THE #1 DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES' FICTIONAL BRAND JABOT COSMETICS BECOMES A REALITY
CBS Consumer Products and Sony Pictures Television
Bring Cosmetics Line from "The Young and The Restless"
to Your Dressing Table on June 13
NEW YORK, May 26, 2011 -THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, daytime's # 1 drama series seen weekdays on CBS, is bringing Jabot, the fictional beauty brand featured on the show, to life and into the hands of consumers. With this deal, Jabot Cosmetics will become a full line of color cosmetics and skincare products that viewers can purchase on www.shopjabot.com, www.hsn.com and at Ulta retail locations.
The fictional Jabot Cosmetics Company made its first appearance on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS 20 years ago and has been a central element in the storylines for many of the characters on the series, including the Abbott family, late founding father John (Jerry Douglas), and his children, Jack (Peter Bergman) and Ashley (Eileen Davidson).
Story elements to introduce the real Jabot Cosmetics will begin airing on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS on June 13th when a shakeup in the leadership at the fictional company Jabot Cosmetics leads to the development of a brand new formula that revolutionizes the industry. The new product line for the fictional Jabot will mirror the actual development of Jabot Cosmetics and is currently scheduled to air on June 24th.
Jabot Cosmetics will be created and manufactured by leading beauty company Fusion Brands, through a licensing deal with CBS Consumer Products and Sony Pictures Television.
"This is a truly innovative licensing deal that just makes sense on many levels," said Liz Kalodner, executive vice president and general manager of CBS Consumer Products. "Jabot already has built-in brand familiarity with the viewers, and the launch of these new products will be integrated into the show's storylines in a very organic way. Fans will get to watch the development of these products unfold on the show and then be able to actually buy them and use them themselves."
"We've had a great partnership with CBS, Fusion, and HSN in putting this whole project together," said Steve Kent, senior executive vice president of programming for Sony Pictures Television. "These best-in-class partnership opportunities don't come very often and we know that the loyal fans of THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS will appreciate all this product line has to offer."
"We are proud to bring Jabot to the consumer as a real brand," said Maria Arena Bell, executive producer and head writer of THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS.
"This is the perfect platform to deliver such an offering to our fans who, for many years, have wanted to know how they could get real ‘Jabot Cosmetics' and own a piece of the show that they have helped make #1 for 22 years."
Beginning June 13th, Jabot Cosmetics will first be available for purchase with a Red Carpet Collection which includes a Photo Ready Face Lift, Picture Perfect Eye Lift and Crushed Diamond Facial Resurfacer available on http://www.shopjabot.com/ and http://www.hsn.com/. Then, on June 21-22, Tracey Bregman, the actress who plays Lauren Fenmore and will serve as the face of the line, will host an HSN special where she will showcase the Red Carpet collection. Jabot Cosmetics will also be sold at Ulta retail locations beginning in October, and on July 28th, a 5-hour launch on HSN will showcase the full line of products as well as be available on http://www.hsn.com/, http://www.shopjabot.com/. Prices will range from $15 to $45.
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS has been the #1-rated daytime drama for more than 22 years. The show is broadcast weekdays (12:30-1:30 PM, ET; 11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, PT) on the CBS Television Network and is produced by Bell Dramatic Serial Company, in association with Sony Pictures Television.
About CBS Consumer Products
CBS Consumer Products manages worldwide licensing and merchandising for a diverse slate of television brands and series from CBS, CBS Television Studios and CBS Television Distribution, as well as from the company's extensive library of titles, Showtime and CBS Films. Additionally, the group oversees online sales of programming merchandise.
For more information, visit http://www.cbsconsumerproducts.com/.
About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases and family entertainment around the world and for every platform: broadcast and cable television, first-run and off-network syndication and digital distribution. In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of feature films and television shows, SPT boasts a current program slate that includes the top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. Internationally, SPT is a leader in local language productions around the world, some of which are co-produced with local partners, and sells SPE-owned formats in approximately 70 countries. To better serve its clients and partners worldwide, SPT maintains offices throughout the world, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, the People's Republic of China, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Venezuela and the United Kingdom. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio is a key strategy in SPE's long-range commitment to the global marketplace, with 132 channel feeds, which are available in more than 142 countries reaching more than 500 million households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns Dutch entertainment company 2waytraffic, production company Embassy Row and Sony Movie Channel, and is a part owner of cable channel GSN, new 3D channel 3net, FEARnet, the premier horror/thriller website and VOD service, and national media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premiere national advertising sales companies, handling the commercial inventory in SPT's syndicated series as well as in all of SPE's digital businesses in the United States.
SPT (http://www.sonypicturestelevision.com/) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.
About Fusion Brands, Inc.
Fusion Brands Inc. is the parent company of international beauty brands FusionBeautyTM and CLEANTM. Founded in 2003, the company has established itself as a leader in innovative beauty by fusing breakthrough scientific technologies and ingredients with luxurious make-up, skincare, fragrance and bath & body products. These scientifically advanced products are sold in over 39 countries around the world, having gained an international following due to their effectiveness, innovation and broad consumer appeal. The FusionBeauty line-up includes LipFusion®, StimuLashFusion®, LashFusionXL®, as well as LiftFusion® and GlowFusion®. The CLEAN line of fragrances inspired by soap has expanded into a comprehensive lifestyle brand of bath, body and skincare products.
For more information on Fusion Brands Inc., please visit http://www.fusionbrandsinc.com/.