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LION ROARS ON CW

MGM has cleared its Sunday movie package for CW affiliates in 65% of the country. The studio began offering the primetime package to CW stations 10 days ago, when the network said it would give Sunday back to its affiliates. The package, branded as MGM Prime-Time Sunday Movie, has been picked up by the largest CW station group, Tribune Broadcasting, as well as Sunbeam TV, Capitol Broadcasting, Gray Television, Freedom Communication and the CW Plus station group. The package includes "Legally Blonde," "Overboard" and four James Bond movies.

TENNANT NEW TENANT

David Tennant is the new host of PBS' "Masterpiece Contemporary." He makes his debut on the long-running public TV anthology in the fall, its producing station, WGBH, said Wednesday. "Masterpiece Contemporary" returns on the Public Broadcasting Service in October with "Endgame," a drama about the final days of apartheid in South Africa starring William Hurt and Jonny Lee Miller.

DMB JAMS WITH FUSE

Fuse and MSG Entertainment said Wednesday that they will present Dave Matthews Band live at New York's Beacon Theatre on June 1. Fuse will telecast "Fuse Presents Dave Matthews Band: Live From the Beacon Theatre" in high-definition and commercial-free on the eve of the release of the group's latest album, "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King."
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