February 27, 2013 |
On a chilly morning at Santa Clarita Studios, the cast and crew of ABC Family's "Switched at Birth" are about to tape a scene at an outdoor carwash. It is not quiet on the set. A creaky cart rattles past. Rubber cables swoosh as they're dragged along the concrete. A hiss comes from the hot-coffee dispenser at craft services. In the distance, a car engine starts up. The collective sprightly chatter of milling crew members rises, then falls as a call for calm goes out. The director, in a North Face jacket and wool cap, shouts, "Action!"
February 25, 2013 |
Amy Sherman-Palladino is trying to get a scene just right. She is directing the season finale of her show "Bunheads," an episode that could determine whether the ABC Family network returns the series for a second season. "Bunheads" is a sweet drama about a Las Vegas chorus girl starting over in a small town by teaching ballet. Sherman-Palladino, a classically trained dancer turned television writer, is trying to start over too. The pivotal scene of this episode, which airs Monday night, is being filmed on location in Hollywood.
August 17, 2012 |
This post has been updated. ABC Family announced the renewal of three shows Friday: a third season for "Melissa & Joey," a second season of "Switched at Birth" and a second season for "Baby Daddy. " Additionally, the channel has ordered more episodes of its ballet school comedy-drama "Bunheads. " "Melissa & Joey" stars Melissa Joan Hart as a successful politician and Joey Lawrence as her family's "manny. " "Baby Daddy" stars Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Derek Theler and Tahj Mowry in a "Three Men and a Baby"-style situation.
July 27, 2012 |
ABC'selephant in the room - "Modern Family" - got poked and prodded by a room full of reporters at the Television Critics Assn. press tour Friday, but the network's entertainment president mostly ignored the beast in his session presenting a fall season overview. The Emmy-winning comedy has been making headlines as key cast members hold out for more money, skipping a table read for the coming season, then deciding to sue 20th Century Fox Television. As many as four questions during the 45-minute session focused on the network's hit comedy and the current status of contract talks, but ABC entertainment president Paul Lee kept things brief.
July 11, 2012
'Beverly Hills Nannies' Where: ABC Family When: 9 p.m. Wednesday Rating: TV-14-D (may be unsuitable for children under the age of 14 with an advisory for suggestive dialogue)
July 10, 2012 |
During the 18th century, a fashionable pastime among London's rich and royal was to visit Bethlem Royal Hospital, most commonly known as Bedlam, and watch the antics of the mentally ill. In the 21st century, it is the rich and famous who are gaped at, their habits and habitats reveled in and reviled through the lens of reality TV. What started as an aspirational experience, epitomized by the gushing "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," has become...