ABC Picks Up Drama ‘Missing’ For Summer

ABC Picks Up Reich/Cohen Comedy Pilot

Dan Abrams In Talks To Join ‘GMA’ As Legal Analyst

‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Gets Midnight Slot

Jimmy Kimmel Live! will move back from 12:05 a.m. to midnight ET as of Feb. 4, ABC said Thursday. That will cut Nightline, which had been airing from 11:35 p.m. to 12:05 a.m., to 25 minutes instead of a half-hour.

ABC’s ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Casts First Angel

ABC’s Sawyer Lands First Mark Kelly Interview

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — ABC’s Diane Sawyer will air the first television interview with astronaut Mark Kelly, the husband of shooting victim Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The network said that Kelly spoke to Sawyer on Saturday at the hospital where Giffords continues to recover from being shot in the head on Jan. 8. ABC said Sunday […]

Miss America Pageant Returns To Network TV

‘Desperate Housewives’ Stars Want Raises

ABC Picks Up Pilots ‘Partners’ And ‘Grace’

ABC Orders New ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Pilot

‘Family,’ ‘Boardwalk’ Top DGA TV Nominees

ABC’s Modern Family and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire were among the television shows nominated for the Directors Guild of America’s top honors, the DGA announced today.

ABC About To Pick Up Provocatively Titled Comedy


ABC Picks Six Shows For Early Renewal

The network today that it has renewed Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy, Castle, Cougar Town, The Middle and Private Practice for the 2011-12 TV season.

Salma Hayek, ABC Developing ‘Wicked’ Miniseries

ABC Picks Up Two Comedy Pilots

ABC Orders Canadian Drama For Next Summer

Crossover Planned For ‘Children,’ ‘Hot In Cleveland’

Appeals Court Tosses ‘NYPD Blue’ Fine

A federal appeals court threw out a $1.21 million penalty against 44 ABC television stations for violating broadcast indecency standards by showing a 2003 NYPD Blue episode that depicted a woman’s nude buttocks.

NBA Scores Largest Christmas Day Audience

ABC’s double-header averaged a 5.5 Nielsen fast national rating, and ESPN’s three telecasts averaged a 1.8 household rating, the highest averages for either network when airing multiple NBA games on Christmas Day. Compared to last year’s slate of five games, household ratings were up 45 percent on ABC (5.5 vs. 3.8) and 20 percent on ESPN (1.8 vs. 1.5).

No Appeal For Disney of $319M Verdict

A federal judge issues a ruling that upholds the July verdict that Disney and its ABC and Buena Vista Television subsidiaries cheated producer Celador International out of millions by cutting sweetheart deals to bring Who Wants to Be a Millionaire to America.

ABC OKs Rhimes Pilot On Crisis Management

Two Comedy Projects Land At NBC, ABC

Jimmy Kimmel Extends Run On ABC

After a turbulent year in late-night television, at least at NBC, stability will reign at ABC, where Jimmy Kimmel has agreed to extend his contract for at least  two more years.

ABC’s ‘Secret Millionaire’ To Launch March 6

‘Twilight’ Producer Hill Inks Overall Deal At ABC

Big 4 Nets Top List Of Must-See Programming

Give us the Big Four before we cut the cord, 300 people told a Needham & Co. survey. “We found that if folks listed one broadcaster, they generally listed them all,” said Needham’s Laura Martin. “They think of the four broadcasters as a monolith.

ABC Creates Three-Hour Comedy Block

ABC is firming up its midseason plans, scheduling Matthew Perry’s new comedy Mr. Sunshine and Elisha Cuthbert’s sitcom Happy Endings.

ABC Pulls ‘Whole Truth’ From Schedule

ABC finally euthanized The Whole Truth, pulling the canceled legal drama from its schedule. The network has decided to not air the seven remaining episodes of the legal drama — at least not anytime soon.

NFL, ‘MNF’ Icon Don Meredith Dies At 72

Don Meredith, NFL star and an original member of ABC’s Monday Night Football broadcast team died Sunday in Santa Fe, N.M., after suffering a brain hemorrhage.

ABC’s Reverse Inventory Looks Like A Hit

After two rounds of ABC affiliates buying extra spots from the network, the reverse exchange — ABC buying ad units during stations’ slow periods in early January — has the early earmarks of a sweeping success, too.

CBS, ABC To Air On-Going News Specials

CBS launched its new series “Tough Choices” Wednesday night on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric and ABC News is starting an on-going special of its own titled “Afghanistan: Can We Win?” that will air across all ABC platforms starting Monday.

ABC’s ‘Body Of Proof’ To Premiere March 29

Longoria, Morris Team For Soap At ABC

ABC Admits To Voting Issues on ‘Dancing’

Dancing With the Stars producers said Tuesday the contestants received a “record amount of activity,” which overloaded its online and phone voting system after Monday’s final competition show. The network has been denying voting issues all season in light of Bristol Palin’s longevity on the show.

ABC, Affils Launch Reverse Spot Exchange

Almost two months after ABC announced its landmark Inventory Exchange System, which makes batches of network spots available for purchase by the affiliates, the affiliates are now making their own spots available for purchase by the network.

ABC’s ‘Stars’ Going Out With A Bang

ABC’s Dancing with the Stars has weathered its share of controversies over the previous 10 seasons. But this year may have produced the biggest controversy of all — Bristol Palin’s triumph over Brandy — heading into tonight’s final performance episode, beginning tonight at 8 p.m., and leading into tomorrow’s finale, set for 9.

‘This Week" Producer Ian Cameron Quitting

NEW YORK (AP) — The top producer of ABC’s “This Week” with Christiane Amanpour is quitting. Ian Cameron says the weekend work has been tough on his family and he wants more regular hours. Cameron is married to Susan Rice, the nation’s ambassador to the United Nations, and he’s leaving ABC News altogether after 13 […]

Angela Bassett Joins ABC Drama Project

Prince William Proposes, Networks Say ‘Yes’

CBS, ABC and NBC race to England to cover Prince William and Kate Middleton’s engagement.

Barbara Walters To Interview Obamas Next Week

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC’s Barbara Walters will interview President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at the White House for a network special to air the day after Thanksgiving. The veteran newswoman has interviewed every president since Richard Nixon. It will be her second time sitting down with the Obamas, not counting a […]