TCA News

From the Winter Press Tour:

– BET isn’t going to pass up a history-making event as this one. The network is going to be there front and center for President-elect Barack Obama’s Inauguration. BET will air special programming beginning this Saturday, including extended coverage of Obama’s Inauguration on Jan. 20. Click here to read more.

– HBO is launching a new show shot entirely in Africa. Titled The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, it stars Grammy Award winner Jill Scott and Anika Noni Rose running a detective agency in the country. The series is based on the best-selling book series by Alexander McCall Smith.

For the record, the last drama shot in Africa was CW’s short-lived Life is Wild, which ran during the 2007-08 season.

– After crowning a new Miss America (can anyone tell me who the last one was? Anybody?), TLC debuts a new series called NASCAR Wives, which goes behind the scenes of “the other half” of race car drivers.

For more TCA items, including those on Comedy Central, Starz, and Nick, click here.