Mag Rack's Got Personality In 2006

Stellar Actor John Lithgow and Domestic Diva Katie Brown Top New On-Air Hosts and Original Signature Series Exclusive to Video-On-Demand

New York, NY, February 13, 2006 – Mag Rack announced today an all-star roster of new on-air personalities for 2006. Mag Rack's original programming made exclusively for on-demand shines brightly next year with the debut of new hosts in new programming categories, including the award-winning actor John Lithgow and hearth and home expert, Katie Brown. Additional new faces to Rainbow Media's premier on-demand television network are pro-wrestler and bike fanatic Brett "The Big Schwag" Wagner, North Mississippi All-Star Luther Dickinson and America's own Doctor Dolittle, Marc Morrone.

The premier on-demand television network, Mag Rack helps viewers get into the things they love-kids, motorcycles, fitness, guitars, relationships or pets-by showcasing expert on-air personalities and dynamic programs that inspire them to go even further.

Returning for another year of dynamic, personality-driven shows are relationship expert Regena "Mama Gena" Thomashauer ("Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts"); Hollywood stunt driver Tanner Foust ("Auto Access") and fitness instructor and author Sue Fleming ("Personal Trainer").

New Hosts:

John Lithgow-Premiering June 2006
Topping the line-up of fresh new faces for 2006 is acclaimed film and stage actor, John Lithgow, host of Mag Rack's new 20-part series debuting on "Kids Club" in June 2006 titled "John Lithgow's Paloozaville". Based on Lithgow's bestselling children's books, CDs, and live performances, Mag Rack's originally-produced series provides creative projects for children and their families.

Katie Brown-Premiering June 2006
Katie Brown is the fresh new voice of house and home know-how. Her homey appeal and hip sense of style will bring Mag Rack viewers closer to the style they want to embrace. Mag Rack's new, 21-part original series, "Katie Brown @ Home", provides time-saving advice that will provide viewers with unique, inexpensive ideas on how to "cook, nest and grow".

Brett "The Big Schwag" Wagner-Premiering April and May 2006
Former pro-wrestler and wheels freak Brett "The Big Schwag" Wagner comes to Mag Rack in 2006 as the revved up host of existing original program blocks "Wild Wheels" and "Motorcycle Freedom". In May 2006, Mag Rack will launch a new, originally-produced 24-episode series titled, "Road Rage with The Big Schwag", where Mag Rack takes viewers for a ride on the wild side.

Marc Morrone-Premiering March 2006
Hosting from a contemporary new studio teaming with a menagerie of furry friends, Marc Morrone's popular approach to teaching is in-depth, yet clear and easy to follow. Mag Rack's new 25-part original series, titled "The Pet Shop with Marc Morrone", teaches understanding and caring for dogs, cats, birds, fish and "pocket pets".

Luther Dickinson-Premiering 2nd Quarter 2006
"Guitar Xpress" is re-launching with 30 brand new, originally produced guitar lessons with a new host: Luther Dickinson, lead guitar and vocals for the North Mississippi Allstars (NMA). NMA's latest album, Electric Blue Watermelon–featuring guest performances by Lucinda Williams, has been nominated for a Grammy Award this year in the category of "Best Contemporary Blues Album".

Clark Howard-Premiering 3rd Quarter 2006
Author, nationally-syndicated radio talk show host and columnist, Clark Howard hosts Mag Rack's ultimate guide to living large on a budget. On Mag Rack's "Get Clark Smart", learn how to be bargain-savvy and save on every household bill and expense.

About Mag Rack
Mag Rack ignites viewers' interests and establishes on-demand television as an entertainment destination. The premier on-demand television network, Mag Rack helps viewers get into the things they love-from cars to guitars, motorcycles to fitness, kids shows to video games, relationships to pets-by showcasing expert on-air personalities and dynamic programs that inspire them to go even further. Mag Rack is the first television network to produce original entertainment created exclusively for on-demand. With shows such as Katie Brown @ home, 24seven gamer, Guitar Xpress, The Pet Shop with Marc Morrone and John Lithgow's Paloozaville, Mag Rack's "TV for Whatever Turns You On" puts the viewer in control of their own potential by providing 24/7 "always on" programming that is truly exciting and that cannot be found elsewhere on television. For more information, visit

About Rainbow Media Holdings LLC
A leader in the entertainment industry, Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation. Rainbow creates and manages some of the country's most compelling and dynamic programming with linear networks including national networks – AMC, fuse, IFC (The Independent Film Channel) and WE: Women's Entertainment; its regional programming service – Rainbow Sports Networks; on-demand networks including Mag Rack and sportskool; and the largest suite of high definition channels available anywhere – the VOOM HD Networks. Rainbow's other businesses include its film distribution, production and exhibition division – IFC Entertainment; in addition to its advertising sales division – Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation – and its full service network programming origination and distribution company – Rainbow Network Communications.

Press Contacts

  • Sommer Hixson
    Vice President of Public Relations, Mag Rack

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    Cataldi PR