or


[12/20/07 - 11:24 AM]
Universal Hd: High-Impact Television for 2008
The network's latest additions include "Jericho," "Friday Night Lights" and "Kidnapped."

[via press release from Universal HD]

UNIVERSAL HD: HIGH-IMPACT TELEVISION FOR 2008

"Jericho," "Friday Night Lights" and "Showtime Championship Boxing" Join the Action on Universal HD in January

BURBANK, Calif. - December 20, 2007 - Universal HD opens 2008 in a big way with new films, series and sports events - all in life-like, 1080i high-definition. New series premieres for January include fan-favorites "Jericho," "Friday Night Lights" and "Kidnapped." In addition, Universal HD adds "Showtime Championship Boxing" to this mix, along with a slate of new feature films and new, themed nightly programming. The announcements were made by Dan Harrison, Senior Vice President, Emerging Networks, NBC Universal Cable.

"We've packed the schedule with great new series, feature film premieres, boxing and other sports," said Harrison. "Universal HD is going to make an impact with viewers in 2008, with programming geared to take advantage of high-definition, big-screen TVs. The viewer at home will notice the difference as soon as they flip to Universal HD. "

January is full of feature film, series and sports premieres on Universal HD. It all begins on New Year's Day with the "Robocop" Trilogy Marathon, starting with the original "Robocop" at 3pm, 9:30pm and 4am (ET), followed by "Robocop 2" at 5pm and 11:30pm (ET) and "Robocop 3" at 7:30pm and 2am (ET).

The New Year also brings Universal HD's new daily-themed programming. Sports Wednesdays debut on January 2nd with "Showtime Championship Boxing" on Universal HD." The first match, Tarver vs. Santiago airs at 8pm and 11pm (ET).

The first Big Movie Thursday of the new year on January 3rd is huge, with Universal HD premieres of "Full Metal Jacket" at 5:30pm and 1am (ET), "Hotel Rwanda" at 8pm (ET) and "A Cry in the Dark" at 10:30pm and 3:30am (ET).

Drama Friday debuts on January 4th with the first episodes of fan-favorite series "Jericho" (6pm, 10pm and 2:30am (ET)) and "Friday Night Lights" (7pm, 11pm and 3:30am (ET)). The evening is rounded out with "The Usual Suspects" at 8pm (ET) and "Bonfire of the Vanities at 12am (ET).

Sci Fi Saturday returns on January 5th with the first episodes of "Battlestar Galactica" (at 8pm and 12am (ET)), "Threshold" (at 9pm and 1am (ET)) and the premiere of "Species II" (at 10pm and 4am (ET)).

Crime Sundays start on January 6th with the first episodes of "Touching Evil" (at 6pm, 10pm and 2am (ET)), "Kidnapped" (at 7pm, 11pm and 3am (ET)) and the premiere of "Blue Steel" (at 8pm and 4am (ET)).

Cult TV rewinds the week's episodes every Monday night, beginning January 7th with "Jericho" (6pm, 10pm and 2am (ET)), "Friday Night Lights" (7pm, 11pm and 3am (ET)), "Kidnapped" (8pm, 12am and 4am (ET)) and "Six Feet Under" (9pm and 1am (ET)).

Comedy Tuesday brings the laughs, beginning on January 8th with three Universal HD premieres - "My Girl 2" at 6pm and 12am (ET), "Soapdish" at 8pm and 2am (ET) and "I.Q." at 10pm and 4am (ET).

Harrison concluded, "Not only have we created themes to make the channel user-friendly for our audience, but we've also created a new graphical look that enhances the entire network and creates an immediate impression on viewers and presents many ways for advertisers to integrate into the programming."

Monthly highlights also include:

COMEDY TUESDAY MOVIES, beginning at 6pm ET:
"My Girl 2," "Soapdish," "I.Q." 1/8
"The Big Tease," "Matinee," "Addams Family Values," "The Jerk" 1/15
"Made Men," "Big Night," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "If Lucy Fell" 1/22
"Soapdish," "Neighbors," "Bowfinger," "Wayne's World" 1/29

BIG MOVIE THURSDAY MOVIES, beginning at 6pm ET:
"Full Metal Jacket, Hotel Rwanda," "A Cry in the Dark" 1/3, 5:30pm ET
"The Jerk," "The Big Picture," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "Wayne's World" 1/10
"The Mod Squad," "First Target," "Internal Affairs," "Robocop 2" 1/17
"Witness," "The Usual Suspects," "Red Corner" 1/24
"Last Action Hero," "Ghost and the Darkness," "Congo" 1/31, 5pm ET

DRAMA FRIDAY MOVIES, beginning at 8pm ET
"The Usual Suspects," "Bonfire of the Vanities" 1/4
"American Flyers," "Red Corner," "A Cry In the Dark" 1/11
"Congo," "The Mosquito Coast," "Witness" 1/18
"Ghost and the Darkness" 1/25

SCI FI SATURDAY MOVIES, beginning at 10pm ET
"Species II" 1/5
"Vanilla Sky" 1/12
"End of Days" 1/19
"Runaway" 1/26

CRIME SUNDAY MOVIES, beginning at 8pm ET
"Robocop," "Blue Steel" 1/6
"First Target," "Witness" 1/13
"Mod Squad" 1/20
"Robocop 3," "Daylight" 1/27





  [december 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (SYFY)
· FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (DIRECTV)
· JERICHO (CBS)
· KIDNAPPED (NBC)
· SIX FEET UNDER (HBO)
· THRESHOLD (CBS)
· TOUCHING EVIL (USA)





[05/24/16 - 12:57 PM]
Esquire Network Kicks Off Summer with Four-Day "Ninjathon" Over Memorial Day Weekend Begining Friday, May 27 at 7:00AM ET/PT
Fans can relive back-to-back episodes of almost all of seasons five, six and seven of "American Ninja Warrior" as well as all of season one of Esquire Network's record-breaking new show "Team Ninja Warrior."

[05/24/16 - 12:51 PM]
History(R) Supports The Freedmen's Bureau Project Through Partnership with The Smithsonian's NMAAHC and FamilySearch International
The social initiative, "Reading for Roots," is a call to action to encourage viewers to volunteer to transcribe post-Civil War documents.

[05/24/16 - 12:24 PM]
"20/20: In an Instant" - Two-Hour Docudrama Series Returns for Second Season, Premieres June 18 on ABC
"In an Instant" does more than just re-tell heart-pounding first-person accounts of the world's most harrowing tales of survival; it brings them to life with breathtaking dramatizations of the moments before and after life was forever changed.

[05/24/16 - 12:23 PM]
Award-Winning "What Would You Do?" Returns This Summer - New Shows Begin Airing Friday, June 17, on ABC
Hidden-camera fan-favorite "What Would You Do?" returns for 13 weeks this summer with all-new scenarios capturing unsuspecting people's reactions to everyday situations.

[05/24/16 - 10:37 AM]
Elton John, Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Blake Shelton, Kobe Bryant and More Join NBC Charity Event "The Red Nose Day Special" May 26
The star-studded charity event, which helps raise awareness and money for kids in need here at home and around the world, will be hosted by Craig Ferguson and features comedy, music and more.

[05/24/16 - 10:31 AM]
"Big Jay Oakerson: Live at Webster Hall" Premieres with Limited Commercial Interruption on Friday, June 17 at Midnight ET/PT on Comedy Central(R)
Leading up to the on-air premiere, Comedy Central Stand-Up and cc.com/BigJay will feature preview clips from the special.

[05/24/16 - 10:16 AM]
Greg Yaitanes Tapped as Showrunner of Discovery's Unabomber Drama "Manifesto"
Lionsgate is teaming with Discovery Channel, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti's Trigger Street for the limited series.

[05/24/16 - 10:10 AM]
New Episodes of CNBC's Hit Series "West Texas Investors Club" Debut Tuesday, June 7th at 10PM ET/PT
The 10 original hour-long episodes feature self-made multimillionaires - Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam who have chosen to pass on their success by investing in promising entrepreneurs - but only on their turf and their terms.

[05/24/16 - 10:04 AM]
"Fargo's" Stunning Second Chapter Gets Marathon on FX
The Saturday, June 4 marathon features all 10 episodes in consecutive order and will run from 10 AM ET/PT to 8 PM ET/PT presented with limited commercial interruption.

[05/24/16 - 09:32 AM]
HGTV's "Flip or Flop" Returns For Season Five on June 9
The 15-episode series follows Tarek and Christina El Moussa as they buy dilapidated houses and turn them into beautiful family homes.

[05/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
LeVar Burton, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Frakes and Ginger Zee Guest Star in Season Two of Disney Junior's Acclaimed Series "Miles from Tomorrowland" Launching Monday, June 20 on Disney Channel
The series charts the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family as they work together to help connect the galaxy on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority.

[05/24/16 - 09:27 AM]
Ovation to Premiere "Hanksy Presents: Surplus Candy" Across Linear, Digital & Social Platforms on June 26
The documentary and digital series capture Hanksy, a well-known street artist, as he and over 50 other street artists transform an abandoned mansion in Los Angeles into a magnificent, and temporary, showcase of graffiti art.

[05/24/16 - 09:07 AM]
More Than 9.4 Million Watched Exaggerator Win Preakness Stakes on NBC - Up 6% from American Pharoah's 2015 Victory
NBC further spins the numbers for Saturday, May 21.

[05/24/16 - 09:02 AM]
BBC America Begins Production on Original Series "Dirk Gently's Holisitic Detective Agency," Starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett
The series is a comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric "holistic" detective Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Elijah Wood).

[05/24/16 - 09:00 AM]
Spike Toasts Mankind with the Party of the Decade at the 10th Annual "Guys Choice"
The A-list, ultimate guys night out, tapes Saturday, June 4 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA and premieres Thursday, June 9.