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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

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Monday, March 30, 2009

From Cynthia Turner's Cynopsis...

NBC announced its summer series America's Got Talent will now expand to a two-hour season premiere on June 23 at 9p and the start date of the new Great American Road Trip series has moved to July 7 at 8p. On America's Got Talent, entertainer/producer/comedian Nick Cannon is the new host joining celebrity judges, David Hasselhoff, Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne. NBC is also toying with the idea of having British singing sensation Susan Boyle make an appearance on America's Got Talent after her smashing audition on the UK version, though nothing has been confirmed. America's Got Talent is produced by FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell's SYCO Television. Great American Road Trip is produced by BBC Worldwide.

Through a unique joint partnership, both NBC and MTV will air the celebrity reality series I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! this summer from Granada America. The series premieres with a two-hour episode June 1 on NBC at 8p then one-hour episodes will continue airing June 2 to June 4 at 8p. More episodes will air on NBC Monday-Thursday from June 8 to June 18 at 8p with the final week's episodes airing Monday-Wednesday, June 22-24 at 8p. Beginning June 7, MTV will air the previous week's episodes in a marathon, as well as exclusive new footage and real time commentary from cast members. Additionally, both networks will cross-promote the series.

Furthermore, NBC announced a partial roster of celebrities participating in I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! Those confirmed include Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt (MTV's The Hills), former NBA pro and TV personality, John Salley, supermodel and TV star Janice Dickinson, previous American Idol contestant Sanjaya Malakar, actor Stephen Baldwin, and pro wrestler and beauty queen Torrie Wilson. The other three celebrities and hosts for the show will be announced soon.

In a related story . . . even though a federal judge denied former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich the chance to travel to Costa Rica to be on NBC's I'm a Celebrity . . . Get Me Out of Here! series, he may be involved with promoting the show somehow. Blagojevich was present last Friday when the seven participating celebrities so far were revealed in a press conference and NBC and series producer Granada America are working on a way to have Blagojevich be on the show without traveling to Costa Rica. "At least, if I can't participate, I can help promote it. At this point I am looking for a new line of work. This is a chance to make a living and support my little girls," Blagojevich said.

ABC handed out 12 early 2009-2010 pick-up renewals for many of its tried-and-true primetime series including America's Funniest Home Videos, The Bachelor, Brothers & Sisters, Dancing with the Stars, Desperate Housewives, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Grey's Anatomy, Lost, Private Practice, Supernanny, Ugly Betty and Wife Swap.

After completing a successful stand-up special on Comedy Central, Ron White made a deal to get his own show on the network, reports THR. Comedy Central gave a pilot presentation order to The Ron White Show, a 30m series with branded segments, remotes and story-telling all designed to bring out White's everyman persona. White is creator of the show along with Eddie Feldmann and both will executive produce. White's manager, John MacDonald will also serve as executive producer in addition to Michael Pelmont, Brian Volk-Weiss and Barry Katz of New Wave Entertainment

From TV Week...

Bravo Working on Derby Show B&C
Bravo and NBC Sports are working on a one-hour special called "Ladies First: Bravo at the Kentucky Derby," Broadcasting & Cable reports. The special will debut May 1, one day before the Kentucky Derby, and will be hosted by NBC's Bob Costas, Nancy O'Dell of "Access Hollywood" and Bethenny Frankel of "The Real Housewives of New York City," the trade paper says.

NBC, MTV to Team Up for ‘Celebrity’ B&C
NBC is close to finalizing a partnership with MTV for the network’s upcoming reality series “I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!,” Broadcasting & Cable reports, citing sources familiar with the situation. As part of the deal, MTV will get a window for rebroadcast of the episodes, air additional interviews and footage and become involved in the creative aspect of the series, the publication says. The deal is expected to finalize this week, B&C adds.

'Idol’ Cash Total: $8.2 Bil Portfolio
"American Idol" has generated about $8.2 billion in revenue since it went on the air, Portfolio estimates. The magazine computes the show's ad revenue, how much money performers have generated through record sales and concert tours, licensing fees and donations to "Idol" charities.

A Baldwin Joins NBC's 'Celebrity' TVWeek
Alec Baldwin's little brother Stephen will be part of the cast of NBC's reality show "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here," TelevisionWeek says. Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich will also be in Los Angeles Friday when NBC announces the full cast, but he was barred from traveling to Costa Rica, where the series will be shot, TVWeek says.

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