Cable Television Prime Time Programming, 1990–2010


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About the Book

This reference work is an authoritative chronicle of prime time television programming on 20 major cable networks: A&E, ABC Family, AMC, BET, Bravo, Comedy Central, The Disney Channel, FX, GSN, HBO, Lifetime, MTV, Nickelodeon, Oxygen, Showtime, Spike, TBS, TNT, USA and VH1. These 20 represent the mass-oriented cable networks that have been most involved in airing original programming. From January 1990 through December 2010, a detailed listing for each network includes its prime time scheduling history as well as a brief description of each program and a brief “bio” of each network.

About the Author(s)

Mitchell E. Shapiro, a professor in the School of Communication at the University of Miami (Florida), is currently the director of honors (and former academic associate dean). The author of six books, he has published numerous scholarly articles in various journals.

Bibliographic Details

Mitchell E. Shapiro
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 246
Bibliographic Info: index
Copyright Date: 2012
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7087-7
eISBN: 978-0-7864-9258-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents


A&E Network      3

ABC Family Channel      18

AMC      27

BET      30

Bravo      44

Comedy Central      56

Disney Channel      71

FX      80

GSN      88

HBO      102

Lifetime      110

MTV      119

Nickelodeon      137

Oxygen      158

Showtime      168

Spike      177

TBS      191

TNT      199

USA Network      208

VH1      217

INDEX      231

Book Reviews & Awards

“documents prime time programming on 20 different major cable networks that have aired original programs form January 1990 to December 2010”—Reference & Research Book News.