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June 26, 2013

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 6/26/13)
CBS: Big Brother (Premiere) at 8pm
ABC: How To Live With Your Parents (Finale) at 9:30pm
FOOD: Restaurant Stakeout (Finale) at 10pm
TRAVEL: Toy Hunter (Finale) at 9pm

Producing duo Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager are reportedly close to signing on with FOX‘s American Idol, according to The Wrap. Under their production company Den of Thieves, the pair has plenty of experience creating big televised music events. Ignjatovic and Prager took over production of the MTV Movie Awards in 2012 and have also produced MTV’s Video Music Awards, VH1’s Divas concert and the CMT Music Awards. The duo will join Idol’s new showrunner, Per Blankens.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV Land‘s Hot in Cleveland is reuniting Carol Burnett and Tim Conway of The Carol Burnett Show. The duo turns up on tonight’s episode at 10p. In the story, Nick (Conway) has the hots for Victoria’s mother Penny (Burnett) instead of his ex-girlfriend Elka (Betty White).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Grace Phipps, who guest stars as Ben’s new love interest Megan on Baby Daddy, will participate in a live Twitter chat during the East Coast broadcast of the ABC Family series on Wednesday, June 26 at 8:30p. Fans should tweet Phipps at @grace_phipps and include the hashtag #BabyDaddyChat.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Channel is introducing new on-demand services for Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, Cablevision’s Optimum TV, and Bright House Networks customers. Starting June 26, authenticated subscribers will have access to the network’s family-friendly content on Hallmark Channel’s TV Everywhere website (hallmarkchanneleverywhere.com), including Home & Family and Marie and a selection of Hallmark Channel original movies. Episodes of Hallmark Channel’s primetime series Cedar Cove will also be available two days after their premieres. The content is accessible at no additional cost to viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has ordered an additional 16 episodes of the Tyler Perry drama The Haves and the Have Nots, bringing the total season order to 32. The show’s current cycle will air through September 3 with the new episodes premiering in early 2014. It is produced for OWN by Tyler Perry Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV has renewed Renovation Raiders for a second season. The series, featuring host and licensed contractor Amy Matthews, has had more than 6.1 million viewers tune in since its May 30 debut.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Charlie and Max Carver, who played the Scavo twins on ABC‘s Desperate Housewives and appear on the MTV series Teen Wolf, have been cast in the HBO pilot The Leftovers. They’ll play identical twins Scott and Adam Frost.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 6/23/13)
1) Kanye West – Yeezus – 326,841
2) J. Cole – Born Sinner – 296,642
3) Mac Miller – Watching Movies With The Sound – 101,600

Other Debuts
4) Kelly Rowland – Talk A Good Game – 67,886
14) Sigur Ros – Kveikur – 22,831
17) Falling In Reverse – Fashionably Late – 19,907
19) Danielle Bradbery – Complete Season 4 Collection (The Voice) – 17,766
20) Empire Of The Sun – Ice On The Dune – 16,557
22) Hanson – Anthem – 13,482
40) Tiesto – Club Life Vol. 3-Stockholm – 8,925
55) Michelle Chamuel – Complete Season 4 Collection (The Voice) – 7,019

POWERBALL
Today’s Jackpot is $40 million.

Powerball is played in 41 states.

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SUBMISSIONS CALL
A major production company is going viral and wants to showcase original videos on its premiere Youtube channel. The company plans on featuring the top 350 videos on the site, and the best three will be awarded a prize. First place will be awarded $15,000, second $10,000, and third $7,500. All entries must be original and exclusively created and owned by the entrant, and the entrant must have all rights necessary to post the video and submit the entry. Entries must be submitted by July 15 and fall into one of the following categories: special effects, visual effects, after effects, light painting, video art/3D, graphic art videos, gaming, videos, high-end animation, stop motion, time lapse or magic tricks. For information on how to submit your 3-5 minute video visit: http://desireecasting.com/The_Ultimate_Video_Search or email directly to: UltimateVideoSearch@gmail.com
(Source: Cynopsis)

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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ MOVIES/ MEGA MILLIONS/ POWERBALL/ SUBMISSIONS CALL

January 18, 2013

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 1/18/13)
INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY: Desperate Measures (Premiere) at 9pm
HBO: Real Time with Bill Maher (Premiere) at 10pm
OWN: Police Women of Dallas (Premiere) at 10pm
VH1: Best Week Ever (Premiere) at 10pm
FOX: Fringe (Series Finale) at 8pm

(SATURDAY 1/19/13)
COOKING CHANNEL: Drop 5 lbs with Good Housekeeping (Premiere) at 10:30am
BBC AMERICA: Ripper Street (Premiere) at 9pm
SCIENCE CHANNEL: An Idiot Abroad 3 (Premiere) at 9pm
SCIENCE CHANNEL: Stuff You Should Know (Premiere) at 10pm
NBC: Saturday Night Live – Host: Jennifer Lawrence, Musical Guest: The Lumineers at 11:30pm
INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY: Fatal Vows (Finale) at 10pm

(SUNDAY 1/20/13)
STYLE: Big Rich Atlanta (Premiere) at 8pm
OWN: Oprah’s Next Chapter: Drew Barrymore (Premiere) at 9pm
E!: Kourtney & Kim Take Miami (Premiere) at 9pm
E!: Chasing The Saturdays (Premiere) at 10pm
DIY: Million Dollar Contractor (Finale) at 10pm

To accommodate President Obama’s annual address to the nation, ABC is moving the season premiere of Body of Proof to February 19 at 10p.  Previously the series was set to bow on February 5.  Body of Proof is produced by Gross Entertainment and ABC Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Family entertainment and inspirational network GMC TV will exclusively premiere its new original GMC World Premiere Series For Richer or Poorer on January 26 at 9p.  The six-episode limited series centers on a couple overcoming challenges followed by a financial setback and is based on the first play in GMC TV’s wedding vow-themed productions that aired in 2012.  The series stars Rockmond Dunbar, R&B singer LeToya Luckett, Angell Conwell, Jackee Harry and gospel music star Anthony Evans.  For Richer or Poorer is produced by Swirl Films’ Eric Tomosunas.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Oxygen Media’s upcoming new supermodel competition series The Face produced by Shine America announced a sponsorship deal with Marshalls and further partnership integrations with Cosabella, Guido Maria Kretschmer, Kleinfeld Bridal, OpenSky.com, Vogue Eyewear and W Magazine.  This news follows the Oxygen and Shine America multi-faceted partnership with ULTA Beauty.  The Face premieres on Oxygen February 12 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A second season of The Client List is back on Lifetime beginning March 10 at 10p with 15 total episodes, up from last season’s ten episode order.  Starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, the series will also have its first season air on Lifetime in mini marathons March 3 and on the 10th prior to the second season debut.   The Client List is produced by Fedora Films and Jaffe/Braunstein in association with Sony Pictures Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

After airing two season, Syfy has canceled the one-hour drama Alphas created by Zak Penn and Michael Karnow.  Alphas concluded its second season last October with just a little more than 1.0 million viewers tuning in to the finale.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In other Syfy news, the network’s fourth season premiere of Face Off opening with a 90-minute episode on Tuesday delivered 1.04 million A18-49 and 930,000 among A25-54 as well as averaging 1.8 million total viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime has decided to not move forward with its drama pilot The Secret Lives of Wives starring Kim Raver.  Lifetime ordered the pilot last July a month after NBC ordered a similarly named pilot, The Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives from Jerry Bruckheimer which is still on the network’s docket.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Former Breaking Bad actress Betsy Brandt is joining NBC’s upcoming untitled sitcom headlined by Michael J. Fox.  Brandt will play Fox’s wife.  Brandt’s run on AMC’s Breaking Bad will conclude this summer when the series will air its final eight episodes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS News tapped business leader Mellody Hobson as a Contributor and Analyst for the areas of finance and the economy.  Mellody’s appointment is effective January 20 and she will contribute her expertise to all CBS News broadcasts, CBS News’ radio and online platforms.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
The Last Stand – Arnold Schwarzenegger, Peter Stormare, Forest Whitaker, Jaime Alexander, Luis Guzman
Broken City – Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jeffrey Wright, Barry Pepper
Mama – Jessica Chastain, Megan Charpentier, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $70 million

Participating States: New York, New Jersey, California, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

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POWERBALL
Saturday’s Jackpot is $100 million.

Powerball is played in 41 states.

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SUBMISSIONS CALL
LIVE with Kelly and Michael yesterday announced its nationwide LIVE’S Search for Unstoppable Moms.  From now through February 8, viewers can nominate outstanding moms they know and love.  Fifteen semi-finalists will be announced live on-air the week of March 4.  Four mom finalists will travel to New York to be honored on the show the week of March 11.  LIVE with Kelly and Michael viewers will then vote for one deserving mom to win the grand prize of $100,000.  Details are available on the LIVE website, LIVEkellyandmichael.com.  LIVE with Kelly and Michael is distributed in national syndication by Disney-ABC Domestic Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE/ CASTING CALL/ SUBMISSIONS CALL

December 3, 2012

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 12/3/12)
TRAVEL: Hotel Impossible (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY: American Chopper (Series Finale) at 9pm
NBC: Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas (Premiere) at 10pm
STYLE: Made In Chelsea (Finale) at 12am

NBC will place a drama in its Thursday at 10p time slot when it premieres new series Do No Harm on January 31.  Newsmagazine show Rock Center with Brian Williams which has been airing in this time period this fall will move to Fridays at 10p beginning February 8 where it will run following Dateline.  The drama Grimm will also return to Fridays at 9p starting March 8.  NBC also will air the season finale of 30 Rock with a one-hour episode on January 31 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On New Year’s night TLC is set to premiere its new series The Sisterhood at 9p offering a candid look into the lives of preacher wives from Atlanta.  These preacher wives (aka First Ladies) work hard to ensure their families and churches run smoothly though at the same time are held to high standards.  The Sisterhood is produced for TLC by True Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Writer and actress Diane Farr has sold a semi-autobiographical comedy to NBC based on her memoir Kissing Outside the Lines, reports THR.  The book explores Farr’s marriage to a Korean-American with the pitch involving an Italian girl and a Korean guy who fall in love in California despite hurdles such as their parents who will do anything to stop their relationship.  The single-camera comedy will be set inside a Venice Beach bar.  Farr will write and serve as EP on the NBC Universal project along with Warren Hutcherson.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also for NBC, former Sing-Off host Nick Lachey has booked his next gig as host of the network’s upcoming singing competition series, The Winner Is.  The hybrid singing game show will watch as singers of all ages and configurations battle it out in front of a studio audience.  The show is from Talpa Media USA and creator John de Mol who will also serve as EP; Stijn Bakkers (The Voice) and Craig Plestis (Deal or No Deal) will additionally serve as EPs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime’s long-running drama Army Wives has tapped The Vampire Diaries’ Torrey DeVitto, pop singer Ashanti and newcomer Elle McLemore as series regulars for the seventh season.  DeVitto will play Maggie Hall, a former soldier who gave up the Army to be a mom.  Ashanti will play Latasha Durant, an attractive mother of three who runs her family and marriage with a firm hand while McLemore will play naive Holly Gordon, a sweet farm girl who recently married a soldier.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Character actor Pat Renella died on November 9 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at the age of 83.  Mr. Renella may be best known for playing the mobster who shot and killed Steve McQueen in the 1968 film Bullitt.   However, Mr. Renella also appeared in numerous television shows including a starring turn in The New Phil Silvers Show in the early 1960s, five episodes of Mannix in the 1970s and a 26-week stint as Dr. Nelson on General Hospital in 1980 among many other TV roles.  Mr. Renella is survived by a niece, Judy Portone and her husband; a sister Florence; and another nephew, Steven.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 – $17.4 million
Skyfall – $17 million
Lincoln – $13.5 million
Rise Of The Guardians – $13.5 million
Life Of Pi – $12 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

CASTING CALL
mtvU, MTV’s 24-hour college network is teaming with Seth MacFarlane, host of the next Oscar’s telecast and also a guest professor on the network’s Stand In series, on The Oscar Experience College Search presented by The Academy and mtvU.  A national search is underway looking for college students interested in pursuing careers in film – writing, directing, producing, acting and more to appear live onstage to deliver Oscar statuettes to telecast presenters.  In addition to appearing on the Academy Awards show, winning college students will be flown to Los Angeles and be provided hotel accommodations.  The Oscar Experience College Search will be featured on The Academy’s Facebook page and will run through January 19, 2013.  Interested college students need to demonstrate they are destined for the Oscars by completing the Academy’s entry form and uploading a video answering the question: How will you contribute to the future of movies?  The producers of this year’s Oscars show will pick a minimum of six winners who will be flown to L.A. to participate in the 85th Academy Awards on February 24, 2013.  More information can be found at www.mtvU.com.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SUBMISSIONS CALL
USA Network is giving fans of its Psych series a chance to create and submit a new tagline for the show’s marketing campaign surrounding its seventh season premiere on February 27 at 10p.  From now through December 23, “Psych-Os” can visit the Psych Tag It app via USANetwork.com or the show’s Facebook page to submit, review and rank taglines.  The fan favorite tagline will be announced in January.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ MEGA MILLIONS/ CASTING CALL/ SUBMISSIONS CALL

August 7, 2012

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 8/7/12)
A&E: Shipping Wars (Premiere) at 9pm & 9:30pm
DIY: Extra Yardage (Premiere) at 9:30pm
HBO: Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Miami Dolphins at 10pm
WEATHER: Pyros (Finale) at 9pm
SYFY: Haunted Highway (Finale) at 10pm

NBC will apparently lose Sharon Osbourne as judge on America’s Got Talent. Osbourne is reportedly not returning to the show next season because of how NBC treated her son, Jack who was in talks with the network for a starring role on the new reality series, Stars Earn Stripes following his disclosure that he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Osbourne said Jack was apparently let go by the network via email two days before he was to report to work though no signed contract existed between Jack Osbourne and the network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new fourth season of Say yes to the Dress: Atlanta returns to TLC’s schedule beginning August 24 at 9p. The new season opens with a special episode highlighting country singer Miranda Lambert as she helps her band mate Angaleena from The Pistol Annies find a wedding gown. Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta is produced for TLC by North South Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX finalized a script development agreement with writer Sidney Quashie and music industry entrepreneur Dr. Dre. The one-hour drama pilot project in development focuses on present-day Los Angeles through the perspective of the music industry and the crime business. Quashie is the Creator/Executive Producer on the project and Dre serves as an EP. Daniel Schnider will be Co-EP for Dre’s company Crucial TV and Brad Bertner is also a Co-EP.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new reality series, Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition was picked up by Lifetime. The new series will feature Dance Moms’ Abby Lee Miller and will showcase 12 girl and boy dancers aged six through 13 as they compete for a $100,000 cash prize and a scholarship to the Young Dancer Program at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York. Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin will join Miller as a judge along with dancer and celebrity choreographer Richard Jackson. Kevin Manno from MTV’s The Seven will host the series. Lifetime ordered 10 episodes of the series and slated it to launch this fall. Collins Avenue is producing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

When TBS’ comedy Men at Work returns in 2013, Peri Gilpin (Frasier) will join the second season in a recurring role, reports TVLine. Gilpin will play Alex, the new boss at Full Steam magazine where the main characters played by Danny Masterson, Adam Busch, James Lesure and Michael Cassidy work.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $21 million

Participating States: New York, New Jersey, California, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

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CASTING CALL
VPE Talent is casting for Nat Geo WILD’s upcoming new series Spoiled Rotten Pets hosted by Beth Stern. The show is searching for people who have unusual pets that are treated better than the owner’s human friends and family. This new series from Picture This Television features pets that are completely spoiled by their owners. Casting is ending soon, so send in information about you and your spoiled rotten furry family members to: www.thepetcasting.com.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Weingrad Casting, LLC and World of Wonder Productions, behind Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing are now casting for a docu-series following the life and career of a group of competitive on-air weather stars. The series produced by World of Wonder Productions wants to know what happens on and off the air and what it takes to be the best in your market? If you are a weatherman in your city or town and would like to be considered for this show, send an email to: WEINGRADCASTING@GMAIL.COM and include your contact info, your reel and photos.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Grand Prix Productions is casting for a weekly series and looking for families with adult children who have moved home after college. For more info on the project, please email with specifics on your situation along with where you are located to: poloblsd@aol.com.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SUBMISSIONS CALL
AMC is launching a new online video contest called Hey DISH, Where’s My AMC? at www.WheresMyAMC.com. This contest is in response to DISH’s recent blackout of AMC network and its sister networks IFC, WE tv and Sundance Channel last month. The contest is accepting submissions through August 29, 2012 and invites fans of AMC to create a 30- to 90-second video about how DISH customers feel about not getting AMC’s shows including The Walking Dead, Mad Men and Hell on Wheels among others. Cash and other prizes will be awarded to the Grand Prize winner. To enter, visit www.WheresMyAMC.com.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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

August 1, 2012

FIRST LOOK
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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)

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ CASTING CALL/ SUBMISSSIONS CALL

January 26, 2012

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 1/26/12)
COMEDY CENTRAL: Russell Simmons Presents The Ruckus (Premiere) at 10pm & 10:30pm
FOOD: Fat Chef (Premiere) at 10pm

Tuesday’s State of the Union address delivered by President Obama was carried live from 9p to approximately 1015p on 14 networks. The average audience total for those 14 networks was 37.65 million viewers and a combined HH rating of 24.0. The networks that carried the address were ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CNBC, CNN, FBN, FOXNC, GALA, MSNBC, MUN2 and on tape delay via Telemundo, TeleFutura and Univision.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A joint 10-year agreement between CBS, the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and dick clark productions was forged involving the annual Academy of Country Music Awards broadcast on CBS through 2021. There has been a broadcast partnership between CBS and the ACM since 1998.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Based on its ratings success, VH1 is adding a half-hour post-show to its series Mob Wives beginning this Sunday. Titled Mob Wives: The Sit Down, the show will air at 9p directly following the one-hour reality series Mob Wives. The post-show is hosted by VH1’s Carrie Keagan and will feature two or three of the wives each week in addition to a celebrity guest to discuss the episode immediately after it airs. The post-show will also include some exclusive behind-the-scenes information. VH1 has initially ordered 7 episodes of the post-show which is produced by TWC, Electus, Left/Right and JustJenn Productions, the companies behind Mob Wives the future series Mob Wives: Chicago.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Executive producer Simon Cowell, behind The X Factor, American Idol and America’s Got Talent among others is developing another reality competition series, this time an untitled project searching for the world’s best DJ. Cowell’s company, SYCO Entertainment is working with Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television to premiere the format which will be shopped internationally and in the US.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor James Farentino died on Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles at the age of 73. Mr. Farentino had recurring roles on such television series as Dynasty, Melrose Place, The Bold Ones: The Lawyers and ER. In the latter series, he played the estranged father to George Clooney’s character. In 1978, Mr. Farentino was nominated for an Emmy Award for his role of Saint Peter in the TV miniseries, Jesus of Nazareth. Mr. Farentino also starred or appeared in numerous feature films and in 1967 won a “Most Promising Newcomer” Golden Globe Award for his performance in the comedy The Pad and How to Use It.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CASTING CALL
Iconic Casting seeks elite travelers who are interested in the opportunity to participate in a new reality television show titled Below Deck. Selected participants will book a vacation aboard a luxury super yacht at a discounted rate. These charters can cost more than $100,000 a week though selected participants will receive a significant discount. If selected you and up to five guests will be wined, dined and treated like royalty while yachting in and around the Caribbean. Each episode will shoot for approximately three days at sea, documenting all the while. Producers are looking for all types of guests: families, friends, co-workers, lovers or maybe the eccentric millionaire. For more details, please visit: www.belowdeckcasting.com.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jamie Oliver’s production company, Fresh One and Barbara Barna Casting are seeking professional chefs and skilled amateur cooks for a culinary competition program. The show asks interested participants if they can beat their rivals in the toughest culinary challenges as well as can you cook to survive? Selected participants must be available in May and June 2012, be over 18 (and legal to work in the US), male or female (any ethnicity). Submit your photo, resume and contact info as soon as possible to: cooksadventurecasting@gmail.com.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SUBMISSIONS CALL
GMC, featuring uplifting music and family entertainment programming, is teaming with the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) on the second annual GMC Faith and Family Screenplay Competition. The competition promotes faith-friendly family entertainment screenplays with a focus on the American Black cultural experience. Submissions for the GMC Faith and Family Screenplay Competition are being solicited now through March 15 by the ABFF via the organization’s website at: http://abff.com/festival/ and newsletter. All eligible screenplays received will be sent to GMC for review by a panel that will choose three finalists. The three finalists will have portions of their screenplays performed by actors in attendance at the festival and in front of a live audience of festival attendees and industry leaders. One Grand Prize winner will receive $5,000. Entries should be formatted for a two-hour television movie and be centered on faith-friendly, family-friendly topics that focus on the American Black cultural experience with a broad appeal relating inspiring stories such as romantic comedies, comedies, dramas and family adventures. All submissions should be a non-period piece and submitted in printed form only; no electronic entries. Submissions should be mailed to: GMC Faith and Family Screenplay Competition 2012, c/o Film Life, Inc., 116 West 23rd Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY.
(Source: Cynopsis)