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[11/29/11 - 10:32 AM]
10 Hilarious Ads Vie for Top Spot as Isaiah Mustafa Hosts TBS's "Funniest Commercials of the Year: 2011" Dec. 14
Mustafa will return for his second year as host of the countdown special.

[via press release from TBS]

10 Hilarious Ads Vie for Top Spot as Isaiah Mustafa Hosts TBS's "Funniest Commercials of the Year: 2011" Dec. 14

As the year comes to a close, TBS is ready to celebrate the most hilarious commercials to hit the television screen over the past 12 months in Funniest Commercials of the Year: 2011. Former professional football player, actor and ad sensation Isaiah Mustafa will return for his second year as host of the countdown special, which is set to premiere Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively on TBS.

Funniest Commercials of the Year: 2011 will be packed with commercials from around the world, many being shown for the first time on American television. Over the past month, fans have been watching the 10 finalists and voting for their favorites online at TBS's VeryFunnyAds.com. All 10 finalists will be presented during Funniest Commercials of the Year, with the winning commercial unveiled at the end.

The following are the commercials that made the Top 10:
Cravendale - "Cats With Thumbs" (Wieden+Kennedy, London)
DnB NOR - "Finally Married" (Try/Apt, Oslo)
Doritos - "Pug Attack" (Goodby, Silverstein & Partners)
Jack Links - "Sprinklers" (Carmichael Lynch)
Kia - "Share Some Soul" (David&Goliath, Los Angeles)
Land Rover - "Sword Collector" (Young & Rubicam New York)
Snickers - "Party" (BBDO, New York)
SNY - "Muscles" (Ogilvy & Mather, New York)
Vigorsol - "Air Action" (BBH, London)
Volkswagen - "The Force" (Deutsch)

Mustafa is a former professional football player whose acting career has included roles in such movies as The Island, Madea's Big Happy Family and Horrible Bosses. He has also guest-starred on such series as Hot in Cleveland, Chuck, Castle, NCIS, Eli Stone and Ugly Betty.

Since 2004, TBS has presented the Funniest Commercials of the Year specials each December. In 2006, TBS launched the enormously popular VeryFunnyAds.com, where fans can watch their favorite funny commercials from around the world. TBS's Funniest Commercials of the Year: 2011 is produced by Robert Dalrymple Productions in conjunction with IMG Media. Robert Dalrymple and Steve Mayer serve as executive producers.

Dalrymple is a Peabody and Emmy(R)-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(R) 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.

About IMG Media

IMG Media operates from over 30 international offices and distributes content around the world across all media platforms. IMG Media produces 6000 hours of programming annually, including the New York City Marathon, The Masters, PGA Championship, ATP/WTA Tennis, Wimbledon, the British Open Golf Championship, and Premier League Soccer. IMG Media is a regular program supplier to ESPN, Versus, the NFL Network, and regional sports networks. In the entertainment genre, IMG Media has produced projects for NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, The CW, TBS, USA, Bravo, A&E, Lifetime, VH-1, TLC, HGTV, WE, and national syndication. IMG Media is the creator of several long-running television shows, including Battle of the Network Stars, The Superstars, World's Strongest Man, The Year's Funniest Commercials and Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials. IMG Media has also produced a number of primetime entertainment specials such as Christmas in Rockefeller Center, Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year, and Boston Pops 4th of July Spectacular, and produces the Hall of Game Award show for Cartoon Network.

About TBS

TBS, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is television's top-rated comedy network and is available in 100 million households. It serves as home to the Emmy(R)-nominated late-night series CONAN, starring Conan O'Brien; original primetime comedy series like Tyler Perry's House of Payne and Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns; and upcoming series like The Wedding Band and Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse. TBS also features an outstanding slate of contemporary comedies, such as The Big Bang Theory, Family Guy and The Office, as well as blockbuster movies and championship sports. In addition, TBS produces special live comedy events, including the star-studded comedy festival held each year in Chicago.





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