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"BIG BROTHER" RETURNS TO ORIGINAL FORM FOR ITS 10TH EDITION, PREMIERING, SUNDAY, JULY 13 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Julie Chen Returns As Host

 

CBS Unveils The Lucky 13 New Houseguests Ranging in Age from 22 to 75

 

CBS announced the identities of the 13 Houseguests who will compete in BIG BROTHER 10.  This season will feature a back-to-basics approach, kicking off with no casting twists and a return to the original format that has made BIG BROTHER one of the most popular summer series on television.

 

"To celebrate 10 seasons of BIG BROTHER we are going 'old school' and returning to the original concept for the show - A group of strangers living together in a house and battling it out for half a million dollars.   All 13 Houseguests have no prior relationship - they are not exes, nor secret couples," said executive producer Allison Grodner.  "We are also excited to have the most diverse group we have ever assembled.   They range in age from 22 to 75, come from all walks of life, and have distinct points of view.  This should make for an unforgettable BIG BROTHER summer."

 

BIG BROTHER 10 will debut Sunday, July 13 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Following the premiere, BIG BROTHER 10 will be broadcast three nights weekly, on Sundays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), Tuesdays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) and the live eviction show, hosted by Julie Chen, Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT). 

  

BIG BROTHER follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with dozens of cameras and microphones recording their every move 24 hours a day.  One by one, the Houseguests will vote each other out of the house.  At the end of three months, the last remaining Houseguest will receive the Grand Prize of $500,000.

  

This season, Houseguests will move into a brand new, all-American home with a traditional look, with a rocking chair on the front porch, Victorian stenciled windows and a lush flower garden.  Like the contestants who will inhabit it, each room has a different style and flair, including a groovy "Road to Woodstock" bedroom, a rad '80s "Punk Room" and a classic retro 1950s style kitchen.  Additionally, the house comes equipped with a Jacuzzi and swimming pool in the backyard. 

  

Following are the 13 Houseguests, listed across in alphabetical order, who will compete in BIG BROTHER 10:

Michelle Costa, 28                                                 Steven Daigle, 35

Cumberland,R.I.                                                    Dallas, Texas via The    Woodlands, Texas

Single                                                                   Single

Realtor                                                                     Rodeo Competitor

April Dowling, 30                                                    Memphis Garrett, 25   

Higley, Ariz. via Arlington, Neb.                                    Los Angeles via Collierville, Tenn.

Single                                                                           Single

Financial Manager                                                        "Mixologist"

 

Dan Gheesling, 24                                                        Jessie Godderz, 22

Dearborn, Mich.                                                           Huntington Beach, Calif. via Rudd, Iowa

Single                                                                           Single

Catholic School Teacher                                               Professional Body Builder

 

Brian Hart, 27                                                              Jerry Mac Donald, 75

San Francisco                                                               Magnolia, Texas via Wilkes Barre, Pa.

Single                                                                           Married/Great Grandfather

Telecommunications Account Manager             Retired Marketing Executive

 

Renny Martyn, 53                                                         Bryan Ollie, 27

Metairie, La. (suburb of New Orleans)              Bloomington, Minn. (suburb of Minneapolis)

Married/Mom                                                               Single

Beauty Salon Owner                                                     Marketing Sales Representative

 

Keesha Smith, 29                                                         Angie Swindell, 29       

Burbank, Calif. via Sterling, Ohio                                  Orlando, Fla. via Virginia Beach, Va.

Single                                                                           Single  

Waitress                                                                       Pharmaceutical Sales Representative    

 

Libra Thompson, 31                

Spring, Texas                                      

Married/Mom                                      

Human Resources Representative        

 

BIG BROTHER is executive produced by Emmy Award winner Allison Grodner, Rich Meehan and Scott Einziger, in association with Endemol U.S.A.

 

For more information on BIG BROTHER 10 and the 13 new Houseguests, log on to http://www.cbs.com/.

 
 
 
 
 
 
CBS ANNOUNCES 2008-2009 PREMIERE DATES

Pre-Season Launch for "Survivor: Gabon" on Thursday, Sept. 18

  

Monday Comedies, Including the Series Debut of "Worst Week" and the Night's Top Drama "CSI: Miami," Premiere Sept. 22

  

"NCIS," Freshman Drama "The Mentalist" and "Without a Trace" (On Its New Night) Premiere Tuesday, Sept. 23

  

CBS's New Wednesday Comedy Block of "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and Freshman "Project Gary," Along with Returning Dramas "Criminal Minds" and "CSI: NY," Premiere Sept. 24

  

"60 Minutes," "The Amazing Race," "Cold Case" and "The Unit,"

Premiere Sunday, Sept. 28

  

CBS's Friday Lineup Including "Ghost Whisperer," Freshman Drama

"The Ex List" and "Numb3rs" Return Oct. 3

  

"CSI" and New Drama "Eleventh Hour" Premiere Thursday, Oct. 9

  

            CBS today announced dates for the fall premieres of its new and returning series, which include a pre-season debut for SURVIVOR: GABON and the launch of its Thursday and Friday drama series in early October.  The Network will introduce the majority of its schedule beginning Monday, Sept. 22, the official start of the 2008-2009 season.

 

            For the seventh consecutive season, SURVIVOR: GABON, the 17th installment of the hit reality series, will debut a week prior to the formal start of the season, returning on Thursday, Sept. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).

 

            CBS's new season rollout officially begins on Monday, Sept. 22 with the second season premiere of THE BIG BANG THEORY (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT), the fourth season debut of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT), the sixth season premiere of television's Number One comedy TWO AND A HALF MEN (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT), the debut of new comedy WORST WEEK (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) and the seventh season premiere of CSI: MIAMI (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), the night's Number One drama.

 

            NCIS begins its sixth season on Tuesday, Sept. 23 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), followed by the new drama THE MENTALIST (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) and the seventh season premiere of WITHOUT A TRACE on its new night (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

 

           CBS premieres its new Wednesday comedy block on Sept. 24 with the fourth season of THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT)  and new comedy PROJECT GARY (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT), followed by the fourth season of CRIMINAL MINDS (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) and the fifth season premiere of CSI: NY (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

 

          Premiering on Sunday, Sept. 28 is the 41st season of 60 MINUTES, the longest running and highest rated newsmagazine (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT), the 13th edition of multi-Emmy Award winning THE AMAZING RACE (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), the sixth season of COLD CASE (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) and the fourth season premiere of THE UNIT on its new night  (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). 

 

            The Network's top-rated Friday lineup returns on Oct. 3 with the fourth season premiere of GHOST WHISPERER (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), the debut of the new drama THE EX LIST (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), followed by the fifth season premiere of NUMB3RS (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). 

           

            CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION returns for its ninth season on Thursday, Oct. 9 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), followed by the premiere of freshman drama ELEVENTH HOUR (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). 

 

            The premieres of the Thursday and Friday night dramas have been scheduled outside of premiere week to accommodate the scheduled presidential debate on Sept. 26 and a vice presidential debate on Oct. 2.

 

CBS's 2008-2009 Premiere Dates

 

Thursday, Sept. 18

8:00-9:00 PM              SURVIVOR (17th Installment Premiere)

 

Monday, Sept. 22

8:00-8:30 PM              THE BIG BANG THEORY (2nd Season Premiere)

8:30-9:00 PM              HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (4th Season Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM              TWO AND A HALF MEN (6th Season Premiere)

9:30-10:00 PM            WORST WEEK (Series Debut)

10:00-11:00 PM          CSI: MIAMI (7th Season Premiere)

 

Tuesday, Sept. 23

8:00-9:00 PM              NCIS (6th Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM            THE MENTALIST (Series Debut)

10:00-11:00 PM          WITHOUT A TRACE (7th Season Premiere)

 

 

Wednesday, Sept. 24

8:00-8:30 PM              THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE

(4th Season Premiere)

8:30-9:00 PM              PROJECT GARY (Series Debut)

9:00-10:00 PM            CRIMINAL MINDS (4th Season Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          CSI: NY (5th Season Premiere)

 

Saturday, Sept. 27

8:00-9:00 PM              CRIMETIME SATURDAY

9:00-10:00 PM            CRIMETIME SATURDAY

10:00-11:00 PM          48 HOURS MYSTERY (Season Premiere)

 

Sunday, Sept. 28

7:00-8:00 PM              60 MINUTES (41st Season Premiere)

8:00-9:00 PM              THE AMAZING RACE (13th Edition)

9:00-10:00 PM            COLD CASE (6th Season Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          THE UNIT (4th Season Premiere)

 

Friday, Oct. 3

8:00-9:00 PM              GHOST WHISPERER (4th Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM            THE EX LIST (Series Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          NUMB3RS (5th Season Premiere)

 

Thursday, Oct. 9

9:00-10:00 PM            CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (9th Season Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          ELEVENTH HOUR (Series Debut)

 
 
 
AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE BRINGS HOLLYWOOD'S BRIGHTEST STARS TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE "AFI's 10 TOP 10," WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

11th Annual Countdown to Unveil Top 10 Films in 10 Genres Revealed by Jessica Alba, Kirk Douglas, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt, James Woods, Gabriel Byrne and Sean Astin

 

Also Scheduled To Be Included Are Harrison Ford, Jane Fonda, Michael J. Fox, Gene Hackman, George Lucas, Isabella Rossellini, Susan Sarandon, Steven Spielberg, Vanessa Williams and More

  

Institute to Crown Number One Animated, Fantasy, Gangster, Sci-Fi, Western, Sports, Mystery, Romantic Comedy, Courtroom Drama and Epic Films

  

Some of Hollywood's biggest and brightest stars, including Jessica Alba, Kirk Douglas, Cuba Gooding Jr., Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt, James Woods, Gabriel Byrne and Sean Astin will unveil the Top 10 films in 10 genres on AFI'S 10 TOP 10, a new chapter in its Emmy Award-winning "AFI's 100 Years..." series, counting down the top 10 films from 10 classic American film genres, Tuesday, June 17, (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Also scheduled to be included are Harrison Ford, Jane Fonda, Michael J. Fox, Gene Hackman, George Lucas, Isabella Rossellini, Susan Sarandon, Steven Spielberg, Vanessa Williams, and more.

 

To pay homage to the 10 revered genres including animation, fantasy, science fiction, gangster, western, sports, romantic comedy, courtroom drama, mystery and epic film, AFI enlisted film artists associated with each category to count down the top films, while providing their unique insight on each.  The hosts for each genre include: Jessica Alba for Romantic Comedy; Cuba Gooding, Jr. for Sports; Sigourney Weaver for Sci-Fi; Kirk Douglas for Epic; Jennifer Love Hewitt for Animation; James Woods for Courtroom Drama; Gabriel Byrne for Mystery; and Sean Astin for Fantasy.  The hosts for Gangster and Western film categories will be announced shortly.

 

This will be the 11th annual special in the AFI's continuing celebration of American cinema, following the 10 critically-acclaimed Network specials: "AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Movies - 10th Anniversary Edition,"  "AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Movies," "...100 Stars," "...100 Laughs," "...100 Thrills," "...100 Passions," "...100 Heroes & Villains," "...100 Songs," "...100 Movie Quotes" and "...100 Cheers," which annually spark a national discussion of America's film history among movie lovers across the nation.

 

The primetime special will be executive produced and directed by Gary Smith; executive produced for AFI by former AFI Board Chair Emeritus Frederick S. Pierce; and produced by Dann Netter. SFM Entertainment LLC is the distributor of the program. Sponsors of the series have included General Motors, Pepsi, Best Buy, Breyers, ConAgra, Procter & Gamble, Anheuser-Busch, Colgate-Palmolive, Sony and all major motion picture companies.

 

About the Jury Process

This year, the jury was asked to choose up to 10 movies per genre from a comprehensive list, including entries such as: Animated: "Pinocchio" (1941) and "Shrek" (2001); Fantasy: "King Kong" (1933) and "The Lord of the Rings" (2001); Sci-Fi: "The War of the Worlds" (1953) and "The Matrix" (1999); Gangster: "Scarface" (1932) and "The Departed" (2006); Westerns: "The Searchers" (1956) and "Unforgiven" (1992); Sports: "The Pride of the Yankees" (1942) and "Seabiscuit" (2003); Romantic Comedy: "It Happened One Night" (1934) and "My Best Friend's Wedding" (1997); Courtroom Drama: "Witness for the Prosecution" (1957) and "A Few Good Men" (1992); Mystery: "Sherlock Holmes" (1939) and "The Usual Suspects" (1995); and Epics: "Ben-Hur" (1959) and "Braveheart" (1995).

 

To compile the final list, AFI distributed a ballot with 500 nominated movies (50 per genre) to a jury of over 1,500 leaders from the creative community, including film artists (directors, screenwriters, actors, editors, cinematographers), critics and historians.

  

AFI asks jurors to consider the following criteria in their selection process:

 

FEATURE-LENGTH FICTION FILMS

Narrative format, typically over 60 minutes in length.

 

AMERICAN FILM

English-language film with significant creative and/or production elements from the United States. Additionally, only films released before Jan. 1, 2008 will be considered.

 

GENRE:

 

ANIMATED

AFI defines "animated" as a genre in which the film's images are primarily created by computer or hand and the characters are voiced by actors.

 

FANTASY

AFI defines "fantasy" as a genre where live-action characters inhabit imagined settings and/or experience situations that transcend the rules of the natural world. 

 

GANGSTER

AFI defines the "gangster film" as a genre that centers on organized crime or maverick criminals in a twentieth century setting. 

 

SCIENCE FICTION

AFI defines "science fiction" as a genre that marries a scientific or technological premise with imaginative speculation.

 

WESTERN

AFI defines "western" as a genre of films set in the American West that embodies the spirit, the struggle and the demise of the new frontier.

 

SPORTS

AFI defines "sports" as a genre of films with protagonists who play athletics or other games of competition.

 

MYSTERY

AFI defines "mystery" as a genre that revolves around the solution of a crime.  

 

ROMANTIC COMEDY

AFI defines "romantic comedy" as a genre in which the development of a romance leads to comic situations.  

 

COURTROOM DRAMA

AFI defines "courtroom drama" as a genre of film in which a system of justice plays a critical role in the film's narrative.

 

EPIC

AFI defines "epic" as a genre of large-scale films set in a cinematic interpretation of the past. Their scope defies and demands - either in the mode in which they are presented or their range across time.

 

CRITICAL RECOGNITION

Formal commendation in print, television and digital media.

 

MAJOR AWARD WINNER

Recognition from competitive events including awards from peer groups, critics, guilds and major film festivals.

 

POPULARITY OVER TIME

Including success at the box office, television and cable airing, and DVD/VHS sales and rentals.

 

HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE

A film's mark on the history of the moving images through visionary narrative devices, technical innovation, or other ground breaking achievements.

 

CULTURAL IMPACT

A film's mark on American society in matters of style and substance.

 

AFI allows one write-in vote per genre.

 

About the American Film Institute

  

AFI is a national institute providing leadership in screen education and the recognition and celebration of excellence in the art of film, television and digital media. Additional information about AFI is available at AFI.com

 

 
 
 
 
 
CBS AND ELITEXC ANNOUNCE LINEUP FOR INAUGURAL PRIMETIME BROADCAST OF "CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS," SATURDAY, MAY 31 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Street Fighting Legend-Turned-EliteXC Heavyweight Sensation Kimbo Slice Will Square Off Against Hard-Hitting British MMA Standout James "Colossus" Thompson in the Main Event of a Five-Fight Broadcast

  

Popular Female Fighter Gina "Conviction" Carano and EliteXC Middleweight Champion "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler will also Appear on the Card  

  

LOS ANGELES, May 23 - CBS and EliteXC today announced the lineup for the first "CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS," to be broadcast live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, Saturday, May 31 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

"In terms of recognition and perception, I believe May 31 is the biggest and single most important MMA fight card ever. It will forever change the landscape of the sport and how it is perceived," said Gary Shaw, EliteXC Live Events President.

The following five primetime matchups are confirmed for the CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS on May 31.

bulletKimbo Slice vs. James "Colossus" Thompson (Heavyweights)
bullet"Ruthless" Robbie Lawler vs. Scott "Hands of Steel" Smith (for EliteXC Middleweight title)
bulletGina "Conviction" Carano vs. Kaitlin Young (140 lb. weight class)  
bulletPhil Baroni vs. Joe Villasenor (Middleweights)
bulletBrett "The Grim" Rogers vs. Jon Murphy (Heavyweights)

KIMBO SLICE vs. JAMES "COLOSSUS" THOMPSON

           

Heavyweight sensation Kimbo Slice will headline the first-ever CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS.  From the street to EliteXC, Slice's unorthodox ascension through the world of mixed martial arts started with posting his local fights on "YouTube," a move that quickly garnered millions of downloads and made him an instant legend among fans of the sport.  Kimbo, aka Kevin Ferguson, who resides in Perrine, Fla., near Miami, will be matched against James "Colossus" Thompson, a British MMA standout whose pre-fighting resume includes work as a "debt collector."  Thompson is aptly nicknamed, standing at six-foot-five and weighing more than 250 pounds.  He will be the first MMA fighter to possess a height advantage over the six-foot-two-inch Kimbo.  This bout is scheduled for three five-minute rounds.       

 

"RUTHLESS" ROBBIE LAWLER vs. SCOTT "HANDS OF STEEL" SMITH

 

Champion "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler of St. Louis by way of Davenport, Iowa will put his title on the line against Scott "Hands of Steel" Smith in the evening's middleweight championship fight.  Lawler trains under the legendary Pat Miletich, while Smith trains in Reno, Nev.  Both fighters are widely considered two of the most prolific knockout artists in the business.  This championship bout is slated for five five-minute rounds.      

 

GINA "CONVICTION" CARANO vs. KAITLIN YOUNG

 

In a female bout, Gina "Conviction" Carano will square off against Circle Pines, Minn. native Kaitlin Young.  Carano, an undefeated Muay Thai specialist, lives and trains in Las Vegas, Nev., and is considered one of the most popular female fighters in the world of mixed martial arts.  Carano recently appeared on the series "American Gladiators" where she put her skills to the test as the gladiator "Crush."  Young, a well-conditioned athlete who trains at the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy, started Olympic-style taekwondo when she was 14.  Her aggressive style and Muay Thai background should provide one of the most interesting matchups of the evening.  This bout is scheduled for three three-minute rounds.

 

PHIL BARONI vs. JOE VILLASENOR

 

Outspoken, hard-hitting, MMA bad boy, Phil Baroni, will take on middleweight contender, Joe Villasenor.  Baroni, a fighter known for always putting on a good show, hails from Long Island, N.Y., and is currently training in Las Vegas, Nev. and San Jose, Calif.  Villasenor, a protégé of MMA guru Greg Jackson, established a record for the fastest knockout in an MMA fight, a four-second victory over Hank Weis in 2004.  Villasenor most recently scored an exciting first-round knockout over Ryan Jensen on March 29.  This bout is scheduled for three five-minute rounds. 

 

BRETT "THE GRIM" ROGERS vs. JON MURPHY

 

Brett "The Grim" Rogers brings an impressive undefeated record to the fight against fellow heavyweight contender Jon Murphy.  The explosive, hard-hitting Rogers,

 

who hails from Minneapolis, Minn., is six-foot-five and weighs over 260 pounds.  Murphy, a former middle linebacker at Syracuse University who lives in Minersville, Penn, is six-foot-four and weighs over 240 pounds.  This bout is scheduled for three five-minute rounds.     

 

The intense nature of the contests and the theatrical elements of its live events have made mixed martial arts one of the fastest growing spectator sports in the U.S.  Over the last several years, the genre has seen tremendous growth in popularity, especially among the coveted 18-34 demographic.

 

Mixed martial arts is a sport evolved from a number of ancient combat disciplines including judo, jiu-jitsu, karate, wrestling and kickboxing.  World-class athletes engage in hand-to-hand combat in a ring-both caged and traditional-and must adapt their fighting style to fit their opponent.  The wide variety of styles and techniques make every event an unpredictable spectacle.

 

CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS will be produced by SHOWTIME Sports. The executive producer is David Dinkins, Jr. with Bob Dunphy directing.

 

 
 
 
AN UNPRECEDENTED "CSI" AND "TWO AND A HALF MEN" WRITERS' CROSSOVER, CLIFFHANGER FINALES, THE CROWNING OF THE ULTIMATE "SURVIVOR," THE "ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS" AND "THE PRICE IS RIGHT" HIGHLIGHT CBS's MAY SWEEP

"CSI" Scribes Pen the May 5th "Two and a Half Men" While "Men's" Writers Return the Favor on the May 8th "CSI"

The Ultimate Survivor is Crowned in the Special Two-Hour Finale of "Survivor: Micronesia - Fans vs. Favorites," Followed by the Live Reunion Show

Hosted by Jeff Probst, May 11

Reba McEntire Hosts the "43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards," May 18

  Drew Carey Returns as Host of Four Primetime "The Price is Right Million Dollar Spectaculars"

Nikki Cox and Anne Archer ("Ghost Whisperer"), Katey Sagal ("CSI"), Tom Sizemore ("CSI: Miami"), Billy Campbell ("Shark"), Bill Nye and Three 6 Mafia ("Numb3rs"), Jenny McCarthy and Robert Wagner ("Two and a Half Men") Are Among May's Guest Stars

 

An unprecedented CSI and TWO AND A HALF MEN "writers' crossover," cliffhanger finales and the crowning of the Ultimate Survivor, are among the highlights of CBS's May sweeps.

 

A CSI investigating a murder at Charlie Harper's house?  Grissom and the team investigating the mysterious death of a diva sitcom star?  It's all part of a first-ever  "writers' crossover," in which CSI's writers will pen an episode of TWO AND A HALF MEN and MEN's scribes will write an episode of CSI.

 

The May 5 episode of TWO AND A HALF MEN is written by CSI writers Sarah Goldfinger and Evan Dunsky from a story by CSI executive producers Carol Mendelsohn and Naren Shankar.   The May 8 episode of CSI was written by Chuck Lorre and Lee Aronsohn, executive producers/writers of TWO AND A HALF MEN. (See show highlights below for complete storylines.)

 

Also in May, the winner of SURVIVOR: MICRONESIA - FANS VS. FAVORITES, will be crowned in a special two-hour broadcast followed by the live reunion show hosted by Jeff Probst; Drew Carey returns to host four new PRICE IS RIGHT MILLION DOLLAR SPECTACULAR primetime specials; and Reba McEntire hosts the 43RD ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS.

 

            The following are CBS's May sweep season highlights and finales.

 

Wednesday, April 30                THE PRICE IS RIGHT MILLION DOLLAR

(8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)            SPECTACULAR.  Drew Carey hosts.

 

Friday, May 2                          GHOST WHISPERER-Melinda (Jennifer Love Hewitt)

(8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)            helps professor Payne (Jay Mohr) juggle an ex-girlfriend (Nikki Cox, Mohr's real-life wife), her 10-year-old son and the jealous ghost of his dead wife.

 

Friday, May 2                          NUMB3RS-A mass poisoning at a cult compound leads

(10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)        the FBI team into a maze of old grudges and a complex murder plot.  Bill Nye ("The Science Guy") returns in the recurring role of Professor Bill Waldie.

 

Sunday, May 4             COLD CASE-The team is dubious when a former drug

(8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)            addict insists she saw her son in a park three years after he allegedly died in an apartment fire. Emmy Award winner Bobby Cannavale ("Will & Grace") returns.  (Season Finale in a special time period).

 

Sunday, May 4             DEXTER-Dexter (Michael C. Hall) follows a dark and

(9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)          demented path laid out for him by the Ice Truck killer, eventually leading to their final confrontation. (Season Finale)

 

Monday, May 5                      TWO AND A HALF MEN-A CSI team investigates a

(9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT)           mysterious death at Charlie's (Charlie Sheen) house.  The episode was written by CSI writers Sarah Goldfinger and Evan Dunsky from a story by CSI executive producers Carol Mendelsohn and Naren Shankar.  Robert Wagner ("Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me") and Jenny McCarthy ("Scary Movie") guest star.

 

Wednesday, May 7                  THE PRICE IS RIGHT MILLION DOLLAR

(8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)            SPECTACULAR.  Drew Carey hosts.

 

Thursday, May 8                      CSI-Grissom (William Petersen) and the CSI team

(9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)          investigate the death of a diva sitcom star (Katey Sagal) who dies suddenly while her show is filming in Las Vegas.  Suspects include the entire writing staff, her loser husband and the actress who serves as her stand-in (Rachael Harris).  The episode was written by Chuck Lorre and Lee Aronsohn, executive producers/writers of "Two and a Half Men."

 

Friday, May 9                          NUMB3RS-The FBI investigates the murder of a young

(10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)        rap star.  Academy Award-winning rap group Three 6 Mafia guest star.

 

Sunday, May 11                       SURVIVOR: MICRONESIA-FANS VS. FAVORITES-

(8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)          The special two-hour finale begins with four remaining castaways vying for the $1 million prize and title of "Ultimate Survivor."  The finale is followed by a one-hour live reunion show hosted by Jeff Probst.

 

Monday, May 12                     CSI: MIAMI-Horatio (David Caruso) must face off with

(10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)        a private investigator who is systematically destroying the team.  Tom Sizemore ("Saving Private Ryan") guest stars as private investigator Kurt Rossi.

 

Wednesday, May 14                THE PRICE IS RIGHT MILLION DOLLAR

(8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)            SPECTACULAR.  Drew Carey hosts.

 

Thursday, May 15                    CSI-Warrick (Gary Dourdan) is accused of murdering a

(9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)          famous Vegas gangster and even he is uncertain of his guilt or innocence.  (Season Finale)

 

 Thursday, May 15                   WITHOUT A TRACE-Five people with an unusual

(10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)        connection are abducted together from a coffee shop and Sam (Poppy Montgomery) prepares for the birth of her baby.  (Season Finale)

 

Friday, May 16                        GHOST WHISPERER-Though putting her life in peril

(8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)            in the process, Melinda (Jennifer Love Hewitt) finally gets answers about her long-absent father and why her mother has hidden the truth about him for so many years.  Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Anne Archer, Martin Donovan and Ignacio Serricchio return as Melinda's mother, father and step-brother. (Season Finale)

 

Friday, May 16                        MOONLIGHT-Mick (Alex O'Loughlin) and Beth

(9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)          (Sophia Myles) are faced with the ultimate consequences of a relationship between mortal and immortal when a vampire kills a human in the heat of passion.  With the murder investigation threatening to expose their identities, Mick and Josef (Jason Dohring) join forces with the vampires of Los Angeles to protect their secret lives. (Season Finale)

 

Friday, May 16                        NUMB3RS-Don (Rob Morrow) and Charlie (David

(10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)        Krumholtz) find themselves in conflict over their differing beliefs as they investigate a case involving national security, while Megan (Diane Farr) faces a crisis of conscience and leaves the team. (Season Finale)

 

Sunday, May 18                       43RD ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC

(8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/          AWARDS-Reba McEntire returns for the 10th time as

delayed PT)                              host of country music's biggest party which honors country music's top talent as well as the hottest emerging talent.  The special will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas.  Rodney Atkins, Dolly Parton, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Trace Adkins, Brooks & Dunn, Miranda Lambert and Montgomery Gentry are scheduled to perform.

 

Monday, May 19                     BIG BANG THEORY-(Season Finale)

(8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT)

 

Monday, May 19                     HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER-(Season Finale)

(8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT)

 

Monday, May 19                     TWO AND A HALF MEN-Charlie (Charlie Sheen) finds

(9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT)            himself attracted to an older woman who writes self-help books, while Alan (Jon Cryer) and Jake (Angus T. Jones) battle over a school assignment.  Susan Blakely ("Hungry Hearts") guest stars.

 

Monday, May 19                     RULES OF ENGAGEMENT- Jeff (Patrick Warburton)

(9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT)          buys the old Camaro of his dreams and  Russell (David Spade) reluctantly agrees to host a photo shoot for Audrey's (Megyn Price) magazine at his apartment in the hopes of landing a date with a model.  Meanwhile, Adam (Oliver Hudson) and Jennifer (Bianca Kajlich) finally decide to set a wedding date.  (Season Finale)

 

Monday, May 19                     CSI: MIAMI- CSI: MIAMI-When someone is determined to

(10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)        take down the team, Horatio (David Caruso) puts his life on the line. (Season Finale)

 

Tuesday, May 20                     NCIS-The hunt for a killer has grave consequences for

(8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)          the team.  (Special Two-Hour Season Finale)

 

Tuesday, May 20                     SHARK -Sebastian (James Woods) races to save his

(10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)        daughter from escaped convict Wayne Callison (guest star Billy Campbell).  Campbell reprises his role as a convicted murderer who Sebastian put in last season.  (Season Finale)

 

Wednesday, May 21                THE PRICE IS RIGHT MILLION DOLLAR

(8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)            SPECTACULAR.  Drew Carey hosts.

 

Wednesday, May 21                CRIMINAL MINDS-The team faces one of its toughest

(9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)          cases, in which people who seem to have nothing in common are being killed at random. (Season Finale)

 

Wednesday, May 21                CSI: NY-Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise) enters his most

(10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)        dangerous crime scene ever: an active one.  When a heist goes bad and a bank manager is shot dead, a frantic gunman takes the entire bank hostage and demands a CSI  to prove his innocence.  (Season Finale)

 

 

 

CBS and EliteXC Announce Lineup For Inaugural Primetime Broadcast of 'CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS,' May 31 on the CBS Television Network

Street Fighting Legend-Turned-EliteXC Heavyweight Sensation Kimbo Slice Will Square Off Against Hard-Hitting British MMA Standout James 'Colossus' Thompson in the Main Event of a Five-Fight Broadcast

Popular Female Fighter Gina 'Conviction' Carano and EliteXC Middleweight Champion 'Ruthless' Robbie Lawler will also Appear on the Card

LOS ANGELES, April 16 -- CBS and EliteXC today announced the lineup for the first "CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS," to be broadcast live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, Saturday, May 31 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

"In terms of recognition and perception, I believe May 31 is the biggest and single most important MMA fight card ever. It will forever change the landscape of the sport and how it is perceived," said Gary Shaw, EliteXC Live Events President.

The following five primetime matchups are confirmed for the CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS on May 31.

* Kimbo Slice vs. James "Colossus" Thompson (Heavyweights)

* "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler vs. Scott "Hands of Steel" Smith (for EliteXC

Middleweight title)

* Gina "Conviction" Carano vs. Kaitlin Young (140 lb. weight class)

* Phil Baroni vs. Murilo "Ninja" Rua (Middleweights)

* Brett "The Grim" Rogers vs. Jon Murphy (Heavyweights)

 

KIMBO SLICE vs. JAMES "COLOSSUS" THOMPSON

Heavyweight sensation Kimbo Slice will headline the first-ever CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS. From the street to EliteXC, Slice's unorthodox ascension through the world of mixed martial arts started with posting his local fights on "YouTube," a move that quickly garnered millions of downloads and made him an instant legend among fans of the sport. Kimbo, aka Kevin Ferguson, who resides in Perrine, Fla., near Miami, will be matched against James "Colossus" Thompson, a British MMA standout whose pre-fighting resume includes work as a "debt collector." Thompson is aptly nicknamed, standing at six-foot-five and weighing more than 250 pounds. He will be the first MMA fighter to possess a height advantage over the six-foot-two-inch Kimbo. This bout is scheduled for three five-minute rounds.

"RUTHLESS" ROBBIE LAWLER vs. SCOTT "HANDS OF STEEL" SMITH

Champion "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler of St. Louis by way of Davenport, Iowa will put his title on the line against Scott "Hands of Steel" Smith in the evening's middleweight championship fight. Lawler trains under the legendary Pat Miletich, while Smith trains in Reno, Nev. Both fighters are widely considered two of the most prolific knockout artists in the business. This championship bout is slated for five five-minute rounds.

GINA "CONVICTION" CARANO vs. KAITLIN YOUNG

In a female bout, Gina "Conviction" Carano will square off against Circle Pines, Minn. native Kaitlin Young. Carano, an undefeated Muay Thai specialist, lives and trains in Las Vegas, Nev., and is considered one of the most popular female fighters in the world of mixed martial arts. Carano recently appeared on the series "American Gladiators" where she put her skills to the test as the gladiator "Crush." Young, a well-conditioned athlete who trains at the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy, started Olympic-style taekwondo when she was 14. Her aggressive style and Muay Thai background should provide one of the most interesting matchups of the evening. This bout is scheduled for three three-minute rounds.

PHIL BARONI vs. MURILO "NINJA" RUA

Outspoken, hard-hitting, MMA bad boy, Phil Baroni, will take on former EliteXC middleweight champ Murilo "Ninja" Rua, a specialist in Muay Thai and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Baroni, a fighter known for always putting on a good show, hails from Long Island, N.Y., and is currently training in Las Vegas, Nev. and San Jose, Calif. The talented Rua is currently training in his hometown of Curitiba, Brazil. This bout is scheduled for three five-minute rounds.

BRETT "THE GRIM" ROGERS vs. JON MURPHY

Brett "The Grim" Rogers brings an impressive undefeated record to the fight against fellow heavyweight contender Jon Murphy. The explosive, hard- hitting Rogers, who hails from Minneapolis, Minn., is six-foot-five and weighs over 260 pounds. Murphy, a former middle linebacker at Syracuse University who lives in Minersville, Penn, is six-foot-four and weighs over 240 pounds. This bout is scheduled for three five-minute rounds.

The intense nature of the contests and the theatrical elements of its live events have made mixed martial arts one of the fastest growing spectator sports in the U.S. Over the last several years, the genre has seen tremendous growth in popularity, especially among the coveted 18-34 demographic.

Mixed martial arts is a sport evolved from a number of ancient combat disciplines including judo, jiu-jitsu, karate, wrestling and kickboxing. World-class athletes engage in hand-to-hand combat in a ring-both caged and traditional-and must adapt their fighting style to fit their opponent. The wide variety of styles and techniques make every event an unpredictable spectacle.

CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS will be produced by SHOWTIME Sports. The executive producer is David Dinkins, Jr. with Bob Dunphy directing.

For additional information and fighter profiles, visit http://www.proelite.com/.

Source: CBS Television

Web site: http://www.proelite.com/

 

 

 

 

 

The following replaces previously announced programming, effective next week, April 15.

 

Tuesday, April 15

8:00-9:00 PM                          NCIS

9:00-10:00 PM                        BIG BROTHER

10:00-11:00 PM                      48 HOURS MYSTERY*

 

Tuesday, April 22

8:00-9:00 PM                          NCIS

9:00-10:00 PM                        BIG BROTHER

10:00-11:00 PM                      48 HOURS MYSTERY

 

Tuesday, April 29

8:00-9:00 PM                          NCIS

9:00-10:00 PM                        THE UNIT (R)

10:00-11:00 PM                      SHARK**

 

Tuesday, May 6

8:00-9:00 PM                          NCIS

9:00-10:00 PM                        THE UNIT (R)

10:00-11:00 PM                      SHARK

 

Tuesday, May 13

8:00-9:00 PM                          NCIS

9:00-10:00 PM                        THE UNIT (R)

10:00-11:00 PM                      SHARK

 

*Replaces "Secret Talents of the Stars"

**Moved from previously announced 9:00 PM time period

 

 

"THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS" 35th Anniversary Fact Sheet
The Young and the Restless premiered on March 26, 1973.  Originally a half-hour drama, it was extended to an hour in 1980. 

 

The Young and the Restless is broadcast weekdays (12:30-1:30 PM ET; 11:00 AM-12:00 Noon PT) on the CBS Television Network and is produced by Bell Dramatic Serial Company, in association with Sony Pictures Television.

 

The Young and the Restless has been the Number One daytime drama series against regular scheduled programming, according to the Nielsen rankings, since December 1988.

 

Beginning in June, 2001, The Young and the Restless was the first (and only to date) daytime drama to be broadcast in high-definition.

 

The late William J. Bell and his wife, Lee Phillip Bell, co-created the series; he was head writer and senior executive producer.  He also co-created Another World (1964 with Irna Phillips) and The Bold and the Beautiful (1987 with Lee Phillip Bell), served as head writer on Days of our Lives (1966-77) and was a writer for Guiding Light (1956) and As the World Turns (1957-66).

 

The Young and the Restless is seen daily by more than 10 million viewers around the world.  The U.S. daily audience is 5.6 million. 

  

The Young and the Restless international markets include Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, the Middle East, New Zealand, Romania, Slovenia, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey and the U.K.

  

The Young and the Restless is currently distributed in nearly 30 foreign countries on five continents through Sony Pictures Television International.  The episodes currently aired abroad are not concurrent with the episodes airing in the U.S. and Canada.

 

The Young and the Restless is the top-rated daytime drama (M-F) in France. 

  

The Young and the Restless has been the Number One daytime drama among African-American viewers in the United States since 1991, with an average daily audience of approximately 1.6 million viewers.

 

The Young and the Restless has been the recipient of numerous awards for artistic merit and program excellence.  "Y&R" is the only daytime drama to receive 100 Daytime Emmy Awards, and has received a total of 334 nominations.  "Y&R" has been awarded the Emmy for "Outstanding Daytime Drama" seven times.

 

The Young and the Restless was the winner of the People's Choice Award for Favorite Daytime Drama in 1992 and 1993, and winner of the 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999 NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Daytime Drama.

 

The Young and the Restless remains as topical and revolutionary as it has been through 35 years (on March 26, 2008) and more than 8,800 episodes (as of January 2, 2008), entertaining as well as educating its audience daily on a variety of topics, which have included alcoholism, smoking, breast cancer awareness, sexual harassment, date rape, illiteracy, HIV drug testing, domestic violence, drug addiction, Internet predators and foster care. 

 

Unlike other fictional soap opera locales, Genoa City, Wisconsin, is a real place.  The town is the setting for the popular soap opera The Young and the Restless, although the real and fictional towns are similar only in name.

 

"Y&R" actors who have received stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame include Jeanne Cooper in 1995 (located at 1777 Vine Street) and Eric Braeden in 2007 (located at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard).

 

Actors who got their start on The Young and the Restless and then rose to fame on other television shows or movies include Eva Longoria ("Desperate Housewives"), Tom Selleck, Shemar Moore ("Criminal Minds") and David Hasselhoff.

 

The theme song was written by Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr. and was originally titled "Cotton's Theme" for the 1971 theatrical film "Bless the Beasts and the Children."  It is also known as "Nadia's Theme."

 

The Young and the Restless tapes episodes approximately four weeks in advance of the air date in two fully equipped sound stages at CBS Television City in Los Angeles.

 

In 1992, CBS Television City dedicated Studio 43 to William J. Bell, the series co-creator, head writer and senior executive producer and the The Young and the Restless.  The dedication, in conjunction with the 5000th episode, marked the first time in the history of CBS Television City that a studio has been dedicated to an individual and a television series.

 

The series currently has approximately 30 stars under contract who belong to the AFTRA union.

 

The Young and the Restless has a staff of approximately 175, including actors, directors, writers, producers and members of the technical and production crews and support staff. 

 

The Young and the Restless maintains its production office at CBS Television City, 7800 Beverly Blvd., #3305, Los Angeles, CA 90036. All correspondence and fan mail should be sent to that address.  Questions and comments can be sent to yrbb@cbs.com.  Official websites are http://www.theyoungandtherestless.com/ and www.cbs.com/daytime/yr.

 

In honor of their 35th anniversary, http://www.theyoungandtherestless.com/ will be hosting a special 35th anniversary mini-site which includes a family tree, classic photos, screensavers, wallpaper, a trivia game and classic clips.

 

 

 

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS" History
The date is March 26, 1973.  Richard M. Nixon is two months into his second term as President of the United States.  The Number One song on the pop charts is Roberta Flack's Killing Me Softly and the novel The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth tops The New York Times best seller list.  William J. Bell, head writer of the popular serial Days of our Lives, has just launched what is to become television's most successful and groundbreaking daytime drama ever - The Young and the Restless - on the CBS Television Network.

 

The continuing drama takes place in the Midwestern town of Genoa City and revolves around the loves, enmities, hopes and fears of its residents.  When The Young and the Restless premiered on March 26, 1973, it revolutionized the daytime drama genre with its emphasis on storylines geared to younger audiences, its frank sensuality, sleek production values and use of rock and popular music.  The show has also been acclaimed for its socially conscious stories dealing with issues including alcoholism, smoking, breast cancer awareness, sexual harassment, date rape, illiteracy, HIV drug testing, domestic violence, drug addiction, Internet predators and foster care. 

 

The Young and the Restless was co-created by the late William J. Bell and his wife, Lee Phillip Bell.  They also co-created the CBS daytime drama The Bold and the Beautiful, and Lee was a long-term story consultant on both serials.  Their daughter, Lauralee, starred as Christine Blair Williams on The Young and the Restless for many years, while son William J. Bell is President of Bell Dramatic Serial Company and Bell-Phillip TV Productions, Inc.  Bradley P. Bell, the Bell's second son, is executive producer and head writer of The Bold and the Beautiful

 

Truly a legend in the television industry, William Bell enjoyed a 25-year tenure as head writer and senior executive producer of The Young and the Restless -- the longest in the history of daytime drama.  He wrote more than 15,000 episodes of daytime drama that aired continuously and without interruption since 1956.  He created two of the eight serial dramas that currently constitute the daytime drama lineup and was a writer or head writer for three others.  In fact, Bell once worked as head writer on two daytime dramas simultaneously: from 1966-1977 on NBC's Days of our Lives and from 1973-1977 on The Young and the Restless.  Bell's writing trademarks have become the standards for the industry -- fascinating and complex characters, intricate relationships, heartfelt romance and sensitive, timely treatments of both serious and controversial social issues and topics.

 

Bell received 10 Emmy Awards, four as a writer for The Young and the Restless, five as the show's producer and one Governor's Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS).  Bell received the Editor's Award twice from Soap Opera Digest and was one of the inaugural inductees into Soap Opera Weekly's Hall of Fame.  Bell and Lee Bell previously received the Nova Award from the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  In 2007, Lee Phillip Bell was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

 

More recently, Bell's two current daytime dramas have popularized the soap opera format to audiences in more than 100 countries, introducing a vast and appreciative new audience to the phenomenon of the American daytime drama. In fact, The Young and the Restless has a daily worldwide audience of more than 10 million viewers.  In the United States, the broadcast reaches a daily audience of 5.6 million viewers.  The show has been the Number One daytime drama, according to the Neilsen rankings, for the past 19 years.  It also continues as the Number One rated daytime drama with African-American viewers in the United States since 1991, with an average daily audience of 1.6 million viewers. 

 

The Young and the Restless is a hit in international markets, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, the Middle East, New Zealand, Romania, Slovenia, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

 

The Young and the Restless has been the recipient of numerous awards for artistic merit, program excellence and social responsibility.  The show has won 100 Emmy Awards to date, including seven Emmy Awards in the category of Outstanding Daytime Drama.  Additional honors include The People's Choice Award for Favorite Daytime Drama and seven NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Daytime Drama, the first daytime drama ever to be honored by the organization.

 

In 1992, CBS dedicated Studio 43 at CBS Television City in Los Angeles to both William J. Bell and to The Young and the Restless. The dedication, in conjunction with the 5000th episode, marked the first time in the history of CBS that a studio has been dedicated to an individual and a series.

 

 

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS 100 Daytime Emmy Wins (by year)

2007

34th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards

Outstanding Drama Series (tie with "Guiding Light")

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series - Christian LeBlanc

Outstanding Younger Actor In A Drama Series - Bryton McClure

Outstanding Achievement In Live & Direct To Tape Sound Mixing

 

2006

33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team

Outstanding Achievement In Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control For A Drama Series

Outstanding Original Song: "Sunshine"

Outstanding Achievement In Music Direction And Composition For A Drama Series

Outstanding Achievement In Make-up For A Drama Series

 

2005

32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series - Christian LeBlanc

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series - Greg Rikaart

Outstanding Younger Actor In A Drama Series - David Lago

Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design For A Drama Series

 

2004

31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Outstanding Drama Series

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series - Michelle Stafford

Outstanding Achievement In Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design For A Drama Series

Outstanding Achievement in Live & Direct To Tape Sound Mixing for a Drama Series

Lifetime Achievement Award: Jeanne Cooper

 

2002

29th Annual Emmy Awards

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series - Peter Bergman

Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design For A Drama Series

Outstanding Achievement In Multiple Camera Editing For A Drama Series

 

 

 

2001

28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team

Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction For A Drama Series

 

2000

27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series - Shemar Moore

Outstanding Younger Actor In A Drama Series - David Tom

Outstanding Younger Actress In A Drama Series - Camryn Grimes

Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control For A Drama Series

Outstanding Achievement In Lighting Direction For A Drama Series

Outstanding Achievement In Multiple Camera Editing For A Drama Series

 

1999

26th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series - Sharon Case
Outstanding Younger Actress In A Drama Series - Heather Tom
Outstanding Achievement In Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design for a Drama Series

Outstanding Achievement In Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control For A Drama Series
Outstanding Achievement In Live & Direct To Tape Sound Mixing For A Drama Series

 

1998

25th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series - Eric Braeden

Outstanding Achievement In Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design For A Drama Series
Outstanding Achievement In Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control For A Drama Series

 

1997

24th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team
Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series - Jess Walton
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
- Michelle Stafford
Outstanding Achievement In Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design For A Drama Series
Outstanding Achievement In Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control For A Drama Series
Outstanding Lighting Direction for a Drama Series

 

1996

23rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team
 

1995

22nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
Outstanding Achievement In Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design For A Drama Series

 

1994

21st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Outstanding Achievement In Lighting Direction For A Drama Series

 

1993

20th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Outstanding Drama Series

Outstanding Younger Actress In A Drama Series - Heather Tom

Outstanding Achievement In Live And Tape Sound Mixing and Sound Effects For A Drama Series

Outstanding Achievement In Costume Design For A Drama Series

Outstanding Achievement In Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control For A Drama Series

 

1992

19th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series - Peter Bergman

Outstanding Younger Actress In A Drama Series - Tricia Cast

Outstanding Younger Actor In A Drama Series - Kristoff St. John

Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team

Outstanding Achievement In Live And Tape Sound Mixing And Sound Effects For A Drama Series

Outstanding Achievement In Multiple Camera Editing For A Drama Series

 

1991

18th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series - Peter Bergman

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series - Jess Walton

Outstanding Achievement In Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control For A Drama Series

Outstanding Achievement In Live And Tape Sound Mixing And Sound Effects For A Drama Series

Outstanding Achievement In Videotape Editing For A Drama Series

 

1990

17th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Outstanding Achievement In Live And Tape Sound Mixing And Sound Effects For A Drama Series

Outstanding Achievement In Videotape Editing For A Drama Series

Outstanding Achievement In Makeup For A Drama Series

Outstanding Achievement In Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control For A Drama Series

 

1989

16th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Outstanding Achievement In Videotape Editing For A Drama Series

Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team

Outstanding Achievement In Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design For A Drama Series

Outstanding Achievement In Music Direction And Composition For A Drama Series

Outstanding Achievement In Live And Tape Sound Mixing And Sound Effects For A Drama Series

 

1988

15th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Outstanding Achievement In Videotape Editing For A Drama Series

Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team

Outstanding Achievement In Live And Tape Sound Mixing And Sound Effects For A Drama Series

 

1987

14th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team

Outstanding Achievement In Costume Design For A Drama Series

Outstanding Achievement In Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control For A Drama Series

Outstanding Achievement In Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design For A Drama Series

Outstanding Achievement In Live And Tape Sound Mixing And Sound Effects For A Drama Series

 

1986

13th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Outstanding Drama Series

Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team

Outstanding Achievement In Live And Tape Sound Mixing And Sound Effects For A Drama Series

Outstanding Videotape Editing For A Drama Series

 

1985

12th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series - Beth Maitland

Outstanding Ingenue In A Drama Series - Tracey E. Bregman

Outstanding Achievement In Makeup

Outstanding Achievement By A Drama Series Technical Team

 

1984

11th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Outstanding Achievement In Any Area Of Creative Crafts

 

1983

10th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series

 

1978

5th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Outstanding Individual Director For A Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Individual Achievement In Daytime Programming

 

1975

2nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Individual Director For A Daytime Drama Series

 

1974

1st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Outstanding Art Direction Or Scenic Design

Outstanding Lighting Direction

 

Lifetime Achievement Awards (in addition to 100 Emmys total)

William J. Bell (1992)

Jeanne Cooper (2004)

Lee Phillip Bell (2007)

 

 

 

 

THIS JUST IN... from CBS Advertising and Promotion... CBS MARKETS "ALL GNU" AD PROMO CAMPAIGN FOR THE RETURN OF MONDAY COMEDIES

THIS JUST IN... from CBS Advertising and Promotion... CBS MARKETS "ALL GNU" AD PROMO CAMPAIGN FOR THE RETURN OF MONDAY COMEDIES
NEW YORK,  March 14 - Working for scale, and some freshly cut grass, a gnu takes center stage in CBS's advertising and promotion campaign touting the return of an "All Gnu" Monday night of episodes of the Network's popular block of comedy series, Monday, March 17 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  In both the on-air and print promotional campaigns, a stately gnu acts as a mascot of sorts for the return of the all-original episodes of the hit comedy series "The Big Bang Theory," "How I Met Your Mother," "Two and a Half Men" and "The New (or Gnu) Adventures of Old Christine."  

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
CBS INTRODUCES TWO NEW DRAMAS FOR SUMMER

Network Opens SWINGTOWN on Thursday, May 29, and

Creates a FLASHPOINT in July

  

  

CBS will introduce two new dramas this summer, premiering SWINGTOWN on Thursday, May 29 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) and FLASHPOINT in July.  [EDITORS NOTE: The premiere date and time period for FLASHPOINT will be announced at a later date.]

 

SWINGTOWN, from the director of "Big Love" and "Rome," peeks into the shag-carpeted suburban homes of the culturally transformative '70s to find couples reveling in the sexual and social revolution that introduced women's liberation and challenged conventional wisdom.  During this heady era of provocative change, Susan and Bruce Miller move their family to an affluent Chicago suburb where they're confronted with personal choices, experimentation and shifting attitudes, all against the backdrop of a changing social climate defined by its unforgettable music, fashion and style.

 

FLASHPOINT is an emotional journey into the tough, risk-filled lives of a group of cops in the SRU (inspired by Toronto's Emergency Task Force).  It's a unit that rescues hostages, busts gangs, defuses bombs, climbs the sides of buildings and talks down suicidal teens.  As they race against the clock to determine what brought these people to their respective breaking points, members of this highly skilled team use their training in negotiating, profiling and getting inside the suspect's head to diffuse the situation to try to save lives.

 

 SWINGTOWN is produced by CBS Paramount Network Television. Mike Kelley, Alan Poul and Carol Barbee are executive producers.  Jack Davenport ("Pirates of the Caribbean"), Molly Parker ("Deadwood"), Grant Show ("Melrose Place"), Miriam Shor ("The West Wing"), Lana Parrilla ("Boomtown") and Josh Hopkins ("Brothers and Sisters") star.

 

FLASHPOINT was originally developed by CTV, Canada's largest privately owned English language broadcast network, and Toronto-based Pink Sky Entertainment.  For the series, Pink Sky has joined forces with Avamar Entertainment, in association with CBS Paramount Network Television and CTV.  The series, which will also be broadcast on CTV, is executive produced by Anne Marie La Traverse, a former executive producer at Alliance Atlantis, and Bill Mustos, former drama chief at CTV.  The series was created by Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern.  Enrico Colantoni, Hugh Dillon and David Paetkau star.

 

 
 
 
 
STAGE AND SCREEN SUPERSTAR AND COUNTRY MUSIC ICON REBA McENTIRE RETURNS FOR THE 10TH TIME TO HOST "THE 43RD ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS," TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS, SUNDAY, MAY 18 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Stage and screen superstar and country music icon Reba McEntire returns for an unprecedented 10th time to host the 43RD ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, country music's biggest party of the year, to be broadcast live from Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena, Sunday, May 18 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.  The event honors country music's top talent as well as the industry's hottest emerging talent. 

 

McEntire is a country music legend who has delivered number one songs for more than 20 years, and has sold more than 50 million records over the course of her incredible career. Her name and voice are synonymous with country music.  In 2001, after conquering the country music world many times over, McEntire set her sights on Broadway where she starred in the hugely successful revival of Irving Berlin's "Annie Get Your Gun."  Soon after, she began work on her sitcom, "Reba," for which she was awarded a 2001 People's Choice Award and a 2004 Golden Globe nomination. 

 

McEntire's current album, Duets, debuted at the top of the pop and country charts in late 2007 and has already earned a top two single and platinum sales status.  Reba's #1's, her compilation album, celebrated platinum certification in 2006 and is a celebration of a career that has included 33 number one songs, 29 albums, multiple awards and countless shows and performances. 

 

"I am celebrating my 10th anniversary of hosting the Academy of Country Music Awards," said McEntire.  "I'm excited to honor country music's greatest talent at this spectacular awards show." 

 

McEntire has won 11 Academy of Country Music Awards and has received a total of 41 nominations. In 2001, she was awarded the first annual Academy of Country Music / The Home Depot Humanitarian Award for her outstanding philanthropic work.  In 2003, the Academy of Country Music awarded her the title of "Leading Lady" in recognition of her status as the all-time leading winner in the Top Female Vocalist category with seven wins.

 

Founded in 1964, the Academy of Country Music is an artist and industry-driven organization that provides the financial resources to ensure the ongoing philanthropic work of its Charitable Fund.  The Academy of Country Music Charitable Fund promotes and supports music education and humanitarian programs that transform the human spirit.  Through its charitable donations, the ACMCF works toward promoting Learning Through Music and Healing Through Music.  The Academy is comprised of more than 4,500 professional members and more than 40,000 associate members and is headquartered in Encino, Calif.

 

The 43RD Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by Dick Clark Productions.  The show is executive produced by R.A. Clark, and produced by Barry Adelman.  The executive in charge of production is Bob Bardo.

 

 

 

CBS RENEWS 11 SERIES FOR THE 2008-2009 SEASON

  

"Cold Case," "Criminal Minds," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "CSI: Miami,"

"CSI: NY," "Ghost Whisperer," "NCIS,"  "Numb3rs," "Two and a Half Men,"

"Without a Trace" and the Freshman Comedy "The Big Bang Theory" Join Previously Announced '"Survivor" and "The Amazing Race"

 

Eight of the Top 20 Scripted Series on Television to Return

 

            CBS has renewed 11 series for next season in a move that will return 10 hours of the Network's primetime schedule and eight of the top 20 scripted series on television.

           

The 11 series are COLD CASE, CRIMINAL MINDS, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, CSI: MIAMI, CSI: NY, GHOST WHISPERER, NCIS, NUMB3RS, freshman comedy THE BIG BANG THEORY, TWO AND A HALF MEN and WITHOUT A TRACE.  They join the previously announced SURVIVOR, another top 20 program, and THE AMAZING RACE, which ranks among the top 30.

 

 COLD CASE is averaging 12.38 million viewers. COLD CASE is produced by CBS Paramount Network Television in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Warner Bros. Television.  Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Meredith Stiehm and Veena Sud are executive producers.

 

 CRIMINAL MINDS is Wednesday's top scripted program in viewers, averaging 14.06 million viewers in its competitive Wednesday (9:00-10:00 PM) time period.   CRIMINAL MINDS is produced by ABC Studios in association with CBS Paramount Network Television.  Mark Gordon, Ed Bernero and Deb Spera are executive producers.

 

             CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION remains Thursday's Number One program with a weekly audience of 17.78 million viewers.  CSI is produced by CBS Paramount Network Television in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television.  Jerry Bruckheimer, Carol Mendelsohn, Ann Donahue, Anthony E. Zuiker, Naren Shankar, Jonathan Littman, William Petersen, Cynthia Chvatal and Ken Fink are executive producers.

 

             CSI: MIAMI is Monday's top scripted program, averaging 14.87 million viewers.  CSI: MIAMI is produced by CBS Paramount Network Television in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television.  Jerry Bruckheimer, Ann Donahue, Carol Mendelsohn, Anthony E. Zuiker and Jonathan Littman are executive producers.

 CSI: NY is the Number One program in its time period in viewers and key demographics, averaging 12.87 million viewers.  CSI: NY is produced by CBS Paramount Network Television in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television.  Jerry Bruckheimer, Anthony E. Zuiker, Jonathan Littman, Carol Mendelsohn, Ann Donahue, Pam Veasey and Peter Lenkov are executive producers.

 

 GHOST WHISPERER has placed first in its Friday (8:00-9:00 PM) time period in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 every week this season with first run episodes while averaging 9.18 million viewers.  GHOST WHISPERER is produced by Sander/Moses Productions in association with ABC Studios and CBS Paramount Network Television.  Ian Sander, Kim Moses, John Gray and P.K. Simonds are executive producers.

 

             NCIS has become a top 10 program in its fifth season, averaging 15.65 million viewers, while remaining impervious to tough reality competition including "American Idol."  NCIS is produced by Belisarius Productions in association with CBS Paramount Network Television.  Chas. Floyd Johnson, Shane Brennan and Donald Bellisario are executive producers.

 

             NUMB3RS has placed first in its time period in viewers (9.36m) and key demographics in 11 of its last 12 original broadcasts.  NUMB3RS is produced by Scott Free Productions in association with CBS Paramount Network Television.  Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Ken Sanzel, David W. Zucker, Nicolas Falacci, Cheryl Heuton and Don McGill are executive producers.

 

             THE BIG BANG THEORY, in its freshman season, is averaging 8.36 million viewers and, with original episodes, has improved the year ago Monday (8:30-9:00 PM) time period by +15% in adults 18-49 and +5% in viewers. THE BIG BANG THEORY is produced by Warner Bros. Television.  Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady and Lee Aronsohn are executive producers.

 

             TWO AND A HALF MEN is television's #1 comedy, averaging 13.6 million viewers. TWO AND A HALF MEN is produced by Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. and the Tannenbaum Company, in association with Warner Bros. Television. Chuck Lorre, Lee Aronsohn, Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum, Mark Burg and Oren Koules are executive producers.

 

             WITHOUT A TRACE successfully returned to its Thursday (10:00-11:00 PM) time period, winning the hour with an average of 13.72 million viewers while also placing first in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.  WITHOUT A TRACE is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television, in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Paramount Network Television.  Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Hank Steinberg, Greg Walker, Jan Nash and David Amann are executive producers.

 

            Last month, CBS announced that SURVIVOR would return for its 17th and 18th editions and THE AMAZING RACE will be back with its 13th edition.

 

 
 
 
 
MY GRAMMY® MOMENT 2008" UNVEILS THE VIDEOS FOR FORTY-FIVE QUARTER-FINALISTS ON YOUTUBE AS THEY VIE TO PERFORM IN FOO FIGHTERS ORCHESTRA, ON "THE 50TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS," FEB. 10 ON CBS

Fans Vote Online at YouTube  (www.youtube.com/mygrammymoment) to Determine

15 Musicians Who Will Perform in Foo Fighters Orchestra

on Music's Biggest Night®

  

Led Zeppelin's Legendary Multi-Instrumentalist John Paul Jones to Conduct Orchestra

  

Content Also Available On The CBS Audience Network

  

            The videos for forty-five quarter finalists who will compete for a spot to perform with five-time GRAMMY nominated rock band Foo Fighters in "My GRAMMY Moment" 2008, were revealed on YouTube.  The performance will take place on THE 50TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS, ­Sunday, Feb. 10 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.  The quarter finalists were selected after a thorough evaluation process by a GRAMMY® Blue Ribbon Committee made up of singers, songwriters, producers and music industry executives. Music fans can vote for 15 musicians they think should be a part of Foo Fighters Orchestra by voting online at CBS.com (http://www.cbs.com/specials/my_grammy_moment/) or YouTube (www.youtube.com/mygrammymoment) through Jan. 27, 2008.

 

Over the next two weeks, fans will continue to narrow the field from 15 semi-finalists to three finalists and, eventually, one musician from the orchestra will be chosen as the featured performer.  Led Zeppelin's legendary multi-instrumentalist John Paul Jones will arrange a special orchestral version of Foo Fighters' hit single "The Pretender" and will serve as special guest conductor of Foo Fighters Orchestra.  "My GRAMMY Moment" 2008 content will also be available across the CBS Audience Network and its more than 200 online partners.

 

"A large number of accomplished instrumentalists from across the country aspire to play with Foo Fighters on GRAMMY night; the 45 musicians selected reflect a diverse group of talented individuals," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "The Recording Academy has always supported new and developing artists through our many music education initiatives, so we look forward to working with the musicians selected by the YouTube community to play with Foo Fighters as part of their orchestra."

 

"We're participating in 'My GRAMMY Moment' because it creates opportunities; opportunities to write, compose, play and study music - skills that absolutely need to be passed on to generations to come," said Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters. "And thanks to 'My GRAMMY Moment,' musicians from this next generation have the chance to play with us at the GRAMMYs as part of our orchestra."

 

Voting and Performance Information

•·        Fan voting for 15 semi-finalists that will perform with Foo Fighters as part of their orchestra will take place through Jan. 27, 2008, at 11:59 PM, ET at YouTube (www.youtube.com/mygrammymoment).

•·        The 15 semi-finalists will be announced on Jan. 28, 2008. These musicians are guaranteed a spot in the orchestra and will fly to Los Angeles during GRAMMY Week to rehearse with the band.

•·        The Top 3 finalists will be announced on Feb. 4, 2008. Then, voting for one featured performer from the Top 3 will take place through Feb. 10, 2008, at 8:00 PM, ET on YouTube. After that, voting will be open during the first two hours of the live telecast (8:00-10:00 PM, ET) via text messaging. The featured instrumentalist will be announced live on stage during the telecast prior to his/her ultimate GRAMMY Moment with Foo Fighters.

•·        For rules and regulations, submission information, and voting site, log onto www.youtube.com/mygrammymoment.

 

About The Recording Academy

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards - the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music - The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. In its 50th year, The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit http://www.grammy.com/.

  

About CBS Interactive and The CBS Audience Network

CBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation, oversees all CBS consumer Interactive properties including CBS.com, CBSSports.com, CBSNews.com, CBS Mobile, CBS EyeLab, Last.fm and Wallstrip and the CBS Audience Network. Aiming to be the most widely distributed professional content on the web, the CBS Audience Network complements the best news, entertainment and sports content with original programming and short-form content and provides an all-embracing opportunity for users to incorporate CBS clips into their profiles, websites, blogs, widgets, wikis and community pages. The CBS Audience Network consists of online partners such as AOL, Microsoft, CNET Networks, Comcast, Joost, Bebo, Netvibes, Sling Media and Veoh and social application partners including Automattic, Brightcove, Clearspring, DAVE Networks, Goowy Media, meebo, MeeVee, Musestorm, Ning, RockYou!, Slide, VideoEgg, Voxant and vSocial as well as websites from CBS's 29 owned television, 144 radio, and up to 183 affiliated stations. 

  

About YouTube

YouTube is the world's most popular online video community allowing millions of people to discover, watch and share originally created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. YouTube, LLC is based in San Bruno, Calif., and is a subsidiary of Google Inc.

 
 
 
 
THE RECORDING ACADEMY(R) + CBS INTERACTIVE + YOUTUBE + FOO FIGHTERS = "MY GRAMMY(R) MOMENT" 2008

 UNSIGNED MUSICIANS VIE FOR A PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY WITH THE GRAMMY-NOMINATED BAND ON "THE 50TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS," SCHEDULED TO BE BROADCAST SUNDAY, FEB. 10 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

 

Beginning Today Musicians Can Submit An Instrumental Performance Online At www.youtube.com/mygrammymoment For A Chance To Perform With GRAMMY-Nominated Foo Fighters In A Special Segment On Music's Biggest NightTM

  

Fans To Vote Online and Via Text Messaging to Determine Who Will Be the Featured Instrumentalist

  

Content Also Available On The CBS Audience Network

  

Following the successful "My GRAMMY® Moment" segment with Justin Timberlake on last year's telecast, The Recording Academy, CBS Interactive and YouTube will present the second installment: "My GRAMMY Moment" 2008 for THE 50th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS, scheduled to be broadcast live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 10 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. 

 

Continuing its mission of discovering and nurturing music makers, this year The Academy is giving unsigned instrumentalists the opportunity to vie for a performance slot with current five-time GRAMMY-nominated rock band Foo Fighters. Interested musicians should upload onto YouTube (www.youtube.com/mygrammymoment) - the official online partner of "My GRAMMY Moment" 2008 - up to a 60-second solo performance video showcasing their talent.  Performers and presenters for THE 50th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS will be announced in the coming weeks. 

 

As part of a five-and-a-half-week event, which begins today and culminates on the Grammy Awards telecast, The Academy will work with CBS Interactive and YouTube to conduct a nationwide search with musicians uploading user-generated performance videos.  The top 45 artists will be determined by a Grammy Blue Ribbon Panel, with the public voting and representatives of The Recording Academy to narrow the field to up to 20 semi-finalists who will perform with the Foo Fighters as part of an orchestra.  The voting public will eventually select one winner to be the featured instrumentalist.  Users may log on to CBS.com or directly to YouTube to access the video submissions, video viewing and voting site http://youtube.com/mygrammymoment.  "My GRAMMY Moment" 2008 content will also be available on the CBS Audience Network and its more than 200 online partners.

 

 

"This is an incredible opportunity for an up-and-coming musician to perform live on the GRAMMY stage on Music's Biggest NightTM with one of the most creative and successful rock bands today," said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events, CBS. 

 

"We are pleased to once again provide talented and unsigned musicians the chance to grace the GRAMMY stage," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "This year, we reach even deeper into the incredibly diverse musical community by giving an ensemble of instrumentalists the chance to participate in another special and unique 'GRAMMY Moment.' The Academy and our GRAMMY Foundation have made music education and career enhancement a priority 365 days of the year, and this interactive component is yet another reflection of our mission to directly engage young musicians with the opportunity of a lifetime."

 

"An appearance on the GRAMMY Awards is one of the highest honors a musical artist can achieve," said Ken Ehrlich, co-executive producer of the GRAMMY Awards. "By opening our show to a new generation of young musicians who will realize their dreams early in their career, we hope to inspire a generation of future music makers who will see that anything is possible."

 

"Bringing all these powerhouse brands together - CBS, The GRAMMYs, the Foo Fighters and YouTube - to allow fans to be an integral part of the Grammys experience, is what the interactive community is all about," said Joe Ferreira, Sr. Vice President, GM CBS Audience Network.

 

"From the classical cellist to the emerging rock star, YouTube provides a unique opportunity for all musicians to market and promote their music and directly engage their fans," said Chad Hurley, CEO and co-founder, YouTube. "'My GRAMMY Moment' 2008 is an amazing opportunity for a talented group of people to play on stage with one of the most iconic bands today, and I'm excited to see the performance."

 

Following is information about submissions, voting and performing for the competition:

 

Submission Information

•·        Musicians - 18 years and older, U.S. residents, and not signed (nor ever been signed) to an independent or major music company - can submit up to a 60-second video of a solo, instrumental performance of the Foo Fighters' current GRAMMY-nominated song, "The Pretender."

•·        Only one of the following instruments can be used in the video (with no background track):

•o       Strings: Viola, Violin, Cello, Upright Bass

•o       Woodwinds: Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute/Piccolo, Oboe, Soprano/Alto/Tenor/Baritone Saxophone

•o       Brass: Trombone, Trumpet/Flugelhorn, French Horn

•·        Videos should be submitted and uploaded to YouTube (www.youtube.com/mygrammymoment) beginning Jan. 3, 2008, at 12:01 AM, ET and no later than Jan. 20, 2008, 11:59 PM, ET.

 

 

 

Voting and Performance Information

•·        Music fans can log on to CBS.com or directly to YouTube (www.youtube.com/mygrammymoment) to access the video submissions, video viewing and voting site beginning Jan. 3, 2008.

•·        Original group of video submissions will be evaluated and judged by a VIP Blue Ribbon Committee (comprised of singers, songwriters, producers, music industry executives, as well as key Recording Academy executives) who will choose the 45 quarter finalists.

•·        The 45 quarter finalists will be announced on Jan. 24, 2008.  Voting for up to 20 semi-finalists will take place through Feb. 1, 2008 at 11:59 PM, ET.

•·        Up to 20 semi-finalists will be announced on Feb. 2, 2008. These musicians have earned a spot in the Foo Fighters orchestra and will fly to Los Angeles during GRAMMY Week to rehearse with the band.

•·        The Top three finalists are announced on Feb. 4, 2008.

•·        Fan voting for the featured instrumentalist will take place beginning Feb. 4, 2008, through Feb. 10, 2008, at 12:00 PM, ET on YouTube. After that, voting will be open during the first two hours of the live telecast (8:00-10:00 PM, ET) via text messaging, enabled by VeriSign. The featured instrumentalist will be announced live on stage during the telecast prior to his/her ultimate GRAMMY Moment with the Foo Fighters.

  

About CBS Interactive and The CBS Audience Network

CBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation, oversees all CBS consumer Interactive properties including CBS.com, CBSSports.com, CBSNews.com, CBS Mobile, CBS EyeLab, Last.fm and Wallstrip and the CBS Audience Network. Aiming to be the most widely distributed professional content on the web, the CBS Audience Network complements the best news, entertainment and sports content with original programming and short-form content and provides an all-embracing opportunity for users to incorporate CBS clips into their profiles, websites, blogs, widgets, wikis and community pages.  The CBS Audience Network consists of online partners such as AOL, Microsoft, CNET Networks, Comcast, Joost, Bebo,  Netvibes, Sling Media and Veoh and social application partners including Automattic, Brightcove, Clearspring, DAVE Networks, Goowy Media, meebo, MeeVee, Musestorm, Ning, RockYou!, Slide, VideoEgg, Voxant and vSocial as well as websites from CBS's 29 owned television, 144 radio, and up to 183 affiliated stations. 

  

About YouTube

YouTube is the world's most popular online video community allowing millions of people to discover, watch and share originally created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. YouTube, LLC is based in San Bruno, Calif., and is a subsidiary of Google Inc.

 

 

About The Recording Academy

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards - the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music - The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. In its 50th year, The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit http://www.grammy.com/.

 

THE 50TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS are produced by John Cossette Productions and AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich and John Cossette are executive producers, Walter C. Miller is producer/director, Tisha Fein is the coordinating producer and Tzvi Small is supervising producer.

 

 

 

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR "THE 50TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS," WITH WINNERS TO BE NAMED ON A SPECIAL TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM STAPLES CENTER IN LOS ANGELES, SUNDAY, FEB. 10 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Kanye West Leads the Nominations With Eight, Amy Winehouse Received Six

  

Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and T-Pain Received Five Nominations Each

  

Foo Fighters, Vince Gill, Herbie Hancock, Kanye West and Amy Winehouse Are Nominated for Album of the Year

  

Feist, Ledisi, Paramore, Taylor Swift and Amy Winehouse Up for Best New Artist

  

 

Nominations were announced today for THE 50TH ANNUAL GRAMMY® AWARDS, with the winners of the awards, generally recognized as the most prestigious in the recording field, to be announced during a special to be broadcast live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 10 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.  This year's nominations reflect one of the most diverse years ever with the Album of the Year category alone representing the country, hip-hop, jazz, pop and rock genres.

 

Kanye West tops the nominations with eight, Amy Winehouse garnered six and the Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and T-Pain earned five nominations each. Akon, Dierks Bentley, Chris Daughtry, Feist, Tim McGraw, John Newton, Ne-Yo, Rihanna and Bruce Springsteen received four each.

Kanye West received eight nominations, six as an artist and two as a songwriter:  They are: Album Of The Year, Best Rap Solo Performance, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Best Rap Album and two each in the Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group categories.   Amy Winehouse is nominated for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album.

Foo Fighters is nominated for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Hard Rock Performance, Best Rock Song and Best Rock Album.  Jay-Z is nominated for Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Rap Solo Performance, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Album.  Timbaland is nominated for Record of the Year, Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, Best Dance Recording, Best Rap Song and Producer of the Year.  Justin Timberlake is nominated for Record of the Year, Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, Best Dance Recording and Best Rap Song.  T-Pain is nominated for Album of the Year, Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group, Best Rap Song and received two nominations in the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration category.

 

Highlights of this year's nominations include:

 

 

RECORD OF THE YEAR

IRREPLACEABLE - Beyoncé

THE PRETENDER - Foo Fighters

UMBRELLA - Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z

WHAT GOES AROUND...COMES AROUND - Justin Timberlake

REHAB - Amy Winehouse

  

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

ECHOES, SILENCE, PATIENCE & GRACE - Foo Fighters

THESE DAYS - Vince Gill

RIVER:  THE JONI LETTERS - Herbie Hancock

GRADUATION - Kanye West

BACK TO BLACK - Amy Winehouse

  

SONG OF THE YEAR

BEFORE HE CHEATS - John Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)

HEY THERE DELILAH - Tom Higgenson, songwriter (Plain White T's)

LIKE A STAR - Corinne Bailey Rae, songwriter (Corinne Bailey Rae)

REHAB - Amy Winehouse, songwriter (Amy Winehouse)

UMBRELLA - Shawn Carter, Kuk Harrell, Terius "Dream" Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters  (Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z)

  

BEST NEW ARTIST

FEIST

LEDISI

PARAMORE

TAYLOR SWIFT

AMY WINEHOUSE

 

BEST FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE

CANDYMAN - Christina Aguilera

1234 - Feist

BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY - Fergie

SAY IT RIGHT - Nelly Furtado

REHAB - Amy Winehouse

  

BEST MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE

EVERYTHING - Michael Bublé

BELIEF - John Mayer

DANCE TONIGHT - Paul McCartney

AMAZING - Seal

WHAT GOES AROUND...COMES AROUND - Justin Timberlake

  

BEST POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCAL

(YOU WANT TO) MAKE A MEMORY - Bon Jovi

HOME - Daughtry

MAKES ME WONDER - Maroon 5

HEY THERE DELILAH - Plain White T's

WINDOW IN THE SKIES - U2

  

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals

STEPPIN' OUT - Tony Bennett & Christina Aguilera

BEAUTIFUL LIAR - Beyoncé & Shakira

GONE GONE GONE (DONE MOVED ON) - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

THE SWEET ESCAPE - Gwen Stefani & Akon

GIVE IT TO ME - Timbaland Featuring Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake 

  

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM

LOST HIGHWAY - Bon Jovi

THE REMINDER - Feist

IT WON'T BE SOON BEFORE LONG - Maroon 5

MEMORY ALMOST FULL - Paul McCartney

BACK TO BLACK - Amy Winehouse

  

Best Dance Recording

DO IT AGAIN - The Chemical Brothers

D.A.N.C.E. - Justice

LOVE TODAY - Mika

DON'T STOP THE MUSIC - Rihanna

LOVE STONED/I THINK SHE KNOWS - Justin Timberlake

 

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

CALL ME IRRESPONSIBLE - Michael Bublé

COOL YULE - Bette Midler

TRAV'LIN' LIGHT - Queen Latifah

LIVE IN CONCERT 2006 - Barbara Streisand

JAMES TAYLOR AT CHRISTMAS - James Taylor

 

BEST SOLO ROCK VOCAL PERFORMANCE

TIMEBOMB - Beck

ONLY MAMA KNOWS -  Paul McCartney

OUR COUNTRY - John Mellencamp

RADIO NOWHERE - Bruce Springsteen

COME ON - Lucinda Williams

  

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCAL

IT'S NOT OVER - Daughtry

WORKING CLASS HERO - Green Day

IF EVERYONE CARED - Nickelback

INSTANT KARMA - U2

ICKY THUMP - The White Stripes

  

BEST ROCK SONG

COME ON - Lucinda Williams, songwriter (Lucinda Williams)

ICKY THUMP - Jack White, songwriter (The White Stripes)

IT'S NOT OVER - Chris Daughtry, Gregg Wattenberg, Mark Wilkerson & Brett Young, songwriters (Daughtry)

THE PRETENDERS - Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel & Chris Shiflett, songwriters (Foo Fighters)

RADIO NOWHERE - Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)

  

BEST ROCK ALBUM

DAUGHTRY - Daughtry

REVIVAL - John Fogerty

ECHOES, SILENCE, PATIENCE & GRACE - Foo Fighters

MAGIC - Bruce Springsteen

SKY BLUE SKY - Wilco

  

BEST HARD ROCK PERFORMANCE

SWEET SACRIFICE - Evanescence

THE PRETENDER - Foo Fighters

I DON'T WANNA STOP - Ozzy Osbourne

SICK, SICK, SICK - Queens Of The Stone Age

THE POT - Tool   

  

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM

ALRIGHT, STILL - Lily Allen

NEON BIBLE - Arcade Fire

VOLTA - Bjork

WINCING THE NIGHT AWAY - The Shins

ICKY THUMP - The White Stripes

 

BEST FEMALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE

JUST FINE - Mary J. Blige

WHEN I SEE YOU - Fantasia

NO ONE - Alicia Keys

IF I HAVE MY WAY - Chrisette Michele

HATE ON ME - Jill Scott

  

BEST MALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE

WOMAN - Raheem DeVaughn

B.U.D.D.Y. - Musiq Soulchild

BECAUSE OF YOU - Ne-Yo

FUTURE BABY MAMA - Prince

PLEASE DON'T GO - Tank 

 

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCAL

SAME GIRL -- R. Kelly Featuring Usher

DISRESPECTFUL -- Chaka Khan Featuring Mary J. Blige

HATE THAT I LOVE YOU -- Rihanna Featuring Ne-Yo

BABY -- Angie Stone Featuring Betty Wright

BARTENDER -- T-Pain Featuring Akon         

 

BEST R&B SONG

BEAUTIFUL FLOWER - India.Arie & Joyce Simpson, songwriters (India.Arie)

HATE THAT I LOVE YOU - M.S. Eriksen, T.E. Hermansen & Shaffer Smith, songwriters (Rihanna Featuring Ne-Yo)

NO ONE - Dirty Harry, Kerry Brothers & Alicia Keys, songwriters (Alicia Keys)

TEACH ME - Ivan Barias, Adam W. Blackstone, Randall C. Bowland, Carvin Haggins, Johnnie Smith II & Corey Latif Williams, songwriters (Musiq Soulchild)

WHEN I SEE U - Louis Biancaniello, Waynne Nugent, Erika Nuri, Kevin Risto, Janet Sewel & Sam Watters, songwriters (Fantasia)

  

BEST R&B ALBUM

FUNK THIS - Chaka Khan

LOST & FOUND -- Ledisi

LUVANMUSIQ - Musiq Soulchild

THE REAL THING - Jill Scott

SEX, LOVE & PAIN - Tank

  

Best Contemporary R&B Album

KONVICTED - Akon

JUST LIKE YOU - Keyshia Cole

FANTASIA - Fantasia

EAST SIDE STORY - Emily King

BECAUSE OF YOU - Ne-Yo

 

BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION

I WANNA LOVE YOU - Akon Featuring Snoop Dogg

KISS, KISS - Chris Brown & T-Pain

LET IT GO - Keyshia Cole Featuring Missy Elliott & Lil' Kim

UMBRELLA - Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z

GOOD LIFE - Kanye West Featuring T-Pain

  

BEST RAP SOLO PERFORMANCE

THE PEOPLE - Common

I GET MONEY - 50 Cent

SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT - Jay Z

BIG THING POPPIN' (DO IT) - T.I.

STRONGER - Kanye West

 

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP

SOUTHSIDE - COMMON FEATURING KANYE WEST

MAKE IT RAIN - Fat Joe Featuring Lil Wayne

PARTY LIKE A ROCKSTAR - Shop Boyz

INT'L PLAYERS ANTHEM (I CHOOSE YOU) - UGK Featuring OutKast

BETTER THAN I'VE EVER BEEN - Kanye West, Nas & KRS-One

  

BEST RAP SONG

AYO TECHNOLOGY - N. Hills, Curtis Jackson, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (50 Cent Featuring Justin Timberlake & Timbaland)

BIG THINGS POPPIN' (DO IT) - Clifford Harris & Byron Thomas, songwriters (T.I.)

CAN'T TELL ME NOTHING - A. Davis & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West)

CRANK THAT (SOULJA BOY) - Soulja Boy Tell'Em, songwriter (Soulja Boy Tell'Em)

GOOD LIFE - A. Davis, F. Najim & K. West, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring T-Pain)

  

Best RAP Album

FINDING FOREVER - Common

KINGDOM COME - Jay-Z

HIP HOP IS DEAD - Nas

T.I. VS T.I.P. - T.I.

GRADUATION - Kanye West

  

BEST COUNTRY SONG

BEFORE HE CHEATS - Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)

GIVE IT AWAY - Bill Anderson, Buddy Cannon & Jamey Johnson, songwriters (George Strait)

I NEED YOU - Tony Lane & David Lee, songwriters (Tim McGraw & Faith Hill)

IF YOU'RE READING THIS - Tim McGraw, Brad Warren & Brett Warren, songwriters (Tim McGraw)

LONG TRIP ALONE - Brett Beavers, Dierks Bentley & Steve Bogard, songwriters (Dierks Bentley)

  

Best Country Album

LONG TRIP ALONE - Dierks Bentley

THESE DAYS - Vince Gill

LET IT GO - Tim McGraw

5TH GEAR - Brad Paisley

IT JUST COMES NATURAL - George Strait

 

BEST LATIN POP ALBUM

PAPITO - Miguel Bosé & Varios Artistas

12 SEGUNDOS DE OSCURIDAD - Jorge Drexler

NAVIDADES LUIS MIGUEL - Luis Miguel

DICEN QUE EL TIEMPO - Jennifer Peña

EL TREN DE LOS MOMENTOS - Alejandro Sanz

  

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

ACROSS THE UNIVERSE - Various Artists

DREAMGIRLS - Various Artists

HAIRSPRAY - Various Artists

LOVE - (The Beatles)

ONCE - Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova

 

BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM FOR A MOTION PICTURE,

TELEVISION OR OTHER VISUAL MEDIA

BABEL - Gustavo Santaolalla, composer

BLOOD DIAMOND - James Newton Howard, composer

THE DEPARTED - Howard Shore, composer

HAPPY FEET - John Powell, composer

PAN'S LABYRINTH - Javier Navarrete, composer

RATATOUILLE - Michael Giacchino, composer

 

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR -- NON CLASSICAL

HOWARD BENSON

JOE CHICCARELLI

MIKE ELIZONDO

MARK RONSON

TIMBALAND

 

Best ZydeCo or Cajun Music Album is a newly added category this year.  In the Latin field, Best Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album has now been split into two categories, Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album and Best Latin Urban Album.

 

THE 50TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS are produced by John Cossette Productions and AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich and John Cossette are executive producers, Walter C. Miller is producer/director, Tisha Fein is the coordinating producer and Tzvi Small is supervising producer

 

 

GAME SHOWS, POPULAR REALITY SERIES, NEWS MAGAZINES, THE SEASON PREMIERES OF TWO RETURNING SCRIPTED PROGRAMS, AND THE DEBUT OF A NEW COMEDY JOIN CBS'S PRIMETIME SCHEDULE IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY

"Power of 10," Hosted by Drew Carey, Returns Wednesday, Jan. 2, 8:00 PM

  

All New Broadcasts of "48 Hours Mystery" to Air on Tuesday, Jan. 22 and

Tuesday Jan. 29 at 10:00 PM

  

"The Captain," a New Comedy Starring Fran Kranz, Chris Klein, Jeffrey Tambor and Raquel Welch, Premieres Monday, Jan. 28, 8:30 PM

  

The Third Season of "The New Adventures of Old Christine," Premieres

 Monday, Jan. 28, 9:30 PM

  

"Survivor 16" Premieres Thursday, Feb. 7, 8:00 PM

  

The First Ever Winter Edition of "Big Brother" Begins Tuesday, Feb 12, 9:00 PM with Wednesday and Sunday Broadcasts at 8:00 PM

  

"Jericho" Returns on Tuesday, Feb 12 at 10:00 PM

  

Game shows, news magazines, the return of two popular reality series, the season premieres of two returning scripted programs and the debut of a new comedy highlight new programming to CBS's prime time lineup in January and February.

 

Ushering in the New Year is the game show POWER OF 10, reality favorites BIG BROTHER and SURVIVOR, the return of THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE and JERICHO, the series premiere of the comedy THE CAPTAIN and original episodes of 48 HOURS MYSTERY.

  

POWER OF 10, hosted by Drew Carey ("The Price is Right"), returning Wednesday, Jan. 2 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), is a high-stakes game that challenges contestants to guess the behaviors, opinions and lifestyle choices of the American public for the chance to win $10 million dollars.  Each week, contestants must decide if they have their finger on the pulse of the American majority and can accurately predict the results of these nationwide surveys.  

 

All new broadcasts of 48 HOURS MYSTERY will air on Tuesday, Jan. 22 and Tuesday, Jan. 29 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT both nights).  Susan Zirinsky is executive producer.

 

THE CAPTAIN, premiering Monday, Jan. 28 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT), is a comedy about a wildly eclectic group of people whose lives are intertwined through the place they all call home, a fabled Hollywood apartment building, El Capitan, which they've dubbed "The Captain." It stars Fran Kranz ("The TV Set"), Chris Klein ("American Pie"), Jeffrey Tambor ("Arrested Development"), Raquel Welch ("The Three Musketeers"), comedian Al Madrigal, Valerie Azlynn ("Two and a Half Men") and Joanna Garcia ("Reba").  

 

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE, the critically acclaimed comedy about a divorced working mom trying to juggle motherhood, work and dating, starring Emmy Award winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, begins its third season Monday, Jan. 28 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT). 

 

The 16th edition of SURVIVOR premieres Thursday, Feb. 7 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).  Hosted by Jeff Probst, SURVIVOR has won its time period every week this season in viewers and key demographics.

 

The first ever winter edition of BIG BROTHER premieres Tuesday, Feb. 12 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) with additional broadcasts on Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) beginning Feb. 13 and Sundays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) beginning Feb. 17.  Julie Chen returns as host of the live weekly eviction broadcast.

 

BIG BROTHER has been a summer reality program staple for the past eight years, attracting a young demographic in each of its three weekly broadcasts. 

 

Back in response to one of the most unprecedented and impassioned displays of fan support on behalf of a television program, JERICHO, the drama about what happens in the aftermath of a nuclear explosion in the once peaceful town of Jericho, returns for its second season on Tuesday, Feb. 12 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).  JERICHO stars Skeet Ulrich, Ashley Scott, Lennie James, Kenneth Mitchell, Brad Beyer and Alicia Coppola. 

 

As previously announced, the six-hour mini-series COMANCHE MOON will be broadcast Sunday, Jan. 13 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), Tuesday, Jan. 15 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) and Wednesday, Jan. 16 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

           

CBS will continue to air rebroadcasts of its popular comedies and dramas in their regular time periods including HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, TWO AND A HALF MEN and CSI: MIAMI on Monday; NCIS on Tuesday; CRIMINAL MINDS and CSI: NY on Wednesday; CSI and WITHOUT A TRACE on Thursday; GHOST WHISPERER, MOONLIGHT and NUMB3RS on Friday; and COLD CASE and SHARK on Sunday.

 

CBS has also completed production on episodes of the game show DO YOU TRUST ME.  A scheduling announcement will be made at a later date.

 

CBS's Revised Programming Schedule Effective in January and February:

 

Wednesday, Jan. 2

8:00-9:00 PM              POWER OF 10 (Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM                        CRIMINAL MINDS

10:00-11:00 PM                      CSI: NY

 

Sunday, Jan. 13

9:00-11:00 PM                        COMANCHE MOON (Part One)

 

Tuesday, Jan. 15

9:00-11:00 PM                        COMANCHE MOON (Part Two)

 

Wednesday, Jan. 16

9:00-11:00 PM                        COMANCHE MOON (Part Three)

 

Tuesday, Jan. 22

10:00-11:00 PM                      48 HOURS MYSTERY

 

Monday, Jan. 28

8:00-8:30 PM              HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

8:30-9:00 PM              THE CAPTAIN (Series Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM              TWO AND A HALF MEN

9:30-10:00 PM            THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE (Season Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          CSI: MIAMI

 

Tuesday, Jan. 29

10:00-11:00 PM          48 HOURS MYSTERY

 

Thursday, Feb. 7

8:00-9:00 PM              SURVIVOR 16 (16th Edition Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM            CSI

10:00-11:00 PM          WITHOUT A TRACE

 

Tuesday, Feb. 12

8:00-9:00 PM              NCIS

9:00-10:00 PM            BIG BROTHER 9 (Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          JERICHO (Season Premiere)

 

 

Wednesday, Feb. 13

8:00-9:00 PM              BIG BROTHER 9 (Wednesday Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM            CRIMINAL MINDS

10:00-11:00 PM          CSI: NY

 

Sunday, Feb. 17

7:00-8:00 PM              60 MINUTES

8:00-9:00 PM              BIG BROTHER 9 (Sunday Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM            COLD CASE

10:00-11:00 PM          SHARK

 

 

POWER OF 10 is produced by Embassy Row in association with Sony Pictures Television.  Michael Davies ("Who Wants to be a Millionaire") is creator and executive producer.  Drew Carey ("The Price is Right") is host.

 

John Hamburg ("Along Came Polly," "Meet the Parents," "Meet the Fockers") and Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen ("Friends") are the executive producers of THE CAPTAIN for CBS Paramount Network Television.

 

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE is executive produced by Kari Lizer and Andy Ackerman for Kari's Logo Here in association with Warner Bros. Television.

              

Mark Burnett is executive producer of SURVIVOR for SEG, Inc.  

 

Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan are executive producers of BIG BROTHER in association with Endemol, U.S.A. 

 

Jon Turteltaub and Carol Barbee are executive producers of JERICHO for CBS Paramount Network Television.

 
 
 
 
 
CBS'S VERY MERRY YULETIDE PROGRAMMING

CBS's Holiday Programming Is Highlighted By the Annual Christmas Visits of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Frosty the Snowman"

  

Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony, Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige & John Legend, Carrie Underwood, Fergie and Elton John to Perform on "Movies Rock," a New Special Celebrating the Powerful Relationship Between Music and Film

  

The Spice Girls Make Their Television Debut on "The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show"

  

 "The 9th Annual A Home for the Holidays," to Include Performances by James Blunt, Sheryl Crow, Fergie, Carole King, John Legend, Reba McEntire and Others

  

 Leon Fleisher, Steve Martin, Diana Ross, Martin Scorsese and Brian Wilson to Receive Honors During "The 30th Annual Kennedy Center Honors"

 

Also Coming in December:  "In God's Name," A Special Two-hour Event Exploring

Complex and Challenging Questions of Our Time as Seen Through the Thoughts and Beliefs of 12 of the World's Most Influential Spiritual Leaders

 

            The annual Christmastime visits of RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER and FROSTY THE SNOWMAN highlight CBS's festive holiday programming which will also include the music laden specials MY NIGHT AT THE GRAMMYS, THE VICTORIA'S SECRET FASHION SHOW, MOVIES ROCK and THE 9TH ANNUAL A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH SHERYL CROW.  THE 30TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS is also on tap in December.

 

            Also slated for December is the two-hour television event IN GOD'S NAME (airdate to be announced shortly), an exploration of the most challenging and complex questions facing society as seen through the intimate thoughts and beliefs of 12 of the world's most influential spiritual leaders.  These diverse voices offer provocative, compelling and enlightening perspectives on a myriad of issues including the rise of terrorism, fanaticism, intolerance and war. The special is produced by acclaimed French filmmakers Jules and Gedeon Naudet and CBS's News' Susan Zirinsky, who last collaborated as the executive producers of the Peabody and Emmy Award-winning film "9/11."

 

CBS's Holiday Themed Programming in December:

 

Friday, Nov. 30                        MY NIGHT AT THE GRAMMYS - This new special, 

(8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)          celebrating the upcoming 50th anniversary of The Grammy Awards, will present the top 25 Grammy Awards show moments of all time, as voted on by viewers, as well as the stories behind them, as told by the artists themselves. 

 

Tuesday, Dec. 4                       RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER - The longest

(8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)            running holiday special in television history celebrates its 43rd anniversary in this digitally re-mastered version.  Since 1964, millions of families have watched Rudolph and his friends, Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and the Misfit Toys, save Christmas.  The classic "Animagic" special features a world-renowned musical score from Johnny Marks and the voice of legendary performer Burl Ives.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 4                       THE VICTORIA'S SECRET FASHION SHOW - The

(10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)        television debut performance of the Spice Girls and performances by Grammy Award-winning recording artists Kanye West and Seal are scheduled to be featured.

 

Friday, Dec. 7                          FROSTY THE SNOWMAN - Frosty, that "jolly, happy

(8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT)            soul" whose old silk hat full of magic has turned him into a musical Christmas legend, once again demonstrates his unique showmanship.  Narrated by Jimmy Durante, the special also includes the voices of Jackie Vernon (as Frosty) and Billy De Wolfe (Professor Hinkle).

 

Friday, Dec. 7                          FROSTY RETURNS - The magic still in his old silk hat,

(8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT)            the holiday season's perennially popular original dancing snowman continues his adventures and skates on the edge of danger.  Jonathan Winters is the narrator with John Goodman as the voice of Frosty.

 

Friday, Dec. 7                          MOVIES ROCK - Beyoncé, Carrie Underwood, Sir Elton

(9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)          John, Fergie, Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, John Williams, Marc Anthony, Mary J. Blige and Nelly perform on this new entertainment special celebrating the powerful relationship between music and film.

 

Friday, Dec. 21                        THE 9TH ANNUAL A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

(8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)            - Inspirational stories about adoption will be enhanced by performances by James Blunt, Sheryl Crow, Fergie, Carole King, John Legend, Reba McEntire and others.  David Krumholtz and Rene Russo will be among the celebrities introducing touching stories about adoption to raise awareness of this important social issue.

 

Saturday, Dec. 22                    ELF - Will Ferrell, James Caan and Mary Steenburgen

(8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)          star in this comedy about a man raised as an elf at the North Pole who is sent to New York in search of his true identity.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 26                THE 30TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS -

(9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)          Pianist and conductor Leon Fleisher, actor and writer Steve Martin, singer and actress Diana Ross, film director Martin Scorsese and songwriter/singer Brian Wilson will receive this year's honors.  In this star-studded celebration, the 2007 Honorees will be saluted by great performers from Hollywood and the arts capitals of the world.  Seated with President and Mrs. Bush, the Honorees will accept the thanks of their peers and fans through performances and tributes.

 
 
 
 
"FROSTY THE SNOWMAN," NARRATED BY JIMMY DURANTE, TO BE REBROADCAST WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19 AT 8:00 PM ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
            Frosty, that "jolly, happy soul" whose old silk hat full of magic has turned him into a musical Christmas legend, once again demonstrates his unique showmanship in FROSTY THE SNOWMAN, the popular animated musical special narrated by Jimmy Durante, to be rebroadcast Wednesday, Dec. 19 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  (Originally broadcast 12/07/69)

 

            Comedian Jackie Vernon provides the voice of Frosty in the Christmas fable, originally broadcast Dec. 7, 1969 on the Network.  The special, based on the popular song of the same title by Jack Rollins and Steve Nelson about the happy-go-lucky snowman with the "corncob pipe, a button nose and two eyes made out of coal," features Billy De Wolfe as the voice of the villainous Professor Hinkle, a magician whose stovepipe hat transforms the lifeless snow figure into an enchanting song-and-dance man.

 

            Pursued by the hatless professor and rising temperatures, Frosty sets off for the North Pole to keep from melting.  En route, the indomitable snowman weathers a whirl of adventures and overcomes the threat of evaporation.

 

            The special was produced and directed by Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass, with additional lyrics and music by Bass and Maury Laws.  The story was written by Romeo Muller.

 

            Voices for all the additional characters are provided by Paul Frees and June Foray.

 

FROSTY THE SNOWMAN is followed by "Frosty Returns" from 8:30 to 9:00 PM, ET/PT.  See separate release.)

 

 

 

THE DIGITALLY RE-MASTERED VERSION OF THE CLASSIC HOLIDAY SPECIAL "RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER," WILL BE REBROADCAST TUESDAY, DEC. 4 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
             The navigational prowess of "the most famous reindeer of all" will again illuminate Santa Claus' way into the Christmas season, when the digitally re-mastered version of RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, which brought new life to television's longest-running special in 1998, will be rebroadcast on Tuesday, Dec. 4 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  (Originally broadcast on CBS 12/8/72 after an eight-year run on another network)

 

            The special, narrated by Burl Ives, who is also heard as the voice of Sam the Snowman, is a musical story based on the popular song of the same title by Johnny Marks.  It recounts the tale of a shy reindeer whose Christmas spirit is dampened because his shiny nose has made him the laughing stock of all Christmasville. 

 

            Pursued by an Abominable Snowmonster, inhabitants of Christmasville flee to the island of Misfit Toys in the Arctic wilderness where Yukon Cornelius, a prospector they meet along the way, comes to their rescue.  Returning to Christmasville, they learn that bad weather may cause Christmas to be canceled.  But Rudolph's headlight - his illuminated nose - saves the "foggy Christmas Eve" by serving as a beacon to guide Santa's sleigh.

 

            Marks composed seven additional songs for the special:  "Holly Jolly Christmas," "Silver and Gold," "We Are Santa's Elves," "We're a Couple of Misfits," "Jingle Jingle Jingle," "There's Always Tomorrow" and "The Most Wonderful Day of the Year." Two musical numbers in the beloved classic were restored to their original form in the remastered version. Now included is the full-length rendition of the song "We Are Santa's Elves."  The second enhanced number is "We're a Couple of Misfits," a duet between Rudolph and his newfound friend, Hermey the Elf.

 

            Over the years, fading and degeneration of the print had caused it to take on a reddish hue that differs significantly from the bluer tones and starker contrasts of the original.  This color-corrected version allows a new generation of television viewers to appreciate the special's original visual texture and rich palette of colors. Santa's elves now have their blue suits back after years of wearing faded green.

 

            The scene restorations and color correction process for RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER were completed by Golden Books.  The special was produced by "Animagic" pioneers Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass and directed by Larry Roemer.  Romeo Muller wrote the television adaptation from a story by Robert L. May.

 

RATING:  TVG

 

BILLY BOB THORNTON, CHARLIZE THERON, CUBA GOODING JR., DANNY DEVITO, EMILY DESCHANEL, HARRISON FORD, JENNA FISCHER, JENNIFER LOPEZ, JOHN C. REILLY, JOSH DUHAMEL, KATE HUDSON, MATTHEW BRODERICK, QUENTIN TARANTINO, RITA MORENO AND SHIRLEY MACLAINE WILL APPEAR AS PRESENTERS ON "MOVIES ROCK," A NEW ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL CELEBRATING THE POWERFUL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MUSIC AND FILM, FRIDAY, DEC. 7 ON CBS
Billy Bob Thornton, Charlize Theron, Cuba Gooding Jr., Danny Devito, Emily Deschanel, Harrison Ford, Jenna Fischer, Jennifer Lopez, John C. Reilly, Josh Duhamel, Kate Hudson, Matthew Broderick, Quentin Tarantino, Rita Moreno and Shirley MacLaine will appear as presenters on MOVIES ROCK, a new entertainment special celebrating the powerful relationship between music and film, to be broadcast Friday, Dec. 7 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  This all-star lineup of presenters joins an already star-studded list of performers, including Beyoncé, Carrie Underwood, Chris Brown, Sir Elton John, Fergie, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, John Williams, Marc Anthony, Mary J. Blige, Tony Bennett, Queen Latifah, Usher and will.i.am.  In addition, Nicole Scherzinger has been added as a performer on the special.

 

The first annual MOVIES ROCK is a two-hour live event television special that will celebrate every dimension of music's leading role in moviemaking, from singing starlets to scene-stealing rappers, to directors whose indelible musical tastes redefine the way we listen to music and watch films.

 

The live event will take place at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007. The Entertainment Industry Foundation will be a beneficiary of the project.

 

MOVIES ROCK is being produced by Condé Nast Media Group, the Producers Guild of America and the Entertainment Industry Foundation. Condé Nast Media Group President Richard D. Beckman, and PGA board members Kathleen Kennedy and Bruce Cohen will serve as executive producers, along with Don Mischer of Don Mischer Productions.

 

 

 
 
NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR "THE 34TH ANNUAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS," TO BE HOSTED BY QUEEN LATIFAH AND WILL AIR JANUARY 8 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Nominees include Jessica Alba, Halle Berry, Beyoncé,  "The Bourne Ultimatum," "CSI," Matt Damon, Ellen DeGeneres, Johnny Depp, "Evan Almighty," Fergie, Jamie Foxx, "House," "The King of Queens," "Law and Order: SVU," Queen Latifah, Jay Leno, John Mayer, Tim McGraw, "My Name is Earl," Oprah Winfrey, "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," "Rascal Flatts," "Ratatouille," "Shrek the Third," Gwen Stefani, "Transformers," "Two and a Half Men," Justin Timberlake, Denzel Washington, Bruce Willis, and More

  

The nominations for THE 34TH ANNUAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS were announced at a star-studded event in Los Angeles hosted by Ryan Seacrest, with Paula Abdul ("American Idol"), A.J. Cook ("Criminal Minds"), Scott Foley ("The Unit") and Kal Penn ("House").

 

Winners will be revealed during the live broadcast hosted by Queen Latifah of THE 34TH ANNUAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan. 8 (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.  As the first award show of 2008, THE 34TH ANNUAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS honors fan favorites in television, movies and music.

 

With the nominees revealed fans now have the opportunity to vote for their favorites in each category at http://www.pcavote.com/ starting now.  Online voters can also register for a chance to win a VIP trip to THE 34TH ANNUAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS.

 

This year, for the first time ever, the nominees were celebrated with an official Crest + Scope People's Choice Nomination Announcement Party, benefiting Operation Smile. After the nomination announcements were made, a private party welcoming past, present and future People's Choice Awards nominees took place to celebrate the award that gives fans the chance to choose who will smile in the spotlight.

 

 

 

Potential nominees for THE 34TH ANNUAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS were compiled with the help of Knowledge Networks, a leading market research company along with members of the People's Choice Community.  Knowledge Networks used its consumer research resources, which include the only projectable, web-based, nationally representative panel to identify a pop culture-involved sample of men and women ages 18-49.  For each category, the respondents were provided with a set of candidates determined by national ratings averages, box-office grosses and music sales.  The respondents then chose their favorites in Television, Movies and Music.  They also had the option to write in their favorites where not included among the provided candidates. Their top three selections in each category became the final nominees.

           

A complete list of nominees follows:

 

MOVIES

FAVORITE MOVIE

"The Bourne Ultimatum"

"Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"

"Transformers"

 

FAVORITE FAMILY MOVIE

"Evan Almighty"

"Ratatouille"

"Shrek the Third"

 

FAVORITE ACTION MOVIE

"300"

"The Bourne Ultimatum"

"Transformers"

 

FAVORITE MOVIE COMEDY

"Knocked Up"

"The Simpsons Movie"

"Wild Hogs"

 

FAVORITE MOVIE DRAMA

"Disturbia"

"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"

"Premonition"

 

FAVORITE THREEQUEL

"The Bourne Ultimatum"

"Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"

"Spider-Man 3"

 

FAVORITE INDEPENDENT MOVIE

"Becoming Jane"

"A Mighty Heart"

"Sicko"

 

FAVORITE FEMALE MOVIE STAR

Halle Berry

Sandra Bullock

Reese Witherspoon

 

FAVORITE LEADING LADY

Jessica Alba

Drew Barrymore

Queen Latifah

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ACTION STAR

Jessica Alba

Jodie Foster

Keira Knightley

 

FAVORITE MALE MOVIE STAR

Johnny Depp

Denzel Washington

Bruce Willis

 

FAVORITE LEADING MAN

Jamie Foxx

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

Joaquin Phoenix

 

FAVORITE MALE ACTION STAR

Matt Damon

Johnny Depp

Bruce Willis

 

FAVORITE ON SCREEN MATCH UP

Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker in "Rush Hour 3"

George Clooney and Brad Pitt in "Ocean's Thirteen"

Kirsten Dunst and Tobey Maguire in "Spider-Man 3"

 

TELEVISION

 

FAVORITE TV DRAMA

"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"

"House"

"Law and Order: SVU"

 

FAVORITE TV COMEDY

"The King of Queens"

"My Name is Earl"

"Two and a Half Men"

 

FAVORITE ANIMATED TV COMEDY

"Family Guy"

"King of the Hill"

"The Simpsons"

 

FAVORITE SCI-FI SHOW

"Battlestar Galactica"

"Doctor Who"

"Stargate Atlantis"

 

FAVORITE COMPETITION/REALITY SHOW

"American Idol"

"Dancing with the Stars"

"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"

 

FAVORITE GAME SHOW

"Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"

"Deal or No Deal"

"Jeopardy"

 

FAVORITE FEMALE TV STAR

Sally Field

Katherine Heigl

Jennifer Love Hewitt

 

FAVORITE MALE TV STAR

Patrick Dempsey

Charlie Sheen

Kiefer Sutherland

 

FAVORITE SCENE STEALING STAR

Richard Belzer from "Law & Order: SVU"

Neil Patrick Harris from "How I Met Your Mother"

Chandra Wilson from "Grey's Anatomy"

 

FAVORITE FUNNY FEMALE STAR

Ellen DeGeneres

Whoopi Goldberg

Wanda Sykes

 

FAVORITE FUNNY MALE STAR

Will Ferrell

Adam Sandler

Robin Williams

 

FAVORITE TALK SHOW HOST

Ellen DeGeneres

Jay Leno

Oprah Winfrey

 

FAVORITE NEW TV COMEDY

"Aliens in America"

"Back to You"

"The Big Bang Theory"

"Carpoolers"

"Cavemen"

"Chuck"

"Reaper"

"Samantha Who?"

 

FAVORITE NEW TV DRAMA

"Big Shots"

"Bionic Woman"

"Cane"

"Dirty Sexy Money"

"Gossip Girl"

"Journeyman"

"K-Ville"

"Life"

"Life Is Wild"

"Moonlight"

"Private Practice"

"Pushing Daisies"

"Women's Murder Club"

 

MUSIC

 

FAVORITE FEMALE SINGER

Beyoncé

Fergie

Gwen Stefani

 

FAVORITE MALE SINGER

John Mayer

Tim McGraw

Justin Timberlake

 

FAVORITE GROUP

Daughtry

Maroon 5

Rascal Flatts

 

FAVORITE ROCK SONG

"Hey There Delilah" by Plain White T's

"Home" by Daughtry

"Makes Me Wonder" by Maroon 5

 

FAVORITE R&B SONG

"Beautiful Liar" by Beyoncé with Shakira

"Because of You" by Ne-Yo

"Shut up and Drive" by Rihanna

 

FAVORITE COUNTRY SONG

"I Need You" by Tim McGraw with Faith Hill

"Never Wanted Nothing More" by Kenny Chesney

"Stand" by Rascal Flatts

 

FAVORITE HIP-HOP SONG

"Give It to Me" by Timbaland, featuring Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado

"Party Like a Rock Star" by Shop Boyz

"Stronger" by Kanye West

 

FAVORITE POP SONG

"Big Girls Don't Cry" by Fergie

"Irreplaceable" by Beyonce

"What Goes Around...Comes Around" by Justin Timberlake

 

FAVORITE SONG FROM A SOUNDTRACK

"Read My Mind" by The Killers from "Friday Night Lights"

"What I've Done" by Linkin Park from "Transformers"

"You Can't Stop the Beat" by the Cast of "Hairspray" from "Hairspray"

 

FAVORITE REUNION TOUR

Genesis

The Police

Van Halen

 

THE 34th ANNUAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS is being produced by Procter & Gamble Productions, Inc.  The People's Choice Awards is fully sponsored by products of Procter and Gamble, which is represented by MediaVest Worldwide, Inc., supervisors of the production. Carol Donovan ("GQ Men of the Year Awards") is the executive producer for the third year.  Central Talent Booking is the talent consultant.  Bruce Gowers ("The American Music Awards") is directing the special.

 

Visit http://www.pcavote.com/ to learn more about the sweepstakes and a new year-round online community created especially for entertainment fans.

 

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"THE 34TH ANNUAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS" NOMINATIONS TO BE REVEALED AT STAR-STUDDED EVENT HOSTED BY RYAN SEACREST WITH CREST + SCOPE

AWARD SHOW TO BE BROADCAST TUESDAY, JAN. 8,

9:00-11:00 PM, LIVE ET/DELAYED PT ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

  

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6 - The nominations for THE 34TH ANNUAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS will be announced at a star-studded event on Thursday, Nov. 8 at a premier West Hollywood hot spot.  This year, for the first time ever, the nominees will be celebrated with an official Crest + Scope People's Choice Nomination Announcement Party, benefiting Operation Smile.  The event's host, Crest + Scope spokesperson Ryan Seacrest, will welcome guests and introduce and Paula Abdul ("American Idol"),  A.J. Cook ("Criminal Minds"), Scott Foley ("The Unit") and Masi Oka ("Heroes") who will announce the nominees and kick off the voting on http://www.pcavote.com/.

 

After the nomination announcements are made, a private party will take place welcoming past and present People's Choice Awards winners and nominees.

 

Winners will be revealed during the live broadcast of THE 34TH ANNUAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan. 8 (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.  As the first award show of 2008, THE 34TH ANNUAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS will honor fan favorites in television, movies and music.

 

In addition to kicking off voting for nominated celebrities, Seacrest will also call for America to vote for their favorite of three finalists chosen from more than 18,000 registrants in the "Smile Bright in the Spotlight" search on http://www.smilespotlight.com/. The lucky winner will take the spotlight as the official Miss/Mister People's Choice, presenting trophies onstage at THE 34TH ANNUAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS. The contest is part of Seacrest's yearlong partnership to launch new Crest Extra White plus Scope toothpaste, Scope White rinse and Glide Whitening plus Scope flavor floss.

 

Potential nominees for THE 34TH ANNUAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS were compiled with the help of Knowledge Networks, a leading market research company, along with members of the People's Choice Community.  Knowledge Networks used its consumer research resources, which include the only projectable, Web-based, nationally representative panel, to identify a pop culture-involved sample of men and women ages 18-49.  For each category, the respondents were provided with a set of candidates determined by national ratings averages, box-office grosses and music sales. The respondents then chose their favorites in Television, Movies and Music.  They also had the option to write in their favorites where not included among the provided candidates. Their top three selections in each category became the final nominees.  Fans have the opportunity to vote for their favorites in each category at http://www.pcavote.com/ beginning Nov. 8, 2007.

 

Operation Smile is a not-for-profit, volunteer medical services organization that provides reconstructive facial surgery to indigent children and young adults. 

CBSSports.com and CBS Sports Earn Emmy Nomination in the Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for Synchronous Enhancement of Original Television Content For Interactive Use Category for the 59th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards

March Madness® on Demand Earns Second Emmy Nomination

 

CBSSports.com, a leading Internet sports media service and part of CBS Interactive, has been nominated for an Emmy Award in the Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for Synchronous Enhancement of Original Television Content For Interactive Use Category for the 59th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards. This is the second Emmy nomination for March Madness® on Demand, a join production between CBSSports.com and CBS Sports.

 

NCAA® March Madness® on Demand is the online player that provides live streaming video from 56 games beginning with the first round of the NCAA® Division I Men's Basketball Championship as they are broadcast by CBS Sports (game action only) and is offered completely free of charge.

 

Earlier this year CBSSports.com was nominated for two Emmy Awards in the Outstanding Broadband - Coverage Category for the 28th Annual Sports Emmy Awards. The nominations for March Madness® on Demand and Amen Corner Live were the site's first-ever Emmy nominations.

 

The 59th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards will be presented January 7, 2008 at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

 

 

  LLOYD OWEN, MADCHEN AMICK, P.J. BYRNE, ERIC WINTER, DB WOODSIDE, ELLEN WOGLOM AND CARTER JENKINS STAR IN "VIVA LAUGHLIN," A NEW MYSTERY DRAMA WITH MUSIC PREMIERING ON A SPECIAL NIGHT, THURSDAY, OCT. 18 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

"The Pilot" - Freewheeling businessman Ripley Holden attempts to open a casino in Laughlin, Nev. despite overwhelming obstacles including a lack of financing and the murder of his ex-business partner, in VIVA LAUGHLIN a mystery drama with music premiering on a special night, Thursday, Oct. 18 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  One of the series' executive producers, Gabriele Muccino, directed the episode from a script by executive producer Bob Lowry.

VIVA LAUGHLIN is a mystery drama with music about eternal optimist and freewheeling businessman Ripley Holden, whose sole ambition is to run a casino in Laughlin, Nev. Occasionally using upbeat contemporary songs to accentuate the drama and humor and advance the story, the series is based on the hit BBC show "Viva Blackpool."  Ripley is the ultimate gambler with an infectious personality who is on the brink of making a killing... just as soon as he opens his casino that's nowhere near completion.  When his financing suddenly falls through, the fearless and tenacious Ripley approaches his enemy - dashing, sarcastic, wealthy casino owner Nicky Fontana, and his lieutenant Marcus, for help.   Though the odds are stacked against him, Ripley doesn't miss a beat, even when he becomes embroiled in a murder investigation headed by Detective Carlyle after the body of his ex-business partner is found at his club.   At home, Ripley uses his dry wit to adjust to the demands of his family: his gorgeous wife Natalie wants more attention; his teenage daughter Cheyenne wants his approval; and his son Jack wants to help him at work.  All of this adversity would defeat a lesser man, but for the outgoing and passionate Ripley there's no such thing as bad news, only deals to be struck and wagers to be won in the intoxicating neon glow of Laughlin, where the cards are on the table, romance is in the air and music is on the stage.

 

SERIES REGULARS:


 

Lloyd Owen................................. Ripley Holden

Mädchen Amick .......................... Natalie Holden

Eric Winter................................... Peter Carlyle

DB Woodside........................................ Marcus

P.J. Byrne............................................. Jonesy 

Ellen Woglom......................... Cheyenne Holden

Carter Jenkins................................ Jack Holden

 

RECURRING CAST:                  


 

Hugh Jackman............................ .Nicky Fontana

Melanie Griffith........................................ Bunny

                                                                 

GUEST STARS:


 

Buddy Baxter............................... Wings Hauser

Diane.............................................. Missy Doty

Steve.......................................... Patrick Fabian

Felix Wang................................ Keisuke Hoashi

Helicopter pilot............................... Herbert Hess

Construction dancer........... Nicolas Jerome Baga

Construction dancer........................ Dante Corde

Construction dancer......................... Paul Dew III

Construction dancer.................... Craig Hollamon

Construction dancer.................. Anthony Lofendo

Construction dancer................... Harry Shum, Jr.

Construction dancer.................... Lucas Raumaid

Construction dancer.......................... Nick Drago           

Construction dancer..................... Kevin Connolly

Construction dancer......... Anthony Michael Bean

Casino dancer................................... Arike Rice

Casino dancer............................. Shelby Rabara

Casino dancer.............................. Sandra Colton

Casino dancer.......................... Victoria Parsons

Casino dancer................................ Lesley Lewis

Casino dancer..................... Au-Harehoe Vaitiare

Casino dancer........................... Jessica Cropper

Casino dancer............................... Allysa Shorte

Casino dancer.............................. Ashley Godby

Casino dancer................... Hannah Feldner-Shaw

Casino dancer........................... Liana Blackburn

Casino dancer............................. Anika Berhang

Casino dancer......................... Loriel Hennington

Casino dancer........................... Shirlene Quigley

Casino dancer................................ Allison Kyler

 

GENRE:     Mystery, Drama, Music

 

RATING:  To Be Announced

 

 

About the Show

 

VIVA LAUGHLIN is a mystery drama with music about eternal optimist and freewheeling businessman Ripley Holden, whose sole ambition is to run a casino in Laughlin, Nev. Occasionally using upbeat contemporary songs to accentuate the drama and humor and advance the story, the series is based on the hit BBC show "Viva Blackpool." Ripley is the ultimate gambler with an infectious personality who is on the brink of making a killing... just as soon as he opens his casino that's nowhere near completion. When his financing suddenly falls through, the fearless and tenacious Ripley approaches his enemy - dashing, sarcastic, wealthy casino owner Nicky Fontana, and his lieutenant Marcus, for help. Though the odds are stacked against him, Ripley doesn't miss a beat, even when he becomes embroiled in a murder investigation headed by Detective Carlyle after the body of his ex-business partner is found at his club. At home, Ripley uses his dry wit to adjust to the demands of his family: his gorgeous wife Natalie wants more attention; his teenage daughter Cheyenne wants his approval; and his son Jack wants to help him at work. All of this adversity would defeat a lesser man, but for the outgoing and passionate Ripley there's no such thing as bad news, only deals to be struck and wagers to be won in the intoxicating neon glow of Laughlin, where the cards are on the table, romance is in the air and music is on the stage.

ON AIR: Sundays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)

ORIGINATION: Los Angeles (film)

STARRING:

Lloyd Owen...................................... Ripley Holden

Mädchen Amick............................... Natalie Holden

Eric Winter......................................... Peter Carlyle

DB Woodside............................................. Marcus

P.J. Byrne................................................ Jonesy

Ellen Woglom.............................. Cheyenne Holden

Carter Jenkins................................... Jack Holden

RECURRING:

Hugh Jackman.................................. Nicky Fontana

Melanie Griffith............................................ Bunny

PRODUCED BY: Bob Lowry Productions, BBC Worldwide Productions and Seed Productions in association with CBS Paramount Network Television and Sony Pictures Television

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Hugh Jackman, John Palermo, Bob Lowry, Paul Telegdy and Peter Bowker

CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Tyler Bensinger, Steve DeKnight

CREATED BY: Bob Lowry, based upon the original BBC series "Viva Blackpool" written by Peter Bowker

 

 
 
 
VAL KILMER, STEVE ZAHN AND RACHEL GRIFFITHS STAR IN "COMANCHE MOON," A NEW SIX-HOUR MINI-SERIES, BASED ON THE BOOK BY LARRY McMURTRY, THAT IS THE PREQUEL TO THE BESTSELLING AND PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING BOOK, LONESOME DOVE, TO BE BROADCAST DEC. 30, JAN. 1 AND JAN. 2 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Karl Urban, Linda Cardellini, Elizabeth Banks And Wes Studi Also Star  

From Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-Winning Writers of the Feature Film

"Brokeback Mountain," Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana

 Val Kilmer ("Kiss Kiss Bang Bang"), Steve Zahn ("Rescue Dawn"), Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Rachel Griffiths ("Hilary and Jackie," "Six Feet Under"), Karl Urban ("The Lord of the Rings:  The Return of the King"), Linda Cardellini ("ER"), Elizabeth Banks ("The 40 Year Old Virgin") and Wes Studi ("Into The West") star in COMANCHE MOON, a new six-hour mini-series based on the book by Larry McMurtry, the prequel to McMurtry's  bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Lonesome Dove, which was the basis for the multiple Emmy Award-winning mini-series "Lonesome Dove," to be broadcast Sunday, Dec. 30, Tuesday, Jan. 1 and Wednesday, Jan. 2 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT each night) on the CBS Television Network.  Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winners Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, the writers and executive producer and producer, respectively, of the feature film "Brokeback Mountain," are the executive producers and writers.  

COMANCHE MOON, the last book in the "Lonesome Dove" saga to be made into a movie, follows Texas Rangers Augustus McCrae (Zahn) and Woodrow F. Call (Urban), now in their middle years, as they continue to deal with the ever-increasing tensions of adult life - Gus with his great love, Clara Forsythe (Cardellini), and Call with Maggie Tilton (Banks), the young prostitute who loves him.  Kilmer plays Captain Inish Scull, a Yankee aristocrat and hero of the recently concluded Mexican War.  Griffiths plays Inez Scull, the Captain's sexy wife who doesn't hesitate to fill her time with other men when he's away from home.   Wes Studi plays Comanche Chief Buffalo Hump.                                     

Two proud but very different men, McCrae and Call enlist with a Ranger troop in pursuit of three outlaws:  Buffalo Hump, the great Comanche war chief; Kicking Wolf (Jonathon Joss, "Into the West"), the celebrated Comanche horse thief; and Ahumado (Sal Lopez, "The Astronaut Farmer"),  a deadly Mexican bandit king with a penchant for slow torture.  Assisting the Rangers in their wild chase is the renowned Kickapoo tracker Famous Shoes (David Midthunder, "Into the West").  They are joined by their comrades-in-arms, Deets (Keith Robinson, "Dreamgirls"), Jake Spoon (Ryan Merriman, "The Ring Two") and Pea Eye Parker (Troy Baker, "Striking Range"), in the bitter struggle to protect an advancing western frontier against the defiant Comanches who are determined to defend their territory and their way of life.  The Rangers also encounter Buffalo Hump's violent outcast son, Blue Duck (Adam Beach, "Law & Order:  Special Victims Unit").

Val Kilmer is well-known to movie audiences for his role as Jim Morrison in the feature film "The Doors."  His other feature film credits include "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," "Batman Forever," "Tombstone," "The Saint," "Heat," "True Romance," "Willow," "At First Sight," "Thunderheart," "Alexander," "Mindhunters," "The Missing," "Blind Horizon," "Stateside" and "Wonderland."  During the production of "Wonderland," Kilmer began a photography project which yielded a behind-the-scenes pictorial book.  His photographs were also exhibited in several cities in the United States.  His television credits include the series "Numb3rs," on the Network, and "Entourage."

Steve Zahn's extensive feature film credits include "Rescue Dawn," "Happy, Texas," "Out of Sight," "Riding in Cars with Boys," "That Thing You Do!," "Sahara," "Bandidas," "SubUrbia," "Shattered Glass," "Daddy Daycare," "National Security," "Hamlet," "Joy Ride," "You've Got Mail" and "The Object of My Affection."  On television, he guest starred in an episode of "Friends."

Rachel Griffiths was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in the feature film "Hilary and Jackie."  She was nominated for Emmy Awards for the television series "Six Feet Under" and "Brothers and Sisters," and won a Golden Globe Award for "Six Feet Under."  Her additional feature film credits include "Muriel's Wedding," "My Best Friend's Wedding" "Among Giants," "Blow," "Very Annie Mary," "Me Myself I," "The Rookie" and "Ned Kelley."  Her additional television credits include the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation "Plainsong," on the Network.

Karl Urban's feature film credits include "The Bourne Supremacy," "The Chronicles of Riddick," "The Lord of the Rings:  The Return of The King," "The Lord of the Rings:  The Two Towers" and "Ghost Ship."  His television credits include the series "Xena:  Warrior Princess," "When Fates Collide," "Lifeblood" "and "Hercules:  The Legendary Journeys."

Linda Cardellini is well-known for her role as Nurse Samantha Taggart on the long-running hit series "ER."  Her other television credits include "Freaks and Geeks," "The Twilight Zone," "Boy Meets World" and "Step by Step."  Her feature film credits include "Brokeback Mountain," "American Gun," "Grandma's Boy," "Scooby-Doo" and "Legally Blonde."

Elizabeth Banks can be seen in a recurring role on the series "Scrubs."  Her additional television credits include the series "Without a Trace," on the Network, "Law & Order:  Special Victims Unit," "Sex and the City" and "Third Watch."  She appeared as Betty Brant in "Spider-Man," "Spider-Man 2" and "Spider-Man 3."  Her other feature film credits include "The 40 Year Old Virgin," "Catch Me If You Can," "Daltry Calhoun" and "Sexual Life."

Wes Studi's television credits include the mini-series "Into the West" and "Streets of Laredo" as well as the television movies "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," "A Thief of Time," "Coyote Waits," "The Lone Ranger," "Crazy Horse" and "The Broken Chain."  His feature film credits include "Road to Redemption," "Christmas in the Clouds," "The Killing Jar," "Heat," "The Last of the Mohicans," "The Doors," "Dances with Wolves" and "Powwow Highway."

Larry McMurtry was nominated for an Academy Award for his 1971 screenplay for "The Last Picture Show."   The feature films "Hud," which won three Academy Awards, and "Terms of Endearment," which won five Academy Awards, were both adapted from his novels.  He won the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for "Lonesome Dove."  With Diana Ossana, he recently won the Academy Award (Adapted Screenplay) and Golden Globe Award (Best Screen Play Motion Picture) for "Brokeback Mountain."

Director Simon Wincer and producer Dyson Lovell, who directed and produced "Lonesome Dove" respectively, served in those roles on COMANCHE MOON.

COMANCHE MOON is a co-production of CBS Paramount Network Television and Sony Pictures Television.  Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana ("Brokeback Mountain") and   Paul Frank, Julie Yorn and Adam Shulman of Firm Films ("The Exorcism of Emily Rose," "Criss Angel:  Mindfreak") are the executive producers.  Dyson Lovell and Larry Rappaport ("The Christmas Blessing") are the producers.  Simon Wincer directed from a script by McMurtry and Ossana.

 

 

 

 

NEW ACTORS AND CHARACTERS TO JOIN CBS SERIES THIS FALL IN REGULAR, RECURRING AND GUEST STARRING ROLES
Following are the new actors and characters that will join CBS's hit series this fall in regular, recurring and guest starring roles. 

NEW REGULAR CAST MEMBERS:

CRIMINAL MINDS Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT

Emmy Award nominee JOE MANTEGNA will join the cast of CRIMINAL MINDS starring as FBI Special Agent David Rossi, an original member of the Behavioral Analysis Unit who took early retirement to go on lecture and book tours, and has volunteered to return to the unit.  Mantegna is scheduled to make his first appearance in the sixth episode of the season.  "We are all THRILLED to have Joe Mantegna joining our family.  He's an incredible actor, a genuinely nice person and, as a fellow Chicagoan, I can tell you he makes fantastic Italian Beef sandwiches and Chicago Style Hot Dogs," said Executive Producer Ed Bernero.

CSI: NY Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT

A.J. BUCKLEY will become a series regular after recurring for two seasons as Adam Ross, a CSI Tech guru out of Seattle.  Specializing in Computer Forensics, Ross is the go-to scientist for the latest technological applications needed to solve crimes in Manhattan. "He was hired by Mac Taylor to stay 'one step ahead' of the criminals in New York City, who often use more complicated technology than the average crime lab in the country.  Therefore, Ross is the X-factor in crime solving and necessary 'ringer' to fight the most complex and sophisticated crimes," said Anthony E. Zuiker, Creator and Executive Producer of the CSI  Franchise.

GHOST WHISPERER Fridays, 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT

JAY MOHR will become a series regular, playing Professor Payne who provides an encyclopedic knowledge of the spirit world, as well as genuine concern for Melinda's (Jennifer Love Hewitt) safety as she puts herself in ever greater danger to protect those she cares about - even though he hides his concern behind an ever-present irreverent sense of humor.  "We're thrilled to have Jay as a series regular this year.  He's a terrific actor who is fun to work with for the same reasons he's fun to watch: he brings humor, energy, creativity and spontaneity to the set and to his role.  He also brings sports commentary and sometimes donuts," says Executive Producer P.K. Simonds.

SHARK Sundays, 10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT

KEVIN ALEJANDRO joins the cast as Sebastian's (James Woods) newest team member Danny Reyes, an edgy and aggressive young deputy district attorney who earned his stripes in the Organized Crime Unit.  "Kevin Alejandro is an incredibly dynamic and intelligent actor who brings great energy and attitude to the legal team," says Executive Producer/Creator Ian Biederman.  "Danny plays by his own rules - which both endears him to Sebastian and creates great conflict."

NEW RECURRING CAST MEMBERS:

SHARK Sundays, 10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT

KEVIN POLLAK joins the series in the recurring role of brash and cunning newly elected District Attorney Leo Cutler.  "Kevin Pollak is a superb actor who infuses the role of Leo Cutler with wit and a moral ambiguity that is a perfect fit for the show.  Leo's an outstanding foil for Sebastian and the team," says Executive Producer/Creator Ian Biederman.

WITHOUT A TRACE Thursdays, 10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT

Golden Globe nominee HENRY THOMAS ("E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial," "Gangs of New York") will join the series in a recurring role as Jack's (Anthony LaPaglia) evil nemesis, and the leader of a human trafficking group who the FBI team is pursuing.

GUEST STARS:

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION Thursdays, 9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT

JESSICA LUCAS ("The Covenant," "The L Word") is set to guest star in four episodes of CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION beginning Thursday, Oct. 11.  She plays the role of Veronica Lake, aka "Ronnie," a young, overzealous new CSI in training, who is extremely bright, albeit naïve.  After graduating from one of the top criminalistics programs in the country, she was offered positions at numerous crime labs, but chose Vegas due to its increase in crime rates.  Now that she's entered the throws of solving real crimes, she's about to find out that in searching for the perpetrator of a crime, she could easily become his next victim.

WITHOUT A TRACE Thursdays, 10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT

JAMES MARSTERS ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel") will guest star in a five episode arc beginning with the season premiere on Thursday, Sept. 27.  He will play Grant Mars, a detective who helps Vivian (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) with an unsolved case.

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT Mondays, 9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT

Golden Globe nominee HEATHER LOCKLEAR ("Spin City") will guest star in two episodes later this season as Barbara, the sister of Audrey (Megyn Price) who comes to town to visit. During her stay, Barbara announces that her marriage, which Audrey has always idealized, may be over. While Audrey has a difficult time dealing with the news, she is even more surprised to learn that her sister has agreed to go on a date with Russell (David Spade).

  

 

 

 

"MY NIGHT AT THE GRAMMYS," A NEW ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL THAT WILL CELEBRATE THE UPCOMING GRAMMY AWARDS 50TH ANNIVERSARY WITH THE TOP 25 GRAMMY MOMENTS OF ALL TIME, TO BE BROADCAST NOV. 30 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Viewers Can Vote Beginning Today For Their Five Favorite Grammy Moments At http://www.mynightatthegrammys.com/ Now For A Chance To See Their Picks On The Show 

Two-Hour Entertainment Special Will Include Artist Stories Behind The GRAMMY Moments   

         MY NIGHT AT THE GRAMMYS, a new entertainment special, will present the top 25 GRAMMY Awards show moments of all time, as voted on by viewers, as well as the stories behind them as told by the artists themselves, to be broadcast Friday, Nov. 30 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.   The special will celebrate the GRAMMY Awards upcoming 50th Anniversary.

           GRAMMY Awards show history will be revealed as artists tell their personal stories of what it means to perform on the television show that has become Music's Biggest Night.   Rare footage of GRAMMY rehearsals as well as reminiscences by performers will give a behind-the-scenes look at how the show is conceived and performed.

           Starting today, viewers have the chance to be part of this historical special by voting for their favorite GRAMMY moments at http://www.mynightatthegrammys.com/.  Fifty great GRAMMY moments from past broadcasts will be selected by The Recording Academy and posted to the site including performances by Prince and Beyoncé, Eminem and Elton John, Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand, as well as Bruce Springsteen, U2 and the Simon & Garfunkel reunion. A one-minute clip of each of these memorable moments will be available in a Flash "Video Wall" on http://www.mynightatthegrammys.com/ and users can click on each clip to view on demand.   Once clips have been viewed, users can vote for up to five of their favorite moments.  The 25 performances that receive the most votes will be seen on MY NIGHT AT THE GRAMMYS, culminating with the most popular performance of all time as voted on by viewers. 

            MY NIGHT AT THE GRAMMYS will be produced by Ken Ehrlich and John Cossette.

 

 

 

PERFORMERS AND PRESENTERS ARE ANNOUNCED FOR "FASHION ROCKS," AN ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL CELEBRATING THE BEST IN FASHION AND MUSIC, TO BE BROADCAST FRIDAY, SEPT. 7 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Multi Grammy Award Winners Mary J. Blige And Maroon 5 And Grammy Award Nominee Chad Kroeger Added To The Star Studded Line-Up of Performers

  Duet Performances From Mary J. Blige And Usher, Fergie And Ludacris And Alicia Keys With Santana Announced 

Jessica Alba, Mischa Barton, Tyra Banks, Sean "Diddy" Combs, 50 Cent,

Teri Hatcher, Denis Leary, Emily Procter And LeAnn Rimes Among Presenters  

              Multi Grammy Award winners Mary J. Blige and Maroon 5, and Grammy Award nominee Chad Kroeger (Nickelback) have been added to the line-up of performers and duets by Mary J. Blige and Usher, Fergie and Ludacris, and Alicia Keys with Santana, for FASHION ROCKSTM, an entertainment special celebrating the best in fashion and music presented by Condé Nast Media Group, to be broadcast, Friday, Sept. 7, 2007 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

            Jessica Alba, Max Azria, Mischa Barton, Tyra Banks, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Francisco Costa, 50 Cent, Teri Hatcher, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, Irina Lazareanu, Denis Leary, Kimora Lee Simmons, Sean Lennon, Emily Procter and LeAnn Rimes have been added as presenters.

           The fourth annual FASHION ROCKSTM is a star-studded concert that honors the extraordinary relationship between fashion and music and features a host of music's most glamorous trendsetters. The concert, hosted by Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Jeremy Piven ("Entourage"), will include performances by Aerosmith, Alicia Keys, Avril Lavigne, Carrie Underwood, Fergie, Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Lopez, Ludacris, Martina McBride, Santana and Usher. 

             Condé Nast Media Group is a unit of Condé Nast Publications which includes corporate sales, marketing, interactive and direct sales efforts for all of Condé Nast's consumer magazines and websites.  Condé Nast Media Group is recognized as an industry leader for its creation and execution of large-scale, integrated, multi-platform advertising programs and events.  For more information on Fashion RocksTM, fans can log on to http://www.cbs.com/ or http://www.fashionrocks2007.tv/.  Fashion RocksTM is sponsored by five key advertisers: Chevrolet, Citi, Revlon, Dillard's, and Nexxus. 

             FASHION ROCKSTM is a production of Condé Nast Media Group in association with Tall Pony Productions and Kingdom Entertainment. Anthony Eaton and Richard Beckman are the executive producers.

 

EMMY AND GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD WINNER AND CURRENT EMMY NOMINEE TOM SELLECK STARS IN "JESSE STONE: THIN ICE," A NEW TELEVISION MOVIE THAT HAS STARTED PRODUCTION IN HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA FOR BROADCAST ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

"Jesse Stone: Thin Ice" Is The Fifth Movie In the Jesse Stone Series Starring Selleck   

Selleck Nominated For An Emmy Award For His Role In "Jesse Stone: Sea Change"  

Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award Winner Kathy Baker ("Picket Fences") Returns  

Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award Winner Camryn Manheim ("The Practice") and Emmy Award Winner Joanna Miles ("The Glass Menagerie") Join the Cast

             JESSE STONE: THIN ICE, starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner and current Emmy Award Nominee Tom Selleck ("Magnum P.I." and "Jesse Stone: Sea Change"), has started production in Halifax, Nova Scotia for broadcast on the CBS Television Network.  Selleck reprises his role as Jesse Stone in the fifth installment of the Jesse Stone franchise from Sony Pictures Television, which includes "Stone Cold," "Jesse Stone: Night Passage," "Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise" and "Jesse Stone: Sea Change."  The movies are based on the best-selling series of books by Robert B. Parker. 

            In JESSE STONE: THIN ICE, Paradise, Mass. Police Chief Jesse Stone finds himself in trouble with the Town Council when he inadvertently becomes involved in a shoot-out on a Boston street.   His friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, is seriously wounded and Jesse comes under investigation by the Boston Police Department's Internal Affairs Division, which causes him to be away from Paradise for extended periods of time.   


     Jesse further alienates the Council by firing the Paradise Police Department's most prodigious ticket writer, resulting in a considerable loss of revenue for the town.    His issues with the Council are further exacerbated when a celebrated out of towner shows up in Paradise in search of her missing child, and Jesse agrees to take her case.    His continued defiance of the Council's wishes now begins to jeopardize his very job.

            Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Kathy Baker and Kohl Sudduth reprise their roles as the only police officers in Paradise.  Stephen McHattie reprises his role as State Homicide Commander Healy, as does William Devane as Jesse's psychiatrist, Dr. Dix.  Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award Winner Camryn Manheim ("The Practice") joins the cast as Elizabeth Blue, a desperate woman in search of her child along with Emmy Winner Joanna Miles ("The Glass Menagerie") as a woman in Paradise who helps Jesse with his search for the missing child and Leslie Hope ("24"),  who stars as a beguiling and attractive internal affairs investigator.

             JESSE STONE: THIN ICE is a production of TWS Productions II and Brandman Productions, Inc., in association with Sony Pictures Television.  Emmy Award nominee Michael Brandman ("The Heidi Chronicles" and "Into the Woods") and Tom Selleck are the executive producers; Emmy Award nominee Steven Brandman ("The Heidi Chronicles") is the producer.  Emmy Award nominee Robert Harmon ("Ike: Countdown to D-Day" and "Gotti," as well as the four previous Jesse Stone movies) is directing from a script by Ronni Kern ("Helen of Troy"), Michael Brandman and Tom Selleck.   

RATING:  To Be Announced

 

 

 

CBS, DIC Entertainment and American Greetings Properties Present the 2007-08 Children's Programming Schedule for ''KEWLopolis on CBS'' Premiering September 15

Official CBS Children's Programming Block Site, www.KEWLopolis.com, Launches Saturday, September 15 New Three-Hour Saturday Morning Schedule Includes New Animated Programs "Care Bears," "Sushi Pack," "Dino Squad," "Strawberry Shortcake"

 Aug. 22, 2007 CBS, DIC Entertainment (DIC) and American Greetings Properties (AGP) present "KEWLopolis on CBS," a new branded programming block set to premiere Saturday, Sept. 15, on the CBS Television Network. The three-hour, E/I-compliant programming block exclusive to broadcast television comprises six shows. The new animated programs include "Care Bears: Adventures in Care-A-Lot(TM)," "Sushi Pack(TM)," "Dino Squad(TM)" and "Strawberry Shortcake(TM)." The slate also includes returning shows "Cake(TM)," "Horseland(TM)," "Sabrina(TM)" and "Trollz(TM)."

"Care Bears: Adventures in Care-A-Lot" and "Strawberry Shortcake" will kick off the first hour of the block. "Cake" and "Horseland" will return to comprise the second hour and "Sabrina" and "Trollz" will be moved to the third hour until November 3rd, at which time those two shows will be replaced with two new animated series, "Sushi Pack" and "Dino Squad."

The KEWLopolis block will feature animated interstitials with "TinPo" characters, showcasing such themes as identifying problems and exploring solutions, overcoming adversity, the value of teamwork and seeing things from a different perspective. In addition, a web destination and official site, http://www.KEWLopolis.com, is being created for the launch of the block which will tie into all of the programming airing on the Saturday morning television block. The online community serves as a destination for Kids 6 - 12 with a portal to individual series websites. Additionally, the entertainment site features programming information, games, polls, news and more.

The following are the program descriptions with ratings:

CARE BEARS: ADVENTURES IN CARE-A-LOT (E/I, 2-7, TV-Y) features funny, colorful bears, each with a special way of caring and a belly badge to match. Cheer Bear, Funshine, Share Bear, Grumpy and Oopsy live in the beautiful cloud world of Care-A-Lot. They use caring hearts and their powerful belly badges to help each other and to thwart the evil plots of Grizzle, a bad bear with his own flying lair. Through it all the Care Bears help kids understand caring and feelings.

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE (E/I, 3-6, TV-Y) follows the good-hearted and lovable adventures of Strawberry Shortcake and her friends who live together in the "berry sweet" world of Strawberryland. With darling and mischievous characters like her sister, Apple Dumplin', her friends, Huckleberry Pie, Ginger Snap, Orange Blossom and Angel Cake, and her pets, Custard and Pupcake, Strawberry Shortcake and her friends grow better all the time, exploring whimsical new lands while learning valuable lessons.

CAKE (E/I, 8-12, TV-Y7) is a live-action show within a show about a 13-year-old girl who hosts a cable access show with her three best friends. Together, they teach their audience (and each other) how to take ordinary, everyday items (t-shirts, CD cases, lamp shades) and make them extraordinary with a little imagination (and a glue gun!)

HORSELAND (E/I, 9-11, TV-Y7) follows the animated adventures of four amazing kids and their horses who come together in an incredible place called Horseland. As these friends strive to become the best competitive riders they can possibly be, the kids (and their equine companions) must learn to deal with difficult situations and confront an array of problems that put their honesty, integrity, self-confidence ... and sometimes even their friendship -- to the test.

SABRINA: THE ANIMATED SERIES (E/I, 7-12, TV-Y 7) a companion to the ever-popular and long-running hit series "Sabrina: The Teenage Witch," follows Sabrina Spellman, a cute 12-year-old with a big heart and an even bigger secret: she's half mortal and half witch! While her lessons in how to be a good witch are demanding, they pale in comparison to what she must learn to be a good person, and that human attributes such as loyalty, honesty, tolerance and perseverance are the true lessons to learn.

TROLLZ (E/I, 8-12, TV-Y 7) follows the animated adventures of five best friends who live by the credo B.F.F.L., Best Friends for Life. The storylines reflect the everyday life of today's young teens -- the trials and tribulations of teenage friendships, and dealing with such issues as popularity, love, loyalty, identity and integrity. While they have real teen issues, they are also interested in fashion, hair, malls, "spell phones," magic, parties and all the fun that goes with being a teen.

SUSHI PACK (E/I, 6-11, TV-Y7) follows five crime-fighting pieces of sushi that protect Wharf City from over-the-top diabolical villains. The humor-filled, action-packed TV treatment for "Sushi Pack" was written by animation legends Tom Ruegger and Nicholas Hollander, the Emmy-winning writers/producers behind such animated hits as "Animaniacs," "Tiny Toon Adventures" and "Pinky and the Brain."

DINO SQUAD (E/I, 9-11, TV-Y7) features five quirky teens who suddenly gain the power to transform into dinosaurs. Their science teacher, the mysterious Ms. Moynihan, guides them as they learn to work together and use their unique abilities to protect Earth from an anthropomorphic Velociraptor who is creating mutant-saurs and accelerating global warming in his quest to bring back the Age of the Dinosaurs. Oh, and yes, they still have to get their homework done.

The Following is the "KEWLopolis on CBS" Saturday morning lineup for the 2007-08 season: (Schedule's day and time may differ market-to-market. Check local listings.) -0-

As of Sept. 15
7:00-7:30 AM          CARE BEARS: ADVENTURES IN CARE-A-LOT
7:30-8:00 AM          STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE
8:00-8:30 AM          CAKE
8:30-9:00 AM          HORSELAND
11:00-11:30 AM        SABRINA
11:30 AM-12:00 PM     TROLLZ

As of Nov. 3
7:00-7:30 AM          CARE BEARS: ADVENTURES IN CARE-A-LOT
7:30-8:00 AM          STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE
8:00-8:30 AM          CAKE
8:30-9:00 AM          HORSELAND
11:00-11:30 AM        SUSHI PACK
11:30 AM-12:00 PM     DINO SQUAD

Please note: In some markets, CBS News' The Saturday Early Show will be broadcast 9:00-11:00 AM ET/PT.

 

 

CBS ANNOUNCES 16 NEW CASTAWAYS FOR "SURVIVOR: CHINA"

15th Installment of the Hit Television Series Premieres on Thursday, Sept. 20

           CBS today announced the 16 new castaways who will compete in SURVIVOR: CHINA when the 15th installment of the Emmy Award-winning series premieres Thursday, Sept. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

            SURVIVOR: CHINA will feature a cast of 16 Americans who will begin the series amid the bustle of downtown Shanghai before moving to HuangPu Mountain's Mi Tuo Temple for a Buddhist ceremony where they will be instructed to leave all of their worldly possessions behind. The castaways will then be marooned with the clothes on their back at two separate islands on Zhelin Lake (translation:  the Land of 1,000 Lakes) located in the Jiangxi Province.  They will split into two tribes, Fei Long (translation: Flying Dragon) and Zhan Hu (translation:  Fighting Tiger), and will each be given a copy of Sun Tzu's The Art of War for tribe motivation and assistance throughout the game.

           SURVIVOR: CHINA will once again afford each tribe the opportunity to obtain a Hidden Immunity Idol which may save someone from elimination at a future Tribal Council.  This time, two Hidden Immunity Idols will be in plain sight (one at each camp), although the castaways will not realize this at the start of the game.  Each week, the winning tribe of the Reward Challenge will be allowed to kidnap someone from the losing tribe.  The person who is kidnapped will receive a note from host Jeff Probst before departing for the enemy camp and will be instructed to give it to one member of the enemy tribe (the kidnapped victim will decide who receives it) in private.  The clue will inform this person of the Hidden Immunity Idol located somewhere at their camp.  This person must then decide if they wish to share the information with their tribe or keep it to themselves.  The kidnapped victim will return to their original tribe at the following Immunity Challenge.

            Castaways competing in SURVIVOR:  CHINA (in alphabetical order) are:

JEAN-ROBERT BELLANDE

36

Las Vegas (originally from Long Island, N.Y.)

Professional Poker Player

JAMES CLEMENT

30

Lafayette, La.

Grave Digger

DAVE CRUSER

37

Simi Valley, Calif.

Former Model

JAIME DUGAN

22

Columbia, S.C. (originally from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.)

Student

TODD HERZOG

22

Pleasant Grove, Utah

Flight Attendant

ERIK HUFFMAN

26

Nashville, Tenn. (originally from Greenville, S.C.)

Musician

AMANDA KIMMEL

23

Los Angeles (originally from Kalispell, Mont.)

Hiking Guide

PEIH-GEE LAW

29

Marina Del Rey, Calif. (born in Hong Kong)

Jeweler

SHEREA LLOYD

26

Atlanta (originally from Pontiac, Mich.)

Elementary Teacher

DENISE MARTIN

40

Douglas, Mass. (originally from Revere, Mass.)

School Lunch Lady

ASHLEY MASSARO

28

East Northport, N.Y.

Professional WWE Wrestler

CHICKEN MORRIS

47

Marion, Va.

Chicken Farmer

LESLIE NEASE

38

Tega Cay, S.C.

Christian Radio Talk Show Host

AARON REISBERGER

32

Venice, Calif. (originally from Belmont County, Ohio)

Surfing Instructor

COURTNEY YATES

26

New York City (originally from Boston)

Waitress

FROSTI ZERNOW

20

Chicago (originally from Traverse City, Mich.)

Parkour Athlete/Student

           SURVIVOR: CHINA is hosted by Jeff Probst and produced by SEG, Inc.  Mark Burnett is the executive producer.  Doug McCallie, Kevin Greene and Teri Kennedy are co-executive producers.

          For more detailed information on SURVIVOR: CHINA and the 16 new castaways, log on to www.cbs.com/survivor

 

 

 

 

THIS JUST IN -- from CBS Entertainment -- EMMY AWARD NOMINEE JOE MANTEGNA JOINS THE CAST OF "CRIMINAL MINDS"
          LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13 - Joe Mantegna will join the cast of CRIMINAL MINDS starring as FBI Special Agent David Rossi.  Mantegna is scheduled to make his first appearance in the fifth episode of the season which is broadcast Wednesdays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  CRIMINAL MINDS also stars Thomas Gibson, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, AJ Cook and Kirsten Vangsness.

            "We are all THRILLED to have Joe Mantegna joining our family.  He's an incredible actor, a genuinely nice person and, as a fellow Chicagoan, I can tell you he makes fantastic Italian Beef sandwiches and Chicago Style Hot Dogs," said Executive Producer Ed Bernero.

             "We've been fans of Joe's since his early days on the stage and think he will be a wonderful addition to our CRIMINAL MINDS cast," added Executive Producers Mark Gordon and Deb Spera.

            Special Agent Rossi is an original member of the Behavioral Analysis Unit who took early retirement to go on lecture and book tours, and has volunteered to return to the unit.

          Joe Mantegna is currently nominated for an Emmy Award for his role in the summer mini-series, "The Starter Wife."  His additional television credits include the series "Joan of Arcadia," "First Monday," the mini-series "The Last Don" (Emmy Award nomination), and "The Last Don II," all on the Network, as well as "The Simpsons," the television movies "The Rat Pack" (Emmy Award nomination) and three installments of "Spenser for Hire."  His feature film credits include "Searching for Bobby Fischer," "The Godfather, Part III," "Bugsy" and "The Simpsons Movie."  Mantegna won a Tony Award for his performance in "Glengarry Glen Ross."

           CRIMINAL MINDS is produced by ABC Studios in association with CBS Paramount Network Television.

On the web: www.cbs.com/primetime/criminalminds/

 

 

CBS ANNOUNCES 2007-2008 PREMIERE DATES
  

CBS today announced plans for the premieres of its new and returning series which includes the early debut of its freshman reality series KID NATION, as well as SURVIVOR: CHINA and most of its Sunday lineup during the week of Sept. 17.  The Network will launch the remainder of its schedule beginning Monday, Sept. 24, the official start of the 2007-2008 season.

CBS's new reality series KID NATION premieres Wednesday, Sept. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) followed the next night with the debut of SURVIVOR: CHINA, Thursday, Sept. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).

Premiering on Sunday, Sept. 23 are the 40th season of 60 MINUTES, the longest running and highest rated newsmagazine (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT), the fifth season of COLD CASE (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) and sophomore drama SHARK in its new time period (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). 

VIVA LAUGHLIN, the new mystery drama with music, will have a special preview on Thursday, Oct. 18 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) following CSI before moving to its regular Sunday (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) time period on Oct. 21 to take advantage of a two week window in the schedule without football overruns.

CBS's new season rollout begins in earnest on Monday, Sept. 24 with the third season debut of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT), the series premiere of the new comedy THE BIG BANG THEORY (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT), the fifth season premiere of television's Number One comedy TWO AND A HALF MEN (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT), the return of last season's Number One new comedy RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) and the sixth season premiere of CSI: MIAMI (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), the night's Number One drama.

NCIS begins its fifth season on Tuesday, Sept. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), followed by the third season premiere of THE UNIT (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) and the series debut of CANE (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

CBS premieres its Wednesday dramas on Sept. 26 with the third season of CRIMINAL MINDS (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) and the fourth season premiere of CSI: NY (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).            

Television's Number One scripted program, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, returns for its eighth season on Thursday, Sept. 27 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), followed by the sixth season premiere of WITHOUT A TRACE (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) which returns to its former time period.

The Network's top rated Friday lineup returns on Sept. 28 with the third season premiere of GHOST WHISPERER (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), the debut of the new drama MOONLIGHT (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), followed by the fourth season premiere of NUMB3RS (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). 

48 HOURS MYSTERY returns for a new season on Saturday, Sept. 29 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

 

CBS's 2007-2008 Premiere Dates

 

Wednesday, Sept. 19  

8:00-9:00 PM              KID NATION (Series Premiere)

 

Thursday, Sept. 20

8:00-9:00 PM              SURVIVOR: CHINA (15th Installment Premiere)

 

Sunday, Sept. 23

7:00-8:00 PM              60 MINUTES (40th Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM            COLD CASE (5th Season Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          SHARK (2nd Season Premiere)

 

Monday, Sept. 24

8:00-8:30 PM              HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (3rd Season Premiere)

8:30-9:00 PM              THE BIG BANG THEORY (Series Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM              TWO AND A HALF MEN (5th Season Premiere)

9:30-10:00 PM            RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (2nd Season Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          CSI: MIAMI (6th Season Premiere)

 

Tuesday, Sept. 25

8:00-9:00 PM              NCIS (5th Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM            THE UNIT (3rd Season Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          CANE (Series Premiere)

 

Wednesday, Sept. 26

9:00-10:00 PM            CRIMINAL MINDS (3rd Season Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          CSI: NY (4th Season Premiere)

 

Thursday, Sept. 27

9:00-10:00 PM            CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (8th Season Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          WITHOUT A TRACE (6th Season Premiere)

 

Friday, Sept. 28

8:00-9:00 PM              GHOST WHISPERER (3rd Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM            MOONLIGHT (Series Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          NUMB3RS (4th Season Premiere)

 

Saturday, Sept. 29

8:00-9:00 PM              CRIMETIME SATURDAY

9:00-10:00 PM            CRIMETIME SATURDAY

10:00-11:00 PM          48 HOURS MYSTERY (Season Premiere)

 

 

Thursday, Oct. 18

10:00-11:00 PM          VIVA LAUGHLIN (Special Preview) 

 

Sunday, Oct. 21

8:00-9:00 PM              VIVA LAUGHLIN (Time Period Premiere)

 

 

 

 
 
CATCH UP ON ALL THE MYSTERIES FROM THE FIRST 11 EPISODES OF "JERICHO" TO BE REBROADCAST DURING A RECAP EPISODE, AT A SPECIAL TIME, FRIDAY, JULY 13, 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT
         "Return to Jericho" -- Catch up on all the mysteries of JERICHO during a special recap episode, which will chronicle what took place during the first 11 episodes of the series, on a rebroadcast of a recap episode, at a special time, Friday, July 13 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  (Originally broadcast 2/14/07)

         From the powerful premiere episode that saw the town of JERICHO living with the fallout of a nuclear attack, to the discovery that someone from outside of JERICHO was coming to visit Hawkins, to the unexpected return of Ashley's fiancé, Roger, catch up on everything that took place during the exciting first 11 episodes of JERICHO.  Followed by "The Day Before" (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), which will launched "Jericho's" spring return.

SERIES REGULARS:

Jake Green................................... Skeet Ulrich

Johnston Green...................... Gerald McRaney

Gail Green................................... Pamela Reed

Rod Hawkins.............................. Lennie James

Emily Sullivan............................... Ashley Scott

Heather Lisinksi.................... Sprague Grayden

Gray Anderson........................ Michael Gaston

Stanley Richmond.......................... Brad Beyer

Eric Green............................. Kenneth Mitchell

Dale Turner................................ Erik Knudsen

Bonnie Richmond................. Shoshannah Stern

Mimi Clark............................... Alicia Coppola

GENRE:  DRAMA, SUSPENSE, ACTION, MYSTERY

RATING:  To Be Announced

 

CBS REVEALS THE IDENTITIES OF THE 14 NEW HOUSEGUESTS COMPETING IN "BIG BROTHER 8"

Eighth Installment Premieres Thursday, July 5th

Julie Chen Returns As Host

All New "Big Brother 8" Creative Twist Revealed

New Interactive Twist That Will Give Viewers The Most Control They've Ever Had

In The Big Brother House Revealed

        CBS announced today the identities of the 14 Houseguests who will compete in BIG BROTHER 8, as well as the new creative twist that will play out during the summer broadcasts.  

             As always, BIG BROTHER Houseguests should expect the unexpected.  This season's twist will shock and most likely change the way some houseguests would have played the game had certain people not walked through the door.  

            On premiere night, Thursday, July 5 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), Houseguests will learn that some of them will be sharing the house with an enemy, a rival or someone with whom they have unfinished business -- in short, someone from their past who they had hoped never to see again or someone with whom there is an extreme amount of tension. 

            In addition to the surprise twist of an unwelcome person from their past, the premiere episode will reveal a new interactive element that will give viewers the most control they've ever had over someone in the BIG BROTHER house.  For the first time...America is in the house. 

         One participant has been selected to be "America's Player."  At the conclusion of every episode, beginning Sunday, July 8 (8:00-9:00 ET/PT), a question will be asked of viewers where they will vote on an important assignment that "America's Player" must complete.  It could be a strategic move or a personal action.  They must attempt to do what viewers request, including voting out a specific Houseguest.  And, they can never tell anyone in the house that they are working on behalf of the viewers.  But, they need to be careful...just like their fellow Houseguests, they can be voted out at any time.  If "America's Player" successfully accomplishes these assignments, they will be financially rewarded.   Viewers will be able to vote on cbs.com or via text messaging on a mobile phone and will choose from multiple choice answers on each question.  The prevailing vote must be completed by "America's Player" in order for him or her to be rewarded.

           BIG BROTHER follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with dozens of cameras and microphones recording their every move 24 hours a day.  One by one, the Houseguests will vote each other out of the house.  At the end of three months, the last remaining Houseguest will receive the grand prize of $500,000.   

            BIG BROTHER 8 debuts Thursday, July 5 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Following the premiere, BIG BROTHER 8 will be broadcast three nights weekly, on Sundays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), Tuesdays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) and the live eviction show, hosted by Julie Chen, on Thursdays (8:00-9:00 PM live ET/delayed PT).

           Following are the 14 Houseguests, listed in alphabetical order, who will compete in BIG BROTHER 8:


 

AMBER, 27

Las Vegas

Separated

Cocktail Waitress

CAROL, 21

Lawrence, Kan. 

Single

Student

DANIELE, 20

Huntington Beach, Calif.

Single

Waitress

DICK, 44

Los Angeles

Single 

Bar Manager                                                         

DUSTIN, 22

Chicago

Single

Shoe Salesman

ERIC, 27

New York

Single

Talent Management Assistant

JAMEKA, 28

Waldorf, Md.

Single

School Counselor

JEN, 23

Beverly Hills, Calif.

Single

Nanny


 

JESSICA, 21

Haysville, Kan.

Single

College Student

JOE, 23

Chicago

Single

Receptionist

KAIL, 37 (Female)

McKenzie Bridge, Ore.

Married

Business Owner

MIKE, 26

Three Lakes, Wis.

Single

Painting Contractor 

NICK, 25       

Kimball, Minn.

Single

Former Pro Football Player

ZACH, 30

Burbank, Calif.

Single

Graphic Designer         

            BIG BROTHER 8 is executive produced by Emmy Award winner Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan, in association with Endemol U.S.A.

 

 

 

DID YOU KNOW? INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THIS YEAR'S NEW ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL, "AFI'S 100 YEARS...100 MOVIES: 10th ANNIVERSARY EDITION," TO BE BROADCAST WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Following are some interesting facts about this year's new entertainment special, AFI'S 100 YEARS ... 100 MOVIES: 10th ANNIVERSARY EDITION, to be broadcast Wednesday, June 20 (8:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman ("Million Dollar Baby," "The Shawshank Redemption" and "Driving Miss Daisy") will host the special that will count down the greatest movies of all time.  During the broadcast, the confidential list of the 100 greatest American films of all time will be revealed by some of Hollywood's biggest stars.

           Those scheduled to be included in the special are Tim Allen, Halle Berry, Peter Bogdanovich, Jeff Bridges, Laurence Fishburne, Peter Fonda, Harrison Ford, William Friedkin, Dennis Hopper, Norman Jewison, Spike Lee, Shirley MacLaine, Malcolm McDowell, Eva Mendes, Liza Minnelli, Sydney Pollack, Debbie Reynolds, Martin Scorsese, Martin Sheen and M. Night Shyamalan.

*Did you know that Frank Sinatra "Coulda been a contender" when he was seriously considered for the starring role in ON THE WATERFRONT?  Paul Newman was also considered before Marlon Brando committed to the part.

*Did you know that John Singleton was only 23 when BOYZ N THE HOOD was released in 1991, making him the youngest director on the ballot? Singleton was also the first African American to receive an Oscar nomination as Best Director and the youngest to be nominated in that category.  Orson Welles was the second youngest director to be nominated for an Oscar and the second youngest director on the ballot, directing CITIZEN KANE when he was only 25.

*Did you know that Sofia Coppola, who wrote and directed LOST IN TRANSLATION, made her screen acting debut as a baby in the baptism scene in her father Francis' THE GODFATHER, and later had a major role in his film THE GODFATHER, PART III?

*Did you know that Clint Eastwood was 74 when MILLION DOLLAR BABY was released in 2004, making him the oldest director on the ballot?

*Did you know that the oldest films on the ballot are THE CHEAT and THE BIRTH OF A NATION, both released in 1915, and the newest films on the ballot are BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, CRASH, GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK and HOTEL RWANDA, all released in 2005?

*Did you know that in 1973 Bob Fosse won an Oscar for directing CABARET, an Emmy for the Liza Minnelli special Liza with a Z and a Tony for directing the Broadway musical Pippin?

*Did you know that Alfred Hitchcock and William Wyler each directed 10 films on the ballot-tying for the most represented director?  Steven Spielberg and Howard Hawks each directed eight films on the ballot, followed by Billy Wilder and George Stevens, who each directed seven films.

*Did you know that Henry Fonda is the most represented actor on the ballot and that Katharine Hepburn is the most represented actress?  Fonda appeared in 10 films, while Hepburn appeared in seven.   The male runners-up are, James Stewart and Cary Grant with nine films each and Robert De Niro and Jack Nicholson with eight.  Female runners-up are Lillian Gish and Bette Davis, who each appeared in five films.

*Did you know that in Oct. 1942, just before the world premiere of CASABLANCA, a Warner Bros. publicist wrote a studio memo advising, "Change the title. It sounds too much like a beer." 

*Did you know that in 1939 Victor Fleming directed both THE WIZARD OF OZ and GONE WITH THE WIND?  He won an Oscar for GONE WITH THE WIND.

*Did you know that GONE WITH THE WIND publicists Howard Dietz and Russell Birdwell managed to plant news items and feature stories about the production almost every day from July 1936, when David O. Selznick bought the rights to the novel, through December 1939, when the film had its Atlanta premiere?  The high cost and long production schedule was so notorious that it led to a popular limerick:   "The Civil War was quite a fight and not a mere diversion; I never knew how tough it was before Dave Selznick's version." 

*Did you know that 1939 and 1942 are the most represented years on the ballot, with 11 films for each year?

*Did you know that 205 films on the ballot are included on the National Film Registry of culturally, historically or aesthetically significant American motion pictures, selected by the Librarian of Congress?

*Did you know that sometimes critics change their minds about films?  In 1946, when influential New York Times critic Bosley Crowther reviewed THE BIG SLEEP, he called it "an over-age melodrama" and a "poisonous picture...likely to leave you confused and dissatisfied."  He seemed to have changed his mind by 1974 when reviewing CHINATOWN, lamenting that the picture "continually made me wish that I were back watching THE MALTESE FALCON or THE BIG SLEEP."

*Did you know that there are 10 animated films on the ballot: BAMBI, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, CINDERELLA, FANTASIA, FINDING NEMO, THE LION KING, PINOCCHIO, SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, SHREK and TOY STORY?

*You probably knew that Audrey Hepburn's singing voice was dubbed by Marni Nixon for MY FAIR LADY.  But did you know the reason was that Hepburn's singing voice was too low to reach some of the high notes and the key could not be changed because of composers Lerner and Loewe's contract, which stipulated that the score could not be altered in any way?

*Did you know that both the 1925 and 1959 versions of BEN-HUR are on the ballot and that William Wyler, who directed the 1959 version, was an assistant director on Fred Niblo's 1926 version?

*Did you know that MARTY, 12 ANGRY MEN and DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES were all based on 1950s live television dramas?

*Did you know that when A CLOCKWORK ORANGE was first released in 1971, it received an X rating from the MPAA, but when major newspapers in 30 American cities refused to run ads for the film, the MPAA criticized newspapers for excluding ads for "a legitimate motion picture." In 1972, Kubrick re-cut two scenes so that the picture could receive an R rating.

*Did you know that a few months after he completed SOME LIKE IT HOT, Tony Curtis, who mimicked Cary Grant's and mannerisms voice for the film, co-starred with Grant in OPERATION PETTICOAT?

*Did you know that the smallest cast of the films on the ballot appeared in 12 ANGRY MEN? And the largest is THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, one of the many biblical epics of the 1950s to boast "a cast of 1000s."

*Did you know that outtakes for shots of Dabney Coleman and Jane Fonda's car driving to her parents' summer house in ON GOLDEN POND were used for the opening credits of the popular 1980s television comedy Newhart?

*Did you know that the film that Joel McCrea's character wanted to make in the classic Preston Sturges comedy SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS was entitled O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?, which inspired the 2000 comedy of the same name directed by the Coen Brothers?

*Did you know that the storyline in the 2001 film MEMENTO is actually told in two directions:  the black and white portion moves forward, while the color scenes interrupting the black and white sections, move backward?  The two sections come together at the end, when the beginning of the story is revealed...Got that? 

*And did you know that the word "Memento" is an important plot point in the 1936 Fritz Lang film FURY?

*Did you know that while Gene Kelley choreographed and directed the lengthy ballet sequence for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the film's director, Vincente Minnelli, was able to shoot an entire film, FATHER'S LITTLE DIVIDEND, before returning to complete AN AMERICAN IN PARIS?

*Did you know that THE GRADUATE inspired the 2005 film RUMOR HAS IT, a comedy about a woman who learns that her mother and grandmother were the inspiration for "Elaine" and "Mrs. Robinson" in THE GRADUATE?

*Did you know that, while the official premiere of THE WIZARD OF OZ took place in Hollywood's Grauman's Chinese Theatre on August 15, 1939, the actual world premiere was as the Strand Theatre in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin on August 12, 1939. 

*Did you know that, for a brief time before production began on CITIZEN KANE, RKO executives referred to it as JOHN CITIZEN, U.S.A.?

*Did you know that, before James Cameron's 1997 blockbuster TITANIC, there had been several films about the sinking of the RMS Titanic, beginning in 1912, not long after the real ship went down?   The most famous of those films centered on the ship were the 1956 Fox film TITANIC and the 1958 British film A NIGHT TO REMEMBER, but the 1964 Debbie Reynolds-starring musical THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN also included a section about the Titanic.

*Did you know that Walt Disney originally intended to re-release FANTASIA every few years with additional musical sequences?  The high cost of the film and the start of World War II prevented this from happening.

*Did you know that when M*A*S*H was being filmed, stars Donald Sutherland and Elliot Gould wanted to have director Robert Altman fired because they thought he was ruining the picture with his innovative, layered dialogue technique.  Later both actors went on record to say that they had been wrong.

*Did you know that SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE was inspired by AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER and included scenes of the film when Meg Ryan and Rosie O'Donnell were watching it on television?

*Did you know that current California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared in one film on the ballot, TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY?

*Did you know that 80 films on this year's ballot were not on the original AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies ballot, and that 44 of those films were released in the last 10 years?  Some of the new films include LA CONFIDENTIAL, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, MOULIN ROUGE!, all three films in the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy, LOST IN TRANSLATION, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, RUSHMORE, SPIDER-MAN 2 and SIDEWAYS?

*Did you know that in 1978, the college Greek system of fraternities and sororities was on a steep decline but started on an upsurge right after ANIMAL HOUSE was released that year?  Toga! Toga!

*Did you know that in LAWRENCE OF ARABIA there were no women in the huge cast, aside from a few extras. 

*Did you know that Cary Grant originally wanted to play the part of George Bailey and even brought the original short story, "The Greatest Gift," to the attention of RKO studio executives as a vehicle for him?

*Did you know that the shortest film title on the ballot is RAY, while the longest is DR. STRANGELOVE OR:  HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB?

*Did you know that the 1950's rock 'n roll hit "Rock Around the Clock" was introduced to the movies over the opening credits of the intense 1955 urban high school drama BLACKBOARD JUNGLE?  The song, performed by performed by Bill Haley and His Comets, became such a rock 'n roll anthem that it became a movie title for the 1957 film ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK?

*Did you know that the hit song "Singin' in the Rain" by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown was first performed in the M-G-M musical HOLLYWOOD REVUE OF 1929?  Years later, after Freed had produced many of M-G-M's big-budget musicals, he thought it would be a great idea to let the song be the inspiration for a movie about movies during the transition from silent to talking pictures.  That picture became SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, selected as #1 on AFI's list of Greatest Movie Musicals.

*Did you know that, prior to his Oscar-winning performance as the King of Siam in the 1956 musical THE KING AND I, Yul Brynner played the role on Broadway and later reprised the role in a television series, Anna and the King, as well as a Broadway revival and numerous road show productions before his death in 1985?

 

 

 

 

DR. PHIL TO PRESENT TRIBUTE TO BOB BARKER DURING "THE 34TH ANNUAL DAYTIME ENTERTAINMENT EMMY AWARDS"

Barker's Final Episode of "The Price is Right" to Lead into Opening of Awards Show  

Betty White and Susan Flannery ("The Bold and the Beautiful") Also Scheduled to Present

         Dr. Phil McGraw will present a tribute to legendary game show host Bob Barker at THE 34th ANNUAL DAYTIME ENTERTAINMENT EMMY AWARDSTM, to be broadcast live from Hollywood's Kodak Theatre, Friday June 15 (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT), on the CBS Television Network.  

          Barker is retiring from "The Price is Right" after 35 years as host, and over 50 years in show business.  His final airing of "The Price is Right" is Friday, June 15, and will re-air that evening (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), with a very special ending, leading into the opening of the awards show.

          In addition, Emmy Award-winning actresses Betty White and Susan Flannery of "The Bold and the Beautiful" are scheduled to present.

         McGraw, White and Flannery join previously announced presenters Phil Donahue, Vivica A. Fox, Thorsten Kaye, Eva La Rue, Cameron Mathison, Jerry Springer, Alex Trebek, Barbara Walters, Tyra Banks, Murray Bartlett, Brandon Beemer, Joy Behar, Peter Bergman, Terri Colombino, Ellen DeGeneres, Genie Francis, Tony Geary, Daniel Goddard, Michael Graziadei, Lindsay Hartley, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Kyle Lowder, Thad Luckinbill, Martha Madison, Forbes March, Constantine Maroulis, Eric Martsolf, Mackenzie Mauzy, John McCook, Austin Peck, Rachael Ray, Marcy Rylan, Michelle Ray Smith, Bree Williamson and Kim Zimmer.

         McGraw  and "Dr. Phil" are nominated for Outstanding Talk Show Host and Outstanding Talk Show. 

         The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Entertainment, Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, Technology & Engineering/Advanced Media and Business & Financial  Reporting. Excellence in Primetime programming and international programming is recognized by its affiliate, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.   Regional Emmys are given in 19 regions across the United States. Beyond awards, the National Television Academy has extensive educational programs including National Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public.  For more information, please visit the website at http://www.emmyonline.tv/.

             THE 34TH ANNUAL DAYTIME ENTERTAINMENT EMMY AWARDSTM is produced by White Cherry Entertainment for the second consecutive year.  Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss are the executive producers.  Glenn Weiss is directing the special, written by Dave Boone.

 

 

 

JERICHO" RETURNS TO CBS ON JULY 6

Rebroadcasts From the First Season to Air Fridays at 9:00 PM, ET/PT

For the Remainder of the Summer      

            JERICHO, CBS's drama about how residents of a small, peaceful, Kansas town band together to survive in the wake of a nuclear explosion, will return to the Network beginning Friday, July 6 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).  Rebroadcasts of episodes from the first season will air in the Friday, 9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT time period for the remainder of the summer.

            JERICHO, which last week received a seven episode mid-season order following an impassioned display of fan support, will return on July 6 with a rebroadcast of the pilot episode.

          On July 13, CBS will present back-to-back broadcasts beginning with "Return to Jericho" (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), which recapped the first 11 episodes, followed by episode 12, "The Day Before" (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), which launched "Jericho's" spring return.

        The remaining summer broadcasts will consist of episodes 13-22, in which tensions continue to escalate between Jericho and the neighboring town of New Bern as they battle the Kansas winter, dwindling resources and the uncertainty of a new world. The citizens of Jericho must now find a way to unite against these hardships, working together to preserve their community and their way of life as they prepare for an all out battle for survival in the season finale.              

          Jon Turteltaub, Stephen Chobsky and Carol Barbee are executive producers of JERICHO for CBS Paramount Network Television.

CBS Friday Schedule, July 6

8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT              GHOST WHISPERER

9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT            JERICHO (Pilot)

10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT          NUMB3RS

Friday, July 13

8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT              JERICHO (Recap-One Time Only)

9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT            JERICHO (Spring Return

 
 
 
CBS'S SUMMER OF "BIG BROTHER"

ON-AIR (CBS), ONLINE (REALNETWORKS®, CBS.COM AND THE CBS AUDIENCE NETWORK), ON THE PHONE (CBS MOBILE) AND NEW THIS SUMMER - ON SHOWTIME!  

The Eighth Edition of "Big Brother" Premieres July 5 on CBS...One-Hour Episodes to Air Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday  

CBS and Showtime Partner to Bring Viewers Three Hours of Live Nightly Action from Inside the "Big Brother 8" House

CBS and RealNetworks® Again Join Forces for Another Season of Exclusive 24/7 Live Internet Feeds, Available Through CBS.com and SuperPass 

The CBS Audience Network to Offer Full-Length Episodes and Highlight Clips Online  

CBS to Offer Mobile Subscribers Around-the-Clock Coverage of "Big Brother 8"  

"House Calls:  The Big Brother Talk Show" Returns for Its Fourth Season on CBS.com  

           BIG BROTHER 8 will premiere on CBS Thursday, July 5 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), kicking off a multi-platform summer that will include presentations of the series online, on the phone and, for the first time, on Showtime Networks. 

           CBS's BIG BROTHER 8 multi-platform initiative includes the following elements:

BIG BROTHER 8 on CBS:

•·                    BIG BROTHER 8 will be broadcast three nights weekly on Tuesday (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), the live eviction show, hosted by Julie Chen, on Thursday (8:00-9:00 PM live ET/delayed PT) and Sunday (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).  

(Editor's Note:  PIRATE MASTER will have a special broadcast Thursday, July 5 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT.  PIRATE MASTER relocates to a new day and time beginning Tuesday, July 10 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

•·                    CBS and Showtime will partner for the first time to present "Big Brother: After Dark," a live look inside the BIG BROTHER house during the late-night hours.  "Big Brother: After Dark" will feature a live feed from the "Big Brother" house for three hours (12:00-3:00 AM, ET/PT), seven days a week, on the cable network's "SHOTOO" channel beginning Thursday, July 5.  

            BIG BROTHER ONLINE:

•·                    Full-length episodes and highlight clips from BIG BROTHER 8 will be available on the CBS Audience Network allowing fans to watch the programs online and incorporate clips into their blogs, wikis, widgets and community pages. 

•·                    CBS and RealNetworks®, Inc., join forces for the seventh straight season to provide exclusive 24/7 live streaming video from inside the BIG BROTHER 8 house.  The webcast coverage debuts immediately following the July 5 premiere of BIG BROTHER 8 and will be accessible through the official BIG BROTHER 8 website at CBS.com and through Real's SuperPass subscription service at www.real.com/bigbrother.     

•·                    The entire three-month live 24/7 Internet feed of BIG BROTHER 8 is available through SuperPass.  Subscribers to the 24/7 video stream can watch any one of four live camera feeds from inside the BIG BROTHER 8 house or catch all of the action at once with the special quad-cam view which allows fans to see four different video feeds simultaneously. Subscribers will also have access to an exclusive, subscribers-only web chat that will allow fans from across the country to converse about what they see live on the feeds.  Fans will be able to interact with one another and stay engaged with the show through Big Brother-focused blogs, chat rooms, message boards, weekly polls and other new interactive features.

(As in past years, to preserve the drama for BIG BROTHER 8 television viewers, CBS may block or delay the webcast for a limited number of real-time events that transpire in the house.)

BIG BROTHER 8 Mobile:

Last year's All-Star edition was the first season that supplied around-the-clock updates from inside the BIG BROTHER house to CBS's mobile subscribers.  Once again, CBS will offer its mobile subscribers a unique look into the world of the Houseguests competing in BIG BROTHER 8:   

•·                    BIG BROTHER MOBILE PACK:  For the mobile subscription package, special producers will be monitoring the action inside the house around the clock to keep fans in the know with video clips, photos, live breaking house alerts and daily insider summaries sent straight to their cell phones.  Additionally, fans will be able to download exclusive made-for-mobile wallpapers and ringtones from their favorite Houseguests at CBSmobile.com. The service will be available on most major wireless carriers and fans will be able to subscribe via CBSmobile.com and on-air callouts during BIG BROTHER 8.

•·                    AMERICA'S VOTE: Throughout the season, fans will have the opportunity to cast votes that will impact certain scenarios inside the house.  Cell phone subscribers can send in their votes via text message on most major wireless carriers.

•·                    AMERICA WINS ON BIG BROTHER: Each week, fans will have the opportunity to win $10,000 by answering a Big Brother trivia question.

•·                    Finally, CBS will provide substantial numbers of mobile video clips from Big Brother on major carriers.

Additional BIG BROTHER 8 Online elements include:

•·                    HOUSE CALLS: THE BIG BROTHER TALK SHOW, the no-charge, half-hour, streaming video talk show, returns for its fourth season with broadcasts every Monday through Friday (1:00 PM/ET, 10:00 AM/PT) on CBS.com.

HOUSE CALLS is hosted by radio personality Gretchen Massey.  Massey will interact with viewers through phone calls and e-mails, discuss events that transpire in the Big Brother house, offer prognostications, analyze strategies and interview former "Big Brother" Houseguests as well as current Houseguests following their eviction.

•·                    The BIG BROTHER 8 website on CBS.com will include detailed summaries of all the events that happen during each televised broadcast; a live 24/7 chat room; popularity and opinion polls; a virtual tour of the BIG BROTHER house; descriptions of the week's challenges; voting history pages; photo galleries; and a houseguest section with complete profiles.

•·                    "HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD BLOG" returns for its second season in which fans will be able to hear straight from the Head of Household about life in the BIG BROTHER house, what it is like to be under the constant gaze of dozens of cameras and watched live on the Internet 24/7.

                  BIG BROTHER 8 will follow the relationships and conflicts of players who live together in a house outfitted with dozens of cameras and microphones recording their every move 24 hours a day.  One by one, the houseguests will vote each other out of the house.  At the end of three months, the last remaining houseguest will receive the grand prize. 

             BIG BROTHER 8 is executive produced by Emmy Award winner Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan, in association with Endemol U.S.A.

For more information on BIG BROTHER 8, log on to http://www.cbs.com/.

        BIG BROTHER and PIRATE MASTER broadcast schedule:

Thursday, July 5

8:00-9:00 PM              BIG BROTHER 8 (Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM            PIRATE MASTER (Special Broadcast)

Sunday, July 8

8:00-9:00 PM              BIG BROTHER 8 (Time Period Premiere)

Tuesday, July 10

9:00-10:00 PM            BIG BROTHER 8 (Time Period Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          PIRATE MASTER (New Time Period Premiere)

 

 

"JERICHO" PICKED UP FOR MIDSEASON -- A LETTER FROM NINA TASSLER TO "JERICHO" FANS

To the Fans of Jericho:

Wow!

Over the past few weeks you have put forth an impressive and probably unprecedented display of passion in support of a prime time television series. You got our attention; your emails and collective voice have been heard.

As a result, CBS has ordered seven episodes of "Jericho" for mid-season next year.  In success, there is the potential for more. But, for there to be more "Jericho," we will need more viewers.

A loyal and passionate community has clearly formed around the show.  But that community needs to grow.   It needs to grow on the CBS Television Network, as well as on the many digital platforms where we make the show available.

We will count on you to rally around the show, to recruit new viewers with the same grass-roots energy, intensity and volume you have displayed in recent weeks.

At this time, I cannot tell you the specific date or time period that "Jericho" will return to our schedule.  However, in the interim, we are working on several initiatives to help introduce the show to new audiences.  This includes re-broadcasting "Jericho" on CBS this summer, streaming episodes and clips from these episodes across the CBS Audience Network (online), releasing the first season DVD on September 25 and continuing the story of Jericho in the digital world until the new episodes return. We will let you know specifics when we have them so you can pass them on.

On behalf of everyone at CBS, thank you for expressing your support of "Jericho" in such an extraordinary manner.  Your protest was creative, sustained and very thoughtful and respectful in tone.  You made a difference. 

Sincerely,

Nina Tassler

President, CBS Entertainment

P.S.      Please stop sending us nuts : )

 
 
 
ZACH BRAFF, MATTHEW BRODERICK, HARVEY FIERSTEIN, MARVIN HAMLISCH, MARCIA GAY HARDEN, MARK INDELICATO, JOHN KANDER, PATTI LUPONE, BEBE NEUWIRTH, DONNY OSMOND, BERNADETTE PETERS AND BEN VEREEN HAVE BEEN ADDED AS PRESENTERS FOR "THE 61ST ANNUAL TONY AWARDS" TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL, SUNDAY, JUNE 10 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
          Zach Braff, Matthew Broderick, Harvey Fierstein, Marvin Hamlisch, Marcia Gay Harden, Mark Indelicato, John Kander, Patti LuPone, Bebe Neuwirth, Donny Osmond, Bernadette Peters, and Ben Vereen have been added as presenters for THE AMERICAN THEATRE WING'S 61ST ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, to be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall, Sunday, June 10 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.  The awards honor theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway.

           Previously announced performers for the 2007 Tony Awards are Fantasia of "The Color Purple" and current nominees "110 in the Shade," "Company," "A Chorus Line," "Curtains," "Grey Gardens," "Mary Poppins" and "Spring Awakening." 

           Previously announced presenters are Harry Connick, Jr., Claire Danes, Jeff Daniels, Brian Dennehy, Carla Gugino, Neil Patrick Harris, Anne Heche, Marg Helgenberger, Judd Hirsch, Felicity Huffman, Eddie Izzard, Melina Kanakaredes, Jane Krakowski, Angela Lansbury, Robert Sean Leonard, John Mahoney, Audra McDonald, Cynthia Nixon,  Bernadette Peters, David Hyde Pierce, Christopher Plummer, Liev Schreiber, Kevin Spacey, John Turturro, Usher, Sam Waterston, Vanessa Williams, Rainn Wilson and The Jersey Boys -- Christian Hoff, Daniel Reichard, J. Robert Spencer and John Lloyd Young.

           Nominees in the 25 competitive categories were announced on Tuesday, May 15.  The TONYÒ AWARDS, presented by the American Theatre Wing and the League of American Theatres and Producers, have been broadcast on CBS since 1978.  This year marks the 10th anniversary that the Tonys are being held at the historic Radio City Music Hall.

           The Tonys were founded in memorial to Antoinette ("Tony") Perry, the American Theatre Wing's World War II chairperson.  The winners are selected by the governing board of Actors Equity, The Dramatists Guild, the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, the United Scenic Artists, the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers, the Casting Society of America, the American Theatre Wing and members of the League of American Theatres and Producers, as well as journalists.

           THE AMERICAN THEATRE WING'S 61ST ANNUAL TONY AWARDS are a presentation of Tony Award Productions, which is a joint venture of the League of American Theatres and Producers and the American Theatre Wing.  Emmy winners Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment will return as executive producers.  Weiss will also serve as director for the eighth consecutive year.  Elizabeth Ireland McCann returns as managing producer and Joey Parnes will serve as coordinating producer for Tony Award Productions.

RATING:  To Be Announced

 

 

EIGHT PERFORMANCES ARE ANNOUNCED FOR "THE 61ST ANNUAL TONY AWARDS" TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL, SUNDAY, JUNE 10 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Eight musical performances, including all four Best Musical nominees and three of the nominated shows for Best Musical Revival, have been announced for THE AMERICAN THEATRE WING'S 61ST ANNUAL TONY AWARDSÒ, to be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall, Sunday, June 10 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.  The awards honor theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway.

THE 61ST ANNUAL TONY AWARDSÒ will feature performances from each of the Best Musical Nominees - "Curtains," "Grey Gardens," "Mary Poppins" and "Spring Awakening," as well as performances by Best Musical Revival nominees "A Chorus Line," "Company" and "110 in the Shade."  Additionally, the show will feature a special performance by Fantasia of "The Color Purple."

Jeff Daniels, Brian Dennehy, Judd Hirsch, Melina Kanakaredes, Robert Sean Leonard, John Mahoney, Cynthia Nixon, Christopher Plummer and Sam Waterston have been added as presenters.  Previously announced presenters for the 2007 Tony Awards are Harry Connick, Jr., Claire Danes, Carla Gugino, Neil Patrick Harris, Anne Heche, Marg Helgenberger, Felicity Huffman, Eddie Izzard, Jane Krakowski, Angela Lansbury, Audra McDonald, Bernadette Peters, David Hyde Pierce, Liev Schreiber, Kevin Spacey, John Turturro, Usher, Vanessa Williams, Rainn Wilson and The Jersey Boys - Christian Hoff, Daniel Reichard, J. Robert Spencer and John Lloyd Young.

Nominees in the 25 competitive categories were announced on Tuesday, May 15.  The TONYÒ AWARDS, presented by the American Theatre Wing and the League of American Theatres and Producers, have been broadcast on CBS since 1978.  This year marks the 10th anniversary that the Tonys are being held at the historic Radio City Music Hall.

The Tonys were founded in memorial to Antoinette ("Tony") Perry, the American Theatre Wing's World War II chairperson.  The winners are selected by the governing board of Actors Equity, The Dramatists Guild, the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, the United Scenic Artists, the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers, the Casting Society of America, the American Theatre Wing and members of the League of American Theatres and Producers, as well as journalists.

THE AMERICAN THEATRE WING'S 61ST ANNUAL TONYÒ AWARDS are a presentation of Tony Award Productions, which is a joint venture of the League of American Theatres and Producers and the American Theatre Wing.  Emmy winners Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment will return as executive producers.  Weiss will also serve as director for the eighth consecutive year.  Elizabeth Ireland McCann returns as managing producer and Joey Parnes will serve as coordinating producer for Tony Award Productions.

 
 
 
05.23.2007
PRESENTERS ARE ANNOUNCED FOR "THE 61ST ANNUAL TONY AWARDS" TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL, SUNDAY, JUNE 10 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Harry Connick, Jr., Claire Danes, Carla Gugino, Neil Patrick Harris, Anne Heche, Marg Helgenberger, Felicity Huffman, Eddie Izzard, Jane Krakowski, Angela Lansbury, Audra McDonald, Bernadette Peters, William Petersen, David Hyde Pierce, Liev Schreiber, Kevin Spacey, John Turturro, Usher, Vanessa Williams, Patrick Wilson, Rainn Wilson And The Jersey Boys - Christian Hoff, Daniel Reichard, J. Robert Spencer and John Lloyd Young, Are Set To Present

             Harry Connick, Jr., Claire Danes, Carla Gugino, Neil Patrick Harris, Anne Heche, Marg Helgenberger, Felicity Huffman, Eddie Izzard, Jane Krakowski, Angela Lansbury, Audra McDonald, Bernadette Peters, William Petersen, David Hyde Pierce, Liev Schreiber, Kevin Spacey, John Turturro, Usher, Vanessa Williams, Patrick Wilson, Rainn Wilson and The Jersey Boys - Christian Hoff, Daniel Reichard, J. Robert Spencer and John Lloyd Young have been set to present on THE AMERICAN THEATRE WING'S 61ST ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, to be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall, Sunday, June 10 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.  The awards honor theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway.

            Nominees in the 25 competitive categories were announced on Tuesday, May 15.  The TONY AWARDS, presented by the American Theatre Wing and the League of American Theatres and Producers, have been broadcast on CBS since 1978.  This year marks the 30th broadcast of the Tony Awards on CBS and the 10th anniversary that the Tonys are being held at the historic Radio City Music Hall.

          The Tonys were founded in memorial to Antoinette ("Tony") Perry, the American Theatre Wing's World War II chairperson.  The winners are selected by the governing board of Actors Equity, The Dramatists Guild, the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, the United Scenic Artists, the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers, the Casting Society of America, the American Theatre Wing and members of the League of American Theatres and Producers, as well as journalists.

           THE AMERICAN THEATRE WING'S 61ST ANNUAL TONY AWARDS are a presentation of Tony Award Productions, which is a joint venture of the League of American Theatres and Producers and the American Theatre Wing.  Emmy winners Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment will return as executive producers.  Weiss will also serve as director for the eighth consecutive year.  Elizabeth Ireland McCann returns as managing producer and Joey Parnes will serve as coordinating producer for Tony Award Productions.

RATING:  To Be Announced

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On the web: http://www.cbs.com/ or http://www.tonyawards.com/

 

CBS ANNOUNCES 2007-2008 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE

Five New Series Added To America's Most-Watched Network  

New Shows Feature Diverse and Daring Concepts Including "VIVA LAUGHLIN," Where Drama is Accented by Iconic Music; "CANE," Starring Jimmy Smits as the Head of a Powerful South Florida Cuban Family; "MOONLIGHT," a Romantic Thriller with a New Twist on the Vampire Legend;

"THE BIG BANG THEORY," a Comedy About Genius Geeks; and "KID NATION," a New Reality Series Where 40 Kids Try to Build a New Society in an Abandoned Ghost Town 

Seventeen Current Series Return to a Lineup

That Features More Time Period-Winning Programs Than Any Other Network  

"THE AMAZING RACE" and "THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE" Picked Up for Mid-Season Along with the New Drama "SWINGTOWN"  

Game Show "POWER OF 10," Hosted by Drew Carey, Ordered for Summer

            CBS announced today its 2007-2008 Fall Primetime lineup, featuring five new series - one comedy, three dramas and one reality program. 

           These freshman series will join 17 returning programs on the current CBS lineup, which will win the 2006-2007 season in viewers and adults 25-54, continuing the Network's multi-year winning streak.

            The five new series feature bold and creative concepts, including Viva Laughlin, where drama is accented by iconic music; Cane, starring Jimmy Smits as the head of a powerful South Florida Cuban-American family; Moonlight, a romantic thriller with a new twist on the vampire legend; The Big Bang Theory, a comedy about genius geeks from "Two and A Half Men" co-creator Chuck Lorre; and KID NATION, a reality series where 40 kids will try to build a new society in an abandoned ghost town.

            "We approached our development this year with a specific goal in mind - to be daring and different," said Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment. "The Fall and mid-season series we have selected offer creativity and variety with great potential to excite and surprise television audiences everywhere."

            These new shows will be woven into a deep and successful lineup that returns more series and has more time period-winning programs than any other network. CBS will return television's Number One drama and scripted program, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION; the Number One comedy, TWO AND A HALF MEN; the Number One new comedy, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT; the Number One news magazine, 60 MINUTES; and the premiere reality series, SURVIVOR.

           Also returning are: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, CSI: MIAMI, NCIS, THE UNIT, CRIMINAL MINDS, CSI: NY, WITHOUT A TRACE, GHOST WHISPERER, NUMB3RS, COLD CASE and SHARK, as well as 48 HOURS: MYSTERY and CRIMETIME SATURDAY.

            The new 2007-2008 schedule is:

            On Monday, CBS adds a new series to television's top rated comedy lineup.  HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, with a young and loyal audience, returns at 8:00 PM, paired with the new genius comedy THE BIG BANG THEORY at 8:30 PM to form a young adult comedy block.  From 9:00-10:00 PM, CBS returns television's top comedy, TWO AND A HALF MEN, followed by the Number One new comedy, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT.  At 10:00 PM, CSI: MIAMI, the night's Number One scripted series, returns for its sixth season.

          On Tuesday, the Top 20 hit NCIS and THE UNIT return from 8:00-10:00 PM. This successful two-hour drama block will serve as a launching pad for the stylish new drama CANE at 10:00 PM.

           On Wednesday, CBS returns its successful duo of CRIMINAL MINDS and CSI: NY from 9:00-11:00 PM.  Earlier in the evening at 8:00 PM, the network will try something very different with a new reality series, KID NATION, starring 40 remarkable kids attempting to prove they can form a functioning society in an abandoned New Mexico ghost town, where their adult predecessors failed.

         On Thursday, CBS returns one of television's top dramas, WITHOUT A TRACE, to 10:00 PM, joining forces once again with the time period-winning SURVIVOR at 8:00 PM and CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, television's Number One drama, at 9:00 PM.

          CBS will again use an established series as a launch pad for a new one on Friday.  GHOST WHISPERER opens at 8:00 PM as a compatible lead-in to the new romantic thriller MOONLIGHT at 9:00 PM, followed by the return of the time period-winning drama NUMB3RS at 10:00 PM.

            Saturdays will feature CBS's CRIMETIME programming from 8:00-10:00 PM, followed by 48 HOURS: MYSTERY, the night's top-rated program.

            On Sunday, CBS will once again open with 60 MINUTES, the perennial Number One newsmagazine on television. At 8:00 PM, CBS will make one of its biggest moves with one of its boldest new shows, VIVA LAUGHLIN, a drama with music, based on the British hit "Viva Blackpool." From 9:00-11:00 PM, the network will program a two-hour block of successful crime and justice with the growing COLD CASE and the sophomore series SHARK.         

            In addition to the new series for Fall, the network announced the pick up of three programs for midseason, including the four-time Emmy Award-winning THE AMAZING RACE, the comedy THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE, starring Emmy Award winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and the provocative new drama SWINGTOWN.

            The network also announced it has ordered the reality series POWER OF 10, hosted by comedian Drew Carey ("The Drew Carey Show") for this summer.

The new comedy is:

THE BIG BANG THEORY is a comedy from the Emmy Award nominated Co-Creator and Executive Producer of "Two and a Half Men" Chuck Lorre, about brainy best friends Leonard (Johnny Galecki, "Roseanne") and Sheldon (Jim Parsons "Judging Amy"), who can tell you anything you want to know about quantum physics, but when it comes to dealing with everyday life here on earth they're lost in the cosmos.  Neither fully understands that scientific principles don't always apply in matters of the heart - until they meet their sexy new neighbor Penny (Kaley Cuoco, "8 Simple Rules..."), a friendly screenwriter/waitress from the midwest who also happens to be newly single.  She quickly makes an impression on the other members of Leonard and Sheldon's geek squad - Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg, "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip"), who portrays himself as the Casanova of Cal Tech, and fellow whiz kid Rajesh Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar, "NCIS"), who is rendered speechless around anyone unprepared to converse about the Theory of Relativity or other scientific jargon.  The chemistry between this gaggle of geniuses and a delightful damsel is about to undergo a stimulating series of inter-personal experiments.  Multiple Emmy Award winner James Burrows ("Will & Grace") directed the pilot.  Lorre and Bill Prady ("Gilmore Girls," "Dharma & Greg") are executive producers for Warner Bros. Television.

The new dramas are:

Executive produced by Tony and Emmy Award winner Hugh Jackman ("The Boy from Oz," "X-Men"), VIVA LAUGHLIN is a mystery drama with music about eternal optimist and freewheeling businessman Ripley Holden, whose sole ambition is to run a casino in Laughlin, Nev. Occasionally using upbeat contemporary songs to accentuate the drama and humor and advance the story, the series is based on the hit BBC show "Viva Blackpool."  Ripley (Lloyd Owen, "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles") is the ultimate gambler with an infectious personality who is on the brink of making a killing... just as soon as he opens his casino that's nowhere near completion.  When his financing suddenly falls through, the fearless and tenacious Ripley approaches his enemy - dashing, sarcastic, wealthy casino owner Nicky Fontana (Hugh Jackman) for help.   Though the odds are stacked against him, Ripley doesn't miss a beat, even when he becomes embroiled in a murder investigation after the body of his ex-business partner is found at his club.   At home, Ripley uses his dry wit to adjust to the demands of his family: his gorgeous wife, Natalie (Madchen Amick, "ER"), wants more attention; his teenage daughter, Cheyenne (Ellen Woglom, "The O.C."), wants his approval; and his son, Jack (Carter Jenkins, "Surface"), wants to help him at work.  All of this adversity would defeat a lesser man, but for the outgoing and passionate Ripley there's no such thing as bad news, only deals to be struck and wagers to be won in the intoxicating neon glow of Laughlin, where the cards are on the table, romance is in the air and lively music is on the stage.  Eric Winter ("Wildfire") and D.B. Woodside ("24") also star.  Directed by Gabriele Muccino ("The Pursuit of Happyness").  Golden Globe Award nominee Hugh Jackman, John Palermo ("X-Men: The Last Stand"), Bob Lowry ("Huff"), Paul Telegdy and Peter Bowker ("Viva Blackpool") are executive producers for BBC Worldwide Productions, Seed Productions, CBS Paramount Network Television in association with Sony Pictures Television.

CANE stars Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jimmy Smits ("The West Wing") in an epic drama about the external rivalries and internal power struggles of a large Cuban-American family running an immensely successful rum and sugar business in South Florida.  When the family patriarch, Pancho (Hector Elizondo, "Chicago Hope"), is offered a lucrative but questionable deal by his bitter adversary, the Samuels, to purchase thousands of acres of sugar fields, he's faced with a tough choice: Should he cash out of the sugar business and focus solely on rum, which would please his impulsive natural son, Frank (Nestor Carbonell, "Lost"), or protect the family legacy that he built from the ground up by not selling, and side with his adopted son, Alex (Smits), who mistrusts the Samuels and still sees value in sugar.  Alex and Frank's approach to business is as different as their approach to life.  While Frank might lose focus chasing women, Alex is deeply in love with his beautiful wife, Isabel (Paola Turbay, "Bailando por un Sueño"), who is also Pancho's daughter.  Married when she was just 17 years old, Isabel balances Alex by choosing not to involve herself in the business, focusing instead on their three children, who are determined to forge their own paths outside the family.  For the Duques, will family allegiance come first or will their secrets and acrimonious conflicts over love, lust and control of the family fortune be their downfall?  Eddie Matos ("General Hospital"), Rita Moreno ("West Side Story"), Michael Trevino ("The Riches"), Lina Esco ("CSI: NY"), Sam Carman ("Bones"), Alona Tal ("Veronica Mars") and Polly Walker ("Rome") also star.  Cynthia Cidre ("The Mambo Kings"), Jonathan Prince ("American Dreams"), Jimmy Iovine ("8 Mile") and Polly Anthony ("Lifehouse: Live in Portland!") are the executive producers for ABC Studios in association with CBS Paramount Network Television.

MOONLIGHT, from prolific movie producer Joel Silver ("The Matrix," Trilogy), is about Mick St. John (Alex O'Loughlin, upcoming "White Out"), a captivating "undead" private investigator who uses his acute vampire senses to help the living... instead of feeding on them. In an agonizing twist of fate, Mick was "bitten" 60 years ago by his new bride, the seductive and beguiling Coraline (Amber Valletta, "Hitch").  Immortal and eternally as young, handsome and charismatic as he was then, Mick is sickened by Coraline and other vampires who view humans only as a source of nourishment. With only a handful of undead confidantes for company, including deceitful ally Josef (Rade Serbedzija, "24"), Mick fills his infinite days protecting the living, and trying not to think about how his life would have been if he hadn't followed his heart.  However, after six decades of resisting, he wonders if it's time to pursue the love of a mortal. He has his eyes on Beth Turner, a beautiful, ambitious reporter who has been covering the ongoing plague of unusual murders. But would Beth even consider giving up a normal life to be with him, and can Mick risk the pain of seeing himself as a monster in her eyes?  As Mick lives between two realities, fighting his adversaries among the undead and falling in love with Beth, he knows he needs to figure out a reason to keep "living."  MOONLIGHT is directed by executive producer Rod Holcomb ("ER").  Joel Silver, Ron Koslow ("Birds of Prey"), Trevor Munson and Gerard Bocaccio are also executive producers for Warner Bros. Television.

The new reality series is:

KID NATION is a reality-based series in which 40 kids will have 40 days to build a new world - in a ghost town that died in the 19th Century.  These kids, ages 8-15, will spend more than a month without their parents or modern comforts in Bonanza City, N.M., attempting to do what their forefathers could not - build a town that works. They will cook their own meals, clean their own outhouses, haul their own water and even run their own businesses - including the old town saloon (root beer only). They'll also create a real government - four kid leaders who will guide the group through their adventure, pass laws and set bedtimes. Through it all, they'll cope with regular childhood emotions and situations: homesickness, peer pressure and the urge to break every rule they've ever known. At the end of each episode, all 40 kids will gather at an old fashioned Town Hall meeting where they will debate the issues facing Bonanza City. They'll show wisdom beyond their years and the unflinching candor that only kids can exhibit.  There are no eliminations on KID NATION - you only go home if you want to. And in every Town Hall meeting, kids may raise their hands and leave. Will they stick it out?   In the end, will these kids prove to adults everywhere (and their own parents!) that they have the vision to build a better world than the pioneers who came before them? And just as importantly, will they come together as a cohesive unit, or will they abandon all responsibility and succumb to the childhood temptations that lead to round-the-clock chaos?  KID NATION is produced by Emmy Award winner Tom Forman ("Extreme Makeover: Home Edition") for Tom Forman Prods. and Good TV, Inc.

The new summer reality series is:

POWER OF 10, hosted by award-winning comedian Drew Carey ("The Drew Carey Show"), is a high-stakes game that challenges contestants to guess the behaviors, opinions and lifestyle choices of the American public for the chance to win $10 million.  POWER OF 10 polls thousands of people across the U.S. asking them, well, just about everything - from "What percentage of married Americans said they were virgins the day they got married?" to "What percentage of American's believe they are smarter than the president?" Each week, contestants must decide if they have their finger on the pulse of the American majority and can accurately predict the results of these nationwide surveys.   With the first question worth $1,000 and only five questions to answer, each one increasing 10 times in value, contestants participate in a potentially lucrative game where they just might walk away with $10 million.  The higher they are on the money ladder, the closer they must be to the actual statistic.  The studio audience and a friend can help them, but the final answer is theirs. Michael Davies ("Who Wants to be a Millionaire") is executive producer for Embassy Row in association with Sony Pictures Television.

The new midseason series is:

SWINGTOWN, from the director of "Big Love" and "Rome," peeks into the shag-carpeted suburban homes of the 1970s to find couples reveling in the sexual and social revolution that introduced open marriages, women's liberation and challenged many conventional wisdoms.  During this heady era of provocative change, Susan (Molly Parker, "Deadwood") and Bruce Miller (Jack Davenport, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest") move their family to an affluent Chicago suburb in search of a different sense of community, and they look forward to barbecues and get-togethers with their new neighbors, as well as a change of pace for their teenage daughter and pre-teen son.  Enter Tom (Grant Show, "Melrose Place") and Trina (Lana Parrilla, "24") Decker, a striking, outgoing couple on the hunt who redefine the term "neighborhood watch."  After a mind-blowing evening with them, Susan and Bruce realize that couples in this town share much more than recipes, local gossip and a view of Lake Michigan, and are worlds apart from their former conservative neighbors, Janet (Miriam Shor, "Big Day") and Roger (Josh Hopkins, "Brothers & Sisters") Thompson.  Susan's loyal friend Janet is appalled by what she witnesses in this new neighborhood, while Roger, though dutiful to his wife, may be more intrigued than she knows.   In a changing social climate - defined by its music, fashion and style - everyone in SWINGTOWN is confronted with personal choices, experimentation and shifting attitudes. Shanna Collins ("Wildfire"), Aaron Howles and Brittany Robertson ("Freddie") also star.  Mike Kelley ("The O.C.") and director Alan Poul ("Six Feet Under") are executive producers for CBS Paramount Network Television.

            The following is the 2007-2008 CBS Television Network Primetime schedule"

CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

2007-2008 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE

(N=New, NT=New Time, all times ET/PT)

MONDAY

8:00-8:30 PM              HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

8:30-9:00 PM                  THE BIG BANG THEORY (N)

9:00-9:30 PM              TWO AND A HALF MEN

9:30-10:00 PM            RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

10:00-11:00 PM          CSI: MIAMI

TUESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM              NCIS

9:00-10:00 PM            THE UNIT

10:00-11:00 PM         CANE (N)

WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM             KID NATION (N)

9:00-10:00 PM            CRIMINAL MINDS

10:00-11:00 PM          CSI: NY

THURSDAY

8:00-9:00 PM              SURVIVOR

9:00-10:00 PM            CSI: CRIME SCENE  INVESTIGATION

10:00-11:00 PM          WITHOUT A TRACE (NT)

FRIDAY

8:00-9:00 PM              GHOST WHISPERER

9:00-10:00 PM           MOONLIGHT (N)

10:00-11:00 PM          NUMB3RS

SATURDAY

8:00-9:00 PM              CRIMETIME SATURDAY

9:00-10:00 PM            CRIMETIME SATURDAY

10:00-11:00 PM          48 HOURS: MYSTERY

SUNDAY

7:00-8:00 PM              60 MINUTES

8:00-9:00 PM             VIVA LAUGHLIN (N)

9:00-10:00 PM            COLD CASE

10:00-11:00 PM          SHARK (NT)

About CBS Television Network

America's most watched television network, CBS was established in 1928, when founder William Paley purchased 16 independent radio stations and christened them the Columbia Broadcast System. Today, with more than 200 television stations and affiliates reaching virtually every home in the United States, CBS is the Number One most watched network in primetime, with a total primetime network lineup that was watched by nearly 100 million people a week during the 2006/2007 season-to-date.  The Network has the Number One drama on television, CSI; Number One newsmagazine, 60 MINUTES; Number One sitcom, TWO AND A HALF MEN; Number One daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS.  Its programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports.

About CBS Corporation

CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company with constituent parts that reach back to the beginnings of the broadcast industry, as well as newer businesses that operate on the leading edge of the media industry. The Company, through its many and varied operations, combines broad reach with well-positioned local businesses, all of which provide it with an extensive distribution network by which it serves audiences and advertisers in all 50 states and key international markets. It has operations in virtually every field of media and entertainment, including broadcast television (CBS and The CW - a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), cable television (Showtime and CSTV Networks), local television (CBS Television Stations), television production and syndication (CBS Paramount Network Television and CBS Television Distribution), radio (CBS Radio), advertising on out-of-home media (CBS Outdoor), publishing (Simon & Schuster), interactive media (CBS Interactive), music (CBS Records), licensing and merchandising (CBS Consumer Products) and video/DVD (CBS Home Entertainment). For more information, log on to http://www.cbscorporation.com/.

 

 

 

 

EMMY AWARD WINNER BOB BARKER TO BE HONORED WITH TWO FINAL PRIMETIME SPECIALS: A "MILLION DOLLAR SPECTACULAR" AND A TRIBUTE TO HIS EXTRAORDINARY CAREER AND UPCOMING RETIREMENT FROM "THE PRICE IS RIGHT," TO BE BROADCAST WEDNESDAY, MAY 16 AND THURSDAY MAY 17 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

"The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular" To Air May 16  

May 17 Special To Look Back At Barker's Remarkable Career In Television and Highlight Classic "The Price Is Right" Games  

             Emmy Award winner Bob Barker will be honored with two final primetime specials this May, paying tribute to his 50 years in show business and his upcoming retirement after 35 years of hosting "The Price Is Right," the longest-running game show in television history.  The specials will be broadcast Wednesday, May 16 and Thursday, May 17 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

             On Wednesday, May 16, CBS will present THE PRICE IS RIGHT MILLION DOLLAR SPECTACULAR, Barker's final appearance in prime time hosting the show he has led since 1972.  In this special primetime edition, contestants will have the opportunity to win bigger prizes and the chance to spin the wheel for $1 million. 

             On Thursday, May 17, BOB BARKER: A CELEBRATION OF 50 YEARS ON TELEVISION will include Barker's reminiscences about his 50 year career on television and his 35 years on "The Price Is Right," in addition to highlighting some classic games from the long-running show.

              "After 50 years in show business and 35 years on CBS, we want to give Bob a primetime sendoff befitting of an entertainment icon," said Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment.  "Audiences everywhere will enjoy playing one more primetime show with Bob and then celebrating his amazing career and the moments that made his reign on The Price is Right so memorable."

            THE PRICE IS RIGHT specials, as well as the series, are a Mark Goodson Productions, in association with FremantleMedia, North America, Inc.  Bob Barker is executive producer, Roger Dobkowitz the producer and Bart Eskander, the director.  The series is broadcast weekdays (11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, ET; 10:00-11:00 AM, PT) on the CBS Television Network.

On the web: www.cbs.com/daytime/price

 

 

WILL THE KING FINALLY GET HIS LITTLE PRINCE OR PRINCESS AND WILL ARTHUR FINALLY MOVE OUT OF THE BASEMENT? THESE QUESTIONS AND OTHERS WILL BE ANSWERED WHEN "THE KING OF QUEENS" TAKES ITS FINAL CURTAIN CALL AFTER NINE SEASONS, ON THE ONE-HOUR SERIES FINALE, MAY 14, 9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT

Doug and Carrie's marriage continues to be on the rocks when Doug discovers that she didn't get rid of her apartment in the city. But both will need to set aside their differences when they receive an unexpected phone call that will change their lives forever.

Lainie Kazan, Nicole Sullivan, Lou Ferrigno, Anne Meara and Merrin Dungey Guest Star 

            "China Syndrome Part 1 and 2" -- Doug and Carrie's marriage continues to be on the rocks when Doug discovers that she didn't get rid of her apartment in the city.  But both will need to set aside their differences when they receive an unexpected phone call that will change their lives forever, on the one-hour series finale of THE KING OF QUEENS, Monday, May 14 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

           Meanwhile, Arthur and Ava St. Clair's (Lainie Kazan) wedding hits a speed bump on the day of the ceremony.  

REGULAR CAST:

Doug Heffernan............................ Kevin James

Carrie Heffernan........................... Leah Remini

Arthur Spooner.............................. Jerry Stiller

Deacon Palmer......................... Victor Williams

Spence Olchin............................ Patton Oswalt

Danny Heffernan....................... Gary Valentine

GUEST CAST:

Rabbi Feldman.............................. Josh Cooke

Veronica...................................... Anne Meara

Ava. St. Clair............................... Lainie Kazan

Kelly........................................ Merrin Dungey

Holly......................................... Nicole Sullivan

Lou Ferrigno........................................ Himself

Eloise................................ Shelby Adamowsky

Carla Ferrigno...................................... Herself

Sandy............................................. Jillian Bach

Band Leader................................. Jackie Flynn

Waiter....................................... Adam Ferrara

Shannon................................. Shannon Ferrara

WRITTEN BY:  Michael J. Weithorn

DIRECTED BY:  Rob Schiller

GENRE: COMEDY

RATING:  To Be Announced

On the web: www.cbs.com/primetime/king_of_queens/

 

 

 

 
 
 
THE AMAZING RACE'S" SEASON 9 LOVEBIRDS, ERIC AND DANIELLE, ARE CROWNED THE WINNERS OF "THE AMAZING RACE: ALL-STARS" DURING THE SEASON FINALE ON SUNDAY, MAY 6 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Teammates Dustin and Kandice were the Runners-Up, Followed by Third Place Finishers Charla and Mirna

            Teammates Eric and Danielle, who met while racing against each other during Season 9 of "The Amazing Race" and started dating shortly thereafter, were crowned the winners of THE AMAZING RACE: ALL-STARS during the season finale on Sunday, May 6 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Teammates Dustin and Kandice finished in second place, while Charla and Mirna finished third.

Meet the Teams for THE AMAZING RACE: ALL-STARS (listed in no particular order):

Kevin O'Connor and Drew Feinberg  (SEASON 1) -- ELIMINATED 2/25

Relationship: Lifelong Friends

Hometown: Kevin (Bayonne, N.J.); Drew (Staten Island, N.Y.)

Age: Kevin (40); Drew (41)

Occupation: Kevin (Forensic Accountant); Drew (Senior Court Officer)

Results from Season 1: 4th Place

America's favorite fraternity brothers are all grown up and married.  They fell just short of the million dollars the first time around and are eager for another shot.

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Oswald Mendez and Danilo Jimenez (Danny) (SEASON 2) -- ELIMINATED 4/29

Relationship: Best Friends

Hometown: Oswald (New York); Danny (Miami)

Age: Oswald (36); Danny (41)

Occupation: Oswald (Advertising); Danny (Paralegal)

Results from Season 2: 4th Place 

These best friends from Season 2 had a falling out several years ago, but have since mended their relationship and claim to be better friends now than they've ever been during their previous 12 years of friendship.  

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John Vito Pietanza and Jill Aquilino  (SEASON 3) -- ELIMINATED 2/18

Relationship:  Formerly Dating

Hometown: John (New York); Jill (New York)

Age: John (32); Jill (29)

Occupation: John (Trader); Jill (Product Controller)

Results from Season 3: 5th Place

Season 3's John Vito and Jill are back for another chance at winning the $1 million prize.  What's different this time around?  These former lovebirds are no longer romantically involved.

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Uchenna Agu and Joyce Agu (SEASON 7) -- ELIMINATED 4/8

Relationship: Married

Hometown: Houston

Age: Uchenna (42); Joyce (46)

Occupation: Uchenna (Land Developer); Joyce (Sales)

Results from Season 7: Winners

Uchenna and Joyce are one of the most beloved teams from any season of Race.  The winners of Season 7, Uchenna and Joyce were relentless and stopped at nothing to win the $1 million prize... including shaving their heads.

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David Conley, Jr. and Mary Conley (SEASON 10) -- ELIMINATED 3/4

Relationship: Coal Miner and Wife

Hometown: Stone, Ky.

Age: David (33); Mary (32)

Occupation: David (Coal Miner); Mary (Homemaker)

Results from Season 10: 6th Place

Everybody's favorite coal miner and his wife are back for another trek around the world.  David and Mary, the lovable, wide-eyed couple from Stone, Ky. are ready to compete and believe they have what it takes to bring home the $1 million prize for their children.

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Charla Baklayan Faddoul and Mirna Hindoyan  (SEASON 5) (THIRD PLACE)

Relationship: Cousins

Hometown: Towson, Md.

Age: Charla (30); Mirna (30)

Occupation: Charla (Real Estate Investor); Mirna (Attorney)

Results from Season 5: 6th Place

Charla and Mirna captured America's hearts the first time around.  They are proud of the way they played the game and look forward to another trip around the world together.

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Rob Mariano and Amber Mariano (SEASON 7) -- ELIMINATED 3/11

Relationship: Married

Hometown: Pensacola, Fla.

Age: Rob (30); Amber (28)

Occupation: Rob (TV personality/host/pursuing a career in TV); Amber (TV personality) 

Results from Season 7: 2nd Place

America's Sweethearts met, fell in love and got married...all in front of the cameras, beginning with the filming of Survivor: All-Stars, where Rob finished in second place to Amber.  They finished as the runners-up to Joyce and Uchenna in Season 7.  To what lengths will Rob and Amber go to avoid finishing as runners-up yet again? 

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Teri Pollack and Ian Pollack  (SEASON 3) -- ELIMINATED 3/25

Relationship: Married Parents

Hometown: Palm City, Fla.

Age: Teri (53); Ian (54)

Occupation: Teri (Homemaker); Ian (Private Investigator/Retired Police Lt.)

Results from Season 3: 2nd Place

Second place in Season 3 just wasn't good enough for this dynamic duo.  Teri and Ian are still the oldest players to ever finish in second place in the Amazing Race and they are back to show that they haven't lost a step.

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Eric Sanchez and Danielle Turner (Dee) (SEASON 9 -- Separate Teams) (WINNERS)

Relationship:  Dating

Hometown: Eric (Deerfield Beach, Fla.); Danielle (Staten Island, N.Y.)

Age: Eric (28); Danielle (23)

Occupation: Eric (Waiter); Danielle (Bartender)

Results from Season 9: Eric (2nd Place), Danielle (7th Place)

This unique duo met while racing against each other during Season 9.   During their travels, they developed a bond which evolved into a romance and the two have been dating for the past year.  Will the combination of big-city girl and self-proclaimed "beach bum" be a force to reckon with or will the other Teams discount this new pair who has never raced together as Team?

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Joe Baldassare and Bill Bartek  (SEASON 1) - - ELIMINATED 4/1

Relationship: Life Partners

Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.

Age: Joe (56); Bill (53)

Occupation: Joe (Owns his own Minerals Trading Company); Bill (Realtor)

Results in Season 1: 3rd Place

"Team Guido" from Season 1 returns for another attempt at the $1 million prize. Claiming they've had their bags packed since they returned home from the first season, they are ready to go!

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Dustin Seltzer and Kandice Pelletier  (SEASON 10) (RUNNERS-UP)

Relationship:  Beauty Queens

Hometown: Dustin (Seattle); Kandice (New York)

Age: Dustin (25); Kandice (25)

Occupation: Dustin (Grad Student); Kandice (Student at NYU)

Results from Season 10: 4th Place

These former Beauty Queens are back for a second chance and are more determined than ever to prove to the world that they aren't just pretty faces.  Proven to be fierce competitors during the 10th installment of Race, Dustin and Kandice are focused and have their sights set on becoming the first all-female team to win the $1 million prize. 

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Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman and Hayma Screech Washington are the executive producers for Bruckheimer Television and Earthview Inc., in association with ABC Television Studio and Amazing Race Productions.  THE AMAZING RACE was created by Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri.

GENRE:  REALITY, TRAVEL, ADVENTURE, OUTDOORS

RATING:  TV-PG-L

On the web: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race11

 

 

 

 

CBS INTRODUCES THE 16 PIRATES COMPETING TO BECOME THE "PIRATE MASTER"

Cameron Daddo To Host  

Click Here To Watch A Clip

        CBS today introduced the 16 pirates who will compete in PIRATE MASTER, the new reality-based series from Emmy Award-winning producer Mark Burnett, when the show premieres Thursday, May 31 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

        Australian actor Cameron Daddo will serve as host.

            PIRATE MASTER will send 16 modern-day pirates on a high seas adventure where they will live as buccaneers and travel around the Caribbean island of Dominica in search of hidden treasure that will total $1 million.  Over the course of 33 days, these pirates will live aboard a massive 179 foot, square-rigged barque which carries 12,500 square feet of sail.

            Each week, the pirates will embark on extraordinary expeditions where they will decipher clues along the way in search of missing treasure.  Gold coins -- real money which the pirates may take with them beyond the show -- will be awarded after each expedition, but only to some.  The gold will play a key role as pirates strike deals with each other or plead for long-term security.  In addition to claiming the lion's share of the week's riches, one pirate will become the captain of the ship and will assign roles and chores to the remaining crew members, setting the tone for either law and order or betrayal and sabotage, which could lead to mutiny by the crew.

            Each episode will conclude on the ship at Pirate's Court, a lively gathering of public speaking and judgment where one individual will be eliminated and "cut adrift."  In the end, one will be the first to find the largest booty, worth $500,000, and claim the title of "Pirate Master."

         The pirates competing in PIRATE MASTER (in alphabetical order) are:

CHRISTA DeANGELO

29

Tamaqua, Pa.

Ex-Military  

BEN FAGAN

23

Charleston, SC

Musician

LOUIE FRASE

43

Fishing Creek, Md. (originally from Park Ridge, Ill.)

Marina Owner

KENDRA GUFFEY

38

Los Angeles (originally from Anchorage, Alaska)

Dive Master

JAY HATKOW

37

Detroit

Automotive Parts Salesman

AZMYTH KAMINSKI

26

Los Angeles (originally Mt. Vernon, Wash.)

Music Producer

CHERYL KOSEWICZ

35

Sparks, Nev. (originally from Grand Couler, Wash.)

District Attorney

JOHN LAKNESS

25

Carlisle, Mass.

Scientist/Chippendale Dancer

JOCELYN "JOY" MCELVEEN

21

West Columbia, S.C.

Receptionist

ELICIA "JUPITER" MENDOZA

30

Los Angeles (originally from Santa Rosa, Calif.)

Bartender

JOE DON "J.D." MORTON

36

Ft. Wainwright, Alaska (originally from Scottsdale, Ariz.)

Smokejumper

NESSA NEMIR

29

Berkeley, Calif. (originally from Oakland, Calif.)

Make-Up Artist

CHRISTIAN OKOYE

45

Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (originally from Enugu, Nigeria)

Former NFL Player

LAUREL SCHMIDT

21

Los Angeles (originally Detroit)

Glass Blower

ALEXIS SHUBIN

26

Laguna Beach, Calif. (originally from Fountain Valley, Calif.)

Fashion Publicist

SEAN TWOMEY

27

Venice, Calif. (originally from Pensacola, Fla.)

Bartender

          PIRATE MASTER is produced by Mark Burnett Productions.  Mark Burnett and Lisa Hennessy are the executive producers.  Eden Gaha and Page Feldman are the co-executive producers.  

 

 
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF THE RACE, TWO ALL-FEMALE TEAMS COMPETE IN THE FINAL THREE FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN THE MILLION DOLLAR PRIZE AND BECOME THE FIRST ALL-FEMALE TEAM TO WIN THE RACE, ON THE SEASON FINALE OF "THE AMAZING RACE: ALL-STARS," SUNDAY, MAY 6

The Finish Line is in Sight For "The Amazing Race: All-Stars" After a Grueling 28 Days, Five Continents and More Than 45,000 Miles

          "Low to the Ground, That's My Technique" -- The final three All-Star Teams Race towards the finish line for their second chance at one million dollars and, for two teams, its the chance to become the first all-female team to win the Race, on the season finale of THE AMAZING RACE: ALL-STARS, Sunday, May 6 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  

           Meet the Teams for THE AMAZING RACE: ALL-STARS (listed in no particular order):  

Kevin O'Connor and Drew Feinberg  (SEASON 1) - - ELIMINATED 2/25

Relationship: Lifelong Friends

Hometown: Kevin (Bayonne, N.J.); Drew (Staten Island, N.Y.)

Age: Kevin (40); Drew (41)

Occupation: Kevin (Forensic Accountant); Drew (Senior Court Officer)

Results from Season 1: 4th Place

America's favorite fraternity brothers are all grown up and married.  They fell just short of the million dollars the first time around and are eager for another shot.  

Oswald Mendez and Danilo Jimenez (Danny) (SEASON 2) -- ELIMINATED 4/29

Relationship: Best Friends

Hometown: Oswald (New York); Danny (Miami)

Age: Oswald (36); Danny (41)

Occupation: Oswald (Advertising); Danny (Paralegal)

Results from Season 2: 4th Place 

These best friends from Season 2 had a falling out several years ago, but have since mended their relationship and claim to be better friends now than they've ever been during their previous 12 years of friendship.

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John Vito Pietanza and Jill Aquilino  (SEASON 3) - - ELIMINATED 2/18

Relationship:  Formerly Dating

Hometown: John (New York); Jill (New York)

Age: John (32); Jill (29)

Occupation: John (Trader); Jill (Product Controller)

Results from Season 3: 5th Place

Season 3's John Vito and Jill are back for another chance at winning the $1 million prize.  What's different this time around?  These former lovebirds are no longer romantically involved.

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Uchenna Agu and Joyce Agu (SEASON 7) - - ELIMINATED 4/8

Relationship: Married

Hometown: Houston

Age: Uchenna (42); Joyce (46)

Occupation: Uchenna (Land Developer); Joyce (Sales)

Results from Season 7: Winners

Uchenna and Joyce are one of the most beloved teams from any season of Race.  The winners of Season 7, Uchenna and Joyce were relentless and stopped at nothing to win the $1 million prize... including shaving their heads.

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David Conley, Jr. and Mary Conley (SEASON 10) - - ELIMINATED 3/4

Relationship: Coal Miner and Wife

Hometown: Stone, Ky.

Age: David (33); Mary (32)

Occupation: David (Coal Miner); Mary (Homemaker)

Results from Season 10: 6th Place

Everybody's favorite coal miner and his wife are back for another trek around the world.  David and Mary, the lovable, wide-eyed couple from Stone, Ky. are ready to compete and believe they have what it takes to bring home the $1 million prize for their children.

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Charla Baklayan Faddoul and Mirna Hindoyan  (SEASON 5)

Relationship: Cousins

Hometown: Towson, Md.

Age: Charla (30); Mirna (30)

Occupation: Charla (Real Estate Investor); Mirna (Attorney)

Results from Season 5: 6th Place

Charla and Mirna captured America's hearts the first time around.  They are proud of the way they played the game and look forward to another trip around the world together.

_______________________________________________________________________

Rob Mariano and Amber Mariano (SEASON 7) - - ELIMINATED 3/11

Relationship: Married

Hometown: Pensacola, Fla.

Age: Rob (30); Amber (28)

Occupation: Rob (TV personality/host/pursuing a career in TV); Amber (TV personality) 

Results from Season 7: 2nd Place

America's Sweethearts met, fell in love and got married...all in front of the cameras, beginning with the filming of Survivor: All-Stars, where Rob finished in second place to Amber.  They finished as the runners-up to Joyce and Uchenna in Season 7.  To what lengths will Rob and Amber go to avoid finishing as runners-up yet again? 

________________________________________________________________________

Teri Pollack and Ian Pollack  (SEASON 3)- -  ELIMINATED 3/25

Relationship: Married Parents

Hometown: Palm City, Fla.

Age: Teri (53); Ian (54)

Occupation: Teri (Homemaker); Ian (Private Investigator/Retired Police Lt.)

Results from Season 3: 2nd Place

Second place in Season 3 just wasn't good enough for this dynamic duo.  Teri and Ian are still the oldest players to ever finish in second place in the Amazing Race and they are back to show that they haven't lost a step.

_______________________________________________________________________

Eric Sanchez and Danielle Turner (Dee)  (SEASON 9 -- Separate Teams)

Relationship:  Dating

Hometown: Eric (Deerfield Beach, Fla.); Danielle (Staten Island, N.Y.)

Age: Eric (28); Danielle (23)

Occupation: Eric (Waiter); Danielle (Bartender)

Results from Season 9: Eric (2nd Place), Danielle (7th Place)

This unique duo met while racing against each other during Season 9.   During their travels, they developed a bond which evolved into a romance and the two have been dating for the past year.  Will the combination of big-city girl and self-proclaimed "beach bum" be a force to reckon with or will the other Teams discount this new pair who has never raced together as Team?

______________________________________________________________________

Joe Baldassare and Bill Bartek  (SEASON 1) - - ELIMINATED 4/1

Relationship: Life Partners

Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.

Age: Joe (56); Bill (53)

Occupation: Joe (Owns his own Minerals Trading Company); Bill (Realtor)

Results in Season 1: 3rd Place

"Team Guido" from Season 1 returns for another attempt at the $1 million prize. Claiming they've had their bags packed since they returned home from the first season, they are ready to go!

_______________________________________________________________________

Dustin Seltzer and Kandice Pelletier  (SEASON 10)

Relationship:  Beauty Queens

Hometown: Dustin (Seattle); Kandice (New York)

Age: Dustin (25); Kandice (25)

Occupation: Dustin (Grad Student); Kandice (Student at NYU)

Results from Season 10: 4th Place

These former Beauty Queens are back for a second chance and are more determined than ever to prove to the world that they aren't just pretty faces.  Proven to be fierce competitors during the 10th installment of Race, Dustin and Kandice are focused and have their sights set on becoming the first all-female team to win the $1 million prize. 

________________________________________________________________________

Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman and Hayma Screech Washington are the executive producers for Bruckheimer Television and Earthview Inc., in association with ABC Television Studio and Amazing Race Productions. THE AMAZING RACE was created by Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri.

GENRE:  REALITY, TRAVEL, ADVENTURE, OUTDOORS

RATING:  To Be Announced

 
 
UPCOMING GUESTS ON THE "LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN" ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Monday through Friday, 11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT  

(*Denotes changes and/or additions to previous schedule)  

*Tuesday, May 1

Actor Tobey Maguire; impressionist John Byner; musical guests Modest Mouse

Wednesday, May 2

Actress Drew Barrymore; impressionist Mike MacRae; musical guest Ben Kweller

Thursday, May 3

Actress Marcia Cross; impressionist Joe Piscopo; musical guest Tori Amos

Friday, May 4

Actor/comedian Ray Romano; impressionist Reggie Reg; actor Dennis Haysbert from the CBS drama series "The Unit"

Monday, May 7

Talk show host Regis Philbin; musical guest Darlene Love

Tuesday, May 8

Actress Jane Fonda; author/LATE SHOW writer Tom Ruprecht; musical guest Kelly Clarkson

Wednesday, May 9

Actress Lindsay Lohan; comedian Tom Dreesen; musical guests The Kooks

Thursday, May 10

Self-help guru Dr. Phil; animal expert Jack Hanna

Friday, May 11

Actor Charles Grodin; comedian Jake Johanssen

*Monday, May 14

Actor Mike Myers; actress America Ferrara

*Tuesday, May 15

Comedian Don Rickles; musical guests Wilco

 

 
 
UPCOMING GUESTS ON "THE LATE LATE SHOW with CRAIG FERGUSON" ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

(Monday through Friday, 12:37-1:37 AM, ET/PT,

Following Broadcasts of the "Late Show with David Letterman")

(*Denotes changes and/or additions to previous schedule)  

Tuesday, May 1                       Actor Tim Daly; comedian Charlie Viracola; music by Joe  

Wednesday, May 2                  Actor Eric Bana; actress Julia Sweeney; music by Fountains of Wayne  

Thursday, May 3                      Musician Alice Cooper; actor Michael Rosenbaum; comedian Gary Gulman  

Friday, May 4                          Actress Molly Shannon; actor Duane Martin; music by Ozomatli  

Monday, May 7                       Musician Ne-Yo  

*Tuesday, May 8                   Actor Garry Shandling; actress Julianne Nicholson; comedian Lynne Koplitz  

Wednesday, May 9                  Comedian Steven Wright; "Dancing with the Stars" Carrie Ann Inaba

Thursday, May 10                    Comedian Carrot Top; actor Nathan Fillion; music by Craig Morgan  

*Friday, May 11                    Comedian Larry the Cable Guy; actress Maureen McCormick; music by Montgomery Gentry

*Monday, May 14                 Music by Miranda Lambert  

*Tuesday, May 15                 Actor Malachy McCourt  

*Wednesday, May 16            "The Price is Right's" Bob Barker; actress Elizabeth Banks; music by Modest Mouse

 

 

 

STELLA IS A MURDER SUSPECT WHEN HER DNA MATCHES THE EVIDENCE IN A PHILADELPHIA COLD CASE, AND MAC'S CAREER IS PUT IN JEOPARDY, ON "CSI: NY," WEDNESDAY, MAY 2

Danny Pino ("Cold Case") Guest Stars as Det. Scotty Valens  

Mykelti Williamson ("Forrest Gump") Guest Stars as Chief of Detectives Brigham Sinclair Who Leads an Investigation against Mac Taylor  

Joey Lawrence ("Dancing With the Stars") Guest Stars  

Scenes from This Episode Were Shot on Location In Manhattan  

            "Cold Reveal" -- Stella is forced to deal with painful memories when Det. Valens visits the lab and says her DNA is connected to a Philadelphia cold case making her a suspect, and Mac's career is put in jeopardy when an internal investigation is opened against him, on CSI: NY, Wednesday, May 2 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

SERIES REGULARS:

Det. Mac Taylor............................. Gary Sinise

Det. Stella Bonasera......... Melina Kanakaredes

Danny Messer. ................. Carmine Giovinazzo

Lindsay Monroe......................... Anna Belknap

Dr. Sheldon Hawkes....................... Hill Harper

Det. Don Flack............................. Eddie Cahill

RECURRING CAST:

Insp. Stanton Gerrard........ Carmen Argenziano

Dr. Sid Hammerback...................... Robert Joy

Adam Ross.................................. A.J. Buckley

GUEST CAST:

Det. Scotty Valens......................... Danny Pino

Brigham Sinclair.................. Mykelti Williamson

Clay Dobson............................ Joey Lawrence

Mindy Sanchez....................... Annika Peterson

Jessica Simms................................ Baelyn Neff

Gene Hartley.............................. Bruce Nozick

Marilyn Bennett......................... Sandra Nelson

T.J. Lindmark................. John Patrick Amedori

Toby Finch................................. Casey Adams

Young Stella............................ Brenna Radding

Young Mindy............ Caitlin Elizabeth Baunoch

Altar Boy #1............................ Miles Williams

Altar Boy #2.......................... Brian D'Addario

Reporters #1...................................... Mel Fair

Reporters #2.............................. Ijeoma Njaka

Written by:  Executive Producer Pam Veasey and Sam Humphrey

Directed by:  Marshall Adams

Genre: Crime Drama, Action, Adventure, Suspense, MYSTERY

RATING:  TV-14-V

 

 

From the home office in Wahoo, Nebraska... THE "LATE SHOW" TOP TEN "Reasons Rosie O'Donnell Is Leaving 'The View'"
    [As presented on the Wednesday, April 25 broadcast of the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, seen weeknights (11:35 PM‑12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.]

10.       Couldn't maintain rigorous one-hour-a-day work schedule.          

9.         It's been a little awkward ever since she threw Joy Behar through a plate glass window.

8.         Gearing up for the Kucinich-O'Donnell 2008 campaign.

7.         Fed up with Elisabeth Hasselbeck being sweet.

6.         Taking time off to be with her fiancé, Donald Trump.

5.         She feels she can get more feuding done by working from home.

4.         No number 4 - writer too despondent after hearing the news.

3.         Can make more money wrasslin' gators in Florida.

2.         Tired of the empty gin bottles in Barbara Walters' office.

1.         Tested positive for steroids.

 

CBS TO CELEBRATE THE 200TH EPISODE OF THE EMMY AWARD-WINNING SERIES "SURVIVOR" WHEN THE "SURVIVOR: FIJI" FINALE AIRS SUNDAY, MAY 13
The Sunday Night Finale Will Be Followed by a LIVE Reveal of the Winner

and a One-Hour Reunion Show from New York City Featuring the 19 Castaways Together for the First Time Since Being in Fiji

            The finale of SURVIVOR:  FIJI will mark the 200th episode of the Emmy Award- winning series.  The finale will be broadcast on Sunday, May 13 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. 

          The finale will culminate in the LIVE reveal of the winner from The Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City.  After the reveal, Jeff Probst will host a LIVE reunion show (10:00-11:00, ET, tape delayed PT) featuring the 19 castaways who will come together for the first time since being in Fiji.

SURVIVOR FUN FACTS:

•·        The series premiered on Wednesday, May 31, 2000

•·        To date, SURVIVOR has garnered 29 Emmy nominations and two Emmy Awards

•·        To date, seven men have won SURVIVOR, six women have won

LOCATIONS:

•·        Season One location:  Borneo, Malaysia (Winner:  Richard Hatch)

•·        Season Two location:  Queensland, Australia (Winner:  Tina Wesson)

•·        Season Three location: Kenya, Africa (Winner: Ethan Zohn)

•·        Season Four location:  Nuku Hiva, Marquesas (Winner:  Vecepia Towery)

•·        Season Five location:  Ko Ta Ru Tao, Thailand (Winner:  Brian Heidik)

•·        Season Six location: The Amazon River (Winner:  Jenna Morasca)

•·        Season Seven location: Pearl Islands, Panama (Winner:  Sandra Diaz-Twine)

•·        Season Eight location:  Pearl Islands, Panama (Winner:  Amber Brkich)

•·        Season Nine location:  Vanuatu, South Pacific (Winner:  Chris Daugherty)

•·        Season 10 location: Palau, West Pacific (Winner:  Tom Westman)

•·        Season 11 location:  Petén, Guatemala (Winner: Danni Boatwright)

•·        Season 12 location:  Pearl Islands, Panama (Winner:  Aras Baskauskas)

•·        Season 13 location:  Cook Islands, South Pacific (Winner:  Yul Kwon)

•·        Season 14 location:  Fiji, South Pacific (Winner:  ??)         

            SURVIVOR: FIJI is produced by SEG, Inc.  Mark Burnett and Tom Shelly are executive producers.  Mark Burnett, Tom Shelly, Marilyn Seabury and Stu Schreiberg will serve as executive producers of the LIVE reunion show.

RATING:  To Be Announced

For more detailed information on SURVIVOR: FIJI and the 19 castaways, visit http://www.cbs.com/.

 

 
 
"THE AMERICAN THEATRE WING'S 61ST ANNUAL TONY(R) AWARDS" TO BE BROADCAST IN A THREE-HOUR CEREMONY LIVE FROM RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL, SUNDAY, JUNE 10 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
             THE AMERICAN THEATRE WING'S 61ST ANNUAL TONYÒ AWARDS will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall, Sunday, June 10 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.  The awards honor theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway.

            Nominations in the 24 competitive categories will be announced on Tuesday, May 15.  The TONYÒ AWARDS, presented by the American Theatre Wing and the League of American Theatres and Producers, have been broadcast on CBS since 1978.  This year marks the 10th anniversary that the Tonys are being held at the historic Radio City Music Hall.  The awards were first held on April 6, 1947 in the Waldorf Astoria's Grand Ballroom.

           The Tonys were founded in memorial to Antoinette ("Tony") Perry, the American Theatre Wing's World War II chairperson.  The winners are selected by the governing board of Actors Equity, The Dramatists Guild, the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, the United Scenic Artists, the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers, the Casting Society of America, the American Theatre Wing and members of the League of American Theatres and Producers, as well as journalists.

          THE AMERICAN THEATRE WING'S 61ST ANNUAL TONY(R) AWARDS are a presentation of Tony Award Productions, which is a joint venture of the League of American Theatres and Producers and the American Theatre Wing.  Emmy winners Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment will return as executive producers.  Weiss will also serve as director for the eighth consecutive year.  Elizabeth Ireland McCann returns as managing producer and Joey Parnes will serve as coordinating producer for Tony Award Productions.

RATING:  To Be Announced

 
 
 
CAMERON DADDO TO HOST "PIRATE MASTER," THE NEW REALITY-BASED SERIES CREATED BY EMMY AWARD-WINNING PRODUCER MARK BURNETT, PREMIERING THURSDAY, MAY 31, ON CBS
          Australian actor Cameron Daddo will host PIRATE MASTER, the new reality-based series created by Emmy Award-winning producer Mark Burnett, premiering Thursday, May 31 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

            PIRATE MASTER will send 16 modern-day pirates on a high seas adventure where they will live as buccaneers and travel around the Caribbean island of Dominica in search of hidden treasure that will total $1 million.  Over the course of 33 days, these pirates will live aboard a massive 179 foot, square-rigged barque which carries 12,500 square feet of sail.

            Each week, the pirates will embark on extraordinary expeditions where they will decipher clues along the way in search of missing treasure.  Gold coins -- real money which the pirates may take with them beyond the show -- will be awarded after each expedition, but only to some.  The gold will play a key role as pirates strike deals with each other or plead for long-term security.  In addition to claiming the lion's share of the week's riches, one pirate will become the captain of the ship and will assign roles and chores to the remaining crew members, setting the tone for either law and order or betrayal and sabotage, which could lead to mutiny by the crew.

            Each episode will conclude on the ship at Pirate's Court, a lively gathering of public speaking and judgment where one individual will be eliminated and "cut adrift."  In the end, one will be the first to find the largest booty, worth $500,000, and claim the title of "Pirate Master."

           In each episode, Daddo will distribute clues at the start of the expeditions and preside over the Pirate's Court. 

            Daddo's Australian television credits include "Perfect Match," "The Heroes," "Witch Hunt," "Bony," "Golden Fiddles," and "Tracks Of Glory."  His U.S. television credits include "Between Love And Hate," "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles," "Models, Inc.," "FX: The Series," "Hope Island" and guest-starring roles in CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and CSI: MIAMI, along with "West Wing," "Boston Legal" and "Monk."  He also appeared in the television movies "The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie" and "Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story."

            Among his feature film credits, Daddo appeared in "Big Mamas House 2," "Anthrax," "Zebra Lounge," "Drive Time Murders" and "Inland Empire."  His latest film projects include "Hacia La Oscuridad ("Towards Darkness"), which will be featured at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival, and the upcoming films "Drifter" and "Passengers."

            Daddo is also a musician.  He played in the bands The Nearly Smooth Guys and Baby James.  His solo debut album, "A Long Goodbye," was released in 1992 and featured Keith Urban on back-up vocals and guitars.  His latest music project is titled daddo, as well as his original one man musical/play, "House Devil, Street Angel."

            PIRATE MASTER is produced by Mark Burnett Productions.  Mark Burnett and Lisa Hennessy are the executive producers.  Eden Gaha and Page Feldman are the co-executive producers.

 

 
 
 
CBS ANNOUNCES "PIRATE MASTER," A NEW REALITY-BASED SERIES WHERE 16 INDIVIDUALS WILL COMPETE AS PIRATES ON THE HIGH SEAS IN SEARCH OF HIDDEN TREASURES

The Next Epic Adventure Series From Emmy Award-Winning Producer Mark Burnett Premieres Thursday, May 31

            PIRATE MASTER, the next epic adventure reality series from Emmy Award-winning producer Mark Burnett, will premiere Thursday, May 31 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

            PIRATE MASTER will send 16 modern-day pirates on a high seas adventure where they will live as buccaneers and travel around the Caribbean island of Dominica in search of hidden treasure that will total $1 million.  Over the course of 33 days, these pirates will live aboard a massive 179 foot, square-rigged barque which carries 12,500 square feet of sail.

            Each week, the pirates will embark on extraordinary expeditions where they will decipher clues along the way in search of missing treasure.  Gold coins -- real money which the pirates may take with them beyond the show -- will be awarded after each expedition, but only to some.  The gold will play a key role as pirates strike deals with each other or plead for long-term security.  In addition to claiming the lion's share of the week's riches, one pirate will become the captain of the ship and will assign roles and chores to the remaining crew members, setting the tone for either law and order or betrayal and sabotage, which could lead to mutiny by the crew.

            Each episode will conclude on the ship at Pirate's Court, a lively gathering of public speaking and judgment where one individual will be eliminated and "cut adrift."  In the end, one will be the first to find the largest booty, worth $500,000, and claim the title of "Pirate Master."

            Series creator and executive producer Mark Burnett explains, "Pirate Master breaks new ground in that it's the collision of fantasy and reality. This is a show where, in true pirate fashion, anything can happen with a group of people that live by their own set of rules and usually break them. It's adventure, excitement and loads of treasure. Anyone who ever wanted to be a pirate will love this show!"

            PIRATE MASTER is produced by Mark Burnett Productions.  Mark Burnett and Lisa Hennessy are the executive producers.  Eden Gaha and Page Feldman are the co-executive producers.

 

 
 
"AFI'S 100 YEARS... 100 MOVIES -- 10th ANNIVERSARY EDITION," A NEW ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL COUNTING DOWN THE 100 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME, TO BE BROADCAST WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
        "Citizen Kane," "Casablanca," "The Godfather," "Titanic" and "Lord of the Rings" Among 400 Films to Vie for the Title of Greatest Movie of All Time

        AFI'S 100 YEARS... 100 MOVIES -- 10th ANNIVERSARY EDITION, a new entertainment special counting down the 100 greatest movies of all time, will be broadcast on Wednesday, June 20 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  During the broadcast, the confidential list of the 100 greatest movies will be revealed by some of Hollywood's biggest stars. The program will consider classic favorites and newly eligible films released from 1996 to 2006. AFI has previously announced it will now undertake this as a decade-by-decade program to mark changing cultural perspectives.

       This will be the 10th annual special in the AFI's continuing celebration of American cinema, following the nine critically-acclaimed Network specials: "AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies," "...100 Stars," "...100 Laughs," "...100 Thrills," "...100 Passions," "...100 Heroes & Villains," "...100 Songs," "...100 Movie Quotes" and "...100 Cheers" which annually spark a national discussion of America's film history among movie lovers across the nation.

          AFI distributed a ballot with the names of 400 nominated movies to a jury of over 1,500 leaders in the creative community, including film artists (directors, screenwriters, actors, editors, cinematographers), critics and historians. 

           The jurors have been asked to consider the following criteria in making their selections:

FEATURE-LENGTH FICTION FILM

Narrative format, typically over 60 minutes in length.

AMERICAN FILM

Motion picture with significant creative and/or production elements from the United States.

CRITICAL RECOGNITION

Formal commendation in print, television and digital media.

MAJOR AWARD WINNER

Recognition from competitive events including awards from peer groups, critics, guilds and major film festivals.

POPULARITY OVER TIME

Including success at the box office, television and cable airings, and DVD/VHS sales and rentals.

HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE

A film's mark on the history of the moving image through visionary narrative devices, technical innovation or other groundbreaking achievements.

CULTURAL IMPACT

A film's mark on American society in matters of style and substance.

AFI allows five write-in votes per ballot.

AFI celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 2007.  AFI is a national institute providing leadership in screen education and the recognition and celebration of excellence in the art of film, television and digital media.  AFI trains the next generation of filmmakers at its world-renowned Conservatory, maintains America's film heritage through the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and explores new digital technologies in entertainment and education through the AFI Digital Content Lab and K-12 Screen Education Center. As the largest nonprofit exhibitor in the US, AFI ON SCREEN encompasses the annual AFI FEST presented by Audi: AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival-as well as year-round programming at ArcLight Hollywood and the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, including SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival.  AFI AWARDS, the annual almanac for the 21st century, honors the most outstanding motion pictures and television programs of the year, while AFI's 100 Years . . . series has ignited extraordinary public interest in classic American movies. And, during the past 34 years, AFI's Life Achievement Award has become the highest honor for a career in film. Additional information about AFI is available at AFI.com.

         For the 10th consecutive year, multi-Emmy Award winner Gary Smith is the executive producer and director of the AFI primetime special.    AFI Board Chair Emeritus Frederick S. Pierce is the executive producer for AFI.  Dann Netter ("The 2002 Emmy Awards") and Bob Gazzale ("AFI Life Achievement Award, A Tribute to Sean Connery") are the producers.  SFM Entertainment LLC is the distributor of the program.  Past sponsors of the series have included General Motors, Pepsi, Home Depot, Best Buy, Anheuser-Busch, Colgate-Palmolive, Breyer's Ice Cream, S.C. Johnson, Sony and all major motion picture companies

 

 

"CREATURE COMFORTS," THE AMERICAN VERSION OF THE HIT BRITISH TELEVISION SERIES, WILL PREMIERE MONDAY, JUNE 4 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

The Team That Produced "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" Will Bring Their Unique Stop-Motion Animation Magic To American Primetime Television

            CREATURE COMFORTS, the American version of the hit British television series will premiere Monday, June 4 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Based on the original Academy Award-winning short film of the same name created by Nick Park and Aardman Animations, Ltd., the half hour stop-motion animated series employs a unique format that culls excerpts from real person interviews and places them in the mouths of a wide variety of animated animals to produce humorous, charming and insightful commentaries on everyday life.

           In upcoming episodes, interviews with hundreds of ordinary Americans from across the United States cover a variety of subjects, such as the trials and tribulations of doctor's visits and being sick, what animal magnetism is and what they look for in a mate, as well as the truth about lies and what it takes to keep a secret.  Told through the mouths of animated animals, insects and other un-human species, they reveal their thoughts in a new and distinct way: an older married couple listing their ailments as portrayed by two lovebirds, the couple who talk about their great height difference as portrayed by two dachshunds, and two men who seem to be examining the bouquet of a fine wine as portrayed by two dogs sniffing, well, another dog.

            Before "Creature Comforts" became "appointment television" on Sunday nights on the U.K.'s ITV1 network, the characters appeared in a series of enormously successful commercials.  Recently, "Creature Comforts" was awarded the prestigious Rose d'Or for Best Comedy and Cristal Award for Best TV Production at the Annecy Animation Festival as well as the Audience Award at the New York International Children's Film Festival.  A full list of "Creature Comforts" awards can be found at www.aardman.com/html/awards.asp.

            Aardman Animations also produced the critically acclaimed box office hit film "Wallace &  Gromit: The Curse of The Were-Rabbit" as well as the 2000 theatrical release "Chicken Run," one of the most successful U.K. feature films ever released.

            Executive Producers for CREATURE COMFORTS are Kit Boss, Miles Bullough, The Gotham Group's Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, and Aardman's Nick Park, David Sproxton and Peter Lord.  Richard Goleszowski, the U.K. director of "Creature Comforts," is supervising director of the American version.   The show is produced by Aardman Animations, Ltd.

 
 
 
THE TRIBES MERGE AND A SURPRISE AWAITS THEM BACK AT CAMP ON "SURVIVOR: FIJI," THURSDAY, APRIL 12
        "Are We Gonna Live On Exile Island?!" -- The remaining castaways merge into one tribe and find a major surprise waiting for them back at camp.  Mookie confesses to Dreamz that he's found the second Hidden Immunity Idol which angers Alex and Edguardo who worry that Dreamz may tell the others, on SURVIVOR: FIJI, Thursday, April 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

CASTAWAYS:

MOTO TRIBE:  Alex Angarita, Kenward "Boo" Bernis, Cassandra Franklin, Liliana Gomez (4th Voted Out), Andre "Dreamz" Herd, Stacy Kimball, Lisi Lisette (8th Voted Out), Edgardo Rivera, Gary Stritesky (forced out of game in Episode Four due to illness)

RAVU TRIBE:  Yau-Man Chan, Earl Cole, Jessica deBen (1st Voted Out), Erica Durousseau (2nd Voted Out), Sylvia Kwan (3rd Voted Out), Mookie Lee, James "Rocky" Reid (7th Voted Out), Anthony Robinson (6th Voted Out), Rita Verreos (5th Voted Out), Michelle Yi

SURVIVOR: FIJI is hosted by Jeff Probst and produced by SEG, Inc.  Mark Burnett and Tom Shelly are the executive producers.  Doug McCallie and Kevin Greene are co-executive producers.  For more detailed information on SURVIVOR: FIJI and the 19 castaways, visit http://www.cbs.com/.

For more information on Fiji, go to http://www.bulafiji.com/

 
 
04.09.2007
THE WINNER OF CBS' "SURVIVOR: FIJI" TO BE REVEALED LIVE FROM THE ED SULLIVAN THEATER IN NEW YORK CITY ON SUNDAY, MAY 13
The Sunday Night Finale Will Be Followed by a LIVE Reveal of the Winner And a One-Hour Reunion Show From New York City Featuring the 19 Castaways Together for the First Time Since Being In Fiji

         The finale of SURVIVOR:  FIJI will be broadcast Sunday, May 13 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  The finale will culminate in the LIVE reveal of the winner from The Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. 

        After the reveal, Jeff Probst will host a LIVE reunion show (10:00-11:00, ET, tape delayed PT) featuring the 19 castaways who will come together for the first time since being in Fiji.

       SURVIVOR: FIJI began with a diverse cast of Americans who started as one tribe with plenty of supplies and resources to make an exceptionally comfortable camp.  On Day Three, the castaways were split into two tribes to compete in the first combination Reward/Immunity Challenge.  Moto, the winning tribe, returned to the camp of copious resources while Ravu, the losing tribe, was sent to a new island with only a pot, a machete and a water source.  The castaways soon learned that there was a Hidden Immunity Idol somewhere at each tribe camp and new clues to its whereabouts could be found on Exile Island.  If found, these Immunity Idols might save individuals from being voted out at a future Tribal Council.  

ORIGINAL CASTAWAYS:

MOTO TRIBE (Comfortable Camp):  Alex Angarita, Kenward "Boo" Bernis, Cassandra Franklin, Liliana Gomez (4th Voted Out), Andre "Dreamz" Herd, Stacy Kimball, Lisi Lisette (8th Voted Out), Edgardo Rivera, Gary Stritesky (forced to leave the game in episode four due to illness)

RAVU TRIBE (Sparse Camp):  Yau-Man Chan, Earl Cole, Jessica deBen (1st Voted Out), Erica Durousseau (2nd Voted Out), Sylvia Kwan (3rd Voted Out), Mookie Lee, James "Rocky" Reid (7th Voted Out), Anthony Robinson (6th Voted Out), Rita Verreos (5th Voted Out), Michelle Yi

TO DATE ON SURVIVOR: FIJI:

The Moto Tribe, with all their luxuries, has dominated almost all of the challenges.

bulletGary Stritesky was forced to leave the game in Episode Four due to illness.
bullet A tribe switch allowed Earl, Yau-Man and Michelle to move to the comfortable camp with Cassandra, Boo and Stacy. 
bulletDreamz, Edguardo and Alex are presently at the sparse camp of Ravu with original member Mookie, the only one left that has never enjoyed any of Moto's camp luxuries since the tribes split on Day Three. 
bulletYau-Man and Earl have joined forces at Moto and have found their camp's Hidden Immunity Idols but have decided not to tell the rest of their tribe. 
bulletAlex, Edguardo and Mookie have also created an alliance at Ravu and just found the second Hidden Immunity Idol at their camp.  Now that they've found it, who gets to use it?

            SURVIVOR: FIJI is produced by SEG, Inc.  Mark Burnett and Tom Shelly are executive producers.  Mark Burnett, Marilyn Seabury and Stu Schreiberg will serve as executive producers of the LIVE reunion show.

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RATING:  To Be Announced

For more detailed information on SURVIVOR: FIJI and the 19 castaways, visit http://www.cbs.com/.

 

TO HIS CRITICS, HE'S WORSE THAN THE FILM VILLAIN HE'S NAMED FOR, BUT THIS DR. EVIL WON'T GO AWAY WHEN THE LIGHTS COME UP -- "60 MINUTES" SUNDAY
        Unlike the villain in the Austin Powers spy-spoof films, this Dr. Evil -- a.k.a. Washington lobbyist Rick Berman -- does not disappear when movie credits roll. He's a constant gadfly to other lobbyists and do-gooders who label him evil for taking money from corporations to fight causes like animal rights, healthy food, labor unions, even Mothers Against Drunk Driving.  Berman is merely taking the other side in issues, he tells Morley Safer, and to his critics he says, "Get over it."  Berman appears in a 60 MINUTES report to be broadcast Sunday, April 8 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

            Berman is criticized for his commercials and websites that he says point out the exaggerations of groups telling Americans what not to eat, drink or wear.  The attacks are personal, he says. "I don't get attacked for my information, I get attacked personally," says Berman, who has a message for his critics:  "Have I said anything that's wrong or am I just objectionable? And if I am objectionable, I say, 'Take a deep breath and get over it. I am not going away,'" Berman tells Safer.

            Through non-profit educational entities that corporations contribute to, Berman creates commercials that attack groups whose messages can harm the interests of those corporations. For example, one commercial, under the Center for Consumer Freedom label, shows a child whose ice cream is taken away and adults whose food and drink are likewise snatched.  "Everywhere you turn, someone is telling us what we can't eat...Find out who's driving the food police,"    explains the voiceover.

            Critics call him a hired gun, but Berman says he's not defending corporate America, just educating Americans with the paying support of companies. "I go out to people and I say, 'If you believe in what I believe, will you help fund it?' Now I don't know if that's a hired gun or not....I do get paid for educating people," he says.  "If that's my biggest crime, I stand accused." Berman also says what he does is a passion rather than a means of support. "I was making a lot of money before I ever started this firm. I do it because I believe in it...it's the right thing to do."

            "He's a PR guy. How can you believe anything he says?" remarks Dr. Michael Jacobsen, head of the Center for Science in the Public Interest.  "I think he's in favor of making a lot of money," continues Jacobsen, "a one-man goon-squad for any company that's willing to hire him. Berman is against every single measure, no matter how sensible. He'd have no restrictions on tobacco advertising, junk foods galore in the schools, no minimum wage. He wants to leave corporate America unfettered on any regulations that protect the public's health," says Jacobsen.

            What's more, critics charge, the corporations that hire him also hide behind him.  That's what he's there for, says Berman. "The businesses themselves don't find it convenient to take on causes that might seem politically incorrect," says Berman, "and I am not afraid to do that."

 

 

 

EMMY AWARD WINNER BOB BARKER TO BE HONORED WITH TWO FINAL PRIMETIME SPECIALS: A "MILLION DOLLAR SPECTACULAR" AND A TRIBUTE TO HIS EXTRAORDINARY CAREER AND UPCOMING RETIREMENT FROM "THE PRICE IS RIGHT," TO BE BROADCAST WEDNESDAY, MAY 16 AND THURSDAY MAY 17 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

"The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular" To Air May 16  

May 17 Special To Look Back At Barker's Remarkable Career In Television and Highlight Classic "The Price Is Right" Games  

             Emmy Award winner Bob Barker will be honored with two final primetime specials this May, paying tribute to his 50 years in show business and his upcoming retirement after 35 years of hosting "The Price Is Right," the longest-running game show in television history.  The specials will be broadcast Wednesday, May 16 and Thursday, May 17 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

             On Wednesday, May 16, CBS will present THE PRICE IS RIGHT MILLION DOLLAR SPECTACULAR, Barker's final appearance in prime time hosting the show he has led since 1972.  In this special primetime edition, contestants will have the opportunity to win bigger prizes and the chance to spin the wheel for $1 million. 

             On Thursday, May 17, BOB BARKER: A CELEBRATION OF 50 YEARS ON TELEVISION will include Barker's reminiscences about his 50 year career on television and his 35 years on "The Price Is Right," in addition to highlighting some classic games from the long-running show.

              "After 50 years in show business and 35 years on CBS, we want to give Bob a primetime sendoff befitting of an entertainment icon," said Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment.  "Audiences everywhere will enjoy playing one more primetime show with Bob and then celebrating his amazing career and the moments that made his reign on The Price is Right so memorable."

            THE PRICE IS RIGHT specials, as well as the series, are a Mark Goodson Productions, in association with FremantleMedia, North America, Inc.  Bob Barker is executive producer, Roger Dobkowitz the producer and Bart Eskander, the director.  The series is broadcast weekdays (11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, ET; 10:00-11:00 AM, PT) on the CBS Television Network.

 
 
UPCOMING GUESTS ON "THE LATE LATE SHOW with CRAIG FERGUSON" ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

(Monday through Friday, 12:37-1:37 AM, ET/PT,

Following Broadcasts of the "Late Show with David Letterman") 

(*Denotes changes and/or additions to previous schedule)

Tuesday, April 3                       Actress Rose McGowan; Chef Wolfgang Puck; comic Billy D. Washington

*Wednesday, April 4             Director Robert Rodriquez; actor John C. McGinley; music by the Noisettes

Thursday, April 5                      Rapper Ice Cube actress Sydney Tamiia Poitier; music by Omarion

Friday, April 6                          Actress Carla Gugino; Ultimate Fighter Randy Couture; music by Redman

*Monday, April 9                   Actor Kurt Russell; Barry Sonnenfeld; music by Paul Wall

Tuesday, April 10                     Director Quentin Tarantino; actress Laura Prepon

*Wednesday, April 11           "Survivor's" Jeff Probst; actress Amy Yasbeck; comedian Greg Warren

*Thursday, April 12               Actor David Duchovny; actress Nia Long; music by k-os

*Friday, April 13                    Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus; comedian Gary Gulman; music by Cold War Kids

 

 

 

CBS ANNOUNCES DATES AND PLOT LINES FOR SEASON FINALES

...And, Gives a Royal One-Hour Series Send-Off

To "The King of Queens"

•·        The Miniature Killer Returns...Sara Goes Missing on "CSI"  

•·        Horatio's Plane Plunges Into the Everglades on "CSI: Miami"

•·        A Serial Killer Returns and the BAU Team is Forced to Profile Gideon as a Suspect on "Criminal Minds"

•·        The Team Comes Under Assault When A Drug Lord Attacks the Lab to Retrieve His Contraband on "CSI: NY"

•·        "The Unit" Faces Prosecution and Potential Elimination

•·        Annabeth Uncovers Police Corruption and Someone in the DA's Office is Murdered on "Close To Home"

•·        A Town Leader Doesn't Survive When Jericho is Attacked By  Residents of a Nearby City

•·        Charlie Has Competition Winning Over Younger Women on "Two and A Half Men"

•·        It's Marshall and Lily's Wedding but What Secret is Ted and Robin Hiding on "How I Met Your Mother?"

•·        A Reckless Moment Jeopardizes Christine's Burgeoning Relationship on "The New Adventures of Old Christine"

  "Survivor: Fiji" and "The Amazing Race: All-Stars" Crown Their Winners

            CBS in May will feature the unpredictable finales of the Network's hit series along with a royal farewell to THE KING OF QUEENS when the comedy ends its nine-year, 200-plus episode run with a special one-hour finale.

            Also in May, the winner of SURVIVOR: FIJI will be crowned in a special two-hour broadcast, and the final three teams dash to the finish line and the $1 million prize in THE AMAZING RACE:  ALL-STARS.

            The following are CBS's May sweeps season finales.

Thursday, May 3

(10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) 

SHARK -- Still reeling from the acquittal of serial killer Wayne Callison (guest star Billy Campbell), Sebastian (James Woods) draws Wayne out of hiding in an attempt to get a second chance at justice.

Sunday, May 6

(8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)            

THE AMAZING RACE -- The final three teams race for the $1 million prize.  Phil Keoghan hosts.

Sunday, May 6

(9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)

COLD CASE -- While investigating a 2006 murder/suicide of a family, a hostage situation erupts and Lilly (Kathryn Morris) and the team must contend with an obsessed, suicidal killer.

Monday, May 7

(8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT)                      

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE -- Christine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) realizes that one reckless evening may have jeopardized her chance to begin dating Mr. Harris.  Wanda Sykes ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") returns as Christine's best friend, Barb, and Blair Underwood ("L.A. Law") returns as Richie's teacher, Mr. Harris.

Tuesday, May 8

(9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) 

THE UNIT -- When the team returns from a mission, they discover they are being investigated by a group -- perhaps the CIA -- that is looking into their past mission infractions and face possible criminal charges.

Wednesday, May 9

(8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)                             

JERICHO -- One of the town's leaders will not survive when Jericho must defend itself against an attack by the citizens of the nearby city.   

Thursday, May 10

SPECIAL NIGHT (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)                           

WITHOUT A TRACE -- The team's search for a lonely teenaged girl, who disappears after joining a religious cult,uncovers more unsavory activities.  Meanwhile, the legal case against Elena's (Roselyn Sanchez) ex falls apart and Jack (Anthony LaPaglia) must to figure out how to protect her from the vindictive husband.

Friday, May 11                       

(8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) 

GHOST WHISPERER -- Melinda (Jennifer Love Hewitt) is  repeatedly confronted by a prophet ghost who imparts cryptic clues about an impending disaster, while she is also haunted by visions of the imminent death of someone who is close to her.

Friday, May 11                       

(9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) 

CLOSE TO HOME -- When Annabeth (Jennifer Finnigan) prosecutes a drug dealer for killing a policeman, she uncovers a group of corrupt cops which leads to death threats and the murder of someone in the D.A.'s office.  Eric Stoltz and Jonathan Silverman guest star.

Sunday, May 13

(8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)
 

SURVIVOR: FIJI -- The special two-hour finale begins with five remaining castaways attempting to win the $1 million prize and title of "ultimate survivor." The finale is followed by a live one-hour reunion show featuring the 19 castaways together for the first time since being in Fiji.  Jeff Probst hosts.

Monday, May 14

(8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) 

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER -- At Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lily's wedding (Alyson Hannigan), Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) discovers that Ted (Josh Radnor) and Robin (Coby Smulders) have a secret they've been hiding for weeks.

Monday, May 14                    

(8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT)             

TWO AND A HALF MEN -- Charlie (Charlie Sheen) can't compete against a younger, more charming man for the affection of women.  Enrique Iglesias guest stars.

Monday, May 14

(9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)           

THE KING OF QUEENS -- After nine seasons and over 200 episodes, will the King finally become a dad and get  his little prince or princess?  Will Arthur (Jerry Stiller) find true love and move out of the basement?  Nicole Sullivan, Anne Meara, Lou Ferrigno and Lainie Kazan guest star in this special one-hour series finale.

Monday, May 14

(10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)         

CSI: MIAMI -- When Horatio (David Caruso) captures a  suspected criminal and must fly him to a different jurisdiction to stand trial, their plane inexplicably loses control and crashes in the Everglades.

Wednesday, May 16               

(9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)           

CRIMINAL MINDS -- This time it's personal when  Gideon's (Mandy Patinkin) girlfriend is murdered by his nemesis Frank, an elusive and prolific serial killer.  Gideon takes off to hunt Frank without telling the BAU and the team must profile Gideon as a suspect in order to find them both.  Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Keith Carradine reprises his role as the sadistic serial killer, and Golden Globe Award winner Amy Madigan ("Carnivale") returns as Jane, the small town outcast who is seduced by the madman.

Wednesday, May 16

(10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)         

CSI: NY -- Following the largest drug seizure in New York history, Mac (Gary Sinise) and the CSIs must save the lab and face one of their toughest challenges yet when, in an elaborate heist, a drug lord and his crew descend upon the lab's vault in hopes of retrieving their merchandise.

Thursday, May 17                   

(9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)           

CSI -- The "miniature killer's" identity is revealed. As the CSI team tries to track down this diabolical murderer, Sara (Jorja Fox) mysteriously goes missing -- and Grissom (William Petersen) and Sara's relationship is suddenly forced out into the open.

Friday, May 18

(10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)         

NUMB3RS -- In the wake of an explosive standoff with a mysterious yet brilliant bomber on a bridge, the Eppes brothers (Rob Morrow, David Krumholtz) discover a buried secret that will change the FBI team forever.

Tuesday, May 22                    

(8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)      

NCIS -- The "season of secrets" wraps when the team's biggest secret is revealed.

 

 

 

FRUSTRATION LEVELS HIT A HIGH FOR CHARLA AND MIRNA WHEN LOCALS COMPLETELY IGNORE THEM AND REFUSE TO HELP, ON A SPECIAL TWO-HOUR AIRING OF "THE AMAZING RACE: ALL-STARS," SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

 

            "If I Were In Town, I Would Ask For Your Number" --  Teams head to Warsaw, Poland where a disagreement sparks an intense argument and name calling between teammates, on a special two-hour broadcast of THE AMAZING RACE: ALL-STARS, Sunday, April 1 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Meet the Teams for THE AMAZING RACE: ALL-STARS (listed in no particular order):

Kevin O'Connor and Drew Feinberg  (SEASON 1) - - ELIMINATED 2/25

Relationship: Lifelong Friends

Hometown: Kevin (Bayonne, N.J.); Drew (Staten Island, N.Y.)

Age: Kevin (40); Drew (41)

Occupation: Kevin (Forensic Accountant); Drew (Senior Court Officer)

Results from Season 1: 4th Place

America's favorite fraternity brothers are all grown up and married.  They fell just short of the million dollars the first time around and are eager for another shot.

________________________________________________________________________

  

Oswald Mendez and Danilo Jimenez (Danny) (SEASON 2)

Relationship: Best Friends

Hometown: Oswald (New York); Danny (Miami)

Age: Oswald (36); Danny (41)

Occupation: Oswald (Advertising); Danny (Paralegal)

Results from Season 2: 4th Place 

 

These best friends from Season 2 had a falling out several years ago, but have since mended their relationship and claim to be better friends now than they've ever been during their previous 12 years of friendship.  

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John Vito Pietanza and Jill Aquilino  (SEASON 3) - - ELIMINATED 2/18

Relationship:  Formerly Dating

Hometown: John (New York); Jill (New York)

Age: John (32); Jill (29)

Occupation: John (Trader); Jill (Product Controller)

Results from Season 3: 5th Place

Season 3's John Vito and Jill are back for another chance at winning the $1 million prize.  What's different this time around?  These former lovebirds are no longer romantically involved.

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Uchenna Agu and Joyce Agu  (SEASON 7)

Relationship: Married

Hometown: Houston

Age: Uchenna (42); Joyce (46)

Occupation: Uchenna (Land Developer); Joyce (Sales)

Results from Season 7: Winners

Uchenna and Joyce are one of the most beloved teams from any season of Race.  The winners of Season 7, Uchenna and Joyce were relentless and stopped at nothing to win the $1 million prize... including shaving their heads.

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David Conley, Jr. and Mary Conley (SEASON 10) - - ELIMINATED 3/4

Relationship: Coal Miner and Wife

Hometown: Stone, Ky.

Age: David (33); Mary (32)

Occupation: David (Coal Miner); Mary (Homemaker)

Results from Season 10: 6th Place

Everybody's favorite coal miner and his wife are back for another trek around the world.  David and Mary, the lovable, wide-eyed couple from Stone, Ky. are ready to compete and believe they have what it takes to bring home the $1 million prize for their children.

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Charla Baklayan Faddoul and Mirna Hindoyan  (SEASON 5)

Relationship: Cousins

Hometown: Towson, Md.

Age: Charla (30); Mirna (30)

Occupation: Charla (Real Estate Investor); Mirna (Attorney)

Results from Season 5: 6th Place

Charla and Mirna captured America's hearts the first time around.  They are proud of the way they played the game and look forward to another trip around the world together.

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Rob Mariano and Amber Mariano (SEASON 7) - - ELIMINATED 3/11

Relationship: Married

Hometown: Pensacola, Fla.

Age: Rob (30); Amber (28)

Occupation: Rob (TV personality/host/pursuing a career in TV); Amber (TV personality) 

Results from Season 7: 2nd Place

America's Sweethearts met, fell in love and got married...all in front of the cameras, beginning with the filming of Survivor: All-Stars, where Rob finished in second place to Amber.  They finished as the runners-up to Joyce and Uchenna in Season 7.  To what lengths will Rob and Amber go to avoid finishing as runners-up yet again? 

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Teri Pollack and Ian Pollack  (SEASON 3)- -  ELIMINATED 3/25

Relationship: Married Parents

Hometown: Palm City, Fla.

Age: Teri (53); Ian (54)

Occupation: Teri (Homemaker); Ian (Private Investigator/Retired Police Lt.)

Results from Season 3: 2nd Place

Second place in Season 3 just wasn't good enough for this dynamic duo.  Teri and Ian are still the oldest players to ever finish in second place in the Amazing Race and they are back to show that they haven't lost a step.

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Eric Sanchez and Danielle Turner (Dee)  (SEASON 9 -- Separate Teams)

Relationship:  Dating

Hometown: Eric (Deerfield Beach, Fla.); Danielle (Staten Island, N.Y.)

Age: Eric (28); Danielle (23)

Occupation: Eric (Waiter); Danielle (Bartender)

Results from Season 9: Eric (2nd Place), Danielle (7th Place)

This unique duo met while racing against each other during Season 9.   During their travels, they developed a bond which evolved into a romance and the two have been dating for the past year.  Will the combination of big-city girl and self-proclaimed "beach bum" be a force to reckon with or will the other Teams discount this new pair who has never raced together as Team?

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Joe Baldassare and Bill Bartek  (SEASON 1)

Relationship: Life Partners

Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.

Age: Joe (56); Bill (53)

Occupation: Joe (Owns his own Minerals Trading Company); Bill (Realtor)

Results in Season 1: 3rd Place

"Team Guido" from Season 1 returns for another attempt at the $1 million prize. Claiming they've had their bags packed since they returned home from the first season, they are ready to go!

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Dustin Seltzer and Kandice Pelletier  (SEASON 10)

Relationship:  Beauty Queens

Hometown: Dustin (Seattle); Kandice (New York)

Age: Dustin (25); Kandice (25)

Occupation: Dustin (Grad Student); Kandice (Student at NYU)

Results from Season 10: 4th Place

These former Beauty Queens are back for a second chance and are more determined than ever to prove to the world that they aren't just pretty faces.  Proven to be fierce competitors during the 10th installment of Race, Dustin and Kandice are focused and have their sights set on becoming the first all-female team to win the $1 million prize. 

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Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman and Hayma Screech Washington are the executive producers for Bruckheimer Television and Earthview Inc., in association with ABC Television Studio and Amazing Race Productions.  THE AMAZING RACE was created by Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri.

GENRE:  REALITY, TRAVEL, ADVENTURE, OUTDOORS

RATING:  To Be Announced

On the web: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race11

 

 

 
   
   
   

 

 

 

 
BEYONCE KNOWLES WILL PERFORM DURING AN OUTDOOR CONCERT AT "THE EARLY SHOW" PLAZA ON MONDAY, APRIL 2
           Beyonce Knowles will perform songs from her album "B'Day Deluxe Edition" during an outdoor concert at 12:00 Noon on Monday, April 2 at THE EARLY SHOW plaza at 59th Street and 5th Avenue.  The concert will be broadcast on Friday, April 6 on THE EARLY SHOW (7:00-9:00 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Michael Bass is the senior executive producer of the broadcast.

 

 

 

 

FRUSTRATION LEVELS HIT A HIGH FOR ONE TEAM WHEN LOCALS COMPLETELY IGNORE THEM AND REFUSE TO HELP, WHILE ANOTHER RACER ATTEMPTS TO STOP THE PLANE BY RUNNING OUT ON TO THE TARMAC, ON A SPECIAL TWO-HOUR AIRING OF "THE AMAZING RACE: ALL-STARS," SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

 

            "If I Were In Town, I Would Ask For Your Number" --  Teams head to Warsaw, Poland where a disagreement sparks an intense argument and name calling between teammates, on a special two-hour broadcast of THE AMAZING RACE: ALL-STARS, Sunday, April 1 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Meet the Teams for THE AMAZING RACE: ALL-STARS (listed in no particular order):

Kevin O'Connor and Drew Feinberg  (SEASON 1) - - ELIMINATED 2/25

Relationship: Lifelong Friends

Hometown: Kevin (Bayonne, N.J.); Drew (Staten Island, N.Y.)

Age: Kevin (40); Drew (41)

Occupation: Kevin (Forensic Accountant); Drew (Senior Court Officer)

Results from Season 1: 4th Place

America's favorite fraternity brothers are all grown up and married.  They fell just short of the million dollars the first time around and are eager for another shot.

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Oswald Mendez and Danilo Jimenez (Danny) (SEASON 2)

Relationship: Best Friends

Hometown: Oswald (New York); Danny (Miami)

Age: Oswald (36); Danny (41)

Occupation: Oswald (Advertising); Danny (Paralegal)

Results from Season 2: 4th Place 

 

These best friends from Season 2 had a falling out several years ago, but have since mended their relationship and claim to be better friends now than they've ever been during their previous 12 years of friendship.  

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John Vito Pietanza and Jill Aquilino  (SEASON 3) - - ELIMINATED 2/18

Relationship:  Formerly Dating

Hometown: John (New York); Jill (New York)

Age: John (32); Jill (29)

Occupation: John (Trader); Jill (Product Controller)

Results from Season 3: 5th Place

Season 3's John Vito and Jill are back for another chance at winning the $1 million prize.  What's different this time around?  These former lovebirds are no longer romantically involved.

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Uchenna Agu and Joyce Agu  (SEASON 7)

Relationship: Married

Hometown: Houston

Age: Uchenna (42); Joyce (46)

Occupation: Uchenna (Land Developer); Joyce (Sales)

Results from Season 7: Winners

Uchenna and Joyce are one of the most beloved teams from any season of Race.  The winners of Season 7, Uchenna and Joyce were relentless and stopped at nothing to win the $1 million prize... including shaving their heads.

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David Conley, Jr. and Mary Conley (SEASON 10) - - ELIMINATED 3/4

Relationship: Coal Miner and Wife

Hometown: Stone, Ky.

Age: David (33); Mary (32)

Occupation: David (Coal Miner); Mary (Homemaker)

Results from Season 10: 6th Place

Everybody's favorite coal miner and his wife are back for another trek around the world.  David and Mary, the lovable, wide-eyed couple from Stone, Ky. are ready to compete and believe they have what it takes to bring home the $1 million prize for their children.

_______________________________________________________________________

Charla Baklayan Faddoul and Mirna Hindoyan  (SEASON 5)

Relationship: Cousins

Hometown: Towson, Md.

Age: Charla (30); Mirna (30)

Occupation: Charla (Real Estate Investor); Mirna (Attorney)

Results from Season 5: 6th Place

Charla and Mirna captured America's hearts the first time around.  They are proud of the way they played the game and look forward to another trip around the world together.

_______________________________________________________________________

Rob Mariano and Amber Mariano (SEASON 7) - - ELIMINATED 3/11

Relationship: Married

Hometown: Pensacola, Fla.

Age: Rob (30); Amber (28)

Occupation: Rob (TV personality/host/pursuing a career in TV); Amber (TV personality) 

Results from Season 7: 2nd Place

America's Sweethearts met, fell in love and got married...all in front of the cameras, beginning with the filming of Survivor: All-Stars, where Rob finished in second place to Amber.  They finished as the runners-up to Joyce and Uchenna in Season 7.  To what lengths will Rob and Amber go to avoid finishing as runners-up yet again? 

________________________________________________________________________

Teri Pollack and Ian Pollack  (SEASON 3)- -  ELIMINATED 3/25

Relationship: Married Parents

Hometown: Palm City, Fla.

Age: Teri (53); Ian (54)

Occupation: Teri (Homemaker); Ian (Private Investigator/Retired Police Lt.)

Results from Season 3: 2nd Place

Second place in Season 3 just wasn't good enough for this dynamic duo.  Teri and Ian are still the oldest players to ever finish in second place in the Amazing Race and they are back to show that they haven't lost a step.

_______________________________________________________________________

Eric Sanchez and Danielle Turner (Dee)  (SEASON 9 -- Separate Teams)

Relationship:  Dating

Hometown: Eric (Deerfield Beach, Fla.); Danielle (Staten Island, N.Y.)

Age: Eric (28); Danielle (23)

Occupation: Eric (Waiter); Danielle (Bartender)

Results from Season 9: Eric (2nd Place), Danielle (7th Place)

This unique duo met while racing against each other during Season 9.   During their travels, they developed a bond which evolved into a romance and the two have been dating for the past year.  Will the combination of big-city girl and self-proclaimed "beach bum" be a force to reckon with or will the other Teams discount this new pair who has never raced together as Team?

_______________________________________________________________________

Joe Baldassare and Bill Bartek  (SEASON 1)

Relationship: Life Partners

Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.

Age: Joe (56); Bill (53)

Occupation: Joe (Owns his own Minerals Trading Company); Bill (Realtor)

Results in Season 1: 3rd Place

"Team Guido" from Season 1 returns for another attempt at the $1 million prize. Claiming they've had their bags packed since they returned home from the first season, they are ready to go!

_______________________________________________________________________

Dustin Seltzer and Kandice Pelletier  (SEASON 10)

Relationship:  Beauty Queens

Hometown: Dustin (Seattle); Kandice (New York)

Age: Dustin (25); Kandice (25)

Occupation: Dustin (Grad Student); Kandice (Student at NYU)

Results from Season 10: 4th Place

These former Beauty Queens are back for a second chance and are more determined than ever to prove to the world that they aren't just pretty faces.  Proven to be fierce competitors during the 10th installment of Race, Dustin and Kandice are focused and have their sights set on becoming the first all-female team to win the $1 million prize. 

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Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman and Hayma Screech Washington are the executive producers for Bruckheimer Television and Earthview Inc., in association with ABC Television Studio and Amazing Race Productions.  THE AMAZING RACE was created by Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri.

GENRE:  REALITY, TRAVEL, ADVENTURE, OUTDOORS

RATING:  To Be Announced

On the web: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race11

 
 
 
CBS EXPANDS ITS MOBILE OFFERINGS WITH POPULAR NEWS AND ENTERTAINMENT CONTENT ON SPRINT TV STARTING IN APRIL


 
Video Content Features Full-Length, On-Demand Episodes Of

CBS's Drama JERICHO And Live Mobilecasts Of

The CBS EVENING NEWS WITH KATIE COURIC

CBS and Sprint (NYSE: S) announced today that programming from America's most watched network is coming to Sprint TVSM with live mobilecasts, full episodes and video clips from popular CBS programs.

The content will include:

bulletLive nightly mobilecasts of the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH KATIE COURIC;
bulletFull episodes of JERICHO on demand;
bulletVideo clips from hit primetime shows, including CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, CSI: MIAMI, CSI: NY, NUMB3RS, NCIS and SURVIVOR;
bulletDaily clips from popular late-night talk shows the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN and THE LATE LATE SHOW with CRAIG FERGUSON;
bulletDaily clips from ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT; and
bulletClassic clips from series in the CBS Paramount library, including THE BRADY BUNCH and I LOVE LUCY.

The agreement with Sprint enables CBS to sell advertising across its programming on the Sprint TV platform.  The advertising will appear as brief commercials before the clips and as spots within the news simulcast.

"With this agreement, CBS is on the forefront of providing a scalable advertising solution for media buyers who want ad time on CBS's mobile-video content," said Cyriac Roeding, Executive Vice President, CBS Mobile, CBS Interactive.  "As we continue to expand the number of places that wireless customers can get CBS Mobile content, Sprint provides a terrific new platform on which CBS and our advertisers can connect with viewers, and a new opportunity to learn how audiences engage with our content on this emerging programming medium."

"With new popular content from CBS, our customers can enjoy even more quality programming anywhere within our nationwide mobile broadband network," said John Burris, vice president of wireless data, Sprint.  "We are proud to be recognized as a leader in data services - not only through mobile video, but also award-winning mobile music and location-based services that help make our customers' lives simpler, more productive and more entertaining." 

About CBS

CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company with constituent parts that reach back to the beginnings of the broadcast industry, as well as newer businesses that operate on the leading edge of the media industry. The Company, through its many and varied operations, combines broad reach with well-positioned local businesses, all of which provide it with an extensive distribution network by which it serves audiences and advertisers in all 50 states and key international markets. It has operations in virtually every field of media and entertainment, including broadcast television (CBS and The CW - a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), cable television (Showtime and CSTV Networks), local television (CBS Television Stations), television production and syndication (CBS Paramount Network Television and CBS Television Distribution), radio (CBS Radio), advertising on out-of-home media (CBS Outdoor), publishing (Simon & Schuster), interactive media (CBS Interactive), music (CBS Records), licensing and merchandising (CBS Consumer Products), video/ DVD (CBS Home Entertainment) and motion pictures (CBS Feature Films). For more information, log on to http://www.cbscorporation.com/.

 

About Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two robust wireless networks serving 53.1 million customers at the end of 2006; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international walkie-talkie capabilities; and an award-winning and global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit http://www.sprint.com/.

 
 
 
UPCOMING GUESTS ON THE "LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN" ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Monday through Friday, 11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT

(*Denotes changes and/or additions to previous schedule)

*Tuesday, March 20                           Actor Adam Sandler; actor Don Cheadle; IRL auto racing star Danica Patrick; musical guest Lucinda Williams; comedian Todd Barry

Wednesday, March 21                           Actor Jack Black; CBS News correspondent Lara Logan; beer launching refrigerator creator John Cornwell

Thursday, March 22                              Actress Evangeline Lilly; sports writer Jeff MacGregor; bubble blowing guy Tom Noddy

Friday, March 23                                   Actor/comedian Chris Elliott; actor Hugh Jackman; Nextel Cup champion Jimmie Johnson

Monday, March 26                                Actor Will Ferrell; musical guests Kings of Leon

Tuesday, March 27                                Comedian Paul Mooney; musical guest Macy Gray

Wednesday, March 28                           Comedian Al Franken; actress Isla Fisher

Thursday, March 29                              Actress Rosario Dawson; musical guests Bloc Party

Friday, March 30                                   Real estate mogul Donald Trump; actor Jon Heder

 

 

THE CASTAWAYS FACE A MAJOR SHAKE-UP WHEN NEW TRIBES ARE FORMED ON "SURVIVOR: FIJI," WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT


 
"I've Strength Now To Carry The Flag" - When two all-new tribes are formed, some of the castaways experience true hardship while other newfound luxury and strategy changes when one Survivor realizes their old alliance no longer has the majority in their new tribe on SURVIVOR: FIJI, Wednesday, March 21 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

CASTAWAYS:

MOTO TRIBE:  Alex Angarita, Kenward "Boo" Bernis, Cassandra Franklin, Liliana Gomez (4th Voted Out, 5th member to leave the island), Andre "Dreamz" Herd, Stacy Kimball, Lisi Lisette, Edgardo Rivera, Gary Stritesky (forced out of game due to illness)

RAVU TRIBE:  Yau-Man Chan, Earl Cole, Jessica deBen (1st Voted Off), Erica Durousseau (2nd Voted Off), Sylvia Kwan (3rd Voted Off), Mookie Lee, James "Rocky" Reid, Anthony Robinson, Rita Verreos (5th Voted Out, 6th member to leave the island), Michelle Yi

SURVIVOR: FIJI is hosted by Jeff Probst and produced by SEG, Inc.  Mark Burnett and Tom Shelly are the executive producers.  Doug McCallie and Kevin Greene are co-executive producers.  For more detailed information on SURVIVOR: FIJI and the 19 new castaways, visit http://www.cbs.com/.

 

 

"THE KING OF QUEENS" RETURNS TO THE CBS PRIMETIME LINEUP WITH THE FIRST OF SEVEN CONSECUTIVE FINAL EPISODES WHEN DOUG AND CARRIE ACCUSE DEACON AND KELLY OF BEING CHEAP AFTER THEY DISCOVER THEIR FRIENDS SAVED ENOUGH MONEY TO BUY A VACATION HOME, ON "THE KING OF QUEENS," MONDAY, APRIL 9th, 9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

 

This Marks the 200th Episode of "The King of Queens"

    "Home Cheapo" - When Carrie learns that Deacon and Kelly bought a second home, she convinces Doug that they were able to afford it because they were so cheap,  on the 200th episode of THE KING OF QUEENS, Monday, April 9, (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

 REGULAR CAST

Doug Heffernan............................ Kevin James

Carrie Heffernan........................... Leah Remini

Arthur Spooner.............................. Jerry Stiller

Deacon Palmer......................... Victor Williams

Spence Olchin............................ Patton Oswalt

GUEST CAST


 

Kelly........................................ Merrin Dungey

Phil.......................................... Mookie Barker

WRITTEN BY:            Ilana Wernick and Liz Astrof Aronauer

DIRECTED BY:          Rob Schiller

GENRE: COMEDY

RATING:  To Be Announced

On the web: www.cbs.com/primetime/king_of_queens/

 

 

 

THE CASTAWAYS FACE A MAJOR SHAKE-UP WHEN NEW TRIBES ARE FORMED ON "SURVIVOR: FIJI," WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT


 
"I've Strength Now To Carry The Flag" - When two all-new tribes are formed, some of the castaways experience true hardship while other newfound luxury and strategy changes when one Survivor realizes their old alliance no longer has the majority in their new tribe on SURVIVOR: FIJI, Wednesday, March 21 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

CASTAWAYS:

MOTO TRIBE:  Alex Angarita, Kenward "Boo" Bernis, Cassandra Franklin, Liliana Gomez (4th Voted Out, 5th member to leave the island), Andre "Dreamz" Herd, Stacy Kimball, Lisi Lisette, Edgardo Rivera, Gary Stritesky (forced out of game due to illness)

RAVU TRIBE:  Yau-Man Chan, Earl Cole, Jessica deBen (1st Voted Off), Erica Durousseau (2nd Voted Off), Sylvia Kwan (3rd Voted Off), Mookie Lee, James "Rocky" Reid, Anthony Robinson, Rita Verreos (5th Voted Out, 6th member to leave the island), Michelle Yi

SURVIVOR: FIJI is hosted by Jeff Probst and produced by SEG, Inc.  Mark Burnett and Tom Shelly are the executive producers.  Doug McCallie and Kevin Greene are co-executive producers.  For more detailed information on SURVIVOR: FIJI and the 19 new castaways, visit http://www.cbs.com/.

For more information on Fiji, go to http://www.bulafiji.com/

 

 
 
NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 34th ANNUAL DAYTIME ENTERTAINMENT EMMY AWARDS TODAY ON CBS NEWS' "THE EARLY SHOW"

CBS Daytime Led All Networks With 57 Nominations

  CBS Swept The Category Of Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

CBS Dominated With Four Out Of Five Outstanding Lead Actors Nominations and

Three Out Of Four Outstanding Drama Series Nominations

 Game Show Host Bob Barker Nominated For 18th and 19th Emmy Awards

 Daytime Television Pioneer Lee Phillip Bell To Receive the Lifetime Achievement Award

Awards To Be Broadcast Live, Friday, June 15 On The CBS Television Network

Nominees for THE 34TH ANNUAL DAYTIME ENTERTAINMENT EMMY AWARDS were announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences live on CBS News' "The Early Show," hosted by anchor Julie Chen, at the stages of "Guiding Light," television's longest-running daytime drama.  In making the announcement, Peter Price, President of the National Television Academy, was joined by actors Mandy Bruno and Bradley Cole of "Guiding Light"; Terri Colombino and Austin Peck of "As the World Turns"; Brandon Beemer of "Days of Our Lives"; Cathy Jeneen Doe of "Passions"; Bree Williamson of "One Life to Live" and Jacob Young of "All My Children." 

CBS led the nominations with 57, including sweeping the category of Outstanding Lead Actress with Maura West of "As The World Turns", Crystal Chappell of "Guiding Light," Kim Zimmer of "Guiding Light," Jeanne Cooper and Michelle Stafford of "The Young and the Restless" all being nominated.  CBS led the Outstanding Lead Actor category with four out of five nominations.  Michael Park of "As The World Turns," Ricky Paull Goldin of "Guiding Light," Peter Bergman and Christian LeBlanc of "The Young and the Restless" were all nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.  CBS dominated the Outstanding Drama Series category with three out of four nominations for "The Bold and the Beautiful," "Guiding Light" and "The Young and the Restless."  Lesli Kay of "The Bold and the Beautiful" and Gina Tognoni of "Guiding Light" were nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress.  Trent Dawson of "As The World Turns," Greg Rikaart and Kristoff St. John of "The Young and the Restless" were nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor.  Game show host Bob Barker is up for his 18th and 19th Emmy nominations as Outstanding Game Show Host and Executive Producer of "The Price is Right."

A complete list of nominees, tabulated by the Independent Accounting Firm of Deloitte and Touche LLP, is available online at http://www.emmyonline.tv/.

The Children's Programming nominations were previously announced.

Television pioneer Lee Phillip Bell, co-creator, along with her late husband, William J. Bell, of CBS's long-running daytime dramas "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful" was previously announced to be the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

THE 34TH ANNUAL DAYTIME ENTERTAINMENT EMMY AWARDS will be broadcast Friday, June 15, 2007 (9:00 PM-11:00 PM live ET/ delayed PT), on the CBS Television Network from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. 

White Cherry Entertainment will produce the awards show for the second consecutive year. 

The National Television Academy is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime, Creative Arts, Public & Community Service, Technology & Engineering/Advanced Media and Business & Financial Reporting. Excellence in Primetime programming and international programming is recognized by its affiliate, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.   Regional Emmys are given in 19 regions across the United States. Beyond awards, the National Television Academy has extensive educational programs including National Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public.  For more information, please visit the

 
 
 
THE WORLD'S TOP MUSIC, FILM AND TELEVISION STARS WILL APPEAR IN TWO NEW SPECIALS -- "LISTEN LIVE" AND "WHY LISTEN" -- TO BENEFIT THE PLANET'S MOST DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN, ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK IN JULY


 
CBS will broadcast two new primetime specials -- LISTEN LIVE and WHY LISTEN -- to benefit the world's most disadvantaged children, it was announced today by Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events.  The specials will raise money for the Listen Charity Campaign 2007, a worldwide campaign that is expected to fund numerous charity projects worldwide, and will be broadcast on two consecutive nights in July.           

LISTEN LIVE, a two-hour special, will be an artistically unique event that will bring together leading artists from film, music, television, literature and the visual arts who will join forces to focus attention on the needs and rights of children affected by war, disease, exploitation, poverty and AIDS.  

WHY LISTEN, a one-hour special, will feature six entertainment stars as they travel to remote locations, including China, India, Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America, to meet with a child  in crisis and a group that is working to solve the problem in each area.

"These specials will be entertaining, informative and will raise awareness for a variety of important issues affecting children worldwide," Sussman said. "We're proud to use the reach, influence and power of network television for such a special event and worthy cause."

Tony Hollingsworth, executive producer of the LISTEN Campaign and CEO of the London-based Tribute Third Millennium Limited, said "LISTEN is the first annual global awareness and fundraising campaign highlighting the rights and needs of children and has been developed to work across television, radio, web, print and mobile.  The campaign and the LISTEN Charity have been structured in a unique way to meet the changing criteria of the donation-giving public and we are delighted that CBS is leading the way in giving its support."

Tony Hollingsworth has produced nine of the world's largest global broadcast events including "Nelson Mandela:   70th Birthday Tribute," "The Wall:  Live in Berlin," "Nelson Mandela:  An International Tribute for a Free South Africa," "The Simple Truth: 

A Concert for Kurdish Refugees" and "The Greatest Music Party in the World."   The "Nelson Mandela:  70th Birthday Tribute" was seen by 600 million people in 67 countries.   He has produced events in locations as diverse and challenging as Moscow's Red Square, The Berlin Wall and an 8th Century Buddhist temple in Nara, the ancient capital of Japan, and worked with musical artists including Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Whitney Houston, Bob Dylan, Sting, Rod Stewart, Seal, Jon Bon Jovi, k.d. lang, Mary J. Blige, David Bowie and Diana Ross.

The LISTEN Campaign 2007 is an annual global media campaign which is set to launch this year and is expected to reach 500 million people around the world.  It asks its audience to listen to the needs of the world's most disadvantaged children, take responsibility and help. 

LISTEN LIVE will be executive produced by Tony Hollingsworth.  WHY LISTEN will be executive produced by Susan Zirinsky ("48 Hours").

 

 
UPCOMING GUESTS ON THE "LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN" ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Monday through Friday, 11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT

  (*Denotes changes and/or additions to previous schedule)

Monday, March 12                               

Actor Chris Rock; actress Sandra Oh; musical guest Amy Winehouse

Tuesday, March 12                               

Actor Jeff Goldblum; author Barbara McQueen; musical guests The Good, The Bad and The Queen

Wednesday, March 13                          

Actor Richard Gere; Explorers Club chef Gene Rurka; musical guest Aqualung

*Thursday, March 14                     

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning; ventriloquist Dan Horn and Orson; musical guests The Cat Empire

*Friday, March 15                             

Comedian Tracy Morgan; ventriloquist Brad Cummings and Rex; actress Gabrielle Union

Monday, March 19                                Actor/comedian Bernie Mac; reality show judge Paula Abdul; musical guest Joss Stone

Tuesday, March 20                               

Actor Adam Sandler; musical guest Lucinda Williams

 

Wednesday, March 21                           Actor Jack Black; CBS News correspondent Lara Logan

*Thursday, March 21                         Guests TBA

*Friday, March 22                              Guests TBA

*Monday, March 26                           Actor Will Ferrell; musical guests Kings of Leon

 

 

DEAN CAIN, PERI GILPIN AND JULIE WARNER STAR IN "CROSSROADS: A STORY OF FORGIVENESS," A NEW "HALLMARK HALL OF FAME" PRESENTATION TO BE BROADCAST SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT, ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
CROSSROADS:  A STORY OF FORGIVENESS, a new "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation starring Dean Cain ("Lois & Clark:  The New Adventures of Superman"), Peri Gilpin ("Frasier") and Julie Warner ("Nip/Tuck," "Party of Five") will be broadcast Sunday, April 22  (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Inspired by a true story, it tells the story of a man whose feelings of anger, blame and sadness are changed when he decides to forgive the unforgivable. 

Bruce Murakami (Cain) is a hard-working man who sometimes puts his job before his family life.  On one of those occasions when a work call preoccupies him at home, his wife and daughter leave to go shopping and, unbeknownst to Bruce, they are involved in a fatal accident caused by a young driver, Justin (Shiloh Fernandez).

Bruce and his two sons are devastated by their loss, even more so when they find that Justin was illegally racing on the highway.  Though the Sheriff's department closes the case after determining that it was an accident, in a crusade for justice, Bruce decides to pursue Justin and have him prosecuted for murder.

With the help of a powerful attorney, Erin Teller (Gilpin), Bruce files suit against the young man, which is overwhelming for both the boy and his family.  But as the case progresses, Bruce begins to have a new understanding of his own emotions and, in turn, what will be best for everyone in the end.

Julie Warner plays Melissa, Bruce's late wife's best friend.

Dean Cain is well known to television audiences for his role as Superman/Clark Kent in the television series "Lois & Clark:  The New Adventures of Superman."  His other television credits include the movies "The Runaway" and "The Perfect Husband:  The Laci Peterson Story," and the series "Beverly Hills 90210," "The Division," "Hope & Faith" and "Las Vegas."  His feature film credits include "The Broken Hearts Club:  A Romantic Comedy," "Rat Race" and "Out of Time."  He was a history major at Princeton, where he set an NCAA record for football interceptions in a season.  He signed with the Buffalo Bills, but a knee injury ended his professional career before it began.

Peri Gilpin is well-known for her character Roz Doyle on the series "Frasier."  She also appeared in the series "Designing Women," on the Network, "Cheers" and "Wings."  Her other television credits include the movies "Fight for Justice:  The Nancy Conn Story," "The Secret She Carried" and "Laughter on the 23rd Floor."  She was born in Waco, Texas and grew up in Dallas.  She studied at the Dallas Theater Center and the University of Texas at Austin.

Julie Warner's television credits include the series "Scrubs," "Just Legal" and "House," and the television movie "Baseball Wives."  Her feature film credits include "Indian Summer," "Tommy Boy" and "Wedding Bell Blues."  She was raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and majored in theater arts at Brown University.

CROSSROADS:  A STORY OF FORGIVENESS was produced by Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions.  Brent Shields ("The Water Is Wide") is the executive producer.  Andy Gottlieb ("Silver Bells") and Jim Head (Prism Award-winning "Behind the Camera:  The Unauthorized Story of 'Mork & Mindy'") are the producers.  John Kent Harrison ("The Water Is Wide") directed the film from a script by Peter Hunziker & Cynthia Riddle and Oliver Goldstick.

RATING:  To Be Announced

 

 
 
A MAN CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR PUSHING A SEX OFFENDER OFF A BUILDING AND VOWS TO SYSTEMATICALLY KILL ANOTHER PERSON EVERY DAY UNTIL THE COLD CASE TEAM CAN SOLVE HIS SON'S 20-YEAR-OLD MURDER, ON "COLD CASE," SUNDAY, MARCH 25
"Offender" -The cold case detectives must solve the rape and murder of a 6-year-old boy whose father is pushing one registered sex offender off a building every day until the cold case team solves the 20-year-old murder, on COLD CASE, Sunday, March 25, (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. 

SERIES REGULARS

Lilly Rush................................. Kathryn Morris

Scotty Valens................................. Danny Pino

LT. John Stillman.............................. John Finn

Nick Vera............................ Jeremy Ratchford

Will Jeffries................................... Thom Barry

Kat Miller................................... Tracie Thoms

GUEST CAST

Mitch Hathaway (1987)............ Rick Ravenello

Clayton Hathaway (1987)........... Gattlin Griffith

Cliff Burrell (1987)................... Dylan Kussman

Linda Burrell (1987)......... Stephanie Manglaras

Damon Childress (1987).......... Colton Parsons

Tara Hathaway (1987)................ Amy Stewart

Ernie Grabowski (1987)................. Bob Rusch

Johnny Burrell (1987)............. Conner Rayburn

ADA Thomas............................... Bonnie Root

Mitch Hathaway (2007)............... Mitch Pileggi

Tara McClaughlin........................ Jordan Baker

Ernest Wayne Grabowski'o.... Tom McCleister

Adam Murdoch (1987)................ Nick Ballard

Tricia (1987)......................... Lauren Champey

Adam Murdoch (2007)............. Robert Farrior

Johnny Burrell (2007)........ Travis Aaron Wade

Damon Childress (2007).............. Sean Whalen

Cliff Burrell (2007)...................... Kale Browne

 

WRITTEN BY:  Greg Plageman

DIRECTED BY:  David Barrett

GENRE:  DRAMA, CRIME, MYSTERY

RATING:  To Be Announced

 

 
 
 
 
DON AND HIS TEAM INVESTIGATE THE DEATH OF A MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYER TO DETERMINE IF IT WAS AN ACCIDENTAL OVERDOSE OF STEROIDS OR A HOMICIDE, ON A REBROADCAST OF "NUMB3RS," FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT
"Hardball" -- Don and his team investigate the death of a minor league baseball player to determine if it was an accidental overdose of steroids or a homicide, on a rebroadcast of NUMB3RS, Friday, April 13 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Fred Keller directed the episode which is written by Cheryl Heuton and Nicolas Falacci.  (Originally broadcast 11/10/06) 

After some probing into the case, Charlie is astonished when he discovers a fantasy league player who has developed an extraordinary statistical analysis that identifies which players use steroids. This unforeseen breakthrough leads the FBI to a possible motive and potential killer.

SERIES REGULARS:

Don Eppes.................................. Rob Morrow

Charlie Eppes........................ David Krumholtz

Alan Eppes.................................... Judd Hirsch

David Sinclair............................... Alimi Ballard

Larry Fleinhardt....................... Peter MacNicol

Megan Reeves ............................... Diane Farr

Amita Ramajuan............................ Navi Rawat

Colby Granger.............................. Dylan Bruno

GUEST CAST:

Oswald Kittner............................. Jay Baruchel

Claudia Gomez............................ Lauren Velez

Bill Waldie.......................................... Bill Nye

Kelly Johnston.......................... Lauren Stamile

Richard Clast.................................. Jon Hamm

Frank Auster........................... Andy Umberger

Dr. Thomas Mandel...................... John HIllner

Max Sheveranksy...................... Joel Anderson

Coach Grady................ Barry Shabaka Henley

Trainer Lyle Weaver.................. Lance Roberts

Stendhauser............................. Susan Beaubian

Vick Johnston................................ Bobby Roe

Second Baseman............................. Russ Hunt

GENRE:  CRIME DRAMA, MYSTERY, SUSPENSE

RATING:  TV-PG-LV

 

 

 

THE CSIs INVESTIGATE THE MURDER OF A DRUNK DRIVER KILLED IN HER HOSPITAL BED SHORTLY AFTER WAKING FROM A COMA, ON A REBROADCAST OF "CSI: NY," WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT

Mel Harris ("thirtysomething") Guest Stars  

          "And Here's To You, Mrs. Azrael" -- When a woman is murdered in her hospital bed after surviving a drunk driving accident that she caused, the CSIs work to uncover the killer as their list of suspect grows, on a rebroadcast of CSI: NY, Wednesday, March 28 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  David Von Ancken directed the episode written by Peter M. Lenkov, one of the series' executive producers.  (Originally broadcast 11/15/06)

            Mel Harris ("thirtysomething") guest stars as Julie Rollins.

           Five days after surviving a horrific car accident, the woman who lost control of her car while driving home drunk is murdered in her hospital room shortly after coming out of a coma.  Despite being paralyzed from the waist down, the doctors gave the victim a good chance for recovery, so the team must determine who wanted her dead in spite of her prognosis.  Meanwhile, Sheldon returns to the hospital where he once worked as a promising surgeon and his investigation opens old wounds that led to his departure and caused him to become a medical examiner.        


 

SERIES REGULARS:

Det. Mac Taylor........................ .... Gary Sinise

Det. Stella Bonasera......... Melina Kanakaredes

Danny Messer................... Carmine Giovinazzo

Lindsay Monroe......................... Anna Belknap

Dr. Sheldon Hawkes....................... Hill Harper

Det. Don Flack............................. Eddie Cahill

RECURRING CAST:

Dr. Sid Hammerback...................... Robert Joy

Adam Ross.................................. A.J. Buckley

GUEST CAST:

Nicole Garner......................... Kimberly Pfeffer

Heather Rollins.......................... Stefanie Butler

Ellen Garner.................................... Sheryl Lee

Julie Rollins .................................... Mel Harris

Dr. Richards............................. Sam Anderson

Frank Russo.............................. Richard Tyson

Matt Huxley...................... Michael Grant Terry

Kevin Green................................ Mark Colson

Doctor...................................... Richard Varga

Nurse Evette.............. Courtenay Kellen Taylor

Paramedic #1........................ Angela Marsden

Cabbie........................................ John Lorenzo

Paramedic #2................................ Perry Kelly

Genre: Crime Drama, Action, Adventure, Suspense, MYSTERY

RATING:  TV-14-V 

On the web: www.cbs.com/primetime/csi_ny/

 

 

 

AN A-LIST FASHION WRITER LEAVES HER FAST-TRACK CAREER AND BECOMES A SINGLE MOM, BUT SHE ALSO BECOMES THE ONLY MURDER VICTIM IN 30 YEARS IN HER SERENE CAPE COD TOWN "48 HOURS MYSTERY," ON A SPECIAL NIGHT -- TONIGHT, TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT
          Christa Worthington was a powerhouse in her fashion reporter career, even at the age of 26 when she landed an interview with industry icon Yves Saint Laurent. She later decided to slow down the pace of her life and settled on Cape Cod, where she happily became a single mom. So how did Worthington wind up stabbed to death in her kitchen on the all-American Cape while her two-year-old was in the house? 48 HOURS MYSTERY: "Murder on the Cape" will be broadcast tonight, Tuesday, March 6 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

            Worthington was a Vassar graduate who covered the runways of New York, London and Paris for top fashion magazines. But some people close to Worthington at the time claim she never felt fully comfortable in that posh world. So, she eventually decided to move into a small bungalow owned by her prominent New England family in a town called Truro on Cape Cod. It was also the perfect place for her to live her dream of becoming a mother. The only problem for the beautiful Worthington was that she didn't have a husband or a boyfriend.

            But Tony Jackett, a charismatic local and longtime married man and father of six, reportedly fell for Worthington not long after seeing her on her porch one day. The two eventually had a child together, Ava.

            The small town gave Worthington everything she wanted: the perfect escape from the fashion world and the perfect place to raise a child. But on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, Worthington was found stabbed once through the chest. The knife exited her back and was driven into the kitchen floor by the killer. 

            Police began their investigation, but days turned into months and years. By the spring of 2005, townspeople were starting to think police would never crack the Worthington case, and townspeople were often suspecting one another since outsiders typically didn't visit the Cape in January. The police focused their investigation on the DNA found in Worthington's body from a recent sexual liaison. But even with such narrow evidence in a tiny New England town, the list of suspects was not short.

            Cops had to look at Jackett, Ava's father; Jackett's son-in-law, Keith Amato, who was seen taking a few outside showers at Worthington's home; and Tim Arnold, a past lover with whom Christa reportedly had a contentious relationship; even Worthington's elderly father's girlfriend. The girlfriend had an alleged heroin problem and Worthington was insisting her father cut her off financially.

            Soon the district attorney from Truro asked for a DNA sample from every man in town.  Truro police were taking voluntary saliva samples outside of coffee shops and the local post office.

            What seemed like a cattle call of small town proportions eventually produced a hit - and it seemed the district attorney had finally caught his killer.

            Who is Worthington's killer and did he manage to hide in the open among his fellow townspeople for years? Or is he someone from the outside? But the bigger question for the prosecution is: if the DNA found inside and outside Worthington's body matched one specific suspect, what explains the DNA under Worthington's fingernails from three other donors?

            48 HOURS MYSTERY: "Murder on the Cape" is produced by Josh Yager and Martin Zied. The senior producer of "Murder on the Cape" and the executive editor of 48 HOURS is Al Briganti. The executive producer is Susan Zirinsky.                                                                      

 

 

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR "THE 42ND ANNUAL ACADEMY

 OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS," TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS TUESDAY, MAY 15 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

 

George Strait Leads with Eight Nominations; Brooks & Dunn Receive Seven Nominations,

With Ronnie Dunn Receiving an Additional Nod; Rascal Flatts Receives Six Nominations; Carrie Underwood Receives Five; Big & Rich Four, with John Rich Receiving an Additional Nod; Vince Gill, Josh Turner and Gretchen Wilson

Receive Three Nominations Each

           

Nominations for the 42ND ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS were announced by multi-platinum recording artists Kenny Chesney and Sugarland, along with CBS's "The Early Show" host Hannah Storm, at a press conference at the Ford Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.  The winners will be broadcast live from Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena, Tuesday, May 15 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. 

 

            George Strait led with eight nominations.  Brooks & Dunn received seven nominations, with Ronnie Dunn receiving an additional nod.  Rascal Flatts received six nominations, followed by Carrie Underwood with five and Big & Rich with four nominations, and an additional nod for John Rich.  Vince Gill, Josh Turner and Gretchen Wilson each received three nominations. 

 

            George Strait's eight nominations include Entertainer of the Year and Top Male Vocalist.  In addition, Strait is nominated as artist and producer for both Album of the Year for It Just Comes Natural and Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year, both for "Give It Away." He was also nominated for Video of the Year for "Seashores of Old Mexico."  Strait has previously won 15 Academy of Country Music Award Honors. 

 

            Brooks & Dunn are nominated for seven awards including Entertainer of the Year, Top Vocal Duo, Album of the Year for Hillbilly Deluxe, Video of the Year for "Hillbilly Deluxe" and Vocal Event of the Year for "Building Bridges" with Vince Gill and Sheryl Crow.  They have previously been awarded 21 Academy of Country Music Awards as a duo, with Ronnie Dunn having received 22 Academy of Country Music Awards in total.  Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn is nominated in seven categories as part of Brooks & Dunn and also has an additional solo nomination in the Vocal Event of the Year category for "I Don't Want To" with Ashley Monroe.

 

            Rascal Flatts is nominated in six categories, including Entertainer of the Year, Top Vocal Group, Album of the Year for Me and My Gang and Single Record of the Year for "What Hurts the Most."  They have previously been awarded six Academy of Country Music Awards.

  

            Carrie Underwood has five nominations including Top Female Vocalist, Album of the Year for Some Hearts and Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Video of the Year, all for "Before He Cheats."  She was awarded two Academy of Country Music Awards last year – Top New Female and Single Record of the Year – in her first year ever to be nominated. 

 

            Big & Rich received four nominations including Top Vocal Duo, Video of the Year for "8th of November" and Vocal Event of the Year for "That's How They Do it in Dixie," with Hank Williams, Jr., Gretchen Wilson and Van Zant.  John Rich has an additional nomination for producing Gretchen Wilson's single, "Politically Uncorrect," which brings his total to five nominations. 

 

            Vince Gill, Josh Turner and Gretchen Wilson each received three nominations.  Vince Gill received nods for both artist and producer for Album of the Year for These Days, and Vocal Event of the Year for "Building Bridges."  Josh Turner is nominated for Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year for "Would You Go With Me" and Vocal Event of the Year for "Me and God."  Gretchen Wilson is nominated for Vocal Event of the Year for both "Politically Uncorrect" and "That's How They Do it in Dixie."  For the former, she received an additional producing nod. 

 
                    Kenny Chesney, on hand at the press conference to read the nominations live, received two nominations, one each for Entertainer of the Year and Top Male Vocalist.  
He has previously been awarded six Academy of Country Music Awards including reigning, back-to-back Entertainer of the Year wins.  Sugarland, also on hand to read nominations, 
received one nod in the Top Vocal Duo category.  They were last year's Top New Duo or Vocal Group winners.  
 

            Members of the Academy of Country Music select the nominees and winners of the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS.  Presenters and additional performers who will appear on the special will be announced at a later date.

 

            Following is the list of final nominees in 13 categories voted by the membership.  Winners in each of the following categories will be presented with an ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD during the television broadcast:

 

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

bullet Brooks & Dunn
bullet Kenny Chesney
bulletTim McGraw
bullet Rascal Flatts
bullet George Strait

 

TOP MALE VOCALIST

bullet Kenny Chesney
bulletToby Keith
bulletBrad Paisley
bullet George Strait
bullet Keith Urban

 

TOP FEMALE VOCALIST

bulletSara Evans
bullet Faith Hill
bullet Miranda Lambert
bullet Martina McBride
bullet Carrie Underwood

           

TOP VOCAL GROUP

bullet Diamond Rio
bullet Emerson Drive
bullet Little Big Town
bullet Lonestar
bullet Rascal Flatts

 

TOP VOCAL DUO OR VOCAL GROUP

bulletBig & Rich
bullet Brooks & Dunn
bullet Montgomery Gentry
bullet Sugarland
bulletThe Wreckers

 

TOP NEW MALE VOCALIST

bullet Rodney Atkins
bullet Craig Morgan
bullet Chris Young

 

TOP NEW FEMALE VOCALIST

bullet Miranda Lambert
bullet Kellie Pickler
bullet Taylor Swift

 

TOP NEW DUO OR VOCAL GROUP

bullet Heartland
bullet Little Big Town
bulletThe Wreckers

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]

bulletHillbilly Deluxe - Brooks & Dunn (Arista Nashville)

Produced by Tony Brown, Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks

#3 Produced by Mark Wright, Tony Brown, Ronnie Dunn, Kix Brooks

# 6 Original demo produced by Kix Brooks, Tom Shapiro

bullet It Just Comes Natural - George Strait (MCA Nashville)

Produced by Tony Brown, George Strait

bullet Me and My Gang - Rascal Flatts (Lyric Street Records)

Produced by Dann Huff, Rascal Flatts

  

bullet Some Hearts - Carrie Underwood (19 Recordings Limited/Arista Records)

#1, 2, 4, 7, 10 & 13 Produced by Mark Bright

#3, 6, 8, 9, 11 & 12 Produced by Dann Huff

bullet These Days - Vince Gill (MCA Nashville)

Produced by Vince Gill, John Hobbs, Justin Niebank

 

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]

bulletBefore He Cheats

Carrie Underwood, Produced by Mark Bright

19 Recordings Limited/Arista Records

·         Give It Away

George Strait, Produced by Tony Brown, George Strait

MCA Nashville

bulletI Loved Her First

Heartland, Produced by Walt Aldridge

Lofton Creek Records

bulletWhat Hurts the Most

Rascal Flatts, Produced by Dann Huff, Rascal Flatts

Lyric Street Records

bulletWould You Go With Me

Josh Turner, Produced by Frank Rogers

MCA Nashville

 

SONG OF THE YEAR [Award to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

bullet Amarillo Sky

Jason Aldean

Writers: John Rich, Big Kenny, Rodney Clawson, Bart Pursley

            Publishers: © 2005 Rich Texan Music (ASCAP), Bound For Sound Music (ASCAP) All   rights admin. By WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) Big Love Music (BMI) Admin. By Carol         Vincent and Associates. Grinnin' Girl Music (BMI) Bar Two Beat One Music (ASCAP)    Used by permission. All rights reserved.

bullet Before He Cheats

            Carrie Underwood

            Writers: Chris Tompkins, Josh Kear

Publishers: That Little House Music (ASCAP)/ Mighty Underdog Music/Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing (ASCAP)

bullet Give It Away

            George Strait

            Writers: Bill Anderson, Buddy Cannon, Jamey Johnson

Publishers: © 2006 Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Mr. Bubba Music, Inc., admin. by Sony/ATV Music Publishing (BMI); Run Slow Music, admin. By ICG (ASCAP); EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI)

bulletIf You're Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows)

            Rodney Atkins

            Writers: Sam and Annie Tate, Dave Berg

            Publishers: Gravonitron Music, Whaddayadef Music, Cal IV Songs, BerdBrain Music

  

bullet Would You Go With Me

            Josh Turner

            Writers: Shawn Camp, John Scott Sherrill

Publishers: © 2005 Sony/ATV Songs LLC/All Mighty Dog Music/Travelin' Arkansawyer             Music, admin. By Sony/ATV Music Publishing; Sony/ATV Songs LLC/All Mighty Dog Music/City Wolf Music, admin. By Sony/ATV Music Publishing (BMI)

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR [Award to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]

bullet 8th of November - Big & Rich

            Producer: Steve Lamar

            Director: George Deaton, Robert Flanigan, Marc Oswald

bullet Amarillo Sky -           Jason Aldean

            Producer: Brittany Hailes

            Director: Wes Edwards

bulletBefore He Cheats - Carrie Underwood

            Producer:  Randy Brewer

            Director:  Roman White

bulletHillbilly Deluxe - Brooks & Dunn

            Producer: Mark Kalbfeld

            Director:  Michael Salomon

bullet Seashores of Old Mexico - George Strait

            Producer: Shelli Jury

            Director: Trey Fanjoy

 

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]

bulletBuilding Bridges - Brooks & Dunn with Vince Gill & Sheryl Crow

            Produced by Tony Brown, Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks

            Arista Nashville

bulletI Don't Want To - Ashley Monroe & Ronnie Dunn

            Produced by Mark Wright

            Columbia Nashville

bullet Me and God - Josh Turner featuring Dr. Ralph Stanley and Marty Roe, Dana Williams and Gene Johnson of Diamond Rio

            Produced by Frank Rogers

            MCA Nashville

bulletPolitically Uncorrect - Gretchen Wilson featuring Merle Haggard

            Produced by Gretchen Wilson, John Rich and Mark Wright

            Columbia Nashville

bullet That's How They Do It In Dixie - Hank Williams Jr. with Gretchen Wilson, Big & Rich and Van Zant

            Produced by Doug Johnson for Curb Productions

            Curb Records

 

The Academy of Country Music, an artist and industry-driven organization, exists to produce a world-class network television awards show, and its associated events, to provide the financial resources to ensure the ongoing philanthropic work of its Charitable Fund.  Academy of Country Music Charitable Fund promotes and supports music education and humanitarian programs that transform the human spirit.  Through its charitable donations, the ACMCF works toward two main goals:  encouraging Learning Through Music and Healing Through Music.  The Academy, which is comprised of more than 4,500 professional members and more than 40,000 associate members, was established in 1964 and is headquartered in Encino, Calif.

 

The ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS is produced for television by dick clark productions.  The show is executive produced by Allen Shapiro and R.A. Clark, and produced by Barry Adelman.  The executive in charge of production is Bob Bardo, and the executive in charge is Fran LaMaina.

 

 

 

Primetime Schedule

Date 7 pm 7:30 pm 8 pm 8:30 pm 9 pm 9:30 pm 10 pm 10:30 pm
03/04 60 Minutes Amazing Race 11, The - "I'm Sorry I'm Wearing A Bathing Suit. It Is Very Weird, I Know." Cold Case - GOOD-BYE ROOM, THE Without A Trace - WITHOUT YOU
03/05   How I Met Your Mother - WORLD'S GREATEST COUPLE The Class - CLASS GOES BACK TO THE HOSPITAL, THE Two and a Half Men - A LIVE WOMAN OF PROVEN FERTILITY Rules Of Engagement - KIDS CSI: Miami - DEATH EMINENT
03/06   NCIS - DEAD AND UNBURIED Unit, The - FORCE MAJEURE 48 Hours Mystery
03/07   Jericho - HEART OF WINTER Criminal Minds - LAST WORD, THE CSI: NY - OPEN AND SHUT
03/08   Survivor: Fiji - "Love Many, Trust Few, Do Wrong To None." CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - BURN OUT Shark - WRATH OF KHAN, THE
03/09   Ghost Whisperer - GHOST WITHIN, THE Close To Home - PROTEGE Numb3rs - DEMOCRACY
03/10   CSI: NY - FARE GAME Shark - DR. FEELBAD 48 Hours Mystery
03/11 60 Minutes Amazing Race 11, The - "No Babies on the Race!" Cold Case - SHUFFLE, BALL CHANGE Without A Trace - DEEP WATER
03/12   The New Adventures of Old Christine - SLEEPLESS IN MAR VISTA The New Adventures of Old Christine - UNDERCOVER BROTHER Two and a Half Men - APOLOGIES FOR THE FRIVOLITY Rules Of Engagement - HARD DAY'S NIGHT CSI: Miami - GOING, GOING, GONE
03/13   NCIS - WITCH HUNT Unit, The - OFF THE METER CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - BULLET RUNS THROUGH IT, PART ONE, A
03/14   Jericho - SEMPER FIDELIS Criminal Minds - LESSONS LEARNED CSI: NY - MURDER SINGS THE BLUES
03/15   NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP [FIRST ROUND]
03/16   NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP [FIRST ROUND]
03/17   NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP [SECOND ROUND - QUADRUPLE HEADER] 48 Hours Mystery
03/18 60 Minutes Amazing Race 11, The Cold Case - DOLLAR, A DREAM, A Without A Trace - CONNECTIONS

 

 

 

TOP U.S. INTELLIGENCE OFFICER FOR IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN SAYS INTERNET IS TERRORISTS' BIGGEST RECRUITING TOOL -- "60 MINUTES" SUNDAY ON CBS
            America's top intelligence officer overseeing Iraq and Afghanistan says terrorists have made the Internet their most important recruiting tool.  Brig. Gen. John Custer tells Scott Pelley that terrorist groups like Al Qaeda are influencing Islamic youth to join their cause through Websites devoted to jihad, or religious war.  Pelley's report will be broadcast on 60 MINUTES Sunday, March 4 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

            "I see 16, 17-yr.-olds who have been indoctrinated on the Internet turn up on the battlefield. We capture them, we kill them every day in Iraq, in Afghanistan," says Custer.  "Without a doubt, the Internet is the single-most important venue for the radicalization of Islamic youth," he tells Pelley.

            Potential recruits can be lured to sites that offer news or information that contain links to other sites featuring violence against people the terrorists say are enemies of Islam.  Those sites often show American soldiers being killed and military vehicles blown up, as well as journalists and contractors being murdered or shown in captivity.   Custer says the sites can convince potential recruits that American soldiers are on the run.  "It's a war of perceptions....They don't have to win on the tactical battlefield. They never will. No platoon has ever been defeated in Afghanistan or Iraq, but it doesn't matter." 

            The sites also provide religious justification for waging a holy war and celebrate suicide bombers by showing their farewell videos and depicting them enshrined in heaven.  Chat rooms and message boards also play a role, manipulating visitors with religious guilt. Ultimately, the terrorists are trying to hijack Islam says Stephen Ulph, an expert on militant Islam and a consultant to West Point from the Jamestown Foundation.  "[The terrorists] say 'You're not a proper Muslim, nor are your parents.' Very important implication here. If your parents aren't proper Muslims and if the sheik of a mosque isn't a proper Muslim, What are you doing obeying them?" says Ulph.

            The Internet allows terrorists to use increasingly sophisticated methods, such as music videos distributed by media organizations, to reach more potential recruits with more effective messages. "Now they are able to distribute...anything they want anywhere they want. This is unheard of in history," says Ulph.  "We're witnessing this ideological war on our own desktops."

            To Custer, it's the end of conventional war.  "Can you imagine thousands of tanks on a battlefield now? I can't," he tells Pelley.  "It's a different type of warfare. It's a battle of perceptions and Al Qaeda understands it and America needs to understand it."

 

 
"60 MINUTES" LISTINGS FOR SUNDAY MARCH 4, 2007
           JIHAD.COM  --  The most important recruitment tool for Al Qaeda and other Islamic terrorist groups is the Internet, where Scott Pelley finds sites devoted to terror and cyber warriors out to shut them down.  Harry Radliffe is the producer.

          WAKE-UP CALL --  U.S. Comptroller General David Walker says the Medicare program is on course to possibly bankrupt the treasury in the coming decades unless vast reforms to the program and the nation's healthcare system are made. Steve Kroft reports. Andy Court is the producer. 

         DOG NUT -- Sam Simon, the multimillionaire who helped create TV's "The Simpsons," spends a fortune helping stray canines to a better life and helps people by training some of the dogs to act as the ears of the deaf.  Morley Safer reports. David Browning is the producer

 

 

 

 

Masters Extra -- To Provide Bonus Coverage In Addition To Amen Corner Live, on CBS SportsLine.com

Approximately 26 hours of live video to be available from the 2007 Masters® Tournament on both CBS SportsLine.com and Masters.org

             FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, and AUGUSTA, GA, March 1, 2007 - CBS SportsLine, a leading Internet sports media organization and part of CBS Interactive, in conjunction with masters.org, CBS Sports and the Masters Tournament today announced that there will be an extra hour of live streaming bonus coverage, Masters Extra, in addition to Amen Corner Live for the 2007 Masters Tournament.

         Masters Extra will be produced by CBS Sports with the complete Masters announcer lineup of Jim Nantz, Nick Faldo, Peter Oosterhuis, Verne Lundquist, David Feherty, Bill Macatee, Peter Kostis and Ian Baker-Finch and will provide live streaming video of the entire field and course from the 2007 Masters Tournament for one hour prior to television coverage.

          As was the case with its debut in 2006, Amen Corner Live will again feature live streaming video of the 11th, 12th and 13th holes from the Augusta National Golf Club.

         Both Masters Extra and Amen Corner Live will be available free of charge at cbs.sportsline.com as well as http://www.masters.org/ and will be presented all four days of the 2007 Masters Tournament, April 5-8. In total there will be approximately 26 hours of live video from Augusta National Golf Club.

         "We are happy to work with Augusta National in producing expanded coverage via the Internet of golf's most watched tournament," said Sean McManus, President, CBS News and Sports. "As viewers continue to embrace broadband video, "Masters Extra" and "Amen Corner Live" will enhance the experience showing more golf and more golfers throughout the four days of the Masters Tournament."

          "Providing this additional coverage further demonstrates the importance we place on the Internet," said Billy Payne, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament. "The Internet complements our broadcast and it fulfills one of our principal objectives of exposing as many people as possible to this great sport of golf. On-line coverage of the Masters has great potential to reach an even larger audience."

2006 Amen Corner Live Traffic Numbers:

        Over 3.4 million video streams of live golf action were served over four days

bulletA peak usage figure of over 85,000 simultaneous streams
bulletThe average time spent viewing "Amen Corner Live" was over two hours per visit

         The name Amen Corner refers to hole Nos. 11, 12 and 13. Amen Corner was first coined in a 1958 Sports Illustrated article by Herbert Warren Wind. Wind was searching for an appropriate name for the location where the critical action had taken place that year. He borrowed the name from an old jazz recording "Shouting at Amen Corner" by a band under the direction of Milton (Mezz) Mezzrow, a Chicago clarinetist. (Courtesy masters.org)

         The Masters, the most renowned tournament in golf, will be broadcast on CBS for the 52nd consecutive year, a record for the longest-running sporting event broadcast on one network. This year marks the 71st Masters Tournament, one of the most highly-anticipated sporting events of the year.

2007 Amen Corner Live Schedule on CBS SportsLine.com

Thursday, April 5:        10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday, April 6:             10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday, April 7:         12:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Sunday, April 8:           1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

2007 Masters Extra Schedule on CBS SportsLine.com

Thursday, April 5:        3:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Friday, April 6:             3:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday, April 7:         2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Sunday, April 8:           1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

* Start and end times are subject to change

Television broadcast times are:

 

Thursday, April 5

bullet4:00 -   7:00 p.m.                                   Live coverage, USA Network
bullet8:00 - 11:00 p.m.                                   Replay first day, USA Network
bullet11:30 - 11:45 p.m.                                  Highlights show, CBS-TV

Friday, April 6

bullet4:00 -   7:00 p.m.                                   Live coverage, USA Network
bullet8:00 - 11:00 p.m.                                   Replay second day, USA Network
bullet11:30 - 11:45 p.m.                                  Highlights show, CBS-TV

Saturday, April 7

•·         3:30 -   7:00 p.m.                                 Live coverage, CBS-TV

Sunday, April 8

•·         2:30 -   7:00 p.m.                                 Live coverage, CBS-TV

About CBS SportsLine

CBS SportsLine is at the leading edge of media companies providing Internet sports content, Fantasy sports and e-commerce. In addition to its flagship service, the company publishes the official sports sites of the NFL and the NCAA. CBS SportsLine is a member of the CBS family and a part of CBS Interactive. For more information about CBS SportsLine and for the latest sports news, scores and expert analysis, please visit cbs.sportsline.com.

 

 
 
UPCOMING GUESTS ON "THE LATE LATE SHOW with CRAIG FERGUSON" ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

(Monday through Friday, 12:37-1:37 AM, ET/PT,

Following Broadcasts of the "Late Show with David Letterman")

(*Denotes changes and/or additions to previous schedule)

Wednesday, Feb. 28                Actor Billy Connolly; actress Tricia Helfer; music by Blake Shelton

*Thursday, March 1              Actress Jennifer Tilly; Producer/Creator Seth MacFarlane; Music by The Cat Empire

Friday, March 2                       Musician John Mellencamp; Professional boxer Oscar De La Hoya;

*Monday, March 5                Actress Jennifer Hudson; actor Gerard Butler; music by Anberlin

Tuesday, March 6                    Hockey player Jeremy Roenick  

*Wednesday, March 7          Actor Andy Garcia; actor Rob Corddry

*Thursday, March 8              Actress Kerry Washington; music by Razorlight

Friday, March 9                       Actress Minnie Driver; music by Aaron Lewis  

 

 

 

 
 
THIS JUST IN... From CBS Entertainment... HENRY SIMMONS BECOMES A SERIES REGULAR ON "SHARK"
           LOS ANGELES -- Henry Simmons ("NYPD Blue," "Lackawanna Blues," "Madea's Family Reunion"), who has had a recurring role on SHARK since he first guest-starred in the series' second episode, joins the cast in a regular role.

            Simmons plays Isaac Wright, who was first introduced in the Sept. 28, 2006 episode ("LAPD Blue") of SHARK.  In Simmons' debut episode, Sebastian (James Woods), ironically, won his case against a murderous drug dealer by revealing that Isaac (Simmons), an LAPD detective, had planted evidence on his dead partner in a desperate attempt to ensure that the drug dealer-killer would definitely pay the price for slaying him.  Isaac chose to resign from the force instead of facing a disciplinary hearing, and, at the end of the episode, was offered a job as a private investigator by Sebastian, which Isaac rejected.  In the Nov. 16 episode ("Love Triangle"), Sebastian tracked down Isaac, now working as a body-guard, and persuaded him to take the investigator position.  Since then, Isaac has become an important part of Sebastian's team and has started showing some signs of romantic interest in Raina Troy (Sophina Brown), one of the team's young lawyers.

              SHARK is produced by Imagine Television, in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television.  The executive producers are Brian Grazer, David Nevins, Ian Biederman and Ed Redlich.  The series was created by Biederman.   Simmons joins regular cast members James Woods, Jeri Ryan, Sam Page, Sophina Brown, Sarah Carter and Danielle Panabaker.

  

 

 

CBS LISTINGS UPDATE

TO TV LISTING EDITORS

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CBS SCHEDULE

CHANGES AND ADDITIONS

 

#885

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NOTES:   THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE ON 03/12/07 WILL HAVE BACK-TO-BACK ORIGINAL EPISODES FROM 8-9P. ALL SPORTS PROGRAMMING INSERTED ABOVE REFLECTS PRIMETIME INTERRUPTIONS, NOT ACTUAL SHOW RUN TIME.

 

AMAZING RACE WILL HAVE BACK-TO-BACK EPISODES FROM 8:00-10:00PM, CNYT.

 

 

 
A SURPRISE TWIST AT THE IMMUNITY CHALLENGE COULD CHANGE THE COURSE OF THE GAME ON "SURVIVOR: FIJI," THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT
        "Let's Just Call Jeff On The Jeff Phone" -- One castaway explodes with anger and starts throwing things around camp.  Gary's health continues to deteriorate and a surprise twist at the Immunity Challenge could change the course of the game, on SURVIVOR: FIJI, Thursday, March 1 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

CASTAWAYS:

MOTO TRIBE:  Alex Angarita, Kenward "Boo" Bernis, Cassandra Franklin, Liliana Gomez, Andre "Dreamz" Herd, Stacy Kimball, Lisi Lisette, Edgardo Rivera, Gary Stritesky

RAVU TRIBE:  Yau-Man Chan, Earl Cole, Jessica deBen (1st Voted Off), Erica Durousseau (2nd Voted Off), Sylvia Kwan (3rd Voted Off), Mookie Lee, James "Rocky" Reid, Anthony Robinson, Rita Verreos, Michelle Yi

         SURVIVOR: FIJI is hosted by Jeff Probst and produced by SEG, Inc.  Mark Burnett and Tom Shelly are the executive producers.  Doug McCallie and Kevin Greene are co-executive producers.  For more detailed information on SURVIVOR: FIJI and the 19 new castaways, visit http://www.cbs.com/.

For more information on Fiji, go to http://www.bulafiji.com/

 

 

UPCOMING GUESTS ON THE "LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN" ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Monday through Friday, 11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT 

(*Denotes changes and/or additions to previous schedule)  

Monday, Feb. 26                                   Stupid Human Tricks; actor Jake Gyllenhaal; musical guests Brand New 

*Tuesday, Feb. 27                              Actress Evangeline Lilly; author Jeff MacGregor; bubble blowing guy Tom Noddy  

*Wednesday, Feb. 28                         Senator John McCain (R., AZ)

*Thursday, March 1                           Journalist Bob Woodruff; comedian Dennis Miller; musical guest John Mayer

*Friday, March 2                                Actor Charles Grodin; comedian Dan Naturman 

*Monday, March 5                             Guests TBA  

*Tuesday, March 6                             Guests TBA 

*Wednesday, March 7                        Guests TBA  

*Thursday, March 8                           Guests TBA  

*Friday, March 9                                Guests TBA  

*Monday, March 12                           Actor Chris Rock; actress Sandra Oh; musical guest Amy Winehuse

  *Tuesday, March 13                           Actor Jeff Goldblum; author Barbara McQueen; musical guests The Good, The Bad and The Queen

 

 

 
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS WITH ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER AND JOHN EDWARDS ON SUNDAY'S "FACE THE NATION"
         Bob Schieffer will conduct exclusive interviews with presidential candidate and former Sen. John Edwards, (D-N.C.) and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, (R-Calif.) on FACE THE NATION on Sunday, Feb. 25.  FACE THE NATION is broadcast Sundays (10:30-11:00 AM, ET; check local listings) on the CBS Television Network.  Carin Pratt is the executive producer.

 

 

UPCOMING GUESTS ON "THE LATE LATE SHOW with CRAIG FERGUSON" ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

(Monday through Friday, 12:37-1:37 AM, ET/PT,

Following Broadcasts of the "Late Show with David Letterman")

(*Denotes changes and/or additions to previous schedule)

Thursday, Feb. 22                    Actor Mark Ruffalo; Chef Wolfgang Puck; actors Tom Lennon and Ben Garant;

*Friday, Feb. 23                     Actress Jennifer Tilly; Miami Ink's Ami James; music by Rodney Atkins

*Monday, Feb. 26                  Regis Philbin; actor James McAvoy; music by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

*Tuesday, Feb. 27                  Actress Jill Hennessy; actor Oliver Hudson;

*Wednesday, Feb. 28            Actor Billy Connolly; actress Tricia Helfer; music by Blake Shelton

*Thursday, March 1              Producer/Creator Seth MacFarlane; Music by The Cat Empire

*Friday, March 2                   Musician John Mellencamp; Professional boxer Oscar De La Hoya;

Monday, March 5                    TBD

*Tuesday, March 6                Hockey player Jeremy Roenick 

*Wednesday, March 7          Actor Rob Corddry 

 

 
MELINDA ENCOUNTERS A GHOST THAT DOESN'T APPEAR TO SEE OR HEAR HER WHO SEEMS TO BE ATTACHED TO THE BOX OF HANDMADE ORNAMENTS THAT DELIA INSISTS MELINDA BUY, ON A REBROADCAST OF "GHOST WHISPERER," FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT Jay Mohr Returns as Professor Rick Payne L. Scott Caldwell ("Lost") and Roma Maffia ("Nip/Tuck") Guest Star
            "The Ghost Within" -- Melinda encounters a ghost that doesn't appear to see or hear her and seems to be attached to a box of handmade ornaments that Delia insists Melinda buy, on a rebroadcast of GHOST WHISPERER, Friday, March 9 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.    Fred Toye directed the episode from a script by Lois Johnson.  (Originally broadcast 10/13/06)

          Jay Mohr returns in a recurring role as Professor Rick Payne.  L. Scott Caldwell ("Lost") and Roma Maffia ("Nip/Tuck") guest star. Caldwell plays the woman at the flea market who has a secret connection to the handmade ornaments she sells to Melinda.  Maffia plays a sympathetic doctor.

            Melinda senses something strange about the ornaments that she and Delia come across at a flea market and is puzzled by the ghost that comes along with them who refuses to acknowledge her.  When Melinda picks up any of the objects, she sees wild images that appear to be in the ghost's mind, which may be his only way of communicating with her.  She decides to visit Professor Payne to see if he can explain the phenomenon.

SERIES REGULARS;

Melinda Gordon............... Jennifer Love Hewitt

Jim Clancy................................. David Conrad

Delia Banks.......................... Camryn Manheim

RECURRING CAST:

Professor Rick....................... Payne  Jay Mohr

GUEST CAST:

Ned Banks......................... Tyler Patrick Jones

Liz........................................ L. Scott Caldwell

Dennis Hightower.................... Kevin Weisman

Christine Nelson................... Melissa De Sousa

Dr. Hillary Sloan.......................... Roma Maffia

Colleen the Receptionist........... Kirsten Roeters

GENRE:  DRAMA, MYSTERY, PARANORMAL

RATING:  TV-PG

On the web: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/ghost_whisperer

 

 

THE NCIS TEAM INVESTIGATES THE ATTEMPTED MURDER OF A MARINE AND THE APPARENT KIDNAPPING OF HIS DAUGHTER ON HALLOWEEN, ON A REBROADCAST OF "NCIS," TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT
           "Witch Hunt" -- Gibbs and the NCIS team investigate when a Marine is attacked in his home and his daughter is apparently kidnapped on Halloween night, on a rebroadcast of NCIS, Tuesday, March 13 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  James Whitmore, Jr. directed the episode from a script by Steven Kriozene.  (Originally broadcast 10/31/06)

            After receiving a ransom call from the kidnapper, the NCIS team learns that the couple was recently separated after a marital indiscretion by the wife.  Armed with that new information, Gibbs and the team focus their investigation on the woman's ex-boyfriend.  Meanwhile, Abby's Halloween costume renders McGee and Tony speechless.           

SERIES REGULARS:

NCIS Special Agent

  Leroy Jethro Gibbs.................. Mark Harmon

NCIS Special Agent

  Anthony DiNozzo............. Michael Weatherly

Dr. Donald

  "Ducky" Mallard.................. David McCallum

Abby Sciuto............................. Pauley Perrette

NCIS Special Agent

  Timothy McGee......................... Sean Murray

Ziva David,

  Mossad Liaison....................... Cote de Pablo

NCIS Director

  Jenny Shepard........................... Lauren Holly

RECURRING CAST:

Jimmy Palmer.............................. Brian Dietzen

GUEST CAST:

Rebecca Biddle  Cheryl White

Laurie Niles.................... Katie Amanda Keane

Martin Jansen............................ Graham Shiels

Dr. Leslie Burke.............................. Susan Diol

Robert Miller.............. Scott Michael Campbell

Augie Breen................... Garikayi Mutambirwa

Drew Paragon............................. Robert Reinis

Marine SSgt. Erik Niles............... Dave Earnest

Sarah Niles................................... Kali Majors

Kelly Gibbs................................ Mary Mouser

GENRE:  DRAMA, CRIME, MYSTERY, MILITARY

RATING:  TV-PG-LV

On the web: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/ncis/

 

 

UPCOMING GUESTS ON THE "LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN" ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Monday through Friday, 11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT  

(*Denotes changes and/or additions to previous schedule)

Wednesday, Feb. 21                            Actor John Travolta; shark attack survivor Eric Nerhus; a performance from the Broadway musical "Spring Awakening"

Thursday, Feb. 22                                Actor Billy Bob Thornton; actress Rashida Jones; musical guests Barenaked Ladies

Friday, Feb. 23                                    Actor Samuel L. Jackson; comedian Jim Gaffigan  

*Monday, Feb. 26                              Stupid Human Tricks; actor Jake Gyllenhaal; musical guests Brand New  

*Tuesday, Feb. 27                              Actress Evangeline Lilly; bubble blowing guy Tom Noddy

Wednesday, Feb. 28                            Stupid Human Tricks; Senator John McCain (R., AZ)

Thursday, March 1                               Comedian Dennis Miller; musical guest John Mayer

*Friday, March 2                               Comedian Dan Naturman

 

 

 
UPCOMING GUESTS ON "THE LATE LATE SHOW with CRAIG FERGUSON" ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

(Monday through Friday, 12:37-1:37 AM, ET/PT,

Following Broadcasts of the "Late Show with David Letterman")

(*Denotes changes and/or additions to previous schedule)

*Friday, Feb. 16                     Actor Kiefer Sutherland; comedian Sam Tripoli; music by Rich Boy

*Monday, Feb 19                   Actress Virginia Madsen; comedian David Steinberg; music by Unwritten Law

*Tuesday, Feb. 20                  Actress Patricia Heaton; actress Parminder Nagra

*Wednesday, Feb. 21            Actor Danny Bonaduce; Actor Ioan Gruffudd; music by Hinder

*Thursday, Feb. 22                Actor Mark Ruffalo; Chef Wolfgang Puck; actors Tom Lennon and Ben Garant;

Friday, Feb. 23                        Actress Jennifer Tilly; Miami Ink's Ami James;

Monday, Feb. 26                     Regis Philbin; Actress Jill Hennessy; music by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Tuesday, Feb. 27                     TBD

*Wednesday, Feb. 28            Actor Billy Connolly; music by Blake Shelton

*Thursday, March 1              Producer/Creator Seth MacFarlane; Music by The Cat Empire

*Friday, March 2                   Musician John Mellencamp; Professional boxer Oscar De La Hoya;

RATING: TV-14-D (Rating may change on day of broadcast due to specific subject matter.)

 

 

 
"I'M SORRY TO TELL YOU?YOU'VE BOTH BEEN ELIMINATED FROM THE RACE"? NOW WHAT? "Elimination Station," Featuring A Never before Seen Look at Where the Teams from "The Amazing Race: All-Stars" Go After Being Eliminated, To Stream on CBS's innertube Starting Feb. 18
        LOS ANGELES, February 15, 2007 -- See what happens when the teams from THE AMAZING RACE: ALL-STARS are eliminated from the Race on the new web series, ELIMINATION STATION, to be streamed on innertube, CBS's broadband channel. 

        Each week, fans can log onto http://www.cbs.com/innertube/ to get a free look at what happens when Teams are eliminated from the Race and sent to a secluded sequester house where they must try to cope with the disappointment of being eliminated while living alongside their fellow eliminated All-Stars.  All 13 webisodes of ELIMINATION STATION will appear on innertube in conjunction with the series' entire run. 

          ELIMINATION STATION will be streamed on CBS's innertube immediately following the West Coast broadcast of each episode of THE AMAZING RACE: ALL-STARS.  The first webisode will be streamed Sunday, Feb. 18 (9:00 PM, PT) immediately following the West Coast broadcast of the premiere of THE AMAZING RACE: ALL-STARS on the CBS Television Network.   

On the web: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race11

 

 

From the home office in Wahoo, Nebraska... THE "LATE SHOW" TOP TEN "Things You Don't Want to Hear on Valentine's Day"
         [As presented on the Wednesday, Feb. 14 broadcast of the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, seen weeknights (11:35 PM‑12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.]

10.       "Ted, meet Carl -- he's going to be joining us this evening."          

9.         "I got us two tickets to 'Norbit.'"

8.         "Don't hang up, directory assistance lady -- you're my Valentine."

7.         "There's a diaper-wearing astronaut at the door for you."

6.         "If you want to cuddle afterward, it's another 50 bucks."

5.         "Valentine's Day is on the 14th this year?"

4.         "I got you the smallest box of chocolates, because frankly, you're too damn tubby."

3.         "We'll do something in a couple of days -- it's LATE SHOW Ventriloquist Week."

2.         "I picked these flowers up at the cemetery."

1.         "Table for one, Mr. Letterman?"

The LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN is a presentation of Worldwide Pants Incorporated. Barbara Gaines, Maria Pope, Jude Brennan and Rob Burnett are the executive producers.

©2007 Worldwide Pants Incorporated

All Rights Reserved

 
FOUR-TIME EMMY AWARD WINNER "THE AMAZING RACE" RETURNS WITH AN ALL-STAR EDITION, PREMIERING SUNDAY, FEB. 18, 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

"28 Days, Five Continents, More Than 45,000 Miles" 

Click Here For a Special Sneak Peek at A Clip from the Premiere Episode   

          "I Told You Less Martinis And More Cardio" -- Eleven former teams return to compete in a Race around the world on THE AMAZING RACE: ALL-STARS, the 11th installment of the four-time Emmy Award-winning series hosted by Phil Keoghan premiering Sunday, Feb. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

          THE AMAZING RACE: ALL-STARS will reunite some of the most memorable, entertaining and controversial Teams from previous seasons who will travel more than 45,000 miles, spanning five continents in 28 days, with stops in such locations as Argentina, Mozambique and Chile, to name a few.  These former teams will pair up for one final trek around the globe as they battle the best of the best in a Race to the Finish Line for their second attempt at the million dollar prize.

         The race begins in Miami, Fla. when Teams begin jockeying for available flights to the first destination, Quito, Ecuador.  Once there, Teams climb to an elevation of 11,040 feet during a four-hour ride through the rugged terrain of the Andes Mountain en route to their first Detour.  The All-Stars' physical stamina is tested immediately as Teams struggle to complete the Detour that will require several Racers to get up close and personal with one hundred wild horses.

         Meet the Teams for THE AMAZING RACE: ALL-STARS (listed in no particular order):

Kevin O'Connor and Drew Feinberg  (SEASON 1)

Relationship: Lifelong Friends

Hometown: Kevin (Bayonne, N.J.); Drew (Staten Island, N.Y.)

Age: Kevin (40); Drew (41)

Occupation: Kevin (Forensic Accountant); Drew (Senior Court Officer)

Results from Season 1: 4th Place

America's favorite fraternity brothers are all grown up and married.  They fell just short of the million dollars the first time around and are eager for another shot.

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Oswald Mendez and Danilo Jimenez (Danny) (SEASON 2)

Relationship: Best Friends

Hometown: Oswald (New York); Danny (Miami)

Age: Oswald (36); Danny (41)

Occupation: Oswald (Advertising); Danny (Paralegal)

Results from Season 2: 4th Place 

These best friends from Season 2 had a falling out several years ago, but have since mended their relationship and claim to be better friends now than they've ever been during their previous 12 years of friendship.  

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John Vito Pietanza and Jill Aquilino  (SEASON 3)

Relationship:  Formerly Dating

Hometown: John (New York); Jill (New York)

Age: John (32); Jill (29)

Occupation: John (Trader); Jill (Product Controller)

Results from Season 3: 5th Place

Season 3's John Vito and Jill are back for another chance at winning the $1 million prize.  What's different this time around?  These former lovebirds are no longer romantically involved.

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Uchenna Agu and Joyce Agu  (SEASON 7)

Relationship: Married

Hometown: Houston

Age: Uchenna (42); Joyce (46)

Occupation: Uchenna (Land Developer); Joyce (Sales)

Results from Season 7: Winners

Uchenna and Joyce are one of the most beloved teams from any season of Race.  The winners of Season 7, Uchenna and Joyce were relentless and stopped at nothing to win the $1 million prize... including shaving their heads.

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David Conley, Jr. and Mary Conley (SEASON 10)

Relationship: Coal Miner and Wife

Hometown: Stone, Ky.

Age: David (33); Mary (32)

Occupation: David (Coal Miner); Mary (Homemaker)

Results from Season 10: 6th Place

Everybody's favorite coal miner and his wife are back for another trek around the world.  David and Mary, the lovable, wide-eyed couple from Stone, Ky. are ready to compete and believe they have what it takes to bring home the $1 million prize for their children.

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Charla Baklayan Faddoul and Mirna Hindoyan  (SEASON 5)

Relationship: Cousins

Hometown: Towson, Md.

Age: Charla (30); Mirna (30)

Occupation: Charla (Real Estate Investor); Mirna (Attorney)

Results from Season 5: 6th Place

Charla and Mirna captured America's hearts the first time around.  They are proud of the way they played the game and look forward to another trip around the world together.

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Rob Mariano and Amber Mariano (SEASON 7)

Relationship: Married

Hometown: Pensacola, Fla.

Age: Rob (30); Amber (28)

Occupation: Rob (TV personality/host/pursuing a career in TV); Amber (TV personality) 

Results from Season 7: 2nd Place

America's Sweethearts met, fell in love and got married...all in front of the cameras, beginning with the filming of Survivor: All-Stars, where Rob finished in second place to Amber.  They finished as the runners-up to Joyce and Uchenna in Season 7.  To what lengths will Rob and Amber go to avoid finishing as runners-up yet again? 

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Teri Pollack and Ian Pollack  (SEASON 3)

Relationship: Married Parents

Hometown: Palm City, Fla.

Age: Teri (53); Ian (54)

Occupation: Teri (Homemaker); Ian (Private Investigator/Retired Police Lt.)

Results from Season 3: 2nd Place

Second place in Season 3 just wasn't good enough for this dynamic duo.  Teri and Ian are still the oldest players to ever finish in second place in the Amazing Race and they are back to show that they haven't lost a step.

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Eric Sanchez and Danielle Turner (Dee)  (SEASON 9 -- Separate Teams)

Relationship:  Dating

Hometown: Eric (Deerfield Beach, Fla.); Danielle (Staten Island, N.Y.)

Age: Eric (28); Danielle (23)

Occupation: Eric (Waiter); Danielle (Bartender)

Results from Season 9: Eric (2nd Place), Danielle (7th Place)

This unique duo met while racing against each other during Season 9.   During their travels, they developed a bond which evolved into a romance and the two have been dating for the past year.  Will the combination of big-city girl and self-proclaimed "beach bum" be a force to reckon with or will the other Teams discount this new pair who has never raced together as Team?

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Joe Baldassare and Bill Bartek  (SEASON 1)

Relationship: Life Partners

Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.

Age: Joe (56); Bill (53)

Occupation: Joe (Owns his own Minerals Trading Company); Bill (Realtor)

Results in Season 1: 3rd Place

"Team Guido" from Season 1 returns for another attempt at the $1 million prize. Claiming they've had their bags packed since they returned home from the first season, they are ready to go!

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Dustin Seltzer and Kandice Pelletier  (SEASON 10)

Relationship:  Beauty Queens

Hometown: Dustin (Seattle); Kandice (New York)

Age: Dustin (25); Kandice (25)

Occupation: Dustin (Grad Student); Kandice (Student at NYU)

Results from Season 10: 4th Place

These former Beauty Queens are back for a second chance and are more determined than ever to prove to the world that they aren't just pretty faces.  Proven to be fierce competitors during the 10th installment of Race, Dustin and Kandice are focused and have their sights set on becoming the first all-female team to win the $1 million prize. 

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THE AMAZING RACE: ALL-STARS features 11 Teams of two on a trek around the world for approximately 30 days.  At every destination, each Team will compete in a series of challenges -- some mental and some physical -- and only when the tasks have been completed will they learn their next destination.  Teams who are farthest behind will gradually be eliminated as the contest progresses, with the first Team to arrive at the final destination winning $1 million.

Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman and Hayma Screech Washington are the executive producers for Bruckheimer Television and Earthview Inc., in association with ABC Television Studio and Amazing Race Productions.  THE AMAZING RACE was created by Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri.

REALITY, TRAVEL, ADVENTURE, OUTDOORS

RATING:  To Be Announced

 

 

 
UPCOMING GUESTS ON THE "LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN" ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Monday through Friday, 11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT 

(*Denotes changes and/or additions to previous schedule)

Monday, Feb. 12                                   Actress Drew Barrymore; ventriloquist Kevin Johnson with Clyde & Matilda; musical guest Rickie Lee Jones  

*Tuesday, Feb. 13                              Super Bowl XLI MVP and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning; ventriloquist Dan Horn with Orson; musical guests The Cat Empire

Wednesday, Feb. 14                              Style guru Martha Stewart; ventriloquist Otto Petersen with George; musical guest Norah Jones

Thursday, Feb. 15                                  Actress Sienna Miller; ventriloquist Jim Barber with Seville; musical guest NAS

*Friday, Feb. 16                                  Actor/comedian Tracey Morgan; ventriloquist Brad Cummings with Rex; comedian Jake Johannsen

Monday, Feb. 19                                   Actor Jim Carrey; Daytona 500 winner  

*Tuesday, Feb. 20                              Journalist Barbara Walters; musical guest K-os

Wednesday, Feb. 21                              Actor John Travolta; a performance from the Broadway musical "Spring Awakening"

Thursday, Feb. 22                                  Stupid Human Tricks; actor Billy Bob Thornton; musical guests Barenaked Ladies

*Friday, Feb. 23                                  Actor Samuel L. Jackson; comedian Jim Gaffigan 

*Monday, Feb. 26                               Actor Jake Gyllenhaal

 

 
 
From the home office in Wahoo, Nebraska... THE "LATE SHOW" TOP TEN "Signs You're Not Going to Win a Grammy"
[As presented on the Friday, Feb. 9 broadcast of the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, seen weeknights (11:35 PM‑12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.]

10.       You're built like the heavyset Dreamgirl, but you can't sing like her.         

9.         Only song is a love ballad to Fidel Castro.

8.         Instead of gold or platinum, you're album went cardboard.

7.         Whenever you sing, neighborhood pets begin humping each other.

6.         Your name is Kevin Federline.

5.         Album is 50% singing, 50% wet hacking cough.

4.         The last award you won was for eating the most ribs.

3.         Your music is played primarily at rodeos.

2.         In your attempt to bring sexy back, you got a sexually transmitted disease.

1.         Snoop Dogg referred to your last album as a "piece of shizzle."

The LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN is a presentation of Worldwide Pants Incorporated. Barbara Gaines, Maria Pope, Jude Brennan and Rob Burnett are the executive producers.

        

©2007 Worldwide Pants Incorporated

All Rights Reserved

The radio broadcast rights to the LATE SHOW Top Ten for the United States and Canada have been licensed exclusively to CBS Radio by Worldwide Pants Incorporated.  No person, firm or corporation may make any radio broadcast or authorize any radio broadcast of the LATE SHOW Top Ten or any portion thereof within the United States or Canada without the express written consent of CBS Radio.

 

 

CW PRIMETIME LISTINGS FOR
THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 26, 2007

(ALL TIMES ET)

Please note:

  •·        "America's Next Top Model" will kick off Cycle 8 with a two-hour premiere on Wednesday, February 28 (8:00-10:00 p.m.), and an encore presentation on Sunday, March 4 (8:00-10:00 p.m.)

  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26

"EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS" - (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET)

"Everybody Hates Chain Snatching" (TV-PG, V) (HDTV)

ROCHELLE FINDS JULIUS' SECRET CREDIT CARD ?? When Chris (Tyler James Williams) thwarts Malvo's (guest star Ricky Harris) attempt at stealing a gold chain from Vanessa (Jackee Harry), Malvo gives Chris one day - or suffer the consequences - to produce a replacement necklace.  Meanwhile, Rochelle's (Tichina Arnold) imagination runs wild when she discovers Julius (Terry Crews) has been hiding a credit card from her for over 15 years.  Tonya (Imani Hakim) tries desperately to be the 98th caller to a radio station in order to win tickets to a Billy Ocean concert.  Tequan Richmond and Vincent Martella also star.  The episode directed by Lev L. Spiro was written by Rodney Barnes.  (#038)

Contact:  Melissa Burton, (818) 977-0105

"ALL OF US" - (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET)

"He's Got Game" (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

HOOP DREAMS - During his 15th college reunion weekend, Robert (Duane Martin) finds himself attracted to Deborah Cooper (guest star Victoria Rowell), a professor he had a crush on back in his college days.  Hoping to meet an eligible bachelor at the reunion, Neesee (LisaRaye McCoy) reconnects with Fitz Escoffrey (guest star Brookyln McLinn), a national television sports reporter.  Robert believes Fitz stole his successful career when he tripped Robert during a college basketball game and made the game-winning basket.  Wanting to settle the feud, Robert challenges Fitz to a one-on-one basketball game, but injures himself before the game while trying to romance Professor Cooper.  Khamani Griffen and Tony Rock also star. Alfonso Ribeiro directed the episode written by Jacqueline McKinley and Antonia March (#417).

Contact:  Jeff Tobler, (818) 977-3719

"GIRLFRIENDS" - (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET)

"What Had Happened Was..." (TV-PG, DL) (HDTV) 

HAUNTING PAST - After Aaron (guest star Richard T. Jones) and Joan (Tracee Ellis Ross) experience an uncomfortable moment when they run into one of Aaron's ex-girlfriends, they decide to discuss their past relationships with one another to avoid future awkward moments.  However, when Aaron introduces Joan to one of his good friends, Keith Atwood (guest star Troy Winbush), Joan realizes they once had a brief affair, but she failed to share this with Aaron because Keith was married at the time.  Meanwhile, Darnell (Khalil Kain) helps William (Reggie Hayes) cope after losing Monica (Keesha Sharp).  Persia White also stars.  Mary Lou Belli directed the episode written by Karin Gist (#40338-153).

Contact: Carmen Davenporte, (818) 977-2417

"THE GAME" - (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET)

"Baby  B. S." (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

BABY-MAKING BUSINESS- Kelly (Brittany Daniel) is happy when she finds out Jason (Coby Bell) wants to have another baby.  But when Tasha (Wendy Raquel Robinson) offers her a job at her management firm, Kelly has a quick change of heart.  Meanwhile, when R&B singer Drew Sidora starts calling Derwin (Pooch Hall) on a consistent basis he realizes their recent flirtation has gone a step too far.  Tia Mowry and Hosea Chanchez also star. Salim Akil directed the episode written by Julie Bean (#40596-017). 

Contact: Carmen Davenporte, (818) 977-2417

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27

 

"GILMORE GIRLS" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

"Will You Be My Lorelai Gilmore?" (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

A BABY SHOWER, A JOB INTERVIEW AND A BOAT TRIP ?? While she is in the midst of planning Lane's (Keiko Agena) baby shower, Rory (Alexis Bledel) gets a long-awaited call from The New York Times offering her an informational interview.  Lorelai (Lauren Graham) takes over the shower-planning duties, and finds herself brokering peace between Lane and Mrs. Kim (Emily Kuroda) over how Lane plans to raise her twins.  Logan (Matt Czuchry) finally admits his business disaster to Rory, who offers him her full support, but when Logan announces that he is flying to Las Vegas to blow off steam with his old college pals Colin and Finn, Rory is disappointed and worried.  When Luke (Scott Patterson) discovers that Liz (Kathleen Wilhoite) and T.J. (Michael DeLuise) are trying to sell his boat, he decides to make some changes in his life and take April (Vanessa Marano) on a long boat trip over the summer.  Finally, Lane is put on bed-rest and must be wheeled through Stars Hollow in her bed to attend the shower at Miss Patty's (Liz Torres).  Melissa McCarthy and Sean Gunn also star.  David Paymer directed the episode written by Gayle Abrams & Gina Fattore (#2T7766).

Contact:  Pamela Morrison, (818) 977-6155

"VERONICA MARS" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

"Papa's Cabin" (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

VERONICA CATCHES A ROBBER AND KEITH MAKES AN ARREST - Veronica (Kristen Bell) catches Tim Foyle (guest star James Jordan, "Without A Trace"), breaking into Mars Investigations.  Meanwhile, Keith (Enrico Colantoni) questions Mindy O'Dell (guest star Jamie Ray Newman, "E Ring"), finally making her believe that Hank Landry (guest star Patrick Fabian, "Joan of Arcadia") killed her husband, and Keith arrests Landry in the middle of a class.  Later, Wallace (Percy Daggs III) notices Logan (Jason Dohring) and Parker (Julie Gonzalo) enjoying a nice lunch together. Francis Capra, Ryan Hansen and Chris Lowell also star.  Michael Fields directed the episode written by John Enbom (#3T5815). 

Contact:  Jeff Tobler, (818) 977-3719

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

TWO-HOUR CYCLE 8 PREMIERE

"AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL" - (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

"The Girl Who Won't Stop Talking" (Content Rating TBD)

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL BOOT CAMP - Tyra Banks flies 32 aspiring models to Los Angeles, and they are immediately thrown into model boot-camp led by glam squad captains Jay Manuel and J. Alexander. Tyra surprises the girls with a military-style pep talk, and the competition gets rough as strong personalities rise and the catfights begin. The final 13 move into their extravagant Hollywood Hills mansion and are whisked away to their first photo shoot with Nigel Barker. The shoot proves to be controversial and has one model very confused.  Special guests include designer Marc Ecko, music producer Jermaine Dupri, photographer Nigel Barker and stylist Phillip Bloch. (#801/802).

Contact: Carmen Davenporte, (818) 977-2417

THURSDAY, MARCH 1

"SMALLVILLE" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

"Fallout" (TV-PG, LV) (HDTV)

BOW WOW GUEST STARS AS A KILLER FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE ?? Clark (Tom Welling) is thrilled when he learns Raya (guest star Pascale Hutton) managed to escape from the Phantom Zone and has come to see him in Smallville.  The two grow close and Raya shows Clark how to restore power to the Fortress of Solitude.  However, Baern (guest star Bow Wow), a killer who also escaped from the Phantom Zone, takes on both Raya and Clark as he seeks revenge for his imprisonment.  Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum, Erica Durance, Allison Mack, John Glover and Annette O'Toole also star.  Holly Harold wrote the episode directed by Glen Winter (#2T7707).

Contact:  Suzanne Gomez, (818) 977-4115

"SUPERNATURAL" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

"The Usual Suspects" (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)

HORROR FILM QUEEN LINDA BLAIR ("THE EXORCIST") GUEST STARS - Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) investigate the murders of a lawyer and his wife who claimed to have seen a ghost right before they died.  However, after local detectives Ballard (guest star Linda Blair) and Sheridan (guest star Jason Gedrick) uncover the Winchesters' records, they arrest the brothers for a double homicide before they are able to find the ghost.  When the ghost begins to visit Ballard, she begins to wonder if the tale Sam and Dean are telling her could be true, and if she might be the next to die.  Cathryn Humphris wrote the episode directed by Mike Rohl (#207).

Contact:  Suzanne Gomez, (818) 977-4115

 

 

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 2

"FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN" - (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

(TV-PG, DLV)

Program information TBD

SUNDAY, MARCH 4

"ALL OF US" - (5:00-5:30 p.m. ET)

"He's Got Game" (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

HOOP DREAMS - During his 15th college reunion weekend, Robert (Duane Martin) finds himself attracted to Deborah Cooper (guest star Victoria Rowell), a professor he had a crush on back in his college days.  Hoping to meet an eligible bachelor at the reunion, Neesee (LisaRaye McCoy) reconnects with Fitz Escoffrey (guest star Brookyln McLinn), a national television sports reporter.  Robert believes Fitz stole his successful career when he tripped Robert during a college basketball game and made the game-winning basket.  Wanting to settle the feud, Robert challenges Fitz to a one-on-one basketball game, but injures himself before the game while trying to romance Professor Cooper.  Khamani Griffen and Tony Rock also star. Alfonso Ribeiro directed the episode written by Jacqueline McKinley and Antonia March (#417).

Contact:  Jeff Tobler, (818) 977-3719

"GIRLFRIENDS" - (5:30-6:00 p.m. ET)

"What Had Happened Was..." (TV-PG, DL) (HDTV)

HAUNTING PAST - After Aaron (guest star Richard T. Jones) and Joan (Tracee Ellis Ross) experience an uncomfortable moment when they run into one of Aaron's ex-girlfriends, they decide to discuss their past relationships with one another to avoid future awkward moments.  However, when Aaron introduces Joan to one of his good friends, Keith Atwood (guest star Troy Winbush), Joan realizes they once had a brief affair, but she failed to share this with Aaron because Keith was married at the time.  Meanwhile, Darnell (Khalil Kain) helps William (Reggie Hayes) cope after losing Monica (Keesha Sharp).  Persia White also stars.  Mary Lou Belli directed the episode written by Karin Gist (#40338-153).

Contact: Carmen Davenporte, (818) 977-2417

"THE GAME" - (6:00-6:30 p.m. ET)

"Baby  B. S." (TV-   ) (HDTV)

BABY-MAKING BUSINESS- Kelly (Brittany Daniel) is happy when she finds out Jason (Coby Bell) wants to have another baby.  But when Tasha (Wendy Raquel Robinson) offers her a job at her management firm, Kelly has a quick change of heart.  Meanwhile, when R&B singer Drew Sidora starts calling Derwin (Pooch Hall) on a consistent basis he realizes their recent flirtation has gone a step too far.  Tia Mowry and Hosea Chanchez also star. Salim Akil directed the episode written by Julie Bean (#40596-017).

Contact: Carmen Davenporte, (818) 977-2417

"EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS" - (6:30-7:00 p.m. ET)

"Everybody Hates Chain Snatching" (TV-PG, V) (HDTV)

ROCHELLE FINDS JULIUS' SECRET CREDIT CARD ?? When Chris (Tyler James Williams) thwarts Malvo's (guest star Ricky Harris) attempt at stealing a gold chain from Vanessa (Jackee Harry), Malvo gives Chris one day - or suffer the consequences - to produce a replacement necklace.  Meanwhile, Rochelle's (Tichina Arnold) imagination runs wild when she discovers Julius (Terry Crews) has been hiding a credit card from her for over 15 years.  Tonya (Imani Hakim) tries desperately to be the 98th caller to a radio station in order to win tickets to a Billy Ocean concert.  Tequan Richmond and Vincent Martella also star.  The episode directed by Lev L. Spiro was written by Rodney Barnes.  (#038)

Contact:  Melissa Burton, (818) 977-0105

"REBA" - (7:00-7:30 p.m. ET)

"Cheyenne's Rival" (TV-PG) (HDTV)

CHEYENNE IS REUNITED WITH HER HIGH SCHOOL RIVAL - Reba (Reba McEntire) is thrilled when she finds the perfect first home for Cheyenne (JoAnna Garcia) and Van (Steve Howey) to buy, but the good news quickly sours when Cheyenne discovers the home is being sold by her former high school rival, Bridget (guest star Sarah Shahi).  Meanwhile, not wanting the public to know they have separated, Barbra Jean (Melissa Peterman) asks Brock (Christopher Rich) to pretend they are still happily married.  Scarlett Pomers and Mitch Holleman also star.  Will Mackenzie directed the episode written by Donald Beck (#6AES10).

Contact: Melissa Burton, (818) 977-0105

"REBA" - (7:30-8:00 p.m. ET)

"She's With The Band" (TV-PG) (HDTV)

KYRA TELLS REBA AND BROCK THAT SHE ISN'T GOING TO COLLEGE - Reba (Reba McEntire) and Brock (Christopher Rich) are shocked when Kyra (Scarlett Pomers) tells them that she is postponing college to go on tour with her band.  Unfortunately, when Reba puts her foot down and tells Kyra that she won't allow her to make this huge mistake, Kyra decides to move out.  Meanwhile, Cheyenne (JoAnna Garcia) and Van (Steve Howey) can't agree on how to decorate their new house.  Melissa Peterman and Mitch Holleman also star.  Will Mackenzie directed the episode written by Donald Beck (#6AES10).

Contact: Melissa Burton, (818) 977-0105

ENCORE OF TWO-HOUR CYCLE 8 PREMIERE

"AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL" - (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

"The Girl Who Won't Stop Talking" (Content Rating TBD)

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL BOOT CAMP - Tyra Banksflies 32 aspiring models to Los Angeles, and they are immediately thrown into model boot-camp led by glam squad captains Jay Manuel and J. Alexander. Tyra surprises the girls with a military-style pep talk, and the competition gets rough as strong personalities rise and the catfights begin. The final 13 move into their extravagant Hollywood Hills mansion and are whisked away to their first photo shoot with Nigel Barker. The shoot proves to be controversial and has one model very confused.  Special guests include designer Marc Ecko, music producer Jermaine Dupri, photographer Nigel Barker and stylist Phillip Bloch. (#801/802).

 

 

BARACK OBAMA ADDRESSES THE RACIAL ISSUE: THOUGH RAISED BY A WHITE MOTHER, HE SAYS IF YOU LOOK AFRICAN-AMERICAN, YOU ARE TREATED LIKE ONE -- "60 MINUTES" SUNDAY ON CBS

THOUGH RAISED BY A WHITE MOTHER, HE SAYS

IF YOU LOOK AFRICAN-AMERICAN, YOU ARE TREATED

LIKE ONE -- "60 MINUTES" SUNDAY ON CBS

           Acknowledging that his presidential campaign has opened a racial debate, Sen. Barack Obama, who has a white mother and an African father, says if you look African-American, you are treated like one.  Obama and his wife, Michelle, who also addresses the race issue, appear in an interview with Steve Kroft to be broadcast on 60 MINUTES, Sunday Feb. 11 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS television Network.  If, as expected, Obama declares his formal candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination tomorrow, it will be his first interview to be broadcast after that event.

           When asked by Kroft if growing up in a white household had caused him to make a decision to be black, Obama replies, "I'm not sure I decided it. I think...if you look African American in this society, you're treated as an African-American." "It's interesting though, that now I feel very comfortable and confident in terms of who I am and where I stake my ground.  But I notice that...I've become a focal point for a racial debate," says Obama.

            Obama's wife also addresses the race issue when asked by Kroft whether she fears for her husband's life as a black candidate. "I don't lose sleep over it because the realities are that...as a black man...Barack can get shot going to the gas station," says Michelle Obama. "You can't make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen."

          Will being African-American hold him back as a candidate? "No....If  I don't win this race it will be because of other factors --[that] I have not shown to the American people a vision for where the country needs to go...that they can embrace," Obama  tells Kroft.

 

UPCOMING GUESTS ON THE "LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN" ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Monday through Friday, 11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT  

(*Denotes changes and/or additions to previous schedule)

Thursday, Feb. 8                                   Animal expert Jack Hanna; actress Katherine Heigl; musical guest Patty Griffin 

Friday, Feb. 9                                        Talk show host/chef Rachael Ray; comedian Frank Caliendo as John Madden; musical guests The Fab Faux

Monday, Feb. 12                                   Actress Drew Barrymore; ventriloquist Kevin Johnson with Clyde & Matilda; musical guest Rickie Lee Jones

Tuesday, Feb. 13                                   Former Vice President Al Gore; ventriloquist Dan Horn with Orson

Wednesday, Feb. 14                              Style guru Martha Stewart; ventriloquist Otto Petersen with George; musical guest Norah Jones  

*Thursday, Feb. 15                             Actress Sienna Miller; ventriloquist Jim Barber with Seville; musical guest NAS

Friday, Feb. 16                                      Ventriloquist Brad Cummings with Rex; comedian Jake Johannsen

Monday, Feb. 19                                   Actor Jim Carrey; Daytona 500 winner  

Tuesday, Feb. 20                                   Journalist Barbara Walters; bubble blower Tom Noddy; musical guest K-os

Wednesday, Feb. 21                              Actor John Travolta; a performance from the Broadway musical "Spring Awakening"  

*Thursday, Feb. 22                             Stupid Human Tricks; actor Billy Bob Thornton; musical guests Barenaked Ladies

RATING: TV-PG (Rating may change on day of broadcast due to specific subject matter.)

 

(***For Advance TV Listings Books Only***)  

 (Monday through Friday, 12:37-1:37 AM, ET/PT,

Following broadcasts of the "Late Show with David Letterman")

 (*Denotes changes and/or additions to previous schedule)

Thursday, Feb. 8                      Actress Thandie Newton; rapper The Game  

*Friday, Feb. 9                       Actor Eddie Griffin; music by Mat Kearney; comedian Steve Mazan  

*Monday, Feb. 12                  Actor Peter O'Toole; Music by Dierks Bentley & The Grascals

*Tuesday, Feb. 13                  Actress Aisha Tyler; author Harry Shearer; music by Aaron Lewis  

*Wednesday, Feb. 14            Actors Tom Lennon and Ben Garant; music by KT Tunstall  

*Thursday, Feb. 15                Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt; actor John Cena; music by Three Days Grace

*Friday, Feb. 16                     Actor Kiefer Sutherland  

*Monday, Feb 19                   Actress Virginia Madsen; comedian David Steinberg; music by Hinder  

*Tuesday, Feb. 20                  Actor Danny Bonaduce;   

*Wednesday, Feb. 21            Actor Ioan Gruffudd  

*Thursday, Feb. 22                Actors Tom Lennon and Ben Garant  

*Friday, Feb. 23                     Actress Jennifer Tilly; Miami Ink's Ami James

  *Monday, Feb. 26                  Actress Jill Hennessy; Regis Philbin

 

 

 
 
THE TOP THREE FINALISTS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN TO COMPETE FOR A LIVE PERFORMANCE WITH JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, ON "THE 49TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS," FEB. 11 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

The Finalists Are Africa Miranda From Montgomery, Ala., Brenda Radney From Staten Island, N.Y. and Robyn Troup From Houston, Texas 

Music Fans Can Vote Now and During the Telecast To Pick the One to Perform Live on the Broadcast  

            The momentum continues now that music fans have voted and chosen the Top 3 Finalists, who will compete to perform live with multi-GRAMMY Award nominee Justin Timberlake, in the "My GRAMMY® Moment" campaign, The Recording Academy announced during today's Super Bowl Pre-Game Show.   The once-in-a-lifetime performance will be seen on THE 49TH ANNUAL GRAMMY® AWARDS, Sunday, Feb. 11 (8:00-11:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

            The three finalists will come to Los Angeles and will each rehearse with Timberlake during the week before the GRAMMY Awards.  All three will be in the audience during the broadcast as voting continues.  Finally, the winner will be announced during the show and will be invited to the stage for the performance.

            Fans can vote online once for their favorite finalist beginning today up until 9:59 p.m. ET (6:59 p.m. PT) the night of the GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 11 via CBS.com or  http://music.yahoo.com/mygrammymoment/ .  Viewers also will have the opportunity to cast up to 10 votes through their mobile phone within a two-hour window during the live east coast airing of the GRAMMY Awards from 8 p.m. to 9:59 p.m. ET (west coast voters can text vote from 5 p.m. to 6:59 p.m. PT). The interactive mobile voting technology gives fans a corresponding number (1-3) to use as a text vote to 81818 for their favorite finalist.

Top 3 Finalists (alphabetical order)

bulletAfrica Miranda (age 30), Montgomery, Ala.
bulletBrenda Radney (age 22), Staten Island, N.Y.
bulletRobyn Troup (age 18), Houston, Texas

Final Performer

The final performer will be announced live before she takes the stage on the GRAMMY Awards, Feb. 11, 2007 at STAPLES Center in L.A., broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. ET. In addition to a memorable "GRAMMY Moment" performance, the winner will be driving in style thanks to Chevrolet. She will be awarded a distinctively cool, sunburst orange 2007 Chevy HHR that comes fully loaded for the ultimate music fan, with an in-dash six-disc CD changer, an audio input jack for an MP3 player and Pioneer premium seven-speaker sound system.

Brief Biographies on Top 3 Finalists

Africa Miranda, 30, calls Montgomery, Ala., her hometown and currently is writing and performing songs in New York City. To pay the bills, she's working at a temp agency and does promotional modeling and event staffing. She began singing as a child in her school choir and eventually in pageants and school programs as she grew older. Africa says her sound is R&B/pop with rock and hip-hop thrown in the mix. Africa cites Prince, OutKast and Mariah Carey as three of her favorite artists.

Brenda Radney, 22, was born and raised in Staten Island, N.Y., and currently resides there as a freelance singer/songwriter. She began singing at the age of four and has fond memories of sitting in the window at her grandmother's porch singing "Tomorrow" from "Annie" and "Part Of Your World" from The Little Mermaid. Brenda's musical style is a mash-up of pop, R&B, alternative, gospel, electro and indie rock, and her aspiration is to become as successful as Prince, Beyonce and U2. In addition to singing, she writes songs and plays seven musical instruments.

Robyn Troup, 18, was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She has been singing ever since she could talk and has notebooks filled with songs she has written. Robyn is multitalented, having studied ballet, jazz, tap and modern dance along with taking both piano and voice lessons. While she describes her musical style as a blend of R&B, pop and hip-hop, Robyn cites artists including Stevie Wonder, Aaliyah and Destiny's Child as her muses.

 

Voting Information

•·        Web site: Users can log on to Yahoo! Music or CBS.com to access the Top 3 finalists' video submissions, bios, photos and voting site: http://music.yahoo.com/mygrammymoment/.

•·        Online voting: Online voting at Yahoo! Music begins today up until 9:59 p.m. ET (8:59 p.m. CT/7:59 p.m. MT/6:59 p.m. PT) on Feb. 11, the night of the GRAMMY Awards. Only one vote per person.

•·        Text voting: Text voting occurs within a two-hour window during the live broadcast of the GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 11 (8 p.m. to 9:59 p.m. ET/7 p.m. to 8:59 p.m. CT).Voters watching the tape-delayed broadcast can text vote from 5 p.m. to 6:59 p.m. PT/6 p.m. to 7:59 p.m. MT. Fans can vote up to 10 times for their favorite finalist. Only standard text messaging rates apply. Voters can check their wireless carrier for more details, or text "HELP" to the number 81818 or visit www.cbs.com online for more information. The corresponding numbers for each finalist are:

•o       Africa Miranda -- Text "1" to 81818

•o       Brenda Radney -- Text "2" to 81818

•o       Robyn Troup -- Text "3" to 81818

 

Submission/Selection Process

•·        Unsigned artists in the United States - 18 years of age and older - uploaded a 60-second video clip to Yahoo! Music of an a cappella performance of one of nine GRAMMY Award-winning songs:

•o       "If I Ain't Got You" (originally performed by Alicia Keys), "Breathe" (originally performed by Faith Hill), "Come To My Window" (originally performed by Melissa Etheridge), "What's Love Got To Do With It" (originally performed by Tina Turner), "Dance With My Father" (originally performed by Luther Vandross), "Cry Me A River" (originally performed by Justin Timberlake), "Respect" (originally performed by Aretha Franklin), "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" (originally performed by Whitney Houston), or "Vision Of Love" (originally performed by Mariah Carey).  

About the Submission/Selection Process (cont'd)

•·        The selection process of the Top 12 was rigorous and thorough. Thousands of video submissions were judged and whittled down to 12 by a VIP Blue Ribbon Committee made up of singers, songwriters, producers, music industry executives, as well as key executives from The Recording Academy.

•·        Fans helped to determine the Top 5 and Top 3 finalists by voting at Yahoo! Music.

 

About The Recording Academy

Established in 1957, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc., also known as The Recording Academy, is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards, The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs - including the creation of the national public education campaign What's The Download® (WhatsTheDownload.com). For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.

About Yahoo! Music

Yahoo! Music (http://music.yahoo.com) is the #1 online music destination. Yahoo! Music offers more than 2 million songs for download as well as the tools to manage, explore and share music. Yahoo! Music provides a wide selection of streaming video and audio, the Web's largest collection of music videos, Internet radio, original content, exclusive features, artist information and news covering all genres of music to Yahoo! users.

 
THE CATWALK HEATS UP AS THE CW NETWORK REVEALS THE 13 FINALISTS WHO HOPE TO BECOME "AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL"


 
            February 1, 2007 (Burbank, California) -- The competition intensifies for the eighth cycle of The CW's hit series "America's Next Top Model," as the 13 finalists fight to turn their dreams of becoming a top model into reality. This season, an incredible transformation takes place as the finalists face tougher challenges and photo shoots ranging from the very glamorous to high-tech to controversial, all while living under one roof in a posh Los Angeles mansion.  See the drama unfold in the two-hour, eighth-cycle premiere of "America's Next Top Model" on Wednesday, February 28 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on The CW.

"America's Next Top Model" participants are:

Name: Brittany

Occupation: Bartender

Age: 21

Hometown: Savannah, Georgia

Name: Cassandra

Occupation:  College Student

Age: 24

Hometown: Seattle, Washington

Name: Diana   

Occupation: College Student

Age:  21

Hometown: Garfield, New Jersey

Name: Dionne

Occupation: College Student

Age: 20

Hometown: Montgomery, Alabama

Name: Felicia

Occupation: Sales Associate

Age:  19

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Name: Jael      

Occupation:  Band Manager

Age: 22

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Name: Jaslene

Occupation: Online College Admissions Advisor

Age: 20

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Name: Kathleen

Occupation:  Hairstylist

Age: 20

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York

Name: Natasha

Occupation: College Student

Age:     21

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Name: Renee

Occupation: Stay-At-Home-Mom

Age: 20

Hometown: Maui, Hawaii

Name: Samantha

Occupation: Sales Associate

Age: 19

Hometown: Pinson, Alabama

Name: Sarah

Occupation: Photographer

Age: 20

Hometown: Lake Zurich, Illinois

Name:  Whitney

Occupation:  College Student

Age: 21

Hometown:  West Palm Beach, Florida

             During this cycle, the 13 participants live together and ferociously vie for the grand prize, competing in a highly accelerated modeling boot camp.  The participants' abilities are tested each week as they strive to master the runway and fashion photo shoots, perfect publicity skills and learn the business aspects of becoming a supermodel, all under 24-hour-a-day surveillance of the "America's Next Top Model" cameras. Throughout the series, supermodel Tyra Banks, art director of photo shoots Jay Manuel, and runway guru J. Alexander mentor the participants.

               Banks leads the panel of "America's Next Top Model" judges, comprised of leading fashion industry experts, including supermodel Twiggy, photographer Nigel Barker and runway expert J. Alexander, who closely evaluate the progress of the models to narrow the field each week.  In addition, special guest judges appear to critique within his or her area of expertise.

               The winner of The CW's "America's Next Top Model" will be managed by Elite Model Management.  She also receives a $100,000 contract with cosmetics giant CoverGirl.  Finally, the winner will appear on the cover and six-page fashion spread in Seventeen magazine.

            "America's Next Top Model" is produced by 10 by 10 Entertainment, in association with Bankable Productions. Tyra Banks is the creator and executive producer along with Ken Mok ("Making the Band") and Anthony Dominici ("The Amazing Race").

 

 

CW PRIMETIME LISTINGS FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19, 2007 (ALL TIMES ET)
Please note:

·        Previous "America's Next Top Model" winner Eva Marcelle and singer Drew Sidora guest star on an episode of "THE GAME" titled "Out of Bounds" on Monday, February 19 (9:30-10:00 p.m.), with an encore presentation on Sunday, February 25 (6:00-6:30 p.m.)

       A special retrospective episode of "BEAUTY AND THE GEEK" titled "Beauties and Geeks Reunite" airs Wednesday, February 21 (8:00-9:00 p.m.), with an encore on Sunday, February 25 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19

 "EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS" - (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET)

"Everybody Hates Cutting School" (TV-PG) (HDTV)

CHRIS & GREG GET CAUGHT CUTTING SCHOOL ?? With their teacher Ms. Morello (Jacqueline Mazarella) out for the day, Chris (Tyler James Williams) and Greg (Vincent Martella) decide to cut school and go see the movie "Ghostbusters."  The boys think they're home free until they run into Ms. Morello at the movie theatre.  Meanwhile, Drew (Tequan Richmond) and Tonya (Imani Hakim) are a little nervous when Rochelle (Tichina Arnold) decides to help out at their school's book fair.  Julius (Terry Crews) spends a frustrating day at the DMV trying to renew his license.  The episode was directed by Keith Truesdell with a story by Kevin A. Garnett & Andrew Orenstein and teleplay by Andrew Orenstein.  (#039)

Contact:  Melissa Burton, (818) 977-0105

"ALL OF US" - (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET)

"Another Episode of All of Us" (TV-PG) (HDTV)

 

UNDERAGE THIEF AND A CRYING BABY - Bobby (Khamani Griffin) tries to steal a pair of sneakers in order to try to fit in with the cool kids at school, but is caught by the store manager.  Meanwhile, Neesee reluctantly agrees to help care for her neighbor, Michelle's (guest star Toni Trucks, "Veronica Mars"), newborn niece, but soon finds she enjoys being around an infant.  Duane Martin and Tony Rock also stars.  Alfonso Ribeiro directed the episode written by Alfonso Ribeiro (#415).

Contact:  Jeff Tobler, (818) 977-3719  

"GIRLFRIENDS" - (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET)

"Willie He Or Won't He III:  This Time It's Personal"

(Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

TROUBLE IN PARADISE - William (Reggie Hayes) and Monica's (Keesha Sharp) wedded bliss comes to a halt when William has too much to drink at their wedding reception and reveals that he had doubts about marrying her.  Humiliated by William's comments, Monica wonders if she should end the marriage.  Meanwhile, Maya (Golden Brooks) is annoyed with Darnell (Khalil Kain) when she discovers he knew about William's doubts and didn't share the information with her.  Tracee Ellis Ross and Persia White also star.  Milicent Shelton directed the episode written by Michael B. Kaplan (#40338-152).

Contact: Carmen Davenporte, (818) 977-2417 

  THE GAME" - (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET)

"Out Of Bounds" (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

  EVA MARCELLE AND DREW SIDORA GUEST STAR - When Malik (Hosea Chanchez) finds out that the love of his life, model/actress Eva Marcelle (guest starring as herself) is getting married, he decides to use up-and-coming singer Drew Sidora  (guest starring as herself) to make Eva jealous.  Learning that she has been used, Drew turns to Derwin (Pooch Hall) as a shoulder to cry on.  Later, Drew asks Derwin to be in her new music video and their on-screen kiss leads to more than he anticipated. Tia Mowry, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Coby Bell and Brittany Daniel also star. Salim Akil directed the episode written by Hale Rothstein (#40596-015).

  Contact: Carmen Davenporte, (818) 977-2417

  

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20

 

"GILMORE GIRLS" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

"I'm a Kayak, Hear Me Roar" (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

THE ROAD TO RECOVERY ?? At a Friday night dinner, Lorelai (Lauren Graham) works up the courage to tell her parents about the break-up of her marriage, but is derailed by their argument over the healthy meals and no-alcohol policy Emily (Kelly Bishop) has instituted to help Richard (Edward Herrmann) recover from his heart attack.  Lorelai enlists Sookie (Melissa McCarthy) to bring Richard healthy but delicious meals, then helps Emily organize Richard's business affairs.  Over a shared bottle of scotch, Lorelai finally tells her mother about the breakup of her marriage.  Rory (Alexis Bledel) attends an awkward birthday dinner for Logan (Matt Czuchry) with Mitchum Huntzberger (guest star Gregg Henry), who asks her to help him steer Logan in the right direction.  Later, Logan receives disturbing news about the online company he purchased.  Finally, Luke (Scott Patterson) shares his home with Liz (Kathleen Wilhoite), T.J. (Michael DeLuise) and their baby daughter while their house is being fumigated.  Liza Weil and Sean Gunn also star.  Lee Shallat Chemel directed the episode written by Rebecca Rand Kirshner (#2T7765).

Contact:  Pamela Morrison, (818) 977-6155

"VERONICA MARS" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

"Mars, Bars" (TV-DLV) (HDTV)

VERONICA IS IN JAIL AND SOMEONE WILL DIE - Without any evidence to hold her, Sheriff Lamb (Michael Muhney) releases Veronica (Kristen Bello) from jail.  Josh (guest star Jonathan Chase), makes contact with Veronica and insists that he is being framed for his father's murder and, though Veronica has sympathy for him, she doesn't know if she believes him.  Keith (Enrico Colantoni) learns that the coach's wife, Kathleen Barry (guest star Tracey Needham), hired Vinnie Van Lowe (guest star Ken Marino, "Reno 911") to find out if her husband was having an affair.  Meanwhile, Logan (Jason Dohring) joins Mac (Tina Majorino) and Parker (Julie Gonzalo) on a Valentine's Day scavenger hunt.  Percy Daggs, Francis Capra, Ryan Hansen and Chris Lowell also star.  Harry Winer directed the episode with story by Joe Voci, Phil Klemmer, John Enbom and teleplay by Phil Klemmer and John Embom (#3T5814).

Contact:  Jeff Tobler, (818) 977-3719

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21

"BEAUTY AND THE GEEK" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

"Beauties and Geeks Reunite" (Content Rating TBD)

A LOOK BACK - The past eight weeks have proven that beauties and geeks can actually learn from each other.  Lifelong friendships have been formed and good times have been had.  This week offers a special beauty and geek reunion in New York, a look back at some of the most memorable moments from the season, as well as new footage and updates on what the beauties and the geeks are doing now and how the experience has changed their lives (#309).

Contact: Jeff Tobler, (818) 977-3719

"ONE TREE HILL" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

"Prom Night at Hater High" (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

YOU NEVER FORGET YOUR PROM ?? On the day of Prom, the residue of Nathan's (James Lafferty) pre-Prom party has serious repercussions for everyone in Tree Hill.  Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti) asks Nathan for a list of his past sexual conquests.  Rachel (Danneel Harris) is suspended after taking the blame for the exam she stole with Brooke (Sophia Bush).  Peyton (Hilarie Burton) tells Lucas (Chad Michael Murray) she wants to skip the Prom entirely, but he refuses to take no for an answer.  Finally Mouth (Lee Norris) and Brooke must deal with dating Clean Teens on Prom night.  Moira Kelly, Paul Johansson and Barbara Alyn Woods also star.  Paul Johansson directed the episode written by Mike Herro and David Strauss (#3T5765)

Contact:  Jeff Tobler, (818) 977-3719

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22

"SMALLVILLE" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

"Justice" (TV-PG, DV) (HDTV)

THE GREEN ARROW CALLS ON THE FLASH, AQUAMAN AND CYBORG TO FORM A LEAGUE OF SUPERHEROES ?? The Green Arrow (Justin Hartley) sends out for reinforcements and Bart Allan (guest star Kyle Gallner), Aquaman (guest star Alan Ritchson) and Cyborg (guest star Lee Thompson Young) return to Smallville to help him take down LuthorCorp's secret lab.  During a break-in at the LuthorCorp facility, Bart is captured and tortured by Lex (Michael Rosenbaum) and Clark (Tom Welling) sets off to rescue him but is felled by meteor rock.  An alarmed Chloe (Allison Mack) goes to Oliver for help and the newly formed alliance springs into action to rescue Clark and Bart.  Kristin Kreuk, Erica Durance, John Glover and Annette O'Toole also star.  The episode was written and directed by Steven S. DeKnight (#2T7711).

Contact:  Suzanne Gomez, (818) 977-4115

"SUPERNATURAL" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

"Playthings" (TV-14, DLV) (HDTV)

IMAGINARY FRIENDS AREN'T ALWAYS IMAGINARY - Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) investigate two strange deaths at a small Connecticut inn run by a single mom (guest star Annie Wersching) whose young daughter (guest star Matreya Fedor) plays with an imaginary friend.  The brothers find evidence of voodoo around the inn, but soon realize the little girl's imaginary friend may in fact be a demon who is killing the townspeople.  Matt Witten wrote the episode directed by Charles Beeson (#211).

Contact:  Suzanne Gomez, (818) 977-4115

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23

"FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN" - (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

(TV-PG, DLV)

Program information TBD

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25

"ALL OF US" - (5:00-5:30 p.m. ET)

"Another Episode of All of Us" (TV-PG) (HDTV)

UNDERAGE THIEF AND A CRYING BABY - Bobby (Khamani Griffin) tries to steal a pair of sneakers in order to try to fit in with the cool kids at school, but is caught by the store manager.  Meanwhile, Neesee reluctantly agrees to help care for her neighbor, Michelle's (guest star Toni Trucks, "Veronica Mars"), newborn niece, but soon finds she enjoys being around an infant.  Duane Martin and Tony Rock also stars.  Alfonso Ribeiro directed the episode written by Alfonso Ribeiro (#415).

Contact:  Jeff Tobler, (818) 977-3719

"GIRLFRIENDS" - (5:30-6:00 p.m. ET)

"Willie He Or Won't He III:  This Time It's Personal"

(Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

TROUBLE IN PARADISE - William (Reggie Hayes) and Monica's (Keesha Sharp) wedded bliss comes to a halt when William has too much to drink at their wedding reception and reveals that he had doubts about marrying her.  Humiliated by William's comments, Monica wonders if she should end the marriage.  Meanwhile, Maya (Golden Brooks) is annoyed with Darnell (Khalil Kain) when she discovers he knew about William's doubts and didn't share the information with her.  Tracee Ellis Ross and Persia White also star.  Milicent Shelton directed the episode written by Michael B. Kaplan (#40338-152).

Contact: Carmen Davenporte, (818) 977-2417

THE GAME" - (6:00-6:30 p.m. ET)

"Out Of Bounds" (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

EVA MARCELLE AND DREW SIDORA GUEST STAR - When Malik (Hosea Chanchez) finds out that the love of his life, model/actress Eva Marcelle (guest starring as herself) is getting married, he decides to use up and coming singer Drew Sidora  (guest starring as herself) to make Eva jealous.  Learning that she has been used, Drew turns to Derwin (Pooch Hall) as a shoulder to cry on.  Later, Drew asks Derwin to be in her new music video and their on-screen kiss leads to more than he anticipated. Tia Mowry, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Coby Bell and Brittany Daniel also star. Salim Akil directed the episode written by Hale Rothstein (#40596-015).

Contact: Carmen Davenporte, (818) 977-2417  

"EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS" - (6:30-7:00 p.m. ET)

"Everybody Hates Cutting School" (TV-PG) (HDTV)

CHRIS & GREG GET CAUGHT CUTTING SCHOOL ?? With their teacher Ms. Morello (Jacqueline Mazarella) out for the day, Chris (Tyler James Williams) and Greg (Vincent Martella) decide to cut school and go see the movie "Ghostbusters."  The boys think they're home free until they run into Ms. Morello at the movie theatre.  Meanwhile, Drew (Tequan Richmond) and Tonya (Imani Hakim) are a little nervous when Rochelle (Tichina Arnold) decides to help out at their school's book fair.  Julius (Terry Crews) spends a frustrating day at the DMV trying to renew his license.  The episode was directed by Keith Truesdell with a story by Kevin A. Garnett & Andrew Orenstein and teleplay by Andrew Orenstein.  (#039)

Contact:  Melissa Burton, (818) 977-0105

"REBA" - (7:00-7:30 p.m. ET)

"As We Forgive Those..." (TV-PG) (HDTV)

GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING KELLY CLARKSON ("AMERICAN IDOL") GUEST STARS - Suspecting that the television station's new intern, Kelly (Clarkson), was brought in by management to be her successor, Barbra Jean (Melissa Peterman) convinces a reluctant Reba (Reba McEntire) to coax the truth out of Kelly.  Meanwhile, Cheyenne (JoAnna Garcia) and Van (Steve Howey) must break some bad news to Brock (Christopher Rich) -- they aren't naming their baby after him.  In the episode's final scene, Brock, Cheyenne and Van perform a spoof of the three "American Idol" judges.  Scarlett Pomers and Mitch Holleman also star.  Robbie Countryman directed the episode written by executive producer Matt Berry (#6AES08).

Contact: Melissa Burton, (818) 977-0105

"REBA" - (7:30-8:00 p.m. ET)

"Bullets Over Brock" (TV-PG, D) (HDTV)

REBA TRIES TO HELP BROCK AND BARBRA JEAN SAVE THEIR MARRIAGE - Reba (Reba McEntire) discovers that Brock (Christopher Rich) has been secretly living in the garage for several days so he can spend some time apart from Barbra Jean (Melissa Peterman), who thinks he is away on a business trip.  Brock confides to Reba that he doesn't know how to mend things with his wife, but Reba urges him to be honest and talk with her about their problems.  Following Reba's advice, Brock and Barbra Jean have a heart-to-heart talk, but the results are not what Reba was hoping for.  JoAnna Garcia, Steve Howey, Scarlett Pomers and Mitch Holleman also star.  Robbie Countryman directed the episode written by Christopher Case (#6AES09).

Contact: Melissa Burton, (818) 977-0105

"7TH HEAVEN" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

"And Tonight's Specials Are..." (TV-G)

LUCY LIES TO KEVIN ABOUT WHERE SHE'S BEEN SPENDING HER NIGHTS - Kevin (George Stults) advises Martin (Tyler Hoechlin) to get Sandy's (Haylie Duff) attention by cooking for her and expressing an interest in her studies, but Martin uses the technique to try and sleep with Sandy again, which, of course, only serves to push her further away when she discovers the truth.  Still avoiding her family, Lucy (Beverley Mitchell) tells Kevin she's out apologizing to members of the congregation for her recent strange behavior, but she's actually going to the movies and spending time with a teenage ticket seller, T-Bone (guest star Colton James), who has taken a romantic interest in Lucy.  Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks and Nikolas and Lorenzo Brino also star.  The episode was directed by Keith Truesdell and written by creator and executive producer Brenda Hampton (#223). 

Contact:  Melissa Burton, (818) 977-0105

"BEAUTY AND THE GEEK" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

"Beauties and Geeks Reunite" (Content Rating TBD)

A LOOK BACK - The past eight weeks have proven that beauties and geeks can actually learn from each other.  Lifelong friendships have been formed and good times have been had.  This week offers a special beauty and geek reunion in New York, a look back at some of the most memorable moments from the season, as well as new footage and updates on what the beauties and the geeks are doing now and how the experience has changed their lives (#309).

 

 
 
UPCOMING GUESTS ON THE "LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN" ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Monday through Friday, 11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT 

(*Denotes changes and/or additions to previous schedule)

*Monday, Feb. 5                                 Frank Caliendo as John Madden; self-help guru Dr. Phil McGraw; musical guests Fall Out Boy

Tuesday, Feb. 6                                     Musical guest Harry Connick, Jr; reality show judge Randy Jackson

Wednesday, Feb. 7                                Actor Chris Elliott; actress/talk show host Kelly Ripa; musical guest John Mellencamp

Thursday, Feb. 8                                   Animal expert Jack Hanna; actress Katherine Heigl; musical guest Patty Griffin  

*Friday, Feb. 9                                    Talk show host/chef Rachael Ray; comedian Brian Kiley; musical guests The Fab Faux 

Monday, Feb. 12                                   Actress Drew Barrymore; musical guest Rickie Lee Jones  

*Tuesday, Feb. 13                              Former Vice President Al Gore; musical guest Cat Empire  

*Wednesday, Feb. 14                         Style guru Martha Stewart  

*Thursday, Feb. 15                             Guests TBA

*Friday, Feb. 16                                  Comedian Jake Johannsen  

*Monday, Feb. 19                               Actor Jim Carrey; Daytona 500 winner

 

 

 

JACK ASSIGNS ELENA TO GO UNDERCOVER AS A STRIPPER IN A CLUB TO SECURE LEADS IN THE CASE OF A DANCER WHO DISAPPEARED FROM THERE, ON A REBROADCAST OF "WITHOUT A TRACE," ON A SPECIAL NIGHT, TUESDAY, FEB. 13, 10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT

Golden Globe Award Nominee Philip Casnoff ("Sinatra") and Michelle Clunie ("Queer as Folk") Guest Star

            "Candy" -- Elena goes undercover as an exotic dancer in an attempt to find a stripper who disappeared from the same club, while Danny goes undercover as one of her customers, on a rebroadcast of WITHOUT A TRACE, on a special night, Tuesday, Feb. 13 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Jonathan Kaplan, one of the series' co-executive producers, directed the episode written by Jan Nash and Greg Walker, two of the series' executive producers.  (Originally broadcast 10/1/06) 

            Special Agent in-Charge Alexander Olczyk.  Michelle Clunie ("Queer as Folk") guest stars as the missing stripper, and Golden Globe Award nominee Philip Casnoff ("Sinatra") guest stars as one of the club's customers.

            The team tries to find Cindy Peterson, a missing wife and mother who recently took the job as a stripper to help pay the family's mounting debt.  Since the club is the common link between Cindy and a recently murdered fellow dancer, Jack decides to assign Elena and Danny to go undercover to get some answers.  Meanwhile, Jack and Anne deal with the professional and personal ramifications of her pregnancy.

SERIES REGULARS

Jack Malone......................... Anthony LaPaglia

Samantha Spade............... Poppy Montgomery

Vivian Johnson............ .Marianne Jean-Baptiste

Danny Taylor........................ Enrique Murciano

Martin Fitzgerald.............................. Eric Close

Elena Delgado........................ Roselyn Sanchez

RECURRING

Anne Cassidy...... Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

SAC Alexander Olczyk ............ Bill Smitrovich


 

GUEST CAST

Cindy Peterson......................... Michelle Clunie

Jim  Peterson..................... David Aaron Baker

Noah Peterson................................. Paul Mott

Steve Goodman............................. Corey Stoll

Nicki............................................. Alissa Dean

Kyle Wilson................................ Pedro Pascal

Leo ................................................. Leo Rossi

Donald Clarence......................... Philip Casnoff

Melissa......................................... Blaire Baron

Customer................................... Brian Mulligan

GENRE:  CRIME DRAMA, MYSTERY, SUSPENSE

RATING:  To Be Announced

On the web: www.cbs.com/primetime/without_a_trace/

 

 

SEBASTIAN PROSECUTES THE CASE OF A HARD-PARTYING HOLLYWOOD STARLET WHO WAS KILLED IN A CAR ACCIDENT THAT APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY OVERZEALOUS PAPARAZZI, ON "SHARK," THURSDAY, FEB. 8, 10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT

Ray Wise ("24," "Good Night, and Good Luck")

And Joy Lauren ("Desperate Housewives") Guest Star  

            "Starlet Fever" -- Sebastian and his legal team prosecute the case of a tabloid headline-making Hollywood starlet who appears to have been chased off the road to her death by overzealous paparazzi, on SHARK, Thursday, Feb. 8 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Adam Davidson, one of the series' producers, directed the episode written by Jacob Epstein, one of the series' consulting producers.

            Ray Wise ("24," "Good Night, and Good Luck") guest stars as attorney Lloyd Holcomb, and Joy Lauren ("Desperate Housewives") guest stars as the deceased starlet's younger sister, Krystie Mays.

            Evidence at the crash site causes the police to theorize that hard-partying rising star Taylor Mays may have been run off the road by a member of the paparazzi who chased her after she attempted to sneak out the back door of a hot nightclub.  In addition to questioning various paparazzi suspects, Sebastian and his team also investigate whether there is any relevance to the fact that, on the night of her death, Taylor had reportedly broken up with a mystery man and gotten into a public brawl with a rival starlet.

SERIES REGULARS:

Sebastian Stark.......................... James Woods

Jessica Devlin.................................... Jeri Ryan

Casey Woodland............................. Sam Page

Raina Troy............................... Sophina Brown

Madeleine Poe............................. Sarah Carter

Julie Stark.......................... Danielle Panabaker

Isaac Wright............................ Henry Simmons


 

RECURRING CAST:

Lewis Slocombe....................... Michael Cotter

Neal Donovan............................... Jordan Belfi

GUEST CAST:

Lloyd Holcomb................................. Ray Wise

Krystie Mays.................................. Joy Lauren

Taylor Mays.............................. Stefanie Butler

Marty Babish........................... Mark Sivertsen

April George............................. Jennifer Aspen

Jonno ....................................... Jonno Roberts

Detective Roja.......................... Geoffrey Rivas

Theo Samaha................................... Mo Gallini

Charlotte Prosser........... Hayley Marie Norman

Andrea Greer................ Kelli Kirkland Powers

Reporter.................................... Karen Elmore

Judge Thomas Watkins.......... Shashawnee Hall

Michael Green............................. Eli Goodman

Larry Reiner................................... Tom Virtue

Ronnie Harper................................. Eric Ladin

Party Guy.................................. Jason Graham

Sharon Tay.................................... Sharon Tay

GENRE:  DRAMA, LAW, MYSTERY

RATING:  TV-14-SV

 

 

AN ONLINE AFFAIR WITH A SHOCKING TWIST THAT ENDS WITH A SUBURBAN MOTHER'S DEATH -- AND A BIZARRE LINK TO AN OLD CASE FINALLY RE-OPENED

"48 HOURS MYSTERY," SATURDAY, FEB. 3  

            Jennifer and Bart Corbin had a seemingly perfect life. Bart's successful dental practice afforded the couple a beautiful home in the Atlanta suburbs where they raised their two little boys. But one December morning in 2004, seven-year-old Dalton Corbin woke up to a living nightmare. He ran to his neighbor's house in his pajamas and told them his mother was dead. Correspondent Peter Van Sant examines how a suburban mom suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head and investigates her husband, a man who may have had something deadly to hide from his apparent charmed past. Van Sant also speaks exclusively to Jennifer's online lover - a person concealing a double identity. 48 HOURS MYSTERY: "Love and Lies" will be broadcast Sat., Feb. 3 (10:00 --11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

            "Do you think those boys are ever going to forget what it is to look at their mother after she's been shot in the head?" Heather Tierney, Jennifer's sister, said to 48 HOURS.  

            When officers arrived at the Corbin home that morning, it looked like Jennifer had killed herself.  There were no signs of a struggle.  There was a gun lying on the bed next to her. Bart had spent the night at his brother's house, which provided him with an alibi. 

            But as the investigation continued, police learned more about the Corbin marriage.  That summer, Jennifer had told her family that she was planning to leave Bart. By fall, Jennifer had fallen in love with a man she had met on the Internet, and while the two had never met face-to-face, they were planning a real-life future together. 

           When Bart came across some emails that revealed his wife's online affair, he filed for divorce. Five days later, Jennifer was dead.    

            Police had their suspicions about Jennifer's apparent suicide. A few days after her death, the lead investigator, Detective Marcus Head, got a call from a woman with a tip. The caller suggested he look into the suicide of another Georgia woman 14 years earlier named Dolly Hearn.

            Marcus contacted the sheriff's department, 150 miles away, that handled the Hearn suicide case in 1990. In an odd coincidence, the detective who answered the phone-Scott Peebles-was the son of the lead detective on the Hearn case. Peebles searched through his father's old files looking for a possible connection between the two deaths, and he found it. Hearn had broken up with her boyfriend just before her death, and that boyfriend was Bart Corbin. 

            Hearn's family had always been convinced that her death was not suicide and were grateful for the renewed interest in the case. When they were told about the death of Jennifer, Dolly's mother was stunned, saying,  "It's happened again."   

           For investigators looking into the deaths of Hearn and Jennifer, it was hard to imagine the odds of two women committing suicide in one man's life. There could be only one explanation for this link. They believed Bart Corbin had staged both women's suicides, after they decided to end their relationships with him.    

           But investigators soon learned that Jennifer was going through her own personal agony in the last weeks of her life.  She had found out that her online lover wasn't the man of her dreams after all. He was really a she. Jennifer never told anyone, but she did tell the female from the Internet, whom Jennifer believed to be a male all along, that the fact that he was a she, was tearing Jennifer apart. 

           Did Jennifer's discovery make her so despondent that she contemplated suicide?  Or was the occurrence of two suicides in one man's relationship history a coincidence - or a deadly connection?"

          The secret online lover speaks, for the first time on-camera, to Van Sant. She tells 48 HOURS about her online   affair with Jennifer and about their last communications. She also reveals that Jennifer said she had suspicions about what soon might be her fate. But what were those suspicions? And did they come true? 

            48 HOURS MYSTERY: "Love and Lies" is produced by Loen Kelley and Jenna Jackson. The field producer is Michelle Feuer and the associate producer is Jessica Van Garsse. The senior producer is Judy Tygard. The executive editor is Al Briganti and the executive producer is Susan Zirinsky.

 

 

 

THE NCIS INVESTIGATES WHEN THE BODY OF A YOUNG SAILOR IS FOUND IN AN ABANDONDED BUILDING, ON "NCIS," TUESDAY, FEB. 13, 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT
            "Burn Out" -- The NCIS team investigates when the body of a young sailor is found in an abandoned building in a seedy part of town, on NCIS, Tuesday, Feb. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Dennis Smith directed the episode from a script by John C. Kelley.

            Working with the local officials, the NCIS team originally believes that the sailor died of an unintentional drug overdose.  But when they uncover a mysterious laminated card, Abby discovers an ominous message written on it in blood that quickly makes the team switch gears to find the sailor's murderer.  Meanwhile, Tony bonds with one of the local detectives working on the case.                       

SERIES REGULARS:

NCIS Special Agent

  Leroy Jethro Gibbs.................. Mark Harmon

NCIS Special Agent

  Anthony DiNozzo............. Michael Weatherly

Dr. Donald "Ducky"

  Mallard................................ David McCallum

Abby Sciuto............................. Pauley Perrette

NCIS Special Agent   

  Timothy McGee......................... Sean Murray

Ziva David, Mossad

  Liaison.................................... Cote de Pablo

NCIS Director Jenny

  Shepard..................................... Lauren Holly


 

RECURRING CAST:

Jimmy Palmer.............................. Brian Dietzen

NCIS Special Agent

  Michelle Lee................................. Liza Lapira

Jeanne Benoit....................... Scottie Thompson

GUEST CAST:

Metro Police Detective

  John Carson.................................. J.R. Cacia

Detective J.D. Morris.............. Michael Whaley

Frank Holtz.............................. Dean Chekvala

Lisa Delgado................................ Corri English

Scott Pell................................... Jonno Roberts

David Cross................................. Brady Smith

Mary Elizabeth Donahue....... Debbie Campbell

Matt Barrows............................ Daz Crawford

GENRE:  DRAMA, CRIME, MYSTERY, MILITARY

RATING:  TV-PG-L

 

 

CBS PICKS UP THE HIT SUMMER SERIES "BIG BROTHER" FOR ITS EIGHTH EDITION
          LOS ANGELES, February 1, 2007 -- CBS has picked up the reality series BIG BROTHER, hosted by Julie Chen, for an eighth installment to be broadcast this summer.

            Last season's BIG BROTHER: ALL-STARS started with 20 All-Star Houseguests and after 71 days and 1,704 hours, Mike "Boogie" Malin, a 35-year-old restaurateur originally from Concord, N.H., was crowned the winner of BIG BROTHER: ALL-STARS and claimed the $500,000 prize.

            BIG BROTHER 8 will follow the relationships and conflicts of players who live together in a house outfitted with dozens of cameras and microphones recording their every move 24 hours a day.  One by one, the Houseguests will vote each other out of the house.  At the end of three months, the last remaining Houseguest will receive the grand prize of $500,000. 

           BIG BROTHER premiered in July 2000 and has been a key component of CBS' summer programming ever since.

          BIG BROTHER 8 will be executive produced by Emmy Award winner Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan, in association with Endemol U.S.A.  Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Arnold Shapiro will serve as an executive consultant on the series.

 

 

HEAD INTO OVERTIME WITH A SPECIAL EDITION OF "THE LATE LATE SHOW with CRAIG FERGUSON" LIVE FROM MIAMI FOLLOWING SUPER BOWL XLI, ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4

Featuring Actor Billy Bob Thornton, a Musical Performance by Hank Williams Jr. and Lynyrd Skynyrd, Players from the Game and Remotes with NFL Analysts 

             THE LATE LATE SHOW with CRAIG FERGUSON will broadcast its show live from Miami following Super Bowl XLI, Sunday, February 4 on the CBS Television Network, immediately after the 11:00 PM ET/PT local news. This will mark the first time that THE LATE LATE SHOW will go live outside its studio.

            The post-Super Bowl show is scheduled to feature interviews with players from the game and actor Billy Bob Thornton will join Ferguson for a live one-on-one interview from the show's Miami home, The Colony Theater in South Beach.  The special will also include a musical performance by Hank Williams, Jr. and Lynyrd Skynyrd, as well as local Miami remotes with singer and Miami resident Gloria Estefan, former NFL player and CBS Sports analyst Dan Marino, former NFL player and coach Mike Ditka, former NFL player and ESPN announcer Joe Theismann, Kansas City Chief Tony Gonzalez and former NFL player and ESPN anchor Michael Irvin.  The night ends with a foot stomping show by local Miami step team, Phi Beta Sigma. 

         THE LATE LATE SHOW with CRAIG FERGUSON regularly airs weeknights (12:37-1:37 AM, ET/PT) following broadcasts of the "Late Show with David Letterman" on CBS.

          THE LATE LATE SHOW is executive produced by Peter Lassally and Gary Considine.

            On the web: www.cbs.com/latenight/latelate/

 

 

DAVID LETTERMAN MARKS 25 YEARS IN LATE NIGHT TELEVISION, THURSDAY, FEB. 1 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Guests Bill Murray and Cleveland Cavaliers Star LeBron James to Visit with Letterman on the Night of His Milestone

        David Letterman marks 25 years in late night television on the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, Thursday, Feb. 1 (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. 

        Joining him on the show will be actor Bill Murray, who was the first guest on Letterman's groundbreaking "Late Night" program on Feb. 1, 1982 and was also the first guest on his inaugural LATE SHOW broadcast on Aug. 30, 1993. Also visiting Letterman on Thursday will be Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James.

         On Feb. 1, 1982, David Letterman hit the stage of "Late Night with David Letterman" and that night, single-handedly changed the face of late night television forever. Now, 25 years later, Letterman continues to set the standard in late night.  With 4,506 broadcasts, 14,772 guest appearances, 14 Emmy Awards and 89 Emmy nominations to his credit, Letterman and his late night programs, "Late Night with David Letterman" and the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, are ranked among the best and most innovative television programs in the history of broadcasting.  Other than the late Johnny Carson, who hosted "The Tonight Show" for 30 years, no other late night host comes near Letterman in longevity, critical praise and award recognition.

           After spending 11½ years at "Late Night with David Letterman," Letterman moved his show to the CBS Television Network on Aug. 30, 1993 and instantly created an immensely successful late night franchise for the Network.  Now in its 14th season on CBS, the LATE SHOW continues to shine: the CBS late night broadcast alone has been honored with nine Emmy Awards, 54 Emmy nominations, countless other accolades and critical acclaim for its original and inventive comedy, newsmaking guests and cutting-edge musical performances.

          For highlights and more information on the LATE SHOW and Letterman's 25 years in late night, please log onto or the official LATE SHOW website: www.cbs.com/latenight/lateshow.

            The LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN is a production of Worldwide Pants Incorporated. Barbara Gaines, Maria Pope, Jude Brennan and Rob Burnett are the executive producers.

 

 

 
 
THE FOLLOWING CBS SCHEDULE CHANGES AND ADDITIONS
#882

                                    January 31, 2007

*Due to breaking news, all programming is subject to change*

 
       
       
WED., JAN. 31, 2007 8:00-9:00 PM DELETE      ARMED & FAMOUS (oto)
   8:00-9:00 PM INSERT CSI: NY (oto)
       
THU., FEB. 1, 2007 8:00-9:00 PM DELETE TBA (oto)
  8:00-9:00 PM INSERT CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (oto)
FRI., FEB. 02, 2007   9:00-10:00 PM DELETE CLOSE TO HOME (oto)  
  9:00-10:00 PM INSERT  SUPER BOWL'S GREATEST COMMERCIALS 2007 (TITLE TBD) (spl-o)
       
SAT., FEB. 3, 2007 8:00-9:00 PM INSERT CSI: MIAMI (oto)
  9:00-10:00 PM INSERT WITHOUT A TRACE (oto)
SUN., FEB. 04, 2007   7:00-8:00 PM   DELETE   60 MINUTES (oto)  
   8:00-9:00 PM   DELETE   TBA (oto)  
   9:00-10:00 PM   DELETE   COLD CASE (oto)  
   7:00-10:00 PM   INSERT   SUPER BOWL XLI (csd-o)  
   10:00-11:00 PM   DELETE   WITHOUT A TRACE (oto)  
   10:00-11:00 PM   INSERT   CRIMINAL MINDS (oto)  
       
MON., FEB. 05, 2007 9:30-10:00 PM DELETE THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD
           CHRISTINE (ufn)
   9:30-10:00 PM INSERT RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (ntp, Premiere)
           
TUES., FEB. 6, 2007 10:00-11:00 PM DELETE TBA (oto)
   10:00-11:00 PM INSERT UNIT, THE (oto)
           
WED., FEB. 7, 2007 8:00-9:00 PM DELETE ARMED & FAMOUS (ufn)
   8:00-9:00 PM INSERT CRIMINAL MINDS (oto)
           
THURS., FEB. 8, 2007 8:00-9:00 PM DELETE TBA (ufn)
   8:00-9:00 PM INSERT SURVIVOR: FIJI (ntp, Premiere)
           
SAT., FEB. 10, 2007 8:00-9:00 PM INSERT PRO BOWL PRESENTED BY STATE
         FARM (csd-o)
   9:00-10:00 PM INSERT COLD CASE (oto)
           
SUN., FEB. 11, 2007 8:00-11:30 PM INSERT 49TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (spl-o)
       
TUES., FEB. 13, 2007 10:00-11:00 PM DELETE TBA (oto)
   10:00-11:00 PM INSERT WITHOUT A TRACE (oto)
       
WED., FEB. 14, 2007 8:00-9:00 PM DELETE ARMED & FAMOUS (oto)
  8:00-9:00 PM INSERT RETURN TO JERICHO (spl-o)
       
SAT., FEB. 17, 2007 8:00-9:00 PM INSERT CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (oto)
  9:00-10:00 PM INSERT CRIMINAL MINDS (oto)
       
SUN., FEB. 18, 2007 8:00-9:00 PM DELETE TBA (ufn)
  8:00-9:00 PM INSERT AMAZING RACE 11, THE (ntp, Premiere)
       
TUES., FEB. 20, 2007 10:00-11:00 PM DELETE TBA (oto)
  10:00-11:00 PM INSERT CSI: MIAMI (oto)
       
WED., FEB. 21, 2007 8:00-9:00 PM DELETE ARMED & FAMOUS (ufn)
  8:00-9:00 PM INSERT JERICHO (ntp)
       
SAT., FEB. 24, 2007 9:00-10:00 PM INSERT CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (oto)
       
SAT., FEB. 24, 2007 8:00-9:00 PM DELETE CSI: NY (oto)
  8:00-9:00 PM INSERT JERICHO (oto)
       
TUES., FEB. 27, 2007 10:00-11:00 PM DELETE TBA (oto)
  10:00-11:00 PM INSERT CRIMINAL MINDS (oto)
       
MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2007 8:30-9:00 PM DELETE THE CLASS (ufn)
  8:30-9:00 PM INSERT THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD
        CHRISTINE (ntp)
       
MON, APR 9, 2007 9:30-10:00 PM      DELETE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (ufn)
  9:30-10:00 PM      INSERT KING OF QUEENS, THE (ntp)
       
TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2007 8:00-9:00 PM DELETE NCIS (oto)
  9:00-10:00 PM DELETE UNIT, THE (oto)
  10:00-11:00 PM DELETE 3 Lbs. (oto)
  8:00-11:00 PM INSERT 42ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, THE (spl-o)
       
FRI., JUNE 15, 2007   9:00-10:00 PM DELETE   CLOSE TO HOME (oto)  
  10:00-11:00 PM   DELETE   NUMB3RS (oto)  
  9:00-11:00 PM   INSERT   THE 34TH ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS (spl-o)  

NOTES:    

THE SUPER BOWL RUN TIME IS ONLY REFLECTING PRIMETIME INTERRUPTION TIME

 

 

 
 
01.30.2007
FACTS FROM 25 YEARS IN LATE NIGHT
         As of Feb. 1, 2007, Letterman will have hosted 4,506 broadcasts of his late night programs: 

"Late Night with David Letterman" had 1,810 broadcasts and ran for 595 weeks.

The LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN has had 2,696 broadcasts, as well as four primetime specials.

         The first face to appear on both "Late Night" and the LATE SHOW was that of Calvert DeForest (or, as he was known on "Late Night," "Larry 'Bud' Melman").

         Bill Murray was the first guest on the premiere broadcasts of both "Late Night" and the LATE SHOW and will be the guest on the Feb. 1, 2007 LATE SHOW broadcast, 25 years after his first appearance on Feb. 1, 1982.

         Over 25 years, "Late Night with David Letterman" and the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN have won 14 Emmy Awards and have been honored with a staggering 89 Emmy nominations.  Additionally, Letterman's daytime program, "The David Letterman Show" earned two Emmy Awards and five Emmy nominations.

           As of Feb. 1, 2007, there will have been 14,772 guest appearances in 25 years on Letterman's late night shows:

Late Night -- 5,850 guest appearances

LATE SHOW -- 8,922 guest appearances

         As of Feb. 1, 2007, there will have been 750 appearances by 521 different sports figures:

"Late Night" -- 327 appearances by 233 different stars

LATE SHOW -- 423 appearances by 288 different stars

         Letterman has presented 110 Stupid Pet Trick segments:

"Late Night" -- 72 segments

LATE SHOW -- 38 segments

                 Letterman has presented 73 Stupid Human trick segments:

"Late Night" -- 30 segments

 LATE SHOW -- 43 segments

         As of Feb. 1, 2007, there will have been 3,417 music performances and appearances by 1,820 different artists:

"Late Night" -- 1,099 appearances by 605 different artists

LATE SHOW -- 2,318 appearances by 1,215 different artists

         The "king" of "Late Night" appearances was sportscaster Marv Albert with 73 to his credit.  Other top guests were:

Richard Lewis                                                   48 appearances

George Miller, Tom Brokaw                               40 appearances

Jay Leno                                                           39 appearances

Teri Garr, Robert Klein                                      30 appearances

         Regis Philbin holds the title of most LATE SHOW appearances with a total of 95. Other top LATE SHOW guest appearances (as of Feb. 1, 2007) are:    

Tony Randall                                                     71 appearances

Marv Albert                                                      44 appearances

Jack Hanna                                                       43 appearances

Dan Rather                                                       42 appearances

Richard Simmons                                              41 appearances


 

Tom Brokaw                                                     36 appearances

         "Late Night's" top musical guests (including sit-ins with the band):

David Sanborn                                                  24 appearances

Tower of Power                                                            10 appearances

Warren Zevon, Belinda Carlisle                          9 appearances

Lyle Lovett, Dolly Parton, Lou Reed:                  8 appearances

         The LATE SHOW's top musical guests (including sit-ins with the band):

Warren Zevon                                                   26 appearances

Elvis Costello                                                    18 appearances

Lyle Lovett, David Sanborn                                16 appearances

Emmylou Harris                                                15 appearances

Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson                                14 appearances

Darlene Love, Natalie Merchant, Bonnie

    Raitt, Tricia Yearwood                                  13 appearances

         The very first Top Ten List -- "Things That Almost Rhyme with Peas" -- was presented on Sept. 18, 1985.  In 25 years, Letterman will have presented 3,325 Top Ten Lists on his program:

"Late Night" -- 1,009 lists

LATE SHOW -- 2,316 lists

         Letterman's fictional Top Ten Office has made its home in 11 different cities. The state of Nebraska earns the distinction of having the most Top Ten Home Offices than any other state, with a total of three. The Top Ten Home Offices from all 25 years are:

Milwaukee, Wisc. (the first "Late Night" home office)

Lebanon, Pa.

Lincoln, Neb.

Oklahoma City, Okla.

Omaha, Neb.

Scottsdale, Ariz.

Tahlequah, Okla.

Oneonta, N.Y. (the last "Late Night" home Office)

Sioux City, Iowa (the first LATE SHOW home office)

Grand Rapids, Mich.

Wahoo, Neb. (the current LATE SHOW home office)

         Letterman and his writers have published four best-selling Top Ten books, each a collection of the funniest, silliest and just-plain absurd Top Ten Lists taken directly from the late night programs. They are:

The Late Night with David Letterman Book of Top Ten Lists (1990)

An Altogether New Book of Top Ten Lists (1991)

David Letterman's Book of Top Ten Lists and Zesty Lo-Cal Chicken Recipes (1995)

David Letterman's New Book of Top Ten Lists and Wedding Dress Patterns for the Husky Bride (1996)

  The LATE SHOW has also produced its own CD, "Live on Letterman," which was released on Nov. 18, 1997 and featured music performances on the LATE SHOW from artists such as Lenny Kravitz, Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach, Dave Matthews Band and Sheryl Crow.

    The "Late Night" and LATE SHOW theme songs were both written and composed by Paul Shaffer.

     Letterman has taken his show on the road 18 times in 20 years at 16 different venues.

       On "Late Night," Letterman donned a number of different "suits."  Most memorable was the "Suit of Velcro," which he first wore on Feb. 28, 1984.  While wearing the suit, he ran, jumped on a trampoline and hurled himself at a Velcro wall, to which he stuck.  Other "suits" have included:

*Suit of Alka-Seltzer -- Wearing protective goggles and an oxygen tank, he was lowered into a 1,000-gallon tank of water, whereupon his suit began to fizz and vaporize.

* Suit of Magnets -- He attached himself to the door of an oversized GE refrigerator.

* Suit of Marshmallows -- An attempt to roast the marshmallows by a propane torch failed, so the studio audience got to snack on Dave.

* Suit of Chips -- Dave was lowered into a glass tank filled with 1,000 gallons of yogurt dip.

* Suit of Rice Krispies -- He "snap, crackled and popped" after being dunked in a large tub of milk.

* Suit of Suet -- Dave donned a suit of suet-and-birdseed packets and entered a pen of farm animals (including goats and chickens) that fed on him.

* Suit of Sponges -- He was dunked in a 1,000-gallon glass tank of water and tipped the scale at 500 pounds.        

         Comedian Chris Elliott played many memorable characters on "Late Night." Among them:

The Guy under the Seats

Marlon Brando

Morton Downey Jr.

The Fugitive Guy

The Nervous Guy

The Panicky Guy

The Regulator Guy

The Conspiracy Guy

On the web: www.cbs.com/latenight/lateshow

 

 

THE TOP TEN LIST
        On Sept. 18, 1985, David Letterman presented the very first of his now classic litanies -- the Top Ten List.  Since the debut of that very first list -- "Top Ten Things That Almost Rhyme with Peas" -- the almost-nightly comedy segment has remained one of his most popular and imitated comedy features.  Considered by some as a barometer of national mood and the news of the day, most of the lists are topical, some are silly, but all are guaranteed to offer viewers 10 of the funniest one-liners on television.

         Throughout the years, many guests have appeared on Letterman's late night programs to deliver and/or present the evening's Top Ten List. Among them: President George W. Bush, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Al Gore, John Kerry, Salman Rushdie, Johnny Carson, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Sen. Charles Schumer, Henry Kissinger, Newt Gingrich, the casts of "The Sopranos" and "The Simpsons," James Earl Jones, Sean "Diddy" Combs, John McEnroe, George Steinbrenner, the New York Yankees, the New England Patriots, Reggie Miller, Walter Cronkite, Martha Stewart, Britney Spears, Kevin Spacey, Gwyneth Paltrow, John Malkovich, the participants of "Survivor," Dr. Phil McGraw, Billy Bob Thornton, Mike Myers and Larry David, to name a few.

       As of Feb. 1, 2007, Letterman will have presented 2,325 Top Ten Lists (1,009 lists on "Late Night" and 2,316 on the LATE SHOW) in 25 years.  For the record, the following is the very first Top Ten List that was presented on "Late Night with David Letterman:"

"Top Ten Words That Almost Rhyme with Peas"

(from "Late Night with David Letterman, Sept. 18, 1985)  

•10.              Heats

9.                  Rice

•8.                  Moss

•7.                  Ties

•6.                  Needs

•5.                  Lens

•4.                  Ice

•3.                  Nurse

•2.                  Leaks

1.         Meats

  

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DAVID LETTERMAN (Host, LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN)
           David Letterman marks his 25th year in late  night comedy on Feb. 1, 2007, and this year also marks his 14th tenthyear as the host of the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN on CBS.  After more than 4,500 late night broadcasts, he remains one of the most influential personalities in the history of television.  Other than the late Johnny Carson, who hosted "The Tonight Show" for 30 years, no other late  night host comes near Letterman in longevity, critical praise and award recognition.  Often imitated but never matched, Letterman presents, night after night, an unpredict­ableunpredictable hour of innovative comedy.

            Television critics agree. The New York Times says that "at his best, nobody is more subversively funny or more appealing" than Letterman. The New York Daily News calls him the "grand poobah of late night," while the Sacramento Bee calls him one of "show business's biggest forces."  

            Letterman's first network break came in 1978 as a performer on the CBS variety series "Mary," starring Mary Tyler Moore.  In November of that year, he made the first of his 22 appearances on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson."  He also guest-hosted "Tonight" numerous times.

            From the start, Letterman has been critically applauded for redefining the talk-show genre. In 1992, he received the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award for taking "one of TV's most conventional and least inventive forms - the talk show - and infusing it with freshness and imagination." Letterman has also won two American Comedy Awards as Funniest Male Performer in a Television Series, and in 1995 and 2001 he was nominated for a Career Achievement Award by the Television Critics Association.

            In 1980, Letterman began hosting an Emmy Award-winning morning comedy-variety program, "The David Letterman Show," which ran for three months on NBC, winning two Emmys and honored with five Emmy nominations.  His critically acclaimed showBoth "Late Night with David Letterman" premiered in February 1982.  Throughout its 11½ years, "Late Night" was honored with manyand CBS's LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN have earned countless awards, including five five Emmys and 4035 Emmy nominations.  (The LATE SHOW alone has received 35 Emmy nominations and won eight Emmys, including six total for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program in 1994, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002.) In addition, Letterman's morning program, "The David Letterman Show," won two Emmys and was honored with five nominations.

            On Aug. 30, 1993, the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN made its debut,  quickly becoming one of the most talked about and critically acclaimed programs of the year.  Now, over a decade later, the LATE SHOW continues to deliver inventive and imaginative comedy every night.  For its efforts, it has earned nine Emmy Awards and 54 Emmy nominations, including six Emmys for "Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program."

            From the start, Letterman has been critically applauded for redefining the talk show genre.  In 1992, he received the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award for taking "one of TV's most conventional and least inventive forms -- the talk show -- and infusing it with freshness and imagination."  Letterman has also won two American Comedy Awards as "Funniest Male Performer in a Television Series," and in both 1995 and 2001, he was nominated for a Career Achievement Award by the Television Critics Association. Letterman was also honored as "Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host" at the 31st Annual People's Choice Awards in 2005.

            Letterman was born in Indianapolis. His birth date is April 12.

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PAUL SHAFFER (Musical Director, LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN)
            Paul Shaffer has been David Letterman's musical director and sidekick for 25 years.

              He began his career in 1972 as musical director of the Toronto production of "Godspell."  He played piano in "The Magic Show" on Broadway in 1974, then spent the next five years with the original "Saturday Night Live," for which he played keyboards, composed special musical material and, in 1980, became a featured performer.

               In 1977, he took a brief break from the show to star in the CBS comedy series "A Year at the Top," produced by Norman Lear and Don Kirshner.  After his return to "Saturday Night Live," he collabo­rated with Gilda Radner on the songs for her Broadway show, "Gilda Live," in which he also appeared.  He served as musical director for the Blues Brothers -- John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd -- on their double platinum album and national tour.

            In addition to recording his own albums, "Coast to Coast" (1989) and "The World's Most Dangerous Party" (1993), Shaffer has recorded with such diverse artists as Diana Ross, Yoko Ono and Robert Plant's Honeydrippers.  He composed the LATE SHOW theme song and, with Paul Jabara, wrote the Number One '80s dance hit "It's Raining Men," performed by the Weather Girls and re-recorded by Geri Halliwell for the "Bridget Jones's Diary" soundtrack, topping the British pop charts in 2001.  In 2002, he received his first Grammy Award, for Best Country Instrumental, for the "Earl Scruggs and Friends" album.  He also co-produced an avant-garde jazz album for his mentor, Tsziji Munoz, released on Dreyfus Records.

          His feature film roles include Artie Fufkin in Rob Reiner's "This Is Spinal Tap."  He also appeared in the Mike Nichols-directed "Gilda Live," the Bill Murray movie "Scrooged" and with John Travolta in "Look Who's Talking Too."  He is heard as the voice of Hermes in Disney's animated feature "Hercules" and the television series based on the film.  He produced the gold-selling soundtrack for and appeared in "Blues Brothers 2000" and composed original songs for the movie "Strangers with Candy."

          Shaffer has served as musical director and producer for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria since its inception in 1986.  He led the band for the "We Are the World" finale of "Live Aid."  Shaffer hosted CBS's 1994 New Year's Eve special from New York's Times Square and was musical director of the closing concert at the 1996 Olympic Games.  He appeared with the Blues Brothers at the 1996 Super Bowl halftime show and was musical director of the 1999 "Concert of the Century" at the White House, featuring Eric Clapton, B. B. King, Gloria Estefan, 'N Sync and others, to aid music programs in public schools.  He was the musical director of Paul McCartney's "Concert for New York" and appeared with Faith Hill on the "America: A Tribute to Heroes" telethon, both of which honored and raised money for victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

           Shaffer holds honorary doctorate degrees from Five Towns College and from Lakehead University, was inducted into the National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame, and was recently awarded a star on Canada's Walk of Fame.  He is currently the National Spokesperson for Epilepsy Canada. He lives in the New York area with his wife and two children.

On the web: www.cbs.com/latenight/lateshow

 
 
01.29.2007
CBS TO ROCK 'N' (SUPER) BOWL IN FEBRUARY
 

CBS TO ROCK 'N' (SUPER) BOWL IN FEBRUARY   

"The Super Bowl" and "Grammy Awards" Highlight a Month of Big Events   

"Super Bowl XLI" to be Followed by a Special Broadcast of "Criminal Minds," Feb. 4  

...And on Monday Following the Game the Action Continues: Emmitt Smith Guest Stars in "How I Met Your Mother," Jerry Rice in "The Class," the New Relationship Comedy "Rules of Engagement" Debuts and the Lives of Two CSIs are Put in Danger in the First of a Special Two-Part "CSI: Miami," Feb. 5   

Grissom Returns From His Sabbatical and Clashes With the Newest CSI, Keppler, on "CSI," Feb. 8 

"Survivor: Fiji" Premieres Feb. 8  

Grammy Nominee Nelly Furtado Guest Stars in "CSI: NY," Feb. 7 and Multi-Grammy Nominee Mary J. Blige Guest Stars in "Ghost Whisperer," Feb. 9 as Part of CBS's Grammy Week   

Christina Aguilera, Gnarls Barkley, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, the Dixie Chicks, Ludacris, Justin Timberlake and Carrie Underwood Among the Stars To Perform on "The 49th Annual Grammy Awards," Live From the Staples Center in Los Angeles,  "My Grammy Moment" Winner to Perform Live with Justin Timberlake, Feb. 11  

Eleven of the Most Entertaining Teams From Past Editions Reunite For Another Chance to Race Around the World on the Premiere of "The Amazing Race:  All-Stars," Feb. 18  

"Jericho," One of the Season's Most Talked About New Dramas, Returns With Its  Highly Anticipated Spring Premiere, Feb. 21  

 "Two and a Half Men's" Women of February: Brooke Shields, Allison Janney and Morgan Fairchild Feb.  5, 12 and 19   

            CBS is going to Rock 'n' (Super) Bowl in February with the Network's coverage of SUPER BOWL XLI and THE 49TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS.

             The month also includes a special post Super Bowl episode of the hit sophomore drama CRIMINAL MINDS, with guest star James van der Beek; the debut of the new relationship comedy RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, starring Oliver Hudson, Bianca Kajlich, Megyn Price, David Spade and Patrick Warburton; the highly anticipated return of the freshman drama JERICHO; the spring premieres of the Network's two franchise reality hits, SURVIVOR and THE AMAZING RACE, and the return of Grissom (William Petersen) to CSI.

            Guest starring in CBS series in February are multi-Grammy Award nominated singer Mary J. Blige in GHOST WHISPERER, Grammy Award-nominated Nelly Furtado in CSI: NY, NFL greats Emmitt Smith and Jerry Rice in HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER and THE CLASS, respectively, Brooke Shields, Allison Janney and Morgan Fairchild in TWO AND A HALF MEN, Armand Assante in NCIS and Don Rickles and Academy Award winner Linda Hunt in THE UNIT.

Friday, Feb. 2

(9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)                                 

SUPER BOWL'S GREATEST COMMERCIALS 2007 --  

Jim Nantz, lead play-by-play announcer of the NFL on CBS, and Daisy Fuentes co-host this new entertainment special that pits 15 of the greatest commercials of all time against "Mean Joe Greene," the reigning "Super Bowls Greatest Commercial" champion for the past five years.  The top vote-getters, selected by the audience voting online at CBS.com, will be showcased during the show with the winner going head-to-head with Mean Joe Greene.

Sunday, Feb. 4

(6:25 PM, ET/3:25 PM, PT)                 

SUPER BOWL XLI -- The NFC Champion Chicago Bears vs. the AFC Champion Indianapolis Colts live from Miami.

Sunday, Feb. 4

(time approximate after Super Bowl)                                                      

CRIMINAL MINDS -- The Behavioral Analysis Unit

investigates when a wealthy couple is murdered in their home following a Super Bowl party.  James van der Beek ("Dawson's Creek") guest stars as a troubled young man.  CBS Sports announcers Jim Nantz and Phil Simms make cameo appearances.

Sunday, Feb. 4

(following late local news)                     

THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON broadcasts live from Miami following the late local news.  This marks the first time the show will go live on the road.  The broadcast emanates from The Colony Theater in Miami and will feature interviews with the players and celebrities.

Monday, Feb. 5

(8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT)                                  

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER -- When a funeral  prevents the gang from watching the Super Bowl live, the group makes a pact not to find out who won before watching the game together the following night.  Emmitt Smith, the NFL's all-time leading rushing leader, guest stars as himself.

Monday, Feb. 5

(8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT)

THE CLASS -- The group tries not to hurt Lina's (Heather Goldenhersh) feelings when she cooks an exotic yet revolting recipe at a dinner party.  Jerry Rice, one of the NFL's greatest receivers, guest stars as himself.

Monday, Feb. 5

(9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT)           

TWO AND A HALF MEN -- Charlie (Charlie Sheen) has second thoughts after setting Alan (Jon Cryer) up with their attractive new neighbor. Brooke Shields ("Nip/Tuck") guest stars.

Monday, Feb. 5

(9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT)                                

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT -- Oliver Hudson, Bianca

Kajlich, Megyn Price, David Spade and Patrick Warburton star in this new comedy about different phases of the male/female relationship as seen through the eyes of a newly-engaged couple, a long-married pair and a single guy (Series Premiere).

Monday, Feb. 5                      

and Monday, Feb. 12                    

(10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)         

CSI: MIAMI -- The lives of two CSIs are put in danger when Horatio's (David Caruso) old enemy, Clavo Cruz, returns.  When a truck full of confiscated weapons is hijacked and the weapons released back into the public, Horatio links the crime to Cruz, a man he put away years ago.  However, on the day of Clavo's arraignment, a confiscated missile is launched into the courthouse to aid his escape. 

Tuesday, Feb. 6                      

(8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)           

NCIS -- Ducky (David McCallum) goes undercover to stop the illegal sale of the Navy's top secret weapons system.  Emmy Award winner Armand Assante ("Gotti") guest stars as international arms dealer La Grenouille.

Tuesday, Feb. 6                      

(9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)           

THE UNIT -- The Unit's dangerous mission in North Korea is jeopardized when a spy overhears Kim Brown (Audrey Marie Anderson) talking about intimate details of the operation.  Comedian and television personality Don Rickles and Academy Award winner Linda Hunt ("The Practice") guest star.

Tuesday, Feb. 6                      

(10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)         

THE UNIT -- The Unit is assigned to slip into Iran to plant radiation "sniffers," but when things go awry, Mack (Max Martini) must decide whether to leave the Iranian woman who served as a guide behind and face torture or kill her himself.

Wednesday, Feb. 7

(10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)       

CSI: NY -- Grammy Award nominee Nelly Furtado ("Promiscuous") guest stars as a world-class shoplifter whose job is to fulfill her clients' wish list of the latest must-have items.  An ingenious master of disguise, she becomes the CSI's number one suspect when a store's security guard is found dead.

Thursday, Feb. 8

(8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)             

SURVIVOR: FIJI -- The 14th season premiere features  19 Americans who begin as one tribe with plenty of supplies and resources on their island to make an exceptionally comfortable camp. On Day Three, the castaways will be split into two tribes, selected by one of their own as a result of events to take place prior to the first Immunity Challenge.  The tribe that wins the first Immunity Challenge will return to the camp of plentiful resources, while the losing tribe must relocate to a new island with only a pot, a machete and a water source.  Jeff Probst hosts.

Thursday, Feb. 8

(9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)           

CSI -- Grissom (William Petersen) returns from his sabbatical; Keppler's (Liev Schreiber) secret past comes to light.

Friday, Feb. 9                         

(8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)             

GHOST WHISPERER -- Multi-Grammy Award nominee Mary J. Blige guest stars as the coach of a high-ranked high school cheerleading team whose members are being disabled one by one, by seemingly freak accidents in the days preceding their big cheerleading competition. 

Sunday, Feb. 11                      

(8:00-11:30 PM, Live ET/delayed PT)                       

THE 49TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS -- Christina

Aguilera, Gnarls Barkley, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, the Dixie Chicks, Ludacris, Justin Timberlake and Carrie Underwood are among the artists set to perform live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The "My Grammy Moment" campaign winner performs live with Justin Timberlake.

Monday, Feb. 12

(9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)         

TWO AND A HALF MEN -- Alan (Jon Cryer) meets Beverly (Allison Janney, "The West Wing") through an Internet dating site.  Meanwhile, Rose (Melanie Lynskey) tells Charlie (Charlie Sheen) she's moving to London.

Thursday, Feb. 15

(8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)                               

SURVIVOR: FIJI -- The second castaway is voted off. Jeff Probst hosts.

Thursday, Feb. 15

(10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)         

SHARK -- Sebastian (James Woods) prosecutes the case of the murdered wife of a rising arch-conservative judge (guest star Tim Matheson), who has had a long open hatred of Sebastian as a result of many unsavory courtroom dealings together.  Illeana Douglas returns as attorney Gloria Dent.

Sunday, Feb. 18

(8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)                                  

THE AMAZING RACE:  ALL-STARS -- Eleven former teams, reuniting some of the most entertaining and controversial teams from prior seasons, return for a second chance to compete in a race around the world. (11th Season Premiere).

Monday, Feb. 19                    

(9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT)             

TWO AND A HALF MEN -- After becoming insecure   about his age when he can't keep up with a younger woman, a more mature woman helps rebuild Charlie's (Charlie Sheen) ego.  Morgan Fairchild ("Falcon Crest") guest stars.

Wednesday, Feb. 21               

(8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)             

JERICHO -- Discover what happened the day before the nuclear bombs exploded in an episode focusing on the lives of each character before the bombs changed everything forever. (Spring premiere).

Thursday, Feb. 22                   

(8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)             

SURVIVOR: FIJI -- The third castaway is voted off. Jeff Probst hosts.

Sunday, Feb. 25  

(8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)             

THE AMAZING RACE:  ALL-STARS -- The second team

is eliminated in Chile.  Phil Keoghan hosts.

Sunday, Feb. 25                     

(10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)         

WITHOUT A TRACE -- When Elena's (Roselyn Sanchez) daughter is abducted from home by a thug who overtook her babysitter, Jack (Anthony LaPaglia) quickly dispatches Danny (Enrique Murciano) and Martin (Eric Close) to find her.  Meanwhile, the rest of the team searches for a missing female tourist.

 

On Sunday, February 4, "BEAUTY AND THE GEEK" will air three encore episodes:

•·        "Beauties Pimp Their Geeks" #304 (7:00-8:00 p.m.)

•·        "Beauties on the Beach" #305 (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

•·        "Geek Love" #306 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

 

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 29

"EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS" - (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET)

"Everybody Hates Hall Monitors" (TV-PG) (HDTV)

THE POWER OF BEING A HALL MONITOR GOES TO CHRIS' HEAD - Hoping to get more respect from his classmates and to stop being Caruso's (Travis Flory) punching bag, Chris (Tyler James Williams) signs up to be a hall monitor.  However, when the kids still don't take him seriously, Greg (Vincent Martella) suggests that Chris step up his game.  Unfortunately, his newfound power as hall monitor goes right to his head, even threatening his friendship with Greg.  Tonya (Imani Hakim) discovers that her girlfriends are only hanging out with her to get closer to Drew (Tequan Richmond).  A sleep-deprived Julius (Terry Crews) struggles to get a little peace and quiet when he can't seem to escape Rochelle (Tichina Arnold) and her constant complaints about her new job.  Arlene Sanford directed the episode written by Aeysha Carr (#036).

Contact:  Melissa Burton, (818) 977-0105

 

 

"ALL OF US" - (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET)

"The B-R-E-A-K-U-P" (TV-PG, D) (HDTV)

THE DATING GAME -Neesee (LisaRaye McCoy) agrees to go out with Robert's (Duane Martin) co-worker Greg (guest star Kevin Hart, "Scary Movie 4").  Thinking the date went well and anticipating another outing, Neesee is shocked to find out that Greg didn't feel the same way.  Meanwhile, Dirk (Tony Rock) helps Bobby (Khamani Griffin) practice for a spelling bee.  Alfonso Ribeiro directed the episode written by Jared Bush (#411).

Contact:  Jeff Tobler, (818) 977-3719

 

"GIRLFRIENDS" - (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET)

"I Want My Baby Back" (TV-14, DS) (HDTV)

GROWNING UP FAST - Maya (Golden Brooks) fears that Jabari (Kendre Berry) is growing up too fast after she and Darnell (Khalil Kain) witness an interaction between him and a young girl.  Meanwhile, Joan is uncomfortable using the bathroom at Aaron's (guest star Richard T. Jones) house because she wants to maintain a sense of mystery in their new relationship, and Monica (Keesha Sharp) and William (Reggie Hayes) seek out advice from Lynn (Persia White) on how to spice up their sex life.  Debbie Allen directed the episode written by Michele Marburger and Kevin Marburger (#40338-148).

Contact: Carmen Davenporte, (818) 977-2417

 

 

"THE GAME" - (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET)

"To Baby...Or Not To Baby" (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

DERWIN PROPOSES TO MELANIE - Melanie (Tia Mowry) and Derwin (Pooch Hall) discover that Melanie might be pregnant.  Melanie realizes she is not ready for parenthood and puts off taking the pregnancy test.  Excited about the possibility of a baby, Derwin plans to surprise Melanie with a half-time proposal during the game, but Melanie tries to stop him when she discovers she is not pregnant.  Derwin proposes anyway and Melanie accepts, feeling pressured on national television.  Wendy Raquel Robinson, Coby Bell, Brittany Daniel and Hosea Chanchez also star.  Sheldon Epps directed the episode written by Jennifer Rice-Genzuk (#40596-012).

Contact: Carmen Davenporte, (818) 977-2417

 

 

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 30

 

"GILMORE GIRLS" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

"To Whom It May Concern" (TV-PG) (HDTV)

GOOD NEWS/BAD NEWS - Noticing Sookie's (Melissa McCarthy) recent odd behavior, Lorelai (Lauren Graham) forces Jackson (Jackson Douglas) to tell her the reason.  Luke (Scott Patterson) and Anna (Sherilyn Fenn) attend a hearing to decide their custody battle over April (Vanessa Marano).  With help from Paris (Liza Weil), Rory (Alexis Bledel) finally makes amends with Lucy (Krysten Ritter), who tells her that she and Marty (Wayne Wilcox) have broken up.  While attending Richard's (Edward Herrmann) economics class at Yale, Rory witnesses a frightening scene.  Finally, Christopher (David Sutcliffe) finds the letter Lorelai wrote for Luke's character reference and confronts Lorelai about whether he was her second choice.  Jamie Babbit directed the episode written by David Babcock (#2T7762).

Contact:  Pamela Morrison, (818) 977-6155

 

 

"VERONICA MARS" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

"Poughkeepsie, Tramps and Thieves" (TV-14, DL) (HDTV)

MURDER IN NEPTUNE? - When Veronica (Kristen Bell) is hired to track down a girl (guest star Brianne Davis, "Entourage") with whom Max (guest star Adam Rose, "Malcolm in the Middle") shared an incredible one-night stand, she discovers the girl is not who she says she is.  Meanwhile, Keith (Enrico Colantoni) takes a closer look at Dean O'Dell's suicide and begins searching for clues that may point to a murder.  Percy Daggs, Jason Dohring, Francis Capra, Michael Muhney, Ryan Hansen, Tina Majorino, Chris Lowell and Julie Gonzalo also star.  John Kretchmer directed the episode written by Diane Ruggiero (#3T5811).

Contact: Jeff Tobler, (818) 977-3719

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31

"BEAUTY AND THE GEEK" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

"Geek Love" (Content Rating TBD)

WILL A BEAUTY FALL FOR A GEEK? - Four teams remain and this week the teams learn that they will each receive a new teammate - a-four-legged one.  Once everyone selects their dog of choice, the guys are sent to a dog park, where they must try to get as many girls' phone numbers as possible.  Meanwhile, the girls put their handy work to the test when they must build a home for their furry friend.  Back at the house, a beauty realizes one of the guys is more than just a geek.  Two teams go to the elimination room, but only one team goes home (#306). 

Contact: Jeff Tobler, (818) 977-3719

  

  

"ONE TREE HILL" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

"Pictures of You" (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

CAN ONE DAY CHANGE EVERYTHING? - A class assignment reveals the deepest secrets and desires of Lucas (Chad Michael Murray) and the students at Tree Hill High. Worried about college prospects, Skills (Antwon Tanner) turns to Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti), while Nathan (James Lafferty) wrestles with Deb's (Barbara Alyn Woods) suicide attempt.  Chase (guest star Stephen Colletti, "Laguna Beach") learns that Brooke (Sophia Bush) cheated on her calculus exam, while nudity and drugs run rampant in the halls of the school.  Paul Johansson, Moira Kelly, Lee Norris and Danneel Harris also star.  Les Butler directed the episode written by Mark Schwahn (#3T5763).

Contact: Jeff Tobler, (818) 977-3719

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1

"SMALLVILLE" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

"Crimson" (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

RED KRYPTONITE RETURNS AND "BAD-CLARK" KISSES BOTH LOIS AND LANA -- After Lois (Erica Durance) tries on lipstick made with red kryptonite, she becomes overwhelmed with desire for Clark (Tom Welling) and makes her move.  The two share a kiss, transferring the red kryptonite to Clark and his inhibitions immediately shut down causing "bad-Clark" to emerge.  Fueled by the red rock, Clark decides to break up Lex (Michael Rosenbaum) and Lana's (Kristin Kreuk) wedding dinner and kidnap the bride-to-be.  Allison Mack, John Glover and Annette O'Toole also star.  Brian Peterson & Kelly Souders wrote the episode directed by Glen Winter (#2T7713).

Contact:  Suzanne Gomez, (818) 977-4115

 

 

 

 

"SUPERNATURAL" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

"Houses of the Holy" (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

SAM IS VISITED BY AN ANGEL - Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) investigate the murders of several people by individuals who claim they were visited by an angel and were carrying out God's will.  After the brothers learn those murdered were actually guilty of secret crimes, Sam begins to believe this angel really does exist, but Dean stands firm on the fact a demon is behind the slayings - until he sees something even he can't explain.  Sera Gamble wrote the episode directed by Kim Manners (#213).

Contact:  Suzanne Gomez, (818) 977-4115

 

 

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2

"FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN" - (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, DLV)

Program information TBD

 

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4

"ALL OF US" - (5:00-5:30 p.m. ET)

"The B-R-E-A-K-U-P" (TV-PG, D) (HDTV)

THE DATING GAME -Neesee (LisaRaye McCoy) agrees to go out with Robert's (Duane Martin) co-worker Greg (guest star Kevin Hart, "Scary Movie 4").  Thinking the date went well and anticipating another outing, Neesee is shocked to find out that Greg didn't feel the same way.  Meanwhile, Dirk (Tony Rock) helps Bobby (Khamani Griffin) practice for a spelling bee.  Alfonso Ribeiro directed the episode written by Jared Bush (#411).

Contact:  Jeff Tobler, (818) 977-3719

  

"GIRLFRIENDS" - (5:30-6:00 p.m. ET)

"I Want My Baby Back" (TV-14, DS) (HDTV)

GROWNING UP FAST - Maya (Golden Brooks) fears that Jabari (Kendre Berry) is growing up too fast after she and Darnell (Khalil Kain) witness an interaction between him and a young girl.  Meanwhile, Joan is uncomfortable using the bathroom at Aaron's (guest star Richard T. Jones) house because she wants to maintain a sense of mystery in their new relationship, and Monica (Keesha Sharp) and William (Reggie Hayes) seek out advice from Lynn (Persia White) on how to spice up their sex life.  Debbie Allen directed the episode written by Michele Marburger and Kevin Marburger (#40338-148).

Contact: Carmen Davenporte, (818) 977-2417

 

 

"THE GAME" - (6:00-6:30 p.m. ET)

"To Baby...Or Not To Baby" (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

DERWIN PROPOSES TO MELANIE - Melanie (Tia Mowry) and Derwin (Pooch Hall) discover that Melanie might be pregnant.  Melanie realizes she is not ready for parenthood and puts off taking the pregnancy test.  Excited about the possibility of a baby, Derwin plans to surprise Melanie with a half-time proposal during the game, but Melanie tries to stop him when she discovers she is not pregnant.  Derwin proposes anyway and Melanie accepts, feeling pressured on national television.  Wendy Raquel Robinson, Coby Bell, Brittany Daniel and Hosea Chanchez also star.  Sheldon Epps directed the episode written by Jennifer Rice-Genzuk (#40596-012).

Contact: Carmen Davenporte, (818) 977-2417

  

  

"EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS" - (6:30-7:00 p.m. ET)

"Everybody Hates Hall Monitors" (TV-PG) (HDTV)

THE POWER OF BEING A HALL MONITOR GOES TO CHRIS' HEAD - Hoping to get more respect from his classmates and to stop being Caruso's (Travis Flory) punching bag, Chris (Tyler James Williams) signs up to be a hall monitor.  However, when the kids still don't take him seriously, Greg (Vincent Martella) suggests that Chris step up his game.  Unfortunately, his newfound power as hall monitor goes right to his head, even threatening his friendship with Greg.  Tonya (Imani Hakim) discovers that her girlfriends are only hanging out with her to get closer to Drew (Tequan Richmond).  A sleep-deprived Julius (Terry Crews) struggles to get a little peace and quiet when he can't seem to escape Rochelle (Tichina Arnold) and her constant complaints about her new job.  Arlene Sanford directed the episode written by Aeysha Carr (#036). 

Contact:  Melissa Burton, (818) 977-0105

  

  

"BEAUTY AND THE GEEK" - (7:00-8:00 p.m. ET)

"Beauties Pimp Their Geeks" (TV-PG, DL)

PIMP YOUR GEEK! - Six teams remain and this week the geeks get a makeover.  Once the girls have offered style tips, the geeks descend upon LA's trendy Kitson Boutique to select a new wardrobe before heading to the salon for new hairstyles.  Back at the mansion, the beauties study for their challenge, which they learn is to serve as an auctioneer at a live charity auction.  The item up for bid is their newly made-over teammate.  Two teams go to the elimination room, but only one team goes home (#304). 

Contact: Jeff Tobler, (818) 977-3719

  

  

"BEAUTY AND THE GEEK" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

"Beauties on The Beach" (TV-PG, DL)

THE TEAMS VACATION IN SAN DIEGO - Five teams remain and this week the teams are surprised to learn they are taking a trip to San Diego's Mission Beach.  For their challenges, the beauties study radio waves and electronics, while the geeks create their own unique fitness routine.  Before the challenges begin, the teams share some bonding time on a yacht, but tempers flair when one beauty lashes out at a geek for sending her team to the elimination room.  Two teams go to the elimination room, but only one team goes home (#305). 

Contact: Jeff Tobler, (818) 977-3719

 

    

"BEAUTY AND THE GEEK" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

"Geek Love" (Content Rating TBD)

WILL A BEAUTY FALL FOR A GEEK? - Four teams remain and this week the teams learn that they will each receive a new teammate - a-four-legged one.  Once everyone selects their dog of choice, the guys are sent to a dog park, where they must try to get as many girls' phone numbers as possible.  Meanwhile, the girls put their handy work to the test when they must build a home for their furry friend.  Back at the house, a beauty realizes one of the guys is more than just a geek.  Two teams go to the elimination room, but only one team goes home (#306). 

 

 
 
 
UPCOMING GUESTS ON "THE LATE LATE SHOW with CRAIG FERGUSON" ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

(Monday through Friday, 12:37-1:37 AM, ET/PT,

Following Broadcasts of the "Late Show with David Letterman")

(*Denotes changes and/or additions to previous schedule)

*Monday, Jan. 29                  Actor Dylan McDermot; actress Connie Nielson; author Billy Bragg

*Tuesday, Jan. 30                  Actress Julie Bowen; actor Terry Crews; comic Michael Meehan

*Wednesday, Jan. 31             Rapper RZA; actor Chad Lowe;

*Thursday, Feb. 1                  Actor Henry Winkler; music by Jet

*Friday, Feb. 2                       Music by Aaron Lewis

*Sunday, Feb 4                       SPECIAL SUPER BOWL SHOW FROM MIAMI

*Monday, Feb. 5                    Actor Danny Bonaduce; Actors Tom Lennon & Ben Garant

*Tuesday, Feb. 6                    Actress Mena Suvari; author Lawrence Block; music by Naked Trucker

*Wednesday, Feb. 7              Actor Bob Saget; actress Kaylee Defer; music by Jonny Lang

*Thursday, Feb. 8                  Actress Thandie Newton; rapper The Game

*Friday, Feb. 9                       Actor Eddie Griffin; music by Mat Kearney

RATING: TV-14-D (Rating may change on day of broadcast due to specific subject matter.)

 

 

CATCH UP ON ALL THE MYSTERIES FROM THE FIRST 11 EPISODES OF "JERICHO" DURING A SPECIAL RECAP EPISODE, ON WEDNESDAY, FEB. 14 ON CBS

Jericho Returns with All New Original Episodes Starting Feb. 21 on CBS

          "Return to Jericho" -- Catch up on all the mysteries of JERICHO during a special recap episode, which will chronicle what took place during the first 11 episodes of the series, on Wednesday, Feb. 14 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

            From the powerful premiere episode that saw the town of JERICHO living with the fallout of a nuclear attack, to the discovery that someone from outside of JERICHO was coming to visit Hawkins, to the unexpected return of Ashley's fiancé, Roger, catch up on everything that took place during the exciting first 11 episodes of JERICHO.  The series returns with all new original episodes starting Wednesday, Feb. 21 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. 

SERIES REGULARS:

Jake Green................................... Skeet Ulrich

Johnston Green...................... Gerald McRaney

Gail Green................................... Pamela Reed

Rod Hawkins.............................. Lennie James

Emily Sullivan............................... Ashley Scott

Heather Lisinksi.................... Sprague Grayden

Gray Anderson........................ Michael Gaston

Stanley Richmond.......................... Brad Beyer

Eric Green............................. Kenneth Mitchell

Dale Turner................................ Erik Knudsen

Bonnie Richmond................. Shoshannah Stern

Mimi Clark............................... Alicia Coppola

GENRE:  DRAMA, SUSPENSE, ACTION, MYSTERY

RATING:  To Be Announced

 

 

 
DANNY IS FORCED TO STOP A MOVING TRAIN BEFORE IT STRIKES A BODY ON THE SUBWAY TRACKS, ON A REBROADCAST OF "CSI: NY," AT A SPECIAL TIME, WEDNESDAY, JAN. 31 AT 8:00 PM, ET/PT

 

 

 

           "Risk" -- A college student is found dead on the subway tracks, the apparent victim of subway surfing, but evidence leads the team to believe other factors were involved, on a rebroadcast of CSI: NY, at a special time, Wednesday, Jan. 31 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Rob Bailey directed the episode written by John Dove and Anthony E. Zuiker, one of the series' creators and executive producers.  (Originally broadcast  1/25/06)

           While riding the subway home, Danny sees a dead man on the tracks and stops the train before impact. Although the initial thought is that the college student died after subway surfing, Mac, Lindsay and Danny deduce foul play when they learn that he and a friend had been partying all over town leaving angry suspects behind. Meanwhile, when one of the most notorious commodities traders in the industry is found hanging outside his office window, Stella, Dr. Hawkes and Det. Flack are called to investigate. The apparent suicide is questioned when they learn the trader had one of the worst stock days in memory and a long list of clients with losses in the millions.

Det. Mac Taylor. ...................... .... Gary Sinise

Det. Stella Bonasera......... Melina Kanakaredes

Danny Messer................... Carmine Giovinazzo

Lindsay Monroe......................... Anna Belknap

Dr. Sheldon Hawkes....................... Hill Harper

Det. Don Flack............................. Eddie Cahill

Dr. Sid Hammerback...................... Robert Joy

Adam Ross.................................. A.J. Buckley

Chuck White.................................... John Enos

Bobby Martin......................... Mark Famigiletti

Q.T. Jammer.......................... Rick Pasqualone

Perry Lohmann.......................... Trevor Wright

Cecil Arthur.............................. John Billingsley

Vinnie Marino..................... Christian Svensson

Seamus Reiter............. ................... Danny Gill

Amber Capece........................ Sandra McCoy

Randy Williams........................... Kanin Howell

Genre: Crime Drama, Action, Adventure, Suspense, MYSTERY

RATING:  TV-14-V

On the web: www.cbs.com/primetime/csi_ny/

 

 

 
 
CBS WINS THURSDAY IN VIEWERS

A Rebroadcast of "Shark" Tops Its First-Run Broadcast By Double Digit Percentages in Viewers and Key Demographics   

"Shark" Wins Its Time Period in Viewers and Key Demographics, Topping a First-Run "Men in Trees"

"CSI" Is Strong Performer With Over 21 Million Viewers

            CBS won Thursday in viewers as CSI delivered over 21 million viewers and a rebroadcast of SHARK exceeded its first-run delivery in viewers and key demographics in a time period win, according to Nielsen Live Plus same-day ratings for Jan. 25.

           At 8:00 PM, CSI: MIAMI (R) (S) was first in households (7.9/12), viewers (12.23m) and adults 25-54 (4.2/10).   

          At 9:00 PM, CSI was a solid second in households (13.2/20), viewers (21.17m, -330,000 viewers behind ABC), adults 25-54 (8.3/18), adults 18-49 (6.7/16) and adults 18-34 (4.6/12).     

         SHARK (R) was first in households (9.3/16), viewers (14.11m), adults 25-54 (5.2/13) and adults 18-49 (3.8/10), topping a first-run episode of "Men In Trees" in key measurements.

          This episode topped its first run broadcast (on Thanksgiving night) by +21% in households (from 7.7/14), +24% in adults 25-54 (from 4.2/11), +23% in adults 18-49 (from 3.1/09) and added +1.69m (from 12.42m, +14%).  This is SHARK's best delivery with a rebroadcast in households, viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 to date.  

         For the night, CBS was first in households (10.2/16), viewers (15.88m), second in adults 25-54 (5.9/14) and adults 18-49 (4.6/12). 

 

 
 
JOHN LEGEND, JOHN MAYER AND CORINNE BAILEY RAE, ALL MULTIPLE GRAMMY AWARD NOMINEES, WILL PERFORM TOGETHER ON "THE 49TH ANNUAL GRAMMY(R) AWARDS," LIVE FROM STAPLES CENTER IN LOS ANGELES, SUNDAY, FEB. 11 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
            John Legend, John Mayer and Corinne Bailey Rae, each currently nominated for multiple GRAMMY Awards, are set to perform together in a signature GRAMMY moment, on THE 49TH ANNUAL GRAMMY® AWARDS, live from Staples Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 11 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.  They join previously announced performers Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, the Dixie Chicks, Gnarls Barkley, Ludacris, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Justin Timberlake and Carrie Underwood.

            The pairing of Legend, Mayer and Rae - a unique group of singer/songwriters whose lyrical ability and resonant musicality have established them at the forefront of today's musical landscape (as evidenced by their multiple nominations) - presents a special opportunity to spotlight how a younger generation of artists continues in the tradition of great GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriters of the past.

            John Mayer previously won three GRAMMY Awards and is currently nominated for five:  Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance and Best Rock Album (with the John Mayer Trio).

            John Legend is a also a three-time GRAMMY Award winner and is currently nominated for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals (with Joss Stone and  Van Hunt).

            Newcomer Corinne Bailey Rae is also nominated for three GRAMMY Awards:  Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist.

            Previously announced presenters are The Black Eyed Peas, Ciara, Nelly Furtado, Terrence Howard, Samuel L. Jackson, P!nk and Rihanna.

            Established in 1957, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc., also known as The Recording Academy, is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers.

           THE 49TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS are produced by John Cossette Productions in association with Ken Ehrlich Productions for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich and John Cossette are executive producers; Walter C. Miller is producer/director; Tisha Fein is the coordinating producer.  David Wild is the writer and Tzvi Small is supervising producer.

RATING:  To Be Announced

 

 

Primetime Schedule

Date 7 pm 7:30 pm 8 pm 8:30 pm 9 pm 9:30 pm 10 pm 10:30 pm
01/22   How I Met Your Mother - COLUMNS The Class - CLASS HAS TO GO TO A STUPID MUSEUM, THE Two and a Half Men - DON'T WORRY, SPEED RACER The New Adventures of Old Christine - LET HIM EAT CAKE CSI: Miami - THROWING HEAT
01/23   NCIS - SHARIF RETURNS (fka Cashed Out) CBS NEWS COVERAGE OF THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS
01/24   Armed & Famous - I Should Not Have Lost My Cool. Criminal Minds - BOOGEYMAN, THE CSI: NY - LYING GAME, THE
01/25   CSI: Miami - URBAN HELLRAISERS CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - REDRUM Shark - DIAL M FOR MONICA
01/26   Ghost Whisperer - LOVE STILL WON'T DIE Close To Home - HOUSE DIVIDED Numb3rs - TWO DAUGHTERS
01/27   NCIS - SILVER WAR Without A Trace - WHITE BALANCE 48 Hours Mystery
01/28 60 Minutes Cold Case - 8:03 AM VALLEY OF LIGHT
01/29   How I Met Your Mother - TED MOSBY, ARCHITECT The Class - CLASS CELEBRATES A BIRTHDAY, THE Two and a Half Men - A POT-SMOKING MONKEY The New Adventures of Old Christine - SEPARATION ANXIETY CSI: Miami - DARKROOM
01/30   NCIS - FAKING IT Unit, The - MANHUNT 48 Hours Mystery
01/31   Armed & Famous - Unfortunately, Sometimes Police Work Requires The Use of Force. Criminal Minds - NORTH MAMMON CSI: NY - ALL ACCESS
02/01   CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - POPPIN' TAGS CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - MEET MARKET Shark - TEACHER'S PET
02/02   Ghost Whisperer - SPEED DEMON SUPER BOWL'S GREATEST COMMERCIALS 2007 Numb3rs - TAKE OUT
02/03   CSI: Miami - NAILED Without A Trace - EXPECTATIONS 48 Hours Mystery
02/04 SUPER BOWL XLI Criminal Minds - BIG GAME, THE
02/05   How I Met Your Mother - MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL The Class - CLASS EATS MOROCCAN CHICKEN, THE Two and a Half Men - THAT'S SUMMER SAUSAGE, NOT SALAMI Rules Of Engagement - PILOT CSI: Miami - NO MAN'S LAND

 

CW SCHEDULE

01.05.2007
CW PRIMETIME LISTINGS FOR THE WEEK OFJANUARY 22, 2007 (ALL TIMES ET)
Please note the return of original episodes on the following series: 

On Monday, January 22:

•·        "EVERBODY HATES CHRIS"

                   "Everybody Hates Eggs" (8:00-8:30 p.m.)

•·        "ALL OF US"

                   "Let's Go, Bobby, Let's Go" (8:30-9:00 p.m.)

•·        "GIRLFRIENDS"

                   "Wrong Side of the Tracks" (9:00-9:30 p.m.)

•·        "THE GAME"

                   "It's Hard Being Kelly Pitts" (9:30-10:00 p.m.)

  

On Tuesday, January 23:

•·        "GILMORE GIRLS"

                   "Santa's Secret Stuff" (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

•·        "VERONICA MARS"

                    "Show Me the Monkey" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

MONDAY, JANUARY 22

"EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS" - (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET)

"Everybody Hates Eggs" (TV-PG) (HDTV)

TODD BRIDGES ("DIFFERENT STROKES") GUEST STARS - For a classroom lesson on parenting skills, Chris (Tyler James Williams) and Greg (Vincent Martella) are each assigned an egg to care for as if it were their own child, but the task proves quite challenging, especially after Chris' mom (Tichina Arnold) decides to show him what it really means to be a parent.  Meanwhile, Julius (Terry Crews) puts the family under a microscope after he learns that their electricity bill is over budget by 25 dollars, and Tonya (Imani Hakim) is scared to go to sleep because she suspects Drew (Tequan Richmond) is a werewolf.  Todd Bridges guest stars as Doc's nephew, Monk.  Jerry Levine directed the episode written by Lisa Parsons (#033).

 

"ALL OF US" - (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET)

"Let's Go Bobby, Let's Go!" (TV-PG) (HDTV)

FOOTBALL OR CHEERLEADING? - Robert (Duane Martin) is excited that Bobby (Khamani Griffin) will be playing pee wee football until Bobby comes home to reveal that he joined the cheerleading squad instead.  After numerous attempts to convince Bobby to play football, Neesee (LisaRaye McCoy) argues that Robert should support whatever makes Bobby happy.  Tony Rock also stars.  Alfonso Ribeiro directed the episode written by Jewel Wormley (#410).

 

"GIRLFRIENDS" - (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET)

"Wrong Side of the Tracks" (TV-PG, DL) (HDTV) 

BIG BOI GIVES LYNN BAD NEWS- Lynn (Persia White) is crushed when she receives a call from Big Boi (guest starring as himself) saying that he is at a creative crossroads with the record company and he won't be able to use her music.  Lynn is devastated by the news and begins to consider leaving Los Angeles. Meanwhile, after leaving NASCAR, Darnell (Khalil Kain) must go back to work at the garage but is humiliated consistently by the new owner.  Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks and Reggie Hayes also star. Mary Lou Belli directed the episode written by Vincent Brown (#40338-150).

 

"THE GAME" - (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET)

"It's Hard Being Kelly Pitts" (TV-PG, DL) (HDTV)  

SUPERWOMAN -When Kelly (Brittany Daniel) attempts to please Jason (Coby Pitts), take care of her daughter and impress Jason's parents who visit from out of town, she overworks herself and has a breakdown.  Meanwhile, Malik (Hosea Chanchez starts to worry about winning the playoff game and enlists Derwin (Pooch Hall) as his new practice partner.  Tia Mowry and Wendy Raquel Robinson also star.  Sheldon Epps directed the episode written by Erica Montolfo (#40596-011).  

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 23

 

"GILMORE GIRLS" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

"Santa's Secret Stuff" (TV-PG) (HDTV)

LORELAI MAKES CHRISTMAS WAIT FOR RORY'S RETURN - Rather than celebrating Christmas while Rory (Alexis Bledel) is in London over the holidays, Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Christopher (David Sutcliffe) decide to put their holidays on hold.  Once Rory returns to Stars Hollow, they decorate several Christmas trees, do their shopping and even bake Christmas cookies for the first time as a family.  Turning up unexpectedly at the inn, Luke (Scott Patterson) asks Lorelai to write a character recommendation letter for his custody battle over April (Vanessa Marano).  Lorelai struggles to write the letter until she and Rory run into Luke and April at the mall and Lorelai suddenly remembers how important Luke has always been in Rory's life.  Inspired, Lorelai writes the letter and mails it to Luke's attorney.  Rory decides she will write an apology letter to her friend Lucy (Krysten Ritter), explaining why she and Marty kept their past friendship a secret.  Melissa McCarthy and Keiko Agena also star.  Lee Shallat Chemel directed the episode written by Rebecca Rand Kirshner (#2T7761).   

"VERONICA MARS" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

"Show Me the Monkey" (TV-14, DLS) (HDTV)

Attempting to keep her mind off Logan (Jason Dohring), Veronica (Kristen Bell) takes a job helping animal researchers track down a monkey missing from their laboratory.  In order to find the missing animal, Veronica and Mac (Tina Majorino) go undercover as members of an on-campus animal rights group, believed to have freed the monkey.  Meanwhile, Mindy O'Dell (guest star Jamie Ray Newman, "E Ring") asks Keith (Enrico Colantoni) to investigate Dean O'Dell's (Ed Begley, Jr., who does not appear in the episode) death because she believes he was murdered.  Percy Daggs, Francis Capra, Michael Muhney, Ryan Hansen, Chris Lowell and Julie Gonzalo also star.  Nick Marck directed the episode story by John Ebrom and teleplay by John Enbom and Robby Hull. (#3T5810).

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24

"BEAUTY AND THE GEEK" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

#305 (TV-PG, DL)  

THE TEAMS VACATION IN SAN DIEGO - Five teams remain and this week the teams are surprised to learn they are taking a trip to San Diego's Mission Beach.  For their challenges, the beauties study radio waves and electronics, while the geeks create their own unique fitness routine.  Before the challenges begin, the teams share some bonding time on a yacht, but tempers flair when one beauty lashes out at a geek for sending her team to the elimination room.  Two teams go to the elimination room, but only one team goes home (#305).    

 

"ONE TREE HILL" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

"Resolve" (TV-14, DL) (HDTV)

STEPHEN COLLETTI ("LAUGNA BEACH") GUEST STARS - With senior prom only weeks away, Haley's (Bethany Joy Galeotti) frustration over her injuries increases and Skills (Antwon Tanner) and Mouth (Lee Norris) hatch a plan to help Nathan (James Lafferty) earn money for the big dance by stripping.  Brooke (Sophia Bush) betrays Rachel (Danneel Harris) in order to get closer to a new guy (guest star Stephen Colletti, "Laguna Beach") and Peyton (Hilarie Burton) and Lucas (Chad Michael Murray) resolve to be happy.  Struggling with her drug addiction, Deb (Barbara Alyn Woods) makes a choice that could end her life.  Paul Johansson, Moira Kelly and Barry Corbin also star.  Moira Kelly directed the episode written by Michelle Furtney-Goodman (#3T5762).

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25

"SMALLVILLE" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

"Labyrinth" (TV-PG, LV) (HDTV)

DC COMICS' CHARACTER MARTIAN MANHUNTER COMES TO CLARK'S AID - Clark (Tom Welling) is attacked and wakes up in a mental asylum where the attending physician, Dr. Lagos, tells him he has been there for five years due to his elaborate fantasy that he has alien superpowers.  In this new world, Martha (Annette O'Toole) is married to Lionel Luthor (John Glover), Chloe (Allison Mack) is deemed insane and Lana (Kristin Kreuk) chose Clark over Lex (Michael Rosenbaum).  Lana begs Clark to agree to Dr. Hudson's treatments so they can be together, but when a fellow patient named John, A.K.A Martian Manhunter (guest star Phil Morris), tells him the good doctor is actually a phantom and he needs to kill him in order to return to reality, Clark must make the toughest decision of his life.  Al Septien & Turi Meyer wrote the episode directed by Whitney Ransick (#2T7712).

 

 

"SUPERNATURAL" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

"Night Shifter" (TV-14, DLV) (HDTV)

THE RETURN OF THE SHAPE-SHIFTER - Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) investigate a string of robberies with a disturbing pattern ?? in each incident a trusted employee holds up the bank then commits suicide.  However, when the autopsy reports shows their actual time of death as several days before the robbery, Sam and Dean realize the shape-shifter has returned.  Ben Edlund wrote the episode directed by Phil Sgriccia (#212).

 

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26  

"FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN" - (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

(TV-PG, DLV)

Program information TBD

SUNDAY, JANUARY 28

"ALL OF US" - (5:00-5:30 p.m. ET)

"Let's Go Bobby, Let's Go!" (TV-PG) (HDTV)

FOOTBALL OR CHEERLEADING? - Robert (Duane Martin) is excited that Bobby (Khamani Griffin) will be playing pee wee football until Bobby comes home to reveal that he joined the cheerleading squad instead.  After numerous attempts to convince Bobby to play football, Neesee (LisaRaye McCoy) argues that Robert should support whatever makes Bobby happy.  Tony Rock also stars.  Alfonso Ribeiro directed the episode written by Jewel Wormley (#410).

 

"GIRLFRIENDS" - (5:30-6:00 p.m. ET)

"Wrong Side of the Tracks" (TV-PG, DL) (HDTV)  

BIG BOI GIVES LYNN BAD NEWS- Lynn (Persia White) is crushed when she receives a call from Big Boi (guest starring as himself) saying that he is at a creative crossroads with the record company and he won't be able to use her music.  Lynn is devastated by the news and begins to consider leaving Los Angeles. Meanwhile, after leaving NASCAR, Darnell (Khalil Kain) must go back to work at the garage but is humiliated consistently by the new owner.  Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks and Reggie Hayes also star. Mary Lou Belli directed the episode written by Vincent Brown (#40338-150).

 

"THE GAME" - (6:00-6:30 p.m. ET)

"It's Hard Being Kelly Pitts" (TV-PG, DL) (HDTV)  

SUPERWOMAN -When Kelly (Brittany Daniel) attempts to please Jason (Coby Pitts), take care of her daughter and impress Jason's parents who visit from out of town, she overworks herself and has a breakdown.  Meanwhile, Malik (Hosea Chanchez starts to worry about winning the playoff game and enlists Derwin (Pooch Hall) as his new practice partner.  Tia Mowry and Wendy Raquel Robinson also star.  Sheldon Epps directed the episode written by Erica Montolfo (#40596-011).  

 

 "EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS" - (6:30-7:00 p.m. ET)

"Everybody Hates Eggs" (TV-PG) (HDTV)

TODD BRIDGES ("DIFFERENT STROKES") GUEST STARS - For a classroom lesson on parenting skills, Chris (Tyler James Williams) and Greg (Vincent Martella) are each assigned an egg to care for as if it were their own child, but the task proves quite challenging, especially after Chris' mom (Tichina Arnold) decides to show him what it really means to be a parent.  Meanwhile, Julius (Terry Crews) puts the family under a microscope after he learns that their electricity bill is over budget by 25 dollars, and Tonya (Imani Hakim) is scared to go to sleep because she suspects Drew (Tequan Richmond) is a werewolf.  Todd Bridges guest stars as Doc's nephew, Monk.  Jerry Levine directed the episode written by Lisa Parsons (#033).

 

"REBA" - (7:00-7:30 p.m. ET)

"Sweet Child O' Mine" (TV-PG) (HDTV)

A PREGNANT CHEYENNE WORRIES THAT HER BABY MAY TURN OUT TO BE JUST LIKE KYRA - When Barbra Jean (Melissa Peterman) panics a pregnant Cheyenne (JoAnna Garcia) by remarking that her baby may turn out to be a mini-Kyra (Scarlett Pomers), Reba (Reba McEntire) decides it's about time she told Cheyenne the truth -- Cheyenne was the mean sister, not Kyra.  To make amends, Cheyenne decides to recreate Kyra's 5th birthday party.  Meanwhile, Van (Steve Howey) feels overwhelmed by Cheyenne's baby to-do list.  Christopher Rich and Mitch Holleman also star.  Robbie Countryman directed the episode written by Ed Yeager (#6AES04).

 

"REBA" ?? (7:30-8:00 p.m. ET)

"Cheyenne's Rival" (TV-PG) (HDTV)

CHEYENNE IS REUNITED WITH HER HIGH SCHOOL RIVAL - Reba (Reba McEntire) is thrilled when she finds the perfect first home for Cheyenne (JoAnna Garcia) and Van (Steve Howey) to buy, but the good news quickly sours when Cheyenne discovers the home is being sold by her former high school rival, Bridget (guest star Sarah Shahi).  Meanwhile, not wanting the public to know they have separated, Barbra Jean (Melissa Peterman) asks Brock (Christopher Rich) to pretend they are still happily married.  Scarlett Pomers and Mitch Holleman also star.  Will Mackenzie directed the episode written by Donald Beck (#6AES10).

  

"7TH HEAVEN" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

"Deacon Blues" (TV-G)

ERIC AND LUCY FACE CAREER CROSSROADS ?? Ruthie (Mackenzie Rosman) suggests to T-Bone (Colton James) that it might be time to get his driver's license so they can finally have some privacy.  Unfortunately, T-Bone makes the mistake of asking Kevin (George Stults) -- a former police officer -- to help him get ready for the test.  Lou (guest star Alan Fudge) informs a stunned Eric (Stephen Collins) that the church deacons feel he and Lucy (Beverley Mitchell) are no longer appealing to the younger church members, so it is suggested that Sandy (Haylie Duff) deliver the next sermon.  Catherine Hicks and Nikolas & Lorenzo Brino also star.  Michael Preece directed the episode written by Jeffrey Rodgers (#235).

 

"BEAUTY AND THE GEEK" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

#305 (TV-PG, DL) 

THE TEAMS VACATION IN SAN DIEGO - Five teams remain and this week the teams are surprised to learn they are taking a trip to San Diego's Mission Beach.  For their challenges, the beauties study radio waves and electronics, while the geeks create their own unique fitness routine.  Before the challenges begin, the teams share some bonding time on a yacht, but tempers flair when one beauty lashes out at a geek for sending her team to the elimination room.  Two teams go to the elimination room, but only one team goes home (#305). 

 

IT'S JEFF'S BIRTHDAY AND HE WANTS TO STAY ON AUDREY'S GOOD SIDE TO ENSURE HE GETS HIS YEARLY BIRTHDAY DEAL, ON "RULES OF ENGAGEMENT," MONDAY, FEB. 12, 9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT
            "The Birthday Deal" -- Though he's unhappy that Audrey spent more than usual for his birthday party, Jeff wants to stay on her good side to ensure he gets his yearly birthday deal, on RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, Monday, Feb. 12 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Andy Ackerman directed the episode from a script by Creator and Executive Producer Tom Hertz.

            Though Jeff won't reveal what he gets, Adam decides to bring up the subject to Jennifer and is then worried when Jennifer not only agrees to give him a birthday deal, but announces that she wants to get one in return.  Meanwhile, Russell is obsessed with trying to figure out what Jeff's birthday present really is.

SERIES REGULARS:

Adam........................................ Oliver Hudson

Jennifer...................................... Bianca Kajlich

Audrey......................................... Megyn Price

Russell......................................... David Spade

Jeff...................................... Patrick Warburton

GUEST STARRING:  

Waitress.............................. Sharon Brathwaite

Waiter............................ James Castle Stevens

GENRE:  COMEDY, ROMANCE

RATING:  TV-PG-DL

 

 

01.25.2007
LISTINGS FOR "CBS NEWS SUNDAY MORNING" FOR JAN. 28, 2007 (9:00 - 10:30 AM, ET)

Charles Osgood Anchors Live from New York

COVER STORY: AWOL

CBS' Rita Braver interviews Iraq War deserters who are attempting to find asylum in Canada.  

BOB SEGER

Bob Seger was right, "Rock and roll never forgets."  Russ Mitchell talks to Bob Seger about his 10-year hiatus, his comeback and the inspiration for his new album, Face the Promise. 

  SURF'S UP!

Serena Althschul takes a look at Patagonia, a company with an unusual business model: if the surf's up, any employee is welcome to duck out.

  WHAT A MESS!

Bill Geist test the theory: the messier the desk, the more creative the person?

 

 

01.25.2007
DON AND HIS TEAM RE-OPEN A 17-YEAR-OLD CASE WHEN THE BADGE OF A MISSING LAPD OFFICER, WHO IS PRESUMED DEAD, IS FOUND AT A CONSTRUCTION SITE, ON "NUMB3RS," FRIDAY, FEB. 9, 10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT
            "End of Watch" -- Don and the FBI re-open a 17-year-old unsolved case when the badge of a missing LAPD officer, who is presumed dead, is found at a construction site, on NUMB3RS, Friday, Feb. 9 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Robert Port wrote script which was directed by Michael Watkins. 

            The police investigating the case believe that a former gang member-turned- activist was responsible for the police officer's death because he was seeking revenge for the murder of his brother. However, Charlie analyzes the data on the case and discovers the location of where the victim was killed, leading the FBI to a tangled web of suspects, informants and dirty cops. Meanwhile, Don and Liz take their relationship to the next level.

SERIES REGULARS:

Don Eppes.................................. Rob Morrow

Charlie Eppes........................ David Krumholtz

Alan Eppes.................................... Judd Hirsch

David Sinclair............................... Alimi Ballard

Megan Reeves ............................... Diane Farr

Amita Ramajuan............................ Navi Rawat

Colby Granger.............................. Dylan Bruno

RECURRING CAST:

Special Agent Liz Warner.............. Aya Sumika

Dr. Mildred Finch....................... Kathy Najimy

GUEST CAST:

Detective Gary Walker................... Will Patton

Sergeant Ronald Jackson................. Josh Clark

Detective Jack Collins........ David Warshosfsky

Lieutenant Steve Davidson........ Lance Reddick

Leigh Everett............................... Nike Doukas

Calvin Bradley................ Hassan Iniko Johnson

Jimmy Lopez............................ Jason Olazabal

Manager.......................... Matthew Kimbrough

Corey........................................ Cory Norman

Process Server.......................... Douglas Fisher

GENRE:  CRIME DRAMA, MYSTERY, SUSPENSE

RATING:  TV-PG-LV

 

 

 

01.24.2007
From the home office in Wahoo, Nebraska... THE "LATE SHOW" TOP TEN
"Surprises in George W. Bush's State of the Union Address"

[As presented on the Tuesday, Jan. 23 broadcast of the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, seen weeknights (11:35 PM‑12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.]

10.       Wore a "Hillary in 2008" t-shirt.         

9.         Unveiled plan for botched invasion of Iran.

8.         Vowed to end America's dependence on foreign films.

7.         A 20-minute presentation on why "The O.C." shouldn't be cancelled.

6.         More than once, he turned and kissed Nancy Pelosi on the mouth.

5.         When he said, "Times are tough. That's why when I need a little pick-me-up, I reach for a Snickers!"

4.         Concluded policy proposal with a rousing "Deal or no deal?"

3.         Announced intelligence reports suggest there is a veal shank under the pantsuit.

2.         For viewers who have HDTV, he was 17% Bushier.

1.         Showed up late explaining he was watching "Idol."

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01.24.2007
CBS SPORTS AGAIN CITED FOR BEST TELEVISED GOLF COVERAGE IN GOLF DIGEST TV SURVEY

  David Feherty Named Favorite Golf Announcer;  Gary McCord, Jim Nantz and

Nick Faldo Score Big With Fans

               CBS Sports' golf coverage is once again recognized as the viewers' clear favorite, according to the Golf Digest TV Golf Survey.  As was the case with the last two Golf Digest TV surveys (2002, 1996) CBS is considered the industry leader providing the best golf coverage. 

             And, CBS Sports golf analyst and on-course reporter David Feherty was named the viewers' favorite golf announcer. 

             Of all golf announcers listed in the survey, CBS Sports' Gary McCord, Jim Nantz, Nick Faldo and Feherty scored big with the fans when they were named as four of the top five golf announcers in television.

              Golf Digest reports the following viewer preferences for best golf coverage:

CBS............................52%

Golf Channel..................38%

ABC, NBC......................32%

(Percentages are for respondents putting the network in the top two)

The complete results of the TV survey appear in the February 2007 issue of Golf Digest.  The results represent a combination of a November 2006 online survey which was completed by more than 1,200 Golf Digest subscribers and non-subscribers.