or


[02/20/07 - 12:43 PM]
FOX Reality's Original ''American Idol Extra'' Is Back for a Second Season Giving ''American Idol'' Fans the Exclusive, First Interview Plus More Behind-The-Scenes Excitement!
The series returns on Thursday, March 15 at 6:30/5:30c with new host JD Roberto.

[via press release from Fox Reality]

Fox Reality�s Original ``American Idol Extra'' is Back for a Second Season Giving ``American Idol'' Fans the Exclusive, First Interview Plus More Behind-the-Scenes Excitement!

Show Premieres on Fox Reality on Thursday, March 15, 2007 6:30 pm ET with an encore performance at 10:30 pm ET; Second Season of �American Idol Extra� HOSTED by JD Roberto Joined by Co-Hosts Mikalah Gordon and Matt Rogers

LOS ANGELES -- Fox Reality, the only all reality, all the time channel is proud to announce the second season of �American Idol Extra,� with NEW host JD Roberto. �American Idol Extra� premieres on Thursday, March 15 at 6:30 pm ET with an encore performance at 10:30 pm ET to give fans the whole story and the ultimate �American Idol� backstage pass immediately after each episode ends. Fox Reality brings its viewers inside the heart-racing drama and is the first to interview each eliminated contestant from the Top 12, every week until the season finale.

A veteran host of numerous popular reality shows including �Outback Jack� and �Shop �Til You Drop,� Roberto joins Fox Reality as host of the second season of �American Idol Extra�. Returning co-hosts and former �American Idol� Top 12 finalists Mikalah Gordon and Matt Rogers will go even further behind the scenes with exclusive up close and personal interviews. They�ll get comments and reactions on performances from family and friends of contestants, special celebrity guests, and even contestants who were let go earlier in the current season.

Viewers will get an inside look at the remarkable production team that helps create the excitement and tension of every �American Idol� episode. Viewers will hear from the show�s producers, director, and wardrobe and makeup/hair departments. The show will also offer a peek at contestant auditions and provide updates on some of the past season�s finalists.

�Fox Reality is dedicated to continuously giving our viewers more reality, so we�re very excited about bringing �American Idol Extra� back. This is a great opportunity for fans to get a behind-the-scenes look at the world�s most popular reality series, and we�re thrilled to be able to showcase it,� said David Lyle, Fox Reality COO and General Manager.

�American Idol Extra� is produced by FremantleMedia and 19 Entertainment. Twenty-two-Emmy-nominated �American Idol� is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, founder of 19 Entertainment; and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; Nigel Lythgoe, President, 19 Television; and Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.

To kick-off an entire season of raw and uncut behind-the-scenes coverage, the first episode of �American Idol Extra� will air March 15, 2007 on Fox Reality. The show will premiere every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. ET and again at 10:30 p.m. ET, with encore performances throughout the week and weekend.

ABOUT FOX REALITY

Fox Reality launched May 24, 2005 to become the first destination for lovers of unscripted programming. The channel offers major US network favorites, exclusive international reality programming, Original Series and Specials. Fox Reality offers reality viewers more of their favorite reality programming with RealityRevealed in Primetime with never-before-seen footage, exclusive interviews, behind the scenes secrets and more reality fun. Fox Reality distribution is set to propel past 35 million subscribers in its second year, becoming one of only four new networks to achieve that feat. Its programming is available on television, broadband, cellular phones and other leading mobile devices. It recently entered into a sweeping deal with Apple� to deliver upcoming original series to iTunes� (AIE will not be available). To get more information on Fox Reality programs and schedules, please visit foxreality.com.

ABOUT FREMANTLEMEDIA NORTHAMERICA

FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is on the leading edge of global broadcast production, developing some of television's most innovative and watched new programming. Based in Burbank and with offices in New York, FMNA is known for producing such genre-bending shows as the musical/reality phenomenon "American Idol" (Fox). In 2005, FremantleMedia programs garnered 16 Emmy nominations, including six for �American Idol.�

Other credits include "The Price Is Right" (CBS), the longest-running game show in television history, the daily syndicated game show �Family Feud,� the comedy game show "Distraction" (Comedy Central) and the hit lifestyle show "How Clean Is Your House?" (Lifetime). FMNA is currently producing "American Inventor" for ABC and "Game Show Marathon" for CBS and "Got Talent" for NBC.

FMNA is a division of FremantleMedia, one of the largest international creators and producers of program brands in the world, with production operations in more than 25 countries. FremantleMedia is the production arm of the RTL Group, Europe's largest television and radio broadcast company. With interests in 34 television channels and 30 radio stations in 11 countries, RTL Group is a division of leading integrated media and entertainment company Bertelsmann AG. For further information, visit www.fremantlemedia.com.

ABOUT 19 ENTERTAINMENT

The 19 Group of Companies was founded by Simon Fuller in 1985 and to date has been involved in the creation of 109 Number 1 singles and 87 Number 1 albums with an impressive tally of 296 Top 40 albums and 465 Top 40 singles. Fuller created and managed the Spice Girls, who became a global phenomenon under his guidance, selling over 38 million albums. In 1998, Fuller's 19 launched S Club 7, which has sold over 10 million CDs worldwide, while its four television series were sold to over 100 countries around the world.

In 2001, Simon Fuller's 19TV created and produced the television phenomenon "Pop Idol" and in 2002, �American Idol.� "Pop Idol" launched the singing careers of Will Young and Gareth Gates in the UK, while �American Idol� did the same for Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Clay Aiken, Tamyra Gray, Fantasia, Diana DeGarmo, Bo Bice and Carrie Underwood in the United States.





  [february 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· AMERICAN IDOL (ABC)
· OUTBACK JACK (TBS)





[11/27/20 - 05:38 AM]
Video: Apple TV+ and Mariah Carey Unveil Official Trailer for "Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special," Offering a First Look at the Holiday Extravaganza, Set to Debut December 4
Combining musical performances, dynamic dancing and groundbreaking animation, the undisputed Queen of Christmas jumps into action to create a holiday spectacular to make the whole world merry.

[11/26/20 - 08:31 AM]
Video: "3 Caminos" - Official Trailer - Amazon Prime Video
The streaming service's latest original bows Friday, January 22.

[11/26/20 - 06:01 AM]
Video: "The Prom" - Official Trailer - Netflix
A group of down-on-their-luck Broadway stars shake up a small Indiana town as they rally behind a teen who just wants to attend prom with her girlfriend.

[11/25/20 - 12:13 PM]
"Married at First Sight" Heads Down the Aisle in Atlanta for Season 12 on January 13 with Three Hour Megasized Premiere
Season 12 is set to be the most romantic, diverse, and surprising season yet as ten brave-but-loveless singles meet their new spouse at the altar and enter a legally binding marriage at first sight.

[11/25/20 - 12:06 PM]
NFL Moves Ravens-Steelers Thanksgiving Primetime Game to Sunday, November 29
In its place, NBC will rebroadcast "The National Dog Show" alongside a repeat of "The Wall."

[11/25/20 - 10:47 AM]
Video: HBO Max Debuts Trailer and Key Art for Max Original "House of Ho" Premiering Thursday, Dec. 10
The series follow the lives, loves, and conflicts of the Hos, a wealthy Vietnamese-American family in Houston who've built a multimillion-dollar empire.

[11/25/20 - 10:31 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Closes Out 2020 with Three Shows in December, Live Coast-to-Coast
Jason Bateman, Timothée Chalamet and Kristen Wiig are on tap to host in the coming weeks.

[11/25/20 - 10:08 AM]
Video: "On Pointe" - Official Trailer - Disney+
Get a glimpse into the students from the School of American Ballet in the series, due on Friday, December 18.

[11/25/20 - 10:00 AM]
An Incredible Lineup of Talent Set to Join the "Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes - At Home Holiday Special"
NBC News' "Today" co-anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb will host the joyous event.

[11/25/20 - 09:00 AM]
More Performers Announced for the One-Hour Concert Special "Play On: Celebrating The Power of Music to Make Change," on a New Date and Time, Tuesday, Dec. 15
The one-hour special was previously scheduled for Saturday, December 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[11/25/20 - 08:12 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelorette" Keeps ABC on Top in Demos
The Alphabet takes home the adults 18-49 crown while CBS leads the night in total viewers.

[11/25/20 - 08:00 AM]
HBO Max Highlights - December 2020
Newly announced premieres include "House of Ho" on December 10 and "Homeschool Musical Class of 2020" on December 17.

[11/25/20 - 06:33 AM]
FOX College Hoops Tips Off 2020-21 Season with Thanksgiving Week Feast
Gus Johnson, the most exciting voice in sports, returns as the network's lead play-by-play announcer, with former All-American and NBA veteran Jim Jackson and Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Bill Raftery serving as FOX Sports' lead game analysts.

[11/25/20 - 05:32 AM]
Successful Duo Brings New Danish Series "Chosen" to Netflix
"Chosen" is a coming-of-age sci-fi story about a young girl whose reality is suddenly turned upside down when everything she thought she knew turns out to be wrong, and she realises that the world is not as safe and blissful as she thought.

[11/24/20 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 24
Updates include: Netflix renews "Izzy's Koala World"; Pop cancels "One Day at a Time"; and Amber Riley to star in NBC's "Dream."