some tv releases over the last few days:
JERRY SEINFELD RETURNS TO NBC TO GUEST-STAR AS HIMSELF IN NBC'S '30 ROCK' DURING COMEDY'S SECOND-SEASON PREMIERE OCTOBER 4
NBC COMMITS TO A NEW CELEBRITY VERSION OF 'THE APPRENTICE' FEATURING DONALD TRUMP AS CELEBRITY CONTESTANTS VIE TO BE THE BEST BUSINESS BRAIN UNDER TRUMP'S tutelage. (Oh boy, this sounds awful.)
PBS GREENLIGHTS “CAR TALK” TELEVISION SERIES (Click and Clack!)
CMT returns for a second year to what is billed as the “world’s largest music festival” – CMT AT SUMMERFEST 2007 – for three, one-hour concert specials featuring country music favorites Sugarland, Sara Evans and Big & Rich, to premiere nightly Friday, August 3-5 at 10:00-11:00 p.m.,
ESPN will debut the primetime news magazine show ESPN Reports (working title) beginning Tuesday, October 16 at 7 p.m. ET. The premiere will be followed by three additional one-hour episodes airing on consecutive Tuesdays, and will return for five weeks in April 2008 and six weeks in June 2008. The series will provide 15 original episodes a year.
PLANET IN PERIL: CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Animal Planet host and wildlife biologist Jeff Corwin will focus on four main issues that threaten the planet and its inhabitants: climate change, deforestation, species loss and overpopulation. Planet in Peril, filmed across four continents and 13 countries, airs over two nights on Tuesday, Oct. 23, and Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. (ET/PT).
GOD's WARRIORS: CNN will premiere a six-hour documentary next month on the impact of religious fundamentalism as a powerful political force around the world. Filmed over seven months in six countries and reported by chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour, CNN Presents: God’s Warriors will debut over three nights from Tuesday, Aug. 21, to Thursday, Aug. 23, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on CNN Worldwide’s U.S. and international networks.
Premiering on Monday, July 30, and Monday, September 17, National Geographic Channel (NGC) presents a series of specials: Science of Dwarfism, Science of Gigantism, Science of Obesity and Science of Conjoined Twins. In each one-hour episode, NGC investigates the science behind these complex conditions and illuminates the compelling trials of those who live with unusual bodies.