Ex-Ryan Seacrest Exec Moves To Steve Harvey’s East 112 Productions

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EXCLUSIVE: Teri Kennedy, the veteran Survivor and The Real World producer most recently EVP Unscripted at Ryan Seacrest Productions, has been hired as EVP Development, Unscripted at Steve Harvey’s East 112 Productions.
In her new role she will oversee …

Amazon Names Heather Schuster As Head Of Unscripted, Replacing Conrad Riggs

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EXCLUSIVE: Almost immediately after Conrad Riggs was shown the door today at Amazon Studios, the House of Bezos has appointed Heather Schuster the new head of unscripted programming.
Having joining Amazon back in August as a senior creative executive, the ex-Ryan Seacrest Productions exec took over Riggs’ gig today, Deadline has learned. In another move, former AMC VP Unscripted Tracey Lentz, who has been with Amazon a couple of years, has been appointed head of creative…

YouTube Sets ‘Best.Cover.Ever.’ Singing-Competition Show Premiere Date, Releases Trailer (Watch)

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“Best.Cover.Ever.”, a YouTube original series featuring aspiring singers competing to win the chance to sing a duet with their idols, will debut exclusively on the ad-supported video platform worldwide on Nov. 20. The 10-episode show features a lineup of music stars — Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, Keith Urban, Nicky Jam, Backstreet Boys, Joe Jonas’ DNCE, […]

This Is Everything Ryan Seacrest Does in a Week (Photos)

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Now that Ryan Seacrest has added “Live with Kelly and Ryan” to his list of seemingly never-ending jobs, we decided to look at a week in the life of the broadcaster, TV host, producer, philanthropist, fashion designer and dog-lover.

Ryan has said in interviews that he wakes up around 5 a.m. His radio show, “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” airs at 6 a.m. and goes until 10 a.m. on weekdays

“Live with Kelly and Ryan” airs at 9 a.m. EST (then it’s replayed at 9 a.m. PST).

Along with “On Air” and “Live,” Seacrest is sure to schedule in workouts for himself. He told GQ that he treats them like executive meetings, but the time can float.

In addition to those shows and his workouts, he also serves on the Los Angeles County Museum of Art board of trustees.

Seacrest isn’t only in front of the camera. He also produces “E! Live from the Red Carpet,” Bravo’s “Shah’s of Sunset” and CMT’s “I Love Kelli Pickler.” That’s not even to mention that he created and executive produces “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and its spin-offs.

Seacrest is adding more to his plate than his new spot on “Live.” He’s producing “Life of Kylie” on E!, which premieres this summer, and is launching a new skincare line for men, which will also release this summer.

Seacrest’s independent production company, Ryan Seacrest Productions,  will remain based in Los Angeles despite his move to New York for “Live.” Among the many shows produced here is Jennifer Lopez’s “Shades of Blue.” ABC reports he will travel back to LA on weekends.

Seacrest will continue to host “America’s Top 40,” a radio show that airs on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

All of this on a weekly basis, plus Seacrest’s yearly commitments like hosting “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” and E!’s live coverage for events like the Grammys, Golden Globes and Oscars.

TV News Roundup: ‘Scream’ Season 3 to Feature New Cast, Adds Queen Latifah as EP

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In today’s roundup, “Scream” Season 3 is moving forward, Amazon Prime announced the premiere date for “The Tick,” and Ryan Seacrest Productions and Edemol Shine North America will produce a new talent competition show on YouTube. DEVELOPMENT MTV released some new details regarding the third season of “Scream.” The show will feature a whole new… Read more »

Mariah Carey’s New Year’s Performance Debacle: Here’s What Went Wrong

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Mariah Carey had a New Year’s Eve to forget last night, though it’s unlikely anyone will anytime soon.

The singer suffered a fairly disastrous audio equipment malfunction while on stage and live on ABC. As a result, she pretty much quit on even trying to salvage her headlining performance. Unfortunately for the “Mariah’s World” star and fortunately for Twitter, “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” did not cut away to commercial, making for an extremely awkward few minutes before midnight.

So what exactly went wrong? One of the singer’s reps told TheWrap this morning that Carey’s ear piece wasn’t working right from the get-go. When the pop diva was ready to walk to the stage, Mariah’s team informed Production of the problem — an issue that was essentially brushed off.

Also Read: Mariah Carey Clowned on Twitter After New Year’s Performance Catastrophe

“Production said it’s because they didn’t work well in the tent and to go up to stage,” the rep told us. “Once on stage, [Mariah] told the stage manager that the ears were not working but production decided to just go live instead of cut to commercial to fix the problem.”

Dick Clark Productions declined commenting on the incident when reached by TheWrap. Ryan Seacrest Productions and ABC have not yet returned our requests for a statement on the matter.

By the way, in case you were wondering — yes, Mariah did do a rehearsal at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, which we’re told “went totally fine” and had “no issues with sound.” Carey also rehearsed the evening before at Alvin Ailey — “she did not ‘wing’ this performance,” her rep told us.

In case you missed it, let’s just say Carey’s performance of her hit song “Emotions” didn’t exactly go according to plan. And let’s also just say you really need to click the “Also Read” above and watch the disaster unfold in video form.

Still, Carey’s shaking off what will go down in history as an all-time dropping-the-ball moment before the actual ball drop. Here’s what she had to say about the ABC debacle about 90 minutes after walking off stage:

Shit happens ???? Have a happy and healthy new year everybody!???? Here’s to making more headlines in 2017 ???? pic.twitter.com/0Td8se57jr

Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) January 1, 2017

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The CW Buys ‘Insatiable’ Drama From Lauren Gussis & Ryan Seacrest Prods.

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The CW has put in development Insatiable, a drama from former Dexter co-executive producer Lauren Gussis, Ryan Seacrest Productions, Storied Media Group and CBS Television Studios.
Written/executive produced by Gussis, Insatiable was inspired by real-life southern lawyer and top beauty pageant coach Bill Alverson who recently toplined his own TLC reality series, Coach Charming. The drama focuses on  a disgraced, dissatisfied civil lawyer-turned-beauty pageant coach who…