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ABC announces premiere date for 'Dancing with the Stars,' and an all-new Disney•Pixar special, 'Toy Story That Time Forgot'

by jmaloni


Mon, Jan 20th 2014 09:00 am

Paul Lee, president of ABC Entertainment Group, has announced the premiere dates for a new season of "Dancing with the Stars," Monday, March 17 (8 p.m., ET), and the pick-up of an all-new Disney•Pixar holiday special, "Toy Story That Time Forgot" for the 2014 holiday season, following the recent success of "Toy Story Of Terror!".

"Dancing With the Stars" returns for its 18th season with an all-new celebrity cast. The competition will feature 12 celebrities who will brave the dance floor for the very first time. Each week, these celebrities will leave their comfort zones and endure hours of grueling rehearsals to master technical choreography and entertaining performances. In the end, only one star will rise above the rest to be crowned champion and win the coveted mirror-ball trophy.

"Toy Story That Time Forgot," Disney•Pixar's new Christmas special featuring fan-favorite characters from the "Toy Story" films, will air during the holidays this year on ABC. The special comes on the heels of the success of "Toy Story Of Terror!", which premiered to stellar ratings this past October.

During a post-Christmas play date, the "Toy Story" gang find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It's all up to Trixie, the triceratops, if the gang hopes to return to Bonnie's room in this "Toy Story That Time Forgot."

ABC's October 2013 premiere of "Toy Story Of Terror!" ranked No. 1 in its time period among Total Viewers (10.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (3.1/10), giving the network its best performance in the half-hour in nearly two years. In addition, it was the night's dominant No. 1 show with Kids 2-11, posting the net's highest rating in the half-hour in almost six years. 

The cast of "Toy Story That Time Forgot" includes Tom Hanks as Woody, Tim Allen as Buzz, Kristen Schaal as Trixie, Kevin McKidd as Reptillus Maximus, Wallace Shawn as Rex, Timothy Dalton as Mr. Pricklepants, Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head and Joan Cusack as Jessie.

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