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Phil Gurin To Executive Produce Revamped Miss America Competition

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Global Road Entertainment has joined the Miss America Organization and Tall Pony Productions as a producer of The 2019 Miss America Competition, set to air in September on ABC.

Global Road’s head of Unscripted & Alternative Television Phil Gurin will executive produce the show “assisting with the creative development and execution of a modern show relevant to a global audience,” producers say.

The addition of Global Road comes on the heels of Mao announcing it was eliminating the swimsuit competition, tweaking the evening gown competition and noting it would no longer call itself a “pageant.”

“It is such an honor to be part of the team launching Miss America 2.0 this September,” said Gurin. “As we reimagine this storied franchise, it’s exciting to offer a new and empowering platform for these strong, female leaders to shine.”

Gurin has executive produced, created and written thousands of hours of television across multiple genres including live event,
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Where Are ‘Nsync Now? Catching Up with the Best-Selling Boyband

Where Are ‘Nsync Now? Catching Up with the Best-Selling Boyband
Since saying “Bye, Bye, Bye” in 2002, Justin Timberlake, Jc Chasez, Joey Fatone, Lance Bass and Chris Kirkpatrick have each built careers for themselves outside of ‘Nsync — the blockbuster boyband that brought them worldwide fame in the ’90s.

Though there aren’t plans for the group to get back together and make music any time soon, they’re still good friends — reuniting most recently in August for Chasez’s 40th birthday bash.

“The guys spent the entire night together,” a source told People at the time. “They all sat in a group and just reunited, relived and had such a ball.
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Im Global, Tmp launch unscripted division

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The Los Angeles-based company has brought on Emmy-winning producer Phil Gurin to lead the new venture, Im Global executive chairman Donald Tang and Im Global founder and CEO and Im Global Television CEO Stuart Ford said on Tuesday.

The new unscripted and alternative division marks the latest expansion for Im Global and will create, acquire and co-develop content in all unscripted and alternative genres across all platforms.

As president of unscripted and alternative content Gurin, who won three Primetime Emmy Awards as an executive producer on ABC’s Shark Tank, will also work with brands and broadcasters to initiate new revenue models with partners and expand with production and development offices overseas. He will report directly to Ford.

The division will complement Im Global Television’s scripted operation, which is led by president Mark Stern and overseen by Ford.

Eli Shibley, president of Im Global’s international TV distribution and co-productions operation, and his team
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Joey Fatone Knows “Parents Just Don’t Understand”

Joey Fatone, former member of boy band super-group N’Sync, Dancing With The Stars contestant, and TV Host (The Singing Bee, Rewrapped), pulls double duty as host and Executive Producer of Hub Network’s original series, Parents Just Don’t Understand. In the spirit of “Freaky Friday,” the unique reality series gives real kids and their parents a chance to find out what it feels like to be in the other person’s shoes. The series will premiere Saturday, August 23 (7pmET/4pmPT) with the episode, “The Touchdown Maker and Cupcake Baker,” Fatone swaps the lives of a 13-year-old and his under-appreciated mom of five … Continue reading →

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"Under the Dome" Scores Big Ratings

Viewers flocked in droves to CBS' TV series adaptation of Stephen King's novel "Under the Dome" on Sunday night.

The premiere episode pulled in a 3.2 rating/9 share and a whopping 13.1 million total viewers for the network. That makes it the most watched summer debut for a series since 2007’s "The Singing Bee", and CBS’ most watched summer debut since 2000's "Big Brother".

It's also the best opening-night demo score for any drama series since the premiere of "Revolution" last fall on NBC.

It's especially impressive after various other network Summer-launched series like ABC's "Motive" and "Mistresses" along with USA's "Graceland" fizzled on launch.

Source: Variety
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Under the Dome Video Blowout: Recap of the Pilot; Preview of Episode 1.02 - The Fire; Full Premiere Q&A Panel

Last night's airing of "Under the Dome" gave CBS the most-watched summer premiere of any network since 2007, and we have more info on that along with a ton of videos to share so get comfortable!

Before we get to the eye candy, here's a brief analysis of the "Utd" ratings per The Wrap:

CBS' adaptation of Stephen King's "Under the Dome" drew an impressive 3.2 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and 13.1 million total viewers. But NBC scored an overall ratings win for the night with Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals, according to preliminary numbers. While the numbers for NBC are approximate due to the nature of live sports, it currently holds first place in the 18-49 demo with an average 3.1/9 for the night. NBC currently holds second place in total viewers with 7.9 million. Prior to the game, which tied "Under the Dome" for first in the demo with
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Under the Dome Brings In Big Summer Ratings: Most-Watched Premiere Since 2007

Under the Dome Brings In Big Summer Ratings: Most-Watched Premiere Since 2007
It seems people are willing to get trapped Under the Dome! CBS' new drama series premiere brought in impressive ratings Monday night, attracting 13.1 million viewers and a 3.2 rating among adults 18-49. Impressive, right? Well, prepare to be wowed even more by the TV adaptation of Stephen King's novel Under the Dome is broadcast TV's most-watched summer premiere since 2007 (The Singing Bee); it's also CBS' highest-rated summer launch since Big Brother debuted in 2002. Starring Mike Vogel, Dean Norris, Rachelle Lefevre and Britt Robertson, Under the Dome centers on the town of Chester's Mill's inhabitants after a mysterious, impenetrable barrier (i.e., a dome) surrounds the sleepy...
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Under The Dome Debuts to Impressive 13.1 Million Viewers for Most Watched Summer Debut Since 2007

CBS’ TV series adaptation of the Stephen King novel Under the Dome scored some impressive ratings for its series debut last night (read Allison's recap here). The show garnered a 3.2 rating in the coveted 18-49 demo, bringing in a whopping 13.1 million total viewers. That makes it the most watched summer debut since 2007’s The Singing Bee, and CBS’ most watched summer debut since 2000’s Big Brother, which scored a now-rare 22.3 million viewers. Despite some corniness here and there, the pilot episode proved rather promising by teasing fascinating characters and a very intriguing mythology angle. Though many disappointing Lost copycats have come and gone over the years, Under the Dome has Y: The Last Man creator Brian K. Vaughan spearheading the ship alongside showrunner Neal Baer, which bodes well for the future of the series. We’ll see how much of the first-look audience is retained for the show’s second episode next week,
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'Under the Dome' ratings big for summer

'Under the Dome' ratings big for summer
A welcome surprise during broadcast’s usually dry summer months: CBS’ Under the Dome just debuted to a whopping 13.1 million viewers and 3.2 rating among adults 18-49 last night.

That’s the most-watched summer debut on any network since NBC’s The Singing Bee in 2007. It’s also very competitive with last season’s crop of dramas, matching Fox’s The Following as the second-highest new drama debut (NBC’s Revolution was #1).

Under the Dome is based on the Stephen King novel and was originally developed for CBS’ corporate cousin Showtime. The ratings make you wonder: Should CBS have aired Dome during the regular season?
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TV Ratings: 'Under the Dome' debuts big, NBC wins Monday with NHL

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TV Ratings: 'Under the Dome' debuts big, NBC wins Monday with NHL
Fast National ratings for Monday, June 24, 2013. CBS got a very strong initial sampling for "Under the Dome," while Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals carried NBC to demographic ratings victory on Monday night. "Under the Dome," adapted from the Stephen King novel, did a 3.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 13.14 million viewers overall. It's the most-watched summer premiere on any network since "The Singing Bee" back in 2007 and CBS' most-watched summer premiere going all the way back to "Big Brother" in 2000 (as a sign of how different the times were then, the first "Big Brother"...
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Ratings: Under the Dome Blows the Roof Off the Place, Most Watched Summer Debut Since 2007

Ratings: Under the Dome Blows the Roof Off the Place, Most Watched Summer Debut Since 2007
CBS’ Under the Dome was clearly a hit with its Monday night premiere, drawing 13.5 million total people (per Nielsen finals) to troubled li’l Chester’s Mill, Home of Rachelle Lefevre’s Hair.

In the coveted 18-49 demo, the Stephen Kingsian drama series scored a 3.3, likely placing second only to NBC’s coverage of the Stanley Cup finals (which per preliminary numbers is starting off with a sure-to-grow 3.2, plus 8.3 million total viewers).

Related | Under the Dome Reader Poll – -Plus: The Producers Reveal What’s Next!

Under the Dome stands as broadcast TV’s most watched summer premiere since NBC’s
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2013 Produced By Conference: Nancy Daniels, Mark Gordon On Mentor List; Jon Favreau, Roberto Orci Among Speakers

Los Angeles (May 14, 2013) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the list of top industry producers and executives who will serve as mentors during the intimate Mentoring Roundtable meetings that will be held throughout the 5th annual Produced By Conference (Pbc), June 8-9, at 20th Century Fox Studios in Los Angeles. Confirmed mentors include: Victoria Alonso (Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Solider, The Avengers) Executive Vice President of Visual Effects and Post Production, Marvel Studios Nancy Daniels, Executive Vice President, Production and Development, Discovery Channel; General Manager, Discovery Fit & Health Stephanie Drachkovitch (Married to the Army: Alaska, Split Ends, Family Court with Judge Penny) Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, 44 Blue Productions Tracey Edmonds (Jumping the Broom, Soul Food, Good Luck Chuck) CEO, Edmonds Entertainment, Our Stories Films, Alright TV Cassian Elwes (The Butler, Paper Boy, Margin Call) Head of Evolution Independent, Evolution Entertainment
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PopWatch Confessional: Stuck on a '90's feud -- A Backstreet Boys fan talks 'N Sync

PopWatch Confessional: Stuck on a '90's feud -- A Backstreet Boys fan talks 'N Sync
The latest episode of Glee made me realize something about myself: I can’t let go of certain things. And by things, I mean my hatred of everything ‘N Sync-related.

As a child of the ’90′s (literally, I was born in 1990), I felt forced, at a very young age, to pick a side: Backstreet Boys or ‘N Sync. I immediately gravitated toward the pitch-perfect harmonies of Bsb as opposed to the Justin Timberlake-jc Chasez duets that featured three other dancing guys. It might seem harsh, but any child of the ’90′s knows that this rivalry was real and cutthroat.
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Joey Fatone gives turkey a 'J-Lo booty' on 'My Family Recipe Rocks'

Everyone knows Joey Fatone is a multi-talented dude. From holding down one fifth of the legendary boy band 'N Sync to starring in "Little Shop of Horrors" on Broadway ... from hosting red carpets and shows like "The Singing Bee" to nearly dancing away with the mirror ball trophy on "Dancing With the Stars" ... as far as performing goes, this guy can do it all. But did you know he can cook too?

Joey gets to put his chef hat on as host of "My Family Recipe Rocks!" for the Live Well Network. This Sunday (March 3), Fatone travels to Dallas, Tex. to meet some tough dudes from the non-profit group, Real Men Cook.

In the video clip above, only on Zap2it, Joey and his new buds have a little fun with a turkey. When one of the Texas chefs asks if anyone needs a botox, Joey pipes up. "You could
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ABC Family orders two reality shows, 'Dancing Fools' and 'The Vineyard'

ABC Family is ready to get into the reality-show game. On Wednesday (Feb. 13), network president Michael Riley announced the pick-up of two new reality series, "Dancing Fools" and "The Vineyard." Both series will go into production this spring and will air during the summer of 2013.

"Dancing Fools," hosted by Melissa Peterman ("Baby Daddy," "Bet on Your Baby"), is a half-hour, unscripted comedy. ABC Family didn't announce any other details, but we can guess that this probably involves a dance competition of some sort.

Phil Gurin ("The Singing Bee," "Oh Sit") created and will executive-produce the show.

"The Vineyard" is described as a "dramatic coming-of-age docu-soap." The program will follow a group of 20-somethings working on Martha's Vineyard for the summer. Mischief and romance are expected when the group shares a house and the youths work and play together. It might be something like "Jersey Shore" in this way, only colder and less orange.
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ABC Family Greenlights Two Reality Series

ABC Family has ordered two reality series: Dancing Fools, which will be hosted by Melissa Peterman, star of the network’s hit comedy series Baby Daddy, and docu-soap The Vineyard (working title). Production on both series will begin this spring. ABC Family’s most recent unscripted effort, series Beverly Hills Nannies, aired last summer. It did not go to a second season. Dancing Fools is a half-hour unscripted comedy created and executive produced by Phil Gurin (The Singing Bee, Oh Sit) and produced by the Gurin Co. ABC Family is keeping details about the premise under wraps, but judging by Gurin’s track record of turning karaoke and musical chairs into reality series, this may again be a take on a party game. In addition to Dancing Fools, Peterman also is hosting the upcoming ABC reality series Bet On Your Baby. The Vineyard is a dramatic coming-of-age docu-soap, which follows
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Grab a Seat and Get Ready for Season Two of the CW’s “Oh Sit”

Oh Sit!, The CW’s amped-up, fast-paced version of musical chairs, will return for a second season Monday, April 15, 8:00-9:00 p.m. Et. The Carrie Diaries will conclude its 13-episode first season the previous week, Monday, April 8, 8:00-9:00 p.m. Et. Oh Sit! is a fun, high-stakes, high-octane musical chairs competition, in which 12 thrill-seeking daredevils race head-to-head through five physically demanding, chair-splitting obstacle course-style eliminations as they each compete to claim a chair, all to the sounds of a new live house band. At the end of the hour, only one contestant will be left sitting triumphant to seize the cash prize and the title of Oh Sit! champion. This season, the show will feature new obstacles and bridges, water rounds, mechanical rounds and slick zones. And to get your sitting muscles in shape in time for the premiere, now fans can download the Oh Sit!
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TV Academy Hall Of Fame List: Les Moonves, Ron Howard, Dick Wolf Among Inductees

NoHo Arts District, Calif. – The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame Committee has selected a distinguished group of television innovators and icons to be inducted into the 22nd Hall of Fame. Additionally, for the first time ever, this year’s Hall of Fame ceremony will benefit the Television Academy Foundation’s Archive of American Television. This year’s honorees include Emmy®-winning actor/director/producer Ron Howard, legendary sportscaster Al Michaels, iconic network executive Leslie Moonves, acclaimed journalist Bob Schieffer and prolific writer-producer Dick Wolf. Additionally, Philo T. Farnsworth, credited with inventing all-electronic television transmission, will be inducted posthumously. The inductees will be honored during a gala ceremony at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 11, 2013, which is sponsored by Audi®. The Hall of Fame gala will be executive produced by noted television producer Phil Gurin (Oh Sit!, Shark Tank, The Singing Bee). The proceeds from the Hall of
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Gurin Co. Teams With Fuji TV For Formats

Phil Gurin‘s The Gurin Co. has formed a joint creative venture with Japan’s Fuji TV to create new formats and programming for the international TV marketplace. The primary focus will be on unscripted programming and game shows. The first two projects under the deal are Objects Of Desire, which combines elements of a dating-game show with the over-the-top elements of an elaborate Japanese game show, and League Of Extraordinary Teams, a studio game featuring teams from around the nation competing for a national championship. The members of these teams will possess special skills, which will be tested in outrageous challenges set up in cities across America. Unscripted production outlet The Gurin Co.’s slate includes Shark Tank, The Singing Bee and Oh Sit!, while commercial broadcaster and production outlet Fuji TV’s formats include Hole In The Wall that aired on Fox and Cartoon Network in the U.
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Watch My Show: Oh Sit! Executive Producer Phil Gurin Answers Our Showrunner Survey

Did Oh Sit! hit the fans? Final ratings for the new CW competition series' Wednesday night premiere will be out later today, but the network already plans to air episode two of Oh Sit! tonight at 8/7c (leading into the series premiere of the new singing competition The Next). Oh Sit! — which was originally titled Extreme Musical Chairs, until The CW decided to have some fun with the title — centers on 12 contestants who go through a series of physically challenging obstacle courses to order to claim a chair (as a live band performs). The last player on a chair wins a cash prize. Jamie Kennedy hosts, along with Jessi Cruickshank, with Tanika Ray as the sidelines reporter. Executive producer Phil Gurin (The Singing Bee, Shark Tank) took time to fill out our TV Guide Magazine showrunner survey and explain why Oh Sit! happens.

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