Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Casting Call For Reality TV Show On Spousal Cheating

Can Your Relationship Be Saved?

Do you suspect your spouse or significant other of cheating? Is he or she often distracted and day dreaming, "unavailable" when you call at work, and taking more private phone calls than usual? Have you noticed him or her spending more and more time away from you and having less and less sexual interest?

Participate in an upcoming reality TV show by an award-winning film production company and let a team of licensed private investigators calm your fears and help you find out the truth. Experienced, certified PIs will conduct a full investigation and find out for sure if there´s someone else. This is not CHEATERS. This is a serious investigation that will be filmed for a reputable network.

To see if you qualify for a free case, contact

Please provide your name, contact information, age & location

Real people only - ABSOLUTELY NO ACTORS, NO SAG, NO AFTRA. We will be running every applicant through the SAG database. If you´re SAG, you´re out.

At this time casting is limited to the Los Angeles area only.

AMERICAN IDOL Renewed For At Least Four Season - Terms Of Partner Agreements Announced

FOX Guarantees At Least Four Additional Seasons of Hit Television Show; SonyBMG to Continue to Serve as Record Label for Idol Artists

19 Entertainment Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CKX, Inc., together with Simon Cowell, Fox Broadcasting, FremantleMedia and SonyBMG, issued a joint announcement confirming they had reached agreements that will guarantee at least four, and as many as six, more seasons of AMERICAN IDOL beginning with AMERICAN IDOL 5, which is set to air starting in January 2006. As part of the deal, Fox announced that it had reached an agreement with Cowell to keep him on the hit series for at least five additional seasons.

Though the specific financial terms of the new agreements were not disclosed in the joint announcement, 19 Entertainment did confirm the following elements of the deal:

Under the terms of the new agreement with FOX, 19 Entertainment and FremantleMedia will receive a significantly increased license fee per season from FOX, reflective of the previously announced increases in advertising rates for the coming season. Additionally, 19 Entertainment will receive an annual payment tied to its recording agreement with SonyBMG.

In addition to guaranteeing at least four more seasons, the agreement provides for an automatic renewal for up to two additional seasons upon the show achieving certain readily obtainable minimum ratings in the fourth and potential fifth years of the deal.

Commencing with AMERICAN IDOL 5, FOX, whose parent company News Corp. has recently announced substantial investment in internet-based properties, will, at its own expense, build and host, which is expected to become the show´s official website. 19 Entertainment, FremantleMedia and FOX will work together to develop content for the website, and will share the revenue generated under an agreed upon formula. 19 Entertainment and FremantleMedia, however, retain the exclusive right to develop and offer premium services on the website.

19 Entertainment and FremantleMedia have granted to FOX certain wireless telephony rights, including show-related or inspired ringtones, realtones and video footage. The parties will share the revenue generated from exploitation of these rights under an agreed upon formula.

FOX has agreed to pick-up at least two original shows produced jointly by 19 Entertainment and FremantleMedia over the next five years. This is in addition to FOX´s recent decision to renew 19 Entertainment´s summer hit SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE?.

19 Entertainment and FremantleMedia will produce certain agreed upon shoulder programming to be broadcast on the Fox Reality Channel and the TV Guide channel.

SonyBMG will continue as the designated record label for winning American Idol contestants and 19 Entertainment will receive from SonyBMG a larger percentage of the revenue from the sales of recorded music from future American Idol artists.

CKX acquired 19 Entertainment and its rights to AMERICAN IDOL in March of this year hoping to capitalize on the increase in the demand for globally recognized entertainment properties such as AMERICAN IDOL, resulting from advances in personalized distribution methods that allow consumers to exert greater control over the timing and method of content consumption. CKX believes the best evidence of this trend are the new agreements with FOX and SonyBMG and CKX´s increased share of the revenue produced by AMERICAN IDOL.

In response to the joint announcement, Robert F.X. Sillerman, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CXK commented, "We believe the significant increase in our economic share from AMERICAN IDOL under these new agreements, and the unlimited potential offered by partnering with FOX on internet rights and wireless platforms shows the increasing value of content in a world of newly developing and more personalized methods of entertainment distribution. These deals substantiate everything we believed when we chose to focus on acquiring premier content and partnering with its creators." Mr. Sillerman added "With this important step behind us, we can now accelerate our plans for additional growth from our existing properties and through additional partnerships and acquisitions."

Commenting on the new agreement with FOX, Simon Fuller, creator of AMERICAN IDOL and the Chief Executive Officer of 19 Entertainment, said "We are extremely excited that FOX has recognized the phenomenon of AMERICAN IDOL by providing the unprecedented guarantee of at least four and up to six more seasons of the show." Mr. Fuller continued "We look forward to working with FOX and our partners at Fremantle to build upon the success of the show and expand the AMERICAN IDOL content and brand into the evolving worlds of internet and mobile content distribution."

19 Entertainment also announced that it has settled its outstanding litigation with Simon Cowell and FremantleMedia. While the specific terms of the settlement remain confidential, 19 Entertainment confirmed that it will receive a minority interest in certain intellectual property and programming related to the X-Factor television program as well as other specified rights with respect to the show.

Casting Call For Reality Documentary For Shopaholics

Are You A Shopaholic And Proud Of It?

Do you love the holidays because it gives you an excuse to shop till your heart´s content?

Do you go overboard with gift giving and money is no object?

If so then they would like to hear your story.

Production Company seeking shopaholics for a new reality documentary from an Academy Award Nominated Filmmaker. All ages may apply.

If interested, please email them a brief description of your purchasing habits, what your family or friends think of your habit, where you live and why you think you’re the shopper for this project to CASTING at

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

THE SIMPLE LIFE Picked Up By E! Television - New Shows To Premiere In January

E! Entertainment Television Reunites Paris and Nicole for Brand-New Season of THE SIMPLE LIFE Beginning Spring 2006 - Only on E!

Network to Have Access to 36-Episode Library Beginning January 2006

E! Entertainment Television has acquired the hit series THE SIMPLE LIFE, and has ordered ten all-new episodes of the half-hour show to debut in spring 2006, it was announced today by Ted Harbert, President & CEO, E! Networks. The new season is titled THE SIMPLE LIFE: TILL DEATH DO US PART, and will reunite news-making heiresses Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie in a format which boasts an all-new twist. THE SIMPLE LIFE is produced by Bunim-Murray Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television.

"We are thrilled to welcome Paris, Nicole and THE SIMPLE LIFE to E!," said Harbert. "The addition of this huge comedy hit to our schedule will continue to distinguish E! as the leader in entertainment, celebrity and pop culture television."

"While many networks expressed a strong desire to pick up this series, the enthusiasm for the project from Ted and his team at E! has been overwhelming," commented Twentieth Century Fox Television Presidents Dana Walden and Gary Newman. "E! was among the first media outlets to recognize the enormous star quality of these two young women, and we think they will be a fantastic partner in bringing the next installment of this valuable franchise to fruition."

"From the minute we collaborated with Twentieth Century Fox Television on the first installment, we knew that there was something inspired about this idea," commented Jon Murray, Chairman and President of Bunim-Murray Productions. "The possibilities for new variations on THE SIMPLE LIFE premise are virtually limitless, and we can´t wait to start production on this latest concept."

THE SIMPLE LIFE follows the fish-out-of bottled water adventures of "celebutantes" Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie. The upcoming season of all-new episodes on E! will put the girls to the matrimonial test as it´s "you are my wife ... hello married life" for the jetsetting playgirls. In each of the 10 new episodes, Paris and Nicole will take turns playing the traditional role of wife and running a household. There will be cooking, cleaning and all the other duties required to make a house a home. In addition, as "wives," Paris and Nicole will have responsibility for the children, and each family will ultimately decide which of the heiresses is a "keeper."

Paris Hilton, great-granddaughter of Hilton hotel chain founder Conrad Hilton, is a renowned jetsetter and socialite with homes in Beverly Hills, Manhattan and the Hamptons. Having appeared in some 20 feature films and television series, Hilton´s feature film credits include this year´s HOUSE OF WAX, and she recently wrapped filming NATIONAL LAMPOON´S PLEDGE THIS! and BOTTOM´S UP. Her other film credits include RAISING HELEN, with Kate Hudson; ZOOLANDER, alongside Ben Stiller; THE CAT IN THE HAT; along side Mike Myers; and WONDERLAND with Val Kilmer. Hilton also has her own signature fragrance line, a record label (Heiress Records) and has written two books, CONFESSIONS OF AN HEIRESS: A TONGUE-IN-CHIC PEEK BEHIND THE POSE AND YOUR HEIRESS DIARY: CONFESS IT ALL TO ME.

Nicole Richie, daughter of multiple Grammy(R) Award-winner Lionel Richie, has guest-starred on the television series SIX FEET UNDER and EVE, and made her network television singing debut on NBC´s AMERICAN DREAMS. Richie is working on an album as well as developing a jewelry line. She will also write a follow up to her novel THE TRUTH ABOUT DIAMONDS. Richie is engaged to Adam Goldstein, aka DJ AM, and is currently focused on plans for her upcoming wedding.

E! will also have access to the 36-episode library of the series, which aired on Fox Broadcasting, beginning in January 2006. Season one, titled simply THE SIMPLE LIFE debuted on Fox on December 2, 2003. The following installments, titled SIMPLE LIFE: ROAD TRIP and SIMPLE LIFE: INTERNS took the girls on a road trip from Miami to Los Angeles and tested their skills in the job market as professional interns, and debuted in June 2004 and January 2005, respectively.

Casting Call For Second Season Of 30 DAYS

Are you more in touch with your remote control than your inner feelings?

Is your inner life as messy as your garage?

Do you not know the difference between channel surfing and channeling?

Do you get your car aligned but not your body?

Are you more physically unfit than metaphysical fit?

Do you feel like you never have time for yourself?

Would you rather watch TV, eat steak, tune out than meditate?

Are you out of shape and don¹t have time to do anything about it?

Are you a fun, out going, charismatic character?

If so they are looking for you ASAP!

The right candidate is going to get an opportunity to slow down, chill out and focus on his inner life. He´ll also get the opportunity to work with (and be worked on) by professionals of a different sort - yoga teachers, metaphysical healers, massage specialists and feng shui masters.

They are looking to cast the show ASAP, so anyone that is interested should contact Michael Sutton at 877-786-2004 or email for an application and video guide or to discuss the show in more detail. The individual that is chosen for this episode will be compensated $10,000 for their time and participation.

30 Days is an acclaimed unscripted documentary series in its second season being produced for the FX Channel by award-winning filmmakers Morgan Spurlock (SUPER SIZE ME) and R.J. Cutler (THE WAR ROOM).

For more information on 30 Days go to:

THE APPRENTICE Renewed For Sixth Season - Will Move To West Coast

THE APPRENTICE Renewed For Sixth Season - Will Move To West Coast

NBC announced today that THE APPRENTICE has been picked up for a sixth season with a new twist - for the first time in APPRENTICE history, the show will be filmed outside of Manhattan and the tri-state area and will shoot in Southern California. The announcement was made by Kevin Reilly, President, NBC Entertainment.

Donald Trump will once again fire the shots, as well as executive produce along with Mark Burnett, as the new candidates vie for the coveted title of APPRENTICE. The competition - along with new challenges, twists and surprises - also will feature tasks indigenous to and emblematic of the new locale.

" THE APPRENTICE continues to be a top performer for NBC so we´re pleased that the show and Donald Trump will continue to play a key role in this network´s future through a fifth and now sixth cycle," said Reilly. "We think viewers will agree that a California back-drop, with Donald´s West Coast business interests and relationships, will provide an exciting new flavor for the series next season."

"I am honored by the great success of THE APPRENTICE and it´s been a lot of fun working with Mark Burnett and NBC," Trump, Executive Producer. "I could never have imagined that firing sixty-seven people on national television would actually make me more popular, especially with the younger generation. While I love shooting in New York City, I look forward to filming season six in Los Angeles."

"Donald has so many recent West Coast projects, that it made perfect sense to change locations and along with it change the flavor of the weekly tasks," said Burnett, Creator and Executive Producer, Mark Burnett Productions. "Seeing Donald operate in Southern California will provide yet more insight into his remarkable world."

To apply for the sixth season of THE APPRENTICE please visit or to download an application and look for casting calls in a city near you soon.

The current season of THE APPRENTICE, which remains network television´s most upscale unscripted series, culminates with the live finale from New York City´s Lincoln Center where Trump will select his fourth APPRENTICE (Thursday, December 15th, 9-11 p.m. ET/PT).

Monday, November 28, 2005

MY FAIR BRADY Renewed For Second Season With Wedding

Reality Sweethearts Chris Knight and Adrianne Curry Make Plans to Wed

VH1 Will be There to See it All in the Second Season of MY FAIR BRADY Set to Premiere Spring 2006

And they thought it wouldn´t last. Well, this May-December romance proved the critics wrong. Now Christopher Knight, of the 70s phenomenon THE BRADY BUNCH, and Adrianne Curry, first- crowned winner of AMERICA´S NEXT TOP MODEL are now engaged and are planning a wedding with VH1 there to capture it all in a sequel to the hit series MY FAIR BRADY.

"Who knew?!," said Chris Knight. "The last year was filled with drama of me trying to change Adrianne just to find out that maybe it was I that needed the changing. In the end, it was our deep love for each other that prevailed, with our individual quirks and flaws in tow. We look forward to planning the rest of our lives together and continuing to embrace our differences on our way to the altar."

Viewer´s can log on to to learn more about MY FAIR BRADY.

Open Casting Call For New Reality Series AMERICAN INVENTOR

AMERICAN INVENTOR is an exciting new primetime reality show for ABC from Simon Cowell and the producers of AMERICAN IDOL.

Set to premiere in early 2006, the show will undertake the biggest search ever for America´s best new invention. An embodiment of the ultimate American dream, the show will uncover the hottest new product and make some struggling inventor´s dream come true. The show will celebrate the best in homespun American ingenuity and will turn one person'´s idea into the next big thing.

AMERICAN INVENTOR will visit seven cities with their panel of expert judges for open casting calls to meet inventors from all over the country.

The competition is open to individuals or teams of inventors.

The product must be something that can be sold in a retail outlet.

You can come with a sketch, a prototype or even just an idea.

In the end, it´s up to America to call in and vote on which inventor is worthy of the million-dollar prize.

So, if you believe you have the next great product, grab your invention and join us at one of our auditions. Auditions are scheduled to take place in December 2005.

Host City: Denver
December 1st, 2005
Colorado Convention Center/SMG
700 14th Street
Denver, CO 80202
8:00 AM

Host City: Chicago
December 4th, 2005
Navy Pier
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Enter through Entrance 2, Lobby 3
8:00 AM

Other cities:

Host City: New York
December 7th, 2005
Location: TBD

Host City: Washington DC
December 11th, 2005
Location: TBD

Host City: Atlanta
December 14th, 2005
Location: TBD

The auditions will start promptly at 8:00 am. All participants are expected TO BE at the venue NO LATER THAN 8:00 am! It is imperative that you arrive on time. You may arrive at the venue as early as 6:00 am, but not before. We suggest you arrive at the venue early as we are expecting a large turnout.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Casting Call For Reality Series ULTIMATE SURPRISE PARTY

Casting Call For Reality Series ULTIMATE SURPRISE PARTY

Can you keep a secret? Do you want to?

Here is an opportunity to acknowledge a special person with a SURPRISE dream celebration.

Recognize that special milestone with a SURPRISE fantasy blowout, i.e. a Birthday Party or Sweet 16.

Throw the ultimate SURPRISE party for that special someone, i.e. a Bachelor or Bachelorette party.

Give a SURPRISE celebration to that deserving and unrecognized soldier who´s coming home i.e. a SURPRISE block party or SURPRISE marriage proposal.

Celebrate the arrival of a new life or the beginning of two lives together i.e. a baby shower, engagement or anniversary party.

A major network wants to help you SURPRISE your friends and family and make a dream come true!

Answer all questions as fully and as truthfully as possible, and be specific. Have fun giving us a good sense of your personality. Sell them on why your story would be a fun, hip and exciting part of our season!

Please remember this is a SURPRISE!

For More details go to

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

THE APPRENTICE Finale Live at Lincoln Center In December

NBC has announced that THE APPRENTICE live season finale will take place Thursday, December 15 from 9-11pm ET.

The two-hour finale will be broadcast live at Lincoln Center and will feature the conclusion of the final two tasks, a cast reunion and ultimately the live boardroom hiring of Trump´s newest employee who will receive a $250,000 ´apprenticeship.´

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

THE BIGGEST LOSER Is Renewed For Third Series

Announcement Comes as Series Prepares for Live, Two-hour Second Season Finale on November 29

NBC has sized up its hit weight-loss reality series THE BIGGEST LOSER (Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m. ET) for a new third season, it was announced by Kevin Reilly, President, NBC Entertainment.

"THE BIGGEST LOSER tells a very relatable story for many viewers and offers an upbeat and empowering challenge," said Reilly. "We are also pleased with the ratings momentum that the show has built in a competitive time slot."

"We are thrilled THE BIGGEST LOSER franchise is healthier than ever and that we will continue to have an opportunity with NBC to entertain and empower our avid fan base," said Executive Producer and Reveille CEO Ben Silverman.

So far this season, THE BIGGEST LOSER has averaged a 3.6 rating, 10 share in adults 18-49 and 8.8 million viewers overall, consistently placing number 2 in its competitive hour in 18-49 and number 1 among adults 18-34. One measure of THE BIGGEST LOSER´s hold on the audience is its average 25 percent increase in 18-49 rating from its first half-hour to its second (to a 4.0 rating from a 3.2). Over the past two weeks, THE BIGGEST LOSER has delivered NBC´s two strongest performances in the time period among adults 18-49 and total viewers since last January 11 - the night of THE BIGGEST LOSER first-season finale.

The series will broadcast its second-season finale in a special live, two-hour episode on Tuesday, November 29 (8-10 p.m. ET). The first hour will feature the "winner of the losers" where the kicked-off contestants will compete to see who has lost the largest percentage of weight since leaving the ranch. The winning "loser" will take home a cool $100,000. During the second hour of the finale, viewers will see how the three finalists continued their weight-loss journeys at home after leaving THE BIGGEST LOSER ranch. The finale will culminate with the live weigh-in where one the three finalists will be crowned THE BIGGEST LOSER and win $250,000.

The first reality series in which everybody "loses," THE BIGGEST LOSER challenges and encourages overweight participants to undergo radical physical makeovers, without any kind of surgery, in a safe and recommended manner through comprehensive diet and exercise as they complete for a grand prize of $250,000. The series has become a worldwide hit airing in over 35 territories and 15 countries. It has also produced a New York Times best-selling book and a burgeoning online lifestyle club

Monday, November 21, 2005

NBC Announces Reality TV Game Show - Deal or No Deal

Fortune May Favor the Bold as Deal-making Contestants Can Win Anything from a Penny to $1 Million Dollars During Intense Game of Chance and Odds

NBC announced that its high-stakes version of the international hit game show DEAL OR NO DEAL - hosted by actor-comedian Howie Mandel - will premiere as a four-night event from Monday, December 19 through Thursday, December 22 (8-9 p.m. all nights).

Hosted by Mandel (HIDDEN HOWIE), DEAL OR NO DEAL is an exhilarating game show from the producers of NBC's FEAR FACTOR and EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION where contestants play and deal for a top prize of $1 million dollars in a high-energy match of nerves, instincts and raw intuition.

The unique scheduling announcement was made by Kevin Reilly, President, NBC Entertainment.

"DEAL OR NO DEAL has a proven international track record and we think it has all the drama and excitement to keep American audiences on the edge of their seats," said Reilly.

Each night, the game of odds and chance unfolds when a contestant is confronted with 26 sealed briefcases full of varying amounts of cash -- ranging from a measly penny to $1 million dollars. Without knowing the amount in each briefcase, the contestant picks one -- his to keep, if he chooses, until its unsealing at game´s end.

The risk element of the game kicks in when the player must then instinctively eliminate the remaining 25 cases - which are opened and the amount of cash inside revealed. The pressure mounts as in each round, after a pre-determined number of cases are opened, the participant is tempted by a mysterious entity known only as "The Bank" to accept an offer of cash in exchange for what might be contained in the contestant´s chosen briefcase - prompting Mandel to ask the all-important question - DEAL OR NO DEAL?

As each case is opened, the likelihood of the player having a valuable cash amount in his or her own case decreases or increases. Viewers will see if truly, fortune favors the bold. The contestant knows that as long as the larger cash prizes haven´t been opened, the Bank´s deals will only get higher. And if the torn contestant accidentally opens a case with a bigger cash value - The Bank´s offer could suddenly vaporize.

Casting Call For Reality Series THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER Season 3 Open Casting Call in Boston

The UFC and Spike TV will hold an open casting call in Boston for Season 3 of the wildly popular series, THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER.

This season the series will be casting mixed martial artists in the Light Heavyweight (185-205lbs) and Middleweight (170-185lbs) divisions.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 30 - 10:00am-2:00pm

WHERE: Boston Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, 10 Dedham, Newton, MA

WHO: Dana White, a former Boston resident who serves as UFC President and host of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER, will oversee the tryouts.

Also in attendance:
* Kenny Florian (Season 1 finalist and Boston resident)
* Marcus Davis (Season 2 participant and lives in Bangor, Maine)
* Peter Welch (The Ultimate Fighter boxing coach)

Season 3 of one of television´s most popular series begins taping in Las Vegas in January. For Seasons 1 and 2, over 2 million people tuned in each week to watch the world´s best up-and-coming mixed martial artists compete for a six-figure contract with the UFC.

How to sign up: log onto or for details

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Doctor Is Announced For Next Edition THE BACHELOR - Takes Place Paris

Twenty-Five Beautiful Bachelorettes Will Be Paging New Bachelor Doctor Travis Stork -- Stat -- As He Romances Them In Paris, When THE BACHELOR Returns To ABC On January 9, 2006

Vanderbilt Medical Center´s Own "Dr. McDreamy" Will Star in the Popular Romance Reality Series, Which Will Be Set -- for the First Time Ever -- Outside the United States, In the Most Romantic City in the World.

Travis Stork, a handsome 33-year-old ER doctor who is completing his residency at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, has been selected to star in the eighth edition of THE BACHELOR. THE BACHELOR, when ABC´s popular romance reality series returns to the network on Monday, January 9 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET). For the first time ever the series will be set outside the United States in the most romantic city in the world - Paris!

Travis, who graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duke University and earned his MD from University of Virginia, has a true passion for helping people, but the one thing that is missing is a woman to share his life. Now he will take on that challenge against a spectacular backdrop that will include the Eiffel Tower, the breathtaking Champs Elysies and the historic Arc de Triomphe.

The beauty of the show, according to Travis, is that it will give him the chance to step back from his career and job and focus on his personal life, concentrating all his attention and energy on meeting some amazing women.

This season THE BACHELOR will return to its popular, traditional roots, highlighting all the romance and fantasy of new relationships. And, what better place for the perfect love story to play out than Paris -- the City of Lights.

The hunky 6´4" doctor is a favorite with all the nurses at Vanderbilt. However, the Ft. Collins, Colorado native, who has a traditional Midwest upbringing, yearns to have the type of relationship that he has seen played out during his parents´ 37-year-long romance. Travis considers himself a simple guy with simple pleasures, which he thinks accounts for his being a happy person. When he has time to take off, he´s is a huge outdoors enthusiast. A real devotee of mountain and road biking, he also enjoys kayaking and hiking.

What kind of woman is Travis looking for? Along with such attributes as being genuine, honest and caring, and someone who is somewhat adventurous and athletic, "it´s the woman who catches my eye - maybe with the way she smiles, the way I first react to her. I get that feeling inside you really can´t describe."

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Grammy-Nominated Singer Songwriter to Star In A Reality Series For E! Entertainment

Grammy(R)-Nominated Singer/Songwriter Lisa Loeb to Star in E! Entertainment Television´s New Unscripted Series #1 SINGLE to Premiere in January 2006.

Being single in the city takes on a new twist in this new series following Billboard-topping singer Lisa Loeb on her quest to have it all: love, success; career and family. And E! Entertainment Television´s new unscripted series #1 SINGLE will be there to capture each step in the process. Newly single, Loeb is moving back to New York, where she will dip her toe into the dating pool for the first time since college. The performer´s one-of-a-kind approach to life will be the subject of the new eight-part series, #1 SINGLE, set to premiere in January 2006, it was announced today by Lisa Berger, Senior Vice President, Programming Development, E! Networks.

"Lisa Loeb is smart, talented, quirky and endearing, with a genuinely engaging and relatable lifestyle," said Berger. "She is experiencing the same thing that many single professional people her age today are learning, which is how challenging it can be to find someone to share their hectic and sometimes complicated lives."

"I decided to do this TV series because what I do as a musician and songwriter is connect to an audience, so why not take that to another level," says Loeb. "Through my lyrics and performances, I share my life and personal experiences with others who, over the years, have told me it's made an impact on their lives. I see this series as a way to connect with more people on a larger scale and continue to do what I love most, which is to entertain."

Now at a major crossroads in life, Loeb, in her mid-thirties, recently ended her second consecutive six-year relationship and is single for the first time since college. She is taking a hard look at her love life. What will dating be like at this stage in her life? How is dating different for a celebrity? What can she learn from her past relationships? This series takes a look at single life from a realistic perspective in the midst of a hectic professional life. Luckily, in addition to her myriad celebrity friends, Lisa has a network of companions who support her in everyday life: Debbie, her vivacious younger sister who is recently single herself; Stephanie, a friend since college and an actress; and her ex-boyfriend, Juan, a music producer, who was integral in the early part of her career. And, of course, there is Lisa´s Jewish mom from Texas who is waiting for grandchildren.

Loeb usually has to juggle the demands of her successful music career that takes her all around the world, and as she transitions from LA to New York to work on her new album, we will follow her as she plays gigs, promotes her music, and writes new songs. Whether in the kitchen cooking up a meal for company, at a concert entertaining fans or feigning an injury to meet a single doctor, Lisa shows viewers that it's all about attitude when it comes to being single, successful, and looking for love in the 21st century. Known for her sexy girl-next-door style and sophisticated lyrics, Loeb has shown the world her ability to create music that touches the heart and stimulates the mind. With her trademark cat-eyed glasses, Loeb made her mark in music in 1994 with the number one hit, STAY, featured on the soundtrack of the hit Gen-X film REALITY BITES. STAY earned her both a Grammy(R) nomination and a Best New Artist Brit(R) Award, along with a record deal with Geffen. Since then she has made four acclaimed CDs, including gold-certified TAILS (1995) and its follow up, the Grammy(R)-nominated FIRECRACKER (1999). She ushered in the new millennium with CDs, CAKE AND PIE and HELLO LISA and in 2005 released THE WAY IT REALLY IS and the children´s board book and CD, CATCH THE MOON. Over the years she has toured and played with fellow musicians such as Goo Goo Dolls, Matchbox 20, Counting Crows, Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris, the Indigo Girls and Sarah McLachlan.

Loeb´s television credits include her own series, DWEEZIL AND LISA, a weekly culinary adventure that debuted on The Food Network in January 2004 and showcased the pair´s passion for food, cooking and music. Other TV appearances include: MTV's animated SPIDERMAN as the voice of Mary Jane, THE CHRIS ISAAK SHOW and THE DREW CAREY SHOW and the late-night talk show circuit. Loeb starred in her first feature film role, opposite Oscar(R)-winning actor Geoffrey Rush in the movie, HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL in 1999.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

New Reality Series DAISY DOES AMERICA To Debut December 6 - Partners With Flower Company

DAISY DOES AMERICA, from Courteney Cox and David Arquette¹s Coquette Productions, Premieres Tuesday, December 6, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), Exclusively on TBS

TBS is letting Mother Nature do the talking in an innovative, multi-tiered buzz marketing campaign for the network´s upcoming unscripted original comedy series DAISY DOES AMERICA. Working with creative and promotional consultant Cataldi PR, TBS is partnering with for an innovative slate of buzz-building concepts designed to capitalize on star Daisy Donovan´s name. Live daisies will serve as the icon for a host of unique, innovative promotions that include aggressive street marketing and the creation of a DAISY-themed Christmas window in Manhattan.

In DAISY DOES AMERICA, actress-comedian Daisy Donovan (Daisy Daisy, Millions, The 11 O´Clock Show) travels the country in search of the American Dream, soon discovering that phrase means different things to different people. Her travels spotlight the quirks and oddities of the American way of life as she tries to fit in wherever she can, whether as a bounty hunter, rap singer or psychic. Along the way, she pokes fun at herself and the characters she comes across in her unique, tongue-in-cheek style. As she strives to conform to the sometimes-bizarre characters and situations she encounters, the results are unpredictable and hilarious.

DAISY DOES AMERICA comes to TBS from Courteney Cox and David Arquette´s Coquette Productions. This fresh, fast-paced and irreverent look at some of America´s most extreme characters and lifestyles, as seen through the eyes of a British import, is set to air on TBS Tuesdays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), beginning December 6.

"Our job was to create some untried avenues of delivery to reach the most likely viewers in a way that connects them with this fresh, funny series, and to do it in a memorable way," said Tricia Melton, senior vice president of marketing for TBS. "We are in a very enviable position with this show in that we have a star whose image can be communicated with an icon that is extremely inviting to our female viewers: daisies."

The following are the details of TBS´s DAISY DOES AMERICA campaign:

Petal-Pushers Promotion For 10 days beginning Sunday, November 13, TBS will be using pedal-power to build visibility and tune-in for the new series. Teams of cyclists aboard oversized tricycles will cruise high-traffic venues in New York City and Philadelphia to distribute individually wrapped live daisies to consumers. Inside each package will be a two-sided card promoting both series tune-in and a special daisy discount available at The cycles will also be equipped with posters further advertising the series.

Daisy On Your Doorstep Beginning Thursday, December 1, TBS will literally be bringing a call to action to the doorsteps of 200,000 likely viewers by delivering live daisies in door hangers with tune-in to 50,000 households in Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Detroit and St.Louis. The zip codes that will be the focus of the effort represent areas with high-viewership of TBS´s female-skewing shows like SEX AND THE CITY.

A Big Apple Holiday Window with A Daisy Flair - From Barney´s to Macy´s, holiday-themed shop windows are one of the Big Apple´s most anticipated attractions. To continue the buzz for the new series, TBS is working with a team of holiday window designers to create a stylized DAISY-themed holiday window in the heart of the fashionable SoHo shopping district, at West Broadway and Houston Street. The debut of the attraction will be supported with a public relations effort to garner awareness and traffic at New York´s newest Christmas destination. The DAISY-themed window will be at the location from Monday, November 21 to Monday, December 26.

Crazy for Daisy Online Sweepstakes Daily daisy trivia will be the subject of a month-long promotion at beginning Monday, Nov. 28. The challenge rewards one daily prize of a Daisy Bouquet and one grand prize, A Year of Flowers, courtesy of partner,

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Reality TV Animated Hit Series DRAWN TOGETHER Renewed For Third Season

Comedy Central Picks Up A Third Season Of DRAWN TOGETHER The Hit Series From Creators Matt Silverstein And Dave Jeser

A disgusting pig, a gay gamer and a racist, this isn´t another season of THE REAL WORLD, it´s COMEDY CENTRAL´s dose of animated reality. COMEDY CENTRAL has ordered a third season of television´s first animated reality series, it was announced by Lauren Corrao, executive vice president of original programming and development. The third season of DRAWN TOGETHER, created by Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser, will premiere during the fourth quarter of 2006 and consist of 14 episodes.

"We can´t get enough of these dysfunctional housemates and we are thrilled to see what the third season brings to our beloved animated reality stars" said Corrao. "DRAWN TOGETHER has given us, along with SOUTH PARK, a solid hour of animated comedy and the creators continue to bring in creative, hysterical storylines that keep us wanting more."

"We´re thrilled," said Silverstein and Jeser. "Not since POLICE ACADEMY 8 has a premise this flimsy been stretched this far."

Since its second season premiere on October 19, 2005, DRAWN TOGETHER paired with the network´s solid series, SOUTH PARK, has built an adult animation block that has dominated the cable television landscape on Wednesday nights. Through the first three episodes, DRAWN TOGETHER has averaged 2.1 million total viewers. For three weeks the series was the was the most-watched show on cable in its timeslot (10:30 p.m.) in that key demo as well as in all key male demos (M18-24, M18-34, M18-49 and M25-54). The DRAWN TOGETHER: SEASON ONE UNCENSORED! DVD was released on Tuesday, October 4 and debuted in both Videoscan and Video Business News in the top 10 TV on DVD releases.

Together, the animated hour of SOUTH PARK and DRAWN TOGETHER (Wednesdays from 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.) made COMEDY CENTRAL the most-watched cable network among adults and men 18-49 and 18-34 for three weeks of the run (11/2). Also, among men 18-24, COMEDY CENTRAL ranked #2 in all of television for the hour.

DRAWN TOGETHER presents a world where cartoon characters from various genres of animation are brought together to live under one roof. The characters leave their animated "reality" and enter a new world where their cartoon universes collide with a bang, combining different styles of animation and different personalities, all "drawn together." This is COMEDY CENTRAL´s first original animated series that is drawn traditionally and in 2-D digital ink and paint animation.

The eight stars/housemates represent iconic archetypes from the world of animation and include: "Captain Hero" (Jess Harnell), a not-so-moral do-gooder reminiscent of the Saturday morning TV super heroes of the 70´s; "Clara" (Tara Strong), a 20-year-old sweet and naive fairy-tale princess; "Toot Braunstein" (Tara Strong), a black and white pudgy heart throb from the 20´s; "Foxxy Love" (Cree Summer), a sexy mystery-solving musician; "Spanky Ham" (Adam Carolla), a foul-mouthed internet download pig; "Ling-Ling" (Abbey McBride), an adorable Asian trading card mini-monster; "Wooldoor-Sockbat" (James Arnold Taylor), a wacky Saturday morning "whatchamacallit;" and "Xandir" (Jack Plotnick), a strong young adventurer, similar to the great video game warriors.

Friday, November 11, 2005

ROCK STAR INXS Coming To DVD on December 6th

On December 6th, the hit Reality TV Show ROCK STAR INXS will come to DVD.

Bonus features include casting interviews, a backstage tour of the show and a VIP party at the ROCK STAR mansion.

Clips include Jordis talking about dedicating THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD, the rockers arriving at the mansion for the first time, etc. Also included is a "Too Hot For TV" segment, which includes, among other things, JD´s birthday celebration.

Track listing:
SUICIDE BLONDE - INXS (from mini concert after the finale)
NEED YOU TONIGHT - INXS (mini concert)
NEVER TEAR US APART - INXS (mini concert)
DON'T CHANGE - INXS (mini concert)
PRETTY VEGAS - INXS (mini concert)
NO WOMAN, NO CRY - Ty Taylor
IMAGINE - Jordis Unga
CREEP - Marty Casey
MONEY J.D. Fortune

Pre-Orders are being accepted at

Casting Call for ABC´s EXTREME MAKEOVER Announced

Are you looking to have an EXTREME MAKEOVER? Well, here´s your chance! Here´s how to apply:

1.) Print out and complete the Application Form.

2.) Include two recent photos (one full body and one close-up), at least 2"x2", with your name written on the back.

3.) Make a three minute videotape telling us why you want to be a candidate for EXTREME MAKEOVER.

4.) Mail the Application Form, photos, and videotape to the following address:

Box 78
10061 Riverside Drive
Toluca Lake, CA 91602

Some of the candidates they are currently looking for are:

1. PROSTHETIC STORY - Someone who is in need of a new or updated prosthetic. Candidates must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 21 and 40 and be in good physical health.

2. CANCER SURVIVOR or LIBRARIAN - Candidates must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 21 and 40 and be in good physical health.

3. DIVORCEES - Male or females that have recently been left by their spouse for younger and/or prettier mates. Candidates must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 21 and 40 and be in good physical health.

4. MEDICAL MIRACLES - Someone who is in need of a glass/prosthetic eye, port wine stain or birthmark laser treatment, accident/sports injury reconstruction, etc. Candidates must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 21 and 40 and be in good physical health.

5. ENGAGED COUPLE - Both the bride and groom desire to change their physical appearance through plastic surgery, then get married in a free fairy tale wedding on primetime national television. Whether it´s the first or second time around, whether there are children in the mix, all engaged couples (or couples who are going to get engaged) are invited to apply. Candidates must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 21 and 40 and be in good physical health.

6. SMALL TOWN GIRL - Someone who wants to change her physical appearance through plastic surgery and who desires to venture into high society. They are looking for a young girl who has never experienced life away from her small town, possibly never been on a plane, who wants to learn social skills like posture and poise, voice/speech, etiquette and style, etc., in order to portray a positive image and feel attractive in any setting, anywhere in the world. All candidates must be U.S. citizens in good physical health, between the ages of 20 and 30, be no more than 30 lbs overweight, and preferably single with no children.

7. WEIGHT LOSS - A dedicated weight loss candidate willing to work off 50 lbs before their makeover.

8. RESCUE WORKERS - Veterans/Firefighters/Police/EMS, etc. who may have been injured in the line of duty.

To apply online for an EXTREME MAKEOVER, visit

NOTE: Producer shall not be responsible for any lost, late, incomplete, stolen, misdirected, or illegible applications; or for any telephone, cable, or similar failures, or garbled or jumbled transmissions, or unauthorized human intervention.

Former FOR LOVE OR MONEY Reality TV Star Appearing in PLAYBOY

Though starring on Reality TV´s FOR LOVE OR MONEY didn´t go her way, it gave Hollywood a good look at her silver-blue eyes and lithe body. Catch Rachel Veltri´s act in AMERICAN PIE PRESENTS BAND CAMP on DVD and the upcoming teen horror flick PRAY FOR MORNING.

But now you can see Rachel Veltri All Nude in the Playboy CyberClub on November 18th, 2005.

Got to for sneak peak.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

ABC Announces THIS IS YOUR LIFE - Hosted By Regis Philbin

New Generation of TV´s Original REALITY Show Will Return to Television to Surprise Guests As They Are Honored Through the Remembrances of Family and Friends.

One of America´s most beloved broadcasters, Regis Philbin, star of LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY and the primetime edition of WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE, is set to make his return to ABC´s evening hours as the host of THIS IS YOUR LIFE. The announcement was made by ABC Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Specials and Late-Night, Andrea Wong, and Fox Television Studios Executive Vice President, Alternative Development, Holly Jacobs. ABC and Fox Television Studios previously announced that they are bringing the original "reality" show, THIS IS YOUR LIFE, back to television for a series of specials.

"My network needs me! I´m there," said Philbin. "THIS IS YOUR LIFE was always one of my favorite shows."

"He´s perfect, the only man for the job," said Wong. "The show is a roller coaster of emotions - there´s comedy, anticipation, tears of joy - and no one can take an audience on that ride better than Regis."

Jacobs said: "Filling the illustrious shoes of Ralph Edwards was a daunting task. We knew we had to find a broadcaster who was both trustworthy and celebrated - an American icon. There was only one place to turn Regis Philbin."

Bravo Announces New Reality TV Series TOP CHEF

Production Underway In San Francisco In The Search For The Next Top Culinary Talent

Bravo has signed on Katie Lee Joel to host TOP CHEF, a new reality competition series set in the pressurized environment of world-class cookery and the restaurant business. The series will feature twelve aspiring chefs competing for their shot at culinary stardom and the chance to earn the prestigious title of TOP CHEF. Scheduled to premiere next year on Bravo, principal photography for the ten-episode, one-hour series commenced October 24 in San Francisco. The announcement was made today by Frances Berwick, Senior Vice President of Programming, Bravo.

"Bravo is eager to discover exciting new talent in the culinary world, just as we did in fashion with PROJECT RUNWAY, in film with PROJECT GREENLIGHT, and comedy writing in SITUATION: COMEDY," said Berwick. "We´re delighted to have Katie Lee Joel as host. Her passion for excellent cuisine pushes our contestants to the top of their game."

Katie Lee Joel will host this inside look at the artistic and cutthroat world of the culinary arts. Married to music icon Billy Joel since 2004, Katie´s lifelong passion for good food began when she first learned to cook from her grandmother while growing up in West Virginia. Today, she enjoys cooking meals with fresh, organic ingredients and strives to consume a diet that is both healthy and pleasing to the taste buds, while taking into consideration where every ingredient comes from. Katie´s culinary experience is broad and diversified. She has taken a wide range of culinary classes, spent a semester abroad in Florence, worked in a variety of restaurants and helped open Jeff and Eddy´s Restaurant, one of the hottest dining spots in the Hamptons. Katie also started the culinary website with her friend Aleishall Girard, which was born out of their shared passion for the culinary arts and appreciation for the simple nourishment that makes up a daily meal. Katie holds a degree in English and Journalism from Miami University of Ohio.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Thanksgiving Feast of THE AMAZING RACE on GSN

GSN Programs Special Thanksgiving Weekend With a Two-Day Marathon of THE AMAZING RACE.

Grab some turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes and feast your eyes on GSN over Thanksgiving weekend for a special programming treat. GSN will air the second season of two-time Emmy Award-winning THE AMAZING RACE in its entirety.

THE AMAZING RACE marathon begins November 24th from 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM ET/PT, continuing on Friday, November 25th from 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM ET/PT. Season 2 includes visits to such locations as South America, South Africa, Thailand and Australia.

SURVIVOR To Return to CBS With Two Editions in 2006-2007

The CBS Television Network has ordered two additional editions of SURVIVOR to be broadcast during the 2006-2007 season. These will mark the 13th and 14th editions of the hit reality tv series.

"SURVIVOR is that rare television breed - a show with seemingly endless audience appeal," said Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment. "Part of that is testament to a concept with inherent drama that features different faces and places; the other part is the ability of Mark Burnett and his talented team to inject new ideas and new wrinkles to keep the format fresh."

Tassler continued: "It started as a cultural phenomenon and has evolved into a consistent Top 10 show that leads off the most successful night of television on any network. We look forward to taking audiences to more exotic locations next season and introducing them to the next wave of ordinary citizens marooned as SURVIVOR castaways."

"It is an honor that our show´s continued ratings success has become part of television history," said executive producer Mark Burnett. "SURVIVOR has been, and continues to be, a wonderful experience for me and for my production crew, and that has remained unchanged since our beginnings. I look forward to continuing as part of the CBS family, and in keeping our loyal Thursday night audience entertained and enthralled for many more years to come."

WHO´S YOUR MOMMY To Premiere on Fox Reality TV Channel

USA TODAY is reporting that The Fox Reality TV Channel will premiere the Reality TV Series WHO´S YOUR MOMMY, November 25th.

The show offers a cash prize of up to $100,000 for two women who have a chance to meet their birth mothers. The twist is that he two will have to determine which of eight women are their real moms.

WHO´S YOUR MOMMY is a spin off of the controversial FOX Reality TV Show, WHO´S YOUR DADDY, in which an adopted daughter had to guess the identity of her birth father.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

SURVIVOR and THE AMAZING RACE To Be Offered As Video On Demand By CBS

Comcast And CBS Announce Deal To Offer Hit Shows Through Video On Demand

SURVIVOR and THE AMAZING RACE First Broadcasts Offered Through Groundbreaking Agreement

Comcast and CBS announced that they will make two of the broadcaster´s leading Reality TV series available for viewers to watch at their convenience. This announcement marks a new phase for video on demand and further emphasizes the changing landscape of providing prime-time content to viewers whenever they choose. CBS, in partnership with Comcast, is the first broadcast network to offer its most coveted primetime programming through VOD with a cable provider.

Beginning in January, Comcast Digital Cable customers in markets served by CBS owned-and-operated television stations (including the top 7 US markets) will be able to view episodes of SURVIVOR and THE AMAZING RACE on Comcast´s ON DEMAND service. The on-demand programs will be available as early as midnight following their broadcast on the CBS television network. Each episode will cost 99 cents, and customers will be able to view the episodes anytime they want for up to 24 hours from the time they order them. Prior to the March debut of new episodes of SURVIVOR and THE AMAZING RACE, viewers will be able to order episodes of the fall 2005 editions (SURVIVOR: GUATEMALA and THE AMAZING RACE 8.)

"Video on demand has fundamentally changed the way people watch TV, and now for the first time the most popular prime-time CBS programming will be available to our customers," said Brian Roberts, Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation. "CBS has taken a giant step forward in experimenting with prime-time video on demand. Comcast´s ON DEMAND service has been tremendously successful, with more than one billion program views so far this year."

"This is an incredibly exciting evolution for CBS and network television - video on demand is the next frontier for our industry, and we are thrilled to be partnering with Comcast in taking this giant, positive leap forward," said Leslie Moonves, Chairman, CBS and Co-President and Co-Chief Operating Officer, Viacom. "We´re offering hit programming that is extremely well-suited for this new medium, and we´re confident the lure of watching these shows at one´s own convenience, will make this feature wildly popular. From its days as one of the first radio broadcasters to its leadership in HDTV, CBS has always been on the cutting edge of broadcasting technology, and this latest development further distinguishes us as the undisputed industry leader."


SURVIVOR GUATEMALA - THE MAYA EMPIRE Finale To Be Broadcast On A Special Night - Sunday, December 11th

The Sunday Night Finale Will Be Followed By A Live One Hour Reunion Show From Los Angeles Featuring The Castaways Together For The First Time Since Being In Guatemala.

For more detailed information on SURVIVOR GUATEMALA - THE MAYA EMPIRE and the 18 castaways, log on to

More information can be found at

BRAVO Shows Tops For Viewers Attention And Product Placement Awareness

BRAVO Shows Are #1, #2 And #3 Among 250+ Reality Shows Measured For Program Attentiveness On Broadcast And Cable Primetime.

Folks who are watching reality television are paying more attention to Bravo´s original reality series than any other reality shows on television. Bravo, which is the #1 most upscale cable network, is the leading network in providing shows with the highest measurement for program attentiveness.

According to IAG Research, Bravo has the top three most attentively viewed reality shows on television, and the top three most attentively viewed shows on cable, across all genres. As part of its syndicated service, IAG Research tracked over 250 primetime reality shows scheduled on broadcast and cable (including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, UPN, WB, MTV, Bravo, Discovery, TLC, Lifetime, TBS, TNT, USA, ESPN and Nick at Nite) between September 20, 2004 and July 29, 2005.

The top three reality series of the 2004-2005 broadcast season that had the highest measurement for program attentiveness (in which viewers are more likely to recall specific program details than any of the 250 primetime reality shows scheduled on broadcast and cable primetime among all measured viewers) are Bravo´s PROJECT GREENLIGHT (#1), SHOWDOG MOMS & DADS (#2), and BLOW OUT (#3). These same three shows came in at #1, #2 and #3, respectively, for being the most attentively viewed shows on cable, across all genres - scripted and non-scripted.

"Bravo has continued to deliver upon its promise to both viewers and advertisers in providing compelling original arts and culturally relevant programming to upscale audiences," said Lauren Zalaznick, President, Bravo. "This data strongly supports what we´ve always known - Bravo viewers are loyal, they are paying close attention, and can remember details from specific story lines, including the brands integrated into our programs, and as a result, viewers have an improved opinion of those brands. This is excellent news for our advertiser base, whom we work closely in providing organic product placement integrations with an outstanding success story."

DELIVERS TOP THREE REALITY SHOWS FOR PROGRAM ATTENTIVENESS: In order to measure program attentiveness, panelists are asked questions to determine whether they recall episode-specific plot elements of programs that have aired in the past 24 hours. For the reported time period 2004-2005 season to date, viewers were able to correctly answer 86 percent of the program content questions for PROJECT GREENLIGHT, 84 percent in SHOWDOG MOMS & DADS, and 82 percent in BLOW OUT.

#1 CABLE NETWORK FOR BRAND RECALL: Product placements in Bravo shows are more likely to be remembered than those in any show on any other cable network measured in the study, and in many shows on broadcast as well. Viewers that watch programs attentively are also more likely to recall the brands integrated within them. Bravo was the top cable network for recall of product integrations for 2005 through September. IAG Research reports Brand Recall, a metric that captures how effectively a brand cuts through among viewers of a program: For example, Sprint in Blow Out achieved double the Brand Recall of the average integration in a cable reality ; 30% higher than that of FOX´s AMERICAN IDOL and 50% higher than CBS´s ROCK STAR: INXS.

#1 NETWORK FOR BRAND OPINION IMPROVEMENT: High program attention, viewer affinity for Bravo shows and seamless and organic product placements have a measurable impact on viewer/consumer opinion. Bravo is the #1 measured network - cable and broadcast - in achieving overall brand opinion improvement for product placements. Product integrations in Bravo shows were more effective in positively shifting viewers´ perceptions of the brands than those on any other network.

REALITY/UNSCRIPTED ACHIEVES GREATER OVERALL BRAND OPINION IMPROVEMENT: Additional findings noted that the Unscripted/Reality genre provided a huge advantage in terms of measuring brand opinion improvement, and was more than 50% better than scripted program formats.


NBC Universal announced that THE APPRENTICE: MARTHA STEWART finale will be broadcast live on Wednesday, December 21 from 8-10 pm ET/PT.

The two-hour finale will feature the culmination of the final two tasks, a cast reunion and the live conference room hiring where the newest Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia employee will receive a $250,000 ´apprenticeship´ working alongside Stewart and her executive

Monday, November 07, 2005


Starting, this evening on UPN, former and current Models from the hit series AMERICA´S NEXT TOP MODEL will make special guest appearances on other UPN television shows.

Norelee guest stars on ONE ON ONE
Mercedes guest stars on ALL OF US
Toccara guest stars on GIRLFRIENDS
Keenyah guest stars on HALF AND HALF
Eva guest stars on AMERICA´S NEXT TOP MODEL
Brittany guest stars on LOVE, INC
Jay Manual guest stars on EVE
J. Alexander guest stars on CUTS Michelle guest stars on FRIDAY NIGHT SMACK DOWN

More information can be found at

VH1 Announces Casts For CELEBRITY FIT CLUB 3

CELEBRITY FIT CLUB is back for its third season as a one-hour reality show in which eight overweight celebrities compete in two teams of four to lose weight. In each episode the celebrities attend "Fit Camp" where they take part in a range of physical and motivational activities designed to shed the pounds, increase team spirit and rivalry, and win prizes.

VH1 has announced the cast for CELEBRITY FIT CLUB 3

Jeff Conway (TAXI, GREASE)
Bruce Vilanch (writer/comedian, HOLLYWOOD SQUARES)
Chastity Bono (daughter of Sonny & Cher)
Countess Vaughn (THE PARKERS)
Bizarre (actor/musician, D12, THE LONGEST YARD)
Tempestt Bledsoe (THE CROSBY SHOW)
Young MC

In each episode we´ll see them at home or work struggling to maintain their regime. And in each episode we´ll see them at the "Weigh In Ceremony" where they´ll be individually weighed and judged by the panel: a doctor, a psychologist and their fitness trainer. They are also weighed in teams on a huge counterweight scale. In the final show, each member of the team that has lost the most weight across the series wins a grand prize.

There will be eight shows in the series, filmed over a period of 16 weeks.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

MY FAIR BRADY Season Finale This Sunday on VH1

This Sunday, November 6 at 9:00 pm (EST) on the season finale of MY FAIR BRADY will be shown on VH1.

Will Christopher Knight hear "I do" or "Good bye" from his live-in girlfriend, Adrianne Curry?

Viewers will find out on the season finale of MY FAIR BRADY.

While vacationing in Puerto Rico, Adrianne tells Chris that she needs a rock-solid commitment from him (i.e. propose to her) or she is moving out, getting her own place and their relationship would be over. Feeling frustrated and pressured, Chris tells her he does not think he can give her what she wants right now. Thus, Adrianne begins apartment hunting, while Chris begins contemplating the possibility of losing the love of his life. What will happen to this May-December couple? Find out on Sunday.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Wanna Be On The Next THE REAL WORLD? Casting Call Announced

MTV is currently accepting video auditions for an upcoming season of THE REAL WORLD.

If you are between the ages of 18 and 24, you can mail your 5 - 10 minute video tape to the following address:

Bunim/Murray Productions
6007 Sepulveda Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91411

The tape deadline is November 30th

Tapes will not be returned. VHS Preferred, but they will accept Mini-DV and VHS-C. Please do not send CD-ROMS or DVD

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Reality TV Series THREE WISHES Renewed By NBC

NBC has renewed its feel-good unscripted series THREE WISHES (Fridays, 9-10 p.m. ET) for six more episodes, bringing the total number of episodes ordered so far to sixteen. The announcement was made by Kevin Reilly, President, NBC Entertainment.

"This is an uplifting and emotionally engaging show that really captures the joy of people helping people," says Reilly. "We´re pleased with the growth this series has shown and encouraged by the response from both viewers and critics who have rallied behind THREE WISHES and praised it as a quality family show."

TV GUIDE recently endorsed THREE WISHES as "the new season´s slam-dunk family viewing pick" and the Parents Television Council named it one of the best shows for family viewing, commending the series as "the best example yet of the positive potential of reality TV." ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY named THREE WISHES one of five "favorite new fall shows" and praised it for leaving viewers "beaming about the basic goodness of humankind."

THREE WISHES has delivered competitive numbers throughout the fall and has won its time period in both adults 18-49 and total viewers with each of its last two telecasts. Regular episodes of THREE WISHES have averaged a 35 percent build on the show´s lead-in among adults 18-49.

Back to Back New Episodes Announced For Premiere of PROJECT RUNWAY

On Wednesday, December 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Bravo will launch the second season of the Emmy-nominated reality series focusing on fashion designers, PROJECT RUNWAY. The premiere episode will be immediately followed by the second episode at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT, offering viewers twice the fashion and twice the drama.

Supermodel Heidi Klum will once again head a panel of industry luminaries, including top women´s and men´s wear designer Michael Kors and Elle Magazine fashion director Nina Garcia, who will serve as judges and industry mentors charged with selecting and molding the budding designers. There will also be guest judges each week based on the specific challenge. Tim Gunn, Chair of the Parsons The New School For Design, will return to guide the contestants through each of their challenges. Sixteen contestants will compete in weekly design challenges until only three remain and face off once again at New York Fashion Week in February.

"Our new group of designers are so talented and I couldn´t be more excited for them to be able to showcase those talents in front of the entire country," said Heidi Klum. "With more twists and turns and demanding challenges, this season will truly serves as a worthy follow-up to our Emmy-nominated premiere season."

"Fans of last season´s PROJECT RUNWAY will certainly not be disappointed with the fashions and drama that these sixteen designers provide," said Frances Berwick, Senior Vice President, Programming and Production, Bravo.

The winning designer will walk away with $100,000 in seed money to help them launch their own line and a 2007 Saturn Sky Roadster, both provided by Saturn. The winner´s designs will be featured in a spread in ELLE, photographed by the magazine´s world-renowned Publication Director, Gilles Bensimon. They will also receive a mentorship from the Banana Republic Design Team.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

HELL´S KITCHEN Casting Call For Second Season

HELL´S KITCHEN is looking for a few good chefs... to apply for next season´s culinary boot camp!

Are you ready to enter the domain of world-renowned Head Chef Gordon Ramsay? If you think you can take the heat, we're going to tell you how to sign up for the terror, tears, tantrums and triumphs of this sizzling hot series! HELL´S KITCHEN 2 will follow 12 aspiring chefs 24/7, capturing the fiery drama, intrigue and high emotion that ensue when they are tossed in the cauldron, working under world-renowned Chef Gordon Ramsay. Contestants will have to demonstrate they have what it takes to work in an adrenaline-fueled kitchen as they are tested and driven to achieve their very best!

Producers are looking for charismatic, talented, and competitive men and women, 21 and over, with varying culinary experience who posses or who have a LOVE AND PASSION for food. Whether you simply love to cook, are a culinary student or a recent graduate, a burger flipper, line cook, a weekend gourmet or an experienced chef, we want to meet you! Prior cooking experience preferred.

Casting events will take place in the following cities:

Open Calls

Monday Nov 7, 2005
Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm
1015 Second Avenue (Between 53rd & 54th St.)
New York, New York

Saturday Nov 12, 2005
Time: 9:00am-6:00pm
135 West 52nd Street (Between 6th & 7th)
New York, New York

For more information please call Debbie at 917-374-7614 Or Lisa at 917-678-9996

Open Calls

Saturday November 5th
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
2900 31st St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Saturday November 12th
Casting Producers will have a booth at the San Diego Bay Wine and Food festival, stop by our booth!

Embarcardero Park North
San Diego, CA

For more information please call Adam at 310-930-8267. Or Joanna at 310-930-8273

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

FEAR FACTOR Returns In December - With Reality TV Edition

NBC´s popular reality series FEAR FACTOR, hosted by Joe Rogan (NEWSRADIO), will return to the network´s regular program lineup for its sixth season on Tuesday, Dec. 6 (8-9 p.m. ET).

The first reality show to be sold into syndication - and a bona fide hit all around the world - the FEAR FACTOR recipe will have a new look and feel when fresh episodes return. A brand new stunt team with credits including THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS, KILL BILL, VOL. 2, MINORITY REPORT" and OCEAN´S ELEVEN, will provide the most outrageous stunts to date.

The series also will continue its reputation for unpredictable fantasy prizes - such as trips around the world, a garage stocked with new cars and the chance to fly a fighter jet over Russia.

"We are thrilled to bring back the FEAR since FEAR FACTOR has virtually become a trademark series," said Curt Sharp, Vice President Primetime Alternative Programs and Specials, NBC Entertainment. "It brings a loyal audience and should mesh well on Tuesdays at 8 after the success of another reality series, THE BIGGEST LOSER, earlier this season."

"It was a great challenge to make our new season stand out from the previous five seasons of some of the most shocking entertainment on television. We have exceeded our own expectations," said Matt Kunitz, FEAR FACTOR Executive Producer. "We put together a new stunt team and created a Home Invasion segment where Joe Rogan invades unsuspecting households across the country delivering fear to their doorstep. This season brings new twists, massive explosions, crashes, high speeds, and raw emotion. It´s a whole new game."

"We´re very excited about returning to the NBC lineup where we´ve been a fixture for the last five years," said David Goldberg, President of Endemol USA. "After hundreds of hours on the air, including 34 last year, we took some oxygen on the side line and are coming back fresh and reinvigorated. A lot of time, thought and money was spent to make improvements in the show. I wouldn´t call it an Extreme Makeover, but FEAR will be returning bigger and better with an all new look and feel."

Some of the exciting new episodes that will be featured this season include: HEIST FEAR FACTOR, which will be the premiere episode on December 6 (8-9 p.m. ET), features a new twist as contestants compete in extreme stunts to obtain keys to a submerged armored car with one million dollars inside.

Reality Stars FEAR FACTOR, which will play out over multiple episodes, features teams from NBC´s THE APPRENTICE, including Craig Williams and Tana Goertz; team THE AMAZING RACE, with Jonathan Baker and Victoria Fuller; team SURVIVOR, with Twila Tanner and John "Johnny Fairplay" Dalton; team AMERICAN IDOL, with Carmen Rasmusen and Anthony Federov; and team REAL WORLD, with Trishelle Cannatella and Mike "The Miz" Mizanin.

Family FEAR FACTOR which was shot on location at Universal Studios Orlando, features Shaquille O´Neal - Miami Heat basketball great - as he co-hosts a stunt where parents drop 200 feet from a helicopter into the water below. Then, they must pull a release, which sends their kids flying down a quarter-mile zip line.

Psycho FEAR FACTOR pits two-person teams against each other in perhaps one of the creepiest locations to date - the "Psycho" house and Bates Motel on the Universal Studios Hollywood back lot. The contestants stayed every night during the competition in the motel and participated in stunts based on the movie including the infamous bloody shower scene.

Military FEAR FACTOR features male and female teams from four branches of the military all who have served a tour of duty in Iraq. The contestants compete in three extreme military-themed stunts on an actual aircraft carrier.

Some additional themed episodes include mothers/sons, old vs. young and blind date.

Also unique to FEAR FACTOR this season is "Home Invasion," which challenges fans to face their fears in an actual FEAR FACTOR stunt on the fans´ home turf - their house. Fans who sit in their living room watching FEAR FACTOR - and yelling, "I could do that" - now will have the chance to appear on the series and attempt a stunt without even leaving their house. Each week, one household will compete for a $5,000 Capital One credit card.