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woensdag 4 april 2012

VH1 Preps Hourlong Scripted Pilot ‘Bounce’

VH1 Preps Hourlong Scripted Pilot ‘Bounce’

VH1 has greenlighted its first hourlong scripted pilot, Bounce. Newcomer Taylour Paige, Dean Cain and Kimberly Elise will star in the project, set in the world of professional basketball dancers, with Valery Ortiz and Katherine Bailess cast in supporting roles. Written by James LaRosa and be directed by Sanaa Hamri, Bounce follows the lives and loves of a team of professional basketball dancers. At its heart is Ahsha (Paige), a sheltered young woman who joins the squad against the wishes of her mother Sloane (Elise), who knows this treacherous, tempting world all too well having been a dancer herself. Cain will play the coach of the basketball team. Ortiz and Bailess will play two of the dancers, singe mother Raquel and former stripper Kyle.

Bounce is executive produced by Maggie Malina and James LaRosa as well as VH1′s Jill Holmes and Jeff Olde. Bounce follows in the footsteps of VH1′s first hourlong series, the Queen Latifah-produced Single Ladies, which didn’t go through the traditional pilot stage — it originated as a movie. On the half-hour side, VH1′s only effort so far was the Tori Spelling comedy NoTorious. Bailess is with Armada Partners and attorney Chad Christopher.

Chris Mintz-Plasse To Star In CBS Comedy Pilot ‘Friend Me’

Chris Mintz-Plasse To Star In CBS Comedy Pilot ‘Friend Me’

In his first major TV gig, Super Bad co-star Christopher Mintz-Plasse has been tapped as one of the two leads of CBS’ comedy pilot Friend Me. Written by Alan Kirschenbaum and Ajay Sahgal, Friend Me centers on twenty-something best friends, Evan (Mintz-Plasse) and Rob (Nicholas Braun), who move from their hometown of Bloomington, Indiana to Los Angeles to begin their exciting new lives working at Groupon. Mintz-Plasse, repped by UTA and Principato-Young, was an early choice for the role in the project, produced by CBS Studios and the Tannenbaum Co. He is currently filming CBS Films’ comedy Get A Job where he coincidentally co-stars alongside Braun. Mintz-Plasse’s only previous TV credit was a guest spot on Starz’s Party Down.

On the feature side, the actor, best known for his breakout role as Fogell/McLovin in Super Bad, also co-starred in Role Models, Kick-Ass, How To Trail Your Dragon and Fright Night and has the animated ParaNorman and How To Train Your Dragon 2 coming up.

The Style Network to Premiere New Salon Docu-Series "Chicagolicious" Sunday, June 3

The Style Network to Premiere New Salon Docu-Series "Chicagolicious" Sunday, June 3

The 10-episode series comes from the producers of the network's "Jerseylicious."

The Style Network continues to explore the fascinating subculture of all things glam and beauty in the new docu-series "Chicagolicious" which premieres Sunday, June 3 at 9pm ET/PT. Produced by Endemol USA, the creator and executive producers of Style's #1 hit series "Jerseylicious," this 10-episode series takes viewers to the Windy City to follow AJ Johnson who owns AJ's of Chicago, and whose clientele includes a who's who of actors and models, including Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett and Iman. With his staff of hair stylists and makeup artists, AJ looks to expand his business nationally by servicing more elite clientele and solidifying his place in Chicago society. "Chicagolicious" will premiere after "Jerseylicious," which in its fourth season is enjoying its most-watched season to-date among Total Viewers (591,000), more than tripling the network's 1Q12 primetime average, according to Nielsen. For more information, visit

"Jerseylicious has become appointment television for Style's passionate viewers, and with Chicagolicious, we have found an eclectic set of characters, including the beautiful city of Chicago, to deliver a new twist and expand our top performing franchise series," said Salaam Coleman Smith, President, The Style Network.

A multi-platform campaign will kick-off online and on demand in the weeks leading up to the June 3 cable premiere, providing original content and opportunities to get to know the cast. Launching later this month, the "Chicagolicious" show page on will introduce viewers to the unique team of stylists and feature weekly blogs from the cast, episode recaps and exclusive photos and video. In addition, the "How to be 'Chicagolicious" micro-series will offer fans makeup, hair and fashion tips, including how to create the most dramatic eye, maintain your weave and match your hair to your outfit. New episodes of "Chicagolicious" will be made available On Demand and for purchase on iTunes the day following the Sunday night premiere (June 3).

AJ's of Chicago is one of the go-to beauty salons in the Second City with an eccentric staff and exclusive clientele. Charismatic salon owner AJ oversees his team of talented yet fiery hair and makeup artists who love to create drama, from the looks they give their clients, to the manner in which they deal with each other. Throughout the season, AJ and his staff of super stylists will create amazing looks for red carpet and fashion runway events and face off against rivals while catapulting AJ's of Chicago to national success.

Meet the cast of "Chicagolicious:"


Salon entrepreneur AJ Johnson opened his business 14 years ago, and AJ's of Chicago has become a legendary force in the Chicago beauty scene. Boasting an impressive client list, AJ is on a mission to expand his business on a national level. From launching a new product system, to styling for star-studded celebrity events, to landing a job as a regular style contributor on a local news show, AJ will not stop until he is the "go-to" style and beauty expert in the country. The staff was handpicked by AJ himself, both for their skill and for their unique personalities, and they all share his unwavering desire for financial and artistic success. They are a dysfunctional but very talented crew, and AJ is fiercely loyal to them as he wants his team to succeed right along with him.


A former model, Katrell is new to AJ's and struggles to fit in at the salon. She constantly bumps heads with hair stylist Valincia who, as a former model herself, views Katrell as competition. Focused on her career, Katrell is an overachiever and is looking for new ways to expand the makeup division so that it will be a thriving success. Personally, Katrell needs to finally end ties with her ex-boyfriend, whom she still lives with, and prove to herself that she is a strong, independent woman who doesn't need a man to feel secure in life.


Raised in a small town in Virginia and having lived recently in a bigger small town in North Carolina, MaCray is a fish-out-of-water in the big city of Chicago. Determined to be one of the leaders at the salon, MaCray looks to prove to everyone that he is more than capable to take on the responsibility. The first step to making his dream a reality is for AJ to give MaCray the recognition due him for his work at the salon - not only for his expertise with extensions but also as a full stylist.


As the youngest and least experienced girl at the salon, Austin is constantly trying to prove her skills as a makeup artist. AJ sees the potential in Austin and takes her under his wing, looking to smooth out her rough edges to bring out her star qualities. During the difficult times, she learns to lean on her professional mentor Katrell and best buddy MaCray. Above all else, Austin's number one goal is to find love, and the whole salon is ready to help. She has had a string of "bad boy" relationships that have distracted her from her goals in the past. Now she feels she's on the right track professionally, and she really wants to find the right guy to share her life with.


Valincia has been at AJ's longer than any other stylist and believes that she deserves special treatment - always. Once the salon darling, she clashes with new makeup artist Katrell who seems to be taking her spotlight. While she may frustrate salon management with her outrageous opinions and diva-like behavior, Valincia is a master stylist who creates great hair, and she brings in way too much business to even think about getting rid of her.


As AJ chases success, his best friend and roommate Niki continues to support AJ's dreams but also uses her spiritual outlook on life to keep AJ grounded. Niki recently returned to her hometown of Chicago after living in New York and is looking to re-establish herself in Chicago. With her new age rituals and beliefs, Niki sometimes clashes with the stylists at the salon, especially Q who is motivated by money. Steadfast and true, Niki encourages AJ and everyone else to be honest and real with themselves. As the salon manager, she quickly becomes a sounding board for each person at the salon and is a mentor to the younger stylists.


Q is AJ's cousin, and as the salon's Director of Marketing and Sales, her primary focus as the "Money Honey" is to make money. She fully supports AJ's hunger for fame and success which causes her to clash with Niki, and she is always dreaming up bigger and better ways to make AJ's a success. On the personal front, Q is forced to make a decision about her marriage of 12 years as her husband continually feels that she puts AJ and her job above family. When both worlds collide, Q must choose between her personal and professional lives and examine what she really values in life.


Howard is the head barber at the salon and worries that AJ doesn't put enough time and money into promoting this full-service specialty. Frustrated, he decides to raise the profile of the barbering services on his own. Outside the salon, the fitness-conscious Howard offers to help MaCray lose weight while his focus on dating and romancing women also plays a major factor in his life. However, when his philandering gets him in trouble at the salon, his job could be on the line.


A client of AJ's, Julie is a publicist who specializes in the lifestyle and luxury market. She is using her expertise to help AJ make the transition from a local salon owner to a national business mogul. A former television and commercial print model, Julie was able to successfully transition to promoting high-end events, business and products. One of the things that AJ loves about Julie is how she is a fixture at Chicago society events and charity galas, which has allowed AJ access to this elite social circle.


While finishing her college degree in Arts Entertainment Media Management, Jennifer works with Julie as her junior associate. She is excited for the opportunity to learn more about public relations and marketing in a fast-paced environment. One of her favorite clients is AJs of Chicago, and she takes pride in her positive professionalism and ability to juggle multiple tasks, various projects and the staff's unique personalities. In addition to her day job, Jennifer fronts a top-40 pop cover band, performing at benefits, festivals, restaurants and bars around the Midwest.

BBC's 24 Olympics HD streams coming to cable, satellite

BBC's 24 Olympics HD streams coming to cable, satellite

The BBC will make 24 HD-quality live streams available to cable and satellite providers for the duration of the Olympics Games, it has been announced.

Viewers will be able to watch every Olympic sport, live from every venue, via electronic programme guide channels or the BBC Red Button on Sky, Virgin Media and Freesat.

This interactive coverage is the previously confirmed 24 simultaneous streams that will be available live online via the BBC Sport website and on PCs, smartphones, tablets and connected TVs.

The streaming service is also in addition to the flagship coverage on BBC One, BBC Three and Radio 5 Live. An estimated 2,500 hours of live sport will be available on BBC platforms during the games.

BBC London 2012 director Roger Mosey said: "We're delighted to be able to offer this opportunity to cable and satellite providers to extend our online service to millions of TV viewers across the UK.

"BBC One and BBC Three will remain the flagship channels for the Olympics. But, as the London 2012 Olympic Games will be the first truly 'Digital Games', we wanted to offer an unprecedented amount of live sporting action to the widest possible audience through these 24 live streams, giving vastly more choice than ever before."

Virgin Media has already announced that it will offer all the BBC's 24 live streams via its TiVo converged television service, as part of a deal agreed with the corporation in December last year.

Sky has said that it will offer the live streams via the Red Button, but also broadcast them as channels on its EPG from July 24.

The channels are free-to-air and available to any Sky home, including Freesat from Sky customers. The HD versions will be available on any Sky+HD box and not require a subscription, although the viewers will need an HD-ready TV.

Stephen van Rooyen, the managing director of Sky's sales and marketing group, said: "The London Olympics is a huge event in 2012 and one that we are all looking forward to here at Sky.

"We believe that the best way to watch the Olympics is in glorious HD as it offers viewers the best possible viewing experience and, supported by Sky+, the flexibility of watching the action at a time that suits our customers.

"We're delighted that every single Sky home will have the opportunity to enjoy unprecedented coverage of the biggest UK sporting event in a generation."

Freesat will carry all of the BBC's 24 live HD Olympic channels throughout London 2012, both as live channels and streams via the BBC Red Button.

Homes with Freesat will be able to see the 24 BBC Olympics channels in standard or high definition depending on their receiver equipment.

Freesat managing director Emma Scott said: "We're totally delighted to be able to offer Freesat viewers these great BBC HD services. It is going to be an amazing summer of sport and the London 2012 Olympics in HD will truly be a sight to behold.

"This is the latest great example of the quality and choice in TV programmes available to Freesat customers, all subscription-free."

'Game of Thrones' season two premieres to 520,000 on Sky Atlantic

'Game of Thrones' season two premieres to 520,000 on Sky Atlantic

The season two opener for Game of Thrones appealed to more than 520,000 viewers on Sky Atlantic last night, according to overnight data.

The US import averaged an impressive 522k (2.1%) from 9pm. Though it was down on the season one premiere, it performed significantly better than Mad Men's season five launch.

Elsewhere on the multichannels, Made in Chelsea returned to 560k (3.1%) in the 10pm hour, and Grimm continued on Watch with 344k (1.4%).

On the terrestrials, an episode of BBC One's Silent Witness grabbed 5.32m (21.2%) in the 9pm hour, winning the timeslot.

ITV1's Scott & Bailey was seen by 4.41m (17.6%) and 546k (3%) on timeshift, with The Dales taking 3.5m (14.9%) in between two instalments of Coronation Street.

A Damien Hurst documentary attracted 599k (2.5%) before Embarrassing Bodies drew 2.44m (9.7%) from 9pm (+1: 404k/2.2%) and Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA serving 1.49m (8.4%) from 10pm (+1: 155k/1.7%).

BBC Two showed Chaplins: Angels of Mersey (895k/3.8%), The Little Paris Kitchen: Cooking with Rachel Khoo (1.33m/5.5%) and Modern Spies (1.12m/4.5%).

Channel 5's Ultimate Police Interceptors managed 1.01m (4.2%) with an airing of Little Nicky following with 653k (3%).

Overall, ITV1 won primetime with 22.4% (+1: 0.9%) beating BBC One's 20.6%. Channel 4 took 5.9% (+1: 0.9%) ahead of BBC Two's 4.9% and Channel 5's 3.1% (+1: 0.2%).

David Tennant, Janet Montgomery cast in 'The Spies of Warsaw'

David Tennant, Janet Montgomery cast in 'The Spies of Warsaw'

David Tennant and Janet Montgomery have been cast in an adaptation of The Spies of Warsaw.

The Doctor Who and Human Target stars will appear in two 90-minute instalments of Alan Furst's novel to air on BBC Four and Poland's TVP.

Tennant is set to portray Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier, a decorated war hero who begins an affair with Montgomery's Parisian lawyer Anna in the run-up to World War Two.

The Spies of Warsaw, which takes place in London, Paris, Berlin and Poland, is penned by The Likely Lads writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.

BBC Four controller Richard Klein said: "Spies of Warsaw is Alan Furst at his best - a tense, passionate and sexy love story set against the increasingly strident clang of coming war.

"I think David Tennant playing Mercier and Janet Montgomery as Anna is such an exciting way to explore Furst's hugely convincing central characters, and I am delighted that Ian and Dick have produced such an enthralling script.

"Spies of Warsaw is an entertaining, thrilling and insightful drama with a very different take on the Second World War, seen through the eyes of characters who know from the start that they and their fellow countrymen will face the brunt of the horrors to come: this is top class drama, and perfect for BBC Four."

Richard Fell, head of drama at Fresh Pictures - who are producing with Apple Film - added: "We are thrilled and delighted that David and Janet are going to be in Spies of Warsaw. They are both actors of such great range and quality they will light up the screen as the star-crossed lovers.

"As Europe is dragged into the nightmare that will be the Second World War, their illicit love affair gets ever more complicated, and the chemistry between these two extraordinary actors becomes irresistible."

Filming is scheduled to begin next month in Poland.

'Got Talent' The Mend: 'We would spend prize money on debts'

'Got Talent' The Mend: 'We would spend prize money on debts'

Britain's Got Talent boyband The Mend have admitted that they would spend the show's prize money on their mounting debts.

The four-piece - Jayme Kontzle, Craig Worsley, Dean Kelly, Kris Evans - appeared on Saturday's audition show performing 'Sitting on the Dock of the Bay' and have become one of the most popular acts so far this series.

Speaking to Digital Spy about the possibility of winning the £500,000 grand prize, the group said: "The first thing we'll do with the money is pay off our debts. We're on hardly any income right now. We've borrowed and borrowed.

"You end up borrowing to borrow and borrowing to pay off what you borrowed. And the next thing you know, you owe half the world some money. It would be great to pay everyone off."

They added: "We'd love to invest in our own studio as well and invest in the community, helping other people get into music. It sounds corny, but music can save lives. It's a massive, massive part of our lives as well. We might buy a Ford Mustang as well.

"We haven't really thought about the money too much, but everyone else keeps mentioning it. If we do win, we'll have a bloody good night out."

Britain's Got Talent airs on Saturdays at 8pm on ITV1.

Bravo Media Acquires TV Rights to Air Feature Documentary "The Queen of Versailles" in 2013

Bravo Media Acquires TV Rights to Air Feature Documentary "The Queen of Versailles" in 2013

"The Queen of Versailles" filmed over three years, intimately captures the innate virtues and flaws of the American dream as an abundantly wealthy family's fortunes turn.

Bravo Media acquired the TV rights for the critically lauded Sundance documentary, "The Queen of Versailles," directed by acclaimed filmmaker and photographer Lauren Greenfield - who won Best Director at Sundance 2012 for this documentary. "The Queen of Versailles" filmed over three years, intimately captures the innate virtues and flaws of the American dream as an abundantly wealthy family's fortunes turn. The documentary will premiere in 2013 on Bravo. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter at

"'The Queen of Versailles' struck an immediate chord for us, depicting in intense and compelling detail, the impact of the recession through the experience of one very affluent family," said Frances Berwick, President of Bravo Media and Style. "It's gripping, verit filmmaking at its finest and the perfect film to kick off Bravo's new thought and talk-provoking documentary strand for our highly educated audience."

"The Queen of Versailles" is an insightful and entertaining documentary about billionaires Jackie and David Siegel, who are constructing the largest house in America - a 90,000 square foot dream home modeled after the palace of Versailles. As a result of the financial crisis, their extravagant plans are put on hold. David's time-share business runs into difficulties, and the filmmaker captures the Siegel's turn of fortune. While delivering big laughs, "The Queen of Versailles" also manages to be a moving, clear-eyed snapshot of a unique and sobering moment in our history, as we are forced to reevaluate the sustainability of the American dream.

"I am pleased to be working with Bravo to present 'The Queen of Versailles' to a mass TV audience" said Greenfield. "It is rare that Bravo acquires a feature-length documentary, but this seems like a perfect match and there could not be a more interesting audience for this film."

Acclaimed documentary photographer/filmmaker, Greenfield is considered a preeminent chronicler of youth culture, gender and consumerism, as a result of her monographs "Girl Culture," "Fast Forward," "THIN" and other photographic works, which have been widely published, exhibited, and collected by leading museums around the world. Her latest feature-length documentary film, "The Queen of Versailles" was selected as the Opening Night film of Sundance 2012 where it garnered critical acclaim and won the Best Director Award in the U.S. Documentary Competition. In addition to "The Queen of Versailles," Lauren has previously directed three award-winning documentary films - "THIN," "kids + money," and "Beauty CULTure." Her work was recently showcased in the Getty Museum's historical exhibition, "Engaged Observers: Documentary Photography Since the Sixties" (2010).

TV Tonight 4th of April 2012

TV Tonight 4th of April 2012

The daily list in alphabetical order, of all the new episodes airing.

    10 O'Clock Live S02E09: "Series 2, Episode 9"
    112 - på liv och död S05E36: "Del 36 av 36"
    60 Minute Makeover S09E08: "Series 9, Episode 8"
    Amazing Eats S01E13: "Classic Comfort Foods"
    American Digger S01E04: "Savage Shark Hunt"
    American Idol S11E25: "8 Finalists Compete"
    American Weed S01E08
    American Weed S01E07
    Animal 24:7 S08E03: "Series 8, Episode 3"
    Arga snickaren S07E01: "Tika-Mika och Leif"
    Auction Hunters S03E03: "Hidden Hot Wheels"
    Bent S01E06: "Tile Date"
    Bent S01E05: "Mom"
    Best Friends Forever S01E01: "Pilot"
    Betty White's Off Their Rockers S01E02: "Season 1, Episode 2"
    Big Brother Sverige S08E40: "Del 40"
    Car Warriors S02E07: "'33 Ford Hot Rod"
    Cleverdicks S01E28: "Episode 28"
    Come Dine With Me S18E69: "Series 18, Episode 58"
    Conan S02E73
    Couples Therapy S01E03: "Rebuilding Trust"
    Criminal Minds S07E19: "Heathridge Manor"
    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation S12E19: "Split Decisions"
    Dance Academy S02E15: "Moving On"
    Days of our Lives S47E103: "Ep. #11813"
    Deal Or No Deal (UK) S07E202: "Episode 1882"
    Dickinson's Real Deal S08E87: "Series 8, Episode 87"
    Doctors S14E03: "A Suburban Affair"
    Dog the Bounty Hunter S08E18: "All Grown Up"
    Dog the Bounty Hunter S08E17: "A House Divided"
    Dragons' Den (CA) S06E21: "Best of Show (Season Recap)"
    Duck Dynasty S01E05: "Redneck Logic"
    Duck Dynasty S01E06: "Too Close for Comfort"
    Emmerdale S41E80: "April 4, 2012"
    Four In A Bed S03E18: "The Queens Hotel"
    Four Rooms S02E03: "Series 2, Episode 3"
    General Hospital (US) S50E03: "#12531"
    Ghost Hunters International S03E13: "Hell's Gate: Canada"
    Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden S22E153: "Season 22, Episode 153"
    Happy Endings S02E21: "Four Weddings And A Funeral"
    Hollyoaks S18E68: "April 4, 2012"
    Home and Away (AU) S25E53: "Episode 5488"
    Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis S01E04: "TBA"
    Jeopardy! S28E143: "Show #6348"
    Jimmy Kimmel Live S09E231
    Johnny Test S05E44: "TBA"
    Just A Minute (1212) S01E08: "Episode 8"
    King (2011) S02E06: "Freddy Boise"
    Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness S01E25: "Father Crime"
    Last Call with Carson Daly S10E35: "Dev, the Moth, White Denim"
    Late Night with Jimmy Fallon S02E246
    Late Show with David Letterman S19E52
    Let's Dance (DE) S05E04: "Folge 4"
    Live with Regis and Kelly S29E157
    Los protegidos S03E05: "TBA"
    Million Dollar Listing: NY S01E05: "The Casting Couch"
    Monster Man S01E04: "Between Arachnid And A Hard Place"
    Neighbours S28E63: "Episode 6373"
    Nothing Personal S02E05: "TBA"
    NOVA S39E16: "Hunting the Elements"
    On The Spot (2009) S03E02: "Thaipusam fesztivál"
    One Born Every Minute S03E14: "Series 3, Episode 14"
    One Tree Hill S09E13: "One Tree Hill"
    Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy S02E13: "TBA"
    Pointless S06E37: "Series 6, Episode 37"
    Psych S06E15: "True Grits"
    Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is S06E08: "Series 6, Episode 8"
    Recorder to Randoseru S02E01: "Episode 1"
    Republic of Doyle S03E13: "Under Pressure"
    Restaurant Stakeout S01E05: "Oh, Brother"
    Rock Center with Brian Williams S01E22: "Season 1, Episode 22"
    Selling Houses Australia S05E10: "Fixer Upper"
    South Beach Tow S01E15: "TBA"
    South Park S16E04: "Jewpacabra"
    Survivor S24E08: "Season 24, Episode 8"
    The Almighty Johnsons S02E06: "TBA"
    The Apprentice (UK) S08E03: "Condiments"
    The Apprentice: You're Fired! S07E03: "Series 7, Episode 3"
    The Biggest Loser (AU) S07E51: "Season 7, Episode 51"
    The Bold and the Beautiful S26E09: "Ep. #6293"
    The Chase (2009) S05E47: "Series 5, Episode 47"
    The Colbert Report S08E46: "Robert D. Ballard"
    The Daily Show S17E82: "Jack L. Goldsmith"
    The Ellen DeGeneres Show S09E131
    The Jeremy Kyle Show S07E143: "Missing £5,000 - who's the thief?"
    The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson S08E54: "Jeffrey Tambor"
    The Real World/Road Rules Challenge S22E12: "Reunion Special"
    The Revolution (2012) S01E58: "Season 1, Episode 58"
    The Soup S09E14: "April 4"
    The Talk S02E138: "Season 2, Episode 138"
    The Tonight Show with Jay Leno S19E272
    The View S15E131: "Wilson Phillips"
    The Young and the Restless S40E08: "Ep. #9877"
    Thuis S17E158: "Season 17, Episode 158"
    Top Guns S01E08: "British Ballistics"
    UEFA Champions League S09E27: "Extra Time - Quarter Finals"
    UEFA Champions League S09E26: "Chelsea v Benfica"
    Watch What Happens: Live S06E57: "Bravo All-Star Party!"
    Waterloo Road S07E27: "Series 7, Episode 27"
    Woodley S01E07: "Dad Day"
    Интерны S06E07: "Отец Купитмана"

Letterman, Ferguson Re-Up With CBS Through 2014

Letterman, Ferguson Re-Up With CBS Through 2014

CBS late-night hosts David Letterman and Craig Fergsuson have re-upped their contracts with CBS through 2014.

As part of this new deal, Ferguson's "Late Late Show" will move to a larger stage at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, and CBS will co-produce the series with Worldwide Pants, Inc., which also produces Letterman's "Late Show."

Letterman, who recently surpassed mentor Johnny Carson as the longest-running late night host, debuted "The Late Show" on CBS on Aug. 30, 1993. The former host of NBC's "Late Night" recently celebrated his 30 year on the air.

The deal continues CBS's late night stability two years after NBC's late night reshuffling, which led to Letterman rival Jay Leno reclaiming "The Tonight Show" and Conan O'Brien to TBS.

"David Letterman is a late night legend with an iconic show and Craig Ferguson continues to evolve the genre in exciting and innovative ways,” said Nina Tassler, CBS' president of entertainment. “These new agreements deliver ongoing high-quality entertainment for our audience and continued strength and stability for CBS in late night.”

"The Late Show" has won nine Emmy Awards, including six for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program. Ferguson's show won a Peabody Award in 2009.

'Sherlock' executive Mark Gatiss: 'Pilot episode was not a disaster'

'Sherlock' executive Mark Gatiss: 'Pilot episode was not a disaster'

Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss has hit back at speculation that the show's unaired pilot was deemed a "disaster".

Gatiss explained that the hour-long episode was only scrapped because the BBC chose to go with a 90-minute runtime.

Speaking on BBC Four series Mark Lawson Talks To, Gatiss said that he and Steven Moffat chose to put the original recording on Sherlock's series one DVD to end the potentially damaging rumours.

"The pilot is very good," he said. "We would have been very happy [to air it]... We knew we couldn't just bolt on another half hour, so Steve rewrote it and we remade it with a different director.

"Because of an internal decision to make it in another format, this gossip got out. I remember thinking, 'If we don't show people that it wasn't a disaster, this will live with us forever'.

"The argument is that you preserve the final version, sacrosanct, but I thought that was an insult to the original director and the production. The second one is more stylish, but it's a different beast."

Mark Lawson Talks To Mark Gatiss airs on BBC Four tonight (April 3) at 10.50pm.

Davina McCall, Nicky Campbell for 'Long Lost Family' series two

Davina McCall, Nicky Campbell for 'Long Lost Family' series two

Davina McCall has announced that she will return for a second series of Long Lost Family.

The presenter will reteam with Nicky Campbell for the ITV programme, which reunites relatives after vast amounts of time apart.

"If you thought series one was emotional, you've not seen anything yet," she pledged. ''The stories we've unearthed this time round will tug at your heart-strings like never before. Get ready to start stockpiling those tissues."

The first episode of Long Lost Family will focus on ex-professional rugby player Mark Appleson searching for his birth mother and a 71-year-old hoping to meet her daughter after half a century.

Speaking about his recruitment to the format in 2010, Campbell declared: "'I've never been so excited about a show in my career. I have a deep emotional connection with it, being an adopted person and having traced my own birth families."

Long Lost Family airs Thursday, April 12 at 9pm on ITV1.

Big Brother to stay on Channel 5 for two more years

Big Brother to stay on Channel 5 for two more years

Big Brother producers Endemol UK and Channel 5 have signed a deal to keep the show on air until at least 2014.

The broadcaster, who relaunched the show in 2011, has picked up some of its highest ever ratings with the celebrity edition of the reality TV series.

Channel 4 dropped the format in 2010, after hosting the programme for a decade and making stars out of contestants such as Jade Goody, Craig Phillips and Brian Dowling.

Since moving to Channel 5, the show has helped the broadcaster regularly beat its rivals in the ratings.

Celebrity Big Brother has averaged over three million viewers during its two runs, while the classic series last autumn picked up over 1.7 million viewers on a regular basis.

Frankie Cocozza, Denise Welch, Paddy Doherty and Jedward have been among the stars who have entered the famous compound, since its switch of broadcasters.

Channel 5 announced last month that it had already negotiated a deal with Endemol to broadcast an extra celebrity edition of the show in the autumn as part of its original two-year deal.

Brian Dowling, Emma Willis and voiceover legend Marcus Bentley are all signed up to continue hosting the main programme and spinoff series Bit On the Side.

"We're hugely excited to have secured the return of Big Brother for Channel 5 which will continue to form a key part our programming schedule," said Jeff Ford.

"The show so far has captivated the energy and vibrancy of the channel and we are looking forward to continuing this successful relationship."

Nick Samwell-Smith added: "We are delighted with the success of Big Brother on Channel 5. The show continues to thrive and I'm thrilled to be renewing our partnership with the channel for another two years."

Channel 5's head of factual entertainment Steve Gowans will oversee the new series of Big Brother, which will continue to be filmed at Elstree Film Studios.

Ratings: CBS Wins With NCAA; 'Dancing With the Stars' Down

Ratings: CBS Wins With NCAA; 'Dancing With the Stars' Down

The NCAA basketball championship ratings inched up from last year's to give CBS a win for the night in the key demographic, according to preliminary numbers. ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" dropped 13 percent to match its low for a performance show, but ABC still had the most viewers for the night overall.

CBS was far and away the best-rated network of the night with an average 5.1 rating/13 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demo, but took second place in total viewers, averaging 14.6 million. Following repeats of "2 Broke Girls" and "Two and a Half Men," the network aired the special "Prelude to a Championship" at 9, which posted a 4.4/11 in the demo and 13.2 million total viewers. The game between Kentucky and Kansas at 9:30 grew a modest 4 percent in the demo from last year's championship game, taking a 7.0/17. It had 19.3 million total viewers, and was the  top-rated and most-watched program of the night.

NBC took second place in ratings and third place in total viewers with an average 3.4/9 in the demo and 9.1 million. "The Voice" at 8 dipped from last week, receiving a 4.1/11 in the demo and 10.7 million total viewers, while "Smash" at 10 inched up five percent in the demo from last week for a 2.2/5 with 6 million total viewers.

ABC came in third in ratings and second in total viewers with an average 2.6/7 and 15 million total viewers. "Dancing With the Stars" at 8 dropped 13 percent in the demo for a 2.8/7 in the demo and 16.5 million total viewers, while "Castle" at 10 posted a 2.2/5 and 12 million total viewers.

Fox came in fourth in ratings and total viewers with an average 2.4/6 and 7.5 million, despite modest growth for its primetime slate. The return of "Bones" at 8 was up slightly in the demo from its last original airing in January, drawing a 2.5/7 with 8.2 million total viewers. "House" at 9 also saw a small increase in the demo, posting a 2.2/6 with 6.7 million total viewers.

Ratings: 'Game of Thrones' Season Premiere Slays Series Premiere

Ratings: 'Game of Thrones' Season Premiere Slays Series Premiere

"Game of Thrones" season two got off to a bloody good start in more ways than one.

Sunday night's second-season premiere of HBO's swords-and-dragons epic fantasy series easily trounced the impressive viewership of the show's series premiere last year, and handily bested last season's average and finale viewership.

Over three airings Sunday night, "Game of Thrones" amassed 6.3 million total viewers, with the 9 p.m. premiere airing alone drawing 3.9 million viewers.

Sunday's premiere airing boasted a 74 percent improvement over the series premiere, and a 53 percent jump over the first season average. Sunday's "Thrones" also jumped 27 percent over last season's finale, which grabbed 3 million viewers with its initial airing.

Smithsonian Channel Premieres "Space Shuttle: The Final Countdown" on April 22

Smithsonian Channel Premieres "Space Shuttle: The Final Countdown" on April 22

The two-hour special coincides with Space Shuttle Discovery's April 19 arrival at National Air & Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

For 30 years, it was America's flagship in space, flying more miles, completing more missions, and delivering more hardware than any other spacecraft in history. Now, as the Space Shuttle enters America's pantheon of air and space achievement, Smithsonian Channel marks the end of an era with the premiere of SPACE SHUTTLE: THE FINAL COUNTDOWN on Sunday, April 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Through interviews with NASA scientists, administrators, astronauts and Smithsonian Institution historians, SPACE SHUTTLE: THE FINAL COUNTDOWN, tells the definitive story of the Shuttle era: its incredible achievements, its devastating tragedies - and the dream to make space travel affordable and routine.

The special is premiering just days after the Space Shuttle Discovery, the most accomplished vehicle in the fleet, is scheduled to make its much anticipated journey from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia, where it will go on permanent display. The Smithsonian is planning a four-day celebration for its arrival.

When Space Shuttle Atlantis touched down at the Kennedy Space Center on July 21, 2011, it was the program's 135th and final mission. And while the Shuttle program's tragedies - Challenger in 1986 and Columbia in 2003 - left indelible scars in the national memory, its achievements are less known and deserve recognition. Without the Space Shuttle there would be no Hubble Telescope, which transformed our understanding of the universe. With its enormous cargo bay, the Shuttle became a workhorse for transporting satellites and scientific equipment to space, enabling the construction of the International Space Station. It was also a powerful symbol of international collaboration.

The Shuttle itself, a re-usable spacecraft capable of bursting through the atmosphere and returning safely to Earth, was an extraordinary technical achievement.

'Doctor Who's Jenna-Louise Coleman: Matt Smith promised best time ever

'Doctor Who's Jenna-Louise Coleman: Matt Smith promised best time ever

Jenna-Louise Coleman has said that she is looking forward to working with Matt Smith on Doctor Who.

Speaking to What's on TV, the sci-fi drama's new companion revealed that Time Lord co-star Smith made her feel comfortable in the audition.

Coleman recalled: "Matt was in the audition with me and made me feel like we were in it together. He says we're going to have the best time ever!"

Unveiled to the public a fortnight ago, the 25-year-old will make her debut during this year's Doctor Who Christmas special.

Smith has continually paid tribute to Amy Pond actress Karen Gillan, who Coleman will replace.

'DWTS's Kerri-Anne Kennerley: 'Dancing is as tough as algebra'

'DWTS's Kerri-Anne Kennerley: 'Dancing is as tough as algebra'

Dancing with the Stars' Kerri-Anne Kennerley has revealed that she is struggling with the choreography during rehearsals for the show.

The former breakfast television host, who is partnered with professional dancer Carmelo Pizzino on the Australian reality show, said that he is very patient with her when she finds certain moves difficult.

Kennerley told the Herald Sun: "He is wonderful, an excellent dancer and has the patience of Job. But, at the end of the day, I've realised that three hours a day [rehearsing] is never going to be enough; I'm going to need to do four, five, six.

"I went home and said, 'What am I doing? It's never going to happen! It's like me doing algebra, it's not possible'. And he's said, 'Don't be ridiculous, everybody must be the same', and ignored me and carried on."

Kennerley said that after her second day of training, she started "dreaming that [she] was like some old racehorse about to be shot", adding: "I was awake all night going, 'I can't possibly do it'."

However, she did admit that things have improved since then, saying: "On Friday, we put a few steps together and for the first time I had a glimpse of, 'Oh my God, I think I just danced for four seconds'. Perhaps it will all come together. I am going to have to use every little bit of focus that I have."

Dancing with the Stars is due to start later this spring on the Seven Network.

Timothy Olyphant on 'Justified' Season Finale: People Die in 'Unexpected, Wonderful Ways'

Timothy Olyphant on 'Justified' Season Finale: People Die in 'Unexpected, Wonderful Ways'

Tonight's "Justified" ends with a shocking shootout that sounds like it sets up an even more shocking season finale: Star Timothy Olyphant says the April 10 episode begins with multiple deaths.

"It's good … Just the opening scene in the final episode is so fantastic," Olyphant said Tuesday on the "Rachael Ray Show."

"You want details? Some people die. And they die in wonderful ways. Unexpected, wonderful ways … You don’t want to know any more than that."

Olyphant was nominated for a dramaric actor Emmy for the second season of "Justified. " FX ordered a fourth season of the show last month.

Neil Patrick Harris Returns to Host "The 66th Annual Tony(R) Awards"

Neil Patrick Harris Returns to Host "The 66th Annual Tony(R) Awards"

Emmy Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris, star of the CBS comedy HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, returns to host THE 66TH ANNUAL TONY(R) AWARDS, to be broadcast live from The Beacon Theater in New York, Sunday, June 10 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET; delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. This will be the third time that Harris has hosted the TONY Awards, previously serving as host for both THE 63RD ANNUAL TONY AWARDS in 2009 and THE 65TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS in 2011. As he did in 2011, Harris will also act as a producer, along with executive producers Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment.

"I'm thrilled to be a part of this year's TONY Awards," said Neil Patrick Harris. "Not only will I be shining a spotlight on the best that Broadway has to offer, but hopefully I'll score some free house seats to a show - or five!"

"We are excited to have Neil Patrick Harris return as host of the TONY Awards," said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events, CBS Entertainment. "Neil is the ultimate showman. He brings great talent, energy and creativity to the Tony stage and usually a surprise or two. I can't wait to see what he has in store this year."

'Prisoner Cell Block H' remake 'will be provocative'

'Prisoner Cell Block H' remake 'will be provocative'

The upcoming remake of Prisoner has been described as "provocative" television.

It was announced last month that a "reimagining" of the cult Australian soap, known as Prisoner Cell Block H in the UK and US, will air on Foxtel under the name Wentworth.

The project was previously slated to be produced for Channel 10, though Foxtel director of television Brian Walsh insisted that the show would be better off on his network.

"I think it's time to take a look at Prisoner and do a 2012 reimagining of the show," he told Encore. "It's going to be provocative in a way that it could never be on Channel Ten but certainly can on subscription television."

Wentworth is scheduled to begin filming later this year in Melbourne.

The original Prisoner ran for almost 700 episodes between 1979 and 1986. Series protagonist Val Lehman has said that she is hoping for a role in the new version.

Brian McFadden: 'My fiancée will be bitchy on Dancing with the Stars'

Brian McFadden: 'My fiancée will be bitchy on Dancing with the Stars'

Brian McFadden has predicted that his fiancée Vogue Williams will be bitchy when she takes part in Dancing with the Stars.

The 25-year-old model and DJ, who is participating in the reality TV series alongside stars such as Kerri-Anne Kennerley and former Neighbours actress Erin McNaught, admitted that she wants to win the show.

When asked if she has been 'trash-talking' her rivals, Williams told National Features: "Not yet, but I'll let you know." McFadden added: "As soon as the live shows start, it'll be on... 'This one's a bitch, that one's a...'"

Williams countered: "Shut up, you're making me sound like a bitch. But seriously, I don't think there's anybody in this who's not trying to win the show. Otherwise, why would you bother?"

When she was asked if she is competitive, Australia's Got Talent judge McFadden said to Williams: "You're the most competitive person I've ever met. She's already been scanning Twitter going, 'Erin is doing five hours [training], Kerri-Anne's doing six'. Then she's ringing her partner screaming, 'We've gotta do more hours'."

He added: "I think it's great, I'm delighted for her. It's a great opportunity for people of Australia to get to know her, instead of just in magazines. She's got a great personality and this is going to be a great challenge."

Williams said: "I'm just going to be myself and hope that people like me. I don't really feel the pressure."

Dancing with the Stars premieres on Sunday, April 15 at 6.30pm on the Seven Network.

'Community' Creator Apologizes for Making Chevy Chase Tirade Public

'Community' Creator Apologizes for Making Chevy Chase Tirade Public

"Community" creator Dan Harmon has apologized for releasing a nasty voicemail from series star Chevy Chase, saying that he was a "bonehead" for sharing the message with the public.

In a Tumblr post, Harmon added that his decision to play the message for a crowd was "childish, self-obsessed, unaware, naive and unprofessional."

Not that his apology was directed at Chase, mind you.

"I have to just acknowledge my mistake and apologize for it to the fans," Harmon said in the long-winded online mea culpa. "Even the people that hate the show that are tweeting heckles at me are right, I’m a selfish baby and a rude asshole and not a person to trust with your feelings."

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Harmon said that he had played the message during "a monthly show I do in the back of a comic book store in Los Angeles in which I say things that I intend for 150 people to hear. I tell stories about what an unlovable asshole I am and the trouble it causes for me."

However, after playing the message during the show, it was disseminated over the internet, leading to no small amount of headlines documenting the feud.

Harmon added, "I’m not going to say any more" about the incident.

According to TMZ, Harmon told the crowd that Chase's voicemail rant was the result of an argument that the actor and Harmon had about a scene during the taping of the "Community" season finale. Chase didn't want to do the scene, but Harmon held firm, causing Chase to leave the set.

Harmon also suggested that Chase might have left the message after knocking back " what I'm guessing is two bottles of Beaujolais."

In the message, Chase calls Harmon a "fat [bleep]" and tells him, "your writing is getting worse and worse, so suck my [bleep]."

"If you were here right now, I'd [bleep]ing kick your teeth out," Chase concludes. "You're not funny ... you're OK."

According to Harmon, Chase sent a text message apologizing for the outburst, but Harmon rebuffed him, saying, "You breached your contract, you're an asshole."

Can Oprah Winfrey, Katie Couric and Sarah Palin Change the Morning News Race? Nope

Can Oprah Winfrey, Katie Couric and Sarah Palin Change the Morning News Race? Nope

The morning show landscape isn't going to fundamentally change this week.

Not even with Sarah Palin co-hosting "Today" at NBC, her "lamestream media" nemesis, Katie Couric, guest-anchoring ABC's "Good Morning America," and Oprah Winfrey confiding in her best friend, on "CBS This Morning," that she never imagined how hard it would be to launch her OWN network.

This week's slurry of guests and guest hosts -- which one CBS executive calls a "shower of crazy" -- won't have a long-term impact, because that's not how morning show ratings work. Judging from Monday's ratings, the guests haven't even made much of a short-term impact so far: Ratings for the two top morning shows were down.

The week arrives at a crucial time for all three networks' morning lineups. NBC is trying to hold on to Matt Lauer after losing Couric in 2006 and Meredith Vieira last year -- and has flirted with adding Ryan Seacrest to the mix. The network has long held first place in the mornings, despite being the fourth-place network overall.

CBS, the most watched network overall, has long been a distant third in the ratings. It has slipped since relaunching its morning show this year with Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Erica Hill, and is building a new show.

Only ABC is gaining in morning ratings and viewers. It is in second place in the morning race and third place overall.

A single guest almost never changes a ratings trend. A rare exception may be Hugh Grant, whose appearance on "The Tonight Show" after his prostitution arrest in 1995 helped Jay Leno start a long run of beating David Letterman.

But that kind of magic doesn't happen often. And almost no one expects it early in the day.

Why? Because morning show allegiances change as slowly and groggily as all morning routines. Ever try to take up jogging in the morning? People change their morning shows about as easily as they take up jogging.

The hosts of a morning show do more to set the tone of a show than individual guests -- and tone is especially crucial early in the day. That's why the affable Lauer is so crucial to "Today" and why, fairly or not, CBS has reshuffled its morning team twice since November 2010.

But most viewers won't change their morning routine for a week of Couric. Or a day of Palin or Winfrey. Or because of Meredith Vieira returning to "Today" on the same Monday that "Good Morning America" welcomed not only Couric, but former President Clinton.

(Yes: This is a week so packed with guest appearances that Bill Clinton doesn't merit a mention until now.)

Winfrey may have provided a boost to CBS Monday, but it's hard to say. CBS's ratings appeared -- preliminarily -- to be slightly up. No CBS national numbers were available Tuesday, because CBS, unlike its rivals, didn't hungrily order the earliest-possible Nielsen data. Internal CBS numbers and data from specific markets, however, seemed to point to an uptick.

This season overall, "Today" averages 5.4 million total viewers, down 1 percent from this time last season. "CBS" averages 2.5 million, down 10 percent. "GMA" averages 4.7 million -- up 5 percent.

"GMA" is growing faster among viewers the 25 to 54, the demo most important to news advertisers. It is up 14 percent, while CBS is flat and "Today" is down 5 percent.

ABC may have secretly hoped that adding Couric -- the former "Today" host and soon-to-be host of her own daytime talk show -- would draw people who used to watch her with Lauer on "Today." You couldn't blame the network for hoping that perhaps those viewers would even stick around after Couric left.

Monday's ratings suggested that the first part of that wish hasn't come true yet. "Today" won, as it usually does, by half a million total viewers. But ABC sounded nonplussed about it Tuesday -- perhaps because "GMA" has been steadily narrowing its ratings gap with "Today."

"In many ways it was a typical Monday," ABC spokeswoman Julie Townsend told TheWrap. "'Today' winning is kind of a dog-bites-man story."

She added that ABC has "momentum that's been building for months," adding, "we know this is a marathon."

Asked if he believed special guest appearances could juice a morning show's ratings, "CBS This Morning" executive producer Chris Licht offered this general response: "I would say, 'Do not underestimate the sophistication of the audience.'"

Every network asserts that it cares more about a quality news broadcast in the morning then it does about ratings. Licht says he has the words "competitive and relevant" pasted to his desk. If the show can be those two things, he says, ratings will follow.

In keeping with the not-about-ratings line, the networks say this week's onslaught of special appearances is largely happenstance.

Regular "GMA" anchor Robin Roberts was scheduled to take vacation this week, and in Couric, Townsend said, ABC just "happened to have someone who's exceptionally good at morning television" to take her place.

King, meanwhile, had arranged for best friend Winfrey to appear on "CBS This Morning" a month ago, Licht said.

It's hard to imagine that NBC didn't bring in Couric's replacement, Vieira, and the subject of one of her toughest interviews, Palin, as direct counters to her week on "GMA." But NBC did not respond to an interview request.

If the network loses its place at the top of the morning, it will be because of a continuing trend, not a few bookings.

Spike TV Teams Up With Bertram van Munster, Co-Creator of "The Amazing Race," for a New Bellator Fighting Championships Reality Show

Spike TV Teams Up With Bertram van Munster, Co-Creator of "The Amazing Race," for a New Bellator Fighting Championships Reality Show

The one-hour original series will premiere in 2013 and will showcase the fighters from the emerging mixed martial arts league.

Spike TV and Bellator Fighting Championships are partnering with one of television's most acclaimed producers, eight-time Emmy(R) Award winner Bertram van Munster, the visionary behind "The Amazing Race," to create a cutting-edge new unscripted reality show. The one-hour original Spike series will premiere in 2013 and will showcase the fighters from the emerging mixed martial arts league, Bellator Fighting Championships. Details of the show will be kept closely under wraps until later this year.

"Some of the most physically-gifted and fascinating athletes in the world fight in Bellator, and I believe they make ideal subjects for an innovative new non-scripted series," noted van Munster.

"We are thrilled to partner with an industry legend such as van Munster, whose creativity and ingenuity will help expose Bellator to an expanded new audience next year on Spike," said Bjorn Rebney, CEO and Founder of Bellator.

"The concept of this ground-breaking new series will broadly appeal to not only mixed martial arts fans, but to reality show enthusiasts as well," said Sharon Levy, Spike TV's Executive Vice President of Original Programming.

van Munster and Elise Doganieri will serve as Executive Producers for the new series. Levy and Tim Duffy, Senior Vice President, Original Programming, Spike TV, will oversee the project for the network.

Profiles Television Productions, LLC was founded in March of 2003 and is the parent company of both World Race Productions and Earthview, Inc. Owned by eight-time Emmy(R) Award- winning Producers Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri, Profiles Television is a full service production company focused on creating, developing and producing high quality television programming for the worldwide marketplace.

Profiles Television has produced such shows as "Profiles From the Front Line," "Oprah's Big Give," "Focus Rally America" and most recently, "Take The Money & Run." Currently, Profiles Television is producing (in association with Imagine Television and Fox TV) "The Great Escape." Also in current production is "Escape Routes" for NBC. Profiles Television division (World Race Productions) is responsible for the ground-breaking, Emmy(R) Award-winning TV series, "The Amazing Race," which airs in primetime on the CBS network as well as some 80 countries worldwide. Profiles Television is also involved in producing local versions of "The Amazing Race" series in Asia, Australia, South America and Israel. In addition to offices in Los Angeles, Profiles Television has offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Buenos Aires and New Delhi.

Bellator Fighting Championships is a Mixed Martial Arts promotional company headquartered in Chicago. Bellator, translated as Warrior in Latin, is partnered with entertainment industry leaders Viacom and Fremantle Entertainment, and is the world's leading tournament-based mixed martial arts organization. Bellator showcases many of the most exciting fighters in the world and currently airs Friday nights at 8:00pm ET on MTV2 and Epix with prelims on This season's tournament features an action-packed eight-man tournament in the middleweight, welterweight, lightweight, and featherweight divisions with the winners in each weight class securing a large cash prize and a shot at the coveted world title. Next year, Bellator Fighting Championships will move to Spike TV.