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August 9, 2006

The Museum of Television & Radio Previews New Fall 2006 Television Shows in New York and Los Angeles

First Public Screening of the New Television Season to Preview of Some of the Most-Talked-About New Pilots Before Their

New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA—The Museum of Television & Radio will host the first public screening of the new 2006 television season, offering a preview of some of this year's most-talked-about new prime-time series, including Ugly Betty (ABC), The Class (CBS), ‘Til Death (FOX), Runaway (The CW), and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (NBC). Each of the five broadcast networks will present their most "buzz-worthy" pilots in their entirety. 

MTR: In the Prime kicks off on Friday, August 18, in Los Angeles, with five new shows from the FOX network just before the broadcast premieres scheduled for the end of August. Then after Labor Day, MTR: In the Prime continues in Los Angeles with ABC on Tuesday, September 12; NBC on Wednesday, September 13; CBS on Thursday, September 14; and The CW on September 15.   

In New York, MTR: In the Prime begins on Wednesday, September 6, with an encore presentation of the five FOX shows, followed by ABC on Thursday, September 7. MTR: In the Prime continues the following week with NBC on Wednesday, September 13; CBS on Thursday, September 14; and The CW on September 15. 

MTR: 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 with seats available on a first-come, first-served basis. In New York, Museum members can make reservations for any of these screenings at 212.621.6780 or e-mail membership@mtr.org. In Los Angeles, Museum members and the general public must RSVP at 310.786.1099 or e-mail specialeventsla@mtr.org. Both cities will host a Fall Preview Party prior to each screening with food, which in Los Angeles is provided by Très LA, and refreshments provided by Aquafina and Hypnotiq in both locations. For more information, go to www.mtr.org. *Please note the schedule is subject to change*

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

Friday, August 18                               FOX                Justice, Standoff, ‘Til Death, Vanished, Happy Hour

Tuesday, September 12                       ABC                The Nine, The Knights of Prosperity,                                                                                                                                                   Ugly Betty, Six Degrees, Help Me, Help You

Wednesday, September 13                   NBC               Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Heroes,                                                                                                                                                 Kidnapped, Friday Night Lights, 30 Rock,                                                                                                                                             Twenty Good Years                                          

Thursday, September 14                      CBS               The Class, Jericho, Smith, Shark                      

Friday, September 15                           The CW          Runaway, The Game

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

Wednesday, September 6                   FOX                Justice, Standoff, ‘Til Death, Vanished, Happy Hour

Thursday, September 7                      ABC               The Nine, The Knights of Prosperity,                                                                                                                                                   Ugly Betty, Six Degrees, Help Me, Help You

Wednesday, September 13                 NBC                Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Heroes,                                                                                                                                                  Kidnapped, Friday Night Lights, 30 Rock,                                                                                                                                              Twenty Good Years                                          

Thursday, September 14                    CBS                The Class, Jericho, Smith, Shark                  

Friday, September 15                         The CW          Runaway, The Game

SPECIAL THANKS

The Museum thanks the participating networks for their generous support of this year's MTR: In the Prime Fall Season Preview as well as Aquafina, Hypnotiq, Kinetic Lighting, LA Weekly, Très LA, and Union Ice.

The Museum of Television & Radio, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, promotes the understanding of media and its impact on the world today. Founded by William S. Paley in 1976, MT&R's expanding collection of over 120,000 titles from television, radio, the internet, and advertising is a comprehensive treasury of American and global cultural, political, and social history from 1918 to the present. The general public and media professionals can access the collection and participate in engaging programs at both of MT&R's locations, as well as at mtr.org. MT&R also serves as a neutral setting in which executives from converging communications sectors come together to discuss the most pressing issues facing the industry. By developing new initiatives and fostering partnerships around the world through the innovative programs of the MT&R Media Center and the International Council, MT&R continues its unique contribution to the worldwide dialogue on media. For more information, visit www.mtr.org.


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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tebright@paleycenter.org