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Feb 15, 2010

First Quarter of 2010

We're almost done with the first quarter of 2010, and so far it has been quite a decade.

Over in the late night world, things were shaken up right at the beginning, and Jimmy Kimmel Live! was right there with it. First, Jimmy did his entire show as Jay Leno (in case you missed it go HERE), then he went on The Jay Leno Show at the 10@10 spot:

He rounded out the two weeks of mayhem with a Ken Burns-esque mockumentary of the “Late Night War”. All of his hilarious coverage landed him in the middle of the EW Bullseye, as well as a rise in numbers.

Must currently JKL's numbers are...

ADULTS 18-49
Kimmel 0.81 million
Ferguson 0.79 million
Fallon 0.70 million

Granted, Ferguson might tell you otherwise.

And make sure you tune in to the "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards" LIVE on SUNDAY, MARCH 7, immediately following late local news (12:05-1:05 a.m., ET, approx). Previous "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards" celebrations have welcomed Hollywood's biggest movie stars, including two-time Academy Award winner Mel Gibson, Emmy Award winners Jon Stewart and Ellen Degeneres, as well as Academy Award winner Ben Affleck, who starred in Kimmel's viral sensation "I'm F***ing Ben Affleck". Viewers of the 2009 Academy Awards telecast also caught a very special 30-second promo featuring the host as he rescued Tom Cruise from a burning home.

Over at The Bonnie Hunt Show, things are moving along swiftly. We've had some great guests including Serena Williams, Kara DioGuardi, Paul Bettany, and Ray Liotta. Lily Tomlin also came by to reflect on her childhood.

Star World's ASIA UNCUT has been hugely successful this second season. After a revamp of the set, some great reviews, and some great guests including Jamie Lynn Sigler, Edward Norton, Dane Cook, Tom Arnold and Jackie Chan, this show is on its way to the top. American host Jon Niermann is a lot of fun, and we've enjoyed working with everyone over there in Shanghai. Be sure to watch full episodes here and become a fan on Facebook, but for now here is the clip reel from this season:

Most recently we are excited to join the team over at The Wanda Sykes Show. Emmy Award-winning actress, comedian, and author Wanda Sykes hosts this innovative and irreverent Saturday late-night series. “The Wanda Sykes Show” features Sykes’ personal take on the events of the week punctuated by field pieces and comedy segments. Each Saturday night at 11pm ET/PT, Sykes leads a discussion with regular panelists and famous friends. Previous and future guests include Ray Romano, Donald Faison, Snoop Dogg, Neil Patrick Harris, and Megan Mullally. Check out the sizzle reel below:

Wanda is outperforming the 09/10 season averages for late night among 18-49, Adults 18-34/25-54, and key men/women demos over:
• Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
• Last Call with Carson Daly
• The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Wanda is outperforming the late-night cable talkers earlier in the year by +33% among Adults 18-49, +40% among Adults 18-34, and +51% in Total Viewers:
• Lopez Tonight on TBS
• The Mo’Nique Show on BET among Adults 18-49

The Marriage Ref has been a lot of fun and full of laughter. We're excited and gearing up for the special Feb. 28th preview after the closing ceremonies at the Olympics on NBC, and of course, the premiere on March 4th at 10pm on NBC, both featuring Alec Baldwin, Kelly Ripa and the man himself, Jerry Seinfeld. Also, we are thrilled that Madonna was just announced as a participant! She'll be appearing alongside funnyman Ricky Gervais. Be sure to keep up with this wonderful and hilarious show!!

As we continue embarking on these great shows, we just want to say that working on The Grammy Awards this year was an amazing experience. We are so impressed with Ken Ehrlich; he is truly the best. Also, a quick shout out to Chantel. In case you missed it, here is the speech by Stephen Colbert who opened up the show!

In addition to Stephen Colbert, Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel presented Taylor Swift with The Best Country Album Award, Quentin Tarantino introduced a special performance by Lil Wayne, Eminem, Drake and Travis Barker, Jennifer Lopez introduced a performance by Green Day and Broadway's American Idiot, and Lea Michele presented Best Female Vocal Performance with Ricky Martin.

The March issue of Oprah Magazine teaches you how to declutter your life. And what's a better way to do it than with Oprah's interview with Thich Nhat Hanh. Also, Ethan Hawke shares the books on his book shelf, Eva Longoria Parker talks about her Aha! Moment, and Norah Jones shows what's currently on her playlist. Also, be sure to check out O's Exclusive Preview of Narciso Rodriguez's eBay Collection!

We have other great shows in the returning as well...

After the success of the second CBS special "I Get That A Lot," which won its time slot, receiving 8.31 million viewers, we are hard at work at the third special! Check out the full episode here and stay tuned for more! We are also excited that TV One's "Life After" was renewed for a new season, so be sure to watch out for the premiere! In case you missed it, catch up with full episodes featuring Bel Biv Devoe, Daryl "Chill" Mitchell, and Al Reynolds here.

And of course, the always fun The Webby Awards is returning to New York for the 14th Annual celebration on June 14th, 2010 at Cipriani Wall Street. Past honorees have included World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners Lee, Prince, David Bowie, Lisa Kudrow, Beastie Boys, Lorne Michaels, Stephen Colbert, will.i.am, former Vice President Al Gore, Sarah Silverman, Jimmy Fallon, Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone, Trent Reznor, David Byrne, YouTube Co-Founders Steve Chen and Chad Hurley, Michel Gondry, and Meg Whitman to name a few... Check out some of the fun moments from last year's awards below:

Also, we are thrilled to announce that Ellyn Spragins' latest collection of stories named "What I Know Now About Success" is done! It's packed full of gems of wisdom about achieving success in letters written by Soledad O'Brien, Suze Orman, Kate Spade, Suzy Welch, Trish McEvoy and dozens more. What I Know Now About Success will be in stores on April 26th and can be pre-ordered now. More information on Twitter or at LettersToMy YoungerSelf.com.

Finally, we'd like to send a huge congratulations to the newest CTB mommy Alyson! Here is Hunter Davis Nastri, born on January 3rd, weighing in at 7lbs, 10 oz.

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