TV GUIDE NETWORK GETS RED CARPET READY FOR THE 2012 AWARDS SEASON
Chris Harrison, Ali Landry, Camille Grammer, Tabatha Coffey and Nick Verreos to Provide Viewers with Team Coverage of the Awards Season
LOS ANGELES (January 11, 2012) - TV Guide Network will celebrate the 2012 awards season with its coverage of the Golden Globes(R), Screen Actors Guild Awards(R), Grammy(R) Awards and Academy Awards(R), including live red carpet telecasts and extensive fashion recaps.
TV Guide Network Host and Executive Producer Chris Harrison ("The Bachelor") will be live on the red carpet of the Grammy Awards and the Academy Awards to speak one-on-one with the celebrity nominees. Actress and former Miss USA Ali Landry, who will star in the Network's "Hollywood Girls Night" (formerly "Hollywood Moms Night") premiering Sunday, March 4, will host a panel of fashionistas to recap all the glamour, the fashion hits and misses and favorite looks of the evening on 'Fashion Wrap.' Each "Fashion Wrap" will air the Monday night following the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, Grammy Awards and Academy Awards.
"Seeing the incredible gowns on the red carpet has always been my favorite part of award shows, so I was excited when TV Guide Network invited me to host its Fashion Wrap shows this award season," Landry says. "I can't wait to bring the viewers all of the fabulous red carpet fashions from the Golden Globes to the Oscars!"
Programming highlights for TV Guide Network's awards season programming include:
· Golden Globes - Post Coverage on Monday, January 16
After the red carpet is rolled up, Ali Landry is joined by "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'" Camille Grammer, hair stylist Tabatha Coffey and fashion designer Nick Verreos who help critique the best and worst dressed stars from head-to-toe with a one-hour "Golden Globes Fashion Wrap" at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
· Screen Actors Guild Awards - Post Coverage on Monday, January 30
The evening following the SAG Awards, Landry, Coffey and Verreos once again review the stars' fashion with a one-hour "Screen Actors Guild Awards Fashion Wrap" at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
· Grammy Awards - Live and Post Coverage on Sunday, February 12 and Monday, February 13
TV Guide Network kicks-off the music industry's biggest night at 5:00 p.m. ET/PT with a live one-hour countdown show featuring previews, predictions and early carpet arrivals hosted by Maria Sansone and Tim Kash. They will then join Chris Harrison at 6:00 p.m. ET/PT on the red carpet to interview the biggest stars in music for the live two-hour "Grammy Awards Red Carpet with Chris Harrison." The night after the Grammy Awards, Landry returns with her team of experts including Tabatha Coffey to rate the over-the-top fashions on "Grammy Awards Fashion Wrap" premiering Monday, February 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
· Academy Awards - Live and Post Coverage on Sunday, February 26 and Monday, February 27
TV Guide Network begins celebrating the 84th Academy Awards early with a one-hour preview highlighting the nominated films, actors and actresses at 4:00 p.m. ET/1:00 p.m. PT. Hosts Maria Sansone and Marc Istook will then give viewers a sneak peek of all the early red carpet action with a live, one-hour countdown from the most glamorous event in Hollywood at 5:00 p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. PT (live on both coasts). A-list stars from the year's most critically acclaimed films speak with Chris Harrison beginning at 6:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. PT (live on both coasts) during the 90-minute show, "Academy Awards Red Carpet with Chris Harrison."
The following night, Landry, Coffey and Verreos will review which stars made the best dressed list on "Academy Awards Red Carpet Fashion Wrap" airing Monday, February 27 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
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