TV Guide Debuts Inside TV

Posted on April 29, 2005

Eva Longoria on cover of Inside TVTV Guide Publishing Group has launched its new weekly publication called Inside TV. Eva Longoria, a star of the hit television series Desperate Housewives, appears on the magazine's debut cover as part of an Inside TV exclusive interview. Inside TV is targeted at contemporary women with information about celebrities, personalities and fashion and trends on today's television shows. The magazine also offers a seven-day guide to television which highlights programming favorites by genre and is geared specifically for the female television viewer. Inside TV is priced at $1.99 with an initial rate base of 400,000 and will hit newsstands every Thursday.

"As the television landscape has evolved, the relationship between women and their TV shows is more personal than ever. More women have discovered shows with characters they can relate to, learn from, laugh at, escape with, and care about," said Steve LeGrice, editor-in-chief, Inside TV. "Inside TV is a fun, smart, accessible magazine that reflects this new way contemporary women are involved with television."

Mr. LeGrice, Inside TV's editor-in-chief, is the driving force behind the magazine's unique editorial voice and television perspective. He is a veteran of the celebrity magazine genre with more than 30 years experience as an editor and writer in the United States and the United Kingdom. He is also one of the founding editors of In Touch Weekly, which became one of the fastest-growing newsstand magazines in the United States in its first six months.

Inside TV's regular features will include: The publishing team is being led by Ms. Petrillo, who has more than 15 years of experience as a successful media executive and magazine director. Among her most recent positions were as executive director of sales development for Conde Nast's Glamour and as advertising director of several consumer magazines from Hearst Publications, including Redbook and Town & Country. In addition to Mr. LeGrice and Ms. Petrillo, management at Inside TV includes Scott Crystal, senior vice president and publisher of TV Guide Publishing Group and Executive Editor Debra Birnbaum, former New York Post and US Weekly editor.