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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ SOUNDSCAN/ POWERBALL/ SUBMISSIONS CALL

FIRST LOOK
http://www.eonline.com/news

ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 8/1/12)
CNBC: American Greed: The Fugitives (Premiere) at 8pm

ABC is pulling the last two episodes of its improv series, Trust Us With Your Life that featured actor/comedian Fred Willard. This move comes after Willard’s recent arrest in Hollywood. ABC will fill the Tuesday spot with repeats of Wipeout.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In September, Current TV welcomes Joy Behar to the network in her new one-hour nightly series, Joy Behar: Say Anything! The series, which will share Behar’s perspective on politics, religion, social issues and pop culture, will air Monday through Thursday at 6p with an encore airing later the same evening. Joy Behar: Say Anything! debuts September 4 at 6p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In addition to renewing Braxton Family Values for a third season, WE tv revealed it will premiere the show’s first spinoff series, Tamar & Vince on September 20 at 10p. In the new series, the youngest Braxton sister, Tamar is spotlighted as she pursues a music career with help from her music producer husband, Vince Herbert. Tamar & Vince consists of ten one-hour episodes produced by Magical Elves. Braxton Family Values, also produced by Magical Elves returns with season three in first quarter 2013. Furthermore, on September 8, WE tv debuts the fifth season of My Fair Wedding: Unveiled with 14 one-hour episodes at 9p produced by Pilgrim Studios and a third season of Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? produced by Pie Town Productions with eight one-hour episodes bows in first quarter 2013.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Before its second season launch in syndication on September 10, Warner Bros.’ Anderson is receiving some tweaks and adding more live elements, reports B&C. The talk show, starring CNN anchor Anderson Cooper is changing its name to Anderson Live. Further changes include taping the show in front of a live studio audience and as previously- announced the show will feature different co-hosts each day. The show also has a new co-executive producer as George Davilas is joining from his previous post as senior supervising producer at CBS Television Distribution’s The Doctors. Celebrities booked for the second season include Richard Gere, Emma Watson, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Mindy Kaling, Kerry Washington and Stephen Colbert. TV stations cleared to air Anderson Live have received new promos revealing the changes to season two that will begin airing today. Furthermore, the show’s website will sport new features such as month-long photo sharing contest beginning August 6 and more social media initiatives are in store like Anderson Seat Tweets where fans attending the show will send out live tweets during the show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Upcoming action/drama series Last Resort on ABC added Jay Karnes (FX’s The Shield) in a recurring role portraying the Secretary of Defense. Shawn Ryan is the co-creator of Last Resort and he was also the creator of FX’s former series The Shield which co-starred Karnes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS handed a script commitment for a new version of The Brady Bunch with Vince Vaughn on board as executive producer. The new multi-camera comedy reboot would center on the youngest Brady son, Bobby Brady who remarries and starts a new family. Mike Mariano (Raising Hope) will write the script and serve as EP along with Lloyd Schwartz, son of the late Sherwood Schwartz who created the original ABC sitcom which aired from 1969-1974. Vaughn, Victoria Vaughn and Peter Billingsley will also executive produce through Vaughn’s Wild West Picture Show Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 7/29/12)
1) Zac Brown Band – Uncaged – 48, 278 (After 3 weeks – 361,028)
2) Nas – Life Is Good – 45,038 (After 2 weeks – 194,249)
3) Gaslight Anthem – Handwritten – 40,372

Other Debuts
4) Passion Pit – Gossamer – 37,298
18) Slipknot – Antennas To Hell – 16,290
20) Jennifer Lopez – Dance Again…The Hits – 14,327
21) Love And Theft – Love & Theft – 14,271

POWERBALL
Today’s Jackpot is $158 million.

Powerball is played in 41 states.

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SUBMISSIONS CALL
HGTV and online pop culture destination, Paste are partnering for the first time to give an artist or a band the chance to become the new sound of HGTV. Until September 5, 2012 at 5p ET, musicians can submit their original songs at hgtv.pastemagazine.com for the chance to have their song selected to become HGTV’s new sound for the upcoming House Hunters International marketing and promotional campaign. The Be The New Sound of HGTV grand prize package includes: artist/band credit in HGTV’s press and promotional announcements for the campaign; a booking to play a Paste event during the 2013 SXSW Music Conference in August, TX; a session booking to play one of Daytrotter’s recording studio outposts; and a Live from Paste booking at Paste’s Decatur, GA headquarters or another location. Nine additional finalists may possibly have their music featured on HGTV. The winner will be selected in September.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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