or


[03/12/07 - 02:40 PM]
ABC Announces New Wednesday Night Lineup, with Alternative Series "The Next Best Thing: Who Is the Greatest Celebrity Impersonator?" and "American Inventor," and New Drama "Traveler"
"The Next Best Thing" will launch with a two-hour special on May 30 while "American Inventor" returns for its second season on June 6.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC ANNOUNCES NEW WEDNESDAY NIGHT LINEUP, WITH ALTERNATIVE SERIES �THE NEXT BEST THING: WHO IS THE GREATEST CELEBRITY IMPERSONATOR?� AND �AMERICAN INVENTOR,� AND NEW DRAMA �TRAVELER�

Special Two-Hour Premiere of �The Next Best Thing� and �Traveler� to Air Wednesday, May 30

�American Inventor� Returns for a Second Season the Following Wednesday, June 6

ABC announces its new Wednesday night lineup: New alternative series �The Next Best Thing: Who is the Greatest Celebrity Impersonator?,� returning series �American Inventor� and new drama �Traveler.� A special two-hour premiere of �The Next Best Thing: Who is the Greatest Celebrity Impersonator?� will air WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET; the series will normally air from 8:00-9:00 p.m.), followed by the new drama, �Traveler,� from 10:00-11:00 p.m., ET. �American Inventor� returns for a second season the following WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

�The Next Best Thing: Who is the Greatest Celebrity Impersonator?,� hosted by Michele Merkin (�Foody Call,� �Extreme Dodgeball�), follows the search to find the best celebrity impersonators from across the country with a live finale in Las Vegas. Jeffrey Ross (�American Dreamz,� �The Aristocrats�) and Elon Gold (�Stacked,� �Cheaper by the Dozen�) join actress-comedian Lisa Ann Walters as judges on �The Next Best Thing: Who is the Greatest Celebrity Impersonator?�

�The Next Best Thing: Who is the Greatest Celebrity Impersonator?� is produced by Peter Engel Productions Inc. and New Wave Entertainment�. Peter Engel and Barry Katz serve as executive producers. Also executive-producing is the team of Fax Bahr and Adam Small (�The Jamie Kennedy Experience,� �Mad TV�). Peter Engel has produced over one thousand episodes of weekly entertainment, including the teen mega-hit �Saved by the Bell.�

New Wave Entertainment is a premier content development and production enterprise and one of the entertainment industry�s largest entertainment marketing and creative services agencies. Burbank-based New Wave is owned by principals Paul Apel and Alan Baral.

�Traveler� follows three best friends and roommates from graduate school -- Jay Burchell, Tyler Fog and Will Traveler � who are about to depart on a cross country road trip together and make New York City their first stop. But when an innocent prank at one of New York�s oldest art museums coincides with the bombing of the iconic building, Jay and Tyler realize that their �friend,� Will, has framed them for a domestic terrorist attack. Now Tyler and Jay must answer two questions to prove their innocence: Who is Will Traveler? And why did he do this to them? Flashing back to the prior two years to illustrate the formation of this friendship and Will�s insidious behavior, this action-packed one-hour drama taps into 21st-Century paranoia with provocative themes and complex characters.

Starring in �Traveler� are Matthew Bomer (�Tru Calling�) as Jay Burchell, Logan Marshall-Green (�The O.C.,� �24�) as Tyler Fog and Aaron Stanford (�X-Men: The Last Stand�) as Will Traveler. The cast also includes Pascale Hutton (�Smallville�) as Jay�s girlfriend, Viola Davis (�Century City,� �Solaris�) as Agent Jan Marlow, Anthony Ruivivar (�Third Watch�) as Agent Guillermo Borjes, Steven Culp (�Desperate Housewives�) as Special Agent in Charge Fred Chambers, William Sadler (�Roswell,� �The Shawshank Redemption�) as Carlton Fog and Billy Mayo (�24,� �Air Force One�) as The Porter.

�Traveler� is a production of Warner Bros. Television, in association with The Jinks/Cohen Company. Executive producers are Charlie Craig, Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen. The pilot was written by David DiGilio and directed by David Nutter.

�American Inventor,� the embodiment of the ultimate American dream, will uncover the hottest new product and make one struggling inventor�s dream come true. It returns for its second season to find the ultimate in homespun ingenuity and make one struggling inventor�s dream come true with a grand prize of one million dollars and the opportunity to market their product worldwide. The biggest search for America�s best new invention will take place in various cities across the country, at locations that speak to the spirit of ingenuity and innovation. In the end, it will be up to the American public to call in and place their votes for the invention they feel is worthy of the coveted grand prize.

�American Inventor� is produced by FremantleMedia North America, Simon Cowell�s Syco Television and Peter Jones TV Ltd. Simon Cowell, Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Siobhan Greene, Peter Jones and Clay Newbill are executive producers. Dug James and Tabitha Hansen are co-executive producers.





  [december 2017]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· 24 (FOX)
· AMERICAN INVENTOR (ABC)
· CENTURY CITY (CBS)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· JAMIE KENNEDY EXPERIMENT, THE (WB)
· NEXT BEST THING: WHO IS THE GREATEST CELEBRITY IMPERSONATOR? (ABC)
· OC, THE (FOX)
· ROSWELL (UPN)
· SMALLVILLE (CW)
· STACKED (FOX)
· THIRD WATCH (NBC)
· TRAVELER (ABC)
· TRU CALLING (FOX)





[12/13/17 - 04:00 PM]
Bryan Cranston to Guest Host Tonight's Broadcast of "The Late Late Show with James Corden"
Cranston will fill in while James Corden enjoys time with his family following the birth of his daughter yesterday.

[12/13/17 - 02:39 PM]
The Biggest Night in "Lip Sync Battle" History Celebrates the Biggest Name in Music History
"Lip Sync Battle Live: A Michael Jackson Celebration," a one-hour special, airs Thursday, January 18 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/13/17 - 01:00 PM]
Fox Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox Film Partner to Debut First-Ever Live Theatrical Commercial
Holiday tentpole "The Greatest Showman" will debut a live, two-and-a-half minute commercial during the network's upcoming three-hour live musical event, "A Christmas Story Live!"

[12/13/17 - 12:14 PM]
Comedy Series "High Maintenance," Created by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, Returns for Second Season Jan. 19 on HBO
New guest stars this season include Danielle Brooks, John Gallagher, Jr., Jessica Hecht, Luzer Twersky and Kate Lyn Sheil.

[12/13/17 - 11:20 AM]
Paramount Network Teams Up with mitu to Develop "Browntown," A New Sketch Comedy Series
Featuring a prominent multicultural cast of emerging comics, improv actors, popular social influencers and celebrity cameos, "Browntown," will be set in a fictional, predominantly Latino neighborhood, designed to reflect today's diverse America.

[12/13/17 - 11:20 AM]
Bebe Rexha to Kick Off "A Christmas Story Live!" with Performance of New Original Song "Count on Christmas"
The song was written specifically for the live musical event by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Tony Award winners for the musical "Dear Evan Hansen," and lyricists of "La La Land's" Academy Award-winning song, "City of Stars."

[12/13/17 - 11:10 AM]
Four-Part Documentary Event "The Defiant Ones" Wins IDA Documentary Award for Best Limited Series
The documentary recently received a Grammy nomination in the category of Best Music Film.

[12/13/17 - 10:03 AM]
America's Leading True Crime Network, Investigation Discovery and Bestselling Author, James Patterson Write the Book on Intrigue and Deceit in All-New Series, "Murder Is Forever"
Patterson's first foray into true-crime television, based upon the authentic stories featured in his upcoming paperback books - is set to debut on Monday, January 22 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/13/17 - 10:03 AM]
"The Vet Life" Returns with Cy-Fair Animal Hospital's Unwavering Dedication to the Animals of the Texas Community in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey
The third season of "The Vet Life" premieres Saturday, January 13 at 10:00/9:00c on Animal Planet.

[12/13/17 - 09:58 AM]
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2018 Inductees
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2018 Induction Ceremony will again have its television premiere on HBO, and a radio broadcast on SiriusXM.

[12/13/17 - 09:01 AM]
ABC Announces the Midseason Return of "Designated Survivor" in 2018
The series will resume its sophomore run on Wednesday, February 28 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/13/17 - 08:22 AM]
Red Nose Day Campaign Returns to NBC with a Night of Special Programming on May 24, 2018
Since its launch in 2015, Red Nose Day in the U.S. has raised over $100 million and has sold 30 million of the campaign's iconic Red Noses, positively impacting the lives of more than 8.3 million children living in poverty.

[12/13/17 - 08:16 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Hold Off the Demo Competition
The Peacock's reality franchise is the night's top draw among adults 18-49.

[12/13/17 - 08:09 AM]
We Have Plenty More Battles to Fight - "Mr. Robot" Has Been Renewed for Season 4
USA confirmed the news via social media this morning.

[12/13/17 - 08:02 AM]
Comedy Central Acquires "The Office" from NBCUniversal to Premiere with All-Day Marathon on Monday, January 15
Select episodes will be available to stream on cc.com and the CC App.