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[01/06/04 - 12:00 AM]
TCA Winter Press Tour: Overview
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- The Television Critics Association begins its winter press tour today in which the various broadcast and cable networks talk about their upcoming plans to the nation's top critics and entertainment reporters. It's during these sessions the networks roll out most of their midseason plans as well as look back the highs and lows of the new season.

Here's a breakdown of which network presents on which day as well as list of some of the featured programs that will be showcased (actual premiere dates are in parenthesis):

TUESDAY, JANUARY 6

TNT
"The Winning Season"
"Bad Apple"
"Stephen King's Salem's Lot"

Turner Classic Movies

CNN

Outdoor Life Network
"Samurai Sportsman" (January 31)

Sundance Channel
"Tanner '88" (February 4)

A&E
"IKE: Thunder in June"
"Dearly Departed" (Spring 2004)

The History Channel
"Breaking Vegas" (April 4)
"Wild West Tech" (March 2004)

Fine Living

Tech TV
"Nerd Nation" (January 19)
"Let 'er Rip"

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7

Animal Planet
"Jane Goodall's Return to Gombe"
"Jane Goodall's State of the Great Ape"

Travel Channel
"World Poker Tour"

TLC
"Now Who's Boss?"

Discovery Channel
"Animal Face-Off"

ESPN
"ESPN25" (May 2004)
"3: The Dale Earnhardt Story" (Summer 2004)

Black Starz
"Sisters in Cinema"

E!/Style
"The Brini Maxwell Show" (January 23)
"How Do I Look?" (January 16)

Bravo
"Significant Others" (Spring 2004)

Sci Fi Channel
"Mad Mad House" (March 2004)

USA
"Touching Evil"
"Spartacus"
"Traffic" (January 26-28)

Hallmark Channel
"Just Desserts"

THURSDAY, JANUARY 8

National Geographic Channel
"Crittercam" (January 17)
"The Kennedy Mystique: Creating Camelot" (March 1)

FX
"Todd TV" (January 21)
"Redemption"

Court TV
"Chasing Freedom" (January 19)
"Trace Evidence: The Case Files of Dr. Henry Lee"

IFC
"Rocked with Gina Gershon" (April 2004)

WE: Women's Entertainment
"Dangerous Liaisons" (March 2004)

BBC America
"Wire in the Blood"
"Trust"
"State of Play" (Spring 2004)

HBO
"Iron Jawed Angels" (February 15)
"The Sopranos" (March 7)
"Something the Lord Made"
"Elaine Stritch at Liberty"
"Deadwood" (March 2004)
"Sex and the City"

FRIDAY, JANUARY 9

BET
"College Hill"

MTV

VH1
"Surviving Nugent"
"Bands Reunited"

Comedy Central
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"/"Indecision 2004" "Untitled Graham Norton Project" (June 2004)

TV Land
"TV Land Moguls" (April 2004)

Game Show Network
"Fake-a-Date" (March 17)
"GSN Presents the World Series of Blackjack" (March 15)

Lifetime

Showtime
"Queer as Folk" (April 2004)
"Soul Food" (February 25)
"The Lion in Winter"
"Penn & Teller: Bullshit!"

SATURDAY, JANUARY 10

PBS

SUNDAY, JANUARY 11

PAX

MONDAY, JANUARY 12

TCA Members Day

TUESDAY, JANUARY 13

The WB

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14

NBC

THURSDAY, JANUARY 15

ABC

FRIDAY, JANUARY 16

FOX

SATURDAY, JANUARY 17

CBS

SUNDAY, JANUARY 18

UPN





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· BAD APPLE (TNT)
· CHASING FREEDOM (COURT TV)
· DANGEROUS LIAISONS (WE)
· DEADWOOD (HBO)
· FAMILY PLOTS (A AND E)
· GRAHAM NORTON EFFECT, THE (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· IKE: COUNTDOWN TO D-DAY (A AND E)
· IRON JAWED ANGELS (HBO)
· JUST DESSERTS (HALLMARK)
· MAD MAD HOUSE (SYFY)
· PENN & TELLER: BULLSHIT (SHOWTIME)
· QUEER AS FOLK (SHOWTIME)
· REDEMPTION (FX)
· SALEM'S LOT (TNT)
· SEX AND THE CITY (HBO)
· SIGNIFICANT OTHERS (BRAVO)
· SOMETHING THE LORD MADE (HBO)
· SOPRANOS, THE (HBO)
· SOUL FOOD (SHOWTIME)
· SPARTACUS (USA)
· THREE: THE DALE EARNHARDT STORY (ESPN)
· TODD TV (FX)
· TOUCHING EVIL (USA)
· TRAFFIC (USA)
· WINNING SEASON, THE (TNT)





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