or


[03/23/09 - 12:50 PM]
TBS Punches the Clock with Laughter in All New Special World's Funniest Office Commercials
The one-hour special premieres Sunday, April 12 at 8:00/7:00c.

[via press release from TBS]

TBS Punches the Clock with Laughter in All New Special WORLD'S FUNNIEST OFFICE COMMERCIALS

Mike O'Malley (Yes, Dear) to Host Special Premiering Sunday, April 12, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT)

Special Coincides with Redesign of TBS's Highly Popular VeryFunnyAds.com

To many people, going to work every day is no laughing matter. But according to some of the best television commercials, the office can be a breeding ground for comedy. TBS captures the very best workplace ads in its new special WORLD'S FUNNIEST OFFICE COMMERCIALS, hosted by actor Mike O'Malley (Yes, Dear). The one-hour special premieres Sunday, April 12, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT), coinciding with a redesign of TBS's popular VeryFunnyAds.com online destination.

Among the workplace mayhem featured in WORLD'S FUNNIEST OFFICE COMMERCIALS will be Bud Light's �Swear Jar� (United States), Cadbury's �Reply All� (Canada), Mikado's �Copier� (France), Rolling Rock's �Man Thong� (United States) and the Hearing Foundation of Canada's �Loud Office� (Canada), to name a few.

The premiere of WORLD'S FUNNIEST OFFICE COMMERCIALS coincides with a redesign of TBS's popular VeryFunnyAds.com, which launched in August 2006 and serves as an online clearing house for the very best funny commercials from around the globe. Among the broadband destination's new features will be a blog section featuring comments on the ads and discussions about humorous advertising.

O'Malley is best known to television viewers for his role as Jimmy Hughes on the popular sitcom Yes,Dear and as a sinister spy on My Own Worst Enemy More recently, he landed a recurring role on My Name is Earl. His other television credits include Baby Blues and Life with Roger, as well as hosting Get the Picture. On the big screen, he has co-starred in such films as Deep Impact, Pushing Tin, 28 Days, Leatherheads, Meet Dave and the upcoming The Informant. O'Malley is also a successful playwright, with two of his plays produced in New York and a third in Los Angeles.

WORLD'S FUNNIEST OFFICE COMMERCIALS marks TBS's latest venture in the world of comedic advertising. For the past five years, the network has presented the highly rated Funniest Commercials of the Year specials each December. In addition, TBS presents various World's Funniest Commercials specials during the year.

Robert Dalrymple is a Peabody and Emmy�-winning television producer whose most recent productions include Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials, for CBS in conjunction with IMG Media; the American Cinematheque Specials, for TNT and AMC; and Showtime's adaptation of Sam Sheppard's True West. He also co-founded and executive-produced the Screen Actors Guild Awards for NBC and TNT.

Dalrymple is perhaps best known for Billy Joel's tour in Russia, Billy Crystal's first comedy special from Russia and the CBS production of pianist Vladimir Horowitz's return to Moscow after 62 years. He won Emmys for Free to Be a Family and a documentary on Itzhak Perlman's tour of Russia, and was nominated for The King & I � Recording a Hollywood Dream. His television movies include Howard Hughes � His Woman and His Movies, Shame, Baby Brokers and A Christmas Romance.

IMG's global media and entertainment operations produces and distributes more than 11,000 hours of sports, documentary, drama, comedy, entertainment, popular factual and children's content annually. In recent years, IMG Media has produced the Peabody Award-winning Colour of War for the History Channel and the Emmy-nominated Christopher Reeve documentary Courageous Steps. Some of IMG Media's 2008 shows include Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials, World's Strongest Man, Tony Awards Preview Concert and Christmas in Rockefeller Center. IMG Media also represents the broadcast rights to many of the world's premier sporting events and has the world's largest sports archive with more than 250,000 hours of footage.

TBS, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is television's top-rated comedy network. It serves as home to such original comedy series as My Boys, The Bill Engvall Show, Tyler Perry's House of Payne and Meet the Browns; original late-night series like 10 Items or Less; hot contemporary comedies like The Office, My Name is Earl, Sex and the City, Everybody Loves Raymond, Family Guy, King of Queens, Seinfeld and Friends; specials like Funniest Commercials of the Year; special events, such as TBS Presents a �Very Funny� Festival: Just For Laughs event in Chicago in June; blockbuster movies; and hosted movie showcases.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.





  [march 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· YES, DEAR (CBS)











[02/01/15 - 08:56 AM]
Netflix Acquires Provocative Documentary "Hot Girls Wanted" at Sundance Film Festival
The film was directed by Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus and produced by Rashida Jones, Bauer, Gradus and Brittany Huckabee.

[02/01/15 - 08:51 AM]
"NFL Honors" Is the #1 Primetime Telecast of the Night on the Big 4 in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, January 31.

[02/01/15 - 08:30 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "NFL Honors" Powers Demo Victory for NBC
The Peacock's coverage leads the night among adults 18-49.

[01/31/15 - 08:47 AM]
"Grimm" Retains 92% of Last Week's Rating in Adults 18-49, Which Matched Its Highest Result Since Its Season Debut
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, January 30.

[01/31/15 - 08:39 AM]
ABC Wins Friday with the Top 2 Shows - "20/20" Hits 10-Week Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, January 30.

[01/31/15 - 08:35 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Takes Home Demo Crown with "Shark Tank"
The network's reality mainstay leads the night among adults 18-49.

[01/30/15 - 11:56 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 30
Updates include: TBS reportedly cancels "Ground Floor" after two seasons; Busy Philipps joins "Vice Principals" at HBO; and ABC gives pilot orders to 11 projects.

[01/30/15 - 03:44 PM]
Video: "Game of Thrones" - Season 5 Trailer
The show's 10-episode fifth season kicks off on Sunday, April 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/30/15 - 02:01 PM]
Production Has Started in New Orleans on "Zoo," CBS's New Drama Series Based on James Patterson's Bestselling Novel
The series starring James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Billy Burke, Nora Arnezeder and Nonso Anozie will premiere in summer 2015.

[01/30/15 - 01:30 PM]
HBO Greenlights Miniseries "Lewis and Clark," Starring Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts, With Production to Begin This Summer
Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are among the executive producers.

[01/30/15 - 01:01 PM]
Airdate of March 25 Set for "Nashville: On the Record 2," One Hour Music Special Featuring Performances by the Cast and Special Superstar Guest Reba
Direct from Nashville's world famous Grand Ole Opry House, cast members of ABC's acclaimed primetime series "Nashville" will take the stage to perform songs from the show and provide candid interviews backstage.

[01/30/15 - 11:34 AM]
ABC Family Begins Production and Announces Cast of Two Comedy Pilots: "Kevin from Work" and "Tough Cookie"
Both pilots are single-camera and are shooting in Los Angeles.

[01/30/15 - 11:24 AM]
HGTV Delivers Highest Rated Wednesday Night in Its History with "Property Brothers" and "House Hunters"
HGTV spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 28.

[01/30/15 - 10:30 AM]
USA Network Announces Super Bowl Spot for "Dig"
The 15-second spot will feature clips from the international production, premiering Thursday, March 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/30/15 - 09:18 AM]
Chart Topping Fall Out Boy and Charli XCX Will Get the Party Started for Super Bowl XLIX at "VH1 + Papa John's(R) Super Bowl Blitz: A Concert for the Troops"
Joining tonight's celebration is Super Bowl XLIX's esteemed National Anthem singer Idina Menzel.