This reference work is an authoritative chronicle of prime time television programming on 20 different major cable networks. The networks included are A&E, ABC Family, AMC, BET, Bravo, Comedy Central, The Disney Channel, FX, GSN, HBO, Lifetime, MTV, Nickelodeon, Oxygen, Showtime, Spike, TBS, TNT, USA and VH1. These 20 represent the mass-oriented cable networks that have been most involved in airing original programming and that have the largest audiences (ESPN and CNN are not included as their programming has consisted almost entirely of sporting events and news coverage as opposed to series programming). From January 1990 through December 2010, this work provides a detailed listing for each network of each of its prime time program's scheduling history as well as a brief description of the program; and a brief "bio" of each of the networks, including a short history, start date, current ownership, sister networks, and most popular/successful original prime time series, with air dates.
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc