ABC Family to Air Pretty Little Liars Behind-the-Scenes Special
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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!”

Dominic Cooper to Reprise His Role as Howard Stark on ABC’s Agent Carter
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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.

Seth Greenberg and Jay Williams Join ESPN’s College GameDay
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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’s 30 for 30 Returns With Playing For The Mob, October 7
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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 To Re-Air Toy Story of Terror On October 15
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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.

What starts out as a fun road trip for the “Toy Story” gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate in this “Toy Story OF TERROR!”
The cast of “Toy Story OF TERROR!” includes Tom Hanks as Woody, Tim Allen as Buzz, Joan Cusack as Jessie, Carl Weathers as Combat Carl/Combat Carl Jr., Timothy Dalton as Mr. Pricklepants, Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head, Wallace Shawn as Rex and Kristen Schaal as Trixie.
“Toy Story OF TERROR!” is produced by Galyn Susman and directed by Angus MacLane.
ABC Family Picks Up Drama Stitchers, Renews Young & Hungry, Cancels Mystery Girls
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ABC Family today announced the network has picked up its first procedural drama “Stitchers” to series and has ordered a second season of new comedy series “Young & Hungry.”

“’Stitchers’ is new ground for us and I’m excited to bring procedurals to the network,” said Tom Ascheim, President, ABC Family. “We think our fans will love the intricate mysteries that ‘Stitchers’ will solve week to week as much as they love our relationship-driven dramas. We are also going back for seconds of our new comedy, ‘Young & Hungry.’ Good food, good laughs – of course we want more.”

“Stitchers” is a procedural drama series written by Jeffrey A. Schechter (“Overruled!”). “Stitchers” follows a young woman recruited into a covert government agency to be ‘stitched’ into the minds of the recently deceased using their memories to investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave. The pilot was written by Jeffrey A. Schechter, who will executive produce alongside Jonathan Baruch and Rob Wolken.

“Young & Hungry” is an original comedy series where two worlds collide when Josh, a wealthy young entrepreneur, hires feisty Gabi to be his personal chef. “Young & Hungry” is produced by David Holden, Ashley Tisdale, Jessica Rhoades, Caryn Lucas and Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum in association with CBS Television Studios. Gabi Moskowitz, a San Francisco based food blogger contributed to the development of this project. The show stars Emily Osment, Jonathan Sadowski, Aimee Carrero, Kym Whitley, and Rex Lee.

“Young & Hungry” ranks as basic cable’s #1 telecast in its time period in Adults 18-34, and Women 18-34, as well as other key demos. The show was nominated for two Teen Choice Awards for Choice Summer TV Show, and Choice Summer TV Star – Female for Emily Osment.

Barnes & Noble Announces Participation in Star Wars Reads Day
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Barnes & Noble, Inc. the nation’s largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that Barnes & Noble stores nationwide will host a free Star Wars Reads Day on Saturday, October 11.

Star Wars fans young and old are invited to dress as their favorite characters and join Barnes & Noble’s third-annual celebration of the popular intergalactic tales. Stores will host various activities that may include readings, author signings, Star Wars arts and crafts, lightsaber demonstrations, costume contests, trivia challenges, Storytimes and more. Many stores have coordinated appearances with the 501st Legion, the official Imperial Costuming Organization. Exclusive giveaways and activities provided by more than ten publishers of Star Wars-related books and products will ensure Jedi and Padawans from every age group will be delighted and entertained.

“Our Stars Wars Reads Day is always a huge hit with both our customers and booksellers, and this year, our stores and publishing partners tapped into the ’Force’ to ensure there’s something for the whole family at this event,” said Sarah DiFrancesco, Vice President, Business Development for Barnes & Noble. “Stores will have fun activities and give away Star Wars related posters and stickers.”

The Star Wars Reads Day event is free and open to the public. For further details, including specific Star Wars-related activities occurring at your local store, contact your Barnes & Noble store or visit the Barnes & Noble Store Locator. Barnes & Noble social media will have coverage of events on TwitterInstagram and Tumblr. Customers can also like Barnes & Noble on Facebook.

Racy Frozen Costumes Sell Out
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CNBC has learned that Yandy, who made adult costumes based on Frozen, has seen the line fly off the shelves. The unlicensed costumes have sold very well; “After making headlines for its racy take on Elsa and Olaf—a look that consists of a leotard and stockings, but is absent pants or shorts—the costumes are no longer available on the retailer’s site. A customer service representative said the costumes are sold out, and the company is not yet sure if it will restock before the holiday.”

Adult version of Mickey and Minnie are still available.

Disney Store Announces New Line of Sleeping Beauty Collectible Dolls
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Disney Store has announced three additional Limited Edition Dolls inspired by Walt Disney’s animated classic, Sleeping Beauty – Aurora in her signature blue gown, the gallant Prince Phillip and wickedly iconic villain, Maleficent.

The new dolls will be available select stores across North America, starting Tuesday, October 7 and online starting Wednesday, October 8. European Guests should visit their local Disney Store Facebook page for release information and pricing.

LE Sleeping Beauty in blue gown

Global Edition Size: 4,000        Price: $119.95 US / $129.95 Canada
While supplies last. Limited quantities. Limit 1 per Guest.

LE Prince Phillip

Global Edition Size: 3,500        Price: $119.95 US / $129.95 Canada
While supplies last. Limited quantities. Limit 1 per Guest.

LE Maleficent

Global Edition Size: 4,000        Price: $119.95 US / $129.95 Canada
While supplies last. Limited quantities. Limit 1 per Guest.