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Series Also Poses Question: “Who Is Really the Most Important Woman in Every Man’s Life”? The Twist Is That Aspiring Women Will First Have to Get by Mom

BURBANK, Calif. – May 12, 2008 ñ NBC will introduce “Momma’s Boys,” a new reality series to be executive-produced by Ryan Seacrest (“American Idol”) and Andrew Glassman (“Average Joe”) centering on a group of mothers who must help choose the perfect bride for their complacent sons — and ultimately, the series poses the question: “Who is really the most important woman in every man’s life?” The series will premiere on the heels of NBC’s All-American Summer and the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. The announcement was made today by Craig Plestis, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Development and Specials, NBC Entertainment.

In “Momma’s Boys,” love is in the air but the story is told from a new television perspective — because first, the women will have to get by mom.

Conflict results when numerous mothers and their eligible bachelor sons are housed together with several “brides-to-be.” As the tension mounts, viewers will watch the controlling mothers search for their son’s perfect mate.

Some of the possible brides are “nice girls” — while others might not be as appealing to the mothers. As expected, rivalries are formed, drama mounts and emotion builds as crucial choices must be made.

” Ryan is an entrepreneur and multimedia star who can promote the series on massive platforms in unprecedented ways,” said Plestis. “NBC knows that this buzz-worthy concept is in good hands with Ryan and Andrew on-board as creative executive producers.”

” Anytime I make a decision either personally or professionally, I have to ask myself…what would my mother say? Like it or not, I am a true Momma’s Boy. She is the most important woman in my life and she is never short of opinions. This series throws Mom right in the middle of all the drama. It’s loud, it’s wild and it’s real. RSP and NBC have developed a strong partnership that allows the opportunity to both promote and create original content across my already existing media platforms,” said Seacrest.

” Momma’s Boys is going to be a loud, wild ride of emotions and drama, designed to answer the question ñ ‘who is really the most important woman, in a man’s life?’ For our moms and for our guys, the stakes couldn’t be higher,” said Glassman.

” Momma’s Boys” is a production of Ryan Seacrest Productions and Glassman Media. Andrew Glassman (“Average Joe”) and Seacrest are the executive producers. Eliot Goldberg will serve as co-executive producer.

Ryan Seacrest Productions is the original content division of Ryan Seacrest Enterprises, focusing on both scripted and non-scripted television production and development for network, cable, syndication and digital outlets. RSP’s mission is to provide innovative and diverse programming with broad appeal to a variety of networks and demographics, as well as capitalize on numerous new media and non-traditional outlets.

RSP has quickly established itself as a full-fledged production entity, with numerous pilots, series and specials in production and development. RSP is currently executive producing, “Denise Richards: It’s Complicated” which is scheduled to debut memorial day 2008. This highly anticipated reality show follows the stunning, high-profile star as she navigates Hollywood, romance and motherhood following a tumultuous year in the tabloid headlines. RSP is also in production on the second season of their hit E! series “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” which premiered in March 2008. The series, which follows the lives of Hollywood socialite Kim Kardashian and her large family, continues to be one of the highest rated series in the network’s history. Prior productions include “Paradise City”, a docu-series set in Las Vegas and “Crash My School”, a one hour special that aired on MTV in June 2007. A slate of new projects at a variety of cable and broadcast networks are currently in the works.

As part of the company’s first-look deal with E! Entertainment, RSP develops and produces celebrity interview and red-carpet specials for the network. Under that banner, RSP has delivered a number of high profile interview specials with A-list celebrities like Eva Longoria, Tyra Banks and Steve Carell. RSP also executive produces all of E live events award shows coverage.

Glassman Media is an independent Los Angeles-based international television production company known for creating and producing network primetime dating, competition, self-improvement, competition and game formats. In April 2008, Glassman Media established a multi-year, unscripted series and format development, production and worldwide distribution partnership with IMG. Glassman’s credits include NBC’s hit “Average Joe”, the critically-acclaimed “Three Wishes” (NBC) which was named the “most family friendly show on broadcast television”; “The Ex-Wives Club” (ABC), “National Bingo Night” (ABC), and “Bingo America” (GSN). Glassman Media was founded by Andrew Glassman in 2001 following his successful career as an Emmy Award-winning investigative broadcast journalist during which he appeared on-air at NBC News, CNBC, MSNBC, WCAU and WNBC.