TV Guide Channel, an entertainment destination channel available in nearly 80 million homes nationwide, today announced a stylish new weekly talk series - THE FASHION TEAM - that will capitalize on the network's expertise in covering the colliding worlds of Hollywood and fashion. THE FASHION TEAM will feature two regular hosts, New York celebrity stylist David Evangelista (Fashion contributor on "CBS Early Show") and comedian Daphne Brogdon (VH1 and CMT), as well as a third host that will rotate on a weekly basis including TV stars, runway models and fashion magazine editors. THE FASHION TEAM will premiere on Tuesday, October 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
"We know that our viewers have an appetite for fashion TV, and our expertise in covering Red Carpets and creating shows that center on celebrity and style, makes The Fashion Team a natural programming vehicle for TV Guide Channel," said Ryan O'Hara, President of TV Guide Channel. "David's inside knowledge of the elusive world of fashion combined with Daphne's comedic sass will provide viewers with both a well-informed and entertaining look at Hollywood and fashion."
In the premiere episode of THE FASHION TEAM, viewers will join Evangelista on an exciting venture down the star-studded runways at New York's Fashion Week, where he will get the inside fashion scoop from top designers like Betsey Johnson and Diane Von Furstenberg. Then, Brogdon will hit the streets of Hollywood to critique the fashions and style trends of everyday people. Also during the premiere episode, Evangelista and Brogdon will dish on Red Carpet fashions as seen on celebrities, as well as review the fashions worn by contestants on the hot reality TV show, "Dancing with the Stars."
Regular segments featured on THE FASHION TEAM will include: a look at fashion forward TV stars and how their on-screen style can spawn real-world fashion trends; fashion "hits and misses" from the Red Carpet; and "cheap chic" advice on how viewers can dress like stars on a non-designer budget. THE FASHION TEAM will also regularly feature in-studio guests including top TV stars making headlines in fashion.
New episodes of THE FASHION TEAM will premiere every Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT throughout 2006.
About TV Guide Channel
TV Guide Channel reaches nearly 80 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 Channel 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. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: GMST) is a leading media, entertainment and technology company that develops, licenses, markets and distributes technologies, products and services targeted at the television guidance and entertainment needs of consumers worldwide. The Company's businesses include: television media and publishing properties; interactive program guide services and products; and technology and intellectual property licensing. Additional information about the Company can be found at www.gemstartvguide.com.
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