[10/27/11 - 07:04 AM]
NBC to Air "The Clios: World's Best Commercials" In a Primetime Special, Hosted by JB Smoove
Jason Bateman, Kevin Bacon, Will Arnett, Larry Bird, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan are among those featured in the one-hour special.

[via press release from NBC]


NEW YORK, NY - October 27, 2011 - NBC will bring "The CLIOS: World's Best Commercials" to network television this fall in a one-hour primetime special hosted by comedian JB Smoove and produced by JUMA Entertainment. These commercials, all nominated this past year for CLIO recognition, feature some of the biggest names in television, movies and sports, including Jason Bateman, Kevin Bacon, Will Arnett, Larry Bird, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan.

"The CLIOS: World's Best Commercials" is a boundary-pushing celebration of the most innovative commercials and advertising campaigns from around the world, including the United States, The Netherlands, Australia, Denmark, Finland and Argentina. This special presentation will showcase more than 50 of the year's best commercials, featuring a family rapping about their minivan, the most talented goldfish in the world and an employee with a sword obsession. The show will also allow viewers to recognize the prestigious inductees to the Clio Awards Hall of Fame.

JB Smoove, a multi-talented writer, comedian and actor, has earned rave reviews for his role as Leon Black on "Curb Your Enthusiasm." In the standup and acting worlds, Smoove has been featured on "The Chris Rock Show," "Jamie Foxx Presents: Laffapalooza," "Cedric The Entertainer Presents," "'Til Death," and "American Dad." He has written for "Saturday Night Live" and has appeared in films including "Mr. Deeds," "Date Night," and "Hall Pass."

For over 50 years the CLIO Awards, a division of Prometheus Global Media, LLC, has been honoring the best in advertising, design, interactive, and public relations and maintaining its original commitment to celebrate and reward creative excellence.

"The CLIOS: World's Best Commercials" is produced by JUMA Entertainment. Robert C. Horowitz and Lewis Fenton are Executive Producers.

JUMA Entertainment

JUMA principal Bob Horowitz is the creator and executive producer of the hit variety game show THE SINGING BEE (CMT) and executive producer of THE ULTIMATE MERGER 1-2 (TV ONE). JUMA's other credits include YARD ATTACK! (DIY), OCHOCINCO: THE ULTIMATE CATCH (VH1), DOUBLE EXPOSURE (BRAVO), MANHUNT: THE SEARCH FOR AMERICA'S MOST GORGEOUS MALE MODEL (BRAVO), DEER VALLEY CELEBRITY SKIFEST (CBS), SUPER BOWL'S GREATEST COMMERCIALS: 2008 (CBS), BATTLE OF THE NETWORK REALITY STARS (BRAVO), and RACE TO THE ALTAR (NBC). For more information about Juma Entertainment, visit http://www.JUMAtv.com.

About the CLIO Awards

The CLIO Awards is one of the world's most recognized awards competitions for advertising, design and communications. The CLIO Awards has maintained its original commitment to celebrate and reward creative excellence, honoring a powerful form of communication and its impact on modern culture. At the same time, the CLIO Awards remains focused on evolving with the industry in order to acknowledge the most current, breakthrough work. To this day, CLIO's iconic statue is the most widely recognized and coveted symbol of the industry's creative accomplishments.

About Prometheus Media

Prometheus Global Media is a diversified company with leading assets in the media and entertainment arenas, including: Music (Billboard and its related conferences and events, including The Billboard Music Awards), Entertainment (The Hollywood Reporter, Backstage, ShowEast, Cineasia, and CineEurope); and Advertising & Marketing (Adweek, Adweek Conferences and The CLIO Awards).

For more information on "The CLIOS: World's Best Commercials," visit NBC.com's "Movies & Specials" site: http://www.nbc.com/specials

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