DIRTY DANCING Abigail Breslin, Colt Prattes
Interview

‘Dirty Dancing’: Colt Prattes is Johnny Castle For a New Generation

May 13, 2017 Lori Acken 3

  For Colt Prattes, playing bad boy dance instructor Johnny Castle in ABC’s musical reimagining of the beloved 1987 film Dirty Dancing isn’t just a dream come true but a coming full circle. As a kid growing up in rural Georgia, Prattes watched the film with his stepmom whenever it appeared on TV and admired Patrick Swayze’s cool, but didn’t yet realize the impact the actor and role would have on his life. “Eventually she told me that Patrick’s mom owned a dance studio and he’d been dancing his whole life. All of a sudden this world opened up to […]

The Toy Box
Magazine Archive

‘The Toy Box’ Hopes To Find The Next Must-Have Toy

April 7, 2017 Kellie Freeze 0

Toys are an $80 billion-a-year industry, and in ABC’s eight-episode series The Toy Box (Fridays beginning April 7), entrepreneurs present their toy innovations in the hopes of creating the next must-have toy. The winning toy will be manufactured by Mattel — the toymaker behind iconic brands including Barbie, Hot Wheels and Fisher-Price — and will be sold exclusively by Toys “R” Us. The unique toys presented in the series run the gamut from silly to inspiring to downright bizarre, and each toymaker believes they have created the next Hatchimal, Cabbage Patch Kid or Tickle Me Elmo. But first, they need […]

When We Rise ABC
Drama

‘When We Rise’: ABC’s Civil Rights Mini is Moving and Timely

February 21, 2017 Lori Acken 0

If you thought San Francisco in the ’70s was still about hippies and Haight-Ashbury, ABC’s powerful new miniseries When We Rise is an eye-opener. As the Haight fell into squalor, the city’s reputation as a haven for outsiders lingered, drawing a new faction of young people to the area — men and women who would change America in ways not even they could imagine. Their stories are told in When We Rise, a stirring, four-night miniseries from Oscar-winning Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. Rise weaves together the harrowing, hopeful journeys of real pioneering members of an evolving U.S. civil rights movement: […]

Holiday

When is A Charlie Brown Christmas on TV 2016?

December 1, 2016 Jeff Pfeiffer 0

In 2016, A Charlie Brown Christmas  will air Thursday, Dec. 1, at 8pm ET on ABC and Thursday, Dec. 22, at 8pm ET on ABC. (Description below from ABC) In the digitally remastered 1965 special A Charlie Brown Christmas, Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees everywhere during the Christmas season. Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant, and Charlie Brown accepts, but it proves to be a frustrating struggle. When an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, Charlie Brown needs Linus’ help to learn […]

Albert Tsai
Interview

Celebri-TV Kids: Interview with Albert Tsai of ABC’sDr. Ken

October 14, 2016 Kellie Freeze 0

In my line of work, I interview a lot of celebrities. And I’m always impressed with the child stars that I meet. These young actors are not only talented in their craft, but they’re exceptionally bright, are part of supportive families, and they’re confident and well-spoken. So I set out to interview a few of Fall’s TV’s brightest kids to find out how they got where they are, and to share their industry advice with other kids who dream of television stardom. I had a great chat with 12-year-old actor Albert Tsai of ABC’s Dr. Ken. On the Friday night comedy, […]

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