or


[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."





  [may 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· 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)





[02/13/16 - 08:44 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Leads the Night Among Adults 18-49
"Shark Tank" and "20/20" post big gains from a week ago.

[02/13/16 - 08:40 AM]
ABC Wins Friday with "Shark Tank" and "20/20" at Season Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, February 12.

[02/13/16 - 08:29 AM]
"Grimm" Matches Its 18-49 High Since Nov. 6
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, February 12.

[02/12/16 - 05:55 PM]
The Academy Announces Third Slate of Presenters for the 88th Oscars(R)
"The Oscars(R)," hosted by Chris Rock, will air live Oscar Sunday, February 28, on ABC.

[02/12/16 - 02:05 PM]
MTV's Comedy Darlings, "Awkward" and "Faking It" Return with Plenty of Surprises on Tuesday, March 15 at 10PM and 10:30PM ET/PT
The second half of "Awkward" season 5 kicks off at the beginning of summer, a year after we last saw Jenna and her friends.

[02/12/16 - 02:01 PM]
Jamie-Lynn Sigler Signs on to Guest Star on Freeform's Hit Series "Baby Daddy"
Sigler will portray Sarah Gilcrest, the "hot teacher" from Ben's high school days.

[02/12/16 - 01:19 PM]
Discovery Family Channel Celebrates Valentine's Day with a Weekend Filled with Shows Dedicated to Love and Friendship
The network will offer something for every member of the household from animated series such as "Strawberry Shortcake," "My Little Pony" and "Littlest Pet Shop" to special episodes of "Cake Boss" and some beloved films from a recent past.

[02/12/16 - 01:18 PM]
Discovery Family Channel Celebrates President's Day with a Special Programming Line Up
Look for a special presentation of "Broadway at the White House" and the film "The American President" on Monday, February 15.

[02/12/16 - 01:02 PM]
LEGO Star Wars Animated Short Featuring "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Characters to Debut Monday, February 15 on Disney XD
"Poe to the Rescue" is the first episode in "LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises," a series of all-new animated shorts that take place prior to the First Order's attack on Jakku.

[02/12/16 - 11:04 AM]
Video: "Confirmation" - Long Lead Tease (HBO Films)
The Kerry Washington-led film premieres Saturday, April 16 on the pay channel.

[02/12/16 - 10:22 AM]
Video: "Veep" Season 5 - Clip Tease (HBO)
The series returns for its 10-episode fifth season on Sunday, April 24.

[02/12/16 - 10:15 AM]
Syfy Greenlights Original Sci-Fi Thriller "Prototype" to Pilot
The project centers on three unlikely cohorts who inadvertently stumble upon an invention that challenges the very nature of quantum physics - a discovery which in turn puts their lives in grave danger.

[02/12/16 - 09:39 AM]
Video: AMC Releases a First-Look Trailer for the Upcoming Mini-Series Event "The Night Manager" Premiering on Tuesday, April 19 at 10 PM ET/PT
Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander and Elizabeth Debicki star in the project.

[02/12/16 - 09:04 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, FOX Split Demo Crown
FOX however is the most-watched network on the night.

[02/12/16 - 09:03 AM]
Showtime(R) Kicks Off Grammy(R) Weekend by Unveiling the Official Trailer for Cameron Crowe's New Music Series "Roadies"
Luke Wilson and Carla Gugino star in the project, premiering Sunday, June 26 at 10:00/9:00c.