TV Guide Net redoes carpet coverage

Harrison, Inaba tapped as new hosts

TV Guide Network continues its transformation under its new ownership team by revamping its signature red carpet coverage.

The cable network has inked talent deals with "The Bachelor" host Chris Harrison and "Dancing With the Stars" judge Carrie Ann Inaba to be the network's new red carpet hosts.

The duo will make their debut with the live red carpet show at the Emmy Awards on Sept. 20 and front the network's coverage of the 2010 Golden Globes, SAG Awards, Grammy Awards and Academy Awards.

In addition to hosting the two-hour live preshows, Inaba and Harrison will headline other awards show-related programming for TV Guide.

Inaba will host one-hour "Fashion Wrap" specials following key shows, and Harrison will host a one-hour preview special for each awards event.

"Red carpet specials have traditionally been our highest-rated events -- tentpoles that viewers associate with TV Guide Network," network president Ryan O'Hara said.

TV Guide's red carpet shows most recently were hosted by Joey Fatone and Lisa Rinna.

Harrison also serves as host and producer of TV Guide's weekly entertainment newsmagazine "Hollywood 411" and hosts HGTV's "Designers' Challenge." Inaba recently co-founded the Dizzy Feet Foundation with Nigel Lythgow, Katie Holmes and Adam Shankman.
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