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[07/01/14 - 10:45 AM]
SundanceTV Hashes Out the Brilliant and the Despicable in Pop Culture in New Original Series "The Approval Matrix" Beginning August 11th at 11 PM ET/PT
Each week, host Neal Brennan and a rotating panel of celebrity guests will sort through, debate about, and tally up what's on everyone's radar.

[05/09/14 - 10:31 AM]
SundanceTV Presents New Original Non-Fiction Series "The Approval Matrix"
Inspired by New York magazine's back page pop culture roundup, the series was previously set up at Bravo in 2011.

[02/02/11 - 12:31 PM]
Bravo Raises Its Brow on the Pop Culture Grid With "The Approval Matrix" Special Premiering Wednesday, February 16th at 11PM ET/PT
Plus: Colin Firth to visit "Inside The Actors Studio" on Monday, February 7 at 7:00/6:00c.

[04/19/10 - 10:39 AM]
Bravo Announces Studio-Based Series in Development Based on the Weekly New York Magazine Feature, "The Approval Matrix"
The series is "a studio-based, hosted show in which four rotating pop culture pundits engage in entertaining debate to place the week's buzz-worthy news items into the magazine's famous quadrants."







APPROVAL MATRIX, THE (SUNDANCE)
Returns Monday, August 11
BROADCAST HISTORY:
2/16/11 - ???
STATUS:
returning this summer (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
mondays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (7 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Sundance Channel's press release, July 2014) SundanceTV announced today that its newest original non-fiction series, "The Approval Matrix" will premiere Monday, August 11th at 11pm ET/PT. Inspired by the celebrated pop culture roundup feature of the same name in the award-winning New York Magazine, the six episode talk show will be hosted by comedian Neal Brennan ("Chappelle's Show," "Inside Amy Schumer," "The Mindy Project") and executive produced by Rory Albanese ("The Daily Show") and Ish Entertainment's Michael Hirschorn ("Best Week Ever") and Wendy Roth ("Fix My Family") . Each half hour episode is uniquely designed for those both impatient with and fascinated by the pop culture cacophony all around us. Each week, Brennan and a rotating panel of celebrity guests will sort through, debate about, and tally up what's on everyone's radar. From the highbrow and the lowbrow to what's brilliant vs. despicable, no topic or commentary is off limits. The series will feature sketches and field pieces as well as one-on-one interviews between Neal and writer and producer Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation"), television host Jon Stewart ("The Daily Show with Jon Stewart") and comedian Chris Rock ("Eat, Drink, Laugh").
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Neal Brennan as Host
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Faith Salie as Host (Bravo Pilot)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Ethan Goldman as EP (Bravo Pilot)
· Kay O'Connell as EP (Bravo Pilot)
· Michael Hirschorn as EP
· Rory Albanese as EP
· Wendy Roth as EP
GENRE(S):
· talk show
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Ish Entertainment