Tuesday, April 17, 2007

ABC Gets "The Queen"

The ABC News division, which, according to Drudgie-Poo won Monday's Evening News contest resoundingly with an 8.2/15 share, has another coup on its hands by way of the Lifetime television demographic, to wit: The Royal Family. From variety:

"Alphabet net has acquired a special that's being described as the real-life version of 'The Queen,' an unfiltered view of the royal family produced by RDF USA.

"The project, tentatively titled 'Queen Elizabeth: The British Monarchy at Work,' is being overseen by the net's news division. It's set to air as a primetime special in the fall.

"Insiders say the program will draw from hundreds of hours of footage and will capture Queen Elizabeth II and the entire royal family at both state functions and behind the walls of Buckingham Palace. RDF is currently shooting the special, with History Television International also onboard to produce.

"In addition to offering direct access to the royals' day-to-day life, the special will cover the queen's upcoming visit to the U.S., her visits with Tony Blair and the royal functions (and personal lives) of Prince Philip and the queen's grandchildren, Princes William and Harry.

"The queen is celebrating her 80th birthday this year."

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