SCHOOL'S BACK IN SESSION!! TV LAND BEGINS PRODUCTION IN KAUAI, HI FOR ITS SECOND SEASON OF "HIGH SCHOOL REUNION"
Mike Fleiss, Andrew Hoegl and Jonathan Singer Return as Executive Producers
Arizona's Chandler High School Class of '88 Selected for Reunion
Series Expands to Eight Episodes and Will Air in Early 2009
July 8, 2008 � New York, NY � TV Land announced today that production has begun on its second season of the network's hit original reality series "High School Reunion" in Kauai, Hawaii. The class of 1988 from Chandler High School (Chandler, AZ) has been selected by the network to come together to rekindle old relationships, reveal long-held secrets and resolve deep-seated issues from 20 years ago. "High School Reunion" will expand from six episodes to eight and will be shot entirely on location on the luxurious island of Kauai. The series is slated to air in early 2009 and each episode will be one hour.
"The Chandler class of �88 is filled with amazing alumni with dramatic and interesting stories that we can't wait to tell during the upcoming season "High School Reunion," states Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land. "As they reconnect with old friends and forge new bonds with former classmates, there are sure to be some unforgettable moments that make great television. The magnificent Hawaiian back-drop will be second only to the emotional and energy-charged moments viewers are sure to enjoy in the new season."
"High School Reunion" debuted on the network in March 2008 and enjoyed great ratings success among the channel's target demo of Adults 25-54 and core audience of Adults 40-54. During the first season, "High School Reunion" averaged 821,000 total viewers, up +89% over the same time period last year with a median age of 45. Among A25-54, it posted a 0.5/487,000, up +147% in rating and +152% in delivery versus last year. Among A40-54, the series averaged a 0.5/275,000, an increase of +92% in rating and +96% in delivery over YAGO. High School Reunion drove TVLand.com to one of its best months ever in April 2008, launching video users to a +135% increase while streams were up a strong +246%. The series drove Time Spent to its best month, displaying +184% over YAGO levels, and traffic was up +65% over last year.
"High School Reunion" is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. In addition to executive producers Mike Fleiss ("The Bachelor"), Andrew Hoegl and Jonathan Singer, Scott Cooper and Jason Ehrlich serve as co-executive producers. Prior to premiering on TV Land in 2008, the series previously ran for three seasons on The WB Network.
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