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Jessica Sebastian-Dayeh Named President Of ITV America’s Sirens Media

Real Housewives of New Jersey producer Sirens Media has tapped veteran TV executive and producer Jessica Sebastian-Dayeh as president. In addition, company founders Rebecca Toth Diefenbach and Valerie Haselton will transition to creative directors of Sirens Media, part of ITV America production group.

In her new role as president, Sebastian-Dayeh will have responsibility for all content creation across a range of genres for broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. She will report jointly to ITV America CEO David George and ITV America President Adam Sher.

Sebastian-Dayeh joins Sirens Media from her role as SVP of development at ITV Entertainment, also part of ITV America, where since 2016 she has spearheaded development for the production label, creating and producing series and formats such as The Four: Battle for Stardom for Fox, just picked up for its second season, and Four Weddings, which returns to TLC later this year.

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Renewed and Returning: “Bizarre Foods,” “America’s Next Top Model”

On tap for this week’s edition of “Renewed and Returning” are new seasons of series on Food Network, Travel Channel, Investigation Discovery and VH1. 

Food Network has picked up a second season of the primetime competition baking series Best Baker in America.

The series features elite bakers competing in a variety of challenges while demonstrating their technical skills and ability to execute under pressure. The baker to come out on top gets a cash prize. The new season of seven episodes will go into production in early 2018, and is slated for a spring premiere.

Elsewhere, Andrew Zimmern returns to Travel Channel to explore the food and stories behind notable characters, cultures and mythologies in Bizare Foods.

Premiering on Jan. 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the seven-episode season plunges Zimmern into the history of the Aztecs in Mexico; traces Napoleon’s march through Poland; and the folklore behind some of North America’s most famed personalities including Don Juan

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ID Presents 2-Hour Special SCOTT PETERSON: AN AMERICA MURDER MYSTERY, Today


ID Presents 2-Hour Special SCOTT PETERSON: AN AMERICA MURDER MYSTERY, Today

On Christmas Eve in 2002, 9-1-1 dispatchers in Modesto, California receive a particularly harrowing call from local resident Ron Grantski – his 27-year-old, expecting stepdaughter, Laci Peterson, is missing. Investigators and family frantically search for the pregnant woman, retracing Laci’s every move in hopes of finding the missing mother-to-be and her unborn son, Conner. Laci’s college sweetheart husband, Scott, chronicles the day for police; but when details of THE TIMELINE don’t quite add up, detectives turn their suspicions on him. Now, 15 years after Laci’s shocking disappearance, America’s leading true crime network Investigation Discovery (ID) goes back to explore each twist and turn of this heart-wrenching case in SCOTT PETERSON: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY. Created in partnership with American Media, Inc. (AMI) and Jupiter Entertainment, the latest installment of the record-breaking AMERICAN

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ID Presents 2-Hour Special SCOTT PETERSON: AN AMERICA MURDER MYSTERY, 11/29


ID Presents 2-Hour Special SCOTT PETERSON: AN AMERICA MURDER MYSTERY, 11/29

On Christmas Eve in 2002, 9-1-1 dispatchers in Modesto, California receive a particularly harrowing call from local resident Ron Grantski – his 27-year-old, expecting stepdaughter, Laci Peterson, is missing. Investigators and family frantically search for the pregnant woman, retracing Laci’s every move in hopes of finding the missing mother-to-be and her unborn son, Conner. Laci’s college sweetheart husband, Scott, chronicles the day for police; but when details of THE TIMELINE don’t quite add up, detectives turn their suspicions on him. Now, 15 years after Laci’s shocking disappearance, America’s leading true crime network Investigation Discovery (ID) goes back to explore each twist and turn of this heart-wrenching case in SCOTT PETERSON: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY. Created in partnership with American Media, Inc. (AMI) and Jupiter Entertainment, the latest installment of the record-breaking AMERICAN

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ID Presents 2-Hour Special SCOTT PETERSON: AN AMERICA …


ID Presents 2-Hour Special SCOTT PETERSON: AN AMERICA MURDER MYSTERY, 11/29

On Christmas Eve in 2002, 9-1-1 dispatchers in Modesto, California receive a particularly harrowing call from local resident Ron Grantski – his 27-year-old, expecting stepdaughter, Laci Peterson, is missing. Investigators and family frantically search for the pregnant woman, retracing Laci’s every move in hopes of finding the missing mother-to-be and her unborn son, Conner. Laci’s college sweetheart husband, Scott, chronicles the day for police; but when details of THE TIMELINE don’t quite add up, detectives turn their suspicions on him. Now, 15 years after Laci’s shocking disappearance, America’s leading true crime network Investigation Discovery (ID) goes back to explore each twist and turn of this heart-wrenching case in SCOTT PETERSON: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY. Created in partnership with American Media, Inc. (AMI) and Jupiter Entertainment, the latest installment of the record-breaking AMERICAN

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/ID-Presents-2-Hour-Special-SCOTT-PETERSON-AN-AMERICA-MURDER-MYSTERY-1129-20171121

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY (ID), AMERICA’S #1 TRUE CRIME NETWORK, KICKS OFF ITS SCRIPTED STRAND …

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY (ID), AMERICA’S #1 TRUE CRIME NETWORK, KICKS OFF ITS SCRIPTED STRAND WITH WORLD PREMIERES OF “DATING GAME KILLER” AND “FINAL VISION”

(Silver Spring, Md.) — It’s movies and mayhem this December on Investigation Discovery, starting with the premiere of DATING GAME KILLER on Sunday, December 3 from 8-10pm ET. Guillermo Diaz (“Scandal,” “Weeds”) stars in the role of, perhaps, America’s most prolific serial killer, Rodney Alcala, alongside Emmy(R) winner Carrie Preston (“The Good Wife,” “True Blood”) as Carol Jensen, a mother who tirelessly seeks justice for her murdered daughter. The following week brings audiences FINAL VISION on Sunday, December 10 from 8-10pm ET, a twisted psychological thriller starring Scott Foley (“Scandal”) as Jeffrey MacDonald, respected U.S. Army Green Beret doctor – and suspect in

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Thomas Rhett, Jordin Sparks & More Join MISS AMERICA Celebrity Judges Panel


Thomas Rhett, Jordin Sparks  More Join MISS AMERICA Celebrity Judges Panel

The MISS AMERICA Organization, dick clark productions and ABC today announced the first four celebrity judges for the final night of THE 2018 MISS AMERICA COMPETITION “; multi-platinum ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Thomas Rhett, author, actress and model Molly Sims, multi-platinum recording artist and actress Jordin Sparks and PEOPLE Editor in Chief Jess Cagle. Additional celebrity judges to be announced in the coming weeks. The judges panel will evaluate the contestants’ performances in Lifestyle and Fitness, Evening Wear, Talent, Interview and On-Stage questions during the “The 2018 MISS AMERICA Competition,” which will air live on ABC from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 (9:00 – 11:00p.m. ET/PT). The MISS AMERICA Competition showcases the intellect, grace and exceptional talent of 51 accomplished women representing their home states (and

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Media Personality Michael Strahan and ITV America Ink Overall Deal


Media Personality Michael Strahan and ITV America Ink Overall Deal

NFL Hall of Famer, TV and media personality, and producer Michael Strahan, and his producing and business partner Constance Schwartz-Morini, have inked an exclusive overall production partnership with their company SMAC Entertainment and ITV America through which they will create a range of unscripted projects for television, OTT and digital platforms that will be produced under the ITV America banner.

Two-time Emmy award-winning Strahan – co-host of Good Morning America, host of ABC’s The $100,000 Pyramid and an Emmy-nominated FOX NFL SUNDAY analyst – made today’s announcement with Schwartz-Morini and ITV America CEO Brent Montgomery. ITV America’s Chief Creative Officer Adam Sher and ITV America’s Executive Vice President, Business Development International, Ed Simpson, helped broker the deal. SMAC Entertainment is repped by WME.

Under the partnership, Strahan and Schwartz-Morini will develop unscripted programming for television and digital

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MICHAEL STRAHAN AND ITV AMERICA SET OVERALL DEAL

MICHAEL STRAHAN AND ITV AMERICA SET OVERALL DEAL

Michael Strahan, and Producing and Business Partner Constance Schwartz-Morini to Create and Produce Projects for Television, OTT and Digital Platforms through their SMAC Entertainment

NEW YORK – (May 23, 2017) – NFL Hall of Famer, TV and media personality, and producer Michael Strahan, and his producing and business partner Constance Schwartz-Morini, have inked an exclusive overall production partnership with their company SMAC Entertainment and ITV America through which they will create a range of unscripted projects for television, OTT and digital platforms that will be produced under the ITV America banner.

Two-time Emmy award-winning Strahan – co-host of Good Morning America, host of ABC’s The $100,000 Pyramid and an Emmy-nominated FOX NFL Sunday analyst – made today’s announcement with Schwartz-Morini and ITV America CEO Brent Montgomery. ITV America’s Chief Creative Officer Adam Sher and ITV

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America’s Leading True Crime Network Investigation Discovery’s Premiere of "Casey Anthony: An American Murder …

AMERICA’S LEADING TRUE CRIME NETWORK INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY’S PREMIERE OF “CASEY ANTHONY: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY” #1 IN CABLE SUNDAY NIGHT

–Three-Part Series Finale Premieres Tonight, April 11th at 10/9c–

With nearly 2.9M viewers tuning in (live + same day delivery), the world premiere of CASEY ANTHONY: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY on Investigation Discovery (ID) on Sunday night was #1 in ad-supported cable for delivery of P2+, HH, P25-54, W25-54, M25-54, P18-49 and W18-49 in its timeslot.

The debut of the three-part special on Sunday, April 9 from 10-11PM (ET) is now ID’s best telecast and best series debut in network history, with the finale episode airing tonight at 10/9c with revealing interviews featuring Caylee Anthony’s grandparents, George and Cindy Anthony.

CASEY ANTHONY: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY is a comprehensive, 360 degree look into the investigation and

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