[10/17/05 - 12:00 AM]
CBS.com Brings Blogging to Primetime

[via press release from CBS]


Stars, Producers and Writers to Write Blogs for Hit CBS Primetime Series

CBS.com is bringing blogging to primetime with the help of stars, writers and producers of some of the biggest hits on CBS. From crime dramas to comedies, to supernatural thrillers, to reality series, these series blogs will give web surfers the inside track on their favorite shows.

CBS.com is now featuring blogs from "CSI: Miami," "Survivor: Guatemala," "How I Met Your Mother" and "Ghost Whisperer." In addition, in the coming weeks CBS.com will unveil blogs for "Threshold," "NCIS" and "The Amazing Race: Family Edition."

"The public's appetite for personal blogs continues to grow by leaps and bounds, and so it only makes sense to offer the stars and creative talent of America's most watched network to this growing audience," commented Larry Kramer, President, CBS Digital Media. "Additionally, we're confident these blogs will help drive traffic to our sites, while also increasing the visibility of these series on a whole new platform and build an even stronger relationship with the viewers."

"Blogs are a great way to bring the millions of viewers who enjoy our programming into the creative process," said Nancy Tellem, President, CBS Paramount Network Television Entertainment Group. "Each week, fans of our shows will be able to go online and read about what it's like to work on the show, what went into a particular episode or what's on the mind of one of our actors," "It's a great bonus for our viewers, and a unique way to give them an exclusive look behind the scenes of their favorite shows."

The following are details for the blogs now available on CBS.com:


Writer's Blog

Executive Story Editor Corey Miller shares his experiences working on this hit show, offering insight into the creative process and details about how an episode goes from initial idea to final cut.



Survivors Strike Back

Favorite Survivors Rob Cesternino, Jenna Morasca, Coby Archa, Scout Cloud Lee, Ethan Zohn, Ian Rosenberger, James Miller, Kathy O'Brien, Katie Gallagher and Jonny Fairplay all contribute to this lively blog, analyzing all the action in Guatemala and debating the finer points of the game.



Barney's Blog

Provided by the show's writers, this clever blog is written in the voice of swingin' bachelor Barney, the character played by Neil Patrick Harris.



The Spirit World According to James Van Praagh

Co-Executive Producer and famed medium James Van Praagh writes this fascinating blog, providing behind-the-scenes information about the show and keeping viewers posted about what's going on in the spirit world.


Future blogs that will be offered on CBS.com include:


Writers' Grotto

Contributors will be the show's producers and writers who will tell us what goes on behind the scenes, how an episode is conceived and produced, and hint at what might be coming up.


Series star Pauley Perette will write this blog, giving her perspective on shooting the show and her life in general.


Return of the Racers

The series most memorable racers write commentary about each leg of the race, weighing in on each week's action.

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