The Facts: Ryan and Adam Receive the Program Proposal
On June 23, 2010, we emailed Ryan Seacrest and his partner Adam Sher a program proposal for an exciting new musical reality show, Looking for the New, Waaaay Cooler Lawrence Welk.A subsequent proposal was emailed on June 30, 2010.
On June 29, 2010 E! Entertainment executives visited our program proposal website at www.lookingforthenewcoolerlawrencewelk.blogspot.com.
Curiously, E!’s Lisa Berger, executive vice president, entertainment programming, was not emailed a program proposal until days after she'd already visited our proposal site.
Assuming Lisa Berger is not a clairvoyant, how could she have known of the proposal and its url unless someone forwarded her the information?
Only Ryan and Adam were emailed the proposal during the last week of June 2010.
E! is home to Ryan's entertainment news show as well as a purchaser of programming from Ryan Seacrest Productions. The companies are even located in the same building complex.
Despite our analytics report showing E! visited the presentation site TWICE, E! denies having ever visited the site. (SEE Analytics report below proving E! visited our presentation site.)
Comcast owns E! Entertainment and subsequently bought NBC.
In May 2011, NBC’s reality programming head, Paul Telegdy, announced Seacrest is in talks with NBC “to helm a music-themed prime-time reality show.”
But according to the New York Post, the new Ryan Seacrest project is reportedly not a traditional music competition show. Telegdy says that the Seacrest concept is a "totally different kind of competition show" that would unfold in "self-contained episodes." He said it was "a bit more fun" and rather than being "contestant competitive," it is more "artist competitive."
Sound familiar? Take a look at the show we pitched Ryan and his partner Adam Sher in June 2010: