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LA Opera Announces November 5

Open House

Celebrating 25 Years of LA Opera

(Los Angeles, CA) September 21, 2011 – Plácido Domingo, LA Opera’s Eli and Edythe Broad General Director, invites the public to celebrate LA Opera’s 25th anniversary with an Open House, which will take place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Music Center of Los Angeles County, from 9:30am to 5pm on Saturday, November 5, 2011. “We are thrilled to throw open our doors to welcome our community into our home for a daylong celebration of our 25-year history,” said Mr. Domingo. “Our first Open House will be our largest ever community event, featuring a series of exciting performances, behind-the-scenes tours and activities taking place throughout the theater. It is so important for parents to share the classical arts with their children, and I encourage families to come together to experience the magic of opera. Our Open House will be a wonderful opportunity to introduce new friends to our work and also to welcome returning friends into the opera house for a closer look at all of the elements that combine to create world-class opera.” The Open House will take place on the final weekend of OPERA America’s National Opera Week (October 28 through November 6), in which opera companies throughout the nation will host a variety of fun, free activities to showcase the fascinating world of opera. The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is located at 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90012.

Programming highlights for the Open House include two concerts jointly conducted by Mr. Domingo and James Conlon, the Company’s Richard Seaver Music Director, which will feature soloists from the Company’s Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program performing with the LA Opera Orchestra. Several events have been designed specifically for families with young children; all ages are invited to attend.

The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion will be open to everyone and all events are offered free of charge, although selected events will require a ticket for entry due to limited availability. Tickets are general admission, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Advance tickets to the two concerts, the family program Sing Out Loud, and to the backstage tours are available now and can be reserved online at www.laopera.com or by phone at (213) 972-8001. There will be a $1 per order handling fee and a four-ticket limit per household.

Scheduled Open House events include:

Art Workshops for Children
9:30am to 2:45pm, Eva and Marc Stern Grand Hall, Hope Street side
Two different hands-on art workshops will be offered throughout the day to children ages 4 to 10. Using opera as inspiration, children can make their own opera-themed finger puppets or decorate a postcard to send to a loved one.

The Prospector
10am and 3pm, Eva and Marc Stern Grand Hall
Two performances of the 30-minute children’s opera by composer Lee Holdridge and librettist Richard Sparks, inspired by Puccini’s The Girl of the Golden West. The opera is geared toward children aged 4 to 10 and their families.

Scenic and Costume Presentations
10:30am and 3:30pm, 3rd Floor Lobby
Get a 20-minute, up-close look at the elaborate costumes and scenic elements that transform the stage into a magical world.

Young Artist Concerts Conducted by Plácido Domingo and James Conlon
11am and 12:45pm, Main Auditorium, ticket required
Conductors Plácido Domingo and James Conlon share the podium for two concerts with the LA Opera Orchestra, featuring soloists from the Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program in excerpts from favorite operas. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to anticipated demand, advance passes (free) should be reserved to insure admission into the auditorium. There will be a live simulcast in the downstairs Green Room for overflow audiences.

Post-Concert Q&A
11:45am and 1:30pm, Main Auditorium, packaged with Young Artist Concert ticket
What is it like to perform in the world’s great opera houses? Find out in two post-concert roundtable discussions with Plácido Domingo and James Conlon.

Sing Out Loud
11:45am and 1:30pm, Founders Room, ticket required
Sing Out Loud
is a 30-minute, interactive introduction to opera for children and their families, featuring some of opera’s “greatest hits.” The performance is geared toward children aged 4 to 10 and their families. The Founders Room is located on the Hope Street side of the theater, one floor above the main level. Seating is limited; passes (free) should be reserved in advance.

Screening: La Damnation de Faust
1:30pm, Downstairs Green Room
LA Opera’s 2003 production of Berlioz’s grand-scaled masterpiece, featuring Paul Groves, Samuel Ramey and Denyce Graves, in a one-of-a-kind staging by director Achim Freyer.

Meet the Artists
2pm, South Lobby (Grand Avenue side)
Plácido Domingo and James Conlon will be available to autograph programs, CDs and DVDs. Items will be available for purchase in the main lobby’s Opera Shop.

Backstage Tours
2pm and 3:30pm, tickets required
Take a closer look at the sets and costumes for Roméo et Juliette with 45-minute guided backstage tours.

Screening: La Traviata
4pm, Downstairs Green Room
LA Opera’s 2006 production of Verdi’s beloved tragedy, starring Renée Fleming and Rolando Villazón, in a sumptuous production by Marta Domingo.

Scenery and Prop Display
All day, 3rd Floor Lobby (Grand Avenue side)
See how the designer’s vision makes it to the stage through set models, designers’ renderings and photos.

Costume and Wig Displays
All day, 3rd Floor Lobby (Hope Street side)
Regular clothes may make the man, but highly detailed costumes and wigs help singers make magic. Some of our best will be on display throughout the day.

LA Opera History Project
All day, 4th Floor Lobby
Share your LA Opera story. What was your first opera? Who are your favorite performers? Your reminiscences will be filmed as part of the permanent history of LA Opera.

Welcome Booths
All day, Main Lobby
Hosted by the Opera League of Los Angeles and Hispanics for Los Angeles Opera

For more information on OPERA America’s National Opera Week, please visit http://www.operaamerica.org/content/advocacy/now.aspx

 

 

 

 

Complete list of winners from the 2011 Primetime Emmy broadcast

 

 

 

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the “Television Academy”) tonight (Sunday,

September 18, 2011) awarded the 2010-2011 Primetime Emmys® for programs and individual

achievements on the “63rd Primetime Emmy Awards” originating on the FOX Television Network

from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. The Television Academy’s Chairman & CEO

John Shaffner participated in the awards ceremony. Mark Burnett was Executive Producer of

the telecast.

 

In addition to Emmys in 25 categories announced tonight, Emmys in 76 other categories and

areas for programs and individual achievements were presented at the Creative Arts Awards on

September 10, 2011 from the Nokia Theatre. Additionally, the Governors Award was presented

to John Walsh, the creator and host of “America’s Most Wanted.” The awards were tabulated

by the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP.

 

The primetime awards announced on tonight’s telecast were distributed as follows: (Note: The

figures in parenthesis represent the grand total of Emmys awarded, including those announced

tonight and those announced September 10, 2011).

 

ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS AND SCIENCES

63rd Primetime Emmy Awards

 

Programs Individuals Total

 

HBO -(1) 4 (18) 4 (19)

PBS 1 (2) 3 (12) 4 (14)

CBS 1 (3) 3 (8) 4 (11)

FOX -(- ) -(9) -(9)

ABC 1 (2) 4 (6) 5 (8)

NBC -(- ) 1 (6) 1 (6)

Comedy Central 1 (2) 1 (2) 2 (4)

Discovery Channel -(1) -(3) -(4)

HISTORY -(1) -(3) -(4)

ReelzChannel -(- ) 1 (4) 1 (4)

AMC 1 (1) -(2) 1 (3)

Cartoon Network -(- ) -(3) -(3)

DirecTV -(- ) 2 (2) 2 (2)

Disney Channel -(- ) -(2) -(2)

Showtime -(- ) -(2) -(2)

ABC.com -(- ) -(1) -(1)

drmartens.com -(- ) -(1) -(1)

ESPN -(- ) -(1) -(1)

Farm -(- ) -(1) -(1)

FX Networks -(- ) 1 (1) 1 (1)

JayLenosGarage.com -(1) -(- ) -(1)

MTV -(- ) -(1) -(1)

Nickelodeon -(1) -(- ) -(1)

Starz -(- ) -(1) -(1)

thedailyshow.com -(1) -(- ) -(1)

TNT -(- ) -(1) -(1)

Travel Channel -(- ) -(1) -(1)

TV Land -(- ) -(1) -(1)

 

A complete list of all awards presented tonight is attached. The final page of the attached list includes a

recap of all programs with multiple awards.

 

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63rd Primetime Emmy Awards

 

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

 

JULIE BOWEN as Claire Dunphy ABC

Modern Family

 

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

 

TY BURRELL as Phil Dunphy ABC

Modern Family

 

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

 

MICHAEL ALAN SPILLER, Directed by ABC

Modern Family

 

Halloween

 

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

 

STEVEN LEVITAN, Written by ABC

JEFFREY RICHMAN, Written by

 

Modern Family

 

Caught In The Act

 

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

 

JIM PARSONS as Sheldon Cooper CBS

The Big Bang Theory

 

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

 

MELISSA MCCARTHY as Molly Flynn CBS

Mike & Molly

 

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ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS AND SCIENCES

63rd Primetime Emmy Awards

 

OUTSTANDING REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM

 

THE AMAZING RACE CBS

 

Bertram van Munster, Executive Producer

Elise Doganieri, Executive Producer

Jerry Bruckheimer, Executive Producer

Jonathan Littman, Executive Producer

Mark Vertullo, Executive Producer

Evan Weinstein, Co-Executive Producer

Dan Coffie, Co-Executive Producer

Giselle Parets, Supervising Producer

Michael Norton, Supervising Producer

Barry Hennessey, Supervising Producer

Matt Schmidt, Supervising Producer

Patrick Cariaga, Supervising Producer

Phil Keoghan, Supervising Producer

Michael Miller, Supervising Producer

Bob Parr, Senior Producer

Neil Jahss, Senior Producer

 

 

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES

 

STEVE BODOW, Head Writer COMEDY CENTRAL

TIM CARVELL, Head Writer

RORY ALBANESE, Writer

KEVIN BLEYER, Writer

RICH BLOMQUIST, Writer

WYATT CENAC, Writer

HALLIE HAGLUND, Writer

JR HAVLAN, Writer

ELLIOTT KALAN, Writer

JOSH LIEB, Writer

SAM MEANS, Writer

JO MILLER, Writer

JOHN OLIVER, Writer

DANIEL RADOSH, Writer

JASON ROSS, Writer

JON STEWART, Writer

 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

 

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES

 

DON ROY KING, Directed by NBC

 

Saturday Night Live

 

Host: Justin Timberlake

 

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63rd Primetime Emmy Awards

 

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES

 

THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART

 

Jon Stewart, Executive Producer/Host

Rory Albanese, Executive Producer

Josh Lieb, Executive Producer

Kahane Cooperman, Co-Executive Producer

Steve Bodow, Co-Executive Producer

Jennifer Flanz, Co-Executive Producer

Jim Margolis, Co-Executive Producer

Pamela DePace, Supervising Producer

Hillary Kun, Supervising Producer

Adam Lowitt, Supervising Producer

Jill Katz, Producer

 

 

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

 

JASON KATIMS, Written by

Friday Night Lights

 

Always

 

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

 

MARGO MARTINDALE as Mags Bennett

Justified

 

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

 

MARTIN SCORSESE, Directed by

Boardwalk Empire

 

Boardwalk Empire (Pilot)

 

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

 

PETER DINKLAGE as Tyrion Lannister

Game Of Thrones

 

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

 

JULIANNA MARGULIES as Alicia Florrick

The Good Wife

 

COMEDY CENTRAL

 

 

DIRECTV

 

FX NETWORKS

 

HBO

 

HBO

 

CBS

 

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63rd Primetime Emmy Awards

 

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

 

KYLE CHANDLER as Coach Eric Taylor DIRECTV

Friday Night Lights

 

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A MINISERIES,

MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL

 

JULIAN FELLOWES, Written by PBS

Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)

 

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS

IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

 

MAGGIE SMITH as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham PBS

Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)

 

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

 

BARRY PEPPER as Bobby Kennedy REELZCHANNEL

The Kennedys

 

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES,

MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL

 

BRIAN PERCIVAL, Directed by PBS

Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)

 

Part I

 

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A

MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

 

GUY PEARCE as Monty Beragon HBO

Mildred Pierce

 

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

 

KATE WINSLET as Mildred Pierce HBO

Mildred Pierce

 

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ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS AND SCIENCES

 

 

63rd Primetime Emmy Awards

 

OUTSTANDING MINISERIES OR MOVIE

 

DOWNTON ABBEY (MASTERPIECE) PBS

 

Gareth Neame, Executive Producer

Rebecca Eaton, Executive Producer

Julian Fellowes, Executive Producer

Nigel Marchant, Producer

Liz Trubridge, Series Producer

 

 

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

 

MAD MEN AMC

 

Matthew Weiner, Executive Producer

Scott Hornbacher, Executive Producer

Andre Jacquemetton, Co-Executive Producer

Maria Jacquemetton, Co-Executive Producer

Dahvi Waller, Producer

Jonathan Abrahams, Producer

Dwayne Shattuck, Producer

Blake McCormick, Producer

 

 

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

 

MODERN FAMILY ABC

 

Steven Levitan, Executive Producer

Christopher Lloyd, Executive Producer

Jeff Morton, Co-Executive Producer

Danny Zuker, Co-Executive Producer

Dan O’Shannon, Co-Executive Producer

Bill Wrubel, Co-Executive Producer

Paul Corrigan, Co-Executive Producer

Brad Walsh, Co-Executive Producer

Ilana Wernick, Co-Executive Producer

Jeffrey Richman, Co-Executive Producer

Abraham Higginbotham, Co-Executive Producer

 

 

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63rd Primetime Emmy Awards

 

PROGRAMS WITH MULTIPLE AWARDS

 

Creative Arts Telecast

9/10/11 9/18/11 Total

 

Boardwalk Empire 7 1 8

Downton Abbey (Masterpiece) 2 4 6

Mildred Pierce 3 2 5

Modern Family -5 5

Deadliest Catch 4 -4

Gettysburg 4 -4

Saturday Night Live 3 1 4

The Kennedys 3 1 4

Freedom Riders 3 -3

So You Think You Can Dance 3 -3

64th Annual Tony Awards 2 -2

American Idol 2 -2

American Masters 2 -2

Disney Phineas And Ferb 2 -2

Firebreather 2 -2

Friday Night Lights -2 2

Futurama 2 -2

Game Of Thrones 1 1 2

Glee 2 -2

Mad Men 1 1 2

The Borgias 2 -2

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart -2 2

 

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NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization,

 

announced today the celebrities and experts who will judge at the 60th Annual “Miss Universe® Pageant,” which will be broadcast live from Credicard Hall in São Paulo, Brazil on Monday, September 12 at 9 p.m. ET. A live Spanish simulcast will air on Telemundo.

The list of judges includes:
 



Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Bebel Gilberto, daughter of Brazilian legend Joao Gilberto, will perform her electronic bossa nova single “Close Your Eyes” during the evening gown portion of the competition. Meanwhile, Brazilian native pop singer Claudia Leitte will turn the heat up when she performs her new single “Locomotion” during the swimsuit competition.

As previously announced, Andy Cohen, host of Bravo’s “Watch What Happens: Live,” and Natalie Morales, news anchor of NBC’s “Today” will host the “2011 Miss Universe® Pageant.” Joining them will be host of Style Network’s “How Do I Look” Jeannie Mai and Shandi Finnessy, Miss USA 2004, who will provide skybox fashion commentary throughout the LIVE telecast.

For the first time ever, fans in represented countries have been able to vote for their favorite contestant for an automatic spot into the semifinals at the 2011 Miss Universe® Competition. Fans can vote online at
www.missuniverse.com or www.nbc.com. Online voting is taking place now through September 11 (9 pm ET).

The 2011 MISS UNIVERSE® Pageant kicks off a series of worldwide events hosted by Brazil. In addition to this global beauty event, Brazil is host to the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. With the city of São Paulo at center stage, the pageant will take place at Credicard Hall, a prominent music theater for the city.

The two-hour television event, comprised of contestants representing approximately 90 countries around the world, will compete in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. In past years, worldwide distribution of the competition has topped nearly 190 countries and territories.

About MISS UNIVERSE

The Miss Universe Organization, a Donald J. Trump and NBCUniversal joint venture, is a global community empowering role models of beauty, health and leadership for young women of today. The organization is dedicated to partnering with charities around the world, and to increasing HIV/AIDS awareness by focusing on women's health issues. For more information, visit: www.missuniverse.com.

About NBC Entertainment

NBC Entertainment develops and schedules programming for the network’s primetime, late-night, and daytime schedules. NBC’s quality programs and balanced lineup have earned the network critical acclaim, numerous awards, and ratings success. NBC has earned more Emmy Awards than any network in television history.

NBC’s roster of popular scripted series includes such critically acclaimed comedies Emmy winners as "The Office" and "30 Rock," starring Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey.

Veteran, award-winning dramas on NBC include "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Chuck." Unscripted series for NBC include the new vocal competition hit “The Voice” as well as the popular "The Biggest Loser," "The Celebrity Apprentice" and "America's Got Talent."

NBC's late-night story is highlighted by "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "Last Call with Carson Daly" and "Saturday Night Live." NBC Daytime's "Days of our Lives" consistently finishes among daytime’s top programs in the valuable women 18-34 category.

On Saturday mornings, the network broadcasts Qubo on NBC, a three-hour block that features fun, entertaining, and educational programming for kids, including the award-winning, 3-D animated series Veggie Tales.

Follow Miss Universe:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/OfficialMissUniverse

YouTube:
www.youtube.com/OfficialMissUniverse

Twitter: TheRealMissU

Twitter: MissUniverseOrg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expanding the company’s tradition of technological excellence and state-of-the-art design to Beverly Hills

 

Los Angeles, CA / Arlington Heights, IL   -   August 25, 2011

 

Bang & Olufsen, the Danish provider of high quality audio and video products, will officially open its new showroom in Beverly Hills on Thursday, August 25, 2011 with a dedicated press breakfast and grand opening customer event. The new Bang & Olufsen Rodeo Drive showroom will be the flagship Beverly Hills location and will cement the company’s presence in Los Angeles and brand-reach to Orange County residents, tourists and travelers with its desirable location on the prominent Rodeo Drive (and intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard).  The new 1300 sq. ft. showroom will provide the complete Bang & Olufsen product portfolio in addition to personalized custom installation capabilities for both commercial and residential properties.

 

 “Bang & Olufsen is a world renowned luxury brand with a strong legacy of producing the finest audio and video products around the globe,” states Zean Nielsen, President of Bang & Olufsen America, Inc. “For the past three decades we have been honored to provide Beverly Hills residents and visitors the Bang & Olufsen experience and we have built a solid retail strategy surrounding the concept to maintain our branded showrooms in highly visible demographic areas. Given this, Rodeo Drive has always been one of our top performing locations in North America and we are very excited to announce that we will maintain this tradition by opening a new showroom this month.”

 

The showroom will also preview Bang & Olufsen’s 3D TV (LCD and plasma) portfolio. It will be one of the first Bang & Olufsen showrooms to feature the BeoVision 4-85 inch 3D TV with a HD plasma screen and home cinema experience. It retails at $85,000.00 and features patented technologies in the area of automatic color management and advanced picture-control capabilities, alongside delivering a superior home audio experience. BeoVision 4 – 85 rivals other large screens on the market due to its uniquely engineered floor stand that elevates and lowers (and tilts and turns) the massive screen and center-channel speaker with a touch of a button off any dedicated Bang & Olufsen remote control.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D23 Expo Show Floor Hours
D23 Member Early Entry - 9:00 a.m.
General Admittance - 10:00 a.m.
Show Closes - 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

NBC offers an advance look at its new and returning fall 2011 series via multiple broadcast, digital, NBCUniversal and cable entities with "The NBC Primetime Preview Show," a vibrant 30-minute presentation now through September 25. Whitney Cummings ("Chelsea Lately") -- star of the upcoming NBC comedy "Whitney" -- hosts the fast-paced program.

Joining Cummings as co-host of the preview will be Chris D’Elia ("Glory Daze"), her "Whitney" co-star.

The engaging "NBC Primetime Preview Show" will spotlight exclusive views of various series to be delivered across a wide horizon of NBC Universal media platforms. The program is estimated to be transmitted more than 500 times over broadcast, digital and cable entities.

The entertainment special will focus on NBC’s new shows for the fall, including the dramas "The Playboy Club," "Prime Suspect" and "Grimm," while the new comedies are "Up All Night," "Free Agents" and "Whitney."

Viewers will also get a first look at "Smash," the musical drama set for mid-season that celebrates the beauty and heartbreak of the Broadway theater as it follows a cross-section of dreamers and schemers who all have one common desire -- to be a "Smash." Debra Messing ("Will & Grace"), Katharine McPhee ("American Idol"), Megan Hilty ("9 to 5: The Musical") and Anjelica Huston ("Prizzi’s Honor") are among the stars.

In addition, returning favorites to be included are "Parenthood," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Harry’s Law," "Chuck" (for its fifth and final season of 13 episodes), "Community," "Parks and Recreation," "The Office" and "30 Rock." Among next season’s returning alternative series are "The Voice," "The Sing-Off" and "The Biggest Loser." "Sunday Night Football" also will be included in the show.

The annual Fall program will be offered to NBC’s 234 television stations (check local listings) as well as other channel entities such as USA, Syfy, Bravo, UniHD, Chiller, mun2, MSNBC, CNBC, Oxygen, Sleuth, Xfinity, E! Entertainment Television, mun2, NBC2Go, on-demand and broadband. NBC stations will also make it available on their websites while NBC.com will feature it as well. In addition, the program will be screened on selected American Airlines flights (estimated to be shown on approximately 11,000 flights).

NBC Premiere Week begins in earnest on Monday, September 19 with "The Playboy Club" (10-11 p.m. ET). From Oscar-winning executive producer Brian Grazer, "The Playboy Club" is a provocative new NBC drama about a time and place that challenged the existing social mores and transformed American culture forever. It’s the early 1960s, and at the center of Chicago lies the legendary and seductive Playboy Club, a living, breathing fantasy world filled with $1.50 cocktails, music, glitter and beautiful Bunnies. Nick Dalton (Eddie Cibrian, "CSI: Miami") is the ultimate playboy and one of the city’s top attorneys, rubbing elbows with everyone in the Windy City’s power structure. With mysterious and complicated ties to the mob, he comes to the aid of Maureen (Amber Heard, "Zombieland"), the stunning and innocent new Bunny at the club

"Up All Night," created by Emily Spivey (NBC's "Parks and Recreation" and "Saturday Night Live") and executive-produced by Lorne Michaels (NBC’s "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock"), is an irreverent look at modern parenthood. Christina Applegate ("Samantha Who?") stars as Reagan Brinkley, a loving wife, successful career woman, life of the party and, most recently, mom. Determined not to compromise her career or cool reputation to the clichés of motherhood, Reagan adjusts to life with a baby and returns to work with the support of her stay-at-home husband, Chris (Will Arnett, "Arrested Development"). "Up All Night" will premiere out of its regular time period on Wednesday, September 14 (10-10:30 p.m. ET) and will resume in its regular time period on Wednesday, September 21 8-8:30 p.m. ET).

Based on the witty, cult U.K. series of the same name, "Free Agents" is a crooked, romantic comedy from creator John Enbom ("Party Down") and Emmy Award-winning director Todd Holland ("Malcolm in the Middle") that explores the trials and tribulations of finding love and companionship -- the second time around. Hank Azaria ("The Simpsons," "Huff") stars as newly-divorced Alex, a public relations exec who shares an ill-fated night of passion with co-worker Helen (Kathryn Hahn, "Hung") -- and they are forced to cope with the awkward aftermath. The series will premiere out of its regular time period on Wednesday, September 14 (10:30-11 p.m. ET) and will resume in its regular time period on Wednesday, September 21 8:30-9 p.m. ET)

NBC’s new multi-camera comedy "Whitney" is a hilarious look at modern day love, which centers around Whitney (Whitney Cummings, "Chelsea Lately") and Alex (Chris D’Elia, "Glory Daze"), a happily unmarried couple. Together for three years, the duo is in no rush to get hitched, which seems to get a mixed response from their friends. "Whitney" debuts on Thursday, September 22(9:30-10 p.m. ET). Following "Whitney" is the new drama "Prime Suspect" -- from Emmy Award-nominated producers Peter Berg (NBC's "Friday Night Lights") and Alexandra Cunningham ("Desperate Housewives") -- that takes a look inside a New York City homicide department. The series stars Maria Bello ("A History of Violence") as tough-as-nails NYPD homicide Detective Jane Timoney, an outsider who has just transferred to a new squad where her new colleagues already dislike her. "Prime Suspect" premieres Thursday, September 22 (10-11 p.m. ET).

"Grimm" -- premiering Friday, October 21, 9-10 p.m. ET) -- is a new drama series inspired by the classic Grimm Fairy Tales. Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli, "Turn the Beat Around") discovers he is descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as "Grimms," charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world. As he tries to hide the dangers of his new found calling from his fiancé Juliette Silverton, (Bitsie Tulloch,"Quarterlife") and his partner Hank Griffith (Russell Hornsby, "Lincoln Heights"), he becomes ever more entrenched in the ancient rivalries and alliances of the Grimm world.

"The NBC Primetime Preview Show" is produced by the NBC Entertainment Marketing

 

 

 

 

THE HELP

DREAMWORKS PICTURES and PARTICIPANT MEDIA

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Genre:                         Drama

Rating:              PG-13

U.S. Release date: August 10, 2011

Running Time:  137 mins.

 

Cast: Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Chris Lowell, Sissy Spacek, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone, Cicely Tyson, Mike Vogel

Director:  Tate Taylor

Producers: Brunson Green, Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan

Executive Producers: Mark Radcliffe, Tate Taylor, L. Dean Jones Jr., Nate Berkus, Jennifer Blum, John Norris, Jeff Skoll and Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei

Screenplay by:  Tate Taylor

Based on the novel by: Kathryn Stockett

        

Based on one of the most talked about books in years and a #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon,  “The Help” stars Emma Stone (“Easy A”) as Skeeter, Academy Award®–nominated Viola Davis (“Doubt”) as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minny—three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s,  who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed—even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times.

Deeply moving, filled with poignancy, humor and hope, “The Help” is a timeless and universal story about the ability to create change.

Based on one of the most talked about books in years and a #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon, “The Help” is a provocative and inspiring look at what happens when a southern town’s unspoken code of rules and behavior is shattered by three courageous women who strike up an unlikely friendship.

 

 

 

 

NBC PRIMETIME SCHEDULE - Sunday August 21, 2011 - Saturday August 27, 2011

"DATELINE NBC"

"SU2048"

08/21/2011 (07:00PM - 08:00PM) (Sunday) :

"NFL PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL"

"SAN DIEGO @ DALLAS"

08/21/2011 (08:00PM - 11:00PM) (Sunday) :

"AMERICA'S GOT TALENT"

"624"

08/22/2011 (08:00PM - 09:00PM) (Monday) : FOUR ACTS FROM THE WILDCARD PERFORMANCE SHOW MOVE ON TO THE SEMI-FINALS – The votes are in and four more acts from the previous night move on to the semi-finals. The acts will continue their pursuit of the $1 million prize and will be one step closer to being named the most talented act in America. Howie Mandel, Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne star as the celebrity panel of judges and Nick Cannon hosts.

Danielle Dusky

"AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR"

"309"

08/22/2011 (09:00PM - 11:00PM) (Monday) : In the season finale of G4’s "American Ninja Warrior," the competitors head to Mt. Midoriyama, Japan with the hopes of becoming the first American to complete the world’s most challenging obstacle course. The two-hour NBC primetime special will be hosted by Matt Iseman (Host of Versus’ "Sports Soup") and MMA Fighter and Belator Fighting Championship commentator Jimmy Smith, with Alison Haislip ("Attack of the Show," NBC’s "The Voice") reporting.

"IT'S WORTH WHAT?"

"MOMMY KNOWS BEST"

08/23/2011 (08:00PM - 09:00PM) (Tuesday) : MOTHER AND DAUGHTER TEAM COME TOGETHER FOR THEIR CHANCE AT ONE MILLION DOLLAR TOP PRIZE — Mother and daughter team Sheila Hughes and Chelsea Harris from Burbank, CA have formed a unique bond over the years through pageant competitions. They will be tested as they compete in their first challenge, "What’s Worth More?" where they must pick the higher value of two items in order to be awarded any of the cash prize. Cedric "The Entertainer" hosts.

Kellie Kulikowsky

"AMERICA'S GOT TALENT"

"625"

08/23/2011 (09:00PM - 11:00PM) (Tuesday) : SEMI-FINALS BEGIN LIVE FROM HOLLYWOOD – The first group of 12 acts from the semi-finals perform live in Hollywood for a chance at making it to the Top Eight. Howie Mandel, Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne star as the celebrity panel of judges and Nick Cannon hosts.

Danielle Dusky

"MINUTE TO WIN IT"

"GIRLS GOT GAME"

08/24/2011 (08:00PM - 09:00PM) (Wednesday) : NEW YORK AND FLORIDA WOMEN COMPETE FOR THE MILLION-DOLLAR TOP PRIZE—Jessica Peluso from Syracuse, NY and Sarah Schueler from Jacksonville, FL try to win the million dollars. Ready to play, Sarah takes on the "Floatacious" challenge where she must place a plastic plate on the surface of a big bowl of water and balance a tower of five empty soda cans on top of it. Later, a new game begins with Laura Medrano from Hacienda Heights, CA and Katarzyna Lalicata from San Diego, CA trying to win the top prize. Eager to play, they take on the "Temper Tantrum" challenge where they must reach a certain number of "steps" on a pedometer that is attached to their feet. Guy Fieri hosts.

Kellie Kulikowsky

"AMERICA'S GOT TALENT"

"626"

08/24/2011 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Wednesday) : FOUR ACTS FROM THE SEMI-FINALS MOVE INTO THE TOP EIGHT – The votes are in and four acts from the previous night move on to the Top Eight. Those acts will continue their pursuit of the $1 million prize and will be one step closer to being voted the most talented act in America. Howie Mandel, Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne star as the celebrity panel of judges and Nick Cannon hosts.

Danielle Dusky

"LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT"

"POSSESSED"

08/24/2011 (10:00PM - 11:00PM) (Wednesday) : WHEN A MAN FINDS HIS GIRLFRIEND LARRISA WELSH (GUEST STAR TARYN MANNING) UNCONSCIOUS IN HER APARTMENT, A HAUNTING CRIME FROM THE PAST REEMERGES

A young man finds that his girlfriend Larissa Welsh (Manning) has been attacked in her apartment with evidence that points to her buried past. Detectives Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Stabler (Christopher Meloni) go in search of her attacker and discover that an elderly man, Orville Underwood (guest star David Patrick Kelly), may have been involved in traumatic events of Welsh’s past. For the detectives, solving the case comes down to who was in possession of the evidence.

"COMMUNITY"

"PARADIGMS OF HUMAN MEMORY"

08/25/2011 (08:00PM - 08:30PM) (Thursday) : AS THE SCHOOL YEAR DRAWS TO A CLOSE THE STUDY GROUP REFLECTS ON THEIR FAVORITE MEMORIES FROM THE PAST YEAR IN NEVER BEFORE SEEN FLASHBACKS – As the study group gathers to assemble their 20th and final Anthropology diorama of the year, they begin reminiscing about their favorite times together – including a trip they made to a western ghost town, a last minute glee club performance and the array of costumes that Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) has managed to wear over the year. Meanwhile, Troy’s (Donald Glover) pet monkey returns, only to disappear back into the school’s ventilation system. Joel Mchale, Gillian Jacobs, Chevy Chase, Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole Brown, Danny Pudi and Ken Jeong also star.

Leslie Schwartz

"PARKS AND RECREATION"

"THE BUBBLE"

08/25/2011 (08:30PM - 09:00PM) (Thursday) : EP 3014, (airs 5/19, 10pm) --THE BUBBLE--CHRIS SHAKES UP THE PARKS DEPARTMENT—Everyone in the office is unhappy when Chris (Rob Lowe) decides to make some big changes in the parks department -- especially Tom (Aziz Ansari) who starts to question his career choices. Leslie (Amy Poehler) is caught off guard when Ben (Adam Scott) has a meeting with her mom. Rashida Jones, Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Jim O’Heir and Retta also star.

Joanne Park

"THE OFFICE"

"DWIGHT K. SCHRUTE, (ACTING) MANAGER"

08/25/2011 (09:00PM - 09:30PM) (Thursday) : EP 724 (airs 5/12) "DWIGHT K. SCHRUTE, (ACTING) MANAGER" DWIGHT TAKES OVER--KATHY BATES ("HARRY'S LAW") GUEST STARS. Dwight (Rainn Wilson) takes over as acting manager and applies draconian tactics to the office. Meanwhile, Gabe (Zach Woods) tries to win Erin (Ellie Kemper) back. Jenna Fischer, Ed Helms, Craig Robinson, Brian Baumgartner, Leslie David Baker, Kate Flannery, Mindy Kaling, Angela Kinsey, Phyllis Smith, B.J. Novak, and Creed Bratton also star.

Joanne Park

"30 ROCK"

"100: PART 2"

08/25/2011 (09:30PM - 10:00PM) (Thursday) : WITH "TGS" ON THE BRINK OF CANCELLATION, LIZ (TINA FEY) AND HER STAFF

HAVE ONE LAST CHANCE TO PROVE THEMSELVES WITH THEIR 100TH EPISODE.

When Hank Hooper (Ken Howard) threatens to cancel "TGS", Jack (Alec

Baldwin) convinces him to allow Liz and company the chance to do their

100th episode. To produce the best show possible, however, Liz must

deal with less-than-ideal working conditions. Amidst the chaos of

show preparation, Jack starts doubting a key decision in his life and

Jenna (Jane Krakowski) contemplates motherhood.

"LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT"

"DIRTY"

08/25/2011 (10:00PM - 11:00PM) (Thursday) : DETECTIVE SALIYAH "SUNNY" QADRI (GUEST STAR SHOHREH AGHDASHLOO) TEAMS UP WITH DETECTIVE OLIVIA BENSON (MARISKA HARGITAY) TO INVESTIGATE THE MURDER OF A DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Detective Saliyah "Sunny" Qadri (Aghdashloo) goes in search of Brooklyn District Attorney Page Ferguson, who she fears may be in danger. Qadri finds Ferguson just in time to witness her fall from the top of a parking garage. When Benson (Hargitay) arrives, she discovers that the crime scene has been tampered with. Benson turns to an old friend, Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Danielson (guest star Gloria Reuben) for help. As the investigation progresses, Benson begins to question Ferguson’s suspicious past and Qadri’s involvement in the case.

"FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS"

"THE BENEFIT OF MARDI GRAS"

08/26/2011 (08:00PM - 08:30PM) (Friday) : THE FAB FIVE TRAVEL TO LOUISIANA FOR MARDI GRAS – After an argument with her sister over a family heirloom, Sarah (Danneel Ackles) is reluctant to visit her family in Louisiana for her sister’s baby shower, but her friends convince her that they will help her through the weekend. Meanwhile, after one too many drinks at Mardi Gras, Aaron (Zach Cregger) unknowingly gets separated from his group and gets the courage to do things he normally wouldn’t do. Ryan Hansen, Jessica Lucas and Andre Holland also star.

"FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS"

"THE BENEFIT OF MENTORS"

08/26/2011 (08:30PM - 09:00PM) (Friday) : AARON LEARNS THAT A GIRL FROM HIS PAST HAS BECOME AN ADULT FILM STAR – SARAH’S HERO FROM WORK BECOMES ENAMORED WITH RILEY WHILE FITZ AND BEN FIGHT OVER A GIRL – Aaron (Zach Gregger) discovers that a girl he mentored in junior high has become a successful porn star and feels he influenced her poorly. Back at the hospital, a doctor Sarah (Danneel Ackles) admires falls for Riley (Jessica Lucas) and bribes Sarah with great responsibilities at work in exchange for help impressing Riley. Elsewhere, Fitz (Andre Holland) and Ben (Ryan Hansen) visit a friend in the hospital after a sporting accident leaves him unconscious and encounter his attractive girlfriend.

"DATELINE NBC"

"FR2049"

08/26/2011 (09:00PM - 11:00PM) (Friday) :

"NBC MOVIE OF THE WEEK"

"A WALK IN MY SHOES"

08/27/2011 (08:00PM - 10:00PM) (Saturday) : A WOMAN LEARNS BY WALKING IN SOMEONE ELSE’S SHOES – Stressed-out high school teacher Trish Fahey (Nancy Travis) can’t understand her students’ lack of effort and why their parents don’t seem to care. This is especially true of Justin Kremer (Cameron Deane Stewart), a popular, skateboard-loving, basketball star who is underperforming in her class. Trish has him suspended from the team and quickly chalks up the situation as a case of bad parenting. When she meets Molly (Yara Martinez), a mysterious stranger intent on helping her see things differently, Trish is suddenly thrust into the mother’s shoes and soon discovers that there is often more to the story. Phillip Winchester also stars.

"LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT"

"FLIGHT"

08/27/2011 (10:00PM - 11:00PM) (Saturday) : WHEN BILLIONAIRE JORDAN HAYES (GUEST STAR COLM FEORE) IS QUESTIONED IN A SEXUAL ABUSE CASE, HIS POWERFUL ATTORNEY DWIGHT STANITCH (GUEST STAR ROBERT KLEIN) MAKES DETECTIVES BENSON (MARISKA HARGITAY) AND STABLER (CHRIS MELONI) QUESTION THE POWER OF MONEY

When it is discovered that a teenage girl is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to sexual abuse, all leads point to billionaire Jordan Hayes (Feore). As Detectives Benson (Hargitay) and Stabler (Meloni) continue to investigate, Kress involves his lawyer, Dwight Stanitch (Klein), who throws the whole case awry.

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(C) MBE 2011