Showtime’s milking tonight’s premiere of "Fat Actress" (and not using skim milk). Fat Monday’s smorgasbord opens at 8:15 with the premiere of doc "Super Size Me" (Morgan Spurlock eating 3 meals/day at McDonald’s); at 10 it’s Fat Actress;at 10:30 it’s "Penn & Teller: Bullshit!" on the topic of dieting. — Bravo’s "Inside the Actors Studio" lineup this spring will include: Michael J. Fox, Angelina Jolie, Jane Fonda and the cast of "Everybody Loves Raymond."— YES Net hired Bob Lorenz as pre-and post-game host for Yankees games, replacing Fred Hickman, now with ESPN. — IFC obtained rights to use Grammy nominated band Green Day’s 9-min rock opera "Jesus of Suburbia" for on and off-camera promos; a 3-chord guitar riff will be used with IFC’s promo bug; other movements from the piece will be heard on the network. "It will be a rallying cry for IFC," gm Evan Shapiro promises. — Glad to see Discovery Times Channel commission 7 more eps of "Off to War," the award-winning doc series that followed AR National Guard troopers (and their kin) as the unit was deployed to Iraq last Apr. The unit is set to return to the US next month and DTC’s cameras will follow, including a stint in a stateside debriefing camp before heading home, gm Vivian Schiller says. Something that stuck with us: the brutally honest series in Aug exposed the paucity of armor on transport vehicles well before Sec Def Donald Rumsfeld’s "you go to war with the Army you have…" news conference of Dec. — CMT picked up Maxwell favorite "Peacemakers;" the USA cowboy series began running last Fri night at 8.

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Lifetime announced “Gift of a Lifetime,” part of the net’s pro-social giveback initiative partnering with charities to identify five women and their families to receive the “gift of a lifetime”

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