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Disney Channel Greenlights ‘Descendants: The Royal Wedding;’ Animated Special To Honor Cameron Boyce

Disney Channel Greenlights ‘Descendants: The Royal Wedding;’ Animated Special To Honor Cameron Boyce
Disney Channel has ordered Descendants: The Royal Wedding, an animated special set to premiere this summer.

The Descendants special, which will feature a number of stars including Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson and Booboo Stewart, will also pay memory to late cast member Cameron Boyce. The actor, who appeared as Carlos, died in July 2019 of epilepsy. He was 20. The absence of Boyce’s character will also be acknowledged.

Descendants: The Royal Wedding will follow Auradon’s epic social event, the marriage between Cameron’s Mal and Mitchell Hope’s Ben. Also reprising their roles for the special are Sarah Jeffery , Melanie Paxson, China Anne McClain, Jedidiah Goodacre, Anna Cathcart, Dan Payne, Bobby Moynihan and Cheyenne Jackson.

“‘Descendants’ introduced a fantasy world of stories and characters anchored in Disney mythology. For the past six years, it captivated young viewers and grew to become among Disney Channel’s biggest entertainment franchises ever. It
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Descendants Cast Returns for Animated Royal Wedding Special — Watch Teaser

Descendants Cast Returns for Animated Royal Wedding Special — Watch Teaser
Disney Channel is cordially inviting Descendants fans to the wedding of the century this summer.

The original stars of the musical franchise are reuniting for Descendants: The Royal Wedding, an animated special that takes viewers back to Auradon for the long-awaited nuptials of Mal (Dove Cameron) and Prince Ben (Mitchell Hope), who became engaged in 2019’s Descendants 3.

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‘Descendants: The Royal Wedding’ Animated Special Set at Disney Channel

‘Descendants: The Royal Wedding’ Animated Special Set at Disney Channel
Disney Channel has announced that the animated special “Descendants: The Royal Wedding” will premiere on the network this summer.

Based on the “Descendants” franchise, the special will bring viewers back to the United States of Auradon and feature Mal and King Ben’s royal wedding. Reprising their popular roles are Dove Cameron as Mal, Sofia Carson as Evie, Booboo Stewart as Jay, Mitchell Hope as Ben, Sarah Jeffery as Audrey, Melanie Paxson as Fairy Godmother, China Anne McClain as Uma, Jedidiah Goodacre as Chad, Anna Cathcart as Dizzy, Dan Payne as Beast, Bobby Moynihan as Dude the Dog and Cheyenne Jackson as Hades.

The late Cameron Boyce was one of the main cast members in the “Descendants” franchise, playing Carlos, the son of Cruella de Vil. He later reprised the character for the animated shorts “Descendants: Wicked World” and later on in the sequels “Descendants 2” and “Descendants 3.” On
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‘Descendants 3’ Draws 8.3M Total Viewers In L+3 For Disney Channel; Cable’s Top Program Since First Sequel In Some Young Demos

Disney Channel’s premiere of the musical Descendants 3 drew 8.4 million total viewers in Live+3 ratings to rank as the top show across all of television on Friday night. It also was cable’s highest-rated program since 2017’s Descendants 2 in several key young demos.

The threequel — which was dedicated to the memory of its star Cameron Boyce, who died last month — ranked No. 1 on Saturday in every demo Disney Channel tracks. Per Nielsen, it was the top-rated telecast on all of cable in two years among kids 6-11, tweens 9-14, girls 6-11 and girls 9-14.

In July 2017, Descendants 2 premiered to 8.6 million total viewers for Disney Channel and 21 million across six Disney-owned networks including ABC in L+3. The original Descendants did even better for its July 2015 bow. All three pics in the franchise soared in L+3 over Live+same day.

Revolving around
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New Descendants 3 Trailer — Watch

New Descendants 3 Trailer — Watch
A new trailer for Descendants 3 was unveiled Sunday night by stars Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce and Booboo Stewart at Radio Disney’s inaugural ARDYs music celebration.

Premiering Friday, Aug. 2 at 8/7c, the Dcom threequel unfolds on “Vk Day” as fair-minded Villain Kids Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay cross the barrier and return to their birthplace, the Isle of the Lost, to bring four deserving VKs to the coveted Auradon Prep in a land where they have a chance at success, happiness and fulfillment. But it’s Mal who knows she must resolve to permanently close the barrier to the Isle of the Lost,
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"Descendants 3' Gets August Premiere Date

Disney Channel has officially set a date for its third trip to Auradon: Descendants 3 will premiere Friday, Aug. 2 at 8/7c, the network announced today. The Descendants franchise, which kicked off with the first film in 2015, follows the children of classic Disney villains as they attempt to leave their wicked ways behind them.

In this third film, the children “cross the barrier and return to their birthplace, the Isle of the Lost, to bring four deserving Villain Kids to the coveted Auradon Prep in a land where they have a chance at success, happiness and fulfillment,” according to the official synopsis.
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‘Descendants 3’ Gets Premiere Date On Disney Channel

Disney Channel has set 8 p.m. Friday, August 2, for the premiere of its music-fueled telefilm threequel Descendants 3. The original cast returns as does director Kenny Ortega, who also helmed the High School Musical movies in the 2000s.

Descendants 3 unfolds on “Vk Day” as fair-minded the Villain Kids cross the barrier and return to their birthplace, the Isle of the Lost, to bring four deserving Villain Kids to the coveted Auradon Prep in a land where they have a chance at success, happiness and fulfillment. But it’s Mal who knows she must resolve to close the barrier to the Isle of the Lost permanently, fearing that nemeses Uma (China Anne McClain) and Hades (franchise newcomer Cheyenne Jackson) will wreak vengeance on her new home, the idyllic kingdom now ruled by her beloved King Ben. Despite her decision, an unfathomable dark force still threatens the people of Auradon, and
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Descendants 3 Trailer Sets the Stage for an 'Epic' Showdown With Hades

Descendants 3 Trailer Sets the Stage for an 'Epic' Showdown With Hades
Good Morning America made a pit stop in Auradon on Friday to debut a new trailer for Descendants 3, the latest installment in Disney Channel’s ongoing saga of iconic villains and their disobedient, musically inclined offspring.

Premiering this summer, the movie pits the series’ core four — Dove Cameron as Maleficent’s daughter Mal, Sofia Carson as the Evil Queen’s daughter Evie, Cameron Boyce as Cruella de Vil’s son Carlos and Booboo Stewart as Jafar’s son Jay — against foes both familiar (China Anne McClain as Ursula’s daughter Uma) and new (Cheyenne Jackson as Hades).

Per Descendants 3‘s official synopsis,
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Under the Sea: A Descendants Story Special Coming to Disney Channel

Mirror, mirror on the wall: Who's the baddest of them all? Just moments ago, during the premiere of the Disney Channel Original Movie Freaky Friday, fans got a sneak peek at Under the Sea: A Descendants Story, debuting this fall on the network. New and returning actors to the franchise include Cameron Boyce as Carlos, Dove Cameron as Mal, Sofia Carson as Evie, Anna Cathcart as Dizzy, Christian Convrey as Squeaky, Brenna D'Amico as Jane, Thomas Doherty as Harry, Zachary Gibson as Doug, Jedidiah Goodacre as Chad, Mitchell Hope as Ben, Cheyenne Jackson as Hades, Sarah Jeffery as Audrey, Jadah Marie as Celia, Judith Maxie as Queen Leah, China Anne McClain as Uma, Melanie Paxson as Fairy Godmother, Dan Payne as Beast,...
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‘Descendants 3’: Disney Channel Pic Adds Cheyenne Jackson As Hades From ‘Hercules’

‘Descendants 3’: Disney Channel Pic Adds Cheyenne Jackson As Hades From ‘Hercules’
Disney Channel’s Descendants 3 just got more villainous. The cable net said today that Cheyenne Jackson is set to play Hades, the underworld ruler from Disney’s 1997 toon Hercules, rounding out the cast of the telepic threequel set for 2019.

Production on the live-action musical; is set to begin shortly, Disney Channel said. Watch the “Who Is Hades?” announcement video below.

Jackson, an American Horror Story player for the past few seasons who also appears in the upcoming Paramount Network comedy American Woman,

He is the latest franchise newcomer to join the cast along with Jadah Marie as Dr. Facilier’s daughter Celia, Jamal Sims as Dr. Facilier and Christian Convery and Luke Roessler as Smee’s sons Squeaky and Squirmy, respectively.

Returning Villain Kids Dove Cameron as Maleficent’s daughter Mal, Cameron Boyce as Cruella de Vil’s son Carlos, Sofia Carson as the Evil Queen’s daughter Evie,
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Bette Midler, ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Break Broadway Ticket Sales Record

She’s lookin’ swell, fellas! Bette Midler’s anticipated Broadway revival of “Hello, Dolly!” broke the record for most first-day ticket sales for any Broadway show in history, totaling $9.08 million. Looks like Midler and the matchmaking Dolly are a match made in heaven. It was announced earlier this year that Midler will fill she shoes of Carol Channing (who won a Tony for originating the titular Dolly in 1964) and Barbra Streisand (who brought the role to the big screen in 1969) as the now-iconic matchmaker and New York socialite Dolly. Apparently we’re not the only ones who get giddy thinking about Midler bringing the house down with “When the Parade Passes By!” Under the direction of Jerry Zaks, Tony winner David Hyde Pierce will join Midler on the Shubert Theatre stage as Horace Vandergelder. It was announced last week that alongside this leading duo will be Kate Baldwin, Gavin Creel,
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Comic-Con 2016: The best fashion statements from San Diego

The annual nerd get-together that is Comic-Con attracts no shortage of fanboys and fangirls. Many of these attendees spend days and a lot of money designing and making their costumes so they look just right for the occasion. To honor the efforts of these people, we at HitFix have scoured social media sites to find the best fashion statements from the San Diego affair. Here they are. And if nothing else, you now have some inspired ideas for Halloween.     A video posted by @flymamadfw on Jul 22, 2016 at 10:32am Pdt     A photo posted by Ahsoka Tano (@ahsokatanoslife) on Jul 22, 2016 at 11:58am Pdt   A photo posted by Joe (@joethestampede) on Jul 22, 2016 at 11:58am Pdt   A photo posted by edsantos24601 (@edsantos24601) on Jul 22, 2016 at 11:58am Pdt   A photo posted by Jonathan Wong (@joncswong) on Jul 22, 2016 at 11:58am Pdt   A photo posted by Diane_Cams (@diane_cams) on Jul
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Photo Coverage: Fiddler On The Roof Company Preps for Broadway!

The upcoming Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof will begin performances on Friday, November 20, 2015, with an official opening night on Sunday, December 20, 2015, at The Broadway Theatre 1681 Broadway. It will star Danny Burstein as Tevye, Jessica Hecht as Golde, Adam Dannheisser as Lazar Wolf, Adam Kantor as Motel, Alix Korey as Yente,Samantha Massell as Hodel, Melanie Moore as Chava, Ben Rappaport as Perchik, Nick Rehberger as Fyedka, Alexandra Silber as Tzeitel and more.
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Photo Coverage: Go Inside Rehearsal with Danny Burstein & the Cast of Fiddler On The Roof!

The upcoming Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof will begin performances on Friday, November 20, 2015, with an official opening night on Sunday, December 20, 2015, at The Broadway Theatre 1681 Broadway. It will star Danny Burstein as Tevye, Jessica Hecht as Golde, Adam Dannheisser as Lazar Wolf, Adam Kantor as Motel, Alix Korey as Yente,Samantha Massell as Hodel, Melanie Moore as Chava, Ben Rappaport as Perchik, Nick Rehberger as Fyedka, Alexandra Silber as Tzeitel and more.The company met the press just yesterday and BroadwayWorld was there for the special presentation. Below, check out a photo preview of the cast in action
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Bww TV: Welcome Back to Anatevka! Meet the Company of Fiddler On The Roof

The upcoming Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof will begin performances on Friday, November 20, 2015, with an official opening night on Sunday, December 20, 2015, at The Broadway Theatre 1681 Broadway. It will star Danny Burstein as Tevye, Jessica Hecht as Golde, Adam Dannheisser as Lazar Wolf, Adam Kantor as Motel, Alix Korey as Yente,Samantha Massell as Hodel, Melanie Moore as Chava, Ben Rappaport as Perchik, Nick Rehberger as Fyedka, Alexandra Silber as Tzeitel and more.The company met the press earlier today and BroadwayWorld was there for the special presentation. Below, check out interviews with the cast and a performance sneak peek of 'Matchmaker' 'If I Were a Rich Man,' 'Miracle of Miracles,' and 'To Life L'Chaim.'
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Freeze Frame: Meet the Company of Broadway-Bound Fiddler On The Roof!

The upcoming Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof will begin performances on Friday, November 20, 2015, with an official opening night on Sunday, December 20, 2015, at The Broadway Theatre 1681 Broadway. It will star Danny Burstein as Tevye, Jessica Hecht as Golde, Adam Dannheisser as Lazar Wolf, Adam Kantor as Motel, Alix Korey as Yente, Samantha Massell as Hodel, Melanie Moore as Chava, Ben Rappaport as Perchik, Nick Rehberger as Fyedka, Alexandra Silber as Tzeitel and more.The company met the press earlier today and BroadwayWorld was there for the special presentation. Below, check out a photo preview of the festivities
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Bww TV: L'Chaim! Watch a Performance Sneak Peek of Fiddler On The Roof

The upcoming Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roofwillbegin performances on Friday, November 20, 2015, with an official opening night on Sunday, December 20, 2015, at The Broadway Theatre 1681 Broadway. It will starDanny Burstein asTevye, Jessica Hecht as Golde,Adam Dannheisser as Lazar Wolf, Adam Kantor as Motel, Alix Korey as Yente, Samantha Massellas Hodel, Melanie Moore as Chava, Ben Rappaportas Perchik, Nick Rehberger as Fyedka, Alexandra Silberas Tzeitel and more.The company met the press earlier today and BroadwayWorld was there for the special presentation. Below, check out a performance sneak peek of 'Matchmaker, Matchmaker' 'If I Were a Rich Man,' 'Miracle of Miracles,' and 'To Life L'Chaim.'
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Casting: Stowe, MacLaine, Jobrani, Eklund

The Runner

"Revenge" star Madeleine Stowe has signed on to star opposite Nicolas Cage's congressman character in Austin Stark's political drama "The Runner" for Paper Street Films and Back Lot Pictures. Filming begins in New Orleans in June.

Stowe plays Deborah Price, the congressman's wife. The pair are stuck in a dead marriage in which she ignores her husband's publicly revealed infidelities because the pair are bound together by ambition and power. [Source: Deadline]

Men of Granite

Shirley MacLaine is negotiating to star in the true story tale "Men Of Granite". The story follows a group of poor 1940s high school boys from Slavic and Armenian backgrounds who rose above bigotry in a small town in Illinois by becoming basketball state champions.

MacLaine would play the role of Sophia Prather, a schoolteacher who watches over her boys with a steely eye, takes no guff and prods the boys into getting
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'Descendants': The Disney Channel rounds out its villainous cast

The Disney Channel’s Descendants has rounded out its cast of villains with Maz Jobrani (The Interpreter) Aladdin’s Jafar, Kathy Najimy (Sister Act) as Snow White’s Evil Queen, Wendy Raquel Robinson (The Game) as 101 Dalmation’s Cruella de Vil, and Melanie Paxson (Saving Mr. Banks) as Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother.

The latest round of Descendants casting comes hot on the heels of the announcement that frequent Glee guest star Kristen Chenoweth will play the role of Maleficent in the upcoming made-for-tv movie.

Spearheaded by High School Musical’s Kenny Ortega, the upcoming live-action Disney Channel original movie will
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"Saving Mr. Banks" - A tribute worth a watch! (Ians Movie Review)

Film: "Saving Mr. Banks"; Cast: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Colin Farrell, Bradley Whitford, Ruth Wilson, B.J. Novak, Rachel Griffiths, Dendrie Taylor, Kathy Baker, Victoria Summer, Ronan Vibert, Annie Buckley and Melanie Paxson; Director: John Hancock; Rating: ****1/2

An engaging, well-crafted and mounted drama, "Saving Mr. Banks" is the Golden Jubilee tribute to Walt Disney's 1964 family musical hit, "Mary Poppins".

The film is a very intimate representation that unravels the source, adaptation and making of the legendary classic, "Mary Poppins". Touted to be a "real story" of Walter Disney's travails in the making of the film, it also encapsulates the life of the author, P.L. Travers.
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