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Posts Tagged ‘Sci Fi Channel’

Watch the Box: New Hosts, Branded Entertainment

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TV Guide Network added Lawrence Zarian aka The Fashion Guy, to co-host The Fashion Team, the weekly one-hour talk series that airs Sundays at 7p, if anyone is actually watching. The Fashion Gay would be a great moniker.

Farmers Almanac TV, the national PBS show based by the nearly 200-year old Farmer’s Almanac brand, chose urban gardening expert, Patti Moreno to host the series. Currently, the show airs on 90% of the nation’s public television stations, but not here. (EIC Judson Hale’s autobiography is fascinating, by the way.)

Sci Fi Channel ordered a new reality project called Run for Money, based on a Japanese show from Fuji Television. Contestants try to stay alive while “hunted”. Japanese TV also features breast milk squirting contests.

IFC offers a new series created by Reebok Entertainment, which is really one long commercial for the brand. Framed lets a Hollywood celebrity hang out with a sports figure, who just happens to endorse Reebok. Series debuts December 14 with the pairing of NBA All-Star Baron Davis and television and actress Emmanuelle Chriqui (Sloan on Entourage), both wearing Reeboks.

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Battlestar Galactica On The Big Screen

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If you’re wondering why that insufferable nerd in the cubicle next to you just snorted Diet Dr. Pepper out his nose, it’s because he read this press release:

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It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane! It’s …. You!

SUPERHERO-thumb.jpgSCI FI Channel this weekend will hold open auditions at Universal City Walk for the Who Wants To Be A Superhero? reality program’s second season. (Seriously? There was a first season?)

The press release follows.

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New TV Offerings: Taboos, Victims, Aliens and Dateless on Camera

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New shows are popping up like toadstools after a downpour. Some are retreads, such as National Geo.’s Taboo, which promises to show various customs, practices and rituals from around the world that shock, pain, confuse or sometimes delight us. (If they delight us, why are they taboo?)
Seen this a zillion times before.

Mike Fleiss, the schlock-meister of schlock-meisters, has a deal at ABC, and offers up Dream Vote–6 people tell the audience why they deserve to have their dream–new house, breast implants, plasma TV–and the audience and eventually the viewers vote. It’s either Queen for a Day or a college admissions interview.

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