Brad Garrett Looks for Love Online
New Online Reality Series Begins Taking Video Applications Today
CULVER CITY, Calif., June 12 -- Emmy Award-winning actor
Brad Garrett kills two birds with one stone -- producing and starring in
his first original online series and looking for love -- with his new
reality series, Dating Brad Garrett.
The ten-episode series will follow Garrett on blind dates with 10 lucky
ladies, chosen from applicants who submit their own original videos online
for a chance to make a love connection and be part of the show. Beginning
June 12, women can upload their video applications at Crackle.com,
(http://www.crackle.com/datebrad), where a panel of Garrett "experts"
including his ex-wife and urologist, among others, will review the
submissions and decide which applicants will spend a night on the town with
"An online dating show seemed like a logical choice given that I'm in
the midst of a mid-life crisis, and adverse to pain, which makes getting my
ear pierced out of the question," said Garrett. "And since I'm not picky
about my choices, I hope women of all sizes, shapes and colors will be
compelled to submit their videos."
The series will premiere this fall on Crackle.com, YouTube, AOL Video,
Hulu, Verizon Wireless' V CAST Video service, AT&T Wireless, and direct to
Sony BRAVIA TVs via BRAVIA Internet Video Link.
Brad Garrett stars as Eddie Stark, one-half of a long-married couple,
in the Sony Pictures Television original comedy series 'TIL DEATH for FOX,
now heading into its third season. For nine seasons, Garrett portrayed Ray
Romano's big brother Robert on the highly-rated series "Everybody Loves
Raymond," earning him three Emmy Awards and five Emmy nominations.
Garrett's voice-over work includes voicing Gusteau, the late French
culinary genius, in the Academy Award winning animated film, "Ratatouille;"
Bloat the blowfish in "Finding Nemo;" Easter Island Head in "Night at the
Museum;" and Dim, the rhinoceros beetle, in "A Bug's Life." In 2002,
Garrett's portrayal of Jackie Gleason in the critically acclaimed CBS film,
"Gleason," earned him an Emmy Award nomination and a Screen Actors Guild
Award nomination for his role. Garrett's additional credits include:
Disney's hit comedy, "The Pacifier;" Warner Bros.' "Music and Lyrics," with
Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore; and the Broadway production of Neil Simon's
"The Odd Couple."
Brad Garrett, Glenn Robbins, Doug Wald and Kallissa Miller are the
executive producers of Dating Brad Garrett for Sony Pictures Television.
Sony Pictures Television is one of the television industry's leading
content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre,
including series, telefilms, theatrical releases and family entertainment
for network and cable television, as well as first-run and off-network
series for syndication. With more than 25 programs on the air, SPT boasts a
program slate that includes the top-rated daytime dramas and game shows,
landmark off- network series, original animated series and critically
acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. SPT also owns one-half
of cable channel GSN and is a partner in FEARnet, the premier
horror/thriller website and VOD service. Sony Pictures Television oversees
all of Sony Pictures Entertainment's (SPE) domestic digital distribution
efforts across all electronically delivered platforms, including the
internet and mobile. Sony Pictures Television, advertiser sales, is one of
the premiere national advertising sales companies, handling the commercial
inventory in SPT syndicated series as well as in all of SPE's digital
businesses in the United States, for Sony BMG and for iN DEMAND's
high-definition channel Mojo and the Tennis Channel, and is part owner of
national media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT
(http://www.sonypicturestelevision.com) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment