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Comedy

McBride, Bieber, Gaga, Poinsettia Bowl and “The X-Factor” highlight great night of entertainment

It might seem a little sacrilegious during the holidays to refer to a piece of technology as a savior, but the DVR can certainly be your best friend with so many great specials, movies and sporting events airing this time of year. Our favorite dramas and sitcoms take a well-deserved break to make room for more seasonal fare, and tonight is a great example of the entertainment cup running over. So set that DVR to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fun this evening.

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Comedy

“Good Luck Charlie” gets in the Christmas spirit with original movie

By Stacey Harrison Follow @ChannelGuideSRH The cast and crew of Good Luck Charlie have gone through a lot together, but up till their most recent stint, that hadn’t included leaving the comforts of their Los Angeles studio. That all changed early this year when they headed north for a wintry Utah location to film Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas! In the festive flick — which premieres tonight at 8 on Disney Channel — the Duncan family embarks on a family vacation that despite everyone’s best intentions quickly turns positively Griswoldian, as the family becomes separated and must race to reunite […]

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7 Questions With...

7 Questions With … Sarah Hyland

1. You’re at a magazine rack and can only pick three magazines. Which ones do you pick? Hmm, that’s hard. Probably Teen Vogue, Seventeen and something guilty pleasure, like US Weekly or one of those magazines. 2. If your TV only aired three shows, which three would you want? True Blood. Community. (In the background, to boyfriend Matt Prokop, “Three shows from the tv, babe?”) And Workaholics. 3. What has been your strangest celebrity encounter? Probably when I went up to J.J. Abrams because I was the biggest Lost fan, and he knew who I was and was a fan […]

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TV News & Program Updates

Disney Open Casting Call In Austin On June 4

Now’s your chance to be the next Miley Cyrus! Disney Channel and Disney XD are looking for some new young talent. If you think you’ve got what it takes, make your roadtrip plans now for auditions on June 4 in Austin, Texas. The open casting call is taking place in Austin, Texas, and gives promising, new actors and actresses an opportunity of a lifetime to audition for casting representatives. Talented kids who can play characters between the ages of 10-18 and who can act, dance or sing are invited to the open call. There is no fee to audition and […]

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Comedy

A viewer’s guide to non-wedding programming

For those of you who will for one reason or another be up at 4 am ET tomorrow with no desire whatsoever to watch the Royal wedding, we here at Channel Guide Magazine have you covered. For every network that is covering the over-hyped vows, there are countless others that are offering a potpourri of programming choices. With that in mind, here is what we are officially deeming our “Un-Royal Best Bets,” which is subjective at best when you consider that all of these shows are airing just after midnight on the West Coast and shortly before sunrise on the […]

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Awards Shows

Which kids’ shows really DESERVE an Emmy?

by Karl J. Paloucek This past Wednesday, the nominations went out for the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, which is where a lot of the kids’ shows get recognized. The big event is set for June 25 in Los Angeles, and will be taped for broadcast on CBS June 27. Who comes out on top when it comes to kids’ programming? PBS handily takes a lead with 36 children’s programming-related nominations, followed by Nickelodeon with 25. Disney Channel narrowly edges out Cartoon Network‘s four nominations with five. Not the strongest showing for the mighty Mouse, but with shows like […]

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TV News & Program Updates

Networks launch apps for iPad

The buzz and excitement continues to build over Apple’s launch of its new iPad tomorrow. Several networks are already touting the apps that they are making available for this latest must-have device. ABC, Disney & ESPN * ABC will have an ABC Player app that enables users to watch full episodes of ABC programming on their iPad. The app will also allow iPad users to purchase downloads of episodes from iTunes. The ABC.com site has also been optimized for the iPad, complete with full functionality for all of its features. For more details and a demo of the ABC Player […]

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Family

“Sonny” star Thornton in Christmas music video with Kermit the Frog

Tiffany Thornton, who plays Tawni on Disney Channel’s hit series Sonny With a Chance, sings a Christmas duet with legendary Muppet star Kermit the Frog in a new music video premiering Friday on Disney Channel. The pair sing the song “I Believe,” which is performed as they prepare for the holidays by wrapping gifts, trimming the tree and making paper snowflakes. Kind of cute for its target audience.