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2012-06-27 10:20:14

BURBANK, Calif., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Moving quickly since the announcement of Thom Beers' Original Productions Entertainment Networks (6/14/12), Senior Vice President Gayle Gilman has announced promotion and marketing expert Tammy Billings as Vice President of Integrated Marketing. Billings will be responsible for bringing national advertisers and their agencies to market their brands through more than 14 Original Productions' series currently on major cable television networks....

2011-02-10 10:02:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Estate sales can be great places to go for bargains on everything from collectible knick-knacks to used furniture. But they can also turn up a hidden cache of items that can sell for thousands of dollars. truTV heads into this high-stakes world with one of the best in the business in the all-new series BIG BRIAN: THE FORTUNE SELLER. Each week, this fascinating and exciting one-hour show will follow estate sale supervisor Brian Elenson and his...

2011-02-08 09:17:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Coming off its best year ever in primetime and a Top 10 finish among men 18-49, truTV is ready to build on its strong momentum with the network's 2011 Upfront presentation on Tuesday, April 12, in New York. The event will feature a look at truTV's lineup of original series, including previews of several new shows that are slated to join ever-growing hits like Operation Repo, Hardcore Pawn and All Worked Up. The event will conclude with a special live...

2010-06-21 14:04:00

NEW YORK, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Burnt burgers, warm beer and sparklers that won't light could ruin anyone's Fourth of July. But truTV has the video proof that holiday celebrations can take a disastrous turn with a special installment of the hit series MOST DARING, from Nash Entertainment. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091007/CL88870LOGO ) MOST DARING: HOLIDAYS FROM HELL, which will air Wednesday, June 30, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), is packed with caught-on-tape Independence Day...

2010-04-27 10:07:00

NEW YORK, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- truTV - one of the fastest-growing networks on television - today revealed details about several additions to the network's lineup of original programming, including a second season of CONSPIRACY THEORY WITH JESSE VENTURA, along with new projects from Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg's Katalyst (Punk'd) and Reveille (The Biggest Loser, The Office). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091007/CL88870LOGO ) truTV, a Top 10 network with key...

2010-02-01 10:06:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- truTV is revealing its first-ever Super Bowl ad today, giving viewers an early glimpse at how the network will bring NFL fans what they've always wanted - six more weeks of football. The Groundhog Day-themed spot - available at http://inr.mediaseed.tv/truTV_37290 - features Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The ad promotes the new truTV series NFL FULL CONTACT, which premieres the day after the Super Bowl: Monday, Feb. 8, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)....

2010-01-12 16:38:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- truTV, which scored its best ratings year ever in 2009, will be part of the ad lineup for CBS's broadcast of the Super Bowl. truTV's first Super Bowl ad will feature one of the NFL's most popular players, Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers. truTV programming includes original series that focus on giving viewers access to places and situations they can't normally experience. The network's Super Bowl spot will highlight an addition to truTV's lineup:...

2009-12-02 18:44:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- What: After watching the premiere of truTV's exciting new series CONSPIRACY THEORY WITH JESSE VENTURA, fans can go online via Livestream (http://www.livestream.com) for a live Web chat with host and executive producer Jesse Ventura. When & Where: Tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 2 Series premiere of CONSPIRACY THEORY airs on truTV...

2008-08-25 06:00:40

By Gary Strauss Thom Beers has created a mini-empire with a growing number of cable TV shows focusing on blue-collar, often dangerous professions. Tonight, Beers' testosterone-fueled programming climbs onto broadcast TV with America's Toughest Jobs (NBC, 9 ET/PT). The first of four NBC series under a development deal with Beers and co-producer Berman/Braun, Toughest Jobs blends the rough-and-tumble occupations featured in such Beers hits as Discovery's Deadliest Catch and History's Ice...

2008-08-07 18:01:04

By AARON BARNHART American viewers plug in to American workers doing dangerous American jobs. Standing atop this luxury apartment building overlooking the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, it's easy to see why someone would want to make a reality TV show here - in 2004. There was a time when viewers couldn't get enough of watching contestants sit around penthouse cribs whining about each other. But that's changed. Audiences want action now. They want danger. They have what Thom...