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TV News Roundup: USA Network Drops ‘Briarpatch’ Trailer (Watch)

  • Variety
In today’s TV news roundup, USA Network drops the first trailer for “Briarpatch” with Rosario Dawson and Vudu givers viewers a sneak peek of its first original streaming series “Mr. Mom.”


Bravo‘s “Below Deck” will premiere its seventh season on Oct. 7. In the forthcoming episodes, Captain Lee, Kate Chastain (Chief Stewardess), and Ashton Pienaar (Bosun) return as they begin work on a new luxurious yacht in Thailand, tend to their high-maintenance clients, and deal with their own dramatic love triangles. New crew members include Kevin Dobson, Simone Mashile, Courtney Skippon, and more. “Below Deck” is produced by 51 Minds with Mark Cronin, Courtland Cox and Lauren Simms serving as executive producers.

Long Island Medium” will return to TLC on Oct. 18 as TV personality and medium Theresa Caputo shares her dramatic psychic readings. Celebrity appearances this season include Tatum O’Neal, Wayne Brady, Louie Anderson, Michael Fishman, Bronson Pinchot,
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Stars Attend Adapt Leadership Awards benefitting Adapt Community Network

The second annual Adapt Leadership Awards Gala were held on Thursday, March 14th at Cipriani 42nd Street benefitting Adapt Community Network which provides programs and services for children and adults living with disabilities throughout New York City.

Al Roker and Deborah Roberts, Tony Danza, Tamron Hall, David Muir and Susan Lucci

This year’s Adapt Leadership Award honorees were: David Muir, Anchor and Managing Editor of ABC World News Tonight with David Muir and Co‐Anchor of ABC’s 20/20; Tamron Hall , Journalist, TV host, and philanthropist; John and Mark X. Cronin, Founders of John’s Crazy Socks; Peter M. Meyer, Market President New York City for Td Bank; and Actor Tony Danza, who was presented with the Hausman Humanitarian Award recognizing exceptional humanitarian contributions that give back to the community.

Cara Buono, co-star of the hit Netflix series Stranger Things, and Emmy-nominee for her role on Mad Men, was the event’s host.
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Bravo Expands ‘Below Deck’ Franchise With New Luxury Yacht Series

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Bravo Media is expanding its highly rated Below Deck franchise with Below Deck Sailing Vessel (working title), a new series from Below Deck and Below Deck Mediterranean producers 51 Minds.

Below Deck Sailing Vessel (wt) is described as a new kind of Below Deck, featuring luxury sailing yachts, considered the queens of the yachting world, as the charter of choice.

Bravo says the new series is similar to Below Deck and Below Deck Mediterranean with fit crews, exotic locations, demanding charter guests and an “upstairs/downstairs” dedication to service. However, sailboats have a sleeker design than their motor yacht counterparts, and this makes their galleys smaller, their stew stations almost non-existent and the crew’s living quarters more cramped and in much closer proximity to the guest quarters. Sailing yachts also attract a different kind of charter guest – from the exclusive old money patrons to the new eco-conscious tech millionaires
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How Flavor of Love Cast Hottie, New York, and Other Memorable Contestants

  • Vulture
How Flavor of Love Cast Hottie, New York, and Other Memorable Contestants
Excitable clock-wearing Public Enemy hype man Flavor Flav may have been the marquee name on VH1’s hugely popular “Celebreality” series Flavor of Love. But it’s doubtful the bonkers Bachelor parody of a reality show would have taken off without the diverse assortment of batshit-crazy women, going by such nicknames as Nibblz, Toasteee, Bootz, and Deelishis, who vied for the rapper’s affections each week. As a parting gift to readers disappointed that the 2006–08 ratings juggernaut got knocked out of the Reality Rumble bracket in the first round, Vulture spoke with Flavor of Love co-creator Mark Cronin and casting associate Douglas Howington to get behind-the-scenes intel on how the show’s many memorable and memorably named cast members found their way into our living rooms.When you were casting for the first season, and there was no show on the air yet, how did you pitch the show to potential contestants?
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Christian Sarabia Elevated To President Of 51 Minds; Co-Founder Mark Cronin Exits To Launch New Company

On the heels of Daniel Laikind being tapped to succeed Charlie Corwin as CEO of Original Media, Cris Abrego has found his own successor for 51 Minds. In October, 51 Minds CEO Abrego and Original Media CEO Corwin were named Co-Chairmen and Co-ceo of Endemol North America. Endemol acquired Abrego and Mark Cronin’s 51 Minds in 2008, after Corwin’s Original Media was added in 2007. Christian Sarabia now has been named President of 51 Minds. Cronin, the Co-Founder of 51 Minds Entertainment, exits his Managing Director position to launch a new production company, Little Wooden Boat Productions. Cronin will continue to serve as Executive Producer on several projects that he sold and shepherded at 51 Minds, including Below Deck (Bravo), Heroes of CosPlay (Syfy), and Mind of a Man (Gsn). “Mark is one of the most prolific producers in the unscripted space,” Abrego said. “His creative instincts have been the driving force behind his extraordinary success.
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Cris Abrego & Charlie Corwin Named Endemol North America Co-CEOs

Endemol USA is taking a page from FremantleMedia North America’s playbook. After Fmna turned to subsidiary Original Prods. to find a successor to topper Cécile Frot-Coutaz in Thom Beers, Endemol is doing the same, naming 51 Minds CEO Cris Abrego and Original Media CEO Charlie Corwin as Co-Chairman and Co-ceo of Endemol North America, replacing departing CEO David Goldberg. The two will oversee Endemol’s North American operations, which include their respective companies as well as fellow subsidiaries Authentic Entertainment, Endemol Studios and True Entertainment. Endemol acquired Abrego and Mark Cronin’s 51 Minds in 2008, while Corwin’s Original Media was added in 2007. While Endemol has recently made inroads in daytime and scripted programming with Steve Harvey, AMC’s Hell On Wheels and Low Winter Sun, the company is yet to find new tentople reality shows to join veterans Big Brothers and Wipeout.
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Mind of a Man: Gsn Orders New Celebrity Game Show

Gsn has ordered an original game show called Mind of a Man. It comes from reality producer Mark Cronin. The cable network has ordered 40 episodes.

Each episode of Mind of a Man will follow two female contestants as they answer questions previously answered by a survey of 100 men. During three rounds, contestants will try to determine correct answers. Various celebrity men and women will also offer their opinions on what they believe the men are really thinking.

The series is expected to debut later this year.

What do you think? Does Mind of a Man sound appealing to you?
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Gsn Orders ‘Mind Of A Man’ Game Show

Gsn has ordered 40 episodes of the new, original half-hour game show in which two female contestants, with the help of a celebrity panel, try to figure out what men really think about dating, marriage, working, etc. Mind Of A Man is set to premiere on Gsn in late 2013. Questions on the show have all been previously asked and answered by a survey of 100 men. Over three rounds, the contestants will try to determine the correct answers with the help of the celebrities who will offer their opinions about what men are really thinking. The successful contestant could walk away with the grand prize. Mind Of A Man is produced by Never Nominated Productions Inc. with 51 Minds Entertainment’s Mark Cronin serving as exec producer.
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The Ultimate Con Job: Syfy Trails the Heroes of Cosplay

Don't tell these sci fi-fantasy geeks to "Get a life!" They already have one — and it's making them pretty damn famous. Syfy's new reality series Heroes of Cosplay, premiering Tuesday at10:30 pm/9:30c, will follow nine uberobsessed cosplayers — that's short for "costume players" — as they travel the comic-book conventions of America dressed as their favorite characters from film, TV, anime and video games. Their costumes are elaborate, self-made and, in some cases, quite erotic.

"If you assume the world of cosplay is filled with social misfits confused about the priorities in life, you're in for a surprise," says executive producer Mark Cronin.

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"Heroes Of Cosplay" - August 12, 2013

Syfy’s new "Heroes Of Cosplay" is a six-episode, doc series "...showcasing the fascinating world of cosplay..." debuting August 13, 2013 :

"...'cosplayers' and cosplay contests are a fixture and highlight at the many comic book and genre fan conventions around the world.

"These conventions provide an international stage for fans to showcase often spectacular handcrafted costumes and portray their favorite characters from sci-fi movies, video games, anime and more.

"In Syfy’s new 'Heroes of Cosplay' nine passionate fans put their imagination and skills to the test to make a name for themselves in this competitive world..."

"Heroes of Cosplay" is produced by 51 Minds, an Endemol Company. Executive producers are Mark Cronin, Courtland Cox and Dave Caplan.

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Diablo Cody Teams With Steve Agee For ‘Me Time’ At TBS

Our favorite bad girl screenwriter, Diablo Cody is making news. She’s hard at work on a brand new pilot for TBS called Me Time With Diablo Cody. The edgy talent is usually doing her business behind the scenes, but this project puts her in front of the camera as a show host. Steve Agee will assist.

Agee is a writer, actor and comedian who appeared as Steve Myron on the Comedy Central series The Sarah Silverman Program. He has written for Jimmy Kimmel Live! and also acted for 2 Broke Girls and The League. Deadline reports, he’ll next appear in Cody’s pilot as her co-host and all around sidekick.

What is Me Time With Diablo Cody? good question. Agee also will serve as a writer on the project, which is said to present Cody’s two cents on just about everything Hollywoodland. She’ll tackle celebrities, news and pop culture.
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Diablo Cody Gets Sidekick For Her TBS Talk Show Pilot

Exclusive: Steve Agee is set as the sidekick host alongside Diablo Cody on her TBS pilot Me Time With Diablo Cody. Agee also will serve as a writer on the project, a take on Hollywood and celebrities tailored around Cody’s perspective on all things pop culture. 51 Minds is producing, with Mark Cronin, Courtland Cox and Cody executive producing. Agee, repped by Caliber Media, also just closed a deal to do Beef, a web series written by and starring Michael Ian Black and Joe Lo Truglio, with Chris Meloni also starring. He also has a recurring role on NBC’s Craig Robinson comedy pilot, which remains a possibility, and a role in FX presentation Complex Morgana.
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TNT & TBS Announce Live Streaming & New Shows

TBS and TNT announced on Wednesday that they are about to become the first national networks to live stream on-air content across multiple platforms 24/7.

The networks made the announcement during TNT and TBS's annual upfront presentation in New York, noting that their content will be streamed through their websites and a pair of newly created apps: Watch TNT and Watch TBS.

"Starting this summer, subscribers will be able to watch TBS and TNT live –- anytime, anywhere, on multiple devices," Steve Koonin, president of Turner Entertainment Networks, told the upfront audience. Additional platforms for TBS and TNT's live streaming will be added by the end of the year.

TNT's coverage of the NBA games, TBS's coverage of Major League Baseball and both network's coverage of the Ncaa will be available for live streaming as well.

Audiences will soon have the opportunity to watch some new content from some
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TNT and TBS developing shows with Spielberg, Stallone, Carell, Foxx and more

TNT and TBS developing shows with Spielberg, Stallone, Carell, Foxx and more
We already know TNT is bringing Sean Bean, Eric Dane, and the mind of Frank Darabont back to our TVs, but at today’s Turner Upfront, TNT and TBS announced some more big names developing potential shows for the networks — including Steven Spielberg, Sylvester Stallone, Steve Carell, Jamie Foxx, Elizabeth Banks, Diablo Cody, Denis Leary, Dick Wolf, and Nicholas Sparks. The loglines:

TNT Scripted Series:

• Portal House: This project is the story of a group of young scientists who, while investigating what they believe to be a haunted house, stumble upon a portal into the time-space continuum. Things then take
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Syfy Summer Premiere Dates Finalized

Summer used to be the time that we’d see Warehouse 13, Haven, and – sigh – Eureka return with new seasons, but that’s all changed. Warehouse 13 returns for the second half of its giant 20-episode season on Monday, Haven is now a fall series, and Eureka… well, you know.

But chin up! We have Season 2 of Continuum and standalone seasons of Sinbad and Primeval: New World coming our way, along with the return of Face Off, Ghost Hunters, and many other competition and nonscripted series, not to mention a Twilight Zone marathon, a Roger Corman marathon, and more Original Movies with excellent titles. Check em all out below; series broadcast info will be updated on the Spring and Summer Primetime TV Schedule.

Syfy Launches A Summer Of Imagination And Adventure Premieres Of Reality Series Joe Rogan Questions Everything, Cosworld, Notorious Hauntings And Exit All-new Episodes Of Face Off,
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Series, Pilots, and Projects In Development Abound at Syfy’s 2013 Upfront Presentation

As we’ve been reporting, Syfy had its Upfront presentation to potential advertisers Wednesday night, and they spent yesterday issuing press releases. It’s a good thing they held the event at a pier, as there is a boatload of information included in the summary press release below. We made sure to get it posted before the weekend, since it will take you the entire weekend to absorb it all.

Some of it is information we’ve already posted, like the Ringworld and Childhood’s End development and the High Moon pilot production, some of it we posted about fairly recently, like Ronald D. Moore‘s Helix, some of it we haven’t heard about in quite some time, like Orion, Proof, and Dominion, and some, like the nonscripted shows, the anthology, and some of the projects announced, are news to us.

You’ll also see ratings info and other
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Syfy Announces Upcoming Original Programming

Earlier this week, Syfy announced a number of new projects that would premiere later this year, along with the renewal of Being Human. Continuing reading for details from the official press releases, including more information on the upcoming anthology horror series from Jamie Foxx:

Syfy and Chiller President Dave Howe today unleashed the imagination of the advertising community by announcing an original programming slate featuring Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx (Ray, Django Unchained) executive producing, writing and directing a horror anthology series, a trio of new reality series – Joe Rogan Questions Everything, Cosworld and Fandemonium – and 19 scripted and reality development projects, including The Jim Henson Creature Shop, a creature competition program.

Howe further announced a groundbreaking strategy of major quarterly multiscreen events showcasing new high concept programs, including Ringworld, a miniseries based on Larry Niven’s classic novel; Helix, an epic thriller from Battlestar Galactica’s Ronald D. Moore; the scripted
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Syfy Orders Reality Series From Producers Arthur Smith, Mark Cronin, SallyAnn Salsano

Exclusive: Ahead of its upfront presentation in New York tomorrow, Syfy has given the green light to three unscripted series from top producers: Joe Rogan Questions Everything starring former Fear Factor host Rogan, from Arthur Smith (Hell’s Kitchen); Cosworld, from Mark Cronin (Flavor Of Love); and Fandemonium, from SallyAnn Salsano (Jersey Shore). The three new series will premiere later this year, airing alongside returning Syfy unscripted series including hits Face Off and Ghost Hunters as the cable network continues to expand its reality portfolio. Joe Rogan Questions Everything, in which Rogan investigates classic mysteries from Bigfoot to UFOs, will debut July 16. Six-episode docuseries Cosworld, set in the world of cosplay competition, will premiere August 27. And Fandemonium, also a six-episode docuseries that explores the fangirl and fanboy culture, will unspool in the fall. The project was first announced as part of Syfy’s development slate at last year’s upfront.
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Bravo Unveils Slate Of 17 New And 18 Returning Series, Announces Scripted & Unscripted Projects In Development

Bravo Media today unveiled what it says is its largest slate of original programming ever with 17 newly greenlighted and 18 returning unscripted series. That is a 15% increase over last year. Bravo also announced three new scripted and three unscripted projects in development. Bravo’s first scripted pilot, Rita, is now in production as the network is eying a launch of its first scripted series in the fourth quarter. (Bravo’s second scripted pilot, The Joneses, did not go to production.) Bravo logged its seventh consecutive year of ratings growth in 2012 and is currently running up vs. last year in total viewers and the 18-49 and 25-54 demographics. “Bravo’s ongoing investment in high-quality original content across every platform continues to drive our growth year-over-year,” said Frances Berwick, President of Bravo and Style Media. Bravo, which recently moved under the oversight of NBCU cable maven Bonnie Hammer, also is expanding its multi-screen
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Get Ready for the Paranormal With Ghost Hunters Return and Ghost Mine Premiere

It’s tonight, Ghost Hunters fans! The highest rated paranormal investigation series returns with ninth(!) season and brings along a new entry into the realm with the premiere of Ghost Mine. Check em both out in the TV spots below, and the clip and a synopsis from the new Ghost Mine.

TV Spot: Ghost Hunters Season 9 – The Hunts Don’t End Here

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TV Spot: Ghost Mine – Introduction

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Clip: Ghost Mine

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Forgotten in the remote woods of Oregon is one of the richest gold mines in the United States that was abandoned 80 years ago when a series of tragedies gave it an infamous reputation for being haunted. Now, a new owner has decided to take on the notorious legend and reopen the mine, assembling a rag-tag group of miners – both
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