TV Guide Ready for Oscars


TV Guide Channel is set for the 78th Annual Academy Awards Sunday, March 5.

The network will debut Guide to the Academy Awards with Joan and Melissa Sunday at 8 p.m. (EST/PST), during which mother-daughter team Joan and Melissa Rivers will interview “Best Actor” nominee Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow), “Best Actor in a Supporting Role” nominee Matt Dillon (Crash) and “Best Actress” nominee Keira Knightley (Pride & Prejudice).

Then TV Guide's Countdown to the Academy Awards will premiere March 5, with the network’s Kimberly Caldwell and Rosanna Tavarez taking an early look at the styles of all the stars.

Joan and Melissa Live at the Academy Awards March 5 at 5:30 p.m. (EST) will see the Riverses “get up close and personal with the biggest celebrities in Hollywood to find out who's with who, who's winning what and who's wearing who during live arrivals coverage at the 78th Annual Academy Awards from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood,” the network said.

Finally, in Academy Awards Fashion Wrap with Joan and Melissa, debuting Monday, March 6 at 8 p.m. (EST/PST), Joan and Melissa will issue their verdicts on the fashion triumphs and tragedies from the 2006 Academy Awards.

In addition, Joan and Melissa Live at the Academy Awards and Academy Awards Fashion Wrap with Joan and Melissa will be available starting March 6 via video-on-demand service TV Guide SPOT to cable subscribers of Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Insight Communications Co. Inc., with Comcast Corp. customers having access to highlights of Fashion Wrap.

And Fashion Wrap will be available via TV Guide Online (