or


[04/08/08 - 06:00 AM]
America's Favorite Celebrity Siblings, Donny & Marie, to Host Teleflora's Mother's Day NBC Special
"Teleflora Presents America's Favorite Mom" will air on Sunday, May 11 at 7:00/6:00c.

[via press release from Teleflora]

America's Favorite Celebrity Siblings, Donny & Marie, to Host Teleflora's Mother's Day NBC Special

Osmonds Will Crown Winner of America's Favorite Mom Search

LOS ANGELES, April 8, 2008 -- Teleflora and NBC today announced that America's favorite celebrity siblings, Donny & Marie Osmond, will host the "Teleflora Presents America's Favorite Mom" Mother's Day special on May 11, 2008 at 7 p.m. EDT. During the primetime special, the Osmonds will perform together and at the end of the broadcast, they will crown one lucky winner "America's Favorite Mom" based on the results of Americans voting online the week of May 5-9, 2008.

"Donny and I grew up in a large family under the tender care of an exceptional mother," said Marie Osmond, mother of eight children herself. "She was the perfect 'stage mother.' She was there for us every stage of our lives. On this 100-year anniversary of Mother's Day, we want to recognize and applaud the women who create the future for every community through their dedication to raising children."

"Mothers are the cornerstone of every family," added Donny Osmond. "They give so much of themselves everyday and Marie and I are looking forward to play a part in honoring America's real treasures."

The iconic brother-sister singing sensations were the youngest primetime hosts in television history when "The Donny & Marie Show" debuted in 1976. The two reconnected in 1998, when they co-hosted the "Donny & Marie" talk show. Most recently, Marie danced her way back into America's heart during last season's "Dancing with the Stars" and Donny is currently appearing on the big screen in the Disney comedy, "College Road Trip." The pair will also be performing live this summer in Las Vegas for the first time in over 25 years at the MGM Grand Hotel (the run has been sold out for months).

Their own mother, Olive Osmond, who passed away in 2004, started the Osmond Foundation which later became the Children's Miracle Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children's hospitals across North America. Since its inception, the Children's Miracle Network has raised $3.4 billion, contributing critical funding to 170 children's hospitals so they can provide the finest medical care, life-saving research and preventative education to help children overcome diseases and injuries of every kind.

"America has embraced Donny and Marie as if they were a part of their own family, watching them grow from young singing sensations to inspirational parents," said Lynda Resnick, chairman, Teleflora. "Their own mother created such a lasting legacy that has helped millions of sick and injured children across the country. They were a perfect fit to help Teleflora pay tribute to America's incredible moms who are making a difference everyday in the lives of their families, communities and the world."

"We are so pleased to have the great American brother and sister team Donny and Marie join NBC in celebrating a time honored tradition," said Doug Vaughan, Senior Vice President, Special Programs and Alternative Development, NBC Entertainment. "NBC is once again the destination for holiday-themed programming, as we salute influential Mothers from all around the country on their special day."

Thousands of moms have already been nominated online at http://www.AmericasFavoriteMom.com, representing amazing examples of dedicated and caring moms from all walks of life. Nominations are being accepted in the categories of single moms, working moms, stay-at-home moms, unconventional moms and military moms through April 25, 2008, when a panel of experts will narrow the pool to the top three semi-finalists in each category. Fifteen semi-finalists will appear on NBC's award-winning "Today" show the week before Mother's Day. Each day, viewers will be able to cast their vote online for their favorite mom.

Five finalists will be vying for the title of "America's Favorite Mom" on the NBC primetime special on Mother's Day at 7 p.m. EDT. The winning mom will be crowned in front of an audience of millions of people by Donny & Marie and take home thousands of dollars in cash and prizes, including an 18k gold heart-shaped "America's Favorite Mom" pendant trimmed with dazzling diamonds.

About Teleflora

Teleflora is the world's leading floral service offering the best choice in floral arrangements and convenient local delivery. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Teleflora has over 20,000 member florists throughout the U.S. and Canada, with an additional 20,000 affiliated florists outside North America. Teleflora offers industry-leading floral arrangements and gifts, technology, marketing and education services. Through its extensive member florists' network, Web sites including http://www.teleflora.com and http://www.findaflorist.com, and its toll-free line 1-800-TELEFLORA, the company offers consumers fast, convenient and high-quality flowers and keepsake products.

About NBC

NBC Entertainment develops and schedules programming for the network's primetime, late-night, and daytime schedules. NBC's quality programs and balanced lineup have earned the network critical acclaim, ratings success, particularly among young, upscale viewers, and numerous awards, including more Emmy Awards than any network in television history.





  [april 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)











[05/23/15 - 09:21 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Demo Race with "Shark Tank" Repeat
The Alphabet leads the night among adults 18-49.

[05/23/15 - 08:21 AM]
ABC Leads Its 7th Straight Friday in Adults 18-49 with the Top 3 Shows
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, May 22.

[05/23/15 - 06:29 AM]
NBA Western Conference Finals Game 2 Delivers 49 Percent Audience Increase from Last Time on ESPN
ESPN spins the numbers for Friday, May 22.

[05/22/15 - 01:09 PM]
First Look Images: FX's "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson"
Get your first look at Sarah Paulson, Billy Magnussen, John Travolta, David Schwimmer, Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Courtney Vance in the limited series, due in early 2016.

[05/22/15 - 11:02 AM]
"The Bastard Executioner" Swings Into Action This Fall on FX
Kurt Sutter's new series is billed as "a gripping and brutal journey through the Late Middle Ages."

[05/22/15 - 10:54 AM]
First Look Image: Danny Trejo as "The Regulator" on El Rey Network/Miramax's 'From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
Currently in production on its sophomore season, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" is slated to return late Summer 2015.

[05/22/15 - 10:32 AM]
NBC's Star-Studded Inaugural Charity Event "Red Nose Day" Raises Over $21 Million to Help Lift Children and Young People Out of Poverty
Julia Roberts, Jimmy Fallon, Blake Shelton, Neill Patrick Harris, Richard Gere, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Pharell, Coldplay, One Direction and Zac Efron were just a few of the many celebrities appearing in the three-hour entertainment event.

[05/22/15 - 10:25 AM]
E! Delivers Ratings Highs Led by "Keeping Up with the Kardashians: About Bruce" Special and Season Finale of "The Royals"
E! further spins the numbers for Sunday, May 17.

[05/22/15 - 08:42 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Repeats Power CBS to Victory in Viewers, Demos
"The Big Bang Theory" is the evening's top show in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/22/15 - 08:32 AM]
"500 Questions" Earns ABC's Best Summer Rating in its Slot Since August 2013
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/22/15 - 08:31 AM]
"Mad Men" Finale Is Series' Highest-Rated Episode Ever Among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54
AMC further spins the numbers for Sunday, May 17.

[05/22/15 - 08:21 AM]
NBC's "Red Nose Day" Was No. 1 Among the Big 4 Networks in the 10 p.m. Hour
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/22/15 - 07:01 AM]
NBA Western Conference Finals Game 2 Delivers 47 Percent Ratings Increase from Last Time on ESPN
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/22/15 - 06:42 AM]
HGTV and DIY Network Greenlight Six New Series
After delivering 11 consecutive months of ratings growth, top 10 cable network HGTV, along with its sister network, DIY Network, have confirmed production orders for six new series.

[05/22/15 - 06:02 AM]
Netflix Announces "A Very Murray Christmas"
Written by Sofia Coppola, Bill Murray and Mitch Glazer and directed by Sofia Coppola, the special is an homage to the classic variety show featuring Bill Murray playing himself, as he worries no one will show up to his TV show due to a terrible snow storm in New York City.