Dec 22, 2003  •  Post A Comment

When Bon Jovi fans check out the band’s Web site for info on the upcoming New Year’s Eve pay-per-view event, “Bon Jovi: Full House, the Concert From the Boardwalk,” they will find a five-minute video vignette of the taped concert as well as promotion and links (beginning Christmas Day) to cable operators such as Comcast, Time Warner, Cox and Adelphia, which are offering an upgrade to broadband services. The unusual tie-in is part of the deal with iN Demand, the multiple system operator-owned PPV service that produced the event. Duracell is also a sponsor of the 88-minute greatest hits show, which will repeat throughout January. For those who don’t want to pay $14.95 to hear the full concert, at least one other taped Bon Jovi appearance will be included on free TV as part of “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve” on ABC.
Honoring the Greats
The 26th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, set for Friday on CBS, are hosted by Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, and this year showcases honorees Carol Burnett, James Brown, Loretta Lynn, Itzhak Perlman and Mike Nichols. Presenters and performers include Alan Alda, Julie Andrews, Garth Brooks, Sissy Spacek, LL Cool J and Meryl Streep.
Great Shows Return
HBO’s acclaimed hit “Sex and the City,” honored last week with five Golden Globe nominations, returns Sunday, Jan. 4, with its highly anticipated final season, or as HBO describes it, “One last fling with the big city.” Cult comedy “Curb Your Enthusiasm” returns in January too. Now we just have to wait for “The Sopranos.”