The American Bible Challenge (2012– )
Prior to to joining Gsn, Introcaso-Davis held programming positions at Bravo and Oxygen. At E! she will serve as executive VP, development and programming, reporting to the channel’s president, Adam Stotsky. She will lead all unscripted and development for E!
“Amy brings extensive experience and a track record of success creating hit shows that appeal to women, as well as a deep understanding of today’s pop culture landscape,” said Stotsky. “I look forward to partnering with Amy as she leads our talented development and production team, and we continue to innovate and expand our slate of hit unscripted franchises that are rooted in pop culture and celebrity lifestyles.”
Introcaso-Davis oversaw development of Bravo’s “Real Housewives,” “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” and “Flipping Out”; Oxygen’s “The Glee Project
Poznick is a longtime producing colleague of Burnett, with the two having worked together on “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” “How’d You Get So Rich?” and “Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host.”
“I took my time in finding the absolute best president for MGM’s unscripted television group. Barry Poznick is it,” Burnett said. “In order to produce hit television shows you need to be able to create, to produce and to market, Barry Poznick can do it all. He has been successful in primetime network,
Across town at the Hollywood offices of Relativity Television, it’s business as usual. Or at least as much as Relativity Television chief Tom Forman can make it in the face of a very big image problem. In fact, he expects the division ultimately to be better off after the bankruptcy reorganization as it will likely lead to more funding or a better strategic partner for the profitable TV arm.
“Everything that was in production is still in production. Everybody who was working for us a month ago is still working for us,” Forman told Variety. “We’re pitching and selling new shows. Unfortunately, the Relativity Media bankruptcy is a
Even as Thursday’s bankruptcy filing seemed to loosen the entrepreneur’s grip on the entertainment company, sources said the Relativity CEO has been talking with potential partners about making a bid to hold on to some or all of Relativity. Kavanaugh has declined to comment on the company’s financial crisis, though he spoke in a prepared statement Thursday as if he expected to remain in control of 11-year-old Relativity.
“We remain firmly committed to our film and television businesses,” Kavanaugh said. “The actions we are
With all this activity, what could make Davies take a detour into working as on-air talent himself? In a word: soccer. A podcast that Davies started with friend and fellow soccer nut Roger Bennett has evolved into a half-hour weekly series that bows tonight at 10 p.m. on NBC Sports Network. “Men in Blazers” will run Monday nights throughout the Premier League soccer season, which wraps in May.
“It was really very organic,” Davies said of the program’s transition to television. “It wasn’t any sort of grand plan. We just wanted to see where it took us and this is where it has.
Check out the full list of winners below:
Outstanding Drama Series
The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Days of Our Lives (NBC)
One Life to Live (Toln.com)
Winner: The Young and the Restless (CBS
CBS’ The Young and the Restless came away as this year’s big winner, grabbing gold five times at Sunday night’s main gala, including for Outstanding Drama and for Lead Actor. Sister sudser The Bold and the Beautiful was shut out at the big show, but had scored four statuettes at Friday night’s Creative Arts awards ceremony (see winners list).
NBC’s Days of Our Lives
Here is a list of the night's big winners:
Supporting Actor, Drama
Eric Martsolf, "Days of Our Lives" *Winner
Bradford Anderson, "General Hospital"
Steve Burton, "The Young and the Restless"
Scott Clifton, "The Bold and the Beautiful"
Dominic Zamprogna, "General Hospital"
Supporting Actress, Drama
Amelia Heinle, "The Young and the Restless" *Winner
Melissa Claire Egan, "The Young and the Restless"
Jane Elliot, "General Hospital"
Elizabeth Hendrickson, "The Young and the Restless"
Kelly Sullivan, "General Hospital"
Bobby Flay *Winner
Giada De Laurentiis
April Bloomfield and Sean Brock
"The Mind of a Chef" *Winner
"A Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking
Daytime Emmy Award Nominations
Leading in nominations for the 2014 Daytime Emmys are soap operas The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful and General Hospital. The three aforementioned soaps and One Life to Live are all nominated for Outstanding Drama Series.
Acting nominations went to Eileen Davidson (Days of Our Lives), Katherine Kelly Lang (The Bold and the Beautiful), Peter Bergman (Young and the Restless), Jason Thompson (General Hospital) Melissa Claire Egan (Young and the Restless), Jane Elliot (General Hospital), Steve Burton (Young and the Restless) and Eric Martsolf (Days of Our Lives) among others.
Outstanding Informative Talk Show nods were awarded to The Chew, The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Phil and Steve Harvey. The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Live! With Kelly and Michael, Rachel Ray, The Talk and The View are all nominated for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show.
Romijn was on hand to tout the eight-episode series that seeks to find the most talented and versatile body painters in the country.
John Zaccario, Gsn exec veep of advertising sales, said that he is counting on the show to broaden net’s appeal. Gsn has long had an older-skewing aud by virtue of its focus on traditional gameshows, which tend to draw the 50-plus crowd. Gsn has yet to set a premiere date for the show.
“ ‘Skin Wars’ is probably the biggest swing we are going to take to transform the audience,” Zaccario said. “That show, probably more than any other (we have) has the potential
With Natalie Grant serving as host, each episode of “Church” features members of a Christian congregation as they compete to help an unattached fellow parishioner find their match. Gsn ordered eight episodes of the show from Authentic Entertainment.
“‘It Takes A Church’ is truly a competition show with heart, in every sense of the word,” said Amy Introcaso-Davis, exec veep of programming at the cabler. “With the breakout success of our original series ‘The American Bible Challenge,’ we have learned that audiences are clamoring to see people with their faith creating positive change in the world.”
Greenlight not only builds on Gsn’s Christian-centric programming, but also continues to expand Gsn’s brand beyond shiny floor gameshow formats and into the lifestyle competition space.
Tom Rogan, Lauren Lexton and Richard Hall are exec producing “It Takes A Church.
A) Live viewing
B) A novel format
C) Celeb talent
D) App integration
The answer to that isn’t a simple one, as many producers and network execs have come to realize in recent years.
With the primetime heyday of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” and “Deal or No Deal” now a syndicated memory on television lineups, broadcast and cable networks are facing new challenges when launching gameshows in today’s market, thanks to the proliferation of high-speed Internet hookups, social media platforms and DVR use.
Yet execs — including NBC’s alternative chief Paul Telegdy — see gameshows as an opportunity to tap into something more “retro” in order to capture ratings and the public’s attention.
“What’s working on broadcast today are big, live events: American football, baseball, the Grammys, the Academy Awards,
Hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy, the one-hour game show will return in 2014 with nine new episodes. Grammy winner Kirk Franklin, who joined the show as musical co-host this season, will also return.
Of the renewal, Foxworthy said, "I am happy the show has been received so well and through it we have been able to help many people that are in need."
Tom Forman, the CEO of Relativity Television, said, "Sometimes a show perfectly hits that sweet spot of exciting competition blended with real heart, and that's the story of The American Bible Challenge. Our TV and online fans can look forward to another fantastic ride in our third season."
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