or


[05/14/07 - 06:38 AM]
NBC Digital Entertainment Announces Second Season of Cutting-Edge Interactive Entertainment
Continuing to set the standard for broadcast network digital entertainment, this fall, NBC Digital Entertainment will introduce the follow up to the cutting-edge "360" realization of "Heroes," with the first fully-immersive digital comedy experience - "The Office 360."

[via press release from NBC]

NBC DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES SECOND SEASON OF CUTTING-EDGE INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Leading Digital Entertainment "Heroes 360" Expands and The First Fully Immersive Digital Comedy Entertainment - "The Office 360" Launches In Fall

New Engaging and Interactive Digital Content For All NBC Entertainment Programming, Both New and Returning Shows

NEW YORK - May 14, 2007 - NBC Digital Entertainment today announced the second season of its pioneering interactive entertainment. Continuing to set the standard for broadcast network digital entertainment, this fall, NBC Digital Entertainment will introduce the follow up to the cutting-edge "360" realization of "Heroes," with the first fully-immersive digital comedy experience - "The Office 360." In addition, all new NBC Entertainment programming will launch with extensive digital features, all returning shows will considerably expand their digital offerings and the web-exclusive series, "Coastal Dreams" will launch in the fall. The announcements were made by Jeff Gaspin, President NBC Universal Cable and Digital Content.

"We are fortunate to be working with some incredibly talented executive producers who share a common goal with us - to give the fans the best possible entertainment experience that continues after the broadcast ends," said Gaspin. "Through these innovative collaborations, we are allowing our users to interact with their favorite shows on a deeper level, and are providing full immersion in our content."

Beginning this fall, viewers will be invited to experience "The Office" in a whole new way. There will be a multitude of interactive features, one of which will encourage users to "work for" Dunder-Mifflin. Recruits will be asked to create their own branches and complete weekly corporate tasks. Local "branches" which successfully complete tasks may be integrated into an on air episode of the show. Additional content will be made available on many platforms, including interaction with unique mobile content, a WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) site and significantly increased original content on NBC.com.

Season Two of the ground-breaking "Heroes 360" will build upon this season's successful rollout of original graphic novel chapters and character back-stories, the Primatech Paper web and WAP sites, HRG's files, Suresh's research, Linderman's Casino site and Private Archives and the Yamagato Fellowship site. The next chapter of "Heroes 360" will continue to expand the online "Heroes" universe as current characters evolve and new characters arrive. Fans will uncover new sites and new communications that enlist their help in the ongoing battle of good versus evil.

In addition to the new and unique content, this fall NBC.com will host "virtual tours" of every show set, which will let users explore their favorite sets and see how production puts it all together to create a distinct environment. Also, NBC.com will let users walk in the shoes of a high-powered talent agent with its new NBC Fantasy Talent Scout. Fans can register to gain access to three top "casting agencies" to create their own dream team of NBC talent. When any of their stars perform a trademark phrase or action, the online "agent" earns commission in the form of points. Top "agents" are entered to win a weekly cash prize.

This fall, NBC.com is also introducing MyNBC which will allow users to create community, interact and engage their favorite content, all of which will create a much more robust and rewarding entertainment experience.

Next season, NBC.com will offer several digital extensions for each new show. Among them will be the following offerings:

"Lipstick Jungle" - NBC.com and iVillage will team up to bring Bonfire Magazine to life online, bringing the millions of women from iVillage and the millions of fans from NBC.com together on one mega-site. Each week, fans of the show will find a fully editorialized online publication, which will offer users fashion profiles, relationship advice, topical articles, quizzes and forums. Users will also get the "Bonfire Buzz" on the fictional world of the show before each episode airs.

"Bionic Woman" - Fans will be able to log on and see a weekly "anatomy of a scene" feature, which will go behind the scenes and show users how the biggest scenes of the week are filmed using camera tricks, special effects and other production secrets.

"Chuck" - Viewers will be able to see inside Chuck's "brain" which will host hotspots that reveal top-secret government information and bonus video.

"Journeyman" - Users will be able to track Dan's travel through time with an interactive online video timeline. There will also be scene comparisons which will let users in on how show producers recreate the authentic look of locations from earlier years.

"Life" - Fans will be able to further investigate Billy's conspiracy wall, hidden in his home. Users will be able to delve into the mysteries as Billy learns more about who put him behind bars.

In addition to extensions of on-air programming, NBC.com will also be debuting the web-exclusive new series "Coastal Dreams," a new, young soap opera with an attractive cast and all of the drama and excitement of daytime.

Every returning NBC Entertainment program has extensive and organic digital features to enhance the entertainment experience. Highlights of newly expanded content for the fall includes the following:

"30 Rock" - Kenneth the Page will give users a tour of NBC and "TGS" ("The Girly Show") in his own, special way. Frank will also be blogging from the writer's room and sharing his unique take on the show, life and anything else on his mind.

"Deal or No Deal" - Fans will catch up with their favorite winners and see how they spent their winnings through a web-exclusive series that follows up and tracks past contestants.

"Las Vegas" - Each week, users will be able to watch a "making of" Production Video Diary that will give them a rare, behind-the-scenes look at what goes into the making of their favorite show including everything from the racy costume department to the high-tech design of the set to the cast having fun with each other during rehearsals.

"ER" - Users will, for the first time ever, be able to see deleted scenes and get a first look at weekly preview scenes.

"Law & Order: SVU" - At-home detectives and fans of "SVU" will be able to preview the case before it's shown on the air and simultaneously follow the crime online.

"Friday Night Lights" - The "Friday Night Lights" cast and crew bring us the sights and sounds of small town Texas from their unique point of view.

"Medium" - In a television first, NBC.com will let fans pick storylines and help write an on-air episode.

"Biggest Loser" - This cycle will bring a weekly blog with season three winner Erik and exclusive vlog with new host Alison Sweeney.

"Days of Our Lives" - Fans will be able to get horoscopes of their favorite characters through a unique partnership with Astrology.com and weekly sneak peeks of what's in store for their favorite characters.

"Passions" - The popular "Passions" webisodes are back with their third installment, "Passions Harmony."





  [may 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· 30 ROCK (NBC)
· BIGGEST LOSER, THE (NBC)
· BIONIC WOMAN (NBC)
· CHUCK (NBC)
· DEAL OR NO DEAL (NBC)
· ER (NBC)
· FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (DIRECTV)
· HEROES (NBC)
· JOURNEYMAN (NBC)
· LAS VEGAS (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· LIFE (NBC)
· LIPSTICK JUNGLE (NBC)
· MEDIUM (CBS)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)





[01/15/18 - 01:24 PM]
Comedy Central(R) Renews "The Jim Jefferies Show" for a Second Season
"You'd think I'd stop being surprised at how smart and funny Jim is about everything," said Kent Alterman. "I'm just glad we're still giving visas to people from whatever shithole country he comes from."

[01/15/18 - 10:32 AM]
Revealing Gloria Allred Documentary "Seeing Allred" to Launch on Netflix February 9
As sexual-violence allegations grip the nation, "Seeing Allred" provides a candid look at one of the most public crusaders against the war on women.

[01/15/18 - 10:18 AM]
Six-Part Television Event "Waco" Premieres on Paramount Network Wednesday, January 24 at 10 PM ET/PT
Michael Shannon, Taylor Kitsch, Andrea Riseborough, John Leguizamo, Melissa Benoist, Paul Sparks, Shea Whigham, Rory Culkin, Julia Garner and Camryn Manheim star in the project.

[01/15/18 - 10:17 AM]
"American Woman" Premieres Thursday, June 7 at 10:00PM ET/PT on Paramount Network
The 12-episode series from John Wells Productions in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television stars Alicia Silverstone, Mena Suvari and Jennifer Bartels.

[01/15/18 - 10:16 AM]
"Yellowstone" Premieres on Paramount Network Wednesday, June 20 at 9:00PM ET/PT
The cast list includes Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Dave Annable, Danny Huston, Gil Birmingham, Josh Lucas, Jefferson White, Gretchen Mol, Jill Hennessey, Patrick St. Esprit, Ian Bohen, Heather Hemmons, and Denim Richards.

[01/15/18 - 10:15 AM]
"Heathers" Set to Premiere on Paramount Network Wednesday, March 7 at 10 PM, ET/PT
The pitch-black comedy anthology series is based on the 80s cult classic film of the same name.

[01/15/18 - 09:02 AM]
Amazon Prime Original Series "Britannia" to Debut Exclusively on Prime Video in the US on Friday, January 26
"Britannia" is set in 43AD as the Roman Imperial Army, determined and terrified in equal measure, returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia, a mysterious land ruled by wild warrior women and powerful Druids who can channel the powerful forces of the underworld.

[01/15/18 - 08:26 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Gets Huge Boost from NFL Overrun
The network's playoff coverage grows to more than 35 million viewers last night.

[01/15/18 - 08:21 AM]
Video: Netflix Reflects on "Black Mirror" Season 4 with Six All-New, Behind-the-Scenes Videos
"Black Mirror" Season 4 is now streaming on Netflix.

[01/15/18 - 07:06 AM]
"I Am MLK Jr." Premieres Monday, April 2 on Paramount Network
The film will tell the story and celebrate the life of this American icon from an engaging contemporary perspective structured around seminal events of the Civil Rights Movement.

[01/14/18 - 02:49 PM]
Renowned Prosecutor Marcia Clark Examines Infamous Murder Cases in A&E Network's "Marcia Clark Investigates The First 48"
Produced by ITV Entertainment, each two-hour episode will focus on a specific case and examine the first 48 hours after the crime to reveal new angles and unravel enduring mysteries.

[01/14/18 - 02:48 PM]
A&E to Spotlight the Epic Legal Battles of Nancy Grace and Dan Abrams in the New Original Series "Grace vs. Abrams"
Produced by Lincoln Square Productions, the series will be shot in Times Square Studios before a live audience.

[01/14/18 - 01:52 PM]
Crackle Announces "In the Cloud" VR Experience to Release Ahead of Feature on Thursday, February 1st
The VR experience will launch on additional interactive platforms soon and is also available online in 360-degree video.

[01/14/18 - 01:51 PM]
Emmy-Nominated "SuperMansion" Returns Thursday, April 12th with Special Guest Mikey Day, Plus All-New Summer 2018 Special
In the upcoming season, the lunatics get the keys to the asylum when Dr. Devizo (Chris Pine) is declared a hero after "saving the world" at the end of last season.

[01/14/18 - 01:50 PM]
Crackle Returns to Puerto Rico for Production on Season Three of Original Drama Series "StartUp"
In addition, Academy Award-winning actor Mira Sorvino joins the cast as Rebecca Stroud, a NSA special agent who has come to investigate ArakNet, and will do whatever it takes to have ArakNet partner with the government.