CBS Studios has licensed first-window rights to its reboot of MacGyver and the latest season of America’s Next Top Model to United Kingdom broadcaster, Sky.
Singer, actress and entrepreneur Rita Ora hosts the reinvented ANTP with supermodel and body activist Ashley Graham, Paper magazine chief creative officer Drew Elliott and celebrity stylist and image architect Law Roach serving as judges.
Both shows will premiere on Sky on February 1st. Details follow…
The CW Network made an early announcement of the renewal of five of their top series. Returning for the 2011 Fall television season on the CW will be The Vampire Diaries, 90210, Gossip Girl, America’s Next Top Model and the Friday night action series Supernatural.
In moving to Fridays last September, Supernatural, which stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, immediately helped make The CW more competitive on the night and dramatically contributed to year-to-year gains on Friday of 66% in adults 18-34 and 60% in viewers. Supernatural, which is currently in it’s sixth season, also made it onto not one, but two TV Guide Fan Favorite covers this season. The series, about two monster hunting, demon fighting brothers, continues to gain popularity, new fans and viewers.
To help promote their network shows, The CW Network is inviting the viewers and fans of their shows to “Watch and Tweet” with stars and executive producers from each series from Monday, May 3 through Friday, May 7.
This event will include such CW Network stars as Misha Collins who plays Castiel on Supernatural, Robert Buckley who plays Clay on One Tree Hill and Shenae Grimes who plays Annie on 90210. As an added bonus fans and viewers THE VAMPIRE DIARIES who live on the west coast can also tweet along with executive producers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec on Thursday, May 6.
Much to the relief of anxious fans who have been waiting nervously to hear the fate of their beloved shows, The CW has spared them a few extra gray hairs in the coming months by announcing early pickups for five of their series. Returning to the schedule for the Fall 2010 season are four dramas: The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Gossip Girl, and 90210, along with the long-running hit reality series America’s Next Top Model.
The renewals are not entirely a surprise, as industry experts have correctly predicted these outcomes for a while now based on series performance and actors’ contracts. The CW has also gained extra brownie points and cemented viewer loyalty even further by being generous in their early announcements and sparing their viewers the agony of having to wait until the “May upfronts” where such announcements are usually made by all networks, in addition to revealing the new shows to debut in their Fall line-ups. As our previous post stated, curiously missing from the renewal list at this time is Smallville.
The CW [We’re number five, we have to try way harder!] has announced its first renewals for next season: breakout cult hit The Vampire Diaries, Josh Schwartz’s Gossip Girl, the soapy soap 90210, horror drama "Supernatural" and the network’s top reality show "America’s Next Top Model."
It remains to be seen if the network will extend the same good fortune to the lame soap Melrose Place, the over-the-hill One Tree Hill, the net’s best new series Life Unexpected or the reliable comics-based Smallville – though I wouldn’t bet against Smallville getting a tenth season.
For years the industry height standard for any model who wanted to make it in the business meant she had to stand over 5’7″ tall. Well on cycle 13 of America’s Next Top Model, catwalk queen Tyra Banks and her panel of experts sets out to prove that modeling beauty doesn’t have to be a tall order! Starting on Wednesday September 9th at 8PM EST Banks is going to strutting 14 young hopefuls all standing 5’7″ or shorter through their modeling paces for the chance for one of them to become America’s Next Top Model.
Hot on the heels of the sneak peek looks at two of their new fall series, Melrose Place and The Vampire Diaries, The CW Network has released their full fall schedule for the 2009/2010 television season. The CW’s new schedule begins on Tuesday, September 8 with the season premiere of sophomore drama 90210 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), followed by the series premiere of the updated version of Melrose Place (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET). As they did once before, 90210 and Melrose Place will combine for a great night of television.