or


[04/05/05 - 12:00 AM]
Costas Now, New HBO Sports Program Hosted by Acclaimed Broadcaster Bob Costas, to Launch May 13

[via press release from HBO]

Costas Now, New HBO Sports Program Hosted By Acclaimed Broadcaster Bob Costas, To Launch May 13

April 05, 2005

NEW YORK - One of the most accomplished broadcasters of his generation, Bob Costas begins his fifth year at HBO with the new show COSTAS NOW, debuting FRIDAY, MAY 13 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) exclusively on HBO. Ross Greenburg and Rick Bernstein will serve as executive producers of the program, which will draw on the talents of HBO Sports' Peabody- and Emmy(r)-winning production department.

Appearing monthly, the one-hour sports magazine program will incorporate some of the signature elements from "On the Record with Bob Costas," which captured three Sports Emmy(r) Awards in its four years on HBO.

In addition, COSTAS NOW will focus on the fast-breaking, topical news stories that continually emerge in today's sports arena. Production elements will include one-on-one interviews with sports figures in the news; hot-button newsmaker issues; enterprising journalistic and feature stories; essays and commentaries from Costas; and a sprinkling of humor and history. "COSTAS NOW will be the monthly destination for sports fans who want meaningful reporting and in-depth analysis and commentary on the hottest and biggest sports subjects," says Ross Greenburg, president, HBO Sports. "The monthly format enables us to do topical stories in a substantive and unique style."

In April 2004, Costas was honored with the Sports Emmy(r) Award in the category of Outstanding Studio Host for the third consecutive year, marking his 16th career Emmy(r). The recently announced Sports Emmy(r) nominations for the past programming year include a nomination for Costas in the category Outstanding Sports Personality - Studio Host for his work on both HBO and NBC.

In addition to hosting COSTAS NOW, Costas will continue his co-host role on HBO's award-winning "Inside the NFL" when it returns for its 29th season in the fall.

"One of the most rewarding aspects of working at HBO is being part of television that is both entertaining and thoughtful," says Costas. "The one-hour format gives us the opportunity to treat serious topics with appropriate depth and still have plenty of fun with the offbeat stuff. There is a great deal of sports TV out there right now. What we've been able to do is to come at sports in a different way. An approach that works for me and HBO."

Over the past three decades, HBO Sports has earned a reputation as sports television's best storyteller. The acclaimed "Sports of the 20th Century" documentary series has received six George F. Peabody Awards for broadcast excellence. In addition to COSTAS NOW, HBO Sports' programming includes: three boxing series, "World Championship Boxing," "HBO Boxing After Dark" and "HBO Pay-Per-View"; "Inside the NFL," cable's longest-running series, entering in its 29th season in the fall; and "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel," the monthly sports journalism program that has earned 13 Sports Emmy(r) Awards.





  [april 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)











[03/06/15 - 03:15 PM]
Introducing Your Newest Addiction: TV Land's "Younger" from Darren Star to Premiere with Two Back-to-Back Episodes on March 31st
As part of an extensive preview strategy, the first episode is now available in full On Demand, on TVLand.com, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video and iTunes.

[03/06/15 - 01:31 PM]
Showtime(R) Releases Key Art and First Trailer for Its New Comedy Series "Happyish"
The series, premiering Sunday, April 26, stars Oscar(R) and Golden Globe(R) nominee Steve Coogan, Kathryn Hahn and Emmy(R) winner and Golden Globe nominee Bradley Whitford.

[03/06/15 - 01:16 PM]
NBC Announces Summer Tentpole Premiere Dates, Led by the Most-Watched Summer Show of the Last Nine Years, "America's Got Talent"
Also on tap are new seasons of "American Ninja Warrior" and "Hannibal" plus the premiere of "Aquarius."

[03/06/15 - 01:03 PM]
Date Changes for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Movie World Premieres
"A Bone To Pick: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery" will now premiere on Saturday, April 4 while "Garage Sale Mystery: The Deadly Room" is now due on Saturday, April 11.

[03/06/15 - 01:01 PM]
"Supergirl" First Images Revealed as Production Begins on New Pilot for CBS from Warner Bros. Television, Based on the Characters from DC Comics
Colleen Atwood said, "In designing Supergirl, I wanted to embrace the past, but more importantly, thrust her into the street-style action hero of today."

[03/06/15 - 01:00 PM]
Disney Channel Orders Comedy Series "Best Friends Whenever"
The project centers on teenagers Shelby and Cyd, who when a science experiment goes wrong, become unstuck in time, leaping forward and backward whenever they want - and sometimes even when they don't.

[03/06/15 - 12:51 PM]
Showtime(R) Comedy Documentary "Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro" to Debut on Friday, April 17
The film follows Notaro's travels as she embraces her most loyal fans by creating unique and intimate comedy experiences in their homes, backyards, barns, and basements.

[03/06/15 - 11:31 AM]
Crews Race for Crab and Battle Monstrous Storms Like Never Before in Discovery's Hit Series "Deadliest Catch"
The 13-time Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 11th season on Tuesday, April 14 at 9:00/8:00c on the Discovery Channel.

[03/06/15 - 10:25 AM]
"Dateline: The Real Blacklist" to Lead Into Hit Drama "The Blacklist" to Form Two-Hour Thursday-Themed Programming Block
Plus: "The Slap" will shift to 10:00/9:00c next week, replacing the hiatus-bound "Allegiance."

[03/06/15 - 09:31 AM]
"The Odd Couple" Grows in Its Third Week - Up 13% in Viewers and 7% in Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, March 5.

[03/06/15 - 08:53 AM]
"The Blacklist" Doubles Its Lead-In, Finishes Within a Tenth of Last Week's Fast-Affil Rating
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 5.

[03/06/15 - 08:43 AM]
Live + 3: ABC's "Secrets and Lies" Grows to a 2.1 in Adults 18-49 - Remains Sunday's Top Drama Debut
ABC further spins the numbers for Sunday, March 1.

[03/06/15 - 08:40 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, CBS Split the Demo Crown
The Alphabet's "American Crime" opens on top at 10:00/9:00c among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/06/15 - 08:25 AM]
ABC Is Up Sharply Year to Year and Finishes No. 1 for Its 6th-Straight Thursday
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 5.

[03/06/15 - 08:02 AM]
HBO Announces Featured Artists on Game of Thrones Mixtape Vol. 2
Produced by Launch Point Records, the 15-track mixtape features diverse artists representing Game of Thrones families, leveraging themes and highlights from season 4.