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[09/16/04 - 12:00 AM]
Celebrity Sibling Revealed on TV's 'Starting Over'

[via press release from NBC Universal Television Studio]

CELEBRITY SIBLING REVEALED ON TV�S 'STARTING OVER'

Towanda Braxton, Sister of Recording Artist Toni Braxton, Is Featured on The Real-Life Daytime Drama Series

BURBANK, Calif. -� September 16, 2004 �- Towanda Braxton, the sister of recording artist Toni Braxton, is a cast member of NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution's STARTING OVER (Syndicated, check local listings for time and station). Towanda's famous family ties were first revealed on today's episode of the real-life daytime drama series produced by Bunim-Murray Productions (The Real World, The Simple Life).

The second season of STARTING OVER, which premiered on September 13th, features a group of women living together in a Hollywood Hills home and striving to improve their lives with the help of a dedicated team of life coaches and a consulting psychologist.

On the episode airing September 16th, it was revealed that Towanda is the sister of Toni Braxton, and that Towanda has her own singing aspirations. Before achieving success in her solo career, Toni and Towanda performed together as part of a family group called The Braxtons. How Towanda feels as a result of her sibling's fame, and how she strives to create a career and an identity of her own are the key issues she will explore during her stay in the STARTING OVER house.

Each woman in the STARTING OVER cast is expected to reside in the STARTING OVER house for six to twelve weeks, depending on the scope of her "project" and her rate of progress toward her goal. Those women who achieve their goals graduate in triumph. Those who falter can be asked to leave the house.

STARTING OVER is produced by Bunim-Murray Productions, the creators of the hit series "The Simple Life," "The Real World" and "Road Rules." It is distributed by NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution. Jonathan Murray and Millee Taggart-Ratcliffe are Executive Producers. STARTING OVER is currently sold in more than 90% of the U.S. for its second season in national syndication.

NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution's current syndicated programming includes the first run series "Access Hollywood," "Blind Date," "The Chris Matthews Show," "Fifth Wheel," "The Jane Pauley Show," "Jerry Springer Show," "The George Michael Sports Machine," "Home Delivery," "Maury," "Rebecca's Garden," "Starting Over," "The Wall Street Journal Report," "Wild Moments," "Your Total Health," and the off-network syndication sales of the series "Boomtown," "Crossing Jordan," "Ed," "Fear Factor," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: SVU," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Providence," and many more. NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution also distributes the first-run specials "The Remarkable Journey" and "Good Housekeeping Reports" inserts.





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· ACCESS HOLLYWOOD (SYNDICATION)
· BLIND DATE (SYNDICATION)
· BOOMTOWN (NBC)
· CHRIS MATTHEWS SHOW, THE (SYNDICATION)
· CROSSING JORDAN (NBC)
· ED (NBC)
· FEAR FACTOR (NBC)
· FIFTH WHEEL, THE (SYNDICATION)
· HOME DELIVERY (SYNDICATION)
· JANE PAULEY SHOW, THE (SYNDICATION)
· JERRY SPRINGER SHOW, THE (SYNDICATION)
· LAW & ORDER (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (USA)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· MAURY (SYNDICATION)
· PROVIDENCE (NBC)
· REAL WORLD, THE (MTV)
· ROAD RULES (MTV)
· SIMPLE LIFE, THE (E)
· STARTING OVER (SYNDICATION)
· YOUR TOTAL HEALTH (SYNDICATION)





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