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[01/12/10 - 02:39 PM]
Record-Setting TruTV Joins Super Bowl Lineup with Ad Featuring NFL Superstar Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers
The spot will highlight the network's upcoming series "NFL Full Contact," due on Monday, February 8 at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from truTV]

Record-Setting truTV Joins Super Bowl Lineup With Ad Featuring NFL Superstar Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 -- truTV, which scored its best ratings year ever in 2009, will be part of the ad lineup for CBS's broadcast of the Super Bowl. truTV's first Super Bowl ad will feature one of the NFL's most popular players, Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

truTV programming includes original series that focus on giving viewers access to places and situations they can't normally experience. The network's Super Bowl spot will highlight an addition to truTV's lineup: NFL FULL CONTACT, a behind-the-scenes look at professional football that debuts Monday, Feb. 8, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), the day following the Super Bowl. The ad is scheduled to appear in the second quarter of the game, prior to the two-minute warning.

truTV was known as Court TV before being rebranded in 2008. In 2009, truTV enjoyed its most-watched primetime in the network's 18-year history, as deliveries grew 29% among adults 18-34 and 11% among adults 18-49.

"Clearly, truTV has arrived and has enjoyed great success in attracting a new, younger audience," said Marc Juris, executive vice president and general manager of truTV/In Session. "Having an ad in the Super Bowl gives the network the biggest possible platform to show viewers and the advertising community that truTV has emerged as a major player in television."

truTV's Super Bowl spot is being created by Grey, a renowned New York agency. Grey's recent Super Bowl work includes iconic spots for ETrade. truTV's ad will focus on Polamalu, one of the NFL's top safeties. Since the 2005 season, Polamalu has earned two Super Bowl rings. He was also chosen for five-straight Pro Bowls from 2005-2009.

truTV is television's destination for real-life stories told from an exciting and dramatic first-person perspective. Currently seen in 91 million U.S. households, the 18-year-old network is enjoying its best deliveries ever in key demographics. truTV features high-stakes, action-packed originals that give viewers access to places and situations they can't normally experience. truTV's primetime fan favorites include the original series Black Gold, Operation Repo, The Smoking Gun Presents� and Forensic Files. During the daytime, the channel features expert trial coverage under the name In Session.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.





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[03/04/15 - 10:01 AM]
From Rainn Wilson's Production Company SoulPancake, "Impress Me" Set To Make Exclusive Television Premiere Wednesday, March 18 on Pop
The scripted comedy centers on celebrity impressionists Ross Marquand and Jim Meskimen who are trying to quit doing impressions and transition into serious, dramatic actors.

[03/04/15 - 09:18 AM]
Netflix and Leonardo DiCaprio to Partner on Upcoming Documentary Projects
Netflix and DiCaprio will work together to identify and develop potential fact-based projects, with a particular focus on environmental and conservation themes, including original documentaries and docu-series as well as acquired existing projects.

[03/04/15 - 09:04 AM]
ABC Entertainment and Marvel Television Launch "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Double Agent" on MarvelsDoubleAgent.com, ABC.com and the WATCH ABC App
The five-part original web series follows the actions of a newly hired production assistant who is actually working as a double agent on behalf of an unknown enemy known only as The Mastermind.

[03/04/15 - 09:02 AM]
TV One to Premiere Original Film "Hear No Evil" Starring Jahnee Wallace, Jill Marie Jones, Richard T. Jones and Jackie Long
Russ Parr, from Up To Parr Productions, serves as the Director and Screenwriter.

[03/04/15 - 08:50 AM]
NBC Dominates the Night, "Voice" Delivers Its Second-Most-Watched Tuesday Ever
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 3.

[03/04/15 - 08:37 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice," "Chicago Fire" Claim Top Spots
The latter gets a boost from a two-hour edition of the former.

[03/04/15 - 07:32 AM]
ESPNU Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary Today
ESPNU is ESPN's fifth network, preceded by ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, and ESPNEWS.

[03/04/15 - 07:31 AM]
ESPN, NHL & NHLPA Reach Agreement for 2016 World Cup
The World Cup will take place at Toronto's Air Canada Centre from September 17 - October 1, 2016 and will culminate with a best-of-three final.

[03/04/15 - 06:06 AM]
Tom Selleck Returns as Jesse Stone Pre-Production Begins on "Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise," A Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Film Created Exclusively for the Network, Premiering Fall 2015
"Lost in Paradise" marks the ninth installment of the famed movie detective series.

[03/04/15 - 06:03 AM]
Erykah Badu, Lance Bass, Hunter Parrish, Jon Tenney and Jacob Vargas to Guest Star in Amazon Original Series "Hand of God"
The series is currently shooting in the Los Angeles area and will premiere exclusively on Prime Instant Video this fall.

[03/03/15 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 3
Updates include: IFC cancels "Garfunkel & Oates"; Jon Foo set as lead in "Rush Hour" at CBS; and Jack Gore is the "Problem Child" at NBC.

[03/03/15 - 04:07 PM]
Idris Elba Steps Onto Set for "Luther" Two-Part Special
Rose Leslie, Laura Haddock, Darren Boyd, John Heffernan and Patrick Malahide also star alongside the returning Michael Smiley and Dermot Crowley.

[03/03/15 - 03:18 PM]
Spike TV Partners with Dwayne Johnson for Event Programming Development Deal
Johnson and Dany Garcia will executive produce shows ranging from big live events, specials, sports and initiatives surrounding our troops and veterans.

[03/03/15 - 03:12 PM]
"Ellen's Design Challenge" Among Highest-Rated Series in HGTV History
HGTV spins the numbers for Monday, March 2.

[03/03/15 - 02:39 PM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Announces Its Sixth Annual "Top Teacher Week"
From May 4-8, "Live" will honor teachers who go above and beyond for their schools, communities and students.