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ABC Zeros In On Summer

April 9, 2014

Michael Schneider – Daily Variety Having dramatically improved its regular-season performance, ABC is now setting its sights on summer. The Alphabet web isn’t waiting until the end of the season to launch its aggressive warm-month push, preemi buy generic clomid ng the six-episode gamer “National Bingo Night” on Friday, May 18. Promos are set to start airing next week. That will be followed by a steady stream of new product all summer, including celebrity impersonator competish “The Next Big Thing,” the second season of “American Inventor” and the Shaquille O’Neal-hosted “Shaq’s Big Fat Challenge.” ” We wanted to come in…

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Bottom Line: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart? With Reality TV, Of Course.

April 9, 2014

Barry Garron – Hollywood Reporter Been abused by your ex? Cheated on? Belittled and marginalized? Then pull up a chair because “Ex-Wives Club” is for you, you and you. ABC kicks off the summer “we-have-to-schedule-this-somewhere” season order zithromax online with a show in which three attractive ex-wives give encouragement and sympathy each week to a man and a woman who, by any account, made terrible choices selecting a mate. The three ex-wives are extremely well-qualified in this regard. Marla Maples once chose the Donald for her life partner. Angie Everhart was married for a full three months to actor Ashley…

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Reality Returns To The Fall Season – Andrew Glassman Profile

April 9, 2014

Ed Waller – Orlando Sentinel After two years of drama in the ascendant, reality programming is bouncing back next season, this time with several formats on the September starting blocks. Ed Waller talks to unscripted specialist Andrew Glassman. Things are changing. Usually the Upfronts are all about scripted product, with unscripted stuff queued up for the summer months or waiting in the wings for when the scripted shows fail mid-season. But this year reality formats took more of a central role in the fall grids and LA-based unscripted producer Andrew Glassman, for one, is very happy. ” Reality is no…

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Friday Nights Are Bingo Nights At ABC

April 9, 2014

Monica Nista – ABC News It’s not your grandma’s bingo. At least that’s what John Saade, ABC’s senior vice president of alternative programs, told Daily Variety magazine about ABC’s new game show, “National Bingo Night,” airing Friday nights at 9 p.m. ” It’s colorful and fast-moving,” Saade said. ABC first struck gold with “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” and now it’s hoping it will have the same luck with another game show, one that gives viewers the chance to win major prizes on the set or from the living room sofa. Bingo Bonanza The word “bingo” may conjure up…

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A Game Show, And Bingo Is Its Name-O

April 9, 2014

Alessandra Stanley – New York Times There is at least one game of chance loaded with particularly hateful hazards. Players are rapt, tingling with hope and growing confidence, and then across the room a complete stranger stands up and ruin s everything. Bingo. This is not your grandma’s bingo: the host, Ed Sanders, with a contestant on ABC’s “National Bingo Night.” ABC has found a way to bring those church basement shivers to television. “National Bingo Night,” a game show that begins tonight, allows viewers to print out bingo cards from ABC.com and play along as contestants compete against a…

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‘Ex-Wives Club’ Producer Falls In Love With Central Florida

April 9, 2014

Hal Boedeker – Orlando Sentinel Ex-Wives Club, a new reality series about helping the divorced move on, hit a casting gold mine in Central Florida. The premiere features an Orlando woman. The second episode brings on an Orlando man. The th ird show focuses on a Lake Mary woman. ” In the past three or four programs I’ve done, my casting people say, ‘We want to go to the Orlando area,’ ” executive producer Andrew Glassman said. (His other series include National Bingo Night and Average Joe.) What is it about this place? ” We’ve had good luck with people…

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