Heads Up!, a new television series based on the wildly popular game and app of the same name from The Ellen DeGeneres Show, is coming to HLN as its own highly addictive, fast-paced game show. Launching in first quarter 2016, the 65-episode half-hour game show strip from Telepictures will be hosted by Loni Love — comedian, actress and co-host of syndicated talk show The Real — and will air daily, Mondays through Fridays.
In the Heads Up! TV show, contestants pair up with a celebrity and try to correctly identify as many cards as they can based on clues from their teammate in categories ranging from movies and songs to actions, accents, body parts and more. In Heads Up!, (almost) nothing is off limits.
Ellen DeGeneres said: “I’m so excited that Heads Up! is going to be a game show. It’s so fun and addictive. I play it on my show all the time. I play it at home. I played it last night at Jennifer Aniston’s house. She wasn’t home, so please don’t print that part.” FULL POST
Original Content Includes Twitter/Facebook Conversation With Viewers & Celebrity Media Panel, Plus On-Screen Trivia And Commentary Throughout The Film
HLN introduces its new series News and a Movie, an all screens experience launching on the channel, Thursday, February 12, 9pm-12:30pm ET and featuring additional original content on HLNTV.com, Facebook and Twitter. In the series premiere, “Glory,” these platforms will include little-known stories about the making of the film, the real stories behind the Hollywood versions of the characters, and a conversation about the film’s influence on current entertainment.
HLN ended 2014 on a ratings high and is primed for growth in the year ahead as it further evolves to become the all-screens home for the best social news and lifestyle content in the world.
MORNING EXPRESS WITH ROBIN MEADE (MXP) & CNN's NEW DAY TIE FOR 2nd IN MORNING DAYPART FOR THE YEAR
CNN Special Report Airs Tuesday, Dec. 16th at 9pmET/PT
As the year comes to a close, CNN’s Anderson Cooper and HLN’s Robin Meade will take a look back at the inspiring stories of five notable people – some famous, some not – who did extraordinary things in 2014. From the Canadian Sergeant-at-Arms who stopped a gunman to an Ebola nurse to an NBA MVP, the CNN Special Report Extraordinary People will touch on 2014’s most talked about events and the remarkable people behind them.
The hour-long special will also feature CNN Anchor Don Lemon and CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen who sit-down with two of the five extraordinary people profiled, including: FULL POST
HLN Bests MSNBC in Total Day
HLN experienced double-digit growth in total day and prime August 2014 vs. August 2013:
In total day, HLN posted the 2nd biggest increase in both demos (after CNN) amongst all cable news networks, and boasts the same among P2+ in M-Su prime vs. year ago. FULL POST
CNN Special Report: Extraordinary People An hour special with Anderson Cooper and Robin Meade looking back on who was truly extraordinary in 2013. LaDonna Cob, a teacher assistant from Oklahoma who risked her life during a deadly tornado. Carlos Arredondo, an immigrant from Costa Rica who helped save a life after terrorists bombed the Boston Marathon. A New Yorker, Sergio Consuegra stepped into someone else’s fight with a group of New York bikers. Zach Sobiach, a teenager battling cancer who sang his way into our hearts with a poignant song about his death. And Antoniette Tuff, a bookkeeper at a suburban Atlanta school whose unshakable faith and the power of love turned a school shooting around.
CNN Special Report: Extraordinary People airs tonight at 10pm ET on CNN
Leading television and film executive Albie Hecht has been named Executive Vice President and GM of HLN, effective September 30. Hecht, who founded Spike TV and was the president of Nickelodeon Entertainment prior to that, is currently the CEO of Worldwide Biggies, a digital entertainment studio. As HLN’s new leader, Hecht will oversee all aspects of HLN’s programming, management, day-to-day operations, as well as HLNtv.com. He will be based in New York and report to Jeff Zucker, President, CNN Worldwide, who made today’s announcement.
“Albie is one of the most creative executives in our industry. His diverse experiences at Viacom gave him a keen understanding of cable television, where he created some of media’s most well known brands and franchises. All of that, coupled with his lifelong passion for news and information, makes him the perfect fit for HLN,” said Zucker. “I wanted someone who could build off the strength that currently exists at HLN, which is enjoying one of its highest rated years ever, and evolve the network and its fast-growing digital properties even more.”
"Three key factors made the decision to join HLN easy: the opportunity to further evolve a noted brand, reinvent news in a digital age and work for Jeff, an industry giant," said Hecht. "Creating engaging and buzzed about content across multiple platforms is in my DNA, and I am excited to make magic with the talented team at HLN." FULL POST