or


[03/17/11 - 05:20 AM]
Stacy Keibler, Adam Corolla to Host New Shows on Speed This Summer
Keibler and Andrew Comrie-Picard will host "Ultimate Gymkhana" while Carolla, Dan Neil, John Salley and Matt Farrah are behind "The Car Show."

[via press release from Speed]

SPEED(TM) STAYS AGGRESSIVE; SUMMER PLANS INCLUDE COHEN'S GYMKHANA, CAROLLA PROJECT

WHIPPED, FROM THE PRODCUERS OF THE HIT SHOW WIPEOUT, AIMS FOR PRIME SPOT

ADAPTATION OF POPULAR VIDEO GAME GRAN TURISMO 5 IN DEVELOPMENT WITH SONY & NISSAN

Fresh off a jam-packed February launch of popular new enthusiast originals -- including Car Warriors and American Trucker, SPEED keeps the pedal to the metal with a full tank of programs in development for summer premieres.

"When we made the commitment to a major update of the SPEED prime time lineup, we enlisted some very successful partners in the production community," said SPEED President Hunter Nickell. "The early results have been encouraging and we will continue to push forward with a fresh assortment of summer titles."

From the producers of the popular slapstick network competition show, Wipeout, SPEED has received a demo entitled Whipped.

The 60-minute game show allows contestants to show off their driving skills on extreme obstacle courses behind the wheel of their own car. Winners receive the ultimate customization package for their ride.

With the working title, Ultimate Gymkhana, an automotive spectacle being shepherded by The Fast & the Furious director Rob Cohen and produced by WATV Productions, completed a pilot shoot last week at the working California Steel Industries plant in Fontana, Calif., the site of movie shoots including Cohen's The Running Man, as well as Terminator 2 and Mission: Impossible 3.

"Most automotive sports are confined to either straight lines or banked ovals," said Cohen, whose credits also include xXx and The Mummy: The Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. "In the new world of ´┐Żaction motor sports,' super-fast cars are let loose on the world landscape ´┐Ż with gymkhana, the cars actually perform at the level of figure skating or gymnastics. They dance, they spin, they jump and they perform with precision and a sense of fun. This is intrinsically theatrical, filmic and fresh."

Each 60-minute episode, hosted by Stacy Keibler and Andrew Comrie-Picard, features two top drivers from the worlds of drifting and/or rally competing in their own purpose-built cars on sinuous gymkhana courses staged in feature film-quality locations.

Funnyman Adam Carolla has begun taping segments with fellow panelists Dan Neil, John Salley and Matt Farrah for The Car Show, a studio-based program where everything in the automotive world is fair game.

SPEED also has commissioned a full pilot for the title Come Drive With Me, from the producers of the popular international program, Come Dine with Me.

Each self-contained, 30-minute episode of Come Drive with Me brings together four testosterone-fueled men and women who are totally obsessed with their cars. These four motorheads pack themselves into each other's cars and take them for a spin on the streets.

After each test drive, they will rate each other's cars on the following criteria: the interior, the exterior, driving performance, and of course, any extras under the hood. Because of their sheer pride in their own car, not to mention their competitive nature, we're sure to hear tons of smack-talking from our four contestants -- both to the camera and to each other's faces.

The network has requested a pilot for a program entitled Stump the Junkies and SPEED also is teaming with Sony and Nissan on a reality series based on the red-hot video game, Gran Turismo 5.

New episodes of the current SPEED series The 10 (Season 2) and Pass Time (Season 8) also will premiere this summer.

For a look at the current selection of new titles airing on SPEED, please visit the following program pages:

Ticket to Ride with Dan Neil (Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET) http://www.speedtv.com/programs/ticket-to-ride/

The 10 (Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET) http://www.speedtv.com/programs/the-10

Car Warriors (Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET) http://www.speedtv.com/programs/car-warriors/

Car Science (Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET) http://www.speedtv.com/programs/car-science/

Speedmakers (Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET) http://www.speedtv.com/programs/speedmakers/

American Trucker (Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET) http://www.speedtv.com/programs/american-trucker/

About SPEED(TM)

SPEED, anchored by its popular and wide-ranging coverage of NASCAR, is the nation's first and only cable television network dedicated to automotive and motorcycle racing, performance and lifestyle. Now available in more than 82 million homes in North America, SPEED, a member of the FOX Sports Media Group, is among the industry leaders in interactive TV, video on demand, mobile initiatives and broadband services. For more information, please visit SPEED.com, the online motor sports authority.





  [march 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[04/20/18 - 09:15 PM]
"Grey's" Goes for 15 - ABC Renews Its Longest-Running Primetime Drama for a Historic 15th Season
"'Grey's Anatomy' has a special place in my heart and millions of viewers feel the same way," said Channing Dungey.

[04/20/18 - 01:08 PM]
Noah Emmerich Has Been Cast as "Dan Peleg" in "The Spy"
"The Spy" is a Netflix limited series exploring Eli Cohen's (Sacha Baron Cohen) role as a spy for Israel in Syria in the early 1960s.

[04/20/18 - 01:04 PM]
Sarah Jeffery Returns as Audrey in "Descendants 3"
Directed by Emmy(R) and DGA Award-winning Kenny Ortega, "Descendants 3," a Disney Channel Original Movie, begins production next month for a 2019 premiere.

[04/20/18 - 11:01 AM]
Disney Junior's "Muppet Babies" Grows to New Series Highs
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Friday, April 13.

[04/20/18 - 10:58 AM]
"Detroiters" Returns for Season Two with Back-to-Back Episodes on Thursday, June 21 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
The Comedy Central series stars real-life best friends and Detroit natives Sam Richardson and Tim Robinson as small-time ad men in the Motor City.

[04/20/18 - 09:22 AM]
MTV and Gunpowder & Sky Announce New Series "Too Stupid to Die" Premiering June 2018
"'Too Stupid to Die' is the right kind of show and characters who fit our coming of age strategy that's driving MTV's growth," said Chris McCarthy.

[04/20/18 - 09:05 AM]
Mobile Game "Broad City: High Score" Available for Download Today
Fans can navigate their way through New York, playing a series of rapid-fire, skill-challenging mini-games inspired by hilarious moments from the show.

[04/20/18 - 08:33 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Holds Off Surge from ABC, "Scandal" Finale
The Eye wins the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[04/20/18 - 08:07 AM]
"The Great American Read," A New Multi-Platform PBS Series, Reveals List of America's 100 Favorite Novels
The series, hosted by television personality and journalist Meredith Vieira, launches with a two-hour episode on Tuesday, May 22 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/20/18 - 08:06 AM]
"Friday Night Lights" Now Streaming on Hulu
Fans can now head to Hulu to watch every episode of the acclaimed series, and relive their favorite moments from Coach Taylor & Tami, as well as all of the Dillon High School football team.

[04/20/18 - 08:02 AM]
Season Three of "David Tutera's Celebrations" Returns with All New Episodes Friday, April 27 at 10PM ET/PT on WE tv
With new hires to watch over, and new celebrity clients including Zendaya, Heidi and Spencer Pratt, and Buddy Valastro, the event planner extraordinaire has his hands full.

[04/20/18 - 07:27 AM]
Video: Light Up This 4/20 with Season 2 of IFC's "Brockmire"
The show's season premiere, "The Getaway Game," is now available to watch on various platforms in advance of its linear debut.

[04/20/18 - 07:19 AM]
Video: Netflix Unveils Trailer for "Safe," As Michael C. Hall Returns to Television in Harlan Coben's Crime Thriller
After his teenage daughter goes missing, widowed surgeon Tom Delaney (Michael C. Hall) begins unearthing dark secrets about the people closest to him.

[04/20/18 - 06:00 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" to Host Special "Avengers: Infinity War" Week, April 23 - April 27
The guest lineup includes the film's stars: Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, Zoe Saldana, Pom Klementieff, Paul Bettany, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hiddleston, Dave Bautista, Mark Ruffalo, Danai Gurira, Chris Hemsworth, Josh Brolin, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Karen Gillan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen and Winston Duke.

[04/19/18 - 06:48 PM]
FOX Sports Ushers in 25th Season of NFL Coverage with Its Strongest Broadcast Schedule Ever
FOX's strong 2018 regular season schedule features 35 NFC divisional matchups - 10 from the NFC South, nine each from the NFC North and NFC West, and seven from the NFC East.