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Telepictures President Hilary Estey McLoughlin Exiting for CBS TV Distribution

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Hilary Estey McLoughlin has left her post as President at Telepictures Productions for rival CBS Television Distribution. At Ctd, she will serve as creative affairs president, reporting to president and CEO of the CBS Global Distribution Group, Armando Nuñez. “Hilary is a gifted and forward-thinking executive with an outstanding resume of success for identifying and nurturing talent, as well as launching successful shows in syndication,” said Nuñez in a statement. “She also has a great track record of innovation in using digital and social media to enhance programming brands.” Also read: Telepictures Prods. Taps Stuart Krasnow as Evp, Creative Affairs In her new position,
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'Genealogy Roadshow': DNA and public records do the dirty work of tracing family trees

On Mondays from Sept. 23 to Oct. 14 on PBS (check local listings), the new series "Genealogy Roadshow" travels to Nashville, Detroit, San Francisco and Austin, Texas, to see if stories passed down in people's families are actually true.

Experts in genealogy, history and DNA then use family heirlooms, letters, pictures, historical documents and other clues to verify the family legend.

Excutive producer Stuart Krasnow tells Zap2it, "Our casting process is that we really have put out outreach beforehand, and we did that through the PBS station, since we are a new show. These are very specific questions [that people have]. It's not just, 'Oh, tell me everything about my roots, where I came from.' It's really, 'We want to know if we are related to Abraham Lincoln,' for instance.

"Then our researchers and genealogists, along with our DNA collection, really go through and try to prove that claim or not prove that claim.
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Journey back to your roots in 'Genealogy Roadshow'

On Mondays from Sept. 23 to Oct. 14 on PBS (check local listings), the new series "Genealogy Roadshow" travels to Nashville, Detroit, San Francisco and Austin, Texas, to see if stories passed down in people's families are actually true.

Experts in genealogy, history and DNA then use family heirlooms, letters, pictures, historical documents and other clues to verify the family legend.

Says executive producer Stuart Krasnow, "Our casting process is that we really have put out outreach beforehand, and we did that through the PBS station, since we are a new show. These are very specific questions (that people have). It's not just, 'Oh, tell me everything about my roots, where I came from.' It's really, 'We want to know if we are related to Abraham Lincoln,' for instance.

"Then our researchers and genealogists, along with our DNA collection, really go through and try to prove that claim or not prove that claim.
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PBS picks up Irish ‘Genealogy Roadshow’ to Air in the Fall

Irish reality show “Geneaology Roadshow” is hopping across the pond to PBS, which will air four episodes starting Sept. 23.

In the U.S. version of the show, which will take place in Austin, Texas; Nashville, Tenn.; Detroit; and San Francisco, Americans can trace their past based on things like a family story or heirloom.

Philip McGovern, above with wife and partner Jane Kelly, of Irish production company Big Mountain called the show “part detective story, part emotional journey, combining history and science to uncover fascinating stories of diverse Americans.”

As Kelly, who is Big Mountain’s creative director, put it: “ ‘Genealogy Roadshow’ is an original format where our expert team of genealogists investigate people’s stories and present their amazing results in front of a live roadshow audience.”

“This is about regular Americans who want to find out their past,” McGovern said. “We are tapping in to this trend where
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Daytime TV Impact Honorees

Daytime TV Impact Honorees
Across all genres, in front of the camera or behind, these innovators and tastemakers represent the leading lights of the smallscreen world while the sun is up. Here’s what’s on their minds. . .

Drew Carey

The Price Is Right” host

After more than 1,000 episodes at the forefront of daytime’s most-watched series (averaging nearly 5 million viewers), Carey still has predecessor Bob Barker on his mind every time out but feels secure in being captain of the ship. From a lower-class upbringing that gave him an appreciation for the value of the show’s prizes to his experience working in front of auds as a stand-up, Carey says he has been preparing to host “The Price Is Right” his entire life. But, he adds, what has made the most difference since taking the job has been his weight loss. “All of a sudden, I had all this extra energy,” he says.
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Daytime TV Impact Honorees

Across all genres, in front of the camera or behind, these innovators and tastemakers represent the leading lights of the smallscreen world while the sun is up. Here’s what’s on their minds. . .

Drew Carey

The Price Is Right” host

After more than 1,000 episodes at the forefront of daytime’s most-watched series (averaging nearly 5 million viewers), Carey still has predecessor Bob Barker on his mind every time out but feels secure in being captain of the ship. From a lower-class upbringing that gave him an appreciation for the value of the show’s prizes to his experience working in front of auds as a stand-up, Carey says he has been preparing to host “The Price Is Right” his entire life. But, he adds, what has made the most difference since taking the job has been his weight loss. “All of a sudden, I had all this extra energy,” he says.
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Telepictures Prods. Taps Stuart Krasnow as Evp, Creative Affairs

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Stuart Krasnow has signed on with Telepictures Productions as its executive vice president, creative affairs, the company said Tuesday. In his new position with Telepictures -- home of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "TMZ," "Anderson Live" and others -- Krasnow will oversee the creative efforts for new program and content development, and hold responsibility for the creation of new programming. Also read: Anderson Cooper Talk Show Gets Name Change, Format Shakeup Krasnow, whose credits include Ricki Lake's '90s talk show, "The Weakest Link," "The View," "Today" and "Late Night With David Letterman," will oversee
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Stuart Krasnow Named Evp Creative Affairs For Telepictures Prods.

Telepictures Prods. has brought in veteran reality producer Stuart Krasnow as Evp Creative Affairs. He will replace Lisa Hackner, who stepped down in March after a 22-year tenure to become a producer, and will report to Telepictures president Hilary Estey McLoughlin. Krasnow will oversee the creation of new programming for first-run syndication business, cable strips and digital. ”Stuart completely understands our business and brings a fresh perspective and entrepreneurial spirit from running his own production company,” Estey McLoughlin said. Krasnow has developed and produced series in almost every genre of unscripted television for broadcast and cable networks, including The Weakest Link, Average Joe, Dog Eat Dog and The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency. Most recently, he has been running his own production company, Krasnow Prods., which had overall production deals with Fox 21 and FremantleMedia. In daytime, Krasnow executive produced Ricki Lake’s original syndicated talk show after identifying her as
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Sober Model House: Janice Dickinson's newest series

Celebrity Rehab cast member Janice Dickinson will soon begin production on a new show called Sober Model House that helps models get sober in a house. Produced by the company that created her previous series, The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency (the show on which a Survivor cast member came out), Stuart Krasnow Productions, the show "moves a bunch of models, who need to get sober, into a UK residence and gives them the tools necessary
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Own to start new show "Searching For..."

Oprah's Own is set to start its search this Valentine's Day. The Oprah Winfrey Network will premiere a new show aiming to reunite lost family members on "Search For…"

The series, produced by Stuart Krasnow Productions, follows the real-life work of professional investigative genealogist and stay-at-home New Jersey mom, Pam Slaton, as she and her clients go through an intensely personal and emotional step-by-step journey of searching for a lost loved one.

Each of her client's story is different, which also means highly unpredictable and emotionally-charged results. The show guarantees the clients the closure they are desperately seeking, whether they experience a joyous reunion, tragic loss, or painful rejection.

"Searching For…" will debut on Own: Oprah Winfrey Network on February 14.
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Omg Can You Believe Levi Johnston Is Trying To Upstage Sarah Palin With A New Reality Show?

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Who are You more interested in watching: Sarah or her daughter Bristol’s baby daddy?

You’ve seen Levi Johnston’s naked bod in Playgirl, and now you’re going to see the hunky Alaskan expose even more of himself – in a new reality show about life in Alaska. But how will Bristol Palin’s baby daddy’s program compare to that of his archnemsis (and former potential mother-in-law-to-be) Sarah Palin’s own reality series?

The tentatively titled Levi Johnston’s Final Frontier has been equated to a Jersey Shore on ice by show producer Stuart Krasnow. Meaning, we assume, no tan, no scantily clad skin, but a heck of a lot of drinking.

Sarah’s series, the eight-part Tlc documentary Sarah Palin’s Alaska, sounds as different from Levi’s show as chalk and cheese. The 46-year-old former VP candidate’s show, which was announced on March
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Stuart Krasnow inks Fox21 deal

In its first major talent signing in the unscripted field under new president Chris Carlisle, Fox21 has inked a first-look deal with veteran reality producer Stuart Krasnow.

Carlisle said he jumped at the opportunity to recruit Krasnow, who for the past eight years was tied to overall deals with NBC and FremantleMedia North America.

"He is such an incredibly talented and prolific producer who has worked with every major TV network and has done every unscripted format," Carlisle said. "He is a great asset to us and shows everyone that we mean business in that arena."

Krasnow's credits include NBC's game show "The Weakest Link" and competition series "Average Joe" and Oxygen's docusoap "The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency."

Krasnow said a lot has changed since he began in the unscripted arena a decade ago.

"There were about eight people who did what I do; now there are 140," he said. "It's
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Nine sign with APA

Nine sign with APA
APA has signed to represent actors Elizabeth Berkley, Sean Astin, Laurie Holden and Yancey Arias; comedian Louie Anderson; and producers Eddie Feldmann, Stuart Krasnow, Mike Rowe and Ken Topolsky.

Berkley has "Ask-Elizabeth," a self-help unscripted pilot, in consideration at MTV. She is managed by Kritzer Levine Wilkins.

Astin next appears in the comedy feature "Stay Cool." He is managed by Brillstein Entertainment Partners and also repped by attorney Dave Feldman.

Holden ("The Shield") is managed by Framework and also repped by attorney Alan Wertheimer.

Arias next appears in Sony Screen Gems' thriller "Legion." He is managed by Luber/Roklin.

Anderson performs his show "Larger Than Life" in Las Vegas.

Feldmann ("Dennis Miller Live"), an Emmy-winning writer-producer, is managed by New Wave. Krasnow created and executive produces Oxygen's "The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency."

Writer-producer Rowe's credits include "Family Guy." Topolsky ("Kidnapped"), a TV producer-director, is managed by Rain Management Group.
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Sitcom downturn puts new spin on JFL hopes

MONTREAL -- Faced with a bear market for sitcoms, comics performing this week at Just For Laughs in Montreal were told Thursday to reduce their network deal expectations as the Canadian comedy festival approaches its closing weekend. "Don't be so snobby", Stuart Krasnow, a Santa Monica-based executive producer with Fremantle Media, said as he continued a search in Montreal for comics to host two game shows he's developing. "If Hulk Hogan can carry a sitcom about his life, then comics should also consider possibilities for work in hybrid reality/comedy shows," Krasnow said after participating in the "Just For Pitching" session Thursday afternoon. Just For Laughs over the years has launched sitcom careers for a number of comics that performed here, from Kevin James and Drew Carey to Dave Chappelle and Ray Romano.

FremantleMedia, Krasnow in pact

Reality TV veteran Stuart Krasnow has struck an overall production deal with FremantleMedia North America, home of American Idol and other popular program formats. Krasnow has been aligned with NBC for the past four years, executive producing such unscripted series as Average Joe, Dog Eat Dog and The Weakest Link for the peacock. Krasnow said he'd had an "incredible four years" at NBC but was anxious to begin his new association with FremantleMedia and the newly launched Krasnow Prods. banner because it will allow him to play the field as a free agent in setting up new projects at any broadcast or cable outlet. Plus, FremantleMedia has a large library of formats that Krasnow will be able to peruse for possible adaptations.

Pax puts 'Faith' in Strobel talk show

Pax puts 'Faith' in Strobel talk show
Pax TV is ready for more of three of its series. The network has ordered 13 additional one-hour episodes of Faith Under Fire, a talk show hosted by best-selling author Lee Strobel that debuted in the fall. The series, packaged by Rebel Entertainment Partners, is executive produced by Jim Berger, president of Rocket Pictures and a partner in its affiliate High Noon Prods. The network also has picked up 13 additional episodes of its hourlong primetime series World Cup Comedy, an improv competition exec produced by Kelsey Grammer along with the series' showrunner, Wayne Nelson Page. Pax also has greenlighted a second installment of its reality series Cold Turkey, exec produced by Stuart Krasnow. Season 2 will premiere next month.

'Manhunt' on Bravo's runway

Attention all aspiring male supermodels: Bravo is on a Manhunt. The cable network has ordered eight one-hour episodes of Manhunt: The Search for America's Most Gorgeous Male Model for the fall. Fifteen unsuspecting hunks will be plucked from obscurity to compete for a one-year contract from international modeling agency IMG. From IMG television arm TWI, the series will be produced by Stuart Krasnow (Average Joe). Similar in format to the UPN hit America's Next Top Model, Manhunt chronicles how the amateur models cope with the rigors of living life from the runways to the road. Bravo president Lauren Zalaznick sees Manhunt fitting in right alongside the network's other fashion-conscious shows, including Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and Project Runway. "This explores the flip side of those laddie magazines," she said. "This is more in the GQ/Esquire territory. It's a competition for males that women will really love, too."

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