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NBC promotes fall season with Twitter contest

FILE - This Oct. 22, 2012 file photo shows actor Sean Hayes poseing for photographers at the 15th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington. Hayes, Parker Posey, Minnie Driver and Gillian Anderson have prominent roles in new television series that NBC will try next season. The network said Thursday, May 9, 2013, it had ordered five new series, in advance of its annual schedule announcement on Sunday. That's when it will become clear what current shows the network will cancel to make way for the new ones. Former “Will & Grace” actor Hayes stars as a gay divorced dad in “Sean Saves the World,” one of three new comedies. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, file)

NEW YORK (AP) -- NBC is giving the public more than just a new slate of programming. There are prizes to be had, too.

The network said Sunday that it's holding a Twitter-based sweepstakes linked to its fall schedule presentation to advertisers — a social-media twist on the annual TV rite occurring this week.

One of the prizes is a trip to Los Angeles to attend a final taping of Jay Leno's "Tonight Show." The other is a New York visit to see one of the first tapings of the relocated "Tonight" with new host Jimmy Fallon.

The contest opens Monday, when the network announces its lineup, and it runs through June 13. Fans can enter by following NBC's Twitter accounts of its upcoming schedule, which will include a new Sean Hayes sitcom.


NBC is controlled by Comcast Corp.