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[02/19/08 - 09:17 AM]
TV Guide Network Set to Premiere Its Highest Rated Series, 'Idol Tonight' for Season Three
Kimberly Caldwell ("Idol" season two finalist), Justin Guarini ("Idol" season one runner-up) and Rosanna Tavarez (winner of "Popstars") all host the series.

[via press release from TV Guide]

TV Guide Network Set to Premiere Its Highest Rated Series, 'Idol Tonight' for Season Three

Hosts Kimberly Caldwell, Justin Guarini and Rosanna Tavarez Are Ready To Fire Up American Idol's Biggest Fans With Brand New Show Segments, Interviews and the Network's Biggest Marketing Campaign of the Year

LOS ANGELES -- TV Guide Network�, a leading network providing entertainment programming to more than 83 million homes, is gearing up to premiere its highest rated original series and viewer favorite, IDOL TONIGHT on March 12 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Hosted by Kimberly Caldwell (American Idol season two finalist), Justin Guarini (American Idol season one runner-up) and Rosanna Tavarez (winner of Popstars), IDOL TONIGHT airs live from the doorstep of American Idol, satisfying viewers' and fans' appetite for the hottest show on television.

IDOL TONIGHT's marketing campaign will be the largest of the year for TV Guide Network. It will include a new logo, opening, and Idol theme weeks.

In addition to featuring interviews with the most recent Idol eliminee, vocal coaches, fashion stylists, industry insiders and more, the show will include the following segments:

"Idol Flashbacks" will feature never-before-seen footage of the most outrageous auditions and former contestants.

"Idol Worship" will highlight current contestant reactions to fun fan questions.

"Where Are They Now?" will feature former Idols making regular visits to the IDOL TONIGHT set to talk about what they have been up to after leaving American Idol.

IDOL TONIGHT is the exclusive, live Red Carpet preshow to America's favorite talent competition, American Idol and TV Guide Network's highest rated original series. Last season the premiere averaged a .4 HH coverage rating, an increase of 33 percent compared to 2006.

About TV Guide Network

TV Guide Network reaches over 83 million homes and is the premier television entertainment network for viewers seeking the latest information on the best programs, hottest stars and latest trends on television. Headquartered in the heart of Hollywood at its TV Guide Studios, the network combines original programming with comprehensive program listings information - all of which deliver on viewers' need for an entertaining and easy guide to what's on TV. TV Guide Network is owned and operated by TV Guide Networks, Inc., a subsidiary of Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.

About Gemstar-TV Guide

Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. is a leading global media, entertainment, and technology company that develops, licenses, markets and distributes products and services that maximize the video guidance and entertainment experience for consumers. The Company's businesses include: television, publishing, and new media properties; interactive program guide services and products; and intellectual property licensing. Additional information about the Company can be found at www.gemstartvguide.com.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or results and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, including risks and uncertainties related to the timely availability and market acceptance of products and services incorporating the Company's technologies and content; our investments in new and existing businesses; the impact of competitive products and services; the pending acquisition of the Company by Macrovision Corporation and events and circumstances related thereto; and the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the most recent reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, each as it may be amended from time to time. The Company assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements

Note to Editors: Gemstar, TV Guide, and TV Guide Network are trademarks or registered trademarks of Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries. The names of other companies, products and services used herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.





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