or


[03/13/08 - 03:50 PM]
Duel, the Adrenaline-Filled, Head-To-Head Competition Game Show, Returns to ABC in a Revamped Format, Friday, April 4
The Alphabet confirms our exclusive report from Monday about the series' return.

[via press release from ABC]

"DUEL," THE ADRENALINE-FILLED, HEAD-TO-HEAD COMPETITION GAME SHOW, RETURNS TO ABC IN A REVAMPED FORMAT, FRIDAY, APRIL 4

Mike Greenberg (ESPN's "Mike and Mike in the Morning") Returns as Host

"Duel" -- the adrenaline pumping, high-stakes competition game show -- returns on a weekly basis with 10 episodes beginning FRIDAY, APRIL 4 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Mike Greenberg (ESPN's "Mike and Mike in the Morning" radio show) returns as host.

In a cutting edge format - combining trivia challenges like those on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" with the strategy played in the "World Series of Poker" -- contestants will once again find themselves in intense head-to-head matches, reacting quickly under pressure and outsmarting their opponents by using strategy and deception, as well as intellect and skill, in the race to win big money.

"Duel" premiered on ABC in December 2007 as a high-stakes tournament-style competition airing over six nights, with one of 20 contestants guaranteed to win the jackpot. Contestant Ashlee Register ultimately took home a $1.795 million jackpot. This time around, the show will be aired on a weekly basis. Each episode will feature a new group of contestants vying to duel either the previous week's winner or a brand new opponent. The goal of each contestant is to win a series of duels and take home the $500,000 jackpot. But along the way, contestants will be tempted to leave the game and walk away with their accumulated winnings.

Contestants on "Duel" will be chosen for their confidence and charisma, a love of trivia and an obsession for competition. Like the previous incarnation of the show, when contestants wins a duel, they will pick their next opponent from three potential competitors, having only been given a limited amount of information about them -- the twist being that not all may be as it appears with these challengers.

An online game of "Duel," developed by BermanBraun, will once again be available on ABC.com. Online gamers can choose to play either against the computer, or to challenge other players' duels from around the country.

Diet Pepsi Max is a key sponsor of the television show.

Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun are executive producers of "Duel" for BermanBraun. Chris Cowan, Jean Michel Michenaud and Charles Duncombe also serve as executive producers. David Rosconval and Francis Vacher are executive producers for French TV.

About the Host

Mike Greenberg is co-host of ESPN's "Mike and Mike in the Morning," a syndicated drive-time radio show covering sports and topical subjects. The popularity of the show has grown so much that it is now simulcast on ESPN2 as well, reaching over 95 million viewers in addition to its fan base of three million weekly listeners. Greenberg also anchor's ESPN's "SportsCenter," writes articles for ESPN.com and has published the book "Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot," chronicling much of his recent life since starting with ESPN Radio. The book reached as high as 14th on the New York Times bestseller list.

About BermanBraun

BermanBraun, founded in February 2007, is an independent production venture based in Los Angeles. BermanBraun also has a strategic alliance with Pepsi to develop internet content.

About Rocket Science Laboratories, LLC

Rocket Science Laboratories, LLC, formed in 1998 by its two principals, Chris Cowan and Jean Michel Michenaud, has established itself as a leading innovator in the creation and production of original primetime reality formats. The company has consistently delivered top rated programming, including such series as "Temptation Island," "Joe Millionaire," "My Big Fat Obnoxious Fianc´┐Ż" and "Trading Spouses." Rocket Science Laboratories is based in West Hollywood, CA, where it maintains its corporate headquarters and production facilities. To date, Rocket Science Laboratories has produced three Top Ten-rated U.S. primetime series, produced over 130 hours of primetime programming, and its formats have been distributed across the globe.





  [march 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· DUEL (ABC)
· WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? (ABC)









[04/18/14 - 12:09 PM]
First Lady Michelle Obama and Kellie Pickler Guest Star on "Nashville"
Said installment revolves around a charity concert at Fort Campbell.

[04/18/14 - 11:25 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" to Celebrate 40th Anniversary on Feb. 15, 2015
Past and present cast members, as well as special and musical guests from the show's incredible five-decade run, will appear on the telecast, with the specific lineup of guests to be determined in the coming months.

[04/18/14 - 10:56 AM]
New truTV Series "The Carbonaro Effect," Starring Comic Magician Michael Carbonaro, Set To Premiere Thursday, May 15th at 10pm ET/PT
The new 12-episode and hilarious series follows Carbonaro as he tricks, amazes and amuses the unsuspecting public.

[04/18/14 - 10:21 AM]
TLC Stitches Up Season Two, And Says I Do to More "Something Borrowed, Something New"
Season three, currently scheduled to premiere in November, promises to deliver more tears shed over old shredded threads.

[04/18/14 - 10:13 AM]
Video: "The Normal Heart" - Trailer (HBO Films)
The trailer will air this Sunday, April 20 just before "Game of Thrones" at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/18/14 - 10:02 AM]
Ariana Grande, Austin Mahone, Becky G, Zendaya, R5 and Fifth Harmony to Perform at the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards
"Disney Channel Presents The Radio Disney Music Awards," a television special originating from the event, will be presented Sunday, April 27 on Disney Channel.

[04/18/14 - 09:32 AM]
Syfy's Hit Competition Series "Face Off" to Return for 7th Season in July
Season 7 will also introduce new judge, Lois Burwell, a renowned Academy-Award winning makeup artist known for her work on Lincoln, Braveheart, Saving Private Ryan, War Horse and War of the Worlds.

[04/18/14 - 09:30 AM]
Shakira to Sing "Empire" from New Self-Titled Album on Live Tuesday, April 22 Telecast of "The Voice"
In addition to the Grammy Award-winning Shakira, "The Voice" coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will perform a song with their respective teams on the April 22 telecast.

[04/18/14 - 08:43 AM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" Scores Its Best-Ever Numbers at 11:35 p.m.
ABC spins the late-night numbers for Thursday, April 17.

[04/18/14 - 08:42 AM]
"Parenthood" Jumps 18% Versus Last Week in 18-49, Making It Its Top Episode in Three Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 17.

[04/18/14 - 08:22 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Scandal" Finale Powers ABC Into the Top Spot
The Alphabet takes home the adults 18-49 crown but falls just short as the most-watched network.

[04/18/14 - 08:17 AM]
ABC Wins Thursday with "Scandal" Posting Best-Ever Season Finale Numbers
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 17.

[04/18/14 - 08:06 AM]
Celebrities, Renovating Families and Fixer-Uppers Take Center Stage in Nine New Series on HGTV
Among the network's latest additions: "Genevieve's Renovation," "Sold on the Spot" and "The Brothers Big Reno Project."

[04/18/14 - 07:45 AM]
Ed Stafford Returns to Discovery in All-New Epic Series, "Marooned" Premiering Wednesday, April 23 at 10PM ET/PT
Ed strive to prove to himself that he can tackle the challenges of any environment, once again with nothing except his camera - and find everything he needs to not just survive, but thrive in some of the world's toughest environments.

[04/17/14 - 09:31 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for April 17
Next week, on Wednesday, April 23, the Top Six get a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll as they perform two songs each - one country and one rock!