or


[06/25/12 - 12:38 PM]
E! Entertainment Special: "Tim Tebow's Wild Rise" Premieres on July 2nd at 8:00 PM, ET/PT on E!
The half-hour special features Tebow's close friends, former high school and college football coaches, sports journalists and pop culture experts.

[via press release from E!]

E! ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL: TIM TEBOW'S WILD RISE

The Football Star's Phenomenal Journey To Astronomical Fame Is Detailed With Help

From His Former Coaches, Close Friends And Sports & Pop Culture Experts

(Los Angeles, CA, June 25, 2012) - E! examines a fascinating athlete who has transcended sports to become a full-fledged pop icon in the upcoming E! Entertainment Special: Tim Tebow's Wild Rise. His extraordinary success on the football field, coupled with his religious devotion and infectious charm, have made Tebow a beloved and controversial figure ... but love him or hate him, Tim Tebow has undeniably captured America's attention. From rumors of hot Hollywood hook-ups, to "Tebowing" becoming a part of the American vernacular, to his much-discussed virginity, everybody is talking about Tebow. And, now that he is playing in New York, the spotlight is getting brighter. E! speaks with Tebow's close friends, former high school and college football coaches, sports journalists and pop culture experts who have followed his aspirational career to reveal the phenomenon surrounding this remarkable lightning rod. The E! Entertainment Special: Tim Tebow's Wild Rise premieres on July 2nd at 8:00 PM, ET/PT on E!

Young Tim Tebow was home-schooled on his family's farm. He was able to play on his town's high school football team and wowed the spectators.

"He played part of a game with a broken leg, scored a touchdown." - Gary Belsky, Columnist, Time.com

"Even his opponents sometimes would ask for his autograph." - Craig Howard, Tebow's High School Football Coach

Tebow's faith, which he considers his greatest gift, caught some people by surprise and inspired countless others. It began a national conversation.

"People that knew him like myself growing up or were close to him, we knew that was just Timmy. That's just who he was." - Will Oakley, Tebow's High School Friend

"There was definitely the naysayers that thought he was a fake, that thought all this stuff that was out there about Tim, even the football players probably thought like, 'where's the real Tim? This can't be real Tim.'" - Justin Giangrande, Tebow's College Friend

Upon graduation Tim Tebow was drafted by the Denver Bronco's and "Tebow Mania" grew to new heights.

"It was like a train, it just kept building and building and building and that phenomenon, Tebow-mania just erupted. " - Damien Woody, NFL Analyst, ESPN

Now a New York Jet, the attention on Tim Tebow is hotter than ever.

"I think this whole nice boy Captain America image is the biggest thing going for him. If he didn't have it then what would we be talking about?" -Ryan Brockington, NY Journalist

"I don't expect we're going to see a lot of pictures of Tim Tebow tweeted with his shirt off, dancing drunkenly in clubs. I think he'll do just fine in New York. Having said that, I think the media will be on 24/7 alert waiting for a Tim Tebow slip up." - Gary Belsky, Columnist, Time.com

Be sure to tune-in to the 30 minute special, "Tim Tebow's Wild Rise," on July 2nd at 8:00 PM ET/PT only on E!





  [june 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


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





[04/29/17 - 08:25 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demos with NBC
The Eye's "Hawaii Five-0" wins the night among adults 18-49.

[04/28/17 - 02:00 PM]
Video: Watch a Behind-the-Scenes First Look at FOX's New Dating Show, "Love Connection," Hosted by Andy Cohen
The unscripted series will now premiere at 9:00/8:00c on Thursday, May 25 following "Beat Shazam."

[04/28/17 - 12:39 PM]
"The President Show" Inaugural Episode Draws Huge Crowd Topping Trump's Actual Inauguration
Comedy Central spins the numbers for Thursday, April 27.

[04/28/17 - 11:25 AM]
WE tv's New Series "Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta" Premieres Thursday, May 25 at 10pm ET/CT
"Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta" features a tight-knit crew of friends who reveal the perks and perils of being born into Hip Hop royalty.

[04/28/17 - 10:43 AM]
Netflix Unveils "FYSee" - A Month-Long Celebration Highlighting the Best of Netflix Series
For the first time, Netflix's FYSee will feature a full month of programming designed to connect industry with the shows, creators and talent they love in wholly new and unusual ways.

[04/28/17 - 10:02 AM]
Paramount Television and Anonymous Content Option Rights to Anne Rice's Best-Selling Series, "The Vampire Chronicles"
Christopher Rice, four-time New York Times Bestselling(R) author and recipient of the Lambda Literary Award, will pen the series and serve as executive producer alongside Anne Rice, and Anonymous Content's David Kanter and Steve Golin.

[04/28/17 - 10:02 AM]
"Star Trek: Discovery" Adds to Its Ranks
Shazad Latif, Rekha Sharma, Kenneth Mitchell, Clare McConnell and Damon Runyan are among the latest additions.

[04/28/17 - 09:55 AM]
British Comedic Legend Tommy Maitland Has Been Announced to Host ABC's Irreverent Talent Competition Show "The Gong Show"
A revolving panel of judges featuring Hollywood's hottest stars praise, critique and gong contestants in one of TV's all-time great variety shows.

[04/28/17 - 09:47 AM]
Showtime(R) Sets Summer Premiere Dates for Hit Series "Ray Donovan" and "Episodes"
Look for the new seasons on August 6 and August 20, respectively, with "Twin Peaks" moving to the 8:00/7:00c slot on August 6.

[04/28/17 - 09:40 AM]
Her Story Continues - "Z: The Beginning of Everything" Is Returning for a Second Season
The streaming service formally announced said renewal this morning.

[04/28/17 - 08:30 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Inches Past CBS Among Adults 18-49
The Alphabet wins the night in demos while the Eye is the most-watched broadcaster.

[04/28/17 - 07:56 AM]
ESPN's Round 1 NFL Draft Telecast Delivers 4.8 Overnight Rating
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, April 27.

[04/28/17 - 07:32 AM]
Universal Pictures' "Fast & Furious" Franchise to Receive Generation Award at the "2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards"
"We are thrilled to celebrate the 'Fast & Furious' franchise and its global contribution to pop culture," said Amy Doyle, General Manager, MTV, VH1 and Logo.

[04/28/17 - 06:00 AM]
"Ellen"'s Coming-Out Episode, "The Puppy Episode: Parts 1 and 2," Streaming Now on the ABC App
This Sunday, April 30, is the 20th anniversary of the historic coming-out episode of the "Ellen" sitcom on ABC.

[04/27/17 - 03:01 PM]
BET Networks Says YES to Comedy Superstars and Music Legends with Original New Scripted, Late Night and Mini-Series
VH1 imports "Hit the Floor" and "The Breaks" will join fellow returning drama "The Quad."