or


[01/22/07 - 10:12 AM]
NBC's "Grease: You'Re the One That I Want" Announces the Top 12 Finalists Who Will Compete to Become Broadway's Next Danny & Sandy in the New Production of Grease
The final 12 will perform live starting next Sunday, January 28 at 7:00/6:00c in a special two-hour episode.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC'S "GREASE: YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT" ANNOUNCES THE TOP 12 FINALISTS WHO WILL COMPETE TO BECOME BROADWAY'S NEXT DANNY & SANDY IN THE NEW PRODUCTION OF GREASE

NBC'S "GREASE: YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT" ANNOUNCES THE TOP 12 FINALISTS WHO WILL COMPETE TO BECOME BROADWAY'S NEXT DANNY & SANDY IN THE NEW PRODUCTION OF GREASE

AMERICA WILL CHOOSE THE TWO NEW BROADWAY STARS AS THE HOPEFULS ARE ELIMINATED EACH WEEK IN EIGHT LIVE EPISODES BEGINNING JANUARY 28

BURBANK, Calif. � January 22, 2007 - NBC's popular new talent competition series "Grease: You're the One That I Want" has announced its Top 12 contestants, who will be performing live starting next Sunday, January 28, 7-9 p.m. ET in a special 2-hour episode, which will also feature Olivia Newton-John as a guest judge.

After nationwide auditions were held to search for the next Danny and Sandy, the top performers attended "Grease Academy," where they were trained by two-time Tony Award winning choreographer, Kathleen Marshall, and professional acting, dance and vocal coaches to refine their skills.

In last night's episode, the 12 finalists from Grease Academy were revealed. These 12 will perform each week in eight live episodes, and America will decide which Danny and Sandy hopefuls will move on to the next round.

The 12 finalists are:

Allie Schultz, 19, Nashville, Tennessee

Laura Osnes, 20, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ashley Spencer, 21, Massillon, Ohio

Kate Rockwell, 22, Cincinnati, Ohio

Juliana Hansen, 23, Los Angeles, California

Kathleen Monteleone, 23, Tigard, Oregon

Max Crumm, 21, Phoenix, Arizona

Kevin Greene, 22, Rochester, New York

Derek Keeling, 26, Charleston, West Virginia

Chad Doreck, 27, Long Beach, California

Austin Miller, 30, Alvin, Texas

Jason Celaya, 31, Foster City, California

Viewers can get more information about the contestants each week on NBC.com.

In this exciting live portion of the reality series, America will ultimately get to choose the two leads for a new Broadway production of the hit musical "Grease." The new production of "Grease" is scheduled to open on Broadway in July 2007, and will be directed and choreographed by Marshall ("The Pajama Game"), who is also a judge on the series. She's joined on the judging panel by Jim Jacobs, the co-creator of "Grease," and renowned theater producer David Ian. Billy Bush ("Access Hollywood") and Denise Van Outen (Broadway's "Chicago") serve as host and co-host.

"Grease: You're the One That I Want" is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Al Edgington ("Last Comic Standing," "The Amazing Race"), Lou Stroller ("Tomb Raider," "The Rock," "Scarface") and Paul Telegdy, Senior Vice President, Programming and Production, BBC Worldwide, are the executive producers; Suzy Lamb ("BBC UK's "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?") is co-executive producer.





  [january 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· ACCESS HOLLYWOOD (SYNDICATION)
· AMAZING RACE, THE (CBS)
· GREASE: YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT (NBC)
· LAST COMIC STANDING (NBC)





[05/24/16 - 12:57 PM]
Esquire Network Kicks Off Summer with Four-Day "Ninjathon" Over Memorial Day Weekend Begining Friday, May 27 at 7:00AM ET/PT
Fans can relive back-to-back episodes of almost all of seasons five, six and seven of "American Ninja Warrior" as well as all of season one of Esquire Network's record-breaking new show "Team Ninja Warrior."

[05/24/16 - 12:51 PM]
History(R) Supports The Freedmen's Bureau Project Through Partnership with The Smithsonian's NMAAHC and FamilySearch International
The social initiative, "Reading for Roots," is a call to action to encourage viewers to volunteer to transcribe post-Civil War documents.

[05/24/16 - 12:24 PM]
"20/20: In an Instant" - Two-Hour Docudrama Series Returns for Second Season, Premieres June 18 on ABC
"In an Instant" does more than just re-tell heart-pounding first-person accounts of the world's most harrowing tales of survival; it brings them to life with breathtaking dramatizations of the moments before and after life was forever changed.

[05/24/16 - 12:23 PM]
Award-Winning "What Would You Do?" Returns This Summer - New Shows Begin Airing Friday, June 17, on ABC
Hidden-camera fan-favorite "What Would You Do?" returns for 13 weeks this summer with all-new scenarios capturing unsuspecting people's reactions to everyday situations.

[05/24/16 - 10:37 AM]
Elton John, Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Blake Shelton, Kobe Bryant and More Join NBC Charity Event "The Red Nose Day Special" May 26
The star-studded charity event, which helps raise awareness and money for kids in need here at home and around the world, will be hosted by Craig Ferguson and features comedy, music and more.

[05/24/16 - 10:31 AM]
"Big Jay Oakerson: Live at Webster Hall" Premieres with Limited Commercial Interruption on Friday, June 17 at Midnight ET/PT on Comedy Central(R)
Leading up to the on-air premiere, Comedy Central Stand-Up and cc.com/BigJay will feature preview clips from the special.

[05/24/16 - 10:16 AM]
Greg Yaitanes Tapped as Showrunner of Discovery's Unabomber Drama "Manifesto"
Lionsgate is teaming with Discovery Channel, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti's Trigger Street for the limited series.

[05/24/16 - 10:10 AM]
New Episodes of CNBC's Hit Series "West Texas Investors Club" Debut Tuesday, June 7th at 10PM ET/PT
The 10 original hour-long episodes feature self-made multimillionaires - Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam who have chosen to pass on their success by investing in promising entrepreneurs - but only on their turf and their terms.

[05/24/16 - 10:04 AM]
"Fargo's" Stunning Second Chapter Gets Marathon on FX
The Saturday, June 4 marathon features all 10 episodes in consecutive order and will run from 10 AM ET/PT to 8 PM ET/PT presented with limited commercial interruption.

[05/24/16 - 09:32 AM]
HGTV's "Flip or Flop" Returns For Season Five on June 9
The 15-episode series follows Tarek and Christina El Moussa as they buy dilapidated houses and turn them into beautiful family homes.

[05/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
LeVar Burton, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Frakes and Ginger Zee Guest Star in Season Two of Disney Junior's Acclaimed Series "Miles from Tomorrowland" Launching Monday, June 20 on Disney Channel
The series charts the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family as they work together to help connect the galaxy on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority.

[05/24/16 - 09:27 AM]
Ovation to Premiere "Hanksy Presents: Surplus Candy" Across Linear, Digital & Social Platforms on June 26
The documentary and digital series capture Hanksy, a well-known street artist, as he and over 50 other street artists transform an abandoned mansion in Los Angeles into a magnificent, and temporary, showcase of graffiti art.

[05/24/16 - 09:07 AM]
More Than 9.4 Million Watched Exaggerator Win Preakness Stakes on NBC - Up 6% from American Pharoah's 2015 Victory
NBC further spins the numbers for Saturday, May 21.

[05/24/16 - 09:02 AM]
BBC America Begins Production on Original Series "Dirk Gently's Holisitic Detective Agency," Starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett
The series is a comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric "holistic" detective Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Elijah Wood).

[05/24/16 - 09:00 AM]
Spike Toasts Mankind with the Party of the Decade at the 10th Annual "Guys Choice"
The A-list, ultimate guys night out, tapes Saturday, June 4 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA and premieres Thursday, June 9.