Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too

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Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too is a nationally syndicated children's musical variety program. The show stars three siblings: identical twins Ariel and Zoey Engelbert (born October 16, 1998) and younger brother Eli (born April 26, 2001). Initially, the show entered syndication in September 2010. In December 2011, TheCoolTV began to air the show weekdays at 4:30 pm. Bobby Tarantino, Co-Founder of TheCoolTV music network, said in a prepared statement, “We are excited to showcase this talented musical family to a new audience of pre and early teens returning home from school each day."[1]

Show information[edit]

It was announced in January 13, 2012 that CMU Public Television, a Northern Michigan PBS network, would begin airing Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too Thursdays at 5:00PM.[2] It was also announced that day that the State of Michigan had awarded the show an incentive for filming the third season in the state.[3]

Prior to shooting the first season of Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too, the three spent the summer of 2009 performing free concerts at military bases. The tour was called "OPERATION: Sweet Company" and included a stop in New York where Ariel and Zoey performed the National Anthem before a New York Mets game at Citi Field.[4]

The show features Ariel, Zoey and Eli's band, Sugar Station. Ariel, Zoey and Eli write and record original songs and each plays several instruments. On the show they have collaborated with several guests including The Verve Pipe, George Bedard, Kitty Donohoe, David Barrett, Jill Jack, the Eastern Michigan University Marching Band and the senior class of the University of Michigan Musical Theater Department. Notable guests on the show have included David Archuleta, Miranda Cosgrove, Kevin Costner, Cody Simpson, Charles Woodson, Booboo and Fivel Stewart, PROJECT Trio, Brian Vander Ark and The Verve Pipe.[5]

In the summer of 2012, Ariel, Zoey and Eli were introduced to Jim Peterik. Peterik, the Grammy Award winning songwriter (Eye of the Tiger, Vehicle, The Search is Over), had composed an anti bully song called "Hey Bully!" and asked the three to record it. Over the following three months, the four would record "Hey Bully!" [6] and four additional songs.[7]

Currently, networks/stations airing Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too includes NBC owned and operated stations via Cozi TV, WTVS Detroit, WGTE-TV Toledo and The Country Network.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (2011-11-17). "Locally produced kids TV show 'Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too' gets new national outlet". annarbor.com. 
  2. ^ Begnoche, Michelle. "Ariel, Zoey & Eli Too Season 3 Approved for Film Incentives". Michigan Film Office. 
  3. ^ Roush, Matt (2012-01-15). CBSDetoit.com http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/01/15/tv-series-approved-for-film-incentive/ |url= missing title (help). 
  4. ^ DuMouchel, Leah (11/09/2009). "Ariel & Zoey (plus Eli) double up as singing stars, regular kids". Annarbor.com. 
  5. ^ "Official Website - Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too". Soup J Productions, LLC. 
  6. ^ Needham, Bob. "Young local musicians Ariel, Zoey & Eli release video for anti-bullying song". Annarbor.com. 
  7. ^ Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too. "Official Facebook Page". Soup J Productions, LLC. 
  8. ^ "Official Website - Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too". Soup J Productions, LLC.