The ABC Summer Block Party is hitting the road with a six-market mobile pilot screening tour giving guests the opportunity to get a first look at some of ABC’s highly anticipated new fall shows including “Blood & Oil,” and “Quantico” as well as a special preview of “The Muppets.” The tour will kick off at CMA Music Festival in Nashville with additional stops at the Chicago Navy Pier, Detroit Riverdays, Milwaukee Summerfest, San Diego County Fair and the California State Fair in Sacramento. In addition, screening attendees will also receive free premium items such as “Blood & Oil” hats, “Quantico” t-shirts and “The Muppets” pins (while supplies last).
All screenings will take place inside the Cinetransformer which is a 91-seat mobile cinema housed in a 53-foot double-expandable trailer that replicates every facet of a movie theater experience.
Participating Screening Dates & Locations – (subject to change):
CMA Fest - Nashville, TN
Thursday, June 11-Sunday, June 14 (11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Corner of Broadway and 2nd Street
NAVY Pier – Chicago, IL
Tuesday, June 16 – Wednesday, June 17 (11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Polk Bros. Park
600 East Grand Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60611
Riverdays – Detroit, MI
Friday, June 19 – Sunday, June 21 (12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
600 Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI, 48243
Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
Thursday, June 25 – Sunday, June 28 (1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
20 North Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202
San Diego County Fair – Del Mar, CA
Thursday, July 2 – Sunday, July 5 (12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard
Del Mar, CA 92014
California State Fair – Sacramento, CA (12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
Friday, July 10-Saturday, July 11
1600 Exposition Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95815
“THE MUPPETS” – SERIES PREMIERE – TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (8:00/ET)
The Muppets return to primetime with a contemporary, documentary-style show. For the first time ever, a series will explore the Muppets’ personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, breakups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires. This is a more adult Muppet show, for “kids” of all ages.
Bill Prady (“The Big Bang Theory”) and Bob Kushell (“Anger Management”) are co-writers and executive producers. Randall Einhorn (“Wilfred”), Bill Barretta, Debbie McClellan and Kyle Laughlin are also executive producers. “The Muppets” is produced by ABC Studios and The Muppets Studio.
“BLOOD & OIL” – SERIES PREMIERE - Sunday, SEPTEMBER 27 (9:00/ET)
Billy and Cody Lefever dream of a new life beyond their working class roots and move to “The Bakken” in North Dakota, booming after the biggest oil discovery in American history. They’re soon pitted against a ruthless tycoon who forces them to bet big and put everything on the line, including their marriage.
“Blood & Oil” stars Don Johnson as Hap, Chace Crawford as Billy, Rebecca Rittenhouse as Cody, Delroy Lindo as Tip, Amber Valletta as Carla, Scott Michael Foster as Wick, India de Beaufort as Jules, Yani Gellman as AJ and Caitlin Carver as Lacey.
“Blood & Oil” was written by Josh Pate and Rodes Fishburne. Executive producers are Tony Krantz, Josh Pate, Rodes Fishburne, Drew Comins and Don Johnson. “Blood & Oil” is produced by ABC Signature.
“QUANTICO” – SERIES PREMIERE – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 (10:01/ET)
A diverse group of recruits has arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11.
“Quantico” stars Priyanka Chopra as Alex, Dougray Scott as Liam, Jake McLaughlin as Ryan, Aunjanue Ellis as Miranda, Yasmine Al Massri as Nimah, Johanna Braddy as Shelby, Tate Ellington as Simon and Graham Rogers as Caleb.
“Quantico” was written by Josh Safran. Executive producers are Josh Safran, Mark Gordon and Nick Pepper. “Quantico” is produced by ABC Studios.