Cable Nets Back NYC TV Fest

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A planned festival to showcase independently produced TV pilot shows has picked up more sponsorship support, from network groups NBC Universal and MTV Networks and from Fox Broadcasting.

A&E Networks and Rainbow Media Holdings LLC’s AMC, The Independent Film Channel and WE: Women's Entertainment were already sponsoring the event, to be held at various Greenwich Village locations Sept. 28-Oct. 3.

On Oct. 1, Fox will screen an unaired episode of Arrested Development -- “as a model of the type of innovative programming the festival is seeking to promote in its artists” -- and MTVN’s TV Land will supply vintage TV clips, classic commercials, the original interstitial comedy series 60 Second Sitcoms and two upcoming originals from TV Land Productions. More information on the Festival’s Web site: (