B InTune TV

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B InTune TV
Genre Music, Entertainment, Family
Created by Eugene C Maillard
Starring Zarah
Paris Dozier
Theme music composer David Bateman
Paris Dozier
Opening theme "B InTune Theme Song"
Ending theme "B InTune Theme Song"
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 8
No. of episodes 208
Production
Executive producer(s) Eugene Maillard
Zarah
Location(s) Hollywood, California
Worldwide
Camera setup Multi-camera; Film; Videotape
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) B InTune Productions
(entire run; all)
Oliver Productions (in association with)
(season 1; 1-4)
Sirius Pictures (in association with)
(season 2; 1-26)
Distributor B InTune Distributions
(entire run; all)
Release
Original network Viacom/CBS
Picture format 480i (SDTV),
1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
First shown in United States
Original release September 10, 2005 (2005-09-10) – present
Chronology
Related shows B InTune Rewind
Website

B InTune TV (also known as b intune TV) is an American television series for teens and their music starring recording artist Zarah.[1] The show debuted in September 10, 2005 on Viacom/CBS Television Group stations[2] that included UPN Network and ABC Television on Saturday and Sunday mornings, broadcasting in 120 million television households in the United States with an international growth of 54 countries worldwide[3][4] and also airs in NBC Network, Fox Broadcasting Company, Comcast, CW, COX, DirecTV, Dish Network and Time Warner stations.[5]

The series focuses on educating and entertaining teens (13 years and older)[6] in a variety of segments, using music as a primary tool to incorporate popular culture in an entertaining fashion. The E/I program features many known stars in the music and entertainment industry which gives both youth and their parents the educational value and the inside knowledge in music shown in a unique and enlightening perspective.[7][8]

Production[edit]

Conception[edit]

The show's idea was initially conceptualized by creator Eugene Maillard[9] who has a long history of Music and Arts Education high-profile projects for children,[10] including an Emmy Award-winning television special From The Heart (also known as The Kennedy Center Honors - A Celebration of the Performing Arts) for mentally challenged and handicapped children he executive produced with Gary Smith, which starred icons like Michael Douglas, U2 and Pope John Paul II that aired on NBC in 1989.[11]

Mr. Maillard's vision was based on one of its existing B InTune Media properties, InTune Monthly magazine for children, which came with a teacher's guide on music-related subjects that circulated throughout 50,000 middle and high schools in the United States.[12] The goal was to bring hipness to the show like an MTV channel however, combined it with leading educational excellence programs like PBS Kids to produce a signature formula for the series that teen viewers will embrace. With similar interests in educating youth and her background as a musician opening in concerts for famous acts like the Goo Goo Dolls, the popular teen show was co-developed by singer-songwriter Zarah who brought 'freshness' to the show and became the host, the co-executive producer and the contributing writer.[13][14]

The project is to simply use music as the vehicle to impact youth commercially and socially along with their idols as a form of edutainment in a variety of meaningful segments, spearheaded by a relatable host and various teen correspondents, which is filmed from an inside studio located in Hollywood, California as Mr. Maillard mentions, we want to be the coolest television show in America.[15]

In July 2005, Mr. Maillard announced a tentative title for the TV series called; In Tune TV while musician Zarah was set as the host.[16]

Overview[edit]

The half-hour show begins with its theme song as host Zarah introduces popular musicians and/or stars in the entertainment industry with interchangeable segments and occasionally corresponding with teens within 22 minutes, to teach 13- to 18-year-olds the basic skills and necessities in life through music but in a fun and entertaining way[17] that meets the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) standard rules and regulations for educational programs.[18] Zarah closes with an original and symbolic slogan that was both created by Mr. Maillard and her saying, be in tune, stay in tune[19] at the end of the show, serving as a reminder for all viewers to encourage themselves as well as others, to be more 'in tune' with everything in life.

The series was quickly picked up by Viacom/CBS (own-and-operated) Television group among other stations for a (26 episode) weekly show that premiered in September 2005 as B InTune TV.[20] The show reached a 120 million homes in over 130 television markets in the United States alone.[21] In addition to its international growth broadcasting in 54 other countries which includes Canada, Europe and Asia among many others,[22] the E/I friendly show was supported by InTune Monthly magazine for children[23] and funded in part by the US Department of Education (DOE).[24]

Segments[edit]

B InTune TV on the scene: TV personality Zarah interviewing Daisy Fuentes at the Hope Rocks event in Hollywood, CA.

Healing Power of Music[edit]

This segment focuses on using music as a powerful therapy and its ability to heal. Guest stars discuss the importance of music as they share their own personal life experiences and topics that are often overlooked particularly by teens.

  • Actual segment(s): Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys casually talks about getting through the difficult moments in her life by listening to her favorite music that provides a sense of comfort, relief and peace; therefore, enabling her to deal with real-life issues effectively, but in a healthy manner. Actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. gets in the mood of his character by playing an appropriate song inside his trailer before an actual filming takes place on the set; therefore, expressing how music has always played a major part in his life in every way particularly his career.

Career Profile[edit]

This segment focuses on going behind the scene interviews as a learning process inside the music industry that covers the reality of a working professional.

  • Actual segment: Famous rock band the Goo Goo Dolls and their staff are followed by host Zarah to go through the anatomy on how to launch a major concert tour, unveiling the entire process of their production and the amount of people involve and their responsibilities. Lead guitarist John Rzeznik also expresses the reward of staying focus on his work; therefore, giving the viewers the grounding reality of the music business and the true essence of a collaborative team, hard work, perseverance and patience, a profound meaning in pursuing one’s dream successfully.

History of Rock’n Roll[edit]

This segment focuses on delving into one of the most popular genres in music known today. Rock and roll history is covered in great length from where it started, the known artists and where it is today.

  • Actual segment: Interesting background of artists like Bill Haley and the Comets, Little Richard, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and The Beatles, all who contributed to the richness of rock and roll history, is introduce in the show by host Zarah, starting from what genre it was extracted from (Rhythm and blues) in the 1950s, all the way to the current known stars who benefited greatly from learning. This includes some of the greatest artist who ever lived to liking rock and roll music; therefore, providing a detailed history and personal experiences of the greatest pioneers of Rock and roll.

Today’s Lesson[edit]

This segment focuses on teaching teens on how to play an instrument, its functionality and purpose. With the variety of instruments being shown in different times, this segment is particularly helpful to needy teens or parents who could not afford a private lesson for their children.

  • Actual segment: Guests like musician Kyle Eastwood are invited inside the studio to talk about music or perform live and teach viewers how to play an instrument (often accompanied by a teen), while showing different ways and valuable techniques in the process; therefore, not only allowing teens to explore and learn how to play their favorite instrument, but also having the benefit of a personal teacher to guide in front of them so to speak.
B InTune TV filming on location: Host Zarah at the nearby shops at Snake Alley in Taipei, Taiwan.

On Location[edit]

This segment focuses on filming on locations and in different parts of the world covering major events in interesting places that are eye-opening experiences.

  • Actual segment: Host Zarah and her B InTune TV crew go to Taipei, Taiwan to explore and learn about the different cultural background and its breath-taking historical scenes. Interviews take place from random teen artists including their local star favorites on their take on music and how American artists influence their pop culture; therefore, viewers have the ability to learn music in other cultural backgrounds that are seen in a different light but through the common interest in music.

New artists[edit]

This segment focuses on an artist or a group purely on inspiring and motivating young teens by sharing their personal success stories.

  • Actual segment: Pop idols like Aly and Aj or Jesse McCartney is interviewed by host Zarah to talk about their relationship and commitment to music, sharing their personal struggles and being inspired by their music teachers and parents who taught them how to play an instrument at an early age, as well as the triumph they accomplished making it in the industry; therefore, encouraging and motivating both parents and teens, teaching them a great lesson that hard work can definitely pay off.

Legends[edit]

This segment focuses on celebrating and honoring both past and present legendary artists who contributed greatly in music history and the legacy they left behind.

  • Actual segment: Various legends in the industry including former Beatle member John Lennon and film actor/director Clint Eastwood are introduce to show their dedication and love for music that gave them the purpose in staying true to their passion; therefore, inspiring teens with their songs and leaving the intrinsic value of their legacy for music lovers and the generations to come.

On the Road[edit]

This segment focuses on various artists or bands being followed on the move whether behind the scenes, traveling or on their tour.

  • Actual segment: Artist or bands such as Hootie & the Blowfish share their life on the road traveling on their tour or simply on location to show a thorough detail on what goes on being in front stage as well as the back side, when they are not performing; therefore, showing the viewers a snapshot and the inside knowledge of their lives as artists on the road.

* Guest star appearances[edit]

Artists (Artists con't) (Artists con't) Legends (Legends con't) Actors
Coldplay Alanis Morissette Ashlee Simpson Led Zeppelin Frankie Lymon Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Tom Morello Jesse McCartney Yellowcard John Lennon Styx Hilary Duff
Alicia Keys Nickel Creek Brooke Hogan The Beatles Louis Armstrong Vanessa Hudgens
Chris Brown Relient K Corrine Bailey Rae Chuck Berry Peter, Paul and Mary Jared Leto
John Mayer JoJo Gorillaz Little Richard Carly Simon Daisy Fuentes
Justin Timberlake Kyle Eastwood Snoop Dogg The Who Iron Butterfly Tia Mowry
Janet Jackson Hope Partlow Paris Hilton Paul Simon Christopher Cross Amanda Michalka
Bon Jovi Chingy Sean Lennon Meat Loaf Dave Grusin Alyson Michalka
Joss Stone Plain White T’s Julian Lennon Bill Haley and the Comets Lamont Dozier Shirley Jones
Dixie Chicks Korn John Mayer Elvis Presley Moonglows Tamera Mowry
Mariah Carey OK Go Rihanna John Coltrane Ziggy Marley Beyoncé Knowles
Norah Jones Los Lobos Joss Stone Ziggy Marley Cher Avril Lavigne

Reruns and syndication[edit]

The show that originally started on Viacom/CBS Television group and UPN Network stations among others, has broadcast in 120 million households in the United States and followed by 54 countries worldwide since its debut in 2005. On its third season in 2007, the show's popularity brought additional educational and informational (E/I) TV specials for B InTune Media and created a separate station line-up for reruns, bringing a global audience of 200 million television homes in total.[25]

Due to its growth, the non-sensitive Nielsen ratings and US Federal Communications Commission regulated TV series is syndicated by major broadcast television and cable networks including NBC Network, Fox Broadcasting Company, Comcast, CW, COX, DirecTV, Dish Network and Time Warner[26] that reaches over 90 million households in the United States and maintained its broadcast affiliates in 54 countries around the world. To date, the popular teen series has been renewed and running its seventh season.[27]

Music industry collaborators[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Teach and Entertain". TV Week, July 2005. Archived from the original on 3 June 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
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  7. ^ "Where Music Meets Film 2009 with B InTune TV" (PDF). Corner of the sky. Retrieved 6 September 2011. 
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  9. ^ "Teach and Entertain". TV Week, July 2005. Archived from the original on 3 June 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  10. ^ "Leadership on Dremak". Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  11. ^ "From the Heart". New York Times. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
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  20. ^ "B InTune TV (TV series)". Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  21. ^ "Zarah's Biography". Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  22. ^ "B InTune TV Live with the School Tour". The School Tour. Archived from the original on 15 February 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  23. ^ "Warner Bros. Records with B InTune Media". All Business. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  24. ^ "B InTune Media". Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
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  27. ^ "B InTune TV (TV series)". Retrieved 5 September 2011. 

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