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4 items from 2012

Dwayne Johnson, Electus On Hunt For ‘The Hero’ In New Competition Series

17 April 2012 7:53 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Ben Silverman’s Electus is teaming with Dwayne Johnson on TV and social media competition series The Hero. The show will lead a search for the next great hero by setting ordinary people on a high-stakes global adventure. Three teams will simultaneously be stationed on three different continents where they will face moral dilemmas testing their courage, leadership skills and self-sacrifice limits. The show was created by Craig Armstrong and Rick Ringbakk of 5×5 Media and Silverman. It’s exec produced by Electus, 5×5, Charles Wachter, Wme-repped Johnson and Dany Garcia. Electus International has worldwide distribution. »

- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor

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ABC Announces Summer 2012 Schedule – Duets, Secret Millionaire, Rookie Blue, And More

5 April 2012 5:07 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

ABC announced their summer offering schedule, though the big kick is coming as early May 14th with The Bachelorette. New and returning shows are likely to get a fair amount of marketing love, as summer programming, especially with the influx of cable hotlist shows, has taken off over the last few years.

Rookie Blue looks fairly interesting, and Secret Millionaire did pretty well before, so we’ve got that at least. Keep a close eye on Trust Us With Your Life, and mark your calendars. The odd spin on improv comedy could be hilarious.

Check out the rundown below.


Thursday, May 24:

8:00-10:00 p.m. “Duets” (series premiere) 10:00-11:00 p.m. “Rookie Blue

Sunday, June 3:

8:00-9:00 p.m. “Secret Millionaire” 9:00-11:00 p.m. “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition

Thursday, June 28:

9:00-10:00 p.m. “Wipeout

Tuesday, July 10:

9:00-10:00 p. »

- Marc Eastman

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TV News: ABC Announces Summer Schedule with Three New Shows, Return of ‘Rookie Blue’

5 April 2012 10:58 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – ABC just announced the premiere dates for their summer series, including three new shows — “Duets,” “Final Witness,” and “Trust Us with Your Life” — along with the return of summer hits — “Secret Millionaire,” “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition,” “Wipeout,” “The Bachelorette,” “Bachelor Pad,” and a show that we often get calls about on Wgn, “Rookie Blue.”

It starts with “The Bachelorette,” which returns to Monday nights on May 14, 2012 and features fan favorite Emily Maynard. The one-two reality TV punch of “Dancing with the Stars” and “The Bachelorette” should be a potent one to start the week. As for other series news, “Rookie Blue” returns to Thursday nights at 9pm Cst on May 24, “Secret Millionaire” and “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” take over Sunday nights on June 3, “Wipeout” joins Thursday nights at 8pm Cst on June 28, “Trust Us With Your Life” and “Final Witness” premiere on Tuesday nights on July 10 (starting »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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ABC Greenlights Music Competition Series ‘Duets’ Starring Kelly Clarkson For Summer

8 March 2012 6:41 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

ABC has picked up Duets, a singing competition starring Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Nettles, Lionel Richie and Robin Thicke. On the show, Clarkson, Nettles, Richie and Thicke will individually travel across America looking for undiscovered talent. Ultimately, each star will choose two singers to be his/her duet partners. Together the mentors and their protégés will take the stage each week and perform in front of a live studio audience. In the end, one of the pairs will win, with the amateur getting a recording contract with Hollywood Records. Duets is executive produced by Robert Deaton, while Charles Wachter is co-executive producing. With Duets, ABC is throwing its hat into the music competition series ring. The network joins the CW, which also has a summer singing competition series, the Queen Latifah-produced Star Next Door, where mentors, including Gloria Estefan and John Rich, will each travel the country looking for undiscovered talent. »


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