"MARIE" ANNOUNCED FOR FALL 2009
Marie Osmond Unveils New Syndicated Talk Show at NATPE
NATPE, LAS VEGAS, NV � January 29, 2008 � At a surprise NATPE press conference in Las Vegas today, one of America's most beloved stars, Marie Osmond, announced her latest venture as host of a new entertainment/lifestyle talk show, Marie. Program Partners will offer the hour-long television series in syndication beginning in fall 2009.
"I've always wanted to do a show for women," said Osmond, "that would offer them a safe place to have some fun and get vital information. 'Marie' will truly reflect my personality�funny, sometimes serious and never predictable."
"Marie Osmond is unique in this industry," said Josh Raphaelson of Program Partners. "She is a star with an authenticity that makes her relatable to every woman in America."
"Marie is a true original, said Ritch Colbert of Program Partners. "And 'Marie' the series will be every bit as much a winner as she is. This is the kind of project that stations have been waiting for, for a very long time."
Osmond first won the hearts of fans as co-host of the popular ABC television variety program, The Donny & Marie Show. She has achieved tremendous success as a recording artist, performed on Broadway, made the New York Times bestselling authors list, established herself as an entrepreneur with her highly successful Marie Osmond Collectible Doll line and co-founded one of the largest children's charities in the world, the Children's Miracle Network, which has raised over $3.2 billion dollars in support of children's hospitals across North America. Most recently, she danced her way into the hearts of fans on the hit television show Dancing with the Stars.
About Program Partners, Inc.
Program Partners, Inc. is an innovative television company that collaborates with networks, sponsors and audiences on original programming. Led by a core group of entertainment executives, including founders Ritch Colbert and Josh Raphaelson, Program Partners provides distinctive programs with high production values, while fostering new creative alliances with advertisers, broadcasters and global co-production entities. For more info about Program Partners, Inc., visit www.programpartners.com.