TV LAND GREENLIGHTS THREE ADDITIONAL ORIGINAL SERIES TO PREMIERE IN TV LAND PRIME IN 2009
New York, NY, November 13, 2008 � TV Land greenlights three new original series -- "How'd You Get So Rich?" featuring Joan Rivers, "First Love, Second Chance" and "Make My Day" -- adding to its 2009 line-up for TV Land PRIME, it was announced today by Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land. These new series, along with the second seasons of "High School Reunion" and "She's Got The Look" and the new, upcoming series "The Cougar," will premiere in TV Land's prime time programming destination, TV Land PRIME, which serves up fresh new programs that celebrate the lifestyles, attitudes and interests of people in their 40s.
"We are thrilled to work with some of the most influential television producers in the business to bring these new dynamic original series to TV Land PRIME," states Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land. "From romance reignited and carefully planned coincidences to riches revealed, we are sure that these shows will resonate with our audience."
"I am very excited to be in business with TV Land as they expand their original programming repertoire with 'How'd You Get So Rich?'" says Mark Burnett, executive producer. "The notoriously uncensored Joan Rivers is the perfect person to take TV Land's viewers on a tour of the most outrageous and extravagant lifestyles across the country."
Below are descriptions of the newly announced shows planning to air on TV Land PRIME in 2009:
"How'd You Get So Rich?" � We've all driven by lavish mansions and asked the question, "Who lives there?" Gossip diva Joan Rivers leaves no stone unturned in this funny and engaging series as she searches the country to find out how wealthy people got their riches and, more importantly, how they spend their money. "How'd You Get So Rich?" is executive produced by Mark Burnett ("Survivor," "The Apprentice") and Zoo Productions, Inc. (30 minutes, 6 episodes)
"First Love, Second Chance" � This series gives long-lost sweethearts an opportunity to rekindle their romance�years later. Whether it is unrequited love or a relationship that ended badly, the couples decide if it is worth giving it another shot after all these years. Based on a British format, "First Love, Second Chance" is produced for TV Land by Granada America Entertainment ("Celebrity Fit Club" and "Hell's Kitchen"). Paul Buccieri, Drew Hoegl and Andrew Singer serve as executive producers. (60 Minutes, 6 episodes)
"Make My Day" � Hidden cameras capture the action as contestants are put through a series of wonderful and weird coincidences in this new series based on a British format. Extraordinary situations and surprise appearances from celebrities, friends and family members allow "Make My Day" to provide a window into one day in the life of an unsuspecting participant. "Make My Day" is produced for TV Land by Embassy Row ("Power of Ten" and "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire"), Monkey Kingdom and Sony Pictures Television. Michael Davies serves as the executive producer. (30 Minutes, 6 episodes)
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TV Land PRIME is TV Land's prime time programming destination designed for people in their mid-forties and the exclusive home to the premieres of the network's original programming, contemporary television series acquisitions and movies. TV Land PRIME is part of TV Land, a network dedicated to presenting the best in entertainment on all platforms for consumers in their 40s and 50s. Consisting of original programming, acquired shows, hit movies and full-service web site, TV Land is now seen in over 93 million U.S. homes.
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