CBS Delays 'Jingles,' Names Host
CBS made a pair of somewhat contradictory releases on Wednesday (July 16) afternoon.
On one hand, CBS announced that the original Sunday, July 27 premiere date for "Jingles" has been indefinitely delayed. In its place, the network plans to air rebroadcasts of "Flashpoint," a summer drama that had a solid premiere last week in a tough Friday slot.
That would normally look like bad news for "Jingles" -- the release says it "remains in production and will be rescheduled for broadcast at a later date" -- but CBS made sure to include positive information as well.
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Amidst this sea of product placements, the next great jingle composer will be crowned by a judging panel led by rock legend and A&E reality buffoon
Joining Simmons in presenting the $100,000 grand prize (and an advertising contract) are a pair of advertising legends, Linda Kaplan Thaler and Julie Roehm.
Kaplan Thaler's credits include the "I don't want to grow up, I'm Toys R Us kid" jingle and founding The Kaplan Thaler Group, the ad agency behind the Aflac Duck, among other campains.
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