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Make way for Her Royal Highness, Elena, Princess of Avalor. Below, watch the new Elena of Avalor TV show featurette. The new animated series premieres on Disney Channel Friday, July 22, 2016 at 7:00pm Et/Pt. Don't miss new photos of the cast, crew and with their families and guests at the July 16th Paley Center for Media screening of the Elena of Avalor TV series.Among those on hand for the festivities were Yvette Nicole Brown, Christian Lanz, Danny Trejo, Constance Marie, Jillian Rose Reed, Joseph Nunez, Aimee Carrero, Julia Vera, Chris Parnell, Ivonne Coll, Elena of Avalor Creator and Ep Craig Gerber, Carlos Alazraqui, Story Editor Silvia Olivas, Voice Director Sam Riegel, Jorge Diaz, Supervising Director Elliot Bour, as well as Lou Diamond Phillips and family.Read More… »
Disney has officially inducted its first-ever Latina princess. On Tuesday afternoon, Disney Channel released the first trailer for “Elena of Avalor,” set to debut July 22 at 7 p.m. on the kids’ network.
The new animated series follows Princess Elena after she’s saved her kingdom from an evil sorceress, only to now be tasked with ruling over Avalor. Elena faces trials and triumphs with the help of trusted advisors and magical, flying friends.
“Disney’s been in my family for a very long time and just to see my own images represented, my own culture represented, is really special and I hope it will be for everybody watching,” Carrero told USA Today.
“Elena of Avalor’s” magical kingdom will “incorporate influences from diverse Latin and Hispanic cultures,” including music, architecture »
- Lamarco McClendon
We have photos of cast, producers, and guests attending a screening of Disney Channel’s new Elena of Avalor TV show at New York’s AMC Empire 25 Theatre on July 11, 2016. The upcoming animated series introduces Disney’s first princess inspired by Latin cultures and folklore. Elena of Avalor premieres Friday, July 22, 2016 at 7:00pm Et/Pt on Disney Channel, with a one-hour, two-episode event.Below, you will also find gallery images, episode descriptions, and studio photos of the cast recording their voice parts. The Elena of Avalor TV series voice cast includes: Aimee Carrero, Jenny Ortega, Jaime Camil, Chris Parnell, Yvette Nicole Brown, Carlos Alazraqui, Jullian Rose Reed, Emiliano Díez, Joseph Haro, Christian Lanz, Tyler Posey, Keith Ferguson, and Joe Nunez. Guest stars in the first season include: Constance Marie, Lucas Grabeel, Rich Sommer, »
Constance Marie (“The George Lopez Show”), Lou Diamond Phillips, Danny Trejo, Jaime Camil (“Jane the Virgin”), Ivonne Coll, Tituss Burgess, Ana Ortiz and Hector Elizondo are just some of the guest stars of Disney Channel’s new animated series, “Elena of Avalor.” Newcomer Aimee Carrero will voice the title character with Jenna Ortega ("Stuck in the Middle") playing her younger sister. The Latino talent extends to the soundtrack with Gaby Moreno, Latin Grammy Award winner for Best New Artist, performing the theme song and other music in the new Disney Channel show premiering Friday, July 22. Some Disney fans can get an advance preview of “Elena of Avalor.” Find out how below.
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Set your DVRs because Disney's first Latina princess is almost here! Disney announced that the highly anticipated Elena of Avalor will debut on July 22. The premiere's one-hour special event will introduce the story of Princess Elena, who will be brought to life by the voice of actress Aimee Carrero. You can also expect to hear the voices of Ana Ortiz, Constance Marie, Jamie Camil, Jenna Ortega as Elena's little sister, and even Tyler Posey. According to Latina the show will incorporate influences from diverse Latino cultures through various displays of architecture, tradition, food, customs and even music. We aren't the only ones really excited about Princess Elena, actress »
Chicago Justice will be served by a Law & Order vet.
Michael S. Chernuchin — who was an executive producer on Criminal Intent as well as the mother-ship series — has been named showrunner of NBC’s midseason Windy City-set spinoff, our sister site Deadline reports.
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In addition to overseeing L&O from 2002-04, Chernuchin was a producer on Black Sails, Canterbury’s Law and 24.
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* HBO will re-air Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade on Saturday, June 18, at 10/9c. »
Switched at Birth creator and showrunner Lizzy Weiss announced on Twitter that the long-awaited fifth and final season of her Switched at Birth TV show will premiere in January 2017. An exact premiere date has not yet been determined. Per Weiss, Freeform will announce the date as it gets closer. Freeform renewed the show for a shortened season five, leaving Switched at Birth effectively cancelled.
Switched at Birth stars Vanessa Marano as Bay Kennish and Katie Leclerc as Daphne Vasquez. The series begins when the then almost 16 year old girls find out they were switched at birth. The Switched at Birth cast also includes: Constance Marie, D.W. Moffett, Lea Thompson, Lucas Grabeel, Sean Berdy, Ryan Lane, and Marlee Matlin.
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Filming has ended on the fifth and final season of Freeform's Switched at Birth TV series. Creator Lizzy Weiss tweeted a photo of the final shot outside the Kennish family home, and later, a message to fans. See them both, below. Switched at Birth stars Vanessa Marano as Bay Kennish and Katie Leclerc as Daphne Vasquez. The series begins when the then almost 16 year old girls find out they were switched at birth.
The award-winning family series focuses on issues of identity, addiction, deaf culture, social class, ethnic identification, and fidelity. Back in October, Switched at Birth was renewed for a shortened fifth season of ten episodes, bringing the total series episode count to 103. Season five will debut in 2017. The cast of Switched at Birth also includes: Constance Marie, D.W. Moffett, Lea Thompson, Lucas »
[caption id="attachment_47110" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Freeform's "Switched at Birth" TV show stars Katie Leclerc as Daphne Vasquez and Vanessa Marano as Bay Kennish. (Freeform/Todd Wawrychuk)[/caption]
All good things must come to an end... eventually. Freeform confirms the fifth and final season of its Switched at Birth TV series will not premiere until 2017. A couple of weeks before Switched at Birth creator Lizzy Weiss announced the delay on Twitter, she also announced season five would be Switched at Birth's last, leaving the show effectively cancelled. This is the first time Freeform has addressed when the show, which ended its fourth season on a cliffhanger, would return.
Switched at Birth stars Katie Leclerc as Daphne Vasquez and Vanessa Marano as Bay Kennish, who were, as the title spells out, switched at birth. The cast also includes Constance Marie, D.W. Moffett, Lea Thompson, Lucas Grabeel, and guest stars Sean »
Network: ABC Family/Freeform
Episodes: 103 (hour)
TV show dates: June 6, 2011 -- present
Series status: Cancelled/ending
TV show description:
This dramatic TV series tells the story of two teenage girls who discover that they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. As a result, they are raised in very different environments than what they would have been.
An artistic teenager, Bay Kennish (Vanessa Marano) grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother. Privileged and eccentric, she's lived a charmed life with the family she thought was her own. She was raised by her stay-at-home mom Kathryn (Lea Thompson) and former professional baseball player father John (D. W. Moffett), in the wealthy neighborhood »
It turns out that there won't be a sixth season of the Switched at Birth TV show on Freeform. Series creator and executive producer Lizzy Weiss has confirmed that season five will be the end. She wrote, "This season of #SwitchedatBirth will be our final one. We are ending the show after an amazing 103 episodes with pride, love, and gratitude."
Switched at Birth follows the lives of two teenage girls after it's discovered that they ended up with the others' families as babies at the hospital. The cast includes Vanessa Marano, Katie Leclerc, Lea Thompson, Constance Marie, Sean Berdy, D.W. Moffett, Lucas Grabeel, and Giles Marini.
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Freeform will bring drama “Switched at Birth” to an end after its upcoming fifth season.
The Disney cabler confirmed the cancellation after creator Lizzy Weiss broke the news via Twitter.
This season of #SwitchedatBirth will be our final one. We are ending the show after an amazing 103 episodes with pride, love, and gratitude.
— Lizzy Weiss (@Lizzy_Weiss) March 12, 2016
The premiere date for season five has yet to be set. The show will have racked up 103 episodes by the close of its 10-episode final season.
The series offered a modern spin on “The Prince and the Pauper” in revolving around the blending of two families from different backgrounds after the discovery that two teenage girls were accidentally switched at birth.
- Cynthia Littleton
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