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October 6, 2015

ABC Family Becomes Freeform in January 2016

By Jori Arancio, ABC Family

ABC Family President Tom Ascheim announced today that ABC Family will be renamed and rebranded as Freeform in January 2016. The name, look, feel and attitude of the network will capture the nature of the Becomer audience and the modern way this audience generates and consumes media.

October 5, 2015

First Lady Makes Special ‘Child Health Day’ Appearance on ‘Doc McStuffins’

By Robert Koontz, Disney/ABC Television Group

Through the Let’s Move! initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama has made the health and well-being of America’s children a top priority of her time in the White House, dedicating countless efforts to ensuring that future generations think differently about food and nutrition.

September 22, 2015

Before ‘The Muppets’ Premieres on ABC Tonight, They Teamed with ESPN’s Caliendo on ‘Countdown’

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN

When master impressionist Frank Caliendo faced the prospect of kicking off his season-opening segment for ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown, he aligned himself with a group of all-stars: The Muppets.

September 9, 2015

Disney and Red Cross Help Families Get Prepared for Emergencies with Pillowcase Project

By Robert Koontz, Disney/ABC Television Group

Preparing for disasters is an important part of ensuring the safety and security of your family in emergency situations. Maybe even more important is making sure children know what to do when disaster strikes. September is National Preparedness Month, and there’s no better time to get your loved ones together to think ahead and plan.