah’s husband, Drew (Chris Johnson), is a successful prosecutor with political aspirations, while Jack is married to Elaine (Wendy Moniz), the daughter of his boss, Thacher Karsten (James Cromwell). When Karsten’s brother-in-law Lou is murdered, all evidence points to Karsten’s son, T.J. (Henry Thomas). Jack, the company’s lead counsel, will have to defend him, but for Sara’s prosecutor husband, Drew, this is the kind of high-profile murder case that can secure his political future. Just as Sara and Jack’s affair is starting, the lovers find themselves in an impossible situation — on opposite sides of a murder investigation.
“Betrayal” stars Hannah Ware (“Shame,” “Boss”) as Sara, Stuart Townsend (“The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”) as Jack, James Cromwell (“Babe,” “American Horror Story”) as Thacher Karsten, Henry Thomas (“E.T.,” “Gangs of New York”) as T.J. Karsten, Chris Johnson (“The Vampire Diaries”) as Drew, Wendy Moniz (“Guiding Light,” “The Guardian”) as Elaine, Elizabeth McLaughlin (“The Clique”) as Val and Braeden Lamasters (“Men of a Certain Age”) as Vic.
“Betrayal” was written by David Zabel (“ER”) and directed by Patty Jenkins (“The Killing,” “Monster”) and is executive-produced by David Zabel, Rob Golenberg (“Red Widow”) and Alon Aranya. “Betrayal” is produced by ABC Studios.
“DEVIOUS MAIDS” (Premieres June 23 from 10:00-11:00 p.m. on Lifetime)
“Devious Maids” centers on a close-knit group of maids who are bonded together by their jobs, life struggles and the melodramatic “Upstairs-Downstairs” universe that engulfs their employers. Rosie (Dania Ramirez), a widow who left her son back in Mexico when her husband died, works as the maid and nanny for a pair of self-absorbed and successful actors, Peri and Spence Westmore (Mariana Klaveno, Grant Show). Aspiring singer Carmen (Roselyn Sanchez) hopes that her pop star employer, Alejandro (Matt Cedeno), can help jump-start her career, but Odessa (Melinda Paige Hamilton), his very loyal housekeeper and her boss, will stop at nothing to get in her way. Zoila (Judy Reyes) is the senior maid for Genevieve Delatour (Susan Lucci), a co-dependent, emotionally unstable wealthy woman. Zoila works alongside her teen daughter, Valentina (Edy Ganem), who has a crush on Genevieve’s handsome son, Remi (Drew Van Acker).
“Devious Maids” stars Ana Ortiz (“Ugly Betty”) as Marisol, Dania Ramirez (“Entourage”) as Rosie, Roselyn Sanchez (“Without a Trace”) as Carmen, Edy Ganem (“Livin’ Loud”) as Valentina, Judy Reyes (“Scrubs”) as Zoila, Susan Lucci (“All My Children”) as Genevieve Delatour, Mariana Klaveno (“True Blood”) as Peri, Grant Show (“Swing Town”) as Spence, Matt Cedeno (“Days of Our Lives”) as Alejandro, Melinda Paige Hamilton (“Mad Men”) as Odessa, Drew Van Acker (“Pretty Little Liars”) as Remi, Rebecca Wisocky (“American Horror Story”) as Evelyn, Tom Irwin (“Grey’s Anatomy”) as Adrian, Brianna Brown (“Homeland”) as Taylor and Brett Cullen (“Damages”) as Michael Stappord.
Inspired by the hit telenovela “Ellas Son la Alegr’a del Hogar,” “Devious Maids” is produced by ABC Studios. The series was created by Marc Cherry (“Desperate Housewives”) and is executive-produced by Cherry, Sabrina Wind (“Desperate Housewives”), Eva Longoria (“Desperate Housewives”), Paul McGuigan (“Scandal”), Larry Shuman (“Kissing Miranda”), David Lonner, John Mass and Televisa USA’s Paul Presburger and Michael Garcia. Paul McGuigan directed the pilot.
“INTELLIGENCE” (Mondays from 10:00-11:00 p.m., midseason on CBS)
“Intelligence” is a dramatic thriller starring Josh Holloway as Gabriel, a high-tech intelligence operative enhanced with a super-computer microchip in his brain. With this implant, Gabriel is the first human ever to be connected directly into the worldwide information grid and have complete access to Internet, WiFi, telephone and satellite data. He can hack into any data center and access key intel in the fight to protect the United States from its enemies. Leading the elite government cyber-security agency created to support him is Director Lillian Strand (Marg Helgenberger), a straightforward and efficient boss who oversees the unit’s missions. Strand assigns Riley Neal (Meghan Ory), a Secret Service agent, to protect Gabriel from outside threats, as well as from his own appetite for reckless, unpredictable behavior and his disregard for protocol. Other skilled members of the Cybercom team include Chris Jameson (Michael Rady) and Gonzalo “Gonzo” Rodriguez (James Martinez), two resourceful federal investigators. The brains behind the design of the chip is Dr. Shenendoah Cassidy (John Billingsley), whose son, Nelson (PJ Byrne), is jealous of Gabriel’s prominent place in his father’s life. As the first supercomputer with a beating heart, Gabriel is the most valuable piece of technology the country has ever created and is a U.S. secret weapon.
“Intelligence” stars Josh Holloway (“Lost”) as Gabriel, Marg Helgenberger (“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”) as Lillian Strand, Meghan Ory (“Once Upon a Time”) as Riley Neal, Michael Rady (“The Mentalist”) as Chris Jameson, James Martinez (“Gravity”) as Gonzalo Rodriguez, John Billingsley (“True Blood”) as Dr. Cassidy and P.J. Byrne (“Wolf of Wall Street”) as Nelson Cassidy.
Michael Seitzman, RenŽ Echevarria, Tripp Vinson and David Semel (for pilot) are executive producers for ABC Television Studios in association with CBS Television Studios.
“KILLER WOMEN” (ABC midseason)
Of all the notorious lawmen who have ever patrolled the violent Texas frontier, none are more storied than the Texas Rangers. But being the only female ranger in this elite squad isn’t going to stop ballsy, badass Molly Parker (Tricia Helfer). Molly is committed to finding the truth and seeing justice served. While she’s surrounded by law enforcement colleagues who want to see her fail, including Police Lieutenant Guillermo Salazar (Vic Trevino), the Rangers have her back, led by Company Commander Luis Zea (Alex Fernandez). Molly has also got her brother, Billy (Michael Trucco), and his wife Becca (Marta Milans). On the verge of getting divorced from her smarmy husband, Jake (Jeffrey Nordling), Molly begins an affair with sexy DEA Agent Dan Winston (Marc Blucas).
“Killer Women” stars Tricia Helfer (“Battlestar Galactica”) as Molly Parker, Marc Blucas (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) as Dan, Marta Milans (“Shame”) as Becca, Alex Fernandez (“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”) as Luis and Michael Trucco (“Battlestar Galactica”) as Billy.
“Killer Women” was written by Hannah Shakespeare and is executive-produced by Sof’a Vergara (“Modern Family”), Martin Campbell, Ben Silverman, Luis Balaguer, Electus, Latin World Entertainment. The pilot was directed by Larry Trilling. “Killer Women” is produced by ABC Studios.
“LUCKY 7″ (Tuesdays from 10:00-11:00 p.m. on ABC)
In Astoria, Queens, a group of seven gas station employees have been chipping into a lottery pool for months, never thinking they’d actually win. Money could solve problems for each of them: Matt (Matt Long) could get his girlfriend and two kids out of his mother’s house; Matt’s brother, Nicky (Stephen Louis Grush), an ex-con, could pay off a dangerous debt; Samira (Summer Bishil), a second-generation Pakistani immigrant, could afford to go to Juilliard; Denise (Lorraine Bruce), a plucky cashier, could focus on rebuilding her crumbling marriage; Leanne (Anastasia Phillips), a young mother, could help her daughter realize her dreams; Bob (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.), the store’s manager, could finally retire; and Antonio (Luis Antonio Ramos) could give his wife and kids a whole new life.
“Lucky 7″ stars Isiah Whitlock, Jr. (“The Wire”) as Bob Harris, Matt Long (“Private Practice”) as Matt Korzak, Stephen Louis Grush (“Detroit 1-8-7″) as Nicky Korzak, Lorraine Bruce (“Eden Lake”) as Denise, Anastasia Phillips (“Stoked”) as Leanne, Summer Bishil (“Towelhead”) as Samira Rajpur, Luis Antonio Ramos (“The Ruins”) as Antonio Clemente and Christine Evangelista (“The Joneses”) as Mary.
Written by David Zabel (“ER”) and Jason Richman (“Detroit 1-8-7″), “Lucky 7″ is executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, David Zabel and Jason Richman. The pilot was directed by Paul McGuigan. “Lucky 7″ is produced by ABC Studios and Amblin Television.
“MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.” (Tuesdays from 8:00-9:00 p.m. on ABC)
Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films, as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange and the unknown around the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. Coulson’s team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage; Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), expert pilot and martial artist; Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), brilliant engineer; and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), genius bio-chemist. Joining them on their journey into mystery is new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet).
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Marvel’s first television series, is from executive producers Joss Whedon (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, who co-wrote the pilot (“Dollhouse,” “Dr.Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”). Jeffrey Bell (“Angel,” “Alias”) and Jeph Loeb (“Smallville,” “Lost,” “Heroes”) also serve as executive producers. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.
“MISTRESSES” (Premieres Monday, June 3 from 10:00-11:00 p.m. on ABC)
“Mistresses” is a provocative new drama about the scandalous lives of a sexy and sassy group of four girlfriends, each on her own path to self-discovery. Savannah ‘Savi’ (Alyssa Milano) is a successful career woman working toward the next phase in her life — both professionally and personally — bucking for partner at her law firm while trying to start a family with husband, Harry (Brett Tucker). When their fertility issues take center stage, Savi finds herself attracted to her flirtatious colleague, Dominic (Jason George). Savi’s free-spirited baby sister, Josslyn (Jes Macallan), couldn’t be more different, living single, serial dating and partying. A real estate agent, Josslyn has no interest in a committed, long-term relationship.
Their common best friend, April (Rochelle Aytes), is a recent widow and mother of a ten-year-old daughter. After she receives her late husband’s lucrative life insurance check, she begins getting prank phone calls and is convinced her husband is still alive. Another long-time friend, Karen (Yunjin Kim), is a therapist whose complicated relationship with a wealthy, married patient goes too far.
These four friends find support and guidance as they brave their turbulent journeys and life’s storms together, bound by the complex relationships they’ve created.
“Mistresses” stars Alyssa Milano (“New Years Eve,” “My Name Is Earl,” “Melrose Place”) as Savannah, Yunjin Kim (“Lost”) as Karen, Rochelle Aytes (“White Collar,” “Desperate Housewives”) as April, Jes Macallan ( “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Shameless”) as Josslyn, Jason George (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Closer,”) as Dominic, Brett Tucker (“Castle,” “NCIS,”) as Harry, Erik Stocklin (“Grey Sheep,” “Sick Day,”) as Sam.
“Mistresses” is executive produced by Bob Sertner, K.J. Steinberg, Rina Mimoun and Douglas Rae and produced by ABC Studios.
“ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND” (Thursdays from 8:00-9:00 p.m. on ABC)
In Victorian England, the young and beautiful Alice (Sophie Lowe) tells a tale of a strange new land that exists on the other side of a rabbit hole. An invisible cat, a hookah smoking caterpillar and playing-cards that talk are just some of the fantastic things she’s seen during this impossible adventure. Surely this troubled girl must be insane, and her doctors aim to cure her with a treatment that will make her forget everything. Alice seems ready to put it all behind her, especially the painful memory of the genie she fell in love with and lost forever — the handsome and mysterious Cyrus (Peter Gadiot). But deep down Alice knows this world is real, and just in the nick of time the sardonic Knave of Hearts (Michael Socha) and the irrepressible White Rabbit (John Lithgow) arrive to save her from a doomed fate. Together the trio will take a tumble down the rabbit hole to this Wonderland where nothing is impossible.
“Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” stars Sophie Lowe (“Beautiful Kate”) as Alice, Michael Socha (“This Is England”) as Knave of Hearts, Peter Gadiot (“The Forbidden Girl”) as Cyrus, Emma Rigby (“Hollyoaks”) as Queen of Hearts and John Lithgow (“3rd Rock from the Sun”) as the voice of the White Rabbit.
“Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” was written by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (“Once Upon a Time”), who serve as executive producers. Steve Pearlman and Zack Estrin also serve as executive producers, and the pilot was directed by Ralph Hemecker. “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” is produced by ABC Studios.
“RESURRECTION” (ABC Midseason)
The people of Arcadia, Missouri are forever changed when their deceased loved ones suddenly start to return. An 8-year-old American boy (Landon Gimenez) wakes up alone in a rice paddy in a rural Chinese province with no idea how he got there. Details start to emerge when the boy, who calls himself Jacob, recalls that his hometown is Arcadia, and an Immigration agent, Martin Bellamy (Omar Epps), takes him there. The home he claims as his own is occupied by an elderly couple, Harold (Kurtwood Smith) and Lucille Garland (Frances Fisher), who lost their son Jacob more than 30 years ago. While they look different, young Jacob recognizes them as his parents. Those closest to the family try to unravel this impossible mystery, including Sheriff Fred Garland (Matt Craven), whose wife Barbara drowned 30 years ago while trying to save Jacob. But this boy who claims to be the deceased Jacob knows secrets about his own death that no one else knows — secrets that Fred’s daughter, Gail (Devin Kelly), will begin to investigate and discover to be true.
“Resurrection” stars Omar Epps (“House”) as Martin Bellamy, Matt Craven (“Crimson Tide,” “A Few Good Men”) as Fred, Devin Kelley (“Chernobyl Diaries,” “The Chicago Code”) as Gail, Frances Fisher (“Titanic”) as Lucille, Kurtwood Smith (“That ’70s Show”) as Harold, Sam Hazeldine (“The Raven”) as Abel, Samaire Armstrong (“Entourage,” “The O.C.”) as Elaine, Nicholas Gonzalez (“Off the Map”) as Connor, Mark Hildreth (“Dragon Ball Z”) as Tom and Landon Gimenez as Jacob.
Written by Aaron Zelman (“Damages,” “The Killing”), “Resurrection” is executive-produced by Aaron Zelman, JoAnn Alfano, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Jon Liebman, Brillstein Entertainment and Plan B. The pilot was directed by Charles McDougall. “Resurrection” is produced by ABC Studios.
“MIXOLOGY (ABC Midseason)
One bar. One night. Ten single people. Welcome to Union, a high-end bar in Manhattan’s trendy meat-packing district. Recently dumped by his fiancŽe, Tom (Blake Lee) hasn’t been out on the town in a decade. His best friends, handsome, confident Cal (Craig Frank) and fast-talking Bruce (Andrew Santino), are throwing Tom back into the dating pool whether he likes it or not. Tom’s first encounter is with Maya (Ginger Gonzaga), an attorney who’s as beautiful as she is brutal; before long, Tom is in tears. After that, it only gets worse. Rounding out Union’s chic crowd is Maya’s engaged-for-now friend, Liv (Kate Simses); aggressive single mom Jessica (Alexis Carra); her younger, naive sister, Janey (Sarah Bolger); bubbly cocktail waitress Kacey (Vanessa Lengies); dark, mysterious bartender Dominic (Adan Canto); and failed internet entrepreneur Ron (Adam Campbell), who’s having the worst night of his life.
“Mixology” stars Blake Lee (“Parks and Recreation”) as Tom, Andrew Santino (“Punk’d”) as Bruce, Kate Simses (“What’s Your Number”) as Liv, Adam Campbell (“Epic Movie”) as Ron, Craig Frank (“8.13″) as Cal, Vanessa Lengies (“Glee”) as Kacey, Alexis Carra (“Incredible Girl”) as Jessica, Sarah Bolger (“Once Upon a Time”) as Janey, Ginger Gonzaga (“Legit”) as Maya and Adan Canto (“The Following”) as Dominic.
“Mixology” was written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore (“The Hangover,” “21 and Over”), and is executive-produced by Lucas, Moore, Ryan Seacrest, Nina Wass and Adam Sher. It’s directed by Larry Charles (“Seinfeld,” “Entourage,” “Borat”), and is produced by ABC Studios.
“TROPHY WIFE” (Tuesdays from 9:30-10:00 p.m. on ABC)
They say the third time’s the charm, and reformed party girl Kate (Malin Akerman) is hoping that’s true when she becomes Pete’s (Bradley Whitford) third wife. She fell into his arms (literally) at a karaoke bar, and a year later Kate’s got an insta-family, complete with three stepchildren and two ex-wives. Diane (Marcia Gay Harden) is ex-wife number one, an intense, over-achieving doctor and the mother of twin teenagers Hillary (Gianna LePera) and Warren (Ryan Scott Lee). Diane is quick to convey her withering disapproval of Kate’s barely tapped maternal instinct. Ex-wife number two, Jackie (Michaela Watkins), is mother to adopted son Bert (Albert Tsai), and can pull Pete’s strings with her special blend of neurotic, new-ageyness. Juggling all this baggage is uncharted territory for Kate, who finds support with her best friend Meg (Natalie Morales), a party-hearty singleton and the only woman Kate knows who has less experience with kids than she has.
“Trophy Wife” stars Malin Akerman (“Suburgatory”) as Kate, Bradley Whitford (“The West Wing”) as Pete, Marcia Gay Harden (“Into the Wild,” “Damages”) as Diane, Michaela Watkins (“Saturday Night Live”) as Jackie, Natalie Morales (“90210″) as Meg, Ryan Scott Lee (“Super 8″) as Warren, Albert Tsai (“How I Met Your Mother”) as Bert and Gianna LePera (“Modern Family”) as Hillary.
“Trophy Wife” is written and executive-produced by Emily Halpern & Sarah Haskins, executive produced by Lee Eisenberg & Gene Stupnitsky (“The Office”), produced by Malin Ackerman. The pilot was directed by Jason Moore (“Pitch Perfect,” “Avenue Q”). “Trophy Wife” is from ABC Studios.
“ARMY WIVES” (Season 7 on Lifetime )
“Army Wives” follows the struggles, dreams and friendships of a diverse group of women-and one man-living with their spouses and families on an active Army post. The new season of “Army Wives” presents challenges to the tribe, including a heartfelt and final goodbye to one of their own.
“Army Wives” stars Catherine Bell as Denise Sherwood, Brian McNamara as General Michael Holden, Kelli Williams as Jackie Clarke, Ashanti as Latasha Montclair, Torrey DeVitto as Maggie Hall, Elle McLemore as Holly Truman, Jesse McCartney as Tim Truman, Brooke Shields as Major Katherine “Kat” Young, Wendy Davis as Colonel Joan Burton, Terry Serpico as Colonel Frank Sherwood, Alyssa Diaz as Gloria Cruz, J.J. Soria as PFC Hector Cruz, Sally Pressman as Roxy LeBlanc and Sterling K. Brown as Roland Burton.
Produced by ABC Studios, with Mark Gordon and Jeff Melvoin serving as executive producers, the series is based on the book, Army Wives: The Unwritten Code of Military Marriage, by Tanya Biank, who serves as a consultant.
“CASTLE” (Season 6 on ABC)
When viewers first met Richard Castle, a famous mystery novelist, he was creatively blocked. But when the NYPD questioned him about a series of murders staged to imitate crime scenes from his books, Castle found inspiration in NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, a bright and aggressive homicide detective. Though they instantly clashed, sparks of another sort began to fly, leading both to danger and a hint of romance. They continued to investigate strange homicides in New York — combining Castle’s writer intuition and Beckett’s creative detective work. Then, after four seasons of “will they” or “won’t they,” Castle and Beckett finally gave into their feelings towards each other as a couple this past season. For Season 6, the fun and conflict for this crime-solving dynamic duo will continue to escalate as they navigate new chapters in their lives.
“Castle” stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito, Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan, Penny Johnson Jerald as NYPD Captain Victoria Gates, Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle with Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers.
“Castle” is produced by ABC Studios. Andrew Marlowe is the show’s creator/executive producer, along with executive producers Rob Bowman, David Amann and Armyan Bernstein.
“COUGAR TOWN” (Season 5 on TBS)
Courteney Cox stars as Jules Cobb in her Golden Globe(r)-nominated role as a divorced mom in her forties facing the often humorous challenges, pitfalls and rewards of life’s next chapter. Along for the journey is her college-aged son, her ex-husband, her boyfriend/neighbor and her friends who together make up her dysfunctional, but supportive and caring extended family… even if they have a funny way of showing it sometimes. This season Jules and “the cul de sac crew” find themselves involved in everything from weddings to babies and everything in between. Grayson builds up the courage to finally ask Jules to marry him and, while all seems good with their relationship, the pitter patter of little feet throws everything – and everyone — for a loop. Meanwhile, Bobby seems to have found love with his girlfriend, Angie (Sarah Chalke), Laurie is focused on a new business venture decorating crazy cakes, Travis has to deal with some unexpected challenges while away at college (his doctor makes him wear a helmet!), and Andy leads the entire gang on an all-out war against the neighborhood punks.
“Cougar Town” stars Courteney Cox as Jules, Christa Miller as Ellie, Busy Philipps as Laurie, Dan Byrd as Travis, Josh Hopkins as Grayson, Ian Gomez as Andy and Brian Van Holt as Bobby.
Bill Lawrence (“Scrubs,” “Spin City”) serves as executive producer/writer/director. Blake McCormick, Courteney Cox and David Arquette are executive producers. “Cougar Town” was co-created by Bill Lawrence and Kevin Biegel and is produced by ABC Studios.
“CRIMINAL MINDS” (Season 9 on CBS )
“Criminal Minds” revolves around an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country’s most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit’s most experienced agent is David Rossi (Joe Mantegna), a founding member of the BAU, who is essential in helping the team solve new cases. The BAU team is led by Special Agent Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Gibson), a strong profiler who is able to gain people’s trust and unlock their secrets. Other members include Special Agent Derek Morgan (Shemar Moore), an expert on obsessional crimes; Special Agent Dr. Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler), a classically misunderstood genius whose social IQ is as low as his intellectual IQ is high; Jennifer “JJ” Jareau (A.J. Cook), the team’s former unit liaison-turned-profiler who recently married her longtime love; Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness), the team’s indispensible computer wizard who helps research the cases with her unique charm; and the team’s newest member, Alex Blake (Jeanne Tripplehorn), who rejoins the FBI after a stint as a university teacher and brings her linguistics expertise to the BAU. Each member brings his or her own area of expertise to the table as they pinpoint predators’ motivations and identify their emotional triggers in an attempt to stop them.
“Criminal Minds” stars Joe Mantegna as David Rossi, Thomas Gibson as Aaron Hotchner, Shemar Moore as Derek Morgan, A.J. Cook as Jennifer “JJ” Jareau, Matthew Gray Gubler as Dr. Spencer Reid, Kirsten Vangsness as Penelope Garcia and Jeanne Tripplehorn as Alex Blake.
The series is produced by ABC Studios in association with CBS Television Studios. Mark Gordon, Erica Messer and Janine Sherman Barrois are the executive producers.
“GREY’S ANATOMY” (Season 10 on ABC)
Recipient of the 2007 Golden Globe Award for Best Drama Television Series and nominated for multiple Emmys, including Outstanding Drama Series, “Grey’s Anatomy” is considered one of the great television shows of our time. The medical drama, moving into its tenth season, follows the personal and professional lives of a group of doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital in Seattle as they deal with the lives of their patients and their relationships with each other.
“Grey’s Anatomy” stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt, Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins, Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery and Sarah Drew as April Kepner.
“Grey’s Anatomy” was created and is executive-produced by Shonda Rhimes (“Scandal,” “Private Practice,” “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge”). Betsy Beers (“Scandal,” “Private Practice,” “Casanova”), Mark Gordon (“Saving Private Ryan”), Rob Corn (“Chicago Hope”), Tony Phelan, Joan Rater (“Law & Order: Trial by Jury”) are executive producers. “Grey’s Anatomy” is an ABC Studios production.
“NASHVILLE” (Season 2 on ABC)
Set against the backdrop of the Nashville music scene, “Nashville” follows Rayna Jaymes, a star at her peak, and Juliette Barnes, who is on the rise. When their record label sends them out on tour together after a hit single, both women face personal and professional challenges as they navigate their paths as artists and individuals. Surrounding them and often complicating their lives are their family, friends and, in some cases, lovers, as well as the up-and-coming performers and songwriters trying to get ahead in the business.
“Nashville” stars Connie Britton as Rayna, Hayden Panettiere as Juliette, Powers Boothe as Lamar, Charles Esten as Deacon, Eric Close as Teddy, Clare Bowen as Scarlett, Jonathan Jackson as Avery, Sam Palladio as Gunnar and Robert Ray Wisdom as Coleman.
Dee Johnson (“Boss,” “The Good Wife”), R.J. Cutler (“The September Issue,” “The War Room,” “A Perfect Candidate”), Callie Khouri (“Thelma & Louise”) and Steve Buchanan are executive producers of “Nashville.” The series is produced by Lionsgate, ABC Studios and Opry Entertainment.
“THE NEIGHBORS” (Season 2 on ABC)
Marty Weaver just wanted the best for his wife, Debbie, and their three kids, and moving from an apartment in Bayonne to Hidden Hills, New Jersey, a gated community complete with its own golf course, was a step in the right direction. Of course, the fact that the entire community is comprised of aliens from the planet Zabvron, and that the Weavers are the first humans who have lived amongst them, presents some challenges. But as the Weavers and the aliens face the struggles of everyday life together, they discover that some things – the ups and downs of marriage, the desire to be a good parent and connect with your children – are universal… intergalactic even. Despite the fact that they’re not even the same species, both humans and Zabvronians had a lot to learn from each other. The Weavers realize they’ve found an ally in the family next door… even if they do cry out of their ears.
“The Neighbors” stars Jami Gertz as Debbie Weaver, Lenny Venito as Marty Weaver, Simon Templeman as Larry Bird, Toks Olagundoye as Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Clara Mamet as Amber Weaver, Tim Jo as Reggie Jackson, Ian Patrick as Dick Butkus, Max Charles as Max Weaver and Isabella Cramp as Abby Weaver.
“The Neighbors” was created by Dan Fogelman (“Cars,” “Tangled,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love”), who is also an executive producer with Aaron Kaplan (“GCB,” “Terra Nova”) and Chris Koch (“Workaholics,” “Modern Family”). “The Neighbors” is from ABC Studios.
“ONCE UPON A TIME” (Season 3 on ABC)
Master storytellers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (“Lost,” “Tron: Legacy”) invite everyone to Storybrooke, Maine, a small town that probably won’t show up on one’s GPS. To ensure that no one in fairytale land – especially Snow White – had anymore “happily ever afters,” Evil Queen Regina cast a curse which trapped the fairytale characters, frozen in time, and brought them into our modern world. Although still alive, they had no knowledge of their former selves and were sleepwalking through life – ageless — for 28 years, until their savior arrived in the form of Emma Swan. Unbeknownst to Emma, she was the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming who whisked her out of fairytale land and into our world as an infant to save her from the curse. Abandoned as a baby, Emma’s life was anything but magical. When her 10-year-old son, Henry, whom she gave up for adoption years ago, appeared on her doorstep with a book of fairytales and told her a crazy story about how she’s the prodigy of fairytale characters who are all trapped in a town called Storybrooke, she thought he was nuts. But curiosity got the better of Emma, and she brought Henry back to the town and soon found out that Storybrooke was more than it seemed. Regina, ever the control freak, had placed herself as Mayor of the town and was Henry’s adoptive mother. Over time Emma began to see through the cracks of the curse, believed that the stories were true and was finally able to break it. Reality and myth merged as the fairytale characters began awakening once the curse was lifted and remembered who they were. But to their dismay, they weren’t transported back to fairytale land. To make matters worse, Rumplestiltskin – aka Mr. Gold – decided to gain the upper hand in his power struggle with Regina and introduced magic into the town. But this is our world, and magic has a tendency to have unfathomable implications.
“Once Upon a Time” stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.
Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz are creators and executive producers. Steve Pearlman is also executive producer. The show is from ABC Studios.
“PERCEPTION” (Season 2 premieres Tuesday, June 25 on TNT )
Its mind over murder as an eccentric neuroscientist with a unique view of the world teams up with the FBI to crack difficult cases in the drama series “Perception.” Eric McCormack (Dr. Daniel Pierce) is a neuroscientist and professor recruited by the FBI to help solve complex cases. His intimate knowledge of human behavior and masterful understanding of the mind gives him an extraordinary ability to read people. But his eccentric view of the world and less-than-stellar social skills often interfere with his work. Rachael Leigh Cook (FBI agent Kate Moretti) is Pierce’s former student and the person responsible for recruiting him to work for the government. Arjay Smith(Max Lewicki) is the teaching assistant whose primary job is to keep Pierce in line and on task. Kelly Rowan (Natalie Vincent) is Pierce’s long-time best friend, and she also plays Caroline Newsome, Pierce’s psychiatrist with whom he’ll have a deepening relationship in the new season. LeVar Burton (Paul Haley) is a dean at the university, and Scott Wolf (Donnie) is Kate’s soon-to-be ex-husband.
“Perception” stars Eric McCormack as Dr. Daniel Pierce, Rachael Leigh Cook as Kate Moretti, Arjay Smith as Max, Kelly Rowan as Natalie, LeVar Burton as Paul and Scott Wolf as Donnie.
“Perception,” produced by ABC Studios, was created by executive producer Ken Biller (“Star Trek: Voyager,” “Smallville”) and co-executive producer Mike Sussman (“Star Trek: Enterprise”).
“REVENGE” (Season 3 on ABC)
Emily Thorne (Emily Van Camp) is the newest arrival in the Hamptons. By all appearances, she’s a friendly and sophisticated “girl next door,” but the exclusive world she’s immersed herself in is tied to a dark family history, and Emily is anything but what she seems. After her father was framed for a horrific crime by neighbors he trusted and was sentenced to a life in prison, Emily never saw her father again and spent her childhood consumed by rage, loss and betrayal. Years later she returned to the Hamptons under an assumed identity with one endgame-REVENGE, every social overture a carefully planned chip at the foundation of her sworn enemies until their lives come crashing down around them. Now she must face the consequences of her actions and the havoc she has wreaked on those around her as she continues her fight to avenge her father’s death.
“Revenge” stars Madeleine Stowe as Victoria Grayson, Emily VanCamp as Emily Thorne, Gabriel Mann as Nolan Ross, Henry Czerny as Conrad Grayson, Nick Wechsler as Jack Porter, Josh Bowman as Daniel Grayson, Christa B. Allen as Charlotte Grayson, and Barry Sloane as Aiden Mathis.
“Revenge” is executive produced by Sunil Nayar, Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey (“Twilight”). The series, created by Mike Kelley, is produced by ABC Studios.
“SCANDAL” (Season 3 on ABC)
From the creator and executive producers of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice” comes a drama revolving around the life and work of a professional fixer and her staff. A former media relations consultant to the President of the United States, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) dedicates her life to protecting and defending the public images of our nation’s elite. After leaving the White House, the power consultant opened her own firm, hoping to start a new chapter — both professionally and personally — but she can’t seem to completely cut ties with her past, specifically her secret relationship with the President. But Olivia isn’t the only one with a secret; her staff, who specialize in fixing the lives of other people, can’t quite fix the ones closest at hand — their own.
“Scandal” stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Columbus Short as Harrison Wright, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant, Jeff Perry as Cyrus, Bellamy Young as First Lady Mellie Grant and Joshua Malina as David Rosen.
The series was created by Shonda Rhimes (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice”). Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice”) and Mark Wilding (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice”) are executive producers. “Scandal” is produced by ABC Studios.
Online Auditions Continue through June 15
Competition Open to Singers and Vocal Groups Ages 12 and Over
For Chance to Win a Syco/Sony Music Recording Contract
Simon Cowell will be surrounded by women when THE X FACTOR returns for its third season this fall on FOX. Grammy Award-winning artist Kelly Rowland and international pop star Paulina Rubio join him and Demi Lovato as judges on the hit singing competition series.
Simon Cowell said today, “It’s taken more than a decade, but I’m delighted to finally be on a panel with three girls (I think!). Paulina and Kelly both have great taste and massive experience in the music industry and together with Demi, this is going to be a fun panel. It just feels like the time to do something different.”
“I am very excited to be reuniting with Simon Cowell and THE X FACTOR family,” said Rowland. “It feels great to be able to take this journey here at home in the states!”
“I love THE X FACTOR! I can’t wait to find the next big music star here in America,” added Rubio. “I’m so thrilled to be part of the show as a judge. Simon, be careful what you wish for, let’s see if you are ready to handle me, empieza la fiesta, amigo!”
A pop star since the age of 16, Kelly Rowland grew up in the spotlight as a member of Destiny’s Child, one of the best-selling groups of all time. Her powerful voice was a key ingredient in the group’s awe-inspiring list of chart-toppers and dance floor smashes, including four No. 1 singles in the U.S. and more than 60 million albums sold worldwide. The group received 14 Grammy Award nominations, and won three times, including Best R&B Song in 2001 for “Say My Name.” As a solo artist, Rowland has released three successful studio albums – “Simply Deep,” “Ms. Kelly” and “Here I Am” – selling more than five million records. Rowland’s first forays as a soloist contributed to the 2002 Grammy Award-winning song, “Dilemma (with Nelly),” and have been further evidenced by her gold and platinum solo albums. Her upcoming album, “Talk a Good Game,” will be released June 18. Rowland served as a judge on the eighth season of the U.K. version of “The X Factor.”
Paulina Rubio, considered to be one of the most influential contemporary Latin artists, has sold more than 20 million records around the world and has released 10 studio albums. Raised in Mexico, she began her professional music career in 1984, as a member of the popular teen pop group, Timbiriche. Since going solo in 1992, Rubio has created major hits both in English and Spanish and has been nominated for two Grammy Awards in the category of Best Latin Pop Album. Her prominence as an international artist extends to the digital world, as well. Official YouTube/VEVO views of Rubio’s videos exceed 87 million. She has more than 1.2 million Facebook “likes” and more than 6.6 million Twitter followers.
“THE X FACTOR” SEASON THREE JUDGES – Page 2
“We are thrilled that Kelly and Paulina are joining Demi on the panel this season, in what is sure to be a triple threat of talented and successful women against Simon week-to-week,” noted Mike Darnell, President, Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “This is an incredible panel of judges and we can’t wait for fans to see what’s in store for Season Three of THE X FACTOR.”
“Kelly’s incredible talent as a member of one of the world’s most successful groups, Destiny’s Child, combined with her judging experience as part of the U.K. version of ‘The X Factor,’ make her an ideal choice to join this talented panel,” said Trish Kinane, executive producer for FremantleMedia North America. “Paulina is an amazing Latin superstar who brings glamour and fiery passion to the judges’ table. We welcome both of them in joining Simon, Demi and Mario in what will prove to be an exciting season.”
Last season, Tate Stevens was crowned THE X FACTOR Season Two winner and was awarded a recording contract, as well as production and creative support to develop, create, record and shoot his first original track and music video. Tate’s video debuted as a Pepsi commercial during the live telecast of the “55th Annual GRAMMY Awards®” and soon after, he released his first single, “Power of a Love Song.” He released his self-titled debut album last month.
Along with Stevens, THE X FACTOR discovered an amazing amount of diverse recording artists last season, such as finalists Fifth Harmony, Emblem3 and Carly Rose Sonenclar, all of whom also are working on their debut albums. Emblem3 are set to join Selina Gomez on her summer concert tour series this year and have just released their debut single, “Chloe (You’re The One I Want).”
“The X Factor” format has created global superstars, including One Direction, Leona Lewis, Cher Lloyd and Olly Murs. Artists discovered by the competition series have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, including 110 No. 1s, 270 Top 10 records and 500 Top 50 releases. THE X FACTOR is now aired in 191 countries, and local versions of “The X Factor” are now commissioned in 41 territories.
THE X FACTOR was created by Syco Entertainment and is produced by Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia North America. Rob Wade and Nigel Hall are executive producers for Syco Television. Trish Kinane, Richard Holloway and Andrew Llinares serve as executive producers for FremantleMedia North America. “Like” THE X FACTOR on Facebook atwww.Facebook.com/TheXFactorUSA. Follow the series on Twitter @TheXFactorUSAand join the discussion at #xfactor. Download The Xtra Factor App atwww.TheXFactorUSA.com/mobileapps.
OXYGEN’S “BAD GIRLS CLUB” SEASON 11 BRINGS THE HEAT BACK TO MIAMI
NEW YORK – May 21, 2013 – Oxygen’s fan-favorite original series “Bad Girls Club” returns to Miami in its 11th season airing Tuesdays this summer. The newest Bad Girls are bringing the heat to South Beach, and with personalities this big drama is sure to follow. Miami was previously home to the Bad Girls of season 5, and the seven newest cast members are ready to live up to their predecessors’ wild antics. The beaches and clubs of this party city will never be the same.
Last week, part two of the three part reunion for “Bad Girls Club” Atlanta delivered 1.5 million total viewers, earning a season high among all key demos. In the 8pm hour, Oxygen was also the #1 cable network among women 18-49 and women 18-34, out delivering ABC. The series also dominated the conversation online becoming the most tweeted about series on broadcast and cable for the night, according to SocialGuide.
The “Bad Girls Club” Atlanta reunion concludes tonight at 8PM ET as the housemates confront Alicia about her explosive exit from the house, while Nicky takes out her pent up frustrations on an unexpected target. Following at 9PM ET catch up with your favorite Bad Girls past on the series premiere of “Bad Girls All Star Battle,” which will move to its regular time next Tuesday, May 28 at 8PM ET.
Meet the new girls:
Gina, 23 @fabulous_gii
Gina aka ‘Gigi’ is a bilingual spicy South American spitfire. She holds her friends to the highest standards, and only rolls with girls who are good looking, wealthy and loyal. Gina works hard selling life insurance, but has a love for fashion, decorating, and aspires to be a fashion stylist. Her work hard, play harder lifestyle is supported by a bartending gig that pays for her nights out clubbing.
JazMone, 22 @xoxojazmone
Los Angeles, CA
Affectionately referred to as ‘Jaz,’ JazMone can go from ‘Rockstar J,’ fun, loud and ready to party to the unfiltered and aggressive ‘Reckless J.’ This tough chick doesn’t like to be disrespected and has learned from growing up “in the hood of LA,” how to stick up for herself.
Milyn, 24 @milynjensen_
Los Angeles, CA
Milyn is known for “allegedly” sleeping with some of the top celebrities in the entertainment, sports, and adult film industries. Attracted to the glitz and glam of LA, she hopes to fit in well in Miami. Small in size and big in personality, she is used to trash talk and jealousy from other women and expects nothing less from the other girls in the house.
Sarah, 28 @sarahSOoliver
Bootylicious and brainy, Sarah has done everything from modeling and acting to flipping houses, but she currently stays busy designing fashion accessories. With a long-term boyfriend at home, Sarah is known for being high-maintenance and having a short fuse. She often finds herself acting first and asking questions later.
Stephanie, 22 @stephanieLiz_
New Haven, CT
Bullied as a child for being Hispanic and overweight, Stephanie is now proud of her hot body and is not afraid to call girls out for wearing clothes that are too tight. Half Columbian, half Puerto Rican, Stephanie is a Latina who lives life unapologetically, insisting she’s cold-hearted and the type of girl who would talk behind your back, but also say it right to your face.
Teresa, 22 @blackoutpassout
As a little girl, Teresa wasn’t allowed to wear makeup or swimsuits, which could be why she’s grown up to be the rebel she is today. Now a high-maintenance, tattooed vixen, she stands out in the crowd in her hometown of Newark, OH. Teresa earns a living as an exotic dancer, but hides her career from some of her family because she knows from experience, they wouldn’t approve.
Tiana, 21 @ liveloveMODEL
New York, NY
Tiana grew up in Harlem and her wild ways may stem from a troubled past. She’s been through a lot, including caring for her younger brothers when she was a child while her mother struggled with her own issues, and losing her father to AIDS. Tiana has a hard time keeping jobs due to her big personality and attitude, but knows how to work hard…and play hard.
Source: Nielsen, LS.; SocialGuide (rounded to the nearest thousandth)
About Oxygen Media
Oxygen Media is a multiplatform entertainment brand that delivers relevant and engaging content to young women who like to “live out loud.” Oxygen is rewriting the rulebook for women’s media by changing how the world sees entertainment from a young woman’s point of view. Through a vast array of unconventional and original content, including “The Glee Project,” “The Face,” “Best Ink,” “I’m Having Their Baby” and “Bad Girls Club,” the growing cable network is the premier destination to find unique and groundbreaking unscripted programming. “The Glee Project” is a winner of a 2012 Gracie Award which honors programming created for women, by women and about women for “Outstanding Reality Show.” A social media trendsetter, Oxygen is a leading force in engaging modern young women, wherever they are, with popular, award winning features online including www.OxygenLive.com, the real time social viewing party that is also available as an app for the iPhone and iPad. Oxygen is available in 80 million homes, and can be found online and on mobile devices at www.oxygen.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/OxygenPR. Oxygen Media is a service of NBCUniversal.
About Bunim/Murray Productions
Bunim/Murray Productions is the leading producer of innovative entertainment content. The Emmy Award-winning company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series The Real World (28 seasons for MTV). BMP continued to innovate with the first reality game show, Road Rules (MTV), in 1995; the first reality sitcom, The Simple Life (E!), in 2003; and the first reality soap opera, Starting Over, in 2003. Bunim/Murray’s current programming includes Bad Girls Club, Bad Girls All Star Battle, Love Games and Best Ink (Oxygen), Keeping up with the Kardashians and Kourtney and Kim Take Miami (E!), The Real World and The Challenge (MTV), and Project Runway and Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime). Bunim/Murray Productions has also produced films, including Valentine Road (HBO), Pedro (MTV) and the Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical (HBO). Bunim/Murray Productions has launched additional entities including BMP Films, BMP Digital and BMP Latin. Based in Van Nuys, CA, Bunim/Murray Productions was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim, who were inducted into the Television Academy of Arts & Science’s Hall of Fame in 2012. The company joined Banijay Group in 2010.
All Five Cast Members Will Chat Live with Fans via Twitter and Compete for New Followers during the East Coast Feed of the Second Season Premiere of “Baby Daddy,” 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT
Burbank, CA (May 20, 2013) – “Baby Daddy” cast members Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Derek Theler, Tahj Mowry, Melissa Peterman and Chelsea Kane will participate in a live chat via Twitter during the East Coast feed of the series’ second season premiere on ABC Family, Wednesday May 29th, 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT. In the “Baby Daddy” Premiere Night Tweet-Off, moderated by special guest Greg Grunberg, who will guest star this season as ‘Ray,’ Ben and Danny’s father, the cast will compete for new Twitter followers. The actor who scores the most new followers within the half-hour period wins, and the losers will be subjected to a hilarious to-be-determined humiliation.
Fans are invited to follow and tweet their questions to the cast at their handles:
Jean-Luc Bilodeau: @jlblives
Derek Theler: @DerekTheler
Tahj Mowry: @Tahj_Mowry
Melissa Peterman: @Followtheblonde
Chelsea Kane: @ChelseaKane
Greg Grunberg: @greggrunberg
Fans should include the hashtag #BabyDaddyTweetOff in tweets to ask the cast members their questions. Fans can check out the “Baby Daddy” Premiere Night Tweet-Off App on Facebook and on abcfamily.com to see the results of the competition in real time, watch talent campaign videos and view all the talent’s tweets throughout the episode.
In the second season premiere of “Baby Daddy” titled “I’m Not That Guy,” Ben thinks he might like Riley and tries to convince her he’s changed his playboy ways. Riley invites Ben to be her date at a work party, but Ben’s efforts to prove he is dependable fall short. Danny hopes to come to Riley’s rescue but he arrives only to find Riley getting friendly with another man. Meanwhile, Tucker schemes to go out with a model and Bonnie attempts to get to know a handsome stranger…with a little help from Emma.
“Baby Daddy,” which launched as the network’s #1 comedy series in ABC Family history, follows Ben (Bilodeau), a young man in his early 20’s living the life of a bachelor as a bartender in New York City with his buddy, Tucker (Mowry), and his brother, Danny (Theler), a professional hockey player. Their lives are turned upside down when they come home one day to find a baby girl left on the doorstep by an ex-girlfriend of Ben’s. After much deliberation, Ben decides to raise the baby with the help of his friends and his protective and sometimes over-bearing mother, Bonnie (Peterman), and his close female friend, Riley (Kane), who has had a secret crush on him since childhood. Riley is hopeful that Ben will finally take notice, but she doesn’t realize that Ben’s brother, Danny, is harboring a secret crush on her.
Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in over 97 million homes. ABC Family features programming reflecting today’s families, entertaining and connecting with adults through relatable programming about today’s relationships – told with a mix of diversity, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family’s programming is a combination of network-defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. Emmy® Award-winning ABCFamily.com provides a variety of interactive entertainment and community features from rich, fan-centric programming — including blogs, viewing parties, webisodes, full episodes of the network’s hit programming, along with sneak peek exclusive previews and behind-the-scenes clips. ABC Family is also the destination for annual Holiday events with “13 Nights of Halloween” and “25 Days of Christmas.” ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.
Official ABC Family “Baby Daddy” website: www.abcfamily.com/babydaddy
Twitter: twitter.com/abcfBabyDaddy @abcfBabyDaddy #BabyDaddy
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved rules for the 86th Oscars®. The most significant change affects the Animated Feature Film category.
In this category, the new rule designates a maximum of two award recipients, one of whom must have a producer credit. The director and/or key creative individual shall continue to be a recipient, and in the circumstance of a two-person team with shared and equal director credit, a third statuette may be awarded.
Previously announced rules changes for the 86th Academy Awards® include allowing members to see the nominated documentary shorts and foreign language films either at a theatrical screening or on DVD. Prior to the final round of voting, the Academy will provide members with DVDs of the nominated films in five categories: Foreign Language Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Animated Short Film, and Live Action Short Film.
Other adjustments to the rules include standard date and other routine changes.
Rules are reviewed annually by individual branch and category committees. The Awards Rules Committee then evaluates all proposed changes before presenting its recommendations to the Academy’s Board of Governors for approval.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar® Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.
CURVY GIRLS TURNS UP THE HEAT ON SEASON TWO
Kimora Lee on Season Premiere, June 11 at 10 PM ET
LOS ANGELES, CA (May 10, 2013) – NUVOtv’s highest-rated original reality series CURVY GIRLS returns to strut its stuff for an exciting second season on Tuesday, June 11 at 10PM ET.
Returning to New York City this season with gorgeous plus-size models Denise, Lornalitz, Ivory and Rosie, we follow these curvy girls as they juggle their professional and personal lives and offer an all-access pass into what it is like to be a curvaceous model in a skinny girl world.
In an all new twist, the curvy girls welcome special celebrity guests who mentor and guide them and offer up advice and tips on their careers and personal lives. The girl’s heat things up this season and life gets even sexier as the cameras tag along for sizzling photo shoots in amazing locations around the globe including New York, Las Vegas, Puerto Rico and Los Angeles.
Just like last season, the women can’t seem to control their feisty competitiveness; will they accept the new model as one of their own? Or will they all turn their back on her, adding to the already escalating catty competition? The show will continue to follow each woman’s personal journeys of self-discovery: will Lornalitz finally be lucky in love? What’s the secret from Ivory’s childhood that uncovers a bombshell? Will Denise get her fashion design aspirations off the ground? Has her long-lost father been found? How is Rosie juggling her booming career with motherhood? Will she be able to manage modeling while maintaining her businesses?
“We’re thrilled to have CURVY GIRLS back with all new stories that continue to document the trials and tribulations of the fabulous women. It’s a strong show for us that reflects the network’s promise to showcase the Modern Latino experience,” said Bill Hillary, NUVOtv’s Head of Programming. “Viewers can expect even more excitement in season two: new faces, surprising developments, unexpected revelations and certainly, more drama!”
Friendships are forged and broken, personal trials and celebrations, love on the rocks, family secrets… it’s a can’t-miss season of CURVY GIRLS with new challenges and triumphs, some fresh faces, and unchartered paths in work and love. CURVY GIRLS offers up an all-access pass into the lives of these fierce and fascinating women striving for their dreams. Honest, real and captivating, it’s a no-holds-barred look at the adventures of the models on their paths to achieving success.
Tune into NUVOtv on June 11th at 10 PM for the season 2 premiere of Curvy Girls.
For more information, visit www.mynuvotv.com.
YouTube Comedy Week Gets Funnier
Over 100 YouTube Partners Contribute Programming the Week of May 19-25
San Bruno, California (May 20, 2013): YouTube ramps up the laughs for its first-ever YouTube Comedy Week with dedicated programming featuring live performances, new episodes from popular YouTube comedy channels and curated top ten lists from over 100 YouTube stars at www.youtube.com/comedyweek.
The growing list of Comedy Week participants includes The Lonely Island, Ricky Gervais, Sarah Silverman and Michael Cera of JASH, Vince Vaughn, Conan O’Brien, Rainn Wilson, Ryan Higa, Smosh, Seth Rogen, Nerdist, Norm Macdonald, The Gregory Brothers, The Onion, Tim and Eric, CollegeHumor, Comedy Gives Back, Epic Meal Time, Rhett & Link, Epic Rap Battles of History and Weird Al.
YouTube Comedy Week kick-started on May 19 with “The Big Live Comedy Show,” a two-hour, live comedy variety show with an all star cast, that can be viewed at www.youtube.com/comedyweek or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z3cI0NnKN0.
Series & New Video Premieres
Ricky Gervais reprises his role as David Brent from “The Office” with new videos on The Ricky Gervais channel, starting May 20.
The JASH channel launches new programming throughout Comedy Week, including a new episode from “The “ArScheerio Paul” show, starring Paul Scheer with special guest Jordan Peele as Tupac Shakur on May 21, Jenny Slate’s new series “Catherine” on May 22 and “You and your F**king Coffee,” a new series from Mike Judge and Henry Phillips on May 24.
Awesomeness TV, Comedy Central Key and Peele, Grace Helbig, SoulPancake and CollegeHumor and more launch new videos daily as part of YouTube Comedy Week.
My Harto, Fine Brothers, Nerdist, The Onion, LOUD, Adam Corrola’s Podcast Network, and Rooster Teeth launch new shows and debut new episodes from popular series, including “Hello! Harto,” “YouTubers React,” “Set List,” “Star Fix”, “Fatty and Tatty,” “Blue vs. Red”
Above Average, Cracked, KevJumba and Smosh unveil exclusive videos, created specially for YouTube Comedy Week.
The Gregory Brothers, The Annoying Orange, ImprovEverywhere, Rhett & Link and TomSka offer comedy fans some surprise comedy collaborations as part of original programming on YouTube Comedy Week.
Top Comedy Moments
From top pranks and sketch comedy moments to the greatest musical parodies and fan-made music videos, Fine Brothers, Toby Turner, Epic Rap Battles, Midnight Beast, Grace Helbig, Prank vs. Prank, Husky Starcraft, Smosh, Key of Awesome, Ed Bassmaster, Kassem G, Shira Lazar, Warwick Davis, Brittani Louise Taylor, Crabstickz, and David Mitchell bring together the top comedy moments posted and shared on YouTube.
YouTube turns 8 on May 20. In celebration of the birthday, YouTube trends manager Kevin Allocca curated a playlist of the “Most Famous YouTube Comedy Videos of All Time” in celebration of the milestone that can be seen at http://youtube-global.blogspot.com.
Daily Live Shows
Monday, May 20 at 6pm PT/9pm ET
Comedy Gives Back Channel Presents “International Stand-Up” – Performers from around the world take to the YouTube comedy stage, including Matt Kirshen, Rob Delaney, Rove McManus, Greg Behrendt and Henry Phillips.
Tuesday, May 21 at 6pm PT/9pm ET
YouTube Improv Night with UCB Theater Channel – The talented improvisers from the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) theater create comedy from the archives of you, the YouTube contributors.
Wednesday, May 22 at 6pm PT/9pm ET
YouTube Stand Up Night - Host Sean O’Connor introduces you to rising stars from the YouTube stand up comedy community with performances by Jim Hamilton, Brody Stevens, Ron Funches, Sean Patton, Kyle Dunnigan and Todd Womack.
Thursday, May 23 at 5pm PT/8pm ET
The Annual All Nighter & Live Show from the CollegeHumor Channel – Join the cast of CollegeHumor for their annual “All Nighter,” an evening full of new original sketches and stunts, plus a live variety show hosted by CollegeHumor’s Jeff Rubin. Special guests for the night include BriTANick, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer of Broad City, Elaine Carroll, Freestyle Love Supreme, The Gregory Brothers, Henry Zebrowski (star of Adult Swim’s Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell), and more. Stay up all night with the CollegeHumor team for a marathon of programming until 3am PT/6am ET.
Friday, May 24 at 6pm PT/9pm ET
The Set List – Stand-up and improv come together with some unexpected results. Watch what happens when they’re forced to riff on subjects they see at the same time the audience does. Hosted by Paul Provenza, performers include Reggie Watts, Matt Kirshen, Kira Soltanovich, Moshe Kasher and Dan Van Kirk.
Friday, May 24 at 7pm PT/10pm ET
YouTube Comedy Week Music Show – Join JASH channel’s Reggie Watts, Megan Mullaly, Nice Peter, Nick Thune, Dragon Boy Suede, Nancy and Beth and Karen Kilgrariff for a night that celebrates the best of music and comedy . The evening will include a special appearance from the godfather of musical comedy, Weird Al Yankovich.
Tune in at youtube.com/comedyweek, starting May 19, for the week-long comedy lineup and follow the event at #ComedyWeek.
For more information, please visit: https://sites.google.com/site/comedyweekpress/
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the WATCH ABC Player for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Kindle Fire, Hulu and iTunes. The episodes will be live through June 2, 2013.
FOUR COUPLES REMAIN — BUT ONLY ONE WILL TAKE HOME
THE COVETED MIRRORBALL TROPHY — ON THE SEASON FINALE
OF ABC’S “DANCING WITH THE STARS”
Musical Performances from Pitbull, Wynonna, PSY and Jessica Sanchez
“Episode 1610 & 1610A” — After 10 weeks of entertaining, stylized dancing from Jacoby Jones & Karina Smirnoff, Kellie Pickler & Derek Hough, Alexandra Raisman & Mark Ballas and Zendaya & Valentin Chmerkovskiy, only one couple will be crowned “Dancing with the Stars” Champions. These four remaining couples will have one last opportunity to impress the judges and viewers on MONDAY, MAY 20, concluding with the Season Finale, TUESDAY, MAY 21 on the ABC Television Network.
In the final two-hour performance show on MONDAY, MAY 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), the remaining couples will compete in three rounds of dance. In the first round, each couple will take on a new routine in a dance style that the judges would like to see again. In round two, the couples will be challenged to a Cha Cha relay, where each pair dances to a different section of the same song. In the last round — and one of the biggest competitive dances of the season — the couples take on a supersized freestyle featuring special effects, additional dancers and unexpected surprises.
In the two-hour Season Finale on TUESDAY, MAY 21 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET), the entire celebrity cast returns, including Any Dick, Dorothy Hamill, D.L. Hughley, Wynonna Judd, Victor Ortiz, Ingo Rademacher, Sean Lowe and Lisa Vanderpump. The returning stars will perform a show-stopping opening number with the pro and troupe dancers. The show will feature music from Pitbull, who will perform his new single, “Hands Up,” and Wynonna will sing “I Want to Know What Love Is.” In addition, PSY will take to the stage with his latest hit, “Gentleman,” and Jessica Sanchez will sing her version of Pitbull’s “Feel This Moment.” The fourth-place couple will be eliminated within the first hour of the show, and in a final element of the competition, the three remaining couples will perform a new routine in an “Instant Dance”- where they will tackle a style they know, but to music given to them for the first time live on television. This routine will be scored out of 30 and will round out the judges’ scores across both nights.
Miami-native Pitbull, a.k.a. “Mr. Worldwide” and “Mr. 305,” is a globally successful musician, performer, business entrepreneur, fashion icon and actor whose career sales exceed 5 million albums and 40 million singles worldwide. Pitbull has had No. 1 hits in more than 15 countries, and his videos have been viewed more than 3 billion times. His world tour sold out concerts in Latin America, Canada and Europe, before bringing the party to the United States, Japan and Australia. Pitbull’s new single, “Feel This Moment” featuring Christina Aguilera, from his critically-acclaimed album “Global Warming,” is another worldwide smash. The song is the third Top 10 hit from “Global Warming,” which also includes his global smash “Don’t Stop the Party” and “Back in Time,” the chart-topping anthem from the action-adventure-comedy, “Men in Black 3.”
Five-time Grammy winner and New York Times bestselling author Wynonna Judd has always revolved her career around telling stories. Whether performing alongside her mother as one half of the legendary duo, The Judds, or pushing the boundaries on her own mega-successful solo path, Judd’s ability to reach the heart of the human spirit through her bold and unflinching honesty is the entertainer’s true gift. Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and her undeniable talent, Judd’s rich and commanding voice has sold over 30 million albums worldwide spanning her epic 29-year career. Charting countless singles, including 20 No. 1 hits and over 60 industry awards, the iconic performer was once dubbed by Rolling Stone “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline.” Judd’s highly anticipated eighth studio album, in which she’s Joined in the studio by her husband, bandleader and producer Michael “Cactus” Moser, is scheduled for release this year. This effort, known as a true labor of love, features her upcoming single “Something You Can’t Live Without,” released by Curb Records. Most recently she published a novel, Restless Heart, and was part of “The Judds” docu-series on OWN.
“Gangnam Style” transformed Korean pop trailblazer PSY into a worldwide juggernaut. Boasting the first music video in history to surpass 1 billion views on YouTube, the song went on to become both the “most-viewed” and “most-liked” ever on the site-an historic milestone. And yet, with the irresistible and inimitable multiplatinum single merging Korean flavor with global pop panache, PSY fever was only just beginning. Having hinted online at what was to come, he debuted the track’s follow-up, “Gentleman,” in front of 50,000 hometown fans at the Seoul World Cup stadium in April 2013, broadcast live on YouTube. As fast as you could repeat the title, it set a new YouTube record for “most views in a day.” It hit No. 1 on iTunes in over two dozen territories and climbed to the Top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100. But his is no overnight success story: Born Jai-Sang Park, PSY crossed the world and attended Berklee College of Music in Boston as, as he puts it, “a freshman for ten years.” Immersing himself in East Coast culture, he embraced hip-hop, learning everything he could about it. As a result, he infused his first two offerings, “PSY from the PSYcho World!” and “Cheap 2,” with a slick rap style. Rising in his native Korea, he co-wrote every song he released and penned hits for numerous national stars. He even penned the official tune for the South Korean national team in the 2012 London Olympics, dubbed “Korea.” Employing traditional instruments and melodies, it’s a fitting tribute to his heritage and an invigorating anthem.
Jessica Sanchez, the 17-year-old California native who won over “American Idol” viewers with her diva-worthy vocal range, released her debut album, “Me, You & the Music,” last month on 19 Recordings/Interscope Records. The high-energy, beat-soaked first single, “Tonight,” featuring Ne-Yo, has just gone for adds at radio. Born and raised in Chula Vista, California, Sanchez has worked on honing her vocal versatility for almost her entire life. She started singing when she was two and lists Mariah Carey, Etta James and Ray Charles among her musical influences. At age ten she performed Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” on an episode of “Showtime at the Apollo.” A year later she competed on the premiere season of “America’s Got Talent,” reaching the wild-card round before being cut. Over the next few years, Sanchez performed at venues both large and small, including a 2008 San Diego Chargers game, and released a number of covers (such as Etta James’ “I’d Rather Go Blind”) through an independent record label. After nailing her “American Idol” audition in 2011, she climbed to the final two and landed her deal with Interscope soon after the season finale. Diving into the recording of her debut last summer, Sanchez took a break from the studio to tear through a rousing, choir-backed rendition of Marvin Gaye’s “All I Need to Get By” at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
Hosted by Tom Bergeron (“America’s Funniest Home Videos”) and Brooke Burke-Charvet (“Dancing with the Stars” Season 7 champion), the celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which will be judged by renowned ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.
Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite teams via phone on Monday night during and up to 60 minutes after the “Dancing with the Stars” performance shows. AT&T customers may also vote by texting the word “VOTE” and entering the number that corresponds to the team they want to support (message and data rates may apply). Online voting at
is open from the start of each episode on the East Coast and closes at 11:00 a.m., ET/8:00 a.m., PT on Tuesday mornings. Additionally, fans can again vote on Facebook
A custom Facebook app sponsored by AT&T will let fans vote, share who they voted for and why, as well as see who friends voted for. They can also access the “Dancing with the Stars” Social Scene page, and the “AT&T Spotlight Performance” and Casting Call from the app.
“Dancing with the Stars” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG,L parental guideline.
About BBC Worldwide Productions
BBC Worldwide Productions is one of five core businesses under BBC Worldwide America, the U.S. division of the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), BBC Worldwide. Led by Jane Tranter, BBC Worldwide Productions is based in Los Angeles and develops and produces scripted and non-scripted projects for U.S. cable and broadcast networks, as well as digital platforms. The production company is responsible for titles including “Top Gear” (HISTORY), “What Not to Wear” (TLC), “Richard Hammond’s Crash Course” (BBC AMERICA), “The Week the Women Went” (Lifetime), “Torchwood: Miracle Day” (Starz) and the cultural phenomenon “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC).
Downloadable HD video clips will be posted to www.abcmedianet.com every Monday and Tuesday at approximately 9:00 p.m.