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[10/10/13 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 10
Updates include: The CW asks for three additional scripts from its fall dramas; ABC extends "Shark Tank" season to 24 episodes; and Tom Papa to get "More Time with Family" at CBS.

[05/24/12 - 06:26 AM]
Summer 2011 in Review/Summer 2012 in Preview
A look at the broadcast numbers this summer's new and returning offerings will need to survive.

[05/13/12 - 03:14 PM]
NBC Confirms "The Firm" Cancellation, Wipes Reality Slate Clean
"Escape Routes," "Fear Factor," "The Sing-Off," ""Minute to Win It," "The Marriage Ref," "Who's Still Standing?," "It's Worth What?" and "Who Do You Think You Are?" won't be back.

[03/19/12 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 19
Updates include: Jason O'Mara lands CBS pilot; Nelson Franklin to lead "The Family Trap" at ABC; and Tom Papa to host TBS's "Naked Truth."

[08/16/11 - 11:17 AM]
Tuesday's "America's Got Talent" is the #1 Program of the Week on the Broadcast Networks in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for the week of August 8-14.

[08/16/11 - 10:22 AM]
ABC Finishes as the 2nd-Most-Watched TV Network for the Week
ABC spins the numbers for the week of August 8-14.

[08/15/11 - 08:54 AM]
ABC's "CMA Music Festival" Surges by 1 Million Viewers Year to Year
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 14.

[08/09/11 - 10:26 AM]
Tuesday's "America's Got Talent" is the #1 Program of the Week on the Broadcast Networks
NBC spins the numbers for the week of August 1-7.

[08/02/11 - 10:40 AM]
The Tuesday and Wednesday Editions of "America's Got Talent" Are the #1 and #2 Programs of the Week in Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 25-31.

[08/02/11 - 10:38 AM]
ABC's "The Bachelorette" Finishes Among the Week's Top 10 in Viewers and Young Adults
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 25-31.

[08/01/11 - 08:40 AM]
"The Bachelorette" Special Draws ABC's Top Summer Entertainment Audience in Slot in 5 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, July 31.

[07/26/11 - 10:42 AM]
"Talent" Paces NBC's Primetime Week of July 18-24
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 18-24.

[07/26/11 - 10:24 AM]
ABC Claims 3 of the Week's Top 20 Shows with Adults 18-49, And for the 5th Week Running Delivers the No. 1 Newsmagazine
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 18-24.

[07/19/11 - 10:12 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Leads NBC's Primetime Week of July 11-17
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 11-17.

[07/19/11 - 09:42 AM]
ABC Airs 4 of the Week's Top 20 Shows and the Top 2 Newsmags in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 11-17.

[07/12/11 - 10:13 AM]
NBC is #1 for the Primetime Week in Adults 18-49 for a Fourth Consecutive Week
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 4-10.

[07/06/11 - 10:20 AM]
NBC Is #1 for the Primetime Week in Both 18-49 and Total Viewers for a Third Consecutive Week
NBC spins the numbers for the week of June 27-July 3.

[06/28/11 - 10:25 AM]
"The Voice" Is #1 for the Week of June 20-26 in Adults 18-49 and "America's Got Talent" Is #1 in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for the week of June 20-26.

[06/07/11 - 12:30 PM]
Season Two of NBC's "The Marriage Ref" Premieres on Sunday, June 26 at 10PM
This year's all-star cast of celebrity judges includes Ricky Gervais, Julianne Moore, Regis Philbin, Tracy Morgan, Kathy Griffin, Ellen Pompeo, Joel McHale, Rachel Ray and Bill Maher.

[04/27/11 - 10:35 AM]
Comcast First to Offer Current Top-Rated TV Series from All Four Major Broadcast Networks On Demand
This expansion of TV series, among others, nearly doubles the amount of hit TV series now available from the major broadcast networks.

[03/22/11 - 05:19 PM]
Recap of NBC's Recent Spring and Summer Announcements
A night-by-night guide to what's on tap from the Peacock, plus some new bookings.

[03/21/11 - 11:41 AM]
NBC Announces Strong Slate of Original Programming for Summer 2011 Schedule
Newcomers include "It's Worth What?" and "Love in the Wild."

[01/18/11 - 03:04 PM]
NBC Postpones Return of "Law & Order: Los Angeles," "Marriage Ref"
"Parenthood" will stay put on Tuesdays while "America's Next Great Restaurant" moves to Sundays.

[12/16/10 - 09:44 AM]
NBC Locks in Sunday Plans for Winter
On tap are the network premieres of "Juno" (February 13) and the "Sex and the City" movie (January 23) as well as a new two-hour special "SNL Backstage" (February 20).

[11/15/10 - 12:22 PM]
NBC Announces New Mid-Season Schedule
"The Cape," "Harry's Law" land on Mondays; "Law & Order: Los Angeles," "Chase" get new homes; "Parks & Recreation," "Perfect Couples" expand Thursdays; and more!

[05/25/10 - 01:35 PM]
'Celebrity Apprentice' and 'The Office' Pace NBC's Primetime Week of May 17-23
NBC spins the numbers for the week of May 17-23.

[05/25/10 - 10:41 AM]
ABC Wins the Final Full Week of the '09-10 TV Season in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of May 17-23.

[05/21/10 - 08:46 AM]
ABC Dominates Thursday as Grey's Finale Topples Competition
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 20.

[05/18/10 - 03:08 PM]
NBC Primetime Results for the Week of May 10-16
NBC spins the numbers for the week of May 10-16.

[05/18/10 - 10:59 AM]
ABC Finishes No. 2 to CBS for the 2nd Straight Week in Total Viewers
ABC spins the numbers for the week of May 10-16.

[05/16/10 - 02:28 PM]
NBC Unveils 2010-11 Primetime Schedule Accented by Five New Comedies, Seven New Dramas and New Alternative Program
The fall schedule includes all-drama lineups on Mondays and Wednesdays, and all comedies on Thursdays, plus unscripted programming into compatible dramas on Tuesdays and Fridays.

[05/14/10 - 08:49 AM]
Hitting a 3-Month High, Private Practice Season Finale Is #1 in Its 10pm Slot
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 13.

[05/11/10 - 03:18 PM]
NBC Primetime Results for the Week of May 3-9
NBC spins the numbers for the week of May 3-9.

[05/11/10 - 10:41 AM]
ABC Finishes No. 2 in Adults 18-49 to FOX for the 3rd Week in a Row
ABC spins the numbers for the week of May 3-9.

[05/07/10 - 08:47 AM]
ABC Posts Its Most-Watched Thursday in 6 Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 6.

[05/04/10 - 01:13 PM]
NBC Primetime Results for the Week of April 26-May 2
NBC spins the numbers for the week of April 26-May 2.

[05/04/10 - 11:08 AM]
ABC Finishes No. 2 in Adults 18-49 for the 2nd Week in a Row
ABC spins the numbers for the week of April 26-May 2.

[05/03/10 - 10:31 AM]
Bravo's "Watch What Happens: Live" Hosted by Andy Cohen Moves to New 11pm Time Slot in May with Star-Studded Line-Up
Upcoming guests include Ellen Barkin, Caroline Manzo, Luann de Lesseps, Jerry Seinfeld and Sarah Jessica Parker.

[04/30/10 - 08:54 AM]
ABC Turns in Its Strongest Thursday in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 in 5 Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 29.

[04/27/10 - 04:54 PM]
NBC Primetime Results for the Week of April 19-25
NBC spins the numbers for the week of April 19-25.

[04/27/10 - 11:12 AM]
ABC Is No. 2 for the Week in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of April 19-25.

[04/26/10 - 03:01 AM]
VH1 Lends a Hand to Chronically Single Guys Who Find Themselves 'Undateable'
The week-long event, airing May 10-14, features the cast of "Jersey Shore," Karina Smirnoff, Bethenny Frankel, Nick Cannon, Fantasia and "Pepa" Denton.

[04/23/10 - 08:40 AM]
Flashforward Draws Biggest Audience in 4 Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 22.

[04/22/10 - 11:58 AM]
NBC Sweeps Into Spring with Special Episodes, the Broadcast Return of 'Friday Night Lights,' Live Finales and Full Marquee of Guest Stars
NBC details its May sweeps highlights (SPOILERS!).

[04/14/10 - 10:05 AM]
NBC.com Ranks #1 Among Competitive Broadcast Network Web Sites for First Quarter 2010
NBC spins the digital numbers for the first quarter of 2010.

[04/13/10 - 01:22 PM]
NBC Primetime Results for the Week of April 5-11
NBC spins the numbers for the week of April 5-11.

[04/06/10 - 01:28 PM]
NBC Primetime Results for the Week of March 29-April 4
NBC spins the numbers for the week of March 29-April 4.

[04/05/10 - 01:08 PM]
NBC Picks Up Three Freshman Alternative Series as 'The Marriage Ref,' 'Minute to Win It' and 'Who Do You Think You Are?' Are Renewed for 2010-11
"All of these new series have demonstrated increasing popularity and generated far-reaching interest among viewers," said NBC's Paul Telegdy.

[04/02/10 - 09:38 AM]
ABC Ranks a Strong No. 1 on Thursday in Adults 18-34, Winning the Night by 16%
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 1.

[03/30/10 - 01:17 PM]
NBC Primetime Results for the Week of March 22-28
NBC spins the numbers for the week of March 22-28.

[03/23/10 - 01:15 PM]
'The Office' Ties as the #1 Scripted Program of the Week in Adults 18-34
NBC spins the numbers for the week of March 15-21.

[03/18/10 - 12:34 AM]
Interview: "The Marriage Ref" Host Tom Papa

[03/16/10 - 05:39 PM]
NBC Primetime Results for the Week of March 8-14
NBC spins the numbers for the week of March 8-14.

[03/16/10 - 10:47 AM]
ABC Delivers 4 of the Week's Top 15 TV Programs in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 8-14.

[03/12/10 - 09:45 AM]
ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" Wins Its Time Period and Is Thursday's No. 1 Scripted Show
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 11.

[03/09/10 - 02:16 PM]
NBC Primetime Results for the Week of March 1-7
NBC spins the numbers for the week of March 1-7.

[03/09/10 - 11:14 AM]
ABC Draws Its Biggest Weekly Audience Since September '08
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 1-7.

[03/05/10 - 09:10 AM]
ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" Posts Solid Gains Over Its Most Recent Original Airing
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 4.

[03/02/10 - 02:00 PM]
NBC Is #1 for the Primetime Week of FeB. 22-28
NBC spins the numbers for the week of February 22-28.

[01/14/10 - 12:18 PM]
NBC Presents Post-Winter Olympics Primetime Schedule Beginning March 1
"Law & Order," "Parenthood," "Law & Order: SVU" and "The Marriage Ref" are all headed to 10:00/9:00c.

[01/10/10 - 10:24 AM]
NBC's 'The Marriage Ref' Will Be Sneak-Previewed on February 28 Following Closing Ceremony of Winter Olympics
The half-hour tease will air Sunday, February 28 at 10:30/9:30c.

[01/04/10 - 01:00 PM]
NBC's Upcoming Series 'The Marriage Ref' Launches Nationwide Search for Fun-Loving Couples Looking to Resolve Real-Life Disputes
The series will debut on Sunday, March 14 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/14/09 - 11:14 AM]
NBC Announces New Mid-Season Premieres Following the Winter Olympics as 'Parenthood' and 'The Marriage Ref' Debut While 'The Celebrity Apprentice' and 'The Biggest Loser' Return
Newcomers "Parenthood" (Monday, March 1) and "The Marriage Ref" (Sunday, March 14) will join returning series "The Biggest Loser" (Tuesday, January 5) and "The Celebrity Apprentice" (Sunday, March 14).

[11/06/09 - 03:02 PM]
NBC's New Series 'Losing It with Jillian' Kicks Off Auditions in Los Angeles Sunday, November 8
Open calls are also set for including Dallas, Nashville, Detroit, Chicago, Boston and Washington D.C.

[11/03/09 - 06:05 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 3
Updates include: Tom Papa to host NBC's "Marriage Ref"; David Tennant to star in "Rex" for NBC; and Mark Mylod to helm Showtime's "Shameless" import.

[10/20/09 - 07:13 AM]
NBC Partners with Health and Wellness Expert Jillian Michaels to Rid Families of Their Excuses and Empower Them to Transform Their Lives in a New Life-Changing Series "Losing It with Jillian"
The series will feature Michaels "as she helps unhealthy families to move off their collective couches and put their lives back on more rewarding tracks."

[05/28/09 - 06:22 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 28
Updates include: Freddie Prinze Jr. books a role on FOX's "24"; Shed Media to produce NBC's "The Marriage Ref"; and networks begin recasting their newcomers.

[05/19/09 - 08:00 AM]
NBC Announces 2009-2010 Primetime Schedule Bolstered by More Original Programming Than Ever Before
It's here: NBC announces its 2009-10 season plans!

[02/26/09 - 08:42 AM]
NBC Announces New Primetime Comedy-Reality Series Created by Jerry Seinfeld Marking the Iconic Comedian's First Television Series Since 'Seinfeld'
"The Marriage Ref" will feature "opinionated celebrities, comedians and sports stars who will candidly comment, judge and offer different strategies for real-life couples in the midst of a classic marital dispute."







MARRIAGE REF, THE (NBC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
2/28/10 - 8/14/11
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2010-2011 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
2 (20 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 5/13/12
DESCRIPTION:
(from NBC's press release, June 2011) NBC's "The Marriage Ref" (Sundays 10-11 PM ET) begins its all-new and improved second season on Sunday, June 26, with comedian Tom Papa back in the center of the action where he serves as host. Papa was personally chosen by returning executive producer, Jerry Seinfeld. In this funny and revealing comedy panel series, real-life married couples take center stage as their quirky, funny, and relatable disputes are explored, examined -- and ultimately judged. For the sophomore run of "The Marriage Ref," couples will appear in-studio and face a panel of "experts" composed of top celebrities and comedians who will weigh in and decide which spouse is right. The goal is to give couples something they have always wanted but have never had - a clear winner. At the end of each episode, the studio audience will vote to make one of the winners "The Rightest of The Right." That person will receive $25,000 and their very own billboard, in their hometown, declaring they are right.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Tom Papa as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Ellen Rakieten as EP
· Javier Winnik as EP
· Jerry Seinfeld as EP
· Page Hurwitz as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Columbus 81 Productions
· Ellen Rakieten Entertainment