TV Guide Network & TVGuide.com Roll-Out the Red Carpet for Awards Season 2011
Host Chris Harrison Takes on Additional Role as Executive Producer of
TV Guide Network's Live Red Carpet Shows
LOS ANGELES (January 5, 2011) - TV Guide Network and TVGuide.com are getting ready to welcome viewers to Hollywood's most exciting time of the year - Awards Season. This year, TV Guide Network's awards season programming will include LIVE red carpet shows executive produced and hosted by Chris Harrison ("Hollywood 411" and "The Bachelor") at the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R), Grammy(R) Awards and Academy Awards(R).
"Live red carpet shows have become flagship programming for TV Guide Network, and this year, I'm thrilled to serve as both executive producer and host of our coverage throughout the awards season," said Chris Harrison. "We'll bring viewers inside Hollywood's most celebrated events with exclusive interviews with the biggest names in film and television. It will be live TV at its best."
TVGuide.com will bring entertainment fans the latest news, features and photo galleries throughout the awards season. In addition, TVGuide.com's fashion cam will deliver a live streaming feed as celebrities arrive at the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Grammy Awards and Academy Awards at www.tvguide.com/fashioncam.
Programming highlights for TV Guide Network's awards season programming include:
� Golden Globes(R) - Post Coverage on Monday, January 17
The evening following the Golden Globes, TV Guide Network fashion expert Lawrence Zarian will review the best and worst dressed stars with a one-hour "Golden Globes Red Carpet Fashion Wrap" at 8:00 p.m ET/PT. Immediately following, TV Guide Network will air a special edition of "Hollywood 411" featuring interviews with the winners, nominees and presenters, plus a look behind-the-scenes at the night's star-studded parties premiering at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
* Screen Actors Guild Awards - Live Coverage on Sunday, January 30
TV Guide Network brings the glitz and glam of the red carpet with a live one-hour countdown show at 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT (live on both coasts). The countdown will be followed by two hours of live coverage of the biggest stars with "Screen Actors Guild Awards Red Carpet with Chris Harrison" at 6:00 p.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. PT (live on both coasts). The following night, Lawrence Zarian and a team of stylists will critique the dresses, jewels, shoes and hairstyles on "Screen Actors Guild Awards Red Carpet Fashion Wrap" premiering Monday, January 31 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
* Grammy Awards - Live Coverage on Sunday, February 13
TV Guide Network kicks-off the music industry's biggest night at 5:00 p.m. ET / PT with a live one-hour countdown show featuring previews, predictions and early carpet arrivals hosted by "American Idol" and Broadway star Justin Guarini alongside resident fashion expert Lawrence Zarian. At 6:00 p.m. ET / PT, Chris Harrison will take-over red carpet duties and interview the biggest stars in music for the live two-hour "Grammy Awards Red Carpet with Chris Harrison." The night after the Grammy Awards, Lawrence Zarian and his team of experts rate the over-the-top fashions on "Grammy Awards Red Carpet Fashion Wrap" premiering Monday, February 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
* Academy Awards - Live Coverage on Sunday, February 27
For the culmination of awards season, TV Guide Network begins celebrating the 83rd Academy Awards early with a one-hour "History of Oscar Fashion" special airing at 4:00 p.m ET / 1:00 p.m. PT. At 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT (live on both coasts), TV Guide Network coverage of the most anticipated night in Hollywood begins with a live, one-hour countdown from the most glamorous red carpet in Hollywood. A-list stars from the year's most critically-acclaimed films speak with Chris Harrison beginning at 6:00 p.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. PT (live on both coasts) during a two-hour live show, "Academy Awards Red Carpet with Chris Harrison." The following night, Lawrence Zarian and his fashion team will convene to review which stars made the best dressed list on "Academy Awards Red Carpet Fashion Wrap" premiering Monday, February 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
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TV Guide Network is the true entertainment insider and the only network that celebrates Hollywood, its stars and the shows that fans adore. Committed to buzz-worthy, breakout programming and a rich, multi-platform viewing experience, TV Guide Network is seen in more than 80 million homes nationwide and online at TVGuide.com, a one-stop fan destination reaching more than 23 million unique users per month. TV Guide Network is home to some of America's fan-favorite series including "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Weeds" and "Ugly Betty." The network also takes fans behind-the-scenes of Hollywood with original programming that delivers the latest news on entertainment and pop culture, as well as live coverage of the industry's biggest events such as the Red Carpet at the Academy Awards(R) and Primetime Emmy(R) Awards. TV Guide Network, TVGuide.com and the TV Guide brand are owned by Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the leading next-generation studio, which produces the award-winning series "Mad Men" and "Weeds" and co-produces the acclaimed "Nurse Jackie," and One Equity Partners, the private equity arm of JPMorgan Chase.
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