MyNetworkTV PRESENTS FAMOUS FACES ON MONDAY NIGHTS -
"CELEBRITY EXPOS�" A NEW SERIES FROM THE PRODUCERS OF "ACCESS HOLLYWOOD"
"CONTROL ROOM PRESENTS" FEATURES CONCERT PERFORMANCES, INCLUDING MAROON 5, JOHN MAYER AND MANDY MOORE
MyNetworkTV today unveiled a new Monday night lineup with two original programs debuting on October 1, 2007. The schedule announced by Greg Meidel, President, MyNetworkTV, includes "Celebrity Expos�," presenting in-depth profiles on celebrity newsmakers at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) followed by "Control Room Presents," showcasing recent concerts at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT).
In making the announcement, Meidel stated, "Our recent specials on Anna Nicole Smith and Britney Spears, as well as presentations of the �World Music Awards' and Elton John's 60th birthday were hits with viewers. We are thrilled to bring this combination of programming to MyNetworkTV on a weekly basis."
Each week, "Celebrity Expos�" will expose the stories behind the headlines of today's most compelling personalities. Produced by Access Entertainment News Productions, the same production team behind the hit syndicated newsmagazine "Access Hollywood," the program will delve into the realities of celebrity life.
"Access Hollywood" Executive Producer Rob Silverstein, who will also oversee the production of "Celebrity Expos�," added, "We're excited to continue working with MyNetworkTV as the success of our recent Anna Nicole Smith and Britney Spears specials were a perfect fit for their viewers. With celebrity interest at an all time high, we look forward to delivering a strong hour of television each week with an in-depth look behind the Hollywood headlines of all their favorite celebrities."
"Control Room Presents," will feature concert performances presented in HD from platinum-selling artists at venues from around the world. The weekly series will premiere with Maroon 5 at Montreal's Cabaret Club, John Mayer at New York's Webster Hall and Mandy Moore at Chicago Park West. In addition, the program will offer behind-the-scenes interviews and back-stage access.
Kevin Wall, Control Room CEO added, "As MyNetworkTV's exclusive music series provider, we're thrilled to bring the power and excitement of live concerts to the network. Our partnership will bring MyNetworkTV audiences Control Room's engaging programming, featuring chart-topping artists, impressive venues and exclusive special events."
Following is the MyNetworkTV primetime series schedule for Fall 2007 (all times are Eastern). New shows are in CAPS.
Monday (Premieres October 1st)
8:00-9:00 p.m. --- "CELEBRITY EXPOSE"
9:00-10:00 p.m. --- "CONTROL ROOM PRESENTS"
Tuesday (Premieres September 4th)
8:00-9:00 p.m. --- "THE ACADEMY"
9:00-10:00 p.m. --- "JAIL"
Wednesday (Premieres September 12th)
8:00-9:00 p.m. --- "DECISION HOUSE"
9:00-10:00 p.m. --- "MEET MY FOLKS"
8:00-10:00 p.m. --- "My Thursday Night Movie"
8:00-10:00 p.m. --- "My Friday Night Movie"
Saturday (Premieres September 8th)
8:00-9:00 p.m. --- "IFL Battleground"
9:00-10:00 p.m. --- "NFL NETWORK: TOTAL ACCESS"
MyNetworkTV is a primetime general entertainment broadcast television network, reaching over 97% of the country. Targeted to Adults 18-49, MyNetworkTV provides its affiliates 12 hours of diverse programming Monday through Saturday. For more information, please visit www.mynetworktv.com.
As the leading producer and distributor of world-class entertainment, Control Room's live music programming showcases the world's biggest artists from a variety of venues through multi-platform broadcasts via television, broadband and wireless platforms. Designed in response to the shift in entertainment media consumption, Control Room is an entertainment network that offers audiences control in how, when, and where they experience entertainment content. Control Room has produced and distributed more than 80 live music events delivering the highest quality productions in the industry with 8-10 camera shoots in Native HD (1080p) and using Dolby 5.1 to ensure the most compelling audience experience. In 2007, Control Room produced the largest entertainment event in history, Live Earth. On July 7, 2007, the 7-continent, 24 hour music extravaganza featured 150 if the world's leading artists to raised awareness for the Climate Crisis with a message of solutions and personal responsibility.