or


[04/26/06 - 12:00 AM]
We: Women's Entertainment Continues to Expand Original Programming with New Wedding Themed Shows

[via press release from Universal Studios Home Entertainment]

WE: Women's Entertainment Continues To Expand Original Programming with New Wedding Themed Shows

Signature Show Bridezillas Returns for Season Three; Joined By New Original Series Platinum Weddings and Bride vs. Bride for Summer Sunday Night Block

I Do...Let's Eat to Debut on WE in June 2006

New York, NY, April 26, 2006 - WE: Women's Entertainment continues to develop its original programming slate with a lineup of wedding themed shows to premiere this summer as part of the network's new Sunday night block, "WE's Wild Wedding Night". Kicking off the programming block and back by popular demand is WE's hit signature series Bridezillas for a third season starting June 11 at 10 pm ET/7 pm PT, followed by the premieres of the network's new original series Platinum Weddings on Sunday, July 23 and Bride vs. Bride on Sunday, August 6. Also announced today is the new series, I Do...Let's Eat which will debut on WE in June 2006, adding to the network's full summer of nuptial content.

"Wedding themed programming is a hit with our audience, and we are very excited to establish this block with quality shows that are relevant, fun and engaging," said Kim Martin, WE's Executive Vice President and General Manager. "We are committed to providing original content that resonates with our viewers and provides added value for our cable operators. These shows do just that, while further cementing WE as the television destination for women's entertainment."

Today's announcement comes on the heels of a record breaking quarter for WE, with HH ratings growth of +50% from 1Q05 (0.2 HH RTG) to 1Q06 (0.3 HH RTG). In addition, the 05/06 season is pacing to be the best in WE's history for Prime M-Su 8p-11p delivery of HH, W18-34, W18-49, W25-49 and W25-54. To date in 05/06, WE has +197% more original telecasts during Prime M-Su 8p-11p than in the same time period during the 04/05 season.

Bridezillas take a comedic look at how brides-to-be go from sweet to certifiable while planning their big day. The rising popularity of the series has managed to bring the term "bridezillas" into mainstream pop culture as an expression for those women who have gone from engaged to enraged. In season three, grooms-to-be become targets for the stress induced fury of these brides. The 18 episodes of Bridezillas season three are produced by September Films and run one hour each.

One week before Bridezillas season three premieres, WE will offer viewers a chance to relive their favorite bridal meltdowns from season two with the June 4th premiere of Best of Bridezillas at 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT.

Platinum Weddings is a weekly half-hour series that brings the ultimate wedding fantasy to life for a deserving couple in each new episode. From the beaches of Cabo to the Las Vegas Strip these couples dream big for their big day. Celebrity event planner Julie Pryor (Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross) and celebrity flower designer Larry Flachs (Oprah Winfrey, Halle Berry, Catherine Zeta Jones) offer their expertise in planning the extravagant weddings showcased throughout the 12-episode series. Platinum Weddings is produced by Film Garden.

Bride vs. Bride is a true life competition series that pits family against family in wedding themed challenges, all in a bid to win cash and prizes for their upcoming nuptials. Hosted by Evan Farmer, formerly of TLC's "While You Were Out", the series follows engaged couples and members of their wedding party as they team up to compete against other bridal parties in a series of challenges that put a new twist on traditional wedding activities: Appetizer Obstacle Course, Balloon Bouquet Toss, Wedding Tradition Obstacle Course. With every win, that team's bride earns more seconds on her bridal clock. In the end both brides attack a giant wedding cake, for the amount of time indicated on their bridal clock, digging for cash and prizes hidden throughout the confection. The six episodes of Bride vs. Bride run one hour each and are produced by North South Productions.

I Do...Lets Eat is a half-hour series that offers a thorough presentation of a variety of wedding cuisine of diverse cultures. Each episode features one couple's wedding, with an inside look at the banquet, the chef, and the demands and pressures which they all face leading up to and including the main event. WE acquired the 26-episode series from Australia-based Beyond Entertainment. These new shows will join WE's growing list of original programming, including: Two Funny: Cotter & Louise, a show that follows the lives of two comedians, Kerri Louise and Tom Cotter as they juggle many roles as a married couple with two year-old twin boys, and also as working comics; John Edward Cross Country, a documentary style series that follows the acclaimed psychic medium as he embarks on a cross country journey to conduct readings and visit the homes of families he has helped during his large group sessions; and Skating's Next Star, hosted by Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi, the series follows contestants through their struggles on the ice and the drama behind the scenes.

**Source: Nielsen Media Research, Prime M-Su 8p-11p daypart average for 1Q06 12/26/05-3/26/06 vs.1Q05 12/27/04-3/27/05; 04/05 STD 09/27/04-03/27/05 vs 05/06 STD 09/26/05-03/26/06 Live HH, Women 18-34, Women 18-49, Women 25-49, and Women 25-54 Audience during Prime M-Su 8p-11p. WE Originals based on Prime M-Su 8p-11p telecasts 04/05 STD 09/27/04-03/27/05 vs 05/06 STD 09/26/05-03/26/06.

About WE: Women's Entertainment:

WE: Women's Entertainment is the only cable network dedicated to helping women connect to one another and the world around them. With quality original programming including the hit series "Bridezillas," unique movie packages like "Three Men and A Chick Flick," topical specials and its public affairs initiative WE Empowers Women, the network supports women and appeals to their interests in pop culture, relationships and personal style. WE: Women's Entertainment is a subsidiary of Rainbow Entertainment Services and is currently seen in over 58 million homes.





  [april 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· BRIDEZILLAS (WE)











[09/29/14 - 06:51 PM]
"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend" to Premiere Simultaneously on Netflix and in Select Global IMAX(R) Theaters
Michelle Yeoh and Donnie Yen star in the Yuen Wo-Ping-directed film, due on August 28, 2015.

[09/29/14 - 01:55 PM]
"E:60's" Fall 2014 Season Premieres on ESPN this Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. ET Featuring Profiles of Chiefs Running Back Jamaal Charles and Seahawks Cornerback Richard Sherman
Other upcoming profiles include Cam Newton, Gerald McCoy, Jason Witten, Max Scherzer, Randy Johnson, and Rob Ryan.

[09/29/14 - 01:53 PM]
"Ray Donovan" Ends Season Two with Highest Rated Episode and Total Night in Series History
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, September 28.

[09/29/14 - 01:53 PM]
"Chicago P.D." Sets a New Series Record of 11.1 Million Viewers in Live+3
NBC further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 24.

[09/29/14 - 01:44 PM]
ESPN Tips Off the College Basketball Season with Midnight Madness Coverage
This is the ninth year ESPNU Midnight Madness has provided coverage of the annual college basketball tradition.

[09/29/14 - 01:38 PM]
CBS to Win Premiere Week for the Sixth Consecutive Year
CBS spins the numbers for the week of September 22-28.

[09/29/14 - 01:21 PM]
New Performers Announced for "The 48th Annual CMA Awards" Airing Wednesday, November 5
Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town and The Band Perry will join previously announced performers Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban.

[09/29/14 - 01:17 PM]
"Chicago Fire," "Chicago P.D." and "Law & Order: SVU" Stories Converge with Three-Part Crossover to Air Nov. 11-12
The three series will share a storyline about a child pornography ring that stretches from Chicago to New York and will arc over three episodes.

[09/29/14 - 12:46 PM]
NBC's "The Biggest Loser" Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary in October and Over 33,000 Pounds Lost in Show's First 15 Seasons
Including the season 16 contestants on the current edition, "The Biggest Loser: Glory Days," the series has helped 310 contestants dramatically transform their health and their lives.

[09/29/14 - 12:31 PM]
ABC Family Picks Up Network's First Procedural Drama "Stitchers" and Second Season of "Young & Hungry"
The former follows a young woman recruited into a covert government agency to be "stitched" into the minds of the recently deceased using their memories to investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave.

[09/29/14 - 12:09 PM]
CBS's "The Dovekeepers" Starts Production in Malta Today
The four-hour limited event series is based on Alice Hoffman's acclaimed historical novel about a group of extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada.

[09/29/14 - 12:00 PM]
"Empire" Books Naomi Campbell for Recurring Role
She will play an alluring woman involved in a steamy affair with the much-younger potential heir to his father's throne, Hakeem (Bryshere Gray), over whom she exercises considerable influence.

[09/29/14 - 10:39 AM]
National Geographic Channel Ramps Up Daytime Schedule with Programming from Nat Geo WILD and National Geographic Channels International
"This is an opportunity for us to reinvigorate our daytime schedule while taking advantage of the brand's diverse and extensive inventory," said Brad Dancer.

[09/29/14 - 10:34 AM]
Live+3: ABC's Wednesday Line-Up Sees Big Playback Gains
ABC further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 24.

[09/29/14 - 10:22 AM]
Live+3s: "Red Band" Holds 100% of Premiere Rating After 3 Days of Delayed Viewing
FOX further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 24.