Disney is making another attempt at a singing and dancing movie, this time hitting the beach. The new Teen Beach Musical, “stars Australian actress Maia Mitchell (Mortified, which aired on Disney Channel Australia) as a surfer girl who is forced by her parents to depart for boarding school and leave her boyfriend Brady (Ross Lynch, from Disney Channel’s Austin & Ally) behind.
But she and Brady wind up being transported into his favorite classic 1960s surf movie musical, where they have to figure out how to fit in. As everyone around them starts singing and dancing, and a fight between bikers and surfers break out, the duo attempts to get out of the movie and back to present day.” ((TVGuide.com).
Jeffrey Hornaday will direct the movie which will also star, “Garrett Clayton (Shake It Up), Grace Phipps (The Nine Lives of Chloe King), John DeLuca (Wizards of Waverly Place), Chrissie Fit (General Hospital), Kevin Chamberlin (Jessie) and Steve Valentine (I’m In The Band).”
While Disney had success with High School Musical and Camp Rock, I don’t know that this one has the potential to be as big of a hit. While the idea is something different by introducing young audiences to the old time beach movies, I’m not sure that Disney’s target audience will fall in love with it the way the did with HSM and Camp Rock. But you never really do know what will and won’t be a hit, until it’s released. The music style will definitely be different from previous Disney musicals, featuring “ten new songs, written in a surf rock, Motown R&B, rockabilly and comedic pop style.”
In an interview with Teen Vogue, Pretty Little Liars star, Ashley Benson talks about the potential for a PLL movie. According to Teen Vogue “While she’s tight-lipped with details, Ashley does add fuel to the fire that PLL executive producer I. Marlene King sparked this past spring, hinting that the show might hit the big screen sooner rather than later. “‘The producers are talking about doing four seasons,” she says, “and then wrapping it up with a feature film. We’d all want to go somewhere we’ve never been before.’” And of course, A wouldn’t be far behind. “‘To be followed around by A in a whole other state or country could be really exciting. We would love to make it happen—not just for us but also for the fans.’”
The Big Bang Theory is having a huge guest star on the show. On the show’s website, they posted “Famed British theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking will stop by the University to share his beautiful mind with his most ardent admirer, Sheldon Cooper, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, April 5. “’When people would ask us who a ‘dream guest star’ for the show would be, we would always joke and say Stephen Hawking – knowing that it was a long shot of astronomical proportions,’ said Executive Producer Bill Prady. ‘In fact, we’re not exactly sure how we got him. It’s the kind of mystery that could only be understood by, say, a Stephen Hawking.’”
Also set to appear in March 29th’s episode is Star Trek legend, Leonard Nimoy aka Spock.
ABC announced the dates for it’s season finales. See the list below from TVGuide.com.
Tuesday, May 1:
Last Man Standing, 8/7c
Sunday, May 6:
Monday, May 7:
Sunday, May 13:
Once Upon a Time, 8/7c
Desperate Housewives, 9/8c (two hour…SERIES finale)
Tuesday, May 15:
Cougar Town, 8/7c (one hour)
Private Practice, 10/9c
Wednesday, May 16:
Thursday, May 17:
Grey’s Anatomy, 9/8c
Friday, May 18:
Shark Tank, 8/7c
Sunday, May 20:
America’s Funniest Home Videos, 7/6c
Monday, May 21:
Dancing with the Stars, 8/7c (performance show)
Tuesday, May 22:
Dancing with the Stars, 9/8c (two-hour results show)
Wednesday, May 23:
The Middle, 8/7c
Modern Family, 9/8c
Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, 9:30/8:30c