[06/04/07 - 12:20 PM]
TV Land's Summer Sizzles with New Originals, Hit Movies, Month-Long Tribute to Elvis, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and More Beginning in June
New original programming premiering throughout the summer includes brand new episodes of the series "TV Land Confidential," the premiere of the new series "Back to the Grind" and an original special airing as part of "Elvis Month" entitled "Myths and Legends: Elvis."

[via press release from TV Land]


TV Land Confidential, Back to the Grind and Myths and Legends: Elvis Among Originals Set to Premiere

Los Angeles, CA, June 4, 2007 � TV Land kicks off the summer armed with a slate of new original programming, a month-long tribute to Elvis Presley, the addition of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to its line-up, blockbuster movies and a programming marathon featuring the network's roster of hit shows -- all of which cater to Baby Boomers, America's "TV generation." New original programming premiering throughout the summer includes brand new episodes of the series TV Land Confidential, the premiere of the new series Back to the Grind and an original special airing as part of "Elvis Month" entitled Myths and Legends: Elvis. TV Land also continues to air pop culture movie favorites viewers know and love like Parenthood, Arthur, Dragnet, Top Gun, Honeymoon in Vegas and more during its Friday night movie block. Finally, "TV Land's Cocktail Party" -- airing weekdays -- showcases some of the network's most beloved shows such as The Andy Griffith Show, M*A*S*H, Three's Company, Good Times and more.

Below is a detailed look at TV Land's Summer Programming line-up:


TV Land Confidential (returning series)

Wednesday, July 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Back by popular demand, this returning six-part series tells the untold stories behind viewers' favorite TV shows, movies and musical performers. Why did a reluctant Ray Romano need to be dragged off to Italy for Everybody Loves Raymond? What made the dance scenes in Saturday Night Fever so hot? What did Michael Jackson confess to Donny Osmond? This season takes a look at "Locations," "Oddballs and Original Characters," "Guest Stars," "Finales," "Movies" and "Music."

Back to the Grind (new series)

Wednesday, July 18 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

This half-hour series takes iconic TV performers � from Loni Anderson to Harry Anderson and other actors not named "Anderson" � and has them perform the real-life version of the jobs their characters held on Classic TV shows like WKRP in Cincinnati and Night Court. Other performers featured include Erik Estrada, Marla Gibbs, Sherman Hemsley, Betty White, Mark Curry, Bea Arthur, Ed Begley Jr. and Jimmie "J.J." Walker.

Myths and Legends: Elvis (special)

Thursday, August 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Based on the popularity of season one of TV Land Myths & Legends, this half-hour special coincides with TV Land's month-long salute to Elvis Presley. Thirty years after his death, TV Land takes an in-depth look at some of the most popularly held mysteries about the "King of Rock and Roll" and dissects them to separate fact from fiction.


Friday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT

TV Land continues to air its signature movie block on Friday nights at 10 p.m. of some of the most beloved, enduring and iconic movies that Boomers fell in love with at the multiplex or first experienced through television. Among the films to be shown are Parenthood, Arthur, The Negotiator, Dragnet, Top Gun, Honeymoon in Vegas, The Longest Yard and Major League.


August 1-August 31, 2007

It was thirty years ago this August that the world said goodbye to one of the greatest entertainers and cultural icons of all time � Elvis Presley. In a monumental tribute, TV Land will showcase a number of Presley's treasured work by airing films, concerts, documentaries and interstitial programming starring and about the "King of Rock �n' Roll" every day throughout the month.

TV Land will air the following:

Concert Weekends � Performance specials such as Elvis: '68 Comeback Special, Aloha From Hawaii, Elvis: the Great Performances and Ed Sullivan's Rock �N' Roll Classics: Elvis Presley.

Documentaries and Made-for-TV Movies -- Elvis By the Presleys, Elvis and Me, Elvis On Tour and Elvis: His Best Friend Remembers.

Feature Movies � Love Me Tender; Wild in the Country; Easy Come, Easy Go; Fun in Acapulco; Paradise Hawaiian Style; Roustabout; Girl Happy; Live a Little, Love a Little and Speedway.

A TV Land Original Special � Myths and Legends: Elvis � show description above.


Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

August 7, 11 p.m. ET/PT, every Tuesday

This Emmy Award-winning reality series -- which premiered in 2003 -- follows a team of designers, workmen, neighbors and friends as they race against time to completely renovate an entire house for a deserving family who has faced hardship in just seven days. Every single room, as well as the exterior and landscaping, is overhauled and customized for all family members.


"TV Land's Cocktail Party"

Begins Monday June 4 and airs Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. ET/PT throughout summer

Tune in as the network showcases its most popular shows including The Andy Griffith Show, M*A*S*H, The Cosby Show, Three's Company, Good Times, Sanford & Son, The Jeffersons, Leave It To Beaver, I Love Lucy and Star Trek.

About TV Land

Now seen in over 90 million U.S. homes, TV Land is dedicated to building the ultimate Baby Boomer entertainment brand on all platforms. Armed with a slate of new original programming, newly acquired Classic TV and movies, multiplatform content and Cause Change, a new pro-social initiative, the network is uniquely positioned to cater to America's 78 million Baby Boomers, the first generation of Americans who grew alongside television. TV Land's program mix features hit originals, popular dramas, sitcoms, westerns and Retromercials. TV Land's roster includes hits like All in the Family, M*A*S*H, The Andy Griffith Show and several others. Furthering the network's commitment to develop original programming that complements its roster of acquisitions, the network regularly showcases original series and specials like I Pity The Fool, Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg, TV Land Myths and Legends, Generation Boom, TV Land Confidential and the upcoming original series High School Reunion.

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with 135 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services - MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN/THE N, VH1 CLASSIC, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 200 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.

  [june 2007]  


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