or


[01/09/07 - 01:23 PM]
A&E Network Announces New Development Slate of Real-Life and Alternative Series
Also on tap: new seasons of "The First 48," "King of Cars," "Intervention," "Dog The Bounty Hunter," "Gene Simmons' Family Jewels" and "Criss Angel: Mindfreak."

[via press release from A&E]

A&E NETWORK ANNOUNCES NEW DEVELOPMENT SLATE OF REAL-LIFE AND ALTERNATIVE SERIES

ONE SERIES IN PRODUCTION, SIX RETURNING SERIES AND TWO PILOTS IN DEVELOPMENT IN 2007

PASADENA, CA, JANUARY 9, 2007 � A&E Network announced today a new series in production, two new real-life pilots in development as well as new seasons of hit series The First 48, King of Cars, Intervention, Dog The Bounty Hunter, Gene Simmons Family Jewels and Criss Angel Mindfreak.

In making the announcement, Bob DeBitetto, Executive Vice President and General Manager, A&E Network said, �After wrapping up a year of double digit increases in our key demographics led by our successful Real-Life franchises, we will continue to build on those successes in 2007 with powerful new and returning series that continue to connect with our target audience.�

NEW SERIES IN PRODUCTION

PATTI NOVAK: AMERICA'S TOUGHEST MATCHMAKER (Working Title)

The search for true love is a national obsession, yet "feel good" dating solutions have left singles in the cold. Enter Patti Novak � a matchmaker on a mission. She's raw, she's real, she's brutally honest� and she�s very successful. Patti has been helping the lonely hearts of Buffalo, New York -- home to the most singles per capita in the nation -- with the perfect balance of heart and tough love. Each week, we will meet two singles desperate for Patti's help. We follow them from the initial interview, through the date, and finally, to the often painfully honest follow-up where Patti assesses their performance and reveals whether or not a match has been made. Prepare to cringe, laugh, and maybe even learn a few dating tips along the way. Production begins in January in Buffalo. The thirteen episode half-hour series is scheduled to premiere second quarter 2007. Colleen Conway is the A&E Executive Producer. PATTI NOVAK: AMERICA'S TOUGHEST MATCHMAKER (working title) will be produced for A&E Network by Sharp Entertainment. Matt Sharp is the Executive Producer along with Smash Advertising.

PILOTS

HOLLYWOOD DMV

From the producers of Dr. Katz comes A&E�s first ever animated pilot, HOLLYWOOD DMV. Like Dr. Katz, HOLLYWOOD DMV combines a workplace comic narrative with standup comedy. In this case, the simple narratives come from the characters working at the DMV as they work out their petty office dramas and their bizarre personality defects; the standup comedy comes from characters standing in line waiting to be helped played by actual standup comedians who complain about everything in the DMV and their lives (i.e. do their standup act). And since it is the Hollywood DMV, we can even see celebrities as they get around to doing what everyone eventually has to do � renew their driver�s license or re-register their car. The Hollywood DMV is the great equalizer, even to the famous and semi-famous citizens of Hollywood. Robert Sharenow is Executive Producer and Colleen Conway is Supervising Producer for A&E. HOLLYWOOD DMV is produced for A&E Network by Popular Arts Entertainment. Tim Braine and Kevin Meagher are the executive producers

ALIEN ENCOUNTERS

ALIEN ENCOUNTERS is the Real �X-Files.� It is the first show to tackle the controversial field of unexplained phenomena by investigating paranormal activity with its own objective and highly credible task force. Rather than piecing together sound bites from self-appointed experts of the �true believer� or die-hard �skeptic� ranks, AE team members will spread out and hit the field with attitude and unprecedented access to modern diagnostic resources, interviewing eyewitnesses, gathering physical evidence, and meeting with leading scientists and experts. ALIEN ENCOUNTERS will determine once and for all if in fact we are not alone and what other truths are really out there. Robert Sharenow is the A&E Executive Producer. ALIEN ENCOUNTERS is produced for A&E Network by Original Productions. Thom Beers is the Executive Producer and Phillip Segal is co-executive producer.

RETURNING SERIES

THE FIRST 48

For homicide detectives, the clock starts ticking the moment they are called. Their chance of solving a case is cut in half if they don't get a lead in THE FIRST 48�. Each passing hour gives suspects more time to flee, witnesses more time to forget what they saw, and crucial evidence more time to be lost forever. THE FIRST 48�, which posted double digit increases in all key demos in its fourth season follows detectives from around the country during these first critical hours as they race against time to find the suspect. Gritty and fast-paced, it takes viewers behind the scenes of real-life investigations with unprecedented access to crime scenes, autopsies, forensic processing, and interrogations. The fifth season of THE FIRST 48� begins Thursday, January 11th at 9pm EST/PST. Laura Fleury and Nancy Dubuc are A&E Executive Producers. THE FIRST 48� is produced for A&E Network by Granada America. Charles Tremayne and John X. Kim are the executive producers. Senior Series Producer is Wendy Greene

KING OF CARS

KING OF CARS returns hotter than ever, with faster rides, more rollercoaster wheeling and dealing, and even crazier costumed characters. The second season of the series, which is set in a Las Vegas based dealership run by a hip-hopping car dynasty magnate named Chop, premieres on Tuesday, January 30th at 11pm EST/PST. Life at Towbin Dodge heats up as Chop relentlessly drives his sales force to stay number one and build his car dynasty. Robert Sharenow and Colleen Conway are the A&E Executive Producers. KING OF CARS is produced for A&E Network by Hybrid Films. Daniel Elias and David Houts are the executive producers.

INTERVENTION

A&E Network�s critically acclaimed documentary series, which profiles people who are struggling with addictions and the friends and family members who are seeking to help them, returns for a third season on a new day and time: Fridays at 10:00pm EST/PST beginning March 16th. The last season averaged a million viewers adults 18-49 per episode, an increase of 29 percent over season one. Robert Sharenow and Colleen Conway are the A&E Executive Producers. INTERVENTION is produced for A&E Network by GRB Entertainment. Bryn Freedman and Sam Mettler are executive producers.

DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER

A&E�s hit series Dog the Bounty Hunter returns for its fourth season this spring. Despite Dog�s legal run-ins that have made headlines across the nation, Dog and his posse are coming back to risk their necks bringing in fugitives from the law. Capturing fugitives is no easy task, but Dog is a master at it. Having captured more than 6,000 to date, he employs strength, cunning, and the power of persuasion to catch his prey making this series a favorite among millions of viewers. Robert Sharenow and Neil A. Cohen serve as the A&E executive producers. DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER is produced for A&E Network by Hybrid Films. Daniel Elias and David Houts are the executive producers.

GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS

Legendary KISS rock star Gene Simmons and his unconventional family are giving their fans an encore performance in Season 2 of Gene Simmons Family Jewels which will premiere this Spring. The Dad is Gene Simmons- The legendary, tongue wagging demon of KISS. Mom is Shannon Tweed -- former Playmate of the Year, actress and model. And their kids, Nick and Sophie, are, well...surprisingly charming, well-behaved teenagers dealing with the trials and tribulations of adolescence, even though Mom and Dad are truly like no one else�s parents. Robert Sharenow and Didi O�Hearn are the A&E Executive Producers. GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS is produced for A&E Network by The Greif Company/A Day With, Inc and the Gene Simmons Company. Gene Simmons, Leslie Greif, and Adam Reed are the series executive producers.

CRISS ANGEL MINDFREAK

Three-time Magician of the Year recipient, Criss Angel, returns in summer 2007 for a third season of A&E Network�s immensely mystical series CRISS ANGEL MINDFREAK - the youngest skewing series in network history. Each week, viewers revel in witnessing Criss as he captivates live audiences with mind-boggling demonstrations of his skills, goes behind-the-scenes to research and execute his demonstrations with his crew, and meets celebrity friends who drop by to eagerly participate in his awe-inspiring antics. Robert Sharenow and Elaine Frontain Bryant are the A&E executive Producers. CRISS ANGEL MINDFREAK is produced for A&E Network by Angel Productions Inc. and The Firm. Criss Angel, Dave Baram and Michael Blum serve as the executive producers.

About A&E Network

Now reaching more than 91 million homes, A&E Network offers a diverse mix of high quality entertainment; ranging from the network�s signature Real-Life Series franchise, including the hit series Dog the Bounty Hunter, Intervention, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, King of Cars, Inked and Criss Angel Mindfreak, to critically acclaimed original movies, dramatic series and the most successful justice shows on cable. A&E is the official basic cable home to the high-profile series 24, CSI: Miami and beginning in 2007, The Sopranos. The A&E Network website is located at www.aetv.com. The A&E Insider is located at www.aetv.com/insider. For more information and photography please visit us on the web at www.aetvpress.com.





  [january 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· ALIEN ENCOUNTERS (SCIENCE)
· CONFESSIONS OF A MATCHMAKER (A AND E)
· CRISS ANGEL: MINDFREAK (A AND E)
· DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER (A AND E)
· FIRST 48, THE (A AND E)
· GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS (A AND E)
· HOLLYWOOD DMV (A AND E)
· INTERVENTION (LMN)
· KING OF CARS (A AND E)
· X-FILES, THE (FOX)











[10/20/14 - 03:29 PM]
"Gold Rush" Season Five Premiere Tops Cable Television on Friday
Discovery spins the numbers for Friday, October 17.

[10/20/14 - 02:02 PM]
John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting to Perform Original Song for 100th Episode Of "Hawaii Five-0," Nov. 7
The song, titled "All For One," will premiere during the broadcast of the milestone episode.

[10/20/14 - 01:20 PM]
CMT's Highest-Rated Series Ever "Party Down South" Keeps the Party Going This Holiday Season with Two All-New, One-Hour Specials
"Party Down South: Drunksgiving" airs Thursday, November 20 followed by "Party Down South: Christmas Hangover" on Thursday, December 18.

[10/20/14 - 01:19 PM]
HGTV and DIY Network Greenlight Seven New Series
"America's Most Desperate Kitchens," "Log Cabin Living," "Shalina Joy Project" and "Real Estate Riches" are on tap at the former while "First Time Flippers," "Miami Rehab" and "The Treehouse Guys" are coming to the latter.

[10/20/14 - 12:42 PM]
Discovery Fit & Health Pulls Back the White Curtain on Outrageous Medical Emergencies When "Untold Stories of the ER" Returns with the Craziest Cases Special and 100th Episode
The 100th episode kicks off all-new episodes, beginning Friday, November 14 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/14 - 12:22 PM]
Three Families Are "Risking It All" for a Life Off the Grid
TLC's latest original series premieres Tuesday, November 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/14 - 12:22 PM]
"Real World: Skeletons" Set to Premiere December 16, 2014 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on MTV
This season, the series begins in the traditional way with seven strangers moving into an old nightclub turned fabulous urban loft in Chicago's West Loop, but each of these roommates has skeletons in their closets.

[10/20/14 - 12:18 PM]
USA Network Orders Third Season of Breakout Comedic Reality Series "Chrisley Knows Best"
Plus: look for a half-hour "Chrisley" holiday special set for this December.

[10/20/14 - 12:10 PM]
Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor to Perform Duets with Top Country Acts on "The 48th Annual CMA Awards"
Grande will be joining two-time CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town for an on-air collaboration.

[10/20/14 - 11:51 AM]
ABC Family Invites Fans to Tweet the "Dearly Departed" During a Halloween Special of "Pretty Little Liars," Airing Tuesday, October 21
Janel Parrish ("Mona"), Andrea Parker ("Mrs. DiLaurentis") and Bryce Johnson ("Det. Darren Wilden") will live tweet with fans during the East Coast broadcast.

[10/20/14 - 11:49 AM]
"Untold with Maria Menounos" Premieres Thursday, October 30th at 8:00PM ET/PT
The series takes a closer look at two major entertainment stories that are making headlines today: the Transgender movement and Depression in Comedians.

[10/20/14 - 11:06 AM]
Live + 7 Ratings: ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder" Is the Week's #1 Biggest Gainer in TV Playback in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of September 29-October 5.

[10/20/14 - 11:04 AM]
A Wedding, a Breakup and a Divorce?! Don't Miss the "Total Divas" Mid-Season Finale Sunday, October 26 at 9pm ET on E!
Plus: WWE(R) Diva Alicia Fox(TM) and WWE Diva Paige(TM) joint the cast when new episodes resume Sunday, January 4 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/14 - 10:55 AM]
CBS Freshman Dramas Post Strong Second-Week Live +7-Day Lifts
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of September 29-October 5.

[10/20/14 - 10:40 AM]
Pizza Aficionados Sal Basille and Francis Garcia Return to Travel the Country on a Culinary Expedition in Cooking Channel's "Pizza Masters"
The six-episode series launches Friday, December 5 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.