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December 14, 2002 at 5:50 am by Demosthenes  - 

Worried about missing the latest LoTR TV programming? To help everyone out, here’s a list of some upcoming programs/specials. Thanks go to Skybeing, Bricklayer, Susan, Maija, Lee and George for sending in this stuff

Please, note, I can’t warrant any or all of these programs, I’ve taken it on trust. Also, I do occasionally make typographical errors. So, please check times and dates against your local guides.

USA:

There’s a special “New Zealand: The Royal Tour” airing at 9:00 PM EST tonight (December 15) in the USA on the Travel Channel. It is hosted by Karl Urban (Éomer.) The commercial seems to focus on Lord of the Rings somewhat, although I’m not sure whether the show itself refers to LOTR. The special apparently concerns New Zealand’s extreme landscape and adventure opportunities, and the commercial shows truly jaw-dropping scenery including a flyby of Milford Sound.

Mon 12-16-02 – NA – Jay Leno – Elijah Wood
Mon 12-16-02 – NA – Today Show – Liv Tyler
Mon 12-16-02 – NA – The Early Show – Elijah Wood
Tue 12-17-02 – NA – Caroline Rhea – Elijah Wood (Syndication so check your local listings)
Tue 12-17-02 – 3:00 PM – BRAVO – Page to Screen (from FoTR)
Tue 12-17-02 – 7:00 PM – BRAVO – Page to Screen (from FoTR)
Wed 12-18-02 – 9:00 PM – South Park: The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers COMEDY CENTRAL
Thu 12-18-02 – 8:00 PM – J.R.R. Tolkien OVATION
Thu 12-19-02 – 10:35 PM – Sean Astin Tonight Show with Jay Leno NBC
Thu 12-19-02 – NA – The Early Show – Peter Jackson
Fri 12-20-02 – 12:00 AM – J.R.R. Tolkien OVATION
Fri 12-20-02 – 11:00 PM – South Park: The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers COMEDY CENTRAL
Fri 12-20-02 – NA – David Letterman – Liv Tyler
Sun 12-22-02 – 7:00 PM – National Geographic Explorer LOTR MSNBC
Sun 12-22-02 – 10:00 PM – National Geographic Explorer LOTR MSNBC
Sun 12-22-02 – NA – Ebert & Roper LOTR:TTT (Syndication so this may be shown any day around the 22nd)
Sat 12-21-02 – 9:00 PM – South Park: The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers COMEDY CENTRAL
Sun 12-22-02 – 1:00 AM – South Park: The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers COMEDY CENTRAL
Mon 12-23-02 – 4:00 PM – J.R.R. Tolkien OVATION
Mon 12-23-02 – 5:00 PM – Face to Face: Sir Ian McKellen OVATION
Thu 12-26-02 – 5:00 PM – Behind the Scenes: Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers E!

NB: Check your local guides for times! After all, I might make a mistake. It *always* pays to check ahead.

Also, on December 17, TNT will be screening the special behind the scenes program at Return to Middle Earth at 11pm (EST).

You can also check out our extensive (if now slightly dated) USA TTT programmiung guide here.

Canada:

I was just checking my TV Listings via Zap2it and I happened to notice that at 7pm EST The History Channel in Canada is airing “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Return to Middle Earth” followed by “National Geographic Explorer: Lord of the Rings” at 8pm EST. “Return to Middle Earth” is airing again on Showcase on December 14 at 1AM EST and again on December 22 at 1AM EST. Folks should check their local listings, of course.

UK:

12-16-02 – 11.15pm GMT – “Film 2002” with Jonathan Ross will be shown on BBC1 UK, reviewing “The Two Towers”

Film 2002 with Jonathan Ross (Entertainment)
The latest film news, reviews, video and DVD releases. Jonathan ventures into Middle Earth as The Lord of the Rings trilogy continues with The Two Towers, and looks at the latest hit comedy from Reese Witherspoon, Sweet Home Alabama.

Australia:

Return to Middle earth airs tonight at 11pm on channel 9 tonight in Oz. Just wanted to let you know that it’s actually on at 10.45 on Channel 9 and at 11pm on Win (Regional victorian station). I know I’d hate to miss the first 15 minutes so I thought I’d let you know!

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