or


[11/13/07 - 02:33 PM]
ABC to 'Duel' with NBC's 'Choirs'
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- ABC's "The Duel" and NBC's "Clash of the Choirs" are about to duel... or clash.

In either case, the Alphabet confirmed today its new game show - in which contestants bluff their way to cash and prizes - will launch with a weeklong stunt beginning Monday, December 17 at 8:00/7:00c - the same week NBC kicks off a similar stunt for "Choirs."

ABC had originally targeted a second cycle of "National Bingo Night" (read the story) for said week. "Bingo" will now presumably turn up sometime in 2008.

As for "Duel" and "Choirs," four of each project's six scheduled hours will air head-to-head - Monday, December 17; Tuesday, December 18; Wednesday, December 19; and Thursday, December 20 (all at 8:00/7:00c).

Additional "Duel" installments will also air on Friday, December 21 and Sunday, December 23 (also at 8:00/7:00c) while the Monday, December 17 and Wednesday, December 19 editions of "Choirs" will run as expanded two-hour broadcasts.

David Rosconval and Francis Vacher of French Television with BermanBraun's Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun are behind "Duel," which was given a 10-episode order back in September (read the story). It's not clear if the order has been cut from 10 to six or if the latter four are contingent on the success of next month's launch.

Paul Telegdy, Jason Raff and Suzy Lamb then are the executive producers of "Choirs," which comes from BBC Worldwide Productions.

Neither project has announced a host.





  [november 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· CLASH OF THE CHOIRS (NBC)
· DUEL (ABC)
· NATIONAL BINGO NIGHT (ABC)





[07/20/17 - 01:00 PM]
Discovery's "First in Human," Narrated by Jim Parsons, Begins Airing August 10
The project is a three-part, six-hour medical documentary series taking viewers inside the crucial beginning phase of scientific research.

[07/20/17 - 12:26 PM]
One Crime, Three Lives Forever Changed: Investigation Discovery's New Series "Shattered" Reveals the Effects of Murder on Those Left Behind
The series launches Wednesday, August 23 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[07/20/17 - 12:25 PM]
A+E Networks to Release New Short-Form Series "Chloe Does It!" - Stars Chloe Lukasiak from Lifetime's "Dance Moms"
Two episodes of "Chloe Does It!" will premiere each week on Lifetime's YouTube channel beginning Monday, July 24.

[07/20/17 - 11:15 AM]
A&E Network Sets Season Two Premiere Date for "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath"
The series, nominated for the 2017 Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Series or Special, returns Tuesday, August 15 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/20/17 - 10:08 AM]
HBO Shares First Look Photo for HBO Films' "Fahrenheit 451"
Michael Shannon and Michael B. Jordan star in the project, based on Ray Bradbury's classic dystopian novel which depicts a future where media is an opiate, history is outlawed and "firemen" burn books.

[07/20/17 - 10:02 AM]
TLC Takes a Closer Look Into Jackie Evancho & Family in Hour-Long Special "Growing Up Evancho"
The special premieres Wednesday, August 9 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[07/20/17 - 09:21 AM]
FMI Partners with Amazon US for "Picnic at Hanging Rock"
The epic new series, starring Natalie Dormer as English headmistress Mrs. Hester Appleyard, is a re-imagining of Joan Lindsay's timeless Australian novel.

[07/20/17 - 09:05 AM]
Hulu's Fall 2017 Programming Slate
The streaming service reveals premiere dates for "The Mindy Project," "Chance," "I Love You, America," "Freakish," "Future Man," "Marvel's Runaways," "East Los High," "Shut Eye" and more!

[07/20/17 - 08:30 AM]
E! Hits All the Right Notes with New Series "The Platinum Life"
Set to premiere this fall, the series follows an elite group of music's most savvy women and their significant others as they live their first-class lifestyles.

[07/20/17 - 08:27 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Takes Home Top Honors with "Big Brother"
The Eye's summer mainstay leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/20/17 - 07:58 AM]
BBC America Debuts Three-Part Documentary "Wild West" Saturday, August 19, 9/8c
Welcome to America's Wild West: a picturesque land with a litany of characters including the shrewd coyote, the feisty hummingbird, the mighty blue whale and the spirited mustang.

[07/20/17 - 07:04 AM]
A&E Announces New Original Documentary "Guilty: The Conviction of O.J. Simpson" on the Day of His Parole Hearing
The two-hour special analyzes with new details and revelations the case that led to his conviction for armed robbery.

[07/20/17 - 06:12 AM]
Ryan Seacrest Returns to Host the Iconic "American Idol" on ABC
Seacrest had a long run with "Idol," having served as host for the franchise since its inception in 2002.

[07/20/17 - 02:45 AM]
Suranne Jones to Star in "Gentleman Jack," Sally Wainwright's New Drama for BBC One and HBO
The eight-episode series was previously known as "Shibden Hall."

[07/19/17 - 02:30 PM]
Academy and Golden Globe Award Winner Forest Whitaker to Join "Empire"
Whitaker will play Uncle Eddie, a charismatic music icon and bonafide hitmaker, who gave an unknown Lucious (Terrence Howard) his first radio airplay.