or


[07/08/13 - 07:10 AM]
ION Television Adds Two Viewer Favorites, "Burn Notice" and "White Collar," to Its Growing Lineup
They'll join recent additions "Psych," "Leverage" and "Monk."

[via press release from ION Television]

ION TELEVISION ADDS TWO VIEWER FAVORITES, "BURN NOTICE" AND "WHITE COLLAR," TO ITS GROWING LINEUP

NEW YORK, July 8, 2013 - ION Television today announced the acquisition of two of television's most popular cable series, "Burn Notice" and "White Collar," underscoring the network's commitment to high-quality, critically-acclaimed entertainment content.

The announcement comes on the heels of "Burn Notice's" successful seventh season launch on cable, which, like "White Collar," has been a top 10 drama among Adults 25-54 and 18-49 over the last three seasons. Both shows were the #1 rated scripted cable original series on their respective nights in Adults 25-54. They also have broad appeal with men and women, ranking in the top 15 in the 25-54 and 18-49 age groups. Finally, both shows have high advertiser appeal, each ranking in the top 10 dramas among upscale viewers in the coveted $100k+ income category.

"'Burn Notice' and 'White Collar' have the creative quality and originality we look for to serve smart and engaged audiences with our 'Positively Entertaining' brand promise," said Brandon Burgess, Chairman and CEO, ION Media Networks. "And strategically, we are making a concerted bet on top-performing, high-quality, off-cable shows balancing our strong broadcast series portfolio."

ION's off-cable drama portfolio now includes five of the most acclaimed cable productions - "Burn Notice," "White Collar," "Psych," "Leverage" and "Monk." The portfolio was carefully selected for sensibility and demographic fit with ION's off-broadcast line-up, including hits like "Criminal Minds," "Cold Case," "House" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."

"Burn Notice" centers on blacklisted spy Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan), who was dumped in his hometown of Miami with no money, no job and no information after receiving his burn notice. And, with no job history, cash or credit, he's forced to use the skills he's learned to become a private investigator. With the help of an old friend, Sam (Bruce Campbell), and his ex-girlfriend, Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar), Michael helps people's problems go away -- all the while searching to find out who burned him.

"Burn Notice" was created by writer and executive producer Matt Nix, along with executive producers Alfredo Barrios Jr. and Mikkel Bondesen. The series is distributed by Twentieth Television and produced by Fox Television Studios, Fuse Entertainment and Flying Glass of Milk Productions (season two).

"White Collar" follows an unlikely crime-solving partnership between Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer), a charming con man turned FBI consultant, and Peter Burke (Tim DeKay), the Federal Agent charged with keeping him in line. Working outside of his cell, Neal provides criminal expertise to assist the feds in capturing elusive criminals in exchange for his eventual freedom. Despite his growing friendship with Peter and his success on several cases, Neal still draws scrutiny and a watchful eye from his past actions.

"White Collar" was created by writer and executive producer Jeff Eastin, along with executive producer Jeff King. Distributed by Twentieth Television, the series is produced by Fox Television Studios and Jeff Eastin & Warrior George Productions.

Sources: Nielsen Media Research. All telecasts, 09/28/09-09/30/2012, BN (Thursdays) season 6B, 11/8/12-12/20/12; WC (Tuesdays) Season 4B, 1/22/13-3/5/13; cable originals all telecasts

About ION Television

A leading U.S. general entertainment network, ION Television combines high-quality programming and dependable distribution with an attitude of innovation and growth. Its "Positively Entertaining" network brand positioning features a formula of proven series, an expansive catalog of blockbuster movies and a commitment to introduce new original programming. ION Television has grown its Adults 25-54 audience by 69% since launching just five years ago and has consistently remained among the top 15 entertainment networks. For more information, visit www.iontelevision.com.





  [july 2013]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· BURN NOTICE (USA)
· COLD CASE (CBS)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (USA)
· LEVERAGE (TNT)
· MONK (USA)
· PSYCH (USA)
· WHITE COLLAR (USA)





[05/27/16 - 10:31 AM]
AMC Is Now Home to Five of the Top 10 Shows on Cable TV and Two of the Top Three Cable Premieres This Television Season
AMC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/27/16 - 10:07 AM]
Pittsburgh Penguins Host San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day - at 8 P.M. ET on NBC
The Sharks advanced to their first Stanley Cup Final in franchise history with a 5-2 win in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final vs. St. Louis, while Pittsburgh advanced with a 2-1 win in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

[05/27/16 - 08:28 AM]
Night 1 of "500 Questions" Dominates Its Thursday Unscripted Competition
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 26.

[05/27/16 - 08:23 AM]
NBC's "The Red Nose Day Special" Draws a 0.6/2 and 2.155 Million Viewers Overall
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 26.

[05/27/16 - 07:11 AM]
Destination America Steps Into the Darkest Town in America in the All-New Series "Ghosts of Shepherdstown"
The six-part series launches Sunday, June 12 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[05/27/16 - 06:00 AM]
2nd Annual Red Nose Day Raises Over $31.5 Million for Kids in Need, Over 70 Stars Join NBC for Live Charity Event "The Red Nose Day Special"
Elton John, Julia Roberts, Jack Black, Ellen DeGeneres, Tracy Morgan, Blake Shelton, Will Ferrell and Zac Efron were among the many celebrities who appeared in the live, two-hour charity television event.

[05/26/16 - 03:11 PM]
ITV and Hulu Commission Exciting Eight-Part Drama Series "Harlots"
Acclaimed actresses Samantha Morton, Lesley Manville and Jessica Brown Findlay are set to star in the series, which will be produced by Monumental Pictures.

[05/26/16 - 02:37 PM]
"Comedy Bang! Bang!" Gets "Weird" with a One-Week Free Preview of This Season's Premiere Episode
IFC is previewing the first episode of this upcoming season free on IFC.com, through the IFC mobile app, On Demand and wherever the internet lives one week before it premieres on IFC on Friday, June 3.

[05/26/16 - 02:32 PM]
"Brett Gelman's Dinner in America" Special Premieres Friday, July 1st at Midnight (ET/PT) on Adult Swim
The premise is simple: A roundtable discussion in which Brett attempts to engage four distinguished actors - Loretta Devine, Shareeka Epps, Joe Morton and Mack Wilds - in an open forum on racism.

[05/26/16 - 01:43 PM]
AMC.com Releases the Director's Commentary on the "Preacher" Pilot
Series executive producers and directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg give viewers an exclusive inside look at the premiere episode.

[05/26/16 - 12:52 PM]
CBS to Finish "Angel from Hell," "Rush Hour" Runs on Saturday Nights
Look for the former to return on Saturday, July 2 while the latter will resume on Saturday, July 23.

[05/26/16 - 12:41 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Drops the New Trailer for Its Music Series "Roadies," The First Original Series from Oscar(R) Winner Cameron Crowe
The series gives an insider's look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of roadies who live for music and the de facto family they've formed along the way.

[05/26/16 - 12:07 PM]
Michael Bloom Joins TBS & TNT as Senior Vice President of Unscripted Series and Specials
Most recently, Bloom was instrumental in forging the architecture for ELeague, the new eSports co-venture between Turner and WME | IMG.

[05/26/16 - 12:03 PM]
Kobe Bryant Named "Athlete of the Decade" by Spike TV
Spike TV proudly honors the Lakers' iconic superstar with its first ever "Athlete of the Decade" award to be presented at the network's 10th Annual "Guys Choice" event.

[05/26/16 - 12:02 PM]
WGN America's "Outsiders" Star David Morse Throws Out First Pitch at the Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Game, In Celebration of the Start of Production on the Hit Series' Season Two
Morse's first pitch comes on the heels of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto declaring Wednesday, May 18 "Outsiders Day," with a proclamation ceremony at City Hall.