or


[11/20/08 - 10:42 AM]
Drama High: The Making of a High School Musical Airs Monday, December 15 on the ABC Television Network
The two-hour special "depicts the minefields that students must navigate both on stage and off when trying out for a high school musical."

[via press release from ABC]

"DRAMA HIGH: THE MAKING OF A HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL" AIRS MONDAY, DECEMBER 15 ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK

With over three hundred hours of footage, "Drama High: The Making of a High School Musical" depicts the minefields that students must navigate both on stage and off when trying out for a high school musical. Who will make the cast? Who has a future in performing and who doesn't? Rivalries heat up between peers while egos hit rock bottom and all time highs. The two-hour special airs MONDAY, DECEMBER 15 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

So many star struck teens in America dream of having their moment in the spotlight. When a predominantly white high school in Virginia decides to stage "The Wiz" -- the black musical version of the "Wizard of Oz" -- students get their chance to achieve those dreams. Over 100 kids audition, but only four will win the chance to star in the performance. ABC News travels with them on a remarkable and unexpected journey in which they not only sing and dance, but also explore the true meaning of soul. Viewers get to see up close the high-stakes high school game of who's in and who's out, as the students make their way from the auditions to the final performance.

For three months ABC News followed Westfield High School's production of "The Wiz" � from auditions to the final performance and all the emotion in between. As the production unfolds in the special, viewers experience the teens' struggle with friendships, their parents' expectations and their own deepest ambitions. ABC News captures scenes of searing conflict between a son who fights for his dreams of stardom, and his mother who doubts his talents. During the auditions, the bravado of the school's star vocalist crumbles when her mother tells her she's too overweight to have a shot at the lead. And when a gifted African American teen gets his dream role, his mother pressures him to sign up with the military at the height of the conflict in Iraq.

In every week that passes, the cast is confronted with fresh and unforeseen obstacles and enlightening discoveries. And when the pressure reaches its apex before opening night, the teens learn a profound lesson about friendship. The two-hour program has no narrator, instead allowing intimate video diaries and interviews with the subjects to tell their emotional journey.

"Drama High: The Making of a High School Musical" was produced by Muriel Pearson. Jessica Velmans is the senior producer. David Sloan is the executive producer. A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.





  [november 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[09/30/16 - 04:27 PM]
VH1's "Black Ink Crew: Chicago" Returns for Season Two on Monday, October 3rd at 9PM ET/PT
Returning to VH1's Monday night lineup, the first season ranked as one of cable's Top 10 reality shows.

[09/30/16 - 02:30 PM]
Gordon Ramsay's "The F Word" to Air Live in 2017 on FOX
Based on his hit U.K. series of the same name, each distinctive and fast-paced hour will combine good food and good cooking with Ramsay's passion, energy and humor into a one-of-a-kind live series.

[09/30/16 - 01:47 PM]
Damon Gupton Joins the Cast of "Criminal Minds"
Gupton will play Special Agent Stephen Walker from the Behavioral Analysis Program which is the counterintelligence division of the FBI.

[09/30/16 - 01:08 PM]
TV One Joins Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network for the 2016 Triumph Awards Airing Sunday, Oct. 2 at 7 P.M. ET
Actress and advocate Tichina Arnold returned to host this year's broadcast, filmed on Sunday, September 18 at the historic Tabernacle in Atlanta.

[09/30/16 - 11:05 AM]
John Legend Guest Stars in Season Two of WGN America's Hit Series "Underground"
Legend, who also serves as executive producer on the gripping series, will portray iconic abolitionist, orator and author Frederick Douglass.

[09/30/16 - 10:48 AM]
A New Batch of Talented Bakers Aim to "Sleigh" the Competition on New Season of "Holiday Baking Championship"
The new season kicks off Sunday, November 6 at 9:00/8:00c on Food Network.

[09/30/16 - 10:11 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases a New "Twin Peaks" Teaser Featuring Acclaimed Composer Angelo Badalamenti
Badalamenti will return as composer for the new series, which will premiere on Showtime in 2017, on-air, on demand and over the internet.

[09/30/16 - 09:27 AM]
Olivia Williams and Harry Lloyd Join JK Simmons in Starz & MRC's Spy Thriller "Counterpart"
Plus: Academy Award(R) nominee Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game, Passengers) will direct the first episode.

[09/30/16 - 08:57 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Grey's Anatomy" Tops Viewers, Demos for ABC
The Alphabet's mainstay and NBC's "The Blacklist" are the only series to post year-to-year gains among adults 18-49.

[09/30/16 - 08:38 AM]
Centuries-Old Homes Return to Their Former Glory in DIY Network's "Restoring Charleston"
Premiering on Wednesday, October 5, the series follows Trent Fasnacht and his team as they tear out old additions and rotten materials to recreate homes as the first builder intended.

[09/30/16 - 08:13 AM]
Video: Netflix's "The Ranch Part 2" Trailer Is Here
The series returns with 10 new episodes Friday, October 7, everywhere where Netflix is available.

[09/30/16 - 08:00 AM]
"Snowfall" Ordered to Series on FX
Production on the 10-episode first season will begin in October and debut on FX in 2017.

[09/30/16 - 07:32 AM]
Supermodel Naomi Campbell to Be Featured in a Recurring Role on FOX's New Series, "Star"
Campbell will play the role of "Rose Spencer," the beautiful, wealthy and cultivated London-born mother of "Alexandra."

[09/30/16 - 03:43 AM]
SundanceTV Announces New Six Part Series "Liar" from Two Brothers Pictures Starring Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd
"Liar" tells the story of a night that changes the lives of Laura Newell (Joanne Froggatt) and Andrew Ellis (Ioan Gruffudd) forever.

[09/29/16 - 01:47 PM]
Actress Monica Potter Renovates Her Childhood Home in New HGTV Series "Welcome Back Potter"
Premiering on Tuesday, October 11, the series follows Monica, her mom, Nancy, and three outspoken sisters, Jessica, Brigette and Kerry, as they tackle the massive whole-home renovation.