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  • ABC picks up Israeli singing competition ‘Rising Star’

    Is it just us, or does it seem like Israeli TV is invading Hollywood lately? There’s “Homeland,” “Dig,” the  forthcoming show from Yitzhak Rabin’s granddaughter and now, Deadline reports, ABC has bought the format to the popular Israeli talent competition show “Rising Star.” The network has ordered up 10 episodes of an American version of… More ▸

  • ABC orders up more of ‘The Goldbergs’

    Fans of “The Goldbergs,” kvell away. ABC has announced it is picking up the fledgling comedy for a full season. While the series received lukewarm reviews from heavyweight critics such as yours truly, it is averaging 7.5 million total viewers and a 2.7 rating among adults 18-49. Apparently folks like being inundated with 1980s memorabilia  (think Rubik’s… More ▸

  • Five reasons we’re excited for ‘The Goldbergs’

    Just a reminder that if you haven’t done so already, it’s time to turn down the Air Supply, grab a can of Tab, and pop in a VHS tape. No, it’s not another ’80s-themed 40th birthday party — it’s tonight’s premiere of “The Goldbergs” at 9 p.m. on ABC! The show follows a regular (and… More ▸

  • Aly Raisman is joining Dancing with the Stars

    After winning a gold medal, and our hearts, at last summer’s Olympics to the tune of “Hava Nagilla,” Aly Raisman is rumored to be moving onto a dancing career by joining ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” The Jewish Olympic-winning gymnast is joining the celebrity cast of America’s favorite dancing show, according to TMZ. Although the official list of… More ▸

  • Natalie Portman to show off her ‘Scruples’

    Harvard grad, Oscar winner, and new momma Natalie Portman can now add a new title to her resume. According to Reuters, the “Black Swan” star is set to produce the new ABC series “Scruples,” based on the 1970s classic novel by Judith Krantz. While the book was already made into a relatively successful mini-series in… More ▸