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[02/02/11 - 12:31 PM]
Bravo Raises Its Brow on the Pop Culture Grid With "The Approval Matrix" Special Premiering Wednesday, February 16th at 11PM ET/PT
Plus: Colin Firth to visit "Inside The Actors Studio" on Monday, February 7 at 7:00/6:00c.

[via press release from Bravo]

BRAVO RAISES ITS BROW ON THE POP CULTURE GRID WITH "THE APPROVAL MATRIX" SPECIAL PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH AT 11PM ET/PT

Oscar(R) Nominee Colin Firth Profiled On "Inside The Actors Studio" Airing Monday, February 7th At 7pm Et/Pt

NEW YORK- February 2, 2011- Bravo celebrates all things pop culture when recent SAG award winner, Colin Firth, appears on "Inside the Actors Studio" and the network's latest special, "The Approval Matrix," explores today's hottest topics. Leading up to his anticipated Oscar win for The King's Speech, Firth sits down for an intimate interview on Bravo's Emmy nominated "Inside the Actors Studio" series on Monday, February 7th at 7pm et/pt. Host James Lipton courses through Firth's early days of playing hooky from school to his career that spans the arenas of theater, film, and television. Firth's memorable film roles include Pride and Prejudice, The English Patient, Love Actually and A Single Man.

Then on Wednesday, February 16th at 11pm et/pt, Bravo's special "The Approval Matrix" debates what's hot and what's not in the week of pop culture. Based on the popular back page feature in New York Magazine, the host and three panelists will place the week's buzz-worthy news items into the magazine's famous quadrants: Highbrow Brilliant, Highbrow Despicable, Lowbrow Brilliant and Lowbrow Despicable. Hosted by Faith Salie, the 30-minute special will feature commentary from a celebrity guest and audience interaction throughout the taping.

In The Moment Production produces "Inside the Actors Studio" for Bravo with James Lipton serving as executive producer. Ish Entertainment ("Paris Hilton's My New BFF") is producing "The Approval Matrix" for Bravo with Michael Hirschorn, Ethan Goldman, and Wendy Roth and Kay O'Connell serving as executive producers.

Bravo is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. For more information, visit www.BravoTV.com. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BravoPR.





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· APPROVAL MATRIX, THE (SUNDANCE)
· INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO (BRAVO)
· PARIS HILTON'S MY NEW BFF (MTV)





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