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Desus & Mero Host the 35th Annual TCA Awards

 
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THE TELEVISION CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES ACCLAIMED COMEDY DUO DESUS & MERO AS HOSTS OF THE 35TH ANNUAL TCA AWARDS ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 

Held at the Beverly Hilton, the Exclusive Event Recognizes the Top Television Series & Performers from the 2018-2019 Season

 
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(Left to Right: Daniel “Desus Nice” Baker, Joel “The Kid Mero” Martinez | Photo Credit: Micaiah Carter/SHOWTIME 

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LOS ANGELES – May 29, 2019 – The Television Critics Association (TCA) is proud to welcome comedy duo Desus & Mero—hosts of the popular Showtime series Desus & Mero—as emcees of the 35TH Annual TCA Awards. The popular duo will kick off the night’s festivities in style, putting their trademark quick-witted comedy on full display before turning the mic over to the TCA members, who will award the best performances and series from the 2018-2019 season, as voted on by the organization’s membership of top critics from the US and Canada. The invite-only event will take place at the legendary Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, on Saturday, August 3. Nominees will be announced mid-June.

 Daniel “Desus Nice” Baker and Joel “The Kid Mero” Martinez are multi-talented writers, comedians, and television personalities whose bond was forged in the early days of Twitter, where they shared an affinity for complaining about their dissatisfying jobs, coupled with funny pop culture commentary. This  led to successful stints on Complex (“Desus Vs. Mero”) and MTV (“Joking Off”), the start of their hit podcast “The Bodega Boys,” and a daily critically-acclaimed late-night show on Viceland. On February 21, the Bronx natives took their skills to Showtime, premiering the all-new talk show “Desus & Mero,” bringing the duo’s fan-favorite fresh takes and classic wit again to late-night. Twice weekly, Desus and Mero tackle the hottest topics and sit down with an all-star line-up of guests that span the cultural landscape including politicians, athletes, actors, musicians and more.

 Desus & Mero are the newest additions to the TCA’s long legacy of all-star hosts, joining former emcees such as Robin Thede, Kristin Chenoweth, James Corden, Terry Crews, Bryan Cranston, Key & Peele, Ellen DeGeneres, Conan O’Brien, Drew Carey, Craig Ferguson, Wanda Sykes, the Smothers Brothers, Nick Offerman, Dax Shepard, and Bob Newhart, among many others.

“Desus & Mero have spent the past decade establishing themselves as fresh, unpredictable forces, as vital in the bodega as in the Beverly Hilton ballroom,” said Daniel Fienberg, TCA President and The Hollywood Reporter Chief TV Critic. “We are honored to have them on hand, as we commemorate a landmark television season and 35 years of the TCA Awards. I can't wait to hear how they kick off the show. Nobody is safe, but as long as Tucker Carlson doesn't win anything, it should be a fun night!”

The TCA Awards is a celebration of the groundbreaking television series and performers whose storytelling, emotion, humor, and authenticity made the 2018-2019 season so memorable. The ceremony bestows honors across 12 distinct categories highlighting achievements in drama, comedy, reality, youth programming, sketch/variety, news and information, and more. As part of the festivities, the TCA will also present the esteemed Heritage Award to one trailblazing series whose impact continues to inspire and influence society; and a special Career Achievement Award given each year to one entertainment icon whose life and legacy has left an indelible mark on legions of performers, writers, and fans. Nominees are carefully selected and voted on solely by members of the TCA. The process is not open to solicitation or submissions.

 ABOUT THE TELEVISION CRITICS ASSOCIATION

The Television Critics Association (TCA) represents more than 200 professional journalists who cover television for publications across the United States and Canada. The members reach tens of millions of consumers each week, and are considered experts within the industry, representing their employers as moderators, panelists, radio/TV guests and more. The prestigious organization honors outstanding achievements in television and enduring contributions to the medium’s heritage through the TCA Awards each year. This year’s TCA Awards are the organization’s 35TH anniversary. For additional information about the TCA, visit www.tvcritics.orgFacebook; and Twitter. To follow the Summer TCA on twitter, follow tweets with the hashtag #TCA19.

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"The Big Interview with Dan Rather" Sets New Premiere Date - March 13 at 9pE

AXS TV ANNOUNCES NEW PREMIERE DATE FOR THE SIXTH SEASON OF ‘THE BIG INTERVIEW WITH DAN RATHER’, RETURNING TUESDAY, MARCH 13 WITH AN EXCLUSIVE SIT DOWN WITH ROCK N’ ROLL ICON ROBERT PLANT AT 9 P.M. ET/6 P.M. ET

Other Highlights Include Conversations with The Doors’ Robby Krieger and John Densmore, as well as Eddie Money, Shania Twain, John Mellencamp, & More

 

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Los Angeles, CA (January 18, 2018) – AXS TV has set a new premiere date for the network’s popular original series The Big Interview with Dan Rather—moving to Tuesday, March 13 at 9pE/6pE from the previously announced date of February 27. The upcoming season features 20 all-new episodes divided into spring and fall cycles, as legendary journalist Dan Rather sits down with some of music’s most influential artists for in-depth conversations covering their personal lives, extraordinary legacies, failures, triumphs, and so much more.

Season six opens with rock n’ roll trailblazer Robert Plant, the legendary Led Zeppelin front man and GRAMMY®-winning solo artist whose trademark vocals have powered such enduring hits as “Stairway To Heaven,” “Immigrant Song,” “Ship Of Fools,” and “Rainbow,” among others. During the intimate discussion, Plant opens up about his childhood in post-WWII Britain and the tragic loss of his five-year-old son; shares his thoughts on Led Zeppelin standards “Kashmir” and “Stairway To Heaven”; and explains how he has adapted his trademark vocals throughout the years.

Other season six highlights include Robby Krieger and John Densmore, the surviving members of psychedelic powerhouse The Doors (Mar. 20); beloved rock showman Eddie Money (Mar. 27) who has an AXS TV reality series premiering on April 8 titled Real Money; chart-topping Country songstress Shania Twain (Apr. 3); singer and actor Billy Ray Cyrus (Apr. 10); prog rock pioneers STYX (Apr. 17); folk hero John Mellencamp (Apr. 24); and fan-favorite Country quartet The Oak Ridge Boys (May 1).

Schedule At-A-Glance

3/13      -           Robert Plant

3/20      -           The Doors

3/27      -           Eddie Money

4/3       -           Shania Twain

4/10      -           Billy Ray Cyrus

4/17      -           STYX

4/24      -           John Mellencamp

5/1       -           The Oak Ridge Boys

AXS TV ANNOUNCES MID-SEASON PREMIERE DATES

AXS TV ANNOUNCES MID-SEASON PREMIERE DATES FOR NEW AND RETURNING SHOWS

Highlights Include a New Top Ten Style Countdown Show and the premiere of Legendary Rocker Eddie Money’s reality show “Real Money”

 

 

Los Angeles, CA (December 8, 2017) – AXS TV, the premier destination for classic rock programming, has announced the premiere dates for its 2018 mid-season schedule, which includes the return of the network’s most popular original series “Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar Presented by Mercury Insurance” and “The Big Interview With Dan Rather, as well as the premieres of the new reality series “Real Money, starring rock superstar Eddie Money and his family, and the music-themed countdown show “The Top Ten Revealed, hosted by Katie Daryl.

AXS TV celebrates the greatest and most influential songs, bands, and musicians in the history of rock n’ roll in the dynamic new countdown series “The Top Ten Revealed, premiering Sunday, February 11 at 9:30pE/6:30pP. The series is hosted and executive produced by Katie Daryl (formerly host/executive producer of AXS TV’s “World’s Greatest Tribute Bands”), who will be on hand to guide viewers on a witty, edgy, and insightful journey that takes a look at the figures and the music that have left an indelible mark on the rock n’ roll scene. Each episode will put the spotlight on a different theme, spanning a diverse range of topics covering the best guitar intros, Vietnam anthems, ‘80s rock ballads, and more, and featuring a rotating panel of all-star experts that includes Heavy Metal trailblazer Lita Ford; Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Steven Adler; and former Pantera percussionist Vinnie Paul, just to name a few.

Legendary newsman Dan Rather sits down with some of the most celebrated figures from all across the entertainment spectrum as “The Big Interview” opens its sixth season on February 27 at 9pE/6pP. The upcoming season features 20 all-new episodes, divided into winter and fall cycles, premiering with Led Zeppelin front man and celebrated solo artist Robert Plant. Other guests include Robby Krieger and John Densmore, the surviving members of psychedelic powerhouse The Doors; chart-topping Country songstress Shania Twain; and singer, songwriter and actor Billy Ray Cyrus. More guests will be announced at a later date.

The Red Rocker, Sammy Hagar, cruises across the country for even more candid conversations and unforgettable jam sessions with some of music’s biggest names, as season three of Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar Presented by Mercury Insurance debuts on Sunday, April 8, at 9pE/6pP. Upcoming episodes feature an eclectic array of guest appearances including Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl; The Who icon Roger Daltrey; Heavy Metal pioneer Rob Halford; classic rock hit makers Foreigner; Canadian alt-rockers Nickelback; and more.

Then, multi-platinum rock superstar Eddie Money takes viewers home every Sunday night in AXS TV’s all-new original reality series “Real Money, premiering April 8 at 9:30pE/6:30pP. The program captures the daily lives of the Money Clan—which includes Eddie; Laurie, his wife of over 30 years; their five kids, Zach, Joe, Jesse, Dez, and Julian; and eight pets—as they live, laugh, bicker, and rock. Hilarity and hijinks ensue this season as Eddie and Laurie struggle to keep everyone in line and on time; Jesse gets in some trouble while mom and dad are in Cabo; Eddie’s forced to take his health seriously; Dez gets career advice from a GRAMMY®-winning engineer; Eddie gets a therapy session on the golf course; and the family continues to rock the stage.

“AXS TV is committed to delivering the best music programming on television, and the mid-season lineup is a great reflection of that,” said Evan Haiman, vice president of music programming and production, AXS TV. “Sunday nights, in particular, offer up an impressive one-two punch in the form of rock n’ roll powerhouses Sammy Hagar and Eddie Money, who each star in series that give viewers an intimate and unique look at true music icons in ways they’ve rarely been seen before. From classic rock to heavy metal, and everything in between, the mid-season roster has something for music lovers of all ages and tastes.”

AXS TV’s mid-season premiere schedule follows (all times Eastern):

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11

9:30 p.m. -        Premiere of THE TOP TEN REVEALED

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27

9 p.m. – Sixth season premiere of THE BIG INTERVIEW with Dan Rather

SUNDAY, APRIL 8

9:00 p.m.-         Season Three Premiere of ROCK & ROLL ROAD TRIP WITH SAMMY HAGAR PRESENTED BY MERCURY INSURANCE

9:30 p.m.-         Premiere of REAL MONEY

ABOUT AXS TV

Launched in July 2012 by visionary entrepreneur CEO Mark Cuban, AXS TV delivers the ultimate in music entertainment programming with an eclectic lineup that includes classic concerts from music's most iconic bands, as well as exclusive music festival coverage, original hit series, docs that rock, insightful specials, and knock-out live mixed martial arts action. AXS TV is a partnership between Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS. The network is available nationally in the United States and can be seen in parts of Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. For a list of providers, visitaxs.tv/subscribe. For more information, see www.axs.tv and www.axs.tv/press

AXS TV Closes NJPW's 'G1 Climax 27' With Four Episodes From The Final Weekend Beginning Friday Oct. 13

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AXS TV CLOSES THE ‘G1 CLIMAX 27’ WITH FOUR EPISODES HIGHLIGHTING THE FINAL WEEKEND OF NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING’S BIGGEST TOURNAMENT BEGINNING THIS FRIDAY, OCT. 13 AT 8pE/5pP

Coverage Includes Two Episodes Dedicated to the ‘A’ and ‘B’ Block Finals and Two Episodes from the Tournament Finale

A Sneak Peek Clip is Available Here

Los Angeles, CA (Oct. 11, 2017) – “Rainmakers” and “High Fly Flows” abound as AXS TV’s coverage of NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING’s biggest tournament of the year—the G1 CLIMAX 27—charges into its final stretch with four episodes featuring the most important matches from the final three nights of the event. Coverage of the final weekend kicks off this Friday, Oct. 13 at 8pE/5pP as Jim Ross and Josh Barnett call the action for the “A Block” final match between Hiroshi Tanahashi and Tetsuya Naito.

Then, one of wrestling’s most exciting rivalries enters its third installment on Oct. 20 as IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega takes on IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada in the “B Block” finale.

The epic, 19-event tournament reaches a crescendo on Oct. 27 as the “A” and “B Block” winners battle for the G1 CLIMAX 27 championship, featuring exclusive interviews with both competitors.

AXS TV’s coverage of the event concludes with a bonus episode Nov. 3 from the tournament’s final night featuring two tag team championship matches as IWGP Tag Team Champions War Machine (Hanson and Raymond Rowe) face Cody and Hangman Page, while IWGP Jr. Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) take on Funky Future (Ryusuke Taguchi and Ricochet).

The line-ups for the final four episodes of AXS TV’s G1 CLIMAX 27 coverage are as follows:

Oct. 13 – A Block Finals – Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Tetsuya Naito, plus Bad Luck Fale vs. Yuji Nagata

Oct. 20 – B Block Finals – Kenny Omega vs. Kazuchika Okada, plus Michael Elgin vs. Juice Robinson

Oct. 27 – G1 CLIMAX 27 Finals – “A Block” Winner vs. “B Block” Winner

Nov. 3 – G1 CLIMAX 27 Finals – Hanson/Raymond Rowe vs. Cody/Hangman Page, Ryusuke Taguchi/Ricochet vs. Matt Jackson/Nick Jackson

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