or


[03/19/09 - 12:59 PM]
IFC Greenlights Season Two of the IFC Media Project
Production on five new episodes began in New York City in early January, with season two slated to premiere Sunday, May 3.

[via press release from IFC]

IFC Greenlights Season Two of The IFC Media Project

"hip, progressive, youth-oriented 60 Minutes" - Chicago Daily News

"both informative and briskly entertaining" - About.com

"splendid, eye-opening series" - Austin Chronicle

Host Gideon Yago Returns to IFC Original Series That Reveals the Truth Behind Today's News Coverage; Premieres on IFC Sunday, May 3 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT

Season Two Will Cover the Conflict In Georgia, Absence of Al Jazeera English in the U.S., Clean Coal Debate, President Obama's Press Relations and Much More

NEW YORK, NY - March 19, 2009 - IFC's eye-opening documentary series The IFC Media Project, which takes a hard look at journalism today to tell the compelling, behind-the-scenes stories of how the news gets made, has been greenlit for a second season. Production on five new episodes began in New York City in early January, with season two slated to premiere Sunday, May 3, at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Hosted by Peabody and Emmy Award winning news correspondent Gideon Yago (CBS News, MTV), this series will continue to bring a fresh, unapologetic, first-hand perspective on a variety of important news stories that were inaccurately reported on from leading news outlets.

"This is a truly important series that reveals what's really going on in our world today versus what the news media feeds consumers," said Meghan O'Hara (Fahrenheit 9/11, Sicko), creator and executive producer of The IFC Media Project. "In the new season we will take our exploration of news media even further as we venture across the globe to get the real stories behind current events, conflicts and disasters that may have made headlines, but the entire story was never told."

Created and produced by HonestEngineTV's Meghan O'Hara and Nick McKinney (The Daily Show, Morgan Spurlock's "30 Days"), The IFC Media Project is on the front lines uncovering the influences shaping today's media coverage such as journalistic integrity and ethics, inadequate coverage, the pursuit of exclusive news, government influence on media and agendas. The series' first season premiered on IFC in November 2008.

This season will cover topics on how the media shapes the American worldview. One segment includes a 26-year-old journalism school graduate who journeys to her hometown in Russia to uncover the real story behind the 5-day war between Russia and Georgia. Another feature story centers on the American lobbying efforts to keep Al Jazeera English off channel line-ups in the U.S. Correspondent Gideon Yago looks at the debate over clean coal and how it is dominated by two competing PR campaigns. The IFC Media Project has also been tracking four White House journalists since Obama's first press conference to give an inside look into how Obama's administration relates to the press.

"The IFC Media Project is today's media watch-dog uncovering the missteps in news gathering and reporting, and giving viewers a compelling reason for why we need to think critically about everything we see, read and hear. IFC has never shied away from taking on tough issues in our irreverent non-fiction programming, and The IFC Media Project is no exception," said Jennifer Caserta, executive vice president & general manager of IFC. "This series was one of IFC's most critically acclaimed originals of 2008, and we are pleased to bring our independent, influential audience all-new episodes in May."

Last season, The IFC Media Project highlighted stories before they made the mainstream news circuit, including a Wall Street segment on the economic crisis, which called out the pro-market antics of Jim Cramer well before the major news outlets took notice.

"It's exciting to be part of a show that can evolve with each new season. Last season we focused on waking people up to the problems with news coverage today. This season we've managed to be on the ground not only where major stories are breaking, but also in those places the mainstream press has missed entirely," said Nick McKinney, co-creator and executive producer of The IFC Media Project. "This means we can continue to give our viewers unique information and a unique perspective in an edgy and uncompromising way."

Background research and sources of information used in the making of season two of The IFC Media Project, as well as clips, expert bloggers and media literacy resources will become available at www.IFC.com/MediaProject prior to premiere. Viewers can also share their story ideas for future segments on the show's dedicated website.

IFC executive producers on this series include Debbie DeMontreux, senior vice president, original programming, Christine Lubrano, vice president of original programming, Jennifer Caserta, executive vice president and general manager and Evan Shapiro, president of IFC tv and Sundance channel.

About IFC

Operating under the mantra "always, uncut," IFC (The Independent Film Channel) recommends and creates genre-bending content that indulges the alternative culture obsessions of our influential audience and makes it available across multiple platforms: on-air, online and On Demand. In pursuit of what's new, next and relevant, IFC creates original non-traditional comedies like The Whitest Kids U' Know and Z Rock and irreverent non-fiction such as The IFC Media Project. IFC's original programming airs alongside a comprehensive independent film library of award-winning titles and cult classics, as well as content inspired by Music, Web, Gaming, Animation, News & Culture and more. IFC broadens the audience for independent culture through its exclusive live coverage of notable film and music events like the Independent Spirit Awards and South by Southwest. The network's on demand offering, IFC Free, gives audiences the opportunity to watch premieres of all of IFC's original series before they air on the linear network. IFC Media Lab offers financing, professional development and distribution opportunities for aspiring film makers. IFC is a subsidiary of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC.





  [march 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· 30 DAYS (FX)
· IFC MEDIA PROJECT, THE (IFC)











[10/01/14 - 04:44 PM]
TV Land Orders Two New Comedies, "Impastor" and "Teachers," To Series
Both series will premiere on the cable channel in 2015.

[10/01/14 - 04:36 PM]
A Roloff Wedding Wraps Up the Most Watched Season Ever of "Little People, Big World" with 1.9M P2+ Viewers
TLC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 30.

[10/01/14 - 03:15 PM]
"MasterChef Junior" Moves to Tuesdays
Newcomer "Utopia" will now only air once a week: Fridays at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/01/14 - 02:41 PM]
E! Reunites the Most Outrageous Patients When "Botched Reunion: Show & Tell" Airs Sunday, October 26 and Monday, October 27 at 10:00PM ET/PT
Maria Menounos hosts the two-part special, in which Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow reunite to look back at the nationwide success of the first season and welcome some of their most outrageous patients.

[10/01/14 - 01:53 PM]
NFL and DIRECTV Extend NFL SUNDAY TICKET in New Multi-Year Deal
The new agreement also expands DIRECTV's rights to stream NFL SUNDAY TICKET live on mobile devices and via broadband, known as NFL SUNDAY TICKET.TV, as previously announced.

[10/01/14 - 01:01 PM]
AMC Revolutionary War Drama "Turn: Washington's Spies" Begins Production on Second Season
The show will film in and around Richmond, Virginia, including at two historic locations in Williamsburg; Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area and on the campus of the College of William & Mary.

[10/01/14 - 12:12 PM]
ESPN Extends Dick Vitale's Contract Through 2016-17
Vitale will call some of the season's top games across ESPN networks, including regular-season action primarily on ESPN and ESPN2 and the Men's Final Four for ESPN International.

[10/01/14 - 11:05 AM]
Celebrate the Holidays with "CMA Country Christmas" Hosted by Jennifer Nettles
The special, which features Jennifer Nettles hosting for the fifth year, airs this holiday season on the ABC Television Network.

[10/01/14 - 11:04 AM]
ABC to Encore "Once Upon a Time" Premiere This Sunday, Push "AFHV" Return by One Week
Look for season 25 of "America's Funniest Home Videos" to now launch on Sunday, October 12 at 7:00/6:00c.

[10/01/14 - 11:00 AM]
FX Networks Orders Comedy Pilot "Pariah"
Comedian Bill Burr stars in the project, about a volatile TV personality who is exiled from show business and forced to navigate society as a man with no apparent skills.

[10/01/14 - 10:49 AM]
Holidays at Food Network Get Even Sweeter with New Series "Holiday Baking Championship"
Hosted by Bobby Deen, the series premieres Sunday, November 9 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[10/01/14 - 10:14 AM]
National League Division Series Presented by Budweiser Coverage Begins Friday, Oct. 3 on FOX Sports 1 & FOX Deportes
This week, MLB postseason coverage comes to FOX Sports 1 for the first time as America's new sports network is scheduled to televise up to eight games of the National League Division Series.

[10/01/14 - 10:14 AM]
ESPN's Audience up for Fiscal Year; U.S. Networks also Rise as a Group
ESPN spins the numbers for the fiscal year to date.

[10/01/14 - 10:14 AM]
"Tosh.0" to Debut Family-Friendly Episode Tuesday, October 7 at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central
"Comedy isn't about being clean or dirty, it's about appealing to as wide an audience as possible so I can sell more tickets to my stand-up shows," said Tosh.

[10/01/14 - 10:07 AM]
AMC to Debut "Better Call Saul" Music Video This Sunday, October 5 at 7:15pm ET/PT During the Final Night of The "Breaking Bad" Binge
The song is performed by country artist Junior Brown.