or


[02/08/05 - 12:00 AM]
ABC Television Network and America Online Team Up to Give 'Desperate Housewives' Fans Weekly Episode Recaps Exclusively on the Aol(R) and AoL.com(R) Services

[via press release from ABC]

ABC TELEVISION NETWORK AND AMERICA ONLINE TEAM UP TO GIVE "DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES" FANS WEEKLY EPISODE RECAPS EXCLUSIVELY ON THE AOL(r) AND AOL.COM(r) SERVICES

Fans of No. 1 New Show Can Access Wide Array of "Desperate Housewives" Programming on AOL, Including "Best of" Video, Episode Previews, "Housewives" Buddy Icons and More

ABC and America Online today announced that they have teamed up to deliver fans of the number one new hit series, "Desperate Housewives," weekly online recaps of the show the morning after it airs, exclusively through the AOL service (AOL Keyword: Desperate Housewives) and the AOL.com website (tv.channel.aol.com/housewives).

Each Monday following a new episode of the show, fans will be able to watch three- to four-minute recaps of the previous evening's episode, as well as a preview of the upcoming week's episode. Morning-after recaps will be offered through the show's season finale, and will be archived for viewing through September 2005. Over the course of the season, fans will also be able to enjoy "Best of" videos, highlighting the season's best moments. They can also customize their AOL(r) Instant Messenger(tm) (AIM(r)) experience with Buddy Icons featuring images of each of the "Housewives."

"ABC broadcasts the best programming on television, including the No. 1 new show and most talked about show of the season, 'Desperate Housewives,'" said Bruce Gersh, senior vice president, ABC Business Development. "We are thrilled to partner with AOL, one of the premier online content providers, to bring 'Desperate Housewives' fans weekly recaps and highlights of a show they can't get enough of."

Patricia Karpas, vice president and general manager, AOL(r) Television, commented: "This partnership with ABC surrounding the hottest new show of the season, 'Desperate Housewives,' further solidifies AOL's position as a leading provider of compelling and unique video for online consumers. Through this collaboration, we are extending the viewing experience from on-air to online, which will help keep fans engaged between episodes."

"Desperate Housewives," which airs Sundays at 9:00 p.m., ET, is a primetime soap with a truly contemporary take on "happily-ever-after." The hour-long drama takes a darkly comedic look at suburbia, where the secret lives of housewives aren't always what they seem. The show stars Teri Hatcher as Susan Mayer, Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo, Marcia Cross as Bree Van De Kamp, Eva Longoria as Gabrielle Solis, Nicollette Sheridan as Edie Britt, Steven Culp as Rex Van De Camp, Ricardo Antonio Chavira as Carlos Solis, Mark Moses as Paul Young, Andrea Bowen as Julie Mayer, Jesse Metcalfe as John, Cody Kasch as Zach Young, Brenda Strong as Mary Alice Young and James Denton as Mike Delfino.

Marc Cherry ("The Golden Girls") is executive producer and creator of the series, which recently won both Golden Globe and People's Choice Awards. Michael Edelstein ("Threat Matrix") and Tom Spezialy ("The District," "Ed") are executive producers. Kevin Murphy ("Reefer Madness") is co-executive producer of the series, from Touchstone Television.

America Online, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. Based in Dulles, Virginia, America Online is the world's leader in interactive services, Web brands, Internet technologies and e-commerce services.





  [february 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· DISTRICT, THE (CBS)
· ED (NBC)
· REEFER MADNESS (SHOWTIME)
· THREAT MATRIX (ABC)





[01/16/17 - 11:39 AM]
"Taboo" Delights in FX Premiere
FX further spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 10.

[01/16/17 - 10:02 AM]
"The Great British Baking Show" Returns to PBS for a Fourth Season of Merriment in the Kitchen
PBS also announced it has committed to a fifth season of the series that has previously aired on the BBC.

[01/16/17 - 10:01 AM]
PBS Honors Extraordinary Achievements and Explores Important Conversations as Part of Black History Month Programming
PBS kicks off a new year with documentaries and specials that highlight the African-American experience through content on-air on PBS member stations and online through the PBS Black Culture Connection.

[01/16/17 - 09:37 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Playoffs Score Big for NBC, FOX
Nearly 49 million viewers turned into FOX at its peak for its Packers-Cowboys showdown.

[01/16/17 - 07:38 AM]
Steelers-Chiefs Score a Record Overnight Rating for a Primetime NFL Wild Card or Divisional Playoff Game
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, January 15.

[01/16/17 - 05:06 AM]
TEGNA and MGM Launching BOLD, a Live, Interactive, Multi-Platform Program
BOLD will be the industry's first live multi-daypart syndicated show, spotlighting the day's essential stories, information and trending social media content in real-time across multiple screens.

[01/15/17 - 10:05 AM]
PBS and Stations Launch 24/7 PBS Kids Channel, Expanding Access to the #1 Children's Educational Media Brand on TV and Digital Platforms
The free service ensures that PBS Kids' high-quality content is available to all children and caregivers on a platform and at a time that works for them, including primetime, weekends and other out-of-school times when they are most likely to tune in.

[01/15/17 - 10:04 AM]
PBS and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios Celebrate 40th Anniversary of NASA Voyager Launch in "The Farthest" (w.t.)
The twin Voyager spacecraft revolutionized planetary science, resolved key questions about the outer planets and raised intriguing new ones about the evolution of our solar system.

[01/15/17 - 10:03 AM]
PBS and Time Inc. Announce "Beyond a Year in Space"
The two specials explore the human limitations for space travel and what a mission to Mars will require.

[01/15/17 - 10:02 AM]
PBS Announces New Summer of Adventure
Look for six new limited series that take viewers to some of the world's most amazing places and cultures.

[01/15/17 - 10:01 AM]
PBS Series "Nova" Shares the Great American Solar Eclipse with Audiences Across the U.S. in Special Day-of-Event Presentation
On Monday August 21, 2017, America's eyes will be glued to the skies as the mainland United States experiences the first total solar eclipse since 1979.

[01/15/17 - 09:38 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Playoff Coverage Tops Charts for CBS
The Eye's telecast of the Texans/Patriots showdown easily wins the night.

[01/15/17 - 08:41 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Is the #1 Non-Sports Telecast of the Night on the Big 4 Networks
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, January 14.

[01/14/17 - 05:06 PM]
AMC Announces 2017 Winter and Spring Premiere Dates for New and Returning Original Series
The cable channel sets premieres for the martial arts drama "Into the Badlands," new epic "The Son" and the Emmy(R)-nominated "Better Call Saul."

[01/14/17 - 05:05 PM]
On the Heels of Three Golden Globe(R) Wins for "The Night Manager" AMC and the BBC Team Up Again with Best-Selling Author John le Carre
"The Spy" is being distributed internationally by Paramount and adapted by Academy Award winner Simon Beaufoy.