or


[04/03/08 - 03:54 PM]
Ion Television Announces Expanded Programming Schedule
Three new series - "The Steve Harvey Show," "Family Feud" and "Quantum Leap" - along with a selection of blockbuster films will join the lineup starting April 7.

[via press release from ION]

ION Television Announces Expanded Programming Schedule

Network Expands Programming Schedule to 5 p.m. Each Weekday

"The Steve Harvey Show," "Family Feud" and "Quantum Leap" Debut on April 7

"Total Theatre Thursday" to Air Big Movies Thursdays Starting April 10

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- ION Media Networks, Inc. today announced an expanded entertainment schedule on ION Television beginning April 7th. Three new series � "The Steve Harvey Show," "Family Feud" and "Quantum Leap" � along with a selection of blockbuster films will join the lineup, extending the schedule by an additional hour of entertainment programming from 5 to 6 p.m.

"These programming additions create a fun and diverse summer schedule, on a path to positioning the network for broad audiences this fall," said Brandon Burgess, Chairman and CEO, ION Media Networks. "We're committed to upgrading and expanding our lineup as part of our promise to clients and distributors to create a network with a leading audience value proposition."

New to ION Television's schedule will be the hit sitcom, "The Steve Harvey Show," from Sony Pictures Television. In this multiple NAACP Image Award-winning series, comedian and nationally-syndicated radio talk show host Steve Harvey stars as Steve Hightower, a music teacher at a large, diverse Chicago high school. With his sidekick, Cedric (Cedric the Entertainer), Steve deals with hilarious complications involving his students and his boss, Regina (Wendy Raquel Robinson).

For fast, fun game show action, ION Television will debut the 2006-2007 season of "Family Feud," hosted by one of People Magazine's "Sexiest Men Alive," John O'Hurley, best known for originating the role of J. Peterman on "Seinfeld" and for his first season stint on "Dancing with the Stars." "Family Feud" pits two families against each other in a contest to name the most popular responses to survey questions posed to 100 people. The show was acquired from Fremantle Media North America.

ION Television's lineup will add science fiction, drama and action with "Quantum Leap," a five-time Emmy Award and two-time Golden Globe Award-winning program that appeals to a wide range of viewers. The humorous, yet often poignant plot involves scientist Sam Beckett, played by Scott Bakula, leaping from one point in time to another, righting wrongs and fixing people's problems. ION Television has obtained all 96 episodes of the hit show from NBC Universal.

On Thursday nights, powered by deals with studios such as Warner Bros, ION Television will launch "Total Theatre Thursday" over the summer, an array of hit motion pictures like "Blade Runner," "Dirty Harry," "Risky Business" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." These blockbuster Hollywood movies feature some of the biggest stars of the industry, including Clint Eastwood, Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford and Jack Nicholson.

With the addition of these three new series and big screen favorites, beginning April 7th, ION Television's lineup will be: "The Wayans Brothers" from 5 to 6 p.m. Mon-Thurs, "The Steve Harvey Show" from 6 to 7 p.m. Mon-Thurs, "Family Feud" from 7 to 8 p.m. Mon-Thurs, "Mama's Family" from 8 to 9 p.m. Mon-Wed, "Quantum Leap" from 9 to 10 p.m. Mon-Wed, "The Drew Carey Show" from 10 to 11 p.m. Mon-Wed and "Total Theatre Thursday" from 8 to 11 p.m. Thursdays. "Baywatch" will now be seen at 6 to 7 p.m. on Saturdays.

About ION Media Networks

ION Media Networks, Inc. owns and operates the nation's largest broadcast television station group and ION Television, which reaches over 94 million U.S. television households via its nationwide broadcast television, cable and satellite distribution systems, and features popular TV series and movies from the award-winning libraries of RHI Entertainment, CBS Television, NBC Universal, Sony Pictures Television, Twentieth Television and Warner Bros., among others. Using its digital multicasting capability, the Company has launched several digital TV brands, including qubo, a channel for children focusing on literacy and values, and ION Life, a channel dedicated to active living and personal growth. It also has launched Open Mobile Ventures Corporation (OMVION), a business unit focused on the research and development of portable, mobile and out-of-home transmission technology using over-the-air digital television spectrum. For more information, visit www.ionmedia.tv.





  [april 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· BAYWATCH (SYNDICATION)
· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· DREW CAREY SHOW, THE (ABC)
· FAMILY FEUD (SYNDICATION)
· STEVE HARVEY SHOW, THE (WB)





[06/21/21 - 03:00 PM]
Video: Glamour and Drama Reign in Trailer for Amazon Original Series "Luxe Listings Sydney"
The six-part series which follows elite agents Gavin Rubinstein, D'Leanne Lewis and Simon Cohen as they negotiate multi-million-dollar deals in one of the most luxury real estate markets in the world: Sydney, Australia.

[06/21/21 - 01:00 PM]
Love Is a Weapon in Oxygen's Chilling New Series "Charmed to Death" Premiering Sunday, July 18 at 7PM ET/PT
The series will follow the true stories of manipulative and deceptively dangerous criminals who use their charm to cheat, steal and lure unsuspecting victims into romantic relationships, ultimately leaving a wake of devastation and death.

[06/21/21 - 11:30 AM]
Kristian Nairn, Nathan Foad, Samson Kayo, Rory Kinnear, Con O'Neill and Vico Ortiz Star in the Max Original Comedy Series "Our Flag Means Death"
The series is loosely based on the true adventures of Stede Bonnet (Rhys Darby), a pampered aristocrat who abandoned his life of privilege to become a pirate.

[06/21/21 - 11:30 AM]
Paramount+ Announces New Feature Film "Jerry and Marge Go Large" Starring Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening
The film will be directed by Academy Award(R) winner David Frankel and principal production starts this July in Georgia.

[06/21/21 - 11:00 AM]
discovery+ Orders Three-Part Expose of the Hillsong Church Controversy, "Breaking Hillsong"
The project will chronicle the headline-making world of global star-studded megachurch Hillsong and the downfall of its ultra-hip, celebrity senior pastor, Carl Lentz.

[06/21/21 - 10:37 AM]
"Space Jam: A New Legacy," "Gossip Girl," "No Sudden Move," "The White Lotus," and "Judas and the Black Messiah" Arrive on HBO Max This July
July brings a spectacular line-up of programming, kicking off with the Warner Bros. Pictures crime drama "No Sudden Move" from director Steven Soderbergh.

[06/21/21 - 10:02 AM]
Video: HBO Releases Official Teaser for Documentary Series "100 Foot Wave," Premiering July 18
The six-part series is directed and executive produced by award-winning filmmaker Chris Smith and executive produced by Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R)-winner Joe Lewis.

[06/21/21 - 10:00 AM]
All-New One-Hour TMZ Special "TMZ Investigates: UFOs: The Pentagon Proof" to Air Tuesday, June 29, on FOX
TMZ will walk viewers through UFO footage, including a never-before-seen video of UFOs from the deck of a USS naval ship, and speak with some of the people who experienced it firsthand.

[06/21/21 - 09:55 AM]
Video: "Agua Donkeys" - Official Trailer - The Roku Channel
The former Quibi series makes its Roku debut this Friday, June 25.

[06/21/21 - 09:50 AM]
Steven Spielberg's Amblin Partners Forms Netflix Film Partnership
The partnership will cover multiple new feature films per year.

[06/21/21 - 09:03 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winner Guy Pearce Returns in Third and Final Season of Acorn TV's Hit Australian Noir Thriller, "Jack Irish," on Monday, July 12
New episodes will premiere weekly every Monday through August 2.

[06/21/21 - 08:21 AM]
Peacock Original Docuseries "Golden: The Journey of USA's Elite Gymnasts" to Premiere on June 27th
Following the USA Gymnastic Trials competition, the first three episodes of the series premiere on June 27, with new episodes dropping weekly on July 7, July 14, and July 21.

[06/21/21 - 08:02 AM]
Twinning! "The Mysterious Benedict Society" Debuts on Disney+ with a Super Sized Two Episode Premiere on Friday, June 25
"The Mysterious Benedict Society" stars Tony Hale, Kristen Schaal, MaameYaa Boafo, Ryan Hurst, Gia Sandhu, Seth B. Carr, Emmy DeOliveira, Mystic Inscho and Marta Kessler.

[06/21/21 - 07:10 AM]
"Too Hot to Handle Brazil" Arrives in July 21 Only on Netflix
The Brazilian version of one of the most successful reality shows on Netflix, produced by Fremantle, premieres on July 21.

[06/21/21 - 07:07 AM]
Video: Apple's Award-Winning Global Hit Comedy "Ted Lasso" Debuts Season Two Trailer
The 12-episode second season will premiere with two episodes on July 23, followed by one new episode weekly, every Friday.