August 10, 2010

TV TimeZ and Casting CallZ

Tonight's Premieres:
Retirement Living TV: Stanley On The Go at 8p
Bravo: Flipping Out at 9p
Discovery Channel: Swords: Life on the Line at 9p
Oxygen: Hair Battle Spectacular at 10p
IFC: The It Crowd at 1030p
Tonight's Finale:
Investigation Discovery: I Escaped: Real Prison Breaks at 1030p

The Style Network's new docu-series, Mel B: It's a Scary World starring pop star/TV personality and author, Mel B (formerly Scary Spice) opens September 5 at 9p directly following the season two premiere of Jerseylicious at 8p. In each of the ten episodes, cameras follow Mel B as she powers through her hectic life as a performer, wife and mom of two young girls.

VH1 released premiere dates for new and returning series this fall:

  • Real & Chance: Legend Hunters - Two non-scientists examine strange tales of animals. Premieres September 19 at 9p.
  • Fantasia For Real - Season two opens September 19 at 10p.
  • Carmelo and LaLa - New series featuring former MTV VJ and TV personality LaLa Vazquez as she plans her wedding to NBA star Carmelo Anthony. Premieres September 19 at 1030p.
  • Don't Forget the Lyrics! - launches September 20 at 7p.
  • Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It - Docu-series gives viewers a glimpse into the rocker's home life. Debuts October 11 at 9p.
  • Football Wives - New series about the wives of pro football players. Premieres October 11 at 930p.
  • Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew - Season four opens October 11 at 10p.
  • Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business - Season two debuts October 24 at 1030p.

Casting Call: Here is a new twist in product placement, V1 Entertainment Films is auditioning advertisers and sponsors to feature prominently in its new NASCAR-themed television series, The Ride. The series is on tap as a spring 2011 network replacement series. Giancarlo Esposito (AMC's Breaking Bad) will direct the project and Tony Sommo is penning the script. The Ride is set in the Lake Norman area of North Carolina about a group of drivers, who are friends though they come from different backgrounds. The advertising sponsors will be considered important characters in the storyline. Aspen Hughes, CEO of V1 Entertainment Films is inviting brand managers and marketing executives of food, automotive and packaged goods companies in addition to advertising agencies to contact him in this rather unusual casting call. Selected advertisers will work directly with all top decision-makers on the show's production from the beginning. For more information about how your advertiser can audition for a part in The Ride, visit www.V1EntertainmentFilms.com .

Casting Call: SEGI, Inc. behind the one-hour weekly series, Most Wanted Deadbeat Parents, is looking for an experienced on-camera personality to conduct on-location interviews with victims involved in financial child support abandonment cases. Interested candidates must be comfortable on camera working from a prepared script as well as having the ability to think on their feet in asking follow-up questions to interviewees. The show's pilot and episodes two and three will be produced in Pennsylvania and Florida. The show is set to premiere in second quarter 2011. Interested applicants should send an email to patrick@mostwanteddbp.com and also include a video/demo if available.

WHAT SHOULD I WATCH TONIGHT?

ABC:  Wipe Out, Shaq vs., Primetime: What Would You Do?
CW:   18 to Life
FOX: Hell's Kitchen, MasterChef
NBC: America's Got Talent

Tonight's Premieres:
Retirement Living TV: Stanley On The Go at 8p
Bravo: Flipping Out at 9p
Discovery Channel: Swords: Life on the Line at 9p
Oxygen: Hair Battle Spectacular at 10p
IFC: The It Crowd at 1030p
Tonight's Finale:
Investigation Discovery: I Escaped: Real Prison Breaks at 1030p