Disney has released new clips from Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day starring Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner. The film will open in theaters October 10, 2014.
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Jake and his crew of kid pirates take flight over London in Disney Junior’s “Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Battle for the Book!” a primetime special premiering SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 (6:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. Beloved Disney heritage characters Wendy, John and Michael Darling make their series debut in the music-filled special, with Maia Mitchell (Disney Channel’s “Teen Beach Movie” and ABC Family’s “The Fosters”) voicing the role of Wendy and performing new original song “Once Upon A Time.” Peter Pan and Tinker Bell will also appear.
A full-length preview of “Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Battle for the Book!” will be available on WATCHDisneyJunior.com and the WATCH Disney Junior app for smartphones and tablets beginning Sunday, October 19, followed by the debut of a new Hidden Objects game on Wednesday, October 22.
When the dastardly Captain Hook steals Wendy’s storybook from the Darling family home in London, Peter Pan enlists Jake’s help to save the day. With his trusted crew and the spirited Tinker Bell by his side, Jake meets the Darling children for the first time, and together they race to prevent Never Land’s most cherished tales from being lost forever.
The Emmy-nominated and Annie Award-winning “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” consistently ranks among the top preschool programs in Kids 2-5. The strong connection young viewers and their parents have with the characters and stories has led to the series extensions across all Disney businesses, including the popular “Disney Junior Live on Stage!” attraction atDisney California Adventure park at the Disneyland Resort and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. The series is also highlighted in the 103-city tour of “Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure.” It was recently showcased as part of Disney Junior’s “Pirate and Princess: Power of Doing Good” pro-social touring event sponsored by ASPCA, Youth Service America (YSA), National Wildlife Federation and First Book.
Other extensions of the hit series are multiple book titles, apps, a robust product line from Disney Consumer Products and multiple soundtracks and DVDs from Disney Studios. “Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Battle for the Book!” will release on DVD on January 6, 2015.
He is the perfect killing machine. The apex weapon. The demolisher. Only he doesn’t know it! This October, a new legend is born in DEATHLOK #1 – the first explosive issue in an all-new ongoing series! Launching as part of the Avengers NOW! initiative, critically acclaimed creators Nathan Edmondson (Black Widow, The Punisher) and Mike Perkins (Captain America, Stephen King’s The Stand) provide a brand new spin on Deathlok like you’ve never seen him before!
After Michael Collins – there was Henry Hayes. A war veteran, a single parent. A good man who though he’d left his war behind. As a field medic, he has traveled to war zones to heal the wounded, unaware of his true purpose. Unbeknownst to him, he has been transformed and twisted into a new weapon for a new war – DEATHLOK! Operative, fighter, assassin and more – he is whatever his mysterious handlers need him to be.
Utilized as a deadly weapon rented out to the highest bidder, Hayes travels the globe toppling dictators and destabilizing regimes – his memories erased after each mission. All in the name of his mysterious corporate masters. Yet as he slowly uncovers the truth about his existence, he’ll struggle with the knowledge he’s been transformed into the ultimate weapon of mass destruction – and expose the disturbing legacy of the many Deathloks that came before him.
Hunted by S.H.I.E.L.D. and unaware of his true purpose, the one man army will be forced to choose – is he man…or machine? The answer lies in the high-octane first issue as the next blockbuster Avengers NOW! series debuts this October in DEATHLOK #1!
In the latest issue of Total Film Magazine, director David Fincher discusses his talks to direct Star Wars: Episode VII
“I talked to Kathy about it, but I think that it’s a different thing from… I don’t know what Disney-Lucasfilm will be like,” he says of the studio merger that resulted in a new batch of Star Wars films being greenlit.
“It’s tricky,” he adds. “My favourite is The Empire Strikes Back. If I said, ‘I want to do something more like that,’ then I’m sure the people paying for it would be like, ‘No! You can’t do that! We want it like the other one with all the creatures!’
“I always thought of Star Wars as the story of two slaves [C-3PO and R2-D2] who go from owner to owner, witnessing their masters’ folly, the ultimate folly of man… I thought it was an interesting idea in the first two, but it’s kind of gone by Return Of The Jedi.”
ABC has renewed its summer drama series Mistresses for a third season with a 13-episode order. The series second season rated just behind the show’s first year. The show is produced by ABC Studios.
The town of Rosewood is a perfect setting for things that go bump in the night, and this Halloween ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars” will give its devoted fans an inside look at the show with interviews with PLL cast and crew. The fan special “Pretty Little Liars: We Love You To DeAth” will air on Tuesday, Oct. 21st at 8 PM ET/PT as part of ABC Family’s “13 Nights of Halloween.”
Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse sit down to answer fans burning questions about the show, while Tyler Blackburn, Ian Harding, Janel Parrish, Keegan Allen and “Pretty Little Liars” crew members sit down to give insiders a glimpse at the behind the scenes workings of the show. It wouldn’t be Halloween, or “Pretty Little Liars,” if it didn’t include some of “A’s” victims in a “Dearly Departed”-themed segment with interviews from those who met a deadly end, such as Bianca Lawson (“Maya St. Germain”), Ryan Merriman (“Ian Thomas”) and Bryce Johnson (“Det. Darin Wilden”).
Also “Pretty Little Liars” super fans weigh in on their favorite OMG moments and what the show has meant to them. And everyone has a theory on who they think is “A!”
Marvel has announced that Dominic Cooper will be reprising his role as Howard Stark in ABC’s “Marvel’s Agent Carter”
Cooper first played Tony Stark’s father in Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger” before returning for a cameo at the end of “Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter,” and now Cooper will reunite with star Hayley Atwell for “Marvel’s Agent Carter
“Marvel’s Agent Carter” will premiere on ABC in 2015.
ESPN’s College GameDay Covered by State Farm will have some new faces for the upcoming men’s college basketball season as analysts Seth Greenberg and Jay Williams join the returning duo of host Rece Davis and analyst Jay Bilas on the eight-week Saturday morning and evening program that originates from the site of ESPN’s Saturday Primetime Presented by DIRECTV telecast. The first hour begins at 10 a.m. ET on ESPNU, continuing at 11 a.m. on ESPN with a one-hour evening edition leading into the game-of-the-week.
Also new this season is a flexible schedule that will give College GameDay the option to react to storylines as the season develops to better ensure visits to top games on ESPN networks each week. The site will be announced the week prior, similar to the ESPN College GameDay Football program.
“As we continue to grow and enhance the College GameDay basketball brand, working with our conference partners to build more flexibility into the process of when and how we select sites is a positive step forward,” said Nick Dawson, ESPN, senior director, programming & acquisitions. “These changes will allow GameDayto better follow storylines late in the season and allow ESPN to better position marquee games in the most visible windows.”
The new GameDay crew will debut Tuesday, Nov. 18, from the fourth annual State Farm Champions Classic– a neutral-site, early-season doubleheader that matches four of the winningest programs against each other – from Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. College GameDay will air on ESPN at 6 p.m., followed by preseason-ranked No. 18 Michigan State vs. No. 2 Duke at 7 p.m. and No. 10 Kansas vs. No. 1 Kentucky at 9 p.m.
“We are thrilled to have Seth and Jay [Williams] joining the College GameDay squad,” said Lee Fitting, ESPN senior coordinating producer. “The opinions, the expertise and the chemistry that the two of them have displayed while working together the past couple seasons will only enhance what is already a very strong set with Rece and Jay [Bilas].”
Greenberg and Williams will remain in their weekday studio roles, and continue to call select games throughout the season.
“I am excited to join ESPN’s College GameDay and look forward to stimulating discussions and debates on college basketball, its players and coaches and issues that affect the game,” said Greenberg.
“Sitting behind the College GameDay desk is a dream come true for me,” said Williams. “Working with Rece Davis, Jay Bilas and Seth Greenberg – so much knowledge between all of them – will challenge me each week.”
Greenberg, who joined ESPN in 2012, most recently served as head coach for Virginia Tech for nine seasons (2003-2012). While there, he compiled a 170-123 record, where he twice won ACC Coach of the Year and earned four wins over the No. 1 team in nation. Prior to that, Greenberg had head coaching stints at South Florida (1996-2003) and Long Beach (1990-1996). He was previously an assistant coach at Long Beach State, Miami, Virginia, Pittsburgh and Columbia. He is a 1978 graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson with a Broadcast Journalism degree. In 2013, he was inducted into the Long Beach State Hall of Fame.
Williams, a former standout point guard, joined ESPN as a full-time analyst in 2008, after working for the network as a commentator in 2003. As a starter for three years at Duke, Williams won the John R. Wooden Award, the Naismith College Player of the Year award and the Oscar Robertson Trophy, while helping to led Duke to the 2001 NCAA National Championship.
Williams was drafted second by Chicago in the 2002 NBA Draft, just behind No. 1 pick Yao Ming, and started 54 of 75 games for the Bulls in the 2002-03 season. He also played for the U.S. National team in the 2002 FIBA World Championship.
ESPN Films’ award-winning 30 for 30 documentary series returns next week with “Playing for the Mob,” premiering on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN. The film, which delves into how mobster Henry Hill once helped orchestrate the fixing of Boston College basketball games, is narrated by actor Ray Liotta, who played Hill in the iconic movie “Goodfellas.”
“Playing for the Mob,” co-directed by Joe Lavine and Cayman Grant, tells the story of the Boston College point-shaving scandal in the 1978-79 season. The details of the scandal are revealed for the first time on film through the testimony of the players, the federal investigators and the actual fixers, including Hill, who died shortly after he was interviewed. “Playing for the Mob” may be set in the seemingly golden world of college basketball but, like “Goodfellas,” this is a tale of greed, betrayal and reckoning. Ultimately, they both share the same message: With that much money at stake, you can’t trust anybody.
30 for 30 films will air on ESPN as follows (all times ET):
Tuesday, Oct.7, 9 p.m. – “Playing for the Mob”
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 10 p.m. – “The Day The Series Stopped”
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 9 p.m. – “When The Garden Was Eden”
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 9 p.m. – “Brian and The Boz”
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 9 p.m. – “Brothers in Exile”
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 8 p.m. – “Rand University”
Saturday, Dec. 13, 9 p.m. – “The U Part 2”
ABC will re-air the Toy Story of Terror television special on October 15 at 8/7c. The special originally aired on October 16, 2013.