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The following is a list of events affecting
American television during 1999. Events listed include television series debuts, finales, cancellations, and channel initiations, closures and re-brandings, as well as information about controversies and disputes.
The Biography Channel, a spinoff of A&E Network, launches.
DIY Network, a spinoff of Home and Garden Television, launches.
Bob Newhart receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Jon Stewart debuts as host of . The Daily Show
Prevue Channel re-brands as
TV Guide Channel while HBO Family HBO's third multiplex channel is launch with the premiere of Anthony Ant and Crashbox.
Nickelodeon Games and Sports for Kids debuts.
Tom Snyder's last show on . The Late Late Show
NBC announces the cancellation of long-running daytime drama after years of declining ratings (a new serial Another World replaces Passions AW on July 5).
Susan Lucci receives a Daytime Emmy Award for her role as Erica Kane on , after eighteen failed nominations during previous years. All My Children
Cartoon Cartoon Fridays premieres on
Esquire Network debuts.
actor The Simpsons Hank Azaria marries actress Helen Hunt. The couple would file for divorce over a year later.
Discovery Health Channel, one of the Discovery digital networks, debuts.
Countess Vaughn leaves the cast of to star in her own television spin-off Moesha with The Parkers Mo'Nique, making her the first female African-American comedian to receive a spin-off.
PTV is completely re-branded as PBS Kids with new idents, bumpers, and promos. The weekly UPN children's programming block Disney's One Too, debuts, a spinoff of ABC's Disney's One Saturday Morning.
51st Primetime Emmy Awards presentation aired on Fox.
Discovery Military, one of the Discovery digital networks, debuts.
After a four-year hiatus,
resumes with a new host, Family Feud Louie Anderson, a new set and a new theme.
After four years,
WGN drops programming from The WB and Kids' WB to make room for movie broadcasts.
The infamous "YOU FOOL!" episode of
airs. Hollywood Squares
PBS affiliate WNET is revamped to feature new promos and a new logo which appears on their shows.
John Carpenter becomes the first player on to win $1,000,000. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
10th anniversary of the first half-hour episode of
. The Simpsons
is broadcast live around the world. ABC 2000 Today Peter Jennings hosts the special from New York City, joined later by Dick Clark who hosts the countdown in Times Square.
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