[10/03/08 - 09:06 AM]
Love Is in the Air: CBS Whips Up a Whimsical Campaign to Promote the New Fall Show, "The Ex List"
"THE EX LIST is about the ins-and-outs of life, love and dating, and our promotions are designed to reflect that," said CBS's Anne O'Grady.

[via press release from CBS]


CBS Partners with 1-800-FLOWERS.COM to Launch The First Official "Ex Day" to Reconnect with an Ex

The Network Spearheads an Engaging Facebook Application to Create One's Own Virtual and Interactive "Mr. Right"

Additional Outreach Includes Specialized "Dating and Ditching" Zagat Guides, Online Horoscopes and Buzz-Worthy Wild Postings

To promote the new fall series THE EX LIST, the CBS Marketing Group has created a diverse set of promotions to win potential viewers' hearts. Between a partnership with 1-800-FLOWERS.COM to launch the first official "Ex Day," a Facebook application that provides members with a means of creating one's own virtual and interactive "Mr. Right," online horoscopes, wild postings and "Dating and Ditching" Zagat Guides, CBS has all of the bases covered to target potential viewers.

"THE EX LIST is about the ins-and-outs of life, love and dating, and our promotions are designed to reflect that," said Anne O'Grady, Executive Vice President, CBS Marketing. "Whether they're out on the town with a date or with pals, posting profiles online or just cruising the Web, we set out to help young women have more fun on the dating scene while growing awareness of the show."

THE EX LIST stars Elizabeth Reaser as Bella Bloom, an attractive flower shop owner who learns from a psychic that she has already dated her future husband. With the help of her friends, Bella goes on a quest to find this mystery man from her past. Playing upon the theme of "looking for love," CBS has developed a set of tools to assist young women on the dating scene, including:

�� "Ex Day" -- Those who have a hankering to follow Bella's lead and reach out to an old flame will now have an easy way to do so, thanks to the first official "Ex Day" on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, sponsored by CBS and 1-800-FLOWERS.COM. Through an extensive multi-media campaign spanning radio, television, the Internet, and in-store promotions, people will be encouraged to reconnect with an ex by sending him or her a special "Ex Bouquet." The bouquets will be available through 1-800-FLOWERS.COM and its network of professional florists nationwide.

�� Facebook -- Also in the online realm, CBS has created an application that drives users to a dedicated "The Ex List" page on Facebook where members can build their own "Mr. Right" and begin a virtual relationship, interacting with him via emails, text messages and virtual gifts. Mr. Right will even invite fans on a virtual date to watch the show together on Friday nights.

�� Zagat Guide -- A customized THE EX LIST Zagat Guide to "Dating & Ditching" listing the ideal bars and restaurants for reconnecting with an ex or meeting new people. Categories include: "First Dates," "Girls' Night Out" and "Meet for a Drink."

�� Horoscopes -- CBS is also sponsoring a THE EX LIST branded romance horoscopes widget.

�� Wild Postings -- Billboards and posters showing the face of Elizabeth Reaser, and the words "Have you dated this woman?" direct people to call 1-877-7-BELLA-1 or visit haveyoudatedthiswoman.com, where they receive a message from Bella Bloom inviting them to watch the show.

THE EX LIST, a new series which stars Elizabeth Reaser, Rachel Boston, Adam Rothenberg, Alexandra Breckenridge and Amir Talai, premieres on Friday, Oct. 3 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

  [october 2008]  


[10/07/15 - 08:40 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with NBC
"NCIS" and "NCIS: New Orleans" are two of only three series even or above from last week among adults 18-49.

[10/06/15 - 03:31 PM]
E!'s Hit Series "Total Divas" Begins Production on Season Five
The Bella Twins (Nikki and Brie Bella), Natalya (Nattie), Eva Marie, Paige, Rosa Mendes and Alicia Fox are all due back in early 2016.

[10/06/15 - 03:30 PM]
Sanaa Lathan ("The Perfect Guy") to Star in New Event Series Being Developed by FOX
The project examines the dangerous aftermath of a police shooting when an African-American cop kills a white teen in Tennessee.

[10/06/15 - 01:44 PM]
National Geographic Channel and Mental Floss Celebrate the Intersection of Science and Medicine, Taking Viewers into a Cutting-Edge Operating Room to Perform "Brain Surgery Live"
The live two-hour special premieres in the U.S. on Sunday, October 25 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/06/15 - 01:08 PM]
Thinkfactory Media Partners with Hip Hop Legend, Michel'le to Reveal Her Untold Story from the Streets of Compton
In addition to the scripted project, Thinkfactory Media and Michel'le are collaborating on a documentary detailing her life.

[10/06/15 - 11:53 AM]
Esquire Network Dives in Head First with the New Season of "Going Deep with David Rees" Beginning Wednesday November 11th
To promote the series, David will embark on an "analog" social media tour - where he drives cross-country from NYC to LA.

[10/06/15 - 11:14 AM]
Hulu and Viacom Expand Content Partnership In Robust, New Multi-Year Agreement
"Inside Amy Schumer," "Broad City," "Finding Carter," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Sanjay and Craig" are among the featured titles.

[10/06/15 - 11:00 AM]
truTV Greenlights "Super Into" Hosted by Kevin Pereira
Each half-hour asks our favorite celebrities to take us inside their private passions - from Rob Corddry and astronomy, including a ride on a zero gravity plane, to Diablo Cody and rollercoasters.

[10/06/15 - 10:33 AM]
New Art of Speedy from The CW's "Arrow"
The new season kicks off this Wednesday, October 7 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/06/15 - 10:00 AM]
Timely Documentary "3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets," Exploring the Deadly Impact of Racial Prejudice, Debuts Nov. 23, Exclusively on HBO
The documentary made its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where it won a Special Jury Award for Social Impact.

[10/06/15 - 10:00 AM]
ABC Family Becomes Freeform in January 2016
"Pretty Little Liars," "The Fosters," "Young and Hungry" and "Baby Daddy" will all return in early 2016 for their winter premieres alongside the world premieres of new original series "Shadowhunters" and "Recovery Road."

[10/06/15 - 09:32 AM]
MTV Announces Full Lineup for New York Comic Con - Releases Key Art for "The Shannara Chronicles"
Each can't-miss panel will feature cast and producers from the shows and the debut of exclusive New York Comic Con trailers.

[10/06/15 - 09:30 AM]
"Scorpion" Grows in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, October 5.

[10/06/15 - 09:07 AM]
ABC Is Set to Celebrate the Milestone 20th Anniversary of "Toy Story" - The Film That Started the Computer Generated Animation Revolution - In the Original Special, "Toy Story 20th Anniversary," To Air in December
The special will air along with a showing of "Toy Story" that same evening.

[10/06/15 - 09:03 AM]
"48 Hours: The Doctor's Daughter" Is Saturday's #1 Non-Sports Broadcast with Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, October 3.