April 26, 2011

TV TimeZ and Casting CallZ

April 26, 2011
Spike TV: Repo Games at 8p
Food Network: Have Cake, Will Travel at 9p
ABC:  Dancing with the Stars: Road To The Finals, Dancing with the Stars, Body of Proof
CW: One Tree Hill, Hellcats
FOX: Glee, Raising Hope
NBC: The Biggest Loser: Couples, The Voice

E!'s Royal Wedding coverage on April 29 will include an extensive social media component with E! News' Jason Kennedy manning a "Social Central" hub to track celebrity tweets and Skype calls from viewing parties around the world. E! Online's Facebook page will also feature a live stream of the network's broadcast embeddable on your wall. 

Katie Couric, anchor of CBS Evening News is expected to announce this week her future plans which may include developing a daytime talk show.  In addition, several reports are saying CBS will additionally name Couric's replacement following the network's coverage of Britain's Royal Wedding.  Couric's contract with CBS expires in June.   

As of yesterday, MSNBC introduced a second phase of its branding campaign "Lean Forward" with new television commercials directed by filmmaker Spike Lee.  The network's primetime hosts Chris Matthews, Lawrence O'Donnell, Rachel Maddow and Ed Schultz star in a collection of ads which will air on MSNBC, msnbc.com and other NBCUniversal networks as well as movie theaters this summer. 

Casting Call:  A major cable network is looking for the ugliest homes in Los Angeles for a new reality home makeover show hosted by celebrity contractor Eric Stromer.  The show will follow Stromer and his team of expert designers as they transform the home in one week.  If you own an ugly home or know someone who has decorated their abode insanely or the house is terribly out-dated, send an email to:Andrewiscasting@gmail.com and include your names and ages, your contact phone numbers, your house location, photos of household members and their relationship, photos of all areas or rooms to be considered along with your brief story explaining why you want a makeover, how your home became out of control, who is responsible for the awful decor and who likes it and who hates it.  Deadline to be considered for this show is this Friday.  Candidates must be a home owner in Los Angeles or the surrounding area, have two or more spaces inside the home that are in desperate need of a makeover, have at least two people living in the home between the ages of 21-50 and be available for shooting during the last two weeks of May 2011.