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[11/19/04 - 12:00 AM]
Media Alert: Bravo Holiday & End of Year Programming 2004

[via press release from Bravo]

MEDIA ALERT: BRAVO HOLIDAY & END OF YEAR PROGRAMMING 2004

MEDIA ALERT: BRAVO HOLIDAY & END OF YEAR PROGRAMMING 2004

Dear Reporters/Editors,

As you compile your holiday round-up pieces and reviews, please consider Bravo's 2004 holiday and end of year programming. We hope you find the following list of specials and publicity contact information helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact us or visit our press site, www.nbcumv.com, for more program information.

"The 100 Greatest TV Characters" Premieres Monday, November 22 (9-10 p.m. EST)

This comprehensive five-part series will focus its critical eye on famous television characters that have become a part of the fabric of American pop culture. Blending classic moments, rare photos and interview with both stars and show creators, the series will spotlight how our favorite TV characters broke out of the pack to emerge as pop icons. Some of today's hottest TV stars will share their all-time favorites and influences as well. From Eleanor Frutt to Carrie Bradshaw, Ed Norton to Niles Crane, Scully & Mulder to Crockett and Tubbs, they come in all sizes, sexes and combinations. "The 100 Greatest TV Characters" is produced by LSL Productions in association with Bravo.

"Elton John at Radio City Presented by Verizon" Premieres Saturday, November 27 (8-10 p.m. EST)

It's goodbye yellow brick road, hello Bravo, when award-winning musician Elton John performs in concert at Radio City Music Hall for a live-to-tape special event to air on Bravo for the holidays. The legendary showman will perform his greatest hits, which span four decades, with the accompaniment of the Royal Academy of Music's Symphony Orchestra and the Julliard School of Music Orchestra.

"A Very Queer Eye Thanksgiving" Premieres Tuesday, November 23 (10-11 p.m. EST)

Famous for their "hip tips" and quick wit, no matter - and we mean this literally - how hairy the situation, the Fab Five are known for the charming grace and caring they give each of their subjects. This theme will carry forward in "A Very Queer Eye Thanksgiving" when the Fab 5 make surprise house calls to check up on straight guys from the past season.

"A Very Queer Eye Christmas" Premieres Wednesday, December 7 (10-11 p.m. EST)

Tis the season to be well-dressed, well-groomed, and made-better! "A Very Queer Eye Christmas," celebrates Christmas with Santa's favorite helpers- the Fab 5. Join Carson, Ted, Thom, Kyan, and Jai as they spend the holiday tackling one family's bad decorations, gifting needs, and Christmas clich?s. A surprise ending makes this special "Queer Eye" episode a stocking stuffer for the whole family.

"The Christmas Special Christmas Special" Premieres Tuesday, December 14 (10-11 p.m. EST)

"The Christmas Special Christmas Special" showcases the genre by featuring interviews, clips, and production stills from numerous programs spanning the decades. The gamut of Christmas themed television, Bravo's upcoming special highlights everything from the classic opera "Ahmal And The Night Visitors" (1951) to the irreverent cartoon "South Park: A Very Crappy Christmas" (2000) to the recent "Nick At Nite Holiday Special" (2003).

The special explores how pop culture and the public's view influenced this important genre. Exclusive interviews with stars and experts reveal never-before-told stories about the miracles and mishaps behind these famous Christmas evergreens.

"Entertainment Weekly Presents the Biggest Little Things of 2004" Premieres Thursday, December 16 (9-10 p.m. EST)

Bravo teams up with pop culture bible Entertainment Weekly to count down "The Biggest Little Things of 2004" featuring pundits John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Graham Norton (So Graham Norton) and several EW critics. Using a countdown format, guest celebrities and Entertainment Weekly critics/reporters opine on the entertainment news that captured the biggest trends in pop culture but may not have gotten the most press attention.

Among the topics to be discussed are the "Censorship" mania that followed Ms. Jackson's Super Bowl snafu, "The Ipod Craze" covering the supposed, must-have-at-all-costs item; and "The Perversion of the Family," looking at the proliferation of TV shows that include "Desperate Housewives," "Wife Swap," "Growing Up Gotti" and "Family Bonds."





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· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· FAMILY BONDS (HBO)
· GROWING UP GOTTI (A AND E)
· QUEER EYE (NETFLIX)
· SOUTH PARK (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· WIFE SWAP (PARAMOUNT)





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[11/12/19 - 12:00 PM]
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[11/12/19 - 11:49 AM]
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[11/12/19 - 10:02 AM]
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[11/12/19 - 10:02 AM]
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[11/12/19 - 09:45 AM]
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[11/12/19 - 09:33 AM]
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[11/12/19 - 09:10 AM]
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[11/12/19 - 08:50 AM]
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[11/12/19 - 08:15 AM]
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[11/12/19 - 07:12 AM]
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[11/12/19 - 05:26 AM]
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[11/11/19 - 12:16 PM]
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