[11/16/10 - 02:53 PM]
NBC's "Minute to Win It" to Debut Exclusive Sneak Peek of All-New Mini-Movie "Banana" from the Blu-Ray(TM)/DVD Release of "Despicable Me" on December 7
Plus: "The Sing-Off" will subsequently air the "Banana" mini-movie on Wednesday, December 8.

[via press release from NBC]



NBC's A Cappella Singing Competition Series "The Sing-Off" Will Also Air "Banana" Mini-Movie on December 8 in Support of "Despicable Me's" December 14 Blu-ray(TM)/DVD Release

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - November 16, 2010 - NBC's popular competition show "Minute to Win It" will dedicate an entire episode on December 7 to the highly anticipated December 14 Blu-ray(TM) and DVD release of the animated hit film "Despicable Me." In addition, both "Minute" and NBC's singing competition series "The Sing-Off" will offer a sneak peek of the brand-new mini-movie "Banana," made exclusively for the "Despicable Me" Blu-ray(TM) and DVD Double Pack.

"Minute to Win It" will debut "Banana" on Tuesday, December 7 (8-9 p.m. ET). In addition to airing the first-ever sneak peek, "Minute to Win It" will showcase several of the mischievous "Minions" from "Despicable Me" throughout the special episode and will include audience giveaways.

"The Sing-Off" will subsequently air the "Banana" mini-movie on Wednesday, December 8 (8-9 p.m. ET).

The animated comedy blockbuster "Despicable Me" includes three all-new mini-movies created exclusively for the Blu-ray(TM) and DVD Double Pack and debuts December 14. The hilarious mini-movies, including "Banana," "Orientation Day" and "Home Makeover," star the unforgettably funny Minions. Additionally, both the Blu-ray(TM) and DVD are packed with more never-before-seen bonus features including games, behind-the-scenes featurettes and interactive play for hours of additional fun.


Get ready for a minion laughs in the funniest blockbuster hit of the year!

Vying for the title of "World's Greatest Villain," Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) - along with his hilarious crew of mischievous Minions - plots to pull off the craziest crime of the century: steal the moon! But when Gru enlists the help of three little girls, they see something in him nobody else has ever seen: the perfect dad. From executive producer Chris Meledandri ("Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!," "Ice Age, Ice Age: The Meltdown"), and featuring the voices of an all-star comedic cast, including Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove and Julie Andrews, "Despicable Me" is "rousingly funny, heartfelt and imaginative" (Pete Hammond, Boxoffice Magazine).

For more info about "Despicable Me" and special pre-order offers, visit www.despicableme.com.

For more Minion fun, visit www.minionmadness.com and on facebook, www.facebook.com/DespicableMe.


Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80 percent-owned by General Electric, with 20 percent owned by Vivendi.

"Minute to Win It," hosted by All-American chef and television personality Guy Fieri ("Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives"), features competitors participating in a series of simple, yet nerve-wracking, games that can lead to a $1 million prize. In each one-hour episode, competitors face 10 challenges that escalate in level of difficulty using everyday household items. Each game has a one-minute time limit and failure to finish the task on time will eliminate the contestant. At various points throughout the game, the competitor can walk away with the money earned up to that point - but it'll take nerves of steel to complete all 10 tasks to win $1 million. The competitors, who come from all walks of life, are shown over 60 games prior to the competition and are encouraged to practice these one-of-a-kind challenges at home.

"Minute to Win It" is produced by Universal Media Studios with Friday Television. Craig Plestis, Tim Puntillo (NBC's "Identity"), Mattias Olsson and Jock Millgardh serve as executive producers.

For "Minute to Win It" embeddable clips and full episodes, visit NBC.com's official show site: http://www.nbc.com/minute-to-win-it/

For artwork and complete press kit from the show please visit the NBC Universal Media village website at http://www.nbcumv.com/mediavillage/networks/nbcentertainment/minutetowinit or contact benjamin.cohen@nbcuni.com.

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  [november 2010]  


[11/30/15 - 12:54 PM]
"Kobe Bryant's Muse" to Re-Air on Showtime(R) Tomorrow Night as Part of the Network's Sports Line-Up
The film includes intimate and exclusive footage in the aftermath of Bryant's shoulder injury which ended his 2014-2015 season with the Los Angeles Lakers.

[11/30/15 - 12:32 PM]
CBS Announces Winter and Spring Scheduling Plans
Highlights include the launch of "Angel from Hell" on Thursday, January 7 at 9:30/8:30c.

[11/30/15 - 12:17 PM]
Premiere of Disney Junior's "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar" Is the #1 Primetime Cable TV Telecast of 2015 in Kids 2-5
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Sunday, November 22.

[11/30/15 - 11:33 AM]
Hulu's "Seinfeld: The Apartment" Fan Experience to Return in Los Angeles
"Seinfeld: The Apartment" will be located at 8445 Melrose Ave. and will be open to the public from December 16th - 20.

[11/30/15 - 11:32 AM]
ABC Family Announces Fourth Season Pick-up of Hit Drama Series, "The Fosters"
The critically acclaimed family drama will premiere all-new episodes from the third season on Monday, January 25.

[11/30/15 - 11:06 AM]
Bravo Media Walks Down the Aisle with Four New Couples in the Super-Sized Season Three Premiere of "Newlyweds: The First Year" January 3 at 9PM ET/PT
The series will then regularly air Wednesdays at 10:00/9:00c beginning January 6.

[11/30/15 - 11:00 AM]
Disney XD Orders a Third Season of Hit Animated Series "Star Wars Rebels"
To date, "Star Wars Rebels" ranks as Disney XD's #2 series in Total Viewers (1.3 million), Kids 6-11, Boys 6-11 and Boys 2-11.

[11/30/15 - 10:05 AM]
E! Announces Season 4 of Hit Series "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" to Debut in 2016
Morgan Stewart and Brendan Fitzpatrick are ready to tie the knot and are taking E!'s cameras along for the luxurious ride.

[11/30/15 - 09:18 AM]
Video: VH1's "Love & Hip Hop New York" Season Six Supertrailer
Season six kicks off Monday, December 14 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[11/30/15 - 09:04 AM]
CMT to Honor the Cast of "Nashville" with First-Ever "International Impact Award" Live During "2015 CMT Artists of the Year" Special on December 2 at 8PM ET/PT
Cast members Connie Britton, Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Will Chase, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Maisy Stella, Lennon Stella and Audrey Peeples are slated to accept the award on behalf of the entire cast.

[11/30/15 - 09:02 AM]
All the Legends Are True in the ABC Family Series Premiere of "Shadowhunters" on Tuesday, January 12th at 9:00 - 10:00 P.M., EST/PST
Plus: "Beyond the Shadows: The Making of Shadowhunters" will give fans of The Mortal Instruments book series a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the making of the television show.

[11/30/15 - 09:01 AM]
CBS Announces Two Super Bowl Specials
"Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2016" and "Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials All-Star Countdown" are both on tap for February.

[11/30/15 - 08:58 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "Sunday Night Football"
The Peacock easily wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/30/15 - 08:58 AM]
ABC Is the Most Watched Network in Late-Night for the 3rd Week Running
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 16-20.

[11/30/15 - 08:21 AM]
"Dateline NBC" Correspondent Keith Morrison Joins Investigation Discovery as New Host of "Dateline on ID" and Exclusive "Front Page" Specials
"Keith will bring his distinctive newsmagazine flair and reputation as a trusted news source to tell these stories to ID's audience as only he can with his incredibly unique and arresting delivery," said Henry Schleiff.