or


[04/07/09 - 01:38 PM]
ABC Family's "Lincoln Heights" Joins Forces with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to Inspire Social Activism in Communities Across the Country
The series begins its fourth season on Tuesday, August 4 at 9:00/8:00c with 10 all-new episodes.

[via press release from ABC Family]

ABC FAMILY'S "LINCOLN HEIGHTS" JOINS FORCES WITH BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA TO INSPIRE SOCIAL ACTIVISM IN COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

The Campaign Will Be Integrated Across All Network Platforms, Including On-Air Through Series Storyline and PSAs, as Well as on ABCFamily.com

Network's Hit Series Will Return with 10 New Episodes This Summer

New York, NY (April 7, 2009) � ABC Family's critically acclaimed and NAACP Image Award-winning drama, "Lincoln Heights," will partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of America on a new social campaign, ABC Family President Paul Lee announced today. The campaign will be integrated across all network platforms, including on-air through a series storyline and public service announcements, as well as on ABCFamily.com. "Lincoln Heights," the only African-American family drama on television (broadcast or cable), begins its 4th season on Tuesday, August 4 at 9:00 PM ET/PT with 10 all-new episodes.

"We're so excited to be partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America on this important social initiative," said Lee. "We know that our Millennial audience has an inherent sense of hope and community, so to be able to help spread the message about the importance of giving back through an ongoing Boys & Girls Clubs storyline on �Lincoln Heights' was a natural fit for us."

"We are grateful to ABC Family for this opportunity to increase awareness for Boys & Girls Clubs through the award-winning show �Lincoln Heights,'" said BGCA President/CEO Roxanne Spillett. "The show's focus on the importance of 'giving back' is critically important to our Clubs given the current difficult economic environment, when the programs and activities offered are needed more than ever."

Boys & Girls Clubs will be seamlessly weaved into this season's "Lincoln Heights" storyline, as the Sutton's teen daughter, Lizzie, volunteers with the organization. The network will also support the partnership with a series of on-air public service announcements featuring "Lincoln Heights" cast members inspiring viewers to become more active within their own community, a central message echoed within the series. There will also be an online component at ABCFamily.com.

The initiative kicked off this past weekend on April 4th in Atlanta as series star Erica Hubbard, who portrays fan favorite Cassie, participated in the 42nd Annual National Keystone Conference attended by over 1,600 teens from across the country. Erica spoke about leadership and pursuing her dreams, inspiring other young people to greatness. Various cast members will also attend upcoming events for the organization.

"Lincoln Heights" follows the lives of the Sutton family led by Eddie, an ambitious police officer, who moved his wife and three kids to the inner-city neighborhood where he was raised, with hopes of cleaning it up and making a difference. "Lincoln Heights" stars Russell Hornsby as Eddie Sutton, Nicki Micheaux as Jenn Sutton, Erica Hubbard as Cassie Sutton, Mishon Ratliff as Tay Sutton, Rhyon Brown as Lizzie Sutton and Robert Adamson as Charles. Kathleen McGhee-Anderson ("Soul Food") serves as executive producer.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America

For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (www.bgca.org) has helped kids "Be Great," providing hope and opportunity for those who need it most. Today more than 4,300 Clubs serve some 4.8 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Known as The Positive Place for Kids, Boys & Girls Clubs can be found throughout the country and on U.S. military bases worldwide, providing young people 6-18 years old with guidance-oriented character development programs conducted by trained, professional staff. Clubs positively impact lives and help young people reach their full potential as productive, caring citizens. Key programs emphasize leadership development; education and career exploration; community service; technology training; financial literacy; health and life skills; the arts; sports, fitness and recreation; and family outreach. In a recent Harris Survey of Club alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta.

About ABC Family

Part of the Disney-ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in over 97 million homes. ABC Family features programming reflecting today's families, entertaining and connecting with adults through relevant stories about today's relationships, all told with diversity, dysfunction, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family's programming is a mix of network defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. ABC Family is also the destination for annual Holiday events with "13 Nights of Halloween" and "25 Days of Christmas!" ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.





  [april 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· LINCOLN HEIGHTS (ABC FAMILY)
· SOUL FOOD (SHOWTIME)





[01/18/20 - 01:51 PM]
Spectrum Originals Anthology Series "Manhunt: Deadly Games" Produced by Lionsgate Television to Debut February 3
All 10 episodes of the one-hour anthology series from Lionsgate Television will drop ad-free exclusively on Spectrum's On Demand platform.

[01/18/20 - 10:06 AM]
Lifetime Orders Investigative Doc "Surviving Jeffrey Epstein" for 2020 Programming Slate
Other highlights include: five new movies based on V.C. Andrews' Ruby Landry series for the 2020 TV season.

[01/18/20 - 08:22 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "WWE SmackDown" Keeps FOX on Top in Demos
The network remains the adults 18-49 champ while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[01/18/20 - 08:02 AM]
History(R) Announces "Black Patriots" from Executive Producer and NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Honoring African American Heroes Who Fought on the Frontlines of the Revolutionary War for United States Independence
The one-hour documentary premieres Wednesday, February 19 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/18/20 - 08:01 AM]
History(R) to Premiere Groundbreaking Documentary "Auschwitz Untold" Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz
The documentary depicts the chilling story of the Nazi persecution and extermination of European Jews by combining newly colorized footage from the Holocaust and rare, first person interviews with survivors.

[01/18/20 - 08:00 AM]
History(R) to Premiere Epic Three-Night Miniseries Event "Washington" Presidents' Day Weekend Beginning Sunday, February 16 at 8PM ET/PT
The project is narrated by Emmy award-winning actor Jeff Daniels and executive produced by world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize(R)-winning bestselling author Doris Kearns Goodwin.

[01/17/20 - 08:59 PM]
National Geographic Builds on Power of Its Diverse Slate with Season Pickups of Franchise Series "Brain Games," "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" and "Life Below Zero"
Also on tap: an all-new eight-part spin-off series, "Life Below Zero: Next Generation," which is slated to premiere on National Geographic in 2021.

[01/17/20 - 08:58 PM]
National Geographic Unveils the Field Ready Program
National Geographic today unveiled the Field Ready Program to promote diversity and inclusion, providing a clear path for a new generation of people interested in working behind the camera in global television production.

[01/17/20 - 08:57 PM]
Nat Geo WILD Rings in the New Decade and Its 10th Anniversary by Announcing Robust Slate of New Series and Specials
Celebrating its 10th year on the air, the fastest-growing network for animal lovers of all ages celebrates its wild achievements throughout the past decade by announcing its robust 2020 programming slate.

[01/17/20 - 08:51 PM]
National Geographic Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day With Two World Premiere Specials: "Born Wild: Earth Day Live" and "Jane Goodall: The Hope"
At National Geographic, the Earth Day celebration will harness the company's full portfolio to make an impactful difference for the planet.

[01/17/20 - 08:37 PM]
National Geographic's "Cosmos: Possible Worlds" Presents a Triumphant Voyage Through Humanity's Past and Present and Maps a Hopeful Vision of Our Future
40 years after it was introduced to a global audience, this epic voyage reaches new heights of adventure with the highly anticipated third season.

[01/17/20 - 08:35 PM]
National Geographic Premieres Third Season of Emmy-Winning Global Anthology Series "Genius: Aretha" as Four-Night Event Beginning Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020, at 9/8c
This upcoming season will be the first-ever, definitive and only authorized scripted limited series on the life of Aretha Franklin.

[01/17/20 - 01:45 PM]
Apple TV+ Announces New Docuseries "Dear... " from Emmy and Peabody Award Winner R.J. Cutler
The 10-episode series will profile internationally recognized leaders including Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, Spike Lee, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Yara Shahidi, Stevie Wonder, Aly Raisman, Misty Copeland, Big Bird and more.

[01/17/20 - 01:05 PM]
Freeform Announces March 18 Premiere Date for the Highly Anticipated Series "Motherland: Fort Salem"
The series is set in an alternate, present-day America where witches ended their persecution 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the burgeoning U.S. government to fight for their country.

[01/17/20 - 01:01 PM]
Freeform Is Feeling the Love with "Love However the FF You Want," Beginning Feb. 8
Anchoring this new campaign is Freeform's first Valentine's Day original film, "The Thing About Harry," which premieres Saturday, February 15.