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Kelsey Grammer launches the RightNetwork

(Reed Saxon/AP)

According to actor Kelsey Grammer, things that just are not right: ShamWows, dogs named Steven and partisan politics.

Ostensibly what is just right: Grammer's new television network, the RightNetwork, which the actor launched today with Ed Snider, chairman of Comcast-Spectacor and owner of the Philadelphia 76ers and Flyers.

The network will offer a mixture of documentaries, reality television shows, stand-up comedy and sitcoms targeted at conservative viewers.

"If you have NBC, ABC, you have entire networks flooded with a very particular point of view," Grammer said. "They won't admit it, but it's clearly the way it is. There's plenty of room for us."

The lineup will include "Moving Numbers," a show about a fictional Senate campaign, and
"Running," a reality series that will follow first-time candidates as they run for office.

The shows will be delivered as videos-on-demand for Verizon FiOS subscribers and Nokia phone subscribers. It had been reported that Comcast would distribute the shows, but the cable provider released a statement that it would not include the network in its distribution.

Watch the network trailer here. Will you tune in to the RightNetwork?

By Melissa Bell  | September 9, 2010; 2:08 PM ET
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What? We need a right network? Isn't Fox right enough?!
Which government programs don't you like, Kelsey? The ones that attempt to protect the vast majority of people who don't have a celebrity stage, a stable of lawyers and a cadre of accountants? Don't you like the programs, for example, that attempt to protect the food and water supply for the vast majority of US citizens who can't afford or have no access to non-toxic grown food from boutique farms (so-called organic), like the 2% of the highest paid people in America put on their tables and never stop complaining about high taxes? Or how about that darn new department/program to protect consumers from credit card companies/big banks. Darn.
Sure, produce TV programs to demonize “the government ,” and characterize it as the enemy. A major theme could be borrowed from Fox: "If ‘the government’ would only let business alone (Enron, Halliburton, Blackwater, Madoff Investments, etc.) and not regulate (and tax) them, the world would be “right.”
If Comcast is not carrying your Network, I doubt that I will ever see what you do—-I surely would not pay (more than I do now for Comcast) to see/hear it. No, not even for the “right stuff!”
--D A Hodgson

Posted by: pomelo17 | September 14, 2010 1:14 AM | Report abuse

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