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School Pride: NBC TV Series Cancelled; No Season Two

Last fall NBC aired a new reality series called School Pride. Though the show might have been made with noble intentions, it didn't attract many viewers. It's now been cancelled.

School Pride focuses on communities that come together to renovate their broken and aging public schools. The series follows parents, teachers, and students as they roll up their sleeves to make some positive changes in their hometowns. The TV series' hosts are Susie Castillo, Jacob Soboroff, Tom Stroup, and Kym Whitley.

The premiere of School Pride attracted a tiny 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.90 million total viewers. That put it in third place in the timeslot, tying with a repeat of No Ordinary Family on ABC.

As bad as the debut was, the ratings for subsequent episodes went even lower, attracting as little as a 0.6 rating in
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Hines Pays Tribute To Cramsey

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Actress Cheryl Hines has paid tribute to Emmy-winning TV producer Denise Cramsey, who died on Tuesday.

The 41-year-old TV guru passed away after suffering a brain aneurysm.

The Curb Your Enthusiasm star worked with Cramsey when they both served as executive producers on makeover series School Pride, and she has now spoken out about the tragedy.

In a statement to Deadline.com, she says, "I am overcome by the loss of Denise Cramsey. She was a talented, strong, inspirational woman. I only hope her family can find some comfort in knowing that she gave thousands of children hope and happiness with the exceptional work she did on School Pride.

"When I think of Denise, I remember her surrounded by the friends she loved to work with, laughing at the little, unexpected moments most might have overlooked."

Emmy-Winning Producer Denise Cramsey Dies of Brain Aneurysm

Denise Cramsey, who won back-to-back Emmys in 2007 and 2008 for executive producing "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," has died of a brain aneurysm. Cramsey, who died Tuesday, was 41, friends said. Her credits included the new "School Pride," on NBC, "True Beauty," on ABC, and "Home Edition," which ran on ABC from 2004 to 2008. She also executive produced "Expedition Inspiration," a documentary about recovering from breast cancer. "It is with tremendous sadness that the immediate and extended family of Denise Cramsey is confirming her death yesterday due to a brain aneurysm
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Reality producer Denise Cramsey has died, according to friends and colleagues

Former Trading Spaces and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition executive producer and showrunner Denise Cramsey has died, according to messages posted on Facebook and Twitter. Most recently, she produced Jeff Probst's reality series pilot Life for the Moment; NBC's School Pride, which concludes this Friday; and ABC's True Beauty. Posts on Facebook and messages on Twitter written by friends and colleagues say she died yesterday, Tuesday. Many people have posted messages on her Facebook wall about
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6 Things You Didn't Know about Kym Whitley (and Nas?)

Kym Whitley needs no introduction. Since her breakout cameo as "Suga" in "Next Friday" in 2000, she's been a wisecracking Bff in "The Salon," a sex-starved hair stylist in "Deliver Us from Eva" and a soft-spoken supportive mom in "College Road Trip." Kym's been on our radar for years, but in her current role as a celebrity co-host on NBC's reality makeover show "School Pride," we're learning about the real woman behind the laughs. She's no joke. Here are six things you didn't know about the wisecracking Ohio native...
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School Pride: NBC Debuts New Reality Series; Cancel or Keep It?

On Friday at 8pm, NBC debuted a new reality series called School Pride. How does this one stack up? -- a quick success or another candidate for quick cancellation?

School Pride tells the stories of communities who come together to renovate broken and aging public schools. The series follows parents, teachers, and students as they roll up their sleeves to make some positive changes. Hosts are Susie Castillo, Jacob Soboroff, Tom Stroup, and Kym Whitley.

In its first airing, School Pride attracted a meager 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.901 million total viewers. It landed in third place in the timeslot, tying with a repeat of No Ordinary Family on ABC.

The networks have lower expectations for Friday nights and reality programming but this is still a terrible showing. In the prized demo, it's about half of what
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NBC's School Pride Cheryl Hines and Denise Cramsey interview, review

"School Pride" is NBC's inspirational makeover for American schools, crumbling from lack of funds and neglect.Enter funny pretty lady turned filmmaker Cheryl Hines and producer Denise Cramsey, who are both Executive Producers of "School Pride" which premiers this Friday night, 8:00 pm, 7:00 Central on NBC.Decrepit public schools and the whys of how they became that way are the fodder for NBC.s new reality series that takes a gang of motivated angels to reinvent a run down campus. It is interesting to note, that there are many American public schools which are well kept, clean and maintained on meager budgets because the local communities support them and fight to raise money and volunteer. Yet there are pockets of
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'School Pride': NBC's new renovation show inspires hope for the next generation

The educational system and its failures and successes are always relevant, but lately our nation's schools have been moved to the forefront of our pop-culture sensibilities with David Guggenheim's disheartening documentary, "Waiting for Superman." In promoting the new film, Guggenheim showed us the worst of our schools -- highlighting everything from budget problems to unqualified teachers.

NBC's brand-new renovation show, "School Pride," hopes to inspire some hope in a seemingly hopeless situation. "There are endless problems with the education system in this country - I'm not trying to pretend there aren't," executive producer Denise Cramsey tells Zap2it. "But the one thing we found in 'School Pride' is that there's a lot to be positive about. There are really great teachers, and there are really smart, mature students who care about their communities. Hopefully, when the show comes on, people will find a little hope in that.
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Cheryl Hines and Denise Cramsey Have School Pride

The executive producers of this new NBC reality show discuss their school-makeover series

NBC's new reality series School Pride, which revitalizes deteriorating schools all across the country, will premiere on Friday, October 15 at 8 Pm Et. Two of the show's executive producers, actress Cheryl Hines and Denise Cramsey, recently held a conference call to discuss their new show, and here's what they had to say:

I wanted to ask you about the selection of Tom Stroup and what you think he brings to the show?

Cheryl Hines: Well we love Tom for lots of reasons. He is a leader. We were looking for a strong leader and he's also very good with kids and with people. And on top of that, he knows how to build and fix things. So there a lot of reasons why Tom was a great choice for us.

He's pretty photogenic too it seems like.
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New clips from the series premiere episode of 'School Pride'

We have new clips as well as interviews from NBC's upcoming series premiere episode of "School Pride." From executive producers Cheryl Hines ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") and Denise Cramsey ("Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and "True Beauty"), “School Pride" is a proactive, alternative series that tells the stories of communities coming together to renovate their aging and broken public schools. While transforming the school, the community also restores its sense of value and school pride. Catch it from 10/15/10 at 8:00 Pm. The cameras follow students, teachers and parents as they roll up their sleeves and rebuild their own schools, concluding with the unveiling of a brand new, completely transformed school. They are motivated by a quartet of community organizers and personalities -- Swat Commander Tom Stroup, interior designer Susie Castillo (“House of Payne”), comedian and former substitute teacher Kym Whitley (“Til Death”) and journalist Jacob Soboroff ("AMC News”). Together, the team of
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NBC Fall preview episode clips including 'Undercovers,' 'School Pride,' 'Outsourced' and more!

We have clips in from various fall preview episodes of NBC offerings including: "UnderCovers" starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Boris Kodjoe, Mekia Cox, Carter MacIntyre, Ben Schwartz, Gerald McRaney and Nancy Wetzel. The show is created by J.J. Abrams and Josh Reims. "Outsourced" with Diedrich Bader, Pippa Black, Parvesh Cheena, Sacha Dhawan, Jessica Gower and Rebecca Hazlewood. Helmed by Ken Kwapis of "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" and "He's Just Not That Into You." Reality series "School Pride" with Kym Whitley, Susie Castillo, Tom Stroup and Jacob Soboroff and the drama "Chase" with Kelli Giddish, Cole Hauser, Jesse Metcalfe, Amaury Nolasco and Rose Rollins.
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NBC Unveils 2010-11 Primetime Schedule Accented By Five New Comedies, Seven New Dramas and New Alternative Program

hollywoodnews.com: The New Fall Schedule Features All-Drama Lineups on Mondays and Wednesdays and All Comedies on Thursdays, Plus Unscripted Programming into Compatible Dramas on Tuesdays and Fridays New Comedies Include “Friends With Benefits,” “Outsourced,” “Perfect Couples, “Love Bites” and “The Paul Reiser Show.”

New Dramas Are “Undercovers,” “The Event,” “Chase,” “Law & Order: Los Angeles,” “Outlaw,” “The Cape” and “Harry’s Law”; And New Alternative Show “School Pride

NBC announced today its 2010-11 primetime schedule that is highlighted by five new comedies, seven new drama series and one new alternative program, including shows from such innovative hit-makers as J.J. Abrams, Jerry Bruckheimer and David E. Kelley, among others.

The high-quality series include new comedies such as “Outsourced,” Love Bites,” “Perfect Couples,” “Friends With Benefits” and “The Paul Reiser Show.” The new dramas are “The Cape,” “Harry’s Law,” “Outlaw,” “Undercovers,” “The Event,” “Chase” and “Law & Order: Los Angeles.”

The schedule
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NBC Renews ‘Chuck,’ Cancels ‘Heroes,’ Launches Eight New Shows

Chicago – NBC announced their fall schedule and fans of “Heroes,” “Law & Order,” “Trauma,” and “Mercy” will shed a tear while on-the-bubble shows like “Chuck,” “Parenthood,” and “Community” will return with “Parks and Recreation” coming back later in the season. Most notably, the peacock network filled the now-vacant five hours of programming after “The Jay Leno Show” debacle with eight new fall shows and five more scheduled for midseason.

NBC has called in the starpower to help save the sinking network, bringing in new programs by J.J. Abrams, Jerry Bruckheimer, and David E. Kelley with recognizable TV veterans like Blair Underwood, Jimmy Smits, Laura Innes, and more.

The network has scheduled their fall 2010 season with thematic evenings. Mondays and Wednesdays will feature drama, Thursdays will be all comedy, and the rest of the week will include reality leading into similar dramas.

Jeff Gaspin, Chariman, NBC Universal Television Entertainment said, “This new
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NBC Reveals Full 2010-2011 Primetime Schedule

NBC reveals their full 2010-2011 primetime schedule NBC announced today its 2010-11 primetime schedule that is highlighted by five new comedies, seven new drama series and one new alternative program, including shows from such innovative hit-makers as J.J. Abrams, Jerry Bruckheimer and David E. Kelley, among others.

The high-quality series include new comedies such as Outsourced, Love Bites, Perfect Couples, Friends with Benefits and The Paul Reiser Show. The new dramas are The Cape, Harry's Law, Outlaw, Undercovers, The Event, Chase and Law & Order: Los Angeles.

The schedule features all-drama lineups on Mondays and Wednesdays and five comedies on Thursdays. Tuesdays will continue to combine the similar appeal of The Biggest Loser with Parenthood, and Fridays will team Who Do You Think You Are? and the new series School Pride with Dateline NBC and the new legal drama Outlaw.

NBC will also broadcast a 35th anniversary Saturday Night Live special
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NBC 2010-11 Drama Trailers: The Event, Chase, Undercovers, School Pride, Outlaw, The Cape, Harry’S Law

With the release of NBC’s 2010-11 schedule comes a whole bunch of preview clips to promote the network’s new shows. On the drama side, we have short clips from new fall shows The Event, Chase, Undercovers, School Pride and Outlaw as well as midseason offerings The Cape and Harry’s Law . (For clips from NBC’s new comedies, click here.) Check out the clips for yourself, as well as full synopses for each show, after the jump.

The Event, Mondays at 9/8c

The Event” is an emotional, high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker (Jason Ritter, “The Class”), an Everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his fiance, Leila (Sarah Roemer, “Disturbia”), and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history. Sean’s quest will send ripples through the lives of an eclectic band of strangers, including: newly elected U.S. President Martinez (Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood,
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'School Pride': Sneak peek NBC's feel-good reality makeover show

NBC wants to get into the life-changing, tearjerker reality show business in earnest.

The network has added the uplifting alternative program "School Pride" to the curriculum for fall.

It's sort of an "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" but the edifice being made over isn't a house, but a public school that's badly in need of repair. In the sneak peeks below, check out the crew coming to revamp Enterprise Middle School in Compton, Calif.

Leading the students, teachers and parents in changing this key element in their community is a team of four -- Swat Commander Tom Stroup, interior designer Susie Castillo ("House of Payne"), comedian and former substitute teacher Kym Whitley ("Til Death") and political correspondent Jacob Soboroff ("AMC News").

"School Pride" is executive produced by "Curb Your Enthusiasm" actress Cheryl Hines and Denise Cramsey ("Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and "True Beauty").

NBC already has a few reality competition shows
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NBC has Cheryl Hines' 'School Pride'

NBC has picked up "School Pride" which is an unscripted series from Cheryl Hines ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") that apparently gives makovers to schools. The project is from Horizon Alternative Television and folls a group who help a community band together to restore aging educational facilities. The project was inspired by a real-life effort in Compton, CA, where local activists fixed up school buildings. Denise Cramsey (ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition") and Hines are serving as executive producers.
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Cheryl Hines reality show picked up by NBC

Cheryl Hines reality show picked up by NBC
NBC just wrapped up its fall 2010 orders by picking up a reality show called School Pride from Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Denise Cramsey (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition). The feel-good series will give communities the chance to fix up their aging schools and was inspired by a similar (though untelevised) effort in Compton, Calif., in which the locals spruced up a local campus.

Just like what happens on ABC’s Home Edition, camera crews will follow volunteers as they turn around a school. The show was announced as an NBC special earlier this year.

NBC is expected to announce
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