FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ CASTING CALL/ BROADWAY

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 1/19/12)
FOX: American Idol (Part 2) (Premiere) at 8pm
VERIA LIVING: The Incurables (Premiere) at 9pm
COOKING: Symon’s Suppers (Premiere) at 9:30pm
FX: Archer (Premiere) at 10pm
FX: Unsupervised (Premiere) at 10:30pm
A&E: Beyond Scared Straight (Finale) at 10pm

HDNet, owned by Mark Cuban, will be rebranded as AXS TV (pronounced “access”) as part of a new joint venture between AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media and Creative Artists Agency. Ryan Seacrest Media will also have an ownership stake in AXS TV. The rebranded network will launch this June and the partners involved have a deal with DISH to expand the distribution. HDNet is presently on DISH’s HD tier and as part of the new deal a standard-def version of the network will launch and be included in DISH’s America’s Top 120 channel package. To date, HDNet reaches 27 million homes and the expanded DISH deal will take AXS TV’s distribution to more than 35 million. Content on AXS TV will include lifestyle programming, as well as concerts, music festivals, red carpet premieres, award shows, parties, pop culture events and in-depth interviews. Select HDNet programming including HDNet Fights, Inside MMA, Dan Rather Reports, Sunday concert series and more will continue to air on AXS TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A double batch of royal romance series will premiere on TLC when Undercover Princes opens at January 31 at 10p followed a month later by Undercover Princesses on February 28 at 10p. The two series follow six royal heirs from countries including Germany, South Africa, Uganda and India as they look for love without revealing their regal heritage. The royals will also learn to cook for themselves, clean and get regular jobs without help from their servants. TLC will air four episodes of Undercover Princes as well as four episodes of Undercover Princesses. A one-hour special is also scheduled to air March 27. Both series originally aired in the UK on BBC Three and are produced by Objective Productions, an ALL3MEDIA Company.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SCIENCE debuts a new season of An Idiot Abroad 2: The Bucket List this Saturday at 10p. The series stars Ricky Gervais and his friends Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington as Gervais and Merchant send Pilkington on another around the world trip to fulfill his “Bucket List.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

CASTING CALL
The producers behind such shows as Dirty Jobs, Top Shot and Ghost Hunters are casting for a new scavenger hunt competition show. The show is looking for teams of two, three and four people from the Los Angeles area to participate in a four-day, filmed scavenger hunt in L.A. to win a cash prize. All kinds of team are welcome to apply from co-workers, business partners, families, sports teammates, best friends and siblings. Producers are auditioning teams this week so send an email right away to: ScavengerHuntCasting@gmail.com and include the following information: names and ages of everyone in the team; phone numbers; city/state in which you all reside (all team members must live within the L.A. area); explain how the team members know each other and why you make a good team; and include a few photos of you and your team.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A major cable network and a well-known production company seeks homeowners who are victims of shoddy work from a terrible contractor. If you are a private homeowner in the NYC area who has commissioned a contractor that did shoddy craftsmanship and you want the job done right and for free, send an email ASAP to: renovationremedy@gmail.com and include your name, contact info, a description about you and your family, what when wrong during your renovation and what needs to be done to correct the mistakes as well as photos of yourself and the area(s) of your home that needs repair.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new relationship docu-series from the producers of ABC’s Supernanny and Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City seeks married couples in the Greater Los Angeles area with dynamic personalities who are desperate to spice up their love life. Interested couples should send an email to: JVLCasting@gmail.com and include your name, age, city, email, phone number, two recent photos and a paragraph about yourself and your marriage.
(Source: Cynopsis)

VH1 and Ellen Rakieten Entertainment seeks mothers and daughters that are pregnant at the same time to appear on a new docu-series. The docu-series will follow the exciting and dramatic journey of mothers and daughters who are experiencing pregnancy at the same time. The show wants to share your amazing, challenging and funny stories. If both you and your daughter are outgoing and open to sharing your stories, please send an email ASAP to mothersanddaughtersExpecting@gmail.com and include your phone number, email addresses and city/state. Applicants should be 18 years or older.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
Spider-Man Producers File Countersuit Against Orginal Director Julie Taymor.
http://ppc.broadway.com/shows/spider-man-turn-off-the-dark/buzz/159436/spider-man-producers-file-countersuit-against-original-director-julie-taymor/

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