[05/08/07 - 09:02 AM]
TV Guide Network Announces Host and Judges for Upcoming Reality Competition Series, America's Next Producer
Ananda Lewis will host the reality competition series with FOX Sports Television Group's David Hill and TV Guide magazine's Matt Roush serving as judges.

[via press release from TV Guide]

TV Guide Network Announces Host and Judges for Upcoming Reality Competition Series, AMERICA'S NEXT PRODUCER

Former Talk Show Host Ananda Lewis Hosts Ten Producer Hopefuls in New Reality Competition

LOS ANGELES -- TV Guide Network, a leading television entertainment network providing original programming to more than 80 million homes, has signed Ananda Lewis (The Ananda Lewis Show) as host of the upcoming ten-episode reality competition series, AMERICA'S NEXT PRODUCER and David Hill (FOX Sports Television Group) and Matt Roush (TV Guide magazine) as the series' resident judges. Rounding out the three-judge panel each week will be a celebrity guest.

Ms. Lewis is an award-winning broadcast personality whose years on-air with BET, MTV and The Ananda Lewis Show have earned her recognition from her peers and the adoration of a worldwide fan base. Ms. Lewis has co-hosted the "John Salley Block Party with Ananda Lewis" radio show on 100.3FM The Beat in Los Angeles, has been a correspondent for The Insider, and a host of her own talk show, The Ananda Lewis Show. She was also voted one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" in 2000, and was the recipient of the NAACP Image Awards for her documentary, True Life: I am Driving While Black.

Mr. Hill has the experience and know-how on what makes good television, and how to sell it to the networks and viewers. He is chairman and chief executive officer of the FOX Sports Television Group and is also executive producer, FOX Sports. In 1996, Mr. Hill helped launch what is now FSN. He was also charged with making over the Fox Television Network in 1997, overseeing programming, marketing, advertising sales and business affairs. Under his stewardship, the network launched Ally McBeal, That 70's Show, King of the Hill and Family Guy. Mr. Hill has won over 70 Emmy� Awards.

Mr. Roush will bring his vast knowledge of television and humor to the judging panel. He is the senior television critic for TV Guide magazine and TVGuide.com. Widely recognized for his weekly column, "Roush Review," his knowledge of television history has led him to frequent appearances on news and entertainment shows, and he has provided expert commentary for a variety of specials and documentaries. Previously, Mr. Roush was the TV critic and columnist for USA Today.

Each week, AMERICA'S NEXT PRODUCER will feature a guest celebrity judge who will participate on the judging panel by offering their expertise on the episode's producer challenge. The celebrity judge will have a background relating to that week's challenge, and will offer expert insight and commentary on how each of the contestants fared in their quest for the winning title.

AMERICA'S NEXT PRODUCER will give a group of television producers the chance to prove they have what it takes to create the next generation of TV hits. Contestants will be judged on their ability to create and execute compelling TV concepts in a variety of genres from scripted to reality. Contestants will compete each week to survive elimination rounds and the winner will receive the ultimate TV producer prize package: $100,000 cash, a production office in Hollywood, and a first-look deal with TV Guide Network.

AMERICA'S NEXT PRODUCER is executive produced by Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz, co-founders of Magical Elves, the Emmy�-nominated producers of Project Runway and Top Chef, along with executive producer Richard Bye and co-executive producer Casey Kriley.

About TV Guide Network

TV Guide Network reaches over 80 million homes and is the premier television entertainment network for viewers seeking the latest information on the best programs, hottest stars and latest trends on television. Headquartered in the heart of Hollywood at its TV Guide Studios, the network combines original programming with comprehensive program listings information - all of which deliver on viewers' need for an entertaining and easy guide to what's on TV. TV Guide Network is owned and operated by TV Guide Networks, Inc., a subsidiary of Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.

About Gemstar-TV Guide

Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: GMST) is a leading global media, entertainment, and technology company that develops, licenses, markets and distributes products and services that maximize the video guidance and entertainment experience for consumers. The Company's businesses include: television, publishing, and new media properties; interactive program guide services and products; and intellectual property licensing. Additional information about the Company can be found at www.gemstartvguide.com.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or results and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, including risks and uncertainties related to the timely availability and market acceptance of products and services incorporating the Company's technologies and content; our investments in new and existing businesses; the impact of competitive products and services; and the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the most recent reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, each as it may be amended from time to time. The Company assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Note to Editors: Gemstar, TV Guide, TV Guide Channel, TV Guide Network, and TV Guide SPOT are trademarks or registered trademarks of Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries. The names of other companies, products and services used herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

  [may 2007]  


[10/20/16 - 03:55 PM]
Oxygen Media Tests the Bonds of Friendship When New Competition Series "The Battle of the Ex-Besties" Premieres Tuesday, December 6 at 11PM ET/PT
Hosted by Sibley Scoles, the series follows fourteen former BFFs who are forced to confront - and hopefully forget - past differences in order to win a life-changing $100,000 grand prize.

[10/20/16 - 01:49 PM]
Investigation Discovery Delivers Nearly One Million Viewers for World Television Premiere of "Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four"
Investigation Discovery further spins the numbers for Saturday, October 15.

[10/20/16 - 01:04 PM]
Investigation Discovery Looks at When Happily Ever After Goes Horribly Wrong in All-New Series "Married with Secrets"
The new eight-part series premieres Tuesday, October 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/16 - 12:27 PM]
BBC America Debuts New Original Co-Production "Undercover" with Two-Night Premiere Event in November
Look for said event on Wednesday, November 16 and Thursday, November 17 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/20/16 - 11:47 AM]
TLC's "Little People, Big World" Returns with the Roloffs Facing a Whole New Reality
Season 12 rolls out Tuesday, November 22 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[10/20/16 - 11:45 AM]
GSN Adds "Wheel of Fortune" to Daytime Schedule Beginning Monday, October 24
In addition, GSN Games has launched Wheel of Fortune(R) Slots: The Ultimate Collection, a new mobile app bringing together a variety of stunning Wheel of Fortune-themed slots games and authentic elements from the TV show.

[10/20/16 - 11:14 AM]
A&E Network to Premiere New Season of Hit Series "Wahlburgers" November 16
Look for back-to-back episodes on Wednesday nights beginning at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/16 - 11:04 AM]
Bravo Media's "Top Chef" Announces 8 Returning Chefs Vying for Redemption on the New Season Premiering Thursday, Dec. 1 at 10PM ET/PT
It's the ultimate challenge of old blood versus new, on the Emmy and James Beard Award winning series, as the chefs head to Charleston to battle it out alongside eight talented "Top Chef" newcomers.

[10/20/16 - 09:31 AM]
CBS Orders "Salvation," A New Event Series for Broadcast in Summer 2017
A suspense thriller, the series centers on an MIT grad student and a tech superstar who bring a low-level Pentagon official a staggering discovery - that an asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth.

[10/20/16 - 09:07 AM]
Rise and 'Shine... Discovery's "Moonshiners" Returns Tuesday, November 15 at 9PM ET/PT
This season these master whiskey makers are putting everything on the line to evolve their craft and take their handmade liquor to the next level.

[10/20/16 - 08:48 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls in Front Among Adults 18-49
The Alphabet leads the night with its coverage of The Third Presidential Debate.

[10/20/16 - 08:33 AM]
Award-Winning Comedian Ricky Gervais Brings Brent Back! David Brent: Life on the Road Premieres on Netflix February 10, 2017
Directed, written and produced by award-winning, comedic genius Gervais, David Brent: Life on the Road sees a documentary crew catching up with the idiosyncratic David Brent from the BBC2's mockumentary "The Office."

[10/20/16 - 07:48 AM]
"Outrageous Acts of Science" Returns to Science Channel for an All New Season October 26 at 9PM
The all-new episodes show mind-blowing displays of science in action while counting down the week's Top 20 videos.

[10/20/16 - 07:35 AM]
OneRepublic to Rock Rotterdam at the 2016 MTV EMAs
The multi-platinum pop-rock quintet will join host Bebe Rehxa and previously-announced performers Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, DNCE, Lukas Graham and Zara Larsson on stage.

[10/20/16 - 07:14 AM]
"RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" Season 2 Slays Records as the Most Viewed Season of a Logo Original Series to Date
Plus: look for a reunion special on October 27 and "Season 6 RuVealed" on November 3.