Intervention To Return In 2015

(LMN) LMN has ordered an all-new season of the Emmy-winning and critically acclaimed docuseries Intervention, it was announced today by Jana Bennett, President, FYI & LMN. The series, to be produced by the original producers GRB Entertainment, profiles people whose uncontrollable addiction to drugs, alcohol or compulsive behavior has brought them to the brink and follows them as they are presented with the life-changing opportunity of an intervention and rehab. “Over the course of 13 seasons on A&E, Intervention wove itself into the fabric of pop culture and brought global awareness to addiction and treatment options,” said Bennett. “The stories profiled on this series are profoundly powerful and we are proud to continue it on LMN.” Production will begin this summer and the series is slated to air in first quarter of 2015. Original interventionists Jeff Van Vonderen and Candy Finnigan will return. Twice nominated and in 2009 awarded the Emmy® for Outstanding Reality Series, the five-time PRISM Award-winning series Intervention brings attention to the enormous social, economic and environmental cost of drug addiction, alcohol abuse and compulsive behavior. Each episode follows addicts through their daily life and the devastation their dependency has brought to their family and friends. Upon reaching the … Continue reading

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Wahlburgers Season Two

(A&E) In the new season of Wahlburgers Mark, Donnie, Paul and Alma are joined by an additional cast of characters, including Wahlberg brothers Arthur and Bob, their nephew Brandon and special guest, New England Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski.  “Wahlburgers” returns with nine all-new episodes on Wednesday, August 13 at 10pm ET/PT on A&E. Wahlburgers goes behind-the-scenes of one of Boston’s most well-known families, the Wahlbergs.  Brothers Mark, Donnie and Paul join forces to embark on a hometown-based business venture, a hamburger restaurant that touts the family name.  An homage to their humble beginnings, the restaurant is home base for the gang from the old neighborhood, including Mark’s sidekicks, the real Johnny “Drama” and Henry “Nacho” Laun, Paul’s trusty assistant Kari Burke and of course, the matriarch of the Wahlberg family, their spirited mother Alma. In the new season, Mark and Donnie juggle their roles at the restaurant while working abroad.  Mark heads to China to promote a film and convinces “Drama” and “Nacho” to tag along.  Donnie is on tour in London with New Kids On The Block when his fiancée Jenny McCarthy arranges for a surprise visitor to help stave off his homesickness.  Back in Boston, Paul gets in over his … Continue reading

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A&E Network To Expand Into Africa & Europe

A&E will launch in German-speaking Europe, Iberia and Africa in the fall, announced Dean Possenniskie, Managing Director, EMEA, A+E Networks.  The channel will premiere to 10 million households across Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal and Portuguese-speaking Africa, following a rebrand from BIO. A&E is home to original content that inspires and challenges audiences to Be Original.  The channel offers a diverse mix of high-quality, uniquely immersive entertainment with signature nonfiction franchises including Wahlburgers, Duck Dynasty, Storage Wars, Barry’d Treasure, Bad Ink and Big Smo.  A&E will also feature locally-commissioned productions and local acquisitions. “These A&E launches will significantly strengthen our channel portfolio across German-speaking Europe, Iberia and Africa,” said Possenniskie.  “In the US, A&E is recognized as a leading creator of quality content that features one-of-a-kind characters and fresh, innovative storytelling.  We are very pleased to bring this acclaimed programming to a wider audience in EMEA.” The launch marks the debut of A&E in Africa, and follows the brand’s European debut in France in November 2013.  The rebrand of BIO to A&E in German-speaking Europe is scheduled for late September, while Iberia and Africa will rebrand in early October. A&E first launched in the US in February 1984, and is … Continue reading

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Bates Motel To Wrap Up With Season Two With A Killer Finale On May 5th!

(A&E) –A&E Network premieres the season finale of the hit original series “Bates Motel” on Monday, May 5th at 10pm ET/PT immediately followed by the finale edition of “Bates Motel: After Hours,” at 11pm ET/PT hosted by Dave Holmes. Season two of “Bates Motel” further explores Norman’s unraveling psyche and digs deeper into the twisted world of the Bates family. New family members and seedy residents of the White Pine Bay including notable guest stars checked in throughout the season. In the season two finale premiering on May 5th at 10pm ET/PT, Norman (Freddie Highmore) is haunted by a tragic event in his past and Norma (Vera Farmiga) tries to save him from making a horrible mistake. Romero (Nestor Carbonell) and Dylan (Max Thieriot) find a way to bring closure to the drug war and Emma (Olivia Cooke) makes a decision about her future at Bates Motel. Fans get first-hand look into the explosive season finale during “Bates Motel: After Hours”, a live half-hour special event on May 5th at 11pm ET/PT. Stars Vera Farmiga (Norma Bates), Freddie Highmore (Norman Bates), Max Thieriot (Dylan Massett), Nestor Carbonell (Alex Romero), Olivia Cooke (Emma Decody) and executive producer Carlton Cuse will answer fan … Continue reading

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A&E Network Greenlights New Drama Series “The Returned”

(A&E) A&E Network has given the greenlight to ten episodes of the new original scripted drama series “The Returned,” a co-production of A+E Studios and FremantleMedia North America. Carlton Cuse (“Bates Motel”) wrote the first episode, and he and Raelle Tucker (“True Blood”) will write and executive produce the series.  Casting will begin immediately. The announcement was made today by David McKillop, General Manager and Executive Vice President of A&E Network. “The Returned” is based on the popular and International Emmy®-award winning French suspense series adapted by Fabrice Gobert and inspired by the feature film, Les Revenants, directed by Robin Campillo. “The Returned” focuses on a small town that is turned upside down when several local people, who have been long presumed dead suddenly reappear, bringing with them both positive and detrimental consequences. As families are reunited, the lives of those who were left behind are challenged on a physical and emotional level. Interpersonal relationships are examined with intrigue and depth as strange phenomena begin to occur. “’The Returned’ has the potential to be one of the most compelling drama series on cable, thanks to phenomenal scripts written by Carlton and Raelle,” said McKillop. “We look forward to seeing their vision … Continue reading

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The A&E Hit Series Bates Motel Returns Tonight! We Caught Up With Star Vera Farmiga and Producer Kerry Ehrin

(PCM) A&E Network premieres season two of the critically acclaimed original drama series “Bates Motel,” starring Vera Farmiga in her Emmy-nominated role as Norma Bates and Freddie Highmore as Norman. The series premieres Monday, March 3 at 9 PM ET/PT. In season two of “Bates Motel,” executive producers Carlton Cuse (“Lost”) and … Continue reading

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A&E’s Bates Motel Re-Opens For A Second Season

A&E Network premieres season two of the critically acclaimed original drama series “Bates Motel,” starring Vera Farmiga in her Emmy-nominated role as Norma Bates and Freddie Highmore as Norman. The series premieres Monday, March 3 at 9 PM ET/PT. In season two of “Bates Motel,” executive producers Carlton Cuse (“Lost”) … Continue reading

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Duck Dynasty Company Launches A Gun Line

(PCM) Just when it seems like the dust has finally settled from the recent controversy surrounding Duck Dynasty and Robertson family patriarch Phil Robertson’s perceived homophobic comments made during an interview with GQ Magazine, the family is now back in the spotlight and launching an new product line….guns! Not that … Continue reading

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Duck Dynasty Family Finally Breaks Their Silence Regarding Phil’s Comments and The Show’s Future

(PCM) Many have been anticipating when the rest of the Robertson family would break their silence and comment on the recent controversy stirred up by family patriarch Phil. As you know, Phil, outspoken as he is, made some comments during a recent interview with GQ Magazine about his faith, race … Continue reading Continue reading

Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson Suspended From Show After Anti-Gay Remarks

(PCM) The news today that is buzzing all around the internet is that Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson has been indefinitely suspended from the series following anti-gay remarks made during a recent interview with GQ Magazine. Robertson is a devout Christian and made the comments when discussing his personal beliefs … Continue reading Continue reading

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