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[05/22/06 - 12:00 AM]
ABC Announces Summer Slate of Shows

[via press release from ABC]

ABC ANNOUNCES SUMMER SLATE OF SHOWS

New Series Premiering Over the Summer Are "Buy It Now," "How to Get the Guy," "Master of Champions," "One Ocean View" and "The One: Making a Music Star"

ABC will premiere five new shows over the summer, it's been announced. The series include "Buy It Now," "How to Get the Guy," "Master of Champions," "One Ocean View" and "The One: Making a Music Star."

"These shows are exciting additions for ABC and perfect for summer viewing," said Andrea Wong, executive vice president, Alternative Programming, Specials and Late-Night, ABC Entertainment. "They are light, fun, engaging series that we believe viewers will make appointments with all summer long."

Following in alphabetical order are descriptions of the new series joining ABC's summer schedule:

"Buy It Now" � This feel-good series will help families realize one of their most meaningful dreams by putting a variety of prized possessions up for auction on eBay. Not only will family members have to willingly part with these beloved items for the sake of a greater cause, but relatives, friends and hopefully even the whole town will donate items in an effort to raise the necessary funds to fulfill the worthy dream. Besides auctioning off the usual personal belongings, the friends, family and community will come up with other unusual, creative auction-worthy schemes. In addition, there will be opulent sponsor-donated "fantasy packages", unknown "mystery items" and an assortment of fundraising competitions. With a little luck, and the help of America's viewers, each family will have a chance to make their dream come true.

"Buy It Now" will air twice a week: The first episode will showcase one family and their worthwhile dream; the follow-up LIVE episode will reveal the final few minutes of online bidding and see if enough money was raised to help this family fulfill their dream. Series premiere date TBD.

"Buy It Now" is produced by Flody Suarez ("8 Simple Rules"), Jay Blumenfield & Tony Marsh ("Tuesday Night Book Club"), and Tom Mazza, Jak Severson & Danica Krislovich ("Treasure Hunters").

"How to Get the Guy" � Emmy Award-winning producers David Collins and David Metzler team with ABC on this romantic reality series that follows the trials and tribulations of love as seen through the eyes of four young, attractive and available women who are looking for Mr. Right. Shot docu-soap style at over 150-locations throughout San Francisco, the one-hour format will follow four single women over six episodes as they take hold of their own romantic destinies and declare to the world that they are ready, willing and able to do anything and everything they have to in order to find true love. Accompanying Alissa, Anne, Kris and Michelle on their journey are two "Love Coaches," Emmy-winning writer and award-winning journalist Teresa Strasser and well-known television host JD Roberto. Lending the "he said/she said" perspective to the women's search, Strasser and Roberto will guide each lady throughout a series of events that ultimately leaves them learning more about love than any of them thought possible. Series premieres MONDAY, JUNE 12 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET).

"How to Get the Guy" is from Scout Productions, currently in production on their fourth season of Bravo's "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," which has earned them an Emmy and Producers Guild Award.

"Master of Champions" � Each week six competitors face off with some of the world's most unique talents in this one-hour variety competition to determine who is the best of the best. The best judges in the business will pare the contestants down to three, who will then stand before a live studio audience for the final selection... as the next "Master Champion!" Contestants will be competing in such unique and extreme challenges as Interpretive Pizza Tossing, Extreme Unicycle Obstacle Course and Amazing Drift Driving. In some competitions, two competitors perform the same stunt and the judges decide who is the best. In other contests, two competitors perform different and unique tasks. Judges score them first, and the last three standing face the audience for final judgment. The winner will have earned the title Master Champion and have his/her name permanently inscribed on the Master of Champions Wall of Fame. Series premiere date TBD.

"Master of Champions" is executive-produced by Jonas Larsen and Anthony Ross for Y27 Entertainment.

"One Ocean View" � In New York, for young professionals "summer in the city" means summer out of the city, as they flee Manhattan on Friday afternoons and descend on exclusive beach communities. "One Ocean View" is for people old enough to have real jobs, issues and "baggage," but still young enough to leave all that behind and have a great time. Everyone in the house will have a goal. Some will be there just for the fun and "fling" of it; some, suddenly single again, may be ready for a new love. Others, with "30" fast approaching, will be on the search for Mr. or Mrs. Right. As our weekenders leave the city by train, bus, cab or limo � and ultimately the ferry � to the share house on Friday nights, "One Ocean View" will let viewers participate in everything from first meetings to new relationships, days at the beach and nights filled with romance. Weekends will go by quickly as the days grow shorter and the pressure builds to make this a summer to remember. Series premiere date TBD.

"One Ocean View" is produced by Bunim-Murray Productions. Jonathan Murray and Joey Carson are executive producers.

"The One: Making a Music Star" � Based on the international sensation, the series will follow the lives of contestants as they attend a fully functioning music academy that turns aspiring singers into music stars through professional training. The show will follow all the drama in the music academy, as it offers vocal coaching and celebrity mentors who will turn potential into talent in a state-of-the-art training and recording facility. Each week contestants will perform live for the American audience, who will have to vote to keep their favorites in the competition. In addition, the contestants' coaches will also serve as judges. The winner will receive a recording contract with a major record company. Series premiere date TBD.

"The One: Making a Music Star" is produced by Endemol USA, producer of the Emmy-winning series "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."





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· BUY IT NOW (ABC)
· EIGHT SIMPLE RULES (ABC)
· HOW TO GET THE GUY (ABC)
· MASTER OF CHAMPIONS (ABC)
· ONE OCEAN VIEW (ABC)
· ONE, THE: MAKING A MUSIC STAR (ABC)
· QUEER EYE (BRAVO)
· TREASURE HUNTERS (NBC)
· TUESDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB (CBS)





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