Discovery’s Planet Green Green-Lights Bergeron Series
Supper Club , Featuring Discussion and Debate Over Ecological Topics, to Begin Production in March
By Anne Becker -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/31/2008 6:17:00 PM
The show, which starts production in March, will feature Bergeron moderating dinner parties of newsmakers in discussion and debate over ecological topics. Each week, four guests -- including politicians, authors and scholars -- will meet at a home known as the project7ten Eco-House, in which Kelly Meyer, wife of Universal Studios chief Ron Meyer, is an investor and partner. The guests will enjoy dinner cooked by a celebrity chef and discuss news and trends from the “green” movement. The Meyers are prominent activists and fund-raisers for environmental organizations.
The show, which will run weekly during primetime, is being co-executive produced by Andy Friendly, who hired Bergeron to host Hollywood Squares in 1998 and for ABC’s pre-Emmy Awards show in 2004. Planet Green hired Friendly last year as a West Coast consultant to develop and produce programming leading up to its June launch.
Parent company Discovery is launching Planet Green using the bandwidth from its existing Discovery Home Channel and has pushed its start date back from January in an effort to create enough programming to launch with all-original fare. Other shows it announced for the network include a series executive-produced by Leonardo DiCaprio on the rebuilding of tornado-ravaged Greensburg, Kan.
Andy Friendly Productions and Discovery Studios are producing Supper Club. Pam Burke is co-executive producing.
Similar to factoids, i suggest cateloging many of the key green ideas your station reveals each program that have ecological, ecomonic and health benefits. Based on any reasonable criteria, score each green tip/suggestion or fact and broadcast the top 100 green eco-factoids for a special show, The Top 100 Green Tips/Facts.
Use these for fillin comercials to shools for green science projects w/station recognition etc.
Dr. Frank Greco - 8/22/2008 11:39:00 PM EDT
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