2007 Upfronts — TV Land

• Date: 3/23/07 in New York

• 2007 premieres:

The Fifth Annual TV Land Awards Show (Apr. 22) – Hosted by Kelly Ripa.

TV Land Confidential (July 11) – Returning half-hour series that goes behind the scenes of favorite TV shows, musical performers and movies.

High School Reunion (Aug. 8) – Series reunites more than a dozen alumni from a 1986 high school class: the jock, the cheerleader, the partier, the bully, the nerd and others catch up in a two-week Hawaiian get-away to rekindle past relationships, rivalries and romances.

TV Land Myths & Legends: Elvis Presley (Aug. 16) – Half-hour special coincides with TV Land’s month-long salute to Elvis Presley. (See below.)

Back to the Grind (Oct. 10) – Half-hour series takes iconic TV performers — from Loni Anderson to Harry Anderson and other actors not named "Anderson" — and has them perform the real-life version of the jobs their characters held on classic TV shows like WKRP in Cincinnati and Night Court

Entertainment Weekly & TV Land Present: The 50 Greatest TV Icons (Nov. 16) – Two-hour special whose title says it all.

• Acquisitions:

Elvis Month (Aug. 3-31) – TV Land remembers the "King of Rock and Roll" with his concerts, TV appearances, movies and biographies. Programming includes Elvis: ’68 Comeback Special, Aloha from Hawaii, Elvis: The Great Performances and Ed Sullivan’s Rock and Roll Classics: Elvis Presley. The network will also feature documentaries including Elvis By the Presleys, Elvis on Tour and Elvis: His Best Friend Remembers. Presley’s movies slated to aire throughout the month include Love Me Tender; Easy Come, Easy Go; and Fun in Acapulco.

Scrubs (Oct.) – NBC comedy series starring Zach Braff joins TV Lands primetime schedule.

Just Shoot Me (1st quarter) – Series starring Laura San Giacomo, George Segal, Wendie Malick and David Spade joins in early ’08.

• Friday Night Movies:

Starting Apr. 6, TV Land devotes Friday nights to iconic movies appealing to Baby Boomers, including The Blues Brothers Movie; Beetlejuice; Caddyshack; Fletch; National Lampoon’s Vacation; Pleasantville; White Men Can’t Jump; Working Girl; Young Frankenstein and more.

• In development:

Penny and Cindy (scripted series) – Scripted buddy comedy reunites actresses and real-life friends Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams, who gained fame and prominence on their enduring sitcom, Laverne & Shirley.

35 and Beyond Super Model Search (unscripted competition series) – Older aspiring models face off in a weekly elimination competition; winner gets a lucrative modeling contract with New York’s Wilhelmina Models Inc.

The Big 4-0 (reality series) Take MTV’s My Super Sweet 16 and add 24 years.

Celebrity Love Cruise (reality series) – Celebs take to the high seas looking for love.

Family Foreman (reality series) – George Foreman, former heavyweight boxing champ turned pitchman, reveals his home life as a minister and father to ten children, five of whom are also named George.

The Story Of … (series) – Look at fads, trends and pop culture fueled by the TV Generation, from disco to plastic surgery.

• Pro-Social Initiative:

Starting Oct. 1, TV Land will encourage its multi-platform audiences to give back to society through "Cause Change," TV Land’s newest pro-social initiative. On-air promotion will underscore the personal and social benefits of giving back to society through philanthropy, volunteerism and good citizenship.

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