We want to go to there!
This isn’t its first foray into live territory. 30 Rock shot a live show two years ago and it was fabulous! Think it even got nominated for an Emmy!
Thanks for the tip, Alec! Mwah!!!
[Image via WENN.]
We want to go to there!
This isn’t its first foray into live territory. 30 Rock shot a live show two years ago and it was fabulous! Think it even got nominated for an Emmy!
Thanks for the tip, Alec! Mwah!!!
[Image via WENN.]
It is now official, the feud between Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Kim will never end. Last night Lil Kim was a guest on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” where she was set to promote her new song “If You Love Me” and her upcoming studio album – but rapidly the conversation was centered on Minaj [...]
By Brian SteinbergAdvertising AgeWatch out, Steven Tyler. The Green Bay Packers are rushing you.Long TV’s most expensive program for advertisers, "American Idol" is now neck-and-neck with NBC’s "Sunday Night Football" as the costliest prime-time show on this year’s schedule, according to Advertising Age’s annual survey of the costs of running a 30-second commercial in prime time. The average cost of running a 30-second ad in "Idol" runs between 8,100 and 2,900, according to the Ad Age survey, while the average cost of a 30-second ad in NBC’s much-watched football contest is 2,367.While that might sound as if football has trounced the veteran Fox singing program, the tally is relative since "Idol"’s prices tend to go up as the show reaches its finale. Ad Age’s survey, compiled using data from as many as six different media-buying agencies and other sources, found that some spots in "Idol" were going for as much as 0,000.One thing is for sure: The results continue to bolster the notion that the shows most in demand are those viewers tend to watch live, rather than play back days later with a DVR or via video-on-demand. When millions of viewers tune in live, marketers pay a premium.Ad Age’s pricing survey suggests a shakeup is taking place in the power of certain TV programs. Heading into the 2007-2008 TV season, ABC’s "Grey’s Anatomy" commanded an average price of 9,000 for a 30-second spot, making it the most expensive program of the fall. Today, the show has fallen off the top 10 most-expensive programs, commanding just 3,078. The same holds true for the Disney network’s "Desperate Housewives," which led the pack in 2006 by commanding an average price of 4,000. The program, in its last season, has tumbled, this season commanding an average cost of just 9,556, according to Ad Age’s survey. Also missing from the top 10: NBC’s "The Office" and Fox’s "House."Fox’s "X Factor" is the most expensive new program for advertisers, commanding an average of 0,000 for a 30-second spot for its Wednesday-night run. The Thursday-night episode of the series brings in an average of 3,034 for 30 seconds. The shows represent the fourth- and fifth-most expensive programs in prime time overall.The list of the 10 most expensive 30-second spots also includes Fox’s "Glee," which commands an average of 7,141; "Family Guy," which notches an average cost of 4,912; and "The Simpsons," which costs an average of 4,260; CBS’s "Two and a Half Men," which brings in an average of 2,418; and ABC’s "Modern Family," which lures an average of 9,388 per 30-second commercial.Some programs are rising in advertisers’ eyes. In last year’s survey, "Sunday Night Football" commanded an average of around 5,000, for example. "Two and A Half Men" last year took in an average of 6,722; a CBS decision to sell the first two weeks featuring new lead Ashton Kutcher as an event of sorts may have contributed to the price hike. And "Modern Family" last year commanded just 3,635. Even the venerable "Idol" has seen its prices tick upwards. Last year, the show commanded between 0,546 and 7,617.The prices should be taken as directional indicators, not hard negotiating figures. Ad Age’s numbers are based on a range of agency estimates that can vary depending on the amount of inventory purchased from a particular network and the relationship an advertiser has with a specific media outlet. What’s more, prices may have changed. Ad Age’s numbers are based on what advertisers paid for ad time during this year’s upfront market, when marketers commit to advertising weeks in advance in exchange for locking price guarantees. The market for "scatter" advertising, or ads purchased closer to air date, has been robust, so prices are likely to have risen. Additionally, the TV networks have already canceled several programs, which will likely alter the prime-time grid.Sunday, filled with football and male-skewing animated programs on Fox, remains the most expensive night on TV for marketers, as it has for several years. Thursday, once the dominant night, continued its run in second place.Here are the spot prices, night by night:Sunday:Monday:Tuesday:Wednesday:Thursday:Friday:Saturday:
Great news for Canadian soap fans. Prospect Park has confirmed to us that Canadian audiences will still be able to keep up with All My Children and One Life to Live once they transition online.
Prospect Park has announced the name of their new internet based television network, The Online Network (TOLN) which will launch in January 2012 (http://www.TOLN.com or http://www.theonlinenetwork.com). There are also plans to add the service on other platforms, including internet enabled TV sets. Additional reality, scripted comedy and drama programming will be added to the site. Prospect Park also produces Royal Pains and Wilfred.
On April 14, 2011, ABC confirmed that it was cancelling both soaps and would replace them with lifestyle shows. AMC aired its final broadcast episode on Friday, September 23 while OLTL is expected to air its final broadcast in January. On July 7, 2011, it was reported that ABC had sold the licensing rights of both soaps to Prospect Park, a TV, film and music production company.
Earlier this month, it was announced that Canadian actor Cameron Mathison (Ryan) and Lindsay Hartley (Cara) would stay with AMC when it moves online. Talks with Susan Lucci (Erica) and Alicia Minshew (Kendall) are reportedly still taking place. Meanwhile, OLTL's Erika Slezak (Viki), Michael Easton (John), Kassie DePaiva (Blair), Ted King (Tomas) and Sean Ringgold (Sean) will also make the transition.
It is also rumoured that Prospect Park is shopping both soaps to a cable outlet. Still no word yet if service will cost viewers money or if it'll be ad-based.
Stay tuned to Dose.ca's TV Watercooler blog for more updates. You can also follow me on twitter @JeevanBrar.
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ABC has confirmed that they’ve
licensed both All My Children and One Life to Live to Prospect Park in an
exclusive “multi-year and multi-platform” deal that will allow the soaps to
continue after their finales on ABC.
Prospect Park insists that both soaps will still be produced in their current
hour-long format and with the same quality. Other details, such as which cast
members will continue, have yet to be announced. When asked if the soaps will be available to Canadian and International audiences, a spokesperson said to stay tuned as they're still working through all of the details. As of right now, both shows are on on Bell Media’s ‘A’ channel (which will rebrand as CTV Two this fall), while AMC is available online through CTV.ca, however it's unclear if that online deal with be carried over following its September 23rd traditional televised finale.
Key portion from ABC’s press release:
BURBANK, CA – July 7, 2011 – ABC has licensed its iconic soaps, “All My
Children” and “One Life to Live” to Prospect Park, it was announced today by
Brian Frons, President, Daytime, Disney/ABC Television Group & Janice
Marinelli, President, Disney/ABC Domestic Television and Rich Frank & Jeff
Kwatinetz of Prospect Park. The
exclusive multi-year, multi-platform deal enables the soaps’ stories to
continue beyond their finale dates on ABC.
ABC will broadcast its final episode of “All My Children” on Friday,
September 23rd and will air the final episode of “One Life to Live”
in January, 2012.
The licensing agreement, brokered by
Disney/ABC Domestic Television Group, enables Prospect Park to continue
production of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” beyond their life on
ABC. Prospect Park will produce and deliver the two long-running programs to
consumers via online formats and additional emerging platforms including
internet enabled television sets. Under the terms of the arrangement, the
programs will continue to be delivered with the same quality and in the same
format and length. Additional details of
the new productions and tune-in will be forthcoming from Prospect Park.
are privileged to continue the legacy of two of the greatest programs to air on
daytime television, and are committed to delivering the storylines, characters
and quality that audiences have come to love for over 40 years. ‘All My
Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’ are television icons, and we are looking
forward to providing anytime, anywhere viewing to their loyal community of
millions,” said Frank and Kwatinetz. “Technology
changes the way the public can and will view television shows. Now
that there are so many devices available in addition to television sets,
viewers are taking advantage of watching shows wherever they are and on any
number of devices. The driving force in making the switch and attracting
new audiences is to have outstanding programs that people want to watch. We
believe that by continuing to produce the shows in their current hour format
and with the same quality, viewers will follow the show to our new, online
“’All My Children’ and ‘One Life
to Live’ are iconic pieces of television history that captivated millions of
fans since their beginning over 40 years ago,” said Frons. “Each of the shows
have made an indelible mark on our culture’s history and informed our
consciousness in their own way. We are
so glad Prospect Park has assumed the mantel for these shows and that they will
continue for the fans.”
Marinelli continued, “From the
time the shift in the daytime strategy was announced, our hope was to find a
new home for these treasured shows. We
are thrilled to license them to Prospect Park so the stories of life in Pine
Valley and Llanview can continue to be told for the passionate and loyal fans
that enjoy watching each day.”
“I’m just so happy that ABC
found a home where the legacies of ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’ can
continue. I’m excited for their future with Prospect Park,” added Agnes
Nixon, creator of both “All My Children” and “One Life to Live.” “It
takes a lot of living to make a soap opera a serial, and the wonderful teams on
both shows have done just that. Together, we are a big family that keeps going,
and I’m looking forward to working alongside these wonderful people as we
ensure that the shows will continue with all the love and excitement we’ve
always had. I also am so happy for our loyal fans, whom we love so much,
and who have been so supportive over the last 40 plus years.”
Prospect Park is a media and
production company founded in 2009 by entertainment industry veterans Jeffrey
Kwatinetz and former Disney Studios head Rich Frank. Along with successful film
and music divisions, the company’s television
group has numerous shows in development and breakout network hits airing,
including “Royal Pains” and “Wilfred.”
In April, ABC announced that it was expanding the focus of its daytime lineup
to include more programming that is informative and authentic and centers on
transformation, food and lifestyle. “The
Chew,” an innovative and groundbreaking daily talk show that celebrates and
explores life through food, will premiere on September 26th. “The Revolution,” a daily show about health
and lifestyle transformations, will replace “One Life to Live” in January 2012.
ABC has finally confirmed what was rumored for weeks. TV Line is reporting that the network has cancelled All My Children and One Life to Live, leaving only four soaps on air – The Young and the Restless (CBS), The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS), Days of our Lives (NBC) and General Hospital (ABC).
The soaps will be replaced by two talk shows about food and weight-loss
(seriously), The Chew and The Revolution. Both soaps were created
by Anges Nixon. All My Children, which premiered in 1970 will air its final episode
in September 2011 while One Life to Live,
which premiered in 1968 will air its finale in January 2012.
ABC hopes that those who will check out The Chew in September will gain enough weight to check out The Revolution come January.
April 14, 2011ABC EVOLVES THE FACE OF DAYTIME TELEVISION WITH THE LAUNCH OF TWO NEW SHOWS, “THE CHEW” AND “THE REVOLUTION”Iconic Shows “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” Will Broadcast Their Final Episodes in September 2011 and January 2012, Respectively;Series Will Sunset in a Manner That Honors Viewers and the Shows’ Creative LegaciesGuided by extensive research into what today’s daytime viewers want and the changing viewing patterns of the audience, ABC is evolving the face of daytime television with the launch of two new shows, “The Chew,” which will premiere in September 2011, and “The Revolution” (working title), which will premiere in January 2012. These new shows expand ABC Daytime’s focus to include more programming that is informative and authentic and centers on transformation, food and lifestyle — cornerstones of programming that resonates with daytime viewers as evidenced by the success of “The View.”As food has become the center of everyone’s life, “The Chew” will focus on food from EVERY angle — as a source of joy, health, family ritual, friendship, breaking news, dating, fitness, weight loss, travel adventures and life’s moments. Produced by Gordon Elliot, the Emmy Award-winning executive producer of “Paula Deen’s Home Cooking” and “Down Home with the Neelys,” this new one-hour series combines entertaining takeaway with memorable personalities to create a live show where viewers get the dish on anything and everything related to the world of food and beyond. Whether it’s new trends like food trucks and urban gardens or how pesticides in our food may affect our health, we can’t stop talking about it. The hosts who will guide the hour include Mario Batali (Restaurateur, Food Network’s “Iron Chef America” and author); entertaining expert Clinton Kelly (TLC’s “What Not to Wear”); Carla Hall (Bravo’s “Top Chef”); Michael Symon (Restaurateur and Food Network’s “Iron Chef America”), and nutrition expert Daphne Oz, who simplifies often confusing information about food.From Executive Producer JD Roth and 3 Ball Productions, producers of “The Biggest Loser,” “Masterchef” and ABC’s upcoming “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition,” comes “The Revolution,” a daily show about health and lifestyle transformations. The show is hosted by a team of experts and rotating guest contributors who help viewers transform all areas of their lives, from relationships to family, food, style, home design, finance and more. This dream team, led by fashion expert Tim Gunn, also includes celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak and American Idol alum Kimberley Locke. The show features a unique concept: each week one woman’s five-month weight loss journey will unfold in just five days, with daily results and a final transformational reveal on Friday. “The Revolution” is a one-stop shop for better living.“While we are excited about our new shows and the shift in our business, I can’t help but recognize how bittersweet the change is,” said Brian Frons, President, Daytime, Disney ABC/Television Group. “We are taking this bold step to expand our business because viewers are looking for different types of programming these days. They are telling us there is room for informative, authentic and fun shows that are relatable, offer a wide variety of opinions and focus on ‘real life’ takeaways. A perfect example of this is ‘The View,’ and that factored into our decision. ‘The Chew’ and ‘The Revolution’ are in the same vein and will be great additions to the lineup, with ‘The View’ serving as an ideal foundation from which to launch these programs. They will also provide enormous opportunity for the creation of ancillary businesses and growth.”“General Hospital,” the second-most popular show in daytime, is not impacted by this announcement and will remain on the air.To honor the core, passionate audience and their rich history with our soaps, “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” will conclude each series in a manner that respects their legacies and the longstanding hopes of many of their viewers.“‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’ are iconic pieces of television that have made an indelible mark on our culture’s history,” reflected Frons. “Each of the shows has touched millions and millions of viewers and informed the social consciousness. It has been a privilege to work with the extraordinary teams who brought the residents of Pine Valley and Llanview to life each day, and we thank the cast, crew, producers and most especially the fans for their commitment to the shows through their history.”None of this could have been possible without the extraordinary Agnes Nixon. “More than 40 years ago, Agnes Nixon created both the worlds of ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live,’ worlds that the rest of us have been privileged to live in,” said Frons. “Her shows led the way forward, breaking a lot of rules along the way to defy expectations about what soaps can do and the issues they can cover. I am honored to have worked with her.”“All My Children” has revolved around the lives of the residents of fictional Pine Valley, a town which closely resembles the Philadelphia Main Line. “All My Children” took home the 1998 Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, the third time the show received this top honor, having also garnered the award in 1994 and 1992. “All My Children” has received more than 30 Emmy Awards and consistently distinguishes itself in the field of daytime drama. The show has historically been committed to and is often the first to tackle social issues, focusing on such topics as AIDS, abortion, cochlear implants, teenage alcoholism, racial bias, acquaintance rape, spousal abuse, homosexuality, Reyes syndrome, Vietnam MIAs, drug abuse, the risks of motherhood over 40, safe sex, pet therapy and organ donations, among others. The show made television history airing daytime television’s first same-sex kiss between two lesbian characters, as well as daytime television’s first same sex wedding between two women. It was the first to chronicle the coming-out story of a transgender woman and to cast a real life Iraq War veteran whose story reflected his real life experiences and injuries incurred in combat.“All My Children” premiered on the ABC Television Network on January 5, 1970, as a half-hour show; seven years later it expanded to an hour. Julie Hanan Carruthers is executive producer.Also created by Agnes Nixon, Emmy Award-winning “One Live to Live” is set in the fictional town of Llanview, which is modeled on a Philadelphia suburb. “One Life to Live” debuted on The ABC Television Network July 15, 1968 as a half-hour show. Ten years later, it grew to a full hour in 1978.“One Life to Live” has been lauded for its groundbreaking exploration of social issues, diverse canvas, award-winning performances and innovative storylines. Along with the history-making week of live shows in May 2002, “One Life to Live” is responsible for many “firsts” in Daytime television, including stories of interracial romance, illiteracy, medical misdiagnosis, racial prejudice, gang violence and teen pregnancy. The show received mass critical acclaim for its 1992 homophobia storyline, which captured national headlines when it introduced the character of a gay teen (played by then unknown Ryan Phillippe) and culminated with the emotional display of the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. “One Life to Live” was honored by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) with the Outstanding Daytime Drama Award in 1993, and again in 2005 and 2010.In 2002 the show won its first-ever Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series, and was nominated again in 2007 and 2008. Created by Agnes Nixon, “One Life to Live” debuted on July 15, 1968 and marked its 10,000th episode on August 17, 2007. Frank Valentini executive-produces.#
MTV Live has been presenting
segments in 3D all week and will finish off the March Break week by
broadcasting the entire Thursday, March 17th episode in 3D. Viewers won’t need
one of those brand new TV sets – Daryn Jones
and crew are going old school with those retro blue and red glasses.
This isn’t the first show to broadcast in 3D, I’m sure many of you will
remember 3rd Rock from the Sun’s “A Nightmare
on Dick Street” from May 1997. Arrested
Development’s 2006 episode, “Save Our Bluths,” also featured 3D moments during
the Bluth family’s company benefit. Back in 2009, thanks to a special tie-in
with the Superbowl, Chuck aired a 3D
episode (“Chuck vs. the Third Dimension”) where Chuck had to save a rock star
played by Dominic Monaghan from Lost.
Unfortunately, the 3D glasses never made their way to Canada, so we were all
pretty pissed off at NBC when the action sequences required the use 3D shades.
MTV Live marks its fifth anniversary
on March 21 – the same day the MTV brand returned to Canada. In the summer of
2008, the program went to 30 minutes as opposed to an hour and focused
primarily on comedic skits with occasional guests. I was actually on hand for
the first episode, which featured guests Kevin
Zegers (who recently terrorized our favourite Upper East Siders on Gossip Girl) and Jamie Cullum. Out of the eight original alternating hosts, Dan Levy and Jessi Cruickshank headed off into gossip superstardom thanks to The Hills After Show (and all of its
incarnations) while Aliya-Jasmine Sovani
was given the flagship program’s latter half-hour for MTV News.
The new comedic formula works quite well with leads Daryn Jones and Nicole
Holness and their “misfits,” Paul “the
intern” Lemieux and Sheena Snively.
The comedy elements set this series apart from the other youth oriented daily
shows like MuchMusic’s New.Music.Live. (the
current incarnation of MuchOnDemand),
BET’s 106 & Park and the
stateside MTV’s The Seven (spun off
from 90s pop phenom Total Request Live).
MTV Live airs Mondays to Thursdays at
6 p.m. and 11 p.m. If you’ve missed this week’s MTV Live: In 3D! episodes, you can catch them online at mtv.ca.