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USA Two Towers Programming

December 4, 2002 at 2:50 pm by Strider  - 

This post from Xenu’s Sister from usenet group rec.arts.books.tolkien may be very useful for people in the USA – it’s a near comprehensive listing of all tolkien/lotr-related TV shows for the next two weeks. It may not be complete, but there’s a lot of stuff here …

The shows aren’t in any specific order.



SYNDICATED means that the program airs at different times on local
stations. Check your local listings.



Syndicated – Charlie Rose
The Two Towers
Tuesday December 3 11:00pm (Channel 11 Chicago)
Wednesday December 4 12:00am (Channel 20 Chicago)

“Movie ‘Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers’; director Peter Jackson; Elijah
Wood; Viggo Mortensen.”


Syndicated – Entertainment Tonight
The Two Towers
December 4 12:37am

Tivo blurb just says “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers cast”.


Syndicated – Entertainment Tonight
The Two Towers
December 6 6:30pm
December 10 12:37am

Tivo blurb just says “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”


Syndicated – Access Hollywood
The Two Towers
Friday December 6 6:30pm

“Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers premiere”


WB – The Lord of the Rings: Return to Middle-Earth
The Two Towers
December 4 – 8:00pm


NBC – Today
Peter Jackson
December 4 – 7:00am


NBC – Today
Elijah Wood
December 12 – 7:00am


Ch 9 – The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Return to Middle Earth
The Two Towers
December 4 7:00pm

I don’t know if this is local to Chicago, or national, or what. My Tivo
picked it up. The blurb says “Michael Rosenbaum previews the feature film
and chronicles the life-altering adventures shared by its stars in New
Zealand during the three-film shoot.”


BBCAmerica – French & Saunders
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
December 5 7:00pm
December 6 2:00am

The blurb says “The duo spoofs the movie blockbuster.”


Bravo – From Page to Screen
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
December 9 – 7:00pm
December 9 – 10:00pm
December 10 – 3:00pm
December 13 – 11:00m
December 15 – 11:00am

New show about adapting published works for the screen.


Bravo – Bravo Profiles
Cate Blanchett
December 8 – 6:00pm
December 9 – 12:00am
December 14 – 12:00am

A repeat, but was filmed after the LOTR: FOTR shoot.


Bravo – James Lipton’s Inside the Actors Studio
Ian McKellen
December 8 – 7:00pm
December 8 – 11:00pm
December 15 – 10:00am

It’s listed as a premiere, so it’s new.


MTV – Movie House
The Two Towers
December 9 – 8:00pm
December 10 – 2:00pm
December 11 – 10:00pm
December 12 – 5:00pm
December 13 – 3:30pm

“Making the second of the Tolkien trilogy.”


MTV – Making the Video Game: Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
December 9 – 8:30pm
December 10 – 1:30pm
December 11 – 10:30pm
December 12 – 5:30pm
December 13 – 4:00pm

“The creation of a video game based on the movie.”


Starz – On the Set
The Two Towers
December 11 – 10:45pm
December 12 – 1:45am
December 13 – 10:40pm
December 14 – 6:40am
December 14 – 2:40pm
December 14 – 5:00pm
December 14 – 8:00pm
December 14 – 10:40pm
December 15 – 1:15am
December 15 – 4:15am
December 15 – 6:40am
December 15 – 12:05pm
December 15 – 2:40pm
December 15 – 3:05pm

Amazing that there are so many of these so close together. Starz! is weird.

Starz! is also showing the movie LOTR: FOTR this month. They’ve been having
beautiful preview sequences between movies.



? – Regis & Kelly
Elijah Wood
December 13th – ? (Check local listings)

This isn’t in my Tivo yet, I just heard about it.


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