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ABC Renews ‘The Toy Box’ for Season Two

Competition Series Expected Back in Midseason

ABC has issued a second season renewal to “Shark Tank”-like “The Toy Box,” with an unconfirmed number of new episodes for 2017-18. Hosted by “Modern Family’s” Eric Stonestreet, the series features the toy invention process in a high-stakes competition format with a panel of no-nonsense, toy-loving kids who serve as the judges. The winner gets the opportunity to bring their creation to market, with marketing, design and manufacturing support from Mattel. The winning toy design will be available for purchase at retail as the season finale airs.

The series debuted on Friday, April 7 and ran for eight episodes.

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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