HDNet Slates Four New Series For the Fall

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Coming this fall, network to launch four original non-scripted programs

DALLAS (May 23, 2011) – HDNet has ordered four new shows to series and slated each for a Fall premiere, Mark Cuban, HDNet chairman and co-founder announced today. The original non-scripted programs are: “Celebridate,” “Mr. Personalities Takes on the World,” “The Ferris Wheel,” “The Super.”

“As one of the last remaining independently owned and programmed networks, at HDNet we continue to take chances that major media companies are afraid to take. Our original programming continues to have an edge that sets us apart and breaks new ground. We are not afraid to push boundaries with The Ferris Wheel, The Super and Mr. Personalities…or have fun with a show like Celebridate,” Mark Cuban said.

“Of course HDNet’s ground breaking doesn’t stop there. We will be pushing the envelope with the advanced integration of social media, music and live tv with the LIVE broadcast of a Jefferson Starship concert on June 5th, 2011,” Cuban continued. “And this summer we extend our enormous lead in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fights by broadcasting live more free MMA fights than all other networks combined will broadcast in the entire year!
Cuban concluded, “We are fiercely independent at HDNet and our programming will continue to push the limits of what TV can be.”

“Celebridate” welcomes Roger Lodge to HDNet. Lodge spent 7 years setting up singles around the country for “Blind Date.” Now he’s helping his famous – and infamous – celebrity friends including Superman Dean Cain and Baywatch’s Tracey Bingham find true love. Each week Roger will introduce one of his pals to three attractive and interesting men or women. His friend will choose one of those daters and then we’ll follow them on a first class night on the town to see if romance is in the air. But what happens when another dater crashes the party? Will the celebrity stick with the original date – trade them in for another, or finish the date with both?

“Mr. Personalities Takes on the World” features comedian Ben Morrison( MTV’s”Punk’d” & “Damage Control”) as he truly takes on the world (or the U.S.!). “Mr. Personalities Takes on the World” tags along with Morrison to festivals around the country where he assumes a different character for each event, leading to uncomfortable situations and mayhem throughout. From the Renaissance Fair to the Jersey Shore, Morrison travels the United States creating havoc as he assumes different “personalities” each episode.

“The Ferris Wheel” What happens when a sex-crazed, beautiful couple takes to the road looking for new experience? You get the Ferris Wheel. Jeremy and Kate Ferris open their lives to the joys and weirdness of their open marriage. An experience that isn’t like any other. Jeremy is a millionaire who hasn’t worked in years, never wants to settle down, and whose sexual desires know no limits. Kate is barely out of college, a swimsuit model, and sexually adventurous. Together they take viewers around the world. From New York to Bangkok, Jeremy and Kate take us on adventures in each city that are beyond unique. Jump on the Ferris Wheel with Jeremy and Kate late night Thursdays. It’s a ride you will never forget.

“The Super” follows Dave Paladno and his everyday duties as he manages over 1700 units. He’s a landlord, a manager, a security guard, a plumber, a carpenter, a psychologist, a social worker, and a best friend… No he’s not a superhero – he’s the superintendent! Dave Paladino sees it all, from whacked out crack heads to bathtub-birthed babies! Dave battles a never-ending stream of ludicrous dramas and hilarious tenants to keep one town, intact.

HDNet’s successful themed night programming is scheduled six nights a week:

Monday: Hottest Movies
Tuesday: See The World featuring documentaries and Emmy Award winning programs “HDNet World Report” and “Dan Rather Reports”
Wednesday: Intoxicatingly Funny. Intoxicating Comedy includes HDNet’s travel and drinking series “Drinking Made Easy” and the original comedy series “Svetlana”
Thursday: Guys Night In showcases beautiful women, exotic locations and the party lifestyle with “Bikini Destinations,” “Deadline!,” “Get Out!” and more…
Friday: Fighting on HDNet
Sunday: HDNet Concerts

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