trutvtruTV – which is coming off another record-setting quarter in reaching young adults – has lined up an extensive programming slate for the end of 2011 that includes three new series, seven returning hits and the network’s biggest series acquisition ever.

The new series Bear Swamp Recovery, about a larger-than-life family-owned repo business, is set to debut Aug. 22, followed by the Sept. 14 premiere of Hulk Hogan’s MCW, which will take viewers behind the scenes of a new professional wrestling league. truTV’s third new series of the fall and winter, the hidden-camera prank series Impractical Jokers, will arrive in December.


Read more: truTV Announces Premiere Dates for Three Compelling New Series

NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Fuse, the national music television network of The Madison Square Garden Company, today announced that Grammy Award winner CeeLo Green is back on Fuse this summer with his own show, "CeeLo Green * Talking To Strangers." Premiering June 22nd, the interview and performance show will kick off a summer filled with exciting music programming that viewers can only find on Fuse.

Read more: Grammy Award Winner CeeLo Green is Back on Fuse This Summer

TV Land successfully ventured into original series with multicamera comedies headlined by famous sitcom stars. Now another cable network whose brand is built on reruns of classic sitcoms, Nick at Nite, is looking to do the same with a project created by and starring Happy Days alum Scott Baio.

Read more: Nick At Nite To Test Original Comedy Waters With Scott Baio Sitcom

TruTV, which has been on a ratings upswing, got an additional boost last month when it launched its first high-profile sports franchise, sharing with TNT, TBS and CBS the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship coverage. At its second annual upfront today, the network announced a slew of series renewals and projects in development. The network has renewed Hardcore Pawn and Black Gold for a fourth season, Full Throttle Saloon for a third season and has ordered additional episodes from freshman Lizard Lick Towing, a spinoff of All Worked Up. Additionally, truTV has picked off-network rights to ABC's reality series Wipeout to start airing in the fall. Here is a list of TruTV's projects in

Read more: TruTV Renews 4 Shows, Acquires 'Wipeout', Sets Projects From Ridley & Tony Scott, JLo

"Hulk Hogan's MCW" will take an inside look at the making of a new professional wrestling league dubbed Micro Championship Wrestling.

TruTV has greenlighted a new series that will feature Hulk Hogan serving as a mentor to the wrestlers -- who also happen to be little people -- in a new professional league.

The cable network has given a six-episode order to the tentatively titled Hulk Hogan's MCW, which also will give viewers an inside look at the making of a pro wrestling league.

Read more: Hulk Hogan to Mentor Little-People Wrestlers in TruTV Series

NEW YORK, NY –February 14, 2011– March madness kicks off on VH1with three new series premiering Monday, March 14 beginning at 9 PM ET/PT. Watch as 12 newly engaged couples battle for the wedding of their dreams through intense competitions on “Wedding Wars,” followed by an up-close and personal look at the swanky Elgin Charles Salon, the only African-American beauty salon in Beverly Hills, on "Beverly Hills Fabulous.

Read more: March Madness begins on VH1 with three new series Monday, March 14

Slot games that use a licensed brand or celebrity have existedfor a long time.While the popularity of licensed games seems to ebband flow, there is always a complex formula for success and arguablymuch more risk than using a more generic theme. A licensed slotgame can fail—or succeed—for any number of reasons.The feestructure can make the game prohibitively expensive, negating anypotential daily win for the operator.The brand or person may havelimited appeal, due to geographic familiarity or popularitywith a specific age group or demographic. Perhaps it isbased upon a popular television show that existed severaldecades ago and does not appeal to the demographics ofslot players.

Read more: Games, Licenses, and Celebrities - Hulkamania comes to slots

Terry Bollea, better known as Hulk Hogan, has been world-famous for almost thirty years. From the fan frenzy of Hulkamania all the way through to the tabloid-driven fascination with his family, Hulk has lived his entire adult life in the public eye. Losing nearly everything in the aftermath of his divorce, a pending lawsuit from his son's tragic car accident, and a body riddled with injuries from years in the ring, Hogan must now start over at a time when he thought he would be happily settled into his retirement. Emotional, and completely honest, "Finding Hulk Hogan" tells his side of the story -- and gives viewers a Hulk Hogan they've never seen before. The one-hour special premieres Wednesday, November 17 at 10PM ET/PT.

Read more: A&E Presents Finding Hulk Hogan

Los Angeles/ London: 15th October 2010 

Hulk Hogan is taking to the ring again, this time online. The world-famous wrestling champion, actor, TV host, entrepreneur and reality-show star has formed a new tag-team with global production company Endemol, and the licensing division of Bischoff Hervey Entertainment, in order to take on the online gaming industry.



August 18, 2010

Music-Only Channel Provides Essential Lifeline to Artist Development

Video might have killed the radio star when MTV bowed in 1981, but since then, much has been made about how the godfather of music programming largely abandoned its stock in trade in the '90s in favor of such reality shows as "The Real World" and "Road Rules."

Read more: New Acts Light Fuse

Music cabler Fuse is going Green.

Net has greenlit two original shows set to premiere in the fall: Doc series "Mad Genius," and interview- and performance-based "Lay It Down," hosted by Cee-Lo Green of r&b group Gnarls Barkley.

Read more: Fuse sings two new program tunes

Interview Series Featuring CeeLo Green of Gnarls Barkley and Documentary Series to Air on Fuse In the Fall

Fuse, Madison Square Garden's national music television network, has greenlittwo neworiginal programs scheduled to premiere in the fall. Both rooted in music, "Lay It Down" isan interview and performancebasedshow hosted by CeeLoGreen of Gnarls Barkley and"Mad Genius" is a music documentary series.

Read more: Fuse announces two original programs

New York (August 3, 2010) - Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling President Dixie Carter and TNA Managing Partner Hulk Hogan today announced the series premiere of “TNA ReACTION,” that will air on Thursday nights beginning August 12 at 11:00 pm (ET/PT) on Spike TV.


Los Angeles (April 12, 2006) – Underscoring its reputation as the fastest-growing independent energy drink in America, Socko Energy has announced two major retail agreements that will significantly increase its distribution in the U.S. and abroad.

In addition, Socko Energy will expand in a new direction with the nationwide introduction of its sugar-free alternative, Socko Slim.

In the U.S., Socko Energy has pacted with one of the nation's leading convenience store chains, Circle K, which will lead to Socko Energy and Socko Slim gaining shelf space in nearly 600 Circle K retail locations in several west coast markets, including Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Washington and Oregon.

Outside the U.S., consumers in Mexico will also be able to experience Socko and Socko Slim through a deal initiated by Socko partner Bischoff-Hervey Entertainment (BHE TV, LLC) with FreshCo. Distributing, a large grower, shipper, distributor and marketer of fresh produce to Mexico and the U.S. over the past nine years. As part of this agreement, FreshCo., along with Dulcca, S.A. de C.V. in certain territories, will leverage its chain, wholesale and convenience store distribution to launch Socko in hundreds of retail locations throughout Mexico, including the following outlets:

Casa Ley

Tiendas Soriana

Operadora Futurama

Comercial V.H.

Tiendas Artelli

Circular K Mexico – Circle K

Socko Energy will also target additional key retail chains in Mexico including Soriano, Centro Comercial Californiano (CCC), Aramburo, Grupo Sanborns and Costco, among others.

FreshCo. Principal Rene Morales said, "We are excited about marketing this fabulous product and so far have received an enthusiastic response from the Mexican market."

Currently available at thousands of major retailers, grocery and convenience stores throughout 16 U.S. markets including Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas, Utah, Arkansas, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada and Wyoming, Socko Energy will continue to expand throughout the U.S., including the California and New York markets in the next six months, as well as key strategic territories abroad.

"We're excited that our agreements with Circle K and FreshCo. take the Socko business to a new level," said Jordan Harwood, president, Bliss Beverage, parent company of Socko Energy. Mike Jannicelli, president Bliss Beverage, international added, "Both the domestic and international deals will allow Socko Energy to successfully penetrate key markets, develop strategic partnerships and increase sales tremendously. In addition, they'll prove extremely beneficial for our company and business partners, helping to facilitate additional alliances currently not accessible at this time."

Complementing Socko Energy's intent to gain increased exposure throughout the U.S., the brand has embarked on a cross-country mobile marketing blitz featuring a Socko-wrapped RV and hot air balloon. The Socko Energy Tour will target key markets including Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Washington, and Oregon, with presence and sampling at major events and retail locations, including Circle K. In addition to grassroots marketing efforts, Bliss has purchased advertising media in all distribution markets including billboards, radio, viral marketing, online advertising, and co-op marketing with various media outlets.

Socko Energy is the flagship product of Bliss Beverage, a Scottsdale, AZ-based company that has developed an energy drink which appeals to a mass audience without succumbing to the latest "extreme" trends set forth by other energy drinks on the market today. The end result – Socko – is a vibrant, eye-catching energy drink filled with clean, refreshing, non-heavy, healthy ingredients with a smooth taste and electrifying color. Socko is currently available in 16 U.S. markets and quickly becoming the fastest-growing independent energy drinks in the country. To learn more about Socko Energy, visit www.sockoenergy.com.

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Los Angeles (May 5, 2006) – Pop culture icon Hulk Hogan has announced the release of his new energy drink “Hulk Energy Powered by Socko.”

Developed and produced by Bliss Beverage, “Hulk Energy” will be made available to retailers throughout Socko Energy’s existing and expanding distribution network in the U.S. and abroad. The traditional Socko can has been redesigned and re-branded with a specially designed Hulk Hogan image.

Entertainment and marketing company Bischoff-Hervey Entertainment (BHE TV, LLC), responsible for branding Socko on a global level through non-traditional, entertainment-based marketing initiatives, approached Hogan months ago to create the high-impact energy drink. “My family and I have an incredibly active lifestyle. Between helping launch Brooke’s music career and Nick’s racing career, plus the demands of being involved in a hit series, if anyone is in need of their own energy drink it’s me,” exclaimed the always charismatic Hulkster.

Hogan has taken his enthusiasm for his latest adventure to the small screen as “Hulk Energy” made its worldwide debut on The Tonight Show this week. With his family by his side, Hogan revealed his exclusive “Hulk Energy” beverage, making host Jay Leno the first consumer to try the Hulkster’s energy drink. In addition to its late-night premiere, “Hulk Energy” will also become the newest character on the VH1 reality show Hogan Knows Best. Season two of Hogan Knows Best will chronicle the development of Hulk Energy, beginning with a concept pitch from friend Eric Bischoff, Bischoff’s business partner Jason Hervey (BHE TV, LLC) and Bliss Beverage principals Jordan Harwood and Mike Jannicelli to create “Hulk Energy’s” winning formula.

“Hulk Hogan has been a part of our television culture for the past 20 years. He has been able to re-invent his brand with a whole new generation of fans based on the success of Hogan Knows Best,” said Eric Bischoff.

Bliss Beverage Vice President Mike Jannicelli adds, “Hulk Hogan is visible worldwide and while we’re strategically growing our international reach, this partnership made perfect sense.”

“Hulk Energy powered by Socko” has been specifically designed to deliver an impact of energy fortified with Taurine, vitamins B12, B6 and Horny Goat Weed to help endurance while increasing mental awareness without unwanted carbohydrates.

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