Changes to CourtTV and Noggin come 2008
We are just a scant five days and handful of hours away until the calendar page turns over and we are in 2008. As usual, whenever a new year comes screaming and shouting out of womb of the old one changes abound. Nowhere does that seem more prevalent than in the world of television. Not only will we see a slew of mid-season premieres popping up as early as January 1st, but two cable networks will be changing as well.
The first change actually starts on New Year's Eve. That is when Noggin and The N become two separate cable networks. Both networks will expand to a 24-hour schedule of programming, with Noggin remaining commercial-free and on its current channel position. The N, which is home to the very popular Degrassi: The Next Generation will be relocated to another channel. You will want to speak to your local cable company about its new location before you go through withdrawal.
On New Year's Day, CourtTV will go away and become TruTV, with its focus less on trials and criminal investigations and more on the reality of everyday life. Well, everyday life if you are a tornado tracker or woman bounty hunter. New shows that will be premiering after the rebranding are Neighbors 911, in which a former Green Beret tries to resolve neighborly conflicts, and One False Move, which is about people whose jobs take them to the brink of disaster. The first episode will be all about Rosie O'Donnell's spokesperson. More information on these shows can be found at the new TruTV website.