or


[08/23/04 - 12:00 AM]
Andy Friendly to Executive-Produce 'Countdown to the Emmys 2004'

[via press release from ABC]

ANDY FRIENDLY TO EXECUTIVE-PRODUCE "COUNTDOWN TO THE EMMYS 2004," ABC'S PRE-SHOW TO THE 56th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS TELECAST

Prolific producer and television entertainment news pioneer Andy Friendly has signed on as executive producer of "Countdown to the Emmys 2004." The hour-long program will broadcast live from the red carpet at the Shrine Auditorium and will lead into the 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. "Countdown to the Emmys 2004" airs from 7:00-8:00 p.m., ET, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 on the ABC Television Network.

"The Emmy Awards ceremony is truly television's most thrilling night. Viewers anticipate all the excitement from the pre-show arrivals, including the first looks at their favorite stars, their spectacular outfits and hearing from them as they enter the big show. Our job is to capture the excitement and build anticipation for the ceremony, which we will do with a great team - in front of and behind the camera," says Friendly.

Friendly, whose talent and imagination gave birth to one of television's most successful magazines, "Entertainment Tonight," raised the talk show to exciting new levels on cable as executive producer of all of CNBC's primetime shows from 1990-95, including shows for Tom Snyder, Geraldo Rivera and Tim Russert, and he revived one of television's most venerable game shows, "Hollywood Squares." He also served as president of Programming and Production for King World, syndicators of "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "Wheel of Fortune," "Jeopardy" and "Inside Edition."

Hosts for the program will be announced soon. "Countdown to THE Emmys 2004" comes from Andy Friendly Productions, which currently produces the "Life of Luxury" specials for ABC, starring George Hamilton.





  [august 2004]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT (SYNDICATION)
· HOLLYWOOD SQUARES (SYNDICATION)
· INSIDE EDITION (SYNDICATION)
· JEOPARDY (SYNDICATION)
· LIFE OF LUXURY (ABC)
· OPRAH WINFREY SHOW, THE (SYNDICATION)
· WHEEL OF FORTUNE (SYNDICATION)





[01/18/17 - 12:31 PM]
Logo Hits the Slopes Again for Aspen Gay Ski Week
Logo's stars will lead viewers on a new adventure each day in a series of 10 original short segments.

[01/18/17 - 12:30 PM]
BET to Premiere New Original Scripted Drama, "Rebel," from John Singleton on March 28th at 9PM ET/PT
Directed by John Singleton, the series follows a police officer who leaves the force after being under an intense Internal Affairs/criminal investigation for shooting her partner in the hopes of stopping him from gunning down her little brother.

[01/18/17 - 12:11 PM]
Fall's Best Reviewed and #1-Rated New Series "This Is Us" Receives Renewal for Two Additional Seasons
To date, 72 million total viewers have viewed the first 10 episodes in some fashion on all platforms.

[01/18/17 - 12:03 PM]
FOX Dominates Divisional Playoff Weekend
FOX Sports spins the numbers for its NFL postseason coverage to date.

[01/18/17 - 11:46 AM]
"America: Facts vs. Fiction" Returns to American Heroes Channel for Fascinating Fourth Season Hosted by Jamie Kaler
Hosted by former Naval officer and comedian/actor Jamie Kaler, this season is a wake-up call about the surprising hidden facts behind the most familiar and beloved stories from our nation's and military's past.

[01/18/17 - 11:35 AM]
National Geographic Discovers Ancient Anchors That Could Rewrite the History of Human Travel in the Bronze Age
"We set out to investigate the most interesting theories that argue that there is some kind of history behind the myth of Atlantis," said Cameron.

[01/18/17 - 10:43 AM]
Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete Docu-Series "For Peete's Sake" Returns with All-New Episodes Saturday, February 18 on OWN
In a revealing new season, Holly and Rodney find themselves balancing it all amongst troubling headlines highlighting escalating police relations, and deep fears of raising sons Robinson, Roman and RJ in the current climate surface.

[01/18/17 - 10:35 AM]
TNT's Hit Series "Major Crimes" Renewed for Season Six
The show's stellar ensemble cast - including Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Phillip P. Keene, Kearran Giovanni, Jonathan Del Arco and Graham Patrick Martin - will return for the 13-episode sixth season.

[01/18/17 - 10:30 AM]
ABC News' Coverage of the Inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump Begins Thursday, January 19
"20/20" will air two one-hour specials on Thursday, January 19 and Friday, January 20.

[01/18/17 - 10:13 AM]
NBC to Preview "Chicago Justice" on Wednesday, March 1 at 10 P.M.
The preview will immediately follow a crossover event between "Chicago Fire" at 8 p.m. and "Chicago P.D." at 9 p.m.

[01/18/17 - 10:05 AM]
Velocity and Ryan Friedlinghaus Join Forces to Bring the Inner Workings of the World-Renowned West Coast Customs Back to Velocity
In March, Velocity invites viewers deeper into the West Coast Customs world with all-new, never-before-seen episodes of "Inside West Coast Customs."

[01/18/17 - 10:02 AM]
James Frain Joins "Star Trek: Discovery"
Frain will star as "Sarek," the famed father of "Spock."

[01/18/17 - 09:38 AM]
NBC Reunites TV's Favorite Foursome with the Return of "Will & Grace" (and Jack and Karen)
Stars Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally will be back, and original series creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan will act as showrunners and executive producers.

[01/18/17 - 09:05 AM]
Comedy Central Announces Celebrity Judges, Comedian Battlers for "Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle II: War of the Words"
Whitney Cummings, Ken Jeong, Anthony Jeselnik, John Mayer, T.J. Miller, Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Jason Sudeikis and Snoop Dogg will serve as celebrity judges.

[01/18/17 - 09:03 AM]
Video: HBO Releases Video for Upcoming Season of "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver"
The video features Oliver as he wanders the sets of other returning HBO favorites, joined by surprising guest stars.