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[03/28/12 - 08:04 AM]
TV Guide Network Set to Launch New Star-Studded Comedy Programming
Kate Flannery hosts "StandUp in Stilettos," premiering Saturday, June 16; while Rove McManus is behind "Rove LA," due Saturday, July 21.

[via press release from TV Guide]

TV GUIDE NETWORK SET TO LAUNCH NEW STAR-STUDDED COMEDY PROGRAMMING WITH "STANDUP IN STILETTOS" ORIGINAL SERIES AND U.S. TELEVISION PREMIERE OF "ROVE LA"

Kate Flannery of "The Office" Signs-on as Host of New Stand-up Series

LOS ANGELES (March 28, 2012) - TV Guide Network has laughs in-store for TV viewers as it prepares to launch new comedy programming featuring Hollywood stars, including "StandUp in Stilettos," an original stand-up series hosted by Kate Flannery ("The Office"), and "Rove LA," the wildly popular Australian talk show hosted by award-winning comedian Rove McManus. "StandUp in Stilettos" begins casting immediately with production slated for late-April and will premiere on TV Guide Network on Saturday, June 16 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. "Rove LA" will premiere in the U.S. exclusively on TV Guide Network on Saturday, July 21 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The show currently airs on Australia's most watched cable channel FOX8.

"We are continuing to invest in original series and exclusive programming that will draw entertainment fans closer to their favorite stars," said Allen Shapiro, Chairman of TV Guide Network. "'StandUp in Stilettos' and 'Rove LA' will offer viewers fresh comedy programming with some of the best-known celebrities in Hollywood today, as well as up-and-coming talent."

"StandUp in Stilettos" will include 10 original half-hour episodes featuring familiar faces and rising stars on the comedy circuit today. Hosted by Kate Flannery, each show will include three stand-up comediennes whose acts feature material for, by and about women. The show will be shot in front of a live audience set in a comedy club. Flannery is best known for playing Dunder Mifflin's alcoholic, accident prone, Meredith Palmer on NBC's award-winning "The Office." Flannery has made numerous appearances on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and has been a guest on all the late night talk shows including "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and "Chelsea Lately." A former member of Second City's National Tour Co., she is an original member of Chicago's Annoyance Theater where she co-created over 15 shows, including "The Miss Vagina Pageant" and "The Real Live Brady Bunch," which played in over 30 cities and at the Kennedy Center. Kate is also known for being one half of the cult comedy lounge act "The Lampshades," which performs regularly to sold out audiences across the country. "StandUp in Stilettos" will be produced by TV Guide Network.

"Rove LA" is a one-hour weekly talk show hosted by Australia's king of talk, Rove McManus, who has interviewed Hollywood's biggest stars for more than ten years running. Ten episodes of the never-before-seen in the U.S. television series, "Rove LA," will air on TV Guide Network starting in summer 2012 and will feature such stars as Justin Timberlake, Hugh Jackman, Eva Longoria, Steve Carell, Pink and Lisa Kudrow. TV Guide Network will also air 13 all-new episodes of "Rove LA" which will begin taping in September. "Rove LA" is produced by Roving Enterprises and Avalon Television for FOX8.

About TV Guide Network

TV Guide Network is a full-screen entertainment destination with programming that celebrates Hollywood, its stars and shows that fans love. Seen in more than 80 million homes nationwide, TV Guide Network delivers original series and specials that bring viewers closer to their favorite celebrities. Its signature programming includes red carpet coverage at Hollywood's most exclusive star-studded galas such as the Academy Awards(R), Primetime Emmy(R) Awards and Grammy(R) Awards. TV Guide Network, TVGuide.com and the TV Guide brand are owned by Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the leading next-generation studio and producer of award-winning series "Mad Men" and "Weeds," and One Equity Partners, the private equity arm of JPMorgan Chase.





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· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· ROVE LA (TV GUIDE)
· STANDUP IN STILETTOS (TV GUIDE)









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