In honor of The Biography Channel's big launch of some classic cult TV shows on their network, we're giving away some great prize and an opportunity to quiz yourself on your cult TV knowledge!
Here's what we're giving away:
THE KIDS IN THE HALL DVDs
- 2 Best-of Compilations Featuring Fan-Favorite Sketches from the Rare Pilot Episode
- 30 Minutes of Never-Before-Seen-On-TV Performances from the Rivoli Theater
- An Oral History - New Interviews with the Kids, Lorne Michaels, and Paul Bellini
- Audio Commentary by the Kids
- Sketch Selection, and more!
BIOGRAPHY's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE DVDs
The most in-depth look at SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE ever filmed, this special BIOGRAPHY® goes behind-the-scenes for a complete production week as the cast, crew and host Gwyneth Paltrow prepare for the November 10, 2001 episode of the show. See how every aspect of SNL works, from the Monday morning pitch meeting to the makeup tests, dress rehearsals and the iconic "Live from New York, it's Saturday night" opening. Creator Lorne Michaels, original writers Anne Beatts and Tom Schiller and a host of former stars--including Chevy Chase, Al Franken, Molly Shannon, Joe Piscopo and Adam Sandler-share their favorite SNL memories, and you'll see rare clips of hilarious skits that never made it to the air--until now.
THE ULTIMATE BIOGRAPHY BOOK
For 15 years, BIOGRAPHY® has brought the great stories behind the great lives to TV. Now, the acclaimed series comes to the page with this oversized book exploring 250 of the most important lives in history. From George Washington to Madonna, the people profiled have all left their mark on our culture, history or world. Their lives are revealed with the enlightening and entertaining scholarship that is the BIOGRAPHY® hallmark, and over 1,000 full-color illustrations and photos complement the captivating text. Hardcover. 256 pages.
- Night Court Commuter Mug
- Night Court Wooden Gavel
- Biography Channel Hat
- Biography Channel Shirt
- News Radio Am/Fm "Microphone" Desk Radio
- News Radio Black Zipper Case Notepad
On March 1st, THE BIOGRAPHY CHANNEL opens wide the vaults of classic TV to bring viewers two award-winning, fan-favorite sitcoms from the ‘80s and ‘90s. NEWS RADIO (NBC, 1995-1999), which followed the wacky hijinks of the unforgettable WNYX staff and NIGHT COURT (NBC, 1984-1992), the top-rated, slapstick-filled show toplined by stand-up magician Harry Anderson and set in a Manhattan courtroom, will air back to back twice every weeknight, beginning at 7pm + 11pm ET/8pm + 12am PT. The shows, which recently aired in syndication on A&E, are not currently seen on any other outlets.
Biography Channel Premiere, Monday, March 1 from 7-7:30pm ET/8-8:30pm PT
NEWS RADIO is a half-hour sitcom which features Dave Nelson (Dave Foley), an enthusiastic and quietly confident New York transplant -- and closet Canadian. In an effort to command the respect of his oddball staff, he takes his job as WNYX news director seriously. Sometimes a bit too seriously. Unfortunately, and at the same time, he’s forced to constantly interpret the signals he receives from his eccentric boss, Jimmy James (Stephen Root), pacify egomaniacal on-air talent Bill McNeal (Phil Hartman), endure his sassy secretary, Beth (Vicki Lewis) -- as well as balance his personal and professional relationship with attractive and witty, long-time newswriter Lisa Miller (Maura Tierney). Hyperkinetic street reporter Matthew Brock (Andy Dick) and Joe Garelli (Joe Rogan), the resident electrician with a penchant for conspiracy theories, round out the quirky newsroom staff in a series MSN Entertainment just voted as “One of the Top 10 Cancelled TV Shows,” of all time.
Biography Channel Premiere, Monday, March 1 from 7:30-8pm ET/8:30-9pm PT
NIGHT COURT is considered one of television's more recent "classic" situation comedy series. Starring 4 time Emmy Award®-winning actor John Laroquette as D.A. Dan Fielding, this program features one of the finest ensemble casts in television comedies, including the unconventional judge Harry Stone, played by former stand-up comedian and star of Dave's World, Harry Anderson, who presided over one of the craziest courtrooms ever seen on television. This series ran for 9 successful years on NBC, helping to create what became "MUST SEE TV" night, and featured guest appearances by Michael J. Fox, Johnny Carson, and Seinfeld's Michael Richards. At the end of its highly-successful run, it had received 29 Emmy awards, including 3 for Best Comedy Series.
This half-hour show takes a light-hearted look at the officers of and visitors to a Manhattan Night Court. Presiding over the outrageous courtroom antics is Judge Harold T. Stone (HARRY ANDERSON), the youngest and most unpredictable judge in the history of the New York State legal system – yet, an unwavering symbol of sanity amidst the chaos and confusion court. And, each night, as a parade of zany - and often bizarre - characters pass before Judge Stone for judicial review, no one knows what he'll do next – although it's certain to be unconventional and hilarious!
The Biography Channel™ takes viewers into the world of exceptional people, 24 hours a day. Weaving together the programming of the Emmy Award winning Biography® series with documentaries, movies and original short features, the network creates a unique, multi-dimensional view of the people who fascinate us. The Biography Channel finished #1 in awareness, viewership and importance to the enjoyment of cable in the latest Beta Research Subscriber study of digital cable subscribers and ranked #12 in overall quality among 85 television networks surveyed in the Spring 2002 EquiTrend Survey. The Biography Channel has agreements in place with all with all major cable and satellite distributors. Its projections call for the network to be in more than 30 million homes by 2004. The Biography Channel web site is www.BiographyChannel.com. Viewers can a catch a weekly preview of The Biography Channel™ on Wake Up to Bio every Saturday morning on A&E Network, from 7 to 10 am ET.