[12/09/04 - 12:00 AM]
TBS Viewers to Choose Funniest Commercials of the Year: 2004 for One-Hour Special, Hosted by Kevin Nealon

[via press release from TBS]

TBS Viewers to Choose FUNNIEST COMMERCIALS OF THE YEAR: 2004 for One-Hour Special, Hosted by Kevin Nealon

Three weeks ago, TBS, television�s �very funny� network, invited viewers to vote on their choices for the FUNNIEST COMMERCIALS OF THE YEAR: 2004. Now their choices are set to be revealed in a one-hour TBS special hosted by Kevin Nealon (Saturday Night Live) and premiering Wednesday, Dec. 29, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). The show is being produced for TBS by Robert Dalrymple Productions in conjunction with TWI. Robert Dalrymple and Steve Mayer serve as executive producers.

�Since the earliest days of television, commercials have provided some of the medium�s funniest and most entertaining moments,� said Ken Schwab, senior vice president of programming for TBS and TNT. �TBS�s presentation of FUNNIEST COMMERCIALS OF THE YEAR: 2004 pays tribute to the abundant creativity found in television advertising and gives our viewers the perfect opportunity to enjoy the best from the past year.�

FUNNIEST COMMERCIALS OF THE YEAR: 2004 is an hour-long program that will showcase, for the first time, the most clever and humorous commercials from the United States and around the world. The show will feature 50 spots, 10 of which will be voted on by the public in advance to determine which commercials they think deserve the title of �Funniest Commercial of the Year.� This year-end show will be hosted by former Saturday Night Live star Kevin Nealon from Times Square and other exciting New York locations. FUNNIEST COMMERCIALS OF THE YEAR: 2004 will also spotlight a handful of the most amusing and memorable commercials from years past. In November, viewers were invited to go online to TBS's Web site to view 10 very funny international and domestic spots, then choose their favorite.

Nealon is a familiar face to television viewers, thanks to his long run on Saturday Night Live playing numerous memorable characters. His long list of feature credits includes such hit movies as Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, Anger Management, Daddy Day Care and Good Boy!

Robert Dalrymple is a Peabody and Emmy-winning television producer whose most recent productions include Super Bowl�s Greatest Commercials, for CBS in conjunction with TWI productions; the American Cinematheque Specials, for TNT and AMC; and Showtime�s adaptation of Sam Sheppard�s True West. He also co-founded and executive-produced the Screen Actors Guild Awards for NBC and TNT.

Dalrymple is perhaps best known for Billy Joel�s tour in Russia, Billy Crystal�s first comedy special from Russia and the CBS production of pianist Vladimir Horowitz�s return to Moscow after 62 years. He won Emmys for Free To Be a Family and a documentary on Itzhak Perlman�s tour of Russia, and was nominated for The King & I�Recording a Hollywood Dream. His television movies include Shame, Baby Brokers and A Christmas Romance.

TWI is the largest independent producer, packager and distributor of sports programming in the world, producing and distributing more than 6,500 hours of original programming annually to more than 200 countries, covering 200+ sporting events. While the strength of TWI�s worldwide sports coverage is unrivaled, the company has recently expanded into award-winning documentary and reality programming. In recent years, TWI has produced the Peabody Award-winning Colour of War for The History Channel and the Emmy-nominated Christopher Reeve documentary Courageous Steps. Fall 2004 saw the launch of two new TWI reality series: Manhunt, a companion series for Bravo�s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, set in the world of male modeling, and I�d Do Anything, an ESPN series that questions how far a contestant would be willing to go for their loved ones in pursuit of the ultimate sports fantasy. TWI also produced the upcoming Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting for NBC. A division of international sports agency IMG, TWI also manages the world�s largest independent sports archive library, housing more than 150,000 hours of programming.

TBS is television�s �very funny� network, serving as home to such hot contemporary comedies as Sex and the City, Everybody Loves Raymond, Family Guy, Seinfeld and Friends; high-profile original reality series, such as The Real Gilligan�s Island and Outback Jack; blockbuster movies; and hosted movie showcases.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.

  [december 2004]  


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