There was a time when Friday nights meant can’t-miss programming on ABC. The lineup featured series such as ‘Full House, ‘Boy Meets World, ‘Sabrina The Teenage Witch’ and ‘Family Matters’ just to name a few. Now the network has announced the return of the programming block that made saying “TGIF” so cool back in the day.
The new lineup will feature among its list of shows ‘Fresh of the Boat’ and ‘Speechless’ and ABC is honoring the TGIF stars of the past as Ben Savage from ‘Boy Meets World’ is set to guest star on ‘Speechless while ‘Family Matters’ star Jaleel White will appear on ‘Fresh Off The Boat’.
Fans of the original TGIF should know that unlike the previous version that you grew up with this new incarnation will only last an hour. However, it is clear that ABC is at least giving a nod to those viewers who are longing for some throwback. Obviously, they need to air current series so we can’t complain.
Check out the short promo video released by ABC below:
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Ariana Greenblatt Reveals Obstacle During Last Night’s DWTS Juniors
Ariana Greenblatt has revealed that one of her two dances on Sunday night’s Dancing With The Stars Juniors semi-finals had an obstacle. In her latest blog post, which can be found at JustJaredJr.com Ariana shares that the desks used as props in the High School Musical inspired routine were an issue.
“The desks were really giving us a hard time during our rehearsal and camera blocking for our High School Musical Foxtrot. Right up to the last minute I wasn’t sure how much trouble those props were going to give us! The way we were using them in rehearsals just didn’t work or look good in the final camera blocking so last-minute changes had to be made. Arty and I just looked at each other, shrugged it off and concentrated on us but it was definitely in the back of our minds.”
Read Ariana’s full behind the scenes blog post here.
Watch the performance below:
Ariana Greenblatt Dances Her Way Though The DWTS Juniors Semi-finals With Sky Brown
Ariana Greenblatt took to the dance floor Sunday night for the Dancing With The Stars Juniors Semifinals. The Disney star and her pro dancer Artyon received a score of 28 out of 30 for the dance routine honoring the iconic Disney Channel DCOM High School Musical.
Next up it was the group fusion dance which was a Fox Trot and Jive and Ariana and Artyon teamed up with Sky Brown and her pro JT. The team got a score of 28 out of 30 Watch the routine below:
The finale of DWTS Juniors airs next week with a holiday theme featuring performances by the teams along with their mentors.
Sneak Peek: Ariana Greenblatt Goes “High School Musical” For Tonight’s DWTS Juniors
Calling all Wildcats! Tune into tonight’s episode of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars Juniors to see Ariana Greenblatt take the dance floor during the semifinals. Ariana and her pro partner Artyon will be dancing to ” We’re All In This Together” from High School Musical!
Dancing With The Stars Juniors airs Sundays at 8pm ET.
Watch Ariana Greenblatt Go Classic Hollywood On DWTS Juniors
It was “time machine” night and Ariana Greenblatt channeled the 1940’s with a quickstep on this week’s episode of Dancing With The Stars Juniors. Ariana says she was thinking about her favorite Hollywood legend Audrey Hepburn during the routine adding that “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is her favorite movie! Ariana and her partner Artyon received a score of 27 out of 30.
The judges praised Ariana for her hard work and how far she has come since the beginning of the competition. The season finale is just a couple weeks away and we think Ariana has a really good chance of winning the season!
Watch Ariana’s quickstep below!
Ariana Greenblatt Dedicates This Week’s DWTS Juniors Dance To Grandparents
Sunday night on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars Juniors viewers will see Disney star Ariana Greenblatt take the dance floor in a special routine that she is dedicating to her supportive grandparents. In a Facebook post to her page on Saturday Ariana shared the inspiration for the dedication.
“If you are a fan of musical theater like I am then more than likely somewhere along the line you have seen one of my Pop Pop’s musicals. So this Sunday we step back to the future on #dwtsjuniors and I’m dedicating my 1940’s theme quickstep to my grandparents who flew across the country every single week to cheer me on and never missed a single performance. Always so supportive and devoted, I love you so much Pop Pop and GooGoo and this ones for you”
Dancing With The Stars Juniors airs on ABC Sundays at 8pm ET.
Ariana Greenblatt Dances The Salsa On DWTS Juniors
Ariana Greenblatt took to the dance floor on Sunday night’s Dancing With The Stars Juniors and performed a Salsa routine. “That salsa was spicy,” judge Val Chmerkovskiy told Ariana and her pro partner Artyon following the dance. Ariana and Artyon picked up 27 points out of 30 for their performance. Watch the performance below:
Ariana Greenblatt Gets Standing Ovation And a Rolex on DWTS Juniors
After receiving some tough criticism from the judges after her last performance, Ariana Greenblatt delivered a jaw-dropping jazz routine with her pro partner Artyon for “Juniors Choice Night”. Dancing to the song “Rolex” the “Stuck In The Middle” star received a standing ovation and a score of 28 out of 30.
Val Chmerkovskiy loved the dance so much that he actually offered his Rolex to Ariana! Holding the watch she looked at her mom proclaiming “see mom I made it!” Don’t worry she gave the Rolex back!
Watch the performance below:
DWTS Juniors: Ariana Greenblatt Dances To Descendants 2
Channeling her inner Mal from Descendents 2 Ariana Greenblatt and her pro Artyon performed a Paso Doble to the song ” Ways To Be Wicked” from the film’s soundtrack. While the audience loved the routine (as did we) the judges were more critical claiming that they wanted to see more of the dance itself. Ariana received a 22 out of 30.
Watch the dance routine below:
Ariana Greenblatt Goes Lilo & Stitch For DWTS Juniors “Disney Night”
Ariana Greenblatt once again wowed everyone with another outstanding performance proving why she really is the one to beat on the debut season of ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars Juniors”. The Disney Channel star known for her role in the series “Stuck In The Middle” and her pro partner Artyon Celestine performed a Samba to the song “Hawaiian Rollercoaster Ride” from the “Lilo & Stitch” soundtrack.
Ariana and her pro received a score of 25 out of 30 for the routine. Watch the performance below: