LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TVGN today announced that it will rebrand as Pop across its distribution of 80 million homes on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. The CBS/Lionsgate joint venture, currently known as TVGN, will embrace a new on-air look and creative design to accompany its new brand promise – celebrating the fun of being a fan.
Fresh, fan fueled content will begin to premiere the same day as the launch of Pop. Find out what’s popping and when (in order of debut):
ROCK THIS BOAT: NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
Series Premiere: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 8:00 and 8:30 PM ET/PT
with two new back- to-back episodes
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Die-hard fans take the vacation of a lifetime when they board a cruise with the sole intention of being near the members of their favorite band for just a few days. New Kids on the Block (NKOTB), one of the hottest boy bands in music history with more than 80 million albums sold worldwide, will set sail on the wildly popular, sold out cruise with their most loyal fans for a four-day adventure at sea. The cast includes a whole range of NKOTB devotees from three sisters taking the family cruise they’ve always dreamt about to a group of single moms looking to let their hair down by partying with rock stars. Sail on back to your youth with ROCK THIS BOAT — celebrating fandom like never before. Fans will be able to indulge with nine 30-minute episodes. ROCK THIS BOAT is produced by Jarrett Creative Group in association with Executive Producers Donnie Wahlberg, Julie Insogna Jarrett and Seth Jarrett.
THE STORY BEHIND
Series Premiere: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 9:00 PM ET/PT
(starting with “The Story Behind: Everybody Loves Raymond”); new episodes to air
regularly every Wednesday at 8:30 PM ET/PT
THE STORY BEHIND features new episodes that go behind-the-scenes of TV’s greatest hits and most iconic shows, and how they got their start. The series reveals stories straight from the set with exclusive on-camera interviews with all the insider players from cast members to producers to television executives. The one-hour episodes will highlight some of TV’s most treasured classics, including: “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Home Improvement,” “Beverly Hills, 90210,” “Will & Grace,” “Full House,” “Friends” and “ER.” THE STORY BEHIND will be a Pop Media Group production.
Series Premiere: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 10:00 PM ET/PT
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Starring the incomparable Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara, the character driven comedy series (created by and starring Eugene Levy and his son Daniel) will become the first original scripted project in the history of the network. 13 half-hour episodes will star Emmy winners® Eugene Levy (“American Pie,” “Best In Show,” “SCTV”) and Catherine O’Hara (“Home Alone,” “Best In Show,” “SCTV”) and Chris Elliott (“How I Met Your Mother,” “Late Night With David Letterman,” “There’s Something About Mary”) alongside Daniel Levy (“Admission,” MTV’s “The Hills After Show”) and Annie Murphy (“Blue Mountain State”). The series centers on a formerly filthy rich video store magnate Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy), his soap star wife Moira (Catherine O'Hara), and their two kids, über-hipster son David (Daniel Levy) and socialite daughter Alexis (Annie Murphy), who suddenly find themselves broke. They are forced to live in Schitt’s Creek, a small depressing town they once bought as a joke.
SCHITT’S CREEK is commissioned by CBC, produced by Not A Real Company Productions Inc., and created by Eugene and Daniel Levy. The Executive Producers are Eugene and Daniel Levy, Andrew Barnsley, Fred Levy and Ben Feigin. SCHITT’S CREEK is distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
“LIVE WITH ET” AT THE GRAMMYS® AND THE OSCARS®
Event Premiere(s): Sunday, February 8, 2015 and Sunday, February 22, 2015
ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, television’s #1 syndicated entertainment show from CBS Television Distribution, will produce a LIVE red carpet show leading up to television’s biggest award shows, the Grammys® and the Oscars®, to air exclusively on Pop.
QUEENS OF DRAMA
Series Premiere: Spring 2015
From the producers of “Hatfields & McCoys” and “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” comes QUEENS OF DRAMA, a new docu-series which follows a group of former daytime and primetime soap stars as they attempt to produce a new primetime serial drama to star in. The cast will need to work in front of and behind the cameras as they develop, pitch, and produce this new steamy series hoping to land a pilot deal by the end of the season. The all-star cast is made up of Lindsay Hartley (“All My Children,” “Days of Our Lives”), Crystal Hunt (“Guiding Light,” “One Life to Live”), Vanessa Marcil (“Las Vegas,” “General Hospital”), Chrystee Pharris (“Passions,” “General Hospital”) and Hunter Tylo (“The Bold and The Beautiful”), together with Donna Mills (“Knots Landing,” “Melrose Place”), who will make special appearances on the program. QUEENS OF DRAMA is being produced by Thinkfactory Media, with Adam Reed, Adam Freeman, Aaron Fishman, Tim Laurie, and Leslie Greif, serving as Executive Producers.
New Episodes Premiere: Spring 2015
Not even seven seasons as Dr. Jason Seaver on “Growing Pains” could prepare Alan Thicke to be the Patriarch of his own modern family. Between his fiery, much younger Latina wife, Tanya, and his three sons – teenaged know-it-all Carter, pop star Robin, and owner of a marijuana dispensary, Brennan – Alan Thicke has his work cut out for him as a father, a husband, and a Hollywood actor, writer, and icon. UNUSUALLY THICKE follows the hilarious, action-packed and dramatic daily lives of Alan’s real life family. Dozens of celebrity appearances have been featured in the series, including: David Hasselhoff, Bob Saget, Magic Johnson, Wayne Gretzky, John Stamos, Bill Maher, Tom Green, with many more to come. UNUSUALLY THICKE is an original series that blends reality television with situation comedy is produced by Peacock Alley Entertainment.
#Throwback Programming Line-up
- 90210 will begin airing Monday, January 19, 2015 at 4:00 PM ET/PT with the original two-hour pilot, and then starting Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 5:00 PM ET/PT, the series will air at its regularly scheduled time slot of 5:00 PM ET/PT, Monday through Friday
- BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 will continue to air marathons Tuesdays at 12:00 PM ET/PT
- The original MELROSE PLACE will air weekly beginning Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 12:00 PM ET/PT
Fans don’t sit at the outskirts of pop culture making snarky comments, they live right smack in the middle of it, sharing, creating, and connecting their passions with others. At Pop, fans finally have a destination that celebrates the fun of being a fan. Fans aren’t even fans anymore – they’re Gladiators, Tributes, Human Beings and Blockheads. Launching in 2015, Pop will give fans a dedicated channel that loves being a fan as much as they do. A channel that respects talent over celebrity. A channel filled with optimism, passion, funny and excitement. A channel that understands the fun doesn’t stop when the credits roll…it’s really just the beginning.
Pop is a joint venture of CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF). The partnership combines CBS’s programming, production and marketing assets with Lionsgate’s resources in motion pictures, television and digitally delivered content. Pop’s ownership structure is comprised of the company with the #1 broadcast network and many of the top first-run syndication series (“Entertainment Tonight,” “The Insider”) and the studio that produces and distributes the blockbuster “Hunger Games,” “Twilight” and “Divergent” franchises and produces such award-winning TV series as “Mad Men” and “Orange is the New Black.”