“Pies and Tarts” – Ten of the nation’s top bakers from across the country begin their quest to become America’s Best Amateur Baker, on the new summer reality series THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION, premiering Wednesday, May 29 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. In the series premiere, a baking firefighter battles his own fire in the kitchen and a Southern baker introduces judge, Paul Hollywood, to chocolate bacon. Comedian Jeff Foxworthy (@foxoutdoors) is the host. Chef and best-selling cookbook author Marcella Valladolid (@chefmarcela) and master baker and current judge on the UK format “The Great British Bakeoff” Paul Hollywood (@Hollywoodbaker) are judges.
The bakers of THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION are:
Name: Whitney Appleton Beery
Current Residence: Lubbock, Texas
(Originally from Castle Rock, Colo.)
Occupation: College Student
Baking Specialties: Cupcakes, cakes and scones
Name: James Reddick
Current Residence: Hollywood
(Originally from Indianapolis, Ind.)
Baking Specialties: Pies, cookies and pastries
Name: Francine Bryson
Current Residence: Pickens, S.C.
Baking Specialties: Pies, cakes and quiche
Name: Jeremy Cross
Current Residence: San Diego, Calif.
Baking Specialties: Cookies, cakes and pies
Name: Darlene Pawlukowsky
Current Residence: Johns Creek, Ga.
Occupation: Project Manager
Baking Specialties: Cakes and cookies
Name: Elaine Francisco
Current Residence: Claremont, Calif.
Baking Specialties: Breads, pies and cakes
Name: Brian Emmett
Current Residence: Itasca, Ill.
(Originally from Glendale Heights, Ill.)
Occupation: Owner of a Marketing/Advertising Company
Baking Specialties: Breads, pies, cookies, savory baked goods and pastries
Name: Kolette Biddle
Current Residence: Norco, Calif.
Occupation: Home Health Care Provider
Baking Specialties: Cookies, pies, cakes and tarts
Name: Carlo Fuda
Current Residence: Stamford, Conn.
(Originally from Elwood City, Pa.)
Occupation: Social Marketing Consultant
Baking Specialties: Zeppole, cheesecake and cupcakes
Name: Effie D. Sahihi
Current Residence: Hendersonville, Tenn.
(Born in Israel and raised in Winter Haven, Fla.)
Baking Specialties: Cakes, tarts and breads
THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION is executive produced by Richard McKerrow and Jay Bienstock and produced by Love Productions Ltd.
Official CBS Website: http://www.cbs.com/shows/american-baking-competition
Official Twitter: @BakeOnCBS
CBS Twitter: @CBSTweet
PREMIERING SUNDAY, JUNE 2 AT 10:00PM, “THE WANTED LIFE” DIRECTLY FOLLOWS THE 9:00PM SEASON PREMIERE OF “KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS ONLY ON E!
May 20, 2013 – E! is taking viewers inside the world of one of the music industry’s most talked about pop bands, The Wanted. The new series, “The Wanted Life,” reveals the daily and very chaotic lives of the 5 UK musicians – Max, Siva, Jay, Tom and Nathan – that make up this edgy and talented powerhouse as they descend on Los Angeles for the first time to work hard and play even harder. These best friends will do their very best to navigate the social and music scenes of Southern California without losing sight of their one and only goal: Continue their massive success in America.
In the new series, viewers will see Max, Nathan and Jay attempt to juggle the limelight and being single, while Siva and Tom try to keep up with the boys while not neglecting their long term girlfriends, putting the house in which they all share in a constant state of tension. And whether it’s meeting the First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama and performing at The White House, shooting a music video for their latest hit “Walks Like Rihanna,” or living through the prospect of losing Nathan from the group when he needs emergency throat surgery, The Wanted prove that the power of five is unbreakable.
Offering a behind-the-scenes look into the rockstar and often dreamt about lifestyle of pop royalty, these friends, colleagues and heartthrobs for millions of girls, will learn how to navigate the American culture and work together to build on their superstar status here in the US and worldwide.
The series is produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions, Scooter Braun Projects and Global Talent TV LLC. Executive producers are Ryan Seacrest, Adam Sher, Scooter Braun, Ashley Tabor, Danny Rose and Gennifer Gardiner.
“The Wanted Life” premieres Sunday, June 2 at 10:00pm only on E!
For information on all your favorite E! shows please go to www.eonline.com.
About E! Entertainment
E! is television’s top global destination for all things pop culture. The network is currently available to 98 million cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S. and E! content is available on all platforms anytime and anywhere from E! Online to social media to mobile to VOD to the latest emerging platforms. Popular programming includes E! core franchises, “E! News,” “The Soup,” “Chelsea Lately,” “Fashion Police” and “True Hollywood Story,” as well as the network’s popular series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” “Kourtney and Kim Take Miami,” “Married to Jonas” and “After Lately.” Additionally, E!’s “Live from the Red Carpet” signature events keep fans connected to their favorite stars on pop culture’s biggest nights. E! is a network of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.
About Ryan Seacrest Productions
Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP) is an Emmy-winning television production company that produces unscripted, scripted and digital programming. RSP produces the E! hit series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and spin-offs “Kourtney and Kim Take Miami” and “Khloe and Lamar.” RSP is currently producing “Married to Jonas” and “The Wanted Life” for E!, “Shahs of Sunset” for Bravo, “Montecito” for A&E, “How I Rock It” for Esquire, and “Superstar Showdown” for Telemundo. RSP is also producing “Mixology,” a new scripted series for ABC, as well as “Second Chances,” a digital series for AOL. The company also produced the Emmy Award-winning reality series “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.”
About the Wanted
Together as a group since 2009, the Wanted – Tom Parker, Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, and Nathan Sykes – have become front-page news with their ferociously infectious tunes, rock solid friendship and laddish charms. Since the UK release of “All Time Low” (from their self-titled debut album of 2010), they have become a sensation in the UK, Ireland, South East Asia, and across Europe, piling up a string of number 1 singles in the UK. They have artfully transcended the ‘boy band’ mold and brought a blast of much-needed fresh air to British pop music. From their roots as a band who paid their dues performing in seedy nightclubs and working school tours that took them across the whole of the UK and the world, the Wanted have gone on to worldwide success, with smash hits such as “All Time Low” “Chasing The Sun’ and “Glad You Came” – which was a Billboard Chart Number 1. They kicked off 2013 picking up a People’s Choice Award and a brand new world-wide album will follow in the fall.
Young actor Jake T. Austin is a child actor that many teenagers have grown up watching (and also listening). Having played Max Russo on “Wizards of Waverly Place” for six years and was the voice of Diego for the children’s educational, animated series “Go, Diego! Go” for four years, Jake literally grew up as a child actor working on television since 2000.
Almost 20-years-old, Jake is back on another television series for ABC Family titled “The Fosters”, from executive producer Jennifer Lopez.
The series revolves around a bi-racial lesbian couple Lena (portrayed by Sherri Saum) and Stef (portrayed by Teri Polo) who raise a biological son and several adoptive children. Lena, an altruistic school principal wants to save children and tries to introduce new children into the family, while Stef is a police officer who is not always aware that Lena has brought new additions to their growing family. Especially with the addition of Callie (portrayed by Maia Mitchell), a troubled teenager who is known to turn family’s lives upside down.
In the series, Jake plays the role of Jesus Foster. A teenager who has been through the Foster system several times with his twin sister and were adopted by Lena and Stef five years ago. Because Jesus has grown older, he assumes a paternal role for his sister, Mariana. Both were initially reluctant to allow newer foster kids into the family but grown to embrace them.
Set to premiere on ABC Family on June 3rd at 9/8 central, ABC Family recently held a media Q&A with Jake T. Austin to promote the show.
Here is a transcript from the Q&A with Jake T. Austin:
Moderator How many episodes have you filmed so far of the season?
J. Austin We’re midway through the production, so we’re about halfway through the amount of episodes that we’re going to be starting out premiering. The show premieres on June 3rd, so that’s when fans will get an opportunity to see the first episode.
Moderator Please pass my thanks onto the rest of the people in charge of the show because I was a foster kid growing up, so I’m really looking forward to the show.
J. Austin I’m glad you are able to relate to the story we’re trying to portray. It’s important for us to portray that as accurately as possible and to act as a voice and to speak to that issue specifically.
Moderator The show is based upon a foster home setting for you character. Did you have to do anything special to prepare for this role?
J. Austin As actors, we did our homework, and we did some research into the foster care system; also getting to meet with some foster kids and people who had had firsthand experience and firsthand knowledge. The show picks up where I play a twin who had been through the foster system and [was adopted by the family five years ago]. He’s, along with his sister, living in a new traditional family home. So he’s moved on from the foster home when the series picks up.
Moderator What are you hoping the fans will be able to take from the show as far as the portrayal of the foster home aspect?
J. Austin I’m hoping fans will be able to relate to the message, which is the definition of family doesn’t necessarily have to do with who’s in your family, but more so how you look at the relationship. More importantly, the show will hopefully shed light on some bigger issues and some larger topics that may be controversial to some.
Moderator Twins are always supposed to have that special bond, what did you and your costar do to kind of get that twin vibe going?
J. Austin To fall into that, the cast and I have spent a lot of time together and we’ve built a great chemistry. So going into the series, we were just really looking forward to exploring new story lines and new avenues that our characters can take. But we’ve gotten along so well, and I think our relationship off-camera really plays into our performance.
Moderator This show is groundbreaking in that it’s featuring a same-sex household. What is it like to be a part of this show?
J. Austin It’s great to fit into this show, especially at a time when a lot of issues are being brought to light. And to also act as a voice for a lot of those issues and to portray a character that feels very real and grounded and someone that’s very close to me. It’s a blessing to be working at this time and just to be involved in the show like this. That can bring and open the doors to so many new families, hopefully. That’s just what I’m looking forward to.
Moderator What was it like working with the rest of the cast along with your twin on screen?
J. Austin Working with the rest of the cast has been, so far, a great experience. Everyone’s learning from each other and everyone’s excited to see where the story line and where the show is going to take off.
Moderator Can you give a little more information about your character?
J. Austin I play Jesus Foster, who is the brother to Mariana, they’re a set of twins who have been in and out of the foster system pretty much since birth. They’ve embraced the idea of welcoming new foster children into their home and they live under the same roof as a same-sex couple in San Diego. The show picks up in a time when Jesus is coming into his own as a man and also assuming a paternal role for his sister.
Moderator What drew you to your role as Jesus Foster?
J. Austin What drew me to the role of Jesus was the opportunity to tell a groundbreaking story, in my opinion, and to be a part of something that was so real and so relatable. It’s a blessing to be working at a time when jobs are slim and unemployment is rising, so I’m very grateful to be in the position that I am and also to shed light on some of the topics that we’re going to be introducing on the show.
For me, it’s just an opportunity to explore my depth as an actor and also to tell a great story.
Moderator What sets The Fosters apart from any other drama series that’s on television today?
J. Austin What sets “The Fosters” aside from most content that’s out there is – in a world that’s seemingly driven by consumership and selling things to you, so to speak, “The Fosters” just wants to tell an honest story, using very relatable and real people and real story lines. We’re able to convey this message and share in the hardships that the family experiences, the triumphs that they feel at the end of the day, which is really where we see the story going: a story of ups and downs and really telling a tale that hopefully a lot of Americans can relate to. And also international folk.
Moderator Where does it film, actually?
J. Austin We’ve been in production, filming on location throughout Los Angeles, including Warner Brothers, as well as San Diego.
Moderator What’s it been like working with such great, veteran actors, like Teri Polo? Have you learned a lot from them?
J. Austin Yes. Working with someone like Teri Polo definitely enhances your ability as an actor. It forces you to pick up on your craft and also engage in the story to your fullest extent. Being on set with people who are driven to tell the story and people who are excited to be a part of this adventure is really motivating. At the end of the day that’s what we’re trying to instill through the story.
Moderator You’ve mentioned Jesus’ relationship with his twin sister. Can you tell us a little bit more about that? How Jesus and Mariana interact with each other, or what that relationship is like?
J. Austin Jesus assumes a paternal role over Mariana’s character. Both Jesus and Mariana have been in and out of the foster system since birth, they’re reluctant to welcome any new faces or any new members of the family into their home, at first, but ultimately find serenity and they find happiness in their new family. Through their misadventures and through their mistrials, they are able to build a closer bond as they enter that next phase into their lives, which is adulthood, which is where the series picks up.
Moderator What’s The Fosters about, how would you describe it?
J. Austin I would say “The Fosters” is a relatable, grounded story about a same-sex couple raising foster children. It’s an hour drama that also features so many other elements.
Moderator @matilda on Twitter wants to know what it was like working with Selena Gomez?
J. Austin Working with Selena Gomez was a blessing. Getting to do Wizards was a huge, instrumental part of my career, which is the series that Selena also appeared on. For me, it was just a huge part of my life and a huge chapter in who I am. Getting to work with Selena Gomez was definitely impactful and so much fun, because she’s so talented and she’s awesome.
Moderator What are your thoughts about the success she is currently having with her career?
J. Austin I think it’s great. It seems like she’s exploring new sides to her career that people didn’t expect. It’s just interesting to see where everything is going.
Moderator Do you stay in contact with her a pretty good bit?
J. Austin We’ve tried to stay in touch, most of the cast. Some have been better about it than others. But with everyone’s schedules and with everything that’s happening, it’s hard to keep tabs. It’s hard, also, to find a time when we’re all in the same location. But we have kept in touch.
Moderator How hands-on is Jennifer Lopez with establishing the show and creating your particular character? Has she helped you get to know him?
J. Austin I do know Jennifer Lopez had firsthand say and handpicked a lot of the characteristics that are going to be featured on the show as well as incorporating her style and implementing her own flavor and charisma. The show will feature, I think, a new side – it’s arguably different, but it’s more controlled, in a way. But Jennifer Lopez has had a lot of control over style. It’s been great to have someone that you can emulate and be so involved in a series like this.
Moderator Do you think the name of your character is kind of a metaphor for who he portrays in this particular series?
J. Austin Jesus, in my opinion, is an instrumental character in the series. I think the aspect of religion does play a part, but it’s hard to see where they want to take that character.
Moderator My first question is about the dynamic that we’ve seen Mariana kind of wanting to see her birth mom, meet her, but Jesus is more standoffish. Is that something we’re going to see in more episodes to come?
J. Austin I think Jesus’ apprehension to meeting his biological mother deals with his distrust of the foster system as well as a lot of skeletons that he’s unable to release in his closet. Hopefully, as the show grows and as the character develops, audiences will be able to see that back story with Jesus. Hopefully we’re able to learn more about where they came from and how he deals with moving forward.
Right now it’s so early and it’s very fresh. For me, as an actor, to remember the pain and the hardships that foster children endure everyday is essential to me playing the character.
Moderator What do you think is the hardest part about playing your character?
J. Austin The hardest part about playing this character is, at times, to not get too comfortable. Although there are so many differences in our personal lives, Jesus and I feel very parallel and I feel very parallel to Jesus in similar ways. There are certain things about our personalities and our characteristics that are identical. So for me, it’s very easy to fall into the shoes of this character. But, as well, it’s hard to contrast and show differences.
Moderator How was filming The Fosters different from filming Wizards of Waverly Place?
J. Austin Filming “Wizards of Waverly Place”, at a time when I was younger, was very different from “The Fosters”. I think Wizards was instrumental in my knowledge of the industry and also it was my first, live action, major series. So having done that and then moving onto “The Fosters”, on a major network and also dealing with a different element to the industry, it definitely, in my opinion, improved my game and improved my performance. Drawing from the experiences I had on Wizards and learning from either mistakes or improvements that I was able to make throughout the course of the show, I’m able to take every experience I’ve had and put it towards “The Fosters”, which is more challenging, longer in length because it’s an hour drama, and it’s also different in the subject matter. So for me it’s, all across the board, a new way to express my talent.
Moderator You have acted in both movies and television series. Is there one that you prefer over the other?
J. Austin I don’t prefer movies over television. Any opportunity to tell a story, for me, is a great chance as an actor. Also to play different characters and to challenge myself as an actor is the most important thing.
Moderator After spending so much time on Wizards, how easy is it, or difficult is it, for you to say yes to committing to another TV series that could last, again, another five years?
J. Austin For me, it’s not so much the length of time that you’re forced to commit to something. I was more curious as to the direction of the show and if it was something I saw myself being a part of. Judging by where everyone’s head was at, it seemed like a great fit for me.
Right now, I can honestly say this is something I’m happy to be a part of. Although, whether this show goes for nine years or ten years, when you commit to something, it’s important you take everything into account, including the people, including the story, including things just outside of money. So for me, it was important to realize the magnitude of the opportunity and also to realize that the show could go longer than expected.
Moderator Are you finding you’re getting projects, now, sent your way that are allowing you to show that you’re grown up? That you’re not just a little kid anymore?
J. Austin My work as a child actor has definitely contrasted to some of the work I’ve done earlier. But I still consider myself so young and so eager to learn. Hopefully I start seeing more challenging roles that put my talent to the test. But I’m still early in my career and just eager to get more credits under my belt.
Moderator There is what is known as “The Disney Channel Curse,” where young stars, such as yourself, come up and have great success with their shows, and once that show ends, they have a hard time transitioning to other projects and having the same level of success. How has that affected you, or has it affected you?
J. Austin It’s been hard to remove yourself when everyone can put you in a box and say this is going to happen and, almost, depict your future based on what they’ve seen in past experiences with other people. Taking my life and everything that I’ve gone through into account, I don’t see myself as just a one-sided actor or just somebody of 15 minutes of fame.
To ensure more work, I feel it’s vital that you treat everyone with respect. If you go into everything with an eagerness to learn, which is where I see myself anytime I go on set. Anytime I step on set, for me it’s an opportunity of being at film school, in my opinion.
I’m just eager to learn and hopefully people will read into that. I’m not so concerned with the impact that being involved with the Disney Family is going to have on my career. More so I’m concerned with the impression that people have on me as well as my dedication to the craft, which is something I want to prove through my work.
Moderator Are you worried that fans will always associate you with Max Russo and have a hard time accepting you as Jesus?
J. Austin There are a lot of people on iconic shows like “Saved by the Bell” and “Full House” – certain sitcoms where characters have built that relationship and fans have built and grown alongside people for so long, they feel like they’re almost there. I want to embrace being Max to the fullest extent, because for me that was the inciting moment in my career. That has led me to so many greater opportunities.
So, whenever a fan comes up to me and mentions Max, whether it’s now or 20 years from now, I’ll speak about it like I just stepped off set. That’s something that is very close to me and that’s something that I’m not ashamed of at all. Wizards, in my opinion, will always be at the fans’ disposal; people can always see it, people can always know where to find it. It’s nothing to run from.
Moderator You are the first ever youth spokesperson for the Ronald McDonald House New York. How did that come about?
J. Austin Being the first youth spokesperson for Ronald McDonald House had actually come to my attention at an event. William Sullivan, who is the chairperson at Ronald McDonald House, had presented me with the opportunity. Growing up in New York, and my mom being an oncology nurse, I just had extensive insight into what a lot of these patients endure.
My eagerness and my wanting to know more, I think, is what provoked me to get more involved. Visiting the house on numerous occasions for numerous events, building a relationship with some of the kids there – it really forces you to look at things from their perspective. The more time you spend in an environment like that, with such bravery and such courage, it makes you want to spend even more time there.
That’s where my involvement came about. I was eager to help in any way possible and I was just grateful that they offered me the opportunity to be a spokesperson and a youth ambassador. The first youth ambassador, which I’m very proud to hold.
Moderator What do you think is a must-see when you come to NYC?
J. Austin Most people would say the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty. I would definitely say the Beast or Circle Line – something where you can go from the Hudson River to the East River and see the city from an outward perspective. Definitely just training it, just taking the A-train all the way uptown and then going all the way downtown and walking around. Going to the East Village and just walking, I think, is the best thing. Seeing as much as possible. It’s 26 square miles and there’s really a lot to see, so it’s hard to say specifically what.
For more information on “The Fosters”, please visit the official website.
Season Finale Featured Performances by
Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, KEITH URBAN, Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull, Jennifer Hudson, JEssIe j, THE BAND PERRY, Travis Barker, Adam Lambert, Psy, EMELI SANDÉ, Frankie Valli AND ARETHA FRANKLIN
SUMMER Auditions for Season 13 Will Be Held In SALT LAKE CITY,
SAN FRANCISCO, DETROIT, ATLANTA, BOSTON, AUSTIN AND OMAHA;
online auditions open now at www.americanidol.com
Download Candice’s Coronation Single, “I Am Beautiful,”
on americanidol.com and iTunes
AMERICAN IDOL’s dueling divas showdown came to an exhilarating close tonight as Candice Glover was crowned the winner during the live two-hour season finale on FOX. Glover, 23, from St. Helena Island, SC, edged out fellow female finalist Kree Harrison, 22, from Woodville, TX, to win the IDOL title.
Glover capped her coronation on Thursday’s finale by singing “I Am Beautiful,” which is available for download exclusively on www.americanidol.com and iTunes. Glover will release her debut album this summer on 19 Recordings/Interscope Records. The album is available now for pre-order.
The broadcast from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles featured performances by the reunited Top 10 finalists, and a star-studded “who’s who” of the music world. Mariah, Keith and Randy stepped out from behind the judges’ table and wowed the audience. In addition, the show featured performances by Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J, Travis Barker, Season Eight runner-up Adam Lambert, Psy, The Band Perry, Emeli Sandé, Frankie Valli and Aretha Franklin.
On Wednesday night’s final performance show, Candice and Kree each sang three songs. Candice performed “Chasing Pavements,” “I Am Beautiful” and “I (Who Have Nothing)”; and Kree sang “Angel,” “All Cried Out” and “Up To The Mountain.” Also, thanks to the Coca-Cola Perfect Harmony Program, Carly Rae Jepsen performed her new song, “Take A Picture,” which was a collaborative effort between AMERICAN IDOL fans and the pop sensation herself. “Take A Picture” is available for download on www.americanidol.com/perfectharmony.
Glover joins the ranks of other IDOL winners including Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, Scotty McCreery and Phillip Phillips.
AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE! returns this summer for another hit tour to showcase the season’s talented Top Finalists. The 40-show concert tour launches Saturday, June 29 in St. Louis, MO, and stops in other major cities, including Portland, OR; Houston, TX; Phoenix, AZ; and Miami, FL, before wrapping up in Nashville, TN. Tickets are on sale now at www.americanidol.com/tour and www.aeglive.com.
Audition cities and dates for AMERICAN IDOL Season 13 include Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 10; San Francisco, CA, on Tuesday, July 16; Detroit, MI, on Sunday, July 21; Atlanta, GA, on Friday, July 26; Boston, MA, on Friday, Aug. 2; Austin, TX, on Wednesday, Aug. 7; and Omaha, NE, on Sunday, Aug. 11. Additional cities, dates and details will be announced on www.americanidol.com.
AMERICAN IDOL hopefuls also can audition for the upcoming 13th season at www.americanidol.com, by submitting an audition video online. Entrants should demonstrate their stellar singing ability by performing a song of their choice a cappella. Videos are limited to one submission per person. Please visit www.americanidol.com for submission rules and terms and conditions.
AMERICAN IDOL is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of Core Media Group, and FremantleMedia North America. The series is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, CEO, XIX Entertainment. Cecile Frot-Coutaz, FremantleMedia; Trish Kinane, FremantleMedia North America; Ken Warwick, FremantleMedia North America; and Nigel Lythgoe, CEO, Nigel Lythgoe Productions also serve as executive producers.
Network Introduces Five New Series for Fall and Three for Mid-Season
America’s Most-Watched Network Makes Big Moves in Comedy for Fall
Four New Comedies Starring Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Will Arnett,
Margo Martindale, Anna Faris, Allison Janney and Tony Shalhoub
Network Creates a Two-Hour Comedy Block on Thursdays from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
New Suspense Thriller “Hostages” to Premiere Mondays at 10:00 PM in Fall,
Building to Season Finale in January;
New Action Drama “Intelligence” Moves into that Time Period in Mid-Season
The Three Most-Watched Dramas on TV – “NCIS,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” and
“Person of Interest” – to All Air on Tuesday Night
20 Hit Series Return
CBS unveiled today its new 2013-2014 schedule, featuring eight new series – five comedies and three dramas – to build on the strength of America’s top-rated network. Five of the new series will premiere in the fall and three at mid-season.
CBS will finish the current season as the top-rated network in viewers for the 10th time in 11 seasons, #1 in the adults 25-54 demographic and #1 in adults 18-49 for the first time since the 1991-1992 season.
For next fall, the Network is increasing its comedy lineup with four new comedies, expanding its comedy block on Thursdays from 8:00-10:00 PM and creating an encore hour for comedy broadcasts on Saturdays.
The new comedies are THE CRAZY ONES, a single-camera comedy from executive producer David E. Kelley starring Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar; THE MILLERS, a multi-generational family comedy from executive producer Greg Garcia starring Will Arnett, Margo Martindale, Beau Bridges and JB Smoove; MOM, an edgy family comedy from executive producer Chuck Lorre starring Anna Faris and Allison Janney; and WE ARE MEN, an ensemble single-camera comedy starring Tony Shalhoub, Kal Penn, Chris Smith and Jerry O’Connell.
Two new dramas have been scheduled for Mondays at 10:00 PM. HOSTAGES, the serialized suspense thriller from executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer starring Toni Collette and Dylan McDermott, premieres in the fall, building to a season finale in January. Soon after, INTELLIGENCE, a high-octane action drama starring Josh Holloway, Marg Helgenberger and Meghan Ory, moves into the time period for the remainder of the season.
The freshman series will be joined by 20 returning shows including NCIS, the season’s most watched show; THE BIG BANG THEORY, the season’s #1 comedy in viewers and demos; 60 MINUTES, the season’s #1 news magazine; and ELEMENTARY, the season’s #1 new drama.
The other returning series include: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, 2 BROKE GIRLS, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, PERSON OF INTEREST, SURVIVOR, CRIMINAL MINDS, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, TWO AND A HALF MEN, UNDERCOVER BOSS, HAWAII FIVE-0, BLUE BLOODS, 48 HOURS, THE AMAZING RACE, THE GOOD WIFE and THE MENTALIST.
In addition, the proven hit returning comedy MIKE & MOLLY, starring Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell; the new steamy legal drama RECKLESS; and the new romantic comedy FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES are set for mid-season.
The new 2013-2014 schedule is:
On Monday, the veteran comedy HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER begins its climactic final season at 8:00 PM, providing a strong lead-in for the new single-camera ensemble comedy WE ARE MEN at 8:30 PM. The top-rated comedy of the night, 2 BROKE GIRLS, is at 9:00 PM, seamlessly leading into the new Chuck Lorre comedy MOM at 9:30 PM. At 10:00 PM, HOSTAGES will launch in the fall, building to a season finale in January. Soon after, INTELLIGENCE will take over the time period for the season.
On Tuesdays, CBS makes a key scheduling move at 10:00 PM, creating a powerhouse lineup in which the three top-rated dramas on television now air on the same night. The most-watched series on television, NCIS, returns at 8:00 PM, followed by the #2-rated drama NCIS: LOS ANGELES at 9:00 PM. The #3-rated drama and fastest-growing series, PERSON OF INTEREST, caps the night at 10:00 PM.
On Wednesday, CBS’s strong lineup returns with the popular reality series SURVIVOR kicking off the night at 8:00 PM. The highest-rated drama of the night, CRIMINAL MINDS, returns at 9:00 PM, followed by the time-period-winning CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION at 10:00 PM.
On Thursday, CBS is expanding its comedy lineup from 8:00-10:00 PM. The #1-rated comedy, THE BIG BANG THEORY, returns at 8:00 PM, giving a powerful lead-in to the new Will Arnett comedy THE MILLERS. THE CRAZY ONES, featuring the return to series television of the legendary Robin Williams, opens the new comedy hour at 9:00 PM, followed by the return of the #2-rated comedy on TV, TWO AND A HALF MEN, at 9:30 PM. The #1-rated new drama, ELEMENTARY, caps the night at 10:00 PM.
On Friday, CBS moves an established drama to the middle of the lineup to strengthen a winning night. At 8:00 PM, the Emmy Award-winning and time period leader UNDERCOVER BOSS returns. The popular drama HAWAII FIVE-0 establishes a new beachhead at 9:00 PM, leading perfectly into BLUE BLOODS, the top-rated series of the night, at 10:00 PM.
On Saturdays, CBS has another hour of comedy. COMEDYTIME will feature encore broadcasts of the Network’s hit comedies at 8:00 PM, followed by the popular CRIMETIME programming at 9:00 PM, and the night’s top-rated broadcast 48 HOURS at 10:00 PM.
On Sunday, CBS’s critically acclaimed lineup returns intact with the top-rated, award-winning news magazine 60 MINUTES at 7:00 PM, followed by Emmy Award winner THE AMAZING RACE at 8:00 PM, the critical favorite THE GOOD WIFE at 9:00 PM and THE MENTALIST at 10:00 PM.
WE ARE MEN is a single-camera comedy about four single guys living in a short-term apartment complex who unexpectedly find camaraderie over their many missteps in love. Carter (Chris Smith), the youngest and most recent addition to the group, moved in after being ditched at the altar mid-ceremony, and is now eager to re-enter the dating scene and get on with his life with some guidance from his “band of brothers”: Frank Russo (Golden Globe and multiple Emmy Award winner Tony Shalhoub), a successful middle-aged clothing manufacturer and four-time divorcée who still fancies himself a ladies man; Gil Bartis (Kal Penn), a small business owner who was caught having the world’s worst affair; and Stuart Strickland (Jerry O’Connell), a speedo-wearing OB/GYN who’s hiding his assets until his second divorce is settled. Jill (Rebecca Breeds) is Frank’s charming and attractive daughter, who stands as the one positive remnant from his failed relationships. Armed with a hot tub, pool-side barbeque and plenty of questionable advice, these losers in the marriage department take Carter under their wing to impart their own brand of wisdom about the opposite sex. Emmy Award winner Rob Greenberg, Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Rob Greenberg directed the pilot.
MOM is a comedy from executive producer Chuck Lorre starring Anna Faris as a newly sober single mom raising two children in a world full of temptations and pitfalls, and multiple Emmy Award winner Allison Janney as her critical, estranged mother. Christy (Faris) is a waitress at a posh Napa Valley establishment who is four months clean and doing her best to be a good mom and overcome a history of questionable choices. Her sobriety is tested when Bonnie (Janney), her recovering alcoholic mom, reappears chock-full of passive-aggressive insights into Christy’s many mistakes. Bonnie joins Christy’s already complicated circle of relationships: her handsome, married boss – and lover – Gabriel (Nate Corddry); the restaurant’s hot-tempered chef, Rudy (French Stewart); her pretty, 16-going-on-25-year-old daughter, Violet (Sadie Calvano); her sweet but overly honest son, Roscoe (Blake Garrett Rosenthal); her irresponsible ex-husband and Roscoe’s father, Baxter (Matt Jones); and Violet’s clueless boyfriend, Luke (Spencer Daniels). Christy tries to remain positive as she pursues her new path in life, but she faces an uphill battle, surrounded by a dubious support system – and a copious amount of dysfunction. Chuck Lorre and Eddie Gorodetsky (“Two and a Half Men” and “The Big Bang Theory”) are executive producers for Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Pamela Fryman directed the pilot. Gemma Baker co-wrote the pilot with Lorre and Gorodetsky.
THE MILLERS stars Will Arnett as Nathan Miller, a recently divorced local roving news reporter looking forward to living the singles’ life until his parents’ marital problems unexpectedly derail his plans. After Nathan finally breaks the news of his divorce to his parents, Carol (Emmy Award winner Margo Martindale) and Tom (Emmy Award winner Beau Bridges), his father is inspired to follow suit and stuns the family when he leaves his wife of 43 years. Already in shock, Nathan is even more aghast when his meddlesome mom decides to move in with him. Meanwhile, his absent-minded dad imposes upon Nathan’s sister, Debbie, her husband Adam and their daughter Mykayla (Eve Moon). Nathan’s best friend and news cameraman, Ray (JB Smoove), was excited to be Nathan’s wingman in the dating scene, but Carol manages to even cramp his style. Now, as Nathan and his sister settle in with their truly impossible parents, they both wonder just how long the aggravating adjustment period is going to last. Greg Garcia (“Raising Hope” and “My Name is Earl”) is the executive producer of THE MILLERS for CBS Television Studios. Emmy Award winner James Burrows directed the pilot.
Academy Award winner Robin Williams returns to series television in THE CRAZY ONES, a single-camera workplace comedy about a larger-than-life advertising genius whose unorthodox methods and unpredictable behavior would get him fired… if he weren’t the boss. Simon Roberts (Williams) is the head of a powerful agency, with the biggest clients and brands in the world, but even more important to him is that his daughter Sydney (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is by his side. As his partner, Sydney is Simon’s exact opposite – focused, organized and eager to make a name for herself, but also too busy parenting her father, which she’d resent if he wasn’t so brilliant at what he does. Joining them in the firm are the dashing and talented Zach (James Wolk); art director Andrew (Hamish Linklater), who’s as hard-working as he is neurotic; and the beautiful and deceptively smart assistant Lauren (Amanda Setton). With his team and his daughter behind him, Simon continues to set the advertising world on fire, and it looks like they are definitely buying what these crazy ones are selling. Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner David E. Kelley (“Ally McBeal” and “The Practice”), Bill D’Elia, Emmy Award winner Jason Winer (“Modern Family”), Dean Lorey, John Montgomery and Mark Teitelbaum are executive producers for Twentieth Century Fox Television. Jason Winer directed the pilot.
HOSTAGES, from executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer, is a high-octane suspense drama starring Emmy Award winner Toni Collette as a premiere surgeon thrust into a chilling political conspiracy when her family is taken hostage by rogue FBI Agent Duncan Carlisle (Dylan McDermott). Dr. Ellen Sanders (Collette) and her family are held captive in their home by Carlisle, a desperate man doing the wrong thing for the right reasons, who orders her to assassinate the President (James Naughton) when she operates on him. His highly skilled accomplices include his brother-in-law Kramer (Rhys Coiro), whose loyalty to Carlisle will be tested; quick-tempered and intimidating Archer (Billy Brown), an ex-military man with a razor-sharp tongue; and the only woman involved, Sandrine (Sandrine Holt), a mysterious last-minute replacement to the team. With her family’s life in peril, Ellen faces an incomprehensible moral dilemma in order to save her overbearing husband Brian (Tate Donovan), her secretive daughter Morgan (Quinn Shephard) and her not-so-innocent son Jake (Mateus Ward). In this high-stakes standoff between Ellen and Carlisle, fraught with tremendous national and personal consequences, the choices between right and wrong become even more blurred. Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Jeffrey Nachmanoff, Rick Eid, Omri Givon, Rotem Shamir and Chayim Sharir are executive producers for Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television.
INTELLIGENCE is a dramatic thriller starring Josh Holloway as a high-tech intelligence operative enhanced with a super-computer microchip in his brain. With this implant, Gabriel (Holloway) is the first human ever to be connected directly into the worldwide information grid and have complete access to Internet, WiFi, telephone and satellite data. He can hack into any data center and access key intel in the fight to protect the United States from its enemies. Leading the elite government cyber-security agency created to support him is Director Lillian Strand (Marg Helgenberger), a straightforward and efficient boss who oversees the unit’s missions. Strand assigns Riley Neal (Meghan Ory), a Secret Service agent, to protect Gabriel from outside threats, as well as from his appetite for reckless, unpredictable behavior and disregard for protocol. Other skilled members of the Cybercom team include Chris Jameson (Michael Rady) and Gonzalo “Gonzo” Rodriguez (James Martinez), two resourceful federal investigators. The brains behind the design of the chip is Dr. Shenendoah Cassidy (John Billingsley), whose son, Nelson (PJ Byrne), is jealous of Gabriel’s prominent place in his father’s life. As the first supercomputer with a beating heart, Gabriel is the most valuable piece of technology the country has ever created and is the U.S.’s secret weapon. Michael Seitzman, René Echevarria, Tripp Vinson, and David Semel (for pilot) are executive producers for ABC Television Studios in association with CBS Television Studios.
RECKLESS is a sultry legal drama set in Charleston, S.C., where a gorgeous Yankee litigator and a charming Southern attorney must hide their intense mutual attraction as a police sex scandal threatens to tear the city apart. Jamie Sawyer (Anna Wood) is enviously cool, confident and armed with south-side-of-Chicago street-smarts as she takes on the good ol’ boys in the South. Her handsome courtroom rival, Roy Rayder (Cam Gigandet), a divorced father of two, embodies the Old South and is the newly minted City Attorney, thanks to his influential former father-in-law, Dec Fortnum (Gregory Harrison). When disgraced cop Lee Anne Marcus (Georgina Haig) hires Jamie to represent her in a lawsuit against the police department, Jamie and Roy discover that Lee Anne is at the epicenter of a sinister case with dire implications for the members of the Charleston P.D. Heading that department is Deputy Chief Holland Knox (Michael Gladis), a family man who radiates integrity. Working under him are Terry McCandless (Shawn Hatosy), a cocky and corrupt detective and Preston Cruz (Adam Rodriguez), Jamie’s well-respected boyfriend who might not be all that he appears. Helping Jamie is her confidante and paralegal, Vi (Kim Wayans), an expert at digging up case-winning information. As Jamie and Roy spar in and out of the courtroom, dark secrets simmer behind every door and threaten to tarnish the genteel facade of seductive Charleston. Ian Sander, Kim Moses, Dana Stevens, Corey Miller and Catherine Hardwicke are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Catherine Hardwicke (“Twilight”) directed the pilot.
FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES is a romantic comedy about six friends at different stages in their lives – married, divorced, newly engaged and single – who are outwardly happy, but secretly questioning if their friends have it better. Andi (Majandra Delfino) and Bobby (Kevin Connolly) are happily married with two kids but at times long for the days they had less responsibility and more fun; Will (James Van Der Beek) is newly single and preaching the bachelor lifestyle, but still pining for his ex-wife; Jules (Brooklyn Decker) and Lowell (Rick Donald) are high on their passionate new relationship; and Kate (Zoe Lister Jones) has a successful career but may take a swan dive into the L.A. River when she finds out her last remaining single friend, Jules, just got engaged. When it comes to relationships, these six friends are finding it a challenge to look at each other without wondering… who really has the better life? Dana Klein and Aaron Kaplan are executive producers for Twentieth Century Fox Television. Emmy Award winner James Burrows directed the pilot.
CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
2013-2014 PRIME TIME SCHEDULE
(N=New, NT=New Time, all times ET/PT)
8:00-8:30 PM HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
8:30-9:00 PM WE ARE MEN (N)
9:00-9:30 PM 2 BROKE GIRLS
9:30-10:00 PM MOM (N)
10:00-11:00 PM HOSTAGES (N)
INTELLIGENCE (Mid-Season) (N)
8:00-9:00 PM NCIS
9:00-10:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES
10:00-11:00 PM PERSON OF INTEREST (NT)
8:00-9:00 PM SURVIVOR
9:00-10:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS
10:00-11:00 PM CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION
8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:30-9:00 PM THE MILLERS (N)
9:00-9:30 PM THE CRAZY ONES (N)
9:30-10:00 PM TWO AND A HALF MEN (NT)
10:00-11:00 PM ELEMENTARY
8:00-9:00 PM UNDERCOVER BOSS
9:00-10:00 PM HAWAII FIVE-0 (NT)
10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS
8:00-8:30 PM COMEDYTIME SATURDAY (N)
8:30-9:00 PM COMEDYTIME SATURDAY (N)
9:00-10:00 PM CRIMETIME SATURDAY
10:00-11:00 PM 48 HOURS
7:00-8:00 PM 60 MINUTES
8:00-9:00 PM THE AMAZING RACE
9:00-10:00 PM THE GOOD WIFE
10:00-11:00 PM THE MENTALIST
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Follow on Social Media:
Twitter: @WeAreMenCBS https://twitter.com/WeAreMenCBS
Talent on Twitter:
Kal Penn @KalPenn
Jerry O’Connell @MRJerryOC
Chris Smith @SmithChris
Twitter: @MomCBS https://twitter.com/MomCBS
Talent on Twitter:
Allison B. Janney @AllisonBJanney
Nate Corddry @imnatecorddry
Matt Jones @mattjonesisdead
French Stewart @FrenchStewart
Sadie Calvano @sadiecalvano
Twitter: @HostagesCBS https://twitter.com/HostagesCBS
Talent on Twitter:
Dylan McDermott @DylanMcDermott
Mateus Ward @MateusWard
Twitter: @TheMillersCBS https://twitter.com/TheMillersCBS
Talent on Twitter:
Will Arnett @arnettwill
JB Smoove @ohsnapjbsmoove
#CrazyOnes (The Crazy Ones)
Twitter: @CrazyOnesCBS https://twitter.com/CrazyOnesCBS
Talent on Twitter:
Robin Williams @robinwilliams
James Wolk @JamesWolk
EP Dean Lorey @deanlorey
EP Bill D’Elia @billdelia
Twitter: @IntelligenceCBS https://twitter.com/IntelligenceCBS
Talent on Twitter:
Meghan Ory @meghanrory
Marg Helgenberger @Marghelgen
Michael Rady @RadyMichael
Twitter: @CBS_Reckless https://twitter.com/CBS_Reckless
Talent on Twitter:
Anna Wood @annawoodyall
Adam Rodriguez @_adam_rodriguez
Kim Wayans @kimwayans
Shawn Hatosy @shawnhatosy
Twitter: @BetterLivesCBS https://twitter.com/BetterLivesCBS
Talent on Twitter:
Kevin Connolly @mrkevinconnolly
Majandra Delfino @MajandraD
James Van Der Beek @vanderjames
Brooklyn Decker @BrooklynDecker
Zoe Lister Jones @ZoeListerJones
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In the very last scene of last night’s eighth season finale of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, viewers finally got to meet the titular “Mother” as she purchases her train ticket to Farhampton where she will eventually meet Ted. Broadway star Cristin Milioti (“Once”) plays “The Mother.”
Shot on March 27 at the Twentieth Century Fox lot in Los Angeles, Milioti’s casting and filming of her scene was kept in strict secrecy in order to preserve the surprise for the audience.
“It was a pretty big umbrella to fill, casting the title role in a series that’s been on the air for eight years,” says Carter Bays, Executive Producer and Co-Creator of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER. “And yet Cristin Milioti is, against all odds, exactly what we were looking for. She made us laugh on “30 Rock,” she made us swoon in “Once,” and her ukulele skills are no joke. We’re thrilled to welcome her to the HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER family, and look forward to getting to know her – and the character she plays – much better in the coming final season. And to all the fans, on behalf of all of us writers, cast and crew: Thank you for sticking with us on this wild journey. Our ninth season will tell the epic story of the longest wedding weekend ever. We hope you like it. Next stop, Farhampton…”
Cristin Milioti just concluded her star turn as “Girl” in the Broadway smash hit musical “Once,” for which she received a Grammy Award as well as a Tony Award nomination for Lead Actress. Milioti will soon be seen playing opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in the upcoming Martin Scorsese feature film, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” due out later this year. Her previous television credits include “30 Rock,” “The Sopranos,” “The Good Wife” and “Nurse Jackie.”
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER returns this fall to CBS for its ninth and final season. HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television. Carter Bays, Craig Thomas, Pamela Fryman, Chris Harris, Stephen Lloyd, Chuck Tatham and Kourtney Kang are Executive Producers.
Kiefer Sutherland to Return as JACK BAUER in New Event Series
Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Imagine Televisionand Howard Gordon’s Teakwood Lane Productions
FOX has ordered 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY, a thrilling new tent-pole event series set to restart the clock on the groundbreaking and Emmy Award-winning drama franchise starring Kiefer Sutherland. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Imagine Televisionand Howard Gordon’s Teakwood Lane Productions, 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY will make its historic debut in the summer of 2014 on FOX.
The announcement was made this morning by Kevin Reilly, Chairman, Fox Broadcasting Company; Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen, Twentieth Century Fox Television; and Brian Grazer, Chairman, Imagine Entertainment.
The high-octane saga will reunite showrunner Howard Gordon with Sutherland and retain thereal-time, pulse-pounding, fast-paced format with split screens and complex interweaving storylines, with 12 episodes representing 24 hours. The suspenseful event series once again follows the exploits of heroic agent JACK BAUER (Sutherland), who will resume his story several years following the events of the final season.
“It’s great to have Jack back. ‘24’ redefined the drama genre, and as we reimagine the television miniseries, this iconic show will again break new ground for the network,” said Reilly. “The series remains a global sensation, and everyone at FOX is thrilled to be back at work with Kiefer, Howard and the incredibly creative ‘24’ team.”
“When Howard came to us saying he had an idea for a new chapter of ‘24,’ he quite simply had us at ‘hello,’” remarked 20th Century Fox Television Chairmen Gary Newman and Dana Walden. “’24’ is a signature series for this studio, beloved by critics and audiences worldwide. Howard’s idea to revive the franchise as an event series couldn’t be timelier, and with the brilliant Kiefer Sutherland on board to reprise his iconic role, we can’t wait to get started.”
Added Imagine Television Chairman Brian Grazer, “I’m both excited and proud that Howard, Kiefer, and I, along with ours partners at 20th and Fox, have this new opportunity to give ‘24’ fans what they’ve been asking for – more Jack Bauer. It’s been my experience that people love Jack Bauer because he’s a guy who cuts through the red tape and gets the hardest things done. I am certain 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY will again have a huge impact on our culture.”
“The response to ‘24’ is unlike anything I have ever experienced as an actor before,” noted Sutherland. “To have the chance to reunite with the character, Jack Bauer, is like finding a lost friend. The story ideas from Howard Gordon are exciting and fresh, and will not disappoint. Great thanks to 20th Century Fox Television, Imagine Television and the FOX network for this opportunity. Make no mistake, my goal is to knock your socks off. See you soon.”
“Jack Bauer has always been an exciting, thrilling character, and I confess that I’ve missed him. I think the audience has too,” said executive producer Howard Gordon who served as showrunner for most of the series’ run and won multiple Emmy Awards for his work.“The character has evolved through the years, and this new and exciting event series format is perfect to tell the next chapter of his story and continue to reflect how the world is changing. Fans can rest assured that the Jack they know and love will be back.”
Originally premiering November 6, 2001, ‘24’ was nominated for a total of 73 Emmy Awards, winning for Outstanding Drama Series in 2006. Over eight seasons, Kiefer Sutherland garnered seven Emmy Award nominations and one win for Outstanding Lead Actor – Drama Series. While the series gained global recognition, Sutherland’s portrayal of the legendary character penetrated the American psyche like no other dramatic television character to become part of the cultural lexicon.
24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY is a production of 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television in association with Teakwood Lane Productions. Howard Gordon, Brian Grazer and Kiefer Sutherland will executive produce, along with an additional team to be announced. The original series, which had its last American broadcast on May 24, 2010, was created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran.
Series Finale Will Now Air 9-10:15 p.m. on May 16, Giving Fans Longer Chance to Say Goodbye
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — May 7, 2013 — NBC is extending the length of the final episode of “The Office,” with a running time that will now extend from 9-10:15 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 16.
Drama “Hannibal” will follow the series finale of “The Office,” airing from 10:15-11 p.m. ET with limited interruption.
As for the final episode … months after the airing of the documentary, the workers of Dunder Mifflin, past and present, gather for a wedding and a final round of interviews. Mysteries are solved, hatchets are buried, pranks are prunked. Guest stars include Mindy Kaling, BJ Novak, Rachael Harris, Dakota Johnson, Joan Cusack, Ed Begley Jr., Malcolm Barrett, Matt Jones, Andy Buckley, Mike Schur and Bobby Ray Shafer.
The series stars Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Ed Helms, Catherine Tate, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nuñez, Phyllis Smith, Paul Lieberstein, Creed Bratton, Craig Robinson, Ellie Kemper, Clark Duke, and Jake Lacy.
Since its premiere on NBC in March 2005, “The Office” has established itself as a genuine hit, earning prestigious television honors such as the 2006 Emmy Award for comedy series, 2006 Peabody Award, 2006 and 2008 AFI Honors, Producers Guild Award, Writers Guild Award, SAG Award for performance by an ensemble in a comedy, Ace Eddie Award for editing and a Television Critics Award for achievement in comedy.
“The Office” presents a hilarious documentary-style look at the humorous, and sometimes poignant, foolishness that plagues the 9-to-5 world. Based on the award-winning BBC hit, “The Office” is a fly-on-the-wall “docu-reality” parody of modern American office life that delves into the lives of the workers at Dunder Mifflin, a paper supply company.
“The Office” is executive-produced by Ben Silverman and Greg Daniels, who developed the series for American audiences, as well Paul Lieberstein, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Howard Klein, Brent Forrester and Dan Sterling.
For embeddable clips and full episodes from “The Office,” please visit NBC.com’s official show site: http://www.nbc.com/the-office/
FROM STEPHENIE MEYER, AUTHOR OF THE “TWILIGHT SAGA”
BE THE FIRST TO OWN IT ON DIGITAL JUNE 25, 2013
AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK WITH DVD AND ULTRAVIOLET™
JULY 9, 2013 FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT
“IF YOU LOVE TWILIGHT, THE HOST WILL BLOW YOU AWAY!”
-BILL ZWECKER, FOX-TV
Universal City, California, May 7, 2013 – Based on The New York Times #1 bestselling novel, world-renowned author Stephenie Meyer presents The Host, the epic love story starring Academy Award® nominee Saoirse Ronan (Hanna, The Lovely Bones), Diane Kruger (National Treasure, Inglourious Basterds), Max Irons (Red Riding Hood) and Oscar® winner William Hurt (Kiss of the Spiderwoman, A History of Violence). The Host will be available to own on Digital on June 25, 2013 as well as on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with DVD and Digital including UltraViolet™ on July 9, 2013 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over humans’ bodies and erasing their minds, Melanie Stryder (Ronan) risks everything to protect the people she cares about most, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world. Directed and adapted by Oscar® winner Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show, In Time) and co-starring Frances Fisher (Titanic, Unforgiven), Chandler Canterbury (Knowing, Repo Man) and Jake Abel (I Am Number Four, The Lovely Bones), this modern romance is… “Wildly entertaining! Full of love, thrills and romance!” (Manny Dela Rosa, NBC-TV).
The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack allows fans to watch The Host anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice. It includes a Blu-ray™ disc, a DVD and Digital Copy including Ultraviolet™ for the ultimate, complete viewing experience.
· Blu-ray™ disc unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound.
· DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing the movie in more places, both at home and while away.
· Digital including UltraViolet™ is a revolutionary new way for fans to collect their movies and TV shows in the cloud. UltraViolet™ lets consumers instantly stream and download to tablets, smartphones, computers and TVs. Now available in both the United States and Canada.
· Also includes an additional choice of digital formats from a variety of partners, including options to watch on iPhone®, iPad®, Android™, computers and more.
BONUS FEATURES (BLU-RAY™ and DVD):
· DELETED SCENES
· BRINGING THE HOST TO LIFE: A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, featuring interviews with Stephenie Meyer, Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, and Jake Abel.
· SEEKER PSA: Feature Commentary with Author/Producer Stephenie Meyer, Screenwriter/Director Andrew Niccol, and Producer Nick Wechsler.
CAST AND FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger, Frances Fisher, Jake Abel, Max Irons and William Hurt
Directed by: Andrew Niccol
Based Off Novel by: Stephenie Meyer
Screenplay by: Andrew Niccol
Executive Producers: Ray Angelic, Claudia Bluemhuber, Marc Butan, Uwe Feuersenger, Bill Johnson, John Brooks Klingenbeck and Jim Seibel
Producers: Stephenie Meyer, Paula Mae Schwartz, Steve Schwartz and Nick Wechsler
Co-Producer: Jamie Audia, Lizzy Bradford and Roger Schwartz
Director of Photography: Robert Bock
Production Designer: Andy Nicholson
Editor: Thomas J. Nordberg
Costume Designer: Erin Benach
Music by: Antonio Pinto
TECHNICAL INFORMATION – BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK:
Street Date: July 9, 2013
Copyright: 2013 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Number: 61123848
Running time: 2 Hour, 6 Minutes
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1 Widescreen
Rating: Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and violence
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French
Sound: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
TECHNICAL INFORMATION – DVD:
Street Date: July 9, 2013
Copyright: 2013 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Number: 61123838
Running time: 2 Hour, 6 Minutes
Layers: Dual Layer
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and violence
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
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Track Available Everywhere Digital Music Is Sold Beginning May 14
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 7, 2013) – Black River Entertainment, label home to country music star and critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Kellie Pickler, is pleased to announce the release of her eagerly awaited debut single, “Someone Somewhere Tonight.” The song will be delivered to country radio via Play MPE at 11:00 a.m. CDT on Friday May 10. “Someone Somewhere Tonight” will be available everywhere digital music is sold, beginning May 14.
“It is such an honor to bring this new Kellie Pickler music to country radio,” shared Black River Entertainment’s Vice President of Promotion, Bill Macky. “This is the vocal performance of her career and she gives this song such an emotional punch! I can’t wait for listeners to hear this hit.”
Written by Walt Wilkins and Davis Raines, “Someone Somewhere Tonight” is a song about the human spirit as well as the power of love and redemption.
“‘Somewhere Someone Tonight’ is such a special song,” shared Kellie in a “behind the song” video interview. “Honestly, it is my favorite song I’ve ever cut and released to country radio. It’s so real, and it’s so true, and it means something! I think people need to hear it.”
Currently a front-runner on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, Kellie will once again collaborate on a forthcoming album with famed producers Frank Liddell (Miranda Lambert, Eli Young Band) and Luke Wooten (Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley) while competing on the show.
Dancing With The Stars airs on Mondays at 8 p.m. EDT/ 7 CDT and Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EDT / 8 CDT.
Please visit www.kelliepickler.com for more information and follow Pickler on Twitter (@kelliepickler) and facebook.com/KelliePickler.
ABOUT BLACK RIVER ENTERTAINMENT:
Black River Entertainment is based in Nashville, TN and is the home to country music entertainers Craig Morgan, Kellie Pickler, Glen Templeton and The John King Band. The company also operates the recently renovated Ronnie’s Place and Sound Stage recording studios, Black River Records, Black River Publishing and Black River Management. For more information about Black River Entertainment, please visit www.blackriverent.com.