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[02/08/11 - 06:08 AM]
Hallmark Channel Acquires the Most Emmy(R) Award-Winning Television Series of All Time, "Frasier"
Repeats of the series will air weeknights beginning Monday, April 4 on the cable channel.

[via press release from The Hallmark Channel]

JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED

HALLMARK CHANNEL ACQUIRES THE MOST EMMY(R) AWARD-WINNING TELEVISION SERIES OF ALL TIME, "FRASIER"

Program Holds Record for Most Consecutive Primetime Emmy Wins for Outstanding Comedy Series

Hallmark Channel has acquired all eleven seasons and all 264 episodes of "Frasier" from CBS Television Distribution. "Frasier," one of the most critically-acclaimed comedy series of all-time and one of television's most successful spin-off series ever will launch as early as Monday, April 4, airing Monday-Friday (9 p.m.-11 p.m. ET/PT, 10C).

"Frasier," a spin-off of "Cheers" set in Seattle, starring Kelsey Grammer, David Hyde Pierce, John Mahoney, Jane Leeves, Peri Gilpin and beloved Jack Russell Terrier "Eddie," holds the record for the most Emmy wins (37), including five consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series from 1994 to 1998. "Cheers" and "Frasier" will now be reunited on one network, Hallmark Channel.

In "Frasier," Grammer plays radio psychologist Dr. Frasier Crane who moves to Seattle when a life-changing divorce causes him to leave Boston (the location of the fabled Cheers Bar). Frasier unexpectedly ends up caring for his crotchety father Martin (Mahoney), a former Seattle PD officer who after being shot in the line of duty can no longer care for himself. Frasier also has a teeming sibling rivalry with brother Niles (Hyde Pierce) who throughout the series will be infatuated with his father's caregiver Daphne (Leeves). Gilpin plays Frasier's quick-witted radio producer Roz.

"The acquisition of TV's most award-winning series "Frasier" continues Hallmark Channel's strategy of acquiring and scheduling iconic, high-quality series with some of TV's greatest ensemble casts as the perfect balance to the network's successful movie strategy," said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming, Hallmark Channels.

"Hallmark Channel is home to beloved classic series "Golden Girls," "Cheers" and now "Frasier," critically-acclaimed programs that appeal tremendously to the network's prime demographic targets, and we will schedule this sought after program appropriately to maximize its success on our network," Vicary concluded.

Hallmark Channel, owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc., is a 24-hour basic cable network that provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming available in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to a national audience of almost 88million subscribers. The top tier program service is distributed through more than 5,450 cable systems and communities as well as direct-to-home satellite services across the country. Hallmark Channel is the nation's leading network in providing quality family programming with an ambitious slate of original TV movies, general entertainment and home and lifestyle content. Hallmark Channel's sibling network is Hallmark Movie Channel, also available in HD and SD, which focuses on the family-friendly movies with a mix of classic theatrical films, presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library, original Hallmark Channel movies and special events.





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[01/30/15 - 02:01 PM]
Production Has Started in New Orleans on "Zoo," CBS's New Drama Series Based on James Patterson's Bestselling Novel
The series starring James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Billy Burke, Nora Arnezeder and Nonso Anozie will premiere in summer 2015.

[01/30/15 - 01:30 PM]
HBO Greenlights Miniseries "Lewis and Clark," Starring Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts, With Production to Begin This Summer
Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are among the executive producers.

[01/30/15 - 01:01 PM]
Airdate of March 25 Set for "Nashville: On the Record 2," One Hour Music Special Featuring Performances by the Cast and Special Superstar Guest Reba
Direct from Nashville's world famous Grand Ole Opry House, cast members of ABC's acclaimed primetime series "Nashville" will take the stage to perform songs from the show and provide candid interviews backstage.

[01/30/15 - 11:34 AM]
ABC Family Begins Production and Announces Cast of Two Comedy Pilots: "Kevin from Work" and "Tough Cookie"
Both pilots are single-camera and are shooting in Los Angeles.

[01/30/15 - 11:24 AM]
HGTV Delivers Highest Rated Wednesday Night in Its History with "Property Brothers" and "House Hunters"
HGTV spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 28.

[01/30/15 - 10:30 AM]
USA Network Announces Super Bowl Spot for "Dig"
The 15-second spot will feature clips from the international production, premiering Thursday, March 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/30/15 - 09:18 AM]
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Joining tonight's celebration is Super Bowl XLIX's esteemed National Anthem singer Idina Menzel.

[01/30/15 - 09:06 AM]
"Rosie O'Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up," A Unique Hybrid of Comedy, Confession and Life-Saving Information, Debuts Feb. 14, Exclusively on HBO
Taped at the Levity Live Comedy Club inside the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack, NY, the special showcases O'Donnell's skills as a laugh-out-loud stand-up comedian, while incorporating a vital message literally near and dear to her heart.

[01/30/15 - 08:44 AM]
Series Finale of "Parenthood" Delivers Its Biggest Overall Audience Since December 11, 2012
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 29.

[01/30/15 - 08:36 AM]
ABC Dominates the First Night of the February Sweep with the Return of TGIT, Scoring its Highest Adult 18-49 Rating Since Season-Premiere Thursday
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 29.

[01/30/15 - 08:34 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC's Dramas Return with a Demo Victory
"Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy" return up double-digits from their fall finales in adults 18-49.

[01/30/15 - 08:16 AM]
Stephen Fry Joins BBC America This February as Host of Comedy Quiz Show "QI" and the BAFTA Film Awards
The newcomer will launch with three back-to-back episodes on Thursday, February 19 at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/30/15 - 07:30 AM]
USA Network Takes Viewers Behind-the-Scenes of the Upcoming Event Series "Dig" in an Original Half-Hour "Making-of" Special on Monday, February 23
As previously announced, the series launches on Thursday, March 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/30/15 - 07:05 AM]
Aziz Ansari Returns to Netflix with Brand New Stand-Up Comedy Special
The special will launch on Friday, March 6 at 12:01am PT in all territories where Netflix is available.

[01/30/15 - 06:01 AM]
Nominations Announced for 50th AMC Awards, Airs April 19 on CBS
The ACM Awards will be broadcast live, and as previously announced, extended by a half hour in celebration of its golden anniversary, from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.