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Kicking & Screaming: Season One Ratings

Fox is once again beefing up its reality programming. Will its new Kicking & Screaming TV show fill the bill? Can the survivalist competition series survive in a cutthroat ratings market? Will Kicking & Screaming be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.Kicking & Screaming is created by Matt Kunitz, David Shumsky, and Mark Harris. Kunitz and Anthony Dominici executive produce. New Girl‘s Hannah Simone hosts the Fox TV series. The reality show teams 10 expert survivalists with "indoorsy" types for “the race of their lives.” In a tropical jungle in Fiji, these mismatched teammates will face dangerous animals, raging rivers, hunger and extreme weather. Although the survivalists can fend for themselves, there are not prepared for their partners, who think “glamping” is roughing it. The first season contestants include a former beauty pageant winner, a model, and a professional
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NBC Orders Amy Poehler-Nick Offerman Unscripted Series ‘The Handmade Project’

NBC Orders Amy Poehler-Nick Offerman Unscripted Series ‘The Handmade Project’
NBC is reuniting “Parks and Recreation” alums Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. The network Tuesday ordered “The Handmade Project,” a new unscripted series from Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions. Poehler and Offerman are set to co-host the competition series, which will feature artisans competing to impress judges with their hand-made crafts. NBC has given the series a six-episode season-one order.

In each episode, contestants will tackle projects based on a new theme, with the level of difficulty steadily increasing. At the end of the season, one contestant will be crowned champion.

“I’m thrilled to be celebrating artists who make things by hand, and I’m looking forward to finally conquering my fear of paper mache,” Poehler said.

Said Offerman: “People who make things are my favorite kind of folk. Practical, clever and terrific in a pinch. That makes me tickled pink to have a front row seat at this prodigious display of talent, and
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Kicking & Screaming cast: Meet the contestants on Fox’s jungle reality series

Fox’s all-new jungle reality competition series Kicking & Screaming has arrived — and here are the cast members taking part. The show sees 10 hardcore survival experts paired up with 10 high-maintenance partners — all outdoors novices — as they compete in a string of challenges to try and win the $500,000 prize. The series is hosted by former model and New Girl star Hannah Simone, and executive produced by Matt Kunitz — known as the “king of reality TV” and behind shows like Wipeout and Fear Factor — and Anthony Dominici, who helped create shows like Real World, The Amazing Race and early seasons...read more
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Kicking & Screaming: Fox Taps New Girl's Hannah Simone for Survival Series

[caption id="attachment_48728" align="aligncenter" width="442"] Hannah Simone as Cece on the New Girl TV show on Fox. ©2015 Brian Bowen Smith/Fox./caption]

New Girl's Hannah Simone has been tapped to host the new Kicking & Screaming TV show on Fox. A competitive survival series, Kicking & Screaming teams 10 expert survivalists with -- let's say indoorsy types -- for what Fox calls, "the race of their lives." Per the network, Kicking & Screaming will drop these unlikely partners into a tropical jungle in Fiji, where they will face dangerous animals, raging rivers, hunger and extreme weather.

Produced by Pulse Creative’s Matt Kunitz, in association with Lionsgate Television, Kicking & Screaming is created by Matt Kunitz, David Shumsky, and Mark Harris. Kunitz and Anthony Dominici executive produce. Rebecca Shumsky Quinn developed the project and is a co-executive producer, along with Shumsky and Harris. The series is now in production, in Fiji.

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Drew Barrymore to Serve as Narrator on NBC Dating Reality Show ‘First Dates’

Drew Barrymore to Serve as Narrator on NBC Dating Reality Show ‘First Dates’
Drew Barrymore has joined NBC’s Ellen DeGeneres-produced dating show “First Dates” as the narrator, Variety has learned.

Based on the UK format, “First Dates” explores the experience of a first date — the promise of potential love when it goes well and the hilariously awkward moments if it crashes and burns. The alternative series follows a variety of real first dates happening throughout one night at the same restaurant in Chicago. The daters are of all ages, backgrounds and from across the country. The audience will be along for the ride in a viewing experience that plays like a real-life romantic comedy and at the end of each episode, it will be revealed if participants want to see each other again for a second date.

Funny enough, Barrymore starred in the 2004 Adam Sandler pic titled, “50 First Dates,” though there’s no correlation between the NBC series and the film.
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Kicking & Screaming: Fox Orders New Survival Series

Fox has ordered the new Kicking & Screaming TV series. Kicking & Screaming is an eight-episode competitive reality series, teaming survivalists with creatures of comfort, for what Fox describes as, "the toughest race of their lives."

Produced by Pulse Creative’s Matt Kunitz, in association with Lionsgate Television, Kicking & Screaming is created by Matt Kunitz, David Shumsky, and Mark Harris, and executive-produced by Kunitz and Anthony Dominici. Rebecca Shumsky Quinn developed the project and is a co-executive producer, along with Shumsky and Harris.

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Fox Orders Survival Competition Series From ‘Wipeout’ Producer, Lionsgate TV

Fox Orders Survival Competition Series From ‘Wipeout’ Producer, Lionsgate TV
Fox has ordered “Kicking and Screaming,” a new eight-episode unscripted survival competition series, to air in 2016, Variety has learned.

The show teams 10 expert survivalists with pampered partners to face the toughest race of their lives, dropping the unlikely duos in a forbidding wilderness where they must overcome dangerous animals, raging rivers, hunger and extreme weather. While these survivalists are accustomed to fending for themselves, their privileged partners aren’t so prepared. “Kicking and Screaming” hails from executive producer Matt Kunitz (“Wipeout,” “Fear Factor”), in association with Lionsgate Television.

“We’re delighted to venture into the wilderness with Fox and Matt Kunitz as our partners,” said Lionsgate Television Group Chairman Kevin Beggs. “’Kicking and Screaming’ has all the earmarks of an important new brand for Lionsgate Television. Matt is a singular creative voice, Fox is the ideal partner and ‘Kicking and Screaming’ is the perfect property to continue building our momentum in unscripted television.
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NBC Orders ‘First Dates’ Reality Series Produced by Ellen DeGeneres

NBC Orders ‘First Dates’ Reality Series Produced by Ellen DeGeneres
NBC has given an eight-episode order to dating-reality show “First Dates” from Ellen DeGeneres’ production banner and Shed Media.

The series is based on a U.K. format that airs on Channel 4. “First Dates” follows a group of couples as they embark on first dates at the same restaurant. A variety of production techniques are used to probe the questions of whether the two are clicking and whether there will be a second date.

Pam Healey and John Hesling are exec producers for Shed Media, part of the alternative division at Warner Bros. TV Group. DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman of A Very Good Production banner are also exec producing with Tim Carter and Anthony Dominici.

Production is to begin in July in Chicago. There’s no word yet on a premiere date.
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Style Renews ‘Jerseylicious’ For Fifth Season

Style Network is bringing back the big hair and big dramas of Jerseylicious for a fifth season. The cable network renewed the comedy docu-soap series for a 14-episode season set to debut in early 2013. Produced by Endemol USA, Jerseylicious follows the lives, loves, fashions and feuds of the stylists at New Jersey salon The Gatsby. The show’s fourth season ranked as the unscripted series’ most-watched with an average of 591,000 total viewers. Alex Duda and Anthony Dominici serve as the show’s executive producers. Sarah Weidman and Merah Chung executive produce for Style.
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Bachelorette's Jillian, rapper Xzibit joining Extreme Makeover: Home Edition cast

Bachelorette 5 star Jillian Harris is joining Extreme Makeover: Home Edition as a designer this fall, after guest starring on an episode this spring. Also joining the cast: rapper Xzibit and Leigh Anne Tuohy, the basis for Sandra Bullock's character in The Blind Side. Jillian's Twitter profile says "Once Bachelorette. Always a Designer," and before she appeared on the Skaggs family episode, executive producer Anthony Dominici said in a press release, "People know Jillian as
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Former Bachelorette, Jillian Harris, to Appear on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

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Jillian Harris, star of the most recent fifth edition of "The Bachelorette," joined the design team of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" as a special guest designer during the episode entitled "Skaggs Family," which began shooting on Monday. The episode will air later this season on ABC.

"I have been an adoring fan of the series for years and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such an amazing team. I feel so blessed to be a part of this project with 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.' Because of the constant love I receive from my family, friends, and now fans, I have always felt like my heart was just bursting with love and hope for others in need. I couldn't think of a better place or a better way to give back; to give love, support, and hope. I really feel like the world needs a lot of love right now,
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ABC Announces Primetime 2009-2010 Programming Slate

ABC unveiled its 2009-2010 primetime schedule this morning and here is the full press release:

Stephen McPherson, president, ABC Entertainment Group, today outlined ABC's plans for next season and unveiled the network's 2009-10 fall schedule before the advertising and media communities at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall.

New fall and midseason series include "Cougar Town," "The Deep End," "Eastwick," "Flash Forward," "The Forgotten," "Hank," "Happy Town," "The Middle," "Modern Family," "Shark Tank" and "V."

"Better Off Ted," "Castle," "Scrubs" and "True Beauty" join previously announced returning series "America's Funniest Home Videos," "The Bachelor," "Brothers & Sisters," "Dancing with the Stars," "Desperate Housewives," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," "Grey's Anatomy," "Lost," "Private Practice," "Supernanny," "Ugly Betty," "Wife Swap" and 20/20. "Saturday Night College Football" will also return.

"Our focus is always on delivering the best stories with the most memorable characters on TV, whether that's established audience favorites or innovative new shows," said McPherson.
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