Friday, April 28, 2017

Downward Dog: SERIES PREMIERE - Pilot (5/17) on ABC

Downward Dog: SERIES PREMIERE - Pilot (5/17)

NEW COMEDY SERIES ‘DOWNWARD DOG’ WILL PREMIERE IN SNEAK PEEK, WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, ON ABC

Series Moves to Regular Tuesday Night Time Period Following Week

All-new comedy “Downward Dog” will premiere in a special sneak peek on WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 (9:30–10:00 p.m. EDT), following the season finale of “Modern Family.” (Editors, please note: “black-ish” will air its season finale Wednesday, May 10). The series, the first network comedy to have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, will move to its regular time period, Tuesday nights at 8:00–8:30 p.m. EDT, beginning May 23, on The ABC Television Network.

Based on a web series, “Downward Dog” follows the day-to-day life of Nan (Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated Allison Tolman, “Fargo”), as told by her increasingly lonely and philosophical dog, Martin (voiced by Samm Hodges). Nan attempts to juggle her tumultuous personal life with a stressful career, unjustly supervised by her self-obsessed boss. Having her story told from the canine perspective provides a uniquely unfiltered point of view that helps us laugh and cry about what it means to be a human being in the twenty-first century. It’s a show about a dog and the girl he adores, and even at their worst, Nan and Martin just might be best for one another.

In the series premiere, “Pilot,” Martin battles loneliness and the need for Nan’s unconditional attention, while she struggles with a breakup and Martin’s recent bad behavior as he reacts to her newly busy work schedule.

“Downward Dog” stars Allison Tolman as Nan, Lucas Neff (“Raising Hope”) as Jason, Nan’s ex-boyfriend; Kirby Howell-Baptiste (“Love”) as Jenn, Nan’s best friend and co-worker; and Barry Rothbart (“The Wolf of Wall Street”) as Kevin, Nan’s boss.

Guest starring Mo Collins as Kim, Maria Bamford as Pepper, DaJuan Johnson as Tristen, Rachna Katau as Gwen, and Ned as Martin.

“Pilot” is written by Michael Killen & Samm Hodges and directed by Michael Killen.

“Downward Dog” series creators Michael Killen and Samm Hodges executive produce with Mosaic’s Jimmy Miller and Sam Hansen, and Animal Media’s Kathy Dzubiek. Showrunners Kat Likkel and John Hoberg also executive produce. The series is produced by Legendary Television and ABC Studios. It is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format with 5.1 channel surround sound.

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Designated Survivor: Bombshell (5/10) on ABC

Designated Survivor: Bombshell (5/10)

PRESIDENT KIRKMAN’S FIRST INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT IS DERAILED,
ON ABC’S ‘DESIGNATED SURVIVOR’

“Bombshell” – President Kirkman’s first international summit is derailed when journalist Abe Leonard publishes an explosive article. Meanwhile, Hannah Wells uncovers the conspiracy’s next target, on ABC’s “Designated Survivor,” WEDNESDAY, MAY 10 (10:00–11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

“Designated Survivor” stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter, with Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.
“Bombshell” was written by Sang Kyu Kim. Sharat Raju is the director.

“Designated Survivor” is from The Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios. David Guggenheim is the creator and executive producer. Executive producers are Simon Kinberg, Mark Gordon, Jeff Melvoin, Nick Pepper, Suzan Bymel, Aditya Sood and Kiefer Sutherland.


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The Catch: The Mockingbird (5/11)

The Catch: The Mockingbird (5/11)

SEASON FINALE
ALICE AND BEN ARE FORCED TO FACE THEIR PASTS,
ON ABC’S ‘THE CATCH’

“The Mockingbird” – While Alice and Ben are forced to face their pasts, a shocking betrayal could change everything, on the highly anticipated season finale of the “The Catch,” airing THURSDAY, MAY 11 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

“The Catch” stars Mireille Enos as Alice Vaughan, Peter Krause as Benjamin Jones, Sonya Walger as Margot Bishop, John Simm as Rhys Griffiths, Jay Hayden as Danny Yoon, Rose Rollins as Valerie Anderson and Elvy Yost as Sophie Novak.
“The Mockingbird” was written by Allan Heinberg and directed John Stuart Scott. 

“The Catch” is broadcasted in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound.

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black-ish: Sprinkles (5/10) on ABC

black-ish: Sprinkles (5/10)

DRE’S BABY SHOWER PLANS ARE PUT ON HOLD AFTER BOW PAYS A VISIT TO HER DOCTOR, ON THE SEASON FINALE OF ABC’S ‘BLACK-ISH’
Guest Starring Daveed Diggs

“Sprinkles” – Initially wary, Dre embraces throwing Bow’s baby shower and wants it to be unforgettable. However, his plans are put on hold when Bow stops by the OB/GYN with a headache and discovers she is having complications, on the season finale of “black-ish,” WEDNESDAY, MAY 10 (9:31-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

“black-ish” stars Anthony Anderson as Andre “Dre” Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, Laurence Fishburne as Pops, Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson, Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson Jr., Miles Brown as Jack Johnson, Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson, Jenifer Lewis as Ruby, Peter Mackenzie as Mr. Stevens.

Guest starring is Daveed Diggs as Johan, Deon Cole as Charlie Telphy, Salome Azizi as Doctor Aziz and Christy Meyers as Hannah.

“Sprinkles” was written by Laura Gutin Peterson and directed by Eva Longoria Bastón.
“black-ish” was created by Kenya Barris and is executive produced by Barris, Jonathan Groff, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland, E. Brian Dobbins and Corey Nickerson. The series is produced by ABC Studios.


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American Housewife: Dude, Where’s My Napkin? (5/9) on ABC

American Housewife: Dude, Where’s My Napkin? (5/9)
KATIE AND ANGELA ARE AT ODDS OVER ANGELA’s EX, ON ‘AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE’
“Dude, Where’s My Napkin?” – Katie and Greg enjoy a night on the town with Angela’s ex (guest star Tiffani Thiessen as Celeste) after Celeste, an editor, helps Greg land his first book deal. But Angela, who has asked Katie not to socialize with her former wife, is furious and accuses her of being a bad friend, on “American Housewife,” airing TUESDAY, MAY 9 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network.
“American Housewife” stars Katy Mixon as Katie Otto, Diedrich Bader as Greg Otto, Meg Donnelly as Taylor, Daniel DiMaggio as Oliver, Julia Butters as Anna-Kat, Carly Hughes as Angela and Ali Wong as Doris. 
Guest starring are Tiffani Thiessen as Celeste, Alexis Dickey as the bartender, Dan Johnson as the leader at the spiritual retreat and Heather Stewart as Jackie.
“Dude, Where’s My Napkin” was written by Julie Bean & Vanessa McCarthy and directed by Melissa Kosar.
“American Housewife” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound.

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Dancing with the Stars: The Seven Remaining Couples Dance to the Spirit of Diverse Movie Genres, as All-New Challenge ‘A Night at the Movies’ Comes to ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ Monday, May 1

Dancing with the Stars: The Seven Remaining Couples Dance to the Spirit of Diverse Movie Genres, as All-New Challenge ‘A Night at the Movies’ Comes to ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ Monday, May 1

THE SEVEN REMAINING COUPLES DANCE TO THE SPIRIT OF DIVERSE MOVIE GENRES, AS ALL-NEW CHALLENGE ‘A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES’ COMES TO ‘DANCING WITH THE STARS,’ MONDAY, MAY 1
The Couple With the Highest Judges’ Score From Their First Dance Wins Immunity From Both Elimination and the Evening’s Dance-Off
The Remaining Six Couples Will Have a Dance-Off to Gain Additional Judges’ Points
Show Choreographer Mandy Moore Is a Guest Judge
Stars From the Disney Channel Original Movie ‘Descendants 2’ Will Perform a ‘Descendants’-Themed Medley
There Will Be a Double Elimination at the End of the Night

“Episode 2407” – The seven remaining couples are presented with an all-new challenge, as they dance to celebrate “A Night at the Movies.” One couple will receive immunity; the remaining couples will compete in a Dance-Off; and a double elimination will take place at the end of the night, on “Dancing with the Stars,” live, MONDAY, MAY 1 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

The night will kick off with an exciting opening number, choreographed by four-time Emmy nominee Mandy Moore (“La La Land”), featuring all seven couples and the troupe dancing to “Let’s Go to the Movies.” Moore will also join Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba as a guest judge.

Each couple will attempt to capture the spirit of a specific movie genre – western, romance, silent films, action, horror, sci-fi and foreign. The couple with the highest judges’ scores will receive immunity and be safe from the evening’s elimination, and they will not have to compete in a Dance-Off, which the remaining six couples will have to dance in for additional judges’ points in an attempt to help lift their scores. At the end of the night, based on the evening’s judges’ scores and votes from last Monday, two couples will say their goodbyes to the ballroom in a double elimination.
As an added bonus, Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Sofia Carson and Booboo Stewart perform a “Descendants”-themed medley featuring “Rotten to the Core,” from the original Disney Channel movie, and the latest high-energy pop-rock anthem, “Ways to Be Wicked,” from the upcoming sequel, “Descendants 2.” “Descendants 2” premieres July 21st on Disney Channel, ABC, Lifetime, Disney XD and Freeform.

Each celebrity will perform a Charleston, paso doblé, tango, Argentine tango or salsa.
Each Couple Will Dance to the Following Songs (in alphabetical order):
Simone Biles & Sasha Farber – SILENT FILMS – Charleston – “Charleston” by Bob Wilson & His Varsity Rhythm Boys
Bonner Bolton & Sharna Burgess – WESTERN – Paso Doblé – “Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes” by Aaron Copland
Rashad Jennings & Emma Slater – HORROR – Paso Doblé – “O Fortuna” by Carl Orff
Nancy Kerrigan & Artem Chigvintsev – ROMANCE – Tango – “Oh, Pretty Woman” by Roy Orbison
Normani Kordei & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – FOREIGN – Argentine Tango – “Quizàs, Quizàs, Quizàs” by Andrea Bocelli featuring Jennifer Lopez
David Ross & Lindsay Arnold – SCI FI – Salsa – “Universal Mind Control” by Common
Nick Viall & Peta Murgatroyd – ACTION – Argentine Tango – “Dangerous” by David Guetta featuring Sam Martin.

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Hosted by two-time Emmy-winning host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, “Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including head judge, Len Goodman, dancers/choreographers Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and Julianne Hough. 
For week seven, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at ABC.com at http://dwtsvote.abc.go.com/ and on Facebook at http://bit.ly/2o1VO7b is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT and closing at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday evenings.
“Dancing with the Stars” is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Joe Sungkur are executive producers. Phil Heyes directs. “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 a key business under BBC Worldwide North America, the U.S. division of the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), BBC Worldwide. Based in Los Angeles, BBC Worldwide Productions develops and produces scripted and unscripted projects based on BBC formats/brands for cable and broadcast networks, as well as digital platforms. Key titles include “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC), “Getting On” (HBO), the limited series “The Night Of” (HBO), the upcoming game show, “Hypnotize Me” (FOX), and the recently announced “Top Gear America” (BBC America).






Shark Tank: Episode 826 (5/12) on ABC

Shark Tank: Episode 826 (5/12)

SEASON FINALE

A MALE MODEL, A FUTURISTIC SMART NOTEBOOK THAT ERASES HANDWRITING, HAIR-CARE PRODUCTS INFUSED WITH PHEROMONES AND AN UNDERGARMENT FOR BRIDES SO THEY CAN USE THE BATHROOM ON THEIR OWN,
ON THE SEASON FINALE OF ABC’S ‘SHARK TANK’

Also, a Recap of Season Eight’s ‘Shark Profiles’ Series,
Highlighting the Sharks’ Inspirational Rags-to-Riches Success Stories

“Episode 826” – A husband and wife duo from Raleigh, North Carolina, surprise the Sharks when they bring a party atmosphere and a male model into the Tank to show how their franchised art studios work; two men from Melrose, Massachusetts, have a futuristic version of a notebook that sends writing wirelessly, allowing the handwriting to be erased using a microwave oven, a concept the Sharks find both “wacky” and “brilliant”; two entrepreneurs from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, hope to capitalize on the desire to attract a mate with hair-care products infused with pheromones; and a divorced mom from The Poconos, Pennsylvania, shares her philosophy of how she overcame obstacles and pursued her idea of how brides can bag up their wedding gowns so they can use the bathroom on their own. There will also be a season-long recap highlighting the Sharks’ inspirational and often revealing rags-to-riches success stories, on the season finale of “Shark Tank,” FRIDAY, MAY 12 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on The ABC Television Network.

The Sharks in this episode of “Shark Tank” are Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec.

“Shark Tank” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format with stereo sound. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.

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THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK ANNOUNCES SERIES SEASON FINALE DATES

The ABC Television Network Announces Series Season Finale Dates


Following are April and May season finale dates for scripted and unscripted series on The ABC Television Network.  All times listed are PDT/EDT.

SUNDAY, APRIL 30
“American Crime” 10:00–11:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10
“black-ish“  9:30–10:00 p.m.

THURSDAY, MAY 11
“The Catch” 10:00–11:00 p.m.

FRIDAY, MAY 12
“Shark Tank” 9:00–10:00 p.m.

SUNDAY, MAY 14
“Once Upon a Time” 8:00–10:00 p.m. (Two-Hour Season Finale)

MONDAY, MAY 15
“Quantico” 10:00–11:00 p.m.

TUESDAY, MAY 16
“The Middle” 8:00–8:30 p.m.
“American Housewife” 8:30–9:00 p.m.
“Fresh Off the Boat” 9:00–9:30 p.m.
“Imaginary Mary” 9:30–10:00 p.m.
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” 10:00–11:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 17
“The Goldbergs” 8:00–8:30 p.m.
“Speechless” 8:30–9:00 p.m.
“Modern Family” 9:00–9:30 p.m.
“Designated Survivor” 10:00–11:00 p.m.

THURSDAY, MAY 18
“Grey’s Anatomy” 8:00–9:00 p.m.
“Scandal” 9:00–11:00 p.m. (Two-Hour Season Finale)

FRIDAY, MAY 19
“The Toy Box” 8:00–10:00 p.m. (Two-Hour Season Finale)

SUNDAY, MAY 21
“America’s Funniest Home Videos” 7:00–8:00 p.m.

TUESDAY, MAY 23
“Dancing with the Stars” 8:30–11:00 p.m.

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The Toy Box: Episode 105 (5/12) on ABC

The Toy Box: Episode 105 (5/12)

A CANDY PRESS, CURLY-HAIRED DOLL AND PLUSHES WITH INTERCHANGABLE PARTS MAKE THEIR DEBUT, ON ABC’S ‘THE TOY BOX’
“Episode 105” – Passionate inventors with big dreams present toy concepts that include a candy press, an adorable curly-haired doll, and a simple game with an old-school feel, on an all-new episode of ABC’s “The Toy Box,” airing on FRIDAY, MAY 12 (8:00–9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network

This week’s toy inventions include:
Candy Krusher – a candy press that molds sweet treats into fun shapes
Inventor: Barry from Dallas, Texas
Connectimals – lovable plush toys with interchangeable magnetic parts
Inventor: Kurt and Hannah from Westfield, Wisconsin
Bitblocks – a construction toy that utilizes only one type of block
Inventor: Will from Portland, Oregon
Curly Girls United – a unique doll that celebrate girls with curly hair
Inventor: Margaret from Tinley Park, Illinois
Quadball – a skill and action game with a nostalgic feel
Inventor: Chris from Huntington Beach, California

In each episode of “The Toy Box,” inventors present their toy concepts to a group of mentors that include Dylan’s Candy Bar owner, Dylan Lauren, toy guru Jim Silver and Pixar creative director of Consumer Products, Jen Tan. If the toy maker gets past the mentors, they will move on to The Toy Box where a panel of young, no-holds-barred judges that include Sophia Grace Brownlee (“The Ellen Degeneres Show”), Aalyrah Caldwell (“Uncle Buck”), Toby Grey (“The Unexpected John Cena Prank”) and Noah Ritter (“The Ellen Degeneres Show”) decide which toy moves on to the finals and eventually crowned the winner. That winning toy will be sold exclusively at Toys“R”Us® after the series finale.

“The Toy Box” is from Mattel, Hudsun Media and Electus. Michael Rourke, Chris Grant, Drew Buckley, Richard Dickson, Catherine Balsam-Schwaber, Julia Pistor, Susan House and Hamilton South are executive producers.

“The Toy Box” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound.



Match Game on ABC 5/14

Match Game: Episode 204 (5/14)

IF IT’S SUNDAY NIGHT, IT’S TIME FOR ALEC BALDWIN, THE SHAG CARPET
AND A FUN-FILLED HOUR OF BLANK!

An All-New Match Game’ Airs Sunday, May 14, on ABC

The drinks are poured, the questions are prepped and six celebrity guests are ready to BLANK! SUNDAY, MAY 14 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on an all-new Match Game.” Produced by FremantleMedia North America, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin hosts the brand-new episode. “Match Game” features four contestants each week vying for the chance to win $25,000, as they attempt to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in-the-missing-blank.

Celebrity Panelists for May 14
Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”)
Jane Krakowski (“30 Rock,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” Tony Award winner)
Sasheer Zamata (“Saturday Night Live”)
Darrell Hammond (“Saturday Night Live” alum)
Rick Fox (“Greenleaf,” NBA Champion)
Constance Zimmer (“UnREAL”)

Joining the celebrity panelists are contestants Cindy Carney (hometown, Watertown, Massachusetts), Jerred Greene (hometown, North Brunswick, New Jersey), Brian Rappoport (hometown, New York, New York) and Sharla Fultz (hometown, Clarksville, Arkansas).
Executive producers include Alec Baldwin, FMNA’s Jennifer Mullin, Scott St. John and Mallory Schwartz.

“Match Game” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound.

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