Conservative entertainment channel launch
Thursday 08 July 2010
A new television network, targeted to a conservative right-wing audience, hopes to launch this summer in the US with an entertainment lineup. Called the RightNetwork, it plans to shift its programming from the web to television.
Actor Kelsey Grammer (
Cheers, Frasier) recorded the promos for the channel, described as "all that's right in the world." In the spots, the Republican lists things that "just aren't right - big government, more taxes, group hugs, cats on leashes."
Seen as an entertaining alternative to the conservative news channel, Fox Network, it claims to "fill a big gap" with programs aimed for "pro-America, pro-business and pro-military sensibilities."
So far, RightNetwork has three shows: a stand-up comedy series at a Los Angeles club called Right 2 Laugh, a political reality show titled Running about six novice conservative political candidates, and Politics and Poker, hosted by bombastic personality Andrew Breitbart.
Currently on Broadway in La Cage aux Folles, with the cancellation of his recent two television series, Hank in 2009 and Back to You in 2007, perhaps Grammer will develop a show for this channel.
"We're creating a welcome place for millions and millions of Americans who've been looking for an entertainment network and media channel that reflects their point of view," an investor in RightNetwork, Ed Snider, who runs a sports venture with cable company Comcast in a posted statement.
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