The Colony (2009– )
HollywoodNews.com: Real guy reality show king Thom Beers has a packed agenda this week – he’s heading north for a meeting with all the sea captains on his wildly popular “Deadliest Catch” show, then onward to confab with the team getting ready for the next season of “Ice Road Truckers.” And then he’ll be heading south, where, he reports, preparation is underway for what sounds like it could be the next big ticket Beers show, in West Virginia and Kentucky.
“It’s a pilot. I can’t talk much about it yet,” he says.
Hot environment, or cold?
“Cold,” he laughs. “We’re actually going into a hole in the ground We’re going to be down there with the coal miners. It’s a whole different world.”
Which is how the preternaturally peppy Beers likes it.
“I love getting out there.
The show was an immediate success, but the happiness turned to grief when Mays died suddenly on June 28, 2009, at the age of 50, less than a week after appearing with Sullivan on "The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien."
This threw the future of the show into question. It's taken a while to, first, decide if there should be a show without Mays; second, decide what shape that show should take; and third, actually produce the episodes.
But on Thursday, Aug. 19, Discovery premieres the 10-episode second season of "Pitchmen," focusing on Sullivan, with appearances by Mays' son, Billy Mays III, who works with Sullivan off-camera.
"Young Billy Mays is doing great," says Sullivan,
In terms of the number, it is Miranda Cosgrove and her show "iCarly" that earn the most. Beside the actress herself who is nominated for Best Performance in a TV Series by a Leading Actress, the whole cast are nominated for Outstanding Young Performers in a TV Series. Additionally, Nathan Kress and Joey Luthman land a nod each in supporting actor and recurring categories respectively.
However, Nate Hartley adds one for "Hannah Montana" in the guest starring category. As for Gomez's "Wizards of Waverly Place", it is Jake T. Austin who gets a nod, while as for Lovato's "Sonny with a Chance
But the reality hit "PitchMen," which premiered to great ratings on Discovery in April 2009, didn't have an ensemble in its first season. It was a buddy show, featuring the professional and personal relationship of infomercial kings Billy Mays and Anthony "Sully" Sullivan, as they crafted ads to showcase the work of entrepreneurs and inventors.
Mays' sudden death on June 28, at the age of 50, threw the future of the show into doubt. Questions were raised whether the show would continue with Sullivan alone, whether Mays' twentysomething son, Billy Mays III, would be involved, and, indeed, whether the show would continue at all.
Last July, Discovery announced the show would return, but little has been announced since then.
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