[01/02/08 - 12:37 PM]
MTV Orders Another Round of Tequila
The network is scheduled to air 10 new episodes beginning this spring.

[via press release from MTV]

MTV Orders Another Round of Tequila


SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 2 -- Broken hearted and back with a vengeance to find true love one last time, Tila Tequila returns as MTV greenlights a second season of the breakout hit, "A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila." The network is scheduled to air 10 new episodes beginning this spring. MTV is rounding up a new group of suitors, both straight guys and lesbians, to vie for Tila's love and attention. Liz Gateley, Senior Vice President of Series Development for MTV, also announced today an overall production services agreement with 495 Productions and Sally Ann Salsano.

The season one finale delivered an impressive 5.9 P12-34 rating to become the highest rated series telecast on MTV since August 2005. With over 6 million total viewers on average, the finale was MTV's most watched series telecast among total viewers (P2+) since November 2002. The series became MTV's highest rated new series among P12-34 in 2007 and ranked #1 in its time period (Tue 10PM-11PM) among P12-34 across all of cable.

"Thanks to the creative talent and vision of Sally Ann Salsano, 'A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila' was one of our big breakout hits for 2007," said Tony Disanto, EVP of Series Development & Programming for MTV. "We are now officially expanding our relationship with Sally Ann and her team at 495 Productions and look forward to her next slate of projects including, another "Shot At Love," "That's Amore," and more great, compelling TV for our viewers. We're thrilled to be in business with her."

The 495 Productions and Sally Ann Salsano deal includes production services of 495 Productions as well as the executive producing services of Sally Ann Salsano in connection with developing, supervising, producing and consulting on MTV branded programming. 495 Productions is producing MTV's upcoming series, "That's Amore," which premieres Q1 2008, and features Domenico Nesci, one of the fan-favorite contestants from the first season of "A Shot At Love." The 495 Productions agreement is just a string of recent development announcements by MTV's programming team headed by Tony DiSanto, EVP of Series Development and Programming. The deal was brokered by Brett Hansen at UTA.

Founder and President of 495 Productions, Sally Ann Salsano's creative instincts and love of TV have lead her from the University of Missouri to producer of "appointment television." Salsano founded 495 Productions in 2006, and with hits including 2 seasons of HGTV's #1 rated show "Design Star," Style network's "The Big Party Plan-Off" and the white-hot freshman seasons of "A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila" and "The Hangover," Salsano has shown her ability to produce all different kinds of reality genres.

An instant fan of the reality TV phenomenon, Salsano has also produced numerous seasons of ABC's "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette," as well as "Trista & Ryan's Wedding," and "Extreme Makeover: Wedding Edition." She also worked for FOX on "Surprise Weddings I & II" as well as numerous projects for Dick Clark, Sony, Telepictures, Paramount, Tribune and MTV. Upcoming shows include new seasons of "HGTV Design Star," "A Shot At Love" and "The Hangover," as well as "Shot" spinoff "That's Amore."

"A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila" is produced by 495 Productions. Sally Ann Salsano will serve as executive producer. Joel Zimmer is co-executive producer. MTV executives overseeing production are Drew Tappon, David Gross and Heather Olander.


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 more than 100 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, 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 95 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.


  [january 2008]  


[10/21/16 - 02:02 PM]
NLCS Game 5 Is Second Most-Watched Telecast in FS1 History
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Thursday, October 20.

[10/21/16 - 12:08 PM]
Freeform Brings Fan Favorite "Stitchers" and New Original Sci-Fi Series "Beyond" to Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con on October 29 and 30
"Stitchers" co-stars Ritesh Rajan, Damon Dayoub and Sarah Davenport are among those scheduled to appear.

[10/21/16 - 10:05 AM]
Freeform's Annual "Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas" Starts on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24
Said offerings include the premiere "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," "Boxtrolls," and the network premiere of the fourth installment of the hit "Cinderella Story" franchise, "A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits."

[10/21/16 - 10:04 AM]
Freeform's Funday Programming Event Begins November 12 and Continues Through November 13
Highlights include the network premieres of "Planes: Fire & Rescue," "How to Train Your Dragon" and "Shrek Forever After."

[10/21/16 - 10:03 AM]
"Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour" to Premiere on Showtime(R) on December 9 at 9 PM ET/PT
The film is co-directed by Danny B. Tull and Nathan Rissman, both of whom have worked extensively with Madonna on her feature films and tour movies.

[10/21/16 - 09:55 AM]
David Blaine Is Back With an Extraordinary Special, "David Blaine: Beyond Magic," Airing Tuesday, November 15, on ABC
Following his critically acclaimed ratings smash "David Blaine: Real or Magic," Blaine returns with his most revealing performance yet.

[10/21/16 - 09:35 AM]
Video: Netflix's "Haters Back Off!" Star Miranda Sings Shares Some of Her Favorite Things
Based on the character created by Colleen Ballinger, "Haters Back Off!" delves into the oddball family life of Miranda Sings.

[10/21/16 - 09:31 AM]
Video: Netflix Unveils The Ivory Game Trailer and Poster
From executive producer Leonardo DiCaprio, The Ivory Game is an epic documentary feature that goes undercover into the dark and sinister underbelly of ivory trafficking.

[10/21/16 - 09:29 AM]
Premiere Date Change - A&E Network Will Now Air Original Docu-Series "The Killing Season" on November 12
The newcomer will now roll out with back-to-back episodes one week later than previously announced.

[10/21/16 - 09:24 AM]
No One Can Hear You Scream: Investigation Discovery's All-New Series "Dead Silent" Premieres Tuesday, October 25 at 9/8C
In the six-part series, myth, urban legend, and horror movie dread collide to showcase real-life, dark and twisted tales too frightening to be imaginary.

[10/21/16 - 09:02 AM]
Oxygen Media Strikes Again with New True Crime Series "Killision Course" Premiering Saturday, November 5th at 9PM ET/PT
The four-episode, genre breaking series, recreates true stories of murder connecting the victim, accomplice and killer, on a joy ride of suspense, betrayal and obsession.

[10/21/16 - 08:47 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Holds Off Competition with NFL
The Eye wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[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.