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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 5/30/13)
A&E: Beyond Scared Straight (Premiere) at 10pm
CBS: Mike & Molly (Premiere) at 8:30pm
HGTV: Renovation Raiders (Premiere) at 9pm
MILITARY: The Brokaw Files (Premiere) at 10pm

Talk show icon Larry King has a new gig. The former CNN star has signed on to host a political talk show on RT America, a global, English-language TV channel based in Russia. Politics with Larry King, produced by Ora.tv, will debut on RT in June as well as stream line on RT.com. The network will also air Larry King Now, which streams on Hulu and Ora.Tv. The shows will be recorded in RT America’s Washington, DC, studios and Ora TV’s studio in Los Angeles. King, 79, hosted a weeknight talk show on CNN for 25 years, until it ended in December 2010.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Promoting the debut of Military Channel‘s The Brokaw Files at the 92nd Street Y on Tuesday night, Tom Brokaw shared all sorts of opinions. Clinton White House? Ran like a college dorm. Obama? Doesn’t roll up his sleeves as much as Brokaw would like him to. Social media? Good way to hear voices we wouldn’t hear otherwise. But we need a national dialogue about some of the viciousness that can be a part of this type of communication. Tune in for more Tom, tonight, when the show debuts at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The prestigious hosting gigs continue for Neil Patrick Harris. The actor, who’s already been tapped as master of ceremonies for The 67th Annual Tony Awards, has been named host and producer of The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards to be broadcast from NOKIA Theater L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 22 on CBS. This will mark Harris’ second stint as Emmy host, which he emceed to critical acclaim when the program last aired on CBS in 2009. “Neil is the quintessential host – engaging, entertaining and a true showman – with a passion for celebrating the medium we all love. We’re thrilled for him to return for CBS’s broadcast of the Emmy Awards,” said Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

More than six weeks after the devastating Boston Marathon bombings, that took the lives of 3 and injured at least 140 people, Brian Williams sits down with 6 amputee survivors at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital on NBC‘s Rock Center with Brian Williams. In their first group interview, they share their powerful stories of recovery, healing and strength. The episode airs Friday, May 31 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mel Ottenberg, stylist to Rihanna, has been added as the third and final mentor to Style Media‘s Styled to Rock, the new fashion competition series that will search for the next trendsetting designer. Ottenberg joins previously announced mentors Pharrell Williams and Erin Wasson. The show, produced by Shed Media US, Overbrook Entertainment and Marcy Media Films, is slated to premiere later this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon has ordered its first original series, picking up John Goodman‘s Alpha House, Ed Begley Jr.’s Betas, and children’s programs Annebots, Creative Galaxy and Tumbleaf. The pilots moving forward were chosen based on feedback from Amazon and Lovefilm customers. Alpha House follows four senators who live together in a rented house in Washington. Betas centers on four friends trying to strike it rich with a mobile social networking app.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV2 has greenlit Ain’t That America with Guy Code break-out star Lil Duval serving as host. “The series will take on a format familiar to the audience, but leverage Duval’s unique perspective on the traditions, customs and trends that make America what it is today,” said Paul Ricci, Senior Vice President of Programming and Production for MTV2. The show debuts Tuesday, July 9 at 11:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV2 has renewed Guy Code for a fourth season. “The success of  Guy Code kick-started MTV2’s investment in original programming, helping to build our cornerstone Tuesday at 11p destination for the young male audience and spurring tremendous ratings growth since 2009,” said Paul Ricci, Senior Vice President of Programming and Series Development for MTV2.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Barbara Niven (One Life To Live, The Bold and the Beautiful, Moonlight & Mistletoe) has joined the cast of Hallmark Channel series Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove. She’ll Peggy Beldon, wife of Bob Beldon (Bruce Boxleitner) and owner of the Cedar Cove Inn, Thyme and Tide.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CASTING CALL
Winegrad Casting is looking for men for a new makeover series; specifically guys who have suffered a bad breakup or divorce and need to get back on their feet. The men will be paid $500; plus, receive a clothing and home decor makeover. To submit send your name, phone number, email address, city where you reside, age, occupation, two or three recent photos and a brief bio on your breakup, current state of mind, and why you would be great for the show to: WEINGRADCASTING@GMAIL.COM.
(Source: Cynopsis)

 

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