Post Number: 114
|Posted on Wednesday, January 09, 2008 - 4:36 pm: || |
Al Roker to announce Detroit-based TV show
"DEA" to air on the Spike channel; Thursday announcement set
January 9, 2008
FREE PRESS STAFF REPORTS
"Today” show weatherman and TV production entrepreneur Al Roker will be in Detroit Thursday to talk about a new television series that will be shot totally on location in Detroit.
Spike TV, Al Roker Entertainment, Inc. and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are partnering on the reality-based show, titled “DEA.”
Spike, a CBS-owned cable and dish channel that aims predominantly at male viewers, will have exclusive access to a group of Detroit special agents and task force officers as they tackle the region’s illegal drug problem.
Cases involving the shutting down of street-level dealers and the stopping of international traffickers will be featured.
The six-episode series will premiere on Spike TV this spring.
Post Number: 3197
|Posted on Wednesday, January 09, 2008 - 4:53 pm: || |
this is pretty sweet.
I hope people understand too that what makes Detroit an attractive location for a show like this is the city's proximity to the Canadian border, and not some unusually high drug consumption problem that exists here but not in other places...
there's a ton of drug running that takes place across that border and good chunk of the federal drug cases at the federal court downtown (probably as high as one-third of them from what I've seen first-hand) involve people trying to bring drugs into the country from Canada
Post Number: 1757
|Posted on Wednesday, January 09, 2008 - 4:58 pm: || |
Post Number: 200
|Posted on Wednesday, January 09, 2008 - 5:05 pm: || |
48 Hours, Detroit Swat, DEA, yeah, another show featuring Detroit crime is just what the Visitor & Convention Bureau was hoping for.
Post Number: 445
|Posted on Wednesday, January 09, 2008 - 5:08 pm: || |
Don't forget Animal Cops: Detroit
Post Number: 1587
|Posted on Wednesday, January 09, 2008 - 5:46 pm: || |
Just as frequently, Miami is featured on 48 Hours.
And whenever one turns on Cops, there's a 75% chance it will be featuring Vegas.
Yet people still flock there.
Post Number: 43
|Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2008 - 2:44 pm: || |
Increased tax revenues
Post Number: 2323
|Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2008 - 2:49 pm: || |
Roker is a human Mr Potato Head. I hate that guy. This is his one millionth get rich scheme.
Post Number: 127
|Posted on Friday, January 11, 2008 - 8:59 am: || |
Yeah, it's the networks' fault people think of Detroit as the Midwest's armpit.
Post Number: 365
|Posted on Friday, January 11, 2008 - 9:16 am: || |
The "war on drugs" is really a war on the people. Now they're going to "entertain" us with it? Sick.