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TV Guide Channel is a BAD SOLUTION for anything! Can't believe Larry would accept it... unless they're going to suppress their channel guide scroll during his show.
Half the screen is taken up by the Guide scroll! That's what this channel is! And the upper half is all advertisements!
I used to watch the Red Carpet shows on TVGC during award season (along with E! and ABC), just to get some variety. But the obstructive graphics were so awful that I have now opted out.
Even their version of "Fashion Police" the day after the award shows is insulting to viewers. Instead of having a 1-hour break in Guide scroll so that you could actually see the fashions being isolated and shown, again half the screen was completely obscured... FOR THE WHOLE HOUR... with Guide scroll. Literally half the screen of fashions and celebrities was "invisible" and blocked. Could not see people's feet or shoes or legs.
How can this be a reasonable outlet for "Curb"? What is he thinking they will do... suppress the Guide during his show?
And what about Susie's mouth? Are they going to bleep the profanity, which is much of the fun when it's coming from her?
Anyway, I have no desire to watch "Curb" watered down and edited in non-HD syndication, just as I had no desire to watch "Dexter" watered down for CBS and just as I do not watch "Sopranos" watered down for A&E. The un-watered original was the experience to have been had, and that's when I had it.