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

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:


New Musical Reality Show Is First of Its Kind

America, we're looking for the new, waaay cooler Lawrence Welk. If you think you know who he/she is, pick up your baton - and your TV remote - and get ready for the most exciting, entertaining musical reality show of the new millennium. Your password for all of the fun: "A1ANA2"!

Each week, some of the world's best - and most iconic - musicians from the '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s and right through today will compete to become America's premier bandleader, conducting superstar bands who will play the hits as you've never heard them before. Paul Shaffer, Barry Manilow, Peter Frampton, Carole King, Harry Connick Jr., Jay Z, Eminem, 50 Cent and many more performers of note... all competing for the title of America's favorite maestro.

A supporting cast of talented unknown performers from America’s elite music schools like Julliard and Berklee, as well as from points all across the country, will join the rock titans in a national jam session and contest to rock the ages.

The weekly, musically-themed shows will cut a swath across the ages spotlighting genres of music appealing to a multi-generational demographic. From rock to pop, Boomers to Gen Yers, this show has it all.

In keeping with the Welk Show’s cultivation of new talent, this show will bring phenomenally gifted musicians and singers into American homes each week and allow viewers to get to know them on a personal level.

The Lawrence Welk Show is entering its 55th year on TV, making it one of the longest running shows in history. Its current PBS incarnation is garnering 3 million viewers weekly, including a substantial number of closet Welk fans from the Boomer/GenX/GenY generations.

Our new program, in terms of entertainment value, excitement, great demos, sponsors and publicity angles, is a winner.

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