A Milestone Season for ABC’s American Idol—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

ABC’s American Idol Returns February 27
Who will be America’s next singing sensation? That journey kicks off next month when American Idol returns for its fifth season on ABC and incredible 20th season overall.

Music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie—along with Emmy®-winning producer and…

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Every Winter 2022 TCA Press Tour Highlight from ABC, Hulu, and Freeform

Every Winter 2022 TCA Press Tour Highlight from ABC, Hulu, and Freeform

By Andie Hagemann

ABC Entertainment, Disney Television Studios, Freeform, and Hulu Originals this week showcased new and returning series as part of the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour… and also made some exciting announcements! Celebrated series black-ish—which launched its momentous farewell on Tuesday, January 4, with an appearance by…

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5 Fantastic Things to Watch This Weekend

By Zach Johnson

This Friday marks the 41st anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and you can stream the classic film on Disney+. That same day, all 10 episodes of the Hulu Original Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. will begin streaming. Then, join us in celebrating the 6th anniversary of Tomorrowland by streaming it Saturday on Disney+. Later that night, season two…

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5 Fantastic Things to Watch This Weekend

By Zach Johnson

Mark your calendars for the debut of 22 vs. Earth, a new short film from Pixar Animation Studios streaming on Disney+ starting this Friday. That same day, a new episode of Disney Channel’s Sydney to the Max will celebrate the beauty and complexities of Black hair. On Saturday, Hulu will add dozens of film titles to its library, including What’s…

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5 Fantastic Things to Watch This Weekend

By Zach Johnson

This weekend is a full of premieres! The documentary series Inside Pixar: Portraits and the documentary special Marvel’s Behind the Mask will both begin streaming Friday on Disney+. That same day, the documentary series Hip Hop Uncovered will debut with two back-to-back episodes on FX, which will be available to stream Saturday on FX on Hulu….

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Get Ready to Spin with New Disney Channel Original Movie—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Disney Channel Announces New Original Movie Spin
There’s a sure-to-be-fabulous new Disney Channel Original Movie coming to a TV screen (or mobile device) near you in 2021… Spin—starring Avantika Vandanapu (Disney Junior’s Mira, Royal Detective; Disney+’s Diary of a Future President) and directed by Manjari Makijany (the upcoming…

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American Idol Season Remote Grand Finale Strikes an Emotional Chord

By Beth Deitchman

Sunday night’s American Idol remote grand finale may have looked different from previous seasons, but it still packed the surprises, the performances from music’s biggest stars, and the suspense that fans of the show have come to expect. Most important, it proved once again that dreams do come true. The performer known as “Just Sam” was…

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5 Fantastic Things to Watch This Weekend

By Savannah Salazar

Prepare for a star-studded weekend. The stars align on Saturday night in honor of the graduating Class of 2020 with a multimedia special on ABC and Freeform, #Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020. The next night, we’ll see the highly anticipated finales of ABC’s American Idol and ESPN’s The Last Dance. And we…

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Seven High Notes from American Idol’s Remote Disney and Mother’s Day Show

By Beth Deitchman

The big moment is just days away! Next Sunday, May 17 (8–10 EDT), American Idol will crown its next singing sensation, as determined by America’s nationwide vote. It’s been a dramatic journey for all of the contestants, and this week’s show no doubt became an indelible part of their American Idol experience. The remote episode continued…

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