or


[11/04/09 - 10:05 AM]
Let's Dance, New Comedic Dance Series Featuring Stars Competing for Charitable Grand Prizes, Premieres Monday, November 23
Kathy Griffin hosts the five-episode series, which wraps on Tuesday, December 15 at 8:00/7:00c.

[via press release from ABC]

"LET'S DANCE," NEW COMEDIC DANCE SERIES FEATURING STARS COMPETING FOR CHARITABLE GRAND PRIZES, PREMIERES MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23

Two-Time Emmy Winner Kathy Griffin Is Host

Two-time Emmy Award winner and NY Times best-selling author Kathy Griffin ("My Life on the D-List") will host "Let's Dance," a new, comedic dance series from "American Idol" producers FremantleMedia North America that features stars competing for charity as they pay homage to some of the most famous movie, musical and pop video dance routines of all time. "Let's Dance" will kick off its five-episode run with a live 90-minute premiere episode on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23 (9:30-11:00 p.m., ET) following the Season 9 finale broadcast of "Dancing with the Stars" on the ABC Television Network. Additional episodes will air on Monday, Nov. 30, Mon., Dec. 7 and Mon., Dec. 14 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) with the finale on Tues., Dec. 15 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET).

The first three episodes of "Let's Dance" will feature stars from all walks of life competing in single, group and duo performances as they train, rehearse and take to the stage to reveal their comedic dance routine in front of a studio audience. After each performance, a celebrity panel will give their comments before viewers across America have the chance to vote for their favorite performance. The celebrity panel and star participants will be announced shortly.

From each of the episodes, two performances will be chosen � one by the viewers and one by the celebrity panel. These two acts will then return again to dance in the finale and the chance to win the hearts of the viewing audience. In the spectacular finale results show, the one act with the most viewer votes will be crowned America's favorite and be awarded the coveted grand prize for their personal charity.

Double Emmy winner, NY Times best-selling author, Grammy-nominee and 2009's GLAAD Vanguard Award recipient Kathy Griffin is a multi-faceted performer with a rapid fire wit who has been making audiences laugh for years discussing Hollywood gossip and celebrity blunders.

After moving from her native Chicago and joining the famed Los Angeles Groundlings comedy improvisational troupe, Griffin began building her resume with guest starring roles on such series as "ER" and "Seinfeld" � where she created recurring character Sally Weaver. In 1996 her dream of playing a sidekick on a sitcom came true when she landed the role of Vickie Groener, Brook Shields' acerbic colleague, on the NBC show "Suddenly Susan." In 1998 HBO gave Griffin her own one-hour special, "A Hot Cup of Talk."

In August 2005, "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List" debuted on Bravo to rave reviews. So far, the show has garnered two Emmy Awards and four Emmy nominations for Outstanding Reality Program.

In addition to her series, Griffin has performed many successful stand-up specials for Bravo including, "Kathy Griffin� Is Not Nicole Kidman" in 2005 and "Strong Black Woman" in 2006. "Kathy Griffin - Straight to Hell" in 2008 and "Kathy Griffin; She'll Cut a Bitch" in 2009 were both nominated for an Emmy in the category Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special. Her most recent special, "Kathy Griffin: Balls of Steel," recently aired on Bravo to great reviews, and her stand-up special "Allegedly" is available on DVD.

In 2008 Griffin released her first comedy album, "For Your Consideration," featuring tracks such as "Straight Guys Wake Up!" and "Hi Barbara Walters." The album received a Grammy nomination for "Best Comedy Album." Her first Christmas album, entitled "Suckin' It for the Holiday's," was released on November 3.

On September 8, 2009, Griffin added best-selling author to her list of achievements with her tell-all autobiography entitled Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin.

"Let's Dance" is produced by Fremantle North America ("American Idol," "America's Got Talent") in association with UK production company Whizz Kid Entertainment. James Sunderland and Antonia Hurford-Jones are executive producers. Tracy Verna Soiseth is co-executive producer. "Let's Dance" first premiered in the UK earlier this year, becoming the #1 new entertainment series launch on the BBC since 2002, and the UK's #1 new entertainment series launch overall since 2006.

About FremantleMedia North America

FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. production division of global media giant FremantleMedia. Based in Burbank, California, FMNA produces entertaining and innovative programs for network, cable, syndicated and online platforms, including the Emmy-nominated musical/reality phenomenon "American Idol" (FOX), "America's Got Talent" (NBC), "Let's Dance" (ABC), "Can You Duet" (CMT), "The Chilli Project" (MTV), "Secret Girlfriend" (Comedy Central), "Let's Make a Deal" (CBS), "Family Feud" (syndicated), "Million Dollar Password" (CBS), and the longest-running game show in television history, "The Price Is Right" (CBS).

About Whizz Kid Entertainment

Whizz Kid Entertainment is owned jointly by Ingenious Media Active Capital Limited (IMAC) and former Initial CEO Malcolm Gerrie. The company was created to produce top quality programs across a wide-range of genres, including Entertainment. In a short time Whizz Kid Entertainment has secured a raft of commissions including "Let's Dance for Comic Relief" (BBC1), "Elton's New Year's Eve Party � Live From the O2 Arena" (ITV1 & ITV3), "Countdown to Midnight: Take That & Guests Live at the O2" (ITV1 & ITV2), "Happy Birthday Elton!" (ITV1), "The Orange British Academy Film Awards" (BBC1), "The BAFTA Television Awards" (BBC1), "George Michael: The Road to Wembley" (Channel 4), "The Nokia Green Room" (Channel 4), "Beauty and the Best" (LivingTV), "Help! I've Got a High Maintenance �." (five) plus a major on-line production � "The Moonlight Signing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" for Bloomsbury Publishing. In 2006 Whizz Kid Entertainment acquired digital content specialists Tough Cookie to produce content and live events for brands, labels and cross-media broadcasters, providing live music and interviews for syndication.





  [november 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (NBC)
· ER (NBC)
· KATHY GRIFFIN: MY LIFE ON THE D-LIST (BRAVO)
· LET'S DANCE (ABC)
· SUDDENLY SUSAN (NBC)





[08/01/14 - 01:49 PM]
DIY Network Achieved Most-Watched July Primetime Ever Among P25-54 Viewers in July
DIY Network spins the numbers for the month of July.

[08/01/14 - 01:18 PM]
ESPN Goes to Portland for the 2014 MLS All-Star Game
ESPN media platforms will combine to provide unprecedented coverage of the game, between a team of Major League Soccer All-Stars and Bayern Munich on Wednesday, August 6.

[08/01/14 - 01:15 PM]
HGTV Scores Best July Ever
HGTV spins the numbers for the month of July.

[08/01/14 - 11:01 AM]
The Walt Disney Company and the National Cable Television Cooperative Announce Robust Long-Term Distribution Agreement
As part of the new multi-year deal, the NCTC will introduce several new services, including the full suite of authenticated WATCH and video-on-demand products.

[08/01/14 - 10:55 AM]
Live Twitter(R) Chat with "The Quest" Executive Producers and the First Eliminated Contestant, Friday, August 1
Join Mark Ordesky, Jane Fleming, Rob Eric and the first Paladin banished from Everealm as they answer your questions about last night's exciting series premiere.

[08/01/14 - 10:20 AM]
Dierks Bentley Brings a Special Performance from His Headlining Riser Tour to CMT's "Hot 20 Countdown" This Weekend as Part of the Mountain Dew(R) CMT Summer Concert Series
Bentley has invited the series on the road of his tour, making special appearances in all four installments and bringing fans new videos along with a behind-the-scenes look from the road.

[08/01/14 - 09:01 AM]
Sarah Hyland to Co-Host "Teen Choice 2014" Sunday, August 10, Live on FOX
Also scheduled to appear: Taylor Swift, Ansel Elgort, Victoria Justice, Collins Key, Laura and Vanessa Marano, Ian Somerhalder, Odeya Rush, Brenton Thwaites and Ariana Grande.

[08/01/14 - 08:48 AM]
"Last Comic Standing" Matches a Six-Week High in 18-49 Rating
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, July 31.

[08/01/14 - 08:32 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Continues Win Streak in Both Viewers, Demos
The Eye was the top draw among total viewers and adults 18-49 for the fifth consecutive week.

[08/01/14 - 08:30 AM]
ABC's "The Quest" Debut Ties a Summer Time-Slot High and "NY Med" Wins at 10pm with a Best-Since-Premiere Number
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, July 31.

[08/01/14 - 07:46 AM]
Escape Acquires Rights to More Than 500 Episodes of Three Popular True Crime Television Series
"Snapped," "Unsolved Mysteries" and "Forensic Files" have all been licensed to the fledgling network.

[08/01/14 - 07:43 AM]
ESPN to Follow Path of USA Basketball Men's National Team to the "2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup"
The USA Basketball National team is coached by legendary Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and potentially headlined by superstars Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Paul George, Derrick Rose and James Harden, among others.

[08/01/14 - 07:23 AM]
HBO Confirms Debut Date of "Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways" - Series to Launch Its Eight-Episode Season Friday, Oct. 17
Directed by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, each one-hour episode of the unprecedented documentary series is devoted to a different American musical landmark.

[08/01/14 - 07:03 AM]
FOX Sports 1 Kicks Off August with Big Week of Boxing
Sammy Vasquez Jr. and James Stevenson square off in a main event IBF/USBA Welterweight title bout presented by Mike Tyson's Iron Mike Productions on Friday, August 8.

[08/01/14 - 07:00 AM]
Science Channel's "Man vs. the Universe" Delves Into Mankind's New Race to Tame the Cosmos
The three-part series launches Wednesday, August 13 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.