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  • ABC Unveils Fall 2014-2015 Primetime Schedule

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    ABC/ABC Studios
    Hot on the heels of Fox and NBC’s release of their fall 2014-2015 primetime schedules comes the reveal of ABC’s fall schedule, which includes several new series (which you can read more about here). READ MORE
  • TV Network Executives Join Forces to Improve Diversity in Media

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    National Hispanic Media Coalition
    It's not often that you'll see the big four networks - ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox - working together, but this past Thursday, representatives from each network put the competition aside for a good cause. READ MORE
  • Lisa Hackner Named EVP, Daytime and Syndicated Programming, ABC Entertainment Group

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    Lisa Hackner has been named Executive Vice President, Daytime and Syndicated Programming, ABC Entertainment Group, it was announced today by Paul Lee, President, ABC Entertainment Group, with whom she will report. Hackner will be responsible for first-run development and production. READ MORE
  • Second Life for ‘Body of Proof?’

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    The revival of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” could be just the start of cancelled network shows finding new homes in other places. Not only will “Arrested Development,” a popular comedy Fox cancelled in 2006, continue on Netflix starting Sunday, May 26, but ABC’s recently cancelled ‘Body of Proof’ may get a similar second chance! READ MORE
  • Preview ABC’s New Season of ‘Soaps’

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    As previously reported, ABC Entertainment Group President, Paul Lee, has called much of the networks new 2013-2014 primetime dramas "soaps," and we definitely agree with that assessment. Wondering what our readers thought of the shows, we thought we'd give you a closer look at the networks new dramatic offerings. READ MORE
  • Big Changes To Come For ‘Dancing With the Stars’!

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    When ABC unveiled its new fall lineup this week, one thing fans couldn’t help but notice was a drastic cut for “Dancing With the Stars,” which will only be airing one night a week — on Mondays — come fall. The network has decided to build the results show into the new two-hour once-a-week format, and ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee has spilled the details on why that decision was made, as well as teased some other major changes in store for the popular reality series. READ MORE
  • President of ABC Dishes On Network’s New Primetime Shows; Calls Them ‘Soaps’

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    ABC formally announced its new lineup of shows on Tuesday at an upfront presentation held at New York City’s Avery Fisher Hall, and Paul Lee, the ABC Entertainment Group president, called series like the network’s new Steven Spielberg-produced drama, “Lucky 7,” soaps! And he revealed much more about the new shows in a special press conference in which Soap Opera Network took part. READ MORE
  • ABC Names Program Planning & Scheduling Executive

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    Photo Credit: Disney/ABC Television Group
    Andrew Kubitz, an esteemed entertainment executive with 17 years of scheduling experience, has been named executive vice president, Program Planning & Scheduling, ABC Entertainment Group, it was announced today by Paul Lee, president, ABC Entertainment Group, to whom he will report. In his new role, Kubitz will have oversight of daytime, primetime and late-night program planning and scheduling, as well as film acquisition and theatrical inventory. Kubitz will also facilitate and coordinate windowing strategies for ABC Entertainment Group programming across all platforms. READ MORE
  • BREAKING NEWS: ABC Makes Bold Shift in Late Night TV War

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    Photo Credit: ABC
    Capitalizing on ratings momentum, advertising demand and increased revenue potential for entertainment programming in the 11:35 p.m. time slot, ABC today announced a strategic shift in its late-night strategy to better position the network for increased ratings and financial performance over the long term. On Tuesday, January 8, “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” the only late-night broadcast talk show to increase in Total Viewers this past season, will move to 11:35 p.m., putting the show in head-to-head competition with “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Show with David Letterman.” Proven late-night performer “Nightline” will shift to 12:35 a.m., allowing... READ MORE