Ex-NBA Star Gets TNT Series

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Ex-National Basketball Association star Charles Barkley will co-host a
sports/entertainment talk show on Turner Network Television Thursday nights
prior to the network's live NBA game coverage, TNT announced Thursday.

The 30-minute Listen Up! Charles Barkley with Ernie Johnson show,
premiering Oct. 31, features the outspoken Barkley and NBA studio analyst
Johnson in a live, studio-based environment covering sports- and
entertainment-based topics.

The show will air Thursdays at 7 p.m. prior to TNT's NBA doubleheader

'[The show will] deal with timely subjects and take advantage of the great
personality and chemistry that was built up [between Barkley and Johnson] over a
period of time,' TNT executive producer Mike Pearl said.