via press release:
HIT SERIES “LONG ISLAND MEDIUM” RETURNS TO TLC ON SUNDAY, MARCH 9
–Season 5 premieres with live twitter event and viewing party–
TLC brings back its popular series LONG ISLAND MEDIUM on Sunday, March 9 at 9/8c with a live Twitter event and viewing party featuring Theresa and her closest friends and family. TLC’s second TWEET TO WIN – LIVE event for LONG ISLAND MEDIUM gives viewers another chance to win a reading with Theresa by tweeting with the hashtag #LongIslandMedium beginning at 8pm through 11pm. Theresa will randomly select winners during live segments within the commercial breaks and will announce them on the air (all winners are subject to eligibility and rules of the contest). With a waiting list of several years and countless daily requests for readings worldwide, the lucky contest winners will receive an all-expenses paid trip for two to meet Theresa and receive a private reading. TLC’s previous TWEET TO WIN-LIVE premiere event for LONG ISLAND MEDIUM in October 2013 dominated social conversation and became the network’s most social night ever with more than one million Tweets throughout the day.
At 9/8c, an all-new LONG ISLAND MEDIUM: ON THE ROAD kicks off the new season with Theresa in San Francisco as she gives very deserving people the surprise of their lives. Viewers will continue to see more explosive reactions from people receiving messages from Theresa’s very personal and descriptive readings. The new season features more powerful group, personal, and spontaneous readings (including a reading Theresa does at a local prison) and tackles Theresa and Larry’s ’empty nest’ stage with Victoria away at school and Larry Jr. now working full time. That doesn’t stop Theresa from visiting Victoria at college, only to find out that she wants to start taking pole dancing classes. Theresa and Larry also try new things together, such as trading chores around the house (which consists of Theresa changing a tire with her famously long nails). Theresa also tries a juice cleanse and attempts to change her signature hairstyle. Larry Jr. and his friends also celebrate Chinese New Year with Theresa, as they learn the traditions and foods to eat for the new year.
LONG ISLAND MEDIUM is produced by Magilla Entertainment for TLC.
TLC is a global brand that celebrates extraordinary people and relatable life moments through innovative nonfiction programming. A top 10 cable network in key female demos, TLC has built successful consumer brands around series including Cake Boss, and has transformed Fridays into “BrideDay” with a lineup of wedding-themed programming anchored by the Say Yes To The Dress franchise. In 2013, TLC had 32 series averaging 1 million P2+ viewers or more, including seven series that averaged 2 million P2+ viewers or more, the most ever in a year: Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Sister Wives, Long Island Medium, The Little Couple, Who Do You Think You Are?, Breaking Amish: Brave New World, and Breaking Amish: LA.
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