New shows for Comedy Central in ’07/’08 include "David Allen Grier’s Chocolate News," a fake magazine show covering urban pop culture, and "The Watch List," a crossover from comedycentral.com that features Middle Eastern-American comedians. Several shows were greenlit for pilots, including an animated "Larry the Cable Guy" project. — Retirement Living TV will air "Countdown to Conversion," a DTV transition panel taped at the Cable Show and featuring NCTA boss Kyle McSlarrow and FCC commish Deborah Taylor Tate (Wed, 9am). — HSN and Hear Music are teaming to produce a TV special (Wed, 8pm) celebrating the upcoming release of Paul McCartney’s latest album. Featured will be cuts from the album, discussions with fans of the former Beatle and video segments from McCartney himself. — E! is the exclusive media outlet covering this week’s Michael Jackson auction, featuring more than 1K family items, including Jackson’s "Thriller" jacket, Jackson Five costumes and family photos. Live auctions take place Wed and Thurs, and the net will provide news updates through "E! News" and "The Daily 10." — Oxygen bows "Fight Girls," a reality series following 10 female fighters, June 12, 10:30pm. The series will follow 6-ep "Bad Girls" spinoff "Bad Girls Road Trip," at 10pm. — Sundance will premiere Season 1 of British dramedy "Shameless" July 5, 11pm. BBC America showed the 1st season back in 2005. Sundance will make seasons 2-4 available in the US for the 1st time next year.

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