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[11/16/06 - 09:20 PM]
Viewers Pick Favorite Commercials from Around the World for TBS's Special Funniest Commercials of the Year: 2006, Hosted by Kevin Nealon
2006 edition of the annual special premieres Wednesday, December 27 at 9:00/8:00c.

[via press release from TBS]

Viewers Pick Favorite Commercials from Around the World for TBS's Special FUNNIEST COMMERCIALS OF THE YEAR: 2006, Hosted by Kevin Nealon

Fans Can Watch Commercials and Vote for Favorites Through TBS�s Ultra-Popular Broadband Network VeryFunnyAds.com

Comic Special Premieres Wednesday, Dec. 27, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

Commercials can be some of the funniest programming on television, and TBS is ready to prove it again with its annual year-end special FUNNIEST COMMERCIALS OF THE YEAR: 2006. This marks the third consecutive year TBS will invite viewers to vote on their favorite television commercials, with the results being presented in the one-hour special hosted by comedian Kevin Nealon (Saturday Night Live, Weeds). And for the first time, fans will have the opportunity to watch ads and vote for their favorites through TBS�s extremely popular broadband network VeryFunnyAds.com. FUNNIEST COMMERCIALS OF THE YEAR: 2006, which will premiere Wednesday, Dec. 27, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), is being produced by Robert Dalrymple Productions in conjunction with IMG Media. Dalrymple and Steve Mayer serve as executive producers.

�With two past editions of FUNNIEST COMMERCIALS OF THE YEAR specials, a new World�s Funniest Commercials special this past summer and the launch of our extremely popular VeryFunnyAds.com broadband network, TBS has proven itself to be the ultimate destination for some of the funniest and most entertaining advertising moments ever created,� said Ken Schwab, senior vice president of programming for TBS and sister network TNT. �We are proud to pay tribute once again to the abundant creativity found in television commercials by giving our viewers the perfect opportunity to enjoy and vote on the best from the past year.�

FUNNIEST COMMERCIALS OF THE YEAR: 2006 will showcase the best and most humorous commercials from the United States and around the world. The show will feature over 55 spots, 10 of which can be voted on in advance on VeryFunnyAds.com. Starting Nov. 18, fans can vote for ads they feel deserve the title of �Funniest Commercial of the Year.� Fans can also submit their personal favorites to VeryFunnyAds.com and a segment of FUNNIEST COMMERCIALS OF THE YEAR: 2006 will spotlight some of these amusing commercials. Nealon will host the special from Times Square.

Last year�s FUNNIEST COMMERCIALS OF THE YEAR special on TBS scored big, averaging nearly 4 million viewers, more than 1.9 million of them among TBS�s targeted adults 18-49 demographic, according to data from Nielsen Media Research. This past August, TBS�s World�s Funniest Commercials performed even better, delivering 4.2 million viewers and 2.1 million adults 18-49. It premiered in conjunction with the launch of VeryFunnyAds.com, which recently passed the 24 million mark for the number of videos viewed.

Nealon, who recently hosted TBS�s World�s Funniest Commercials, is a familiar face to television viewers, thanks to his long run on Saturday Night Live playing numerous memorable characters from 1986 to 1995. He garnered an Emmy� nomination for his writing on the series. His list of feature credits includes such hit movies as Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, Anger Management and Daddy Day Care. He is also starring in the critically acclaimed comedy series Weeds. His guest star appearances on television series include Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Larry Sanders Show, Fat Actress, 3rd Rock from the Sun and Crank Yankers.

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 IMG Media; 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.

IMG Media is well known for its production of Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, a one-hour special for CBS; Battle of the Reality Stars for Bravo; Super Bowl�s Greatest Commercials, a one-hour special for CBS; and Christmas in Rockefeller Center, an hour-long annual special for NBC, broadcasting the lighting of the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center. IMG Media also produces a full complement of sports programming, including golf�s �Skins Game,� ESPN�s �Tennis Masters,� the Emmy award winning New York City Marathon for NBC and �TransWorld Sport.� This fall marks the 29th season of �World�s Strongest Man,� produced this year from China to air on ESPN in December. Currently, IMG Media is also producing numerous reality shows including Better Half, set to launch on Bravo in January.

TBS, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is television�s �very funny� network. It serves as home to such hot contemporary comedies as Sex and the City, Everybody Loves Raymond, Family Guy, Seinfeld and Friends; original comedy series, like the upcoming scripted comedies My Boys and 10 Items or Less; specials and special events, like The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas, for which TBS serves as title sponsor; 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 a leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.





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