Summers guilty pleasures
Posted 27 May 2006 - 05:39 AM
Reality Television Is Hot This Summer
May 24, 2006
Remember the olden days of television? There was little new content for the summer, thus we had to be content to watch repeats with the exception of a few variety shows. An example of summer fare was The Summer Smothers Brothers Show circa the late sixties. There were other beach-related shows, too. But, that was about it. Mostly, television was reruns all through the lazy, hazy days of summer.
In the current TV market, networks compete with each other for viewers, and for the even more important advertising dollars. In scouting around for this year's summer shows, I found it to be a Summer of Reality TV more often than not. So, if you're not a reality television genre fan, you might end up with reruns or feel free to accompany your child to summer camp!
Now, this is by no means a complete list of all the new summer shows (and returning ones) for the season, but I took a look at the big networks to see the major players in the market.
On CBS this summer:
Of course, there's my guilty pleasure summer staple, Big Brother. This year, BB7 is being called Big Brother All-Stars. Mark Wednesday, June 21 on your calendar as the CBS website has this blurb posted:
For the first time in BIG BROTHER history worldwide, viewers will vote on which former HouseGuests will compete in BIG BROTHER 7: ALL-STARS. On CBS Wednesday, June 21 at 8PM ET/PT, Julie Chen will unveil the top 20 candidates from seasons past. Web voting opens right here [CBS.com site] after the show at midnight ET/9PM PT. The polls close Wednesday, June 28 at 11:59PM ET/8:59PM PT
On Thursday, July 6 at 8 PM ET/PT, it's the season premiere.
RockStar: Supernova will premiere on Wednesday, July 5 at 8 PM ET/PT. The second episode will be shown after the season premiere of Big Brother All-Stars the next day, then the regular day and time will be Wednesdays at 8 PM ET/PT. This is the second season for the show; last year's band was INXS. This season a new band (Supernova) will be formed with the winner accompanying former Motley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, former Metallica guitarist Jason Newsted, and former Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke. The music genre isn't so much my cuppa tea, so I probably won't tune in too much to the show, though I'll give it a look-see from time to time.
On ABC this summer:
ABC-TV only has one of its expected five summer reality shows featured on its website - How to Get the Guy - a "romantic reality series." The premiere is slated for Monday, June 12 at 10 PM ET/PT. I tend to not watch reality television dating shows, so don't look to me for reports on this one.
Other shows previously announced, but with no premiere dates available, are:
Master of Champions - Six competitors vying against each other in extreme challenges.
The One: Making a Music Star - This one follows musical academy aspiring singers and the audience will vote one candidate off each week. It sounds a bit lifted from American Idol in concept. I may or may not watch.
Buy It Now - This one is a bit of a fresh concept mixed with a house-makeover kind of family dream (or something similar). A family puts up prized possessions for auction on EBay; neighbors and friends also put items up for auction to help the family realize their dream. It's to be aired twice a week. I'm just using the remodel show concept as a comparison — the dreams may be very different. Heck, they may want to go to DisneyWorld.
One Ocean View - Five young NYC professionals spend summer weekends at an exclusive beach. These Friends may remind us of The Real World as one of the producers of the MTV series has a hand in the series.
On NBC this summer:
Wednesday, June 21, starting at 8 PM ET/PT is the two-hour premiere of America's Got Talent. This one is on my list to watch. Created and produced by American Idol's Simon Cowell and hosted by Regis Philbin — I predict a summer hit! Yes, a talent contest, but an all-encompassing one, not just singing. I'm psyched for the debut!
The other summer show on NBC that I'm very interested in watching is Treasure Hunters. It sounds like a cross between The Amazing Race and The Da Vinci Code (sans the religious aspect). The two-hour season premiere is on Sunday, June 18 starting at 8 PM ET/PT. After that, its regular day and time will be Mondays at 9 PM ET/PT. Here's a bit of what the NBC website had to say about the show:
In this fast-paced adventure reality series, multi-player teams try to stay one step ahead of each other as they are mentally and physically challenged in their quest of a promised hidden treasure. The teams must avoid elimination as they travel to historically significant locations where they must decipher cryptic codes and puzzles, each with a clue leading them closer to solving the ultimate puzzle, and obtaining the coveted grand prize.
Last Comic Standing returns for its third summer stint Tuesday, May 30 at 8 PM ET/PT. I may check it out now and then, but I lost interest in the show after the first season. I liked Rich Vos and he's a very local guy I actually talk to now and then, so I watched for him. Since then, yawn. (Well, for me, at least!)
On FOX this summer:
Hell's Kitchen's second season premieres Monday, June 12 at 9 PM ET/PT. I enjoyed the first season with really-ranting chef Gordon Ramsay. I'll be watching. Or taping.
On Thursday, May 25 (tomorrow) at 8 PM ET/PT, it's the second season premiere of So You Think You Can Dance. I can take this show or leave it. I enjoyed the start of last season, but lost interest halfway through the season. I'll probably give it a glance now and then dependent on what's up against it. And, no. I don't think I can dance. If you saw me dance, you'd agree.
So, there's a bit of what's on the TV this summer. I have a few shows I'm really looking forward to watching, but predict I'll be listening to a lot of music and reading. Oh. And watching Big Brother live feeds and blogging. Now, that's a summer!
Posted 27 May 2006 - 04:15 PM
Celebrities compete against each other playing famous gameshows. There will be a champion crowned at the end of the competition. Game shows include The Price Is Right, Let's Make a Deal, Beat the Clock, Press Your Luck, Card Sharks, Match Game and Family Feud. Celebrities include Tim Meadows, Leslie Nielsen, Kathy Najimy, Lance Bass, Paige Davis and Brande Roderick.
During each episode viewers may enter to win the celebrity's grand prize via a wireless (text message) trivia game.
Posted 27 May 2006 - 05:58 PM
Summer 2006 reality show debut schedule
It’s time for summer, which is both a time for networks to bring back trashy favorites (Big Brother) and to try to create new hits (such as last year’s breakout Dancing with the Stars).
Here’s what we expect this summer on network and cable TV. This list will be updated frequently as new premiere dates are announced. All times are ET and p.m., unless otherwise noted. And since networks like to make changes frequently, check your on-screen guide first.
So You Think You Can Dance 2 [FOX, May 25, Thursdays at 8]
My Fair Brady [VH1, May 28, Sundays at 9]
Fresh Meat Challenge [MTV, May 29, Mondays at 10]
Last Comic Standing 4 [NBC, May 30 at 8, Tuesdays at 9] (Edit: NBC announced it had moved this show to June 2 at 9pm ET/PT, some tv listings have changed it, some have not)
Criss Angel: Mindfreak [A&E, May 31, Wednesdays at 10]
Fear Factor [NBC, June 6, Tuesdays at 8]
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List [Bravo, June 6, Tuesdays at 9]
Hell’s Kitchen 2 [FOX, June 12, Mondays at 9]
How to Get the Guy [ABC, June 12, Mondays at 10]
Tuesday Night Book Club [CBS, June 13, Tuesdays at 10]
Three of Hearts [Bravo, June 16 at 9]
Treasure Hunters [NBC, June 18]
America’s Got Talent [NBC, June 21, Wednesdays at 8]
Rock Star 2 [CBS, July 5, Tuesdays at 9 and Wednesdays at 8]
Big Brother 7: All-Stars [CBS, July 6, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8, Saturdays at 9; voting special June 21 at 8]
Work Out [Bravo, July 12]
Work Out [Bravo, July 19 at 11, Tuesdays at 10]
The Contender 2 [ESPN, July]
The One: Making a Music Star [ABC, July]
Buy It Now [ABC]
One Ocean View [ABC]
posted May. 26, 2006 at 7:32 AM + by Andy Dehnart
(Don't forget to check Mortys calendar [upper right corner of any forum/thread] for a brief preview, or click on the shows name on the forum index page.)
Posted 30 May 2006 - 03:07 PM
Courtesy of: REALITY TV MAGAZINE
Reality TV Only Gets Hotter This Summer
May 30, 2006
by Joe Reality
While Summer use to be a time for reruns, it is now the season of reality TV. In addition to returning Summer time favorites like Big Brother, Rock Star, Hell’s Kitchen, The Contender and So You Think You Can Dance, the networks are launching several new reality TV shows. Reality TV Magazine took a look at both the returning and the brand new shows, and here is our top five list of must see Summer time reality TV shows.
When in doubt, always go with a sure thing. Big Brother: All Stars will be the American Idol of the Summer season. Over its six seasons Big Brother has offered up a memorable cast of houseguests. Viewers are anxious to see some of their favorites get back into the house, and CBS is wisely giving viewers a vote in deciding who at least some of those houseguests will be.
Rock Star: Supernova is also highly anticipated, but we’re also nervous of if it can live up to its first season. Even though Rock Star: INXS ended on a high note, it started out very boring. J.D. Fortune made the show interesting by proving that sometimes the early villain can turn into the sentimental favorite and win. The success of Rock Star: Supernova will depend on there being contestants both entertaining and talented like J.D. Fortune.
The first season of Hell’s Kitchen introduced us to Chef Gordon Ramsay, who is often called the Simon Cowell of the Kitchen. Hell’s Kitchen wasn’t the first reality TV Show to be set in a kitchen, but in our opinion, it was the best. We can’t wait to watch Chef Ramsay flip plates of food into the contestant’s chests and scream at them until they break down into tears.
Our favorite new show is NBC’s Treasure Hunters. Everyone knows that NBC needs a hit, and Treasure Hunters just might turn out to be it. Early previews for Treasure Hunters gives up hope that it will be an exciting and intense show. The trick will be that the show needs to become more than just an Amazing Race rip-off and play up the Da Vinci Code style puzzle solving aspects. Last Summer, Reality TV Magazine picked Rock Star: INXS and Hell’s Kitchen as our two favorite new shows, and both are coming back this year, so we hope to have a similar track record with Treasure Hunters.
The last show to make our list is sort of a new show and an old show. Last Comic Standing was a treat in its first two seasons, but NBC killed the show by basically trying to turn the third season into an All-Stars edition. The third season also ran in the Fall and the ratings weren’t good enough for a Fall show. Last Comic Standing belongs as a fun Summer show, and we’re glad to see it back where it belongs. NBC is also letting the audience pick the winner, which should add a whole new component to the show.
Some other reality shows that will be airing this Summer include So You Think You Can Dance 2, My Fair Brady, Fear Factor, Criss Angel: Mindfreak, The Contender 2, The One: Making A Music Star, StarTomorrow, Looking For Stars, One Ocean View, How To Get The Guy, Buy It Now, Tuesday Night Book Club, Solitary, Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List, and America’s Got Talent. At least one of these shows will probably be a surprise hit like Dancing With The Stars was last Summer. We’re not sure which one (or more) will break out, but we plan to keep a close eye on The One: Making A Music Star and America’s Got Talent because they seem like possible candidates.
Posted 07 June 2006 - 02:30 PM
ABC cancels Buy it Now after eBay pulls out
ABC’s Buy it Now—a “feel-good series will help families realize one of their most meaningful dreams by putting a variety of prized possessions up for auction on eBay,” according to a press release—has been cancelled.
The series was to begin airing twice a week starting July 31. But production on the show will not happen, and thus the show will not air. That’s because “eBay ultimately passed on getting involved with the show,” Variety reports.
As Variety notes, “This marks the second time an eBay-related show was announced, but ultimately didn’t come to fruition. Sony Pictures TV spent several years developing a syndicated show tied to the auction site, bringing the show to NATPE in 2004,” but that show was never picked up.
Posted 09 August 2006 - 08:11 AM
NBC, 'Grease' Go Together
Midseason show will pick cast members for revival
August 8 2006
NBC, already fulfilling the Vegas dreams of many a performer with "America's Got Talent," will try to pave a path to Broadway with a show scheduled for midseason.
Tell you more, tell you more? OK.
The show will be called "You're the One That We Want," and it will seek to find a Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski for a revival of "Grease" that opens next June, coinciding with the 35th anniversary of the show's Broadway debut. Beauty school dropouts may apply, but presumably a background in musical theater would be helpful too.
"The winning appeal of 'Grease' and its timeless score and storyline extends across all generations and will make for a fantastic series," says Craig Plestis, NBC's alternative-programming chief. "Americans have grown up with these catchy tunes and appealing characters, and we think they'll love the chance to select the next dynamic duo to play Sandy and Danny."
The show will put its contestants through a "Grease"-y televised audition, with viewers ultimately deciding who gets to play Sandy and Danny. The musical's co-creator, Jim Jacobs, revival director/choreographer Kathleen Marshall ("The Pajama Game," "Little Shop of Horrors") and producer David Ian will serve as judges.
"Grease" opened on Broadway in June 1972 after stints in Chicago and off-Broadway and ran for close to 3,400 performances, a record at the time. The 1978 movie version, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, is the highest-grossing movie musical ever and also spawned a mega-selling soundtrack.
Posted 14 August 2006 - 01:10 PM
Aug 6 9 p.m. Celebrity Fit Club VH1
Aug 6 10 p.m. Flavor of Love VH1
Aug. 29, 8 p.m. Celebrity Duets (premiere, two hours special timeslot)FOX
Sept. 7, 8 pm/ET: Football Night in America (Dolphins vs. Steelers)NBC
Sept. 7 9 p.m. Celebrity Duets FOX
Sept. 8, 8:00 p.m. Nanny 911 (season premiere) FOX
Sept, 8, 9:00p.m. Duets Results Show (premiere)FOX
Sept. 12, 8 pm: Dancing with the Stars 3 ABC
Sept. 13 8 p.m. Dancing with the Stars 3 results show ABC
Sept. 14 8 p.m. Survivor: Cook Islands CBS
Sept. 17 8:30 p.m. The Amazing Race 10 (special time) CBS
Sept. 18, 8 pm: Wife Swap ABC
Sept. 18, 8 pm: Deal or No Deal NBC
Sept. 20, 8 pm/ET: America's Next Top Model CW
Sept. 20, 8 pm: The Biggest Loser NBC
Sept, 21 9 pm: Deal or No Deal NBC
Sept 24 8 p.m. The Amazing Race 10 (new time slot) CBS
Sept 24 7 p.m. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition ABC
Sept 30 10 p.m. Unwrapping Macy’s WE
Oct. 1, 7 pm: America's Funniest Home Videos (celebrating 16 years of people falling off ladders!)ABC
Oct. 2, 9 pm: The Bachelor: Rome ABC
Oct. 6, 9:00 p.m. Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy (season premiere)FOX
Remember that any of these can change over night for reasons only the network knows of. If I missed any shows go ahead and post it.
Posted 21 August 2006 - 09:27 AM
Courtesy of: REALITYBLURRED
Fall 2006 reality show debut schedule
Just like last year, the networks are playing it safe this fall, only returning new series to their lineups. The CW will kick off its new life with Top Model, but there only one new reality show on broadcast television, FOX’s Celebrity Duets.
Below are the shows and their airtimes that have been announced for debuts this fall. This list will be updated frequently as new premiere dates are announced. All times are ET and p.m., unless otherwise noted. And since networks like to change their schedules just to mess with us, check your on-screen guide before DVRing.
Celebrity Duets [FOX, Aug. 29 at 8, Thursdays and Fridays at 9]
The Biggest Loser 3 [NBC, Sept. 20, Wednesdays at 8]
Dancing with the Stars 3 [ABC, Sept. 12, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8]
Survivor Cook Islands [CBS, Sept. 14, Thursdays at 8]
The Amazing Race 10 [CBS, Sept. 17 at 8:30, Sundays at 8]
Wife Swap [ABC, Sept. 18, Mondays at 8]
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition [ABC, Sept. 24, Sundays at 7]
America’s Next Top Model 7 [The CW, Sept. 20, Wednesdays at 8]
Next Level: Vince Young [BET, Oct. 4]
Committed: The Christies [BET, October]
House of Carters [E!, October]
The Bachelor 9: Rome [ABC, Oct. 2, Mondays at 9]
posted Aug. 21, 2006 at 6:42 AM
Posted 23 August 2006 - 11:54 AM
Jimmy Kimmel Named Host Of Set For Life
Jimmy Kimmel, host of the late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live," is tapped to host the new primetime game show "Set for Life," premiering later this season on the ABC Television Network. "I tried to tell ABC that it is too difficult to do a talk show every night and an hour-long primetime show too," Jimmy Kimmel said. "Unfortunately, there's a 75-year-old man named Regis who seems to have no problem with it."
"We're thrilled to have Jimmy join 'Set for Life' as the host," said Andrea Wong, executive vice president, Alternative Programming, Specials & Late-Night for ABC-TV. "He brings a unique voice to the show along with intelligence, great comedic talent and an irreverence that's bound to make the experience memorable for the contestants and the audience."
"Jimmy Kimmel is the perfect choice to host 'Set for Life,'" said David Goldberg, president of Endemol USA. "He's got a great everyman quality that is as funny as it is relatable, and beyond that he's just a huge talent who naturally connects with his audience. He brings all of the intangibles that we look for when hiring a host, and then some. We are delighted to announce this news."
In the unpredictable, innovative new game show, "Set for Life" contestants have the opportunity to win a monthly payout for the rest of their lives. The contestants will never know if they have won or lost a fortune until their isolated partner joins them on stage at the end of the game.
In addition to his work on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Kimmel co-created and executive-produces "Crank Yankers," which was recently picked up for a fifth season by MTV2, and "The Andy Milonakis Show," recently picked up for a third season by MTV2. Kimmel co-hosted Comedy Central's "The Man Show" for four seasons, served as on-air prognosticator for "Fox NFL Sunday" for four years, and for four seasons co-hosted Comedy Central's long-running and popular game show, "Win Ben Stein's Money." Kimmel received two Emmy nominations for his work with Ben Stein and won Best Game Show Host in 1999.
Kimmel's company, "Jackhole Industries," formed with partners Daniel Kellison and Adam Carolla, is responsible for "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "The Man Show," "Crank Yankers," "The Andy Milonakis Show" and the feature film "Windy City Heat," set for release on DVD September 26th, 2006. Kimmel also serves as creative consultant to Adam Carolla's nationally syndicated morning radio show.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, and raised in Las Vegas, NV, Kimmel began his career in morning radio and rose to prominence as "Jimmy the Sports Guy" on KROQ'S "Kevin and Bean Show."
"Set for Life" is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA. The series is executive-produced by Scott St. John.
Posted by Joe Reality on August 23, 2006 at 12:02 AM
Posted 12 September 2006 - 01:22 PM
Summer reality TV season ends tonight as the fall season begins
Tonight, the last of the summer reality shows finally say goodbye, and the fall season officially begins. There is no rest in the world of reality television.
Big Brother 7 concludes tonight at 8 p.m. ET, and will include a live reunion and vote. Either Mike “Boogie” Malin or Erika will win the $500,000 prize, although one member of the jury will win $25,000 thanks to viewer votes. In other words, Janelle will win it.
Also at 8, ABC kicks off the third season of Dancing with the Stars 3, which features 11 celebrities and 11 actual dancers, some of whom are endorsed by actual politicians with nothing better to do with their time.
During the second hour of dancing celebrities, CBS will air Rock Star: Supernova, which will take a little bit longer to exit the stage. Tonight, its two-part finale begins with the final performance show at 9 p.m. Tomorrow night, the winner will be announced at 8 p.m. ET—or, more correctly, probably around 8:50, knowing the way they pad these finales.
VH1 spins off Flavor of Love without Flavor but starring one of the show's women
Flavor Flav has now starred in four VH1 reality series, and even though Flavor of Love 2 is the network’s highest-rated show (last Sunday’s episode was watched by 3.23 million people), this show will be the last of its kind. But it won’t necessarily be the last time we see Flavor on VH1; the executive producer of all of his shows, Mark Cronin, tells Variety, “We are developing new show ideas with him. We think it’s time for him to do something new. He’s funny and a likeable character.”
But never fear, as Flavor of Love will actually return to the network. Following in the footsteps of the show it parodies, The Bachelor, the series will spin off a Bachelorette-style version of the show starring one of the women from the first two seasons.
That could be New York, who, having been invited back by Flavor last week, has now appeared on both seasons. Variety reports that VH1 “has greenlit production on 10 episodes of an untitled series” that will “next year, likely in the ‘Flavor’ Sunday night timeslot.”
There is no word yet about which woman will fill Flavor’s shoes, but the series’ other executive producer, Cris Abrego, suggests the men cast will be as fun as the women on the first two seasons. “We’re able to cast guys you wouldn’t normally see. We’ve got investment bankers, lawyers, rappers, unemployed guys living at home …The best part is each one believes they have amazing game,” he said.
Posted 13 October 2006 - 12:30 PM
CW plans House of Horrors reality series
The CW is taking its reality TV in a direction quite opposite that of its one current reality series, Top Model. House of Horrors will find “competitors trying to stay ‘alive’ in a mysterious house in which they must face their darkest fears. One by one, players are ‘killed off’ via elaborately staged ‘deaths’ that will mix elements of the reality and horror genres,” Variety reports.
That sounds somewhat like the hybrid series Murder in Small Town X, which aired on FOX five years ago. According to Variety, instead of “gruesome chills, a la ‘Saw,’ it’s believed ‘Horrors’ will attempt to pull off the sort of ‘fun’ scares found in pics such as the ‘Scream’ franchise.” Yes, being stabbed to death with a knife is much more fun that, say, getting your head squished in a big spikey clamp.
The series will be executive produced by director Sam Raimi and was created by Gunnar Witterberg, a producer on Treasure Hunters.
Raimi faces reality in CW scream skein [Variety]
posted October 13, 2006
Posted 23 October 2006 - 04:57 PM
RENOWNED DESIGNER TODD OLDHAM NAMED HOST OF BRAVO'S ALL-NEW INTERIOR DESIGN COMPETITION SERIES 'TOP DESIGN'
Published: October 23, 2006
CELEBRATED INTERIOR DESIGNER JONATHAN ADLER TAPPED AS LEAD JUDGE -- JOINED BY EDITOR IN CHIEF OF ELLE DECOR MAGAZINE MARGARET RUSSELL AND FAMED INTERIOR DESIGNER KELLY WEARSTLER AS REGULAR SERIES JUDGES
'TOP DESIGN' BEGINS PRODUCTION IN LOS ANGELES
New York, NY - October 23, 2006 - Todd Oldham, world-renowned designer, has been named the host of Bravo's all-new interior design competition series "Top Design." Three judges have been chosen to critique and celebrate each "Top Design," including lead judge Jonathan Adler, who will be joined by Margaret Russell, Editor In Chief of ELLE DECOR Magazine, and interior designer Kelly Wearstler. Production will commence this month in Los Angeles on ten episodes of "Top Design," which is scheduled to premiere in first quarter 2007. The announcement was made today by Lauren Zalaznick, President, Bravo.
"The world-renowned and ultra-talented designer Todd Oldham is a perfect fit as host for Bravo's newest show about creativity and competition," said Zalaznick. "And to be able to call these three industry-leading design professionals our series judges provides the highest level of credibility to this new series."
Off the heels of the critically acclaimed "Top Chef" and the Emmy-nominated hit "Project Runway," Bravo's newest reality competition series "Top Design" offers a behind the scenes look at the creative, competitive and client-driven interior design business at the highest level. The series features twelve aspiring interior designers who are united in their quest to create the "Top Design" in each episode in the series as they vie for cash to start their own design firm and a spot in one of New York's finest designer showcases. Production, which begins this month, will take place in Los Angeles.
"This highly anticipated new series puts the spotlight on interior design," said Frances Berwick, Executive Vice President, Programming and Production, Bravo. "Los Angeles is an exciting and colorful backdrop that will give our competing interior designers the chance to utilize all the city has to offer, while giving viewers a peek inside their creative and challenging world."
In "Top Design," high pressure, eccentric personalities and creative egos combine to fuel the next big hit in competition reality. Aspiring and professional interior design contestants will converge and compete in a series of challenges to create the "Top Design" while living in a decked-out studio loft as they are inspired and critiqued by professionals who are leaders in their chosen field.
About Todd Oldham, Bravo's "Top Design" Host:
Known as one of the most beloved designers working today, Todd Oldham joins "Top Design" as host, delivering challenges and inspiring and leading the designers to be their most creative and original in their pursuit of creating the "Top Design." Originally a New York fashion designer, and the host of "Todd Time" on MTV's "House of Style," Todd's career has evolved to include all areas of design, from interior design, film and photography, to furniture and graphic art. Todd is the author of Hand Made Modern by Regan Books, and has hosted HGTV's "Hand Made Modern" series of specials. Todd designed his own line of dorm room furnishings for Target and currently designs a line of furniture and accessories, Todd Oldham By La-Z-Boy. Todd also designed The Hotel in South Beach, as well as The Fairfax Hotel, South Beach, to open in 2007.
About Jonathan Adler, Bravo's "Top Design" Lead Judge:
Jonathan Adler, the lead judge of "Top Design," has been celebrated for the mod shapes, vibrant colors and organic eye-popping patterns that are the signature of his work today. His business encompasses seven retail outlets in Soho & the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Los Angeles, East Hampton, Miami, San Francisco, and Chicago; a thriving interior design business, responsible for the re-design of the Parker Palm Springs hotel in modernist style with a comfy residential feel; a burgeoning licensing business under the brand name Jonathan Adler Happy Home that's expanding into bedding, bath accessories, stationary, dinnerware and table linens at accessible prices; and he continues to sell his wares to high-end boutiques around the world. Jonathan's "happy, handcrafted, and luxe" designs for the home have become a part of American pop-culture, appearing on the sets of the "Today Show," "Sex and the City," "Will & Grace," and "The Apprentice." In November 2005, Jonathan launched his first book My Prescription for Anti-Depressive Living, which combines his wittiness and enthusiasm for creating happy homes everywhere with serious design.
About Margaret Russell, Bravo's "Top Design" Judge:
As Editor in Chief of ELLE DECOR Magazine, "Top Design" judge Margaret Russell has infused the magazine with a singular sense of sophistication, while helping to preserve its mission to inspire designers, architects, and homeowners with the best in interior and product design. In July 2000, Margaret was promoted to editor in chief of the magazine she helped found. Since then she has spearheaded an award-winning redesign of the publication-one of 23 ELLE DECO editions worldwide-and shifted coverage to portray an increasingly diverse array of talents through images and articles that blend striking graphics with incisive, personality-driven text. In addition to overseeing ELLE DECOR, elledecor.com, and the ELLE DECOR series of books, Margaret serves as a trustee of DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS), and co-chairs the series of ELLE DECOR Dining by Design events that take place in eight cities across the country each year. Stewart, Tabori & Chang, published Margaret's book, Designing Women: Interiors by Leading Style Makers, which profiles 16 trendsetters in the design world.
About Kelly Wearstler, Bravo's "Top Design" Judge:
"Top Design" series judge Kelly Wearstler is well-known in the industry as an acclaimed interior designer. She is the author of Modern Glamour and the founder of the Los Angeles architectural interior design firm kwid (Kelly Wearstler Interior Design). Her designs for the trendsetting Viceroy resorts from California to the Caribbean; such taste-making hotels as Maison 140 and Avalon; unique office retail, and leisure spaces, including BG restaurant and lounge in Manhattan's Bergdorf Goodman; and an upscale residences such as the Trousdale Estate have been profiled in House and Garden, House Beautiful, Interior Design, Elle Decor, Vogue, and W. Kelly is also the designer of her own kwid line of furnishings and accessories.
Bravo has partnered with Stone & Company Entertainment to bring viewers this new competition series searching for America's next great interior designer. Stone & Company Entertainment's Scott Stone and Clay Newbill will serve as Executive Producers.
Bravo is the cable network that plugs people into arts, entertainment and pop culture with original programming, acclaimed drama series, movies, comedy and music specials, and by showing a whole different side of celebrities. Currently available in more than 80 million homes, Bravo is known for breaking exciting new personalities, shaking up the way we look at style, media, fame and Hollywood, pulling back the curtain on the creative process and making influential and inventive original programming. Its critically acclaimed original programming includes the Emmy nominated "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List," 13-time Emmy nominated "Inside the Actors Studio," "The Real Housewives of Orange County," "Top Chef," "Celebrity Poker Showdown," as well as the 2004 Emmy winner for Outstanding Reality Program "Queer Eye," and the four time Emmy-nominated hit competition series "Project Runway."
Bravo is a program service of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBC Universal one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been a NBC Cable Network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. For more information visit www.bravotv.com
Posted 02 November 2006 - 02:30 PM
FOX Reality’s Reality Remix Really Awards winners announced
Last week, the FOX Reality Channel took reality TV to its next logical step and held an awards show named after their nightly recap series. The Reality Remix Really Awards, besides having a lot of Rs in the title, was held at Mike “Boogie” Malin’s restaurant Les Deux, and featured a lot of reality celebrities getting trashed, which is pretty much their normal state. (TVgasm has behind-the-scenes photos from the event).
Those that get FOX Reality may have seen the award ceremony last Friday night or repeated this week. The rest of us get to read the press release. Only the last category, most memorable performer, was voted by viewers via the network’s web site, and it’s unclear how the rest were selected.
Here are the categories and the winners; read the full release for nominees:
Favorite Fight: Pumpkin vs New York on Flavor of Love
Favorite Pottymouth: Janice Dickinson on The Surreal Life
Favorite Tears: Andrae Gonzalo from Project Runway
Best Showmance: Mike Boogie & Dr. Will Kirby from Big Brother All Stars
Favorite Winner: B.J. Averell & Tyler MacNiven from Amazing Race
Best Hottie: Katherine McPhee from American Idol
Favorite Villain: Dr. Will Kirby from Big Brother All Stars
Favorite Judge: Carrie Ann Inaba from Dancing With the Stars
favorite Altered State: Lisa DAmato from Americas Next Top Model
Favorite Reality Show: American Idol
Favorite Non-Competition Series: Real World Key West and The Surreal Life
Favorite Competition Show: Big Brother All Stars
Most Memorable Reality Performer: Johnny Fairplay from Survivor
Fox Reality’s First Annual ”The Reality Remix Really Awards” Celebrated What Reality TV is Really All About [FOX Reality press release]
Posted 12 December 2006 - 04:19 PM
FX renews 30 Days; Morgan Spurlock will be in two episodes
Morgan Spurlock’s quiet yet fascinating reality series 30 Days has been renewed for a third season.
FOX “has ordered six hourlong episodes of the show,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series “chronicles a person’s experience in an unfamiliar, sometimes hostile environment.”
There’s no word yet about casting for the show, nor about what experience Morgan Spurlock will experience. In the past two seasons, one of the six episodes has featured him doing something for 30 days—living on minimum wage in the first season and being in jail during the second season.
However, in this season, “he will be featured in two segments,” according to the paper. That’s a good move, considering that he’s far more charismatic and engaging than the regular people who are featured in the other five episodes.
Posted 22 February 2007 - 06:29 PM
Fox Announces Premiere Dates For On The Lot, So You Think You Can Dance, & Hell's Kitchen
FOX turns up the heat for summer 2007 with new movie-making competition ON THE LOT and fresh episodes of last summer’s smash hits SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE and HELL’S KITCHEN. From Mark Burnett, Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks Television, ON THE LOT affords aspiring filmmakers the opportunity of a lifetime: a $1-million DreamWorks development deal. The show will premiere with a one-hour auditions episode on Wednesday, May 16.
A special two-hour “Film Premiere” episode, featuring the first films produced by the 16 finalists, will air Monday, May 28 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Four finalists will be eliminated from the competition the following night on the first “Box Office” results show Tuesday, May 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). ON THE LOT’s weekly “Film Premiere” episodes air in their regular time period beginning Monday, June 4 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), and the weekly “Box Office” results shows will air on Tuesdays (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) starting Tuesday, June 5.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, the hot series from the producers of AMERICAN IDOL, again promises to keep viewers moving to a different beat, as dancers skilled in styles ranging from street to ballroom compete to be named America’s favorite. Hosted by Britain’s Cat Deeley, Season Three of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE premieres with two audition episodes: a one-hour show on Thursday, May 24 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and a special two-hour episode airing Wednesday, May 30 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Once the DANCE auditions conclude, weekly performance shows will air on Wednesdays (starting at 8:00 PM ET/PT), and weekly results shows will air on Thursdays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).
HELL’S KITCHEN, the juicy competition in which a kitchen-full of wannabe restaurateurs try to impress mercurial master chef Gordon Ramsay and win a shot at culinary stardom, is another returning favorite on FOX’s summer menu. Season Three of HELL’S KITCHEN premieres Monday, June 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).
Posted by Joe Reality on February 22, 2007 at 07:51 PM
Posted 03 March 2007 - 06:40 AM
The Great American Dream Vote To Premiere March 28
"The Great American Dream Vote," hosted by pop icon Donny Osmond, a new series that grants the wildest dream of one lucky contestant, will premiere on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), with a special preview airing on TUESDAY, MARCH 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television network.
Each episode of "The Great American Dream Vote" will introduce a group of contestants from across America, all of whom will reveal a lifelong dream to the studio audience and explain why they think it deserves to be fulfilled. Anything is possible. You want to make magic and miracles materialize in your life? Just tap into your fantasies - from having your own amusement park, to totally transforming your appearance, to surprising your spouse with their dream of a lifetime - and then convince America to vote for you.
As the contestants square off, the studio audience will cast votes, eliminating entrants over several rounds. By the end of each show, only two finalists will remain. Then viewers at home will have the opportunity to vote on which of the finalists most deserves to have his or her dream realized, and the results will be disclosed at the opening of the following week's episode.
The show is hosted by pop icon Donny Osmond, whose multi-faceted 43-year career has evolved from pre-teen recording idol with The Osmonds into such varied roles as talk show, variety show and game show host, the toast of Broadway in "Beauty and the Beast," bestselling author, and solo recording star with 33 gold and platinum records to his credit.
Mike Fleiss is executive producer of "The Great American Dream Vote," with Lisa Levenson. Fleiss is the founder of Next Entertainment, and both he and Levenson are also executive producers on the highly successful "Bachelor" series on ABC. David Bohnert is co-executive producer. "The Great American Dream Vote" is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television.
Posted by Joe Reality on March 03, 2007 at 06:26 AM
Posted 19 March 2007 - 12:40 PM
FOX Moves 'Lot' Premiere Date
First audition will air after Tuesday 'Idol' finale, not the penultimate episode
March 20, 2007
FOX has pushed the season premiere of the summer series "On the Lot" back a week, given the filmmaking drama a different "American Idol" launching pad.
Originally set to premiere with a one-hour audition episode on Wednesday, May 16, "On the Lot" will instead have a two-hour, two-night audition premiere one week later.
The initial plan was to have the Mark Burnett/Steven Spielberg produced reality offering launch out of the penultimate "American Idol" episode and then take two weeks off before starting its regular schedule on May 28. Under the new schedule, "On the Lot" will premiere after the first part of the "American Idol" finale on Tuesday, May 22 at 9 p.m. ET. A second hour of auditions will air on Thursday, May 24 at 9 p.m. after the season premiere audition episode of "So You Think You Can Dance."
"Steven and I are enormously thrilled with the response we've had to the call for film submissions via our website thelot.com," Burnett says. "This confirms our notion that there is an incredible amount of talented filmmakers in the world looking for their big breaks. We are very excited that our partners at FOX have scheduled the launch of this series with the powerhouse 'American Idol' finale and the premiere of 'So You Think You Can Dance.' Coming off of the success of 'Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?', launching out of 'American Idol' is a terrific move."
"On the Lot" will have a two-hour "Film Premiere" episode on Monday, May 28, introducing the 16 finalists and their first films. The next night, in an hour-long "Box Office" results show, beginning at 8 p.m., four finalists will be eliminated. Monday, June 4 will make the first regularly scheduled 9 p.m. "Film Premiere" episode with the first half-hour results show the next evening.
FOX claims to have received 12,000 video submissions from aspiring filmmakers. The show's eventual winner receives a $1 million DreamWorks development deal.
Posted 30 March 2007 - 06:52 AM
Courtesy of: REALITYBLURRED
Italian network cancels all reality shows “to improve the quality of its programming”
After May, no more reality shows will air on the channels broadcast by Italy’s RAI. That move is “is part of RAI’s wider effort to improve the quality of its programming,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. RAI is state-owned.
The announcement by the company’s president Cladio Petruccioli “anger[ed] some RAI directors who said he should have waited until RAI’s upcoming schedule was released next week.”
Despite this, Italians will not be without reality TV. RAI’s competitor Mediaset has “three private networks [that] serve a steady diet of reality shows, and the company has been linked in recent weeks to negotiations to acquire control of Dutch producer Endemol, creator of the highly successful ‘Big Brother’ television franchise,” the paper says.
End of reality for Italy’s RAI [The Hollywood Reporter]
Posted 11 April 2007 - 04:17 PM
BRAVO ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF THIRD NIGHT OF ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING AT 2007 UPFRONT
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BRAVO ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF THIRD NIGHT OF ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING AT 2007 UPFRONT
BRAVO ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF THIRD NIGHT OF ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING AT 2007 UPFRONT
Bravo Has 'The Affluencer:' Most Affluent, Influential, Engaged and Educated Viewers
Record Year in 2006 Record First Quarter in 2007
NEW YORK April 11, 2007 Coming off a record-breaking 2006, followed by a record-breaking first quarter 2007, Bravo announced today as part of its Upfront strategy an additional night of original programming on Thursday nights in 2007; a shift in sales focus on the A18-49 targeted demographic from the A25-54 demo; and a robust slate of new and returning programming. The announcements were made by Lauren Zalaznick, President, Bravo and Frances Berwick, Executive Vice President Programming and Production, Bravo.
In 2006, the "Watch What Happens" network saw 10 different program series each top the one million viewer mark, and with new, original online content driving growth of www.BravoTV.com, page views increased by triple digits (361 million 06 vs. 164 million 05, up +120%). Bravo attracts the No. 1 most affluent, educated, and engaged viewers A18-49, who are among the most influential buzz-generators on cable 'The Affluencers,' a new word coined by Bravo (see attached jpeg files) and brings those avid, pop-culture obsessed consumers to the Upfront marketplace. (Sourcing below).
"Coming off our best year ever and our best first quarter ever, Bravo continues to thrive and attract viewers that are 'The Affluencers' -- they're young, rich, acquisitive, educated and influential, at the forefront of trends both in style and technology," said Zalaznick. "Our audience flocks to all our digital offerings, while their buzz-power simultaneously drives our on-air ratings."
Now in more than 84 million homes, Bravo continued its momentum as the No. 1 cable entertainment network in year-to-year primetime growth in 2006 (22% increase in A18-49) with a record-breaking 1Q07 (achieving a 19 percent primetime gain in A18-49 vs. 1Q06). Additionally, Bravo's online offerings continued to increase as the Bravo digital properties topped 103 million page views in 1Q07, representing a 40 percent increase over 1Q06 (103.3 million vs. 73.4 million). (Sourcing below).
Expanding to a third night of original programming this summer builds on Bravo's addictive slate of successful Tuesday night docu-dramas and Wednesday night competition reality originals that include "The Real Housewives of Orange County," "Work Out," "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List," "Project Runway," "Top Chef," "Top Design" and the spring series "Shear Genius" (premiering tonight, Wednesday, April 11).
"Bravo has successfully built hit series with a following of passionate viewers that can't get enough of our five affinity groups: fashion, food, design, beauty and pop culture," said Berwick. "With our originals now on Thursday nights, advertisers can tap into the Bravo viewer's strong consumer weekend interests going to movies, shopping and spending loads of money."
Following are the new and returning programming announcements:
RETURNING SERIES/FRANCHISE ADDITIONS:
TOP CHEF (Season 3)
Premiere Summer 2007
Bravo's hit series "Top Chef 3" takes over Miami Beach for a third sizzling season featuring a top-notch judging panel of authoritative culinary experts, including host Padma Lakshmi, award winning cookbook author; lead judge Tom Colicchio of Craft Restaurants; as well as judges Gail Simmons of Food & Wine magazine and "Queer Eye's" food and wine expert and Top Chef regular Ted Allen. A delight for all the senses, "Top Chef 3" features the most "seasoned" contestants yet, as well as special guest judges that include some of the culinary world's most renowned figures. Miami's hot sun fuels the competition as Bravo pulls back the curtain on this glamorous business and captures the drama, intrigue, and high emotion typical in the adrenaline-fueled atmosphere of a busy kitchen. Muy caliente -- only on Bravo! "Top Chef" is produced by Magical Elves, with Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz serving as executive producers.
PROJECT RUNWAY (Season 4)
It's back! Host Heidi Klum, designer/lead judge Michael Kors and Elle magazine editor-in-chief Nina Garcia return for another season of high fashion and drama in one of television's most talked about shows. The Emmy-nominated series "Project Runway" provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for budding designers to break into the notoriously exclusive fashion business. Style guru Tim Gunn also returns, mentoring a new crop of aspiring designers through each challenge, showing them how to "make it work." The contestants will be whittled down to only three finalists who will face-off in front of an audience of movers and shakers at New York Fashion Week. "Project Runway" is produced by Magical Elves, with Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz and Rich Bye serving as executive producers.
KATHY GRIFFIN: MY LIFE ON THE D LIST (Season 3)
Premieres Tuesday, June 5 @ 10 PM ET/PT
There' s no place like the D-List for Kathy Griffin, and Bravo concurs with a third season renewal for the acclaimed, Emmy-nominated unscripted series "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List." Even with a third season of her series, the talented comic Kathy Griffin still revels in life on the D-List. But with an Emmy nod for her Bravo series, is she finally getting A-List props? Naaaah! Life still holds its indignities for the talented comic, and in the new season, viewers will relish in fantastic new D-List adventures, including her prison comedy tour, a trip to her hometown of Chicago for her high-school reunion, launching her career in the U.K., hitting the dating scene as a recent divorcee and at the Gay Adult Video Awards. Her career is on a roll and the comic is in better form then ever, which only serves up more challenges for the dog-tired Kathy, who must show more fortitude than ever to stay at the top of her game, as well as face some of life's bigger challenges and heartbreaks. Picture This Television produces "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List" for Bravo. The series is executive produced by Marcia Mule, Bryan Scott, Lisa M. Tucker and Kathy Griffin.
INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO
Kyra Sedgwick premiere Spring 2007
Michelle Pfeiffer premiere TBA
Julia Louis Dreyfus premiere TBA
Charlie Sheen premiere TBA
Twelve-time Emmy-nominated "Inside the Actors Studio," Bravo's longest running series, and Emmy-Lifetime-Achievement award recipient and host James Lipton welcome some of the performing arts' most intriguing stars to the Actors Studio stage. Actors who have graced the silver and television screens are scheduled to share their craft and life lessons Kyra Sedgwick, Michelle Pfeiffer, Julia Louis Dreyfus and Charlie Sheen; episodes begin airing this Spring. "Inside the Actors Studio" is produced by In the Moment Productions, with James Lipton serving as executive producer, writer and host. Sabrina Fodor and Jeff Wurtz serve as producers.
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS
New season in June
Wednesdays at 11PM ET on Bravotv.com, immediately following Bravo's Wednesday night reality competition series
Hosted by Bravo's own pop culture pundit Andy Cohen, Senior Vice President, Production and Programming and writer of the popular Andy's Blog on www.Bravotv.com, "Watch What Happens" returns for another season of "dish" with your favorite Bravo stars. Every week in the half-hour, live-streaming, online program, Cohen sits down with his guests -- the winner, the loser, a judge, a favorite personality -- chatting about what transpired in that night's episode and the drama that ensued. Viewers have the ability to phone-in, e-mail and text message questions, comments or just plain rants about their favorite shows. "Watch What Happens" is produced by NBC Universal Digital Studios, which formed in 2005 to create engaging, video-based experiences, webisodes, viral videos and other video content specifically for broadband and wireless devices.
MILLION DOLLAR LISTING (Season 2)
It's a new season and a new cast of characters for the high-end real estate docu-drama. Young rival Beverly Hills real estate agents Josh from the John Bruce Nelson agency, and Chad from Hilton & Hyland wheel and deal in the high-stakes world of elite realty. Rolling in the latest Mercedes and Bentleys, Josh and Chad work the same beat, fight for the same clients and will do anything to close their multi-million dollar deals. From a property listing to a hunt for the perfect mansion, each episode tracks two deals, giving viewers an up-close look at the drama between agent, homeowner and potential buyer. "Million Dollar Listing" is produced by World of Wonder, with Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey serving as executive producers.
Premiere Summer 2007
A new docu-series following the unique and multi-faceted Paula Abdul, "Hey Paula" provides a candid real look at the "American Idol" judge, pop star, choreographer and multi-platinum artist, as she takes two steps forward, and two steps back into the spotlight, giving an inside perspective on her professional and personal life. The fly-on-the-wall series reveals the ups and downs of Abdul, not just as a celebrity, but as a business woman, producer, choreographer, singer and friend. Cameras follow Abdul as she develops her own perfume and cosmetics, expands her originally-designed jewelry line, markets her clothing and fits many personal appearances into a demanding schedule. "Hey Paula" is produced by Scott Sternberg Productions.
It takes a special kind of personality to handle flipping six multimillion-dollar houses at one time, but Jeff Lewis, an obsessive compulsive successful businessman, pulls it off and turns a six-figure profit on every property. Lewis may blow up every now and then and perhaps fire an employee or two, but he's aware of his "Flipping Out" tendencies and attempts to counteract them with therapy, spiritual healers, psychics, and the like. Whether it's turning over a house or a staff member, things are always flipping in Lewis' world. And each day comes with a new barrage of problems, from dealing with workers not showing up to the job site, to learning from his pet psychic that his cat, Monkey, needs some "alone time." With an intriguing cast of characters, living as one big dysfunctional family, there's never a dull moment on a "Flipping Out" project. "Flipping Out" is produced by Authentic Entertainment, with Lauren Lexton and Tom Rogan serving as executive producers.
WELCOME TO THE PARKER
Bravo pulls back the curtain on the culture of high-class hotels and takes a look at the unique personalities that work and play there. "Welcome to the Parker" takes viewers into the world of the luxurious Parker Palm Springs hotel, a chic estate known for laid-back relaxation. Each episode will uncover the lives, relationships and drama of the hotel staff comprised of varying personalities who have the responsibility of keeping the hotel's demanding guests content. Viewers will see the work that goes into keeping The Parker's sterling reputation intact, following everyone from the concierge to the housekeeping department to the maitre'd and all of the colorful guests found inside its walls. "Welcome to the Parker" is produced by Snackaholic Productions, with Ted Skillman and Belisa Balaban serving as executive producers. Ted and Belisa also served as executive producers on Bravo's critically acclaimed series "Tabloid Wars."
Patti Stanger is Founder and CEO of the Millionaire's Club, the most elite matchmaking service in the world. Over the last seven years, she's built a lucrative business helping single millionaires find the women of their dreams. For fees starting at 20K and ranging up to 150k per year, she takes millionaires and transforms them, using her team of personal shoppers, interior designers, date coaches and therapists, and then sends them out on dates with potentially compatible women. While tending to clients, Patti also oversees her volatile staff of (usually single) women and tries to keep her own personal life on track (can she get her boyfriend to finally marry her?), all while dealing with the challenges that a small business owner catering to demanding millionaires faces. It's a juggling act that often results in love connections and wedding invitations but occasionally leads to high drama and unpredictable results. "Millionaire Matchmaker" is produced by Intuitive Entertainment and Bayonne Entertainment, with Kevin Dill, Mechelle Collins and Rob Lee serving as executive producers.
FIRST CLASS ALL THE WAY
Champagne wishes and caviar dreams are reality for Sara Duffy, an eccentric, go-getter with a meticulous attitude who runs a luxury travel concierge business. Billionaires, socialites, and entertainment moguls turn to Sara and her team of travel experts, dubbed "Sara's Angels" to scour the world in search of the best, one-of-a-kind experiences. Outrageous demands are nothing out of the ordinary, as Sara and her team ensure that there is no mission too great, no corner of the world untouchable, and no experience too immense. "First Class" takes viewers inside the world of high-end luxury travel while revealing the drama that goes behind keeping demanding clients content and making extravagant dream vacations come to life. "First Class" is produced by Stone and Company, with Scott Stone, Dave Osper and Lori Kaye serving as executive producers.
BRAVO ICON AWARDS
From Michael Kors and Tom Colicchio to Jonathan Adler and Sally Hershberger, Bravo is dedicated to celebrating the creative process and showcasing some of the leading creative minds working today. And as the only channel that has managed to expand its scope to include virtually every popular field of the arts -- acting, fashion, food, interior design, hairstyling and pop culture -- it's the most logical home for an event that celebrates these disciplines. "The Bravo Icon Awards" honors those people that have made an indelible mark in the arts. The awards will be held in March 2008 in New York City.
Bravo is the cable network that plugs people into arts, entertainment and pop culture with original programming, acclaimed drama series, movies, comedy and music specials, and by showing a whole different side of celebrities. Currently available in more than 84 million homes, Bravo is known for breaking exciting new personalities, shaking up the way we look at style, media, fame and Hollywood, pulling back the curtain on the creative process, and making influential and inventive original programming. Its critically acclaimed original programming includes the Emmy-nominated "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List," 12-time Emmy-nominated "Inside the Actors Studio," "The Real Housewives of Orange County," "Top Chef," "Celebrity Poker Showdown," as well as the 2004 Emmy winner for Outstanding Reality Program, "Queer Eye," and the four-time Emmy-nominated hit competition series, "Project Runway."
Bravo is a program service of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBC Universal one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been an NBC cable network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. For more information visit www.bravotv.com.
Source: Affluent & Educated: Nielsen prime VPVHs HHI $100K+ & 4+ yrs college, Full year 2006. Engaged: IAG prime, Full year 2006. Affluencers: Simmons Consumer Study 2006. Bravotv.com traffic internal measures (Omniture/Urchin).
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