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Q&A: Don't look for NFL Network on Bright House Networks

No plan for NFL on Bright House

We're now approaching the fourth year with no NFL Network on Bright House. NFL is now selling another package of eight games with the NFL Network in the bidding. What's up?

We answered this question not quite a year ago, and apparently nothing has changed since then. There is no agreement that would put the NFL Network on Bright House Networks.

Last August we wrote: "The issue is mostly about money. Bright House doesn't want to pay what the NFL Network wants to charge. Also at issue is where the network would land on Bright House's channel lineup."

Bright House's senior director for corporate communications, Joe Durkin, recently said: "I do not have any better update to report at this time. The negotiating door is still open but I am not aware of any movement on an agreement towards carrying the NFL Network."

Of course, it's unknown if there even will be an NFL season, or when it might begin. The owners and players are talking about a new labor agreement, but no deal is in sight.

Status of 'Shameless' and others

When do these shows return: Boardwalk Empire, Shameless and Law & Order?

Law & Order has been canceled after 20 seasons. The final episode aired May 24.

Shameless, the Showtime series starring William H. Macy as an alcoholic, self-absorbed single father to six children, returns for a second season in January 2012. Its 12 episodes have been showing on reruns on the pay channel.

Boardwalk Empire, the HBO series starring Steve Buscemi as corrupt Atlantic County political boss "Nucky" Thompson, is back for a second season in the fall. No specific date has been announced. A trailer for Season 2 has been released. You can see it here: movieweb.com/news/boardwalk-empire-season-2-trailer.

Don't look for 'Psych' until fall

Can you tell me when Psych will start its new season? I can hardly wait!

It looks like Psych won't be back with new episodes until sometime this fall. No premiere date has been announced. This will be its sixth season.

'Army Wives' isn't over yet

I recently watched the season finale of Army Wives. Does this mean that there will be no more of the show? Really have enjoyed it. Would hate to see it go.

While the season finale of Army Wives certainly looked like a farewell, with the show's military base scheduled to be shut down and the characters scattering, the Lifetime series has been renewed for one last season of 13 episodes. No specific premiere date has been announced, but it's been reported that the show will return in the spring of 2012.

Q&A: Don't look for NFL Network on Bright House Networks 07/07/11 [Last modified: Thursday, July 7, 2011 10:30am]
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