[06/22/12 - 11:02 AM] NBC to Premiere Direct-to-DVD Movie "An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars" on Saturday, July 14 at 8:00/7:00c Nia Vardalos, Jade Pettyjohn, Ian Ziering, Kerris Dorsey and Cathy Rigby star in the film, due in stories on July 3.
[via press release from NBC]
"NBC MOVIE OF THE WEEK"
"AN AMERICAN GIRL: MCKENNA SHOOTS FOR THE STARS"
07/14/2012 (08:00PM - 10:00PM) (Saturday) :
A talented young gymnast turns trials into triumphs in the inspiring new feature-length movie, An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars(TM).
McKenna Brooks(TM) is a determined and confident young gymnast in this all-new modern-day adventure. She is on track to make the regional competitive gymnastics team, but off-track in school where she's suddenly struggling to keep up. When McKenna's(TM) teacher suggests a tutor, she's embarrassed and desperate to keep it a secret from her friends. Then a bad fall at the gym sidetracks her from her favorite sport. Will she recover in time to make the team? Can she succeed in school, too? McKenna(TM) needs to focus on her strengths to overcome her challenges -- and, with the help of family and friends, find a way to believe in herself again.
Inspired by the beloved American Girl(R) line of dolls and featuring the celebrated 2012 Girl of the Year(R), the film stars Oscar(R) nominee Nia Vardalos, Jade Pettyjohn as McKenna(TM), Ian Ziering, Kerris Dorsey and former Olympic gymnast Cathy Rigby.
An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars(TM) arrives on Blu-ray(TM) Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital Download on July 3, 2012, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
[05/25/18 - 11:09 PM] Development Update: Friday, May 25 Updates include: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announces fourth season pickup of "The Expanse"; Barbara Boxer to "Run" for FX; and Mick Betancourt joins Syfy's "Deadly Class" as co-showrunner.
[05/25/18 - 07:40 AM] Keith Olbermann to Expand Multi-Faceted ESPN Role Olbermann will combine select studio assignments with on-site opportunities, including calling the radio play-by-play with analyst Jim Bowden for Astros at Yankees on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN Radio.
[05/24/18 - 11:08 PM] Development Update: Thursday, May 24 Updates include: Lesley Ann Warren, Max Ehrich cast in Lifetime's "American Princess"; P.J. Byrne books return trip to "Big Little Lies"; and Janine Sherman Barrois, Michelle Nader ink overall deals with Warner Bros. Television.