Also at the TCA Tour …


Pasadena, Calf.— With cable executives taking the stage during the first four days of the Television Critics Association tour, there was no shortage of programming and business announcements at the Ritz Carlton Hotel & Spa last week. Among the notable:

GSN reached a deal with Michael Davies, the executive producer of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, to create three series for the network.

Home & Garden Television, beginning Wednesday, March 8, will launch a three-series block called I Want That!, focusing on new gadgets and innovations for the home.

ESPN will distribute Through the Fire, a documentary detailing Portland Trailblazers point guard Sebastian Telfair’s senior year in high school, to theaters on Feb. 10, a month before it premieres on the network.

E! Entertainment Television will introduce a video-rich broadband channel Jan. 16 in conjunction with its Golden Globe Awards pre-show telecast. “The Vine @ E! Online” will also offer videos and exclusive original material from the network’s various shows.

Bravo will roll out a suite of branded broadband channels in 2006, including, a conversion from the diginet, and one dedicated to Brilliant But Cancelled, the show that formerly aired on that network., meanwhile, will feature exclusive original content from series like Project Runway and Top Chef.