ABC announces “Toy Story of Terror” special from Pixar, based on the hit film and starring the original cast.
ABC is adding fourteen new shows to its established slate of programming during this week’s upfronts at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall.
“We are taking some big swings with groundbreaking shows this season, and staying close to our roots with smart and sophisticated storytelling,” said Paul Lee, President, ABC Entertainment Group. “ABC is known for its combination of innovation and stability, and our new schedule reflects that. We’re bringing back the shows that viewers have embraced and enhancing the lineup with a slate of exciting new series.”
New series for the 2013-14 season are “Back in the Game,” “Betrayal,” “The Goldbergs,” “Killer Women,” “Lucky 7,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Mind Games,” “Mixology,” “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland,” “Resurrection,” “Super Fun Night,” “Trophy Wife” and new alternative series “The Quest.”
“America’s Funniest Home Videos,” “The Bachelor,” “Castle,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Last Man Standing,” “The Middle,” “Modern Family,” “Nashville,” “The Neighbors,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Revenge,” “Scandal,” “Shark Tank,” “Suburgatory,” “The Taste” and “20/20” will return.
ABC has also picked up Pixar special “Toy Story of Terror,” a spooky new tale featuring all of the favorite characters and original voice cast from the Toy Story films. What starts out as a fun road trip for the Toy Story gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate in this “Toy Story of Terror.”
The cast of “Toy Story of Terror” includes Tom Hanks as Woody, Tim Allen as Buzz, Joan Cusack as Jessie, Carl Weathers as Combat Carl/Combat Carl Jr., Timothy Dalton as Mr. Pricklepants, Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head, Wallace Shawn as Rex and Kristen Schaal as Trixie. “Toy Story of Terror” is produced by Galyn Susman and directed by Angus MacLane. The special, from Disney/Pixar, will premiere on ABC in October 2013.
Source: ABC Television Group
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.