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August 15, 2005

MT&R Announces Preview of New Fall Television Series

MT&R announces "MT&R: In The Prime": previews some of this year's most talked about new primetime television shows

New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA—The first public screening of the new television season will be held this September at The Museum of Television & Radio in New York and Los Angeles.  MT&R: In the Prime offers a preview of some of this year's most-talked-about new prime-time series including Invasion (ABC), How I Met Your Mother (CBS), Reunion (FOX), My Name is Earl (NBC), Everybody Hates Chris (UPN), and Supernatural (The WB)). Starting on Wednesday, September 7 through Friday, September 16, each broadcast network will present three hours of their most "buzz-worthy" pilots in their entirety. Both cities will host a Fall Preview Party prior to each screening with refreshments provided by Aquafina and in New York by Martin Miller's Gin and Metro Café and in Los Angeles by Bombay Sapphire.

MT&R: In the Prime schedule is as follows:

 

  • Each preview night will be devoted to a single broadcast network and will include multiple pilot premieres. Screenings are free in both cities.  Members can make reservations for any of these screenings. In New York, call (212) 621-6780 or e-mail membership@mtr.org and in Los Angeles, call (310) 786-1066 or e-mail LAmembers@mtr.org. For more information, go to www.mtr.org. *Please note the schedule is subject to change*

 

In New York, the Fall Preview Party begins at 6:00 p.m. and the screenings begin at 6:30 p.m. each night.

In Los Angeles, the Fall Preview Party begins at 6:30 p.m. and the screenings at 7:00 p.m. each night.

Wednesday, September 7               The WB           Just Legal, Twins, Supernatural

Thursday, September 8                  FOX                Reunion, Bones, Kitchen Confidential,                                                                                                                                                  Head Cases, The War at Home

Friday, September 9                       CBS                 How I Met Your Mother, Out of Practice,                                                                                                                                             Close to Home, Criminal Minds

Wednesday, September 14              UPN               Everybody Hates Chris, Love, Inc.,                                                                                                                                                        Sex, Love & Secrets

                                                    CBS                Ghost Whisperer, Threshold

Thursday, September 15                 ABC                Night Stalker, Commander In Chief, Invasion              

Friday, September 16                      NBC                Surface, My Name is Earl, InconceivableE-Ring

SPECIAL THANKS

The Museum thanks the participating networks for their generous support of this year's MT&R: In the Prime Fall Season Preview as well as Aquafina, Martin Miller's Gin and Café Metro in New York, and in Los Angeles, Aquafina, Bombay Sapphire and Form Decor.

The Museum of Television & Radio, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, was founded by William S. Paley to collect and preserve television and radio programs and advertisements and to make them available to the public. Since opening in 1976, the Museum has organized exhibitions, screening and listening series, seminars, and education classes to showcase its preeminent collection of over 120,000 television and radio programs and advertisements. Programs in the Museum's collection are selected for their artistic, cultural, and historic significance.


The Museum of Television & Radio in New York, located at 25 West 52 Street in Manhattan, is open Tuesdays through Sundays from noon to 6:00 p.m. and until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays. The Museum of Television & Radio in California, located at 465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills, is open Wednesdays through Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m. Both Museums are closed on New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Suggested contribution: Members free; $10.00 for adults; $8.00 for senior citizens and students; and $5.00 for children under fourteen. Admission is free in Los Angeles. The public areas in both Museums are accessible to wheelchairs, and assisted listening devices are available. Programs are subject to change. You may call the Museum in New York at (212) 621-6800 or in Los Angeles at (310) 786-1000. Visit the Museum's website at www.mtr.org.

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Terry Lynn Ebright in Los Angeles
310.786.1042
tebright@paleycenter.org