MTV Orders Another Round of Tequila
'A SHOT AT LOVE' RETURNS FOR SEASON 2 PREMIERING THIS SPRING
MTV ALSO ANNOUNCES PRODUCTION DEAL WITH 495 PRODUCTIONS AND SALLY ANN
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 2 -- Broken hearted and back
with a vengeance to find true love one last time, Tila Tequila returns as
MTV greenlights a second season of the breakout hit, "A Shot At Love With
Tila Tequila." The network is scheduled to air 10 new episodes beginning
this spring. MTV is rounding up a new group of suitors, both straight guys
and lesbians, to vie for Tila's love and attention. Liz Gateley, Senior
Vice President of Series Development for MTV, also announced today an
overall production services agreement with 495 Productions and Sally Ann
The season one finale delivered an impressive 5.9 P12-34 rating to
become the highest rated series telecast on MTV since August 2005. With
over 6 million total viewers on average, the finale was MTV's most watched
series telecast among total viewers (P2+) since November 2002. The series
became MTV's highest rated new series among P12-34 in 2007 and ranked #1 in
its time period (Tue 10PM-11PM) among P12-34 across all of cable.
"Thanks to the creative talent and vision of Sally Ann Salsano, 'A Shot
At Love With Tila Tequila' was one of our big breakout hits for 2007," said
Tony Disanto, EVP of Series Development & Programming for MTV. "We are now
officially expanding our relationship with Sally Ann and her team at 495
Productions and look forward to her next slate of projects including,
another "Shot At Love," "That's Amore," and more great, compelling TV for
our viewers. We're thrilled to be in business with her."
The 495 Productions and Sally Ann Salsano deal includes production
services of 495 Productions as well as the executive producing services of
Sally Ann Salsano in connection with developing, supervising, producing and
consulting on MTV branded programming. 495 Productions is producing MTV's
upcoming series, "That's Amore," which premieres Q1 2008, and features
Domenico Nesci, one of the fan-favorite contestants from the first season
of "A Shot At Love." The 495 Productions agreement is just a string of
recent development announcements by MTV's programming team headed by Tony
DiSanto, EVP of Series Development and Programming. The deal was brokered
by Brett Hansen at UTA.
Founder and President of 495 Productions, Sally Ann Salsano's creative
instincts and love of TV have lead her from the University of Missouri to
producer of "appointment television." Salsano founded 495 Productions in
2006, and with hits including 2 seasons of HGTV's #1 rated show "Design
Star," Style network's "The Big Party Plan-Off" and the white-hot freshman
seasons of "A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila" and "The Hangover," Salsano
has shown her ability to produce all different kinds of reality genres.
An instant fan of the reality TV phenomenon, Salsano has also produced
numerous seasons of ABC's "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette," as well as
"Trista & Ryan's Wedding," and "Extreme Makeover: Wedding Edition." She
also worked for FOX on "Surprise Weddings I & II" as well as numerous
projects for Dick Clark, Sony, Telepictures, Paramount, Tribune and MTV.
Upcoming shows include new seasons of "HGTV Design Star," "A Shot At Love"
and "The Hangover," as well as "Shot" spinoff "That's Amore."
"A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila" is produced by 495 Productions.
Sally Ann Salsano will serve as executive producer. Joel Zimmer is
co-executive producer. MTV executives overseeing production are Drew
Tappon, David Gross and Heather Olander.
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