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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 (BRAVO)
· SOUTH PARK (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· WIFE SWAP (ABC)









[12/19/14 - 12:47 PM]
"Whale Wars" Returns to Animal Planet January 2 with a World Premiere Three-Hour Event
Under legal siege, Captain Paul Watson is forced to hand the mission over to youthful veteran Peter Hammarstedt following a ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

[12/19/14 - 11:58 AM]
Velocity and Discovery Channel Announce the On Air Team for Barrett-Jackson Live
Coverage begins Tuesday, January 13 from 6-8 PM ET on Discovery Channel and continues through Sunday, January 18 from 2-7 PM ET on Velocity.

[12/19/14 - 10:12 AM]
"Night Will Fall," Revealing the Untold Story of a 1945 Film Detailing Concentration-Camp Atrocities, Debuts Jan. 26, Exclusively on HBO
The film juxtaposes horrific raw footage and scenes from the 1945 documentary with insights from the survivors, the soldiers who liberated them and the filmmakers who recorded these appalling images.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
USA Network Announces Series Pick-Up for New Drama "Mr. Robot"
The series stars Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin and Martin Wallstrom.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
Starz Releases New Video and Image from "Outlander"
The release is part of Starz's 25 Days of #OutlanderOfferings that has been giving fans something extra special for the holidays to get them through the #Droughtlander.

[12/19/14 - 10:00 AM]
AMC Casts International Film Star Daniel Wu as Lead of "Badlands" (WT)
The series tells the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Wu) and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.

[12/19/14 - 09:20 AM]
"@midnight" Moves to 11:30 p.m. for Two Weeks Only; Comedy Central Premieres "Ari Shaffir: Paid Regular" and "This Is Not Happening" in January
The premiere episode of "This Is Not Happening" will be available on Amazon Instant Video on January 12 and in the Comedy Central App on January 13.

[12/19/14 - 08:41 AM]
"The People Magazine Awards" Generates NBC's Biggest Audience in Its Slot, Excluding "Peter Pan Live!" and NFL, Since October 23
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 18.

[12/19/14 - 08:39 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Series "Banshee" Returns for Third Season Jan. 9, Exclusively on Cinemax
New guest stars this season include Denis O'Hare, Chaske Spencer, Tom Pelphrey and Meaghan Rath.

[12/19/14 - 08:25 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Comedies Power CBS to Top Spot
A repeat "The Big Bang Theory" and a new "Mom" lead the night among adults 18-49.

[12/19/14 - 08:08 AM]
Season Two of "My Big Redneck Family" Premieres Saturday, January 17 at 9 P.M., ET/PT
Tom Arnold is back to host the 13-episode second season as this lovable gang faces more parenting problems, marital misadventures and questionable career moves than ever before.

[12/19/14 - 08:03 AM]
First-Time People's Choice Award Nominee Iggy Azalea and Last Year's People's Choice Award Winner Fall Out Boy to Perform at "People's Choice Awards 2015"
They will join the lineup with recently announced performers Lady Antebellum.

[12/19/14 - 08:00 AM]
FOX's TV Everywhere Content Now Available to More Than 20 Million DirecTV Customers Nationwide
In addition, DirecTV will make the feeds of FX, FXX, FS1, FS2, National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD available for out-of-home streaming on the DirecTV Everywhere platform.

[12/19/14 - 07:28 AM]
Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern Gives Viewers a Tasty Look at Foods That Define Global Locations on New Series "Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations"
The 13-episode series, an extension of the popular "Bizarre Foods" franchise, takes viewers on an international journey to iconic cities around the world for a taste of their quintessential, not-to-be missed dishes.

[12/19/14 - 07:00 AM]
BBC America's "Broadchurch" Premiere Date Change
Season two will now premiere Wednesday, March 4 at 10:00/9:00c.