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Roma Downey’s ‘Answered Prayers’ Premieres in July on TLC

Roma Downey’s ‘Answered Prayers’ Premieres in July on TLC
Roma Downey will soon share modern-day miracles as the host of “Answered Prayers,” as her six-part series is set to premiere in July on TLC.

Through heart-wrenching interviews, thrilling re-creations and dramatic real footage, the hourlong episodes will paint vivid portraits of ordinary people who have faced extraordinary circumstances — and miraculously lived to tell the tale. From a young boy buried for hours under 11 feet of sand, to the horror of a pastor stabbed 37 times, to a family that survives their car plunging upside down into an icy river bank, the episodes focus on how each person’s unwavering faith and trust in the power of prayer transformed potentially heartbreaking situations into stories of true inspiration.

“Answered Prayers” is produced for TLC by Downey’s LightWorkers Media, a division of United Artists Media Group (a newly formed joint venture among MGM, Mark Burnett, Roma Downey and Hearst Entertainment). Executive producers for LightWorkers Media are Downey,
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News Bits: Horns, Brownie, Devil, Mercy, Run

Horns

The first poster is out for Alexandre Aja's upcoming thriller "Horns" which opens at Halloween. Daniel Radcliffe plays a young man who is the prime suspect in the violent rape and murder of his girlfriend, though he's innocent.

Soon, horns starting to grow from his own head - horns with the ability to make people confess their darkest sins and unspeakable impulses. He uses them on his quest to find the killer and learn the truth.

Brownie Wise

Oscar winner Sandra Bullock will star in Tate Taylor's new film "Brownie Wise" for Sony Pictures. Bullock will play the home marketing pioneer and businesswoman who created the Tupperware home party strategy.

Taylor will write, produce and direct the film based on Bob Kealing’s non-fiction book "Tupperware Unsealed". David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Tom Shelly will also produce. [Source: Screen]

The Devil In The Kitchen

Ridley Scott, Giannina Facio and
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Sandra Bullock and Director Tate Taylor Plan Tupperware Biopic

Sandra Bullock and Director Tate Taylor Plan Tupperware Biopic
Sandra Bullock is teaming up with Sony Pictures Entertainment and The Help director Tate Taylor for an adaptation of Bob Kealing's non-fiction book Tupperware Unsealed, which focuses on marketing pioneer Brownie Wise.

Brownie Wise created the Tupperware home party strategy that helped make the company a household name, while creating new professional opportunities for women. She was the first woman ever to be featured on the cover of Business Week magazine, although she often clashed with the company's founder, Earl Tupper, which lead to her eventual exit, and underscored the liberation movement she helped personify.

Here's what Sony's production president Hannah Minghella had to say about the project in a statement.

"As a writer-director, Tate has the rare and delicate ability to capture both the romanticism and restrictions of a time and place. In this case 1950's suburban America. His characters are both immediately recognizable while also uniquely iconic. Such
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Sandra Bullock to Host Tate Taylor's ‘Tupperware’ Party at Sony

Sandra Bullock to Host Tate Taylor's ‘Tupperware’ Party at Sony
Oscar winner Sandra Bullock is attached to play marketing pioneer Brownie Wise in Tate Taylor's adaptation of “Tupperware Unsealed,” which will be released by Sony Pictures, the studio announced Friday. Mandeville FilmsDavid Hoberman and Todd Lieberman packaged the project and brought it to the studio, which acquired “Tupperware” in a competitive situation. Taylor will write and direct the film as well as produce through his Wyolah Films banner along with Hoberman, Lieberman and Tom Shelly of Steele Mill Productions. John Norris and Alex Young will serve as executive producers. The movie is based on Bob Kealing's non-fiction book “Tupperware Unsealed.
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Sandra Bullock to Star in ‘Tupperware’ Tale for Sony Pictures

Sandra Bullock to Star in ‘Tupperware’ Tale for Sony Pictures
Sony Pictures has acquired rights to the novel “Tupperware Unsealed” with Sandra Bullock attached to star and Tate Taylor on board to direct.

Taylor will also adapt the script with David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Entertainment producing along with Tom Shelly of Steele Mill Productions.

Story tells the tale of Brownie Wise, the woman behind the real-life tupperware brand.

Hannah Minghella and Andrea Giannetti will oversee the project for the studio.

“As a writer-director, Tate has the rare and delicate ability to capture both the romanticism and restrictions of a time and place – in this case 1950′s suburban America,” Hannah Minghella, president of Production for the studio said. “His characters are both immediately recognizable while also uniquely iconic. Such was the magic of Brownie Wise. There is no one better than Sandy to play Brownie — they share a fierce bravery and independent spirit.”

Hannah Minghella and Andrea Giannetti
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Sandra Bullock to play Tupperware queen

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Sandra Bullock to play Tupperware queen
The Oscar winner will star for Sony in Brownie Wise, which Tate Taylor of The Help fame will direct.

Brownie Wise centres on the eponymous marketing pioneer and businesswoman who created the Tupperware home party strategy.

Taylor will write, produce and direct the film based on Bob Kealing’s non-fiction book Tupperware Unsealed.

David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films and Television packaged the project and brought it to the studio.

The partners will produce alongside Tom Shelly of Steele Mill Productions and Taylor through his Wyolah Films. John Norris and Alex Young will serve as executive producers.
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Sandra Bullock Tupperware Movie Acquired by Sony Pictures

Sandra Bullock Tupperware Movie Acquired by Sony Pictures
Sony has signed a deal to acquire an untitled project detailing the rise of a Tupperware exec that has Sandra Bullock attached to star and Tate Taylor set to direct. David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films and Television, whose credits range from The Fighter to The Muppets, packaged the project and are producing along with Tom Shelly. Taylor will also produce via his Wyolah Films shingle. The project was picked up in a competitive environment and several studios, including Warners and Paramount, were bidding, according to sources. The movie marks the first official role Bullock has taken on since her

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NBC Reveals 2013-2014 Lineup – Catch Full Preview With Trailers And Clips

The new fall season is closer than you think, and NBC has released their full schedule. Apart from reality favorites The Biggest Loser and The Voice, they are mixing things up quite a bit.

Take a look at a complete preview of the shows coming your way, and mark your calendars. It looks good for NBC this year, and while I’m not sure all of these look like winners, I think you’ll find at least a couple that you’re really going to like.

Blacklist – Fall

The Blacklist — (Photo by: NBC)

For decades, ex-government agent Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader) has been one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives. Brokering shadowy deals for criminals across the globe, Red was known by many as “The Concierge of Crime.”

Now, he’s mysteriously surrendered to the FBI with an explosive offer: he will help catch a long-thought-dead terrorist, Ranko Zamani,
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NBC Signs Quartet Of Reality Producers In Overall Deals

NBC has signed overall deals with five established producers: Jason Ehrlich (ABC’s The Bachelor), David A. Hurwitz (NBC’s Fear Factor), Alex Katz (NBC’s The Biggest Loser) and Lee Metzger (NBC’s The Voice). They join America’s Got Talent judge Howie Mandel and his Alvey Production Company (Mobbed), Tom Shelly (NBC’s Love In The Wild), former NBC reality head-turned-producer Craig Plestis (NBC’s Minute To Win It) and Jason Raff (NBC’s America’s Got Talent), who also have development pacts with the network. “We have stacked the deck and look forward to continuing to work with all of these incredibly talented individuals,” said Paul Telegdy, President, NBC’s president of Alternative and Late Night Programming. Ehrlich, co-executive producer for numerous seasons of The Bachelor as well as The Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad, will be an executive producer alongside Katz and Eva Longoria on NBC’s
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NBC's Reality Push: Eight Producers Sign New Deals

This story first appeared in the May 18 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. In a bid to court talent and the viewers that could come with it, NBC has inked eight development deals with some of the industry's top reality producers. Jason Ehrlich (The Bachelor), Alex Katz (The Biggest Loser), David A. Hurwitz (Fear Factor) and Lee Metzger (The Voice) comprise the latest batch to sign on with the network. They join Howie Mandel and Jason Raff (both America's Got Talent), Tom Shelly (Love in the Wild) and former NBC executive vp alternative programming, development and specials Craig Plestis (Minute to Win It) with development pacts at NBC. Photos: NBC's 2012-13

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Love in the Wild Helps Everyday People Find Romance in the Jungle

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Love in the Wild sounds like the perfect knewreality show to addicts like us — Survivor meets the Bachelor. Who could askfor anything more? At a recent press event executive producer Tom Shelly and theChairman of Endemol North America, David Goldberg, talked about how the seriescame to be and why it might just have a greater success rate than its competitors.

Shelly described the origins of the concept, “We went afterreal professional people, who were unlucky in love and were really looking forrelationships. And we liked the idea of putting them under pressure that'sabove and beyond real life but putting them through, not a speed dating, but a speedlife course in dating and… putting them in pressure when they are really lookingfor love. Can they find love in the outdoors with a little bit of that thematicidea that you always see in movies where a man
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NBC Announces 2011 Summer Schedule

NBC Announces 2011 Summer Schedule
NBC revealed its strong slate of original series programming for Summer 2011 that features the sixth-season premiere of summer's top-rated America's Got Talent on Tuesday, May 31 (9-11 p.m. Et), the announcement of the new alternative series It's Worth What? and the second-season debut of The Marriage Ref on Sunday, June 26 (10-11 p.m. Et).

In addition, NBC will offer fresh programs such as the musical competition series The Voice (regular day and time Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m. Et) through June as well as the new alternative series Still Standing (working title in the U.S.) and Love in the Wild (days and times Tba). Original episodes of the drama Law & Order: Los Angeles (Mondays, 10-11 p.m. Et) also continue.

NBC also will present the broadcast network premiere of the final season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent on Monday, May 30 (9-10 p.m. Et). Meanwhile, the last season of Friday Night Lights (Fridays,
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NBC Announces Summer Schedule

NBC has become the second broadcast network to announce their plans for the summer of 2011. On the Peacock's agenda are new seasons of America's Got Talent and The Marriage Ref, as well as new reality shows The Voice, It's Worth That? (think The Price is Right meets Pawn Stars), Still Standing (a trivia show), and Love in the Wild (basically The Bachelor meets Survivor). Additionally, NBC will continue to air new episodes of newly revamped Law & Order: La, along with the final seasons of Friday Night Lights and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

There's no mention of Love Bites, Friends with Benefits, or The Paul Reiser Show, so we can safely say that none of the three will be seeing the light of day anytime soon. You can check the press release below for dates and times of the shows that NBC will be airing this summer.

NBC Announces Strong Slate
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NBC plans Survivor/Bachelor Pad hybrid

NBC is planning to air a series next summer that combines Survivor and The Bachelor spin-off Bachelor Pad, but also sounds a little bit like I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!. The show, Love in the Wild, is produced by former Survivor executive producer Tom Shelly, who has moved on to do such shows as Dating in the Dark. On Love in the Wild, "[10] men and 10 women looking for love will
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NBC Greenlights 'Bachelor' and 'Survivor' Crossover

It was reported sometime ago that there would be a brand new reality show which is roughly like a crossover between "The Bachelor" and "Survivor". NBC worked it up with Endemol to make it happen and they have just announced the details.

"Love in the Wild" basically puts together singles in the jungle to mate. Twenty men and women will pair up each week in the middle of the jungle and each couple will be placed in remote area. Together they are only given a map and must rely on each other to pass the challenges which could either be physical or emotional.

The winning couple will then be treated to a romantic indulgence at romantic places. At the end of the day, they have the choice to continue with the partner or to switch for the next challenge. There will be an elimination in each of the episode and
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ABC set for more 'Dating in the Dark'

Fans of night-vision dating, get ready for happiness.

ABC has renewed Endemol's summer reality show "Dating in the Dark."

The series, where couples date in total darkness, pulled a respectable number airing after "The Bachelorette" on Monday nights last summer.

ABC has picked up a six-episode second season of the show for this summer. No word yet on whether "Conveyor Belt of Love" is getting a series pickup or whether "Shark Tank" will get a second season.

"Dating in the Dark" is produced by Endemol USA along with Talpa Content and executive-produced by Tom Shelly.
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'Real' stupid

Reality TV shows live or die based on whether you believe what's going is sort of real. Does Khloe Kardashian really love Los Angeles Laker Lamar Odom? Are the people on "The Amazing Race" really lost? How about a show that doesn't give a damn if you think it's real or not? Welcome to TV's newest dating show, ABC's "Conveyor Belt of Love" -- which features five women picking potential suitors from a group of men being rolled out on a stage like cattle at an auction.
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'Conveyor Belt of Love': Really, ABC?

Update: Dear lord, there's a trailer. See below.

Yes, really. ABC is airing a show called "Conveyor Belt of Love" on Jan. 4, right after the premiere of "The Bachelor."

And if you're wondering what a show called "Conveyor Belt of Love" would entail, well, the title succinctly and depressingly pretty well says it all. From the network's press release: "One by one ... 30 men are presented on the 'Conveyor Belt of Love' to ... five women and given 60 seconds to impress them. If a woman is interested in someone, that man will step aside and wait as the rest of the men go by."

The network also promises that the show, a one-off thing ABC is throwing up against Fox's broadcast of the Fiesta Bowl, is "hilarious and fast-paced" and will help the five women find "a true connection." Because machinery-assisted speed-dating is such a tried and true method of matchmaking.

So the way it works is,
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'Conveyor Belt of Love' in the rotation at ABC

'Conveyor Belt of Love' in the rotation at ABC
ABC has ordered a new reality show from Endemol that serves up dates on a conveyor belt.

In "Conveyor Belt of Love," 30 men are rolled out before a panel of five women and given one minute to make a positive impression.

The show has been ordered as a special that will follow the season premiere of "The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love" on Jan. 4, but more episodes may be ordered depending on the special's performance.

Here's how the format works:

"If a woman is interested in someone, that man will step aside and wait as the rest of the men go by. But if another man comes by on the belt that seems better than that woman's first choice, she can swap out the man waiting off of the belt as many times as she wants until the last man has passed by. If two or more of the
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