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In Jinxed, Nickelodeon’s latest original TV movie, Big Time Rush star Ciara Bravo faces a villain that just won’t go away: bad luck. Bravo plays Meg Murphy, a girl whose family is cursed with being unlucky forever. In other words, if something can go wrong, it will go wrong for her and her family.
And in an exclusive clip from the film, Meg explains exactly what that entails: a drinking fountain that works just fine for others malfunctions for her, her classmates fear her every move, and even a cheerleading tryout goes awry because of a flying shoe. To the happily un-cursed, accidents like these are simply accidents. For Meg, her entire life revolves around such mishaps, and she’s on a mission to end them.
Check out the clip below. Jinxed airs Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. ET on Nickelodeon. READ FULL STORY
In this Sunday’s Sofia the First primetime special, Princess Sofia (Modern Family‘s Ariel Winter) will make a very special new friend: Sally Draper.
Okay, not really. But Sofia’s new pal Oona the mermaid is voiced by a familiar TV presence — Kiernan Shipka, best known for playing Don Draper’s increasingly angsty daughter on Mad Men. Sofia meets Oona while on vacation with her family. (The royals get away from it all by heading to their floating palace on the sea. As you do.) After helping out Oona, Sofia finds that she’s sprouted a mermaid tale of her own — setting the stage for a new adventure that will include a special appearance by Ariel, the Little Mermaid herself. (Attention, all Disney obsessives: Ariel’s iconic voice is performed by original voice actress Jodi Benson.)
Catch a glimpse at Sofia and Oona in the clip below. Sofia the First: The Floating Palace airs Sunday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m.on Disney Junior.
A side of vegetables is all you’ll need for some early Christmas cheer.
Singing vegetables, that is. VeggieTales stars Larry the cucumber and Bob the tomato in sketch-like episodes that riff on pop culture and often borrow from biblical tales. For their special holiday movie Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas – already out on DVD — the jolly veggies learn lessons in generosity and kindness while working at the mall. Larry plays the head elf who takes Christmas wishes from kids, while Bob plays a frenzied mall employee. “We thought it’d be great to do a modern-setting Christmas story with a lot of the landmarks kids are familiar with,” Mike Nawrocki, co-founder of VeggieTales (and voice of Larry), tells EW.
The holiday movie also features a celebrity vegetable guest: Duck Dynasty‘s Si Robertson. Nawrocki and the VeggieTales team are big fans of the show and thought the wisecracking uncle would make a perfect narrator — appearing as an okra, of course. “A southern vegetable seemed appropriate,” says Nawrocki. “It was fun modelling his character and trying to figure out how to make an okra look like Si. But I think he’s a dead ringer.”
VeggieTales, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, often include music videos called “silly songs.” The silly song for their holiday movie features Larry getting tangled up in well-meaning holiday preparations. “The idea,” Nawrocki explains, “is that Larry accidentally wraps himself up while he’s wrapping Christmas presents and gets stuck under the tree, where Bob discovers him.”
Watch Larry the cucumber get all wrapped up in the holiday spirit below:
Gather ’round, designers and wannabes alike: Tim Gunn’s on a mission to make math fashionable.
Scholastic is launching a new webseries that explores the problem-solving skills that are essential for careers in several hot fields. In its first episode, the series — titled Math@Work — features Gunn and three aspiring designers (Drew, Jessalyn, and Robin, aged 14-18), who work with the style guru to create their own original pieces.
And where, exactly, does the math come in? Here’s how Gunn explains it at the beginning of the show’s first episode: “Math is, well, everywhere. It’s not just in school or at work, it’s in life, every day. From shopping to sports, from cooking to crafting, from managing your time to managing your money, it helps you connect to the things you love to do. No matter what cool job you choose to pursue, math will be there to support you, give you confidence, and help you be successful.”
Watch Gunn put his money where his mouth is in this first clip from Math@Work, filmed at Diane Von Furstenberg’s studio in New York City. Kind of makes you want to break out the old ruler, doesn’t it?
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November wears many hats. These 30 days aren’t only National Novel Writing Month, National Family Caregivers Month, and Native American Heritage Month — they’re also National Adoption Month, which culminates on Nov. 23 with National Adoption Day.
This year, Disney Channel will celebrate the occasion with a very special installment of Jessie, a sitcom about a young nanny (Debbie Ryan) caring for the kids of a big blended family. Three of her four young charges are adopted — including mischievous Luke (Cameron Boyce), who decides to seek information about his birth parents in the upcoming episode.
As Luke tells Jessie in this exclusive clip, “I don’t want to wait until I’m older to find out about my background.” Unfortunately, getting the goods on his birth family may turn out to be tougher than he thought.
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Believe in Steven.
Last Monday, Cartoon Network launched a new animated series, Steven Universe, which tracks the adventures of the titular misfit — a young boy with a magical bellybutton (seriously) who teams up with a group of butt-kickin’ superheroines named Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl. The show, created by Adventure Time alum Rebecca Sugar, won big ratings among kids 6-11, particularly boys, making it one of the network’s biggest 2013 launches to date.
See why Steven’s got so many new fans by watching a new clip from one of tonight’s new episodes, “Together Breakfast.” In it, our hero must protect a pile of delicious-looking pancakes from a ravenous Amethyst.
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Caution: Things are about to get adorable ’round these parts.
Meet Disney Junior’s newest heroine: Sheriff Callie, a calico cat who keeps the peace in a critter-filled, Wild West-inspired town called Nice and Friendly Corners. She’s got cowgirl know-how, a magic lasso — and the voice of Mandy Moore, who first wowed Disney fans in the 2010 feature film Tangled. “She’s chasing bandits, she’s rescuing townspeople, she’s riding out to help someone who’s in trouble,” Moore explains in the following exclusive featurette. “She’s the hero of Nice and Friendly Corners.”
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After three seasons, 75 episodes, and more choreography than you can shake your spirit fingers at, the cast of Shake It Up will hang up their dancing shoes for the last time this Sunday.
The show’s finale, titled “Remember Me,” finds the gang fighting a tricky new foe: amnesia, which claims CeCe (Bella Thorne) as a victim after a “fashion mishap.” Can Rocky (Zendaya Coleman) find a way to help her BFF regain her memory — perhaps by reminding her about all the great times they’ve shared over the past few years? Watch her try in the clip below, which is chock full of flashbacks to some of Shake‘s most memorable moments.
Your worst day has nothing on the Murphys — bad luck follows them everywhere.
In Jinxed, Nickelodeon’s new original TV movie, the Murphy family suffers from a 100-year-old curse that’s made them unlucky for generations. They get sick all the time, trip and fall over anything in their way, and are endlessly pelted with zany hijinks. But instead of going along with the curse for another century, they’ve grown tired of their bad luck and seek to turn that around. READ FULL STORY
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