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A Word On Momma’s Boys

April 9, 2014

Dorothy Rabinowitz – WSJ.com A word on “Momma’s Boys” — the new contest involving the hopeful, the hapless and the deranged (begins Tuesday, 10-11 p.m. EST, on NBC). Here 32 women packed into a Santa Barbara mansion await a competition for the g Order cheap Propecia ood will and sympathy of three mothers there to oversee which of these lucky women is worthy of marriage to their sons. The first episodes introduce a lovely contestant who has, she sweetly allows, done jail time, nothing violent. Better by far, a mother who announces she will tolerate no blacks, Asians or Jews…

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Babes + Moms = Mother Of All Guilty Pleasures

April 9, 2014

Tom Shales – Washington Post Based on the title and the profuse promos that NBC has been airing, “Momma’s Boys” might not sound like a bold step for reality programming, but it is. The problem: deciding whether it’s a bold step up — or down. Perhaps it is merely a bold step sideways, but whatever, “Momma’s Boys” is truly and sometimes horrifically fascinating, a deluxe example of sumptuous trash that takes the concept of “guilty pleasure” to a new extreme. Whom will this appeal to? Only everybody. Executive-produced by self-proclaimed wonderboy Ryan Seacrest, “Momma’s Boys” has, like most reality shows,…

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NBC highlights for the week of December 22-28

April 9, 2014

NBC Universal – Media Village * On Monday, the two-hour Monday debut of “Momma’s Boys” grew dramatically from its first half-hour to its fourth, increasing by 50 percent in 18-49 rating. In its final hour from 10-11 p.m., the new unscripted series earned NBC its highest 18-49 rating and total viewer result in the slot in seven weeks, ranking #1 in adults, men and women 18-34 and finishing within 0.1 of a rating point of the lead in adults 18-49. Ratings reflect “live plus same day” data unless otherwise noted. Season-to-date figures are averages of “live plus seven day” data…

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Fox Reality Channel and Glassman Media Set Out To Find a Perfect Match For Internet Sensation Cindy Margolis

April 9, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA – Fox Reality Channel is set to begin production and casting for its newest original series, The Cindy Margolis Dating Project (working title). The dating show features Cindy Margolis, America’s sexiest cougar, who gained fame for being the most downloaded woman on the internet, and a 2008 Playboy celebrity cover model. Produced by Glassman Media, the show begins production in early June. Over the course of eight, one-hour episodes, the newly-single Margolis will put her heart on the line, with a variety of potential partners, to find her ultimate soul mate. The suitors will range from the…

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Fox Look Inks Format Deals

April 9, 2014

Company pacts with Piligian, Glassman, Sternberg, Satin LONDON — Fox Look, the new unit of Fox Networks Group dealing in the international licensing and production of unscripted programming, has signed distribution agreements with four Emmy Aw ard-winning U.S.-based format producers. They are: Craig Piligian, exec producer of Syfy’s “Ghost Hunters” Andrew Glassman, founder of the Los Angeles-based shingle Glassman Media, Scott Sternberg, a specialist in gameshow, talkshow and reality fare, and Scott Satin, whose credits include NBC’s “Who Wants to Marry My Dad?.” Under the agreements, Fox Look will represent selected formats. The outfit’s prexy David Lyle said: “These are…

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‘Sweet Home Alabama’ producer Andrew Glassman explains the attraction

April 9, 2014

Lawrence F. Specker – al.com Andrew Glassman wields a camera during production of “Sweet Home Alabama.” (photo courtesy of CMT) MOBILE, Alabama — Andrew Glassman was born in Philadelphia, grew up in Los Angeles and has spent the last six months chasing love in southwest Alabama. You could also say it’s been a really intense business trip. Glassman is credited as executive producer of “Sweet Home Alabama,” as is Grant Julian, his partner in Los Angeles-based production company Glassman Media. Like the young men and women on his show, Glassman has been pursuing romance — but in their case, he…

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