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[04/26/13 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 26
Updates include: FX eyes "Bigfoot" animated series; Tori Spelling brings "Mystery Girls" to ABC Family; and CBS orders game show pilot "Money Pump."

[01/15/13 - 10:02 AM]
The Walt Disney Company and AT&T U-verse Announce Broad Distribution Agreement
"We're proud to deliver more Disney content and services to U-verse customers across the screens they watch most," said Jeff Weber.

[01/03/13 - 10:41 AM]
ABC Family Earns Historic #1 Prime Ranking Across All Cable in 2012 in Females 12-34; #1 Year Ever in Target Women
ABC Family spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/28/12 - 10:28 AM]
ABC Family's 15th Annual "25 Days of Christmas" Soars to Record Levels; Pacing for #1 Year Ever in 2012
ABC Family spins the numbers for December 1-25 plus the year to date.

[12/11/12 - 11:13 AM]
ABC Family Delivers #1 Week in Prime Ever Powered by Record Pacing "25 Days of Christmas"
ABC Family spins the numbers for the week of December 3-9.

[10/25/12 - 10:22 AM]
On the 9th Day of Christmas, ABC Family Will Bring "The Mistle-Tones," a New Original Christmas Musical Starring Tori Spelling and Tia Mowry on Sunday, December 9
To make the holiday a little brighter, ABC Family will release an accompanying "The Mistle-Tones" movie soundtrack on Sunday, November 18.

[10/25/12 - 10:21 AM]
It's Time to Deck the Halls with ABC Family's "25 Days of Christmas" Programming Event Starting Saturday, December 1st
From December 1-25, viewers can ring in the holidays with original movies, holiday specials and returning favorites.

[02/23/12 - 01:59 PM]
Production Begins on Original Movie "The Mistle-Tones" Set to Premiere in Christmas 2012
Tori Spelling, Tia Mowry, Jonathan Patrick Moore, Reginald VelJohnson and Tammy Townsend star in the ABC Family project.

[02/08/12 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 8
Updates include: Jon Favreau to direct NBC's "Revolution"; Alfred Molina reports to TNT's "Chelsea General"; and James Purefoy joins Kevin Bacon on FOX's Kevin Williamson drama pilot.

[02/02/12 - 12:20 PM]
On the Heels of Its Most Successful year on Record ABC Family Announces the First Portion of Its New Original Programming Slate
The network has given the greenlight to the new comedy "Baby Daddy" and renewed "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" for a fifth season.

[02/01/12 - 10:51 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 1
Updates include: ABC adds two more comedy pilots; Jennifer Finnigan first to TNT's "Chelsea General"; and Kevin Bacon to star in Kevin Williamson's FOX pilot.

[01/09/12 - 05:39 PM]
TCA: ABC Family Eyes "Chloe King" Movie, Disney Teases "Marvel Universe" Block
Plus: notes on "Mistletones," "Ultimate Spider-Man," "Motorcity," "TRON: Uprising" and "Gravity Falls."







MISTLETONES, THE (ABC FAMILY)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
12/9/12
STATUS:
telefilm/mini-series in the can
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC Family's press release, October 2012) ABC Family will premiere "The Mistle-Tones," an all new original musical starring Tori Spelling ("Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood") and Tia Mowry ("The Game") on Sunday, December 9 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The movie will air as part of the network's annual "25 Days of Christmas" programming event. In "The Mistle-Tones," Holly (Tia Mowry), blessed with an amazing singing voice, is all set to audition for the newly vacated spot in a legendary local Christmas group which was founded by her late mother years ago. Shocked and upset when the slot goes to the barely talented best friend of the group's leader, Marci (Tori Spelling), Holly sets out to create her own musical group, The Mistle-Tones. After challenging their rivals to a sing-off on Christmas Eve, Holly finds herself on a journey to the real meaning of Christmas--with some new friends and a new love thrown in for good measure. The film also stars Jonathan Patrick Moore, Reginald VelJohnson, Tammy Townsend, Andy Gala, Megan Kathleen Duffy, and Jason Rogel. "The Mistle-Tones" is executive produced by Maggie Malina ("Single Ladies"), from a script by Jed Elinoff & Scott Thomas ("My Super Psycho Sweet 16"), and directed by Paul Hoen ("Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam").
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Andy Gala
· Jason Rogel
· Jonathan Patrick Moore as Nick
· Megan Kathleen Duffy
· Reginald VelJohnson
· Tammy Townsend
· Tia Mowry as Holly
· Tori Spelling as Marci
CREW INFORMATION:
· Jed Elinoff as WRTR
· Maggie Malina as EP
· Paul Hoen as DIR
· Scott Thomas as WRTR
GENRE(S):
· mow
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· no information is available