Adult Contestants and Kid Participants Biingo, Lindsay and Sunny All Reveal Their Incredible New Looks At Home With Family and Friends for First Time Ever on the Series UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - February 28, 2013 - Fashion guru Tim Gunn and celebrity hairstylist Ken Paves create amazing transformations for the adults and kids in the eagerly-anticipated makeover episode of NBC's "The Biggest Loser: Challenge America," that will also featuring heartwarming homecoming reveals with the contestants' family and friends for the first time ever on the show. The must-see makeover episode airs Monday, March 4 (8-10 p.m. ET) on NBC. It's down to the final five contestants - Danni Allen (Wheeling, IL), Jackson Carter (Layton, Utah), Gina McDonald (Hoover, Alabama), Jeff Nichols (Monroe, Michigan) and Joe Ostraszewski (Williston, Florida), and it's the episode that contestants and viewers look forward to every season. And this season, there's a twist. For the first time ever, all the contestants plus kid participants Biingo, Lindsay and Sunny will reveal their new makeover looks at home, surrounded by family and friends in heartwarming and emotional reunions. And this week, the players also get the promise of immunity at the next weigh-in if they each lose five percent of their body weight before the next weigh-in. The makeover fun begins with fashion expert Tim Gunn, who works his magic helping the contestants pick out stylish new outfits to flatter their new slimmer selves. Then celebrity hairstylist Ken Paves, whose clients have included Jennifer Lopez, Victoria Beckham and Eva Longoria, crafts incredible new looks for each player and teen, leading to amazing and dramatic transformations. After travelling home to show off their new looks and enjoy emotional reunions with loved ones, it's back to the task at hand for the contestants - losing five percent of their
New York, NY - February 21, 2013 - SNL returns on March 2 with Kevin Hart making his hosting debut. Just finishing his record breaking worldwide arena tour, Hart is currently starring in and producing "Real Husbands of Hollywood," and will next be seen in the concert film "Let Me Explain" in theaters in the summer. Musical guest Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will also make their SNL debut. Their album, "The Heist," was released in October 2012 and their current hit single, "Thrift Shop" topped the Billboard Hot 100 Chart for four straight weeks.Multiple Grammy and Emmy Award-winning Justin Timberlake returns to SNL on March 9 pulling double-duty as host and musical guest. Entering his fifth turn as host, Timberlake's third solo album "The 20/20 Experience," due out March 19, is preceded by the Billboard chart-topping single "Suit & Tie.""Saturday Night Live" is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.
New York, New York - February 21, 2013 - "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" will host Justin Timberlake for a week of appearances March 11-15 (12:35am ET on NBC) to celebrate the launch of his third solo album, "The 20/20 Experience." Timberlake is scheduled to perform each night and will sit down to chat with Fallon on Monday and Friday. His visit will mark the first time any featured artist has appeared in every show during a single week.Timberlake's highly anticipated studio album, "The 20/20 Experience," is set to be released March 19 on RCA Records. The 10 track album features the Billboard record-breaking single "Suit & Tie."From Universal Television and Broadway Video, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Michael Shoemaker. Gavin Purcell produces.
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - February 21, 2013 - NBC announced today that versatile entertainer and former Spice Girl Melanie Brown (or "Mel B") will join the network's top-rated summer series "America's Got Talent" as a judge, and will take her place alongside fellow judges Howie Mandel and Howard Stern beginning this summer. The outstanding contestants from the Season 8 open-casting auditions will be invited back to perform in front of Mandel, Stern and Mel B in five cities across the country, with the Top 48 Acts moving on to compete during this summer's live shows and vie for the coveted $1 million grand prize. Submissions are still being accepted online at www.agtauditions.comThe announcements were made by Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC."This exciting addition of the dynamic Mel B to our lineup of judges promises that fans will see a strong, talented and opinionated woman match up against our equally outspoken judges Howard Stern and Howie Mandel," said Telegdy. "Her presence has powder-keg potential for lots of fireworks this summer as the #1-rated 'America's Got Talent' will return with even bigger and more exotic acts than any year before." "I'm thrilled to be part of this season of 'America's Got Talent' and to get to work with Howie and Howard," said Mel B. "It's so exciting to be bringing some Girl Power to the panel!" Executive producer Sam Donnelly said, "We are ecstatic to add chart-topping musical star Mel B to the judging panel. Mel's experience in music, dance and acting will certainly come in handy as she judges and advises some of the best and most unique acts in the world that will be coming her way this season on America's Got Talent." Added executive producer Jason Raff: "Mel B is an international superstar and
NEW YORK - February 19, 2013 - Donald J. Trump and Mark Burnett have partnered with some of the world's most prominent and recognizable brands for NBC's "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice," premiering Sunday, March 3 (9-11 p.m. ET).Continuing to revolutionize brand integration on television, "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" welcomes world-class brands to its All-Star season, including: Australian Gold, Farouk Hair Systems' Chi and BioSilk products, Foxwoods Resorts, Kraft, LG Electronics, South African Tourism Board and Walgreens. "This season's All-Star cast brings creativity and energy to every task, which offers an extraordinary value for our sponsors" said Trump, series host and executive producer. "We continue to be the top television show for branded integration and have lined up a fantastic group of sponsors." Over the past 12 seasons, big-name brands have partnered with "The Apprentice" franchise in order to take advantage of the high-profile series for astonishing sales results. In "Apprentice" history, many of America's largest and most successful companies have eagerly chosen to showcase new or current products in the form of "Apprentice" tasks, including Best Buy, Burger King, Dove, Domino's Pizza, Dairy Queen, The Dial Corporation, General Motors, Home Depot, Kodak, Lexus, Microsoft, Nestle, Outback Steakhouse, Procter & Gamble, Staples, Pontiac, Pedigree, Priceline.com, Right Guard, Rockport, Snapple and Unilever. "'The Celebrity Apprentice' franchise continues to work with the biggest names in advertising in order to launch and promote products from America's top companies," said executive producer Page Feldman. "We have created a format that continues to adjust with new trends."A few sales highlights from past seasons are:• Most successful product launch for the home care division for Dial US in 2007 with Softscrub• Doubled sales of Kodak printers in 2008• Chicken of the Sea was voted the most effective integration on a TV show by The New York Times in
Joint Effort with Shine America Begins Monday, February 18 and Features Tips and Tricks from "The Biggest Loser" Experts, Including Trainer Dolvett Quince UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - February 18, 2013 - In a first-of-its-kind broadcast entertainment partnership, NBC and Shine America will team with Pinterest -- the online tool millions use to find inspiration for their lives-- to jointly promote "The Biggest Loser" (Mondays, 8-10 p.m. ET) with fitness and food ideas and tips seen during broadcast. Through the partnership, NBC will create instructional content based on each week's episode specifically for the Pinterest platform so that fans can more easily incorporate what they've seen on the show into their own lives and turn motivation into reality. The integration begins today (Monday, February 18) and will continue until the series' season finale on March 18.The announcement was made today by NBC, Shine America and Pinterest.Beginning with tonight's broadcast of "The Biggest Loser," when contestants either try a new exercise or see a healthy recipe or explore a healthy lifestyle tip, pop-up text will appear on screen directing viewers to "The Biggest Loser" Pinterest page at pinterest.com/nbcbiggestloser. There they will find detailed "how-to" images from experts such as "The Biggest Loser" trainer Dolvett Quince and Chef Devin Alexander. Fans can re-pin the content to their own Pinterest boards or save it and share it with others.Each episode will feature one show-inspired exercise, recipe, or lifestyle tip and every post will consist of a series of easy-to-follow photos with text directions. "We are thrilled to be the first entertainment company to execute a partnership of this kind with Pinterest. Pinterest is one of the top sources of engagement for our content and the utility it offers its users is perfect for this kind of initiative," said Robert Hayes, Executive Vice President,
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - February 14 - Howie Mandel and Nick Cannon (NBC's "America's Got Talent") deliver big laughs to all new episodes of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" airing Tuesday, February 19 and Tuesday, February 26 respectively at 8 p.m. ET. Both episodes will be followed at 8:30 p.m. ET by special "best of" episodes from season one of NBC's hidden camera series.The fun starts on Tuesday, February 19 at 8:00 p.m., when Betty White prepares her house to accommodate special guest Howie Mandel and his germaphobia. Also, Howie schools Betty in the art of fist-tapping instead of hand-shaking, with unexpected consequences. Meanwhile, Betty's posse of senior pranksters is out on the streets, busy pulling pranks on the younger generation. An elderly man asks a stranger for advice on "manscaping," a senior enlists a man's help protecting a top secret document from people who are tailing him, a prankster shakes hands with a stranger before sharing news of her contagious hand rash, and an affectionate senior citizen offers "free Grandpa hugs" to passersby. Then on Tuesday, February 26 at 8:00 p.m., Nick Cannon is the special guest, and quickly discovers the darker side of Betty White when discussing his twins and the advantages of having a look-alike. And later, Betty shows Nick who the real expert is when it comes to hip hop. Also this week, a bathrobe-clad senior searches for the art class in which he'll be a nude model, a lady offering to take pictures for tourists decides to turn the camera on herself instead, and an elderly prankster serves as a "cart valet" at Costco, helping sanitize carts for customers. The Off Their Rockers Prankster's Challenge" continues through February 20, inviting viewers to send in their funniest prank ideas. If Betty and the show's producers
Plus, Subway's Jared Stops by with Exciting News Regarding This Season's Winner, and Jillian and the Kids Embrace the Importance of Body Acceptance by Signing Seventeen Magazine's Body Peace Treaty UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - February 13, 2013 - Kid participants Biingo, Lindsay and Sunny return to the ranch, two contestants clash in a big way, and the players are tasked with a an arduous challenge to try and win immunity for all in a lively episode of "The Biggest Loser: Challenge America," airing Monday, February 18 (8-10 p.m. ET) on NBC.The week kicks off with the news that the seven remaining contestants can win immunity for all if they lose a collective 70 lbs. Helping them with that daunting task are kid participants Biingo, Lindsay and Sunny, who surprise the adult contestants by returning to the ranch. A pop challenge testing the kids' brains and brawn will give the adults a chance to shave as many as 10 pounds off the total amount of weight they need to stay at the ranch another week.But with emotions and tensions at an all-time high, this week's theme of "working together" might be a tougher challenge than losing the amount of weight that will keep them all safe for another week. Two contestants clash and one refuses to work out in the same gym as the other. And Jillian grows increasingly frustrated with one player for the negative thought patterns that keep holding her back. An exhausting sand-digging challenge at the beach offers another weigh-in advantage, but only if they work together to succeed while racing against the clock. And later, the trainers and players scale new heights in an intense team-building challenge, forcing all - including those who haven't gotten along this week -- to rely on and trust one another
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - February 07, 2013 - NBC's Emmy Award-winning "The Office" (Thursdays, 9-9:30 p.m. ET) will close up shop with its 200th episode, a one-hour series finale on Thursday, May 16 (9-10 p.m. ET)."The Office" has established itself as a genuine hit, earning prestigious television honors such as the 2006 Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, 2006 Peabody Award, 2006 & 2008 AFI Honors, Producers Guild Award, Writers Guild Award, SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy, Ace Eddie Award for editing and a Television Critic's Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy.The series is executive-produced by Ben Silverman, Greg Daniels, who developed the series for American audiences, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Howard Klein, Paul Lieberstein, Brent Forrester and Dan Sterling.
February 9 - Justin Bieber/ Justin Bieber; February 16 - Christoph Waltz/ Alabama Shakes New York, NY - January 30, 2013 - Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner ("Django Unchained") Christoph Waltz makes his SNL hosting debut on February 16. Waltz received an Oscar, SAG and Golden Globe award, among many others, for his performance in "Inglorious Basterds" in 2009.Joining Waltz is Alabama Shakes, making their musical guest debut. The rock band recently received three 2013 Grammy Award nominations, including Best New Artist, for their critically acclaimed album "Boys & Girls."SNL returns on February 9 with Justin Bieber pulling double duty as host and musical guest for his first time."Saturday Night Live" is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.