May 28, 2003 in Entertainment

Meow TV

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Choo-Choo and I are pleased that the Oxygen Network will be airing “Meow TV.” Thinking you should too. And oh yeah, Meow TV is doing a tour this summer. They’ll be in Chicago June 21-22. I’ve got to write this down in my palm pilot. I’m so there.

The Meow Mix Company to Launch Meow TV May 30th on the Oxygen Channel
May 2003 (Newstream) — The Meow Mix Company, a company whose mission is “keeping cats happy,” today announced plans to air Meow TV on May 30, 2003 at 7:30pm EST on the Oxygen Network. The show will premiere Friday, May 30th and will run several times throughout the month of June. Meow TV, the first programming targeted specifically at cats, was born out of research revealing that one-third of cats enjoy watching television and The Meow Mix Company’s desire to bridge the communication gap between cats and the people who love them.
TV personality Annabelle Gurwitch and her cat Stinky will host the 1/2 hour special. Broadcasting from their living room, Annabelle and Stinky narrate their way through TV by cats, for cats and the humans they tolerate. Throughout the show viewers are kept purring with segments appealing to cats across the board such as “The Squirrel Alert,” where squirrels run up and down trees to quick-paced music. The “Cat Critics” segment features large cats, lions and cheetahs, in the wild, with commentary in the vein of Mystery Science Theater.
The humor is not 100% geared towards the feline race — Meow TV remembers the humans too. Mock infomercials from “The House Cat Shopping Network” and “Cat Haikus”, narrated by Sandra Bernhard, litter the program. There are a number of viewer interactive segments included as well. Viewers can send in birthday shout outs to their cats as well as footage of their cats doing “something cool” — the first episode features a cat that eats his meals with chopsticks as well as a cat that enjoys surfing in the ocean.

Btw, has anyone watched the Sunday Night Sex Show on the Oxgygen Network? I’ve watched it a few times and am amazed by the questions people ask (No I won’t repeat them). Oh well! Maybe I’m just a prude.


  1. May 29, 2003 at 12:17 pm


    I’m a big fan of the fact that Annabelle Gurwitch’s cat is named Stinky!

  2. May 28, 2003 at 11:10 pm


    Yeah…but will Choo-Choo be getting up during the commercials for a snack???

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