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COMEDY CHIEF SPEAKING

Jan 16, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Comedy Central President Doug Herzog will speak at the Museum of Television & Radio’s Industry Forum Luncheon on Tuesday at the museum’s West Coast facility in Beverly Hills. Check-in is at 12:45 p.m. and the program begins at 1 p.m.

`Osbournes’ returnS

The final season of “The Osbournes” premieres today at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on MTV. This season will have 10 episodes.

a new `idol’

“American Idol” returns for a fourth round Tuesday at 8 p.m. (ET) on Fox. Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell return as judges, and the contestant age limit has been raised to 28.

GLAAD Nominations

Nominations for the 16th annual GLAAD Media Awards, presented by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, will be announced Wednesday. Awards will be presented March 28 in New York, April 30 in Los Angeles and June 11 in San Francisco.

Producer’s Honors

John Wells, executive producer of “ER,” “The West Wing” and many other TV and film projects, will be honored Saturday with the David Susskind Achievement Award in Television during the Producers Guild Awards in Los Angeles. Among the series up for honors this year are “Arrested Development,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Scrubs,” “Sex and the City” and “Will & Grace.”

Sundancing

While many in TV are headed to NATPE in Las Vegas this week, the film business will convene in snowy Utah for the annual Sundance Film Festival, running Thursday through Jan. 30, where many of the future stars of the film and TV business will be waiting to be discovered.

Making Music

Chuck D of the rap group Public Enemy will be among those in Cannes, France, beginning next Sunday for Midem, a five-day global market for the music business.